Beautiful Montana Winter Crochet Sweater Pattern For Women

Montana is a winter crochet sweater pattern for women I have designed in sizes XS-5XL. It is a beautiful crochet sweater using the popular larks foot crochet stitch.


There is something quite magical about the last few months in the year. Not just because it is a special holiday time.

Although, that is the year’s finale, I simply love winter weather. I am talking about those crisp frosty mornings that turn into a sunny day with chill in the air.

This is the perfect time to get all the crochet makes out! I love wearing crochet sweaters in winter as they keep you extra warm!

Plus getting lots of compliments on something that you have made yourself adds the cherry on top!

Montana Women's Pullover Pattern

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Montana Winter Crochet Sweater

I simple love the colour combination I have chosen for my winter crochet sweater pattern! I think they are kind of christmassy colours that you can wear it as your Christmas Day jumper!

However, I think the colours are mute enough that you will get away with wearing this winter crochet sweater on any day of the colder season.

I used the beautiful Gloss DK yarn from KnitPicks that comes in a wide variety of colours. This means that you can come up with so many colour combinations for your winter crochet sweater!

Rich autumnal colours or all the colours of the rainbow, the choice is yours!

I have written out this pattern for sizes XS-5XL which has been tech edited by the lovely Lynne Rowe.

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

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MATERIALS

  • Gloss DK (DK weight; 70% Merino wool, 30% Silk; 123 yards/112 m per 50 g ball). You will need 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3) balls in Rosemary, 2 balls for each size in Harvest, 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) balls in Cranberry and 8 (8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 11, 12, 13) balls in Robot
  • 4 mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

FINISHED SIZE

size chart for winter crochet sweater

TENSION

18 sts x 10 rounds measured over larks foot st in round = 10 x 10 cm

19 sts x 12 rows measured over hdc blo = 10 x 10 cm

STITCHES AND ABBREVIATIONS (US CROCHET TERMS)

ch – chain stitch

ch-sp – chain space

rnd – round

sl st – slip stitch

sc – single crochet

sc blo – single crochet worked through back loop only

st(s) – stitch(es)

hdc – half double crochet

hdc blo – half double crochet worked through back loop only

inv hdc2tog blo – invisible decrease using half double crochet stitch worked through back loop only, watch VIDEO TUTORIAL HERE

dc – double crochet

V st – (1 dc, 2 ch, 1 dc) worked in same st/sp

fpdc – front post double crochet

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

WINTER CROCHET SWEATER PATTERN NOTES

  • The pattern starts with creating a foundation chain which is connected with a slip stitch into a circle
  • You work the jumper down in raglan style
  • The yoke is worked in a rectangle shape with four increases spaced out
  • The yoke is worked in larks foot stitch crocheted in rounds
  • Each round is finished off with a sl st to top of beginning chain st
  • The yoke uses 3 colours, you can carry the colour on the wrong side; no need to fasten off and rejoin.
  • Yoke is later split into two armhole openings and front and back panels
  • Sleeves and main body are worked in round using hdc blo stitch
  • Hdc blo st is worked in round, each round starts with 2 ch which does not count as a st
  • Due to the technique the starting point of each round moves over by one stitch which creates a diagonal line across your work, to avoid this happening, please WATCH THIS VIDEO TUTORIAL. (It will not be written out in the pattern below)
  • The bottom hem is worked onto the main body after using sc blo worked at 90 degree angle
  • To work the hem in three colours, change colour on the wrong side carrying the yarn across in floats
  • Sleeves are worked straight onto the armhole opening
  • They are worked in round using hdc blo; to avoid the diagonal line please apply the same technique as shown in the video tutorial above
  • The sleeves are tapered towards the wrist
  • To taper sleeves decreases are evenly spaced out to every 5th round throughout
  • I use invisible decrease technique; to learn how to do this, please WATCH THIS VIDEO TUTORIAL (it will not be written out in the pattern below)
  • The sleeve cuffs are worked onto the sleeve afterwards using sc blo worked at 90 degree angle
  • The neckline is worked into the underside of the foundation chain in rounds of fpdc

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WINTER CROCHET SWEATER MAIN PATTERN

YOKE

With Rosemary chain 104 (104, 104, 112, 112, 112, 112, 112, 112), sl st to first st being careful not to twist the foundation chain.

