Mohair crochet pullover – PATTERN

I loved the colour of this mohair/nylon yarn and bought 8 skeins 4-5 years ago, however could not find a nice project for a long time. Originally this yarn was intended for a knitting garment, but I did not like any results. I think the mohair yarn for beautiful knitting garments should be much thinner than mine. I like those subtle and ephemeral mohair lace knit creations, but they are made of yarn approximately 900-1000 meters per 100 grams. My mohair/nylon had 600 m per 100 gr-weight.
Then I tried different crochet ideas, but most crochet patterns were somehow not suitable for this fiber because the whole look seamed “overloaded” and I could not show the beauty of my yarn. Until I started making these waves:

Crochet pullover pattern for sizes US (4-6-10-12-16-18-22-24), UK (8-10-14-16-20-22-26-28), Europe (36-38-42-44-48-50-54-56).

Good thing with my thick mohair is that I was able to undo several crocheted rows during my experiments. Because the mohair yarn is held together by a nylon thread I have unraveled the stitches without ruining the fiber quality. The mohair yarn is quite fuzzy and the stitches cling to each other, so I used a big sewing needle and picked all stitches one by one.  It took quite a while, so some patience was necessary : )).

For embellishment I’ve used thin ribbon of a matching colour.

Crochet pullover pattern for sizes US (4-6-10-12-16-18-22-24), UK (8-10-14-16-20-22-26-28), Europe (36-38-42-44-48-50-54-56). Crochet pullover pattern for sizes US (4-6-10-12-16-18-22-24), UK (8-10-14-16-20-22-26-28), Europe (36-38-42-44-48-50-54-56). Crochet pullover pattern for sizes US (4-6-10-12-16-18-22-24), UK (8-10-14-16-20-22-26-28), Europe (36-38-42-44-48-50-54-56).

This crochet sweater pattern is available here:

You will receive:

► detailed instructions in English with charts and their written explanation (in case you are not used to work with the crochet diagrams). Keep the original margins of the file.

This crochet tutorial is provided for sizes:

US (4-6), UK (8-10), Europe (36-38) with bust/hips 85-90 cm (33.5-35.5’’);
US (10-12), UK (14-16), Europe (42-44) with bust/hips 97-102 cm (38-40’’);
US (16-18), UK (20-22), Europe (48-50) with bust/hips 109-114 cm (43-45’’);
US (22-24), UK (26-28), Europe (54-56) with bust/hips 121-126 cm (47.5-49.5’’).

The garment is worked without seams in rounds.

This crochet tutorial is provided for sizes US (4-6-10-12-16-18-22-24), UK (8-10-14-16-20-22-26-28), Europe (36-38-42-44-48-50-54-56). – all charts were blurred in this preview

Geometry in crochet – pullover with asymmetric scalloped edge – PATTERN

Crochet pullover PATTERN for sizes M-XL

I’ve been thinking of crocheting a black warm pullover for a long time. But either there was a lack of ideas of I was busy with other projects, so the pullover had to be postponed. Then at night before one of my short trips I just could not get asleep – I had 700 gram (approx. 24.5 oz) of black wool/acrylic yarn and I badly wanted to start crocheting pullover : ))). By that time my previous handmade partly knitted/partly crocheted black pullover got shrunk (maybe I’ll use it in a felting project later).

So, first of all I was thinking of a shape of the pullover – it has to be something unconventional, probably asymmetric. By morning the shape was chosen – you can see it in these photos.

Crochet pullover PATTERN for sizes M-XL Crochet pullover PATTERN for sizes M-XL

Now another good question – I have a great asymmetric shape, but what patterns will fill it in? : ) I was searching for different crochet patterns in my laptop until I came across this little piece (from a vintage crochet magazine).


Luckily an artist friend who was looking at my struggles could give me some advice about at what angle is better to place different crochet parts of the pullover so they create an accomplished look. Then it was the usual work in Photoshop – placing the existing vintage diagram under different angles to fill in the shape of the drawn pullover. Crocheting was even more exciting – experimenting with angles, working several rows and then unraveling them because the stitches weren’t as diagonal as I wanted them. It took almost a month of getting the pullover right.

