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Peony Pullover -

Peony Pullover

It was last October, approximately, when I found Lion Brand’s Comfy Cotton Blend yarn and I knew I just had to make something with it. Not wanting to spend the money on myself, I sent my boyfriend to the store with carefully written instructions of where to find this yarn, which colors I would like ranked in order of preference, and how many skeins I would need to complete a sweater. Though beautifully wrapped, the peculiar shape made this birthday gift a dead giveaway but of course I did not mind. It was, after all, exactly what I had asked for.

I unwrapped the one skein that had been waiting inside the gift bag and went on a fun scavenger hunt, set up in my honor, to find the rest of the yarn. Once I had collected all five skeins I immediately got to work and just a few days later I had myself a Peony Pullover. Being that this was the first garment I would be writing up in other sizes, the process of publishing this pattern took far longer than I would have expected (but that may have more to do with allowing myself to be distracted by other projects than with the difficult and laborious writing and editing process.)

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This pattern is available to fit busts from 32-50″
(Please let me know if you would like this pattern in a different size)


  • 4.0mm crochet hook
  • 4.5mm crochet hook
  • 3-5 Lion Brand Comfy Cotton Blend 392 yard skeins (pictured in Soothing Lavender)
  • 2-3 Sugar ‘n Cream 120 yard skeins (pictured in Hot Purple)

Stitches and Abbreviations

MC – Main Color
CC – Contrast Color
CH – Chain
SC – Single Crochet
DEC – Decrease
HDC – Half Double Crochet
HDC2TOG – Half Double Crochet Two Together (Half Double Crochet Decrease)
DC – Double Crochet
FPDC – Front Post Double Crochet
BPDC – Back Post Double Crochet
FLO – Front Loops Only *
FHDC – Foundation Half Double Crochet **

*For this pattern you will work in BOTH front loops for added stability. See my YouTube video below for help with this stitch. (The stitch on this sweater adds just a tiny bit of extra texture. You can easily work the pattern using a regular HDC stitch throughout)

**If you do not want to make a foundation chain you can instead chain one more than the instructions say to FHDC, then Hdc into the 2nd ch from hook and each ch across


This sweater is worked in two separate pieces, front and back, and then joined at the shoulders and sides. Yarn is attached at the arm holes to crochet the sleeves as attached pieces.

Although this pattern was made with DK weight yarn many of my testers used worsted weight without issue. The yarn I used was a heavier DK which is why the worsted made a fine substitution.

The body of this sweater is written in sections for each size with a combined section for the sleeves and finishing components written on the last pages.

Click one of the links below to purchase the pattern so you can make your very own Peony Pullover!

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Patterns on this site are intended for personal use only. Reproduction in any manner, including electronic reproduction, printing multiple copies and sharing them, scanning, posting to the internet, selling, or distributing in any other way is prohibited. If you really like this pattern please refer your friends to my website, www.belacrochets.com

You are permitted to sell finished products from this pattern however I ask that you not mass produce items from my patterns for large scale sale on the internet. You may produce as much as you like for in-person transactions such as at craft fairs or to friends. If you choose to sell the finished product, please credit Bela Crochets as the designer and provide a link to www.belacrochets.com.

You may not in any way share, reproduce, or sell my patterns.


I work very hard to create patterns that are easy to understand and easy to follow however I include some intermediate stitches. If you have any difficulty with this pattern please feel free to contact me and I will do my best to help.

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