Crochet Hook: F (or size to obtain gauge)
2 (3, 3) skeins Bernat Coordinates (6 oz.) - Garnet
2 (2, 3) skeins Lion Brand Chenille Sensations - Garnet
2 rows in pattern (1 row of dc and 1 row of sc) = 1 inch4 dc = 1 inch
Special StitchesDouble Crochet Decrease (Dec):
YO. Insert hook in stitch, YO and draw through. YO and drawthrough two loops. (Two loops remain on hook.) YO. Insert hook in next stitch, YO and draw through.YO and draw through two loops. (Three loops remain on hook.) YO and draw through all three loops.
Sweater (Make 2, front and back are the same):
The entire sweater is worked by crocheting in the front loops only.Row 1: With Bernat Coordinates, ch 47 (59, 71). In the 4th ch from hook, work dc. Dc across. Ch 1,turn.Row 2: Sc across. Ch 3, turn.Row 3: Dc across. Mark this side as the RIGHT side. Ch 1, turn.Row 4: Sc across. Ch 3, turn.Continue with Rows 3 and 4 until piece measures 4 (4.75, 5.25) inches.Decrease Row 1: Dc across to within last 6 stitches. Dec dc over last 6 stitches. Ch 1, turn.Decrease Row 2: Sc across. Ch 3, turn.Continue with Decrease Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 5.5 (6.25, 6.75) inches.Repeat Rows 3 and 4 as for beginning until piece measures 8.5 (9.75, 11.25) inches.Increase Row 1: Dc across to within last 3 stitches. 2 dc in each of last 3 stitches. Ch 1, turn.Increase Row 2: Sc across. Ch 3, turn.Repeat Increase Rows 1 and 2 until piece measures 10 (11.25, 12.75) inches.Repeat Rows 3 and 4 as for beginning until piece measures 14 (16, 18) inches. Fasten off.
Optional: Surface Chains
Surface chains are worked onto the surface of the front, back and sleeve pieces from bottom to top.You can work the surface chains on the pieces in any design you like, or you can follow the picture.In any case, work the surface chains before adding the cuffs.Attach chenille with slip st to bottom of piece by attaching to the post of any dc at the location whereyou would like the vertical stripe. Work the chain by holding the yarn under the piece and drawing itthrough to the top. Work each surface ch around the post of each dc in that row. Fasten off. Repeatfor each row you would like a surface chain.
Bottom Cuff (make 2):
With chenille, ch 20. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn. * Sc across. Ch 1,turn. Repeat from * until piece measures 14 (16, 18) inches. Fasten off. Attach to bottom of frontand back pieces.
Sleeves (make 2):
Cuff: With chenille, ch 10. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn. * Sc across. Ch