Rugger Sweater

This rugged, seamless topdown pullover works up quickly. The raglan shaping lets the sweater grow a bit with the child, and the open bottom lets you add length after the fact, if your child is growing up but not out. P.S. It’s great for a girl as well.


FINISHED SIZE 28 (30 1/2, 32 3/4, 35)” chest circumference to fit child XS/6 (S/8, M/10-12, L/14). Sample shown measures 30 1/2″, modeled with 6 1/2″ ease.

YARN Plymouth Yarn Encore Worsted (75% acrylic, 25% wool; 200 yd [183 m]/3 1/2 oz [100 g]): #1232 light greenhouse (MC), 2 (2, 3, 3) skeins; #045 English fern (CC), 2 (2, 3, 3) skeins.

HOOK Size J/10 (6 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

NOTIONS St markers (m); yarn needle.

GAUGE 11 sts = 4″; 5 rows in Hh = 2 1/4″ in patt.

Rugger Sweater Rugger Sweater Arm
Rugger Sweater Back
Rugger Sweater Close

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3 thoughts on “Rugger Sweater

  1. This is a really cute sweater. I have been crocheting now for three years and can read and follow along with instructions pretty well now. But these instructions are difficult to follow along. It gets confusing right at row 2. It doesn’t match up and the count for the xs doesn’t match either. I would really like to finish this sweater but I wish there was a little mor details with pictures to follow along.  A video would be great!! Thanks-

  2. I am an extremely experienced crocheter and I am finding this pattern very difficult. The other posts are correcr. The stitches don’t add up. I figured out that the report from * ro **; the ** was nor in the right place. Plus in refers to sc in rhe 2nd and 3rd rows (that is as far as I’ve gfotten) and there aren’t any sc since row 1. Ir refers to the foundation row in row 3 too but its past that.

    I will most lkely be able to figure it out because I do have a great deal of experience but I shouldn’t have to.

    Plus I’m making the pattern bigger to fit a women’s size small (me) so trying to figure out the pattern and then adjusting it for size..WOW. Painful.

    If this is an example of your pattern quality, I won’t be buying your magazine again.

  3. If you’re having problems with this pattern, please go to Doris Chan’s group on Ravelry.  There are lots of us there to help you figure out the pattern.  Doris has a slightly different way of designing & once you figure it out, you will love it!  If you don’t want to check out her group at Ravelry, the number one tip that I can give you on following her patterns is to mark your corners.  Mark them, mark them, mark them.  Happy crocheting!