Friday, May 24, 2013
HOW TO CROCHET A SLEEVELESS JACKET PART 1
I have decided to make a sleeveless jacket and thought I would show you how I did it. There is no set pattern as we are all different sizes so I have given you the outline of how to make your own in your own size. I hope you enjoy making this jacket. You can make it in any color or colors and you can decrease or you can simply go straight all the way without any complications.
Feel free to ask me if you don't understand something.
Have an awesome day
It is important to use the written pattern together with the video to fully understand how to crochet this jacket!
I used Caron yarn and a number 5.00mm hook
Sc = single crochet, Dc = double crochet, Sp = space, Tr = treble, St = stitch,
Ch = chain, * * = work all in between the stars, Tog = together, yo – yarn over, ss = slip stitch, repeat = rep, skip = sk, sc in t chain = skip 2 ch and sc in the next ch at row end
Measure yourself at the widest part you would be covering (if garment is longer than your hips then measure your hips. If you are going up to your waist then use your waist unless you want it to be fuller) and make a chain the length of your measurement. If you like your garment looser you can add an extra 5ch or more if you want it really loose. The stitch is a stretchy stitch and this is yarn not fabric so remember your garment will stretch so you don’t want to go too big.
The chain needs to be in a multiple of 5 chain plus 2 ch
Example 60 chain plus 2
You will do your chain and follow the pattern stitch until you get to the armhole. I decreased going up to my armhole (watch video) but you can go straight all the way till you have the length that you want.
Row1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch5, sk 4ch, sc in next ch, rep from * across, turn
Row 2: Ch6, (sc, ch3, sc) in 1st ch5 sp, *ch5, sk next sc, (sc, ch3, sc) in next ch5 sp, rep from * across to last ch5 sp, ch 2, tr in last sc, turn
Row 3: Ch1, sc in tr, *ch5, sk ch3 sp, (sc, ch3, sc) in next ch5 sp, rep from * across to last ch5 sp, ch5, sk ch3 sp, sc in t-ch , turn
Repeat row 2 and 3 to desired length (to under armhole)
Start row and depending on how many decreases you are doing depends on how many ch5 you make. Get to where you ch5: sc in the next ch5 space, (sc, ch3, sc) in the next 5ch sp – 2 loops have become 1 (watch decrease on video if unsure)
Part 2 will follow