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Fast Forward Jacket

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This cool crochet jacket is perfect for keeping kids cozy through the cooler months! Shown in Bernat Softee Chunky.

Sizes

4 yrs
23 ins [58.5 cm]
27 ins [68.5 cm]
6 yrs
25 ins [63.5 cm]
29.5 ins [75 cm]
8 yrs
26.5 ins [67.5 cm]
30.5 ins [77.5 cm]
10 yrs
28 ins [71 cm]
33 ins [84 cm]
12 yrs
30 ins [76 cm]
37 ins [94 cm]
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The materials for this project cost $24.14

Step 1:

Select your options

Size:

  • 4 yrs
  • 6 yrs
  • 8 yrs
  • 10 yrs
  • 12 yrs
To fit chest measurement
23 ins [58.5 cm]
Finished chest measurement
27 ins [68.5 cm]

Step 2:

Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer

Main Color (MC)

Softee Chunky | Clay, 28041Edit Color
$16.45

Aluminum Crochet Hook 6"

Size N15/9mm
$2.20

Locking Stitch Markers

20/Pkg
$5.49

Materials not included in this kit:

Separating zipper 16 (16-18-18-20)" [40 (40-45-45-50) cm] long.

The materials for this project cost $24.14

Abbreviations

Beg = beginning

Ch(s) = Chain(s)

cont = continue(ity)

Dec = decrease(ing)

Inc = Increase(ing)

pat = pattern

rem = remain(ing)

rep = repeat

RS = right side

sc = single crochet

Sc2tog = Draw up a loop in next st) twice. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook

Sl st = Slip stitch

sp(s) = space(s)

st(s) = stitch(es)

WS = wrong side

Yoh = yarn over the hook

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

To fit chest measurement
4 yrs 23 ins [58.5 cm]
6 yrs 25 ins [63.5 cm]
8 yrs 26.5 ins [67.5 cm]
10 yrs 28 ins [71 cm]
12 yrs 30 ins [76 cm]
Finished chest measurement
4 yrs 27 ins [68.5 cm]
6 yrs 29.5 ins [75 cm]
8 yrs 30.5 ins [77.5 cm]
10 yrs 33 ins [84 cm]
12 yrs 37 ins [94 cm]

MATERIALS

Jacket
Softee Chunky (100 g/3.5 oz;99 m/108 yds)
Sizes4 yrs6 yrs8 yrs10 yrs12 yrs 
Main Color (MC)
Clay (28041)
56778
Size 9 mm (U.S. M/13) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge. Separating zipper 16 (16-18-18-20)" [40 (40-45-45-50) cm] long. 4 stitch markers.

GAUGE

7 sc and 8 rows = 4 ins [10 cm]. 9 sts and 8 rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in pat.

INSTRUCTIONS

The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ). Numbers for each size are shown in the same color throughout the pattern. When only one number is given in black, it applies to all sizes.
 

BODY
Note: Body is worked in one piece to armholes.

Ch 62 (68-70-76-84).
1st row: (RS). Draw up a loop in 2nd ch from hook. Draw up a loop in next ch. Yoh and draw through all 3 loops on hook – sc2tog made. Ch 1. *Sc2tog over next 2 ch. Ch 1. Rep from * to last ch. 1 sc in last ch. Turn. 61 (67-69-75-83) sts.
2nd row: Ch 1. Sc2tog over first st and next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. *Sc2tog over next st and ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Rep from * to last st. 1 sc in last st. Turn. Rep 2nd row for Pat until work from beg measures 12 (12-13-14-15)" [30.5 (30.5-33-35.5-38) cm], ending with a WS row.

Divide for armholes: Next row: (RS). Ch 1. Sc2tog over first st and next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. (Sc2tog over next st and ch-1 sp. Ch 1) 5 (6-6-7-7) times. 1 sc in next st. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
Cont on last 13 (15-15-17-17) sts for Right Front.
Work 5 (7-7-7-9) rows even in pat. Fasten off.

Note: When working shaping, do not ch 1 after sc2tog dec.

Shape neck: 1st row: (RS). Miss first 2 (4-4-6-6) sts. Join yarn with sl st to next st, ch 1. Sc2tog over same st as last sl st and next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. (Sc2tog over next st and ch-1 sp. Ch 1) 4 times. 1 sc in next st. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 1. Sc2tog over first st and next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. (Sc2tog over next st and ch-1 sp. Ch 1) 3 times. Sc2tog dec over next 2 sts. 1 sc in last st. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first st. Sc2tog dec over next 2 sts. (Sc2tog over next st and ch-1 sp. Ch 1) 3 times. 1 sc in last st. Turn.

Sizes 4 and 6 only: 4th row: Ch 1. Sc2tog over first st and next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. (Sc2tog over next st and ch-1 sp. Ch 1) twice. Sc2tog dec over next 2 sts. 1 sc in last st. 8 sts rem. Fasten off.

Sizes 8, 10 and 12 only: Work (1-3-3) row(s) even in pat over rem 9 sts. Fasten off.

Back: Next row: With RS facing, miss next 4 (4-4-4-8) sts. Join yarn with sl st to next st. Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. (Sc2tog over next st and ch-1 sp. Ch 1) 12 (13-14-15-15) times. 1 sc in each of next 2 sts. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
Work 9 (11-11-13-15) rows even in pat. Fasten off.

Left Front: Next row: With RS facing, miss next 4 (4-4-4-8) sts. Join yarn with sl st to next st. Ch 1. Sc2tog over same st as last sl st and next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. (Sc2tog over next st and ch-1 sp. Ch 1) 5 (6-6-8-8) times. 1 sc in next st. Turn.
Work 5 (7-7-7-9) rows even in pat.

