Short Crochet Jacket
450 (500) 500g of light-grey 100% wool yarn (115m/50g);
50g of the same yarn, but in light-pink and light-green colors;
Crochet hook 4;
7 silver buttons (about 12 mm diameter).
Size: S (M) L.
Main pattern: half crochets. Start every row with 2 chain sts increase instead of the 1st half crochet and finish with 1 half crochet in the last chain st increase of the previous row.
Pocket bag (make 2): make 18 chain sts + 2 chain sts increase with light-green yarn and work with the main pattern. In 6,5 cm = 9 rows from the set-up row, finish your work.
Stitches control: main pattern: 17 sts x 13,5 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
Make 74 (81) 88 chain sts + 2 chain sts increase with light-green yarn and make 1 RS row with the main pattern for placket. Continue work with light-grey yarn, start with 1 RS row. In 31 (30) 29 cm from the set-up row, skip 4 sts from both sides for arm-holes and bind off 1 x 3 sts and 1 x 2 sts = 56 (63) 70 sts. In 49 cm from the set-up row, skip the central 26 (27) 26 sts for neck-hole and finish your work in 50 cm from the set-up row on the rest 15 (18) 22 sts of shoulder.
Make 38 (42) 46 chain sts + 2 chain sts increase and continue work in the same way, as for back. For pocket cut, crochet the central 18 sts in the next RS row with light-green yarn in 6,5 cm = 9 rows from the set-up row. Leave light-green sts in the next WS row and continue work on sts of pocket bag instead of these sts. Make decreases for arm-holes from the right side in the same way, as for back = 29 (33) 37 sts. In 36 cm from the set-up row, skip 11 (12) 12 sts for neck-hole from the left side. For smooth rounding, bind off 3 x 1 st in every row from inwards. Finish your work on the rest 15 (18) 22 sts at the height of back.
Make in reflection to the left front.
Make 33 (35) 37 sts + 2 chain sts increase with light-green yarn for each sleeve and work with the main pattern. In 1,5 cm = 2 rows from the set-up row, continue work with light-grey yarn. In 7 cm from the set-up row, increase 1 st from both sides for sleeve chamfers and then, bind off 10 x 1 st in every 4th and 6th rows by turn = 55 (57) 59 sts. In 44 cm from the set-up row, bind off 3 sts from both sides for sleeve caps and 2 x 2 sts and 3 (4) 5 x 1 st in the next row, 4 x 1 st in every 2nd row and 3 x 1 st, 2 x 2 sts, 1 x 3 sts in every next row. Finish your work on the rest 7 sts in 14 (15) 15,5 cm from the beginning of sleeve cap.
Make all the seams, sew up the sleeves. Sew pocket bags to WS of front. For upper pocket plackets, make 13 half crochets with pink yarn, for this, insert the crochet hook in the corresponding sts from RS. Make pocket plackets 4 rows lower beginning of neck-hole and in 12 sts distance from front edges. Sew plackets. Fasten front and edge of neck-hole with 1 row of single crochets with light-green yarn and 1 row of “shrimp stitch” with pink yarn. Sew buttons. For strap, make a chain of the needed length with light-green yarn and insert it 2 cm higher, than pockets plackets.