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Easy Peasy Pullover Crochet Pattern (Sizes XS – 5XL)

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The Easy Peasy pullover is one of the most-loved free crochet patterns on Heart Hook Home. Perfect to wear in transitional weather seasons, and now UPDATED and available in sizes XS – 5XL, this sweater is quick to work up and stylish, too!

Easy Peasy Pullover free crochet pattern

Easy Peasy Pullover Crochet Pattern

This is a free crochet pattern.  If you would like to save/print the ad-free PDF version, that is available on Ravelry, or Etsy, or right here in the Heart Hook Home blog shop. Thank you for your support!


Brava Worsted (or worsted weight yarn) – “Asphalt Heather” pictured
-approx. (675, 730, 830, 910, 1040, 1200, 1330, 1450, 1600) yards

Crochet hook in size 9 mm

Gauge: 10 sts x 9 rows = 4” square

Pattern Notes:

Pattern written using US terms.

The turning chain at the beginning of the row does not count as a stitch.

We are using the SUPER easy Lemon Peel stitch for this pattern. A video tutorial for this stitch can be found here.


(XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL) = up to (30”, 34”, 38”, 42”, 46”, 50”, 54”, 58”, 62”) bust


Make two…

Row 1: Ch-(39, 43, 49, 53, 59, 63, 69, 73, 79), sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next * sc in next, dc in next * repeat between * * to end. (38, 42, 48, 52, 58, 62, 68, 72, 78)

Rows 2 through (28, 28, 28, 28, 28, 24, 24, 24, 24): Ch-1, turn * sc in next, dc in next * repeat between * * to end. (38, 42, 48, 52, 58, 62, 68, 72, 78)

Row (29, 29, 29, 29, 29, 25, 25, 25, 25) increase row: Ch-1, turn, (sc, dc) in each of first two sts, * sc in next, dc in next * repeat between * * to last 2 sts, (sc, dc) in each of last two sts. (42, 46, 52, 56, 62, 66, 72, 76, 82)

Rows (30, 30, 30, 30, 30, 26, 26, 26, 26) through (31, 31, 31, 31, 31, 27, 27, 27, 27): repeat row 2 (42, 46, 52, 56, 62, 66, 72, 76, 82)

Row (32, 32, 32, 32, 32, 28, 28, 28, 28): repeat increase row (46, 50, 56, 60, 66, 70, 76, 80, 86)

Rows (33, 33, 33, 33, 33, 29, 29, 29, 29) through (34, 34, 34, 34, 34, 30, 30, 30, 30): repeat row 2 (46, 50, 56, 60, 66, 70, 76, 80, 86)

Row (35, 35, 35, 35, 35, 31, 31, 31, 31): repeat increase row (50, 54, 60, 64, 70, 74, 80, 84, 90)

Rows (36, 36, 36, 36, 36, 32, 32, 32, 32) through (37, 37, 37, 37, 37, 33, 33, 33, 33): repeat row 2 (50, 54, 60, 64, 70, 74, 80, 84, 90)

Row (38, 38, 38, 38, 38, 34, 34, 34, 34): repeat increase row (54, 58, 64, 68, 74, 78, 84, 88, 94)

*Sizes XS, S, M, L, XL – Place a stitch marker in the first and last stitch of this row for easier seaming later.

Sizes XS, S, M, L, and XL ONLY:

Rows (39, 39, 39, 39, 39) through (48, 48, 49, 50, 52) repeat row 2 (54, 58, 64, 68, 74)

Fasten off leaving a long tail for seaming and jump to construction below.

Sizes 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL ONLY:

Rows (35, 35, 35, 35) through (36, 36, 36, 36): repeat row 2 (78, 84, 88, 94)

Row (37, 37, 37, 37): repeat increase row (82, 88, 92, 98)

Rows (38, 38, 38, 38) through (54, 56, 58, 59): repeat row 2 (82, 88, 92, 98)

*Place a stitch marker in the first and last stitch of row 38 for easier seaming later.

Fasten off leaving a long tail for seaming and jump to construction below.


Lay two sides on top of one another and, using the Mattress Stitch, sew front and back together on left and right from bottom edge to row 38 (where the stitch markers are). Leave long enough tails that you can cinch up any holes under the arms after adding the sleeves.

Sew the top (shoulders) together from the outside in, using the Mattress Stitch, for (15, 17, 20, 22, 25, 29, 32, 34, 37) stitches on each side. This should leave 24 (all sizes) stitches open on front and back (for 48 stitches total) for the neck opening.


Attach at the base of the armhole.

