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Flame Stitch Coat
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: L32242 For those who love bright, eye-popping colors, this chevron striped coat is a great addition to your color-filled closet. Designed by Lily Chin.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Varies
S/M (L/1X, 2X/3X) Finished Bust 53 (65, 74) in. (134.5 (165, 188) cm) Finished Length 37 (38 1/2, 39) in. (94 (98, 99) cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

790-426 Homespun Yarn: Tulips

'Painterly' color Vivid fuchsia and light orange


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Note: (A)

790-421 Homespun Yarn: Purple Haze

'Painterly' color Grape purple, lavender, and medium blue


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Note: (B)

790-404 Homespun Yarn: Lagoon

'Painterly' color Deep blue, emerald, and chocolate brown


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Note: (C)

790-399 Homespun Yarn: Apple Green

Heathered Solid Muted medium green


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Note: (D)

790-409 Homespun Yarn: Bourbon

'Painterly' color Gold with accents of brown and rust


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Note: (E)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 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:
9 dc + 5 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.

NOTES:
1.

Coat is worked in 5 pieces: Back, 2 Fronts, and 2 Sleeves.

2.

Fronts and Back widen from lower edge towards armholes to create drop armhole shaping.

3.

Colors are changed following a Chart.

The first time you work the 15 rows of the Chart, Row 1 will be a RS row.

Note that on subsequent reps of the Chart, the Chart rows will alternate between RS and WS – so on the second rep of the Chart, Row 1 will be a WS row.

4.

To change color, work last st of old color to last yarn over.

Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops to complete st.

Carry color not in use along top edge of previous row, working new sts over to it to hide.

5.

When you see "– 12 sts" in the instructions, this lets you know how many sts you will have at the end of that specific row.


INSTRUCTIONS
BACK With B, ch 50 (62, 74).

Row 1 (RS): Beg with Row 1 and following 6-St rep of Chart for color changes, dc in 4th ch from hook and each across – 48 (60, 72) sts.

Row 2: Ch 3 (beg ch counts as a dc on this row and on all following rows), turn, following next row of Chart for color changes, dc in each st across – 48 (60, 72) sts.

Inc Row (RS): Ch 3, turn, dc in same st (inc made), following next row of Chart, dc in each st across to last st, work 2 dc in last st (inc made) – 50 (62, 74) sts.

Next 3 Rows: Rep Row 2.

Rep last 4 rows 5 more times, working inc sts into Chart – 60 (72, 84) sts when all increases have been completed.

Continue to rep Row 2, following Chart for color changes, until 30 rows of Chart have been completed.

Place markers at beg and end of last row for armholes.

Continuing to follow Chart, rep Row 2 until 10 (12, 14) more rows have been completed (piece should measure 8 (9 1/2, 10 1/2) in.

(20.5 (24, 26.5) cm) from marker.

Shape Shoulders Next Row (RS): Turn, sl st across first 5 (6, 7) sts, following Chart for color changes, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in each st to last 9 (10, 11) sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, leave rem 5 (6, 7) sts unworked – 50 (60, 70) sts at the end of this row.

Next Row: Turn, sl st across first 5 (6, 7) sts, following Chart, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in each st to last 9 (10, 11) sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, leave rem 5 (6, 7) sts unworked – 40 (48, 56) sts.

Next Row: Turn, sl st across first 4 (6, 7) sts, following Chart, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in each st to last 8 (10, 11) sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, leave rem 4 (6, 7) sts unworked – 32 (36, 42) sts.

Next Row: Turn, sl st across first 4 (5, 7) sts, following Chart, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in each st to last 8 (9, 11) sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, leave rem 4 (5, 7) sts unworked – 24 (26, 28) sts.

Next Row: Turn, sl st across first 4 (5, 5) sts, following Chart, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in each st to last 8 (9, 9) sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, leave rem 4 (5, 5) sts unworked – 16 (16, 18) sts rem for neck.

Fasten off.
LEFT FRONT With B, ch 26 (32, 38).

Row 1 (RS): Beg with Row 1 and following 6-St rep of Chart for color changes, dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across – 24 (30, 36) sts.

Row 2: Ch 3 (beg ch counts as a dc on this row and on all following rows), turn, following next row of Chart for color changes, dc in each st across – 24 (30, 36) sts.

Inc Row (RS): Ch 3, turn, dc in same st (inc made), keeping in Chart, dc in each st across to end of row – 25 (31, 37) sts.

Next 3 Rows: Rep Row 2.

Continuing to follow Chart, rep last 4 rows 5 more times, working inc sts into Chart – 30 (36, 42) sts when all increases have been completed.

