Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Retro Striped Pullover
Lion Brand® Lion® Wool
Pattern Number: 60203AD
Light, lacy stitches and an attention-grabbing starburst motif at the neckline shape this standout sweater.

SKILL LEVEL:  Experienced (Level 5)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished Bust 33 (36, 41, 46, 52) in. [84 (91.5, 104, 118, 132) 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

820-125 Lion Wool Yarn: Cocoa

Warm, medium brown


Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 23.96
Alternative Quantity: (4,5,6,7)
Note: (A)

820-132 Lion Wool Yarn: Lemongrass

Medium yellowish green


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 11.98
Alternative Quantity: (2, 2, 3, 3)
Note: (B)

820-178 Lion Wool Yarn: Dark Teal Deep greenish blue
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 11.98
Alternative Quantity: (2, 2, 3, 3)
Note: (C)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size I-9
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


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:
7 repeats in Open Pattern (2 dc, ch 2) = 6 in. [15 cm]. 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:
Rib Pattern (multiple of 2 sts)


Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Sc in each sc, ch 1, turn.
Row 3 (RS): Sc in first sc, * dc around post of sc two rows below, sk next sc - back post made, sc in next sc, rep from * to end, ch 1, turn.
Row 4: Sc in each sc and in each dc across, ch 1, turn.
Repeat Rows 3 and 4 for Rib Pattern.

Open Pattern (multiple of 4 sts + 2 extra)


Row 1 (Base Row): Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), * dc in next 2 sts, ch 2, sk 2 sts, rep from * across, ending with dc in last st, turn.
Row 2: Ch 3, * 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, sk 2 dc, rep from * across, ending with dc in top of ch-3 turning ch, turn.

Repeat Row 2 for Open Pattern.

To increase in Open Pattern
Work an inc of an additional dc at the beginning or end of a row only.

When 4 dc's begin a row, work a (2 dc, ch 2) repeat over the 4 dc's when working the next row.

Increase at beginning of row: Ch 3, dc in first dc (at base of ch-3), continue in Open Pattern across row.

Increase at end of row: Work in Open Pattern to last st, 2 dc in top of ch-3 turning ch at end of row.
To decrease in Open Pattern: Decreases are worked at the beginning or end of a row only.

Decrease at beginning of row: Ch 3, sk next st (ch or dc), dc in each st (ch or dc) to next ch-2 sp, continue in Open Pattern across row.

Decrease at end of row: Work in Open Pattern to last 2 sts (ch or dc), sk next st, dc in ch-3 turning ch.
Stripe Pattern: Working in Open Pattern, * work 3 rows with A, 2 rows with B, 1 row with A, 2 with C, rep from *.


INSTRUCTIONS



SWEATER


BACK
With A, ch 60 (66, 75, 84, 93).

Work in Rib Pattern for 3 in.

[7.5 cm] end with a WS row - 59 (65, 74, 83, 92) sts.
Row 1 (RS): Ch 3, * dc in next 2 sc, ch 2, sk 1 sc, rep from * across, ending with dc in last sc, turn - 19 (21, 24, 27, 30) (2 dc, ch 2) repeats.

Turn.
Row 2: Ch 3, * 2 dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, sk 2 dc, rep from * across, end with dc in top of turning ch, turn.

Work in Stripe Pattern and Open Pattern until piece measures 8 in.

[20.5 cm] from beg.



Side Shaping
Continue in pattern as established, dec at each end of every row 4 times - 17 (19, 22, 25, 28) (2 dc, ch 2) repeats.

Work even in Open Pattern until piece measures 15 in.

[38 cm] from beg, then inc 1 st at each end of every row 4 times - 19 (21, 24, 27, 30) (2 dc, ch 2) repeats.

Work even in Open Pattern until piece measures 18 in.

[45.5 cm] from beg.



Shape Armholes
Next Row: Sl st over first 4 (4, 8, 8, 12) sts (each dc or ch counts as 1 st), work in Open Pattern to last 4 (4, 8, 8, 12) sts, turn, leave rem sts unworked.

Continue in pattern as established, dec at each end of each row until 15 (17, 18, 19, 20) (2 dc, ch 2) repeats rem.

Work even in Open Pattern until Armholes measure 7 (8, 8 1/4, 9, 10) in.

[17.5 (20.5, 21.5, 22.5, 25.5) cm].



Shape Shoulders
Sl st over first 9 (11, 11, 11, 11) sts, ch 3, work Open Pattern 3 (3, 3, 4, 4) times.

Fasten off.

Skip next 20 (24, 28, 24, 28) sts.

Join yarn in next st, ch 3, work Open Pattern 3 (3, 3, 4, 4) times for second shoulder.

Fasten off.



FRONT
Work as for Back until piece measures 15 in.

[38 cm] from beg.

Mark center st.



Shape V-Neck
Work in pattern as established to 2 sts before marker, dec over these 2 sts, join a second ball of yarn with a sl st in center st, dec over next 2 sts, work to end of row.

Working both sides at once with separate strands of yarn, dec 1 st at neck edge every other row (10, 12, 14, 12,14) times, AT THE SAME TIME, when piece measures same as Back to armhole, shape armholes and shoulders same as for Back.



SLEEVES
With A, ch 32 (34, 36, 38, 40).
Work in Rib pattern for 1 1/4 in.

[3.5 cm].
Row 1: Ch 3, 2 dc in first sc, ch 2, sk 1 sc, * 2 dc in next sc, ch 2, sk 1 sc, rep from * across, ending with dc in last sc, turn - 15 (16, 17, 18, 19) (2 dc, ch 2) repeats.

Work in Stripe and Open Pattern until piece measures 10 in.

[25.5 cm] from beg.

Decrease at beginning and end of each row 4 (4, 0, 0, 0) times - 13 (14, 17, 18, 19) (2 dc, ch 2) repeats.

Work in pattern as established until piece measures 19 in.

[48.5 cm] from beg.



Shape Cap
Row 1: Sl st over first 4 (4, 7, 7, 9) sts, ch
3, work to last 4 (4, 7, 7, 9) sts, leave these sts unworked.

Dec at each end of every row until Sleeve cap corresponds in stripes and rows to Back armholes.
Fasten off.



FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams.

Sew in Sleeves.

Sew side and Sleeve seams.

From RS, join A at neck edge at one shoulder.

Work 1 row sc evenly spaced around neck, join with sl st in first sc.
Fasten off.
Place 4 markers on each side of neck as follows: 1 1/4, 3 1/4, 5, and 8 1/4 in.

[3.5, 9, 12.5, and 22 cm] above point of V.



NECKLINE MOTIF
With A, ch 4, join with sl st in first ch to form a ring.

Ch 1, 16 sc in ring, join with sl st in first ch.

Do not fasten off.



Join Motif
Ch 6, join to neck edge with sl st at first (lowest) marker on one side of neck.
Fasten off.
Sk next sc of Motif, join A in next sc, ch 4, join with sl st at second marker.

Continue in this manner, working 5 chs for third marker and 16 chs for fourth marker.

Rep to join Motif to opposite neck edge.
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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