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  • 4/3/11 9:03 PMNaturallyCaron.com :: Xian Kimono Jacket

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    Xian Kimono Jacket

    designed by Cari Clement

    Technique used: Crochet

    YARN

    Naturally Caron.com Country

    75% Microdenier acrylic, 25% Merino wool; 16 (18,

    20, 22) oz

    Shown in: #0009 Renaissance Rose

    One size US I-9 (5.5mm) crochet hook or size to

    obtain gauge.

    Stitch markers

    Yarn needle

    click to enlarge

    schematic

    Printer Friendly instructions

    SIZES

    S (M/L, 1X, 2X/3X)

    FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

    Bust: 40 (45, 50, 55)"/101.5 (114.5, 127, 139.5)cm

    Length: 22"/56cm

    Note: Jacket is designed to be worn loosely, and will stretch when worn. Fold back front bands/collar to aid in achieving

    desired fit.

    GAUGE

    In Boxes and Shells pattern, 2 pattern repeats and 9 rows = 5"/12.5cm. Note: One pattern repeat consists of one shell and

    any chains or boxes between the shells.

    STITCHES USED

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    Chain (ch), double crochet (dc), single crochet (sc), slip stitch (sl st).

    SPECIAL TERMS

    shell: (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in indicated space.

    offset-shell: (3 dc, ch 3, dc) in indicated space.

    NOTES

    1. Jacket body is worked in one piece from lower back edge, upwards to underarm. Stitches are added for sleeves and

    then work continues to shoulders. At shoulders the piece is divided for fronts and back neck, and work continues

    downwards to opposite underarm. Stitches are left unworked to complete sleeves and then work continues to lower front

    edge.

    2. Large front bands, that also form the collar, are worked around the front opening when the body is complete.

    PATTERN STITCHES

    Boxes and Shells (Body Pattern)

    Row 1 (Foundation Row): 2 dc in 4th ch from hook (beginning ch counts as first dc), ch 7, sk next 11 ch, *(2 dc, ch 1, 2

    dc) in next ch (shell made), ch 7, sk next 11 ch; repeat from * across to last ch, 3 dc in last ch.

    Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), 2 dc in first dc, ch 7, sk next ch-7 sp, *shell in ch-1 sp of next shell,

    ch 7, sk next ch-7 sp; repeat from * across to last 3 dc, 3 dc in last dc, turn.

    Row 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in first dc, ch 4, sl st in marked ch 3 rows below (remove the marker), turn; ch 3, dc in next 4 ch, turn,

    ch 3, place a marker in top of ch-3 just made, dc in each dc across (box made); *shell in ch-1 sp of next shell, ch 4, sl st

    in marked ch 3 rows below (remove the marker), turn; ch 3, dc in next 4 ch, turn, ch 3, place a marker in top of ch-3 just

    made, dc in each dc across (box made); rep from * across to last 3 dc, 3 dc in last dc, turn.

    Row 4: Ch 3, 2 dc in first dc, ch 7, sk next box, *shell in ch-1 sp of next shell, ch 7, sk next box; repeat from * across to

    last 3 dc, 3 dc in last dc, turn.

    Repeat Rows 2-4 for Boxes and Shells pattern.

    Offset Shells (Front Collar Pattern)

    Row 1: Ch 5, offset-shell in ch-3 sp of each offset-shell across, 3 dc in turning ch-sp, turn.

    Repeat Row 1 for Offset Shells pattern.

    BACK

    Note: Before beginning Body, work one sleeve ch as follows: Ch 36, loosely. Set this chain aside. Later, it will be joined to

    one side of the body to serve as the foundation ch of one of the sleeves.

    Beginning at lower back edge, ch 100 (112, 124, 136), loosely.

    Row 1: 2 dc in 4th ch from hook (beginning ch counts as first dc), ch 7, sk next 11 ch, place a marker in center ch of ch-11

    just made, *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch (shell made), ch 7, sk next 11 ch, place a marker in center ch of ch-11 just made;

    repeat from * across to last ch, 3 dc in last ch—8 (9, 10, 11) pattern repeats.

    Repeat Rows 2–4 of Boxes and Shells pattern until piece measures 10"/25.5cm from beginning; end by working a Row 3 of

    pattern.

    Begin Sleeves

    Remove hook from loop at end of last row of back (do not fasten off, just drop the loop). Pick up sleeve ch and insert hook

    in last loop, and join with sl st to top of turning ch (first dc) of last row of Body. Fasten off. Return hook to dropped loop.