Continue to rep Row 2, following Chart for color changes, until 30 rows of Chart have been completed.

Place marker at beg of last RS row for armhole.

Continuing to follow Chart, rep Row 2 until 10 (12, 14) more rows have been completed (piece should measure 8 (9 1/2, 10 1/2) in.

(20.5 (24, 26.5) cm) from marker.

Shape Shoulder Next Row (RS): Turn, sl st across first 5 (6, 7) sts, following Chart for color changes, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in each st to end of row – 25 (30, 35) sts.

Next Row: Ch 3, turn, following Chart, dc in each st to last 9 (10, 11) sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, leave rem 5 (6, 7) sts unworked – 20 (24, 28) sts.

Next Row: Turn, sl st across first 4 (6, 7) sts, following Chart, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in each st to end of row – 16 (18, 21) sts.

Next Row: Ch 3, turn, following Chart, dc in each st to last 8 (9, 11) sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, leave rem 4 (5, 7) sts unworked – 12 (13, 14) sts.

Next Row: Turn, sl st across first 4 (5, 5) sts, following Chart, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in each st to end of row – 8 (8, 9) sts rem for Neck.

Fasten off.



RIGHT FRONT With B, ch 26 (32, 38).

Row 1 (RS): Beg with Row 1 and following 6-St rep of Chart for color changes, dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across – 24 (30, 36) sts.

Row 2: Ch 3 (beg ch counts as a dc on this row and on all following rows), turn, following next row of Chart for color changes, dc in each st across – 24 (30, 36) sts.

Inc Row (RS): Ch 3, turn, following Chart, dc in each st to last st, 2 dc in last st (inc made) – 25 (31, 37) sts.

Next 3 Rows: Rep Row 2.

Continuing to follow Chart, rep last 4 rows 5 more times, working inc sts in Chart – 30 (36, 42) sts when all increases have been completed.

Continue to rep Row 2, following Chart for color changes, until 30 rows of Chart have been completed.

Place marker at end of last RS row for armhole.

Continuing to follow Chart, rep Row 2 until 10 (12, 14) more rows have been completed.

Shape Shoulder Next Row (RS): Ch 3, turn, following Chart for color changes, dc in each st to last 9 (10, 11) sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, leave rem 5 (6, 7) sts unworked – 25 (30, 35) sts rem.

Next Row: Turn, sl st across first 5 (6, 7) sts, following Chart, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in each st to end of row – 20 (24, 28) sts rem.

Next Row: Ch 3, turn, following Chart, dc in each st to last 8 (10, 11) sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, leave rem 4 (6, 7) sts unworked – 16 (18, 21) sts rem.

Next Row: Turn, sl st across first 4 (5, 7) sts, following Chart, sc in next 2 sts, hdc in next 2 sts, dc in each st to end of row – 12 (13, 14) sts rem.

Next Row: Ch 3, turn, following Chart, dc in each st to last 8 (9, 9) sts, hdc in next 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, leave rem 4 (5, 5) sts unworked – 8 (8, 9) sts rem for Neck.

Fasten off.
SLEEVES (make 2) With B, ch 26 (32, 34).

Row 1 (RS): Beg with Row 1 and following 6-St rep of Chart for color changes, dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across – 24 (30, 32) sts.

Row 2: Ch 3 (beg ch counts as a dc on this row and on all following rows), turn, following Chart for color changes, dc in each st across – 24 (30, 32) sts.

Inc Row (RS): Ch 3, turn, dc in same st (inc made), following Chart, dc in each st to last st, work 2 dc in last st (inc made) – 26 (32, 34) sts.

Next Row: Rep Row 2.

Continuing to follow Chart, rep last 2 rows 5 (6, 7) more times, working inc sts into Chart – 36 (44, 48) sts when all increases have been completed.

Rep Row 2 until piece measures about 15 in.

(38 cm) from beg.

Fasten off.
FINISHING Sew shoulder seams.

Sew tops of Sleeves to Fronts and Back between markers.

Sew side and Sleeve seams.



Lower Edging Rnd 1: From RS, join A with sl st in side seam along lower edge of Coat.

Sc evenly spaced around lower edge, up front edge, around neck, down opposite front edge and along lower edge to first st, working 2 sc in each corner; join with sl st in beg sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each st around, working 2 sc in each corner; join with sl st in beg sc.

Fasten off.



Sleeve Edging Rnd 1: From RS, join A with sl st in seam at lower edge of Sleeve.

Sc evenly spaced around lower edge to first st; join with sl st in beg sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with sl st in beg sc.

Fasten off.

Rep edging on opposite Sleeve.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
Kfb = knit in front and back of st
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
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)
WS = wrong side


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