Adalyn Pullover—Free Crochet Pattern

I’m so excited to share a new sweater pattern with you…the Adalyn Pullover!

Adalyn Pullover—Free Crochet Pattern

This sweater is super easy to make—it is constructed basically of 2 rectangles!

Despite the fact that this is an easy pattern, it was difficult to design. This is the first sweater I’ve ever successfully converted to 6 sizes—Small all the way to 3XL! It’s been a long process, so I hope you guys enjoy it. 🙂

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Adalyn Pullover—Free Crochet Pattern

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Adalyn Pullover—Free Crochet Pattern

All right, lets talk about this pattern just a bit more before getting started with the instructions. The yarn this pattern calls for is Knit Picks Paragon Sport. You can use any sport weight yarn, but I especially LOVE this yarn! It is literally soo soft, and it has a nice bouncy feel to it.

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All right, now to the pattern!

Adalyn Pullover

By Desert Blossom Crafts

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Adalyn Pullover—Free Crochet Pattern


    • Color A: 6 (8, 9, 11, 13, 15) balls


  • Color B: 2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3) balls
    • I used Doe (color A) and Shoal (color B) These colors, unfortunately, are being discontinued. 🙁 However, there are still some of the color Doe left for a ridiculously good price!! Make sure and check it out here. 


  • Total yardage needed: S: 925 yards, M: 1230 yards, L: 1350 yards, XL: 1720 yards, 2XL: 1970 yards, 3XL: 2220 yards
    • G Hook (or size to obtain gauge)


  • Yarn needle




    1. Sweater is worked in 2 rectangles which are then sewn together at the sides and shoulders. Sleeves are then joined at the armhole and worked in turned rounds.


  1. If you want to have less ends to weave in after crocheting the stripes, follow the appendix for detailed color-changing instructions.

Abbreviations/Stitches Used:

Chain – ch

Foundation Single Crochet – fsc

Slip Stitch: sl st

Double crochet – dc

Fpdc: front post double crochet

Bpdc: back post double crochet

Repeat – rep

Round – rnd

Skip – sk

Stitch(es) – st(s)

RS: right side

WS: wrong side

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Bust: 32 (35, 40, 43, 48, 51) inches

Width of panels: 16 (17.5, 20, 21.5, 24, 25.5) inches

Length of panels: 17.5, 21, 21, 24.5, 24.5, 28” (adjustable if desired)

Armhole: 6.5 (7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9) inches

Sleeve Length: adjustable

I recommend choosing a size 1-2 inches bigger than your bust size. If you are in between sizes, please size up.

For reference, model is 5′ 3″ with a bust of 30″.


15 dc and 8 rows = 4”


Fsc 60 (66, 75, 81, 90, 96).

Rows 1 (WS): Ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout) dc in each st across. 60 (66, 75, 81, 90, 96) dc. Turn.

Rows 2-6: Repeat row 1.

After row 6, DO NOT TURN OR FASTEN OFF. Leave A loose so you can come back to it later. (see appendix for picture tutorial on changing colors).

Row 7: With RS of panel facing, join B with a sl st in first dc. Ch 3, dc in next dc. *Sk 2 dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next st. Rep from * till 4 sts left. Sk 2 sts, dc in last 2 dc. Fasten off B. Turn.

Row 8: With WS facing, pick up loose loop from B (see appendix for picture tutorial on color changes). Ch 3, 2 dc in next dc. *Dc in next dc. Dc in next ch-2 sp. Dc in next dc. Rep from * until 2 sts left. 2 dc in next dc, dc in last dc. Turn.

Row 9-13: Ch 3, dc in each dc across. Turn.

Rep rows 7-13 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6) times, or until panel reaches desired length. On LAST repeat, omit row 13 (you will only have 5 dc rows instead of 6.) Do not fasten off, but turn to begin shoulder.

Note on length customization:

You can do as many repeats of rows 7-13 as you want. Just keep in mind that another inch or so will be added with the bottom edging.

Shoulder (continues from panel without cutting yarn)

Row 1: Ch 3, dc in next 18 (20, 23, 25, 28, 30) dc. Dc2tog in next 2 dc. 20 (22, 25, 27, 30, 32) dc. TURN.

Row 2: Ch 1 (does NOT count as st) dc2tog. Dc in each dc across. 19 (21, 24, 26, 29, 31) dc. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in each dc across. Fasten Off.

Other side of shoulder:

Go back to the last row of the rectangular panel. Skip 18 (20, 23, 25, 28, 30) dc for neck opening. Then join yarn with a sl st in next dc to begin other side of shoulder.

Row 1: Ch 2, dc2tog in same st as sl st and next dc. Dc in all dc across. TURN.

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in each dc until 2 dc left. Dc2tog in last 2 dc. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in each dc across. Fasten off. 19 (22, 25, 27, 30, 32) dc.

You should have 2 identical panels:

Adalyn Pullover—Free Crochet Pattern

Sew shoulder seams. Sew side seams, leaving a 6.5” (7”, 7.5”, 8”, 8.5”, 9”) armhole opening.

Adalyn Pullover—Free Crochet Pattern


Join A with a sl st at the base of armhole opening.

Rnd 1: Ch 3, dc evenly around armhole with 49 (53, 56, 60, 64, 68) dc. Join with a sl st to beg ch 3.

Rnd 2: Ch 2 (does NOT count as st, here and throughout sleeve. This ch 2 helps eliminate a hole in the joining area) dc in all dc until 1 st left. Sk last dc, join with sl st to beg dc. TURN. (48, 52, 55, 59, 63, 67) dc.

Rep Rnd 2 (decreasing one st per row) till the following row:

S: Work to Rnd 16 (end with 36 dc)

M: Work to Rnd 18 (end with 38 dc)

L: Work to Rnd 19 (end with 40 dc)

XL: Work to Rnd 21 (end with 42 dc)

2XL: Work to Rnd 23 (end with 44 dc)

3XL: Work to Rnd 25 (end with 46 dc)

Next Rnd: Ch 2, dc in next st and each dc around.Join with sl st to beg dc. TURN. Repeat this rnd until sleeve reaches desired length. Make sure to end on a Right Side facing row, so that the first edging row will be wrong side facing.

Edging (work on the edges of sleeves and the bottom of sweater):

Join B with a sl st in any stitch.

Rnd 1: Ch 2, dc in each st around. Sl st to beg dc. TURN.

Rnd 2: Ch 2 (does NOT count as st). *Fpdc over next dc, bpdc over next dc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first fpdc. DO NOT TURN.

Rnd 3: Ch 2 (does NOT count as st). *Fpdc over first fpdc, bpdc over next bpdc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to first fpdc. Fasten off.

Appendix: Changing Colors

Step 1: Begin last double crochet of teal row: YO, insert hook into last dc, YO, pull through 2 loops. Now DROP color B and pick up color A.

Adalyn Pullover—Free Crochet Pattern

Step 2: Insert hook into loose loop of color A. YO with color A.

Adalyn Pullover—Free Crochet Pattern

Step 3: Pull through all 3 loops.

Adalyn Pullover—Free Crochet Pattern

Turn work as usual and continue with pattern in color A!

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Happy crocheting!

— Rachel 🙂

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