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Free Crochet Pattern: Anne's Spencer

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®
Pattern #: annesspencer
No Regency wardrobe would be complete without the cropped Spencer jacket. Originally designed for men, it is said to be named for the Earl of Spencer, who favored such coats; but women know a good design when they see it. Though the style may be borrowed from him, the shape is distinctly hers, making this coat as fashionable now as it was then. Worked in a simple stitch to complement the jacket's simple lines, you can easily crochet this while watching your favorite Austen movies.
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: XS, Small, Medium, Large, 1X
Finished Bust: 35 (38 3/4, 41, 45, 47 1/4)" (89 [98.5, 104, 114, 120] 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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Pattern reproduced with permission from Austentacious Crochet © 2011 by Melissa Horozeski, Running Press, a member of the Perseus Book group. Photos © 2011 by Chris Hynes.
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Anne's Spencer

Lion Brand® Wool-Ease®

GAUGE:

13 sc and 16 rows = 4" (10 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:

LONG SINGLE CROCHET (long sc): Insert hook in designated st, draw through long lp, keeping lp taut but not tight yo and draw through both lps on hk.

NOTES:

Ch 1 and/or sl st(s) at beg of rows do not count as st(s) throughout.

hk = hook



LEFT FRONT
With A, ch 26 (28, 30, 33, 35) sts.
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hk and each ch across, turn. 25 (27, 29, 32, 34) sts
Row 2: Ch 1, sc across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st—inc made at side seam, sc across, turn. 26 (28, 30, 33, 35) sts
Next 22 (20, 20, 20, 20) Rows: Work in sc with inc at side seam every 5th (4th, 4th, 4th, 4th) row twice, then every 4th (3rd, 3rd, 3rd, 3rd) row for 3 (4, 4, 4, 4) times. 31 (34, 36, 39, 41) sts
Next 2 (4, 4, 2, 2) Rows: Rep Row 2.

ARMHOLE SHAPING
Row 28 (28, 28, 26, 26):
Ch 1, sc across leaving last 3 sts unworked—dec made at armhole, turn. 28 (31, 33, 36, 38) sts Row 29 (29, 29, 27, 27): Sl st in first 2 sts, sc across, turn. 26 (29, 31, 34, 36) sts
Row 30 (30, 30, 28, 28): Ch 1, sc across leaving last 0 (0, 2, 2, 2) st unworked, turn. 26 (29, 29, 32, 34) sts

L, 1X Only
Row 29 (dec row):
Ch 1, sc2tog (see page 102), sc across, turn. (31, 33) sts
Row 30: Ch 1, sc across to last 2 sts, sc2tog, turn. (30, 32) sts
Row 31: Rep dec row. (29, 31) sts
Row 32: Ch 1, sc across, turn.

FIRST SHOULDER SHAPING
Row 31 (31, 31, 33, 33) (short row):
Ch 1, sc (sc2tog, sc2tog, sc2tog, sc2tog) in first st(s), sc across leaving last 7 sts unworked—dec made for neckline, turn. 19 (21, 21, 21, 23) sts
Next 24 (24, 24, 28, 28) Rows: Work in sc AT SAME TIME dec 1 st at neckline every 6th (4th, 4th, 6th, 5th) row for 4 (6, 6, 4, 4) times, then every 0 (0, 0, 2nd, 2nd) row for 0 (0, 0, 2, 4) times. 15 sts
PM at neckline edge of Row 39 (39, 39, 41, 41)—7th row of group of rows just worked.
Next 1 (3, 5, 1, 3) Rows: Ch 1, sc across, turn.
Row 57 (59, 61, 63, 65): Sl st in first 0 (1, 2, 2, 4) sts, sc across, turn. 15 (14, 13, 13, 11) sts
Next Row (short row): Ch 1, sc in first 7 (7, 7, 8, 9) sts, turn.
Next Row: Sl st in first 2 (2, 2, 2, 3) sts, sc across. 5 (5, 5, 6, 6) sts
Fasten off. Do not remove marker.

RIGHT FRONT With A, ch 26 (28, 30, 33, 35) sts.
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hk and each ch across, turn. 25 (27, 29, 32, 34) sts
Row 2: Ch 1, sc across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc across ending 2 sc in last sc—inc made at side seam, turn. 26 (28, 30, 33, 35) sts
Next 4 Rows: Ch 1, sc across, turn.
Row 8 (WS): Ch 1, 2 sc in first st—inc made, sc across to last 3 sts, ch 2, skip 2 sc, sc in last sc, turn—buttonhole started. 27 (29, 31, 34, 36) sts
Row 9: Ch 1, sc in first sc, 2 sc in ch-lp, sc in next sc—buttonhole finished, sc across.
Next 6 (6, 6, 8, 8) Rows: Work in sc across with inc at side seam every 3rd (3rd, 3rd, 4th, 4th) row. 29 (31, 33, 36, 38) sts

