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Sweet Clara Crochet Pullover FREE Crochet Pattern

Sweet Clara Crochet Pullover FREE Crochet Pattern

This GORGEOUS top is easy to crochet from the top down. The raglan shaping is worked within the stitch pattern. The whole top is worked in the round and it is completely seamless. Sizes range from 36" bust to 52" bust with ample flounce to showcase the yarn's incredible drape at the hemline.

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Sweet Clara Crochet Pullover FREE Pattern
by Kristin Omdahl

Skill Level
Easy +
Sizes
S (M, L, XL, XXL)
Finished Measurements
Bust 36 (40, 44, 48, 52)”
Length 25½ (25½, 27¼, 27¼, 29)”
Materials
Short Sleeve Version:
2 (3, 3, 3, 4) skeins Kristin Omdahl Yarns Be So Sporty (4oz/115g, 325yds/297m, 100% bamboo,) in Crushed Berries
Long Sleeve Version:
3 (4, 4, 4, 5) skeins Kristin Omdahl Yarns Be So Sporty (4oz/115g, 325yds/297m, 100% bamboo,) in Jaded Peacock
Size H/8 (5mm) crochet hook, or size to obtain correct gauge
Size G/6 (4mm) crochet hook (for sleeves)
Yarn needle
Gauge
Note: The stitch pattern used is very flexible, and its gauge measurements change when it is tugged either width-wise or lengthwise. To reflect this, two gauge measurements are provided. Both should be measured after blocking. The hem edge will be larger than the bust circumference for this same reason, even though no shaping is used in the bottom portion (Body) of the garment.
Gauge when tugged width-wise: 1 rep of Scallops pat = 3” across and 1¾” in length
Gauge when tugged lengthwise: 1 rep of Scallops pat = 2” across and 2” in length

Scallops Pattern (worked in the rnd)
Foundation rnd (RS): * Ch 4, tr in 4th ch from hook; rep from * to desired number of sps (must be a multiple of 3 and a minimum of 6), join with sl st in first ch at beg of rnd, being careful to not twist.
NOTE: Do not turn after each rnd; continue to face the RS throughout.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in first foundation sp, ch 5, sc in next sp, 7 dc in next sp, * sc in next sp, ch 5, sc in next sp, 7 dc in next sp, rep from * around, join with sl st in beg sc.
Rnd 2: Sl st in first ch-5 sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, * (dc, ch 1) in each of next 6 dc, dc in next dc, sc in
next ch-5 sp; rep from * around, eliminate last sc of last rep, join with sl st in beg sc.
Rnd 3: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), * ch 5, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 5, sk 2 ch-1 sps, sc in next
ch-1 sp, ch 5, dc in next sc, rep from * around, eliminate last dc of last rep, join with sl st in 3rd of beg ch-8.
Rnd 4: Sl st in next sp, ch 1, sc in same sp, 7 dc in next sp, sc in next sp, * ch 5, sc in next sp, 7 dc in next sp, sc in next sp; rep from * around, ch 2, join with dc in first sc.
Rnd 5: Ch 1, sc in joining sp, * (dc, ch 1) in each of next 6 dc, dc in next dc, sc in next ch-5 sp; rep from * around, eliminate last sc of last rep, join with sl st in beg sc.
Rep rnds 3-5 only for Scallops pat.
Scallops Pattern (worked flat)
Note: The flat version of Scallops pat (worked back and forth in rows, instead of rnds) is included here to make gauge swatching easier. In the actual garment, Scallops pat is always worked in the rnd.
Foundation row (RS): * Ch 4, tr in 4th ch from hook; rep from * to desired number of sps (must be a multiple of 3 and a minimum of 6).

Row 1 (WS): Ch 5, sc in first sp, * 7 dc in next sp, sc in next sp, ch 5, sc in next sp; rep from * to last 2 sps, 7 dc in next sp, sc in next sp, ch 2, dc in edge st of foundation.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first dc, * (dc, ch 1) in each of next 6 dc, dc in next dc, sc in next ch-5 sp; rep from * to end.
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), * ch 5, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 5, sk 2 ch-1 sps, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 5, dc in next sc, rep from * to end.
Row 4: Ch 5, sc in first sp, * 7 dc in next sp, sc in next sp, ch 5, sc in next sp; rep from * to last 2 sps, 7 dc in next sp, sc in next sp, ch 2, dc in 3rd of beg ch-3 of previous row.
Row 5: Rep Row 2.
Rep rows 3-5 only for Scallops pat.
Special Stitches
Note: This inc will be used in the Yoke. It is worked over 1 rep (or scallop), and sets it up to become 3 reps on the following rnd.
Raglan Inc: [Ch 5, sc in next ch-1 sp] 3 times, [ch 5, sc] twice in next dc, [ch 5, sc in next ch-1 sp] 3
times, ch 5.

