Sep 15, 2010

Womens Jacket (Crochet)

Womens Jacket (Crochet)
SIZE: Directions given are for size Small (8-10). Changes for Medium (12-14) and Large (16-18) are in parentheses.
Finished bust: 38 (42, 47) in. Back length: 22 (221/2. 23 V2) in. Sleeve length: 19 in.

MATERIALS: Coats & Clark Red Heart® "Tweed™" 4-ply worsted weight yarn (100% acrylic). Article E717 (4 oz [J 14 gm], 222 yds each skein): 5 skeins of #7086 Mulberry. Crochet hook sizes H-8 U.S. and J-10 U.S or sizes needed to obtain gauge. Yarn needle
GAUGE: With larger hook, 12 sts and 7 rows dc = 4 in.
STITCHES USED: Chain st (ch). Slip st (si st). Single crochet (sc). Double crochet (dc). V-st: 
*(Dc. ch 1, dc) in same st *. Dec 1 dc: * (Yo. insert hook in next st, yo. draw yarn through st. yo. draw yarn through 2 loops on hook) twice, yo. draw yarn through 3 loops on hook *. Picot: * Ch 2. si st in side and top loops of last sc made *.
Always start with ch 3 instead of first dc of row.
 
DIRECTIONS: (Note: Sweater is made in one piece, in vertical rows starting at Right cuff edge and working across to Left cuff edge.)
Right Sleeve: With larger hook, ch 28 (31. 31) +3 (first dc).
Row 1 (righl side): Dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in each ch across (29 [32. 32] dc), turn.
Row 2: Dc in first dc. skip next dc, V-st in next dc, * skip next 2 dc, V-st in next dc *, rep from * to * across to within last 2 dc, skip next dc, dc in last dc (9 [10, 10] V-sts), turn.
Row 3: Dc in first dc. 2 dc in next dc. dc in each ch-1 space and each dc across to within last 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in last dc (31 (34. 34] dc), turn.
Row 4: Dc in each of first 2 dc, skip next dc, V-st in next dc, * skip next 2 dc. V-st in next dc *,  rep from * to * across to within last 3 dc, skip next dc, dc in each of last 2 dc (9 [10. 10] V-sts), turn.
Row 5: Rep Row 3 (33 [36. 36] dc).
Row 6: Dc in each of first 3 dc, skip next dc, V-st in next dc, * skip next 2 dc, V-st in next dc *, rep from * to * across to within last 4 dc, skip next dc, dc in each of last 3 dc (9 [10, 10] V-sts), turn.
Row 7: Rep Row 3 (35 [38. 38) dc).
Row 8: Dc in first dc, skip next dc, V-st in next dc, * skip next 2 dc, V-st in next dc *, rep from * to * across to within last 2 dc, skip next dc, dc in last dc (11 [12. 12] V-sts), turn.
Rep Rows 3-8 (4 times) (19 [20. 20] V-sts at end of last row). Do not fasten off.

Beg Right Side: Ch 32 (32, 35) + 3 (first dc).
Next Row: Dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in each ch across, dc in each dc and each ch-l space across top edge of Right Sleeve, drop loop from hook, join a separate strand of yarn in base of last dc made, ch 33 (33, 36), fasten off strand, pick up dropped loop, dc in each ch across (125 [128, 134] dc), turn.
Next Row: Dc in first dc, skip next dc, V-st in next dc, * skip next 2 dc, V-st in next dc *, rep from * to * across to within last 2 dc, skip next dc. dc in last dc (41 [42, 44] V-sts), turn.
Next Row: Dc in each dc and each ch-1 space across (125 [128, 134] dc), turn.
Rep last 2 rows 4 (5, 6) times (11 [13, 15] rows completed from beg of Right Side).

Beg Center Back: Next Row: Dc in first dc, skip next dc, * V-st in next dc, skip next 2 dc rep from * to * 18 (19, 20) times, V-st in next dc, skip next dc, dc in next dc (20 [21, 22] V-sts), turn, leaving rem sts unworked.
Next Row: Dc in each dc and each ch-l space across (62 [65. 68] dc), turn.
Next Row: Dc in first dc, skip next dc, V-st in next dc, * skip next 2 dc, V-st in next dc *, rep from * to * across to within last 2 dc, skip next dc, dc in last dc (20 [21. 22] V-sts), turn.
Rep last 2 rows 4 times. Fasten off.

Right Front Shaping:
Row 1: With  wrong side facing, skip 7 dc to the left of last st made in first row of Center Back, join yarn in next dc, dc in same dc, skip next dc, V-st in next dc, * skip next 2 dc, V-st in next dc *, rep from * to * across to within last 2 dc, skip next dc, dc in last dc (18 [18, 19] V-sts), turn.
Row 2: Dc in each dc and each ch-l space across to within last 2 dc, dec 1 dc in last 2 dc (55 [55, 58] dc), turn.
Row 3: Dc in first dc, dec 1 dc in next 2 dc, skip next dc, V-st in next dc, * skip next 2 dc, V-st in next dc *, rep from * to * across to within last 2 dc, skip next dc, dc in last dc (17 [17, 18] V-sts), turn.
Row 4: Rep Row 2 (53 [53, 56] dc), turn.
Row 5: Dc in first dc, skip next dc, V-st in next dc, * skip next 2 dc, V-st in next dc *, rep from * to * across to within last 2 dc, skip next dc. dc in last dc (16 [16. 17] V-sts). Fasten off.

