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Fine-Crochet Sweater & Hat

Abbreviations
Beg = beginning
Rnd = Round
Sl st = Slip stitch
Ch(s) = Chain(s)
RS = right side
sp(s) = space(s)

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS:
dcBL = double crochet in the back loop.
scBL = single crochet in the back loop.

SWEATER
LOWER FRONT: Ch 44 (48, 52, 56).
Row 1 (Right Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across; turn – 43 (47, 51, 55) sc.
Row 2: Ch 2 (does NOT count as a st), dcBL in each st across; turn – 43 (47, 51, 55) sts. Repeat Row 2 for dc pattern until 6 (7, 8, 9)” from beginning. Fasten off. Piece should measure 11½ (12½, 13½, 14½)” wide.

TOP FRONT (Worked vertically beginning at shoulder):
Ch 21 (23, 25, 27).
Row 1 (Right Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn – 20 (22, 24, 26) sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, scBL in each sc across; turn. Repeat Row 2 for sc pattern for 3 (3¼, 3½, 3¾)”, end by working a right side row.
Shape Neck (Wrong Side): Ch 1, scBL in 14 (16, 18, 20) sc; turn – 14 (16, 18, 20) sc. Repeat Row 2 for 5 1/2 (6, 6 1/2, 7)”, end by working a wrong side row.
Next Row: Ch 7, sc in 2nd ch from hook, scBL in each sc across; turn – 20 (22, 24, 26) sc. Repeat Row 2 for 3 (3¼, 3½, 3¾)” for second shoulder.
Fasten off.Piece should measure 11½ (12½, 13½, 14½)” wide.
Sew lower front and top front together.

LOWER BACK: Work same as Lower Front.
TOP BACK (Worked vertically): Ch 21 (23, 25, 27).
Row 1 (Right Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn – 20 (22, 24, 26) sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, scBL in each sc across; turn. Repeat Row 2 for 11½ (12½, 13½, 14½)”. Fasten off.

Sew lower back and top back together. Sew shoulder seams.

SLEEVES (Make 2): Ch 41 (45, 49, 53).
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; turn – 40 (44, 48, 52) sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, scBL in each st across; turn. Repeat Row 2 until 9 (11, 13, 15)” from beginning. Fasten off.
Place center of sleeve tops at shoulder seams and sew in place. Sew side and sleeve seams. Weave in ends.

HAT
Leaving a 10” yarn tail before the slip knot, ch 60 (68).
Row 1 (Right Side): Dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in each ch across; turn – 58 (66) dc.
Row 2: Ch 2 (does NOT count as a st), dcBL in each st across; turn.
Rows 3-9: Repeat Row 2.
Rows 10-21 (10-23): Ch 1, scBL in each st across; turn. Fasten off at end of last row leaving a 10” yarn tail. With beginning yarn tail in the yarn needle, weave through the sts of the beginning ch; draw up firmly to gather; fasten securely. With ending yarn tail in the yarn needle, sew back seam.
Ruffle: With right side facing, join yarn at back seam; ch 3, 2 dc in same place as joining, slip st in next st, * 3 dc in next st, slip st in next st; repeat from * around; join with a slip st in top of ch-3. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

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