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Opera Sleeves
Lion Brand® Vanna's Glamour®
Pattern Number: 80773AD These crochet Opera Sleeves in Vanna's Glamour would work great with a beach or jazz-themed wedding.

SKILL LEVEL:  Experienced (Level 5)
SIZE: One Size
Finished Circumference at widest point (slightly stretched) 13 1/2 in. (34.5 cm) Finished Length 17 in. (43 cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

861-153 Vanna's Glamour Yarn: Onyx

Deep black with onyx sparkle


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 9.38

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size E-4 (3.5 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:
1 Flower Motif = 2 3/4 in. (7 cm) diameter. 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:
Cl (cluster) Yarn over, insert hook into indicated st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops, (yarn over, insert hook into same stitch, and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops) twice, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook.

hdc2tog (hdc dec) (Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop) twice, yarn over and draw through all 5 loops on hook.

NOTES:
1.

Sleeves are worked flat, from widest end to narrowest end (cuff), and then seamed.

2.

Flower Motifs are made first.

The Sleeves are then worked in sections of chain mesh.

Motifs are joined to the mesh as work progresses.

Two motifs are joined in each section.

Each section, except last section, is two ch-sps narrower than the previous section.

3.

Flower Motifs will be referred to by letter (Motif A, Motif B, etc.

up to Motif J), even though they are all identical, for ease in following pattern.

Use markers to keep track of which Flower Motif is which.


INSTRUCTIONS
FLOWER MOTIF (make 10 for each sleeve, 20 total) Ch 4; join with sl st in first ch to form ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, 8 sc in ring; join with sl st in first sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, ch 3, Cl in next sc, ch 3, *sc in next sc, ch 3, Cl in next sc, ch 3; rep from * twice more; join with sl st in first sc - 4 clusters.

Rnd 3: Ch 1, 5 sc in each ch-sp around; join with sl st in first sc - 40 sc.

Rnd 4: Sl st in next sc, (sl st, ch 1, sc) in next sc (center sc of 5-sc group), ch 5, sk next 4 sc, *sc in next sc, ch 5, sk next 4 sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc - 8 ch-5 sps.

Fasten off and weave in ends.


SLEEVE (make 2) Ch 66.

Row 1 (RS): Sc in 6th ch from hook, *ch 4, sk next 3 ch, sc in next ch; rep from * across - 16 ch-sps.

Rows 2 and 3: Ch 3, turn, sc in next ch-sp, *ch 4, sc in next ch-sp; rep from * across.

Row 4 (beg join motifs):Ch 3, turn, sc in next ch-sp, (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) 4 times, ch 2, sl st in any ch-5 sp of Motif A, (mark this sl st to re-join yarn later), ch 2, sc in next ch-sp of Sleeve, ch 2, sl st in next ch-5 sp of Motif A, ch 2, sc in next ch-sp of Sleeve, (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) 5 times, ch 2, sl st in any ch-5 sp of Motif B (mark this sl st to re-join yarn later), ch 2, sc in next ch-sp of Sleeve, ch 2, sl st in next ch-5 sp of Motif B, ch 2, sc in next ch-sp of Sleeve, (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) twice.





Section 1 First Side Row 5 (RS): Ch 3, sc in next ch-sp, ch 4, sc in next ch-sp, ch 3, sl st in next ch-5 sp of Motif B, turn.

Row 6: Ch 1, sk first ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-sp, ch 4, sc in next ch-sp, turn.

Row 7: Ch 3, sc in next ch-sp, ch 4, sc in sl st of Row 5, turn.

Row 8: Ch 3, sc in next ch-sp, ch 4, sc in next ch-sp, turn.

Row 9: Ch 3, sc in next ch-sp, ch 4, sc in next ch-sp, ch 3, sl st in next ch-5 sp of Motif B, turn.

Row 10: Ch 1, sk first ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-sp, ch 4, sc in next ch-sp, turn.

Row 11: Ch 3, sc in next ch-sp, ch 4, sc in sl st of Row 9, turn.

Row 12: Ch 3, sc in next ch-sp, ch 4, sc in next ch-sp, turn.

Row 13: Ch 3, sc in next ch-sp, ch 4, sc in next ch-sp, (ch 4, sl st in next ch-5 sp of Motif B) twice.

Fasten off.

Center With RS facing, join yarn with sl st at marker of Motif B.

Row 5: (Ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) 5 times, ch 3, sl st in next ch-5 sp of Motif A, turn.

Row 6: Ch 1, sk first ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-sp, (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) 4 times, ch 3, sl st in next ch-5 sp of Flower Motif B, turn.

