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Crochet Turtleneck Pattern: Pumpkin Spice Turtleneck

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Step into Fall (or Winter!) with your new favorite free crochet turtleneck pattern! The Pumpkin Spice Turtleneck is size-inclusive and super cozy.   

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Design Inspiration

Picture strolling through scenic Stars Hollow from Gilmore Girls (or whatever cute small town is your favorite!) with a hot pumpkin spice latte in your hand. The orange and yellow leaves lazily falling from the trees that surround you. The Pumpkin Spice Turtleneck is meant to evoke all your favorite parts of Fall, all while keeping you super cozy. And the best part? This crochet turtleneck pattern is free! So follow along for information on the supplies and for the pattern!

Yarn

For this sweater, I used WeCrochet Snugglepuff yarn in the colorway Owlet. Snugglepuff is this fabulous, SUPER SOFT yarn that will blow you away with the drape it gives to any projects made with it. It’s constructed of 70% Pima Cotton and 30% Nylon. The yarn sort of reminds me of a slightly thinner version of We Are Knitters The Petite Wool, but is quite a bit softer and has a more ” light & airy” feel to it. I’m obsessed with the color I used, Owlet, because it’s a deep toasted orange color that is perfect for Fall (aka my favorite season!). But they have a ton of other colors to choose from. There’s one called Polliwog that is a bright neon yellow/green that would look SO COOL for this crochet turtleneck pattern or any other sweater!

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Crochet Hook

For this crochet turtleneck pattern, like all my patterns, I used a Furls crochet hook. Specifically, I used the Furls Streamline Resin (5.5mm) in Cafe. It’s no secret that I absolutely love Furls crochet hooks for MANY reaons, but one of them is because they’re easy on my hands due to the thick handle. If you’re interested in learning some more reasons why I love these hooks, then check out my blog post on Furls Crochet hooks here!

Free Crochet Turtleneck Pattern

MATERIALS

  • Crochet hook size I-9 (5.5 mm)
  • Stitch Markers
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Tape Measure
  • Scissors
  • 7 (8, 8, 9, 10) (11, 12, 14, 15) balls of WeCrochet Snugglepuff in Owlet for sizes XS (S, M, L, XL) (2X, 3X, 4X, 5X) or 880 (995, 1095, 1240, 1360) (1540, 1690, 1890, 1995) yards of similar Heavy Worsted/Aran yarn that matches gauge

SIZES

XS (S, M, L, XL) (2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)

Finished Bust Approximately 32 (36, 40, 44, 48) (52, 56, 60, 64) in. (81.5 (91.5, 101.5, 112, 122) (132, 142, 152.5, 162.5) cm)

Finished Length Approximately 21 (21.5, 22, 23, 23.5) (24, 25, 26, 26.5) in. (53.5 (54.5, 56, 58.5, 59.5) (61, 63.5, 66, 67.5) cm), including lower edging

Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

Fit: Classic with some positive ease of approximately 2-4 in.

ABBREVIATIONS

  • beg = begin(ning)
  • BPdc = back post double crochet
  • ch = chain
  • dc = double crochet
  • FPdc = front post double crochet
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • rem = remain(ing)(s)
  • rep = repeat
  • rnd(s) = round(s)
  • RS = right side
  • sc = single crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • WS = wrong side

NOTES

  • Sweater is worked in joined rnds from lower edge up to underarms.
  • Piece is divided at underarms then back and front are worked separately, back and forth in rows.
  • Sleeves are worked in rnds directly into armholes.

GAUGE

14 stitches x 16 rows = approximately 5 in. (12.5 cm) alternating rows of sc and hdc.

BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE.

STITCH EXPLANATIONS

BPdc (Back Post double crochet) Yarn over, insert hook from back to front then to back, going around post of indicated st, draw up a loop, (yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice. Skip top of st in front of the BPdc.

FPdc (Front Post double crochet) Yarn over, insert hook from front to back then to front, going around post of indicated st, draw up a loop, (yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice. Skip top of st behind the FPdc.