Left Front Shaping: Beg at center Front, with larger hook, ch 52 (52, 55) + 3 (first dc).
Row 1 (wrong side): V-st in 5th ch from hook, * skip next 2 ch, V-st in next ch *, rep from * to * across to within last 2 ch, skip next ch, dc in last ch (16 [16. 17] V-sts), turn.
Row 2: Dc in each dc and each ch-1 space across (53 [53. 56] dc), turn.
Row 3: 2 dc in first dc, skip next dc, v-st in next dc, * skip next 2 dc, V-st in next dc *, rep from * to * across to within last 2 dc, skip next dc, dc in last dc (17 [17, 18] V-sts), turn.
Row 4: Dc in each dc and each ch-1 space across to within last 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in last dc (55 [55, 58] dc), turn.
Row 5: 2 dc in first dc, dc in next dc, * skip next 2 dc, V-st in next dc *, rep from * to * across to within last 2 dc, skip next dc, dc in last dc (18 [18, 19] V-sts), turn.

Beg Left Side:
Next Row: Dc in each dc and each ch-1 space across, drop loop from hook, attach a separate strand of yarn in base of last dc made, ch 7, sl st in first dc of last row of Center Back. Fasten off strand. Pick up dropped loop, dc in each of next 7 ch, dc in each dc and each ch-1 space across Center Back (125 [128, 134] dc), turn.
Next Row: Dc in first dc, skip next dc, V-st in next dc, * skip next 2 dc, V-st in next dc *, rep from * to * across to within last 2 dc, skip next dc, dc in last dc (41 [42, 44] V-sts), turn.
Next Row: Dc in each dc and each ch-1 space across (125 [128, 134] dc), turn.
Rep last 2 rows 4 (5, 6) times (11 [13, 15] rows completed from beg of Left Side). Fasten off.

Left Sleeve:
Row 1: With wrong side facing, skip first 33 (33, 36) dc, join yarn in next dc, dc in same dc, skip next dc, V-st in next dc, * skip next 2 dc, V-st in next dc *, rep from * to * 17 (18, 18) times, skip next dc, dc in next dc (19 [20. 20] V-sts), turn, leaving rem sts unworked.
Row 2: Dc in first dc, dec 1 dc in next dc and next ch-1 space, dc in each dc and each ch-1 space across to within last 3 sts, dec 1 dc in next ch-1 space and next dc, dc in last dc (57 [60, 60] dc), turn.
Row 3: Dc in each of first 3 dc, skip next dc, V-st in next dc, * skip next 2 dc, V-st in next dc *, rep from * to * across to within last 4 dc, skip next dc, dc in each of last 3 dc (17 [18, 18] V-sts), turn.
Row 4: Rep Row 2 (55 [58, 58] dc).
Row 5: Dc in each of first 2 dc, skip next dc, V-st in next dc, * skip next 2 dc, V-st in next dc *, rep from * to * across to within last 3 dc, skip next dc, dc in each of last 2 dc (17 [18, 18] V-sts), turn.
Row 6: Rep Row 2 (53 [56, 56] dc).
Row 7: Dc in first dc, skip next dc, V-st in next dc, * skip next 2 dc, V-st in next dc *, rep from * to * across to within last 2 dc, skip next dc, dc in last dc (17 [18, 18] V-sts), turn.
Rep Rows 2-7 (4 times) (9 [10, 10] V-sts at end of last row).
Next Row: Dc in each dc and each ch-1 space across (29 [32,32] dc). Fasten off.

FINISHING
Sleeve Edging:  
Row 1: With right side facing, using smaller hook, join yarn in first dc at cuff edge of one Sleeve, ch 1, work 29 (31, 31) sc evenly across cuff edge, furn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across (29 [31, 31] sc), turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, * sc in each of next 2 sc, picot *, rep from * to * across to within last sc, sc in last sc. Fasten off. Rep Sleeve Edging across cuff edge of other Sleeve.

ASSEMBLY
With right sides facing, using yarn needle and yarn, sew side and underarm seams.
Neck Edging: 
Row 1: With right side facing, using smaller hook, join yarn in first row-end dc at top of Right
Front, ch 1, sc evenly across neck edge to top of Left Front, ending with an odd number of sts. turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1,* sc in each of next 2 sc, picot *, rep from * to * across to within last sc, sc in last sc. Fasten off.

Bottom Edging:
Row 1: With right side facing, using smaller hook, join yarn in first row-end dc on bottom
edge of Left Front, ch 1, sc evenly across bottom edge to corner of Right Front, ending with an odd num-
ber of sts, turn.
Rows 2-3: Rep Rows 2-3 of Neck Edging. Fasten off.

Right Front Edging: 
Row 1: With right side facing, using smaller hook, join yarn in first row-end st on Bottom Edging, ch 1, sc evenly across Right Front edge to corner st at top of Neck Edging, ending with an odd number of sts. furn.
Rows 2-3: Rep Rows 2-3 of Neck Edging. Fasten off.

Left Front Edging:
Row 1: With right side facing, using smaller hook, join yarn in first row-end dc of Neck Edging at top of Left Front, ch 1, sc evenly across Left Front edge to corner st on Bottom Edging, ending with an odd number of sts, turn.
Rows 2-3: Rep Rows 2-3 of Neck Edging. Fasten off.