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Freesia Pullover

Klimberly K. McAlindin
Originally published in Interweave Crochet, Spring 2011

Joe Coca

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Freesia Pullover originally published in Interweave Crochet, Spring 2011. Interweave Press LLC. Not to be reprinted. All rights reserved.

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Freesia Pullover
G e t t i n G S ta r t e d
finished size 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54)" bust circumference. this is an oversized garment that is pulled in at the waist for the first 4 sizes. sizes 46"54" waist ribbing is not as deep as other sizes. garment shown is size 34" bust. Yarn south West trading company terra (50% bamboo, 50% cotton; 120 yd ): #424 pink topaz, [110m]/134 oz [50 g]; 9(10, 12, 14, 16, 19, 21) balls. hook sizes f/5 (3.75 mm), d/3 (3.25 mm). adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge. notions stitch markers (m); yarn needle. gauge 12 sts and 10 rows = 4" (blocked) in herringbone st (see stitch guide) with larger hook.

K i m b e r ly K . m c A l i n d i n

Worked in one piece from sleeve edge to sleeve edge, this easy-wearing sweater showcases the beauty of the herringbone stitch. cuffs tame the batwing sleeves, and a deep waistband is flattering to many figures. the bamboo/cotton-blend yarn, perfect for a transitional season, gives the sweater lovely drape. notes Sweater is crocheted from left cuff to right cuff in rows, then seamed under arms and on each side. Deep ribbing for sleeve and hem is worked after garment is seamed. Row gauge is very important for this garment. Because garment is worked to precise measurements, inch measurements are shown as decimals instead of fractions throughout. Keep track of row counts from beg of sleeve to neck split to use for second half of piece. Stitch Guide
Foundation double crochet (fdc): ch 3, yo and insert hook in 3rd ch from hook, yo and pull up lp (3 lps on hook), yo and draw through 1 lp (1 ch made), [yo and draw through 2 lps on hook] 2 times1 fdc made. *Yo, insert hook under the 2 lps of the ch of last st and pull up lp, yo and draw through 1 lp, [yo and draw through 2 lps] 2 times; rep from * for length of foundation. Herringbone double crochet (HBdc): Yo, insert hook in indicated st or sp, yo and draw through st and first lp on hook, yo and draw through 1 lp, yo and draw through both lps on hook. Herringbone double crochet decrease (HBdc dec): Yo, insert hook in indicated st or sp, yo and draw through st and first lp on hook, yo and draw through 1 lp, yo, insert hook in next st, yo and draw through st and first lp on hook, yo and draw through 1 lp, yo and draw through all lps on hook. For gauge swatch: ch 23. Row 1: hBdc in 4th ch from hook (first 3 ch count as hBdc), hBdc in each ch across; turn21 hBdc. Row 2: ch 1 (loosely), hBdc in each hBdc across; turn. rep row 2 sixteen times for gauge swatch. pre-blocked swatch measures 6.5" wide.

Pullover Left sleeve: With larger hook, fsc (see Glossary) 58 (64, 66, 69, 72, 73, 73), turn. Row 1: Ch 1 loosely (does not count as st throughout), HBdc (see Stitch Guide) in each fsc across, turn58 (64, 66, 69, 72, 73, 73) HBdc. Row 2: (RS) Ch 1, HBdc in each HBdc across; turn. Rep Row 2 until piece measures 2.4 (2.8, 3.2, 3.2, .8, .8, .8)" from beg. Note: Record number of rows worked to get to measurement. Shape sleeve: Row 1: Ch 1, HBdc in first st, 2 HBdc in next st, HBdc to last 2 sts, 2 HBdc in next st, HBdc in last st, turn60 (66, 68, 71, 74, 75, 75) HBdc. Rep Row 1 fifteen (fifteen, seventeen, seventeen, twenty-three, twenty-four, twenty-four) times, turn90 (96, 102, 105, 120, 123, 123) HBdc. Work evenly in patt until piece measures about 13.2 (14, 15.2, 15.6, 16, 16.4, 17.6)" from beg, ending with a WS row. Note: Record number of rows worked to get to measurement. Split for neck and shape back: Row 1: (RS) Ch 1, HBdc in first st and in next 44 (47, 50, 52, 59, 61, 61) sts, turn leaving rem sts unworked45 (48, 51, 53, 60, 62, 62) HBdc. Row 2: Ch 1, HBdc in first st, HBdc dec (see Stitch Guide) over next 2 sts, HBdc across, turn44 (47, 50, 52, 59, 61, 61) HBdc. Row 3: Ch 1, HBdc across, turn. Row 4: Rep Row 243 (46, 49, 51, 58, 60, 60) HBdc. Work evenly until back measures about 8 (8, 8, 8, 9.6, 9.6, 9.6)" from beg of split, ending with a WS row. Back neck inc:

