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'Big Easy' Crochet Sweater
Lion Brand® Homespun®
Pattern Number: chs-bigez

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner + (Level 2)
SIZE: XS, Small, Medium, Large, 1X
48 x 55 in. [122 x 140 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

790-303 Homespun Yarn: Mission DISCONTINUED TweedDark brick, blue and evergreen with a hint of black.
Quantity needed: 6 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 33.54
Alternative Quantity: (6, 7, 7, 8)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.65


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

Additional Materials
Sewing needle and thread
GAUGE:
5 dc = 2 inches; 7 rows = 5 inches with size K hook 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:
To dec 1 dc: (Yo, insert hook in next st, yo, draw yarn through st, yo, draw yarn through 2 loops on hook) twice, yo, draw yarn through 3 loops on hook.
To make Front Post Double Crochet (Fpdc) : Yo and insert hook from the front to the back around the post of the dc on the previous row.

Complete as for regular dc.
To make Back Post Double Crochet (Bpdc) : Yo and insert hook from the back to the front around the post of the dc on the previous row.

Complete as for regular dc.


INSTRUCTIONS



SWEATER

BACK
With larger hook, ch 47 (52, 57, 62, 67).
Row 1 : Dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in each ch across-45 (50, 55, 60, 65) sts.

Ch 3, turn.

Cont in dc until back meas 23 (24, 25, 26, 27) inches from beg.

Fasten off.



FRONT
Work same as back until front is 3 rows less than back.



Shape shoulders and neck:
Next row Dc over first 15 (17, 19, 21, 23) sts, skip next 15 (16, 17, 18, 19) sts, attach another ball of yarn, dc across rem 15 (17, 19, 21, 23) sts.

Working both shoulders at the same time, dec 1 st at each neck edge on next row.
Next row : Dc over rem 14 (16, 18, 20, 22) sts on each shoulder.

Fasten off.



SLEEVES
With larger hook, ch 25.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in ech ch across-24 sc.

Ch 3, turn.
Wrist: Inc Ch 3 (counts as first dc), skip first sc, 2 dc in next sc, * dc in next sc, 2 dc in next sc *, rep from * to * across-36 dc.

Ch 3, turn.

Work in dc; AT THE SAME TIME, inc 1 st at both ends every other row until there are 46 (48, 50, 54, 56) sts.

Work even until sleeve meas 17 (17 1/4, 18, 18 1/4) inches from beg or desired length.

Fasten off.



Wrist Ribbing: With smaller hook, attach yarn at wrist edge of sleeve with ch 3, work 23 more dc across beg ch edge.

Ch 2, turn.



Wrist Ribbing Row: In 2nd st from row below work 1 Bpdc, * 1 Fpdc in next st 1 Bpdc in next st *, rep from * to * across.

Ch 2, turn.

Work in est post st ribbing as above until there are a total of 5 rows.

Fasten off.



FINISHING
Join back to front at shoulders.

Mark 9 (9 1/4, 10, 10 1/4, 11) inches down on back and front from shoulder seams.

Sew sleeves between markers to form drop shoulders.

Sew sleeve and body seams.
Bottom Ribbing: With smaller hook, attach yarn at side seam with ch 3, work 89 (99, 109, 119, 129) more dc along beg ch edge of front and back.

Ch 2, turn.

Work Wrist Ribbing Row until there are a total of 5 rows.

Fasten off.

Sew Bottom Ribbing seam.
Turtleneck: With RS facing, using smaller hook, beg at right back neck, work 17 (18, 19, 20, 21) dc along back neck, 7 dc along left front neck edge, 13 (14, 15, 16, 17) dc along front neck, 7 dc along right front neck.

Ch 2, turn.

Work as for Wrist Ribbing Row for 8 rows.

Change to larger hook.

Work 3 more rows of ribbing.

Fasten off.

Sew turtleneck seam

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
k3tog = knit 3 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
p3tog = purl 3 together
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
tbl = through the back loop
WS = wrong side
wyib = with yarn in back
wyif = with yarn in front
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
approx = approximately
beg = begin(s)(ning)
bpdc = Back Post double crochet
ch(s) = chain(s)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dc = double crochet
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
fpdc = front post double crochet
fpsc = front post single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
meas = measure(s)
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
tbl = through the back loop
tog = together
yo = yarn over


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