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Scheuber Pullover Free Crochet Pattern by KT and the Squid

The Scheuber Pullover is a sporty, cowl neck sweater that is tailored to the intermediate crocheter. The herringbone double crochet stitch is used to create the subtle texture in the pullover. Worked top down and in the round, there is no seaming. This pattern includes short row shaping in the cowl neck and a twisted cord drawstring. Expand your crochet skills with this sporty sweater. is a sporty, cowl neck sweater that is tailored to the intermediate crocheter. The herringbone double crochet stitch is used to create the subtle texture in the pullover. Worked top down and in the round, there is no seaming. This pattern includes short row shaping in the cowl neck and a twisted cord drawstring. Expand your crochet skills with this sporty sweater.

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Sizes
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)
To fit chest: 28 (30, 36, 40, 43, 48, 50)”
Finished Chest: 30 (32.5, 38.25, 41.75, 45, 50.25, 53.75)”

Garment is shown on a model with a 32” bust in size S. This top is designed to fit with approximately 2” of positive ease.


Yarn
Cascade Yarns Effects (100% superwash wool; 100g/220yds; worsted/4/medium weight)
⦁ #10 Lightening Storm – 6 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12) balls

Hook
US Size H (5mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

Other Materials
Tapestry needle
4 stitch markers


Gauge
14 Herr dc x 10 rows = 4″ in the round (blocked)
Save time, check your gauge.

Notes
This sweater is worked in the round from the top down. You will start with the yoke, split for the sleeves and bottom, then add the sleeves. The trim and cowl neck will be added last.
To help avoid an obvious seam at the join of the rounds, you can pull the slip stitch join tight OR you can work in continuous rounds (no join) for the bottom and sleeves. If your seam is crooked, blocking will fix this if done in wool.

Abbreviations
fsc = foundation single crochet
sm = stitch marker
st(s) = stitch(es)
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
Herr dc = herringbone double crochet
Herr dc2tog = herringbone double crochet 2 together
rev sc = reverse single crochet
sp = space

Special Stitches
Foundation Single Crochet (Fsc): Ch 2, insert hook into the 2nd ch from hook, yarn over, pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through 1 loop on hook (this makes the ch), yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook (completes the sc).
Next Fsc: Insert hook under the 2 loops of the ch of the last st and pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 1 loop, yarn over pull through 2 loops.

Herringbone Double Crochet (Herr dc): Yarn over, insert hook into st indicated, yarn over, pull through st AND 1st loop on hook, yarn over, pull through 1 loop, yarn over pull through last 2 loops.

Herringbone Double Crochet 2 Together (Herr dc2tog): Yarn over insert hook into stitch indicated, yarn over, pull through st AND 1st loop on hook, yarn over pull through 1 loop, yarn over, insert hook into next st, yarn over pull through st AND 1st loop on hook, yarn over, pull through 1 loop, yarn over, pull through 3 remaining loops.

Reverse Single Crochet (Rev sc): Insert hook into the previous st (to the right), yarn over, pull up a loop twisting the hook around to face upwards, yarn over, pull through remaining 2 loops on hook.
*If you are left-handed you will work the rev sc to the left.

Instructions

Set up round
Round 1: Fsc 1, place a sm, fsc 19 (21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 30), place a sm in the last st made for the back, fsc 10 (11, 12, 13, 14, 14, 15), place a sm in the last st made for the sleeve, fsc 19 (21, 23, 25, 27, 28, 30), place a sm in the last st made for the front, fsc 9 (10, 11, 11, 12, 13, 13, 14), place a sm in the last st made for the other sleeve, being careful not to twist, join with a slip st to the 1st st. 58 (64, 70, 76, 82, 84, 90)

Short Row Back Neck Shaping
Row 1: Ch 1, slip st in the 1st st, sc in each st before the marked st, slip st in the marked st, move each sm up. 20 (22, 24, 26, 28, 29, 31)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, slip st into the 1st st, sc in each st until 1 st remains, slip st into the last st. 20 (22, 24, 26, 28, 29, 31)

Yoke
*Round 2 is worked into the short rows then continues into the set up round.
Round 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), turn, [(Herr dc, ch 1, Herr dc) in the marked st, Herr dc in each st before the next marked st] 4 times, join with a slip st to the 1st st, move each sm up to each ch-1 space. 66 (72, 78, 84, 90, 92, 98)


Round 3: Slip st to the ch-1 space, ch 2, [(Herr dc, ch 1, Herr dc) in the marked ch-1 space, Herr dc in each st before the marked st] 4 times, Herr dc in the 1st slip st of the round, join with a slip st to the first st. 74 (80, 86, 92, 98, 100, 106)
Repeat round 3 until you have 17 (19, 23, 25, 27, 31, 32) total rounds including the set up round. Each repeat of round 3 will add 8 sts. You will end with 170 (192, 230, 252, 274, 308, 330) total sts. 38 (43, 52, 57, 62, 70, 75) for each sleeve and 47 (53, 63, 69, 75, 84, 90) for each the back and front.

