CHAM­BRAY JACKET

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GAUGE

Size D hook in pat­tern: 20 sts = 4 inches; 8 rows = 4 inches Take time to check gauge.

PAT­TERN NOTES

There is no right side or wrong side to this gar­ment as it is worked. Bor­der is added to Back be­fore seam­ing. Fronts are made alike. Front bor­der is added last. Weave in loose ends as work pro­gresses. For the pur­poses of stitch counts, chains are con­sid­ered stitches. Chain- 3 at be­gin­ning of row counts as first dou­ble cro­chet un­less oth­er­wise stated. To avoid un­sightly gaps when shap­ing Arm­holes, Neck open­ing, or Sleeves, work a dou­ble cro­chet in­stead of any (chain- 1, skip 1) as the last stitch. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less oth­er­wise stated

SPE­CIAL STITCH

Dou­ble cro­chet 3 stitches to­gether ( dc3­tog): [ Yo, insert hook in next st, yo, pull up lp, yo, draw through 2 lps on hook] 3 times, yo, draw through 4 lps on hook.

Back

Row 1: With size D hook, ch 87 [ 96, 105, 117, 126, 135], dc in 4th ch from hook ( 3 sk chs count as first dc), [ch 1, sk 1 ch, dc in each of next 2 chs] across to last 2 chs, ch 1, sk next ch, dc in last ch, turn. ( 85 [ 94, 103, 115, 124, 133] sts) Row 2: Ch 3 ( see Pat­tern Notes), [dc in next ch- 1 sp, ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next dc] across to last 3 sts, dc in next ch- 1 sp, ch 1, sk next dc, dc in last st, turn. Rows 3–25: Rep row 2.

Arm­hole Shap­ing

In fol­low­ing rows, chs are counted as sts. Row 26: Sl st across first 5 [ 5, 7, 11, 13, 15] sts, work in es­tab­lished pat­tern across to last 5 [ 5, 7, 11, 13, 15] sts, turn, leav­ing rem sts un­worked. ( 75 [ 84, 89, 93, 98, 103] sts) Row 27: Ch 3, dc dec ( see Stitch Guide) in next 2 sts, work in es­tab­lished pat­tern across to last 3 sts, dc dec in next 2 sts, dc in last st, turn. ( 73 [ 82, 87, 91, 96, 101] sts) Next rows: Rep row 27 6 [ 9, 9, 9, 11, 13] times. ( 61 [ 64, 69, 73, 74, 75] sts rem) Work even for a to­tal of 39 [ 40, 41, 42, 43, 44] rows from foun­da­tion ch, work­ing a dc in­stead of a (ch 1, sk next st) to avoid gaps ( see Pat­tern Notes).

First Side Neck Shap­ing

Row 1 (RS): Work in es­tab­lished pat­tern across first 13 [ 14, 15, 16, 17, 17] sts, leav­ing rem sts un­worked, turn. Row 2: Ch 3, dc dec in next 2 sts, work in es­tab­lished pat­tern across. Fas­ten off. ( 12 [ 13, 14, 15, 16, 16] sts)

2nd Side Neck Shap­ing

Row 1 (RS): Beg count­ing at end of First Side Neck Shap­ing and sk cen­ter 35 [ 36, 39, 41, 40, 41] sts, join ( see Pat­tern Notes) in next st, ch 3, work in es­tab­lished pat­tern across. Row 2: Ch 3, work in es­tab­lished pat­tern across to last 3 sts, dc dec in next 2 sts, dc in last st. Fas­ten off. ( 12 [ 13, 14, 15, 16, 16] sts)

Lower Bor­der

Row 1: With size C hook, with RS fac­ing, work­ing in un­used lps on op­po­site side of foun­da­tion ch, join in first ch, ch 1, sc in same ch as beg ch- 1, sc in each rem ch across, turn. ( 85 [ 94, 103, 115, 124, 133] sts) Rows 2–10: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. At end of last row, fas­ten off.

This ver­sa­tile jacket can eas­ily go from week­end ca­sual to of­fice chic de­pend­ing on what you wear it with. Don’t you love it when a wardrobe piece of­fers dif­fer­ent style op­tions?

IN­TER­ME­DI­ATE

FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS

481/2 inches wide x 51 inches long

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Ber­roco Week­end DK light ( DK) weight acrylic/ cot­ton yarn ( 31/2 oz/ 268 yds/ 100g per hank):

5 hanks # 2975 iris • Size I/ 9/ 5.5mm cro­chet hook or size

needed to ob­tain gauge • Tapestry nee­dle

FIN­ISHED SIZES MOD­ER­ATELY CHAL­LENG­ING

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

FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS

Bust: 28 inches ( X- small) [ 321/4 inches ( small), 361/2 inches ( medium), 413/4 inches ( large), 471/4 inches ( X- large), 501/2 inches ( 2X- large), 531/2 inches ( 3X- large)] Length: 20 inches ( X- small) [ 213/4 inches ( small), 24 inches ( medium), 261/4 inches ( large), 27 inches ( X- large), 27 inches ( 2X- large), 27 inches ( 3X- large)]

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Premier Yarns Down­ton Abbey Lady Mary light ( DK) weight acrylic/ metal­lic ( 3 oz/ 290 yds/ 85g per skein): 3 [ 3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5] skeins # 08 sap­phire sparkle • Size J/ 10/ 6mm cro­chet hook or size needed to ob­tain gauge • 1- inch but­ton • Stitch mark­ers • Tapestry nee­dle

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