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Crochet Jumper Pattern : Le Jardin

Worked in one piece (no sewing seams!), this crochet jumper uses basic crochet stitches making it a great project for confident beginners.

Using chunky yarn and a 6mm hook makes this a quick make too.

This crochet sweater pattern is written in UK and US crochet terms.

Instructions are included for XS/S, M, L, XL, 2/3XL, 4/5XL

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Montage of four photos 1) women wearing a crochet jumper and jeans in the woods  2) showing the crochet yoke 3) the pattern sequence of the jumper 4) back view of a women wearing a jumper

This crochet jumper is worked from the neck down in one piece in the Raglan style.

It is fitted but easy to alter to fit your body shape. 

You can make a looser fit and change the length (longer or shorter for a cropped jumper).  If you do, you may need more or less yarn than this pattern.

The written instructions guide you to where you can make these changes or you might like to go up a size for a looser fit.

The sample of this sweater was crocheted in size large.

Crocheted yoke from a raglan jumper and a ball of gold yarn and a ball of multi coloured yarn

Design Inspiration

I knew when we visited The Sammy Miller Museum that in the courtyard there was a shop, Seahorse Yarns and Crafts.  Of course, I couldn’t resist making sure we also had time to visit the shop too!

They had just had a delivery of (what was then) a new yarn, King Cole Big Value Tonal.  I loved it and could visualise straight away the jumper I wanted to crochet. 

It wasn’t until I got home, when I was drawing out the design, that I added an accent colour.

My first design (photo above) I crocheted the berry stitch with the accent colour but this made the jumper too bulky.

My second design (this pattern) uses crossed half treble stitches in the accent colour which worked perfectly.

woman in the woods wearing a crochet jumper and jeans

How the pattern is worked

The Raglan technique is worked from the top down in the round. 

My pattern turns at the end of each round after using a slip stitch to join.  I find that this maintains the pattern and even stitching.

The pattern begins with a ribbed neckband which is then joined with a slip stitch to form a ring.

Next, you’ll pick up stitches from the neckband and crochet a yoke that includes four sections; front, back and sleeves.  Increases are made at these points. 

Once the yoke is crocheted, the jumper is divided for the sleeves and body.

separating the sleeves from the body in a raglan sweater

The body of the jumper is worked next, followed by the sleeves.

Body and sleeves or a crochet raglan jumper styled on a mannequin

6 rounds of half treble crochet (US half double crochet) in the main colour and 1 round of crossed half trebles in the contrasting colour complete the pattern sequence.

3 rounds of alternating double crochet (US single crochet) and berry stitch in the contrasting colour are worked for the sleeve cuffs and the hem of the crochet sweater.

I wanted to design something different than front post/back post or back loop only for the cuff and hem. 

The berry stitch gives a lovely texture and using the contrasting colour brings out this colour throughout the jumper.

My raglan jumper would look just as good crocheted all in one colour.

Related Sweater Crochet patterns

If you like crocheting with different stitches and techniques, you might like the Fruitdrop sweater.  This pattern has an unusual construction with the body crocheted in ripple stitch and the sleeves in granny squares.

Prefer a straightforward sweater with minimal shaping?  You might like the Mystic Garden easy crochet sweater pattern.

Enjoy crocheting with different shapes? You’ll love the Moon Shimmer Hexagon sweater with an optional hood. This pattern has an unusual construction.

Looking to crochet your first sweater? Have a browse of these easy-to-follow free sweater patterns.

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Yarn

Each strand in King Cole Big Value Tonal has varying intensities of a specific shade fading in and out of white. 

I loved how the Blackcurrant shade looked.  Once I started crocheting with it, it exceeded my expectations!  It’s perfect for this jumper.

I think this particular shade gives a vintage vibe.

strands of King Cole Big value Tonal yarn in Blackcurrant
Yarn WeightChunky
Ball Weight100g
Length152 metres
Needle/Hook Size6mm
Blend100% Acrylic

I wanted to highlight one of the lighter colours for my contrast and chose Cygnet Chunky in gold.

This is an easy-care affordable acrylic yarn.  I found it quite soft to work with and it gave the perfect accent in this project. 

Yarn WeightChunky
Ball Weight100g
Length156 metres
Hook/Needle Size6mm – 6.5mm
Blend100% Acrylic

You can substitute any chunky yarn but you MUST crochet your swatch first and if you need to, adjust your hook size to meet the gauge.

