Crochet Pattern Shell Stitch Sweater Jacket Vintage
Beautiful huge crochet pattern shells worked in multiple rows are used to transform a simple strand of worsted weight yarn into a vintage, sweater/jacket masterpiece. You will step out in style wearing this cozy, warm, oversized coat. The pattern is easy to follow but the skill level is intermediate. Photo shows the collar version of this cardigan. The pattern includes directions to crochet additional rows of single crochet stitches to turn the collar into a hood. Pick this for your next crochet/gift project and the receiver will be thrilled!
Note: I figured out how to do an “all crochet” Frog Closure. Instructions are included.
This is not recommended for a beginner crocheter.
The shell stitch vintage sweater jacket is the perfect addition to your wardrobe for any season!
This intermediate skill pattern is written for sizes small to 3X.
Vintage Reproduction By: Maggie Weldon
Skill Level: Intermediate
Note: Medium weight yarns vary. Some are lighter and recommend using a size # 7 (4.50 mm) hook, whereas some are thicker and recommend a J-10 (6.00 mm).
The sizing is based on the yarn and hook used. It is recommended you work up the chosen size gauge swatch to the correct measurement.
To fit Bust Sizes:
For lighter yarn and smaller hook:
For thicker yarn and larger hook.
Directions given for Small, with Medium and Large in Brackets. For example, Small (Medium, Large). For sizes 1X, 2X and 3X, follow the same pattern directions for Small (Medium, Large)
Worsted Weight Yarn:
Main Color (MC) – between 14 and 16 oz
Color 1 (Dark) – between 8 and 10 oz
Color 2 (Medium) – between 8 and 10 oz
Color 3 (Light) – between 8 and 10 oz
¾" Buttons – 4
Sewing needle and thread (to sew on Buttons)
For lighter yarn: Size H-8 (5.00 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.
For thicker yarn: Size K10½ (6.50 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge.
Gauge Swatch (4" by 4"):
For Lighter Yarn:
Row 1: Using smaller hook, ch15, sc in 2nd ch from hook, [sc in next ch] across. (14sc)
Rows 2-16: Ch1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each sc across.
At the end of Row 16, finish off.
For Thicker Yarn:
Row 1: Using larger hook, ch12, sc in 2nd ch from hook, [sc in next ch] across. (11sc)
Rows 2-13: Ch1, turn, working in back loops only, sc in each sc across.
At the end of Row 13, finish off.