This pattern is a summer version of my warm jacket – I have crocheted it with thicker stretchable linen/rayon yarn. Back and sleeves were worked with a bit different combination of repeated rows but front parts are the same:
Suitable yarn for this project: DK / 8 ply / 145 m in 50 gr / 159 yards in 1.75 oz linen/rayon or cotton/rayon; cotton/bamboo; linen/bamboo; cotton/silk; linen/silk.
The crochet pattern is available here:
You will receive:
► detailed tutorial in English for every row;
► HQ diagrams;
► written explanation of all rows of the diagrams is included (in case you are not used to work with the crochet charts); keep the original margins of the file.
This crochet jacket pattern is provided for sizes:
S with bust circumference 81-85 cm (32-33.5’’), hips 84-89 cm (33-35’’);
M/L with bust 93-98 cm (36.5-38.5’’), hips 94-101 cm (37-40’’);
XL/XXL with bust 112-117 cm (44-46’’), hips 115-120 cm (45-47.5’’).
If you are between the sizes, for example your hips are 107 cm (42’’) take thinner yarn and follow instructions for the bigger size or use thicker yarn and crochet stitches for the smaller size.
➽ Yarn Saver Tip: Before you decide to crochet any sweater made with thick yarn – please pay attention to sleeves and seams in photos. Whether the wearer hides all excessive width under her arms or garments have not flattering bumps at armholes? Many free crochet sweaters made with thick yarn, double crochet stitches (without chains in between) have T-shapes, because such sleeves do not require any shaping. T-shaped lacy kimonos made with thin thread do look fine because any excessive width drapes beautifully along the sides. All excessive thick double crochet stitches not only consume more yarn, but will be gathered under your arms (especially if you intend to wear sweaters under winter coats) because people are not built in T-shapes.