Textured Top Crocheted Women's Fashion Sweater LW1404

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Skill Level: Intermediate

Designed by Belinda Carter.

Directions are for size Small. Changes for sizes Medium and Large are in parentheses.

RED HEART® "LusterSheen®", Art. E721 (4 ounce skein): 14 (16, 18) Ounces No. 0735 Hot Pink.
Crochet Hook: 3.25mm [US D-3] and 3.75mm [US F-5].
Yarn needle.

GAUGE: 16 sts = 4"; 18 rows = 4" in pat with larger hook. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
To Fit Bust: 32-34 (36-38, 40-42)".
Finished Bust Measurement: 38 ½ (42 ½, 46 ½)".

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS:
Dec1 = draw up a lp in next 2 sts, yo and draw through all 3 lps on hook (1 st decreased).
Dec2 = draw up a lp in next 3 sts, yo and draw through all 4 lps on hook (2 sts decreased).
Dec3 = draw up a lp in next 4 sts, yo and draw through all 5 lps on hook (3 sts decreased).

NOTE: Always leave the st behind the fptr unworked.

BACK: With larger hook, ch 78 (86, 94).

Row 1 (Right Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn - 77 (85, 93) sc.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc across; turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc; [yo] twice, insert hook from front to back to front around the sc 2 rows below and draw through a lp, [yo and draw through 2 lps] 3 times - fptr made; skip sc behind fptr (see Note), sc in next sc, * fptr, sc in next sc; rep from * across; turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each st across; turn.

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sc, * fptr, sc in next sc; rep from * to last sc; sc in last sc; turn.

Row 6: Rep Row 4.

Rep Rows 3-6 for pat until 13" from beg, end Row 6.

Shape Armholes: Keeping continuity of pat, ch 1, sl st across first 4 sts, work to last 4 sts; turn leaving last 4 sts unworked. Dec2 at each end of every other row 2 (3, 4) times - 61 (65, 69) sts. Work even in pat until 7 ½ (8, 8 ½)" above beg of armhole shaping, end wrong side row.

Divide for Neck: Work across first 17 (17, 19) sts; turn. Work 1 row even. Fasten off. With right side facing, skip center 27 (31, 31) sts, attach yarn in next st, work across last 17 (17, 19) sts. Work 1 row even. Fasten off.

FRONT: Work same as back until 5 (5 ½, 6)" above beg of armhole shaping, end wrong side row.

Divide for Neck: Work across first 25 (27, 29) sts; turn. Dec2 at neck edge on next 2 rows, then Dec1 at neck edge on next 4 (6, 6) rows - 17 (17, 19) sts. Work even until front measures same as back. Fasten off.

With right side facing, skip center 11 sts, attach yarn in next st, ch 1, work across last 25 (27, 29) sts. Complete to correspond to first side.

SLEEVES: With larger hook, ch 56 (60, 64). Work in pat same as back over 55 (59, 63) sts for 3", end Row 6.

Shape Cap: Ch 1, sl st across first 4 sts, work in pat to last 4 sts, turn leaving last 4 sts unworked. Dec1 at each end of every other row 6 times, then Dec3 at each end of every other row 3 times - 17 (21, 25) sts. Work 1 row even. Fasten off.

FINISHING: Sew shoulder, side and sleeve seams; set in sleeves.

EDGING (Worked around neck, arms and lower edge): Rnd 1: With right side facing and smaller hook, attach yarn at a seam; ch 1, work an even number of sc evenly spaced around; join with a sl st in first sc. Rnd 2: Ch 1, * (sc, ch 2, sc) all in sc, skip next sc; rep from * around; join. Fasten off.

ABBREVIATIONS: beg = begin (ning); ch = chain; lp(s) = loop(s); mm = millimeter; pat = pattern; rep = repeat; rnd = round; sc = single crochet; sl = slip; st(s) = stitch (es); yo = yarn over; * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times indicated.

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