Posted on

BTB Raglan Pullover Free Crochet Pattern

The BTB Raglan Pullover is the first of my Back to Basic free crochet pattern series! This series will feature basic crochet sweaters that use the same yarn and stitches but different construction techniques. Stay tuned for more information about this series!

This post may contain affiliate links (privacy policy)

Use #BTBcrochet and tag me @ktandthesquid when sharing on social media!

Sizes

XS (S, M, L, XL)

To fit a bust of: 28 (32, 36, 40, 44, 48)”

The sample is shown in size XS on a model with a 32” bust.

 

Yarn

Lion Brand Heartland (100% acrylic; 251 yds; worsted)

4 (5, 6, 6, 6, 7) skeins in color A (shown in color Badlands)

 

Hook

H/5.0 mm Furls Streamline hook (or hook .5mm smaller than gauge hook)

I/5.5 mm Furls Streamline hook (or hook to obtain gauge)

 

Abbreviations

Ch = chain

St(s) = stitch(es)

Sc = single crochet

BLO = back loop only

 

Notes

This pullover is worked seamlessly from the top down.

If you are left handed, you will have to reverse the direction instructions.

 

Gauge (save time and check your gauge!)

19 sts by 17 rows = 4” (gauge is measured after blocking)

 

Gauge Pattern (Linen Stitch)

Ch an odd number

Row 1: sc in the 2nd ch from hook, *ch 1, skip 1 ch, sc in the next ch; repeat from * until 1 ch remains, sc in the last ch.

Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in the 1st, *ch 1, sc in the next ch-1 space; repeat from * to the last ch-1 space, sc in the last sc.

Repeat row 2 to desired length

Instructions

Neck Trim

With smaller hook, ch 7.

Row 1: Sc in the 2nd ch from hook and every ch across. (6)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, working in the BLO, sc in every st across. (6)

 

Repeat row 2 until you have 68 (68, 68, 80, 92, 92) rows.

 

Slip st the first row to the last row. Work in the back loop of the last row to keep the ribbing consistent.

 

Yoke

Switch to larger hook.

Neck Shaping (short rows)

You will now start working in the sides of the neck trim rows.
Round 1 (set up round): Ch 1, sc in the end of each row, join with a slip st to the 1st st. 68 (68, 68, 80, 92, 92)

 

Place a st marker on st number 22 (22, 22, 26, 30, 30), 34 (34, 34, 40, 44, 44), 56 (56, 56, 66, 74, 74), and 68 (68, 68, 80, 92, 92)

 

Note: the sc will be worked in the ch-1 space (as with the gauge) from here on.

 

Row 2 (short row): Ch 1, turn, [(sc, ch 1, sc) in the marked st, ch 1, skip 1, (sc in the next, ch 1, skip 1) to the next marked st] 3 times, (sc, ch1, sc) in the last marked st. 55, (55, 55, 63, 71, 71)

Move each st marker to the corresponding ch-1 space after every row/round of the yoke.

 

Row 3: Turn, sc in the next st to the right, ch 1, skip 1, [(sc, ch 1, sc) in the marked st, ch 1, skip 1, (sc in the next, ch 1, skip 1) to the next marked st] 3 times, (sc, ch1, sc) in the last marked st, ch 1, skip the last st, sc in the next st of the set up round. 65 (65, 65, 73, 81, 81)

Row 4: Turn, sc in the next st to the right, ch 1, skip 1, sc in the next, ch 1, skip 1 [(sc, ch 1, sc) in the marked st, ch 1, skip 1, (sc in the next, ch 1, skip 1) to the next marked st] 3 times, (sc, ch1, sc) in the last marked st, ch 1, skip 1, sc in the next , ch 1, skip the last st, sc in the next st of the set up round. 75 (75, 75, 83, 91, 91)

Row 5: Turn, sc in the next st to the right, ch 1, skip 1, (sc in the next , ch 1, skip 1) to the next marked st, [(sc, ch 1, sc) in the marked st, ch 1, skip 1, (sc in the next, ch 1, skip 1) to the next marked st] 3 times, (sc, ch1, sc) in the last marked st, ch 1, skip 1, (sc in the next, ch 1, skip 1) to the last st, the last st, sc in the next st of the set up round. 85 (85, 85, 93, 101, 101)

Repeat row 5, 2 (2, 2, 3, 4, 4) more times. Each row will add 10 sts. You will end with 105 (105, 105, 123, 141, 141) sts

Fasten off, turn, join to the 2nd marked st.

