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Show Stopper Coat
Lion Brand® Lion® Suede
Pattern Number: 50835AD
Wear this classic swing coat season after season.

SKILL LEVEL:  Experienced (Level 5)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X
Finished Bust Size 39 (42 1/2, 46, 49 1/2, 53, 57) in. [99 (108, 117, 126, 134.5, 145) cm] Finished Length 35 (35, 36, 37, 38, 38) in. [89 (89, 91.5, 94, 96.5, 96.5) cm]
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

210-125 Lion Suede Yarn: Mocha A medium sophisticated brown.
Quantity needed: 9 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 44.01
Alternative Quantity: (10, 11, 12, 13, 14)
Note: (A)

210-147 Lion Suede Yarn: Eggplant Dusty, dark, rich aubergine violet.
Quantity needed: 9 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 44.01
Alternative Quantity: (10, 11, 12, 13, 14)
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

GAUGE:
9 hdc2tog + 8 rows = 4 in. [10 cm]. 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, insert hook into next st, draw up a loop) 2 times, yarn over hook and draw through all 7 loops on hook.



STRIPE PATTERN

Alternate 2 rows of A with 2 rows of B.

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

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

Check work after each row to be sure that hdc2togs line up and st count is maintained.


INSTRUCTIONS



COAT BACK With A, ch 59 (63, 67, 71, 75, 79) loosely.

Row 1 (RS): Hdc2tog over 3rd and 4th ch from hook, *hdc2tog inserting hook into ch just worked and next ch, rep from * across to last ch, end hdc in last ch -- 56 (60, 64, 68, 72, 76) sts.

Work in Stripe Pattern throughout Row 2 (Even Row): Ch 2, turn, hdc2tog over first and 2nd sts, *hdc2tog inserting hook into st just worked and next st, rep from * across, end hdc im top of t-ch.

Rep last row until piece measures 4 (4, 4, 5, 5, 5) in.

[10 (10, 10, 12.5, 12.5, 12.5) cm] from beg.



Shape Waist Row 1 (Dec Row): Ch 2, turn, hdc3tog over first 3 sts (dec made), *hdc2tog inserting hook into st just worked and next st, rep from * to last st, hdc3tog inserting hook into st just worked, last st and t-ch (dec made) -- 54 (58, 62, 66, 70, 74) sts.

Rows 2-4: Work even in pattern as established.

Rep last 4 rows 5 more times -- 44 (48, 52, 56, 60, 64) sts.

Work even in pattern until piece measures 23 (23, 23, 24, 24, 24) in.

[58.5 (58.5, 58.5, 61, 61, 61) cm] from beg.



Shape Armholes Rows 1 and 2: Work in pattern to last 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 4) sts, sk last 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 4) sts -- 40 (44, 46, 50, 52, 56) sts.

Row 3 (Dec Row): Work in pattern, dec 1 st at each edge -- 38 (42, 44, 48, 50, 54) sts.

Row 4: Work even in pattern.

Rep last 2 rows 1 (1, 2, 2, 3, 3) more times -- 36 (40, 40, 44, 44, 48) sts.

Work even in pattern until armhole measures 8 (8, 9, 9, 10, 10) in.

[20.5 (20.5, 23, 23, 25.5, 25.5) cm], end with a WS row.



Shape Shoulders Rows 1-4: Work in pattern to last 3 sts, sk last 3 sts -- 24 (28, 28, 32, 32, 36) sts.

Rows 5-8: Work in pattern to last 2 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4) sts, sk last 2 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4) sts -- 16 (16, 16, 16, 16, 20) sts.

Fasten off.




LEFT FRONT With A, ch 35 (37, 39, 41, 43, 45) sts\ loosely.

Row 1 (RS): Hdc2tog over 3rd and 4th ch from hook, *hdc2tog inserting hook into ch just worked and next ch, rep from * across to last ch, end hdc in last ch -- 32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42) sts.

Work in Stripe Pattern throughout.

Work even in pattern until piece measures 8 (8, 8, 9, 9, 9) in.

[20.5 (20.5, 20.5, 23, 23, 23) cm] from

Shape Waist Row 1 (Dec Row): Work in pattern, dec 1 st at beg of row.

Work even for 3 rows.

Rep last 4 rows 3 more times -- 28 (30, 32, 34, 36, 38) sts.

Work even in pattern until piece measures 21 1/2 (21 1/2, 21 1/2, 22 1/2, 22 1/2, 22 1/2) in.

[54.5 (54.5, 54.5, 57, 57, 57) cm] from beg, end with a RS row.

