Hello new friends! I am here today to share with you my latest design, the York sweater! It is the very first crochet garment I made that covers 9 sizes! Yeah, you heard me right. From size XS to 5X, I think I have everybody covered.

It is an easy crochet sweater, suitable for an advanced beginner or higher. I designed it with women in mind but it turns out, men love it, too! With a 3”-5” positive ease you can best choose your size from the chart below.

I used the amazing La Mia Natural Wool, a 100% wool yarn that doesn’t feel nothing like the scratchy wool you have in mind. It comes in 6 natural shades and I definitely recommend that you should give it a try.

Well, let’s dive into the details!

Materials:

La Mia Natural Wool
US I/5.5 mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
Yarn needle
Scissors
5 stitch markers

Yardage


XS: 5 skeins or 930-970 m (1017-1060 yds)
S: 6 skeins or 1050-1090 m (1148-1192 yds)
M: 6 skeins or 1125-1165 m (1230-1275 yds)
L: 7 skeins or 1260-1300 m (1377-1421 yds)
XL: 7 skeins or 1380-1420 m (1509-1552 yds)
2X: 8 skeins or 1550-1590 m (1695-1738 yds)
3X:  9 skeins or 1660-1700 m (1815-1859 yds)
4X:  10 skeins or 1820-1860 m (1990-2034 yds)
5X: 10 skeins or 1890-1930 m (2066-2110 yds)

Bust size measurements:

XS: 28”-30”
S: 32”-34”
M: 36”-38”
L: 40”-42”
XL: 44”-46”
2X: 48”-50”
3X: 52”-54”
4X: 56”-58”
5X: 60-62”

Keep in mind that this sweater is designed with 3”-5” positive ease before choosing your size.

Abbreviations

R: row
Fdc: Foundation double crochet
dc: double crochet
hdc: half double crochet
sc: single crochet
sl st: slip stitch
ch: chain
dc2tog: double crochet 2 together
sc2tog: single crochet 2 together
st(s): stitch(es)
blo: back loop only
bptr: back post treble crochet
fptr: front post treble crochet
yo-sl st: yarn over slip stitch
sk: skip
FO: fasten off
PM: place marker

Gauge

14 sts and 8 rows is 4 inches in dc

Notes

1. Read all the pattern before you begin crocheting.
2. The pattern is written in US terms.
3. The pattern is written for size XS and then following in parenthesis are sizes (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X).
4. The chain at the beginning of every row does not count as a stitch.

Special stitches

yo-sl st: yarn over, insert hook in indicated stitch, yarn over and pull through all loops on your hook.

Back panel

R1: Fdc 57 (65, 71, 79, 85, 93, 99, 107, 113), ch 2, turn
R2: dc 28 (32, 35, 39, 42, 46, 49, 53, 56), bptr, PM, dc 28 (32, 35, 39, 42, 46, 49, 53, 56) ch 2, turn (for all next repeats dc until post st, bptr, dc until the end of the row)
R3: dc until post st, fptr, dc until the end of the row, ch 2, turn

XS
R4-44: repeat rows 2 and 3
R45: dc 11, hdc, sc, sl st 31, sc, hdc, dc 11 (57) FO
PM on R34 on each side

S
R4-33: repeat rows 2 and 3
R34: dc2tog, dc until post st, bptr, dc until 2 sts to the end, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (63) PM on each side
R35: dc2tog, dc until post st, fptr, dc until 2 sts to the end, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (61)
R36: dc2tog, dc until post st, bptr, dc until 2 sts to the end, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (59)
R37-45: repeat rows 3 and 2
R46: dc 12, hdc, sc, sl st 31, sc, hdc, dc 12 (59) FO

M
R4-32: repeat rows 2 and 3
R33: dc2tog, dc until post st, fptr, dc until 2 sts to the end, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (69) PM on each side
R34: dc2tog, dc until post st, bptr, dc until 2 sts to the end, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (67)
R35: dc2tog, dc until post st, fptr, dc until 2 sts to the end, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (65)
R36: dc2tog, dc until post st, bptr, dc until 2 sts to the end, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (63)
R37-45: repeat rows 3 and 2
R46: dc 14, hdc, sc, sl st 31, sc, hdc, dc 14 (63) FO

L
R4-32: repeat rows 2 and 3
R33: dc2tog, dc until post st, fptr, dc until 2 sts to the end, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (77) PM on each side
R34: dc2tog, dc until post st, bptr, dc until 2 sts to the end, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (75)
R35: dc2tog, dc until post st, fptr, dc until 2 sts to the end, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (73)
R36: dc2tog, dc until post st, bptr, dc until 2 sts to the end, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (71)
R37: dc2tog, dc until post st, fptr, dc until 2 sts to the end, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (69)
R38: dc2tog, dc until post st, bptr, dc until 2 sts to the end, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (67)
R39-46: repeat rows 3 and 2
R47: dc 16, hdc, sc, sl st 31, sc, hdc, dc 16 (67) FO

