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Adult Jiffy Jacket Free Crochet Pattern

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Adult Jiffy Jacket – Cardigan

designed by Kim Guzman © Mar. 2000

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Technique: Regular Crochet

Materials

  • Crochet Hook: H (or size to obtain gauge)
  • 7 (9, 11) skeins Red Heart TLC (5 oz.) – Natural
  • Yarn Needle
  • 2 3/4-inch Buttons
  • Ruler or Measuring Tape

Yarn Recommendation: Caron® Simply Soft® Plum Wine

Size

Bust Size Chart
 MeasurementFinished
Small36-38″44″
Medium40-42″48″
Large44-46″52″

All sizes are written in Small, with Medium and Large written in parenthesis. If there is only one number, then it will be the same for all three sizes. It is recommended that you circle all calculations for the size you are making before starting the project. Please note that I have only stitched up size Small. The Medium and Large sizes are an estimate based on grading charts and stitch gauge.

Notes from the Designer

When starting a new skein of yarn, always start at the beginning or ending of a row. I had to learn this the hard way. *grins* If you join in the middle of a row, the ends will show as an opaque area, disrupting the pattern. When weaving in the ends of a garment, always weave along the seam line, as opposed to along a row. This will help hide the ends better as well.

Gauge

8 Shells worked in pattern for 16 Rows = 5″ square

Special Stitches

Shell: In ch-2 space, work (sc, ch 2, sc).

Instructions

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Row 1: Ch 101 (107, 113). Work (sc, ch 2, sc) in third ch from hook. * Sk 2 ch. Work (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch. Repeat from * across to within last two stitches. Sk 1 ch. Sc in last ch. Ch 2, turn.

Rows 2-36 (40, 44): Work Shell (see Special Stitches above) in each ch-2 space across. Sc in beg ch-2 turning ch. Ch 2, turn. [33 (35, 37) Shells]

Rows 37 (41, 45) – 42 (46, 50): [Decrease] Sc in first ch-2 sp of Shell. Work Shell in each ch-2 space of each Shell across, to within last Shell. In last Shell, work 1 sc. Ch 2, turn. [At the end of the last Row, there will be 21 (23, 25) Shells]

Rows 43 (47, 51) – 64 (68, 72): Work Shell in each ch-2 space across. Sc in beg ch-2 turning ch. Ch 2, turn. [21 (23, 25) Shells] Do not ch-2 on the last Row. Fasten off.

Left and Right Fronts (make 2)

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Row 1: Ch 50 (53, 56). Work (sc, ch 2, sc) in third ch from hook. * Sk 2 ch. Work (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch. Repeat from * across to within last two stitches. Sk 1 ch. Sc in last ch. Ch 2, turn.

Rows 2-36 (40, 44): Work Shell (see Special Stitches above) in each ch-2 space across. Sc in beg ch-2 turning ch. Ch 2, turn. [16 (17, 18) Shells]

Row 37 (41, 45): [Decrease} Sc in first ch-2 sp of Shell. Work Shell in each ch-2 space of each Shell across Sc in beg ch-2 turning ch. Ch 2, turn.

Row 38 (42, 46): [Decrease] Work Shell in each ch-2 space of each Shell across, to within last Shell. In last Shell, work 1 sc. Ch 2, turn.

Rows 39 (43, 47) – 42 (46, 50): Repeat the two previous Rows. [At the end of the last Row, there will be 10 (11, 12) Shells.]

Rows 43 (47, 51) – 52 (56, 60): Work Shell in each ch-2 space of each Shell across. Sc in beg ch-2 turning ch. Ch 2, turn.

Row 53 (57, 61): [Neckline Decrease] Work only 7 (8, 9) Shells across. Sc in next Shell. Ch 2, turn.

Row 54 (58, 62): [Neckline Decrease] Sc in first ch-2 of Shell. Work Shell in each remaining ch-2 space of Shell across. Sc in beg ch-2 turning ch. Ch 2, turn.