Next Row (Lapel Inc): Ch 2, turn, hdc in first st (inc made), *hdc2tog inserting hook into st just worked and next st, rep from * across, end hdc in top of tch -- 29 (31, 33, 35, 37, 39) sts.

Inc 1 st for Lapel every 4th row 5 more times -- 34 (36, 38, 40, 42, 44) sts.

AT THE SAME TIME, when piece measures 23 (23, 23, 24, 24, 24) in.

[58.5 (58.5, 58.5, 61, 61, 61) cm], end with a RS row.



Shape Armhole Row 1 (WS): Work in pattern to last 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 4) sts, sk last 2 (2, 3, 3, 4, 4) sts -- 32 (34, 35, 37, 38, 40) sts.

Row 2: Work even in pattern.

Row 3 (Dec Row): Work in pattern, dec 1 st at end of row.

Rep last 2 rows 1 (1, 2, 2, 3, 3) more time(s) -- 30 (32, 32, 34, 34, 36) sts.

Work even in pattern until armhole measures 5 (5, 5, 6, 6, 6) in.

[12.5 (12.5, 12.5, 15, 15, 15) cm], end with a WS row.



Shape Neck Row 1 (RS): Work in pattern to last 17 (17, 17, 17, 17, 19) sts, sk last 17 (17, 17, 17, 17, 19) sts -- 13 (15, 15, 17, 17, 17) sts.

Row 2: Work even in pattern.

Row 3 (Dec Row): Work in pattern, dec 1 st at end of row -- 12 (14, 14, 16, 16, 16) sts.

Rep last 2 rows twice and, AT THE SAME TIME, when armhole measures 8 (8, 9, 9, 10, 10) in.

[20.5 (20.5, 23, 23, 25.5, 25.5) cm], end with a RS row.



Shape Shoulder Row 1 (WS): Work in pattern to last 3 sts, sk last 3 sts.

Row 2: Work even in pattern.

Rep last 2 rows once -- 4 (6, 6, 8, 8, 8) sts.

Next Row (WS): Work in pattern to last 2 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4) sts, sk last 2 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4) sts.

Next Row: Work even in pattern.

Rep last 2 rows once.

Fasten off.



RIGHT FRONT Work as for Left Front, reversing all shaping.




SLEEVES With A, ch 43 (43, 46, 46, 49, 49) loosely.

Row 1 (RS): Hdc2tog over 3rd and 4th ch from hook, *hdc2tog inserting hook into ch just worked and next ch, rep from * across to last ch, end hdc in last ch -- 40 (40, 43, 43, 46, 46) sts.

Work in Stripe Pattern throughout.

Rows 2-8: Work even in pattern.

Row 9 (Inc Row): Ch 2, turn, hdc in first st (inc made), *hdc2tog inserting hook into st just worked and next st, rep from * across, end 2 hdc in top of t-ch (inc made) -- 42 (42, 45, 45, 48, 48) sts.

Rep last 8 rows -- 44 (44, 47, 47, 50, 50) sts.

Work even in pattern until piece measures 11 (11, 11, 12, 12, 12) in.

[28 (28, 28, 30.5, 30.5, 30.5) cm] from beg.



Shape Sleeve Cap Rows 1 and 2: Work in pattern to last 2 sts, sk last 2 sts -- 40 (40, 43, 43, 46, 46) sts.

Row 3: Work in pattern to last 3 sts, sk last 3 sts.

Rep last row 7 (7, 7, 7, 9, 9) times -- 16 (16, 19, 19, 16, 16) sts.

Fasten off.







FINISHING Sew shoulder seams.

Sew in Sleeves.Sew Sleeve seams.

Sew side seams, leaving lower 12 in.

[30.5 cm] open for side split.



Collar

Place markers 5 in.

[12.5 cm] from front edge of each lapel.

From WS with A, work 60 (60, 64, 64, 68, 68) hdc evenly around neck edge between markers.

Work in Stripe Pattern throughout.

Rows 1 and 2: Work even in pattern.

Row 3 (Inc Row): Work in pattern, inc 1 st at each edge -- 62 (62, 66, 66, 70, 70) sts.

Rep last 2 rows 6 times -- 74 (74, 78, 78, 82, 82) sts.

Fasten off.

Sew sides of Collar to corresponding top halves of lapels.Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sk = skip
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
k = knit
p = purl
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
hdc = half double crochet
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sk = skip
st(s) = stitch(es)
t-ch = turning chain
tog = together


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