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Free Crochet Pattern: Opera Sleeves

Lion Brand® Vanna's Glamour®
Pattern #: 80773AD
Rating: ****4.1 (based on 8 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Experienced (Level 5)

SIZE: One Size

Finished Circumference at widest point (slightly stretched) 13 1/2 in. (34.5 cm)
Finished Length 17 in. (43 cm)



CORRECTIONS: None
 
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These crochet Opera Sleeves in Vanna's Glamour® would work great with a beach or jazz-themed wedding.

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Vanna's Glamour®

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*Vanna's Glamour (Article #861). 96% Acrylic, 4% Metallic Polyester; package size: 1.75oz/49.61 gr. (202yds/185m) pull skeins

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•  861-153 Vanna's Glamour Yarn: Onyx
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Opera Sleeves

Lion Brand® Vanna's Glamour®

GAUGE:

1 Flower Motif = 2 3/4 in. (7 cm) diameter.

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:

Cl (cluster) Yarn over, insert hook into indicated st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops, (yarn over, insert hook into same stitch, and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops) twice, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook.
hdc2tog (hdc dec) (Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop) twice, yarn over and draw through all 5 loops on hook.

NOTES:

1. Sleeves are worked flat, from widest end to narrowest end (cuff), and then seamed.
2. Flower Motifs are made first. The Sleeves are then worked in sections of chain mesh. Motifs are joined to the mesh as work progresses. Two motifs are joined in each section. Each section, except last section, is two ch-sps narrower than the previous section.
3. Flower Motifs will be referred to by letter (Motif A, Motif B, etc. up to Motif J), even though they are all identical, for ease in following pattern. Use markers to keep track of which Flower Motif is which.



FLOWER MOTIF (make 10 for each sleeve, 20 total)
Ch 4; join with sl st in first ch to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 8 sc in ring; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, ch 3, Cl in next sc, ch 3, *sc in next sc, ch 3, Cl in next sc, ch 3; rep from * twice more; join with sl st in first sc - 4 clusters.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, 5 sc in each ch-sp around; join with sl st in first sc - 40 sc.
Rnd 4: Sl st in next sc, (sl st, ch 1, sc) in next sc (center sc of 5-sc group), ch 5, sk next 4 sc, *sc in next sc, ch 5, sk next 4 sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc - 8 ch-5 sps. Fasten off and weave in ends.


SLEEVE (make 2)
Ch 66.
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 6th ch from hook, *ch 4, sk next 3 ch, sc in next ch; rep from * across - 16 ch-sps.
Rows 2 and 3: Ch 3, turn, sc in next ch-sp, *ch 4, sc in next ch-sp; rep from * across.
Row 4 (beg join motifs):Ch 3, turn, sc in next ch-sp, (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) 4 times, ch 2, sl st in any ch-5 sp of Motif A, (mark this sl st to re-join yarn later), ch 2, sc in next ch-sp of Sleeve, ch 2, sl st in next ch-5 sp of Motif A, ch 2, sc in next ch-sp of Sleeve, (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) 5 times, ch 2, sl st in any ch-5 sp of Motif B (mark this sl st to re-join yarn later), ch 2, sc in next ch-sp of Sleeve, ch 2, sl st in next ch-5 sp of Motif B, ch 2, sc in next ch-sp of Sleeve, (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) twice.

 

