Sleek & Chic Jacket

This downtown-chic jacket is worked top down in the round – perfect for fit-as-you-go, tailor-made winter wearable. The double crochet cross cable stitch adds a nice and subtle surprise this this adorable project.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: XS (S, M, L, XL) to fit bust 31 (35, 39, 43, 47) and 26 (28.5, 32, 36, 40) at waist

1” positive ease at bust and 2” negative ease at waist recommended

Shown in size 31”

Gauge: 22 sts and 8 rows = 4” [10 cm] in pattern.

Materials

Yarn:

Medium weight yarn Caron Simply Soft (100% Acrylic; 315 yards [288 meters]/170.1 grams): 9710 Country Blue, 7 (7, 8, 8, 9)

Hook: US size I/9 (5.5 mm)

Notions: Removable markers; tapestry needle; one 1-3/16” (30mm) button; 24” lightweight separating zipper; thread; sewing needle; optional: fabric lining 1 (1, 1, 1, 1½) yard; straight pins

Special Stitches

Foundation double crochet (fdc)

Slip knot, ch 3, yo, insert hook in first ch, yo, pull up loop, yo, pull through 1 loop, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through 2 loops (first dc made). Yo, insert hook into bottom of first dc, yo, pull through 1 loop, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, pull through 2 loops (second dc made). Continue until desired number of dc made.

Increase

Work 2 double crochet in 1 stitch.

Decrease (dc2tog)

Yo hook, insert hook in st, pull up a loop, 3 loops on hook, yo, pull through 2 loops, yo, insert in next st, pull up a loop, 4 loops on hook, yo, pull through 2 loops, 3 loops on hook, yo, pull through last 3 loops (one dc2tog made).

Double Crochet Cross-Over Cable

Sk the next st, dc in the next 3 sts, working over the 3 dcs, yo, insert hook in skipped st, pull up loop to the height of the dcs (loop should encompass the 3 dcs and should be visible on the front AND back of work), yo, pull through 2 loops twice.

Pattern Notes

A Side of Warmth was designed to have fabric lining attached to the inside of the garment. Lining the garment will help the garment retain its shape over time and will serve to insulate heat while it is worn.

Lining the garment may seem like a daunting task but is not too difficult to achieve. When lining a crocheted garment, you want to stretch the area to be lined as you sew, working in the loops closest to you only. Although designed to be lined, there is an option to opt out of lining the garment. Pattern instructions provide for both options.

Sleeves: Because the jacket is constructed top-down there is an option for the sleeves to be constructed in the same matter as opposed to the set-in sleeve as the pattern will guide. Either a set-in or top down constructed sleeve will work with this design.

Swatch

Fdc 22.

Row 1: Ch 2, dc in next 5 ch, work 3 dc cross cable stitches, dc in next 5 sts, turn.

Next Rows: Repeat Row 1.

Swatch measure = 6” x 5”

Pattern

Body

Fdc 52 (55, 59, 62, 66).

Row 1: Ch 2, dc in next 10 (10, 11, 11, 11) dc, 3 dc in the next dc, dc in next 11 (11, 12, 13, 14) dc, 3 dc in the next dc, dc in next 13 (15, 16, 17, 18) dc, 3 dc in the next dc, dc in next 11 (11, 12, 13, 14) dc, 3 dc in the next dc, dc in next 3 (4, 4, 4, 5) dc, turn – 60 dc including four 3dc groups (63 dc including four 3 dc groups, 67 dc including four 3dc groups, 70 dc including four 3 dc group, 74 dc including four 3dc groups).

Row 2: Ch 2, dc in next 4 (5, 5, 5, 6) dc, 3 dc in the next dc, dc in next 13 (13, 14, 15, 16) dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 15 (17, 18, 19, 20) dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc in next 13 (13, 14, 15, 16) dc, 3 dc in next dc, 2 dc in the next 2 (3, 3, 4, 7) dc, dc in next 9 (8, 9, 8, 5) dc, turn – 70 dc including four 3dc groups (74 dc including four 3 dc groups, 78 dc including four 3 dc groups, 82 dc including four 3 dc group, 89 dc including four 3 dc groups).

