Rosebud Raglan by Janine Myska

Rosebud Raglan

August 2019
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
6" = 19 sts x 18 rows in stitch pattern
5.5 mm (I)
910 - 2345 yards (832 - 2144 m)
XS (S, M, L, XL) (2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
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The Rosebud Raglan is a classic pullover sweater with raglan shaping and a sophisticated fit. Designed for everyday wear, the Rosebud Raglan is crocheted in a simple stitch pattern to create an opaque, textured fabric that can be worn on its own without being see-through. The delicate stitch pattern lends a beautiful drape to the fabric for a refined, store-bought look that can be hard to find in crocheted garments. This pattern will produce a wonderfully warm sweater that provides full coverage without feeling bulky or heavy.

The Rosebud Raglan has been my most popular design since its debut in 2019. It was my first size-inclusive pattern written from XS to 5X and was designed to make every crocheter feel like it was written just for them. Within this pattern, you’ll find plenty of customization tips and tricks to help ensure you achieve the perfect fit for your unique measurements. Read more about this design here.

The orange sample photographed uses Lion Brand Jeans: a budget-friendly, easily-accessible, worsted weight yarn which can be easily subbed for any worsted weight, category #4 yarn. The fullLion Brand Crochet Kit* can be found here.*

The sister pattern - the Rosebud Cardigan - will be in my book Modern Crochet Sweaters: 20 Chic Designs for Everyday Wear (pre-order it here)!


  • This #SizeInclusive pattern is written for sizes XS (S, M, L, XL) (2X, 3X, 4X, 5X).
  • There are 18 pages within this document which include detailed sizing information, yarn suggestions, helpful tips, and 7 pages of Yoke Stitch Count Charts to help you work through the yoke with confidence. These charts break down exactly how many stitches you should have on each side of your yoke for each round. This way, if you ever find that you have made a mistake, you can find exactly where you went wrong.
  • There is a helpful blog post to accompany this pattern that can be found at which includes dozens of customization ideas, additional information, and tons of tester photos so you can see this sweater on a range of bodies.
  • On page 11 of the pattern you will find detailed instructions on how to add optional ribbing to your neckline, bottom hem, and sleeve cuffs; as well as how to adjust the ribbing to your desired height.
  • Both imperial and metric units are used.
  • This pattern has been thoroughly tech edited and tested by 30+ pattern testers in all sizes so you can be sure the numbers for your size are correct.

Yarn: Worsted—Lion Brand Jeans in Top Stitch

  • 100% acrylic
  • 246 yds (225 m) per 3.5-oz (100-g) skein
  • Find this yarn on or visit to find comparable substitutes.
  • For an extensive list of yarn sub options that testers used for this sweater, visit

Blue sample photographed is made using Hobbii Divina.

Substitute Lion Brand Jeans with any worsted weight, category #4 yarn that matches gauge. Using an acrylic fiber is not necessary; any fiber should work out fine. Jeans is one of my favorite budget-friendly yarns because it has a softness that can be hard to find in acrylics within this price range.

For an airy, summer-friendly version, try substituting with a cotton blend or matching gauge with a DK weight (category #3 yarn).*

See for an extensive list of yarn subs!

Yardage: 4 (5, 6, 6, 7) (8, 9, 9, 10) skeins or 925 (1050, 1250, 1450, 1575) (1780, 1970, 2175, 2350) yds {846 (961, 1143, 1326, 1432) (1628, 1802, 1989, 2149) m}

Hook: Size U.S. I/9 (5.5 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge

  • +Size U.S. H/8 (5 mm) or hook that is at least 0.5 mm smaller than your main gauge hook; used for ribbing only (ribbing is optional)

Notions: Tapestry needle, 4 locking stitch markers to keep track of the yoke increases

Refer to the sizing chart and schematic in the photos attached. This is a #SizeInclusive crochet pattern written for 9 sizes ranging from XS to 5X (28-62” bust).

This sizing chart shows the finished garment measurements. This sweater is designed to be worn with approximately 0 to 2 inches (0–5 cm) of positive ease. Find the finished bust measurement in this chart (column A) and choose a size that is 0 to 2 inches (0-5 cm) larger than your actual bust measurement. For reference, the model has a 34-inch (86-cm) bust and is wearing a size small with a finished garment bust measurement of 34 inches (86 cm) and 0 inches (0 cm) of positive ease, or no ease.
If you are in between sizes, size down.

Gauge: 6 x 6” 15 x 15 cm = 19 sts and 18 rows in stitch pattern using main gauge hook (see instructions below)

For Swatch:
Using main gauge hook, ch 23.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, dc in next ch, sc in next ch, dc in next ch; rep from to end of row, turn. 22 sts

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first dc, dc in next sc, sc in next dc, dc in next sc; rep from to end of row, turn.

Rep Row 2 until you have at least 22 rows worked.

Block your swatch the same way you would your finished sweater. Measure the inner 6” 15 cm of your blocked swatch to get the most accurate measurement.

I wrote a book! It’s called Modern Crochet Sweaters: 20 Chic Designs for Everyday Wear, and it comes out this November. It includes 20 size-inclusive sweater patterns ranging from sizes XS-5X. You can pre-order it here!