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Crochet Short Jacket
Lion Brand® Lion® Suede - Moonlight Mohair
Pattern Number: 50826AD

SKILL LEVEL:  Experienced (Level 5)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X
Finished Bust 40 (44, 48, 52, 56, 60) in. [101.5 (111.5, 122, 132, 142, 152.5) cm] Finished Length 23 (23, 24 1/2, 24 1/2, 26, 26) in. [58.5 (58.5, 62, 62, 66, 66) cm] Jacket is very fitted. Bottom edge is narrower than bust.
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.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

210-123 Lion Suede Yarn: Taupe A pale, soft beige.
Quantity needed: 7 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 34.23
Alternative Quantity: 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Note: (A)

510-204 Moonlight Mohair Yarn: Rainbow Falls

A rainbow of pink, yellow, magenta, blue, and lime.


Quantity needed: 8 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 71.92
Alternative Quantity: 9, 10, 11, 12, 13
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.65


Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.49


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
1 plastic ring 1 1/2 in. [4 cm] diameter, for crochet button
GAUGE:
7 hdc2tog + 6 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] in pattern with 1 strand each of A and B held tog. 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.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
hdc2tog Yarn over hook, insert hook into st, draw up loop, yarn over hook, insert hook into next st and draw up loop, yarn over hook and draw through all 5 loops on hook.
hdc3tog Yarn over hook, insert hook into st, draw up loop, (yarn over hook, draw up a loop in next st) twice, yarn over hook and draw through all 7 loops on hook.



PATTERN STITCH
Row 1 (RS): Hdc2tog into 3rd and 4th ch from hook, *hdc2tog inserting hook into same ch as st just worked and next ch; repeat from * across, end hdc in last ch.


Row 2: Ch 2, turn, hdc2tog into first and 2nd sts, *hdc2tog inserting hook into same st as st just worked and next st; repeat from * across, end hdc in top of ch-2.
Repeat Row 2 for pattern.


Note Beg ch-2 and last hdc are not included in stitch count.

NOTES:
1.

Take care in setting up first 2 rows to establish pattern.


2.

To maintain st count, be sure to work end of row as written, working hdc2tog into 2nd to last and last sts and hdc into turning ch.

Check work from time to time to be sure hdc2togs are lining up and st count is maintained.
3.

Jacket is worked with 1 strand each of A and B held together, unless otherwise noted.


INSTRUCTIONS
BODY
With 1 strand each of A and B held tog, ch 50 (57, 64, 71, 78, 85) loosely.
Row 1 (RS): Hdc2tog in 3rd and 4th ch from hook, *hdc2tog inserting hook into ch just worked and next ch; repeat from * across, end hdc in last ch - 46 (53, 60, 67, 74, 81) sts.
Row 2 (Front Inc Row): Ch 2, turn, 2 hdc in first st (front inc made), (hdc2tog inserting hook into st just worked and next st) 10 (12, 14, 16, 18, 20) times, place marker to mark side seam, (hdc2tog inserting hook into st just worked and next st) 24 (27, 30, 33, 36, 39) times, place marker to mark left side seam, (hdc2tog inserting hook into st just worked and next st) 10 (12, 14, 16, 18, 20) times, 2 hdc in last st (front inc made), hdc in beg ch-2 - 48 (55, 62, 69, 76, 83) sts.


Row 3 (Side Inc Row): Ch 2, turn, *work in pattern to 1 st before marker, 2 hdc in st before marker (side inc made), move marker, 2 hdc in st after marker (side inc made), repeat from * once, finish row in pattern - 52 (59, 66, 73, 80, 87) sts.
Row 4: Work even in pattern.
Row 5 (Front Inc Row): Ch 2, turn, 2 hdc in first st (front inc made), work in pattern to last st, 2 hdc in last st (front inc made) - 54 (61, 68, 75, 82, 89) sts.
Row 6: Work even in pattern.
Row 7 (Side Inc Row): Repeat Row 3 - 58 (65, 72, 79, 86, 93) sts.
Rows 8 and 9: Work even in pattern.
Row 10 (Front and Side Inc Row): Ch 2, turn, 2 hdc in first st (front inc made), *work in pattern to 1 st before marker, 2 hdc in st before marker (side inc made), move marker, 2 hdc in st after marker (side inc made), repeat from * once, work in pattern to last st, 2 hdc in last st (front inc made) - 64 (71, 78, 85, 92, 99) sts.
Rows 11-13: Work even in pattern.
Row 14 (Side Inc Row): Repeat Row 3 - 68 (75, 82, 89, 96, 103) sts.


Row 15 (Front Inc Row): Repeat Row 5 - 70 (77, 84, 91, 98, 105) sts.
Row 16: Work even in pattern.
For L and 1X only: Work 2 rows even in pattern (additional rows are not included in row count).
For 2X and 3X only: Work 4 rows even in pattern (additional rows are not included in row count).



