Introducing the Obelisk Pullover—a classic, luxurious textured crochet sweater pattern.
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The Design—Crochet Sweater Pattern
If a refined crochet texture is what you're looking for, look no further. The Obelisk Pullover features a unique striped knit-like ribbing texture throughout and classic knit-like 1x1 ribbing to complete the design for a truly classic and luxurious heirloom sweater to add to your cold-weather wardrobe—one you'll reach for for years to come!
The sweater is constructed bottom-up by making two panels—a front and back panel, then seaming them together at the shoulders and sides. Then, adding the collar, bottom hem ribbing, sleeves, and cuffs.
Fit + Sizing
The Obelisk Pullover has a slightly oversize classic fit with a slight crop. It features bands of texture throughout, straight sleeves for sizes XS-M and slightly tapered sleeves for sizes L-3XL, and 1x1 knit-like ribbing along the bottom hem, cuffs, and fold-over collar. Sizing is based on Craft Yarn Council's standards.
It is designed to have a positive ease of 8.5-11.5". To select your size, measure your bust and find the garment circumference in the chart that matches approximately 8.5-11.5" larger. If you prefer to have more or less ease, select the garment circumference that reflects that number in inches compared to your measured bust in inches. I have a 34" bust and am wearing a size small for 9" of ease.
advanced | I consider this pattern advanced due to the variety of techniques and stitches involved, ribbing stitches, fold-over collar, and multidirectional construction.
As written, you'll need category 4 worsted/light worsted weight yarn in the amounts of:
1381(1587, 1754, 1905, 2076, 2333, 2520)yds
Other materials you'll need:
4.5mm and 5mm crochet hook
st markers (optional)
15.2 sts x 12.4 rows = 4" square (blocked)
The yarn I used is WeCrochet Felici Worsted undyed. This yarn has since been discontinued, but many worsted weight yarns should work for this pattern. I'd recommend staying away from economy acrylic yarns like Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn and Red Heart Super Saver. They will be much too dense and thick for this project. You can also check out Yarn Sub. Make sure you make a gauge swatch. Small differences in gauge can lead to big differences in project outcome. For more on gauge, you can read this blog.
basic and advanced sts and st combos
working in the round
working perpendicular to a row/edge
loop recognition (front, back, and third)
chainless foundation stitches
understanding of asterisks, brackets, and/or parentheses
following a pattern with minimal/no photo/video references/tutorials
experience reading an advanced pattern
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