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Posted on October 09, 2018 by Lorene Eppolite | 0 Comments

 

The Rhiannon Slouch Sweater

Hello everyone! I am Jessica Carey, the designer and creative behind The Hook Nook! I am so excited to host my second CAL with my friends at Furls Crochet! I have designed this gorgeous slouch-style jumper complete with a darling heart pocket! This piece fits oversized and is the perfect fall piece! 

Using Lion Brand Heartland yarns, this sweater is cozy, soft and even machine washable. With the gorgeous and subtle coloring in the yarn paired with a textured and interesting stitch, Rhiannon Slouch is sure to be a classic! We will be working this pattern a little bit each week and will all be able to end October with a new garment to add to our wardrobe! How exciting is that?! 

Our Rhiannon Slouch Sweater CAL schedule:

Week 1: Materials and Front and back panels
Week 2: Finishing up body panels, panel assembly, neckline, clean edges
Week 3: Both sleeves, sleeve assembly
Week 4: Heart pocket, pocket assembly, bottom hem edging

To follow along with the CAL and to share progress, ask questions and just simply join in on the fun, be sure to join the Furls Crochet Facebook group, Fun With Furls! Can’t wait to get started! This is going to be so much fun!

xo,
Jessica 

SUPPLIES

- 1085 (1194, 1420, 1533, 1795, 1920) yds Lion Brand Heartland (worsted - wt 4 / 100% acrylic - Bryce Canyon (Color A) - 66 (73, 86, 93, 109, 117) yds Lion Brand Heartland (worsted - wt 4 / 100% acrylic - Black Canyon (Color B) 

- Furls Crochet Rose Gold Odyssey - size J/6mm

- Scissors

- Yarn Needle

- Stitch Markers

PATTERN DETAILS

Gauge
6 clusters x 11 rows = 4”x4” in stitch sequence
One cluster counts as (SC, DC, SC) 

Stitch Key

CH : chain
SC : single crochet
SCINC : single crochet increase
SCDEC : single crochet decrease
HDC : half double crochet
FBHDC : front-post half double crochet
BPHDC : back-post half double crochet
Sl St : slip stitch
St : stitch
sts : stitches
sk : skip
DEC: decrease

 

Stitch Sequence 

HDC in first st. Sk next st, (SC, DC, SC) in next st, *sk next 2 sts, (SC, DC, SC) in next st; repeat from * to last st. HDC in last st. 

 

Sizing 

Small : 32/34 bust
Medium : 36/38 bust
Large : 40/42 bust
XL : 44/46 bust|
2XL : 48/50 bust
3XL : 52/54 bust 

 

Notes 

- At the beginning of each row, CH 1 does not count as a stitch. 

- There is a 6-8” positive ease for each size. This top is meant to fit oversized and baggy. If you would like a more fitted size, feel free to create a size smaller than you generally wear. 

- When following the pattern, the different sizes will be noted as - S (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)

 

CLEAN BORDERS

Note: We will create SC borders along neckline, both sleeve sections and bottom hem. This will create a clean “slate” for the color change and will allow for an even transition.

 

PART ONE

The Rhiannon Slouch was inspired by all that autumn encompasses for me. During those chilly months, I long to be wrapped up in fiber, draped in love and the cozy texture of these stitches really offer a special personal interest. From the minor detailing along the hem, to the darling heart-shaped pocket with contrast stitching… This project is all kinds of dreamy.

PATTERN

FRONT AND BACK PANELS 

CH 74/74/80/80/86/86.

  1. HDC in 2nd CH from your hook. Sk next st, (SC, DC, SC) in next st, *sk next 2 sts, (SC, DC, SC) in next st; repeat from * to last st. HDC in last st. - 24 (24, 26, 26, 28, 28) clusters
  2. CH 1, turn. HDC in first st. Sk next st, (SC, DC, SC) in next st, *sk next 2 sts, (SC, DC, SC) in next st; repeat from * to last st. HDC in last st. - 24 (24, 26, 26, 28, 28) clusters
  3. Repeat Row 2 until your piece measures 20” (22”, 24”, 26”, 28”, 30”).
  4. Finish off, weave in ends.

Repeat steps 1-4 to create a second panel.

