The Rosebud Raglan is a classic pullover sweater with raglan shaping and a sophisticated fit. Designed for everyday wear, the Rosebud Raglan is crocheted in a simple stitch pattern to create an opaque, textured fabric that can be worn on its own without being see-through. The delicate stitch pattern lends a beautiful drape to the fabric for a refined, store-bought look that can be hard to find in crocheted garments. This pattern will produce a wonderfully warm sweater that provides full coverage without feeling bulky or heavy.
The Rosebud Raglan has been my most popular design since its debut in 2019. It was my first size-inclusive pattern written from XS to 5X and was designed to make every crocheter feel like it was written just for them. Within this pattern, you’ll find plenty of customization tips and tricks to help ensure you achieve the perfect fit for your unique measurements.
Construction: The Rosebud Raglan is worked seamlessly from the top down with raglan shaping, meaning you will work four points of increase that run diagonally from the neckline to the underarms. After completing the yoke increases, the yoke is then separated to create space for the body and the sleeves. The body is worked next, and the sleeves are worked last. Optional ribbing instructions are included on page 11 of the PDF pattern.
Substitute Lion Brand Jeans with any worsted weight, category #4 yarn that matches gauge. Using an acrylic fiber is not necessary; any fiber should work out fine. Jeans is one of my favorite budget-friendly yarns because it has a softness that can be hard to find in acrylics within this price range.
For an airy, summer-friendly version, try substituting with a cotton blend or matching gauge with a DK weight (category #3 yarn).
Hooks: Size U.S. I/9 (5.5 mm) for main gauge hook (or size needed to obtain gauge)
+ Size U.S. H/8 (5 mm) or hook that is at least 0.5 mm smaller than your main gauge hook; used for ribbing only (ribbing is optional)
Notions: Tapestry needle, 4 locking stitch markers to keep track of the yoke increases