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Crochet sweater top ( Written pattern & Tutorial )

This crochet sweater pattern is made in two panels, so it’s simple and easy to make. The pattern shown is made in a US women’s size S.

It’s a simple pullover sweater but I love the design. You could even make a sort of winter dress, you’d just make more rows. Hope you enjoy!

If you’d like the printable PDF version with sizes from XS-XL, check my Etsy shop here.


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Stitches used & code

  • ch = chain
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • st = stitch(es)
  • sk = skip
  • rep = repeat
  • rs = right side
  • ws = wrong side

Notes :

  • Here’s video tutorial for the sweater
  • The front and back panel are made the same
  • This pattern is made from the top down
  • This pattern is designed a little short, but if you want it longer just add more rows

Gauge unblocked: 6 hdc x 4 rows = 2″

Measurements across back:

Keep in mind when you wash/block your sweater it will stretch out a few inches.
These are measured before blocking/washing

Size small = 18″ width x 15.5″ length

Sweater Pattern ( Make 2 )

Row 1 ( rs ) : ch 121, 1 hdc into second ch from hook and each ch st across. Total of 120 st

Row 2 ( ws ) : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 hdc into first front loop and each front loop across. Total of 120 st

Row 3 – 15 rep row 2 *The end of row 15 cut the yarn and weave the end

Row 16 ( ws ) : Turn, sk 33 st, add new yarn into 34th st( front loop), ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 hdc into same ch st, 1 hdc into each of next 53 front loop st. Total of 54 st

Row 17 ( rs ) : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 hdc into each front loop across. Total of 54 st

Row 18 – 31 rep row 17 *The end of row 31 cut the yarn leave 40″ tails

Sew the sweater together

Take the front and back panel, lay your sweater correct side facing each other and start sewing on the wrong side from the bottom side of the sweater and all the way up to the arm pit and continue sewing the bottom of the sleeve with the tails that you left earlier, using method of choice. I like to use my yarn needle for sewing.

Sew the top sleeve

I sew my top sleeve 47 stitches on each side and leave 26 stitches open for the neck area, if you want your neck hole bigger or smaller you need to sew less or more then 47 stitches on each side but make sure that both sides are even.

Thanks for joining me for another project, I hope you enjoyed it! Let me know how it goes and if you need any help. Happy crocheting! 🙂

Christine Marsh

Sunday 29th of August 2021

I have no way of paying for this pattern, and I need to make a size 2X for my daughter. May I get the proportions, please?


Tuesday 31st of August 2021

Hi Christine, it wouldn't do you much good with just the proportions. This is one of my earlier patterns, which I didn't give all the sizes for free then. I started making them all free a couple years ago, so if you look through all my patterns since then, they have the sizes up to XXL for free. I hope that helps.