Hdc2tog (hdc 2 sts together) (Yarn over, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) twice, yarn over and draw through all 5 loops on hook–1 st decreased.

sc2tog (sc 2 sts together) (Insert hook in next st and draw up a loop) twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook – 1 st decreased.

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CROCHET TURTLENECK PATTERN

Body

Ch 90 (102, 112, 124, 134) (146, 156, 168, 180), taking care not to twist ch, join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.

Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in same ch as joining sl st and in each ch around; join with sl st in first sc – you will have 90 (102, 112, 124, 134) (146, 156, 168, 180) sc in this rnd. Note – the ch 1 at the beginning of the round does not count as a stitch.

Rnd 2 (WS): Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st around, join with sl st in first st.

Rnd 3 (RS): Ch 1, turn, sc in each st around, join with sl st in first st.

Rep Row 2 and 3 until piece measures approximately 12.5 (12.5, 12.5, 13, 13) (13, 13.5, 14, 14) in. (32 (32, 32, 33, 33) (33, 34.5, 35.5, 35.5) cm). from beg, ending on an odd (RS) round.

Divide for Front and Back

Front

Row 1 (WS): Ch 1, turn, hdc in first 45 (51, 56, 62, 67) (73, 78, 84, 90) sts, place marker in next stitch to denote where to start the back panel in next section; leave rem sts unworked for back. 

Row 2 (RS): Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across.

Rep Row 2 and 3 until front piece after division measures approximately 6.5 (7, 7.5, 8, 8.5) (9, 9.5, 10, 10.5) inches [16.5 (18, 19, 20.5, 21.5) (23, 24, 25.5, 26.5) cm].

Fasten off.

Back

Join with sl st to stitch marked with stitch marker in the Front Panel section.

Row 1 (WS): Ch 1, turn, hdc in first 45 (51, 56, 62, 67) (73, 78, 84, 90) sts.

Row 2 (RS): Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across.

Rep Row 2 and 3 until back panel after division measures approximately 6.5 (7, 7.5, 8, 8.5) (9, 9.5, 10, 10.5) inches [16.5 (18, 19, 20.5, 21.5) (23, 24, 25.5, 26.5) cm].

Fasten off.

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Shoulder Seams

Then, turn sweater inside out. Join with sl st at outside edge of one of the shoulders, working through both thicknesses, sl st evenly spaced along the edge of each shoulder leaving 7 (8, 8, 8, 8) (9, 9, 10, 10) in. (18 (20.5, 20.5, 20.5, 20.5) (23, 23, 25.5, 25.5) cm.) unseamed at center for neck.

Note: If desired, shoulder seams can be sewn together instead of crocheted together.

Turn Body right side out, so that sl st seams are on inside of piece.

Sleeves

Join with sl st at underarm of one armhole.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 37 (39, 42, 45, 48) (50, 53, 57, 59) sc evenly spaced all the way around armhole edge; join with sl st in first st.

Note: If desired, place a marker in first st of rnd to help keep track of sts. Move marker up as each rnd is completed.

Rnd 2 (Decrease Rnd): Ch 1, turn, (hdc2tog) 1 (1, 1, 1, 1) (1, 0, 0, 1) times, hdc in next 35 (37, 38, 41, 46) (48, 53, 57, 57) sts, (hdc2tog) 0 (0, 1, 1, 0) (0, 0, 0, 0) times; join with sl st in first st – 36 (38, 40, 43, 47) (49, 53, 57, 58) sts

Rnd 3: Ch 1, turn, sc around, join with sl st in first st.

Rnd 4 (Decrease Rnd): Ch 1, turn, (hdc2tog) 1 (1, 1, 1, 1) (0, 0, 0, 1) times, hdc in next 34 (34, 36, 39, 43) (49, 53, 57, 56) sts, (hdc2tog) 0 (1, 1, 1, 1) (0, 0, 0, 0) times; join with sl st in first st – 35 (36, 38, 41, 45) (49, 53, 57, 57) sts

Rnd 5: Ch 1, turn, sc around, join with sl st in first st.