Row 55 (59, 63): [Neckline Decrease] Work Shell in each Shell across, to within last Shell. Sc in last Shell. Ch 2, turn.

Rows 56 (60, 64) – 64 (68, 72): Work Shell in each ch-2 space across. Sc in beg ch-2 turning ch. Ch 2, turn. [5 (6, 7) Shells] Do not ch-2 on the last Row. Fasten off.

Sleeves (make 2)

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Row 1: Ch 65. Work (sc, ch 2, sc) in third ch from hook. * Sk 2 ch. Work (sc, ch 2, sc) in next ch. Repeat from * across to within last two stitches. Sk 1 ch. Sc in last ch. Ch 2, turn.

Rows 2 – 3: Work Shell (see Special Stitches above) in each ch-2 space across. Sc in beg ch-2 turning ch. Ch 2, turn. [21 Shells]

Row 4: [Increase] In first ch-2 sp of Shell, work (sc, ch 2, sc, ch 2, sc). Work Shell in each ch-2 space of each Shell across, to within last Shell. In last Shell, work (sc, ch 2, sc, ch 2, sc). Sc in beg ch-2 turning ch. Ch 2, turn.

Rows 5 – 6: Repeat Row 2. [23 Shells]

Row 7: Repeat Row 4.

Rows 8 – 9: Repeat Row 2. [25 Shells]

Row 10: Repeat Row 4.

Rows 11 – 12: Repeat Row 2. [27 Shells]

Row 13: [Decrease] Sc in first ch-2 sp of Shell. Work Shell in each ch-2 space of each Shell across, to within last Shell. In last Shell, work 1 sc. Ch 2, turn.

Rows 14 – 21: Repeat Row 2. [25 Shells]

Row 22: [Decrease] Repeat Row 13.

Rows 23 – 30: Repeat Row 2. [23 Shells]

Row 31: [Decrease] Repeat Row 13.

Rows 32 – 39: Repeat Row 2. [21 Shells]

Row 40: [Decrease] Repeat Row 13.

Rows 41 – 48: Repeat Row 2. [19 Shells]

Row 49: [Decrease] Repeat Row 13.

Rows 50 – 57: Repeat Row 2. [17 Shells]

Row 58: [Decrease] Repeat Row 13.

Rows 59 – 66: Repeat Row 2. [15 Shells]

Row 67: [Decrease] Repeat Row 13.

Rows 68 – 69 (72, 75): Repeat Row 2. [13 Shells] Do not ch 2 at the end of the last Row. Fasten off.

Assembly

Block the front, back and sleeve pieces to the sizes on the diagrams. Arrange the front, back and sleeves, and, with yarn needle, stitch the top of shoulder, arm holes, side seams and sleeves together on the wrong side.

Finishing

Attach yarn to the bottom left side of the right front. Ch 1. Sc evenly around the entire cardigan, with 3 sc in each corner. Sl st to first sc. DO NOT TURN.

Ch 1. Sc along the bottom of the right front, with 3 sc in the corner. With ruler, measure down from the next corner to a point 3 inches from the corner and place a marker. Return to crocheting. When you get to the marker, work 2 ch, sk 2 sc. [Buttonhole made] Sc in next stitch. With ruler, measure down from the corner to a point 1 inch from the corner and place marker. Return to crocheting. When you get to the marker, work Buttonhole. Continuing stitching sc around the entire cardigan, with 3 sc in each corner and skipping a stitch on the inside curves. Sl st to first sc. DO NOT TURN.

Sc along the bottom of the right front, with 3 sc in the corner. Sc along side of right front, with 2 sc in each Buttonhole. Continue working sc around the entire cardigan, with 3 sc in each corner and skipping a stitch on the inside curves. Sl st to first sc. Fasten off. Weave in all ends carefully (see Notes from Designer above). Attach buttons to correspond with the buttonholes.

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