Row 3: Ch 2, dc in next 14 (15, 16, 17, 20) dc, 3 dc in the next dc, dc in next 15 (15, 16, 17, 18) dc, 3 dc in the next dc, dc in next 17 (19, 20, 21, 22) dc, 3 dc in the next dc, dc in next 15 (15, 16, 17, 18) dc, 3 dc in the next dc, 2 dc in the next 1 (2, 4, 5, 6) dc, dc in next 4 (4, 2, 1, 1) dc, turn – 79 dc including four 3 dc groups (84 dc including four 3 dc groups, 90 dc including four 3dc groups, 95 dc including four 3 dc group, 103 dc including four 3 dc groups).

Row 4: Ch 2, dc in next 7 (9, 11, 12, 14) dc, 3 dc in the next dc, dc in next 17 (17, 18, 19, 20) dc, 3 dc in the next dc, dc in next 19 (21, 22, 23, 24) dc, 3 dc in the next dc, dc in next 17 (17, 18, 19, 20) dc, 3 dc in the next dc, 2 dc in the next 2 (3, 4, 5, 7) dc, dc in next 13 (13, 13, 13, 14), turn. Place stitch markers in center dc of each 3 dc group. Move marker each row – 89 dc including four 3 dc groups (95 dc including four 3 dc groups, 102 dc including four 3 dc groups, 108 dc including four 3 dc group, 118 dc including four 3 dc groups).

Row 5: Ch 2, dc in next 17 (19, 21, 23, 28) dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc (this should be center dc of 3 dc group), 2 (2, 2, 2, 1) dc in next dc, dc in next 19 (19, 20, 22, 22) dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next 19 (21, 22, 22, 24) dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc (this should be center dc of 3 dc group), 2 (2, 2, 2, 1) dc in next dc, dc in next 19 (19, 20, 22, 22) dc, 2 dc in the next 4 (5, 7, 10, 11) dc, dc in next 4 (5, 5, 2, 4) dc, turn – 98 (105, 114, 121, 132) dc.

Row 6: Ch 2, dc in next 11 (14, 18, 22, 25) dc, 2 dc in the next dc, dc in next 22 (22, 23, 23, 24) dc, 2 dc in the next 2 dc, dc in next 19 (21, 22, 23, 24) dc, 2 dc in the next 2 dc, dc in next 22 (22, 23, 23, 24) dc, 2 dc in the next 5 (6, 7, 8, 9) dc, dc in next 14 (15, 16, 17, 21) dc, turn – 108 (116, 126, 134, 146) dc.

Row 7: Ch 2, dc in next 46 (49, 53, 56, 63) dc, (dc in the next dc, 2 dc in the next dc) 5 (5, 6, 7, 7) times, dc in next 9 (9, 6, 5, 4) dc, (dc in the next dc, 2 dc in the next dc) 4 (5, 6, 6, 7) times, dc in next 35 (38, 43, 47, 51) dc, turn – 117 (126, 138, 147, 160) dc.

Row 8: Ch 2, dc in next 5 (6, 10, 16, 17) dc, (dc in the next dc, 2 dc in the next dc) 4 (5, 5, 4, 5) times, dc in next 80 (83, 88, 90, 94) dc, (dc in the next dc, 2 dc in the next dc) 5 (6, 7, 9, 9) times, dc in next 14 (15, 16, 15, 21) dc, turn – 126 (137, 150, 160, 174) dc.

 

Size XS only

Row 9: Ch 2, dc in next 11 dc, (dc in the next dc, 2 dc in the next dc) 9 times, dc in each dc across, turn – 135 dc.

Row 10: Ch 2, dc in next 39 dc, (dc in the next dc, 2 dc in the next dc) 4 times, dc in next 20 dc, (dc in the next dc, 2 dc in the next dc) 4 times, dc in next 22 dc, 2 dc in the next dc, dc in next 37 dc, turn – 144 dc.

 

Size S only

Row 9: Ch 2, dc in next 13 dc, (dc in the next dc, 2 dc in the next dc) 10 times, dc in each dc across, turn – 147 dc.

Row 10: Ch 2, dc in next 43, (dc in the next dc, 2 dc in the next dc) 5 times, dc in next 17 dc, (dc in the next dc, 2 dc in the next dc) 6 times, dc in each dc across, turn – 158 dc.

 

Size M only

Row 9: Ch 2, dc in next 17 dc, (dc in the next dc, 2 dc in the next dc) 10 times, dc in next 23 dc, 2 dc in the next dc, dc in next 40 dc, 2 dc in the next dc, dc in each dc across, turn – 162 dc.

