Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Shell Stitch Wrap-Around Sweater
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern Number: 60432

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner + (Level 2)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished Chest 36 1/4 (40, 44 1/4, 49 1/4, 56) in. [92.5 (101.5, 113, 125.5, 142) cm] Finished Length 33 1/4 (34 1/4, 35, 36 1/4, 38) in. [85 (87.5, 89, 92.5, 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

620-188 Wool-Ease Yarn: Paprika

Bright red-orange


Quantity needed: 8 Skeins
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Alternative Quantity: (9, 10, 11, 12)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
2 1/4 shell repeats = 3 in. [7.5 cm], 7 rows shell st pattern = 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:
Shell: (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in indicated st or ch-sp.
Increase Shell (incShell): (3 dc, ch 1, 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in indicated ch-sp (counts as 3 Shells).
Shell in next shell: Work shell in ch-1 sp of next shell or next ch-1 sp of incShell.

NOTES:
Cardigan is worked from the neck down.


INSTRUCTIONS



SWEATER
Ch 44 (44, 50, 56, 56).
Row 1: Shell in 7th ch from hook (6 skipped ch count as dc, ch 3), ch 2, *sk 5 ch, shell in next ch, ch 2; rep from * across; ch 3, dc in last ch -- 7 (7, 8, 9, 9) shells.
Row 2: Ch 6 (counts as dc, ch 3 here and throughout), turn, shell in ch-3 sp before first shell, (ch 2, shell in next shell) across, ch 2, shell in last ch-3 sp; ch 3, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-6 -- 9 (9, 10, 11, 11) shells.
Row 3: Ch 6, turn, incShell in first shell, (ch 2, shell in next shell), ch 2, incShell in next shell, (ch 2, shell in next shell) 3 (3, 4, 5, 5) times, ch 2, incShell in next shell, (ch 2, shell in next shell), ch 2, incShell in last shell; ch 3, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-6 -- 17 (17, 18, 19, 19) shells.



Note: One incShell counts as 3 shells.



Place a marker in center ch-1 sp of each incShell.

Move markers to next row as work progresses.
Rows 4-6: Ch 6, turn, (shell in next shell, ch 2) across to last shell, shell in last shell; ch 3, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-6.
Row 7: Ch 6, turn, 3 dc in ch-3 sp before first shell, *ch 2, (shell in next shell, ch 2) across to marked shell, incShell in marked shell; repeat from * 3 more times, (ch 2, shell in next shell) across, ch 2, 3 dc in last ch-3 sp; ch 3, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-6 -- 25 (25, 26, 27, 27) shells.
Row 8: Ch 6, turn, sk 3 dc, 3 dc in ch-2 sp before first shell, (ch 2, shell in next shell) across, ch 2, 3 dc in ch-2 sp before 3 dc; ch 3, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-6.
Row 9: Ch 6, turn, shell in ch-3 sp before 3 dc, sk 3 dc, (ch 2, shell in next shell) across, ch 2, sk 3 dc, shell in last ch-3 sp; ch 3, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-6 -- 27 (27, 28, 29, 29) shells.
Rows 10 and 11: Repeat Row 4.
Row 12: Ch 6, turn, *(shell in next shell, ch 2) across to marked shell, incShell in marked shell, ch 2; repeat from * 3 more times, shell in next shell, (ch 2, shell in next shell) across; ch 3, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-6 -- 35 (35, 36, 37, 37) shells.
Row 13: Repeat Row 4.



Size M only
Row 14: Repeat Row 2 -- 37 shells.



Size L only
Row 14: Ch 6, turn, 3 dc in ch-3 sp before first shell, *ch 2, (shell in next shell, ch 2) across, 3 dc in last ch-3 sp; ch 3, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-6.



Row 15: Ch 6, turn, sk 3 dc, 3 dc in ch-2 sp before first shell, (ch 2, shell in next shell) across, ch 2, 3 dc in ch-2 sp before 3 dc; ch 3, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-6.
Row 16: Ch 6, turn, shell in ch-3 sp before 3 dc, sk 3 dc, ch 2, (shell in next shell, ch 2) across to first marked shell, incShell in marked shell, (ch 2, shell in next shell) across to last marked shell (do not increase in 3rd and 4th marked shell), ch 2, incShell in marked shell, (ch 2, shell in next shell) across, ch 2, sk 3 dc, shell in last ch-3 sp; ch 3, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-6 -- 42 shells.



Sizes 1X and 2X only
Rows 14-19: Repeat Rows 6-11 -- 47 shells.



