Everygirl Sweater Crochet Pattern - This comfy, easy to make sweater is the perfect addition to your fall wardrobe.
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Everygirl Sweater Crochet Pattern

October 3, 2017

Sweaters have long been a staple in every girl’s wardrobe, providing both style and warmth during the colder months. But why settle for store-bought when you can create your own stunning piece with just a hook and some yarn? Enter the Everygirl Sweater Crochet Pattern – a step-by-step guide to crafting a beautiful and unique sweater that will have heads turning and compliments flowing. Whether you’re a seasoned crocheter or just starting out, this pattern is perfect for anyone looking to add a touch of DIY to their wardrobe. In this article, we’ll dive into the details of this pattern, from its intricate design to its customizable features, and show you just how easy it is to create your very own one-of-a-kind sweater. So grab your hook and let’s get crocheting!

Everygirl Sweater Crochet Pattern - This comfy, easy to make sweater is the perfect addition to your fall wardrobe.

This comfy, easy to make Everygirl Crochet Sweater is the perfect addition to your handmade wardrobe. I used 3 Caron Cakes to make this sweater. When picking out my skeins, I made sure to find ones that had the same starting color so the stripes on the front and back out (almost) match up.

Everygirl Sweater Crochet Pattern - This comfy, easy to make sweater is the perfect addition to your fall wardrobe.

I also made a child version of this sweater, The EVERYKID CROCHET SWEATER! It’s basically the same pattern as this adult sweater, just written smaller in kid sizes. The pattern is in 2T – 11/12.

Everygirl Sweater Crochet Pattern - This comfy, easy to make sweater is the perfect addition to your fall wardrobe.

Everygirl Sweater Crochet Pattern - This comfy, easy to make sweater is the perfect addition to your fall wardrobe.

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Everygirl Sweater Crochet Pattern - This comfy, easy to make sweater is the perfect addition to your fall wardrobe.

Everygirl Crochet Sweater

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Caron Cakes (3 for S/M/L, 4 for XL/2X/3X)
H/5.0 mm hook
yarn needle
stitch markers


Pattern notes & stitches to know
ch – chain
sl st – slip stitch
sc – single crochet
sc blo – single crochet back loop only
dc – double crochet
sc2tog – single crochet 2 together

· written in US terms

· ch 1 does not count as sc

· ch 2 does not count as dc

· This sweater is made with 2 panels sewn together. Each panel starts at the bottom with the ribbed edging. Then the panels are sewn together across each shoulder and each side with a whip stitch.

Gauge: 12 dc x 8 rows = 4” x 4”

S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X – The pattern is written in these sizes consecutively. Example, when the pattern gives the end of the row count as (64, 70, 76, 82, 88, 94) 64 is for S, 70 is M, 76 is L, 82 is XL, 88 is 2X, and 94 is 3X.

This sweater is oversized with generous positive ease.

Approx Finished Size (sizes can be easily adjusted within pattern):
Bust: S (40”) M (44”) L (48”) XL (52”) 2X (56”) 3X (60”)
Length: S (19”) M (20.5”) L (22”) XL (23.5”) 2X (25”) 3X (26.5”)
Armhole Depth: S (7”) M (7.5”) L (8”) XL (8.5”) 2X (9”) 3X (9.5”)
Sleeve Length: S (17”) M (17.5”) L (18”) XL (18.5”) 2X (19”) 3X (19.5”)
Size S pictured. I’m 5’0” with 34” bust.



Ch 9 (leave a long end for sewing)

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch across (8 sc)

Row 2: ch 1, turn, sc in first stitch, sc blo in next 6, sc in last (8)

Repeat Row 2 to Row 64, 70, 76, 82, 88, 94 – or until desired width

The ribbing is the width of the sweater, easily adjust the width by adding or taking out rows.

Now you will turn and work across the long edge of the ribbed band

Row 1: ch 1, sc evenly across working 1 sc in the end of each row (64, 70, 76, 82, 88, 94 sc)

Row 2: ch 2 turn, dc in same stitch and in each stitch across (64, 70, 76, 82, 88, 94 dc)

Repeat Row 2 to Row 33, 36, 39, 42, 45, 48 (64, 70, 76, 82, 88, 94 dc)

 – or until desired length

Fasten off. Leave a long end for sewing.


Lay both panels on top of each other with the long ends on opposite corners.

Using one long end and your yarn needle, whip stitch the shoulders closed leaving an opening for the neckline.

Whip stitch along the sides, leaving a (7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5”) space at the top armholes.


Join yarn to the bottom of an armhole

Round 1: ch 1, sc evenly around, working 2 sc in the end of each row, join to first sc with sl st

Round 2: ch 2, turn, dc in each stitch around, join to first dc with sl st

Repeat Round 2 to Round 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32  – or until desired length

Round 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33: ch 1, turn, *sc, sc2tog* repeat from * to * around, join to first stitch with sl st

Round 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34: repeat previous round

Round 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35: ch 1, turn, sc in each stitch around, join to first sc with sl st

CUFF RIBBING (optional)

ch 9

Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from the hook and in each ch across, sl st to the last round of the sleeve (8 sc)

Row 2: sl st to the next stitch in the last round of the sleeve, turn, sc in first stitch, sc blo in next 6, sc in last stitch (8)

Row 3: ch 1, turn, sc in first stitch, sc blo in next 6, sc in last, sl st to next stitch in the last round of the sleeve (8)

Repeat row 2 & 3 until you work all the way around the sleeve. Sew the cuff closed with a whip stitch

Fasten off, weave in the ends.

