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Crochet Pattern | Crochet Sweater | Obelisk Pullover

girl modeling handmade crochet sweater in ivory featuring knit-like textures

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.

flatlay of an ivory handmade crochet sweater that features knit-like ribbing and textures

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.


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flatlay of an ivory handmade crochet sweater that features knit-like ribbing and textures

Skill Level

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

  • tapestry needle

  • scissors

  • st markers (optional)


15.2 sts x 12.4 rows = 4" square (blocked)

Yarn Substitutions

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.

Required Skills

  • basic and advanced sts and st combos

  • working flat

  • working in the round

  • gauging

  • seaming

  • working perpendicular to a row/edge

  • fold-over collar

  • loop recognition (front, back, and third)

  • stitch anatomy

  • decreasing

  • 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

Shop + Make

The pattern is available here in the pattern shop on my website, Ravelry, LoveCrafts, WeCrochet, Annie's Craft Store, and Etsy.

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Sandy Clifton
Sandy Clifton
Jan 09

I’m stuck with one of the stitches - hdc3LFL. Help please


Jemma Buckland
Jemma Buckland
Oct 19, 2023

Super excited about trying a wearable for myself finally and this one looks SO lush! ... However I'm not a fan of wearing wool or wool blends. Would you consider this suitable to make with a cotton yarn instead? If so, any additional suggestions I might need to consider? Thanks!!

Tanya Johnson
Tanya Johnson
Oct 30, 2023
Replying to

Hello Jemma! Thank you so much! Subbing cotton for wool can often be tricky. You could give it a try, but it likely won't have the exact same result. If you go the cotton route, select something as soft and lofty as you can for a cotton. Maybe a pima or bamboo/cotton blend?

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