Rnd 1: 

3 ch (counts as first dc here and throughout the yoke pattern), 1 dc in each of the next 2 ch, 1 ch, miss next ch, (1 dc in each of the next 3 ch, 1 ch, miss next ch) 4 times for all sizes, 1 V st in next, 1 ch, miss next ch, (1 dc in each of the next 3 ch, 1 ch, miss next ch) 7 (7, 7, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8) times,

1 V st in next, 1 ch, miss next ch, (1 dc in each of the next 3 ch, 1 ch, miss next ch) 5 times for all sizes, 1 V st in next, 1 ch, miss next ch, (1 dc in each of the next 3 ch, 1 ch, miss next ch) 7 (7, 7, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8) times, 1 V st in next, 1 ch, miss last ch, sl st to top of beg 3 ch. (108, 108, 108, 116, 116, 116, 116, 116, 116 sts and 4 corner 2 ch-sps: 4 sts increased).

Change to Harvest.

Rnd 2: 

3 ch, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 ch, miss next 1 ch-sp, *(1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, 1 ch, miss next 1 ch-sp) 4 times for all sizes, 1 dc in first dc of V st, (2 dc, 2 ch, 2 dc) into next 2 ch-sp, 1 dc in second dc of V st, 1ch, miss next 1 ch-sp, (1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, 1 ch, miss next 1 ch-sp) 7 (7, 7, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8) times,

1 dc in first dc of V st, (2 dc, 2 ch, 2 dc) into next 2 ch-sp, 1 dc in second dc of V st, 1ch, miss next 1 ch-sp, (1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, 1 ch, miss next 1 ch-sp) 5 times for all sizes, 1 dc in first dc of V st, (2 dc, 2 ch, 2 dc) into next 2 ch-sp, 1 dc in second dc of V st, 1ch, miss next 1 ch-sp, (1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, 1 ch, miss next 1 ch-sp) 7 (7, 7, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8, 8) times,

1 dc in first dc of V st, (2 dc, 2 ch, 2 dc) into next 2 ch-sp, 1 dc in second dc of V st, 1ch, miss next 1 ch-sp, sl st to top of beg 3 ch. (124, 124, 124, 132, 132, 132, 132, 132, 132 sts and 4 corner 2 ch-sps: 16 sts increased).

Change to Cranberry.

Rnd 3:

 4 ch (counts as first dc + 1 ch-sp), miss next dc, (1 dc in next dc, 1 dc into 1 ch-sp two rounds below pulling up st to match height, 1 dc in next dc, 1 ch, miss next dc) 5 times for all sizes, 1 dc in next dc, (2 dc, 2 ch, 2 dc) into next 2 ch-sp, 1 dc in next dc, 1 ch, miss next dc, (1 dc in next dc, 1 dc into 1 ch-sp two rounds below pulling up st to match height, 1 dc in next dc, 1 ch, miss next dc) 8 (8, 8, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9) times,

1 dc in next dc, (2 dc, 2 ch, 2 dc) into next 2 ch-sp, 1 dc in next dc, 1 ch, miss next dc, (1 dc in next dc, 1 dc into 1 ch-sp two rounds below pulling up st to match height, 1 dc in next dc, 1 ch, miss next dc) 6 times for all sizes, 1 dc in next dc, (2 dc, 2 ch, 2 dc) into next 2 ch-sp, 1 dc in next dc, 1 ch, miss next dc, (1 dc in next dc, 1 dc into 1 ch-sp two rounds below pulling up st to match height, 1 dc in next dc, 1 ch, miss next dc) 8 (8, 8, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9) times,

1 dc in next dc, (2 dc, 2 ch, 2 dc) into next 2 ch-sp, 1 dc in next dc, 1 ch, miss next dc, 1 dc in next dc, 1 dc into 1 ch-sp two rounds below pulling up st to match height, sl st to 3rd ch of beg 4 ch. (140, 140, 140, 148, 148, 148, 148, 148, 148 sts and 4 corner 2 ch-sps: 16 sts increased).

Change to Rosemary.

Rnd 4: 

4 ch (counts as first dc + 1 ch-sp), miss next 1 ch-sp, (1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, 1 ch*, miss next 1 ch-sp) 6 times for all sizes ending last repeat at *, 1 V st into next 2 ch-sp, 1 ch, (1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, 1 ch*, miss next 1 ch-sp) 10 (10, 10, 11, 11, 11, 11, 11, 11) times ending last repeat at *, 1 V st into next 2 ch-sp, 1 ch, (1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, 1 ch*, miss next 1 ch-sp) 8 times for all sizes ending last repeat at *,

1 V st into next 2 ch-sp, 1 ch, (1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, 1 ch*, miss next 1 ch-sp) 10 (10, 10, 11, 11, 11, 11, 11, 11) times ending last repeat at *, 1 V st into next 2 ch-sp, 1 ch, 1 dc in each of the next 3 sts, 1 ch, miss next 1 ch-sp, 1 dc in each of the next 2 sts, sl st to 3rd ch of beg 4 ch. (156, 156, 156, 164, 164, 164, 164, 164, 164 sts and 4 corner 2 ch-sps: 16 sts increased).

