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loops & threads® joy dk™ hepburn crochet sweater

Step 1
SIZES: XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X)

Project Note: The number of Skeins needed to complete this project vary depending on size:
   -  XS = 5 Skeins
   -  S = 5 Skeins
   -  M = 6 Skeins
   -  L = 6 Skeins
   -  1X = 7 Skeins
   -  2X = 8 Skeins
 
FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Bust = 32" (36", 40", 44", 48", 52").
 
GAUGE: 16 hdc x 9 rows = 4" in hdc in blo; save time and check your gauge.
 

INSTRUCTIONS:
Front/Back (make 2)
 
Bottom Band
 
Loosely ch 65 (73, 81, 89, 97, 104).
 
Row 1: Working in the back bump of each ch, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each chain across, turn (64 (72, 80, 88, 96, 104) sc).
 
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in blo of each sc across, turn.
 
Repeat Row 2 until piece measures 7" (7", 8", 8", 9", 9"). 
Step 2
Upper Body
 
Row 1: Ch 34 (34, 38, 38, 42, 42), hdc in 3rd ch from hk, and in next 31 (31, 35, 35, 39, 39) ch, hdc in blo of each sc from bottom band, turn (96 (104, 116, 124, 136, 144) hdc).
 
Row 2: Ch 34 (34, 38, 38, 42, 42), hdc in 3rd ch from hk, and in next 31 (31, 35, 35, 39, 39) ch, hdc in blo of each hdc across, turn (128 (136, 152, 160, 176, 184) hdc).
 
Row 3: Ch 2 (does not count as hdc), hdc in blo of each hdc across, turn.
 
Repeat Row 3 until piece measures 20" (20", 21", 22", 23", 23"). 
Step 3
Left Neck
 
Row 1: Ch 2, hdc in blo of next 44 (48, 54, 58, 64, 68) hdc, hdc2tog in blo of next 2 hdc, turn.
 
Row 2: Ch 2, hdc2tog in blo of next 2 hdc, hdc in blo of each hdc across, turn.
 
Row 3: Ch 2, hdc in blo of next 42 (46, 52, 56, 62, 66) hdc, hdc2tog in blo of next 2 hdc, turn.
 
Row 4: Ch 2, hdc2tog in blo of next 2 hdc, hdc in blo of each hdc across.
 
Fasten off. 
Step 4
Right Neck
 
Count 49 (51, 57, 61, 67, 71) hdc from edge opposite left neck and join yarn.
 
Row 1: Ch 2, hdc2tog in blo of next 2 hdc, hdc in blo of next 44 (48, 54, 58, 64, 68) hdc, turn.
 
Row 2:  Ch 2, hdc in blo of next 43 (47, 53, 57, 63, 67) hdc, hdc2tog in blo of next 2 hdc, turn.
 
Row 3: Ch 2, hdc2tog in blo of next 2 hdc, hdc in bloc of each hdc across, turn.
 
Row 4: Ch 2, hdc in blo of next 41 (45, 51, 55, 61, 65) hdc, hdc2tog in blo of next 2 hdc.
 
Fasten off. 
Step 5
Finishing: Sew shoulder, side, and sleeve seams. Work 1 round of sc around neck opening. Weave in ends.
 
 
ABBREVIATIONS: 
Blo = Back Loop Only
Ch = Chain
Flo = Front Loop Only
Hdc = Half Double Crochet
Hdc2tog = Half Double Crochet the next 2 sts together (1 st dec)
Sc = Single Crochet
 
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