WEEKEND CASUAL HOODED SWEATER
Instructions given fit woman’s size small, changes for medium, large, X- large and 2X- large are in [ ].
Bust: 35 [381/2, 42, 46, 50] inches Back Length: 26 inches
• Berroco Vintage Chunky bulky (chunky) weight acrylic/ wool/ nylon yarn ( 31/2 oz/ 136 yds/ 100g per skein):
12 [ 14, 15, 16, 17] skeins # 6199 sage • Size K/ 101/2/ 6.5mm crochet hook or size
needed to obtain gauge • Tapestry needle
In Crinkle Pattern: 10 sts = 4 inches, 12 rows = 4 inches; In Sideways Rib Pattern: 12 sts = 4 inches, 14 rows = 4 inches Take time to check gauge.
Weave in loose ends as work progresses. Refer to Stitch Diagrams as necessary. Chain-2 at end of rows counts as first half double crochet of next row. Chain-1 at end of rows does not count as a stitch unless otherwise stated. Join with slip stitch unless otherwise stated.
Crinkle Pattern Worked across an even number of sts. Foundation Row (RS): Sl st into 3rd ch from hook (2 sk chs count as first hdc), *hdc into next ch, sl st into next ch; rep from * across. Ch 2 (see Pattern Notes), turn. Pattern Row: Sk first sl st, *sl st into next hdc, hdc into next sl st; rep from * across, ending row with a sl st into top of turning ch-2. Ch 2, turn. Rep Pattern Row for pattern. Sideways Rib Pattern Worked across any number of sts. Foundation Row (RS): Sc into 2nd ch from hook and into each ch across. Ch 1 (see Pattern Notes), turn. Pattern Row: Sc into back lp (see Stitch Guide) only of each sc across. Ch 1, turn. Rep Pattern Row for pattern.
SWEATER LOWER BACK
Ch 45 [49, 53, 59, 63].
Beg Crinkle Pattern (see Stitch Patterns), and work even on 44 [48, 52, 58, 62] sts until piece measures approximately 171/2 [17, 17, 161/2, 161/2] inches from beg. Fasten off.
Ch 27 [28, 28, 30, 30].
Beg Sideways Rib Pattern (see Stitch Patterns), and work even until piece measures approximately 14 [15, 16, 17, 18] inches from beg. Sew 1 side edge of Upper Back to top of Lower Back, leaving 13/4 [2, 21/2, 3, 31/2] inches free on Lower Back on each side for armhole shaping.
Ch 23 [25, 27, 29, 31]. Beg Crinkle Pattern, and work even on 22 [24, 26, 28, 30] sts until piece measures approximately 171/2 [17, 17, 161/2, 161/2] inches from beg. Do not ch 2. Turn.
Shape Armhole Sl st into each of first 4 [5,6, 8, 9] sts, continue Crinkle Pattern across as established to end row. Continue even in Crinkle Pattern until piece measures approximately 18 inches from beg, ending after RS row.
Shape Neck Dec 1 st by sk 2nd st at neck edge every other row 6 [4,4, 4, 2] times, then every 4 rows 3 [4, 4,4, 5] times. (9 [11, 12, 13, 15] sts rem) Continue even, if necessary, until piece measures same as Back to shoulders. Fasten off.
Same as Left Front, reversing shaping.
Snuggle in the textured fabric of this casual sweater with an oversize hood! Perfect for all your weekend activities.
Ch 25. Beg Crinkle Pattern with 24 sts, and inc 1 st each side by working 2 sts in pattern in 2nd st and 2nd st from the end every 4 rows 0 [5, 7, 11, 12] times, every 6 rows 8 [6,4, 1, 0] time(s), then every 8 rows 1 [0,0, 0, 0] time(s). (42 [46, 46, 48, 48] sts) Continue even until piece measures approximately 211/2 [211/2, 21, 201/2, 201/2) inches from beg. Fasten off.
Sew shoulder seams, joining 9 [11, 12, 13, 15] sts each side.
Row 1: With RS facing, join (see Pattern Notes) to beg of Right Front neck shaping and ch 1. Work 82 sc evenly sp around neck opening. Ch 1, turn. Beg Crinkle Pattern, and work even until hood measures approximately 121/2 inches from beg. Fasten off. Fold last row in half. With RS facing, sew tog to form top of Hood.
Ch 13. Beg Sideways Rib Pattern on 12 sts, and work even until piece, when loosely stretched, fits along Left Front edge, along left side of front neck shaping, around front of Hood, down right side of front neck shaping, and down Right Front edge. Fasten off. Sew Front Band into place. Set in sleeves. Sew side and sleeve seams.