Row 1: Ch-1, * sc in next space, dc in next space * repeat between * * around. ( Note: try to have (13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 21, 22, 24, 26) stitches at the halfway mark – when you reach the shoulder seam). Join to top of first sc. (26, 28, 30, 32, 36, 42, 44, 48, 52)

Rows 2 – 28: (or until desired length is reached): Ch-1, turn, * sc in next st, dc in next st * repeat between * * around. Join to top of first sc. (26, 28, 30, 32, 36, 42, 44, 48, 52)

Row 29: Ch-1, turn, sc in each st around. (26, 28, 30, 32, 36, 42, 44, 48, 52)

Fasten off and weave in ends using the Invisible Join. Repeat the process for the other sleeve.


Attach yarn at either bottom side seam.

Row 1: Ch-1, sc in same st and in each st around. Join to top of first sc. (76, 84, 96, 104, 116, 124, 136, 144, 156)

Rows 2 – 3: Ch-1, turn, sc in each st around. (76, 84, 96, 104, 116, 124, 136, 144, 156)

That’s it! I love this updated version so much, and I hope you do, too! ♥

When finished with the Easy Peasy Pullover crochet pattern, be sure to tag me using @HeartHookHome on Twitter and Instagram, and share a photo in the Heart Hook Home Crochet Community on Facebook! I hope you love your pullover as much as I do!