Section 1
First Side
Row 5 (RS):
Ch 3, sc in next ch-sp, ch 4, sc in next ch-sp, ch 3, sl st in next ch-5 sp of Motif B, turn.
Row 6: Ch 1, sk first ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-sp, ch 4, sc in next ch-sp, turn.
Row 7: Ch 3, sc in next ch-sp, ch 4, sc in sl st of Row 5, turn.
Row 8: Ch 3, sc in next ch-sp, ch 4, sc in next ch-sp, turn.
Row 9: Ch 3, sc in next ch-sp, ch 4, sc in next ch-sp, ch 3, sl st in next ch-5 sp of Motif B, turn.
Row 10: Ch 1, sk first ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-sp, ch 4, sc in next ch-sp, turn.
Row 11: Ch 3, sc in next ch-sp, ch 4, sc in sl st of Row 9, turn.
Row 12: Ch 3, sc in next ch-sp, ch 4, sc in next ch-sp, turn.
Row 13: Ch 3, sc in next ch-sp, ch 4, sc in next ch-sp, (ch 4, sl st in next ch-5 sp of Motif B) twice.
Fasten off.
Center
With RS facing, join yarn with sl st at marker of Motif B.
Row 5: (Ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) 5 times, ch 3, sl st in next ch-5 sp of Motif A, turn.
Row 6: Ch 1, sk first ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-sp, (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) 4 times, ch 3, sl st in next ch-5 sp of Flower Motif B, turn.
Row 7: Ch 1, sk first ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-sp, (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) 3 times, ch 4, sc in sl st of Row 5, turn.
Row 8: Ch 3, sc in next ch-sp, (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) 3 times, ch 4, sc in sl st of Row 6, turn.
Row 9: Ch 3, sc in next ch-sp, (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) 4 times, ch 3, sl st in next ch-5 sp of Motif A, turn.
Row 10: Ch 1, sk first ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-sp, (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) 4 times, ch 3, sl st in next ch-5 sp of Motif B, turn.
Row 11: Ch 1, sk first ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-sp, (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) 3 times, ch 4, sc in sl st of Row 9, turn.
Row 12: Ch 3, sc in next ch-sp, (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) 3 times, ch 4, sc in sl st of Row 10, ch 3, sc in sl st where yarn was last fastened off, turn.
Row 13: Sk first ch-3 sp, (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) 5 times, (ch 4, sl st in next ch-5 sp of Motif A) twice. Fasten off.
Second Side
With RS facing, join yarn with sl st at marker of Motif A.
Row 5: (Ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) 5 times, turn.
Row 6: Ch 3, sc in next ch-sp, (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) 4 times, ch 3, sl st in next ch-5 sp of Motif A, turn.
Row 7: Ch 1, sk first ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-sp, (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) 4 times, turn.
Row 8: Ch 3, sc in next ch-sp, (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) 3 times, ch 4, sc in sl st of Row 6, turn.
Row 9: Ch 3, sc in next ch-sp, (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) 4 times, turn.
Row 10: Ch 3, sc in next ch-sp, (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) 4 times, ch 3, sl st in next ch-5 sp of Motif A, turn.
Row 11: Ch 1, sk first ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-sp, (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) 4 times, turn.
Row 12: Ch 3, sc in next ch-sp, (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) 3 times, ch 4, sc in sl st of Row 10, ch 3, sc in sl st where yarn was last fastened off, turn.
Row 13: Sk first ch-3 sp, (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) 5 times, turn.
Continue Chain Mesh
Row 14:
Working all the way across piece, ch 3, sc in next ch-sp, *ch 4, sc in next ch-sp; rep from * across - 16 ch-sps total.
Row 15 (beg join motifs): Ch 3, turn, sc in next ch-sp, ch 4, sc in next ch-sp, ch 1, sc in next ch-sp, (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) twice, ch 2, sl st in any ch-5 sp of Motif C, (mark this sl st to re-join yarn later), ch 2, sc in next ch-sp of Sleeve, ch 2, sl st in next ch-5 sp of Motif C, ch 2, sc in next ch-sp of Sleeve, (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) twice, ch 1, sc in next ch-sp, (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) twice, ch 2, sl st in any ch-5 sp of Motif D, (mark this sl st to re-join yarn later), ch 2, sc in next ch-sp of Sleeve, ch 2, sl st in next ch-5 sp of Motif D, ch 2, sc in next ch-sp of Sleeve, (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) twice.

 

Section 2
First Side
Rows 16-24:
Work same as Rows 5-13 of Section 1: First Side (joining to Motif D).
Center
With WS facing, join yarn with sl st at marker of Motif D.
Rows 16-24: Work same as Rows 5-13 of Section 1: Center (joining to Motifs C and D), skipping ch-1 sp of Row 15, and working one less (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) rep on each row.
Second Side
With WS facing, join yarn with sl st at marker of Motif C.
Rows 16-24: Work same as Rows 5-13 of Section 1: Second Side (joining to Motif C), skipping ch-1 sp of Row 15, and working one less (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) rep on each row.
Continue Chain Mesh
Row 25:
Working all the way across piece, ch 3, sc in next ch-sp, *ch 4, sc in next ch-sp; rep from * across - 14 ch-sps.
Row 26 (beg join motifs):Ch 3, turn, sc in next ch-sp, ch 4, sc in next ch-sp, ch 1, sc in next ch-sp, ch 4, sc in next ch-sp, ch 2, sl st in any ch-5 sp of Motif E, (mark this sl st to re-join yarn later), ch 2, sc in next ch-sp of Sleeve, ch 2, sl st in next ch-5 sp of Motif E, ch 2, sc in next ch-sp of Sleeve, (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) twice, ch 1, sc in next ch-sp, ch 4, sc in next ch-sp, ch 2, sl st in any ch-5 sp of Motif F, (mark this sl st to re-join yarn later), ch 2, sc in next ch-sp of Sleeve, ch 2, sl st in next ch-5-sp of Motif F, ch 2, sc in next ch-sp of Sleeve, (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) twice.