Pattern Notes

  • Read through the pattern before you start crocheting (I know how easy it is to want to get started right away but reading through will give you a much better chance of success)
  • Crocheting a swatch will also lead to success.  If your gauge swatch is smaller or you have more stitches and rows, use a larger size hook. If it’s bigger and you have fewer stitches and rows per cm, use a smaller size hook.
  • Instructions for the sizes are written with the smallest size followed by the larger sizes in parenthesis; XS/S (M, L, XL, 2/3XL, 4/5XL)
  • Main colour (MC) = King Cole Big Value Tonal Chunky in Blackcurrant
  • Contrasting colour (CC) = Cygnet Chunky in Gold
  • Pattern sequence = 6 rounds of half treble crochet (US half double crochet) in the main colour and 1 round of crossed half trebles (crossed half doubles) in the contrasting colour
  • Keep continuity of above sequence throughout the pattern
  • Berry Stitch is always worked on the wrong side
  • Chain 2 at the beginning of a round does not count as a stitch
  • Half treble (US half double) increases on the crossed rounds are worked the same way as the regular half treble (ie; [htr, ch2, htr] where specified
  • Don’t forget to turn at the end of a round
  • Use stitch markers or a length of different coloured yarn to mark the increases and move up/weave through the increases for each round

Level

Easy

Gauge

12 stitches and 9 rows of half treble crochet (US half double crochet) with a 6mm hook = 10cm x 10cm

Gauge is critical for this crochet project.

Materials

YarnXS/SMLXL2/3XL4/5XL
King Cole Big Value Tonal in Blackcurrant558 meters/610 yards643 meters/703 yards725 meters/793 yards821 meters/898 yards988 meters/1080 yards1138 meters/1245 yards
Cygnet Chunky in Gold156 meters156 meters156 meters312 meters312 meters312 meters
  • 6mm crochet hook (or necessary to match gauge)
  • 5mm hook (berry stitch on cuffs and hem)
  • Stitch Markers
  • Tape Measure
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle for weaving in ends

Stitches and Abbreviations

Double Crochet (dc)  /  US Single Crochet (sc): Insert hook in indicated stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, draw through both loops on hook.

Half Treble Crochet (htr)  /  US Half Double Crochet (hdc): Yarn over, insert hook in stitch, yarn over, pull up loop, yarn over, pull through all 3 loops on hook

Crossed Half Treble Crochet (Xhtr)  /  US Crossed Half Double Crochet (Xhdc): Skip 1 stitch, htr (hdc) in next st, htr (hdc) in previous skipped stitch

Half Treble 2 Together (htr2tog)  /  US Half Double 2 Together (hdc2tog): Yarn over, insert hook in stitch, yarn over, pull up loop, yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over, pull up loop, yarn over, pull through all loops on hook

Berry Stitch (Berry St): Yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, pull up loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through the first loop only, yarn over, insert hook, yarn over, pull up loop (5 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through all 5 loops, insert hook into next stitch, dc (sc) into next stitch. Alternate a berry stitch with a double crochet (single crochet) and repeat to the end of the row or round

Back Loop Only (blo): Work into the back loop of the indicated stitch

  • Ch – chain
  • Tog – together
  • Sl st – slip stitch
  • St/s – stitch(es)
  • Sp – space
  • Rep – repeat
  • Cont – continuity
  • Patt – Pattern
  • Sk – skip
  • Incr – increase
  • Ea – each
  • WS – wrong side
  • RS – right side

Measurements

Sizes follow the Craft Yarn Council measurements.

 XS/SMLXL2/3 XL4/5 XL
To fit bust measurements28 – 34 inches / 71 – 86.5 cm36 – 38 inches  /  91.5 – 96.5 cm40 – 42 inches /  101.5 – 106.5 cm44 – 46 inches  /  112 – 117 cm48 – 54 inches  /  112 – 137 cm56 – 62 inches  /  142 – 157.5 cm
Finished bust measurement36 inches /  91.5 cm40 inches  /  101.5 cm44 inches /  112 cm50 inches  /  127cm56 inches  /  142 cm64 inches  /  162.5 cm
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Raglan Jumper Instructions UK Crochet Terms

Neckband

With MC and 6mm hook ch6

Row 1: dc in 2nd ch from hook, dc to end, ch1, turn

Row 2: 1 dc blo to end, ch1, turn

Rep row 2 until neckband measures 56 (60, 63.5, 71, 73.5, 76) cm.