Sizes 2X only
Row 20: Ch 6, turn, shell in ch-3 sp before first shell, ch 2, (shell in next shell, ch 2) across to second marked shell (do not increase in first marked shell), incShell in marked shell, (ch 2, shell in next shell) across to next marked shell, ch 2, incShell in marked shell, (ch 2, shell in next shell) across (do not increase in last marked shell); end with shell in last ch-3 sp, ch 3, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-6 -- 53 shells.
Row 21: Repeat Row 4, removing markers.



Divide for Sleeves and Body
Row 1: Ch 6, turn, (shell in next shell, ch 2) 5 (6, 7, 7, 8) times for Front, *sk 7 (7, 8, 9, 10) shells for Sleeve, hold first and last skipped ch-2 sps together and working through both sps at the same time work 2 dc in sp for underarm, place marker in this sp, ch 2 *, (shell in next shell, ch 2) 11 (11,12, 15, 17) times for Back; repeat from * to *; shell in next shell, (ch 2, shell in next shell) to end for Front; ch 3, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-6 -- 21 (23, 26, 29, 33) Body shells, 7 (7, 8, 9, 10) shells for each Sleeve.

Do not fasten off.



Body
Working only on Body shells.
Row 1: Ch 6, turn, (shell in next shell, ch 2) across to last shell, shell in last shell; ch 3, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-6 -- 21 (23, 26, 29, 33) shells.
Repeat Row 1 until piece measures 15 (15 1/4, 15 1/4, 16, 16) in.

[38 (39.5, 39.5, 40.5, 40.5) cm] from beg.
Next Row: Ch 6, turn, (shell in next shell, ch 2) 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) times, incShell in next shell, (ch 2, shell in next shell) 7 (7, 8, 9, 11) times, ch 2, incShell in next shell, (ch 2, shell in next shell) to end, ch 3, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch-6 -- 25 (27, 30, 33, 37) shells.



Repeat Row 1 until piece measures 33 1/4 (34 1/4, 35, 36 1/4, 38) in.

[85 (87.5, 89, 92.5, 96.5) cm] from beg.

Do not fasten off.








Front Edging
Row 1: Working in ends of rows along front opening, ch 1, *3 sc in first ch-sp, 2 sc in next ch-sp; repeat from * to neck edge.

Working in opposite side of foundation ch, work 1 sc in base of each shell and 4 sc in each ch-5 sp around neck; working in ends of rows along front opening, work *3 sc in first ch-sp, 2 sc in next ch-sp; repeat from * to lower edge.

Make sure you have an odd number of sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc.
Row 3: Ch 4, turn, sk first 2 sc, dc in next st, * ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st; repeat from * across.
Row 4: Ch 4, turn, dc in next dc, * ch 1, dc in next dc; repeat from *, ending ch 1, dc in turning ch.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first st, *sc in ch-1 sp, sc in next dc; repeat from * across.
Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc.

Fasten off.



Sleeve (make 2)
From right side and working only on Sleeve shells, join yarn in first shell following marked underarm sp.
Rnd 1: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), 3 dc in same shell, ch 2, (shell in next shell, ch 2) around to marked underarm sp, work 2 dc in marked underarm ch-sp, ch 2, 2 dc in first shell; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-4 -- 7 (7, 8, 9, 10) shells.
Rnd 2: Sl st into first shell, ch 4, 3 dc in same ch-sp, ch 2, (shell in next shell, ch 2) around, sk underarm, 2 dc in first shell; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-4.
Rnd 3: Sl st into first shell, ch 4, 3 dc in same ch-sp, ch 2, (shell in next shell, ch 2) around, 2 dc in first shell; join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-4.
Repeat Rnd 3 until Sleeve measures 16 1/4 in.

[42 cm] from underarm.

Fasten off.



BELT
Ch 8.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across -- 7 sts.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), turn, dc in next st, (ch 1, sk 1 sts, dc in next st) twice, dc in last st.
Row 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in next st, (ch 1, sk ch-sp, dc in next st) twice, dc in last st.
Repeat Row 3 until Belt measures 60 (64, 68, 72, 76) in.

[152.5 (162.5, 172.5, 183, 193) cm].
Last Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st and ch-1 sp across.

Fasten off.



BELT LOOPS (make 2)
Ch 16.

Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 13 ch, 3 sc in last ch, turn to work along opposite side of beginning chain, sc in next 14 ch, join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.

Sew a belt loop to each side of Sweater at waist.



FINISHING
Weave in ends

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
sl st = slip stitch
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl = slip
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
tbl = through the back loop
tog = together


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