Babylon Sweater
Crochet!|Autumn 2020
Babylon Sweater
An artfully designed sweater featuring an eye-catching lace insert! The pattern is simple and consists of four pieces that are sewn together.
CECILIA ESPARZA

INTERMEDIATE

FINISHED SIZES Instructions given fit size small; changes for medium, large, X-large and 2X-large are in ( ).

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Bust: 34 (39, 41, 46, 51) inches

Length: 221/2(23, 231/2, 241/2, 25) inches

MATERIALS

King Cole Bamboo Cotton light (DK) weight bamboo viscose/cotton yarn (31/2oz/252 yds/100g per ball): 4 (5, 5, 6, 7) skeins #609 glacier

Size 7/4.5mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

Tapestry needle

GAUGE

13 dc = 4 inches; 8 dc rows = 4 inches

Take time to check gauge.

PATTERN NOTES

The sweater is made in 4 pieces that are later sewn together: back, front and 2 sleeves. A trim around the neck is added in the end.

Weave in loose ends as you progress.

Chain-2 at beginning of a row does not count as a stitch unless otherwise stated.

The front has fewer decrease rows than the back to compensate for the fact that the lace panel is narrower than the normal double crochet stitches.

When instructed to work into next stitch, if the stitch is a chain, work into the chain space.

Increases and decreases are always worked in the stitch(es) right after the first double crochet and the stitch(es) right before the last double crochet of the indicated rows, unless otherwise stated.

SPECIAL STITCH

Last double crochet (last dc): [Yo, insert hook in last st, yo, pull up a lp, yo pull through 2 lps] twice, yo pull through all 3 lps on hook.

PATTERN STITCH

Lace Pattern (Counts as 17 sts in all st counts)

Row 1: [Ch 1, sk next st, {dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st} 3 times], dc in next 3 sts, rep between [ ] once.

Row 2: [Ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, {dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp} twice], dc in next 3 sts, ch 3, sk next st, dc in next 3 sts, rep between [ ] once.

Row 3: [Ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp], dc in next 3 sts, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next 2 dc, dc in next 3 dc, rep between [ ] once.

Row 4: Ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, dc in next 3 sts, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next sc, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next 2 dc, dc in next 3 sts, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp.

Row 5: [Ch 1, sk next st, dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st], dc in next st, 2 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk first sc, sc in next sc, ch 3, sk next sc, 2 dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in next dc, rep between [ ] once.

Row 6: [Ch 1, sk next st, {dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st} twice], dc in next st, 2 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, sk next sc, 2 dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in next dc, rep between [ ] once.

Row 7: [Ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp, {dc in next st, ch 1, sk next ch-1 sp} twice], dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next 3 sts, ch 1, sk next st, dc in next st, rep between [ ] once.

Rep rows 2 –7 for pattern.

SWEATER

BACK

Ch 61 (69, 73, 81, 89).

Row 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook (sk chs do not count as a st), [ch 1, sk next ch, dc in next 3 chs] 14 (16, 17, 19, 21) times, ch 1, sk next ch, last dc (see Special Stitches). Turn. [59 (67, 71, 79, 87) sts]

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