Repeat for other sleeve.

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    1. Thank you Breann for getting back with me on ZZ Twist yarn ! Now that I finally have some time to get started with this adorable sweater, I’ve noticed the Caron Cakes yarn is for a 5mm hook . ZZ Twist is for 6mm hook .
      Should I just go ahead and use a 5mm hook like you have in the pattern for Caron Cakes, hmmmm ? Perhaps a gauge .
      Just thought you might know since you have worked with ZZ Twist .
      Once again, thank you for your time ! ??

    1. I think the XL or Plus would work? I would take something from your closet, measure it, and then compare to the sizes here. I hope that helps! I just don’t want to tell you the wrong size.

    2. I just found and started this pattern–thanks for making it so easy to follow and understand. This will be my 2nd adult sweater I’ve made as most of my 50 years of crocheting has been afghans and small home decorations. I will share a photo once I’ve completed it!

    1. I tried the same yarn you did. The self striping didn’t match up the stripes on the front and back. I tried using new skein for the back to match the front- still didn’t work. How does this work?

      1. Hi! I grabbed two skeins that had the same starting color. Or you can cut one to make sure to start with the same color on both sides.

  1. I have never made a sweater before this pattern. Now I have made 2 sweaters in 2 weeks!
    Thank you, Thank You.
    I posted photos on your Pinterest site

      1. Thank you so much! I should’ve read better. Speaking of which, do you remember how many stitches wide you made your arms?

    1. I’m assuming you used the big cakes so around 1200 m? I’m wanting to try this with a herringbone stitch!

        1. Hi
          Wanting to try this. I can find Caron cakes in 100g and 200g balls? Which did you use? Also would other yarn that fits on a 5.0 hook also work?

  2. Hello!

    First, thank you for sharing this pattern! I’m really loving it so far. I do have a question about the direction for row 10 for the sleeve. What does “repeat from * to * around” mean? Do I need to continue with the decreasing stitches all the way around or make only 5 decreasing stitches? Sorry, I’m new to reading patterns so I’m not quite understanding the directions.

    1. Hi! Repeat the directions in between the first asterisk and the second asterisk. So, dc in 5 stitches, then decrease, dc in the next 5 stitches, decrease… and so on. I hope this helps! 🙂

      1. Hi Breann! I love the sweater… but I don’t know how to read the instructions! Is there a place that you recommend that could help me to understand what the instructions mean.. Thanks, Kellie

          1. How do you see rows clearly when making the ribbing if you lost count? Im making small. Do you do ribbing separately on each piece front piece abd back piece? I think i have 63 rows but im not sure how to see rows correctly?

    2. I’m sorry looks like u have lots of questions answered ty for the pattern I’m making this sweater for my teen daughter how many st should b left for the neck line or just do how we feel is right?

  3. Hello! Thanks for this lovely and easy pattern ♥

    Cuestion: how many yarn did you use for this? For the small size
    Thanks! xoxo

    1. I used 2 cakes that had the same starting color. I used one for each side. So the leftovers from both cakes were the same. I used one for each sleeve. I hope this makes sense!

  4. I used your everykid sweater pattern to make one for my cousin. It was so cute! People really liked it. I’m now using this one to make myself a sweater. I can’t wait to finish it! I really love how adaptable this pattern is. I just have to measure someone, and I can easily make them a sweater! Thanks so much for creating this pattern.

  5. Could you by any chance make the arms a bit bigger to go down hour arm. I have longer arms and was curious if you just have to repeat row two until desired lengthOr I guess I’m just curious how to do that or if this pattern doesn’t suggest it that then that’s fine.

  6. this is such a lovely pattern I truly wish I could wear worsted weight (4 knit) but I can only go to a dk weight for medical problems but I see you do a childs size so I might make my friends children one teach for christmas all six of them 🙂

    1. Hi! You can definitely make it with DK weight yarn and a smaller hook. Maybe a G/4.0? Just make it based on the measurements, not the number of stitches. Let me know if you want to try it and I’ll help you!! 🙂

      1. Hi Breann,
        with lockdown (week 6 of 12 week )I can’t get the yarn, I will have to see if my carer can get me some I only have one yarn shop near me and it’s closed so have to get yarn from supermarket and it only has about 5 solid colour acrylic yarn, nothing like your shops 🙁 but as soon as i have the yarn, i would love some help I know I crochet very loosely and i’m a size large 16-18 UK.
        thanks and keep safe 🙂

  7. Hello Breann
    Do you think Lion Brand ZZ Twist would work for this pullover sweater ?
    I really love the style of the pullover and really like the way ZZ Twist drapes ,so
    I’am crossing fingers in hopes it will work . ?

