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Vintage 1934 Waistcoat Crochet Jacket #535
Quick & easy to crochet this modern jacket…smart & stylish lines…season-spanning, wardrobe favorite…perfect for many occasions!
SIZE: 34 - 36
J & P Coats Knit-Cro-Sheen, 7 balls
#1 or #2 Steel Crochet Hook
GAUGE: 3 meshes = 1”; 3 rows = 1”
Work should be done very loosely throughout.
Ch 99, turn.
1ST ROW: 1 Sc in 3rd ch from hook, * sk 1 ch, 3 sc in next ch, sk 1 ch, 1 sc in next ch, & rep from * keeping work very loose. Ch 2, turn.
2ND ROW: * Into single sc of prev row put 3 sc, & 1 sc into 2nd st of group of 3 sc. Rep from * across, end row with 1 sc in ch-2 at end of row below. Ch 2, turn.
Rep 2nd row, inc 1 mesh at each end on 6th & 12th rows.
When work is 8 ½” deep [length of underarm], dec 1 whole mesh [1 sc, 3 sc] at each end for underarm.
Then dec ½ mesh at each end on every row for 6 rows.
Work straight for 34 rows, bringing work to shoulder.
Dec 1 mesh at each end every row for 18 rows. Then finish off.
Ch 31, turn.
1ST THRU 13TH ROWS: Same as for back, keep front edge even.
14TH ROW: In single sc put 3 sc, ch 5 [to allow for buttonhole], sk 1 sc & 3 sc, 3 sc in next sc, work 3 more meshes, then ch 19 [to allow for pocket], sk 5 complete meshes, then work across row. Ch 2, turn.
ON NEXT ROW: Work in ch-5, & ch-19, as in 1st row of back.
Cont until work meas 9 ½”.
Dec 1 mesh for underarm. Be sure that it is not on same edge as buttonhole.
Dec ½ mesh at arm for 6 rows, then work straight for 34 rows.
Dec 1 mesh at each end every row until all meshes are worked off. Break thread.
Make other side to correspond.
In front loops of sts at lower edge of pocket opening, make row of sc.
At end of row, ch 1, turn, & put 1 sc in each st of row below.
Rep for 3rd row.
Tack 2 ends to body of work so that band will stay flat.
Attach thread to wrong side of work, then put 1 sc in back loops of sts on lower edge of pocket, & in ch on upper edge.
Work round & round until 12 rows have been made. Then break thread & sew across bottom.
Ch 51, turn.
Rep directions for back, but inc ½ mesh at each end every 10th row until sleeve is desired length.
Then dec ½ mesh at each end every row until all meshes have been worked off.
Attach thread to bottom of sleeve, ch 1, 1 sc in each st of foundation ch. Cont with 2 more rows of sc.
Sew back & fronts tog at shoulder seams & underarm.
Then attach thread at neck & work row of sc around to other side of front. Ch 1, turn.
Put 1 sc in 1st st, ch 5 [to allow for buttonhole], sk 5 sc.
Then cont around, making similar buttonhole, 1 sc from other end. Ch 1, turn.
1 Sc in each st of prev row, & work until 11 rows have been made.
Then work as in 2nd row of back in mesh patt & make 12 rows.
Then work 3 rows of sc around entire jacket & finish off.
Sew sleeves in at armhole.
Sew in zipper & sew on buttons.