Make this simple crochet pullover sweater pattern with removable cowl to create two different looks with one easy garment! Scroll down for the free pattern or purchase the ad-free, printable PDF here.
Thanks to Lion Brand Yarns for supplying the yarn for this easy crochet pullover pattern. This post contains affiliate links.
Welcome back to the Make & Do Crew guest designer series where talented designers from across the internet share a free pattern with you, right here on Make & Do Crew. Today Liz from Mommy Loves Yarn is back with her free crochet pullover sweater pattern! (Last spring, Liz designed the Silver Linings Top for M&DC!) You can see lots more of Liz’s crochet patterns her blog, Mommy Loves Yarn, Etsy, and LoveCrafts. And be sure to check her out on social media too: Instagram and Pinterest. Liz, take it away!
The Inspiration For My Crochet Pullover Sweater Pattern
I’m so excited to be here again with the Crew sharing my Harvest Pullover crochet pattern! I’d argue that fall is the best time to pick up your hook and start a new crochet project. Thoughts of dropping temperatures, roaring fires and leaf strewn landscapes inspire creativity for yarnies everywhere.
When brainstorming my design for the crew, I knew the look needed to evoke visions of falling leaves, changing colors and and pumpkin spice overload! It had to be made with my favorite go-to yarn in your favorite autumn colors.
It also had to have the perfect fit and ease for essential comfort. The Harvest Pullover came pretty close to that vision and I think you’ll agree. Sized from Small to four XL, highlighted by a subtle vertical stitch pattern and overall easy fit, this sweater is a great option for all body types.
Simple Stitches Meet Simple Construction
A sturdy crew-neck drop shoulder pullover is one of the simplest and most versatile crocheted sweaters to have in your closet. The Harvest Pullover is a dream to make because the stitch pattern uses chains and single crochet stitches for quick construction. The ease of this stitch pattern takes very little brainpower so you can watch Netflix while crocheting and that’s my favorite kind of stitch pattern.
This garment is worked from bottom up in four separate panels then seamed together for stability. The best practice for simple shoulder seams is to use a strong seam like a slip stitch seam to ensure all your hard work doesn’t start to come undone at the shoulders! I love sharing my patterns with you and I hope you’ll wear this one all the time!
My Go-To Yarn for Crochet Sweaters
As I said, Lion Brand Jeans yarn is my number one go to for sweaters and other crocheted garments. If you haven’t tried jeans yarn yet, start with the Harvest Pullover then go to my website to check out all my other Jeans yarn designs. I’ve designed a raglan sweater, a dolman style top, two cardigans (this one and this one) and even one of my summer favorites–a little black dress.
Jeans yarn is a sturdy acrylic with softness and elasticity comparable to merino wool. I love it for garments because it has just the right amount of springiness while also creating a breathable fabric. It’s a great economical choice for a maxi cardi or oversized sweater that takes a lot of yardage. With Lion Brand Jeans yarn, your crochet will look and feel like a dream without breaking the bank.
A Great Crochet Pullover Pattern for Beginners
If you’re looking for some practice crocheting garments, this is a great place to start. You’ll need to know a few seaming techniques like a slip stitch seam and a mattress seam.
If you can sew on a button, the removable cowl is a breeze to make. The fun border pattern that’s used for the cuffs and neck trim is made using simple single crochet stitches through the front loops only.
More Easy Crochet Sweater Patterns
If this easy crochet fall sweater put you in the mood for more handmade coziness, don’t miss these easy and free crochet sweater patterns from M&DC. As always, you can find all our sweater patterns here.
Harvest Pullover Sweater With Removable Cowl
Free Crochet Pattern
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There’s no such thing as too much yarn, or too many crocheted sweaters! Autumn is upon us but it’s not too late to whip up a few classic cold-weather garments. The Harvest pullover is the perfect combination of comfort and boho chic style. This is a simple drop-shoulder construction with very little shaping so its a great option if you’re new to crocheted garments!
The cowl is made separately and is removable for two different looks. I designed this fall combo with my favorite tried and true Lion brand jeans yarn, a lovely acrylic that makes this sweater breathable yet warm. Now grab some hot apple cider and your favorite fall-colored Jeans yarn and lets get crocheting!
• Lion Brand Jeans (Weight: 4/worsted – 246yds, 3.5oz)
– Top Stitch (#505-121) – 6 balls (6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9)
• Size I (5.5 mm) and size H (5 mm) crochet hooks, or size needed to obtain gauge
• Yarn needle
• 3 buttons/thread for attachment
• Stitch markers
• Bust- 37.5 (40.5, 45, 48, 52.5, 57, 60) inches
• Length- 21.75 (21.75, 22.75, 23, 23.25, 24.25, 24.75) inches
• 6 chain links = 4.5 inches, 10 rows = 4 inches (larger hook)
Abbreviations and Glossary (US Terms):
Sc- single crochet
Hdc- half double crochet
Dc- double crochet
FLOsc- front loop only single crochet
Sl st- slip stitch
St (s)- stitch (es)
Sc2tog- Insert hook and draw up a loop (2 loops on hook), insert hook into next st and draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo, draw through all 3 loops.
Sc3tog- Insert hook and draw up a loop (2 loops on hook), [insert hook into next st and draw up a loop] twice, (4 loops on hook), yo, draw through all 4 loops.
Chain link st- (sc, ch 3, sc) in indicated ch-3 space.
Overall Pattern Notes:
• Pullover is worked in 4 separate pieces seamed together.
• Borders are worked with smaller hook. Pay attention to hook size changes.
• Model is 5’3” with a size 34 bust shown wearing size S.
• For the purposes of this pattern, gauge and stitch count is stated per chain link st.
