Gum Drop Pullover – Crochet Pattern

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The Gum Drop Pullover is a fun textured lightweight sweater that’s worked in one piece. The only seaming required is up the sides and sleeves making it a great beginner pattern.  The open and airy bobble stitch makes it the perfect summer pullover. Video tutorial included on YouTube.

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Gum Drop Pullover

The Gum Drop pullover is just one of nine gorgeous crochet patterns included in the Summer Issue of Crochet Foundry Magazine.

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crochet foundry magazine summer 2021

Crochet Pattern Details

The Gumdrop pullover crochet pattern is a simple design to create and perfect for beginners if you’re new to crocheting garments. The lace bobble stitch is a simple 2-row repeat. You can breeze through this top in no time.

Gum Drop Pullover

Detailed crochet stitch tutorial and steps are covered in our video tutorial for M-L size on YouTube.

hawthorne speckle hand painted yarn

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The Gum Drop Crochet pattern is designed in WeCrochet Hawthorne Speckle Hand Painted (Fingering weight, 80% Fine Superwash Highland Wool, 20% Polyamide (nylon), 357yds/ 100g), shown in Cobbler

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

4 (5, 5, 5, 6) (6, 6, 7, 7) hanks or 1310 (1450, 1520, 1610, 1720) (1880, 1990, 2200, 2300) yards

Hawthorne speckle was a fun yarn to crochet with. The colour range is perfect for summer, adding flair to anything you make.  The fingering weight of this yarn made the sweater light and airy.  The yarn is so soft, making it a comfortable garment to wear.

WeCrochet has so many gorgeous colours to choose from; you can check them out below.

furls candy shop hooks

Substitute Yarns

$$$ Splurge

Muse Hand Painted Fingering

75% Superwash Merino Wool, 25% Nylon- 423yds/ 100g

Muse, which features stunning hand-painted dye effects, is now available in fingering weight yarn! These saturated colorways shine on a new fingering weight yarn base, which is comprised of 75% Superwash Merino Wool and 25% Nylon. The resulting yarn is next-to-skin soft yet durable, making it perfect not just for socks but for shawls and lightweight cardigans as well. Muse Fingering Yarn is meticulously dyed by Japanese artisans, who blend and apply colours by hand to achieve various colours and chromatic explosions. The precise distribution of colour minimizes the streaking and pooling you might see in other hand-painted yarns.

$$ Spend

Lindy Chain

70% Linen, 30% Pima Cotton (180yds/50g) 

Capture the spirit of summer with Lindy! Superbly lightweight and endlessly versatile, Lindy is a chainette yarn that is just the thing for warm weather. The linen adds a crisp stitch definition that shows off textures while adding a lovely drape and sheen that gets softer with every wash.

$ Save

Comfy Fingering

75% Pima Cotton, 25% Acrylic  (218yds/50g) 

Crochet with fine, lightweight cotton all year! With a large selection of colours, this yarn is a perfect cotton option for colorwork crochet. The blend of Pima cotton and acrylic fibres in Comfy makes it easy to crochet heavily textured stitches, like cables. Use Comfy for babies, warm weather, or your favourite sweater that you know you will throw in the washing machine again and again.


XS (S, M, L, 1X) (2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)

Fits Bust: 30 (34, 38, 42, 46) (50, 54, 58, 62)”

Finished Bust: 37 (40, 43, 46, 49) (53.5, 56.5, 62, 65)”



F/3.75mm Furls Candy Shop Hook (or hook to obtain gauge) buy HERE


Yarn Needle

Stitch Markers

furls candy shop hooks

Watch the Gum Drop Pullover Tutorial on YouTube

Buy the Pattern on Etsy, Ravelry or Ribblr

What’s Special about the Summer Issue

The Summer 2021 issue has nine delightful crochet patterns! Create yourself a new top that’s light and airy. Or a skirt that’s comfortable as it is casual. Just like the past issues, the Summer 2021 issue has some delicious surprises. Each designer has given you one of their favourite summertime treat recipes. So if you’re in the mood for something new, set down those hooks and bring out that spatula. You deserve a treat!

crochet foundry magazine summer 2021

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