XS, S, M Only
Row 16:
Ch 1, sc across, turn.
Row 17: Ch 1, sc in first st, ch 2, skip 2 sc, sc in next sc—buttonhole started, sc across, turn.
Row 18: Ch 1, work 1 (2, 2) sc in first st, sc across to ch-lp, 2 sc in ch-lp, sc in next sc—buttonhole finished, turn. (29, 32, 34) sts

L, XL Only
Rows 18–19:
Rep Rows 8–9—buttonhole made. (37, 39) sts

All Sizes
Next 7 (7, 7, 6, 6) Rows:
Work in sc with inc at side seam every 4th (4th, 4th, 3rd, 3rd) row for 1 (1, 1, 2, 2,) time; then work even for 3 (3, 3, 0, 0) rows. 30 (33, 35, 39, 41) sts XS,

S, M only
Next 2 Rows:
Rep Rows 8–9—buttonhole made. 31 (34, 36) sts

ARMHOLE SHAPING
XS, S, M Only
Row 28:
Sl st in first 3 sts, sc across, turn. 28 (31, 33) sts
Row 29: Ch 1, sc across leaving last 2 sts unworked. 26 (29, 31) sts
Row 30 (short row): Sl first 0 (0, 2) st, sc across leaving last 7 sts unworked—dec made at neckline, turn. 19 (22, 22) sts

L, XL Only
Row 26:
Sl st in first 3 sts, sc across, turn. (36, 38) sts
Row 27: Ch 1, sc in first st, ch 2, skip 2 sc, sc in next sc—buttonhole started, sc across leaving last 2 sts unworked, turn. (34, 36) sts
Row 28: Sl st in first 2 sts, sc across to ch-lp, 2 sc in ch-lp, sc in next sc—buttonhole finished. (32, 34) sts
Next 3 Rows: Work in sc with dec at side seam every row. (29, 31) sts
Row 32 (short row): Ch 1, sc across leaving last 7 sts unworked. (22, 24) sts

All Sizes
Row 31 (31, 31, 33, 33):
Ch 1, sc across leaving last 0 (1, 1, 1, 1) sts unworked. 19 (21, 21, 21, 23) sts
Next 24 (24, 24, 28, 28) Rows: Work in sc across AT SAME TIME dec 1 st at neckline every 6th (4th, 4th, 6th, 5th) row for 4 (6, 6, 4, 4) times, then every 0 (0, 0, 2nd, 2nd) row for 0 (0, 0, 2, 4) times. 15 sts PM at neckline edge of Row 39 (39, 39, 41, 41)—7th row of group of rows just worked.
Next 2 (4, 6, 1, 3) Rows: Ch 1, sc across, turn.
Next Row: Ch 1, sc across leaving last 0 (1, 2, 2, 4) sts unworked turn. 15 (14, 13, 11, 11) sts
Next Row: Sl st in first 8 (7, 6, 4, 2) sts, sc across, turn. 7 (7, 7, 8, 9) sts
Next Row: Ch 1, sc across leaving last 2 (2, 2, 2, 3) sts unworked. 5 (5, 5, 6, 6) sts
Fasten off. Do not remove marker.


BACK
With A, ch 45 (49, 53, 59, 63).
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each ch across, turn. 44 (48, 52, 58, 62) sts
Row 2: Ch 1, sc across, turn.
Row 3 (inc row): Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc across ending 2 sc in last st, turn. 46 (50, 54, 60, 64) sts
Next 14 (18, 18, 18, 18) Rows: Work in sc with inc row every 5th row twice, then every 4th row for 1 (2, 2, 2, 2) time. 52 (58, 62, 68, 72) sts
Next 10 (6, 6, 4, 4) Rows: Ch 1, sc in first and each st across, turn.

ARMHOLE SHAPING
Row 28 (28, 28, 26, 26):
Sl st in first 3 sts, sc across leaving last 3 sts unworked, turn. 46 (52, 56, 62, 66) sts
Next Row: Sl st in first 2 sts, sc across leaving last 2 sts unworked, turn. 42 (48, 52, 58, 62) sts
Next 4 Rows: Work in sc AT SAME TIME dec 0 (0, 1, 2, 2) st each side once, 0 (0, 0, 1, 1) st each side once; work even once; then dec 0 (0, 0, 0, 1) st each side once. 42 (48, 50, 52, 54) sts
Next 23 (25, 27, 31, 33) Rows: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

FIRST SHOULDER SHAPING
Row 57 (59, 61, 63, 65) (short row):
Ch 1, sc in first 16 (15, 13, 12, 11) sts, turn.
Next Row (short row): Ch 1, sc in first 7 (7, 7, 8, 9) sts, turn.
Next Row: Sl st in first 2 (2, 2, 2, 3) sts, sc in each st across. 5 (5, 5, 6, 6) sts
Fasten off.

