Over Easy Cowl Neck Pullover

Over Easy Cowl Neck Pullover

Never worry about messing up your hair when you put on this Over Easy Cowl Neck Pullover. The cowl neck makes the head hole of this pullover sweater wide enough so you won't ruin your perfectly coiffed do. We spend enough time on our hair, so we shouldn't have to sacrifice that time for comfort. Worked in Caron Simply Soft yarn, you'll be tempted to throw on this sweater whenever you're cold. It's a perfect gift for the winter holidays, so you'll want to get crocheting now!

Crochet Hook: H/8 or 5 mm hook

Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge: 13 sts and 12 rows = 4 [10 cm] in Texture Pat.

Sizing

  • To fit bust measurement
    • Extra-Small/Small 28-34” [71-86.5 cm]
    • Medium 36-38” [91.5-96.5 cm]
    • Large 40-42” [101.5-106.5 cm]
    • Extra-Large 44-46” [112-117 cm]
    • 2/3 X-Large 48-54” [122-137 cm]
    • 4/5 X-Large 56-62” [142-157.5 cm]
  • Finished bust
    • Extra-Small/Small 39” [99 cm]
    • Medium 42” [106.5 cm]
    • Large 46” [117 cm]
    • Extra-Large 50” [127 cm]
    • 2/3 X-Large 56” [142 cm]
    • 4/5 X-Large 63” [160 cm]

Materials

  • Caron® Simply Soft™ Light Country Blue (39709):
    • XS/S – 6 balls
    • M & L – 7 balls
    • XL – 8 balls
    • 2/3 XL – 9 balls
    • 4/5 XL – 10 balls
  • Size U.S. H/8 (5 mm) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
  • Stitch markers

Note

The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger size(s) the instructions will be written thus ( ). Numbers for each size are shown in the same color throughout the pattern. When only one number is given in black, it applies to all sizes.

Back

  1. **Ribbing: Ch 13.
  2. 1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of chain. Turn. 12 sc.
  3. 2nd row: Ch 1. Working in back loops only, 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
  4. Rep last row until Ribbing (when slightly stretched) measures 19 (20½-22½-24½-27½-31)” [48 (52-57-62-70-78.5) cm], ending on a RS row. Do not turn or fasten off. Work across long edge of Ribbing as follows:
  5. Next row: (RS). Ch 1. Work 65 (69-75-83-91-103) sc evenly across. Turn.
  6. Next row: Ch 3 (counts as dc). *1 sc in next sc. 1 dc in next sc. Rep from * to end of row. Turn.
  7. Next row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first dc. *1 dc in next sc. 1 sc in next dc. Rep from * to end of row, working last sc in top of ch 3. Turn.
  8. Next row: Ch 3 (counts as dc). *1 sc in next dc. 1 dc in next sc. Rep from * to end of row. Turn.
  9. Rep last 2 rows for Texture Pat until work from lower edge measures 16½ (16½-16½-17-17-17½)” [42 (42-42-43-43-44.5) cm], ending on a WS row.
  10. Shape armholes: Next row: (RS). Sl st in each of first 7 (7-9-9-11-13) sts. Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. *1 dc in next sc. 1 sc in next dc. Rep from * to last 6 (6-8-8-10-12) sts. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.** Cont in pat on rem 53 (57-59-67-71-79) sts until armhole measures 7½ (8-8½-8½-9-9)” [19 (20.5-22.5-22.5-23-23) cm], ending on a WS row.
  11. Shape neck: Next row: (RS). Pat across 12 (14-14-18-18-22) sts (neck edge).
  12. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
  13. Next row: Ch 2. Hdc2tog. Pat to end of row. Turn.
  14. Next row: Pat to last 2 sts. Hdc2tog. Turn. 10 (12-12-16-16-20) sts.
  15. Next row: Work even in pat.
  16. Shape shoulder: Next row: (RS). Sl st in each of first 5 (6-6-8-8-10) sts. Ch 2. Pat to end of row. Fasten off.
  17. With RS facing, skip next 29 (29-31-31-35-35) sts. Join yarn with sl st to next st. Ch 3 (counts as dc). Pat to end of row. Turn.
  18. Next row: Pat to last 2 sts. Hdc2tog. Turn.
  19. Next row: Ch 2. Hdc2tog. Pat to end of row. Turn. 10 (12-12-16-16-20) sts.
  20. Next row: Work even in pat.
  21. Shape shoulder: Next row: (RS). Pat across 5 (6-6-8-8-10) sts. Sl st in next st.
  22. Fasten off.

Front

  1. Work from ** to ** as given for Back.
  2. Cont in pat on rem 53 (57-59-67-71-79) sts until armhole measures 6 (6½-7-7-7½-7½)” [15 (16.5-18-18-19-19) cm], ending on a WS row.
  3. Shape neck: Next row: (RS). Pat across 14 (16-16-20-20-24) sts (neck edge).
  4. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
  5. Next row: Ch 2. Hdc2tog. Pat to end of row. Turn.
  6. Next row: Pat to last 2 sts. Hdc2tog. Turn.
  7. Rep last 2 rows once more. 10 (12-12-16-16-20) sts.
  8. Cont even in pat until Front measures same length as Back to shoulder, ending on a WS row.
  9. Shape shoulder: Next row: (RS). Sl st in each of first 5 (6-6-8-8-10) sts. Ch 2. Pat to end of row. Fasten off.
  10. With RS facing, skip next 25 (25-27-27-31-31) sts. Join yarn with sl st to next st. Ch 3 (counts as dc). Pat to end of row. Turn.
  11. Next row: Pat to last 2 sts. Hdc2tog. Turn.
  12. Next row: Ch 2. Hdc2tog. Pat to end of row. Turn.
  13. Rep last 2 rows once more. 10 (12-12-16- 16-20) sts.
  14. Next row: Work even in pat.
  15. Shape shoulder: Next row: (RS). Pat across 5 (6-6-8-8-10) sts. Sl st in next st. Fasten off.