Dc 1st row and last row tog to form a ring

Yoke

Round 1: with MC ch2, work 64 (68, 72, 80, 84, 88) htr evenly around neckband.  Join with sl st, ch2, turn

Next round begins incr

Round 2: 1 htr in next 12 (13, 14, 16, 17, 18) sts, ch2, 1 htr in next 8 sts, ch2, 1htr in next 24 (26, 28, 32, 34, 36) sts, ch2, 1htr in next 8 sts, ch2, 1 htr in next (12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18) sts, join with sl st, ch2, turn

(64, 68, 72, 80, 84, 88 htr)

Round 3: *htr to next ch2-sp, [htr, ch2, htr) in ch2-sp, * rep 3 more times, htr in ea st to end, join with sl st, ch2, turn

(72, 76, 80, 88, 92, 96 htr)

Keeping cont of patt (6 rounds htr, 1 round Xhtr) rep the above round 13 (13, 16, 18, 20) times more

(176, 180, 184, 216, 236, 256 htr)

Dividing Sleeves and Body

Before dividing, try on the yoke.  Does the yoke sit comfortably for the opening for your arm? 

If you need extra rows, continue with round 3, trying on the yoke after each round.

If you need less, unpick a round at a time and try on.

Pattern continues with dividing sleeves and body (if you worked more or less rounds, scroll to amended instructions)

Round 1: htr in next 26 (27, 28, 33, 36, 39) sts, sk next 36 (36, 36, 42, 46, 50) sts (sleeve), ch 2 (6, 10, 10, 14, 16), htr in next (52, 54, 56, 66, 72, 78) sts, sk next 36 (36, 42, 46, 50) sts (sleeve), ch 2 (6, 10, 10, 14, 16), htr in next 26 (27, 28, 33, 36, 39) sts, join with sl st, ch2, turn

Round 2: htr in each ch and st around, join with sl st, ch2, turn

If you amended the yoke:

Round 1: *htr to incr, sk sts to next incr (sleeve), ch 2 (6, 10, 10, 14, 16), * rep around, join with sl st, ch2, turn

Round 2: htr in ea st around, join with sl st, ch2, turn

Body

For all sizes, rep round 2 until work from round 2 measures 35.5 (37, 38, 38, 39.5, 42) cm ending with a WS round

If you want a cropped jumper, work less rounds.

If you want a longer jumper, work more rounds.

Try on as you go to ensure your jumper is made-to-measure for your body shape

Join CC at last pull through of sl st, ch1, turn

Hem Ribbing

Change to 5mm hook

Round 1 (RS): dc to end, join with sl st, ch 2, turn

Round 2 (WS): Berry St (see Stitches and Abbreviations), ch1, turn

Rep rounds 1 and 2 twice more

Round 7: rep round 1

Fasten off

Sleeves

With 6mm hook

Join yarn under arm

Round 1: ch2, htr to end, join with sl st, ch2, turn

Rep round 1 until sleeve measures 7.5 (6.5, 6.5, 5, 2.5, 2.5) cm

Shape Sleeves

Round 1: htr in first st, htr2tog, htr in ea st to last 3 sts, htr2tog, htr in last st, join with sl st, ch2, turn

Round 2: htr to end, join with sl st, ch2, turn

Rep last round 4 (3, 2, 2, 1, 1) times more

Rep these 6 (5, 4, 4, 3, 3) rounds 3 (4, 5, 5, 6, 7) times more

Next round: rep round 2

Rep last round until sleeves measure 38 (38, 37, 35.5, 35.5, 34.5) cm

Join CC at last pull through of sl st, ch1, turn

Cuff Ribbing

Change to 5mm hook

Round 1 (RS): dc to end, join with sl st, ch 2, turn

Round 2 (WS): Berry St (see Stitches and Abbreviations), ch1, turn

Rep rounds 1 and 2 twice more

Round 7: rep round 1

Fasten off

Ragland Jumper Instructions US Crochet Terms

Neckband

With MC and 6mm hook ch6

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc to end, ch1, turn

Row 2: 1 sc blo to end, ch1, turn

Rep row 2 until neckband measures 56 (60, 63.5, 71, 73.5, 76) cm.