With larger hook, Ch 75 (81, 90, 96, 105, 114, 120)
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 3, sc in next ch, *sk next ch, sc in next ch, ch 3, sc in next ch; repeat from * across, turn. 25 (27, 30, 32, 35, 38, 40) ch-3 spaces.
Row 2: Ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in each ch-3 space across, turn. 25 (27, 30, 32, 35, 38, 40) chain links.
Rows 3-42 (42, 44, 45, 46, 48, 49): Repeat row 2 for pattern.
Row 1: Ch 1, work in established chain link pattern over next 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15) chain links, turn, leave remaining chain links unworked for neck and left shoulder. 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15) chain links
Rows 2-3: Work even in established chain link pattern across.
Border for Slip Stitch Seam
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in same st, *sc in next ch-3 space, sc2tog over next 2 sc; repeat from * to last ch-3 space, sc in last ch-3 space, sc in last sc.
Row 1: Skip next 7 (7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 10) chain links following last st of Row 1 of Right Shoulder, join yarn with a sl st in ch-3 space of next chain link, ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in ch-3 space of working chain link, work in established pattern across, turn. 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15) chain links.
Rows 2-3: Work even in established pattern across.
Border for Slip Stitch Seam
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next ch-3 space, sc2tog over next 2 sc; repeat from * to last ch-3 space, sc in last ch-3 space, sc in last sc.
Work same as Back Panel.
With smaller hook, Ch 27 (33, 36, 39, 39, 42, 48).
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn. 26 (32, 35, 38, 38, 41, 47) sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, FLOsc across to last st, sc in last st, turn. 26 (32, 35, 38, 38, 41, 47) sts.
Rows 3-9: Repeat row 2.
Change to larger hook.
Row 1: Ch1, sc in same st, *ch 3, sc in next st, sk next st, sc in next st; repeat from * across to last st, ch 3, sc in last st, turn. 9 (11, 12, 13, 13, 14, 16) chain links.
Row 2: Ch 3, *(sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-3 space; repeat from * across, dc in last sc, turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, sc in in dc, *(sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-3 space; repeat from * across, (sc, hdc) in turning chain, turn.
Row 4: Ch 2, sc in hdc, *(sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-3 space; repeat from * across, (sc, hdc) in turning chain, turn.
Row 5: Repeat row 4.
Row 6: Ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in hdc, *(sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-3 space; repeat from * across, (sc, ch 3, sc) in turning ch, turn. 11 (13, 14, 15, 15, 16, 18) chain links.
Rows 7-31 (31, 31, 36, 36, 36, 36): Repeat rows 2-6 of sleeve shaping 5 (5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 6,) times. 21 (23, 24, 25, 27, 28, 30) chain links.
Rows 32 (32, 32, 32, 37, 37, 37) – 35 (35, 37, 38, 40, 40, 40): Work even in established chain link pattern.
Removable Cowl (all sizes)
Button band – With smaller hook, ch 33.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn. 32 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, FLOsc across to last st, sc in last st, turn. 32 sts
Rows 3-9: Repeat row 2.
Change to larger hook.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in same st, *ch 3, sc in next st, sk next st, sc in next st; repeat from * across to last st, ch 3, sc in last st, turn. 11 chain links.
Rows 2- 46: Work even in established chain link pattern.
Make button loop.
Note- the ch-3 spaces of previous row serve as base for button loop.
Row 47: Ch 1, *3 sc in next ch-3 space, skip each of next 2 sc; repeat from * across. 33 sc
Mark 3 spaces on the button band of the cowl that match up with the 2nd, 6th, and 10th button loop on opposite end of cowl.
Sew buttons on.
Place Front and Back panels together, with top edges aligned and sl st seam shoulders as shown in Figure 1.
Fold sleeves in half lengthwise, mark center as shown in Figure 2.
Matching marked fold to shoulder seam, sew top of sleeves to Front and Back with a mattress stitch.
With a mattress stitch, sew sleeve seams and side body seams.
Round 1: With smaller hook and right side facing, join yarn in shoulder seam on neck edge, ch 1, sc evenly around neck opening, join with sl st to beginning sc.
Rounds 2-4: Ch 1, FLOsc in each sc around, working sc3tog in 2 inner corners of front neck and 2 inner corners of back neck, join with a sl st to beginning sc.
With smaller hook, working in the opposite ends of the foundation ch, join yarn with a sl st at side seam.
Row 1: Ch 1, *sc in each of next 6 sts, sc2tog in next st; repeat from * around, join with a sl st to beginning sc, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, *FLOsc in each of next 6 sts, sc2tog in next st; repeat from * around, join with a sl st to beginning sc, turn.
Rows 3-13: Ch 1, FLOsc in each st around, join with a sl st to beginning sc, turn.
Thanks again to Liz of Mommy Loves Yarn for sharing this free crochet pullover sweater pattern! Be sure to check out Liz’s blog for lots more free modern crochet patterns! Seriously–she’s got A LOT of sweaters and tops to enjoy.
More Free Crochet Patterns Using Lion Brand Jeans Yarn
Did you fall in love with the soft, drapey yarn used in this pullover crochet sweater pattern? Here are a few more free crochet patterns using Lion Brand Jeans yarn.
1. Stonewash Easy Shrug – Don’t let the dolman sleeves and modern silhouette fool you, this easy crochet shrug pattern is constructed with basic stitches and simple shapes. Great sweater for confident beginners!
2. Great Falls Crochet Shawl – Like your favorite pair of jeans, this cotton free crochet shawl pattern is full of texture and shades of beautiful blue.
4. Navajo Blanket Crochet Shrug – While this free crochet shrug pattern resembles the look of tapestry crochet, its Navajo-blanket-inspired design is actually made by switching colors mid-row using basic crochet techniques.
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