The Contessa Cropped Pullover crochet pattern is one that I have been itching to share with you all! This pattern has been photographed for WEEKS waiting for this event.
Fall is in the air, and I can hear Crocheters in the Northern Hemisphere rejoice! Can’t you? Ok, maybe not all of them, but Autumn seems to make working with yarn just a bit easier. And the number of projects seem to multiply exponentially overnight!
After the love the Daphne Cocoon Shrug Pattern got, I knew that I absolutely needed to use Hawthorne Fingering yarn from WeCrochet again! This yarn may be fingering weight, but lighter yarns really lend themselves to layering in ways that heavy weights might struggle with.
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PERFECT PICOTS BLOG HOP 2020
16 Designers have each provided a new, free crochet pattern for you to enjoy. The common theme between all 16 patterns is that they all include a picot stitch, and are all lovingly crafted using WeCrochet yarn.
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Briana K Designs, Crystalized Designs, Joy Of Motion Crochet, ACCROchet, Love.life,yarn, Oombawka Designs, Detroit Knots, The Loopy Lamb, Underground Crafter, The Stitchin’ Mommy, Mamas2Hands, Stitch and Hustle, Moogly, 2 Bossay Knits, and 5 Little Monsters.
For this design I used Hawthorne Kettle Dye yarn in the color Contessa. This yarn is available at WeCrochet and comes in Kettle Dye (20 colorways), Multi (30 colorways), Speckle (15 colorways), Tonal (12 colorways), and Bare options. Using this yarn was an easy choice. Picking just one color? Almost impossible.
In fact, I grabbed a bunch to play with to see if I wanted to do stripes of color, or keep it solid. The colors below, from left to right are: Contessa, Rockaway, Silverton, and Berry Smoothie Speckle. Are you drooling yet? It’s ok, I did, too.
What makes this such a great summer yarn is the fiber content. 80% Fine Superwash Highland Wool, 20% Polyamide (Nylon). Machine washable and totally soft.
Wool is great in all seasons. First of all, this design is lightweight, loose fitting, and has a nice relaxed gauge. On top of that, wool is naturally breathable, moisture-wicking, and actually offers UV protection!
The 20% nylon content also helps to add strength and durability. This yarn is just as fantastic for hard-wearing items like socks as it is for garments.
If you are looking for alternatives to Hawthorne Fingering for the Contessa Cropped Pullover crochet pattern, I would recommend maybe trying Palette (150+ colors), Stroll (34 colors), or Chroma (26 self-striping colors).
Let me know in the comments which fingering weight YOU would use for the Contessa Cropped Pullover!
This particular fabric is much too hole-y to offer much warmth, but what I love about it, is that it allows the shirt you put underneath to offer an additional layer of color if you choose!
I would love to see this in a neutral color, worn with a bright tank underneath for a pop of unexpected color! You could also match the shirt under to the color of yarn, making the lacy texture the star of the show.
The model wore these gorgeous velvet pants to the photo shoot, which I fell in love with. This really emphasized the fact that this works for Fall. I think it elevates the pullover making it a great date night look!
Worn with some denim shorts for summer and you got yourself a breezy beach outfit. Ooooo! Maybe in a bright yellow or turquoise cotton or linen based yarn instead!
Cropped not your style? Feel free to continue to repeat the pattern to make a longer top. I can totally picture this worn long over leggings!
You can absolutely change this up to make it the pullover of your dreams!
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Yarn: Fingering Weight #1. Sample made in Hawthorne Kettle Dye by WeCrochet.
See approximate yardage for individual sizes below.
Hook: I used my Furls Crochet Odyssey F (3.75 mm). My gauge was very loose, so you may need to go up a hook size or two depending on your own tension.
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Tapestry Needle for weaving in ends.
|SIZE||BUST IN/CM||WIDTH IN/CM||LENGTH IN/CM||APPROX YDS/M|
|40″ / 101.5 cm||17.5″ / 44.5 cm||1071 yds / 979 m|
|18.75″ / 47.5 cm||1324 yds / 1210 m|
|48″ / 122 cm||20″ / 50.75 cm||1604 yds / 1467 m|
|52″ / 132 cm||21.25″ / 54 cm||1911 yds / 1747 m|
|5X/6X||60-66″ / |
|56″ / 142.25 cm||22.5″ / 57 cm||2245 yds / 2052 m|
- beg: beginning
- BLO: back loop only
- ch: chain
- dc: double crochet
- dtr: double treble
- sc: single crochet
- sk: skip
- sl st: slip stitch
- st(s): stitch(es)
4” x 4” = 15 dc x 9 rows before blocking.
