Evelyn Sweater – Free Crochet Pullover Pattern For Women

Evelyn sweater is a super comfortable and lightweight women’s crochet pullover. The pattern comes in 9 different sizes that go above and beyond standard sizing.


Spring is such a magical time of the year, isn’t it? The days are starting to be noticeably longer and the nights are shorter.

Which means the sun is shining for those extra few minutes to warm us up after a long winter. This is when a lightweight crochet pullover is just the perfect item to wear.

I have designed this super lightweight and comfortable crochet pullover especially for those warmer days. Just because the weather is warming up, it does not mean that you have to ditch your crochet garments.

Evelyn Crochet Pullover Pattern

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Evelyn Crochet Pullover Design

I must say I had a hard time choosing the right colour for this gorgeous crochet pullover make. I knew I wanted it to say “spring” when you look at it.

However, I did not want it to be boxed only to this season. I love making versatile crochet garments that you can wear for most of the year. Not just the season you originally made them for.

I used the beautiful Hawthorne Fingering Kettle Dye yarn. It comes in so many gorgeous colours that it took me a couple of days to narrow it down to just a couple of choices.

In the end I have decided for Poseidon colour way. As I said before, I am glad I did as I think this colour is super versatile.

It is mostly green when you look at it. However, it has slight aqua blue undertones that makes this colour more than “just green”.

Here is the colour description from WeCrochet website:

“Named for the Greek god of the sea, the clear turquoise shades of this colorway are fresh and cool. They range from a deep teal to aquamarine to a light celeste, perfect for bright projects or paired with a more neutral color.”

The yarn has been kindly gifted to me by WeCrochet Official for this event.

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Evelyn Spring Crochet Pullover Sizing

I just wanted to address this topic in a separate section, not just the pattern.

I do normally follow the Craft Yarn Council Standard Body Measurements when sizing and grading my designs. However, this time it has proven to be a little more tricky.

As you can see from the photos, the front panel has a lacy flower detail across the whole panel. This flower detail repeats across 14 stitches for it to work. I wanted to keep the pattern simple and beginner friendly. That is why I have decided against grading and splitting the flower repeats in the middle.

This would make it more advanced pattern which was not my intention.

This means I could only size the crochet pullover by the difference of 28 stitches (14 on front and 14 on the back panel). That has led to the sizes to fall outside the standard CYC sizing.

crochet pullover neckline close up

Sizing explained…

However, I think this is a very positive thing. And here is why:

“This pattern has been designed to fit a wide size range and is not clothing-size specific. To calculate your chosen size to make, you can measure your chest size, then decide for yourself how much positive ease that is comfortable for your own style.

If you’re not sure how much positive ease suits your style, try on your favourite jumper and measure the circumference around the chest, then choose the nearest size to this measurement.

The Model is wearing a size 3 sweater and her chest measurement is 98cm. Size 3 sweater chest circumference is 112cm, so there is 14cm positive ease in this sweater.

Positive ease is the amount of extra width in the garment, over and above your actual chest measurements.”

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MATERIALS

CROCHET PULLOVER FINISHED SIZE

finished size measurements of crochet pullover pattern

This pattern has been designed to fit a wide size range and is not clothing-size specific. To calculate your chosen size to make, you can measure your chest size, then decide for yourself how much positive ease that is comfortable for your own style.

If you’re not sure how much positive ease suits your style, try on your favourite jumper and measure the circumference around the chest, then choose the nearest size to this measurement.

The Model is wearing a size 3 sweater and her chest measurement is 98cm. Size 3 sweater chest circumference is 112cm, so there is 14cm positive ease in this sweater.

Positive ease is the amount of extra width in the garment, over and above your actual chest measurements.

TENSION

20 sts x 12 rows measured over hdc = 10 x 10 cm

STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS (US CROCHET TERMS)

ch – chain stitch

sl st – slip stitch

ch-sp – chain space

rnd – round

sc – single crochet

sc blo – single crochet worked through back loop only

st(s) – stitch(es)

hdc – half double crochet

For abbreviations master list as set out by Craft Yarn Council, please CLICK HERE.

CROCHET PULLOVER PATTERN NOTES

  • the sweater is constructed from separate panels that are sewn together
  • the front panel has lacy flower motif that is created across three rows
  • neckline is created by missing out the stitches of the middle section for the last few rows
  • the back panel is worked in plain half double crochet stitch
  • please note that due to the open lace stitches of the front panel it has more stretch and drape, that means it may appear longer than the plain back panel when finished
  • when sewing the sides together, please line up the back and front panels together “row to row” which will rectify this issue, blocking the sweater afterwards will help too
  • both sleeves are worked separately from the main body
  • they are 3/4 in length
  • I used half double crochet stitch for the sleeves
  • they are slightly tapered with a sleeve cuff at the bottom

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CROCHET PULLOVER MAIN PATTERN

CROCHET PULLOVER FRONT PANEL

BOTTOM HEM

Chain 9.

