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Wild Berry Pullover (XS – 4XL) Free Crochet Pattern

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The Wild Berry Pullover is a roomy, squishy, gorgeous sweater that you are sure to reach for over and over again. This size inclusive pattern ranges from size XS through 4XL and is available as a free crochet pattern. This new staple item in your wardrobe is plush to wear and fun to make… so let’s make one! (Or five 😅)

Wild Berry Pullover

When designing the Wild Berry Pullover I wanted something a bit roomier than all of my other designs. This pullover has a few extra inches of positive ease around the bust, and a slightly deeper armhole depth than usual. This gives it that roomy, oversized sweatshirt feel. When you combine that with the bottom band being more fitted, you’ve got the perfect blend of comfort and style. The result is a gorgeous, drape-y, delicious sweater that you’ll never want to take off.

I’ve made four of these beauties so far. The first draft was the Brava Tweed version in the Goldenrod colorway. I love the flecks of tweed poking through. From that first draft I edited the neck opening to be a bit larger, as I do not like fabric too high up on my chest/neck.

wild berry pullover free crochet pattern

The second version is the “Dove Heather” colorway of the huge Brava 500 skeins. This version was made exactly as you see in the pattern as written below. The neck is ever so slightly larger than the tweed, but all else is the same. I LOVE the comfortable way this one feels on!

wild berry pullover

Then I made a cropped version using Big Twist from Joann in the “Taupe” colorway. For this version I stopped adding length to the “body” when I hit round 32 (for size medium).

My final version is reserved only for date nights or I may gift it to a younger version of myself. Ha! For this version I used regular Brava Worsted in the “Fairy Tale” colorway and stopped adding length to the body when I hit round 20. This one is a super crop that looks great with high waisted pants and heels. 🔥

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If you have dogs, there is a matching Wild Berry Dog Sweater pattern, also free!

Grab the ad-free, printable version of this pattern on Ravelry, Etsy, or right here in the Heart Hook Home Blog Shop. Thank you!

Materials:

Worsted Weight yarn (Brava worsted line pictured)
-approx. (1125, 1400, 1475, 1700, 1825, 2150, 2350, 2725) yards

Crochet hook in size 8mm or size needed to obtain gauge

Sizing: (XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL)

Actual garment bust/torso measurement: (34”, 38”, 42”, 46”, 50”, 54”, 58”, 62”)

Gauge: 5 complete Berries x 8 complete Berries (16 rows total) in 4”

If you need help reading a crochet pattern, make sure you head over here and check out this detailed post.

Uneven Berry Gauge Swatch Pattern (video tutorial here):

Row 1: Fsc-11 (or ch-12, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each to end) (11)

Row 2: Turn, sl st in first st, * Berry in next sc, sl st in next * repeat between * * to end.

Row 3: Ch-1, turn, sc in first st, * sl st in top of next Berry, sc in next sl st * repeat between * * to end.

Row 4: Ch-1, turn, sc in first st, sl st in next st, * Berry in next sc, sl st in next sl st * repeat between * * until one st remains, sc in final st.

Row 5: Turn, sl st in first st, sc in next sl st, * sl st in top of next Berry, sc in next sl st * repeat between * * until one st remains, sl st in final st.

Rows 6 – 17: repeat previous 4 rows. Measure for gauge and adjust hook size if necessary.

Pattern Notes:

Pattern written using US terms.

The chain (if there is one) at the beginning of each round does not count as a stitch.

Even numbered rows are “Right Side” (RS) on the body.

Keep slip stitches on even numbered rows on the looser side.

Hdcslst Ribbing (tutorial here on HeartHookHome.com)

Berry = YO, pull up a loop in designated st. Ch-1, YO, pull up another loop in same st. (5 loops on hook) YO and pull through all 5 loops, chain 1 to close the stitch. (Full tutorial here on HeartHookHome.com)

Start with the bottom band and work up in one piece requiring minimal sewing.