Row 7: Ch 1, sk first ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-sp, (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) 3 times, ch 4, sc in sl st of Row 5, turn.

Row 8: Ch 3, sc in next ch-sp, (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) 3 times, ch 4, sc in sl st of Row 6, turn.

Row 9: Ch 3, sc in next ch-sp, (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) 4 times, ch 3, sl st in next ch-5 sp of Motif A, turn.

Row 10: Ch 1, sk first ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-sp, (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) 4 times, ch 3, sl st in next ch-5 sp of Motif B, turn.

Row 11: Ch 1, sk first ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-sp, (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) 3 times, ch 4, sc in sl st of Row 9, turn.

Row 12: Ch 3, sc in next ch-sp, (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) 3 times, ch 4, sc in sl st of Row 10, ch 3, sc in sl st where yarn was last fastened off, turn.

Row 13: Sk first ch-3 sp, (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) 5 times, (ch 4, sl st in next ch-5 sp of Motif A) twice.

Fasten off.

Second Side With RS facing, join yarn with sl st at marker of Motif A.

Row 5: (Ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) 5 times, turn.

Row 6: Ch 3, sc in next ch-sp, (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) 4 times, ch 3, sl st in next ch-5 sp of Motif A, turn.

Row 7: Ch 1, sk first ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-sp, (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) 4 times, turn.

Row 8: Ch 3, sc in next ch-sp, (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) 3 times, ch 4, sc in sl st of Row 6, turn.

Row 9: Ch 3, sc in next ch-sp, (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) 4 times, turn.

Row 10: Ch 3, sc in next ch-sp, (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) 4 times, ch 3, sl st in next ch-5 sp of Motif A, turn.

Row 11: Ch 1, sk first ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-sp, (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) 4 times, turn.

Row 12: Ch 3, sc in next ch-sp, (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) 3 times, ch 4, sc in sl st of Row 10, ch 3, sc in sl st where yarn was last fastened off, turn.

Row 13: Sk first ch-3 sp, (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) 5 times, turn.

Continue Chain Mesh Row 14: Working all the way across piece, ch 3, sc in next ch-sp, *ch 4, sc in next ch-sp; rep from * across - 16 ch-sps total.

Row 15 (beg join motifs): Ch 3, turn, sc in next ch-sp, ch 4, sc in next ch-sp, ch 1, sc in next ch-sp, (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) twice, ch 2, sl st in any ch-5 sp of Motif C, (mark this sl st to re-join yarn later), ch 2, sc in next ch-sp of Sleeve, ch 2, sl st in next ch-5 sp of Motif C, ch 2, sc in next ch-sp of Sleeve, (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) twice, ch 1, sc in next ch-sp, (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) twice, ch 2, sl st in any ch-5 sp of Motif D, (mark this sl st to re-join yarn later), ch 2, sc in next ch-sp of Sleeve, ch 2, sl st in next ch-5 sp of Motif D, ch 2, sc in next ch-sp of Sleeve, (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) twice.





Section 2 First Side Rows 16-24: Work same as Rows 5-13 of Section 1: First Side (joining to Motif D).

Center With WS facing, join yarn with sl st at marker of Motif D.

Rows 16-24: Work same as Rows 5-13 of Section 1: Center (joining to Motifs C and D), skipping ch-1 sp of Row 15, and working one less (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) rep on each row.

Second Side With WS facing, join yarn with sl st at marker of Motif C.

Rows 16-24: Work same as Rows 5-13 of Section 1: Second Side (joining to Motif C), skipping ch-1 sp of Row 15, and working one less (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) rep on each row.

Continue Chain Mesh Row 25: Working all the way across piece, ch 3, sc in next ch-sp, *ch 4, sc in next ch-sp; rep from * across - 14 ch-sps.

Row 26 (beg join motifs):Ch 3, turn, sc in next ch-sp, ch 4, sc in next ch-sp, ch 1, sc in next ch-sp, ch 4, sc in next ch-sp, ch 2, sl st in any ch-5 sp of Motif E, (mark this sl st to re-join yarn later), ch 2, sc in next ch-sp of Sleeve, ch 2, sl st in next ch-5 sp of Motif E, ch 2, sc in next ch-sp of Sleeve, (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) twice, ch 1, sc in next ch-sp, ch 4, sc in next ch-sp, ch 2, sl st in any ch-5 sp of Motif F, (mark this sl st to re-join yarn later), ch 2, sc in next ch-sp of Sleeve, ch 2, sl st in next ch-5-sp of Motif F, ch 2, sc in next ch-sp of Sleeve, (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) twice.