Row 1: starting in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each ch across, turn. [8 sc]

Row 2: 1 ch (doesn’t count as a st here and throughout), 1 sc, 6 sc blo, 1 sc in last, turn. [8 sc]

Repeat Row 2 another 82 (96, 110, 124, 138, 152, 166, 180, 194) times.

Turn your work 180 degrees with the same side facing you and continue working across the long edge of the bottom hem. You will be working around the end stitch of each row on the bottom hem band.

MAIN BODY

Row 1: 2 ch (doesn’t count as a st here and throughout), 1 hdc in each end st across, turn. [84 (98, 112, 126, 140, 154, 168, 182, 196) hdc]

Row 2: 2 ch, 6 hdc, 3 ch, miss next 2 sts, * 12 hdc, 3 ch, miss next 2 sts; repeat from * across to last 6 sts, hdc to end, turn. [72 (84, 96, 108, 120, 132, 144, 156,  168) hdc + 6 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14) 3 ch-sps]

Row 3: 2 ch, 3 hdc, * 3 ch, miss next 3 sts, 1 sc into next 3 ch-sp, 3 ch, miss next 3 sts**, 1 hdc in each of next 6 sts; repeat from * ending last repeat at **, 1 hdc in each of next 3 sts, turn. [36 (42, 48, 54, 60, 66, 72, 78, 84) hdc + 12 (14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28) 3 ch-sps]

Row 4: 2 ch, 3 hdc, * 3 hdc into next 3 ch-sp, 2 ch, miss next sc, 3 hdc into next 3 ch-sp**, 1 hdc in each of next 6 sts; repeat from * across ending last repeat at **, 1 hdc in each of next 3 sts, turn. [72 (84, 96, 108, 120, 132, 144, 156, 168 hdc + 6 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14) 2 ch-sps]

Row 5: 2 ch, 1 hdc in each st across working 2 hdc into each 2 ch-sp, turn. [84 (98, 112, 126, 140, 154, 168, 182, 196) hdc]

crochet pullover for women free pattern

Crochet Pullover Pattern Continued

Row 6: 2 ch, 13 hdc, 3 ch, miss next 2 sts, * 12 hdc, 3 ch, miss next 2 sts; repeat from * across to last 13 sts, hdc to end, turn. [74 (86, 98, 110, 122, 134, 146, 158, 170 hdc + 5 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13) 3 ch-sps]

Row 7: 2 ch, 10 hdc, * 3 ch, miss next 3 sts, 1 sc into next 3 ch-sp, 3 ch, miss next 3 sts**, 1 hdc in each of next 6 sts; repeat from * ending last repeat at **, 1 hdc in each of next 10 sts, turn. [44 (50, 56, 62, 68, 74, 80, 86, 92) hdc + 10 (12, 14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26) 3 ch-sps]

Row 8: 2 ch, 10 hdc, * 3 hdc into next 3 ch-sp, 2 ch, miss next sc, 3 hdc into next 3 ch-sp**, 1 hdc in each of next 6 sts; repeat from * across ending last repeat at **, 1 hdc in each of next 10 sts, turn. [74 (86, 98, 110, 122, 134, 146, 158, 170 hdc + 5 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13) 2 ch-sps]

Row 9: 2 ch, 1 hdc in each st across working 2 hdc into each 2 ch-sp, turn. [84 (98, 112, 126, 140, 154, 168, 182, 196) hdc]

Repeat Row 2 – Row 9 another 7 times. Do not fasten off, continue with Neck Opening.

crochet lace chart

NECK OPENING

LEFT SIDE

Row 1: 2 ch, work 23 (28, 33, 40, 45, 52, 59, 64, 71) hdc, turn leaving remaining stitches unworked. [23 (28, 33, 40, 45, 52, 59, 64, 71) hdc]

Row 2: 2 ch, hdc across, turn. [23 (28, 33, 40, 45, 52, 59, 64, 71) hdc]

Repeat Row 2 another 0 (0, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2) times. Fasten off.

RIGHT SIDE

Miss 38 (42, 46, 46, 50, 50, 50, 54, 54) sts on last full row to create the neck opening, join yarn in next st.

