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Home : Patterns : Side-To-Side Cowl Neck Sweater

Free Crochet Pattern: Side-To-Side Cowl Neck Sweater

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern #: 70210A
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: One Size
XS (S/M, L, 1X/2X)
Finished Bust 32 (36, 44, 48) in. (81.5 (91.5, 112, 122) cm). Sweater will stretch to fit a wide range of sizes.
Finished Length 35 (37 1/2, 39 1/2, 41) in. (89 (95.5, 100.5, 104) cm)


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Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 620-174: Wool-Ease Yarn: Avocado
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*Wool-Ease® (Article #620).
  • Solid, Heather, Twist: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
  • Sprinkles, Wheat, Mushroom, Rainbow Mist: 86% acrylic, 10% wool, 4% rayon
  • Glitter/Multi-colors: 78% acrylic, 19% wool, 3% polyester
  • Frosts: 70% acrylic, 20% wool, 10% polyamide
  • Prints: 80% acrylic, 20% wool
; package size: Solid, Heather, Twist: 3 oz/85g; 197 yd/180m balls
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Glitter/Multi-colors: 2.5 oz./70g; 162 yd/146m balls
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•  620-174 Wool-Ease Yarn: Avocado
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Side-To-Side Cowl Neck Sweater

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®


13 hdc = 4 in. (10 cm). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch


1. Sweater body is crocheted vertically in one piece, from right front side edge to right back side edge. Sleeves are picked up around armhole and worked down towards wrist.
2. Work all stitches through back loop only of stitches of previous row.


Ch 114 (122, 129, 134).
Row 1: Hdc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across – 113 (121, 128, 133) hdc.
*Row 2: Ch 2, turn, working in back loops only, hdc in each st across.

Sizes XS (S/M) only
Rep Row 2 until piece measures 16 (18) in. (40.5 (45.5) cm) from beg.

Sizes (L, 1X/2X) only
Row 3:
Ch 2, turn, continuing to work in back loops only, hdc in first 48 sts, place marker for cowl, hdc in last (80, 85) sts.
Row 4: Rep Row 2.
Row 5 (short row): Ch 1, turn, sl st in first (48, 48) sts, hdc in next (80, 85) sts.
Rep Rows 2-5 until Body section measures (22, 24) in. (56, 61 cm), end with a Row 4.

**All Sizes
Shape Armhole
Row 1:
Ch 2, turn, hdc in next 45 (48, 48, 48) sts, ch 23 (25, 27, 29), skip next 23 (25, 27, 29) sts for armhole, hdc in last 45 (48, 53, 56) sts.
Row 2: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each hdc across – 113 (121, 128, 133) hdc.

Rep from * to **. Fasten off.

Beg at lower edge, seam first row to last for 14 (14 1/2, 16, 17) in. (35.5 (37, 40.5, 43) cm). Leave next 7 (7 1/2, 8 1/2, 9) in. (18 (19, 21.5, 23) cm) open for armhole, seam remaining 14 (15, 15, 15) in. (35.5 (38, 38, 38) cm) for cowl.

SLEEVE (make 2)
From right side, join yarn at underarm.
Rnd 1: Ch 2, work 46 (50, 56, 58) hdc evenly spaced around armhole; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rnd 2: Ch 2, turn, working in back loops only, hdc in each hdc around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rep last rnd until Sleeve measures 14 (15, 15, 16) in. (35.5 (38, 38, 40.5) cm).
Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)  

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Pattern Average Rating: ****3.9 (based on 20 reviews)
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Side-To-Side Cowl Neck Sweater Reviewed by Molly Sasajima on 2014-02-07 *****
Thank you for this pattern!! I have struggled with numerous sweater patterns, pulling them apart over and over. These instructions are simple and easy to follow -- no starting over needed!

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