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Crocheted Fancy Fur Kimono
Lion Brand® Fancy Fur
Pattern Number: 50583
This is an elegant, simple kimono-style open-front jacket.

The Fancy Fur yarn adds textural interest to the design.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: One Size, Small, Large
XS/S (M/L) Cross Back/Shoulder to Shoulder 14-15 (16-17 1/4) inches [35.5-38 (40.5-44.5) cm] Finished Chest 40 (48) inches [101.5 (122) cm] Length 30 inches [76 cm] Because of the loose stitch used, finished measurements are given for garment when it is hanging. Kimono is meant to be worn open in front.
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

220-266 Fancy Fur Yarn: Mountain Vista Black fur with soft pink, green, medium blue and violet.
Quantity needed: 12 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 35.88
Alternative Quantity: (13)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size Q-19 (15.75)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.70


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

GAUGE:
8 sts = 7 inches [18 cm] in box pattern (alternate 1 treble and 1 chain to form 4 tall squares). 4 rows = 11 1/4 inches [29 cm] in post pattern (alternate 1 row of Front Post Trebles and 1 row of Back Post Trebles).Before measuring, stretch gauge swatch from top to bottom and side to side; measure swatch on a smooth flat surface and do not include the first 2 rows in your measurements. 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:
BPhdc (back post hdc) Yo, insert hook from back to front then to back, going around post of st of previous row, draw up a loop, yo and draw through 3 loops on hook.

Skip st in front of the BPhdc.

Counts as hdc on next row.



BPtr (back post tr) Yo twice, insert hook from back to front then to back, going around post of st of previous row, draw up a loop, (yo and draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times.

Skip st in front of the BPtr.

Counts as tr on next row.



FPhdc (front post hdc) Yo, insert hook from front to back then to front, going around post of st of previous row, draw up a loop, yo and draw through 3 loops on hook.

Skip st behind the FPhdc.

Counts as a hdc on next row.



FPtr (front post tr) Yo twice, insert hook from front to back then to front, going around post of st of previous row, draw up a loop, (yo and draw through 2 loops on hook) 3 times.

Skip st behind the FPtr.

Counts as a tr on next row.


INSTRUCTIONS



KIMONO JACKET
BACK
Ch 33 (37).
Row 1 (RS) Tr in 7th ch from hook (counts as 1 square), *ch 1, skip next ch, tr in next ch; repeat from * across; turn - 14 (16) squares.
Row 2 Ch 5, *BPtr in next tr, ch 1; repeat from * across, tr in 4th ch of t-ch; turn.
Row 3 Ch 5, *FPtr in next tr, ch 1; repeat from * across, tr in 4th ch of t-ch; turn.
Rows 4-5 Repeat Rows 2-3.
Dec For Armholes
Row 6 Ch 4 (first dec made), BPtr in next tr, BPtr in next tr (2nd dec made), *ch 1, BPtr in next tr; repeat from * across to last tr, do not ch, BPtr in last tr (3rd dec made), tr in 4th ch of t-ch (4th dec made); turn - 10 (12) full squares.
Row 7 Slip st in next 2 tr, ch 5, FPtr in next tr, *ch 1, FPtr in next tr; repeat from * across, omitting last tr and t-ch; turn.
Row 8 Repeat Row 2.
Row 9 Ch 3, *FPhdc in next tr, ch 1; repeat from * across, hdc in 4th ch of t-ch; turn.
Row 10 Ch 3, *BPhdc in next hdc, ch 1; repeat from * across, hdc in 2nd ch of t-ch; turn.
Row 11 Ch 1 (2), sc (hdc) in each ch-space and hdc across and sc (hdc) in 2nd ch of t-ch - 21 (25) sts.

Fasten off.



RIGHT FRONT
Ch 19 (21).
Row 1 (RS) Tr in 7th ch from hook (counts as 1 square), *ch 1, skip next ch, tr in next ch; repeat from * across; turn - 7 (8) squares.
Rows 2-5 Repeat Rows 2-5 of Back.