Row 1: 2 ch, work 23 (28, 33, 40, 45, 52, 59, 64, 71) hdc, turn leaving remaining stitches unworked. [23 (28, 33, 40, 45, 52, 59, 64, 71) hdc]

Row 2: 2 ch, hdc across, turn. [23 (28, 33, 40, 45, 52, 59, 64, 71) hdc]

Repeat Row 2 another 0 (0, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2) times. Fasten off.

CROCHET PULLOVER BACK PANEL

BOTTOM HEM

Chain 9.

Row 1: starting in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each ch across, turn. [8 sc]

Row 2: 1 ch (doesn’t count as a st here and throughout), 1 sc, 6 sc blo, 1 sc in last, turn. [8 sc]

Repeat Row 2 another 82 (96, 110, 124, 138, 152, 166, 180, 194) times.

Turn your work 180 degrees with the same side facing you and continue working across the long edge of the bottom hem. You will be working around the end stitch of each row on the bottom hem band.

Row 1: 2 ch (doesn’t count as a st here and throughout), 1 hdc in each end st across, turn. [84 (98, 112, 126, 140, 154, 168, 182, 196) hdc]

Repeat Row 1 another 66 (66, 67, 67, 67, 68, 68, 68, 68) times. Fasten off.

SLEEVES (make 2)

CUFF

Chain 9.

Row 1: starting in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each ch across, turn. [8 sc]

Row 2: 1 ch (doesn’t count as a st here and throughout), 1 sc, 6 sc blo, 1 sc in last, turn. [8 sc]

Repeat Row 2 another 54 (58, 64, 70, 74, 80, 84, 90, 96) times.

Turn your work 180 degrees with the same side facing you and continue working across the long edge of the bottom hem. You will be working around the end stitch of each row on the bottom hem band.

MAIN SLEEVE

Row 1: 2 ch (doesn’t count as a st here and throughout), 2 hdc in same st at the bottom of 2 ch, 1 hdc in each end st across until last st, 2 hdc in last st, turn. [58 (62, 68, 74, 78, 84, 88, 94, 100 hdc]

Row 2 – 6: 2 ch, 1 hdc in each st across, turn. [58 (62, 68, 74, 78, 84, 88, 94, 100 hdc]

Repeat Row 1 – Row 6 another 5 times. Fasten off. [68 (72, 78, 84, 88, 94, 98, 104, 110) hdc]

FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS

Mark centre 38 (42, 46, 46, 50, 50, 50, 54, 54) sts on back to match front neck.

Line up the front and back panels and sew together (or crochet together using sc) at shoulder seams.

Find the middle of the last row of the sleeve and line up this point with the end of the shoulder seam.

Pin each end of the sleeve to the main body making sure it is positioned equally down the front and back panel.

Sew the sleeve on and repeat for the other side.

Fold the sweater wrong side out and line up the side seams. Sew them together starting at the bottom hem working towards the armpit.

Once you sew up the sides fold the sleeve in half and continue across the sleeve sewing it up.

Repeat for the other side. Turn right side out.

NECKLINE

Join yarn in the first missed stitch of the front panel.

Rnd 1: 1 ch, 1 sc in each st across the front panel sts, work 2 sc around end hdc stitch of the shorter rows, 1 sc in each st across the back panel and 2 sc around end hdc stitch of the shorter rows on the other side, sl st to first sc. [84 (92, 104, 104, 112, 116, 116, 124, 124) sts]

Rnd 2 – 3: 1 ch, 1 sc in each st around, sl st to first sc. [84 (92, 104, 104, 112, 116, 116, 124, 124) sts]

Fasten off. Sew in all ends. Block to dimensions if necessary.

This pattern has been professionally reviewed by technical editor Lynne Rowe http://www.knitcrochetcreate.com/


Final Thoughts

I hope you enjoyed this fantastic crochet pullover pattern. I have designed a spring crochet sweater pattern last year, Beautiful Women’s Crochet Sweater for Spring- free crochet pattern is available on my blog.

Firstly, check out Modern Knit-look Crochet Jumper Free Pattern or Tunisian crochet pullover free pattern and get working right away.

You might also like Modern Crochet Color Block Sweater Pattern For Fall – Ada Sweater.

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About Veronika Cromwell

Hi, I’m Veronika! I design modern and wearable crochet garments, accessories and homewares. Grab your hook and find your next project!

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2 thoughts on “Evelyn Sweater – Free Crochet Pullover Pattern For Women

  1. Absolutely love the Evelyn Sweater. Filet is my favorite but not many patterns out there any more. I must have this. Thank you

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