Please note, the width changed minimally after blocking, but it did open up the lace considerably!
SPECIAL PATTERN NOTES
This pullover is made with two rectangles with sides and shoulders seamed together. Cuffs are added after.
The space in the middle of the double picot is where you will be making the scs.
Beginning chains do not count as a stitch throughout.
The stitch counts at the end of each row will be in numerical order by size. (XS/S, M/L, 1X/2X, 3X/4X, 5X/6X)
Yarns similar in fiber content and weight can be substituted.
Sample shown is made in size XS/S. Model is 5’7″ tall.
CONTESSA CROPPED PULLOVER CROCHET PATTERN INSTRUCTIONS
Row 1: Ch 153 (183, 213, 243, 273), dc in 3rd ch from hook and across. (151, 181, 211, 241, 271 dc)
Row 2: Ch2, turn, dc across. (151, 181, 211 dc)
Repeat Row 2: 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) more times.
Row 3: Ch1, turn, sc in first, *[ch4, sc in 3rd ch from hook (picot made)] twice (double picot made), ch1, sk 4 sts, sc in next, repeat from * across. (30, 36, 42, 48, 54 double picots)
Row 4: Ch9 (counts as dtr, ch4), turn, sc in 3rd ch from hook (picot), ch1, sc in sp in center of next double picot, *[ch4, sc in 3rd ch from hook ] twice, ch1, sc in center of next double picot, repeat from * across, ch4, sc in 3rd ch from hook, dtr in last sc. (29, 35, 41, 47, 53 double picots)
Row 5: Ch1, turn, sc in first dtr, *[ch4, sc in 3rd ch from hook] twice, ch1, sc in sp in center of next double picot, repeat from * across, ending with last sc in the 5th ch of beg ch9. (30, 36, 42, 48, 54 double picots)
Row 6: Repeat Row 4.
Row 7: Ch1, turn, sc in first, *ch5, sc in center of next double picot, repeat from * across, ch5, sc in 5th ch of beg ch9. (31, 37, 43, 49, 55 sc)
Row 8: Ch2, turn, dc in each sc and ch across. (151, 181, 211, 241, 271 dc)
Row 9: Ch2, turn, dc across. (151, 181, 211, 241, 271 dc)
Repeat Row 9: 5 (6, 7, 8, 9) more times.
Repeat again, beginning at Row 3: one more time.
Fasten off and weave in all ends.
Lay both pieces on top of each other. Each piece is reversible, so pick whichever sides you want to face out and lay those facing each other.
With a tapestry needle and a length of yarn approximately 2.5x the length to be sewn, sew the top of the pullover together, leaving an 11” (11.25”, 11.5”, 11.75”, 12”) opening in the center to pull over your head.
Next, sew up the sides, starting at the bottom, and ending at the last repeat of Row 2. This will be your arm opening. I know it looks small, but this part hits at the elbow.
Reattach yarn to one of the arm openings. You will be working evenly around the arm opening.
Row 1: Ch15, sc in 2nd ch from hook and across, slst into next spot on the arm opening. (14 sc)
Row 2: Slst over one more spot, turn, sk 2 slsts, working in the BLO, sc across. (14 sc)
Row 3: Ch1, turn, working in the BLO, sc across, slst into the next spot on the arm opening.
Repeat Rows 2 and 3 evenly around the arm opening.
Fasten off and weave in all ends.
I highly recommend blocking this garment once completed. The picot mesh stitches really open up nicely afterwards to give this design a polished look.
You can wet, or steam block your garment depending upon the yarn you chose. Hawthorne really holds up well with wet blocking. I use my Wet Blocking Tutorial for this project.
If you enjoyed working with the Contessa Cropped Pullover crochet pattern, I highly recommend trying my Daphne Cocoon Cardigan next!