Instructions
Yoke:
Note: When instructed to work in Scallops pat, work the circular version (in the rnd).
Foundation rnd: * Ch 4, tr in 4th ch from hook; rep from * 23 more times, join with sl st in first ch at beg of rnd, being careful to not twist – 24 sps.
Work Rnds 1 and 2 of Scallops pat – 8 reps around.
Next rnd (inc rnd): Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), * ch 5, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 5, sk 2 ch-1
sps, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 5, dc in next sc *, [work a Raglan Inc over next rep (or scallop), dc in next dc] twice, rep from * to * twice, rep [ ] twice, ch 5, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 5, sk 2 ch-1 sps, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 5, join with sl st in 3rd of beg ch-3 – 48 ch-5 sps.
Work Rnds 4 and 5 of Scallops pat – 16 reps around.
Next rnd (inc rnd): Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc),* [ch 5, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 5, sk 2 ch-1 sps, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 5, dc in next sc] twice, work a Raglan Inc over next rep, dc in next dc, rep from * once more, rep [ ] 4 times, work a Raglan Inc over next rep, dc in next dc, rep from * to * once more, rep [ ] twice more, join with sl st in 3rd of beg ch-3 – 72 ch-5 sps.
Work Rnds 4 and 5 of Scallops pat – 24 reps around.
For Last 3 Sizes Only:
Next rnd (inc rnd): Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), [ch 5, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 5, sk 2 ch-1 sps, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 5, dc in next sc] 3 times, work a Raglan Inc over next rep, dc in next dc, rep [ ] 4 times, work a Raglan Inc over next rep, dc in next dc, rep [ ] 6 times, work a Raglan Inc over next rep, dc in next dc, rep [ ] 4 times, work a Raglan Inc over next rep, dc in next dc, rep [ ] 3 times, join with sl st in 3rd of beg ch-3 – x (x, 96, 96, 96) ch-5 sps.
Work Rnds 4 and 5 of Scallops pat – x (x, 32, 32, 32) reps around.
For Last Size Only:
Next rnd (inc rnd): Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), [ch 5, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 5, sk 2 ch-1 sps, 23 24 sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 5, dc in next sc] 4 times, work a Raglan Inc over next rep, dc in next dc, rep [ ] 6 times, work a Raglan Inc over next rep, dc in next dc, rep [ ] 8 times, work a Raglan Inc over next rep, dc in next dc, rep [ ] 6 times, work a Raglan Inc over next rep, dc in next dc, rep [ ] 4 times, join with sl st in 3rd of beg ch-3 – x (x, x, x, 120) ch-5 sps.
Work Rnds 4 and 5 of Scallops pat – x (x, x, x, 40) reps around.

For All Sizes:
Proceed to Body section.
Body
Next rnd (Body setup rnd): Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), [ch 5, sk next ch-1 sp, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 5, sk
2 ch-1 sps, sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 5, dc in next sc] 4 (4, 5, 5, 6) times, * ch 4, tr in 4th ch from hook;
rep from * 2 (5, 2, 5, 2) more times for underarm foundation, sk next 4 (4, 6, 6, 8) reps (or scallops) for sleeve cap, dc in next dc, rep [ ] 8 (8, 10, 10, 12) times, rep from * to * 3 (6, 3, 6, 3) more times for other underarm foundation, sk next 4 (4, 6, 6, 8) reps (or scallops) for other sleeve cap, dc in next dc, rep [ ] 4 (4, 5, 5, 6) times, join with sl st in 3rd of beg ch-3 – 54 (60, 66, 72, 78) sps around.
Work Rnd 4 of Scallops pat – 18 (20, 22, 24, 26) reps around.
Work 29 more rnds evenly in Scallops pat.
Fasten off.
Optional Long Sleeves:
With smaller hook, picking up where you left off at the end of the yoke, join yarn with slst at underarm and continue in established pattern beginning with a round 3 of lace pattern. Rep rounds 3 - 5 for desired length of sleeve, ending with a round 3. Fasten off.
Finishing
Weave in loose ends.
Hand wash, block to finished measurements and allow to dry.
Abbreviations
beg – begin(ning)
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
inc – increase
pat – pattern
rep – repeat
rnd – round
RS – right side
sc – single crochet
sk – skip
sl st – slip stitch
sp – space
st – stitch
tr – triple crochet
WS – wrong side

In Rows for Swatching:

In Rounds for Sweater:

Raglan Increase:

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