 

STITCH DECREASE VISUAL

Insert hook into next st. Pull up a loop. Yarn over, pull through first loop. Yarn over, pull through first loop, once again

Yarn over, insert hook into last st

Yarn over, pull through all loops on hook

 

PART TWO

PANEL ASSEMBLY 

  1. Lay panels down on top of one another, horizontally.
  2. Measure 5” (5.75”, 6.5”, 7.25”, 8”, 8.75”) from top right corner, inwards (this will mark the top of the shoulder). Mark this point with a stitch marker. Repeat for top left side, marking the second shoulder.
  3. Attach yarn to hook using a slip knot and insert in corner stitch, through both panels. Yarn over, pull through and create a Sl St. CH 1. (Sl St, CH 1) evenly to other stitch marker. Finish off, weave in ends.
  4. Repeat for second shoulder.
  5. Lay piece flat, horizontally, with shoulder seams at the top. We will now seam the sides.
  6. Starting at bottom right corner, measure 2.5” (2.5”, 3”, 3”, 3.5”, 3.5”) up along seam, towards the shoulder. Place stitch marker. Measure 5” upwards further, place stitch marker.
  7. Attach yarn to hook using a slip knot and insert into first stitch marker space, through both panels. Yarn over, pull through and create a Sl St. CH 1. (Sl St, CH 1) evenly to other stitch marker. Finish off, weave in ends.
  8. Repeat for second side seam.

 

BOTTOM HEM CLEAN EDGING

To create the bottom hem border:

  1. Attach Color A to hook using a slip knot and insert into seam section on side hem, through one panel. Yarn over, pull through and create a Sl St. CH 1, SC in same sp. 167 (173, 184, 190, 199, 205) SC around entire bottom hem. Be sure to do 3 SC at each of the four corners - this will create a clean corner shape. Sl St to first SC. Finish off, weave in ends. - 168 (174, 185, 191, 200, 206)

 

NECKLINE CLEAN BORDER 

To create the neckline border:

  1. Attach Color A to hook using a slip knot and insert into ‘corner’ section of neckline, through one panel. Yarn over, pull through and create a Sl St. CH 1, SC in same sp. 56 (58, 60, 62, 64, 66) SC around neckline. Sl St to first SC. Finish off, weave in ends.

 

 

 

NECKLINE RIBBING

 

Using Color B, attach yarn to hook using a slip knot and insert into Sl St sp where Color A finished off.

  1. CH 1, HDC in each st around. Sl St to first HDC. - 56 (58, 60, 62, 64, 66)
  2. CH 1, *FPHDC in next st, BPHDC in next st; repeat from * across. Sl St to first FPHDC. - 56 (58, 60, 62, 64, 66)
  3. Repeat Row 2 one time. Finish off, weave in ends.

PART THREE

SLEEVES - make two

CH 72 (72, 78, 78, 84, 84).

