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Crochet Catskills Jacket
Lion Brand® Jiffy® Thick & Quick® - Wool-Ease® Thick & Quick®
Pattern Number: 30224
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Using Jiffy Thick & Quick, Wool-Ease Thick & Quick, and a large hook you'll be able to make this fast project in a weekend. This stylish, colorful jacket iwll flatter any figure in sizes S/M and L/1X.
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X
Finished chest measurement 42 (48)inches (jacket fronts just meet)
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.
430-209 Jiffy Thick & Quick Yarn: Catskills
Iron gray, olive, cerise, blues and a highlight of sunny yellow.
Quantity needed: 6 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 50.94
640-152 Wool-Ease Thick & Quick Yarn: Pewter
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 15.18
Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size Q-19 (15mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.70
1 Cluster, ch 1 = 11 1/42" (3.75 cm) and 1 row = 1" (2.5 cm) in Pattern with Jiffy Thick & Quick. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Note Gauge for Wool-Ease Thick & Quick is a bit tighter (a tiny fraction more st per inch); this is expected and desirable. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.
Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.
Base ch/sc: (Note This method creates a base chain and foundation row of sc at the same time: easy, sturdy and elastic, especially useful for necklines and waistlines.) Start with a slip knot, ch 2, insert hook in second ch from hook, draw up a loop, yo, draw through 1 loop, yo and draw through 2 loops – 1 single crochet with its own chain at bottom.
Work next stitch under loops of that chain.
Insert hook under 2 loops at bottom of the previous stitch, draw up a loop, yo and draw through 1 loop, yo and draw through 2 loops.
Repeat for length of foundation.
Cluster Stitch: The Cluster Stitch (CL=cluster) makes a row of sc clusters separated by vertical bars, a lattice resembling woven fabric.
It’s basically a sc2tog, lined up over a cluster of previous row.
Increases are made by clusters over bars of previous row.
Spread the work open if you need to see where the clusters and bars are and where you need to work the next stitches.
CL: (normal cluster, made over CL of previous row) Insert hook in space before next cluster, yo, draw up a loop, insert hook in space after same cluster, yo, draw up a loop, yo and draw through 3 loops on hook.
CLB: (over bar; adds one cluster) Insert hook in space before bar, yo, draw up a loop, insert hook in space after same bar, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw through 3 loops on hook.
CLC (adds two clusters in a corner): CLB over bar before marked center, ch 1, CL over marked center CL, ch 1, CLB over bar after marked center.
Note Pattern Row 1 works even with no increases.
Pattern Row 2 increases row by 8 CL.
Pattern Row 1 Ch 1, sc in first sc, ch 1.
[CL, ch 1] across, sc in last sc.
Pattern Row 2 Ch 1, sc in first sc, ch 1.
[CL, ch 1] across to first marker, CLC, ch 1.
[CL, ch 1] across to 2nd marker, CLC, ch 1.
[CL, ch 1] across to 3rd marker, CLC, ch 1.
[CL, ch 1] across to last marker, CLC, ch 1.
[CL, ch 1] across to end, sc in last sc.
NOTES: Jacket is worked from the neck down, seamlessly, with Collar, Trim and Sleeves worked on later.
Place markers (pm) this way: make CL, lay yarn marker across st, ch 1 with marker in it.
With Jiffy Thick & Quick, Base Ch/Sc 21.
Row 1 (WS): – Foundation Row Ch 1, sc in first sc, ch 1, *sc2tog, ch 1, insert hook in last sc worked, sc tog with next sc, pm, ch 1, insert hook in same sc, sc tog with next sc, ch 1* for first corner.
Repeat from * to * for 2nd corner, sc2tog, ch 1, insert hook in same sc, sc tog with next sc, ch 1.
Repeat from * to * for 3rd corner.
Repeat from * to * for 4th corner.
Sc in last sc – sc edge st, 14 CL, sc edge st.
Row 2 (RS): – Increase Row Ch 1, sc in first sc, ch 1.
CL, ch 1, CLC, ch 1.
[CL, ch 1] twice, CLC, ch 1.
[CL, ch 1] 4 times, CLC, ch 1.
[CL, ch 1] twice, CLC, ch 1.
CL, ch 1, sc in last sc.
Sc edge st, 22 CL, sc edge st.
Rows 3-9: for S/M Work Pattern Rows 1-2 for 3 times, Pattern Row 1 once more.
Rows 3-10: for L/XL Work Pattern Row 2, Pattern Rows 1-2 for 3 times, Pattern Row 1 once more.
Joining Row, both sizes Ch 1, sc in first sc, ch 1, [(CL, ch 1) across to marked st.
