This Basic Crochet Pullover from Valley Yarns is worked in versatile half-double crochet with multiple neckline options, designed to be easy to adapt to many different stitch patterns, gauges or styles.
Finished Measurements: 36 (40, 44, 48, 52)” (shown in size 36”)
Yarn Requirements: Sample made with 14 skeins Valley Yarns Northfield, color #24 Stone Blue
DK weight: About 1800 (2000, 2200, 2400, 2600) yds
Worsted weight: About 1500 (1700, 1900, 2100, 2300) yds
Bulky weight: About 1200 (1400, 1600, 1800, 2000) yds
Hook(s): Crochet hook in a size that gives you the desired gauge
Gauge: It's especially important to make a gauge swatch for this pattern. Crochet a large swatch (4” - 6” square) at the gauge you'd prefer for the yarn. Most yarn has a recommended gauge on its tag, which is a useful guideline. Wash and block the swatch the same way you'll wash the sweater. Measure how many stitches and rows you have in 4” (this helps accommodate for an uneven gauge), then divide by 4 to figure out how many stitches and rows you have per inch. In order to be crocheted at any gauge, directions are given in inches instead of a stitch count. So if the directions say to chain 20” worth of stitches for your size, and your gauge is 4 sts to the inch, you'll chain 80 sts.
PDF updated 6/16/2014. View Valley Yarns pattern errata here.