Interweave Crochet Fall 2018: Cultivated Pullover

No matter how you divide crochet into categories, one is sure to be garments. As with all new things, you must begin somewhere, and I have the perfect beginner garment for you: the Cultivated Pullover in Interweave Crochet Fall 2018.

Why is this garment so great for beginners? Not only can it be worked in a range of sizes, it also uses a nice yarn. Whether you like your garments oversized or not, with finished sizes ranging from 39” to 55” for the bust circumference, there’s a finished size to fit you. As far as yarn goes, this sweater—crocheted using Jagger Spun Green Line—won’t break your budget.

In case you’re not quite sold, here are a couple more reasons. Ashlyn Holmes designed this pullover using two hallmarks of a beginner-friendly design: simple stitches and a simple construction. The stitches are a mix of half double crochet and single crochet, and the pieces are made up of almost all rectangles. When making this project, you’ll create four rectangles: two identical rectangles front and back, and two identical rectangles for the sleeves.

After assembling all the pieces, you work a neck edging, which will serve as the collar, and you’re done!

Cultivated Pullover

Pattern Details

DESIGNER Ashlyn Holmes


FINISHED SIZE 39 (43, 47, 51, 55)” bust circumference. Sample shown measures 39″, modeled with 4″ positive ease.

YARN Jagger Spun The Green Line (100% wool; 332 yd [304 m]/31/2 oz [100 g]): fudge, 5 (5, 6, 6, 7) balls.

HOOK Size 7 (4.5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

NOTIONS Yarn needle.

GAUGE 19 sts and 11 rows = 4″ in hdcblo.

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