Easy Crochet Raglan Sweater

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If you’re new to crocheting tops, an easy crochet raglan sweater is a great place to start!

The Athabasca Falls Pullover is worked in one piece from the top down in simple double crochet stitches, making it a great beginner crochet sweater pattern. The easy crochet raglan sweater can easily be modified to any length, and the pattern works quickly with no seaming.

This cozy and modern crochet sweater is inspired by the layered rock of Athabasca Falls, Alberta, Canada. It’s crocheted in a soft and fuzzy self-striping yarn.

Below you will find everything you need to crochet the easy crochet raglan sweater, including the yarn, hook, materials, written pattern, pictures and a video tutorial. If you like this crochet sweater pattern, please share!

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Fall 2022 Collection

The Athabasca Falls Pullover crochet sweater is part of my Rocky Mountain Fall 2022 collection. These crochet patterns are inspired by nature and the beauty of the great Canadian Rocky Mountains.

It was an adventure to travel with my family this summer to photograph this collection. Each of my children contributed to making these designs extra special, and it was incredible to photograph each piece in the places that inspired them.

The Athabasca Falls Pullover self-striping pattern replicates the changing colour in the rock layers at Athabasca Falls in Jasper National Park, Alberta. The Falls cut into limestone, carving intricate features, including a canyon. The Waters flow from the Glaciers of the Columbia Icefields.

Not only is this easy crochet raglan sweater beautiful to look at, but it’s also warm, soft and cozy. Every time my daughter wears her sweater, it will remind her of this beautiful location.

It was only a short walk to explore the Falls and get a beautiful view of Mount Kerkeslin.

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Mary Maxim Super Soft Yarn

I’ve crocheted several designs in the past where I’ve combined a strand of lace weight mohair to get that gorgeous and soft fuzzy texture we all love.

Mary Maxim Super Soft is a unique yarn that provides us with all that soft fuzzy texture but we only need to use one strand of yarn to get it. It’s also a Worsted weight yarn so it’s easy to work with and works up quickly. I immediately fell in love with this yarn and knew it would be perfect to make a sweater.

The yarn is so lightweight that a 100g ball gives you 350 yards on a ball! I used only 3 balls of yarn to make the small size crop raglan. So keep that in mind if you’re substituting yarn; it will likely make a much heavier sweater.

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You’ll be surprised at how quickly this crochet sweater works up. I chose to use double crochet stitches to keep the pattern beginner-friendly, plus it was enjoyable to breeze through the pattern so fast. It’s worked all in one piece with no seaming involved!

Mary Maxim Super Soft– Worsted Weight yarn #4 -72% Acrylic, 28% Polyester (350 yds/100g) Shown in Puppy Fur

Yarn Substitutes:

Lion Brand Scarfie Lite

Lion Brand Feels Like Butta

Mary Maxim Starlette

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Crochet Hooks Needed

The easy Crochet Raglan Sweater pattern calls for a

US 8/H (5mm)

US 10.5/K (6.5mm)

or size needed to obtain gauge

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Yarn Requirements Easy Crochet Raglan Sweater:

Mary Maxim Super Soft– Worsted Weight yarn #4 -72% Acrylic, 28% Polyester (350 yds/100g) Shown in Puppy Fur

Size Chart

easy crochet raglan sweater

Crochet Hook Requirements:

US 8/H (5mm)

US 10.5/K (6.5mm) or size needed to obtain gauge

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Additional Supplies:

Tapestry Needle

Stitch Markers

Scissors

Measuring Tape

Gauge:

12 sts and 9 rows equal to 4″ in dc with 6.5mm hook

10 sts and 8 rows equal to 2″ in ribbed pattern with 5mm hook

Video:

Watch how to crochet an Easy Crochet Raglan Sweater on YouTube

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easy crochet raglan sweater

Construction

The pullover is worked in the round, in one piece from the top down. Once the yoke is completed, mark off the sleeves and continue working the body in the round. Join back to the underarm and work each sleeve in the round, finishing with a join-as-you-go cuff.

The pattern is written for the smallest size with larger sizes in parentheses ( ). If there is only 1 number, it applies to all sizes. Step by step video tutorial is provided on our YouTube channel for size small.

easy crochet raglan sweater

Special Stitches

Reverse Sl St: Go through the stitch back to front; keep working yarn to the front, YU (Yarn Under) pulling through the loop on the hook.

PATTERN

Notes

The pullover is worked from the top down in the round. The collar is completed first by working in rows. It is then slip-stitched together, and the pullover begins by working around the collar’s edge.

All sizes have the same size collar and neck opening. Work pullover in rounds until the required size is reached. The underarm chain stitches are added to increase bust and arm width. The pattern is written for the smallest size, with the larger sizes in parentheses ( ). If there is only 1 number, it applies to all sizes—a step-by-step video tutorial is provided on YouTube for size small.

easy crochet raglan sweater

Athabasca Falls Pullover Crochet Sweater Pattern

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Pattern – Athabasca Falls Pullover

Collar

XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)

Row 1 (WS): With the smaller hook, ch 7, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each ch across, turn—6 sts.

Row 2 (RS): Ch 1 (not included as a st here and throughout), 1 sc in the blo of each st across, turn—6 sts.

Rows 3-84: Rep Row 2. After the final Row, ch 1, fold collar RS facing and sl st together (work through the blo). Flip the collar so that the seam is to the inside.

Yoke

Setup Round: Ch 1, work sc sts evenly around the collar ( 1 st/row), sl st in the first sc to join—84 sts. Change to the larger hook.

