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Home : Patterns : Retro Swing
 

Free Knit & Crochet Pattern: Retro Swing

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Lion Brandฎ Hometown USA
Pattern #: 60705B
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)

SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished Chest 38 (40, 42, 45, 52) in. (96.5 (101.5, 106.5, 114.5, 132) cm)
Finished Length 19 (19, 20, 20, 21) in. (48.5 (48.5, 51, 51, 53.5) cm)
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None
 

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Hometown USA

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 135-172: Hometown USA Yarn: Oklahoma City Green
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*Hometown USA (Article #135). Solids, Multis, Neons and Team: 100% Acrylic
Tweeds: 94% Acrylic, 6% Rayon; package size: Solids: 5 oz. (142 g), 81 yd. (74 m)
Multis, Tweeds, Neons, and Team: 4 oz. (113 g), 64 yd. (59 m)


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Retro Swing

Lion Brand Hometown USA

GAUGE:

6 1/2 hdc = about 4 in. (10 cm); 5 rows of hdc = about 3 in. (7.5 cm). When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

STITCH EXPLANATION:

Seed Stitch (multiple of 2 sts)
Row 1 (RS)
*K1, p1; rep from * across.
Row 2 P the knit sts and k the purl sts.
Rep Row 2 for Seed st.

NOTES:

Back, Fronts and Sleeves are worked in crochet. Trim is knit.

BACK
With crochet hook, ch 38 (40, 42, 46, 50).
Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across – 36 (38, 40, 44, 48) hdc.
Rows 2-5: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.

Shape Waist
Row 6 (Dec Row):
Ch 2, turn, sk first st, hdc in next st and each st across to last 2 sts, sk next st, hdc in last st – 34 (36, 38, 42, 46) hdc.
Rows 7 and 8: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.
Rows 9-17: Rep last 3 rows 3 more times – 28 (30, 32, 36, 40) hdc.
Row 18: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.
Rep last row until piece measures 11 in. (28 cm) from beg.

Shape Armholes
Next Row:
Ch 1, turn, sl st in first st, ch 2, sk next st, hdc in each st to last 3 sts, sk next st, hdc in next st; leave last st unworked – 24 (26, 28, 32, 36) hdc.
Next Row: Rep Row 6 – 22 (24, 26, 30, 34) hdc.
Rep last row 0 (0, 1, 2, 3) more times – 22 (24, 24, 26, 28) hdc.
Next Row: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.
Rep last row until armholes measure 8 (8, 9, 9, 10) in. (20.5 (20.5, 23, 23, 25.5) cm).

Shape Shoulders
Next Row:
Ch 1, turn, sl st in first 2 sts, ch 2, sk next st, hdc in each st to last 4 sts, sk next st, ch 1, sl st in next st; leave last 2 sts unworked. Fasten off.
Mark first and last 6 (7, 7, 8, 8) sts for shoulders, leaving center 10 (10, 10, 10, 12) sts for neck.


LEFT FRONT
With crochet hook, ch 21 (22, 23, 25, 27).
Row 1 (WS): Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across – 19 (20, 21, 23, 25) hdc.
Rows 2-5: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.
Shape Waist
Mark beg of next row for side edge.
Row 6 (Dec Row - RS): Ch 2, turn, sk first st, hdc in each st across – 18 (19, 20, 22, 24) hdc.
Rows 7 and 8: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.
Row 9: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st to last 2 sts, skip next st, hdc in last st – 17 (18, 19, 21, 23) sts.
Rows 10 and 11: Rep Rows 7 and 8.
Rows 12 -17: Rep Rows 6-11.
Row 18: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.
Rep last row until piece measures 11 in. (28 cm) from beg, end with a RS row.

Shape Armhole
Next Row (WS):
Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st to last 3 sts, sk next st, hdc in next st; leave last st unworked – 13 (14, 15, 17, 19) hdc.
Next Row: Rep Row 6 – 12 (13, 14, 16, 18) hdc.
Sizes L, 1X and 2X only - Next Row: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st to last 2 sts, sk next st, hdc in last st – 13 (15, 17) hdc.
Dec 1 st at armhole edge 0 (0, 0, 1, 2) more times – 12 (13, 13, 14, 15) hdc.
Next Row: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.
Rep last row until armhole measures 5 (5, 6, 6, 7) in. (12.5 (12.5, 15, 15, 18) cm), end with a RS row.

Shape Neck
Next Row (WS):
Ch 1, turn, sl st in first 3 (3, 3, 3, 4) sts, ch 1, sk next st, hdc in each st to end of row – 8 (9, 9, 10, 10) sts.
Next Row: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across to last 2 sts, sk next st, hdc in next st – 7 (8, 8, 9, 9) sts.
Next Row: Ch 2, turn, sk first st, hdc in next st and each st across – 6 (7, 7, 8, 8) sts for shoulder
Next Row: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.
Rep last row until armhole measures 8 (8, 9, 9, 10) in. (20.5 (20.5, 23, 23, 25.5) cm), end with a WS row.

Shape Shoulder
Next Row (RS):
Ch 1, turn, sl st in first 3 (3, 3, 4, 4) sts, ch 2, sk next st, hdc in each st across – 3 (4, 4, 4, 4) sts. Fasten off.

RIGHT FRONT
Work as for Left Front, reversing all shaping.


SLEEVE (make 2)
With crochet hook, ch 33 (33, 34, 34, 35).
Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across – 31 (31, 32, 32, 33) hdc.
Rows 2-5 (6, 6, 6, 6): Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.
Dec Row: Ch 2, turn, sk first st, hdc in next st and each st across to last 2 sts, sk next st, hdc in last st – 29 (29, 30, 30, 31) hdc.
Next 2 (3, 3, 3, 3) Rows: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.
Rep from Dec Row 3 (2, 2, 2, 2) more times – 23 (25, 26, 26, 27) sts.
Next Row: Ch 1, turn, hdc in each st across.
Rep last row until piece measures 11 in. (28 cm) from beg.

Shape Cap
Next Row:
Sl st in first st, ch 1, sk next st, hdc in each st to last 3 sts, sk next st, sc in next st; leave last st unworked – 19 (21, 22, 22, 23) sts.
Next Row: Ch 2, turn, sk first st, hdc in next st and each st across to last 2 sts, sk next st, hdc in last st – 17 (19, 20, 20, 21) sts.
Rep last row 6 (7, 7, 7, 8) more times – 5 (5, 6, 6, 5) sts. Fasten off.


FINISHING
Sew shoulder seams. Sew in Sleeves. Sew side and Sleeve seams.

Front Band
From RS with knitting needles, pick up and k 35 (35, 38, 38, 40) sts from lower edge to neck. Knit 1 row. Bind off. Rep along opposite front edge.

Collar
From RS with knitting needles, beg at Right Front band, pick up and k 36 (36, 36, 36, 40) sts around neck to Left Front band.
Next Row: (K1, p1) twice, k1, * inc 1 st in next st, k1; rep from * to last 5 sts, (k1, p1) twice, k1 – 49 (49, 49, 49, 55) sts.
Next Row: (K1, p1) twice, k1, p to last 5 sts, (k1, p1) twice, k1.
Next Row: (K1, p1) twice, k to last 4 sts, (p1, k1) twice.
Rep last 2 rows until collar measures 10 in (25.5 cm) from beg. Work in Seed St on all sts for 7 rows. Bind off.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet k = knit
p = purl rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side sc = single crochet
sk = skip sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side


 


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