 

Section 3
First Side
Rows 27-35:
Work same as Rows 16-24 of Section 2: First Side (joining to Motif F).
Center
With RS facing, join yarn with sl st at marker of Motif F.
Rows 27-35: Work same as Rows 16-24 of Section 2: Center (joining to Motifs E and F), skipping ch-1 sp of Row 26, and working one less (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) rep on each row.
Second Side
With RS facing, join yarn with sl st at marker of Motif E.
Rows 27-35: Work same as Rows 16-24 of Section 2: Center (joining to Motif E), skipping ch-1 sp of Row 26, and working one less (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) rep on each row.
Continue Chain Mesh
Row 36:
Working all the way across piece, ch 3, sc in next ch-sp, *ch 4, sc in next ch-sp; rep from * across - 12 ch-sps.
Row 37 (beg join motifs):Ch 3, turn, sc in next ch-sp, ch 4, sc in next ch-sp, ch 1, sc in next ch-sp, ch 2, sl st in any ch-5 sp of Motif G, (mark this sl st to re-join yarn later), ch 2, sc in next ch-sp of Sleeve, ch 2, sl st in next ch-5 sp of Motif G, ch 2, sc in next ch-sp of Sleeve, ch 4, sc in next ch-sp, ch 1, sc in next ch-sp, ch 4, sc in next ch-sp, ch 2, sl st in any ch-5 sp of Motif H, (mark this sl st to re-join yarn later), ch 2, sc in next ch-sp of Sleeve, ch 2, sl st in next ch-5 sp of Motif H, ch 2, sc in next ch-sp of Sleeve, (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) twice.

 

Section 4
First Side
Rows 38-46:
Work the same as Rows 27-35 of Section 3: First Side (joining to Motif H).
Center
With WS facing, join yarn with sl st at marker of Motif H.
Rows 38-46: Work same as Rows 27-35 of Section 3: Center (joining to Motifs G and H), skipping ch-1 sp of Row 37, and working one less (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) rep on each row.
Second Side
With WS facing, join yarn with sl st at marker of Motif G.
Rows 38-46: Work same as Rows 27-35 of Section 3: Second Side (joining to Motif G), skipping ch-1 sp of Row 37, and working one less (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) rep on each row.
Continue Chain Mesh
Row 47:
Working all the way across piece, ch 3, sc in next ch-sp, *ch 4, sc in next ch-sp; rep from * across - 10 ch-sps.
Row 48 (beg join motifs):Ch 3, turn, sc in next ch-sp, ch 4, sc in next ch-sp, ch 2, sl st in any ch-5 sp of Motif I (mark this sl st to re-join yarn later), ch 2, sc in next ch-sp of Sleeve, ch 2, sl st in next ch-5 sp of Motif I, ch 2, sc in next ch-sp of Sleeve, (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) twice, ch 2, sl st in any ch-5 sp of Motif J (mark this sl st to re-join yarn later), ch 2, sc in next ch-sp of Sleeve, ch 2, sl st in next ch-5 sp of Motif J, ch 2, sc in next ch-sp of Sleeve, (ch 4, sc in next ch-sp) twice.

 

Section 5
First Side
Rows 49-57:
Work the same as Rows 38-46 of Section 4: First Side (joining to Motif J).
Center
With RS facing, join yarn with sl st at marker of Motif J.
Rows 49-57: Work the same as Rows 38-46 of Section 4: Center (joining to Motifs I and J).
Second Side
With RS facing, join yarn with sl st at marker of Motif I.
Rows 49-57: Work the same as Rows 38-46 of Section 4: Second Side (joining to Motif I).
Continue Chain Mesh
Rows 58 and 59:
Working all the way across piece, ch 3, sc in next ch-sp, *ch 4, sc in next ch-sp; rep from * across.
Fasten off.

 

FINISHING
Sew long side edges of Sleeve, beg at widest end, to last 2 in. (5 cm), leave 1 in. (2.5 cm) open for thumb, sew final 1 in. (2.5 cm).
Cuff Edging
Join yarn with sl st in any ch-sp of narrowest end of Sleeve.
Rnd 1: Ch 2, 3 hdc in each ch-sp around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rnd 2: Ch 2, hdc in each hdc around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Fasten off.
Top Edging
Join yarn with sl st in any ch-sp of widest end of Sleeve.
Rnds 1 and 2: Work Rnds 1 and 2 of cuff edging.
Rnd 3: Ch 2, *hdc in next 2 hdc, hdc2tog; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rnd 4: Ch 2, hdc in each hdc around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Fasten off.
Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s) RS = right side
sc = single crochet sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es) WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over  


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Pattern Average Rating: ****4.1 (based on 8 reviews)
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Opera Sleeves Reviewed by Amy Jewel Campbell on 2012-05-10 *****
This pattern is worth the effort,you just have to be willing to put in some extra effort. It is a good idea to use the markers where suggested & also might be a good idea to keep track of how many ch 4 sc you need to do each row so you don't get confused. I made these for a friend for her wedding & they are gorgeous!


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