Ceres Pullover Free Crochet Pattern

I designed the Ceres Pullover for my Cool Weather Ebook I put together a few years ago. I loved how all the sweaters came out but the sad this is I actually didn’t make the majority of the samples. When I got my Ceres Pullover sample from my sample crocheter I loved it so much! I knew I wanted to make one for myself but you know how it goes. Other projects got in the way and distracted me. Well I finally did it and I’m so happy I did! It fits great and Twill from We Crochet was absolutely perfect for this Crochet pullover.

The Ceres Pullover is the perfect top down sweater for your collection. Designed in a solid color or with stripes you can customize the look to fit your needs. This sweater is worked in the round and top down allowing you to try it on as you go, making it easy to get the perfect fit. The details are what give this project a modern twist. With a slightly longer bottom trim in the back you have a classic piece that fits today’s trends. Made up of an uncomplicated stitch pattern of extended single crochet and chains, giving it a mesh look, it is a great pattern to expand your skills.

I’ve written this pattern for sizes XS- 3X. Because it’s top down it’s pretty easy to adjust. If you need a larger bust you can work more increase rows of the yoke. Adjusting the length of the body is as easy as working more or less rows before the trim. You can view the pattern for free by scrolling down. If you’d like a pdf to print I you can purchase from my site, Ravelry or Etsy.

 

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Sizes 

XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X)

Fits chest 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54)”
Finished chest measures 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56)”

Garment is shown on a model with a 34” bust in size S. This top is designed to fit with 2” of positive ease.

Yarn

We Crochet Twill (100% superwash wool; 100g/149yds; worsted/4medium weight)

  • Horchata SKU 27929  – 6 (8, 8, 9, 9, 11, 12) skeins

Hook

US Size I- (6 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge and a US size G- (4mm) crochet hook or size 1.5mm smaller than gauge hook

I used my Radiant hook from We Crochet which I love! It’s light weight and feels good in my hand. If you want to try these hooks I suggest the Mosaic set. The different colors help you keep track of sizes.

Other Materials

Tapestry needle 

4 stitch markers

Gauge 

16 sts x 9 rows = 4″ (blocked)

Save time, check your gauge.

Gauge Pattern

Ch an odd number
Row 1 – Esc in 5th ch from hook (counts as esc, ch-1 sp), *ch 1, sk 1 ch, esc in next ch; repeat from * across.
Row 2 – Ch 3 (counts as esc, ch-1 sp), turn, *sk next ch-1 sp, esc in next esc, ch 1; repeat from * across to t-ch, esc in top of t-ch.
Repeat row 2 to desired length.

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 last.

Abbreviations

ch = chain

sp = space

t-ch = turning chain

sc = single crochet

BLO = back loop only

st(s) = stitch(es)

esc = extended single crochet

sm = stitch marker

Special Stitches

Extended Single Crochet (esc): Insert your hook into the stitch indicated, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 1 loop on hook, yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook.

Neck TrimWith 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. (6)

Repeat row 2 until you have 54 (60, 68, 76, 82, 90, 96) total rows, fold the trim piece in half, slip st the starting ch to the back loops of the last row to form a ring, do NOT fasten off.

Yoke

Round 1: With larger hook, ch 3 (counts as an esc, ch-1 sp from here on), place a sm in the ch-1 sp, working in the ends of the neck trim rows (esc, ch 1) in the next 18 (21, 24, 27, 29, 31, 32) for the back, place a sm in the last ch-1 sp, (esc, ch 1) in the next 9 (9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15) for the 1st sleeve, place a sm in the last ch-1 sp, (esc, ch 1) in the next 18 (21, 24, 27, 29, 31, 32) for the front, place a sm in the last ch-1 sp, (esc, ch 1) in the last 8 (8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14) for the 2nd sleeve,  join with a slip st to the 2nd ch of the beginning ch. 108 (120, 136, 152, 164, 180, 192) sts total, 36 (42, 48, 54, 58, 62, 66) sts for each the front and back and 18 (18, 20, 22, 24, 28, 28, 30) sts for each sleeve

Round 2: Slip st into the marked ch-1 sp, ch 3, turn, move sm up to the ch-1 sp, (esc, ch 1) in the slip st join, [(esc, ch 1) in every esc to the next sm, (esc, ch 1) in the marked ch-1 sp, move sm up to the ch-1 sp] 3 times, ( esc, ch 1) in each remaining esc, join with a slip st to the 2nd ch of the beginning ch. 116 (128, 144, 160, 172, 188, 192) sts total, 38 (44, 50, 56, 60, 64, 68) for each the front and back, 20 (20, 22, 24, 26, 30, 32) sts for each sleeve

TIP: Be careful not to miss the last esc in the round. 

Repeat round 2 until you have 11 (12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 19) total rounds. Each round will add a total of 8 sts (2 each from the front, back and each sleeve). You will end with 188 (208, 232, 256, 284, 308, 336) sts total, 56 (64, 72, 80, 88, 94, 102) sts for each the front and back, 38 (40, 44, 48, 54, 60, 66) sts for each sleeve.

Do NOT fasten off.

Divide for Sleeves and Bottom

*You will now split for the sleeves and the bottom. The skipped stitches will be used for the sleeves. 

