Sociology Sweater

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Yarn: 580(750, 910, 1070) yards of dk weight acrylic yarn

Tools: 5.0mm crochet hook, tapestry needle, scissors

Skill Level: Intermediate

Stitches: (ch)chain, (sc)single crochet, (dc)double crochet, (sl st)slip stitch

S (M, L, XL)

Ch. 61(81, 101, 121)

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch. from hook & in each sc across. (60, 80, 100, 120 sc)

Row 2: Turn, ch.1, sc in each sc across. (60, 80, 100, 120 sc)

Row 3: Turn, ch.1, sc in 1st sc, *ch.8, sk nxt 8 st., sc in nxt 2 st. * repeat from * up to last 9 st, ch.8, sk nxt 8st. & sc in last st.

Row 4: Turn, ch.1, sc in 1st sc, *ch.4, sc in nxt ch.8 sp., ch.4, sc in nxt sc ** ch.5, sc in nxt sc * repeat from * across ending at **.

Row 5: Turn, ch.1, sc in 1st sc, ch.2, 7dc in nxt sc, ch.2, sc in nxt ch.5 sp., *ch.2, sk nxt sc, 7dc in nxt sc, ch.2 **, sc in nxt ch.5 sp. * repeat from * ending at **, sc in last sc.

Row 6: Turn, ch.1, sc in 1st sc, ch.8, sk 1st ch.2 sp., *sc in each of nxt 2 ch.2 sp., ch.8 * repeat from * to end, sk last ch.2 sp., sc in last sc.

Row 7: Turn, ch.1, sc in each sc & ch. across (60, 80, 100, 120 sc)

Row 8: Turn, ch.1, sc in each sc across (60, 80, 100, 120 sc)

Rows 9-20 (26, 32, 38): Repeat Rows 3-8 2(3, 4, 5) more times.

 

 

Rows 21(27, 33, 39)-25(31, 37, 43): Repeat Rows 3-6 one more time.

Row 26(32, 38, 44): Turn, ch.1, 2sc in nxt sc, 2sc in nxt 4ch, sc in nxt 4ch, sc in each sc & ch. across up to last ch.8 sp., sc in nxt 4ch, 2sc in nxt 4 ch, 2sc in last sc (70, 90, 110, 130 sc).

Row 27(33, 39, 45): Turn, ch.1, 2sc in nxt 5sc, sc in each sc across up to last 5 sc, 2sc in each nxt 5sc (80, 100, 120, 140 sc).

Row 28(34, 40, 46): Repeat Row 3 ending at 40th (50th, 60th, 70th st.)

Row 29(35, 41, 47)-34(40, 46, 52): Repeat Rows 4-8. You will have 40 (50, 60, 70) sc at end.

Row 35(41, 47, 53)-68(80, 92, 104): Repeat Rows 3-8 6(7, 8, 9) more times, ending last repeat after “Row 6”. Finish off.

Join w/sl st. in unworked corner sc of Row 27(33, 39, 45).

Then Repeat Rows 28(34, 40, 46) through 68(80, 92, 104). Do not finish off.

Row 69(81, 93, 105): Turn, ch.1, sc decrease 5 times over nxt 10 st., sc in each sc & ch. (connect to 2nd piece by working nxt st. in nxt sc of that 2nd piece) across up to last 10st., sc decrease 5 times over last 10 st.

Row 70(82, 94, 106): Turn, ch.1, sc decrease 5 times over nxt 10 st., sc in each sc across up to last 10 st., sc decrease 5 times over last 10 st.

Rows 71(83, 95, 107)-94(112, 130, 148): Repeat Rows 3-8 4(5, 6, 7) times.

Fold entire piece in half and join ends w/sl st. tblo in 1st 5 (5, 10, 10) sts. Finish off.

On other side, join w/ sl st. tblo in 1st sts. Finish off.

Bottom Band:

Round 1: Join w/sc in 1st sc nxt to the joined ends. Sc in each st. around, join w/sl st. in 1st sc.

Round 2: Ch.3 (counts as dc), *sc in nxt st., dc in nxt st.,* continue from * around, once you’ve reached 1st ch.3, dc in it, sc in nxt sc, continue working a dc in each dc and sc in each sc around until the band measures 4(6, 8, 10) inches.

Finish off.

Arm Edging: Join w/sc in any sp. of armhole, sc evenly around, join w/sl st. in 1st st. Finish off.

Weave in ends. “Kill” acrylic with steam from iron.

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