Bright Colorful Crochet Jacket
200g of mélange Reggae yarn (100% sheep wool; 100m/50g);
100g of the same yarn, but in orange, red, green and blue colors (each);
Crochet hook 4,5;
Size: S (M).
Note: make back and both halves of front from rectangulars. Make lower placket along lower edge of jacket. Crochet sleeves across.
Main pattern: make 1 row of single crochets with mélange yarn, 1 row of double crochets in colorful yarn, make RS rows sts behind back loop, in WS rows – behind front loop, in circle rows – behind back loop.
Big rectangular: make 43 chain sts + 1 chain st increase with mélange yarn.
1st row: 3 single crochets in the last of 43 chain sts, 2nd single crochet form corner st, 1 single crochet in the next 41 chain sts, 6 single crochets in the 1st chain st, 2nd and 5th single crochets form corner sts, then, make 1 single crochets along the opposite side of set-up chain (= 41 single crochets) and 2 single crochets in the last chain st of the set-up row, 2nd single crochet form another corner st = totally, 94 sts. Finish every circle row with 1 slip st in 1 chain st increase. Then, work with the main pattern, make 3 sts in corner sts of every circle row (8 sts are increased). Finish your work in 4 rows from the set-up row.
Small rectangular: make as big rectangular, but make 29 chain sts + 1 chain st increase.
Stitches control: main pattern: 13 sts x 9 rows = 10 x 10 cm;
Big rectangular: 9 x 38 cm;
Small rectangular: 9 x 29 cm.
Make 4 rectangulars (match the colors with the photos) and connect them between one another with single crochets and mélange yarn along long sides.
Make 1 big and 1 small rectangular and connect them between one another with single crochets with mélange yarn. For side strip, make 4 (8) rows of the main pattern on lower 17 (16) sts from the right side under arm-hole, then, join it with 1 row of single crochets with mélange yarn to the lower 17 (16) sts of back.
Make in symmetry to the left front.
Make 18 cm = 16 rows of the main pattern (105 (115) double crochets in the 1st row) and finish your work.
Make 36 (38) chain sts + 1 chain st increase with mélange yarn and work with the main pattern. For front chamfer, start the first 4 rows of double crochets from the right side with 3 single crochets and 4 half crochets. In 48 cm = 43 rows (50 cm = 45 rows) from the set-up row, finish your work. Make the second sleeve in symmetry.
Make shoulder seams, sew up the sleeves and make sleeve seams. Fasten all the edges with 1 row of slip sts with mélange yarn. For upper and lower loops, make 10 chain sts with double mélange yarn, sew the beginning and end to the right front from WS. For central loop, make 4 chain sts and circle them in the ring with 1 slip st.
1st row: 8 single crochets;
2nd row: 2 single crochets in every st. Then, make 10 chain sts and join them to the 1st st of the 2nd row. Fasten this loop with 1 row of slip sts and sew to the right front from RS. Sew buttons.