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Row 1: (RS) Ch 1, HBdc to last 2 sts, 2 HBdc in next st, HBdc in last st, turn 44 (47, 50, 52, 59, 61, 61) HBdc. Row 2: Ch 1, HBdc across, turn. Row 3: Ch 1, HBdc to last 2 sts, 2 HBdc in next st, HBdc in last st, turn45 (48 51, 53, 60, 62, 62) HBdc. Drop lp from hook. Shape front neck and front: With larger hook, new ball of yarn, and RS facing, join yarn with slst in next HBdc at beg of split. Row 1: (RS) HBdc across, turn45 (48 51, 52, 60, 61, 61) HBdc. Row 2: Ch 1, HBdc to last 3 sts, HBdc dec over next 2 sts, HBdc in last st, turn44 (47, 50, 51 59, 60, 60) HBdc. Row 3: Ch 1, HBdc across, turn. Rows 410: Rep Rows 23 three times, then rep Row 240 (43, 46, 47, 55, 56, 56) HBdc. Work evenly in patt until front measures about 5.6 (5.6, 5.6, 5.6, 7.2, 7.2, 7.2)" from beg of split, ending with a WS row. Shape front neck: Row 1: (RS) Ch 1, HBdc in first st, 2 HBdc in next st, HBdc across, turn41 (44, 47, 48, 56, 57, 57) HBdc. Row 2: Ch 1, Hbdc across, turn. Row 3: Ch 1, Hbdc in first st, 2 HBdc in next st, HBdc across, turn42 (45, 48, 49, 57, 58, 58) HBdc. Rows 410: Rep Rows 23 three times, then rep Row 245 (48, 51, 52, 60, 61, 61) HBdc. Fasten off. Shape right sleeve: With RS facing and larger hook, pick up dropped lp on back. Row 1: (RS) Ch 1, work HBdc in last st

made on neck front (join made) and each HBdc across, turn90 (96, 102, 105, 120, 123, 123) HBdc. Work evenly in patt (work for same number of rows noted on first sleeve) until piece measures about 4.4 (4.8, 4.8, 5.2, 5.6, 5.6, 6.8)" from beg of join. Dec for sleeve: Row 1: Ch 1, HBdc in first st, HBdc dec (see Stitch Guide) over next 2 sts, HBdc to last 3 sts, HBdc dec over next 2 sts, HBdc in last st, turn88 (94, 100, 103, 118, 121, 121) HBdc. Rep Row 1 fifteen (fifteen, seventeen, seventeen, twenty-three, twenty-four, twenty-four) times58 (64, 66, 69, 72, 73, 73) HBdc. Work evenly in patt for same number of rows as first sleeve; work measures about 13.2 (14, 15.2, 15.6, 16, 16.4, 17.6)" from neck join. Fasten off. Place markers (pm) for waist: With WS tog, fold garment in half at shoulders, matching selvedge edges. Find the center of the garment using neck opening as a guide, pm through both pieces of fabric at center of bottom edge of waist, pm at 6.5 (7.25, 8, 9, 10, 11, 11.5)" from both sides of m for waist. Beg at sleeve edge, whipstitch (see Glossary) pieces tog from cuff to first m. Rep for other sleeve. Waist ribbing: With RS facing and smaller hook, join yarn with slst in first row-end on bottom edge of sweater to the left of one side seam, ch 31 (31, 31, 31, 19, 19, 19). Row 1: Working in bottom ridge lp of ch, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, slst in next 2 row-ends on sweater edge, turn30 (30, 30, 30, 18, 18, 18) sc. Abbreviations

