Aruna

Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Project Type: 
Women’s Clothing
Designer: 
Berroco Design Team

 

Short sleeves and a puffed stitch add up to a garment that will work up with lightening speed.

Shown in size Small

 

Sizes

Directions are for women’s size X-Small.  Changes for sizes Small, Medium, Large, 1X and 2X are in parentheses.

 

Finished Measurements

Bust (closed) – 32(36-40-44-48-52)”

Length – 18(18-19-20-21-21½)”

 

Materials

10(10-12-13-15-16) Hanks Berroco Latitude (50 grs), #5633 Limnos Island

Crochet hooks, sizes 4.00 mm (F) and 4.50 mm (G) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Three 1” buttons

 

Gauge

22 sc’s = 4”; 18 rows = 4” in Yo Pat with smaller hook

5 Popcorns and 6 dc’s (11 sts) = 4”;  8 rows = 4” in Alternate Popcorn Pat with larger hook

 

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE

 

Stitch Glossary

RSP ( Popcorn on RS row)

Work 5 dc’s all in next st, withdraw hook, leaving loop, reinsert hook under back loop only of first of these 5 dc’s, catch empty loop and pull it through to close the popcorn

WSP (Popcorn on WS row)

Work 5 dc’s all in next st, withdraw hook leaving loop, reinsert hook under front loop only of first of these 5 dc’s, catch empty loop and pull it through to close popcorn.

 

Note

1 Popcorn and 1 dc are each refered to as 1 st.

 

Yo Pattern (Even number of sts)

Row 1 (RS):  Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across.  Turn.

Row 2:  ch 1, sc in first sc, * sc in front loop of each sc across, end sc in last sc.  Turn.

Row 3:  ch 3 (counts as 1 hdc and ch 1), * skip 1 sc, hdc in back loop of next sc, ch 1, rep from * across, end hdc in beg ch-1.  Turn.

Row 4:  Ch 1, sc in back loop of each hdc and ch across, end sc in 2nd ch of beg ch-3.  Turn.

Row 5:  Rep Row 2.

Row 6:  ch 1, sc in front loop of each sc across, end sc in last sc.  Turn.

Rep Rows 3 – 6 for Yo Pat.

 

Alternate Popcorn Pattern (Multiple of 4 sts + 2)

Row 1:  Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), skip 1 sc, dc in next sc, * skip 1 sc, RSP in next sc, skip 1 sc, dc in next sc, rep from * across.  Turn.

Row 2:  Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), skip first dc, * dc in RSP, WSP in next dc, rep from * across, end dc in last RSP, dc in top of beg ch-3.  Turn.

Row 3:  Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), skip first dc, * RSP in next dc, dc in next WSP, rep from * across, end RSP in last dc, dc in top of beg ch-3.  Turn.

Rep Rows 2 and 3 for Alternate Popcorn Pat.

 

Back

With smaller crochet hook, ch 91(99-111-123-135-143).  Work even in YO pat over 90(98-110-122-134-142) sts for approximately 5”, end on Row 2 of YO pat.  Change to larger crochet hook and work even in Alternate Popcorn Pat until piece measures 10½(10½-11-11½-12-12½)” from beg, end on WS.

Shape Armholes:  Row 1:  Dec Row 1:  Sl st over 4(4-5-6-7-9) sts, work to last 4(4-5-6-7-9) sts, turn, leaving these sts unworked – 82(90-100-110-120-124) sts.

Dec Row 2:  Sl st over 2(3-3-3-3-3) sts, work to last 2(3-3-3-3-3) sts, turn, leaving these sts unworked – 78(84-94-104-114-118) sts.  Continuing to dec in this manner, dec 2(3-3-3-3-3) sts at each end of the next 3(3-3-3-5-3) rows, then 0(0-2-2-1-2) sts at each end of the next 0(0-1-2-1-3) rows – 66(66-72-78-82-88) sts.  Work even until armholes measure 7½(7½-8-8½-9-9)”.  Fasten off.

 

Left Front

With smaller crochet hook, ch 43(47-55-59-63-71).  Work same as back on 42(46-54-58-62-70) sts until piece measures 10½(10½-11-11½-12-12½)” from beg.

Shape Armhole and Neck:  Dec Row (RS):  Sl st over 4(4-5-6-7-9) sts, work to last st, turn leaving last st unworked – 37(41-48-51-54-60) sts.  Working in this manner, continue to shape armhole same as back.  AT THE SAME TIME, dec 1 st at neck edge EVERY row 13(13-14-13-11-14) times more.  When all decs have been completed, work even if necessary on 16(16-20-22-24-28) sts until armhole measures 7½(7½-8-8½-9-9)”.  Fasten off.

 

Right Front

Work to correspond to left front, reversing all shaping.

 

Sleeves

With smaller crochet hook, ch 67(67-71-79-83-87).  Work even in YO Pat for 4”, end on Row 2 of pat.  Change to larger crochet hook and work even in Alternate Popcorn Pat until sleeve measures 5” from beg.

Shape Cap:  Dec Row 1 (RS):  Sl st over 4(4-5-6-7-9) sts, work to last 4(4-5-6-7-9) sts, turn leaving these sts unworked – 58(58-60-66-68-68) sts.  Working decs in this manner, dec 2 sts each side of the next 9(9-9-9-10-10) rows, then 4 sts each side of the next 1(1-1-1-0-0) row – 14(14-16-22-28-28) sts.  Fasten off.

 

Finishing

Sew shoulder seams.  Sew in sleeves.  Sew side and sleeve seams.

Front/Neckband:  With RS facing, using crochet hook, join yarn with a sl st at lower edge of right front.  Work in sc along right front, back and left front edges, keeping sts even so work will lie flat.  Turn.

Row 2 (WS):  Ch 1, working through front loop, work 1 sc in each sc across.  Turn.

Row 3:  Ch 1, working through back loop, work 1 sc in each sc across.  Turn.

Row 4 (Buttonhole Row):  Ch 1, working through front loop, work 1 sc in each sc to beg of right front neck edge, sc in each of the next 2 sc’s, * ch 2, skip 2 sc’s, sc in each of the next 15 sc’s, rep from * once more, sc in each sc to end.  Turn.  Rep Rows 2 and 3 until band measures 1¼”.  Fasten off.  Sew on buttons.