Half double slip stitch crochet ribbing

Bottom Band:

Leave a ~10” tail for seaming later…

Row 1: Ch-11, hdcslst in 2nd ch from hook and in each to end. (10) (see the tutorial for this ribbing technique here)

Row 2: Turn, sl st in previous row’s third loop across. (10)

Row 3: Turn, hdcslst in each sl st across. (10)

Rows 4 through (88, 96, 108, 116, 124, 136, 144, 156): alternate previous two rows. Do not fasten off.

Body:

Join the final row to the first row to form a circle…

Round 1: Ch-1, turn (so that you’re looking at the inside/wrong side of the edging), * sl st in next hdc row end, Berry in same row end * repeat between * * around. Join to first sl st. (44, 48, 54, 58, 62, 68, 72, 78 Berry sts)

Round 2: Turn, * sl st in top of next Berry, sc in next sl st * repeat between * * around, join to first sl st. (88, 96, 108, 116, 124, 136, 144, 156)

Round 3: Ch-1, turn, * Berry in next sc, sl st in next sl st * repeat between * * around. Join to top of first Berry. (44, 48, 54, 58, 62, 68, 72, 78 Berry sts)

Round 4: Ch-1, turn, * sc in next sl st, sl st in top of Berry * repeat between * * around, join to first sc. (88, 96, 108, 116, 124, 136, 144, 156)

Round 5: Turn, sl st in first st. * Berry in next sc, sl st in next st * repeat between * * until one st remains. Berry in final st. Join to first sl st. (44, 48, 54, 58, 62, 68, 72, 78 Berry sts)

Rounds 6 through (33, 37, 41, 45, 45, 49, 49, 53): repeat rounds 2 through 5
*the body will start to bow since the ribbing is tighter than the Berry stitch portion. It should resolve itself about half way up, as seen in the photo below.

Round (34, 38, 42, 46, 46, 50, 50, 54): repeat round 2 (88, 96, 108, 116, 124, 136, 144, 156)

Round (35, 39, 43, 47, 47, 51, 51, 55): repeat round 3 (44, 48, 54, 58, 62, 68, 72, 78 Berry sts)

Round (36, 40, 44, 48, 48, 52, 52, 56) repeat round 4 (88, 96, 108, 116, 124, 136, 144, 156)

Do not fasten off.

Front:

Where still attached…

Row (37, 41, 45, 49, 49, 53, 53, 57): Turn, sl st in next sl st, * Berry in next sc, sl st in next * repeat between * * (21, 23, 26, 28, 30, 33, 35, 38) more times ONLY. (22, 24, 27, 29, 31, 34, 36, 39 Berry sts)

Row (38, 42, 46, 50, 50, 54, 54, 58): Ch-1, turn, sc in first st, * sl st in top of next Berry, sc in next sl st * repeat between * * to end. (45, 49, 55, 59, 63, 69, 73, 79)

Row (39, 43, 47, 51, 51, 55, 55, 59): Ch-1, turn, sc in first st, sl st in next st, * Berry in next sc, sl st in next sl st * repeat between * * until one st remains, sc in final st. (21, 23, 26, 28, 30, 33, 35, 38 Berries + sc on each end)

Row (40, 44, 48, 52, 52, 56, 56, 60): Turn, sl st in first st, sc in next sl st, * sl st in top of next Berry, sc in next sl st * repeat between * * until one st remains, sl st in final st. (45, 49, 55, 59, 63, 69, 73, 79)

Rows (41, 45, 49, 53, 53, 57, 57, 61) through (52, 56, 60, 68, 68, 76, 80, 88): repeat previous four rows

Front Left:

Row (53, 57, 61, 69, 69, 77, 81, 89): Turn, sl st in first st, * Berry in next sc, sl st in next * repeat between * * (6, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12) more times. (7, 8, 9, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 Berry sts)

