Free Crochet Pattern – Summer Sailing Sweater – Sizes XS to 5XL!

With July quickly moving into August, it is finally time to share my latest summer project with you: my crochet Summer Sailing Sweater pattern!

This crochet pullover sweater is perfect for a chill spring or summer night. Light and practical, easy to crochet, you’ll just love it!

Crochet Summer Sailing Sweater - Free Crochet Pattern - Size Inclusive - Raffamusa Designs

The simple construction and the basic stitches used for this pullover make it the pattern perfect for both beginners and experienced crocheters.

So, pick your favorite navy colors, grab your hook, and let’s start crocheting!

But first, please, make sure to check your gauge (see below)! Otherwise, you could be crocheting any size in the universe and you wouldn’t know which one until you’re done seaming the sweater! XD

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Printable PDF Pattern

For space limitations, here in the free online version of the pattern, I could not include all the graphics and pictures that could help you with crocheting this pattern.

However, you can find all of the supporting material in the paid PDF pattern, which you can get for a very small price from my Ravelry, LoveCrafts, and Etsy shops!

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Materials

  • 4.0-mm (G/6 USA, 8 UK) Hook
  • Fingering Weight (1 Fine) Yarn.
  • Tapestry Needle

Yarn Recommendations

The yarn for this sweater was kindly provided by WeCrochet.

I used Comfy Fingering Weight by KnitPicks in the following colors:

  • Color A – Planetarium (24822)
  • Color B – White (24812)
  • Color C – Honey (28019)

Feel free to use any comparable yarn that meets gauge. Here are a few ideas:

Size & Yardage

This pattern is written for sizes XS to 5XL. Please, refer to the table below for more detailed info about each size.

SizeBust CircumferenceTotal YardageColor AColor BColor C
XS28”-30”
71-76 cm
980 yds
896 m
612 yds
560 m
122 yds
112 m
265 yds
242 m
S32”-34”
81-86 cm
1040 yds
950 m
652 yds
596 m
126 yds
115 m
270 yds
247 m
M36”-38”
91-97 cm
1120 yds
1024 m
700 yds
640 m
140 yds
128 m
302 yds
276 m
L40”-42”
101-107 cm
1220 yds
1116 m
732 yds
669 m
155 yds
142 m
330 yds
302 m
XL44”-46”
111-117 cm
1320 yds
1207 m
825 yds
754 m
165 yds
151 m
357 yds
326 m
2XL48”-50”
122-127 cm
1370 yds
1253 m
856 yds
783 m
171 yds
156 m
370 yds
338 m
3XL52”-54”
132-137 cm
1440 yds
1317 m
900 yds
823 m
180 yds
165 m
389 yds
356 m
4XL56”-58”
142-147 cm
1485 yds
1358 m
928 yds
849 m
186 yds
170 m
401 yds
367 m
5XL60”-62”
152-158 cm
1530 yds
1399 m
956 yds
874 m
191 yds
175 m
413 yds
378 m
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Abbreviations (US Terms)

Special Stitches

Double Crochet Foundation Row
See a step-by-step tutorial on how to crochet the Dc Foundation Row here.

Chainless Starting Double Crochet (Ch-less Dc)
Find a tutorial on the blog or a video tutorial on YouTube here.

Gauge

Row 1. FDC 17, turn. (17 dc)
Row 2. Ch-less dc, (ch 1, sk 1, dc 1) 8 times, turn. (9 dc, 8 ch-1 spaces)
Row 3. Ch-less dc, dc across, turn. (17 dc)
Rows 4-9. Repeat rows 2-3.

17 sts for 9 rows in 4” (10 cm) after blocking.

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Pattern Notes

  • If the pattern states to “sc 5”, you need to make one sc in each of the next 5 sts.
  • (…) – Repeat the instructions within brackets for the indicated number of times.
  • *… – Repeat instructions from the * for the indicated number of times.
  • All ch-less dc count as your first st.
  • The total stitch count is indicated within brackets at the end of each row of instruction for sizes M (XS, S, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL).

Construction

The crochet Summer Sailing Sweater pattern is for a modern drop shoulder pullover.

The sweater is constructed in two panels: front, and back. Both panels are crocheted bottom-up working in rows.