Dec For Armhole and Neckline
Row 6 Ch 4, BPtr in next tr (first dec made), ch 1, *BPtr in next tr, ch 1; repeat from * across, tr in 4th ch of t-ch; turn - 6 (7) full squares.
Row 7 Ch 4, FPtr in next tr (first dec made), *ch 1, FPtr in next tr; repeat from * across, do not work into t-ch; turn - 5 (6) squares.
Row 8 Ch 5, BPtr in next tr, *ch 1, BPtr in next tr; repeat from * across to last tr, BPtr in last tr, do not work into t-ch; turn - 4 (5) squares.
Row 9 Slip st in next tr, ch 2, *FPhdc in next tr, ch 1; repeat from * across, hdc in 4th ch of t-ch; turn.
Row 10 Ch 3, BPhdc in next hdc, *ch 1, BPhdc in next hdc; repeat from * across, do not work into t-ch; turn - 3 (4) squares.
Row 11 Ch 1 (2), sc (hdc) in each ch-space and hdc across to t-ch, sc (hdc) in 2nd ch of t-ch - 7 (9) sts.

Fasten off.



LEFT FRONT
Work as for Right Front through Row 5.
Dec For Armhole and Neckline
Row 6 Ch 5, BPtr in next tr, *ch 1, BPtr in next tr; repeat from * across, tr in 4th ch of t-ch; turn - 6 (7) squares.
Row 7 Slip st in next tr, ch 5, FPtr in next tr, *ch 1, FPtr in next tr; repeat from * across; turn - 5 (6) squares.
Row 8 Slip st in next tr, ch 4, *BPtr in next tr, ch 1; repeat from * across, tr in 4th ch of t-ch; turn - 4 (5) squares.
Row 9 Ch 3, FPhdc in next tr, *ch 1, FPhdc in next tr; repeat from * across; turn.
Row 10 Slip st to next hdc, ch 3, *BPhdc in next hdc, ch 1; repeat from * across, hdc in 2nd ch of t-ch; turn - 3 (4) squares.
Row 11 Ch 1 (2), sc (hdc) in each ch-space and hdc across to t-ch, sc (hdc) in 2nd ch of t-ch - 7 (9) sts.

Fasten off.



SLEEVES
Ch 31 (33).
Row 1 (RS) Tr in 7th ch from hook (counts as 1 square), *ch 1, skip next ch, tr in next ch; repeat from * across; turn - 13 (14) squares.


Rows 2-4 Repeat Rows 2-4 of Back.
Shape Cap
Row 5 Ch 3, hdc in first tr, *ch 1, FPhdc in next tr; repeat from * across, ch 1, hdc in 4th ch of t-ch, ch 1, hdc in same t-ch; turn.
Row 6 Ch 3, *BPhdc in next hdc, ch 1; repeat from * across, hdc in 2nd ch of t-ch - 15 (16) squares.



Fasten off.



FINISHING
Before sewing together, tug on the vertical ridges formed by the post stitches, from top to bottom of piece, then stretch gently from side to side, so that the spaces between the trebles hang uniformly.

If sewing together with yarn, gently remove pompoms from yarn used for sewing.

Sew shoulder seams, leaving center 9 hdc of Back for neck.

Sew in Sleeves.

Sew Sleeve and side seams.



Shawl Collar and Edging

Row 1 With wrong side facing, join yarn to neck edge of right shoulder seam, hdc in 9 hdc of Back; turn.


Row 2 Ch 2, hdc into each hdc of previous row, hdc in next 2 (3) sts of neckline; turn.


Rows 3-9 Repeat Row 2, adding 2 (3) more sts of neckline from each front into collar every row.



Edging At end of Row 9, do not turn; continue down front edge, working 3 dc in the side of tr rows of front, then 5 dc into side of each row down to corner square, 6 dc in corner square; continue along bottom edge, working 2 dc in each ch-space to next corner square; work corner square and other front edge as for first one; in side of square holding edge of collar work 3 dc in ch-space, dc in each hdc of collar around to first dc at other end of collar; join with slip st in top of first dc.

Fasten off.



Sleeve Edging Join yarn to end of Sleeve, 2 dc in each ch-space; join with slip st in top of first dc.

Fasten off.

Repeat for other Sleeve edge.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
foll = follow(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
meas = measure(s)
ndl(s) = needle(s)
p = purl
pat = pattern
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sk = skip
sl = slip
sl st = slip stitch
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
k = knit
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
wyib = with yarn in back
wyif = with yarn in front
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
t-ch = turning chain
tr = treble (triple) crochet
yo = yarn over


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