Raglan From the Top Down

Made using the "Back Loop Only Single Crochet"
This pattern is one size only- 26 inch finished chest.

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A mini-sweater using one-third the number of rows and stitches.
The lines in the fabric are created by the front loops of every stitch showing.

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The same mini-sweater turned inside out.

Materials:
350 grams (12 1/2 oz.) Knitting Worsted Weight Yarn
Sweater was made using Phentex Dynasty Yarn (20 stitch Knitting Worsted)
5.50 mm (U.S. I-9) hook for the body and sleeves;
4.50 mm U.S. 7) hook for the ribbing.
Split Ring markers or your choice of method for marking the corners
of the yoke and the end of the rounds.

Gauge:
3 1/2 sc =1 inch; 3 rows = 1 inch.

Sweater is made from the Neck Ribbing Down using Back Loop Only
Single Crochet and worked in the round.
This means that the rounds are not joined, but rather, place a marker
at the end of the round and keep working.

A special stitch and "Chain-1 space" is used at the corners to give the appearance of a seam:
Increase Rounds:
SC across the section and into the last stitch of the previous round
before the Chain-1 space, work 1 SC into the Chain-1 space
of the previous round, Chain-1, work 1 SC into the same Chain-1 space,
then continue in pattern to the next Chain-1 space.
Place a marker in the chain-1 space.

Non-Increase Round:
SC across the section to the last stitch of the previous round
before the Chain-1 space, pull up a loop in the
back loop of the last stitch of the section
AND pull up a loop in the Chain-1 space.
Yarn over hook and pull through both loops on hook.
(End Cluster made).Place marker in the chain-1 space.
Chain-1
Pull up a loop in the same Chain-1 Space and also pull up a loop
in the back loop of the next SC.
Yarn over hook, and pull through 2 loops on hook.
(Start Cluster made) Corner stitches are now complete.

The Yoke instructions are given in the table below.
The rounds end in the middle of the back
so the "Back 1" and "Back 2" are the first and last parts of the back of the sweater.
All increases are done in the Chain-1 space at the corners
so the numbers in the different columns indicate the needed increases.
Always place a marker in each chain-1 space and move it
as the sweater progresses.

Instructions:
Neck Ribbing:
With smaller hook, chain 5:
Row 1: SC in the 2nd back ridge from the hook and each back ridge across.
Chain 1, Turn.
Row 2: SC in back loop of each SC. Chain 1, Turn.
Repeat Row 2 for a total of 56 rows.
Slip Stitch beginning and end of ribbing together,
chain 1, turn sidewise.

Round numbers in "(   )" are increase rows.
Take note that round 16 increases at the sleeves only.

Start of yoke: NOTE: Round 1 is also included in the table.
Round 1: SC in the end of the first 6 ribbing rows.
Chain-1
SC in the end of the next 16 ribbing rows.
Chain-1
SC in the end of the next 12 ribbing rows.
Chain-1
SC in the end of the next 16 ribbing rows.
Chain-1
SC in the end of the last 6 ribbing rows.
Place marker in the last SC made. [End of row 1]

Round 2:
NNOTE: Place marker in each chain-1 space as you go.
Sc in each stitch to the chain-1 space,
work (sc, chain 1, sc) in the chain-1 space,
*sc in each stitch to the next chain-1 space,
work (sc, chain 1, sc) in the next chain-1 space.
Repeat from * 2 more times.
Place end-of-round marker in last stitch.

Repeat Round 2 [13 more times] (Total 15 rounds now.)

Round 16:
SC across the section to the last stitch of the previous round
before the Chain-1 space, pull up a loop in the
back loop of the last stitch of the section
AND pull up a loop in the Chain-1 space.
*Yarn over hook and pull through both loops on hook.Chain 1.
Place marker in the chain-1 space.
Sc in the same chain-1 space. Sc across next section to next chain-1 space,
Sc in chain-1 space, chain 1, pull up a loop in same chain-1 space and next stitch,
SC across the section to the last stitch of the previous round
before the Chain-1 space, pull up a loop in the
back loop of the last stitch of the section
AND pull up a loop in the Chain-1 space.
Yarn over hook and pull through both loops on hook.
.Place marker in the chain-1 space.
Chain-1
YO, and pull loop through 2 loops on hook.
Repeat from * 1 more time.

Work 2 more rounds using the no-increase corners.
See "No Increase Round" above.

Body:
Round 1: Work across back section to last stitch, then pull up a loop
in the last stitch and the chain-1 space,
YO, and pull through both loops on the hook.
-Chain 6 LOOSELY, pull up a loop in the front chain-1 space
and the first stitch of the front section,
YO, and pull through both loops on the hook.
-Work across the front section to the last stitch,
pull up a loop in the lst stitch and in the chain-1 space,
YO, and pull through both loops on the hook.
-Chain 6 LOOSELY, pull up a loop in the chain-1 space of the back section
and the first stitch of the back section,
YO, and pull through both loops on the hook.
-Work to marker in center of the back section.
-Round 1 is complete.

Round 2: Work across back section to the chain 6.
-Sc in the top loop of each of the chain 6.
-Back Loop SC across the Front.
-Sc in the top loop of each of the chain 6.
-Back Loop SC across the back to the marker.
-Round 2 is complete.

Work even for 21 more rows.

Last round of body:
Work Back Loop Only SC evenly spacing 6 sc2tog.
[Easy method -since the location of the decreases is not critical,
just plaace 6 markers sort of eavenly spaced around the sweater.] Slip Stitch in last stitch of the round.

Change to smaller hook:

Ribbing:
Chain 7, SC in 2nd back ridge from hook and in each of the next 5 back ridges.
Slip Stitch in next 2 stitches of last round of body. Turn,
**SC in back loop only in the 6 stitches of ribbing.
Chain 1, Turn, Back loop only SC in Ribbing stitches, slip stitch in next 2 stitches of last body round. Turn.**
Work ribbing around bottom of sweater.
Slip Stitch ends of ribbing together and fasten off.

Sleeve:
Round 1: Join yarn in 4th back ridge of the chain 6 at the underarm,
Pull up a loop in the chain-1 space and a loop in the next stitch.
YO, and pull through both loops on hook.
Back Loop SC around sleeve opening to last stitch of section.
Pull up loop in last stitch and also pull up a loop in the chain-1 space.
YO, and pull through both loops on hook.
SC in each of the back loops of the 3 remaining stitches of the chain 6 at the underarm.

Round 2: SC2Tog, work around sleeve to last 2 stitches, SC2Tog.
Round 3 and all odd rows: Work even around sleeve.
Round 4 and all even rows: SC2Tog, work around sleeve to last 2 stitches, SC2Tog.

The sleeve seam twists slightly because the stitches do not line up exactly with the previous round.
To compensate for this, at the end of row 7, 15, and 23, go one stitch past
the end of the round before placing the marker.
This will keep the sleeve seam straight.

Work a total of 26 rounds.
Round 26: Slip Stitch last stitch in round to first stitch.

Change to smaller hook, chain 7.
SC in 2nd and each back ridge, slip stitch in next 2 stitches of last round of sleeve.
Continue ribbing as per waist ribbing instructions. Fasten off.

Make second sleeve using same instructions.

Weave in all loose ends.

If loose ends are concealed properly, the sweater is reversible.

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