Softest Lounge Around Pullover Crochet Pattern

This oversized pullover, sweater, poncho, or whatever you want to call it is THE SOFTEST top I’ve ever crocheted. It’s made with a new chenille yarn from Lion Brand that I’m absolutely in love with. In fact, I’d been hoping to see a nice worsted weight chenille yarn hit the market for a long time and was thrilled to get my hands on this during my recent trip to New York City.

What I love about this pullover is it’s oversized, really easy to make and super soft.  It reminds me of something that goes along with the whole athleisure trend; a comfortable and cute piece that can be worn with running shoes or stretch pants. This pullover goes with jeans as well of course.  The pattern can also easily be adjusted to fit your personal taste.  By leaving the sides opening and omitting the sleeve cuffs, you’ve got a poncho.  Want to make the cowl neck even more dramatic and larger? Just start with a longer chain.    I’ve also made this in a variety of sizes so I hope this works for you!

As usual you can scroll down to see the free pattern, or you may choose to purchase the ad-free printable pattern from my Etsy shop HERE or the kit from Lion Brand Yarn HERE. (Thanks Lion Brand for the opportunity!)

You’ll make this by crocheting two rectangles and seaming them up the sides and inward at the shoulders. The cowl neck and other details are then added.  You’ll find several pictures along with the crochet pattern to walk you through the process below.  I made sure to use super simple stitches in this pattern so just about anyone can make it. The ribbing is created with single crochet stitches worked through the back loop and the majority of the pullover is done with half double crochet stitches worked through the front loops.

Above: This “Dusty Blue” color goes with so much but there are a lot of other beautiful colors available with this yarn as well (see them all HERE).  And while there’s a baby on the label because it’s so perfect for anything “baby”, it’s also perfect for clothing that will be worn next to the skin.

Above: For sizing reference, I am wearing the size small and am about 5’6″ and 105 lbs.  The drape is also so nice with this yarn!

Pattern Description: An incredibly soft, chenille oversized sweater top featuring a cozy cowl neck. Perfect for lounging around and relaxing.  Pairs beautifully with tights, skinny pants or your favorite jeans.

Skill Level: Easy +


US Size H 5.0 mm Crochet Hook

US Size J 6.0 mm Crochet Hook

(6,7,8,9,9) Lion Brand Yarn Feels Like Butta Yarn in Dusty Blue 100g/skein (Pattern uses approximately 583g, 652g, 753g, 801g, 850g) (You can find the yarn and kit from Lion Brand HERE)


Tapestry Needle to weave in ends

Gauge: Approximately 15 stitches & 9 rows in 4”

Dimensions (approximate):

Bust Circumference:

S: 54”

M: 58”

L: 62”

XL: 66”

2XL: 70”


S: 24”

M: 25”

L: 27”

XL: 27”

2XL: 27”

Cross Back Width:

S 27”

M: 29”

L: 31”

XL: 33”

2XL: 35”


ch – chain

sc – single crochet

sc blo – single crochet through the back loop only

hdc – half double crochet

hdc flo – half double crochet through the front loop only

st – stitch

Notes: This top is made by crocheting two rectangles and seaming. Ribbed cuffs, cowl neck and sleeves are added separately. (See photos below)  To make this longer, you may add more rows to the Main Panels (keep yarn needs in mind).  Sleeves cuffs are optional.

Follow the key for your size throughout the pattern:

(S, M, L, XL, 2XL)

Lounge Around Crochet Pullover Pattern Instructions

Main Panels

With your size H crochet hook

Ch (104, 112, 120, 128, 136)

Row 1 Hdc in 3rd ch from hook (counts as 2 stitches) and in each st across the row (103, 111, 119, 127, 135)

Row 2 Ch 2 (counts as st), turn, hdc flo in each st across the row (103, 111, 119, 127, 135)

Repeat row 2 until piece measures approximately (21”, 22”, 24”, 24”, 24”) in length (you may add length now if desired – keep yarn needs in mind)

Tie off and weave in ends.