Shape neck: 1st row: (RS). Ch 1. Sc2tog over first st and next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. (Sc2tog over next st and ch-1 sp. Ch 1) 4 times. 1 sc in next st. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked.
2nd row: Ch 1. Sc2tog dec over first 2 sts. (Sc2tog over next st and ch-1 sp. Ch 1) 4 times. 1 sc in last st. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 1. Sc2tog over first st and next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. (Sc2tog over next st and ch-1 sp. Ch 1) 3 times. Sc2tog dec over last 2 sts. Turn.

Sizes 4 and 6 only: 4th row: Ch 1. Sc2tog dec over first 2 sts. (Sc2tog over next st and ch-1 sp. Ch 1) 3 times. 1 sc in last st. 8 sts rem. Fasten off.**

Sizes 8, 10 and 12 only: Work (1-3-3) row(s) even in pat over rem 9 sts. Fasten off.

SLEEVES
Ch 20 (20-20-24-24).
1st row: (RS). Sc2tog over 2nd ch from hook and next ch. Ch 1. *Sc2tog over next 2 ch. Ch 1. Rep from * to last ch. 1 sc in last ch. Turn. 19 (19-19-23-23) sts.
Proceed in Pat as given for Body for 5 (5-5-7-5) rows.
Next row (inc row): (RS). Ch 1. sc in first st. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Pat to last st. 2 sc in last st. Turn.
Next 7 (3-3-3-3) rows: Ch 1. 1 sc in first st. Pat to last 2 sts. 1 sc in each of last 2 sts. Turn.
Next row (inc row): (RS). Ch 1. 2 sc in first st. Pat to last 2 sts. 1 sc in next st. 2 sc in last st. Turn.
Next row: Ch 1. Sc2tog over first 2 sts. Ch 1. Pat to last st. 1 sc in last st. Turn.

Size 4 only: Cont even in pat on 23 sts until work from beg measures 10" [25.5 cm]. Fasten off. Place markers on side edges 1" [2.5 cm] down from top edge.

Sizes 6, 8, 10 and 12 only: Work 2 rows even in pat on (23-23-27-27) sts.
Next row (inc row): (RS). Ch 1. sc in first st. 1 sc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Pat to last st. 2 sc in last st. Turn.
Next 3 rows: Ch 1. 1 sc in first st. Pat to last 2 sts. 1 sc in each of last 2 sts. Turn.
Next row (inc row): (RS). Ch 1. 2 sc in first st. Pat to last 2 sts. 1 sc in next st. 2 sc in last st. Turn. (27-27-31-31) sts.

Sizes 6, 8 and 10 only: Cont even in pat until work from beg measures (12-13-15)" [(30.5-33-38) cm]. Fasten off. Place markers on side edges 1" [2.5 cm] down from top edge.

Size 12 only: Work 2 rows even in pat.
Next row (inc row): (RS). Ch 1. 1 sc in first st.
1 sc in next ch-1 sp. Ch 1. Pat to last st. 2 sc in last st. Turn.
Next 3 rows: Ch 1. 1 sc in first st. Pat to last 2 sts. 1 sc in each of last 2 sts. Turn.
Next row (inc row): (RS). Ch 1. 2 sc in first st. Pat to last 2 sts. 1 sc in next st. 2 sc in last st. Turn.
35 sts.
Cont even in pat until work from beg measures 17" [43 cm]. Fasten off. Place markers on side edges 2" [5 cm] down from top edge.

COLLAR
Ch 3.
1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook.
1 sc in last ch. Turn. 2 sc.
2nd row: Ch 1. Working in back loops only, 2 sc in first st. 2 sc in last st. Turn. 4 sc.
3rd row: Ch 1. Working in back loops only, 2 sc in first st. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc. 2 sc in last st. Turn. 6 sc.
4th row: Ch 1. Working in back loops only, 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
5th row: Ch 1. Working in back loops only, 2 sc in first st. 1 sc in each sc to last sc. 2 sc in last st. Turn.
6th to 9th rows: As 4th and 5th rows twice more. 12 sc. Place markers at each end of 9th row.
10th row: Ch 1. Working in back loops only, 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
Rep last row until work from markers measures 6 (7-7-8-8)" [15 (18-18-20.5-20.5) cm], ending with a WS row.

1st row: (RS). Ch 1. Working in back loops only, sc2tog. 1 sc in each sc to last 2 sc. Sc2tog. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 1. Working in back loops only, 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
3rd to 6th rows: As 1st and 2nd rows twice more. 6 sts.
7th row: Ch 1. Working in back loops only, sc2tog. 1 sc in each of next 2 sc. Sc2tog. Turn.
8th row: Ch 1. Working in back loops only, (Sc2tog) twice. Turn.
9th row: Ch 1. Working in back loops only, 1 sc in each of next 2 sts. Fasten off.

FINISHING
Pin garment pieces to measurements. Cover with a damp cloth, leaving cloth to dry.

Zipper edging: 1st row: (RS). Join yarn with sl st at lower edge of Right Front. Ch 1. Work 1 row of sc evenly up to neck edge. Do not turn.
2nd row: Ch 1. Working from left to right, instead of from right to left as usual, work 1 reverse sc in each sc to end of row. Fasten off.
Rep along Left Front edge.
Sew shoulder seams. Sew sleeve seams to markers. Sew in sleeves, placing rows above markers along unworked sts at armholes to form square armholes.
Sew zipper in position under front edgings.