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Ivanna Chevron Sweater

Ivanna is the bold sweater that’s sure to make a statement this season. This almost abstract representation of a chevron fabric with one solid V motif is an eye-catcher, while the unique and clever construction of the front panel is likely to engage both intermediate and expert crocheters alike.

Time: 2 Week Project

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust Size 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64)” to fit bust 34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62)”

2” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 36”

Gauge: 14 sts and 16 rows = 4” [10 cm] in sc after wet blocking

Medium weight yarnYarn: Paintbox Wool Worsted (100% superwash wool; 218 yards [200 meters]/100 grams): Vanilla Cream (MC, 3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5) balls), Blood Orange (CC1, 3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5) balls), Bubblegum Pink (CC2, 3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5) balls)

Hook: US size I/9 (5.5 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle

Pattern Notes

Garment is worked in pieces and seamed. Only front has chevron design and is worked from the top down. For this sample, colors were changed every 6 rows but you may make stripes larger or smaller (required yarn amounts for colors may change in that case).

Front color striping sequence: MC, CC1, CC2.

Sleeves and back color striping sequence: CC1, CC2, MC.

Pattern

Front

With MC, ch 57 (57, 59, 59, 63, 63, 65, 65).

Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 8 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 18 (18, 19, 19, 21, 21, 22, 22) sts, (2 sc, ch 1, 2 sc) in next st, sc in next 18 (18, 19, 19, 21, 21, 22, 22) sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in last 9 sts, turn. (62 (62, 64, 64, 68, 68, 70, 70) sc, 1 ch-1 sp)

For Sizes 36 (40, 52, 56)″ Only

Row 2: Ch 1, sc across to last st before middle ch-1 sp, 2 sc in next st, ch 1, sk ch-1 sp, 2 sc in next st, sc across to end, turn. (64 (64, 70, 70) sc, 1 ch-1 sp)

All Sizes

Row 3 (3, 2, 2, 3, 3, 2, 2): Ch 1, sc in first 9 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc across to last st before middle ch-1 sp, 2 sc in next st, ch 1, sk ch-1 sp, 2 sc in next st, sc across to last 10 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in last 9 sts, turn. (4 sts increased)

Row 4 (4, 3, 3, 4, 4, 3, 3): Ch 1, sc across to last st before middle ch-1 sp, 2 sc in next st, ch 1, sk ch-1 sp, 2 sc in next st, sc across to end, turn. (2 sts increased)

Rep last 2 rows 9 (11, 13, 15, 16, 18, 20, 22) times, changing color every 6 rows following front color striping sequence. (124 (136, 148, 160, 172, 184, 196, 208 ) sc, 1 ch-1 sp)

Row 23 (27, 30, 34, 37, 41, 44, 48): Rep Row 3 (3, 2, 2, 3, 3, 2, 2), turn work as if to cont, fasten off. (128 (140, 152, 164, 176, 188, 200, 212) sc, 1 ch-1 sp)

Row 24 (28, 31, 35, 38, 42, 45, 49): Join yarn of color for next row with sl st in 10th st from end of previous row, ch 1, sc2tog starting in same st as sl st, sc across to last st before middle ch-1 sp, 2 sc in next st, ch 1, sk ch-1 sp, 2 sc in next st, sc across to last 11 sts, sc2tog, turn, leaving rem sts unworked. (110 (122, 134, 146, 158, 170, 182, 194) sc, 1 ch-1 sp)

Next 23 (21, 20, 19, 18, 17, 13, 8) Rows: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc across to last st before middle ch-1 sp, 2 sc in next st, ch 1, sk ch-1 sp, 2 sc in next st, sc across to last 2 sts, sc2tog, turn. Do not fasten off.

Bottom Point Shaping

Side 1

Row 1: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc across to last 2 sts before middle ch-1 sp, sc2tog, turn, leaving rem sts unworked. (53 (59, 65, 71, 77, 83, 89, 95) sc)

Dec Row: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc across to last 2 sts, sc2tog, turn. (2 sts decreased)

Rep Dec Row 24 (27, 30, 33, 36, 39, 42, 45) times. (3 sts)

Last Row: Ch 1, sc3tog. (1 st)

Fasten off.

Side 2

Row 1: Join yarn of color for next row with sl st in first st after the middle ch-1 sp, ch 1, sc2tog starting in same st as sl st, sc across to last 2 sts, sc2tog, turn. (53 (59, 65, 71, 77, 83, 89, 95) sc)

Complete as for Side 1.

Back

With CC1, ch 64 (71, 78, 85, 92, 99, 106, 113).

Change color every 6 rows following sleeves and back color striping sequence.

Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each rem ch across, turn. (63 (70, 77, 84, 91, 98, 105, 112) sc)

Rows 2-88 (92, 96, 100, 104, 108, 108, 108): Ch 1, sc across, turn.

Fasten off.

Sleeve (Make 2)

With CC1, ch 71 (71, 77, 77, 85, 85, 91, 91).

Change color every 6 rows following sleeves and back color striping sequence.

Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each rem ch across, turn. (70 (70, 76, 76, 84, 84, 90, 90) sc)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc across, turn.

Dec Row: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc2tog, sc across to last 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in last st, turn. (2 sts decreased)

Rep Dec Row every 3rd row 15 (15, 19, 19, 23, 23, 25, 25) times, then every 2nd row 6 (6, 4, 4, 3, 3, 3, 3) times. (26 (26, 28, 28, 30, 30, 32, 32) sc)

Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in all ends and block to finished measurements before seaming. Sew all seams using locking mattress stitch or your preferred joining method. Sew shoulder seams. Sew sleeves to body panels. Sew sleeves and side seams. Weave in all ends.

Schematic Measurements:

A: 18 (20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32)″

B: 22 (23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 27, 27)″

C: 6½ (6½, 7, 7, 7½, 7½, 8, 8)″

D: 5¾ (6¾, 7½, 8½, 9¼, 10¼, 11, 12)″

E: 6¼ (6¼, 7, 7, 7½, 7½, 8, 8)″

F: 10 (10, 11, 11, 12, 12, 13, 13)″

G: 7½ (7½, 8, 8, 8½, 8½, 9, 9)″

H: 18 (18, 19, 19, 20, 20, 21, 21)″

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