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Crochet Sweater Pattern: Free Bouclé Pullover Guide and Video

Introducing The Bouclé Sweater: my very first crochet sweater pattern which is made from thrifted bouclé yarn! I whipped it up last year and even filmed a beginner-friendly tutorial on YouTube so you can make your own chunky winter pullover. This project holds a special spot in my heart because it marked my sweater-making debut. Using thrifted yarn not only made it sustainable but also added a unique touch to its lovely charm.

Now, I’m thrilled to share the pattern with you in written form. Get ready to craft your comfy bouclé sweater! Just follow the step-by-step instructions and soon you’ll have a warm, stylish sweater to rock those chilly days and cozy evenings. Grab your yarn and hook – let’s get crocheting!

If you try to make it using this Crochet Sweater Pattern, please tag me on Instagram @lerugi.crochets or leave a reply here, all feedback is greatly appreciated.

It can be made in ANY size! You can make it as big or as small, as long or as short as you want! It is up to you and your preferences! My size is M, but the pattern would suit from size S to L easily with no adjustments because it is a dropped shoulder design. There will be an example below on how to make any size you like.

The Bouclé Pullover Pattern

Yarn 460 g (bouclé or any bulky yarn)
Hook 7 mm
Darning needle

8 sts x 7 rows = 10 cm
Worked over double crochets (dc)

Abbreviations (US):
fc – foundation chain
st – stitch
ch – chain
sc – single crochet
dc – double crochet
dec – decrease


Body panel (x2):

FC: 40 ch + 3 ch (turning chain)
Row 1: 40 dc, in the last st do 2 dc (counts as one) [41]
Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as a dc), turn. 39 dc, in the last st do 2 dc [41]
Repeat Row 2 as many times until reaches the desired length. I made an average-length sweater of 37 rows. Later added a couple of rows of sc with different yarn for an extra touch.

Sleeve panel (x2):

FC: 43 ch
FC indicates the length of your sleeve, you can adjust it by simply adding a couple of ch more. You can make the sleeve here full length or not all the way to the wrist because will add cuffs later.
Row 1: 40 dc, in the last st do 2 dc (counts as one) [41]
Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as a dc), turn. 39 dc, in the last st do 2 dc [41]
Continue making Row 2 as many times as you need to fit around your arm. I wanted the sleeves to be more oversized and slouchy so I made 28 rows.

Sleeve cuffs (x2):

Working on the shorter edge of the sleeve panel.
Row 1: 2 sc in each empty dc place. Ch 1, turn [56]
Row 2: 5 sc, decrease: insert a hook in the 6th st, yarn over and pull a loop, insert a hook in the next st, yarn over and pull a loop, there are 3 loops on the hook, yarn over and pull through all 3 loops. Continue decreasing every 6th st. (there should be 8 decreases in total) Ch 1, turn [48]
Row 3: 4 sc, dec, 4 sc, dec, and so on… Ch 1, turn [40]
Row 4: 2 sc, dec, 2 sc, dec… Ch 1, turn [30]
Row 5: 1 sc, dec, 1 sc… Ch 1, turn [20]
Row 6-8: 20 sc.

How to assemble

Connect the panels as shown in the picture below. Choose whatever method you like: sewing (my option), slip stitching, etc. For finishing touches, don’t forget to weave in all the yarn ends!

And here you have it! The Chunky Boucle Crochet Sweater is done.
You did a fantastic job!
Hope you enjoyed this pattern and happy crocheting!

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