Olivia Sweater – Free Crochet Pattern

Inspiration + Design

As with most of my designs, the Olivia Sweater crochet pattern was created on accident. I actually started with a simple chain to create a lap blanket, and as soon as I finished the first round, I was said “Nope, we are joining this and making a sweater!” It just so happened that it was the perfect size for what I was going for, so then I went to my notebook and calculator and starting the designing process for making the sweater what it is today.

Yarn + Hook

For this pattern, I used #6 bulky yarn. I recommend using Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick for this pattern. I first made this sweater in Yarnspiration’s Bernat Chunky yarn, which is great if you are looking for a more affordable option and don’t mind the 100% acrylic feel for the sweater.

For the hook, I used Clover’s 15mm, or US size P, hook. This hook worked wonderfully for this pattern and was a lot easier on my hands than the bamboo hook I previously was using. I definitely recommend giving Clover brand a try if you haven’t tried them yet.


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Olivia Sweater Crochet Pattern

Description

The Olivia Sweater crochet pattern is beginner sweater friendly and is worked in the round. This sweater is meant to be slightly oversized, however, you pretty much were any size provided. This sweater can be styled to be worn on the shoulders as a regular sweater, or you can style it to be off the shoulder style. This sweater can easily be a crop top, full length, or even made into a sweater dress.

Yarn

This pattern calls for #6 Super Bulky weight yarn. Suggested brand is Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick

Notions

  • US P/15mm crochet hook
  • Stitch marker
  • Measuring tape
  • Tapestry needle
  • scissors

Gauge

4” x 4” = 6 DC x 4 rows

Sizes

  • XS/S (30-37” bust) – 500 yards
    • Finished size will measure at 38”
  • M/L (38-45” bust) – 555 yards
    • Finished size will measure at 46”
  • XL/2XL (46-53” bust) – 670 yards
    • Finished size will measure at 54”
  • 3XL/4XL (54-62” bust) –  770 yards
    • Finished size will measure at 63”

Abbreviations & Stitches used

  • Ch = Chain
  • Sl st = slip stitch
  • SC = Single Crochet Stitch
  • DC = Double Crochet Stitch
  • SC2tog = Single Crochet 2 stitches together
  • DC2tog= Double Crochet 2 stitches together

Notes

Pattern: pattern reads XS/S (M/L, XL/2XL, 3XL/4XL)

NOTE: This sweater is worked from top down. Ch2 does NOT count as the first stitch.

Yoke

  1. Foundation DC 40 (48, 56, 64). Sl st to first DC. Turn your work.
    1. Alternative is to chain 40 (48, 56, 64), join to the first chain, Ch2, DC around. Sl st to first DC. Turn your work.
  2. Ch2, *DC x 4 (5, 6, 7) stitches, 2DC in the next stitch* Repeat from * around. Sl st to the first DC. Turn your work. 48 (56, 64, 72) 
  3. Ch2, *DC x 5 (6, 7, 8) stitches, 2DC in the next stitch* Repeat from * around. Sl st to the first DC. Turn your work. 56 (64, 72, 80)
  4. Ch2, *DC x 6 (7, 8, 9) stitches, 2DC in the next stitch* Repeat from * around. Sl st to the first DC. Turn your work. 64 (72, 80, 88)
  5. Ch2, *DC x 7 (8, 9, 10) stitches, 2DC in the next stitch* Repeat from * around. Sl st to the first DC. Turn your work. 72 (70, 88, 96)
  6. Ch2, *DC x 8 (9, 10, 11) stitches, 2DC in the next stitch* Repeat from * around. Sl st to the first DC. Turn your work. 80 (88, 96, 104)
  7. *Ch2, *DC x 9 (10, 11, 12) stitches, 2DC in the next stitch.* Repeat from * around. Sl st to the first DC. Turn your work. 88 (96, 104, 112)
    1. For size XS/S: Skip to body after this round. 
  8. Ch2, *DC x (11, 12, 13) stitches, 2DC in the next stitch* Repeat from * around. Sl st to the first DC. Turn your work. (104, 112, 120)
    1. For size M/L: skip to body after this round.
  9. Ch2, *DC x (13, 14) stitches, 2DC in the next stitch* Repeat from * around. Sl st to the first DC. Turn your work. (120, 128)
    1. For size XL/2XL, skip to body after this round
  10. Ch2, *DC x 15 stitches, 2DC into the next stitch* Repeat from * around. Sl st to the first DC. Turn your work (132)
  11. Ch2, *DC x 16 stitches, 2DC into the next stitch* Repeat from * around. Sl St to the first DC. Turn your work (140)

