Timberlane Sweater – Crochet Raglan Sweater Pattern

Are you looking for a crochet raglan sweater pattern? The Timberlane Sweater is just that! Come grab the cozy crochet pattern and learn a little more about crochet raglans with me!

Timberlane Sweater - Crochet Raglan Sweater Pattern

The Timberlane Sweater has been a long time in coming, let me tell you.

It all started when I decided to submit a crochet pattern to I Like Crochet Magazine. I wanted a sweater that was going to be unique, colorful, and perfect for Fall.

As I started swatching, I discovered this super cool textured stitch which I now like to call the Triangle Post Stitch.

Little did I know then that that stitch would become the centerpiece in 3 different designs!

The Timberlane Sweater is the first design to come out, but look out for a wall hanging AND a cardigan later this fall 😉

Timberlane Sweater - Crochet Raglan Sweater Pattern

If you’re ready to grab this crochet raglan pattern, it can be found on Etsy or Ravelry! You can also keep on reading for lots more details about styling the sweater (and a bunch of nerdy info on crochet raglans!)

Styling the Timberlane Sweater

I personally am SO excited to wear my Timberlane Sweater this fall. As I was experimenting with styling options, I came up with two favorite outfits:

  1. For a more casual look, just throw on your favorite pair of jeans with the sweater!
  2. For a dressier look, I put it over a dress in a complimentary color. You could also try a skirt! I would recommend having something flowy though, as it goes well with the sweater.
Timberlane Sweater - Crochet Raglan Sweater Pattern

Yarn Needed for the Sweater:

Here is the yardage needed for MC (based off of estimates from testers):

XS 800 S: 900 M: 1,000 L: 1,200 XL: 1400 2X & 3X: 1500-1900

Yardage for CC: around 100-200 yards for each size 

Please note that the pattern includes a number of instructions for adjusting the fit of the sweater. If you do decide to adjust, the yardage may vary.

Timberlane Sweater - Crochet Raglan Sweater Pattern

Hooks & Notions

  • H (5mm) hook (or size to obtain gauge) – will be used for main sweater
  • G (4.25mm) hook (or one size smaller than hook that obtains gauge) – will be used in ribbing sections
  • Yarn needle

The Sizing & Fit: 

The pattern is written in sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, and 3XL, while also giving you options to adjust the fit as needed. Pattern will be written in XS, with S-3XL in parenthesis. 

The fit: This sweater fits true to size. That means the finished measurements are the same as your bust measurement. Feel free to size up if you’d like a more oversized sweater (or vice versa).

Finished Bust Measurements: 30 (32.5, 37, 40, 44.5, 49, 53.5)”

Armhole depth: 6.5 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12)”

Don’t see your exact bust measurement? Don’t worry. Here are some options you have:

Want an oversized sweater? Choose a size that is larger than your finished bust measurement.

Want a tight fitting sweater? Choose a size that is either your exact bust size, or 1 inch smaller. 

There will also be adjusting instructions within the pattern, so go ahead and choose a size that is closest to your measurement; then you’ll be able to adjust as needed within the pattern.

For reference, model is 5’ 4″ with a bust of 30.”

Timberlane Sweater - Crochet Raglan Sweater Pattern

Gauge:

14 dc and 8 rows in dc in the round with larger hook = 4”

Feel free to try obtaining gauge with your desired yarn before buying the pattern! Just make sure you make your swatch in the round. You can do this simply by making a tube of dc.

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Don’t forget to grab this FULL pattern on either Etsy or Ravelry! Or keep reading for lots of nerdy details about crocheting raglan sweaters.

What is a Crochet Raglan Exactly?

So now that we’ve covered the details about the Timberlane Sweater, let’s get into the details of raglans!

Raglan sweaters are super cool. But what exactly ARE they? Maybe you’ve heard the term, but you’re unsure what it means.

There’s a few things that characterize a raglan sweater:

First, they are worked from the top down, in the round. You’ll start at the neckline (in the case of this sweater, you’ll start with ribbing) and then make a yoke before splitting for the sleeves.

Now, if you’re not familiar with raglans, that might have sounded like it was written in a foreign language. So let me break it down a bit!

A raglan starts out as a square or rectangle. Increases at each corner form this shape. The technical term for it is a yoke.

So when you start off making a raglan, it won’t look exactly like a sweater!

Here is a picture of the Timberlane Sweater yoke while it is still in the yoke stage:

Crochet Raglan Yoke

As you can see, the ribbing forms the neck-opening. The part with the colorwork will eventually become the front of the sweater, and the half across from it will be the back.

The two sections on either side (believe it or not) will actually become the sleeves!

Whenever you see a round in a pattern called “Splitting the Yoke” – this is the round where the sleeves, front, and back will be formed.

In the photo below, I have folded my yoke together – now it looks more like a sweater, does it not?

Crochet Raglan Yoke

From here on out, you’ll simply work the body of the sweater, which is easy peasy after finishing a whole yoke.

Is a Raglan Sweater Seamless?

Now as you might have guessed, one of the beautiful things about raglan sweaters (and just top down sweaters in general) is that they are totally seamless!

What I mean is you will not need to do ANY sewing at the end (like paneled sweaters). Instead, you just crochet until you’re done.

I don’t know about you…but I think that is a beautiful thing. 🙂

Measuring a Raglan Sweater

One thing that people often get confused about with raglans is how to measure them. Especially when it comes to the “raglan depth.”

See, raglan sleeves are more of a “set in” type sleeve – they are NOT a drop sleeve that you might get from crocheting a sweater out of rectangles.

Because of that, it is important to pay attention to your row gauge when you’re crocheting a raglan. The height of your rows will form the “depth” of your raglan.

To know the depth measurement, you’ll just want to measure a side section of the raglan from the neck to the edge.

Also, make sure to try on your yoke before & after joining to make sure the depth fits nicely.

Ready to Grab Your Very Own Raglan Sweater Pattern?

The Timberlane Sweater pattern is all ready for your hooks this Fall! You’ll get a full printable PDF with 7 sizes, adjusting instructions, and photo tutorials to help with the color work & splitting the yoke.

Grab the pattern on either Etsy or Ravelry now!

Timberlane Sweater - Crochet Raglan Sweater Pattern

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 crocheting sweaters - in 5 DAYS!

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Happy Crocheting!

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