Hugs and Kisses Jacket

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Hugs and Kisses Jacket

designed by Kim Guzman © Sept. 2015

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Technique: Tunisian Crochet

CrochetKim Free Crochet Pattern | Hugs and Kisses Jacket @crochetkim

To fit sizes

33 (35)”

Schematics (Blocked Measurements)

CrochetKim Free Crochet Pattern | Hugs and Kisses Jacket @crochetkim

CrochetKim Free Crochet Pattern | Hugs and Kisses Jacket @crochetkim

Skill Level

Challenging

Materials

  • Filatura Di Crosa Zarina, 100% extra fine merino superwash, 50g/1.75 oz/165m/180 yds per ball:
    10 (11) balls, color 1754
  • Size 5mm Tunisian hook (minimum suggested length 20″)
  • Size 5.5mm Tunisian hook (or size to meet gauge) (minimum suggested length 20″)
  • Stitch markers (2)
  • Cable holder
  • Yarn needle
  • Size 7/8″ round buttons (5)
  • sewing needle and coordinating sewing thread (if necessary, to sew on buttons)

Blocked Gauge

21 tks for 21 rows in cable stitch pattern with larger hook measures 4″

Designer Note: This pattern was originally published in Interweave Crochet, Winter 2013. Although I sold first rights of publication to Interweave, I retain the right to publish and this is an excerpt of the pattern from the magazine. I’ve included the first two sizes only. The original Interweave pattern includes sizes 33 (35, 38, 41, 44)”. If you would like to purchase the pattern in its entirety, it is available HERE.

Notes

Superwash merino has been chosen for this project because, upon wet-blocking and allowing to dry, the stitches open up beautifully and this method of blocking alleviates any curling of the fabric you may experience.

Skip first vertical bar at beginning of each row. The 1 loop remaining from the previous row counts as the first stitch throughout.

Unless otherwise indicated, to “close” stitches means to work as follows for the indicated sts: ch 1, [yarn over, pull through 2 loops] across.

When indicated to place marker (pm), leave stitch marker (sm) in place until it is indicated to place marker again.

To decrease (dec), insert hook in 2 stitches simultaneously, yarn over, pull through both stitches. When working decrease into ttwps, work as for ttwps. When working decrease into tks, work as for tks.

To increase (inc), pull up a lp in both the back and the front of the indicated st.

To bind off (bo), sl st in indicated sts.

Special Stitches

Tunisian Twisted Purl Stitch (ttwps): With yarn in front, insert hook under next horizontal bar, pull back vertical bar to front, yarn over, pull loop through that back vertical bar.

Tunisian Knit Stitch (tks): Insert hook from front of work to back of work between the front and back vertical bars of the same stitch, yarn over, pull loop through.

Note: Left-handers will get the opposite of right- and left-leaning cables when following these instructions. Reverse rlc with llc and llc with rlc to get a true representation of the design.

Right-Leaning Cable (rlc): pull up on first lp on hook (working lp) and carefully remove it, grip 6 sts with your non-hook hand, pull slightly on hook to loosen sts, while still gripping the stitches, carefully remove the 6 stitches from the hook, place cable holder in 4th, 5th and 6th st, drop cable holder to the back of work, place 1st, 2nd and 3rd st back on hook, then place the 3 sts from the cable holder on the hook, replace working lp back on hook. To close: [yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] 3 times, ch 1, [yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] 3 times. In all subsequent rows, always place a ch 1 at the center of each 6-st cable.

Left-leaning Cable (llc): repeat as for rlc, except drop cable holder to the front of work.

Video Support: View videos for all of these stitches on my YouTube channel in both right- and left-handed HERE.

Other Abbreviations

ch=chain; cont=continue; lp(s)=loop(s); patt=pattern; pm=place marker; prev=previous; rem=remaining; rep=repeat; sl=slip; sm=stitch marker; st(sts)=stitch(es); yo=yarn over

Stitch Patterns

Ribbing (rib): Tks in tks sts and trs in trs sts.

Cable:

Rows 1-4: [12 tks, 4 (6) twps] to last 12 sts, 12 tks.

Row 5: [12 tks, 4 (6) twps] to last 12 sts, 12 tks. At closing, *rlc (see Cables above), llc, [yo, pull through 2 lps] 4 (6) times, llc, rlc, [yo, pull through 2 lps] 4 (6) times, rep from * to last 12 tks, rlc, llc.

Row 6-9: Rep rows 1-4, except work ch-1 in center of each 6-st cable.

Row 10: [12 tks, 4 (6) twps] to last 12 sts, 12 tks. At closing, *llc, rlc, [yo, pull through 2 lps] 4 (6) times, rlc, llc, [yo, pull through 2 lps] 4 (6) times, rep from * to last 12 tks, llc, rlc.