The two panels are identical with the exception that in the front one, we’ll shape the neckline. Thus, at the neckline point, it will split into Front Right and Front Left (right and left are defined as the right or left of the panel when you are facing it with the RS up).

On both front and back panels, there are a few stitches added on the sides to make the armholes.

The front and back panels are seamed on top of the shoulders and on the sides of the body.

Then, the sleeves are crocheted directly on the sweater by working in rounds (more details in the appendix of the printable PDF pattern).

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Summer Sailing Sweater – Free Crochet Pattern

Back and Front Panels

(Make 2)

Row 1 (RS). With A, FDC 97 (81, 89, 105, 113, 121, 129, 137, 145) sc. (97 (81, 89, 105, 113, 121, 129, 137, 145) dc)

Alternatively, ch 99 (83, 91, 107, 115, 123, 131, 139, 147) and dc in each ch starting from the third ch from your hook.

Row 2 (WS). Ch-less dc 1, (ch 1, sk 1, dc 1) across, turn. (49 (41, 45, 53, 57, 61, 65, 69, 73) dc, 48 (40, 44, 52, 56, 60, 64, 68, 72) ch-1 spaces)

Row 3. Ch-less dc 1, dc in each st across, turn. (97 (81, 89, 105, 113, 121, 129, 137, 145) dc)

Repeat rows 2-3 for a total of 18 (17, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 23) times.

Color# Repeats*
A1 (1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2)
B3 (3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4)
C6 (5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6)
B1 (1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2)
A3 (3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4)
C4 (4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5)
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*The number of repeats indicates the total number of times that rows 2-3 are repeated for each color block in the different sizes. The direction of your work starts from the top A corresponding to row 2 and ends with the last C, which is the row before the armholes.

When changing color, make sure to leave a long tail! It will be useful later for seaming!!!

Armholes

For convenience, the row numbers will start from 1a.

(WS Facing) Join A to the last st on the left side of your work (join it on the right side if you are a left-handed crocheter!) and ch 4 (2, 2, 4, 4, 4, 4, 6, 6).

Fasten off.

(WS Facing) Join A on the last st on the right side of your work (or on the left if you are left-handed!), and ch 7 (5, 5, 7, 7, 7, 7, 9, 9).

Row 1a. (For visual help, see chart on page 4 of the paid printable pattern)

For XS and S
Dc in the first st of the previous row, (ch 1, sk 1, dc 1) across, turn.

For M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL
Dc 1 in the fifth ch from your hook, ch 1, dc 1 in the first st of the previous row, (ch 1, sk 1, dc 1) across, turn.

For 4XL and 5XL
Dc 1 in the fifth ch from your hook, ch 1, dc 1, ch 1, sk 1, dc 1 in the first st of the previous row, (ch 1, sk 1, dc 1) across, turn. (53 (43, 47, 57, 61, 65, 69, 73, 77) dc, 52 (42, 46, 56, 60, 64, 70, 72, 76) ch-1 spaces)

Row 2a. Ch-less dc 1, dc in each st across, turn. (105 (85, 93, 113, 121, 129, 137, 149, 157) dc)

Row 3a. Ch-less dc 1, (ch 1, sk 1, dc 1) across, turn. (53 (43, 47, 57, 61, 65, 69, 75, 79) dc, 52 (42, 46, 56, 60, 64, 70, 74, 78) ch-1 spaces)

Back panel

Repeat Rows 2a and 3a 5 (4, 4, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8) more times. Then, repeat Row 2a once more.

S, L, 2XL, and 4XL only
Repeat Row 2a again.

Fasten off.

Front Panel

Repeat Rows 2a-3a 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4) more times. Then, repeat Row 2a once more.

Front Left

For convenience, the row numbers will start from 1b.

Row 1b. Ch-less dc 1, (ch 1, sk 1, dc 1) 16 (14, 16, 18, 18, 20, 20, 22, 22) times, turn. (17 (15, 17, 19, 19, 21, 21, 23, 23) dc, 16 (14, 16, 18, 18, 20, 20, 22, 22) ch-1 spaces)

Row 2b. Ch 2 (does not count as a st), sk the first st, dc across, turn. (32 (28, 32, 36, 36, 40, 40, 44, 44) dc)

Row 3b. Ch-less dc 1, (ch 1, sk 1, dc 1) 14 (12, 14, 16, 16, 18, 18, 20, 20) times, ch 1, sk 1, dc dec 1, turn. (16 (14, 16, 18, 18, 20, 20, 22, 22) dc, 15 (13, 15, 17, 17, 19, 19, 21, 21) ch-1 spaces)

Row 4b. Ch 2 (does not count as a st), sk the first st, dc in each ch-1 space and dc across, turn. (30 (26, 30, 34, 34, 38, 38, 42, 42) dc)

XS only
Fasten off.

