Montevideo Pullover Free Crochet Pattern

This is my second design collaboration with Manos Del Uruguay Milo. The first was designing the Naples Shrug which I simply loved creating. The chance to collaborate with Manos Del Urugay again is humbling so I wanted to create something special. I wanted to create something that embodies what Manos Del Uruguay is about. I think I have achieved that in the Montevideo Pullover. Read all about the design process, inspiration and more on Manos Del Uruguay here.

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You will love how this works up. The beauty of this design is that you can truly have whatever fit you want. A more fitted style or a free flowing poncho inspired pullover. This one designs gives you whichever style you prefer! It is exactly what I wanted - to design a diverse garment for a world of diverse women!

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Supply List:
Manos Del Uruguay Milo Yarn
Color A: Natural -  660 (740, 830, 900, 1000, 1080, 1180, 1280) yds
Color B: Jade – 280 (320, 350, 380, 420, 460, 500, 530) yds
Color C: Conifera – 270 (300, 340, 360, 400, 430, 470, 510) yds
Color D: Ireland – 280 (320, 350, 380, 420, 460, 500, 530) yds
Crochet Hook Size 4.5 mm
Tapestry needle to weave ends
Tape Measure
Fasteners or safety pins

Stitches Used / Abbreviations:
fhdc – foundation half double crochet
ch – chain loop
sc – single crochet
hdc – half double crochet
dc – double crochet
sl st – slip stitch
st - stitch


PATTERN NOTES: 
This pattern is written for Adult Woman Extra Small. (Sizes Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X in parentheses)
This top is intended to fit with up to several inches of positive ease
Size 1X - 50.5” size shown on 5’7” model with 12” of positive ease

This pattern is made in two panels, front & back.  Sleeves and neck added after assembly.
Front and back pieces are worked from the bottom up.  

Sleeves are worked downward in turned rounds.
Block BEFORE assembly. See Stitch & Hustle Blog for my blocking tips

GAUGE: 4” sq  =  21 sts  x 20 rows  in pattern stitch

STITCH NOTE: Ch 1 to start each Row does NOT act as st - see chart:

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MAKE 2 PANELS:

Begin with Color A:
Row 1: Fhdc x 89 (99, 111, 121, 133, 143, 155, 165), turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in last fhdc, *sc, ch 1, skip fhdc*, repeat * to * across, sc in last 2 fhdc, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *skip sc, ch 1, sc in next ch 1 space*, repeat * to * across, turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *sc in ch 1, skip sc, ch 1* repeat * to * across, sc in last ch 1, sc in last sc, turn.
Rows 5 - 24: Repeat rows 3 & 4 alternating.
Row 25: Ch 1 89 (99, 111, 121, 133, 143, 155, 165) hdc across, turn.

> Change to Color B
Row 26: Ch 1, 89 (99, 111, 121, 133, 143, 155, 165) hdc across, turn.
Row 27: Ch 3 (acts as first dc), skip first st, dc in next hdc, 1 dc in skipped st, crossing back in front of dc just made, *skip next hdc, 1 dc in skipped st, crossing back in front of dc just made * repeat * to * all way across row, dc in last hdc, turn.
Row 28: Ch 1, 89 (99, 111, 121, 133, 143, 155, 165) hdc across, turn.

> Change to Color D
Row 29: Ch 1, 89 (99, 111, 121, 133, 143, 155, 165) hdc across, turn.
Rows 30 - 41: Repeat rows 3 & 4 alternating.
Row 42: Ch 1, 89 (99, 111, 121, 133, 143, 155, 165) hdc across, turn.

> Change to Color B
Row 43: Ch 1, 89 (99, 111, 121, 133, 143, 155, 165) hdc across, turn.
Row 44: Ch 3 (acts as first dc), skip first st, dc in next hdc, 1 dc in skipped st, crossing back in front of dc just made, *skip next hdc, 1 dc in skipped st, crossing back in front of dc just made * repeat * to * all way across row, dc in last hdc, turn.
Row 45: Ch 1, 89 (99, 111, 121, 133, 143, 155, 165) hdc across, turn.

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 A little subtle detail gives the bottom such a great look.

A little subtle detail gives the bottom such a great look.

> Change to Color A
Row 46: Ch 1, 89 (99, 111, 121, 133, 143, 155, 165) hdc across, turn.
Rows 47 - 68: Repeat rows 3 & 4 alternating.

> Change to Color B
Row 69: Repeat row 3.

> Change to Color A
Row 70: Repeat row 4.

> Change to Color B
Rows 71 - 92: Repeat rows 3 & 4 alternating.

> Change to Color C
Row 93: Repeat row 3.

> Change to Color B
Row 94: Repeat row 4.

> Change to Color C
Rows 95 - 116: Repeat rows 3 & 4 alternating.

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> Change to Color D
Row 117: Repeat row 3.

> Change to Color C
Row 118: Repeat Row 4.

> Change to Color D
Rows 119 - 134: Repeat rows 3 & 4 alternating.

SHAPE NECK OPENING:
Row 135: Work row 3 over 29 (33, 39, 43, 49, 53, 59, 63) sts, turn.
Row 136: Repeat row 4.
Rows 137 – 140 (140, 142, 142, 144, 144, 146, 146): Repeat rows 3 & 4 alternating.

Fasten Off.
Rejoin yarn at other side & Repeat Rows 135 – 140 (140, 142, 142, 144, 144, 146, 146).

MAKE SURE TO MAKE TWO OF THESE PANELS AND BLOCK BEFORE GOING TO ASSEMBLY


ASSEMBLY
Marry your two panels and this will now be INSIDE OUT. Whipstitch your shoulders together to join.

ON BOTH SIDES:
Using your stitch marker or fastener, pin the panels together at Row 43. Then measure 6.25 (6.5, 7, 7.5, 8, 8.75, 9.25, 9.75)” down from shoulder seam and pin panels together. Join side panels between markers with sl st or whip stitch. When you get to fastener, fasten off.

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TURN RIGHT SIDE OUT AND USING COLOR D, CREATE NECK:
Rejoin yarn at shoulder seam (either side).
Round 1: Ch 1, sc in first sc or row, *skip sc or row, ch 1, sc in next ch 1 space or row*, repeat * to * around all the way around neck opening, sl st to first sc of round, turn. 72 (76, 80, 84, 88, 92, 96, 100) sc & spaces for round.
Round 2: Ch 1, *sc in ch 1, skip sc, ch 1* repeat * to * around, sl st to first sc of round, turn.
Rounds 3 – 4: Repeat Rounds 1 & 2.
> Change to Color C
Rounds 5 - 24: Repeat Rounds 1 & 2.
Fasten Off.


USING COLOR C, CREATE SLEEVE:
Rejoin yarn at underarm seam (either side).
Round 1: Ch 1, sc in first sc or row, *skip sc or row, ch 1, sc in next ch 1 space or row*, repeat * to * around, sl st to first sc of round, turn. Approximately 66 (68, 74, 78, 84, 92, 98, 102) sc & spaces for round.
Round 2: Ch 1, *sc in ch 1, skip sc, ch 1* repeat * to * around, sl st to first sc or round, turn.
Rounds 3 – 4: Repeat Rounds 1 & 2.

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> Change to Color B
Round 5: Repeat Round 1.

> Change to Color C
Round 6: Repeat Round 2.

> Change to Color B
Rounds 7-8: Repeat Rounds 1 & 2.

> Change to Color A
Round 9 - 84: Repeat Rounds 1 & 2.
Fasten Off. Repeat on other side.