My older son decided it was his turn to shine on the blog, so here is Jamie’s Crochet Pullover/ Sweater. It is so soft he says he wants to wear it every day. If he’s happy, I’m happy!
This unisex pattern comes in 17 whopping sizes from age 2 all the way up to adult size 5XL. You can also find the full Video tutorial on my YouTube channel where it is worked up to size 5T.
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I love sweater patterns the whole family can wear. So I wanted to make a unisex pullover pattern that would work great as a gift or for a match-y outfit the whole family can wear.
At the same time, I wanted to create a high-neck collar, that would work great either wearing it up or pulled down.
This pattern is size inclusive from children aged 2 years old all the way up to adults 5XL,
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This pattern is made using the Herringbone Half Double Crochet Stitch as well as a new stitch I acquired called the Group Cluster Stitch. And I think these two stitch types really complement each other really well, perfect for a uni-gender pattern.
For the yarn, I am using Coboo yarn by Lion brand in the color taupe. These yarns are made from a blend of cotton and bamboo which will give you a soft and drapey finish (if that’s what you’re aiming for)
I really do enjoy working with this yarn, and I’ve used it quite a bit. Here are some other projects I’ve made using this yarn.
This Crochet Sweater also comes Ad Free with a full step-by-step picture-guided PDF file and video tutorial to guide you throughout the entire process.
And if you like this style, then you might also like to check out these other free Crochet Fall/ Winter patterns here:
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Tools And Materials:
Yarn Weight: Category 3
Brand: Coboo by Lion Brand
Hook: 4.0 mm
Gauge: 14.4 Rows x 17 Herringbone Hdc Sts = 4 x 4” / 10 x 10 cm
No. Skeins for Child Size: [2/ 4/ 6/ 8] [10/ 12/ 14/ 16] = [3.0/ 3.5/ 4.0 /4.5] [5.5/ 6.0/ 6.5/ 7.0]
No. Skeins for Adult Size: XS [S/ M/ L/ XL] [2XL/ 3XL/ 4XL/ 5XL] = 9.0 [10.5/ 12.0/ 13.5/ 15.0] [17.0/ 18.5/ 20.5/ 22.5]
Tools: tapestry needle, measuring tape, scissors, stitch markers
Things to Note:
- Prepare a pattern gauge to get the right size. You may need to adjust your tension or change the hook size to achieve the same gauge.
- Pattern uses the Herringbone Half Double Crochet Stitch and Group Cluster Stitches
- Turning chain does not count as a stitch unless mentioned otherwise
- If you are in between sizes, ref to the measurement chart for the best fit or work the median of 2 sizes.
- Adult is sized in unisex measurements. Ref to the chart below for accurate size.
- Child size is marked in Blue & Adults size is marked in Green
- Step by step Video Tutorial available here
- Child in these pictures is wearing size 5 (working with numbers between 4 & 6) standing at 44in / 111cm for reference.
- The abbreviation is available in English US format here.
Unisex Crochet Sweater for All sizes - Free pattern
Part 1: Front Panel
1. Foundation Row:Ch [53/ 60/ 66/ 70] [77/ 79/ 81/ 83] / 67 [82/ 88/ 88/ 94] [95/ 99/ 101/ 105], Ch 1 to start the next row
2. Row 1: In the 2nd Ch from your hook, work a Herringbone Hdc St and in each Ch across, Ch 1 turn
3. Row 2: HB St across, Ch 1 turn
4. Next Rows: Rep Row 2 for a total of [15/ 16/ 17/ 19] [20/ 21/ 22/ 23] / 18 [23/ 25/ 29/ 32] [35/ 38/ 41/ 44] Rows.
5. Place a SM on the [17/ 19/ 21/ 23] [26/ 28/ 30/ 32] / 23 [29/ 31/ 32/ 34] [36/ 37/ 39/ 40] St from the bottom of the row
6. Next Row (Group Cluster St): Hdc *(Yo, insert hook in the same St, draw up a loop, Yo, PT 2, Yo, Sk 1, insert hook into the next St, draw up a loop, Yo, insert hook into the same St, draw up a loop, Yo, PT all 6 loops, Ch 1) Rep(*) until the last St before the SM, Hdc in the same St, Ch 1 turn
7. Next Row: Sc each St across, Ch1 turn
Steps 6 & 7 will be considered as 1 set of GC St rows.
8. Next Row: Rep Steps 6 & 7 for a total of [7/ 8/ 8/ 8] [9/ 10/ 11/ 11] / 11 [11/ 11/ 11/ 12] [12/ 13/ 13/ 14] sets of GC St rows.
Your last row should end at the top of the row either on a GC St or on a Sc row.
9. Next Row: Ch [17/ 19/ 21/ 23] [26/ 28/ 30/ 32] / 23 [29/ 31/ 32/ 34] [36/ 37/ 39/ 40], Ch 1 to start the next row
10. Next Row: HB St each Ch and St across, Ch 1 turn
11. Next Rows: HB St each St across for a total of [15/ 16/ 17/ 19] [20/ 21/ 22/ 23] / 18 [23/ 25/ 29/ 32] [35/ 38/ 41/ 44] Rows.