RIGHT FRONT
Shape Armhole
Row 17 (RS): Work in pattern to 3 sts before marker; leave remaining sts unworked.
Row 18: Turn, sl st in first st, ch 2, work in pattern across remaining 15 (17, 19, 21, 23, 25) sts.
Row 19: Work even in pattern.
Rows 20 (Front Inc Row): Continue in pattern, working 2 hdc at Front Edge - 16 (18, 20, 22, 24, 26) sts.
Rows 21-24: Work even in pattern.
Rows 25-28: Repeat Rows 20 and 21 twice - 18 (20, 22, 24, 26, 28) sts.
Shape Neck
Row 29 (RS): Turn, sl st in 5 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10) sts, ch 2, work in pattern across remaining 13 (14, 15, 16, 17, 18) sts.
Row 30: Work in pattern to last 2 sts; leave last 2 sts unworked - 11 (12, 13, 14, 15, 16) sts.
Row 31: Turn, sl st in first 2 sts, ch 2, work in pattern across - 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14) sts.
Row 32: Work even in pattern.
Shape Shoulder
Row 33 (RS): Work in pattern across 6 (7, 8, 8, 9, 10) sts; leave remaining 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4) sts unworked.
Row 34: Turn, sl st in 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 5) sts, ch 2, work in pattern across 3 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5) sts.
Row 35: Work in pattern across 3 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5) sts.

Fasten off.



BACK
Shape Armhole
Row 17 (RS): Sk 4 sts from Right Front Armhole, join yarn in next st, ch 2, work in pattern across 30 (33, 36, 39, 42, 45) sts; leave remaining sts unworked.


Row 18: Turn, sl st in first st, ch 2, work in pattern to last st; leave last st unworked - 28 (31, 34, 37, 40, 43) sts.
Rows 19-32: Work even in pattern.
Shape Left Shoulder
Row 33: Turn, sl st in 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4) sts, ch 2, work in pattern across 6 (7, 8, 8, 9, 10) sts.


Row 34: Work in pattern across 3 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5) sts; leave remaining 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 5) sts unworked.
Row 35: Work in pattern across 3 (4, 4, 4, 5, 5) sts.

Fasten off.


From RS, skip 10 (11, 12, 13, 14, 15) Back neck sts.

Join yarn in next st, ch 2.

Shape Right Shoulder as for Left, reversing shaping.
Fasten off.



LEFT FRONT
Row 17 (RS): Sk 4 sts from Back Armhole, join yarn in next st, ch 2, work in pattern across 16 (18, 20, 22, 24, 26) sts.


Row 18: Ch 2, turn, work in pattern across 15 (17, 19, 21, 23, 25) sts; leave last st unworked.


Continue as for Right Front, reversing shaping.
SLEEVE (make 2)
Beg at wrist edge, with 1 strand each of A and B held together, ch 31 (31, 31, 33, 33, 33); sl st in first ch to form ring, taking care not to twist sts.
Rnd 1 (RS): Working in rnds, ch 2, hdc2tog in first and 2nd ch, (hdc2tog into st just worked and next st) around, join with sl st in top of ch-2 - 30 (30, 30, 32, 32, 32) hdc2tog.
Rnds 2-4: Ch 2, work even in pattern, join with sl st in top of ch-2 every rnd.
Rnd 5: Continue in pattern, working 3 hdc3tog evenly spaced around - 27 (27, 27, 29, 29, 29) sts.


Rnds 6-9: Work even in pattern.
Rnd 10: Repeat Rnd 5 - 24 (24, 24, 26, 26, 26) sts.
Rnds 11-14: Work even in pattern.
Rnd 15: Repeat Rnd 5 one (one, 0, 0, 0, 0) time - 21 (21, 24, 26, 26, 26) sts.
Rnds 16-29: Work even in pattern.
Rnd 30: 2 hdc in first st, work in pattern to center st, 2 hdc in center st, work in pattern to last st, 2 hdc in last st - 24 (24, 27, 29, 29, 29) sts.


Rnds 31-40: Work even in pattern.
For L and 1X only: Work 1 rnd even in pattern (additional rnd is not included in row count).
For 2X and 3X only: Work 2 rnds even in pattern (additional rnds are not included in row count).
Shape Cap
Row 41: Turn, working back and forth in rows as for Body, sl st in 2 sts, ch 2, work in pattern across to last 2 sts; leave last 2 sts unworked - 20 (20, 23, 25, 25, 25) sts.


Row 42: Work even in pattern.
For 2X and 3X only: Work 1 row even in pattern (additional row is not included in row count).
Rows 43 and 45: Turn, sl st in first st, ch 2, work in pattern to last st; leave last st unworked - 16 (16, 19, 21, 21, 21) sts.
Rows 44 and 46: Work even in pattern.

Fasten off.

FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams.

Sew in sleeves.
Collar
From RS, with 1 strand each of A and B held tog, join yarn at Right Front, ch 2.
Row 1: Hdc2tog into first and 2nd sts, hdc2tog inserting hook into same st as st just worked and next st, (ch 4, sk 4 sts) for buttonhole, hdc2tog in next 2 sts, (hdc2tog inserting hook into same st as st just worked and next st) 26 (26, 28, 30, 30, 32) times evenly spaced around neck edge easing to fit.
Row 2: Continue in pattern, working 6 hdc in buttonhole.
Rows 3 and 4: Work even in pattern.

Fasten off.
Trim
From RS, join A only and sc evenly around edges of coat, working 3 sc in each corner, sl st in first sc.

Do not turn.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in each sc around, working 3 sc in corners, sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.



Crochet Button
With 1 strand each A and B held tog.
Rnd 1: Work 20 sc around ring.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, work approximately 20 sc over Rnd 1.

Fasten off.
Sew button to Left Front, opposite buttonhole.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together


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