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Five-Yarn Jacket
Lion Brand® Glitterspun® - Trellis® - Incredible® - Moonlight Mohair - Microspun
Pattern Number: fiveyarn From "Plus Size Crochet: Fashions That Fit & Flatter" by Margaret Hubert, with permission from Creative Publishing International

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X
Bust size 49" (51", 54", 57") [124.5 (129.5, 137.2, 144.8) 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

990-135 Glitterspun Yarn: Bronze Sparkling coppery bronze
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 23.97
Alternative Quantity: (3,4,4)
Note: (A)

500-303 Trellis Yarn: Champagne Warm browns and beiges.
Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 11.98
Alternative Quantity: (2,3,3)
Note: (B)

520-206 Incredible Yarn: Autumn Leaves

Lovely warm autumn hues of russets, burgundy and brown


Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 24.00
Alternative Quantity: (4,5,5)
Note: (C)

510-203 Moonlight Mohair Yarn: Safari

Warm shades of brown and gold.


Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 35.96
Alternative Quantity: (4,5,5)
Note: (D)

910-124 Microspun Yarn: Mocha

Soft tan


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 15.87
Alternative Quantity: (3,4,4)
Note: (E)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45
for shaping

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size H-8 (5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45
for borders and buttons
Additional Materials
11/L (8 mm) for main body
GAUGE:
11 stitches = 4" (10.2 cm) using 11/L 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.

NOTES:
1.

Slip each of the five skeins of yarn into separate ziplock bags to keep them from getting tangled as you crochet.
2.

Work 1 row of A, 1 row of B, 1 row of C, 1 row of D, and 1 row of E for color sequence.


Repeating the 5 rows of color sequence, work 4-row repeat of pattern stitch.


3.

Always pick up last loop of stitch with new color, then chain as directed for turning chain.


It is not necessary to fasten off colors after each row; carry yarns loosely up sides of work.
4.

Be sure that you pick up the same amount of stitches on left and right fronts.


5.

When sewing seams, be sure that carried yarns are hidden inside garment.


INSTRUCTIONS


Back
Foundation row: With 11/L hook and A, ch 68 (72, 76, 80).

Starting in second ch from hook, work 1 sc in each ch, turn-67 (71, 75, 79) sc.



Pattern stitch (change color every row):
Row 1 (RS): With A, ch 1, 1 sc in first st, * ch 1, sk 1 st, 1 sc in next st, rep from * to end of row, foll color sequence, change color in last st, turn-33 (35, 37, 39) ch-1 sps.


Row 2: Ch 3, 1 dc in next ch-1 sp (counts as dc2tog), * ch 1, dc2tog, inserting hook in same ch-1 sp as prev st for first part and in next ch-1 sp for second part, rep from * to last sp, ending ch 1, dc2tog in same ch-1 sp and last sc, changing color in last st, sk tch, turn.


Row 3: Ch 1, 1 sc in first st, * 1 sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next cluster, rep from * ending 1 sc in last ch-1 sp, 1 sc in last st, changing color in last st, sk tch, turn.


Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc2tog, inserting hook in first st for first part and in next ch-1 sp for second part, * ch 1, dc2tog, inserting hook in same ch-1 sp as prev st for first part and in next ch-1 sp for second part, rep from * ending with second part of last CL in last sc, 1 dc in same st, changing color in last st, sk tch, turn.


Row 5: Ch 1, 1 sc in first st, * ch 1, sk next CL, 1 sc in next ch-1 sp, rep from * working last sc in top of tch, changing color in last st, turn.

Rep rows 2-5 for patt, foll 5-row color sequence, until back measures 3" (3", 3 1/4", 4") [7.6 (7.6, 8.9, 10.2) cm] from beg.

Change to 10/J hook and cont in patt as established for 2" (5.1 cm) more.


Next row: Change back to 11/L hook and cont in patt until 14 1/4" (15", 15 1/4", 16") [36.8 (38.1, 39.4, 40.6) cm] from beg, ending with row 2 or 4.


Armhole shaping: Sl st in 7 (7, 8, 8) sts, work until last 7 (7, 8, 8) sts, leave rem stitches unworked-53 (57, 59, 63) sts.

Cont to work in patt as established until armhole measures 10 1/4" (11", 11 1/4", 12") [26.9 (27.9, 29.2, 30.5) cm].

