After designing my first top-down sweater, I wanted to create a suuuper beginner-friendly raglan sweater for first-time garment crocheters or first-time raglan makers! This pattern is really easy to follow and you'll be finished an entire sweater in no time. Many of my testers finished in 3 days or less and had never made a garment before. Making your first sweater can be intimidating, but I want to show you how easy (and quick) it can really be if you find the right pattern.
In case you're not quite ready to tackle the Rosebud Raglan or Chainette Turtleneck, here's a truly beginner-friendly, easy-peasy sweater pattern that any beginner crocheter can make with basic pattern-reading skills!
The Double Crochet All Day Raglan is oversized, yet fitted in all the right places. The turtleneck and fitted sleeves give it a modern look and help balance out the boxy-ness of the body of the sweater. I designed this because I wanted a chunky statement sweater that was long enough to cover the bum but didn't look like I was wearing a shapeless rectangle. I added my own personal touch by working the neck as a cowl turtleneck and slim fitting sleeves.
I used the double crochet stitch which is great for garments since these stitches are so tall that you can make a completed sweater in very little time.
This pattern has been professionally graded + tech edited to be as correct as possible.
There are 4-6" of positive ease in this sweater. It is meant to be oversized in the bust with deep raglan increases so that the underarm of the sweater is much lower than your actual underarm. The sleeves then decrease to become more fitted in the arms, ending just before the wrist.
**Sizes include XS (S, M, L, XL) (2X, 3X, 4X, 5X) to fit bust sizes 30 (34, 38, 42, 46) (50, 54, 58, 62).**
**Yardage** **You will need (618, 667, 753, 845) (947, 1118, 1246, 1302) yds** of Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick or similar category 6, super bulky weight 80% acrylic/20% wool yarn that matches gauge.
*Note that different colourways of this yarn vary in yardage per skein. Double check total yardage on label to ensure you have enough to complete your sweater!