Row 2: Ch 1, sc blo across, turn30 (30, 30, 30, 18, 18, 18) sc. Row 3: Ch 1, sc blo across, slst in next 2 row-ends on sweater edge, turn. Rep Rows 23 around bottom edge of sweater. Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing. Thread tail on tapestry needle, whipstitch blo sts of last row to sts of first row of ribbing. Sleeve ribbing: With RS facing and smaller hook, join yarn with slst in first row-end st on bottom edge of sleeve to the left of one side seam, ch 26. Row 1: Working in bottom ridge lp of chain, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, slst in next 3 row-ends on sleeve edge, turn25 sc. Row 2: Ch 1, sc blo across, turn25 sc. Row 3: Ch 1, sc blo across, slst in next 3 row-ends on sweater edge, turn. Rep Rows 23 around sleeve. Fasten off leaving a long tail for sewing. Thread tail on yarn needle, whipstitch tog blo sts of first and last rows of ribbing. Neck edging: Rnd 1: With RS facing and larger hook, join yarn with slst at split for neck, ch 1, sc evenly in row-ends around taking care to keep sts flat, slst in first sc to join. Rnd 2: Ch 1 sc blo in each sc around, slst in first sc to join. Fasten off.

Finishing Weave in ends. Block to measurements.


Kimberly K. mcAlindin has been professionally designing for crochet and knit since 2005. you can follow her design adventures at www.mybuttonjar.blogspot.com.

beg bet blo CC ch cm cont dc dtr dec(s)(d) est fdc flo foll fsc g

begin(s); beginning between back loop only contrasting color chain centimeter(s) continue(s); continuing double crochet double treble crochet decrease(s); decreasing; decreased established foundation double crochet front loop only follows; following foundation single crochet gram(s)

hdc inc(s)(d) k lp(s) MC m mm patt(s) pm p rem rep rev sc rnd(s) RS sc

half double crochet increase(s); increasing; increased knit loop(s) main color marker millimeter(s) pattern(s) place marker purl remain(s); remaining repeat; repeating reverse single crochet round(s) right side single crochet

sk sl sl st sp(s) st(s) tch tog tr WS yd yo * () []

skip slip slip(ped) stitch space(es) stitch(es) turning chain together treble crochet wrong side yard yarn over hook repeat starting point alternate measurements and/or instructions work bracketed instructions a specified number of times

Freesia Pullover originally published in Interweave Crochet, Spring 2011. Interweave Press LLC. Not to be reprinted. All rights reserved.

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Foundation Single Crochet (fsc) Start with a slipknot on hook, chain 2 (Figure 1), insert hook in second chain from hook, pull up loop, yarn over and draw through 1loop (the chain, Figure 2), yarn over and draw through 2loops (the single crochet), 1 single crochet with its own chain stitch (shaded) at the bottom (Figure 3), *insert hook under 2loops of the chain stitch (shaded) of last stitch and pull up loop, yarn over and draw through 1 loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops; repeat from * for length of foundation (Figure5).
Illustrations by Gayle Ford

Whipstitch With right side of work facing and working through edge stitch, bring threaded needle out from back to front along edge of piece.

Figure 2 Figure 1 Figure 4 Figure 5

Figure 3

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Freesia Pullover originally published in Interweave Crochet, Spring 2011. Interweave Press LLC. Not to be reprinted. All rights reserved.

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