Join our Crochet Along: Light Touch Pullover (May-June 2020)
A woman wears a lovely dark red crocheted sweater
Download the free pattern for The Light Touch Pullover

You are cordially invited to join us in our new Crochet Along Challenge, featuring the Light Touch Pullover.

About the Light Touch Pullover:

A detail of the Light Touch Pullover: the shoulder of the dark red crocheted sweater

This lightweight pullover exudes softness and feminine charm, featuring a subtle lace pattern composed of petal clusters. Open neck, gentle pattern curves, relaxed fit, and cashmere content of the yarn, all create a luxurious garment.

Light Touch Pullover is worked sideways in pieces. Front and Back are worked from centerlines to sides. Sleeves are worked from bottom up. This construction allows easy size adjustments if needed.

Choose your Yarn:

Made in: Capretta Superwash

You can also choose an assortment of other yarns by using our Light Touch Pullover Kit Builder (located at the bottom of the pattern page):

Just choose your size, yarn, and drag and drop the yarn color you want into the kit builder to instantly place the perfect amount of yarn into your cart.

How to Join the Crochet Along:

To participate in the Light Touch Pullover Crochet Along, join and post here:

CAL Timeline:

May 17: Order your yarn from

May 24: Join the WeCrochet Ravelry group or Facebook Group to follow along with the Light Touch Pullover CAL discussion.

May 31: Download and read through the pattern. Make a swatch and connect with others in the groups.

June 7: Begin work on the sweater.

July 5: Finish your sweater, and don’t forget to share your progress on social media with #LightTouchCAL and #WeCrochetCAL


  1. Ruth / April 21, 2020 / Reply

    This is my favorite sweater from WC so far! I’d love to join this CAL but really shouldn’t buy more yarn…I’ll think about it hard. 😁

    • Michelle Sherman / April 29, 2020 / Reply

      Stashbust, if you are like me there has to be enough yarn for at least one sweater.

  2. Sati / April 21, 2020 / Reply

    This is such a beautiful sweater!

  3. Cheryl / April 28, 2020 / Reply

    Wondering what it would look like in a shaded yarn.

  4. Angeline / April 29, 2020 / Reply

    When is the kit builder going to be available on I still don’t see it, no matter which browser I use.

    • Heather Mann / April 29, 2020 / Reply

      Hi Angeline, I’m checking with customer service about your question!

    • Heather Mann / April 29, 2020 / Reply

      Most of the time, what keeps people from seeing it is that they’re using an Apple product – iPhone/iPad/Mac, and the kit builder doesn’t show up on those devices. Not sure if there’s a workaround if you are on an Apple device. Sorry about that!

  5. Marley / April 29, 2020 / Reply

    Can’t we just use our own yarn for it? I would even pay for the pattern, love the pattern but I have about 6 semis of yarn to use up, can’t buy more now with no income coming in

    • Heather Mann / April 29, 2020 / Reply

      @marley, yes you can use your own yarn!

  6. GAYLE ANDERSON / April 29, 2020 / Reply

    Is the small really a 44″ finished bust measurement or did I miss something?

    • Heather Mann / April 29, 2020 / Reply

      That is the smallest size, but the pattern is meant to be worn with a loose fit and plenty of positive ease.

  7. Sandy Shay / April 29, 2020 / Reply

    I’d love to make this sweater but I’m am allergic to wool. What yarn could I use instead?

  8. Teresa / April 29, 2020 / Reply

    I’m allergic to wool. Any guidelines as to what I should use instead?

  9. Teresa / April 29, 2020 / Reply

    I guess I should have read the comment ahead of mine. I’ll look at what you suggested for her. Thank you

    • Heather Mann / April 29, 2020 / Reply

      Yay! 😀

  10. Jana / April 29, 2020 / Reply

    Ease or not will this fit a large? Otherwise what’s the use? I don’t wear a small anymore.

    • Heather Mann / April 29, 2020 / Reply

      Hi Jana! To figure out your size, measure your bust size and then compare it to the sizes listed in the pattern. We use measurements instead of labels like “small, medium, XL” to describe pattern sizes. This pattern has Sizes Included: 44″ , 48″, 52.5″, 57″, 61″ (finished bust measurement).

  11. Woolythyme / May 1, 2020 / Reply

    How much positive ease is recommended?

    • Heather Mann / May 4, 2020 / Reply

      The pattern is written for 4″ of positive ease.

  12. Donna / May 8, 2020 / Reply

    Hi! I sent a message last week asking about yarn options. Wool and I don’t play well together (in any percentage) and asked about alternatives. I received an auto-reply that someone would get back to me in a few days but I haven’t heard anything.Thanks!

  13. Susan / May 15, 2020 / Reply

    Yay! I’ve done all the WeCrochet CALs so far so I don’t want to miss this one, even though I have way too much yarn. Of course not enough yardage for a whole sweater in fingering weight so… I’ll just have to take one for the CAL Team! Sorry, Yarn Diet!

    • Heather Mann / May 18, 2020 / Reply

      We’ll miss you, but we totally understand, Susan!!

  14. Karen Calvert / May 22, 2020 / Reply

    Hello, just checking in. I’ve signed up and looking forward to starting this CAL. Downloaded pattern & will make my swatch today. Thank you, Karen C.

    • Heather Mann / May 26, 2020 / Reply

      Yay! Looking forward to seeing your work, Karen!

  15. Donna / June 29, 2020 / Reply

    Hi Heather! Is there a formula or magic trick to increase the length of the body and the sleeves?I’m tall with long body and arms. And, I may not be reading the pattern correctly but I’m not sure how to get my size – most patterns I’ve work have something like: Back CH 81(89,97,105) to make the different size.I know the front and back are worked vertically, so I’m a bit confused. Any/all advice will be greatly appreciated. Thank you Donna

    • Heather Mann / June 30, 2020 / Reply

      I’m going to check with the designer on your question, Donna. (For anyone else out there wondering, you can find her email at the bottom of the pattern).

      • Heather Mann / July 1, 2020 / Reply

        The trick to increase the length of the body is to chain more stitches at the beginning. The body length as it stands is pretty long – measurement D 23.25” on the size diagram. The number of sts for sweater body/center panel is multiple of 8 sts + 1 + 1 Tch, so the length can be adjusted by adding/subtracting 8 sts. Based on the pattern gauge, 8 sts = 1.8″.

        Back: Instead of 98 sts for Back you can ch 106 sts which will result in the length of 25″. Or you can ch 114 sts = 26.8″ – Back length. All stitch counts for the Back should be adjusted for the extra 8 or 16 sts.

        Front: Instead of starting with ch 90, you can start with ch 98 or ch 106. All stitch counts for the Back should be adjusted for the extra 8 or 16 sts.

        Keep armhole depth as per the pattern.

        Sleeves are worked horizontally, so you can just extra rows at the top as needed.

        The bust circumference size depends on your row gauge. The bigger the size, the more rows you make on each side of the neck.

        I hope it makes sense! Let me know if you have any other questions.