S only
Row 5b. Ch-less dc 1, dc across.
Fasten off.

Row 5b. Ch-less dc 1, (ch 1, sk 1, dc 1) 13 (11, 13, 15, 15, 17, 17, 19, 19) times, ch 1, sk 1, dc dec 1, turn. (15 (13, 15, 17, 17, 19, 19, 21, 21) dc, 14 (12, 14, 16, 16, 18, 18, 20, 20) ch-1 spaces)

Row 6b. Ch 2 (does not count as a st), sk the first st, dc in each ch-1 space and dc across, turn. (28 (24, 28, 32, 32, 36, 36, 40, 40) dc)

M and XL only
Fasten off.

L, 2XL, and 4XL only
Row 7b. Ch-less dc 1, dc across.
Fasten off.

5XL only
Row 7b. Ch-less dc 1, (ch 1, sk 1, dc 1) 19 times, ch 1, sk 1, dc dec 1, turn. (20 dc, 19 ch-1 spaces)
Row 8b. Ch 2 (does not count as a st), sk the first st, dc in each ch-1 space and dc across, turn. (38 dc)
Fasten off.

Front Right

For convenience, the row numbers will start from 1c.

(WS Facing) On the last row before the split into Front Left and Right, sk 39 (27, 27, 39, 47, 47, 55, 59, 67) sts, and join A in next st.

Row 1c. Ch-less dc 1, (ch 1, sk 1, dc 1) 16 (14, 16, 18, 18, 20, 20, 22, 22) times, turn. (17 (15, 17, 19, 19, 21, 21, 23, 23) dc, 16 (14, 16, 18, 18, 20, 20, 22, 22) ch-1 spaces)

Row 2c. Ch-less dc 1, dc 30 (26, 30, 34, 34, 38, 38, 42, 42), dc dec 1, turn. (32 (28, 32, 36, 36, 40, 40, 44, 44) dc)

Row 3c. Ch 2 (does not count as a st), sk the first st, dc 1, (ch 1, sk 1, dc 1) 15 (13, 15, 17, 17, 19, 19, 21, 21) times, turn. (16 (14, 16, 18, 18, 20, 20, 22, 22) dc, 15 (13, 15, 17, 17, 19, 19, 21, 21) ch-1 spaces)

Row 4c. Ch-less dc 1, dc 28 (24, 28, 32, 32, 36, 36, 40, 40), dc dec 1, turn. (30 (26, 30, 34, 34, 38, 38, 42, 42) dc)

XS only
Fasten off.

S only
Row 5c. Ch-less dc 1, dc across.
Fasten off.

Row 5c. Ch 2 (does not count as a st), sk the first st, dc 1, (ch 1, sk 1, dc 1) 14 (12, 14, 16, 16, 18, 18, 20, 20) times, turn. (15 (13, 15, 17, 17, 19, 19, 21, 21) dc, 14 (12, 14, 16, 16, 18, 18, 20, 20) ch-1 spaces)

Row 6c. Ch-less dc 1, dc 26 (22, 26, 30, 30, 34, 34, 38, 38), dc dec 1, turn. (28 (24, 28, 32, 32, 36, 36, 40, 40) dc)

M and XL only
Fasten off.

L, 2XL, and 4XL only
Row 7c. Ch-less dc 1, dc across.
Fasten off.

5XL only
Row 7c. Ch 2 (does not count as a st), sk the first st, dc 1, (ch 1, sk 1, dc 1) 19 times, turn. (20 dc, 19 ch-1 spaces)
Row 8c. Ch-less dc 1, dc 36, dc dec 1, turn. (38 dc)
Fasten off.

Seaming

Place the two panels on top of each other. For a more invisible seam, you can do the seaming with both wrong sides facing out.

Using the mattress stitch or your favorite sewing method, seam along the top of the shoulders by joining the last row of the Front Left and Front Right panels with the corresponding sts of the back panel.