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  1. Hi Ashlea, I LOVE your patterns and tutorials! I was just wondering if it would be possible to turn this into a cardigan? I am not much of a pullover sweater person, but I love cardigans. Any suggestions?
  2. Hey Ashlea! Can't wait to make up a long sleeve pattern. However, I'm more of a pear/hourglass shape, size 6 top, small bust, and size 8/10 bottoms. Should I still make the same number of increases between rows 28 and 37? Or do less increases? Or just make the pattern as designed? Thanks :)
    1. Hi Crystal! The increases are more for shoulder shaping and to give a more dolman sleeve effect, so I would do the pattern as written. Hope this helps!
  3. I love the look of this stitch and the pattern is really easy to follow. I’m also realizing that four increase rows may have been a bit too much for my petite dimensions, especially with the yarn and hook that I ended up using (size 5 yarn, 9mm hook because I wanted a thick chunky sweater). I’m going to make a second panel with fewer increases and see if that works better (and if yes I’ll go back and redo that part of the first panel). Thanks for the pattern and tutorial!
    1. Hi Sophia! I actually have a pattern for a chunky version of this sweater! It can be found here: https://hearthookhome.com/four-hour-fall-sweater-free-crochet-pattern/
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  5. Hi, I love your pattern. I'm trying to make one but I opted for a size 3 yarn and the smaller hook of 6.50mm. Does this mean I will need to make more rows of the increase before I start the armholes?
  6. Hi Ashlea! I saw the question I have above but could not find the answer. Should the armholes fit halfway around your bicep? I love this pattern and just want to make sure it will fit correctly in the arms before I finish the first panel. Thanks!
    1. Hi Gabrielle! The armhole portion typically measures from the top of your shoulder to just under your armpit. Hope this helps!
  7. Excited to try this as my first article of clothing! When it comes to care/shrinkage at what step do you recommend washing for the first time? Before adding the sleeves? Or okay to wait until it's all assembled?
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  9. Hi there!!! I’m super excited to try this pattern. I’ve done two other patterns of yours and each has turned out beautifully. I was wondering if you could do the sleeves separately, and then seam the whole thing together? Thanks for all you do!!
  10. Hi Ashlea, love all your patterns and look forward to the emails. The video yarn you say is mandala spirit looks thicker than what I found in store. The mandala I found is a 3 weight and varying bright blue white and grey? Any thoughts?
  11. Hi, I'm anxious to start this sweater.... but I wanted to let you know that the sizing chart link is apparently invalid. It says "can't find the link, or something has gone wrong."Even the included links to Asos homepage doesn't work. Thanks for all the wonderful patterns!
  12. Hi, I was wondering about the bottom hem could you do a couple of rows of sc. then do a shell stitch all around? Or would that be to much?
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  15. Hello I want to make this sweater I was wondering how you would make the neck line an off the shoulder type is there an easy way to do that? My email tosha_cloud09@yahoo.com also I'm using urth yarn uneek worsted what would be your suggestion for hook size
  16. Hello I want to make this sweater I was wondering how you would make the neck line an off the shoulder type is there an easy way to do that? My email tosha_cloud09@yahoo.com
  17. Thank you very much for sharing this pattern ! I've managed to make my first sweater, and even customise/shape it to exactly how I wanted! The lemon peel stitch is great for jumpers. It's as promised: Easy squeazy lemony peasy
  18. Hi Do you think a #5 weight yarn would work for this pattern. The yarn I have is by Loops and Threads, Madrid. Though considered a #5 it looks more like a 4 weight. The yarn calls for a 6MM (J) hook. Wondering if then I would use a J hook or the 9mm hook your pattern calls for. Thanks Wendy
    1. I've just used a the same type of yarn: size 5 with a 6mm recommanded hook. I probably should have gone up a 10mm hook, but I used an 8mm hook. I'm happy with the result, just that the sweater is quite thick, more like a winter jumper, but I find it still drapey. This pattern is very flexible, you may just need to add or remove rows. My advice is to swatch with different size hook and see which fabric you prefer. And if you have some size 4 left over yarn, I'd swatch that as well just to compare...
      1. I took worsted weight yarn and a 8,0 hook i am on my 21 th row and so far it looks pretty good,il send You a Picture once i am done with thé sweater!
  19. Hi Ashley mee again lol i was wonderring iff i could crochet this sweater with worsted weight yarn but smaller hook like a 5,5 or 6,0?
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  22. love this! When you are doing the arm holes, should each piece fit halfway around your arm? like rows 38-49 should only fit halfway around bicep?
  23. I'm almost through making this sweater and have followed instructions exactly. Unfortunately the long sleeves look like a completelt different stitch than the entire sweater. What could I be doing wrong??
    1. It shouldn't look different, but that could be because you're going in a spiral instead of turning at the end of the rows. You could turn each time if you like, no harm no foul.
  24. I've been crocheting about 5years. Your instructions are understandable yet I've started over 5times.every time doing led rows. I'm short yet it still seems to long any advise on numbers of rows I should use would be greatly appreciated. Easy peasy pullover
  25. My sweater is getting wider! I started w/ 19" which is what I measure from hip to hip. After about 6 rows it measured 22"!! I started over and made the chain about 15". Now I'm Up to about 20 rows and it's measuring 20". I've counted and I'm not adding stitches. Why is this happening?
    1. Hi Brittany, I'm sorry about that. :( Usually it means that you beginning chain was too tight. If you have a lot of stitches there that are tighter than the rest of the panel, then as you add the same number of stitches the width will naturally widen. Does that make sense? How many chains did you start with?
  26. HI.... I started the sweater and I chained 60 ..( I wanted mine to be nice and slouchy , plus I'm probably bigger across ,y hops than you ) anyhow , I am now coming up I On the 27th row and I counted my stitches ... Somewhere along the way I have lost 2 stitches .. I only have 58 ... Is this goi g to matter of will it still work out ..???
  27. would like to know if the way you do the top and arms would be the same for people who have small shoulders and arms
  28. I just want to thank you for making the time not only to make a video but to answer questions! I am new to crocheting and I'm loving it big time, it's my happy place and with your videos I feel like I can make just about anything!!! Thanks again and I'm sure you will be getting questions from me while I'm making this sweater!! LOL Happy crocheting!!!
  29. Hi Ashlea, thanks for the pattern and great video! I can't wait to make this, as my first crochet clothing piece (I usually do blankets/scarves/amigurumi). If I want the long sleeve to get tapered and more fitted, what's the best way to decrease the size as the sleeve is being worked?
    1. Hi Rachel! I'd do your decreases on the underside of the arm, and in multiples of two. Space the decreases out by at least one row so it doesn't start to pucker. I can't wait to see what yours looks like done!
  30. Saw your Thursday video (9/21/17) what was the yarn that you were finishing the 4 hour easy peazy lemon sweater. How do you determine how much yarn ?
  31. HI Ashley, I'm new here. I am confused on the math regarding determining the length of the starting chain. (The next multiple of ten from your measurement was 50", so why did you divide by two?) Thanks in advance, and thanks for all your great patterns. Suzanne
    1. How do I know how much yarn to purchase for a plus size sweater. I wear a 3x so I do not know how much additional yarn to buy.
  32. How could I adjust the pattern to get a long sleeve sweater? I love the pattern, just short sleeve sweaters aren't my thing ;) thanks so much in advance!
  33. I like that this pattern can be customized to fit, but I was wondering if it could still be made with a smaller yarn and hook?
    1. Hi! You'll just do an increase on the very first and the very last stitch of those rows. If you need to, I can help via email... send me a pic? ashlea729@gmail.com
  34. I want try making this sweater. I am an advanced beginner that needs to step up this summer. Can I make this with a cotton yarn because I live in a hot area.
    1. Hey Jennifer! One tester did, and since the pattern is worked horizontally it created horizontal stripes. Something to think about since we all know what those do to a person. Ha!