Row 10: Ch 2, dc in next 48, (dc in the next dc, 2 dc in the next dc) 6 times, dc in next 20 dc, (dc in the next dc, 2 dc in the next dc) 6 times, dc in each dc across, turn – 174 dc.

 

Size L only

Row 9: Ch 2, dc in next 26 dc, (dc in the next dc, 2 dc in the next dc) 8 times, dc in next 24 dc, 2 dc in the next 2 dc, dc in next 39 dc, 2 dc in the next 3 dc, dc in each dc across, turn – 173 dc.

Row 10: Ch 2, dc in next 51, (dc in the next dc, 2 dc in the next dc) 7) times, dc in next 23, (dc in the next dc, 2 dc in the next dc) 7 times, dc in each dc across, turn – 186 dc.

 

Size XL only

Row 9: Ch 2, dc in next 36 dc, (dc in the next dc, 2 dc in the next dc) 6 times, dc in next 24 dc, 2 dc in the next 4 dc, dc in next 38 dc, 2 dc in the next 4 dc, turn, dc in each dc across, turn – 188 dc.

Row 10: Ch 2, dc in next 56, (dc in the next dc, 2 dc in the next dc) 7 times, dc in next 27 dc, (dc in the next dc, 2 dc in the next dc) 7 times, dc in each dc across, turn – 202 dc.

 

All Sizes

Row 11: Ch 2, dc in next 61 (65, 70, 73, 78) dc, (dc in the next dc, 2 dc in the next dc) 4 (5, 6, 7, 7) times, dc in next 26 (30, 32, 36, 40) dc, (dc in the next dc, 2 dc in the next dc) 5 (5, 6, 6, 7) times, dc in each dc across, turn – 153 (168, 186, 199, 216) dc.

Armholes

Row 12: Ch 2, dc in next 18 (22, 26, 29, 33), ch 10 (10, 10, 14, 18), sk next 20 (20, 21, 21, 22) dc, dc in the next dc (armhole made), dc in next 53 (60, 68, 75, 82) dc, dc in the next dc, ch 10 (10, 10, 14, 18), sk next 20 (20, 21, 21, 22) dc, dc in the next dc (armhole made), dc in next 39 (43, 47, 50, 54) dc, turn – 113 (128, 144, 157, 172) dc.

Row 13: Ch 2, dc in each dc and across both armhole chs, turn – 133 (148, 164, 185, 208) dc.

Row 14: Ch 2, dc in each dc until reach armhole, work Double Crochet Cross-Over Cable across armhole ch 3 (3, 3, 4, 5) times, dc in each dc to next armhole, work Double Crochet Cross-Over Cable across armhole ch 3 (3, 3, 4, 5) times, dc in each dc to end of row, turn.

Rows 15-22: Rep Row 14.

Waist Shaping

Row 23: Ch 2, dc in each dc, working 6 evenly spaced decrease sts to first armhole, work Double Crochet Cross-Over Cable across previous Double Crochet Cross-Over Cable st pattern, dc in each dc, working 8 (8, 8, 8, 9) evenly spaced decrease sts to second armhole, work Double Crochet Cross-Over Cable across previous Double Crochet Cross-Over Cable, dc in each dc, working 6 evenly spaced decrease sts to end of row, turn – 113 (128, 144, 165, 187) dc.

Row 24: Ch 2, dc in each dc, Double Crochet Cross-Over Cable across both previous Double Crochet Cross-Over Cable st patterns across, turn.

Row 25: Rep Row 23 – 93 (108, 124, 145, 167) dc.

Rows 26-40: Ch 2, dc in each dc, dc in each Double Crochet Cross-Over Cable st pattern across, turn.

Work to Row 40 or desired length.

Fasten off.

Body Finishing

Row 1: Sc around Body, working 3 sc in the corners.

Row 2: Sc in each sc around.

Fasten off. Weave in all ends.

Sleeve (make 2)

Foundation: Fdc 25 (26, 27, 28, 30).

Rows 1-5: Ch 2, dc in each dc across, turn.

Rows 6-7: Ch 2, 2 dc in the first dc, dc in each dc to last dc, 2 dc in last dc, turn – 29 (30, 31, 32, 34) dc.

Rows 8-14: Ch 2, dc in each dc across, turn.