Crochet pullover PATTERN for sizes M-XL Crochet pullover PATTERN for sizes M-XL Crochet pullover PATTERN for sizes M-XL Crochet pullover PATTERN for sizes M-XL

And final part was creating detailed pattern for every row for sizes M-L-XL. In an asymmetric garment with diagonal crochet patterns you can’t just add several stitches and rows as in skirts (now I regard patterns for maxi skirts as a child’s play :)). All decreases were different, top of the sleeve for size XL had to be completely reworked and it took quite a while. Actually drawing complete charts of elaborate patterns helps a lot and I wonder how people can create intricate crochet patterns if they can’t read charts. It must take ages for them!

This crochet sweater pattern is available here:

You will receive:

â–ş detailed instructions in English for every row for sizes
M with bust measured 88-94 cm (34.5-37’’),
L with bust measured 98-104 cm (38.5-41’’),
XL with bust measured 108-114 cm (42.5-45’’).
links for downloading all diagrams for sizes L and XL are given in the tutorial.

â–ş diagrams in PDF format for front, back and sleeves as well as over 50 photos of the process (browse screen shots of several pages of the tutorial in Etsy; all charts are blurred).

â–ş written explanation of all rows of the diagrams is included (in case you are not used to work with the crochet charts); keep the original margins of the file.

This one costs more than my usual patterns because of time I invested into creating the detailed tutorial and because I can’t offer it cheaper seeing that simple crochet things for beginners are sold everywhere in Etsy and Ravelry for 5-7 usd.


âž˝ Yarn Saver Tip: Before you decide to crochet any sweater made with thick yarn – please pay attention to sleeves and seams in photos. Whether the wearer hides all excessive width under her arms or garments have not flattering bumps at armholes? Many free crochet sweaters made with thick yarn, double crochet stitches (without chains in between) have T-shapes, because such sleeves do not require any shaping. T-shaped lacy kimonos made with thin thread do look fine because any excessive width drapes beautifully along the sides. All excessive thick double crochet stitches not only consume more yarn, but will be gathered under your arms (especially if you intend to wear sweaters under winter coats) because people are not built in T-shapes.

Crochet tunic PATTERN – hoodie by Free People

Here is another great pattern: tunic by Free People.

Nothing captures a care-free, bohemian spirit quite like this oversize V-neck crocheted hooded sweater. It features beautiful pineapple pattern with scalloped edges and drawstring tie at the neck. My favorite way to wear it would be as a form of summer layering: put it over a shirt or a top and it completely changes the look of an otherwise usual outfit. Or wear it over a dress for more bohemian look.

ATMOSPHERE: Tunic Crochet Pattern – Crochet Tutorial in English  ATMOSPHERE Tunic Crochet Pattern – Crochet Tutorial in English

The original tunic is already sold out, but if you like to crochet, it’s not a problem to make your own creation! : )

It is worked from the shoulders downwards and has 4 motifs (width) in both back and front. The main pattern is crocheted twice in full height and once for 2/3 of its height. These shorter motifs are placed between the shoulders and the armholes.

Here is my completed tunic:


Gauge and thus width/length of my tunic corresponds with all measurements mentioned on the Free People web site: original measurements.

I’ve made two versions of this pattern:

1. WRITTEN out tutorial with 4 charts and row-by-row instructions is available on Ravelry and my shop:

2. For chart-crocheters I have made concise CHARTED version with basic instructions (on 5 pages) and 4 charts. It is available here:

Both written and charted tutorials include 4  HQ diagrams in PDF-format (four full height and full width motifs of the main pattern for back and front;  2/3 of the height of 4 motifs placed between the shoulders and the armholes with all increases for the neckline and the armholes – this diagram is given in two parts for a better printable view; and an overview of the last diagram).

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