    Row 1: Ch 39, loosely, turn, 2 dc in 4th ch from hook (beginning ch counts as first dc), ch 7, sk next 11 ch, [shell in next

    ch, ch 7, sk next 11 ch] twice, shell in top of next dc, ch 7, sk next box, *shell in ch-1 sp of next shell, ch 7, sk next box;

    repeat from * across to turning ch of back, shell in top of turning ch; working across sleeve ch, ch 7, sk next 11 ch, [shell in

    next ch, ch 7, sk next 11 ch] twice, 3 dc in last ch—14 (15, 16, 17) pattern repeats.

    Repeat Rows 2–4 of Boxes and Shells pattern until piece measures 12"/30.5cm from beginning of sleeves; end by working

    a Row 3 or pattern. Do not fasten off.

    FIRST FRONT

    Row 1 (dividing row): Ch 3, 2 dc in first dc, ch 7, sk next box, [shell in ch-1 sp of next shell, ch 7, sk next box] 4 (4, 5, 5)

    times, 3 dc in ch-1 sp of next shell, turn; leave remaining sts unworked for back neck and second front—5 (5, 6, 6) pattern

    repeats.

    Working over 5 (5, 6, 6) pattern repeats only, repeat Rows 2–4 of Boxes and Shells pattern until first front measures

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    12"/30.5cm from dividing row; end by working a Row 3 of pattern.

    End Sleeve

    Next Row: Ch 3, 2 dc in first dc, [ch 7, sk next box, shell in ch-1 sp of next shell] 1 (1, 2, 2) time(s), ch 7, sk next box, 3

    dc in ch-1 sp of next shell, turn; leave remaining sts unworked—2 (2, 3, 3) pattern repeats.

    Working over 2 (2, 3, 3) pattern repeats only, repeat Rows 2–4 of Boxes and Shells pattern until first front measures

    10"/25.5cm from end of sleeve; end by working a Row 3 of pattern. Note: Fold piece at shoulder and ensure that front and

    back measure the same. Fasten off.

    SECOND FRONT

    Sk next 4 (5, 4, 5) unworked boxes following first front (for back neck), join yarn with sl st in ch-1 sp of next shell.

    Row 1: Ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-1 sp, ch 7, sk next box, [shell in ch-1 sp of next shell, ch 7, sk next box] 4 (4, 5, 5) times, 3

    dc in last dc, turn—5 (5, 6, 6) pattern repeats.

    Working over 5 (5, 6, 6) pattern repeats only, repeat Rows 2–4 of Boxes and Shells pattern until first front measures

    12"/30.5cm from divide; end by working a Row 3 of pattern. Fasten off.

    End Sleeve

    Beginning at sleeve edge, sk first 3 boxes of sleeve, join yarn with sl st in ch-1 sp of next shell.

    Next Row: Ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-1 sp, [ch 7, sk next box, shell in ch-1 sp of next shell] 1 (1, 2, 2) time(s), ch 7, sk next

    box, 3 dc in last dc, turn—2 (2, 3, 3) pattern repeats.

    Working over 2 (2, 3, 3) pattern repeats only, repeat Rows 2–4 of Boxes and Shells pattern until first front measures

    10"/25.5cm from end of sleeve; end by working a Row 3 of pattern. Note: Fold piece at shoulder and ensure that front and

    back measure the same. Fasten off.

    FINISHING

    Fold the piece at shoulder line. Sew side and sleeve seams. Note: When sewing sleeve seams, sew foundation chains of

    sleeves to sts of last Row 3 of sleeves.

    Front Bands/Collar

    With RS facing, join yarn with sl st in lower front corner.

    Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, work 69 sc evenly spaced up front edge, 42 (34, 42, 34) sc evenly spaced across back neck, and 69 sc

    evenly spaced down other front edge, turn—180 (172, 180, 172) sc.

    Row 2: Ch 3, dc in next 2 sc, *(dc, ch 3, dc) in next sc, sk next sc, dc in next 2 sc; repeat from * across to last sc, dc in

    last sc, turn—44 (42, 44, 42) pattern repeats.

    Repeat Row 1 of Offset Shells pattern until front bands/collar measures 8"/20.5cm from beginning; end by working a WS

    row.

    Note: The last round is worked across all edges of jacket, including front edges, back neck edge, and lower edge.

    Last Round: Ch 5, offset-shell in ch-3 sp of each offset-shell across front band, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in turning ch-sp, do not

    turn; working in ends of rows across lower edge of front bands/collar, 5 dc in each ch-5 sp across; 3 dc in end of last row;

    working in sts of front lower edge, 3 dc in sp between first and second st, ch 3, sc in tip of next box, ch 3, [5 dc in ch-3 sp

    of next shell, ch 3, sc in tip of next box, ch 3] 1 (1, 2, 2) times, 5 dc in side seam