XL
R4-31: repeat rows 2 and 3
R32: dc2tog, dc until post st, bptr, dc until 2 sts to the end, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (83) PM on each side
R33: dc2tog, dc until post st, fptr, dc until 2 sts to the end, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (81)
R34: dc2tog, dc until post st, bptr, dc until 2 sts to the end, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (79)
R35: dc2tog, dc until post st, fptr, dc until 2 sts to the end, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (77)
R36: dc2tog, dc until post st, bptr, dc until 2 sts to the end, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (75)
R37: dc2tog, dc until post st, fptr, dc until 2 sts to the end, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (73)
R38: dc2tog, dc until post st, bptr, dc until 2 sts to the end, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (71)
R39: dc2tog, dc until post st, fptr, dc until 2 sts to the end, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (69)
R40-46: repeat rows 2 and 3
R47: dc 17, hdc, sc, sl st 31, sc, hdc, dc 17 (69) FO

2X
R4-31: repeat rows 2 and 3
R32: dc2tog, dc until post st, bptr, dc until 2 sts to the end, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (91) PM on each side
R33: dc2tog, dc until post st, fptr, dc until 2 sts to the end, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (89)
R34: dc2tog, dc until post st, bptr, dc until 2 sts to the end, dc2tog, ch 2, turn(87)
R35: dc2tog, dc until post st, fptr, dc until 2 sts to the end, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (85)
R36: dc2tog, dc until post st, bptr, dc until 2 sts to the end, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (83)
R37: dc2tog, dc until post st, fptr, dc until 2 sts to the end, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (81)
R38: dc2tog, dc until post st, bptr, dc until 2 sts to the end, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (79)
R39: dc2tog, dc until post st, fptr, dc until 2 sts to the end, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (77)
R40: dc2tog, dc until post st, bptr, dc until 2 sts to the end, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (75)
R41: dc2tog, dc until post st, fptr, dc until 2 sts to the end, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (73)
R42: dc2tog, dc until post st, bptr, dc until 2 sts to the end, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (71)
R43-47: repeat rows 3 and 2
R48: dc 18, hdc, sc, sl st 31, sc, hdc, dc 18 (71) FO

3X
R4-30: repeat rows 2 and 3
R31: dc2tog, dc until post st, fptr, dc until 2 sts to the end, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (97) PM on each side
R32: dc2tog, dc until post st, bptr, dc until 2 sts to the end, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (95)
R33: dc2tog, dc until post st, fptr, dc until 2 sts to the end, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (93)
R34: dc2tog, dc until post st, bptr, dc until 2 sts to the end, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (91)
R35: dc2tog, dc until post st, fptr, dc until 2 sts to the end, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (89)
R36: dc2tog, dc until post st, bptr, dc until 2 sts to the end, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (87)
R37: dc2tog, dc until post st, fptr, dc until 2 sts to the end, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (85)
R38: dc2tog, dc until post st, bptr, dc until 2 sts to the end, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (83)
R39: dc2tog, dc until post st, fptr, dc until 2 sts to the end, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (81)
R40: dc2tog, dc until post st, bptr, dc until 2 sts to the end, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (79)
R41: dc2tog, dc until post st, fptr, dc until 2 sts to the end, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (77)
R42: dc2tog, dc until post st, bptr, dc until 2 sts to the end, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (75)
R43: dc2tog, dc until post st, fptr, dc until 2 sts to the end, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (73)
R44: dc2tog, dc until post st, bptr, dc until 2 sts to the end, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (71)
R45-46: repeat rows 3 and 2
R48: dc 18, hdc, sc, sl st 31, sc, hdc, dc 18 (71) FO