Round 1: With the larger hook, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc, ch 1), work 1 dc in the same st (V st made), 1 dc in each of the next 17 sts (sleeve), 1 V st in the next st, 1 dc in each of the next 23 sts (front), 1 V st in the next st, 1 dc in the next 17 sts (sleeve), 1 V st in the

next st, 1 dc in the next 23 sts (back), sl st in the 2nd ch of starting ch 3, sl st into ch 1 sp—88 sts.

Increase pattern begins – Continue increasing the yoke for the size you are working on.

Round 2: Ch 3, work 1 dc in ch-1 sp, 1 dc in each of the next 19 sts, 1 V st in the next ch-1sp, 1 dc in each of the next 25 sts, 1 V st in the next ch-1 sp, 1 dc in the next 19 sts, 1 V st in the next ch-1 sp, 1 dc in the next 25 sts, sl st in the 2nd ch of starting ch 3, sl st into ch 1 sp—96 sts.

Rounds 3-13 (15, 17, 19, 22, 25, 27, 29, 32): Rep Round 2, increasing each section (sleeve, front, sleeve, back) by 2 sts each round ending with—184 (200, 216, 232, 256, 280, 296, 312, 336) sts.

Separate Body and Sleeves

Body

Round 1: Ch 2, work 1 dc in ch-1 sp, ch 4 (4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 6, 6) (underarm chs) skip over the sleeve section to the next ch-1 sp, work 1 dc in the first st after the ch-1 sp and in each st across to the next ch-1 sp 49, 53, 57, 61, 67, 73, 77, 81, 87) sts, at the ch-1 sp ch 4 (4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 6, 6) (underarm chs) sk over the sleeve section to the next ch-1 sp, work 1 dc in the first st after the ch-1 sp and in each st across 48 (52, 56, 60, 66, 72, 76, 80, 86) sts, rev sl st in the first dc to join—106 (114, 122, 130, 142, 154, 162, 174, 186) sts (including chs).

Work in a continuous round throughout the body; Mark the first st of each round with a marker, moving it up each round.

Round 2: Work 1 dc in the first st, 1 dc in each ch across, 1 dc in each st across, 1 dc in each ch across, 1 dc in each st across to marker—106 (114, 122, 130, 142, 154, 162, 174, 186) sts.

Round 3: Work 1 dc in the marked st and in each st around to marker—106 (114, 122, 130, 142, 154, 162, 174, 186) sts.

Rounds 4-11: Rep round 3, last round work 1 hdc in the last st. Repeat to round 11 for crop length or until the desired length is reached. Try on the sweater as you go. The band will add an additional 1.5″ to the length.

Round 12: Work 1 sc in the first st, 1 sc in each st around, sl st in the first sc to join.

Band

The band is joined as you go to the body edge.

Row 1:

With the smaller hook, ch 7, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, sk first st at the body edge, sl st in the next 2 sts (body edge), turn—6 sts.

Row 2:

Sk sl sts, 1 sc in the blo of each st across, turn—6 sts.

Row 3:

Ch 1, work 1 sc in the blo of each st across, sl st in next 2 sts (body edge), turn—6 sts.

Rows 4-106 (114, 122, 130, 142, 154, 162, 174, 186): Rep Row 2 & 3 ending on Row 2. The last Row, ch 1, with RS facing sl st band together, fasten off and weave in ends.

Sleeves: Complete left and right sleeves

The sleeve measures 14.75″ with a cuff.

Round 1: With the larger hook, sk over the first 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3) chs of the underarm, join yarn in the 3rd (3rd, 3rd, 3rd, 3rd, 3rd, 3rd, 4th, 4th) ch, ch 2, work 1 dc in the same ch and next ch(s), work 1 dc in each st around, work 1 dc in the last 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3) chs, rev sl st in the first dc to join—47 (51, 55, 59, 65, 71, 75, 79, 85) sts.

  • You may need to do a dc2tog before and after the chs to eliminate gapping at corners (see video tutorial).

Round 2: Ch 2, dc2tog across the first 2 sts, 1 dc in each st around, rev sl st in the first dc to join—46 (50, 54, 58, 64, 70, 74, 78, 84) sts.

Rounds 3-4: Ch 2, work 1 dc in each st around, rev sl st in the first dc to join—46 (50, 54, 58, 64, 70, 74, 78, 84) sts.

Rounds 5-22: Rep rounds 2-4 [6 times] ending with 40 (44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 68, 72) sts.

Continue working in rounds until the desired sleeve length is reached (try on as you go for the right length. The band will add 1.5″.

Rounds 23-30: Ch 2, work 1 dc in each st around, rev sl st in the first dc to join—40 (44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 68, 72) sts.

Round 31: With the smaller hook, *work 1 sc in the first st, 1 sc2tog across the next 2 sts; rep from around, sl st in the first sc to join—27 (30, 32, 35, 38, 40, 43, 46, 48) sts.

Band

The band is joined as you go to the sleeve edge.

Row 1:

With the smaller hook, ch 7, 1 sc in the 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, sk first st at the sleeve edge, sl st in the next 2 sts (sleeve edge), turn—6 sts.

Row 2:

Sk sl sts, 1 sc in the blo of each st across, turn—6 sts.

Row 3:

Ch 1, work 1 sc in the blo of each st across, sl st in next 2 sts (sleeve edge), turn—6 sts.

Rows 4-27 (30, 32, 35, 38, 40, 43, 46, 48): Rep Row 2 & 3 ending on Row 2. The last Row, ch 1, with RS facing sl st band together, fasten off and weave in ends.

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