EASY TOP-DOWN MACCHIATO SWEATER De­sign by Sandi Prosser

Easy shells and top-down con­struc­tion make this a quick-to-stitch project for all sizes!

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FIN­ISHED SIZES

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

FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS

Chest: 32 [36, 39, 441/2, 48, 53, 57] inches Length: 231/2 [241/2, 241/2, 251/2, 261/2, 261/2, 271/4] inches

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Ply­mouth Yarn Cleo light ( DK) weight mer­cer­ized cot­ton yarn ( 13/4 oz/ 125 yds/ 50g per hank): 9 [ 11, 12, 14, 15, 17, 19] hanks

# 115 drift­wood • Size 7/ 4.5mm cro­chet hook or size needed

to ob­tain gauge • Stitch mark­ers • Yarn nee­dle

GAUGE

In pat­tern st: 41/2 shells and 81/2 rows = 4 inches in shell pat­tern ( blocked). Take time to check gauge.

PAT­TERN NOTES

Re­fer to Stitch Di­a­grams as needed. Chain-3 at be­gin­ning of rows counts as first dou­ble cro­chet un­less oth­er­wise stated. Chain- 4 at be­gin­ning of rows counts as first dou­ble cro­chet and chain-1 space un­less oth­er­wise stated.

SPE­CIAL STITCHES

Shell: [2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc] as in­di­cated in in­struc­tions. Half shell: [Dc, ch 1, dc] as in­di­cated in in­struc­tions. Dou­ble cro­chet 2 to­gether (dc2­tog): [ Yo, in­sert hook in st in­di­cated, yo, pull up a lp, yo, draw through 2 lps] twice, yo, draw through all 3 lps on hook.

SWEATER BACK

Beg at top (shoul­der edge), ch 77 [85, 93, 105, 113, 125, 133].

Row 1 (RS): Shell (see Spe­cial Stitches) in 6th ch from hook (beg sk chs count as first dc and ch-2 sp), *sk next 3 chs, shell in next ch; rep from * to last 3 chs, sk next 2 chs, dc in last ch, turn. (18 [20, 22, 25, 27, 30, 32] shells)

Row 2: Ch 3 (see Pat­tern Notes), shell in each ch-1 sp across to last 3 dc, sk next 2 dc, dc in top of beg ch, turn.

Rep row 2 un­til piece mea­sures 231/2 [241/2, 241/2, 251/2, 261/2, 261/2, 271/4] inches, end­ing with a WS row. Fas­ten off.

LEFT FRONT

Beg at top (shoul­der edge), ch 21 [25, 29, 33, 37, 41, 45].

Row 1 (RS): Shell in 6th ch from hook (beg sk chs count as first dc and ch-2 sp), *sk next 3 chs, shell in next ch; rep from * to last 3 chs, sk next 2 chs, dc in last ch, turn. (4 [5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10] shells)

Row 2: Ch 3, shell in each ch-1 sp across to last 3 dc, sk next 2 dc, dc in top of beg ch, turn.

Row 3: Ch 4 (see Pat­tern Notes), dc in first dc (beg half shell made), shell in each ch-1 sp across to last 3 dc, sk next 2 dc, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch, turn. (4 [5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10] shells and 1 half shell)

Row 4: Ch 3, shell in each ch-1 sp across to last 3 dc, sk next 2 dc, dc in top of beg ch, turn. (5 [6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11] shells)

Rows 5 & 6: Rep rows 3 and 4. At end of last row, fas­ten off. (6 [7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12] shells)

RIGHT FRONT

Beg at top (shoul­der edge), ch 21 [25, 29, 33, 37, 41, 45].

Row 1 (RS): Shell in 6th ch from hook (beg sk chs count as first dc and ch-2 sp), *sk next 3 chs, shell in next ch; rep from * across to last 3 chs, sk next 2 chs, dc in last ch, turn. (4 [5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10] shells)

Row 2: Ch 3, shell in each ch-1 sp across to last 3 dc, sk next 2 dc, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch, turn.