Rows 15-16: Ch 2, 2 dc in the first dc, dc in each dc to last dc, 2 dc in last dc, turn – 33 (34, 35, 36, 38) dc.

Rows 17-24: Ch 2, dc in each dc across, turn.

Rows 25-26: Ch 2, 2 dc in the first dc, dc in each dc to last dc, 2 dc in last dc, turn – 37 (38, 39, 40, 42) dc.

Rows 27-33: Ch 2, dc in each dc across, turn.

 

Size XS only

Rows 34-35: Ch 2, dc in the first dc, work Double Crochet Cross-Over Cable 9 times, turn.

 

Size S only

Rows 34-35: Ch 2, dc in the first dc, work Double Crochet Cross-Over Cable 9 times, dc in last dc, turn.

 

Size M only

Rows 34-35: Ch 2, dc in the first 2 dc, work Double Crochet Cross-Over Cable 9 times, dc in last dc, turn.

 

Size L only

Rows 34-35: Ch 2, work Double Crochet Cross-Over Cable 10 times, turn.

 

Size XL only

Rows 34-35: Ch 2, dc in the first dc, work Double Crochet Cross-Over Cable st pattern 10 times, dc in last dc, turn.

 

All Sizes

Rows 36-39: Ch 2, dc in each dc across, turn.

Row 40: Ch 2, 2 dc in the first dc, work 6 increases evenly throughout row, 2 dc in last dc, turn –  45 (46, 47, 48, 50) dc.

Row 41: Sl st in first 3 dc, dc in each dc to last 3 dc, leave last 3 dc unworked, turn – 39 (40, 41, 42, 44) dc.

Rows 42-47: Ch 2, dc in each dc across.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Collar

Foundation: Fdc 55.

Row 1: Sl st in back loop only to end of row, turn.

Row 2: Rep Row 1 until piece meas 14 (15, 16, 17, 18)”.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Pockets (make 2)

Pocket 1

Foundation: Fdc 20.

Row 1: Ch 2, work Double Crochet Cross-Over Cable 5 times, turn.

Row 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in the first dc, dc in each dc to last dc, 2 dc in the last dc, turn.

Row 3: Ch 2, dc in each dc across, turn.

Rows 4-7: Rep Row 3.

Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Pocket 2

Foundation: Fdc 12.

Row 1: Ch 2, work Double Crochet Cross-Over Cable 3 times, turn.

Row 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in the first dc, dc in each dc to last dc, 2 dc in the last dc, turn.

Row 3: Ch 2, dc in each dc across, turn.

Rows 4-7: Rep Row 3.

Fasten off. Weave in ends

Wet block all six pieces.

Attach collar to body.

Button strap and button

Fdc 6, ch 8, sl st to dc on other side.

Attach button and button strap to collar.

If NOT attaching lining, sew on sleeves (or work sleeves from armhole in the round to desired length) and zipper to body piece. Enjoy A Side of Warmth.

Lining

If attaching lining, take the fabric lining and cut pieces to line the sleeves, pockets and body. You’ll want to cut the fabric a little bigger than the crochet piece as you will want some give to the fabric once it is attached (See Picture 5 in step 3 below) and because the crocheted piece will be stretched a bit as it is attached to the lining. With the previous in mind, note that you will also need to leave about ½ -1” of seam allowance (Picture 1 and 2). With WS facing, pin the lining to the crochet piece with seam allowance folded (Picture 3). With your hand, stretch the crochet piece against the lining (Picture 4) while keeping the piece stretched sew the thread using the overcast (over and under) stitch (Picture 5) to the end.

Step 1: Sew lining to each pocket. Sew pockets to body.

Step 2: Sew zipper to Body. With zipper closed, pin zipper to the jacket opening, making sure the rows match up as much as possible – basically, make sure everything is even. After you have pinned the zipper, unzip the zipper. Sew each zipper side to its respective side.

Step 3: With WS of lining and body facing each other, sew lining to Body. (As for the zipper, the lining will be sewn just at the teeth of the zipper to make for a cleaner looking finish.)

Step 4: Sew sleeve linings to the crocheted sleeves.

Step 5: Sew sleeves to body.

Enjoy a side of warmth!  yarn ball

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Comments
  • felicityh2

    For the lining of this jacket there should be 4 pictures – referred to in the text. Are they available?

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