12. Bind Off
Part 2: Back Panel
1. Foundation Row : Ch [53/ 60/ 66/ 70] [77/ 79/ 81/ 83] / 67 [82/ 88/ 88/ 94] [95/ 99/ 101/ 105], Ch 1 to start the next row
2. Row 1: In the 2nd Ch from your hook, work a HB St, and on each Ch across, Ch 1 turn
3. Row 2: HB St across, Ch 1 turn
4. Next Rows: Rep Row 2 for a total of [47/ 50/ 54/ 58] [61/ 65/ 68/ 72] / 61 [70/ 77/ 85/ 92] [99/ 106/ 113/ 121] Rows.
5. Bind off
Part 3: Sleeves
1. Foundation Row: Ch [43/ 47/ 50/ 54] [60/ 67/ 69/ 71] / 71 [80/ 80/ 80/ 78] [78/ 77/ 77/ 75] Ch 1 to start the next row
2. Row 1: In the 2nd Ch from your hook, work a HB St and on each Ch across, Ch 1 turn
3. Row 2: HB St across, Ch 1 turn
4. Next Rows: Rep Row 2 for a total of [36/ 40/ 43/ 47] [50/ 54/ 58/ 61] / 47 [56/ 59/ 61/ 65] [68/ 70/ 74/ 76] Rows.
5. Foundation Row (Cuffs): Turn to the Row/Post side and Ch 10 + 1, turn
6. Row 1: Sc each Ch across, Slst 2 on sleeves, turn
7. Row 2: Sk prev 2 Slsts, Slst BLO on each St across, Ch 1 turn
8. Row 3: Slst BLO on each St across, Slst 2 on sleeved, turn
9. Next Rows: Rep Row 2 & 3 across until the 2nd last Row
10. Last Row: Sc each St across
If your last St ends at the top of the cuff, bind off and draw up a new loop at the bottom of the cuff to start seaming the sides.
11. Fold sleeves in half lengthwise and Sc each St across
12. Bind off
13. Rep all of Part 3 to make a second sleeve.
Part 4: Seaming Sides & Sleeves
1. Place front and back panels together WS out and secure the top with SMs. Seam the top shoulder pieces together with Sc Sts.
2. Measure your Armhole size (ref Measurement Chart above) from the shoulders down and place a SM on both sides.
3. Sc each St of both pieces together from the bottom up to the SM (do not bind off )
4. Turn the sleeve RS out and insert the sleeves through the armhole.
Adjust the Sleeves (RS) through the armhole of the Body Panel (WS)
5. Secure sides with SMs and Sc along the edge of the armhole and sleeves in the round. Slst to close.
6. Bind off
7. Rep Steps 3 – 6 on the other side.
Part 5: Collar
1. Foundation Row: From the front right neckline, Sc each St across, 3Sc on the last St (place SM on the 2nd grouped St), turn to the back rows of the neckline, and Sc evenly and loosely across each row, 3Sc on the last Row (place SM on the 2nd grouped St), then Sc each St down to the front left neckline.
2. Turn to the GC Sts, and work 2 Slsts evenly, turn
3. Row 1: Sk prev 2 Slst, Hdc each St across until SM, 3Hdc on SM (return SM back on the 2nd grouped St), Cont to Hdc across until the next SM, 3Hdc on SM (return SM back on the 2nd grouped St), Cont to Hdc across, Sk 1 GC St, Slst 3 evenly, turn
4. Row 2: Sk prev 3 Slst, Hdc each St thru the 3rd Loop (see below) across until SM, 3Hdc on SM (return SM back on the 2nd grouped St), Cont to Hdc in the 3rd loop across until the next SM, 3Hdc on SM (return SM back on the 2nd grouped St), Cont to Hdc in the 3rd loop across, Sk 1 GC St, Slst 3 evenly, turn
5. Next Rows: Rep Row 2 for a total of [4/ 6/ 6/ 8] [8/ 8/ 10/ 10] / 10 [10/ 10/ 10/ 11] [11/ 12/ 12/ 13] rows. Slst to join.
6. Last Row: Slst each St in the round. Slst into the 1st St to close the round
7. Bind off.
Neckline Height – Optional
If you would like to shorten the neckline slightly, grab a tapestry needle and mattress stitch along the bottom V collar close for approx. 1 in / 2.5cm
Part 6: Bottom Edging
1. Foundation Row: Insert your hook at the bottom hem (any side) and Ch 10 + 1, turn
2. Row 1: Sc each Ch across, Slst 2 evenly and loosely on body row, turn
3. Row 2: Sk prev 2 Slsts, Sc BLO on each St across, Ch 1 turn
4. Row 3: Sc BLO each St across, Slst 2 on body row, turn
5. Next Rows: Rep Rows 2 & 3 in the round.
6. Last Row: Sc each St of both ribbing together to close.
7. Bind off and weave in all loose ends
If you are looking for the entire tools used to make this Crochet Unisex Sweater pattern, I’ve listed them all right here:
♥ 4.0 mm Clover Crochet Hook
♥ Coboo Yarns
♥ Unisex Crochet Pullover Printable PDF (Ad Free & Picture guided!)
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