Row (54, 58, 62, 70, 70, 78, 82, 90): Turn, sk first st, * sl st in top of next Berry, sc in next sl st * repeat between * * to end. (14, 16, 18, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26)

Row (55, 59, 63, 71, 71, 79, 83, 91): Ch-1, turn, sc in first st, sl st in next st, * Berry in next sc, sl st in next sl st * repeat between * * (5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11) more times. (6, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Berries + beginning sc)

Row (56, 60, 64, 72, 72, 80, 84, 92): Turn, sk first st, * sl st in top of next Berry, sc in next sl st * repeat between * * until one st remains, sl st in final st. (13, 15, 17, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25)

Row (57, 61, 65, 73, 73, 81, 85, 93): Turn, sl st in first st, * Berry in next sc, sl st in next * repeat between * * (5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11) more times. (6, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Berry sts)

Row (58, 62, 66, 74, 74, 82, 86, 94): Turn, sk first st, * sl st in top of next Berry, sc in next sl st * repeat between * * to end. (12, 14, 16, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24)

Row (59, 63, 67, 75, 75, 83, 87, 95): Ch-1, turn, sc in first st, sl st in next st, * Berry in next sc, sl st in next sl st * repeat between * * (4, 5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10) more times. (5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Berries + beginning sc)

Row (60, 64, 68, 76, 76, 84, 88, 96): Turn, sk first st, * sl st in top of next Berry, sc in next sl st * repeat between * * until one st remains, sl st in final st. (11, 13, 15, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23)

Fasten off leaving a long enough tail for seaming shoulders.

Front Right:

Looking at inside, leave (15, 15, 17, 21, 21, 23, 23, 25) sts open from where the “left” ended and attach in next sl st…

Row (53, 57, 61, 69, 69, 77, 81, 89): Ch-1, sk same st, * Berry in next sc, sl st in next * repeat between * * to end. (7, 8, 9, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 Berry sts)

Row (54, 58, 62, 70, 70, 78, 82, 90): Ch-1, turn, sc in first st, * sl st in top of next Berry, sc in next sl st * repeat between * * (5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11) more times, sl st in top of next Berry. (14, 16, 18, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26)

Row (55, 59, 63, 71, 71, 79, 83, 91): Ch-1, turn, sk first st, * Berry in next sc, sl st in next sl st * repeat between * * (5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11) more times, sc in final st. (6, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Berries + ending sc)

Row (56, 60, 64, 72, 72, 80, 84, 92): Turn, sl st in first st, * sc in next st, sl st in top of next Berry * repeat between * * (5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11) more times. (13, 15, 17, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25)

Row (57, 61, 65, 73, 73, 81, 85, 93): Ch-1, turn, sk first st, * Berry in next sc, sl st in next * repeat between * * to end. (6, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12 Berry sts)

Row (58, 62, 66, 74, 74, 82, 86, 94): Ch-1, turn, sc in first st, * sl st in top of next Berry, sc in next sl st * repeat between * * (4, 5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10) more times, sl st in top of next Berry. (12, 14, 16, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24)

Row (59, 63, 67, 75, 75, 83, 87, 95): Ch-1, turn, sk first st, * Berry in next sc, sl st in next sl st * repeat between * * (3, 4, 5, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) more times, sc in final st. (5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Berries + ending sc)

Row (60, 64, 68, 76, 76, 84, 88, 96): Turn, sl st in first st, * sc in next st, sl st in top of next Berry * repeat between * * (4, 5, 6, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10) more times. (11, 14, 15, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23)

Fasten off.

Back:

Looking at inside, join yarn in same st as end of “front”…

Row (37, 41, 45, 49, 49, 53, 53, 57): ch-1, sl st in same as joinn, * Berry in next sc, sl st in next * repeat between * * (21, 23, 26, 28, 30, 33, 35, 38) more times. (22, 24, 27, 29, 31, 34, 36, 39 Berry sts)

Complete rest of “back” exactly as “front”, including the “left” and “right” starting with row (38, 42, 46, 50, 50, 54, 54, 58).