Repeat Main Panel pattern above so you have two panels

Ribbed Bottom Edging

With your size H crochet hook

Ch 13

Row 1 Sc in each st across (12)

Row 2 Ch 1, turn, sc blo in each st across the row (12)

Repeat row 2 until piece measures the same length as the width of the main panel (see photos below)

Tie off, weave in ends.

Repeat above Ribbed Bottom Edging pattern so you have made two.

Set aside for assembly.

Cowl Neck

With your size J Crochet Hook

Ch 25

Row 1 Sc in each st across the row (24)

Row 2 Sc blo in each st across the row (24)

Repeat row 2 until piece measures approximately 23” long. Seam ends together with a whip stitch to create cowl.

Set aside for assembly.

Sleeve Cuffs (optional)

With your size H crochet hook

Ch 12

Row 1 Sc in each st across the row (11)

Row 2 Sc blo in each st across the row (11)

Repeat row 2 until your piece measures approximately (13”, 14”, 15”, 16”, 17”)

Tie off and weave in ends. Whip stitch seam ends together.


Attach Ribbed Bottom Edging – with your tapestry needle and length of yarn, whip stitch seam the edging to the bottom of the main panel. Repeat for second panel.

Attach Cowl Neck – Measure across the width of Main Panel. Mark the midpoint with stitch markers or preferred method.  Place center of cowl at marked center point of main panel. Whip stitch cowl to attach to both panels.

Seam at the Shoulders – Seam inward at the shoulders with whip stitch seam.

Seam Sides – Starting from the lower edge, just above the Ribbed Bottom Edging, whip stitch seam up each side of the main panels leaving equal space for the arm holes. (Length of opening from top of piece approximately 7”, 7.5”, 8”, 8.5”, 9”)

Seam Sleeve Cuffs to Arm Openings – Whip stitch seam the sleeve cuffs to the arm holes. The cuffs stretch to fit the openings.


Above: Two completed Ribbed Bottom Edging

Above: Ribbed Bottom Edging about to be seamed

Attach with a whip stitch seam

Above: Cowl neck complete and seamed

Now, put it all together and done!

Stay cozy in your new, super soft pullover. 😉

I hope that you enjoy your new pullover and I’d love to hear if you plan to make one! Have you ever worked with a chenille yarn? I’m thinking I’d like to make a blanket with it next.



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Above: Light Alpaca Poncho Crochet Pattern



This post was sponsored by Lion Brand Yarn. All opinions are 100% my own.

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  1. Jessica,
    The Lounge Around Pullover is absolutely adorable and looks sooooo comfy! Although I have not yet seen a single one of your patterns that I did not want to make immediately! I have enough yarn to make every single one too…I just need to get my hand back in proper working order so I can get hem all done!
    I wish you had come out with this pattern about a month ago so I could have made it before my surgery. I probably could have muddled through this one so that I could wear it to the hospital the day of surgery. You know how they always tell you to wear comfortable clothes…can’t get more comfy than this!
    Oh well, I will have to wait til the healing and therapy are done until I lounge in comfort in your lovely pullover…can’t wait! Thanks for another fabulous pattern!

    1. Hi Nadine!
      Thanks so much for your sweet words – I’m honored! I hope your hand heals up quickly. That has to be so hard. 🙁 My best wishes and prayers for you!

  2. Jessica, I absolutely adore this pattern!!! I love the open slits on the bottom ribbing. I have been searching for a pattern like this and then I saw your email today! All of your patterns are so easy to understand and I can’t wait to start on this. You and all of the wonderful ladies that joined you in your New York trip have inspired me tremendously and I am hoping to start my own blog very soon! Thank you for your beautiful patterns!

    1. Hi Heather! I’m so happy that you like this and thanks for noticing the slits at the bottom! That’s one of my fave features too. 😉 How awesome that you’re going to start your own blog! It is sooooo much fun and so addicting too. LOL! You’ll love it! Thanks for your kind words about my patterns and thank you also for signing up for my email. Have a wonderful day!!

  3. Another winner, Jessica. I am a very novice crocheter (I’m really a knitter) but I’m tempted with this lovely poncho. Thanks much.

