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Crochet Raglan Sweater – Free Pattern

One of my favorite things to make is simple crochet sweaters that are beginner friendly, and easily customizable. Crochet raglan sweaters can seem intimidating if you’ve never made a sweater before, but the truth is they are really easy! The Cory Raglan is no exception. Crocheted top down with worsted weight yarn, you’ll love how quickly this crochet sweater works up.

A raglan is a sweater that increases as four points, which creates a front, back, and two arm sections, all of which are easily defined. Increases are made in these four points, which builds the raglan and gives well fitting sleeves. You can try it on as you make it and easily adjust where needed, by adding increases or rounds.

The Yarn

For this sweater I wanted to choose a fun worsted weight yarn. Because the stitch pattern of this sweater is so simple (hdc for the win!), you can get a little more creative with your yarn choices. I settled on using Lion Brand Basic Stitch Anti Pilling in Black/White. This yarn gives my sweater a marled look that is totally unique. The great thing about this yarn is that it is specially formulated to resist pilling – a total must for a garment I know I’ll wear again and again! It’s also machine washable.

The Pattern

You can keep reading below for the free pattern. Or, you can find the low cost, ad free PDF in my Ravelry and Etsy shops.

Materials:

  • Lion Brand Basic Stitch Anti Pilling, or similar worsted weight yarn; 900 (1000, 1100, 1200, 1350, 1550, 1700, 1850, 2000) yards
  • US J/6mm crochet hook or size needed to meet gauge
  • Locking stitch markers (4)
  • Scissors
  • Darning Needle

Abbreviations

ch – chain

slst – slip stitch

sc – single crochet

hdc – half double crochet

fhdc – foundation half double crochet

blo – back loop only

st(s) – stitch(es)

sm – stich marker

pm – place marker

2tog – work two stitches together (decrease)

EOR – End of Round

RS – right side

WS – wrong side

Notes

  • Pattern is worked in joined rounds.
  • You may add additional rounds or increases for a more customized fit prior to splitting for sleeves.
  • Pattern is written for sizes XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X).
  • Stitch counts are indicated in < > where there is a change.
  • Move your sm into the subsequent ch sp each round.
  • Note that the arm side are only increased every other round.
  • When working the yoke, odd increase rounds add 8 sts, even increase rounds add 4 sts. See printable st count chart below. Just highlight your size and check off rounds as you go!
  • You may omit decreases in the arms if you prefer, just note that this will affect stitch counts on the following rounds.

Gauge

13 hdc x 10 rows = 4”

Yoke

Round 1 (RS): Fhdc 68 (68, 72, 72, 76, 76, 80, 84, 84), join to first st with slst, ch 1, turn. <68, 68, 72, 72, 76, 76, 80, 84, 84> hdc

Round 2 (WS): Hdc 8 (8, 9, 9, 9, 9, 10, 10, 10), ch 1, pm in ch sp, *hdc 17 (17, 18, 18, 19, 19, 20, 21, 21), ch 1, pm in ch sp,* repeat from * to * 2 more times, hdc to EOR, join to first st with slst, ch 1, turn. <68, 68, 72, 72, 76, 76, 80, 84, 84> hdc

Round 3: *Hdc to sm, (hdc, ch 1, hdc) in ch sp,* repeat from * to * 3 more times, hdc to EOR, join to first st with slst, ch 1, turn.  <76, 76, 80, 80, 84, 84, 88, 92, 92> hdc

Round 4: *Hdc to sm, (hdc, ch 1) in ch sp, hdc to sm, (ch 1, hdc) in ch sp*, repeat from * to * once, hdc to EOR, join to first st with slst, ch 1, turn. <80, 80, 84, 84, 88, 88, 92, 96, 96> hdc

Rounds 5 – 19 (21, 23, 25, 28, 31, 34, 36, 38): Repeat rounds 3 – 4. <172, 184, 200, 212, 232, 252, 272, 288, 300> hdc

Round 20 (22, 24, 26, 29, 32, 35, 37, 39): Hdc in each st and ch sp around, moving sm from ch sp to new st as you reach them, join to first st with slst, ch 1, turn. <176, 188, 204, 216, 236, 256, 276, 292, 304> hdc

Try on your sweater with the seam at the back of your neck. It should hit at the fullest point on your bust and you should be able to comfortably pinch the sleeves under your arm. You may add rounds here to customize fit if needed.

