THE AMERICANA JUMPER
(Rated “I” – Intermediate)
NOTE: Yarn requirement based on small to medium size. Large may require an additional skein or two of each color.
Approx. 3 (4 oz. 4-ply) skeins of red.
Approx. 5 (4 oz. 4-ply) skeins of blue.
Small – 32” bust; Size G hook to produce 4¼” square
Medium – 35” bust; Size H hook to produce 3½” square
Large – 37” bust; Size I hook to produce 3¾” square
THE GRANNY PUFF SQUARE
RND 1: With blue, ch 4, sl st in first ch to form ring, ch 1, 8 sc into ring. Sl st in first sc made.
RND 2: Pull up loop on hook to approximately ¾”. * Yarn over, pull up loop in first sc to approximately ¾”; repeat this 4 times in the same sc. Then yarn over and through all 9 loops on hook, ch 1 tightly to fasten st, ch 3. In next sc, repeat from * until 8 puffs sts made. Cut and fasten off blue.
RND 3: With red, sl st in any space between puff stitch, ch 3. In the same space, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc, ch 1. This will be a corner for the square. In next space, 3 dc, ch 1. Then repeat instructions for the corner (except future corners will be 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc). Continue in each space until you have completed four corners and four sides.
Sl st in top of ch 3 which marked the beginning of the round and leave a 10” length of yarn, after fastening off, to be used for sewing together.
Assemble 5 squares in a row to be used for sleeves: sew these into place at armhole of garment, matching the squares of the sleeves to the squares of the jumper.
ROW 1: Beginning at the bottom of the assembled garment, with red, sc in each dc, 1 sc in each space, working 1 sc in each of the joining corner spaces. To obtain a well-rounded edge to the garment, work 3 sc in the spaces at both bottom corners and neckline corner. Join with sl st to first sc in round. Ch 1, turn.
ROW 2: Sc in each sc (repeating the 3 sc in the bottom edging). * At points indicated by X in the diagram, crochet a chain approximately 10” long, sc in each chain and continue sc around garment until next marker, repeat from *. Join with sl st to first sc in round. Fasten off.
ROW 3: Attach blue to second sc in bottom corner, dc in each sc across, ending at 2nd sc at other end of bottom section. Join this section together to form circular skirt by sl st last dc to first dc, ch 3, turn.
ROW 4: DC in each dc; join with sl st. Fasten off blue.
ROW 5: With red, sc in each dc across, join, ch 1, turn.
ROW 6: Repeat row 5, then fasten off red.
ROW 7: Measure width of skirt at this time. If it is not wide enough for your hip measurement, increase hook size – G to H; H to I; I to J.
Join blue, dc in each sc, join, ch 3, turn. Continue with blue until desired length of skirt is reached.