Rows 11-14: Rep rows 6-9.

Row 15-19: Rep rows 10-14.

Row 20-29: Rep rows 5-9 twice.

Rep rows 10-29 for pattern.

Instructions

Ribbed Hem

Row 1: With smaller hook, ch 192 (212), insert hook in second ch from hook, yo, pull lp through, [insert hook in next ch, yo, pull lp through] across: 192 (212) sts. Close (see Notes above).

Row 2: Rib (see Stitch Patterns above) to last st, tks in last st: 192 (212) sts. Close.

Rows 3-10: Rep row 2.

Body

Row 1: With larger hook, rib 5 sts, 4 ttwps, pm #1, work in cable (see Stitch Patterns above) to last 10 sts, pm #2, 4 ttwps, rib 5 sts, tks in last st: 192 (212) sts, 11 (11) cable sections. Close.

Rows 2-4: Rep row 1.

Row 5 (Cable crossing is worked on every 5th row): Rib 5 sts, 4 ttwps, pm #1, work in cable to sm, pm #2, 4 ttwps, rib 5 sts, tks in last st. Close. (Note: remember to close the sts between stitch markers as for cable stitch pattern here and until indicated otherwise.)

Row 6: Rib 5 sts, 2 ttwps, dec, pm #1, work in cable to sm, pm #2, dec, 2 ttwps, rib 5 sts, tks in last st: 190 (210) sts. Close.

Row 7: Rib 5 sts, 3 ttwps, pm #1, work in cable to sm, pm #2, 3 ttwps, rib 5 sts, tks in last st. Close.

Rows 8-10: Rep row 7.

Row 11: Rib 5 sts, ttwps, dec, pm #1, work in cable to sm, pm #2, ttwps, dec, rib 5 sts, tks in last st: 188 (208) sts. Close.

Row 12: Rib 5 sts, 2 ttwps, pm #1, work in cable to sm, pm #2, 2 ttwps, rib 5 sts, tks in last st. Close.

Rows 13-15: Rep row 12.

Row 16: Rib 5 sts, dec, pm #1, work in cable to sm, pm #2, dec, rib 5 sts, tks in last st: 186 (206) sts. Close.

Row 17: Rib 5 sts, ttwps, pm #1, work in cable to sm, pm #2, ttwps, rib 5 sts, tks in last st. Close.

Rows 18-20: Rep row 17.

Row 21: Rib 4 sts, dec as for ttwps, pm #1, work in cable to sm, pm #2, dec as for tks, rib 4 sts, tks in last st: 184 (204) sts. Close.

Row 22: Rib 5 sts, 12 tks, 4 ttwps, pm #1, work in cable to last 22 sts, pm #2, 4 ttwps, 12 tks, rib 5 sts, tks in last st. Close.

Row 23: Rib 5 sts, 12 tks, 4 ttwps, pm #1, work in cable to sm, pm #2, 4 ttwps, 12 tks, rib 5 sts, tks in last st. Close.

Rows 24-25: Rep row 23.

Row 26: Rib 5 sts, dec, 10 tks, 4 ttwps, pm #1, work in cable to sm, pm #2, 4 ttwps, 10 tks, dec, rib 5 sts, tks in last st: 182 (202) sts. Close.

Row 27: Rib 5 sts, 11 tks, 4 ttwps, pm #1, work in cable to sm, pm #2, 4 ttwps, 11 tks, rib 5 sts, tks in last st. Close.

Rows 28-30: Rep row 22.

Row 31: Rib 5 sts, dec, 9 tks, 4 ttwps, pm #1, work in cable to sm, pm #2, 4 ttwps, 9 tks, dec, rib 5 sts, tks in last st: 180 (200) sts. Close.

Row 32: Rib 5 sts, ttwps, 9 tks, 4 ttwps, pm #1, work in cable to sm, pm #2, 4 ttwps, 9 tks, ttwps, rib 5 sts, tks in last st. Close.

Row 33: Rib 5 sts, 2 ttwps, 8 tks, 4 ttwps, pm #1, work in cable to sm, pm #2, 4 ttwps, 8 tks, 2 ttwps, rib 5 sts, tks in last st. Close.

Row 34: Rib 5 sts, 3 ttwps, 7 tks, 4 ttwps, pm #1, work in cable to sm, pm #2, 4 ttwps, 7 tks, 3 ttwps, rib 5 sts, tks in last st. Close.

Row 35: Rib 5 sts, 4 ttwps, 6 tks, 4 ttwps, pm #1, work in cable to sm, pm #2, 4 ttwps, 6 tks, 4 ttwps, rib 5 sts, tks in last st. Close.