Body

  1. Ch2, DC x 14 (18, 20, 24) stitches, skip the next 16 (16, 20, 22) stitches, DC x 28 (36, 40, 48) stitches, skip the next 16 (16, 20, 22) stitches, DC x 14 (18, 20, 24) stitches. Sl st to the first DC. 56 (72, 80, 96)
  2. Ch2, DC in each stitch around. Sl st to the first DC. Turn your work. 56 (72, 80, 96)
  3. Repeat #2 until you reach the desired length. Some suggested lengths are listed below, however you may go as long or short as you like. 
    1. XS/S – repeat for a total of 10 rounds
      1. This size is shown in the cover page photo. 
    2. M/L – repeat for a total of 11 rounds
    3. XL/2XL – repeat for a total of 11 rounds
      1. This size is shown in the photo on the last page. 
    4. 3XL/4XL – repeat for a total of 11 rounds
  4. Below step is optional. This will create a “bubble” type of style. I would suggest doing this step if you are making it extra long to be more like a dress or if you upside 2 or more sizes. 
    1. Ch1, *SC2tog* Repeat from * around. Sl st to the first SC. 28 (36, 40, 48)
  5. Ch1, SC all stitches around. Sl st to the first SC. If you did the above step, your count should be 28 (36, 40, 48). If you skipped step 4, count should be 56 (72, 80, 96)
  6. Tie off. 

Sleeves

  1. Attach yarn to the centermost Ch2, DC2tog the first stitch of the body and the last stitch of the yoke,. DC in each stitch from the yoke around until the last one, then DC2tog for the last stitch of the yoke and the fIrst stitch of the body. See images. Sl st to first DC. 18 (18, 20, 24) 
  2. Ch2, DC in each stitch around. Sl st to the first DC. Turn your work. 18 (18, 20, 24)
  3. Repeat # 2 until you reach the desired length. My suggestions are below, however you may go as long or short as you like.
    1. For 3/4 sleeves: 
      1. XS/S: total of 7 rounds.
      2. M/L: total of 5 rounds
      3. XL/2X: total of 4 rounds
      4. 3X/4X: total of 2 rounds 
    2. For full sleeves: 
      1. XS/S: total of 10 rounds.
      2. M/L: total of 9 rounds.
      3. XL/2X: total of 9 rounds
      4. 3X/4X: total of 8 rounds
  4. Ch1, *SC2tog, SC x 12 (12, 14, 18), SC2tog last two* Repeat from * around. Sl st to the first SC. 16 (16, 18, 22)
  5. Ch1, *SC2tog, SC x 10 (10, 12, 16), SC2tog last two* Repeat from * around. Sl st to the first SC. 14 (14, 16, 20)
  6. Ch1, *SC2tog, SC x8 (8, 10, 14), SC2tog last two* Repeat from * around. Sl st to the first SC. 12 (12, 14, 18)
  7. Ch1, SC in each stitch around. Sl st to the first SC. 12 (12, 14, 18) 
  8. Tie off

Collar

Collar is optional. Without the collar will give you a more “oversized/lounge” style to the sweater where it can slide off one shoulder. If you are sizing up, I recommend adding the collar. 

  1. Attach yarn to the bottom side of your first DC. Ch1, SC in each stitch around. Sl st to the first SC. 40 (48, 56, 64)
  2. Ch1, SC2tog, SC x 36 (44, 52, 60), SC2tog for last two stitches. Sl st to the first SC. 38 (46, 54, 62) 
  3. Ch1, SC2tog, SC x 32 (40, 48, 56), SC2tog for last two stitches. Sl st to the first SC. 36 (44, 52, 60) 
    1. If you are sizing up, you will want to SC2tog x 2 at the beginning, SC2tog half way around, then SC2tog x 2 at the end of the round. Total decrease should be 5 stitches. . 
  4. The below step is optional. I recommend doing this step if you are upsizing. 
    1. Ch1, SC2tog, SC x 30 (38, 46, 54), SC2tog for last two stitches. Sl st to the first SC. 34 (42, 50, 58) 
  5. Ch1, SC around
  6. Tie off and weave in ends

Images


I hope you enjoy your new sweater!

*Please tag me on Instagram @daisycrochetstudio and use the hashtag #OliviaSweater with your finished product(s).

*This pattern is for personal use only. You may sell your finished items, but I ask that you give credit to Daisy Crochet Studio as the designer.

Please do not alter, share, or redistribute this pattern or photos!

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Ashley Self

I'm Ashley. I love coffee and yarn. I am a dog mom of 3. I love creating new designs as often as I can. Grab a cup and let's get crafty.

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