Rnd 6 (Decrease Rnd): Ch 1, turn, (hdc2tog) 1 (1, 1, 1, 1) (0, 0, 0, 0) times, hdc in next 31 (34, 34, 37, 41) (49, 53, 57, 57) sts, (hdc2tog) 1 (1, 1, 1, 1) (0, 0, 0, 0) times; join with sl st in first st – 33 (34, 36, 39, 43) (49, 53, 57, 57) sts.

Rnd 7 (Single Crochet): Ch 1, turn, sc around, join with sl st in first st.

Rnd 8: Ch 1, turn, hdc around, join with sl st in first st.

Rep Rnd 7 and 8 until sleeve measures 6.5 (6.5, 6.5, 7, 7) (7, 7, 7.5, 7.5) in. [16.5 (16.5, 16.5, 18, 18) (18, 18, 19, 19) cm.] ending on an odd row.

Sleeves Continued

Next Rnd (Decrease Rnd): Ch 1, turn, (hdc2tog) 1 time, hdc to last 2 sts, (hdc2tog) 1 times; join with sl st in first st – 31 (32, 34, 37, 41) (47, 51, 55, 55) sts.

Next Rnd: Ch 1, turn, sc around, join with sl st in first st.

Next Rnd (Decrease Rnd): Ch 1, turn, (hdc2tog) 1 time, hdc to last 2 sts, (hdc2tog) 1 times; join with sl st in first st – 29 (30, 32, 35, 39) (45, 49, 53, 53) sts.

Rep Rnd 7 and 8 until sleeve measures 11.5 (12, 12, 12, 12) (12.5, 12.5, 13, 13) in. [29 (30.5, 30.5, 30.5, 30.5) (32, 32, 33, 33) cm.] ending on a Single Crochet row.

Next Rnd (Decrease Rnd): Ch 1, turn, (hdc2tog) 1 time, hdc to last 2 sts, (hdc2tog) 1 times; join with sl st in first st – 27 (28, 30, 33, 37) (43, 47, 51, 51) sts.

Next Rnd: Ch 1, turn, sc around, join with sl st in first st.

Next Rnd (Decrease Rnd): Ch 1, turn, (hdc2tog) 1 time, hdc to last 2 sts, (hdc2tog) 1 times; join with sl st in first st – 25 (26, 28, 31, 35) (41, 45, 49, 49) sts.

Rep Rnd 7 and 8 until sleeve measures 14.5 (15, 15, 15.5, 15.5) (16, 16, 16.5, 16.5) in. (37 (38, 38, 39.5, 39.5) (40.5, 40.5, 42, 42) cm.) ending on a Single Crochet row.

Next Rnd (Decrease Rnd): Ch 1, turn, (hdc2tog) 3 (3, 4, 4, 6) (8, 10, 11, 11) times, hdc in next 11 (14, 12, 13, 9) (7, 3, 3, 3) sts, (hdc2tog) 4 (3, 4, 5, 7) (9, 11, 12, 12) times; join with sl st in first st – 18 (20, 20, 22, 22) (24, 24, 26, 26) sts.

Do not fasten off. Proceed to Cuff.

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Cuff

Rnd 1: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), turn, dc in each st around; join with sl st in first st.

Rnds 2-5: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), turn, *FPdc around next st, BPdc around next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first st.

Fasten off.

Rep Sleeve section around second armhole.

Turtleneck

Join with sl st at one corner of the neck opening.

Rnd 1: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), dc evenly spaced along neckline around, taking care to work an even number of sts; join with sl st in first st.

Rnds 2 – 12: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), turn, *FPdc around next st, BPdc around next st; rep from * around; join with sl st in first st.

Fasten off.

Lower Edging

Join with sl st in one lower front corner so that you are ready to work along the lower edge of body.

Rnd 1: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), dc evenly spaced along lower edge of body around, taking care to work an even number of sts; join with sl st in first st.

Rnds 2-5: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), turn, *FPdc around next st, BPdc around next st; rep from * around.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

Hope you enjoyed this free crochet turtleneck pattern!

xo,

Jessica

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