Change to Harvest.

Rnd 5: 

3 ch, 1 dc into 1 ch-sp two rounds below pulling up st to match height, 1 dc in next, 1 ch, miss next dc, (1 dc in next dc, 1 dc into 1 ch-sp two rounds below pulling up st to match height, 1 dc in next dc, 1 ch, miss next dc) 5 times for all sizes,

1 dc in next dc, 1 dc into corner 2 ch-sp two rounds below pulling up st to match height, 1 dc in first dc of V st, 1 ch, 1 V st in next 2 ch-sp, 1 ch, 1 dc in second dc of V st, 1 dc into corner 2 ch-sp two rounds below pulling up st to match height, 1 dc in next dc, 1 ch, miss next dc, (1 dc in next dc, 1 dc into 1 ch-sp two rounds below pulling up st to match height, 1 dc in next dc, 1 ch, miss next dc) 9 (9, 9, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10) times,

1 dc in next dc, 1 dc into corner 2 ch-sp two rounds below pulling up st to match height, 1 dc in first dc of V st, 1 ch, 1 V st in next 2 ch-sp, 1 ch, 1 dc in second dc of V st, 1 dc into corner 2 ch-sp two rounds below pulling up st to match height, 1 dc in next dc, 1 ch, miss next dc, (1 dc in next dc, 1 dc into 1 ch-sp two rounds below pulling up st to match height, 1 dc in next dc, 1 ch, miss next dc) 7 times for all sizes,

1 dc in next dc, 1 dc into corner 2 ch-sp two rounds below pulling up st to match height, 1 dc in first dc of V st, 1 ch, 1 V st in next 2 ch-sp, 1 ch, 1 dc in second dc of V st, 1 dc into corner 2 ch-sp two rounds below pulling up st to match height, 1 dc in next dc, 1 ch, miss next dc, (1 dc in next dc, 1 dc into 1 ch-sp two rounds below pulling up st to match height, 1 dc in next dc, 1 ch, miss next dc) 9 (9, 9, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10) times,

1 dc in next dc, 1 dc into corner 2 ch-sp two rounds below pulling up st to match height, 1 dc in first dc of V st, 1 ch, 1 V st in next 2 ch-sp, 1 ch, 1 dc in second dc of V st, 1 dc into corner 2 ch-sp two rounds below pulling up st to match height, 1 dc in next dc, 1 ch, miss next dc, 1 dc in next dc, 1 dc into 1 ch-sp two rounds below pulling up st to match height, 1 dc in next dc, 1 ch, miss next dc, sl st to top of beg 3 ch. (172, 172, 172, 180, 180, 180, 180, 180, 180 sts and 4 corner 2 ch-sps: 16 sts increased).

Repeat Rnd 2 – 5 for pattern changing colours accordingly.

Please note: the number of repeats of instructions in brackets will increase the more times you repeat the pattern.

Work 13 (15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29) rounds in total. Fasten off.

Total stitches including 1 ch-sps are:

(300 (332, 364, 404, 436, 468, 500, 532, 564) sts and 4 corner 2 ch-sps)

SPLITTING THE YOKE

Lay the yoke out flat with right side facing up and the longer edge in front of you. Join same coloured yarn as last round in the corner 2 ch-sp on the left side of the longer edge in front of you.

Rnd 1: 2 ch (doesn’t count as a st), 1 hdc in each st and 1 ch-sp across front panel until next corner 2 ch-sp, 1 hdc in corner 2 ch-sp, miss all sts until next corner 2 ch-sp to create first armhole opening, 1 hdc in next corner 2 ch-sp, 1 hdc in each st and 1 ch-sp across back panel until next corner 2 ch-sp, 1 hdc in corner 2 ch-sp, miss all sts until next corner 2 ch-sp to create second armhole opening, 1 hdc in first corner 2 ch-sp, sl st to first hdc. 162 (178, 194, 218, 234, 250, 266, 282, 298) sts

Fasten off.

WINTER CROCHET SWEATER MAIN BODY

Join Robot in first st.

Rnd 1: 2 ch (doesn’t count as a st), 1 hdc blo around, sl st to top of first st. 162 (178, 194, 218, 234, 250, 266, 282, 298) sts

Repeat Rnd 1 another 37 (36, 34, 32, 30, 30, 29, 29, 27) times or until you reach desired length.

Please note: the bottom hem will add around 3.5cm in length onto the main body.

Fasten off.

BOTTOM HEM

Join Rosemary in any stitch, chain 8.