    1. Hi Wendy!
      Congrats on learning crochet too. Now you will have double the addiction doing both knit and crochet. Haha! So glad you like the poncho.

  4. I love each of your patterns! I wish I had many hands and more time to make every single one whenever you post a new pattern.

    1. I hear ya Janet! So many things to make and so little time. I’m thrilled you like my patterns so much! Thanks for taking the time to let me know. 🙂

  5. Another beautiful piece. You are so talented. I love your patterns. They are always in style. Hopefully this summer I can make your patterns I’ve saved for the next winter.
    I get so excited every time I see a new email from you.

    1. Ah thanks Beverly! I have so much fun with this blog and making these patterns. Thank you so much for your sweet words and thank you for signing up for my emails!

  6. I need to quit my job so I can make everything you design. I am so impressed!!! Thank you for sharing your incredible talent.

    1. Hehe! If only we could all sit home and crochet our days away right?! Thanks for your kind words Jane and you’re welcome of course!

  7. Thi Jessica, am so pleased I have subscribed. Have made boxy t-shirt jumper and now making drop stitch crochet cardigan. Love your easy pattern as am just starting to do crochet garments,can do squares. Love this lounge around jumper,my next project. Thank you for sharing your project ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    1. Hi Sonja! I’m so thrilled that you like it and have found my patterns easy to make. That’s been my hope since starting the blog so it means a lot to me! Have a wonderful day and thanks for leaving your kind comment.

  8. Yikes! I am just finding my way around my knitting needles (very proud of my Telluride Kimono for my daughter’s bday, I must say!) and have the pattern and supplies for your new squishy little lapghan on board…but now all I want to do is to learn to crochet! You certainly help me keep the creativity pumping with your tempting designs…thanks! Once I have a few more knitting projects under my belt, crochet is a skill I definitely want to add to my set, and this pattern will definitely be in the lineup. It’s awesome.

  9. This is such an adorable sweater! I’m new to your blog and just LOVE it! I”m a knitter though and wonder if this pattern is translated into knitting instructions? Would love to see that. Also excited about your knitting freebie this month! Thank you for creating such a wonderful site! I’m a loyal follower now!

    1. Hi Leslie!
      Thanks so much for your sweet words and for following along! I don’t have plans for a knit version, but I certainly have other knitting patterns in the works. 🙂

  10. I love all your patterns. This one is so adorable and similar to one I knitted for my grand daughter. Any chance you can convert this one to a knitting pattern?

    1. No plans right now for a knit version, but always love to hear suggestions! 🙂

  11. I like the new pattern, but would like it more fitted, like the boxy sweater. It was my first knit sweater that I ever made. it turned out so cute — I love it. I might make another one in a different color.

    1. Hi Kathleen! Thanks for your thoughts on this! So glad you liked the Boxy T – it’s a fave of mine!

  12. Can’t wait to make this! All of your patterns are wonderful! Thank you so much!

    1. I’m so glad you like it Brenda! Yay! You’re welcome and thanks for your kind words. 🙂

  13. I love all of your sweaters too. I’m a knitter so I keep looking for knit patters. I’ve take crochet lessons a couple times but I just can’t seem to read the patterns and feel comfortable trying them.
    Don’t you just love the weather here in Colorado lately? I’m in Thornton, CO My tulips and iris are already coming up and starting to bloom.

    1. Hi Linda!
      Yes, I’m loving the weather lately. Snow this morning and warm already this afternoon. Gotta love Colorado, right?!

      Thanks so much for your kind words too. 🙂

  14. I just started this, love it! I just had a question. Do you attach the cowl before seaming the shoulders? Trying to work out in my mind how to do that! Lol.

    1. It’s been a while since I made this, but I think I sort of started the shoulders loosely, then did the cowl, then finished the shoulders. That’s sort of what I remember – lol!

  15. I am a size 40″ bust. What size should I use? I thought the small= 54 inch circumference would be the size, but that doesn’t go around. Am I misunderstanding the sizing?

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