  1. HDC in 2nd CH from your hook. Sk next st, (SC, DC, SC) in next st, *sk next 2 sts, (SC, DC, SC) in next st; repeat from * to last st. HDC in last st. - 71 (71, 77, 77, 83, 83)
  2. CH 2, turn. Sk first 2 sts (Note: We are skipping the extra stitch to act as a decrease. We will do this for each decrease row.), HDC in third st, sk next st, (SC, DC, SC) in next st, *sk next 2 sts, (SC, DC, SC) in next st; repeat from * until there are five sts remaining. Sk next two sts. Insert hook into next st. Pull up a loop. Yarn over, pull through first loop. Yarn over, pull through first loop. (Note: We are creating an HDC with a CH 2 attached to essentially create a decrease in that last st. This allows the sleeve seams to remain clean and even - this method will be used for each “decrease” row for the sleeves) Yarn over, insert hook into last st. Yarn over, pull through all loops on hook. (We will repeat this step for each sleeve decrease row - only change will be total stitch counts) 65 (65, 71, 71, 77, 77)
  3. CH 1, turn. HDC in first st, sk next st, (SC, DC, SC) in next st, *sk next 2 sts, (SC, DC, SC) in next st; repeat from * to last st. HDC in last st. - 65 (65, 71, 71, 77, 77)
  4. Repeat Step 3 five (5, 5, 6, 6, 6) more times.
  5. CH 2, turn. Sk first 2 sts, HDC in third st, sk next st, (SC, DC, SC) in next st, *sk next 2 sts, (SC, DC, SC) in next st; repeat from * until there are five sts remaining, sk next two sts, DEC. (refer to Step 2 for DEC description) - 59 (59, 65, 65, 71, 71)
  6. CH 1, turn. HDC in first st, sk next st, (SC, DC, SC) in next st, *sk next 2 sts, (SC, DC, SC) in next st; repeat from * to last st. HDC in last st. - 59 (59, 65, 65, 71, 71)
  7. Repeat Step 6 two (2, 2, 3, 3, 3) more times.
  8. CH 2, turn. Sk first 2 sts, HDC in third st, sk next st, (SC, DC, SC) in next st, *sk next 2 sts, (SC, DC, SC) in next st; repeat from * until there are five sts remaining, sk next two sts, DEC. (refer to Step 2 for DEC description) - 53 (53, 59, 59, 65, 65)
  9. CH 1, turn. HDC in first st, sk next st, (SC, DC, SC) in next st, *sk next 2 sts, (SC, DC, SC) in next st; repeat from * to last st. HDC in last st. - 53 (53, 59, 59, 65, 65)
  10. Repeat Step 9 five (5, 5, 6, 6, 6) more times.
  11. CH 2, turn. Sk first 2 sts, HDC in third st, sk next st, (SC, DC, SC) in next st, *sk next 2 sts, (SC, DC, SC) in next st; repeat from * until there are five sts remaining, sk next two sts, DEC. (refer to Step 2 for DEC description) - 47 (47, 53, 53, 59, 59)
  12. CH 1, turn. HDC in first st, sk next st, (SC, DC, SC) in next st, *sk next 2 sts, (SC, DC, SC) in next st; repeat from * to last st. HDC in last st. - 47 (47, 53, 53, 59, 59)
  13. Repeat Step 12 five (5, 5, 6, 6, 6) more times.
  14. CH 2, turn. Sk first 2 sts, HDC in third st, sk next st, (SC, DC, SC) in next st, *sk next 2 sts, (SC, DC, SC) in next st; repeat from * until there are five sts remaining, sk next two sts, DEC. (refer to Step 2 for DEC description) - 41 (41, 47, 47, 53, 53)
  15. CH 1, turn. HDC in first st, sk next st, (SC, DC, SC) in next st, *sk next 2 sts, (SC, DC, SC) in next st; repeat from * to last st. HDC in last st. - 41 (41, 47, 47, 53, 53)
  16. Repeat Step 15 three (3, 3, 4, 4, 4) more times.
  17. CH 2, turn. Sk first 2 sts, HDC in third st, sk next st, (SC, DC, SC) in next st, *sk next 2 sts, (SC, DC, SC) in next st; repeat from * until there are five sts remaining, sk next two sts, DEC. (refer to Step 2 for DEC description) - 35 (35, 41, 41, 47, 47)
  18. CH 1, turn. HDC in first st, sk next st, (SC, DC, SC) in next st, *sk next 2 sts, (SC, DC, SC) in next st; repeat from * to last st. HDC in last st. - 35 (35, 41, 41, 47, 47)
  19. Repeat Step 18 ten (10, 10, 11, 11, 11) more times. Finish off, weave in ends.

SLEEVE ASSEMBLY

 Lay sleeve flat, fold over the long way to create a sleeve shape.

  1. Using Color B for sleeve ribbing, and Color A for coordinating section:
  2. Attach yarn to hook using a slip knot and insert in corner stitch, through both panels. Yarn over, pull through and create a Sl St. CH 1. (Sl St, CH 1) evenly to other stitch marker. Finish off, weave in ends.
  3. Repeat for second sleeve.
  4. Follow next step to create the sleeve section clean borders, before moving onto Step 6.
  5. Making sure both the panels and sleeves are inside out, lay sleeve next to armpit section of body panels, with seam facing down.
  6. Using Color A, attach yarn to hook with a slip knot. Starting at the armpit, insert hook into stitch, through both panels. Sl St around sleeve hole to seam securely. Finish off, weave in ends.

 

SLEEVE SECTION CLEAN BORDERS

To create the sleeve section borders, follow these directions for both the panel sleeve section as well as the actual sleeve armpit section. Creating the clean borders allow for easy and even seaming:

  1. Attach Color A to hook using a slip knot and insert into seam section at the armpit, through one panel. Yarn over, pull through and create a Sl St. CH 1, SC in same sp. 70 (70, 76, 76, 82, 82) SC more around sleeve section. Sl St to first SC. Finish off, weave in ends.
  2. Repeat for second sleeve section.

 

SLEEVE RIBBING

Using Color B, attach yarn to last st created with Color A using a Sl St.

  1. CH 1. HDC in each st around. - 35 (35, 41, 41, 47, 47)
  2. CH 1, *FPHDC in next st, BPHDC in next st; repeat from * around. Sl St to first FPHDC.
  3. Repeat Step 2 four more times. Finish off, weave in ends.

 

PART FOUR

HEART POCKET - small

Ideal for sizes S, M, L 

Using Color B, attach yarn to hook using a slip knot.