Split for Sleeves and Bottom
Round 1: Slip st to the Ch-1 space, Ch 2, Herr dc in the ch-1 space, Herr dc in each st to 1 st before the next sm, ch 4 for the under arm, skip all sts to the next sm, Herr dc in the marked st, Herr dc in each st before the next sm, ch 4 for the other under arm, skip all remaining sts, join with a slip st to the 1st st, place a sm in the 2nd chain of each under arm. 102(114, 134, 146, 158, 176, 188)
Round 2: Ch 2, Herr dc in every st around, join with a slip st to the first st, move each sm up to the correct st. 102 (114, 134, 146, 158, 176, 188)
Repeat round 2 until you have 50 total rounds adding an increase round (instructions below) for the following rounds alternating between increase round 1 and increase round 2.
Increase on rounds 5, 11, 17, 23, 29, 35, 41 and 47.
Increase round 1: Ch 2, (Herr dc in each st before the marked st, 2 Herr dc in the marked st and move the sm up to the last st made) twice, Herr dc in each remaining st, join with a slip st to the first st.
Increase round 2: Work as increase row 1 except move the sm to the 1st st made in the marked st.
Each increase round will add 2 sts. You will end with 118 (130, 150, 162, 174, 192, 204) sts.
Optional Trim: Work last 4 rounds in the back loop only.
Fasten off.

Sleeves
With right side facing, join to any st at the arm opening (somewhere near the under arm is best to hide the seam).
Round 1: Ch 2, Herr dc in every st around, join with a slip st to the first st. 42 (47, 56, 61, 66, 74, 79)
Repeat round 1 until you have 50 rounds adding a decrease round (instructions below) for each round listed below.
Size XS: decrease on rounds 3, 7, 11, 15, 19, 23, 27, 31, 34 and 43
Size S: decrease on rounds 3, 7, 11, 15, 19, 23, 27, 31, 34, 39, 43 and 47
Sizes M, L and 1X decrease on rounds: 3, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 33, 36, 39, 42, 45, and 48
Size 2X decrease on rounds: 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 33, 36, 39, 42, 45, and 48
Size 3X decrease on rounds: 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 24, 27, 30, 33, 36, 39, 42, 45, and 48
Decrease Round: Ch 2, Herr dc2tog, Herr dc in each st until 2 sts remains, Herr dc2tog, join with a slip st to the 1st st.
Each decrease round will decrease by 2 sts. You will end with 22 (23, 24, 29, 34, 38, 41) sts.
Optional Trim: Work last 4 rounds in the back loop only.
Fasten off, repeat on the other sleeve opening.

Twisted Cord
Cut 1 strand of yarn approximately 4-6 yards long (you can trim this later). Fold the yarn in half and tie a knot at one end (creating one long loop). Place the loop on a door knob or something to hold it into place. Use a crochet hook or a pen to hold the other end of the loop. Step back so the yarn is up off the floor and start twisting just until the yarn starts folding in on itself. Fold the twisted yarn in half. String a bead on each end of the cord and tie a knot below to hold it into place (you may need to tie 2 knots if your bead has a large opening).

Cowl
With right side facing, join to any st of the foundation round.
Round 1: Ch 2, Herr dc in each st around, join with a slip st to the first st. 58 (64, 70, 76, 82, 84, 90)
Repeat round 1 until you have 12 total rounds.
Find the st that is on the middle front of the cowl, place a sm.
Place the twisted cord on top of the last round worked. As you work the last round, work over the twisted cord and into the last round worked. The sts of the last round will hold the cord into place.
Last Round: Ch 1, rev sc in every st until 1 st remains before the marked st, drop the twisted cord to let the one side hang down, rev sc in the next 3 sts, pick up the other side of the cord and lay over the sts to be worked, rev sc in each remaining sts.
Fasten off

Finishing
Block, weave in all ends.

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