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Chenille Stripes Sweater Chenille Stripes Sweater and Skirt Chenille Stripes Sweater and Skirt Set

designed by Kim Guzman Mar. 1999

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NOTE This is one of my very first clothing designs. It was definitely a learning experience. But, as I said, it was one of my first and looking back, I am really not happy with the way that I did the ribbing. I really wish I had known how to do a slip stitch ribbing back then.



Sweater

Size

Instructions are for girl's size small (6-8). Instructions for medium (10-12) and large (14) are in parenthesis.

Materials

  • 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
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Ruler
Gauge

2 rows in pattern (1 row of dc and 1 row of sc) = 1 inch
4 dc = 1 inch

Special Stitches

Double Crochet Decrease (Dec): YO. Insert hook in stitch, YO and draw through. YO and draw through 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 where you would like the vertical stripe. Work the chain by holding the yarn under the piece and drawing it through to the top. Work each surface ch around the post of each dc in that row. Fasten off. Repeat for 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 front and 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 1, turn. Repeat from * until piece measures 7 (7.25, 7.5) inches. Fasten off.

Row 1: Attach Bernat Coordinates to the long side of cuff. Ch 3, work 34 (35, 36) dc evenly across. Ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Sc across. Ch 3, turn.

Row 3: Dc in same sp as turning ch and in each stitch across to within last stitch. 2 dc in last stitch. Mark this side as the RIGHT side. Ch 1, turn.

Row 4: Sc across. Ch 3, turn.

Repeat Rows 3 and 4 until entire piece (including cuff) measures 12 (15, 17) inches. Fasten off.

Optional: Surface Chains:

Work surface chains on sleeves as for front and back.

Finishing

Stitch together bottoms of sleeves, sides and shoulders. Attach chenille to neck line and sc evenly around neckline. Fasten off.

Skirt

Materials

  • Crochet Hook: F (or size to obtain gauge)
  • 1 (2, 2) skeins Bernat Coordinates (6 oz.) - Garnet
  • 1 skeins Lion Brand Chenille Sensations - Garnet
  • 1 yard -inch polyester elastic braid
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Ruler
Gauge

Same as for sweater

Size

Same as for sweater

Front and back (make 2):

The entire skirt is worked by crocheting in the front loops only.

Row 1: With Bernat Coordinates, ch 70 (78, 86). 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 15 (17, 18) inches. Fasten off.

Bottom Cuff (make 2)

With chenille, ch 7. Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch 1, turn. * Sc across. Ch 1, turn. Repeat from * until piece measures 15 (17, 18) inches. Fasten off. Attach to bottom of front and back pieces.

Mock Waistband

Fold over the top of each piece 1.5 inches down, to the front. Stitch down, being careful not to stitch over the opening for the elastic.

Finishing

Stitch the front and back together at the sides, being careful not to stitch over the opening for the elastic. Cut elastic to 24 (26, 27) inches. Insert elastic into mock waistband and secure. Stitch up all remaining openings in mock waistband.

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