  1. CH 2, SC in second CH from hook. (1)
  2. CH 1, turn. 3 SC in st. (3)
  3. CH 1, turn. SCINC in first st, SC in next st, SCINC in last st. (5)
  4. CH 1, turn. SCINC in first st, SC in next 3 sts, SCINC in last st. (7)
  5. CH 1, turn. SC in each st across. (7)
  6. CH 1, turn. SCINC in first st, SC in next 5 sts, SCINC in last st. (9)
  7. CH 1, turn. SC in each st across. (9)
  8. CH 1, turn. SCINC in first st, SC in next 7 sts, SCINC in last st. (11)
  9. CH 1, turn. SC in each st across. (11)
  10. CH 1, turn. SCINC in first st, SC in next five sts. (7)
  11. CH 1, turn. Sk first st, SC in next 4 sts, SCDEC in last two sts. (5)
  12. CH 1, turn. Sk first st, SC in next 4 sts. (4)
  13. CH 1, turn. Sk first st, SC in next st, SCDEC in last two sts. Finish off, weave in ends. (2)
  14. Reattach yarn to hook and connect with Sl St to top of Row 9. We will now be creating the other rounded section of the heart. Repeat Steps 10-13 for second rounded section. You will be placing the last st of Step 10 in a st that is “already used”. This will create a nice shape for the heart, without having the rounded sections being too far apart.
  15. Reattach yarn to base of rounded sections using a Sl St. CH 1, SC 39 - making sure to place 3 SC in bottom corner - around heart. Finish off, weave in ends. (39) 

 

HEART POCKET - large

Ideal for sizes XL, 2XL, 3XL

Using Color B, attach yarn to hook using a slip knot.

  1. CH 2, SC in second CH from hook. (1)
  2. CH 1, turn. 3 SC in st. (3)
  3. CH 1, turn. SCINC in first st, SC in next st, SCINC in last st. (5)
  4. CH 1, turn. SCINC in first st, SC in next 3 sts, SCINC in last st. (7)
  5. CH 1, turn. SC in each st across. (7)
  6. CH 1, turn. SCINC in first st, SC in next 5 sts, SCINC in last st. (9)
  7. CH 1, turn. SC in each st across. (9)
  8. CH 1, turn. SCINC in first st, SC in next 7 sts, SCINC in last st. (11)
  9. CH 1, turn. SC in each st across. (11)
  10. CH 1, turn. SCINC in first st, SC in next 7 sts, SCINC in last st. (13)
  11. CH 1, turn. SC in each st across. (13)
  12. CH 1, turn. SCINC in first st, SC in next 7 sts, SCINC in last st. (15)
  13. CH 1, turn. SC in each st across. (15)
  14. CH 1, turn. SCINC in first st, SC in next seven sts. (9)
  15. CH 1, turn. Sk first st, SC in next six sts, SCDEC in last two sts. (7)
  16. CH 1, turn. Sk first st, SC in next six sts. (6)
  17. CH 1, turn. Sk first st, SC in next three sts, SCDEC in last two sts. (4)
  18. CH 1, turn. Sk first st, SC in next st, SCDEC in last two sts. Finish off, weave in ends. (2)
  19. Reattach yarn to hook and connect with Sl St to top of Row 13. We will now be creating the other rounded section of the heart. Repeat Steps 14-18 for second rounded section. You will be placing the last st of Step 14 in a st that is “already used”. This will create a nice shape for the heart, without having the rounded sections being too far apart.
  20. Reattach yarn to base of rounded sections using a Sl St. CH 1, SC 46 around heart. Finish off, weave in ends. (46)

 

 

 

POCKET ASSEMBLY 

  1. Lay heart pocket onto the body of top in desired location.
  2. Using Color A and a tapestry needle, sew the pocket onto the top working your way from one side of the heart, down to the bottom corner, and up the other side. Do not seam up the top of the heart as that will turn it into an appliqué, as opposed to a pocket. You may choose to do this for a fun design element!

 

 

 

BOTTOM HEM DETAIL

Using Color B, attach yarn to yarn needle. 

  1. Starting with your yarn needle on the wrong side of your project, weave the yarn through the bottom edging, creating diagonal slant designs. Keep your slants approximately .75”-1” apart, and approximately 1” tall.
  2. You may choose to have the design on just the front panel, or both front and back.
  3. Knot tails and weave in ends once complete.

 

 

ABOUT OUR DESIGNER

Jessica Carey of The Hook Nook is a trend-setting fiber artist, crochet designer and maker advocate for the millennial crafter. Jessica uses her platform on social media as a way to create community and unity through crochet while also promoting healing through the power of making. Jessica makes her home in Salem, Oregon with her tattoo artist husband, Aaron, and two children.
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