CL marked CL, pm, ch 1, skip 10 (12) CL of armhole, CL next marked CL, ch 1] twice.
[CL, ch 1] across, sc in last sc.
Length of Body is worked even on [sc edge st, 26 (30) CL, sc edge st].
For S/M Work Pattern Row 1 for 15 times.
For L/XL Work Pattern Row 1 for 16 times.
Note: Sleeves are worked in joined rounds.
S/M Sleeves are joined with RS facing, L/XL Sleeves are joined with WS facing.
Rnd 1 Go to marker at underarm.
There’s a bar around a ch-1 space.
Ignore bar and begin in that ch-1 space, create a CL in the side of previous join as follows: With Jiffy Thick & Quick, RS facing for S/M, WS facing for L/XL, join with slip st in marked ch-1 space of underarm, ch 1.
Insert hook under 2 strands of previous join, yo, draw up a loop, insert hook in space before next bar, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw through 3 loops on hook, ch 1.
[CL, ch 1] across 10 (12) CL of armhole.
Insert hook in space after last bar, yo, draw up a loop, insert hook under 2 strands of previous join, yo, draw up a loop, yo, draw through 3 loops on hook.
Ch 1, slip st in ch-1 t-ch.
Rnd 2 Ch 1, [CL, ch 1] 12 (14) times around.
Slip st in ch-1 t-ch.
Rnds 3-14 Repeat Rnd 2 for 12 times.
L/XL only Repeat Rnd 2 once more.
Fasten off Jiffy Thick & Quick.
Make other Sleeve same way.
With Wool-Ease Thick & Quick and RS now facing, skip fastening off.
Join with slip st in top of next CL, sc in same CL and in top of each CL around.
Do not turn.
Work Cuff on 12 (14) sc.
Place marker, work 7 rounds sc through back loop only.
Slip st in beg of rnd.
Make other Cuff same way.
Note: Collar is worked onto the 21 Base Ch of neck edge with Wool-Ease Thick & Quick.
The first short rows will help snug up the back neck.
There are increases to make Collar ends slightly pointed.
Row 1 RS: facing, join with slip st in first ch of Base Ch at neck: Ch 1, sc in first ch and next 14 ch.
Slip st in next ch.
Row 2: Skip slip st, sc in next 9 sc, slip st in next sc.
Row 3: Skip slip st, sc in next 9 sc, sc in same ch as turn, sc in each ch to end.
Row 4: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 14 sc, sc in same sc as turn, sc next 4 sc, 2 sc in last sc.
Turn – 23 sc.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first sc and each sc across.
Row 6: Ch 1, 2 sc in first sc, sc in next 21 sc, 2 sc in last sc.
Band Note: Band is worked around entire outer edge of Jacket with Wool-Ease Thick & Quick.
RS facing, join with slip st in the top of any CL at bottom edge (under the arm is a good place).
Ch 1, sc in same CL.
Sc in each ch-1 and CL across bottom to last sc, make a corner of 3 sc in last sc.
Rotate and work along Right Front.
Sc in the side of each sc and ch-1 t-ch of Front, working under 2 strands of edge.
Sc in side of each row of Collar.
Rotate, 3 sc corner in first sc of Collar edge.
Sc in each sc across, 3 sc corner in last sc.Rotate, sc in side of each row of Collar.
Sc in the side of each sc and ch-1 turning chain down Left Front.
3 sc corner in first sc of bottom.
Sc in each ch-1 and CL across to beg of round.
Do not turn.
Place marker and continue in the round, now working through back loop only, sc-tbl each sc around, placing 3 sc-tbl in center sc of each 3-sc corner.
Weave in ends.
Block to measurements.
Jiffy Thick & Quick and Wool-Ease Thick & Quick machine wash, so the wet-blocking method works well.
Put the Jacket in your washer and fill with a couple of inches of cool water.
Thoroughly wet the Jacket by gently squeezing in the water.
Spin briefly until just damp.
Spread clean towel(s) on a carpeted floor or on a bed.
Lay the damp Jacket on the towel(s) and gently ease it into shape, blocking to size, pinning where necessary.
Allow to dry completely.
This Cluster Stitch has a bit of lengthwise “give”.
The Sleeves in particular tend to grow.
Width, bust at underarm, fronts just meet 21 (23)" Width, neck 8" Width, sleeve at underarm 8 (91 1/42)" Width, cuff 4 (41 1/42)" Length, back neck 23 (25)" Length, body from underarm 14 (15)" Length, sleeve from underarm 17 (18)" including 5" Cuff
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
t-ch = turning chain
tbl = through the back loop
tog = together
WS = wrong side
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