Row 1: starting in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each ch of the foundation chain just made, sl st to same st on main body, insert hook into next st on main body, yarn over and pull through with Harvest (leaving Rosemary still attached), 1 ch to secure, turn. 7 sc

Row 2: 6 sc in blo, 1 sc in last, turn. 7 sc

Row 3: 1 ch, 1 sc in same st, 6 sc blo, sl st to next st on main body, insert hook into next st on main body, yarn over and pull through with Cranberry (leaving Harvest still attached), 1 ch to secure, turn. 7 sc

Row 4: 6 sc in blo, 1 sc in last, turn. 7 sc

Row 5: 1 ch, 1 sc in same st, 6 sc blo, sl st to next st on main body, insert hook into next st on main body, yarn over and pull through with Rosemary (making sure the float is not too short and doesn’t pull), 1 ch to secure, turn. 7 sc

Repeat Rows 4 – 5 around the main body following the Rosemary – Harvest – Cranberry colour sequence. Fasten off leaving longer tail. Using tail end sew the last row to the underside of the foundation chain to join.

WINTER CROCHET SWEATER SLEEVES

Join same coloured yarn as last round in the first st of the armhole opening.

Rnd 1: 2 ch (doesn’t count as a st here and throughout), 1 hdc in each st and 1 ch-sp around the armhole opening, sl st to top of first hdc. 71 (79, 87, 95, 103, 111, 119, 127, 135) hdc

Fasten off. Join Robot in first st.

XS, S, M SIZES ONLY (71 (79, 87) hdc

Rnd 2 – 5: 2 ch, 1 hdc blo around, sl st to top of first st.

Rnd 6: 2 ch, 1 inv hdc2tog blo, 1 hdc blo in each st around until last 2 sts, 1 inv hdc2tog blo, sl st to top of first st. 69 (77, 85) hdc

Repeat Rnd 2 – 6 another 9 times. 51 (59, 67) hdc

L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL SIZES (95, 103, 111, 119, 127, 135) hdc

Rnd 2 – 3: 2 ch, 1 hdc blo around, sl st to top of first st.

Rnd 4: 2 ch, 1 inv hdc2tog blo, 1 hdc blo in each st around until last 2 sts, 1 inv hdc2tog blo, sl st to top of first st. 93 (101, 109, 117, 125, 133) hdc

Repeat Rnd 2 – 4 another 16 times. 61 (69, 77, 85, 93, 101) hdc

Total stitch counts for all sizes are: 51 (59, 67, 61, 69, 77, 85, 93, 101) hdc

SLEEVE CUFFS

M, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL SIZES ONLY  67 (69, 77, 85, 93, 101) sts

Rnd 1: 1 ch (doesn’t count as a st), *7 (7, 5, 3, 3, 3) sc, 1 sc2tog; repeat from * to last 4 (6, 0, 0, 3, 1) sts, sc to end, sl st to first sc. 60 (62, 66, 68, 75, 81) sc

Final stitch counts (all sizes) are: 51 (59, 60, 61, 62, 66, 68, 75, 81) sc.

For contrast cuffs, fasten off and join yarn in a colour of your choice.

Chain 8.

Row 1: starting in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each ch of the foundation chain just made, sl st to same st on the sleeve, sl st into next st on sleeve, turn. 7 sc

Row 2: 1 ch, 6 sc in blo, 1 sc in last, turn. 7 sc

Row 3: 1 ch, 1 sc, 6 sc blo, (sl st to next st on sleeve) twice, turn. 7 sc

Repeat Rows 2 – 3 around the sleeve. Fasten off leaving longer tail. Using tail end sew the cuff of each sleeve together.

NECKLINE

Join Rosemary in a stitch on the underside of the foundation chain.

Rnd 1: 1 ch, 1 sc in each st on the underside of the foundation chain, sl st to first sc. 104 (104, 104, 112, 112, 112, 112, 112, 112) sc

Rnd 2: 3 ch (doesn’t count as a st), starting in same st 1 dc in each st around, sl st to first dc.

Rnd 3: 2 ch (doesn’t count as a st), 1 fpdc around, sl st to first fpdc.

Repeat Rnd 3 another 3 times. Fasten off.

FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS FOR WINTER CROCHET SWEATER

Sew in all ends. Block to dimensions.

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


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4 thoughts on “Beautiful Montana Winter Crochet Sweater Pattern For Women

  1. Love everything about the sweater !!! Fall and winter are my favorite seasons but living in sc we don’t get much of either. Our weather is hot to hotter.

  2. This is a gorgeous sweater! The design and colors are perfect. I do have a question that I am hoping you could answer for me but I am allergic to wool so I was wondering if you knew a good substitution yarn? Thank you.

    1. Hi Sheri, if you are allergic to wool yarn any acrylic or cotton/acrylic blend yarn with the same weight and thickness would do just fine.

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