Sleeves

  1. Ribbing: Ch 13.
  2. 1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of chain. Turn. 12 sc.
  3. 2nd row: Ch 1. Working in back loops only, 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
  4. Rep last row until Ribbing (when slightly stretched) measures 8 (8½-8½-8½-9-9)” [20.5 (21.5-21.5-21.5-23-23) cm], ending on a RS row. Do not turn or fasten off. Work across long edge of Ribbing as follows:
  5. Next row: (RS). Ch 1. Work 35 (37-39-39-41-41) sc evenly across. Turn.
  6. Next row: Ch 3 (counts as dc). *1 sc in next sc. 1 dc in next sc. Rep from * to end of row. Turn.
  7. Next row: Ch 3 (counts as dc). 1 sc in first dc (inc made). *1 dc in next sc. 1 sc in next dc. Rep from * to end of row, working (1 sc. 1 dc) in top of ch 3 (inc made). Turn.
  8. Next row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first dc. *1 dc in next sc. 1 sc in next dc. Rep from * to end of row, working last sc in top of ch 3. Turn.
  9. Next row: Ch 1. (1 sc. 1 dc) in first sc (inc made). *1 sc in next dc. 1 dc in next sc. Rep from * to end of row, working (1 dc.1 sc) in last sc (inc made). Turn.
  10. Next row: Ch 3 (counts as dc). *1 sc in next dc. 1 dc in next sc. Rep from * to end of row. Turn.
  11. Keeping cont of Texture Pat, inc 1 st each end of next row and following RS rows 2 (4-4-4-5-5) times more, taking inc sts into pat. 45 (51-53-53-57-57) sts.
  12. Work 3 (3-3-3-1-1) row(s) even in pat.

Size XS/S only: Inc 1 st each end of next row. 47 sts.

  1. Work 3 rows even in pat.
  2. All sizes: Note: Ch 2 at beg of row does not count as st during Ridge Rows.
  3. Make ridges: 1st row: (RS). Ch 2. 2 hdc in first st. 1 hdc in each st to last st. 2 hdc in last st. Turn.
  4. 2nd row: Ch 2. *Work 1 hdc in horizontal bar created between sts of previous row (bar is below loops normally worked).
  5. Rep from * to end of row. Turn.

  1. 3rd row: Ch 2. Work 2 hdc in horizontal bar created between first st of previous row. *Work 1 hdc in horizontal bar created between sts of previous row. Rep from * to last st. Work 2 hdc in horizontal bar created between last st of previous row. Turn. Rep from * to end of row. Turn.
  2. 4th to 6th rows: As 2nd row.
  3. 7th to 10th rows: As 3rd to 6th rows.
  4. 11th row: As 3rd row. 55 (59-61-61-65-65) sts.
  5. 12th and 13th rows: As 2nd row.
  6. 14th row: (WS). Ch 1. *Work 1 sc in horizontal bar created between sts of previous row. Rep from * to end of row. Turn. 55 (59-61-61-65-65) sc.

Proceed in Texture Pat as follows:

  1. 1st row: Ch 3 (counts as dc). *1 sc in next sc. 1 dc in next sc. Rep from * to end of row. Turn.
  2. 2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first dc. *1 dc in next sc. 1 sc in next dc. Rep from * to end of row, working last sc in top of ch 3. Turn.
  3. 3rd row: Ch 1. (1 sc. 1 dc) in first sc (inc made). *1 sc in next dc. 1 dc in next sc. Rep from * to last 2 sts. 1 sc in next dc. (1 dc. 1 sc) in last sc (inc made). Turn. 57 (61-63-63-67-67) sts.
  4. Cont even in Texture Pat until Sleeve from lower edge measures 17½ (17½-17-17-16½-16½)” [44.5 (44.5-43-43-42-42) cm], ending on a WS row. Place markers at each end of last row.
  5. Work a further 5 (5-7-7-9-10) rows in pat.
  6. Fasten off.

Finishing

  1. Pin pieces to measurements. Cover with a damp cloth, leaving cloth to dry.
  2. Sew shoulder seams. Sew in sleeves placing rows above markers along unworked edges of Front and Back to form square armholes. Sew side and sleeve seams.

Collar

  1. Note: Collar is worked sideways. Ch 2 at beg of row does not count as st.
  2. Ch 43.
  3. 1st row: (RS). 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook. 1 hdc in each ch to end of chain. Turn. 41 hdc.
  4. 2nd row: Ch 2. *Work 1 hdc in horizontal bar created between sts of previous row (bar is below loops normally worked). Rep from * to end of row. Turn.
  5. Rep last row until Collar measures 24 (24-25-25-26-26)” [61 (61-63.5-63.5-66-66) cm] (when slightly stretched). Fasten off.
  6. Sew foundation row and last row tog.
  7. Sew Collar to neck edge having Collar seam at left shoulder seam, stretching Collar to fit neck edge as needed.

Abbreviations

  • Beg = Beginning
  • Ch = Chain(s)
  • Cont = Continue(ity)
  • Dc = Double crochet
  • Hdc = Half double crochet
  • Hdc2tog = (Yoh and draw up a loop in next stitch) twice. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook
  • Inc = Increase(ing)
  • Pat = Pattern
  • PM = Place marker
  • Rem = Remaining
  • Rep = Repeat
  • RS = Right side
  • Sc = Single crochet
  • Sl st = Slip stitch
  • Sp(s) = Space(s)
  • St(s) = Stitch(es)
  • Tog = Together
  • WS = Wrong side
  • Yoh = Yarn over hook

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