  8. Hi! I was wondering if you could help me with the sleeves. I’m scared of working from the top to bottom so I was wondering if you could help me with just starting from the bottom, not in the round just laid flat and then sewn together and then join it to the body. If it makes sense? I’m sorry I’m a total beginner and I really love the poufy sleeve. LOVE this sweater but I’m a total chicken lol! Thank you

  9. Please help! I am making this sweater and having a hard time with the sleeve. Is there like an approximate amount of sc stitches I should have (I’m making a small)? I have 67 currently. I didn’t do two stitches at the end of each row because it seems to make the whole thing ruffle. So I just did it so it didn’t ruffle. But now I’m 6 rows in and it is ruffling and looks huge! I noticed that your sleeve didn’t look bigger than the arm whole. Mine does. I still have 67 stitches. What am I doing wrong? Please help!!!

    1. Hi! We’re in the middle of moving and everything is packed away so I can’t tell you how many stitches I have for the sleeve. If it’s the same # of stitches as round 1, I’m not sure how it’s starting to get bigger though. Since you’re only 6 rounds in, you can go back and do fewer stitches. Maybe go for around 50? Hope that helps!

  10. Thank you for the pattern! I cannot wait to get one started! I am wondering how many yards, approximately, would a small sweater require?

    Thank you for sharing!

  11. There are SO many things I love about this pattern. I’m fairly new to crochet and have made about a dozen projects that start with ribbing and NEVER have the patterns said to sc in the first and last stitch. Not only does this make a perfect edge, but when turning horizontally it’s SO simple to find the end of each row. Amazing. And I’ve been looking for a simple tutorial to add ridding at the end like the sleeve cuffs. I also love how easy it was to customize (I had to add many rows to the body as I’m much taller than 5 foot!) This tutorial was exactly what I’ve been looking for!

  12. Hello! I really want to use this pattern for a gift for a friend, but I was wondering if it could be done with thicker yarn? Like for example Megafil with a 10mm hook? Or maybe it would look too bulky? What do you think? Thank you for the help and the great pattern!!

    1. Hi! What size bulky is it? A 5 or 6? I’ve made a sweater with a category 5 and it wasn’t too bulky. I’ve never tried with a 6 🙂

  13. Hi there! I’ve just started your pattern for the Everygirl Crochet sweater. I am so excited for this project but am struggling a little. How many inches long is the band of ribbing at the bottom? I seem to have made it much too small even though I have 64 rows (maybe I’m counting wrong or crocheting too tight). So my question is how many inches long should the 64 rows of ribbing be?
    Thank you so much

  14. Thank you for the fast response! I’m realizing I might need to make it in a medium size. Can’t wait to see the final product!

  15. If I wanted to make this tunic style, without a waistband, would I just begin on the first row after the rib instructions?

  16. I love this pattern, so thank you! I intended to make an adult size first then saw you had it in children sizes. Made a 3T and a little tuque to match. Now I am finishing her mommy’s sweater. I used the cake yarn. It’s beautiful and very easy to do.

  17. I love this pattern – I’m pretty new to crochet but I can follow it and have tried all the parts in miniature and I think I’m ready to embark on making it for real! Thank you so much for the free pattern. May I ask what colour Caron Cake you used? I just love those colours but can’t seem to find it exactly. Perhaps it’s been discontinued but thought I’d ask! Thank you 🙂

  18. Hi Breann, I’m from South Africa and wanting to make this beautiful color sweater for my daughter, which will be a medium aa ahe likes loose sweaters

    Question: with how many stitches should I start the ribbing for the front please
    SA sizes for medium is about size 12?

    Will appreciate your assistance and thank you

  19. hey i love your pattern as you were doing a small in your video for the neckline what would the neckline be for med/large/xlarge bit confused sorry hope you can help with the neckline

  20. Can I use Caron Latte Cakes for the Everygirl Crochet Sweater or would it be too hard with this pattern as it is a fluffy kind of yarn?


    1. Hi! I think that would work just fine 🙂 It is a bulky weight yarn so it might come out a little bigger

  21. Hi Breann! I love this pattern and am going to try my hand at it with a dk weight yarn! I read through and it looks like the neckline is just stitch the panels together from the shoulders until its as wide of a neckline as you wish?

    im wanting a wide neckline so it hangs loosely enough to be off one shoulder easily but not quite loose enough to be off both shoulders…similar to your “cozy cropped sweater” pattern, would making this pattern as is work for that wide neckline or is there a needed adjustment?

    Thank you very much!

  22. Hello! I’m excited to try this pattern! I just bought #3 worsted weight yarn, which is smaller than your Caron cakes that you used. Do you suggest I use a smaller hook and increase the number of ribbed rows to achieve the same size for a medium?

    1. Hi! I suggest making a gauge swatch to see how close you are to the pattern first. Then adjust your hook size to match gauge 🙂

  23. Hi, Breann, I was going to make this sweater, but I cannot find any Caron Cakes at my nearby yarn store, so I wonder if you could tell me what the yardage is so that I can get the same amount of yarn. Thank you!

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