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Crochet Pattern: Plain Jane Pullover

Feel like crocheting an easy sweater that fits? The Plain Jane Pullover is the crochet pattern for you!

A drop-shoulder sweater is about the easiest sweater shape to crochet. It’s just two rectangles for the body and two trapezoids for the sleeves, with a little bit of neck shaping thrown in. What better way to practice crocheting your first sweater?

woman wearing Plain Jane Pullover, a well-fitting drop shoulder crew neck sweater in a tweedy green

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The simple shaping lends itself to customization. Try stripes or color blocks. Add surface embellishment. Customize your sweater to make it a perfect fit for your body.

The Yarn

Craft Yarn Council icon-3 Light Weight Yarn

A dk-weight yarn creates a not-too-heavy sweater for comfortable wear.

lavender-coloreed tweedy yarn ball-Valley Yarns Worthington

Valley Yarns Worthington comes in a wonderful array of soft, rustic tweeds. It is a blend of 50% wool/ 25% alpaca/ 25% viscose and comes in 50 gram balls of 174 yards [159 meters] each.

I used color Marine Blue for the larger sweater (shown below) and color Artic for the smaller sweater (shown above).

two Plain Jane Pullovers: one medium tweedy blue, one tweedy green, with crew necks, laid flat

The Crochet Pattern

Cover page of Plain Jane Pullover crochet pattern

The Plain Jane Pullover crochet pattern uses American crochet terminology. You’ll be using simple double crochet and single crochet. The pattern includes video tutorials for special techniques like decreases and single crochet into the back loop only. It is suitable for adventurous beginning crocheters.

The pattern has been tech edited and test crocheted for accuracy. It is sized to fit bust/hip size 30 – 62″ [76 – 157.5 cm], with approximately 6-10″ [15-25 cm] of ease.

Tips are included for customizing the sweater to fit an individual body.

Ready to start crocheting an easy sweater that fits? Get the pattern now!

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Looking for even more help? Join me for my upcoming virtual class with WEBS: Crochet III-Crochet A Sweater. I’ll be sharing tips and tricks for choosing the right hook size, making a swatch, deciding what size to make and what adaptations you’ll need to fit your body. Class starts September 19.

close up of neck detail in Plain Jane Pullover crochet pattern

2 thoughts on “Crochet Pattern: Plain Jane Pullover”

  1. This needs to be shown on different, (i.e. a variety) of body types. I have no idea if this would look good on me. The ravelry projects just have similar,

  2. The two examples shown on the Ravelry page are on two very different bodies. The green sweater is on a woman about 5’10” tall, wearing the smallest size. The blue sweater is worn on a 5’2” model wearing the 5th-6th size, with adapted sleeve lengths, as explained in the pattern.

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