Altair Jacket

Pretty crochet jacket is a fun and easy project for all skill levels. The subtle blending of color in the yarn does the work for you, creating a one-of-a kind accent for your wardrobe.

sizes
Directions are for size Small. Changes for sizes Medium, Large, and 1X are in parentheses.

To Fit Bust: 30-32 (34-36, 38-40, 42-44)”.
Finished Bust: 37 (40, 43, 47)”.

gauge/tension
6 shells = 5″; 12 rows = 5″ in Body Pat with larger hook.

CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Abbreviations
beg : beginning
ch : chain
dc : double crochet
mm : millimeters
pat : pattern
rem : remain
rep : repeat
sc : single crochet
sl : slip
sp : space
st(s) : stitch(es)
* : repeat whatever follows the * as indicated
[ ] : work directions in brackets the number of times specified

Instructions

BODY PAT:
Foundation Row (Right Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, * skip next 2 ch; (dc, ch 2, sc) all in next ch – shell made; rep from * to last ch; sc in last ch; turn.
Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), * shell in ch-2 sp of next shell; rep from * to last sc; dc in last sc, turn.
Row 2: Ch 3; * shell in ch-2 sp of next shell – shell over shell made; rep from * to last st; sc in top of ch-3; turn.
Rep Row 2 for Body Pat.

BACK: With larger hook, ch 69 (75, 81, 87). Work in Body Pat over 22 (24, 26, 28) shells until 10 (10, 10, 11)” from beg, end wrong side row.
Shape Armholes-Row 1: Sl st across first sc and next 2 (2, 2, 3) shells, ch 3, * shell over next shell; rep from * to last 2 (2, 2, 3) shells; sc in sc of next shell; turn and leave rem sts unworked – 18 (20, 22, 22) shells.
Row 2: Rep Body Pat Row 2.
Row 3: Sl st across first sc and next shell, ch 3, * shell over next shell; rep from * to last shell; sc in sc of last shell; turn and leave rem sts unworked. Rep Rows 2 and 3 0 (1, 1, 2) times more – 16 (16, 18, 18) shells. Work even until armhole measures 8 (8, 9, 9)” end wrong side row.
Shape Shoulders-Next 2 Rows: Sl st across first sc and next 2 shells, ch 3, * shell over next shell; rep from * to last 2 shells; sc in sc of next shell; turn and leave rem sts unworked. Fasten off after 2nd row.

LEFT FRONT: With larger hook, ch 36 (39, 42, 45). Work in Body Pattern over 11 (12, 13, 14) shells until 10 (10, 10, 11)” from beg, end wrong side row.
Shape Armhole-Row 1: Sl st across first sc and next 2 (2, 2, 3) shells, ch 3, * shell over next shell; rep from * to last st; sc in top of ch-3; turn.
Row 2: Rep Body Pat Row 2.
Row 3: Sl st across first sc and next shell, ch 3, * shell over next shell; rep from * to last st; sc in top of ch-3; turn. Rep Rows 2-3, 0 (1, 1, 2) times more – 8 (8, 9, 9) shells. Work even until armhole measures 4 (4, 5, 5)”, end right side row.
Shape Neck-Row 1: Sl st across first sc and next 2 (2, 3, 3) shells, ch 3, * shell over next shell; rep from * to last st; sc in top of ch-3; turn.
Row 2: Ch 3, * shell over shell; rep from * to last shell; dc in ch-2 sp of last shell; turn.
Row 3: Rep Body Pat Row 2.
Row 4: Rep Row 2 above – 4 shells rem.
Work even until armhole measures 8 (8, 9, 9)”, end wrong side row.
Shape Shoulder: Sl st across first sc and next 2 shells,
ch 3, [shell over shell] twice, sc in top of ch-3. Fasten off.

RIGHT FRONT:Work as for Left Front, reversing all

Shapings.

SLEEVES: With larger hook, ch 48 (48, 54, 54). Work in Body Pat over 15 (15, 17, 17) shells for 2 rows.
Shape Top-Row 1 (Right Side): Sl st across first sc and next 2 (2, 2, 3) shells, ch 3, * shell over next shell; rep from * to last 2 (2, 2, 3) shells, sc in sc of next shell; turn and leave rem sts unworked.
Rows 2-4: Work 3 rows even in pat.
Row 5: Sl st across first sc and next shell, ch 3, * shell over next shell; rep from * to last shell; sc in sc of next shell; turn and leave rem sts unworked.
Rep Rows 2-5 twice more.
Next Row: Sl st across first sc and next shell, ch 3, * shell over next shell; rep from * to last shell; sc in sc of next shell; turn and leave rem sts unworked.
Sizes S and M ONLY: Fasten off.
Sizes L and 1X ONLY: Work 1 row even in pat. Fasten off.

FINISHING: Sew shoulder seams. Mark right front edge for 5 buttonholes, the top 1/2″ below neck edge, bottom 1/2″ above lower edge and 3 more evenly spaced between.
Edging-Row 1: With right side facing and smaller hook, join yarn with sl st at corner of lower edge of right front, work sc evenly around to corner of left lower edge, working 3 sc in both corners of neck edge; turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, [sc in each sc to marker, ch 2, skip next 2 sc] 5 times, sc to end – 5 buttonholes. Fasten off.
Row 3: With right side facing, join yarn first sc of lower left front; ch 1, work 1 reverse sc in each sc and 2 reverse sc in each ch-2 sp to end. Fasten off.
Sew sleeve seams; set in sleeves. Sew side seams. Sew on buttons. Weave in ends.