Sizes – (S, -, L, 1X, -, -) only

Round 1: Ch 3, turn, (esc, ch 1) in each esc to the 1st sm, ch 8 more for the underarm, skip all sts between the 1st 2 sm, (esc, ch 1) in the esc after the 2nd sm, (esc, ch 1) in each esc to the 3rd sm, ch 8 more for the under arm, skip all sts between the last 2 sm, join with a slip st to the 2nd ch of the beginning ch. – (144, -, 176, 192, -, -) total sts

Round 2 : Ch 3, turn, [skip 1 ch, (esc, ch 1) in the next ch] 4 times, (esc, ch 1) in each esc to the next set of chs, [skip 1 ch, (esc, ch 1) in the next ch] 4 times, (esc, ch 1) in each remaining esc, join with a slip st to the 2nd ch of the beginning ch. – (144, -, 176, 192, -, -) total sts

Sizes XS (-, M, -, -, 2X, 3X) only

Round 1: Slip st into the marked ch 1 space, slip st in the next esc, ch 3 (counts as an esc, ch 1), turn, ch 8 (-, 8, -, -, 10, 10) more for the underarm, skip all sts between the 1st 2 sm, (esc, ch 1) in the esc after the 2nd sm, (esc, ch 1) in each esc to the 3rd sm, ch 8 (-, 8, -, -, 10, 10) more for the underarm, skip all sts between the last 2 sm, (esc, ch 1) in the esc after the 3rd sm, (esc, ch 1) in each remaining esc, join with a slip st to the 2nd ch of the beginning ch. 128 (-, 160, -, -, 208, 224) sts total

Round 2:  Ch 3, turn, (esc, ch 1) in each esc to the 1st set of chs, [skip 1 ch, (esc, ch 1) in the next ch] 4 (-, 4, -, -, 5, 5) times, (esc, ch 1) in each esc to the next set of chs, [skip 1 ch, (esc, ch 1) in the next ch] 4 (-, 4, -, -, 5, 5) times, join with a slip st to the 2nd ch of the beginning ch. 128 (-, 160, -, -, 208, 224) sts total

Bottom

All Sizes

Round 3: Ch 3, turn, (esc, ch 1) in each esc around, join with a slip st to the 2nd ch of the beginning ch. 128 (144, 160, 176, 192, 208, 224) sts total

Repeat round 3 until you have 38 total rounds for the bottom.

Fasten off.

Bottom Trim

*The trim is worked vertically onto the bottom of the sweater.

Sizes – (S, -, L, 1X, -, -) only

Skip the next 3 sts, join to the next esc.

Sizes XS (-, M, -, -, 2X, 3X) only

Turn, skip the next 3 sts, join to the next esc.

Front Trim 

Ch 9

Row 1: Working in the BLO, sc in the 2nd ch from hook, sc in each remaining ch, slip st in to the next esc of the bottom. (8 sc, 1 slip st)

Row 2: Turn, skip the slip st, working in the BLO, sc in every st. (8)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, working in the BLO, sc in every st, slip st into the next esc of the bottom. (8 sc, 1 slip st)

Repeat rows 2 and 3 over a total of 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 53, 57) esc ending with a repeat of row 2.

Fasten off.

Back Trim

Join to the same esc of the last slip st, ch 13.

Row 1: Working in the BLO, sc in the 2nd ch from hook, sc in each remaining ch, slip st into the next esc of the bottom. (12 sc, 1 slip st)

Row 2: Turn, skip the slip st, working in the BLO, sc in every st. (12)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, working in the BLO, sc in every st, slip st into the next esc of the bottom. (12 sc, 1 slip st)

Repeat rows 2 and 3 across the remaining esc sts of the bottom ending with a repeat of row 2 in the end of the same esc the front trim started in.

Fasten off.

Sleeves

With the wrong side of the last round of the yoke facing out, join to the opposite side of ch # 6 of the under arm

Round 1: Ch 3, skip 1 ch [(esc, ch 1) in the next ch, skip 1 ch] 1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2) times, (esc, ch 1) in each esc to the underarm chains, [skip 1 ch, (esc, ch 1) in the next ch] 2 times, join with a slip st to the 2nd ch of the beginning ch. 46 (48, 52, 56, 62, 70, 76)

Round 2: Ch 3, turn, (esc, ch 1) in each esc around, join with a slip st to the 2nd ch of the beginning ch. 46 (48, 52, 56, 62, 70, 76)

Repeat round 2 until you have 38 rounds, adding a decrease round (instructions below) to the following rounds.

Size XS, S and M: rounds 3, 8, 13, 18, 23, 28 and 33

Size L: rounds 3, 6, 11, 16, 21, 26, 31 and 36

Size 1X: rounds 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 33 and 36

Size 2X and 3X: rounds 3, 9, 12, 15, 18, 21, 24, 27, 30, 33 and 36

Decrease Round: Ch 3, turn, skip the next esc, (esc, ch 1) in each remaining esc around, join with a slip st to the 2nd ch of the beginning ch.

You will end with 32 (34, 38, 40, 40, 46, 52) sts.

Trim

Ch 9

Row 1: Working in the BLO, sc in the 2nd ch from hook, sc in each remaining ch, slip st into the next esc of the bottom. (8 sc, 1 slip st)

Row 2: Turn, skip the slip st, working in the BLO, sc in every st. (8)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, working in the BLO, sc in every st, slip st into the next esc of the bottom. (8 sc, 1 slip st)

Repeat rows 2 and 3 around the entire sleeve opening, join the last row of the trim to the first row with a row of slip stitches working in the BLO to keep the ribbing consistent.

Fasten off, repeat on the other arm opening.

Block, weave in ends.

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