Fasten off.
Left Front
Foundation row: With 11/L hook and A, ch 34 (36, 38, 40).

Work in patt as for back on 33 (35, 37, 39) sts.

There will be 16 (17, 18, 19) ch-1 sps.

Work in patt until same length as back to armhole, ending with row 2 or 4.


Next row (RS): Sl st in 7 (7, 8, 8) sts, work in patt to end of row (front edge), turn.

Working on rem 26 (28, 29, 31) sts, work until armhole measures 7" (7 1/4", 8", 8 1/4") [17.8 (19.1, 20.3, 21.6) cm], ending with row 2 or 4.


Neck shaping: Cont in patt until last 12 (13, 14, 14) sts, leave rem stitches unworked for front neck, turn.

Work on rem 14 (15, 15, 17) sts until piece measures same length as back to shoulder, fasten off.



Right Front
Work same as left front, reversing all shaping.



Sleeves (Make 2)
Foundation row: With 10/J hook and A, ch 32 (34, 36, 38).

Work foundation and first row as for back on 31 (33, 35, 37) sts.

Then work rows 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 2 of patt.

On row 3, inc 1 st each side.

Change to 11/L hook and rep last 5 rows (2, 3, 4, 5, 2).

On row 3, inc 1 st at each side.

Work even until sleeve measures 16" (16 1/4", 17", 17 1/4") [40.6 (41.9, 43.2, 44.5) cm] from beg.


Sleeve cap: Sl st in 7 (7, 8, 8) sts, work to last 7 (7, 8, 8), leave rem stitches unworked-33 (35, 35, 37) sts.

Cont until cap measures 6" (6 1/4", 7", 7 1/4") [15.2 (16.5, 17.8, 19.1) cm].


Next row: Sl st in 7 sts, work to last 7 sts, turn.


Next row: Sl st in 7 sts, work to last 7 sts, fasten off.



Front and Neck Border
Row 1: With RS facing, 8/H hook, and A, join yarn at bottom right corner, sc evenly spaced along front edge to top right corner, work 3 sc in corner, cont in sc around neck to top left corner, work 3 sc in corner, cont down left side to bottom left corner, turn.


Row 2: Ch 1, sk first st, 1 sc in each st to center st of 3 sc at top left, work 3 sc in center st, sc in each st to center st of top right corner, work 3 sc in center st, cont down right front to bottom, turn.


Row 3: Rep row 1.


Row 4 (buttonhole row): Before beg row, place pins on right front, marking 6 buttonholes evenly spaced, with top button at neck edge and bottom button 2" (5.1 cm) from lower edge, allowing 3 sts for each buttonhole.

Work in sc to first marker, * ch 3, sk 3 sts, 1 sc in each sc to next marker, rep from * 4 times more, ch 3, sk 3 sts, cont in sc, work 3 sc in corner st, cont around neck, 3 sc in corner st, cont down left front, turn.


Row 5: Ch 1, sk first st, 1 sc in each sc worked, working 3 sc in each corner and 3 sc in each ch-3 sp to complete buttonhole, turn.


Row 6: Rep row 2, turn.


Row 7: Rep row 1.

Do not turn.


Row 8: Work 1 row of rev sc, fasten off.



Button Covers (Make 3 with C; 3 with D.)
Foundation row: Using 8/H hook, ch 4, sl st to first ch to form ring.


Rnd 1 (WS): Ch 1, work 8 sc in ring, sl st to first st to join.

Do not turn.


Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st around-16 sc.


Rnd 3: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st around.

Fasten off, leaving 12" (30.5 cm) tail of yarn for sewing.

Thread tail onto tapestry needle.

Place button form inside "cup" of button cover and, using tapestry needle, catch outside loop of last row to enclose button form inside cover.

Draw up tightly and knot in place.

Use rem yarn to sew button into place.



Finishing
1.

Sew shoulder seams.
2.

Mark center of sleeve cap, pin center of sleeve to shoulder seam, pin underarms in place, sew in sleeve, easing in to fit.


3.

Sew underarm seams.
4.

Work front and neck border.
5.

Make button covers.

Sew on buttons opposite buttonholes.
6.

Weave in ends using a tapestry needle.
7.

Do not block.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
dc = double crochet
rsc = reverse single crochet
sc = single crochet


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