Section 3 First Side Rows 27-35: Work same as Rows 16-24 of Section 2: First Side (joining to Motif F).

Center With RS facing, join yarn with sl st at marker of Motif F.

Rows 27-35: Work same as Rows 16-24 of Section 2: Center (joining to Motifs E and F), skipping ch-1 sp of Row 26, and working one less (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) rep on each row.

Second Side With RS facing, join yarn with sl st at marker of Motif E.

Rows 27-35: Work same as Rows 16-24 of Section 2: Center (joining to Motif E), skipping ch-1 sp of Row 26, and working one less (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) rep on each row.

Continue Chain Mesh Row 36: Working all the way across piece, ch 3, sc in next ch-sp, *ch 4, sc in next ch-sp; rep from * across - 12 ch-sps.

Row 37 (beg join motifs):Ch 3, turn, sc in next ch-sp, ch 4, sc in next ch-sp, ch 1, sc in next ch-sp, ch 2, sl st in any ch-5 sp of Motif G, (mark this sl st to re-join yarn later), ch 2, sc in next ch-sp of Sleeve, ch 2, sl st in next ch-5 sp of Motif G, ch 2, sc in next ch-sp of Sleeve, ch 4, sc in next ch-sp, ch 1, sc in next ch-sp, ch 4, sc in next ch-sp, ch 2, sl st in any ch-5 sp of Motif H, (mark this sl st to re-join yarn later), ch 2, sc in next ch-sp of Sleeve, ch 2, sl st in next ch-5 sp of Motif H, ch 2, sc in next ch-sp of Sleeve, (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) twice.





Section 4 First Side Rows 38-46: Work the same as Rows 27-35 of Section 3: First Side (joining to Motif H).

Center With WS facing, join yarn with sl st at marker of Motif H.

Rows 38-46: Work same as Rows 27-35 of Section 3: Center (joining to Motifs G and H), skipping ch-1 sp of Row 37, and working one less (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) rep on each row.

Second Side With WS facing, join yarn with sl st at marker of Motif G.

Rows 38-46: Work same as Rows 27-35 of Section 3: Second Side (joining to Motif G), skipping ch-1 sp of Row 37, and working one less (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) rep on each row.

Continue Chain Mesh Row 47: Working all the way across piece, ch 3, sc in next ch-sp, *ch 4, sc in next ch-sp; rep from * across - 10 ch-sps.

Row 48 (beg join motifs):Ch 3, turn, sc in next ch-sp, ch 4, sc in next ch-sp, ch 2, sl st in any ch-5 sp of Motif I (mark this sl st to re-join yarn later), ch 2, sc in next ch-sp of Sleeve, ch 2, sl st in next ch-5 sp of Motif I, ch 2, sc in next ch-sp of Sleeve, (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) twice, ch 2, sl st in any ch-5 sp of Motif J (mark this sl st to re-join yarn later), ch 2, sc in next ch-sp of Sleeve, ch 2, sl st in next ch-5 sp of Motif J, ch 2, sc in next ch-sp of Sleeve, (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) twice.





Section 5 First Side Rows 49-57: Work the same as Rows 38-46 of Section 4: First Side (joining to Motif J).

Center With RS facing, join yarn with sl st at marker of Motif J.

Rows 49-57: Work the same as Rows 38-46 of Section 4: Center (joining to Motifs I and J).

Second Side With RS facing, join yarn with sl st at marker of Motif I.

Rows 49-57: Work the same as Rows 38-46 of Section 4: Second Side (joining to Motif I).

Continue Chain Mesh Rows 58 and 59: Working all the way across piece, ch 3, sc in next ch-sp, *ch 4, sc in next ch-sp; rep from * across.Fasten off.





FINISHING Sew long side edges of Sleeve, beg at widest end, to last 2 in.

(5 cm), leave 1 in.

(2.5 cm) open for thumb, sew final 1 in.

(2.5 cm).

Cuff Edging Join yarn with sl st in any ch-sp of narrowest end of Sleeve.

Rnd 1: Ch 2, 3 hdc in each ch-sp around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.

Rnd 2: Ch 2, hdc in each hdc around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.

Fasten off.

Top Edging Join yarn with sl st in any ch-sp of widest end of Sleeve.

Rnds 1 and 2: Work Rnds 1 and 2 of cuff edging.

Rnd 3: Ch 2, *hdc in next 2 hdc, hdc2tog; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.

Rnd 4: Ch 2, hdc in each hdc around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
Pm = place marker
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl = slip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over


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