Ca­sual Blues Jacket

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FIN­ISHED SIZES

In­struc­tions given fit size small; changes for medium, large, X-large, 2X-large and 3X-large are in [ ].

FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS

Bust: 371/2 [41, 443/4, 481/2, 52, 553/4] inches Length: 22 [23, 231/2, 24, 241/2, 25] inches

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Uni­ver­sal Yarn Bam­boo Pop light (DK) weight cot­ton/bam­boo yarn (31/2 oz/292 yds/100g per ball): 5 [6, 6, 7, 7, 8] balls #119

ink blue • Size F/5/3.75mm cro­chet hook or

size needed to ob­tain gauge • Ta­pes­try nee­dle • 1-inch but­ton: 2 (op­tional)

GAUGE

In pat­tern: 12 sts = 23/4 inches; 11 rows = 4 inches Take time to check gauge.

PAT­TERN NOTES

When work­ing de­creases on fronts and back, keep the first stitch as a sin­gle cro­chet. De­crease in pat­tern, work­ing 2 dou­ble cro­chets in­stead of 3 dou­ble cro­chets for the first de­crease, 1 dou­ble cro­chet in­stead of 2 dou­ble cro­chets for the 2nd de­crease, and so on. When work­ing de­creases for the sleeve cap, do not chain-1 at start of each row—just turn. This makes for a smoother edge. When work­ing in­creases on sleeve, al­ways keep the first stitch and last stitch as a sin­gle cro­chet. In­crease in pat­tern, adding the new stitch in the 2nd and 2nd to last stitch. When work­ing even in pat­tern where there is a par­tial re­peat, work a sin­gle cro­chet in each sin­gle cro­chet, 2 dou­ble cro­chets in a 2-dou­ble cro­chet group and 1 dou­ble cro­chet in a sin­gle dou­ble cro­chet. Join with slip stitch un­less oth­er­wise stated.

STITCH PAT­TERN

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *sk next ch, 3 dc in next ch, sk next ch, sc in next ch, rep from * across, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, *sc in sc, sk 1 dc, 3 dc in next dc, sk 1 dc, rep from * across, end­ing with sc in last sc, turn. Rep row 2 for pat­tern.

JACKET LEFT FRONT

Row 1 (RS): Ch 50 [54, 58, 62, 66, 70], work row 1 of stitch

pat­tern (see Stitch Pat­tern). (13 [14, 15, 16, 17, 18] sc, 12 [13, 14, 15, 16, 17] 3-dc groups) Row 2: Work row 2 of stitch pat­tern. Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, dec 1 st (see Pat­tern Notes), work in es­tab­lished pat­tern across, turn. (13 [14, 15, 16, 17, 18] sc, 11 [12, 13, 14, 15, 16] 3-dc groups, 1 2-dc group) Rows 4 & 5: Work even in pat­tern.

Rows 6–26: [Rep rows 3–5]

7 times. (11 [12, 13, 14, 15, 16] sc, 10 [11, 12, 13, 14, 15] 3-dc groups) Work even in pat­tern un­til piece mea­sures 13 [14, 14, 141/2, 141/2, 15] inches from beg or de­sired length, end­ing with a WS row.

Arm­hole Shap­ing

Row 1 (RS): Sl st in each of first 4 sts, ch 1, con­tinue in es­tab­lished pat­tern across, turn. (10 [11, 12, 13, 14, 15] sc, 9 [10, 11, 12, 13, 14] 3-dc groups) Work even in pat­tern un­til piece mea­sures 17 [18, 181/2, 19, 191/2, 20] inches from beg, end­ing with a RS row.

Neck Edge

Row 1 (WS): Sl st in each of first 8 sts, ch 1, con­tinue in es­tab­lished pat­tern across, turn. (8 [9, 10, 11, 12, 13] sc, 7 [8, 9, 10, 11, 12] 3-dc groups) Work even in pat­tern un­til piece mea­sures 5 inches from beg of neck edge. Fas­ten off.

RIGHT FRONT

Rows 1 & 2: Work as for Left Front. Row 3: Ch 1, work­ing in es­tab­lished pat­tern dec 1 st at end

of row, turn. (13 [14, 15, 16, 17, 18] sc, 11 [12, 13, 14, 15, 16] 3-dc groups, 1 2-dc group) Rows 4 & 5: Work even in pat­tern.

Rows 6–26: [Rep rows 3–5]

7 times. (11 [12, 13, 14, 15, 16] sc, 10 [11, 12, 13, 14, 15] 3-dc groups) Work even in pat­tern un­til piece mea­sures 13 [14, 14, 141/2, 141/2, 15] inches from beg or de­sired length, end­ing with a WS row.

Arm­hole Shap­ing

Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, work in es­tab­lished pat­tern across to last 4 sts, turn, leav­ing rem sts un­worked. (10 [11, 12, 13, 14, 15] sc, 9 [10, 11, 12, 13, 14] 3-dc groups)

Note: If adding but­tons, con­tinue with But­ton­holes. Oth­er­wise, pro­ceed to Neck Edge.

But­ton­holes

Work even in pat­tern un­til piece mea­sures 1 [1, 11/2, 11/2, 2, 2] inch(es) above arm­hole shap­ing, end­ing at side edge with a RS row. Next row (but­ton­hole row)

(WS): Ch 1, work in es­tab­lished pat­tern across to last 4 sts, ch 4, sk 3 sts, sc in last st, turn. (10 [11, 12, 13, 14, 15] sc, 8 [9, 10, 11, 12, 13] 3-dc groups, 1 ch-4 sp) Next row (but­ton­hole row): Ch 1, sc in first st, sk 1 ch, 3 dc in 2nd ch, sk 2 chs, sc in next sc, con­tinue in es­tab­lished pat­tern across, turn. (10 [11, 12, 13, 14, 15] sc, 9 [10, 11, 12, 13, 14] 3-dc groups) Work 2 more rows even in es­tab­lished pat­tern and then rep 2 but­ton­hole rows.

Neck Edge

Work even in pat­tern un­til piece mea­sures 17 [18, 181/2, 19, 191/2, 20] inches from beg, end­ing with a RS row. Row 1 (WS): Ch 1, work in es­tab­lished pat­tern across to last 8 sts, turn, leav­ing rem sts un­worked. (8 [9, 10, 11, 12, 13] sc, 7 [8, 9, 10, 11, 12] 3-dc groups) Con­tinue as for Left Front Neck Edge.

BACK

Row 1 (RS): Ch 98 [106, 114, 122, 130, 138], work row 1 of stitch pat­tern. (25 [27, 29, 31, 33, 35] sc, 24 [26, 28, 30, 32, 34] 3-dc groups) Row 2: Work even in pat­tern. Row 3: Ch 1, work­ing in es­tab­lished pat­tern, dec 1 st at beg and end of row, turn. (25 [27, 29, 31, 33, 35] sc, 22 [24, 26, 28, 30, 32] 3-dc groups, 2 2-dc groups)

Clas­sic good looks and an easy wear­able style make this jacket a go-to choice for spring. Cro­cheted in a bam­boo and cot­ton blend with a sim­ple shell stitch, this pat­tern works up quickly too.

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