4X
R4-30: repeat rows 2 and 3
R31: dc2tog (x2), dc until post st, fptr, dc until 4 sts to the end, dc2tog (x2), ch 2, turn (103) PM on each side
R32: dc2tog (x2), dc until post st, bptr, dc until 4 sts to the end, dc2tog (x2), ch 2, turn (99)
R33: dc2tog (x2), dc until post st, fptr, dc until 4 sts to the end, dc2tog (x2), ch 2, turn (95)
R34: dc2tog (x2), dc until post st, bptr, dc until 4 sts to the end, dc2tog (x2), ch 2, turn (91)
R35: dc2tog (x2), dc until post st, fptr, dc until 4 sts to the end, dc2tog (x2), ch 2, turn (87)
R36: dc2tog (x2), dc until post st, bptr, dc until 4 sts to the end, dc2tog (x2), ch 2, turn (83)
R37: dc2tog (x2), dc until post st, fptr, dc until 4 sts to the end, dc2tog (x2), ch 2, turn (79)
R38: dc2tog (x2), dc until post st, bptr, dc until 4 sts to the end, dc2tog (x2), ch 2, turn (75)
R39: dc2tog (x2), dc until post st, fptr, dc until 4 sts to the end, dc2tog (x2), ch 2, turn (73)
R40-48: repeat rows 2 and 3
R49: dc 19, hdc, sc, sl st 31, sc, hdc, dc 19 (73) FO

5X
R4-31: repeat rows 2 and 3
R32: dc2tog (x2), dc until post st, bptr, dc until 4 sts to the end, dc2tog (x2), ch 2, turn (109) PM on each side
R33: dc2tog (x2), dc until post st, fptr, dc until 4 sts to the end, dc2tog (x2), ch 2, turn (105)
R34: dc2tog (x2), dc until post st, bptr, dc until 4 sts to the end, dc2tog (x2), ch 2, turn (101)
R35: dc2tog (x2), dc until post st, fptr, dc until 4 sts to the end, dc2tog (x2), ch 2, turn (97)
R36: dc2tog (x2), dc until post st, bptr, dc until 4 sts to the end, dc2tog (x2), ch 2, turn (93)
R37: dc2tog (x2), dc until post st, fptr, dc until 4 sts to the end, dc2tog (x2), ch 2, turn (89)
R38: dc2tog (x2), dc until post st, bptr, dc until 4 sts to the end, dc2tog (x2), ch 2, turn (85)
R39: dc2tog (x2), dc until post st, fptr, dc until 4 sts to the end, dc2tog (x2), ch 2, turn (81)
R40: dc2tog (x2), dc until post st, bptr, dc until 4 sts to the end, dc2tog (x2), ch 2, turn (77)
R41: dc2tog (x2), dc until post st, fptr, dc until 4 sts to the end, dc2tog (x2), ch 2, turn (73)
R42-48: repeat rows 2 and 3
R49: dc 19, hdc, sc, sl st 31, sc, hdc, dc 19 (73) FO


All sizes

Ribbing set up row:

Attach yarn at the bottom of the panel and work * sc 2, sc2tog *. Repeat from * to * across. It doesn’t really matter if you end with a sc or a decrease. We are just trying to reduce the stitches for the ribbing.

Ribbing:

R1: ch 8, yo-sl st in second chain from the hook and in all chains, sl st in next 2 stitches of the set up row, ch 1, turn (7)
R2: sk first 2 sl sts, yo-sl in blo in all sts, ch 1, turn (7)
R3: yo-sl st in blo in all sts, sl st in next 2 stitches of the set up row, ch 1, turn (7)
R4-…: repeat rows 2 and 3 until the end.

Front panel

All sizes
Work the same as back panel until:

XS-R40
S-R41
M-R41
L-R42
XL-R42
2X-R43
3X-R43
4X-R44
5X-R44

XS
R41: dc 16, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (17)
R42: dc2tog, dc 15, ch 2, turn (16)
R43: dc 14, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (15)
R44: dc2tog, dc 13, ch 2, turn (14)
R45: dc 12,dc2tog FO and leave long tail for sewing (13)

S
R42: dc 17, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (18)
R43: dc2tog, dc 16, ch 2, turn (17)
R44: dc 15, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (16)
R45: dc2tog, dc 14, ch 2, turn (15)
R46: dc 13, dc2tog FO and leave long tail for sewing (14)

M
R42: dc 19, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (20)
R43: dc2tog, dc 18, ch 2, turn (19)
R44: dc 17, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (18)
R45: dc2tog, dc 16, ch 2, turn (17)
R46: dc 15, dc2tog FO and leave long tail for sewing (16)

L
R43: dc 21, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (22)
R44: dc2tog, dc 20, ch 2, turn (21)
R45: dc 19, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (20)
R46: dc2tog, dc 18, ch 2, turn (19)
R47: dc 17, dc2tog FO and leave long tail for sewing (18)

XL
R43: dc 22, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (23)
R44: dc2tog, dc 21, ch 2, turn (22)
R45: dc 20, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (21)
R46: dc2tog, dc 19, ch 2, turn (20)
R47: dc 18, dc2tog FO and leave long tail for sewing (19)

2X-3X
R44: dc 23, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (24)
R45: dc2tog, dc 22, ch 2, turn (23)
R46: dc 21, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (22)
R47: dc2tog, dc 20, ch 2, turn (21)
R48: dc 19, dc2tog FO and leave long tail for sewing (20)

4X-5X
R45: dc 24, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (25)
R46: dc2tog, dc 23, ch 2, turn (24)
R47: dc 22, dc2tog, ch 2, turn (23)
R48: dc2tog, dc 21, ch 2, turn (22)
R49: dc 20, dc2tog FO and leave long tail for sewing (21)

Turn your project and work the same rows for your size, at the opposite side, to form the neckline.