Row 36: Rib 5 sts, 5 ttwps, dec, 3 tks, 4 ttwps, pm #1, work in cable to sm, pm #2, 4 ttwps, 3 tks, dec, 5 ttwps, rib 5 sts, tks in last st: 178 (198) sts. Close.

Row 37: Rib 5 sts, 6 ttwps, 3 tks, 4 ttwps, pm #1, work in cable to sm, pm #2, 4 ttwps, 3 tks, 6 ttwps, rib 5 sts, tks in last st. Close.

Row 38: Rib 5 sts, 7 ttwps, 2 tks, 4 ttwps, pm #1, work in cable to sm, pm #2, 4 ttwps, 2 tks, 7 ttwps, rib 5 sts, tks in last st. Close.

Row 39: Rib 5 sts, 8 ttwps, tks, 4 ttwps, pm #1, work in cable to sm, pm #2, 4 ttwps, tks, 8 ttwps, rib 5 sts, tks in last st. Close.

Row 40: Rib 5 sts, 13 ttwps, pm #1, work in cable to sm, pm #2, 13 ttwps, rib 5 sts, tks in last st. Close.

Row 41: Rib 5 sts, dec, 11 ttwps, pm #1, work in cable to sm, pm #2, 11 ttwps, dec, rib 5 sts, tks in last st: 176 (196) sts. Close.

Row 42: Rib 5 sts, 12 ttwps, pm #1, work in cable to sm, pm #2, 12 ttwps, rib 5 sts, tks in last st. Close.

Rows 43-45: Rep row 42.

Row 46: Rib 5 sts, dec, 10 ttwps, pm #1, work in cable to sm, pm #2, 10 ttwps, dec, rib 5 sts, tks in last st: 174 (194) sts. Close.

Row 47: Rib 5 sts, 11 ttwps, pm #1, work in cable to sm, pm #2, 11 ttwps, dec, rib 5 sts, tks in last st. Close.

Rows 48-59: Rep row 47. Remove stitch markers.

First Front Bodice

Row 1: Rib 5 sts, 11 ttwps, 24 (28) tks: 41 (45) sts. Close, leaving rem sts unworked.

Row 2: Rib 5 sts, 11 ttwps, tks to last 3 sts, dec, tks in last st: 40 (44) sts. Close.

Note: Buttonholes are worked simultaneously on this front for right-handers and opposite front for left-handers. Buttonholes begin on row 3. At rib, work 2 sts, bo 2 sts, then cont across as instructed. At close, work 2 ch over buttonhole position. Maintain rib patt when working into chs of buttonhole. After first buttonhole, work buttonhole on every 7th (7th) row.

Rep row 2 until 11 (12) rows completed for First Front Bodice. On final row, 31 (34) sts.

Next row: Rib 5 sts, 11 ttwps, tks across. Close.

Rep prev row until 25 (25) rows completed for bodice.

Next row: Bo 12 (14) sts, cont in established patt across: 19 (20) sts. Close.

Next 4 rows: Dec, cont in established patt across. Close. On final row, 15 (16) sts.

Cont in established patt with no decreasing for 0 (2) more rows. Bo across, fasten off.

Back

Row 1: On row 59 of body, join with sl st to first unworked st, ch 1, bo 5 (7) sts (1 lp on hook), 14 (14) tks, pm #1, work in cable to last 15 (15) sts, pm #2, tks across: 82 (90) sts. Close. (Note: remember to close the sts between stitch markers as for cable stitch pattern here and until indicated otherwise.)

Row 2: Dec, tks to sm, pm #1, work in cable to sm, pm #2, tks to last 3 sts, dec, tks in last st: 80 (88) sts. Close.

Row 3: Rep row 2: 78 (86) sts.

Rep prev row until 9 (10) rows completed for back. On final row, 66 (74) sts.

Row 10 (11): Tks to sm, pm #1, work in cable to sm, pm #2, tks across. Close.

Rep prev row until 25 (25), rows completed for back. Bo all sts, fasten off, remove stitch markers.

Next 5 (7) rows: Rep row 10, except discontinue crossing cables and discontinue ch-1 in center of cables.

Second Front Bodice

Row 1: On row 59 of body, join with sl st to first unworked st, ch 1, bo 5 (7) sts (1 lp on hook), 23 (27) tks, 11 ttwps, rib 5 sts, tks in last st: 41 (45) sts. Close.

Row 2: Dec, 21 (25) tks, 11 ttwps, rib 5 sts, tks in last st: 40 (44) sts. Close.

Note: If left-handed, follow buttonhole instructions of First Front Bodice.

