Crochet Pattern: Classic Sweater (9 Sizes)

By Rachel Choi – 19 Comments
There’s a new pattern in the Crochet Spot Store! This pattern is for a classic sweater with ribbed edgings that’s crocheted in a raglan style. This sweater can be crocheted in 9 different sizes and every size in between. Crocheted from the top down, you can try on the sweater as you crochet it to make sure it fits perfectly. You can adjust the size while you crochet making the bust and arm holes as wide or narrow as you like. The length of the body, sleeves and collar can all be adjusted as well to make shorter or longer sweaters. This pattern creates the sweater in one pieces, so that no sewing is required!

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  1. Erin says:

    This looks like a great pattern! I may have to make this sweater.


    Hiya, I’ve just started this and on Round one after you have joined your chains it says to dc in each one, do you do a chain 3 to start, and does that count as a stitch? also just want to double check if rounds need to be joined with a slip stitch or not as it doesn’t say to do so…

    • Rachel Choi says:

      Hello! The pattern is crochet seamlessly in the round, like a spiral. No need to add chains at the beginning or slip stitches at the end. You will crochet exactly as the pattern is written. Let me know if you need more help with it!

  3. abbie says:

    what rating is this grey sweater pattern.
    easy, beginner, or hard????

  4. Fran says:

    I’ve been having an issue with the fit… after I create the arm holes and continue with the body, I get a fold/ crease right in the spot between my shoulder and armpit… I’ve tried to add another row of increases and I also tried to add a chain of 5 to make the armhole bigger, but I keep getting this same problem. Do you have any suggestions on what I could do?


    • Rachel Choi says:

      Hi Fran!
      Try double checking that you skipped the correct number of stitches for each arm hole. If all looks good, and it seems too loose, then you can try doing the next size down. If it seems too tight, then you can try doing the next size up. Another idea would be to skip a few extra stitches on each arm hole, to make each arm hole bigger and the body snugger.

  5. Anna says:

    Hey Rachel,
    I’m having a hard time interepting the instructions for the sleeves.
    When you write “2dc along side of round 25” – does that mean 2dc in each 1dc stitch?
    I’m doing size S, so does that mean I should have 72sts (34 skipped + 34 skipped + 4)?


    • Rachel Choi says:

      Hi Anna!
      You will have 38 dc (34+4) per arm hole. If you count the number of double crochets that are around the arm opening they are the double crochets that you skipped on round 25, the 34 dc skipped. You will make an extra 2 dc before and 2 dc after those 34 dc. The “2 dc along side of round 25” are the extra 2 double crochets in the spaces before and after the 34 dc. That space is the side of round 25.

      If you need more help with it feel free to email me at [email protected] and I can try and send you a photo or explain further.

  6. Anita says:

    Hello Rachel,
    Is there a way to make the armholes bigger without increasing the width of the body part? I am making size M and after creating the armholes and crocheting few more rows of body I tried it on and the chest size is perfect, but the armholes are tight and bother me. If I increase the number of rows on the yoke, rhe whole sweater will be bigger, and I have to join the armholes on the corners, right? Any suggestions please. Thank You so much.

    • Rachel Choi says:

      Hi Anita! You can try and “dc in each dc around” for a few rows. It will lengthen the body and sleeve, but without making the sleeves wider since the increase isn’t there. If you need more help with it, feel free to email me at [email protected] and I can try and help you further!

  7. Sara says:

    I need to mash the medium and small together. Medium for my boob/shoulder/arm areas and small for the rest of me. What would be the best way to do this?

    • Rachel Choi says:

      Hi Sara! I would suggest working the medium pattern, as it seems like that is what will fit you. What part of the small size are you looking to incorporate?

      • Sara says:

        I made the medium and the body of the sweater is quite roomy. It fits nicely through the shoulders and across my chest.

        • Rachel Choi says:

          If you’d like, you can add some decrease after you work the “sleeve divide” round, maybe after the sweater reaches past your chest. Try working 2 decreases per round and have them evenly spaced on the sweater’s body, like one on each side right under the underarm area. The decrease stitch is the dc2tog that is listed in the pattern. You can repeat rounds with the decreases until the body decreases to the size that you like. If you find that you need to decrease faster, feel free to add more dc2tog stitches per round.

          • Sara says:

            Thank you for the suggestions and quick responses. I started to do the decreases then thought I should ask to see if there was a different way.

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