3 Free Crochet Sweater Patterns That Are Perfect for Beginners

Bella Baby Pullover

Are you ready to crochet your first sweater? The process is a bit different than smaller-scale projects like crochet hats, so before you invest in a pattern it’s important to practice, practice, practice. Luckily, we have a handful of free patterns picked so you can do just that.

1. Attleboro Sweater

Attleboro Sweater

This beautiful sweater features long vertical lines of solid crochet that maintain a stylish silhouette on a very warm garment. It also includes a lacy yoke, which is a terrific detail that makes the piece more interesting to the eye — and to your hook. The cute design was inspired by the idea of a princess fighting alongside Robin Hood and utilizes a number of interesting crochet stitches, including the shell stitch, X stitch and working in the front loop only to create ribbing.

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2. Mesh Pullover Sweater

Mesh Pullover Sweater

This is a simple, unisex design that can be scaled to fit anyone in the family, from baby to dad. Worked in rows from the top down, the sweater is created in two identical pieces that are later stitched together. It’s based on a very simple crochet pattern repeat that only uses chain, single crochet and double crochet stitches, so it’s totally beginner-friendly. And because it’s crocheted with a J hook, the sweater works up quickly. It can be embellished with flowers or appliqués for your little ones, or kept plain for a more contemporary, grown-up wearer.

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3. Bella Baby Pullover

Bella Baby Pullover

If you can learn how to crochet a classic granny square, then you can crochet this sweater. The body is a large granny square in the front with a back made in double crochet. The sleeves use striping that matches the colors in the granny square for a powerful visual impact. The free crochet pattern is written for babies (four sizes, from one month to 30 months), but if you play around with the pattern, you can adapt it to larger sizes as well.

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