All sizes

Work ribbing set up row and ribbing at the bottom of the front panel, the same way as the back panel.

Place both panels with right sides facing each other.

Sew from R1 (not the ribbing) until the row with the marker. Then sew the shoulder seam. The last stitch you are going to sew before the neckline is the single crochet.

Neckline ribbing set up row

With your sweater’s right side facing up, attach yarn near the shoulder seam. Work * sc 2, sc2tog * around the neckline, sl st in the first sc to join. It doesn’t really matter if you end with a sc or a decrease. We are just trying to reduce the stitches for the ribbing.

Neckline ribbing

R1: ch 7, yo-sl st in second chain from the hook and in all chains, sl st in next 2 stitches of the set up row, ch 1, turn (6)
R2: sk first 2 sl sts, yo-sl in blo in all sts, ch 1, turn (6)
R3: yo-sl st in blo in all sts, sl st in next 2 stitches of the set up row, ch 1, turn (6)
R4-…: repeat rows 2 and 3 round the neckline, until you reach the first row. Fasten off and sew the ribbing.

Sleeves

R1: Fdc 48, (50, 52, 56, 62, 68, 74, 78, 78), ch 2, turn
R2-4: dc in each st across, ch 2, turn
R5: dc2tog, dc until 2 sts before the end, dc2tog, ch 2, turn
R6-8: dc in each st across, ch 2, turn
R9: dc2tog, dc until 2 sts before the end, dc2tog, ch 2, turn
R10-12: dc in each st across, ch 2, turn
R13: dc2tog, dc until 2 sts before the end, dc2tog, ch 2, turn
R14-16: dc in each st across, ch 2, turn
R17: dc2tog, dc until 2 sts before the end, dc2tog, ch 2, turn
R18-20: dc in each st across, ch 2, turn
R21: dc2tog, dc until 2 sts before the end, dc2tog, ch 2, turn
R22-24: dc in each st across, ch 2, turn
R25: dc2tog, dc until 2 sts before the end, dc2tog, ch 2, turn
R26-28: dc in each st across, ch 2, turn
R29: dc2tog, dc until 2 sts before the end, dc2tog, ch 2, turn

Important note for all sizes: At the end of the sleeve we will have a set up row with decreases, again. It doesn’t really matter if you end with a dc or a decrease. We are just trying to reduce the stitches for the ribbing. Continue with ribbing (located at the end of all sleeve sizes).

XS
R30-32: dc in each st across, ch 2, turn (34)
R33: * dc, dc2tog* repeat from * to * across

S
R30-33: dc in each st across, ch 2, turn (36)
R34: * dc, dc2tog * repeat from * to * across

M
R30-33: dc in each st across, ch 2, turn (38)
R34: * dc, dc2tog * repeat from * to * across

L
R30-34: dc in each st across, ch 2, turn (42)
R35: * dc, dc2tog * repeat from * to * across

XL
R30-34: dc in each st across, ch 2, turn (48)
R35: * dc, dc2tog * repeat from * to * across

2X
R30-35: dc in each st across, ch 2, turn (54)
R36: * dc, dc2tog * repeat from * to * across

3X
R30-35: dc in each st across, ch 2, turn (60)
R36: * dc, dc2tog * repeat from * to * across

4X-5X
30-36: dc in each st across, ch 2, turn (64)
R37: * dc, dc2tog * repeat from * to * across

Sleeve ribbing for all sizes

R1: ch 11, yo-sl st in second chain from the hook and in all chains, sl st in next 2 stitches of the last sleeve row, ch 1, turn (10)

R2: sk first 2 sl sts, yo-sl in blo in all sts, ch 1, turn (10)

R3: yo-sl st in blo in all sts, sl st in next 2 stitches of the last sleeve row, ch 1, turn (10)

R4-…: repeat rows 2 and 3 across the sleeve.

Fasten off and leave a really long tail for sewing the sleeve.

Repeat the process for the second sleeve. The pattern is exactly the same. Turn your sweater inside out and sew the sleeves in the armhole openings.

That’s it! You are done! Enjoy your new sweater!

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