Row 3: Ch 3, shell in each ch-1 sp across to last 3 dc, sk next 2 dc, half shell (see Spe­cial Stitches) in top of beg ch, turn. (4 [5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10] shells and 1 half shell)

Row 4: Ch 3, shell in each ch-1 sp across to last 3 dc, sk next 2 dc, dc in top of beg ch, turn. (5 [6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11] shells)

Rep rows 3 and 4 once. (6 [7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12] shells)

Row 7 ( join­ing row): Ch 3, shell in each ch-1 sp across, ch 27 [27, 27, 31, 31, 35, 35] for cen­ter neck edge, with RS fac­ing, shell in each ch-1 sp of left front, sk next 2 dc, dc in top of beg ch, turn. (12 [14, 16, 18, 20, 22, 24] shells and 27 [27, 27, 31, 31, 35, 35] chs for cen­ter neck edge)

Row 8: Ch 3, shell in each ch-1 sp across left front, [sk next 3 chs, shell in next ch] 6 [6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8] times, sk next 3 chs, shell in each ch-1 sp across right front, sk next 2 dc, dc in top of beg ch, turn. (18 [20, 22, 25, 27, 30, 32] shells)

Row 9: Ch 3, shell in each ch-1 sp across to last 3 dc, sk next 2 dc, dc in top of beg ch, turn.

Rep row 9 un­til piece mea­sures 231/2 [241/2, 241/2, 251/2, 261/2, 261/2, 271/4] inches, end­ing with a WS row. Fas­ten off.

SLEEVE

Make 2. Beg at arm­hole edge, ch 73 [ 73, 73, 81, 85, 93, 93].

Row 1 (RS): Shell in 6th ch from hook (beg sk chs count as first dc and ch-2 sp), *sk next 3 chs, shell in next ch; rep from * across to last 3 chs, sk next 2 chs, dc in last ch, turn. (17 [17, 17, 19, 20, 22, 22] shells) Rows 2– 6: Ch 3, shell in each ch-1 sp across to last 3 dc, sk next 2 dc, dc in top of beg ch, turn.

** Row 7 (RS): Ch 3, half shell in first ch-1 sp, shell in each ch-1 sp across to last ch-1 sp, half shell in last ch-1 sp, sk next 2 dc, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch, turn. (15 [15, 15, 17, 18, 20, 20] shells, 2 half shells)

Row 8: Ch 3, half shell in first ch-1 sp, shell in each ch-1 sp across to last ch-1 sp, half shell in last ch-1 sp, sk next 2 dc, dc in top of beg ch, turn.

Row 9 (RS): Ch 3, dc in first ch-1 sp, shell in each ch-1 sp across to last ch-1 sp, dc in last ch-1 sp, sk next dc, dc in top of beg ch, turn. (15 [15, 15, 17, 18, 20, 20] shells)

Row 10: Ch 3, dc in next dc, shell in each ch-1 sp across to last 3 dc, sk next 2 dc, dc in next dc, dc in top of beg ch, turn.

Row 11: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), dc in next dc, shell in each ch-1 sp across to last 2 dc, dc2­tog (see Spe­cial Stitches) in last 2 sts, turn.

Row 12: Ch 3, shell in each ch-1 sp across to last 3 dc, sk next 2 dc, dc in last dc, turn. Work 2 [2, 2, 2, 2, 0, 0] rows even**. Start­ing with row 7, rep rows from ** to ** 3 [3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4] times. (9 [9, 9, 11, 12, 12, 12] shells) Work even in pat­tern un­til piece mea­sures 19 [19, 191/2, 191/2, 191/2, 191/2, 191/2] inches, end­ing with a WS row. Fas­ten off.

Fin­ish­ing Block pieces to mea­sure­ments. Sew shoul­der seams.

Neck Edg­ing Work 1 row of shells evenly sp around neck open­ing. Fas­ten off. Place mark­ers at front and back side edges 71/2 [ 71/2, 71/2, 81/2, 9, 10, 10] inches be­low

shoul­der seams on both sides. Sew top edge of 1 sleeve be­tween mark­ers on each side. Sew side and sleeve seams.

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