Introducing the Stratum Pullover!
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The Stratum Pullover was simply an attempt to use up some of the yarn in my yarn stash. I had some self-striping yarn I was struggling to figure out what to do with. I wanted to subdue the stripes for a less bold appearance, so I decided to carry it with a creamy white yarn. It was the perfect solution and I love the final look!
The silhouette of this design is classic and basic—featuring a straight body and tapered sleeves, but decorated with a 1x2 faux knit-like ribbing for a clean finish. So, it's the perfect project for the beginner crocheter looking to take on a garment for the first time, and also perfect for the advanced crocheter looking for a relaxing and less intense quick + mindless project.
Fit + Sizing
The Stratum Pullover has an oversized slightly cropped, boxy fit, with a crew style neck and long, tapered sleeves. Sizing is based on Craft Yarn Council's standards. Notes for customizing the length and/or width are noted along the way.
It is designed to have a positive ease of 10-12". To select your size, measure your bust and find the garment circumference in the chart that matches approximately 10-12" 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. For reference, model has 34" bust and is wearing a size small.
A | Garment Circum.
B | Body Width
C | Total Length
D | Sleeve Length
E | Wrist Circum.
890(983, 1067, 1163, 1278, 1382, 1485)yds category 3 DK weight or category 4 light worsted weight yarn | I used Lion Brand Yarn Comfy Cotton Blend in Whipped Cream
1125(1244, 1350, 1472, 1618, 1750, 1881)yds category 1 fingering weight yarn | I used Knit Picks Felici in Rustic Cabin
Other materials you'll need:
5mm crochet hook
Lion Brand Comfy Cotton Blend is on its way to being discontinued and the colorway of Knit Picks Felici I used is no longer available, but that doesn't mean you can't make a beautiful Stratum Pullover! There are so many yarns and colorways out there! Below are just a few.
Substitutions for Lion Brand Comfy Cotton Blend:
We Are Knitters The Cotton (use code WAKAMBASSADOR15 for 15% off)
Substitutions for Knit Picks Felici:
Knit Picks Felici (in many other colorways)
If I were to make this pullover again, here are some combos I'd love to explore:
working in the round
adding ribbing perpendicular to an edge
following a pattern with minimal or no photo/video references and tutorials
experience reading a pattern
alt | alternating
approx | approximately
ch(s) | chain(s)
cont | continue
dec | decrease
DR | decrease row
FO | fasten off
fhdc | foundation half double crochet
hdc | half double crichet
hdc2tog | half double crochet 2 stitches together
PM(s) | place marker(s)
rem | remaining
rep | repeat
rnd | round
RS | right side
sc | single crochet
scBLO | single crochet in the back loop only
slstBLO | slip stitch in the back loop only
st(s) | stitch(es)
WS | wrong side
yo | yarn over