OPPOSITE SHOULDER SHAPING
Join A to outer edge of opposite armhole and rep First Shoulder Shaping. Fasten off.


SLEEVE
Make 2
With A, ch 27 (29, 31, 33, 33).
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hk and in each ch across, turn. 26 (28, 30, 32, 32) sts
Rows 2–3: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Row 4 (inc row): Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in each st across ending 2 sc in last st, turn. 28 (30, 32, 34, 34) sts
Next 64 (64, 64, 71, 69): Work in sc with inc row every 8th (8th, 8th, 8th, 6th) row for 8 times, then every 7th row for 0 (0, 0, 1, 3) time. 44 (46, 48, 52, 56) sts
Next 2 (2, 2, 0, 2) Rows: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

CAP SHAPING
Next Row:
Sl st in first 3 sc, sc in each st across leaving last 3 sc unworked, turn. 38 (40, 42, 46, 50) sts
Next 2 Rows: Sl st in first 2 sts, sc in each st across leaving last 2 sc unworked, turn. 30 (32, 34, 38, 42) sts
Next 8 (1, 1, 1, 14) Row: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in each st across ending sc2tog, turn. 14 (30, 32, 36, 14) sts

S, M, L Only
Next Row:
Ch 1, sc across, turn.
Next 8 (2, 3) Rows: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in each st across ending sc2tog, turn. 14 (28, 30) sts

M, L Only
Next Row:
Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Next (7, 8) Rows: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in each st across ending sc2tog, turn. 14 sts
Fasten off.


FINISHING
Weave in ends. Steam block to schematic measurements. Sew shoulder and underarm seams. Set in sleeves. Sew side seams.

COLLAR
With B and RS facing, join yarn at marker on Left Front.
Row 1: Ch 1, work 64 (70, 74, 78, 82) evenly spaced sc around neckline to marker on Right Front. Remove markers.
Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc across working 3 sts at each shoulder seam and pm in center st of each inc-group and ending 2 sc in last sc, turn. 6 sts inc
Rows 3–6: Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc across working 3 sts in each marked st (move marker up to 2nd st of inc just made) and 2 sc in last sc, turn. 6 sts inc
Rows 7–8: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc across working 3 sc in each marked st, sc last 2 sts tog, turn. 2 sts inc
Row 9 (RS, short row): Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in first 10 sts, turn. 11 sts
Row 10: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc across ending sc2tog, turn. 9 sts
Row 11: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc across, turn. 8 sts
Rows 12–14: Rep Rows 10 and 11; then Row 10. 3 sts
Fasten off.
At opposite side of collar join yarn to 12th st from beg. Rep Rows 9–14.
With RS facing sl st around outer edge of collar.

BUTTON
With smaller hk, B, and starting with 12" (30.5 cm) long tail, ch 3, join with sl st in first ch.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, 8 sc in ring, join with st in first ch. 8 sc
Rnd 2: Ch 1, (sc in next st, 2 sc in next st) 4 times, join with sl st in first ch; pull yarn tail through center of ring to WS. 12 sc
Rnd 3: Ch 1, 16 long sc through center of ring and around sts in Rnds 2 and 3, join with sl st in first ch.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc in every other st, join with sl st in first ch. 8 sc
Fasten off leaving 12" (30.5 cm) tail.
With tail and tapestry needle whip st in front loop only of each Rnd 4 st. Pull yarn tightly toward button's center on WS.
Knot yarn tails tog.
Make 2 more buttons.
Sew buttons to left front 1" (2.5 cm) from edge.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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ch(s) = chain(s) dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing) lp(s) = loop(s)
Pm = place marker RS = right side
sc = single crochet sc2tog = single crochet 2 together
sl st = slip stitch st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side yo = yarn over


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Pattern Average Rating: *****4.7 (based on 3 reviews)
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Versatile Pattern Reviewed by Wendy Thomas on 2013-09-30 *****
This is a great pattern and easier than it looks. I used this pattern originally as a starting point for size reference. It comes out beautifully as is, but I left off the collar and trimmed it all the way around. I added small crocheted flowers on one side, scattered across. It came out really cute and modern enough for a tween. For those of you who are beginners or intimidated by a pattern with so much counting, here's a little tip to make it easier.
Print out a copy of your pattern and mark your size. Mark off where you are and/or keep notes right on it. Then mark your increase or decrease rows on the sweater with a loop of contrasting yarn. (I mark the seam side of the row). It not only helps you quickly see/remember where you are,it's a reference when you make the other side and when you space/match up your rows to sew it together. This is a fun pattern. I can't wait to make another in a different color and trim.


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