sc 1st row and last row tog to form a ring

Yoke

Round 1: with MC ch2, work 64 (68, 72, 80, 84, 88) hdc evenly around neckband.  Join with sl st, ch2, turn

Next round begins incr

Round 2: hdc in next 12 (13, 14, 16, 17, 18) sts, ch2, 1 hdc in next 8 sts, ch2, hdc in next 24 (26, 28, 32, 34, 36) sts, ch2, hdc in next 8 sts, ch2, hdc in next (12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18) sts, join with sl st, ch2, turn

(64, 68, 72, 80, 84, 88 hdc)

Round 3: *hdc to next ch2-sp, [hdc, ch2, hdc) in ch2-sp, * rep 3 more times, hdc in ea st to end, join with sl st, ch2, turn

(72, 76, 80, 88, 92, 96 hdc)

Keeping cont of patt (6 rounds hdc, 1 round Xhtr) rep the above round 13 (13, 16, 18, 20) times more

(176, 180, 184, 216, 236, 256 hdc)

Dividing Sleeves and Body

Before dividing, try on the yoke.  Does the yoke sit comfortably for the opening for your arm? 

If you need extra rows, continue with round 3, trying on the yoke after each round.

If you need less, unpick a round at a time and try on.

Pattern continues with dividing sleeves and body (if you worked more or less rounds, scroll to amended instructions)

Round 1: hdc in next 26 (27, 28, 33, 36, 39) sts, sk next 36 (36, 36, 42, 46, 50) sts (sleeve), ch 2 (6, 10, 10, 14, 16), hdc in next (52, 54, 56, 66, 72, 78) sts, sk next 36 (36, 42, 46, 50) sts (sleeve), ch 2 (6, 10, 10, 14, 16), hdc in next 26 (27, 28, 33, 36, 39) sts, join with sl st, ch2, turn

Round 2: hdc in each ch and st around, join with sl st, ch2, turn

If you amended the yoke:

Round 1: *hdc to incr, sk sts to next incr (sleeve), ch 2 (6, 10, 10, 14, 16), * rep around, join with sl st, ch2, turn

Round 2: hdc in ea st around, join with sl st, ch2, turn

Body

For all sizes, rep round 2 until work from round 2 measures 35.5 (37, 38, 38, 39.5, 42) cm ending with a WS round

If you want a cropped jumper, work less rounds.

If you want a longer jumper, work more rounds.

Try on as you go to ensure your jumper is made-to-measure for your body shape

Join CC at last pull through of sl st, ch1, turn

Hem Ribbing

Change to 5mm hook

Round 1 (RS): sc to end, join with sl st, ch 2, turn

Round 2 (WS): Berry St (see Stitches and Abbreviations), ch1, turn

Rep rounds 1 and 2 twice more

Round 7: rep round 1

Fasten off

Sleeves

With 6mm hook

Join yarn under arm

Round 1: ch2, hdc to end, join with sl st, ch2, turn

Rep round 1 until sleeve measures 7.5 (6.5, 6.5, 5, 2.5, 2.5) cm

Shape Sleeves

Round 1: hdc in first st, hdc2tog, hdc in ea st to last 3 sts, hdc2tog, hdc in last st, join with sl st, ch2, turn

Round 2: hdc to end, join with sl st, ch2, turn

Rep last round 4 (3, 2, 2, 1, 1) times more

Rep these 6 (5, 4, 4, 3, 3) rounds 3 (4, 5, 5, 6, 7) times more

Next round: rep round 2

Rep last round until sleeves measure 38 (38, 37, 35.5, 35.5, 34.5) cm

Join CC at last pull through of sl st, ch1, turn

Cuff Ribbing

Change to 5mm hook

Round 1 (RS): sc to end, join with sl st, ch 2, turn

Round 2 (WS): Berry St (see Stitches and Abbreviations), ch1, turn

Rep rounds 1 and 2 twice more

Round 7: rep round 1

Fasten off

Happy crocheting!

Copyright Notice

The pattern and photographs of this design are the property of Sharon Goodwin at Jera’s Jamboree.  This pattern and design are subject to copyright and are for personal, non-commercial use only.  You may not share, resell, alter or redistribute this pattern in part or in whole. You may, however, sell any finished items you make.  If you would like to include this pattern in a roundup, you may take one photo and link back to this pattern.

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