Seam the sides of the sweater starting from about 1″ (2.5 cm) from the bottom and continuing up to the armholes. Use matching color yarn for seaming the different color sections.

Weave in all your ends.

Sleeves

(For both sleeves)

(RS Facing) Join A in the first st after the armhole seaming (see the Appendix on page 11).

Round 1. Ch 2 (does not count as a st here and in the rest of the pattern), dc 2 on the side of each row of the armhole. Join with a sl st into the first st. (56 (48, 52, 60, 64, 68, 72, 76, 80) dc)

Round 2. Ch 2, (dc 1, ch 1, sk 1) all around. Join with a sl st into the first st. (28 (24, 26, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40) dc, 28 (24, 26, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40) ch-1 spaces)

Round 3. Ch 2, dc all around. Join. (56 (48, 52, 60, 64, 68, 72, 76, 80) dc)

Round 4-8. Repeat Rounds 2-3 twice. Then, repeat Round 2 once more.

Round 9. Ch 2, dc dec 1, dc 52 (44, 48, 56, 60, 64, 68, 72, 76), dc dec 1. Join. (54 (46, 50, 58, 62, 66, 70, 74, 78) dc)

Round 10. Ch 4 (counts as a starting ch-3 (not a st) and a ch-1 space), sk the first st, dc 1 in next st, (ch 1, sk 1, dc 1) all around. Join with a sl st into the third ch of the initial ch-4. (27 (23, 25, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39) dc, 28 (23, 25, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39) ch-1 spaces)

Round 11. Ch 2, dc all around. Join. (54 (46, 50, 58, 62, 66, 70, 74, 78) dc)

Round 12-14. Repeat Round 10-11, then, repeat Round 10 again.

Round 15. Ch 2, dc dec 1, dc 50 (42, 46, 54, 58, 62, 66, 70, 74), dc dec 1. Join. (52 (44, 48, 56, 60, 64, 68, 72, 76) dc)

Round 16-22. Repeat Round 2-3 three times. Then, repeat Round 2 once more.

Round 23. Ch 2, dc dec 1, dc 48 (40, 44, 52, 56, 60, 64, 68, 72), dc dec 1. Join. (50 (42, 46, 54, 58, 62, 66, 70, 74) dc)

Round 24-28. Repeat Round 10-11 twice. Then, repeat Round 10 once more.

Round 29. Ch 2, dc dec 1, dc 46 (38, 42, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 70), dc dec 1. Join. (48 (40, 44, 52, 56, 60, 64, 68, 72) dc)

XS, S, and M: Continue following the instructions below.
L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL: Skip to the next section.

Round 30-34. Repeat Round 2-3 twice. Then, repeat Round 2 once more.

Round 35. Ch 2, dc dec 1, dc 44 (36, 40, na, na, na, na, na, na), dc dec 1. Join. (46 (38, 42, na, na, na, na, na, na) dc)

XS only
Fasten off and weave in all your ends.

Round 36-37. Repeat Round 10-11 once.

Round 38. Repeat Round 10.

Round 39. Ch 2, dc dec 1, dc 42 (na, 38, na, na, na, na, na, na), dc dec 1. Join. (44 (na, 40, na, na, na, na, na, na) dc)

Fasten off and weave in all your ends.

L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL

Round 30-36. Repeat Round 2-3 three times. Then, repeat Round 2 once more.

Round 37. Ch 2, dc dec 1, dc na (na, na, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 68), dc dec 1. Join. (na (na, na, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 70) dc)

Round 38-40. Repeat Round 10-11 once. Then, repeat Round 10 once more.
Round 41. Ch 2, dc dec 1, dc na (na, na, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66), dc dec 1. Join. (na (na, na, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 68) dc)
Fasten off and weave in all your ends.

Note. Feel free to customize the length of your sleeves by adding or removing a few repeats of rounds 10-11.

Finishing – Collar

(RS Facing) Join A in any st of the last row of the back panel (at the collar).

Round 1. Sc in each st all around the collar line.
On the sides of the rows of the Front Left and Front Right panels, place 2 sc per row.
At the joining points between panels, place 1 dec (see the Appendix on page 11).
Join the round with a sl st.

Fasten off and weave in all your ends.

Your Crochet Summer Sailing Sweater is ready!

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