Construction:

Seam shoulders stitch for stitch using the yarn tails and the Mattress Stitch.

Sleeves:

Looking at the inside of the sleeve, attach yarn at the base of the armhole opening…

Round 1: * sl st to next row end, Berry in side of Berry * repeat between * * (7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12) more times up to shoulder seam, repeat between * * (8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 12, 13, 14) more times down other side. Join to first sl st. (16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 25, 27 Berries)

Round 2: Turn, * sl st in top of next Berry, sc in next sl st * repeat between * * around, join to first sl st. (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 46, 50, 54)

Round 3: Ch-1, turn, Berry in first sc, sl st in next sl st * Berry in next sc, sl st in next sl st * repeat between * * around. Join to top of first Berry. (16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 25, 27 Berries)

Round 4: Ch-1, turn, * sc in next sl st, sl st in top of Berry * repeat between * * around, join to first sc. (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 46, 50, 54)

Round 5: Turn, sl st in first st, Berry in next sc, * sl st in next st, Berry in next sc * repeat between * * around. Join to first sl st. (16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 23, 25, 27 Berries)

Rounds 6 through 49 (all sizes): repeat rounds 2 through 5
*check sleeve length and add 4 more rounds if needed.

Round 50: repeat round 2 (32, 34, 36, 38, 40, 46, 50, 54)

Do not fasten off.

Sizes (XS, S, M) jump to “Cuff/Edging” below. All other sizes continue.

Size L ONLY:

Round 55: Ch-1, do not turn, * sc in 10 sts, sc2tog * repeat between * * two more times, sc in each of final 2 sts. Join to first st. (35)

Size XL ONLY:

Round 55: Ch-1, do not turn, * sc in 6 sts, sc2tog * repeat between * * four more times. Join to first st. (35)

Size 2XL ONLY:

Round 55: Ch-1, do not turn, * sc in 2 sts, sc2tog * repeat between * * ten more times, sc in each of final 2 sts. Join to first st. (35)

Size 3XL ONLY:

Round 55: Ch-1, do not turn, * sc in next st, sc2tog * repeat between * * fourteen more times, sc in each of final 5 sts. Join to first st. (35)

Size 4XL ONLY:

Round 55: Ch-1, do not turn, * sc in next st, sc2tog * repeat between * * seventeen more times. Join to first st. (36)

Cuff/Edging:

Where still attached and looking at the outside…

Row 1: Ch-9, hdcslst in 2nd ch from hook and in next 7 chs. (8) Sl st to next open st on sleeve, sl st to next open st on sleeve.

Row 2: Turn, sl st in previous row’s third loop of each st to end. (8)

Row 3: Turn, hdcslst in each st across. (8) Sl st to next open st on sleeve, sl st to next open st on sleeve.

Rows 4 through (31, 33, 35, 35, 35, 35, 35, 36): alternate previous two rows

Fasten off, seam first row to last row using yarn tail and weave in all ends.

hdc sl st ribbing tutorial

Neck opening:

Looking at outside, attach at either shoulder with sl st…

Row 1: Ch-7, hdcslst in 2nd ch from hook and in next 5 chs. (6) Sl st to next open st on neck opening, sl st to next open st on neck opening.

Row 2: Turn, sl st in previous row’s third loop to end (6)

Row 3: Turn, hdcslst in each st across. (6) Sl st to next open st on neck opening, sl st to next open st on neck opening.

Rows 4 through (62, 62, 66, 74, 74, 78, 78, 82): alternate previous two rows

Fasten off, seam first row to last row using yarn tails, and weave in all ends.

That is it! I can’t wait to see yours! Be sure to tag @HeartHookHome across all social media, or share in the Heart Hook Home Crochet Community on Facebook.

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  1. I think this is my favorite one of your patterns yet- it's beautiful! I especially love the cropped version! Thank you for all that you do! :)