Caron® Autumn Jacket
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Caron® Autumn Jacket

This crocheted topper will become a wardrobe favorite. Enjoy.

Designed by Treva McCain

Craft Time: varies
Uses Recycled Items: No
 
 
 
 
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Material List

  • Caron International's Simply Soft (100% Acrylic): 18 (24, 24, 30, 30) oz (A)
  • Caron International's Simply Soft Shadows (100% Acrylic): 9 (9, 12, 12, 12) oz (B)
  • One size US I-9 (5.5 mm), or size to obtain gauge.
  • One size US J-10 (6 mm) (for borders only)
  • One button, 1–1 1/2"/25–38mm diameter
  • Yarn needle
 

Project Instructions

TECHNIQUE USED
Crochet
 

SIZES
S (M, L, 1X, 2X)
 

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust 41 (43 1/2, 47, 51, 53 1/2)/104 (110.5, 119.5, 129.5, 136) cm
Length 30 (30, 31, 32, 32)"/76 (76, 78.5, 81.5, 81.5) cm
Note: Jacket will lengthen when worn.
 

YARN
Caron International's Simply Soft (100% Acrylic): 18 (24, 24, 30, 30) oz (A)
Caron International's Simply Soft Shadows (100% Acrylic): 9 (9, 12, 12, 12) oz (B)
Shown in: #9730 Autumn Red (A); #0004 Autumn (B).
 

CROCHET HOOKS
One size US I-9 (5.5 mm), or size to obtain gauge
One size US J-10 (6 mm) (for borders only)
 

ADDITIONAL MATERIALS
One button, 1–1 1/2"/25–38mm diameter
Yarn needle
 

GAUGE
In Jacket pattern, using smaller hook, 5 pattern repeats and 10 rows = 4"/10cm.
 

STITCHES USED
Chain (ch), double crochet (dc), single crochet (sc), slip stitch (sl st).
 

SPECIAL TERM
Lsc: Long single crochet—Insert hook in indicated st 2 rows below, yarn over and draw up a loop to height of current row, yarn over and draw through both loops on hook. Skip the corresponding st in the current row.
 

PATTERN STITCHES
Border
Pattern (multiple of 2 sts + 1)
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each remaining ch across, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *Lsc in next sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, Lsc in first sc, *sc in next sc, Lsc in next sc; repeat from * across.
Repeat last 2 rows for Border pattern.
 

Jacket Pattern (multiple of 3 sts + 1)
Row 1: Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, dc) in first st, *sk next 2 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, sc) in next st; repeat from * across, turn.
Row 2: Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, sc) in first ch-2 sp, (2 dc, ch 2, sc) in each ch-2 sp across, turn.
Repeat last row for Jacket pattern.
 

BACK
Border
With larger hook and B, ch 74 (80, 86, 92, 98).
Row 1: Work Row 1 of Border pattern—73 (79, 85, 91, 97) sc.
Rows 2–15: Repeat Rows 2 and 3 of Border pattern 7 times.
Row 16: Work Row 2 of Border pattern. Change to A.
 

Body
Change to smaller hook.
Row 1: Work Row 1 of Jacket pattern—25 (27, 29, 31, 33) pattern repeats.
Continue in Jacket pattern until piece measures 30 (30, 31, 32, 32)"/76 (76, 78.5, 81.5, 81.5) cm from beginning. Fasten off.
 

FRONT (make 2)
Border With larger hook and B, ch 38 (40, 44, 46, 50).
Row 1: Work Row 1 of Border pattern—37 (39, 43, 45, 49) sc.
Rows 2–15: Repeat Rows 2 and 3 of Border pattern 7 times.
Row 16: Ch 1, work 1 (2, 1, 2, 1) sc in first sc, *Lsc in next sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, turn—37 (40, 43, 46, 49) sts. Change to A.

Body
Change to smaller hook.
Row 1: Work Row 1 of Jacket pattern—13 (14, 15, 16, 17) pattern repeats.
Continue in Jacket pattern until piece measures 27 (27, 27, 28, 28)"/68.5 (68.5, 68.5, 71, 71) cm from beginning. Do not fasten off.
 

Shape Neck
Row 1: Ch 3, sk first ch-2 sp, sc in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp, *(2 dc, ch 2, sc) in next ch-2 sp; repeat from * across, turn—11 (12, 13, 14, 15) pattern repeats.
Row 2: Work Row 2 of Jacket pattern across.
Rows 3–6: Repeat last 2 rows 2 more times—7 (8, 9, 10, 11) pattern repeats.
Repeat Row 2 until piece measures same as back.
Fasten off.
 

SLEEVE (make 2)
Border
With larger hook and B, ch 68 (74, 74, 80, 80).
Row 1: Work Row 1 of Border pattern—67 (73, 73, 79, 79) sc.
Rows 2–15: Repeat Rows 2 and 3 of Border pattern 7 times.
Row 16: Work Row 2 of Border pattern. Change to A.
 

Body
Change to smaller hook.
Row 1: Work Row 1 of Jacket pattern—23 (25, 25, 27, 27) pattern repeats. Continue in Jacket pattern until piece measures 12 1/2 (12 1/2, 13, 13, 13)"/32 (32, 33, 33, 33) cm from beginning. Fasten off.
 

FINISHING
With A, sew shoulder seams. Sew top of sleeves to body, centering top edge of sleeve at shoulder seam. Sew side and sleeve seams.
 

Right Front Edging
Row 1: With RS facing, join B in lower front corner, work sc evenly up front edge to neck shaping, changing to A at beginning of body, ensure that you have an odd number of sts, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sc, ch 4, sk next 4 sc (buttonhole made), ch 1, sc in next sc, *Lsc in next sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * across, changing to B at beginning of border, turn.
Row 3: Work Row 2 of Border pattern to the ch-4 buttonhole, 4 sc in ch-4 sp, sc in last 2 sc. Fasten off.
 

Left Front Edging
Row 1: With RS facing, join A in beginning of neck shaping, work sc evenly down front edge to lower corner, changing to B at beginning of border, ensure that you have an odd number of sts, turn.
Rows 2 and 3: Work Row 2 of Border pattern. Fasten off.
 

Collar
Row 1: With WS facing and smaller hook, join B in beginning of neck shaping, work sc evenly around neck edge to beginning of opposite neck shaping, ensure that you have an odd number of sts, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, working in front loops only, sc in each sc across, turn.
Change to larger hook, repeat Row 2 of Border pattern until collar measures 3"/7.5 cm from beginning. Fasten off.
Using yarn needle, weave in all ends. Sew button to left front, opposite buttonhole.

Tips

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