Rep row 2 until 11 (12) rows completed for Second Front Bodice. On final row, 31 (34) sts.

Next row: 13 (14) tks, 11 ttwps, rib 5 sts, tks in last st. Close.

Rep prev row until 25 (25) rows completed for bodice.

Next row: Cont in established patt to last 11 (13) sts, bo across, fasten off: 19 (20) sts. With new strand of yarn, close all sts.

Next 4 rows: Cont in established patt to last 3 sts, dec, tks in last st. Close. On final row, 15 (16) sts.

Cont in established patt with no decreasing for 0 (2) more rows. Bo across, fasten off.

Sleeve (make 2)

Ribbed Hem

Row 1: With smaller hook, 60 (62), insert hook in second ch from, yo, pull lp through, [insert hook in next ch, yo, pull lp through] across: 60 (62) sts. Close.

Row 2: Rib to last st, tks in last st: 60 (62) sts. Close.

Rows 3-10: Rep row 2.

Body of Sleeve

Row 1: With larger hook, inc, 18 (19) tks, 4 ttwps, pm #1, work in cable across 12 sts only, pm #2, 4 ttwps, tks to last 2 sts, inc, tks in last st: 62 (64) sts. Close.

Row 2: Inc, tks to 4 sts before sm, 4 ttwps, pm #1, work in cable to sm, pm #2, 4 ttwps, tks to last 2 sts, inc, tks in last st: 64 (66) sts. Close.

Rep row 2 until 4 (3) rows completed for Body. On final row, 68 (68) sts. Move stitch markers up as work progresses here and throughout.

Next 2 rows: Tks to 4 sts before sm, 4 ttwps, pm #1, work in cable to sm, pm #2, 4 ttwps, tks across. Close.

Next row: Inc, tks to 4 sts before sm, 4 ttwps, pm #1, work in cable to sm, pm #2, 4 ttwps, tks to last 2 sts, inc, tks in last st: 70 (70) sts. Close.

Rep prev 3 rows until 19 (17) rows completed for Body. On final row, 78 (78) sts.

Work without increasing 1 (3) more rows.

Sleeve Cap

Row 1: Bo 3 (4) sts (1 lp rem on hook), tks to 4 sts before sm, 4 ttwps, pm #1, work in cable to sm, pm #2, 4 ttwps, tks to last 2 (3) sts, bo 2 (3) sts: 72 (70) sts. Close.

Row 2: Dec, tks to 4 sts before sm, 4 ttwps, pm #1, work in cable to sm, pm #2, 4 ttwps, tks to last 3 sts, dec, tks in last st: 70 (68) sts. Close.

Rep row 2 until 18 (14) rows completed for Sleeve Cap. On final row, 38 (44) sts.

Next row: Tks to 4 sts before sm, 4 ttwps, pm #1, work in cable to sm, pm #2, 4 ttwps, tks across. Close.

Next row: Rep row 2: 36 (42) sts.

Rep prev 2 rows until 30 (32) rows completed for Sleeve Cap. On final row, 26 sts.

Saddle Shoulder

Row 1: 4 tks, 4 ttwps, pm #4, work in cable to sm, pm #2, 4 ttwps, 5 tks: 26 sts. Close.

Rep row 1 until 10 (13) rows completed for Saddle Shoulder.

Rep row 1, except discontinue crossing cables and discontinue ch-1 in center of cables, until 15 (16) rows completed for Saddle Shoulder. Bo, fasten off.

Assembly

Before assembly, block all pieces as follows: Completely immerse in cool water, remove excess water, roll in dry towel to remove as much water as possible, lie flat and shape, allow to dry completely.

With yarn needle, seam sleeve cap to sleeve opening, matching stitch for stitch, seam saddle shoulder to tops of fronts and back, seam sleeve.

Neck Trim

Row 1: With smaller hook, join yarn with sl st to corner of First Front Bodice (note that it will be the opposite side for left-handers), ch 9, insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, yo, pull lp through, [insert hook in next ch, yo, pull lp through] across, insert hook in same st as joining, yo, pull lp through: 10 sts, [yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] across. (Note that there is no ch-1 at the beginning of this closing since it is joined as you go.)

Row 2: [ttwps, tks] 4 times, insert hook in next st of garment neckline, yo, pull lp through: 10 sts, [yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] across.

Row 3: [ttwps, tks] 2 times, bo 2, cont rib across, join in next st of garment neckline, [yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] across, except ch 2 at buttonhole position.

Row 4: Cont in rib st patt, joining each row to next st/row until entire neck trim is complete. Bo, fasten off, weave in all ends.

Finishing

With yarn needle, weave in all ends securely. With sewing needle and coordinating sewing thread, attach buttons adjacent to button hole positions.

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