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Crochet lace sweater

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Yarn - Bernat Softee Baby Cotton (Soft Plum) / light 3/ 4.2 oz (120 g) / 254 yards (232 m) / about 5 balls needed
Hooks - D/3 – 3.25 mm and E/4 – 3.50 mm or other size hooks needed for the gauge
Gauge - 3 shells go into about 4 inches (10 cm)
Size - M
Complexity - Advanced Beginner

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Lace sweater crochet pattern

Part 1 video tutorial

Crochet from top to bottom.

Make a foundation chain of 78 chs.

1st row (wrong side) – h5ch, dc1, [ch2, sk3, trc1, ch2, sk1 back, trc1, ch2, sk1, picot1] x 2, ch2, sk3, trc1, ch2, sk1 back, trc1, ch2, sk1, Vst1, [ch2, sk3, trc1, ch2, sk1 back, trc1, ch2, sk1, picot1] x 5, ch2, sk3, trc1, ch2, sk1 back, trc1, ch2, sk1, Vst1, [ch2, sk3, trc1, ch2, sk1 back, trc1, ch2, sk1, picot1] x2, ch2, sk3, trc1, ch2, sk1 back, trc1, ch2, sk1, Vst1

2nd row (right side) – sl.st.1 into Vst, ch4, (shell1 under 2chs of crossed trc) x 3, shell1 into Vst, (shell1 under 2chs of crossed trc) x 6, shell1 into Vst, (shell1 under 2chs of crossed trc) x 3, shell1 into Vst, ch37*, shell1* between first dc and chs of prev.row, sl.st.1 under 1ch between 2trc
* chain 37 or multiples of 6 chs plus 1 additional ch

1st round – sl.st.1, ch6, trc1 above last trc of prev. row, [ch2, picot1 under 5chs, ch2, cross trc] x 3, ch2, Vst under 5chs of corner, ch2, cross trc, [ch2, picot1 under 5chs, ch2, cross trc] x 6, ch2, Vst under 5chs of corner, ch2, cross trc, [ch2, picot1 under 5chs, ch2, cross trc] x 3, ch2, Vst under 5chs of corner, ch2, sk1 after last trc, trc1, ch2, sk3 back, trc1, [ch2, sk1, picot1, ch2, sk3, trc1, ch2, sk1 back, trc1] x 5, ch2, sk1, picot1, ch2, sk5, trc1, ch2, sk3 back, trc1, ch2, Vst1 under 5chs of corner, ch2 + sl.st1 under initial 6chs

2nd round – (ch5, trc1, ch5, trc1, ch1, trc1) under 2chs, work one shell under 2chs of crossed trc and under 1ch of Vst to end of the round + sl.st.1 into 4th ch

3rd round – sl.st.1, ch6, trc1 above 3rd trc of prev. shell, ([ch2, picot1 under 5chs, ch2, cross trc] to corner; ch2, Vst under 5chs of corner, ch2, cross trc) x 3, [ch2, picot1 under 5chs, ch2, cross trc] to corner; ch2, Vst under 5chs of corner, ch2 + sl.st.1 under initial 6chs

Repeat the pattern starting from the 2nd round until your front and back part will be wide enough to your chest circumference.

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Part 2 video tutorial

Join front and back parts together

12th round – ch4, sk shoulder part, shell1 into Vst, shell1 under 2chs of crossed trc to end of back part, shell1 into Vst, sk shoulder part, shell1 into Vst, shell1 under 2chs of crossed trc to end of front part, (trc1, ch1, trc1, ch5, trc1) into Vst, sl.st.1 into 4th ch + sl.st.1 between 2trc
13th round – sl.st.1, ch6, trc1 above 3rd trc of prev. shell, ch2, picot1 under 5chs, ch2, [cross trc, ch2, picot1 under 5chs, ch2] to end + sl.st.1 under initial 6chs
14th round – ch5, tr1 under 2chs, [shell1 under 2chs of crossed trc] to end; (trc1, ch1, trc1) under 2chs, ch2, trc1 into 4th ch
15th round – ch1, picot1, ch2, cross trc, [ch2, picot1 under 5chs, ch2, cross trc] to end; dc1 into 1st ch
16th round – ch4 (to begin shell), shell1 under 2chs to end; to finish shell -(trc1, ch1, trc1, ch5, trc1) under 2chs, sl.st.1 into 4th ch + sl.st.1 between 2trc

Repeat the pattern starting from the round 13 to about your waistline, and then continue the 4 rounds of the pattern using a larger size crochet hook to widen the garment from the bottom.

Sleeves

Attach the yarn under arm.

1st round = 16th round (body)
2nd round = 13th round (body)
3rd round = 14th round (body)
4th round = 15th round (body)
Repeat the 4 rounds until you reach the desired length of the sleeves.

Edges

Single crochet working ch1 above each picot

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Abbreviations
[ ] – repeat
ch – chain
cross trc – work trc1 above 2nd trc of next shell, ch2, trc1 above 3rd trc of prev.shell
dc – double crochet
h#ch – insert a hook into the # chain from the hook
picot – (sc1, ch2, sc1) into 1ch
sc – single crochet
sk – skip a chain
sl.st. – slip stitch
shell – trc1, ch1, trc1, ch5, trc1, ch1, trc1
shell* – trc1, ch1, trc1, ch5, trc1, sl.st.1 into 4th ch
trc – triple crochet
Vst/corner – (dc1, ch1, dc1) into 1ch

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Lace sweater crochet pattern

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