Sleeve Separation/Body

Round 1: *Hdc to sm, hdc in marked st, fhdc 0 (0, 0, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 5) sk all sts to next sm, hdc in marked st, * repeat from * to *, hdc to EOR,  join to first st with slst, ch 1, turn. <106, 114, 124, 136, 150, 162, 176, 188, 200>

Rounds 2 – 34 : Hdc in each st around, join with slst to first st, ch 1, turn. <106, 114, 124, 136, 150, 162, 176, 188, 200>

Break yarn.

Split hem

With RS facing you, count 26, (28, 31, 34, 37, 40, 44, 47, 49) sts to the left side of EOR. Mark this st with a sm. Count 27 (29, 32, 35, 38, 41, 45, 48, 50) sts to the right side of EOR. Mark this st with a sm. 

Join yarn on back of sweater, in st to the left of your right sm.

Row 1: Hdc in each st to sm, ch 1, turn. <52, 56, 61, 67, 73, 79, 87, 93, 99>

Row 2 -4: Hdc in each st across, ch 1 turn.

Row 5: Ch 8, sc blo in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, slst in next 2 st, turn. <7 sc>

Row 6: Sk 2 slst, sc blo 7, ch 1, turn.

Row 7: Sc blo 7, slst in next 2 st, turn.

Repeat rows 6 – 7 to end of hem. Fasten off. Repeat on front on sweater.

Sleeves:

Join yarn in underarm.

Round 1: Hdc in each st around, join with slst to first st, ch 1, turn. <39, 41, 44, 46, 51, 53, 58, 61, 63>

Rounds 2 – 3: Repeat round 1.

Round 4: Hdc 1, hdc2tog, hdc in each st until 3 sts remain, hdc2tog, hdc 1, join with slst to first st, ch 1, turn. <37, 39, 42, 44, 49, 51, 56, 59, 61>

Rounds 5 – 7: Repeat round 1.

Round 8: Hdc 1, hdc2tog, hdc in each st until 3 sts remain, hdc2tog, hdc 1, join with slst to first st, ch 1, turn. <35, 37, 40, 42, 47, 49, 54, 57, 59>

Rounds 9-11: Repeat round 1.

Round 12: Hdc 1, hdc2tog, hdc in each st until 3 sts remain, hdc2tog, hdc 1, join with slst to first st, ch 1, turn. <33, 35, 38, 40, 45, 47, 52, 55, 57>

Rounds 13 – 15: Repeat round 1.

Round 16: Hdc 1, hdc2tog, hdc in each st until 3 sts remain, hdc2tog, hdc 1, join with slst to first st, ch 1, turn. <31, 33, 36, 38, 43, 45, 50, 53, 55>

Rounds 17 – 19: Repeat round 1.

Round 20: Hdc 1, hdc2tog, hdc in each st until 3 sts remain, hdc2tog, hdc 1, join with slst to first st, ch 1, turn. <29, 31, 34, 36, 41, 43, 48, 51, 53>

Rounds 21 – 23: Repeat round 1.

Round 24: Hdc 1, hdc2tog, hdc in each st until 3 sts remain, hdc2tog, hdc 1, join with slst to first st, ch 1, turn. <27, 29, 32, 34, 39, 41, 46, 49, 51>

Rounds 25 – 27: Repeat round 1.

Round 28: Hdc 1, hdc2tog, hdc in each st until 3 sts remain, hdc2tog, hdc 1, join with slst to first st, ch 1, turn. <25, 27, 30, 32, 37, 39, 44, 47, 49>

Rounds 29 – 39: Repeat round 1. You may add in more decrease rounds within this repeat if you would like more fitted sleeves.

Row 40:  Ch 8, sc blo in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, slst in next 2 st, turn. <7 sc>

Row 41: Sk 2 slst, sc blo 7, ch 1, turn.

Row 42: Sc blo 7, slst in next 2 st, turn.

Repeat rows 41 – 42 around sleeve, slst the first and last rows together through blo. Fasten off. Repeat for opposite sleeve.

Finishing:

Weave in all ends and block using your preferred method.

I hope you enjoyed this pattern, and would love to see your makes! Tag me on social media @hookedhazel or use the hashtag #coryraglan. You can also add your projects to Ravelry to show the world your gorgeous new raglan!

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