Mouzin Jacket

ABBREVIATIONS:
approx. = approximately;
beg = beginning;
ch = chain;
dc = double crochet;
dec = decrease;
hdc = half double crochet;
inc = increase;
lp(s) = loop(s);
rem = remaining;
rep = repeat;
sc = single crochet;
sl = slip;
st(s) = stitch (es);
tog = together;
yo = yarn over;
* = repeat directions following * as indicated;
[] work directions in brackets the number of times specified.

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS:
dec = [yo and draw up a lp] twice all in next st, yo and draw through all 5 lps on hook.
inc = at beginning of row: ch 2, hdc in first hdc; at end of row: 2 hdc in top of ch-2.

BACK: Ch 57 (61, 65, 69).
Row 1 (Right Side): Sc in 3rd ch from hook, * dc in next ch, sc in next ch; rep from * to last 2 ch; dc in next ch, hdc in last ch; turn – 56 (60, 64, 68) sts.
Row 2: Ch 2, skip first hdc, * sc in next dc, dc in next sc; rep from * to last st; hdc in top of ch-2; turn.
Rep Row 2 for pat until approx. 13″ from beg, end by working a wrong side row.

Shape Waist: Keeping continuity of pat, ch 2, skip first hdc, dec, work in pat to last 3 sts; dec, hdc in top of ch-2; turn – 54 (58, 62, 66) sts. [Work 3 rows even in pat being careful to work sc in dc and dc in sc. Dec 1 st each end of next row.] twice – 50 (54, 58, 62) sts. Work even in pat until approx. 19 1⁄2 (20, 20, 20)” from beg, end by working a wrong side row.

Shape Bust: Inc 1 st at each end of next row. [Work 3 rows even in pat. Inc 1 st at each end of next row.] twice – 56 (60, 64, 68) sts. Work even in pat until approx. 24 (24, 24 1⁄2, 24 1⁄2)” from beg, end by working a wrong side row.

Shape Armholes-Row 1: Keeping continuity of pat, sl st in first 4 (5, 5, 6) sts, ch 2, work to last 3 (4, 4, 5) sts; turn, leaving rem sts unworked – 50 (52, 56, 58) sts.
Row 2: Sl st in first 3 sts, ch 2, work to last 2 sts; turn – 46 (48, 52, 54) sts. Dec 1 st at each end of every row until 38 (38, 40, 42) sts remain. Work even until approx. 32 (32 1⁄2, 33, 33 1⁄2)” from beg. Fasten off.

LEFT FRONT: Ch 41 (43, 45, 47).Work in pat same as for Back over 40 (42, 44, 46) sts until approx. 13″ from beg, end by working a wrong side row.

Shape Waist: Dec 1 st at beg of next row. [Work 3 rows even. Dec 1 st at beg of next row.] twice – 37 (39, 41, 43) sts. Work even until approx. 19 1⁄2 (20, 20, 20)” from beg, end by working a wrong side row.

Shape Bust: Inc 1 st at beg of next row. [Work 3 rows even. Inc 1 st at beg of next row] twice – 40 (42, 44, 46) sts. Work even until same length as Back to armholes, end by working a wrong side row.

Shape Armhole-Row 1: Sl st in first 4 (5, 5, 6) sts, ch 2, work in pat across – 37 (38, 40, 41) sts.
Row 2: Ch 2, skip first hdc, work in pat to last 2 sts; turn, leaving rem sts unworked – 35 (36, 38, 39) sts.
Dec 1 st at arm edge every row until 31 (31, 32, 33) sts remain. Work even until approx. 29 1⁄2 (30, 30 1⁄2, 31)” from beg, end by working a right side row.

Shape Neck-Row 1 (Wrong Side): Sl st in first 13 sts, ch 2, work in pat across; turn – 19 (19, 20, 21) sts.
Row 2: Work in pat to last 4 sts; turn, leaving rem sts unworked – 15 (15, 16, 17) sts.
Row 3: Sl st in first 5 sts, ch 2, work in pat across; turn – 11 (11, 12, 13) sts.
Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 2 rows – 9 (9, 10, 11) sts. Work even, if necessary, until Front measures same as Back to shoulders. Fasten off.

RIGHT FRONT: Work same as Left Front reversing shapings.

SLEEVES: Ch 31. Work in pat same as for Back over 32 sts, shaping sides by inc 1 st each end of 4th row, then every 4th row until there are 46 (46, 48, 48) sts, working added sts into pat. Work even until approx. 18″ from beg, end by working a wrong side row.

Shape Cap-Row 1: Sl st in first 4 (5, 5, 6) sts, ch 2, work in pat to last 3 (4, 4, 5) sts; turn, leaving rem sts unworked – 40 (38, 40, 38) sts. Dec 1 st each end of every row until 30 (22, 26, 18) sts remain. Dec 2 sts at each end of next 3 (1, 2, 0) rows – 18 sts.
Next Row: Sl st in first 4 sts, ch 2, work in pat to last 3 sts; turn – 12 sts. Rep last row once more – 6 sts. Fasten off.

FINISHING-Collar: Sew shoulder seams with 9 (9, 10, 11) sts together on each side of neck.
Row 1: With right side facing, join yarn in st 4″ from right front center edge; ch 1, work 62 sc evenly across neckline ending in st 4″ from left front center edge; turn.
Row 2: Ch 2, skip first sc, * sc in next sc, dc in next sc; rep from * to last sc; hdc in last sc; turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, skip first hdc, work in pat to last st; hdc in top of ch-2; turn.
[Keeping continuity of pat, inc 1 st at each end of next row. Work 2 rows even.] twice – 66 sts. [Inc 1 st at each end of next row. Work 1 row even.] twice – 70 sts. Work a few rows even, if necessary, until collar measures approx. 4 1⁄2″ from beg. Fasten off.

Set in sleeves. Sew side and sleeve seams.

EDGING (Work across lower edge, sleeve edges and collar edge): With right side facing, attach yarn; ch 1, work 1 row sc evenly across.

BELT: Ch 7. Work in pat same as for Back over 6 sts until approx. 65″ from beg, or desired length. Fasten off.