End of Neck Shaping

This 1st round will be worked in the sts of the last round and the unworked sts of the set up round.

Round 8 (8, 8, 9, 10, 10): Ch 1, turn, [(sc, ch 1, sc) in the marked st, ch 1, skip 1, (sc in the next, ch 1, skip 1) to the next marked st] 4 times, join with a slip st to the 1st st. 124 (124, 124, 144, 164, 164)

Round 9 (9, 9, 10, 11, 11): Slip st to the 1st marked st, ch 1, turn, [(sc, ch 1, sc) in the marked st, ch 1, skip 1, (sc in the next, ch 1, skip 1) to the next marked st] 4 times, join with a slip st to the 1st st. 132 (132, 132, 152, 172, 172)

Repeat round 9 (9, 9, 10, 11, 11) until you have 24 (28, 32, 34, 36, 42) total rows/rounds including the set up round and neck shaping rows.

Each repeat of the last round will add 8 sts, you will end with 252 (284, 316, 344, 372, 420) sts.

 

Split for the Body and Sleeves

Sizes XS, S, M 1X and 2X

Round 1 (set up round): Slip st to the marked st, ch 1, turn, [sc in the marked st, ch 1, skip 1, (sc in the next, ch 1, skip 1)  to the next marked st, sc in the marked st, ch 3, skip all sts to the next marked st] 2 times, join with a slip st to the first st. 144 (160, 176, –, 212, 236)

Size L

Round 1 (set up round: Slip st to the marked st, ch 1, turn, ch 3 [sc in the marked st, ch 1, skip 1, (sc in the next, ch 1, skip 1)  to the next marked st, sc in the marked st, skip all sts to the next marked st] 2 times, join with a slip st to the first st. 192

Body (all sizes)

Round 2: Ch 1, turn, *sc in the next st, ch 1, skip 1, repeat from * around, join with a slip st to the 1st st. 144 (160, 176, 192, 212, 236)

Repeat round 2 until you have 52 rounds for the bottom (or until desired length minus 1.5”)


Bottom Trim

With smaller hook, ch 7.

Row 1: sc in the 2nd ch from hook and every ch, slip st in the next ch space of the bottom. (7)

Row 2: Turn, skip the 1st slip st, working in the BLO, sc in each sc across. (6)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, working in the BLO, sc in each sc, slip st in the next ch space of the bottom. (7)

 

Repeat rows 2 and 3 around the bottom, slip st the first row to the last row making sure the seam is on the same side as the neck trim.

Fasten off.

Sleeves

Join to the 1st chain of the underarm.

Round 1: Ch 1, sc in the same ch, ch 1, *skip 1, sc in the next st, ch 1, skip 1; repeat from * around, join with a slip st to the first st. 60 (68, 76, 82, 88, 100)

Round 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in the next st, ch 1, skip 1; repeat from * around, join with a slip st to the 1st st.

 

Repeat round 2 adding decrease rounds as listed below until you have 66 rounds.

 

Decrease rounds

XS and S: rounds 5, 10, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40, 45, 50, 55, 60, 65

M: rounds 5, 8, 13, 16, 21, 24, 25, 28, 33, 36, 41, 40, 45, 48, 53, 56, 61, 64

L: rounds 4, 9, 12, 17, 20, 24, 29, 32, 37, 40, 43, 46, 49, 52, 55, 58, 61, 64

1X: rounds: 5, 8, 11, 14, 17, 20, 23, 26, 29, 32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47, 50, 53, 56, 59, 62, 65

2X: rounds: 5, 8, 11, 14, 17, 20, 23, 26, 29, 32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47, 48, 51, 52, 55, 56, 59, 60, 63, 64

 

Decrease Round: Ch 1, turn, sc in the next, ch 1, skip 3, *sc in the next, ch 1, skip 1, repeat from * around, join with a slip st to the first st. 2 st decrease

 

You will end with 34 (42, 44, 46, 46, 50) sts.

 

Sleeve Trim

Work as you did for the bottom trim

Finishing

Block, weave in ends.

Looking for more free patterns? You can find all my free patterns HERE or checkout All Free Crochet for thousands of free patterns!