Free Fashion-Forward Duster from RedHeart.com

fashion forward duster

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Fashion-Forward Duster Free Crochet Pattern

Pattern Number:     LW4555
Designed By:     Tammy Hildebrand

Skill Level: Intermediate

Required Supplies:

RED HEART® Boutique Swanky™: 4 (4, 5, 5, 6) balls 9401 Sterling
Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9]
Yarn needle

Combine beautiful crochet stitches with wonderful sequin yarn for an extraordinary duster! Make it as a special addition to your wardrobe and dress it up or down to fit the occasion.

Gauge/Tension:     GAUGE: One Motif = 5 x 5” (12.5 x 12.5 cm); 16 rows = 4” (10 cm) in single crochet. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Directions are for size small; changes for sizes medium, large, 1X, and 2X are in parentheses.
Finished Bust: 36 (40, 44, 48, 52)” (91.5 (101.5, 112, 122, 132) cm)
Finished Length: 22” (56 cm), including lower edging

Note: Piece may lengthen when worn.

Special Stitch
ch-3-join = Ch 1, remove loop from hook, insert hook in center chain of corresponding ch-3 space of previous Motif or Strip, pick up dropped loop and draw through, ch 1.

Notes
1. Duster is made from three Strips of Motifs: Two Long Strips, and one Short Strip.
2. Motifs are joined together using a “join-as-you-go” technique to form Strips. Each Long Strip is made from 10 Motifs, and each Short Strip is made from 5 Motifs.
3. Strips are joined together using a “join-as-you-go” technique, then piece is folded and side seams joined.
4. Sleeves are worked directly into the armholes of the assembled body.

DUSTER
LONG STRIP (make 2)
First Motif
Ch 8; join with slip st in first ch to form a ring.
Round 1 (right side): Ch 1, 2 sc in each ch around; join with slip st in first sc—16 sc.
Round 2: Ch 9, slip st in same st as joining, *skip next st, (slip st, ch 9, slip st) in next st; repeat from * to last st, skip last st; join with slip st in joining slip st of previous round—8 ch-9 spaces.
Round 3: Slip st in first 5 ch of first ch-9 space, ch 1, 3 sc in same ch-9 space, *ch 3, 3 sc in next ch-9 space; repeat from * around, ch 3; join with slip st in first sc—8 ch-3 spaces and 24 sc.
Round 4: Slip st in next sc (center sc of first 3-sc group), ch 6 (counts as dc, ch 3), (dc, [ch 3, dc] twice) in same sc, sc in next ch-3 space, (sc, ch 3, sc) in center sc of next 3-sc group, sc in next ch-3 space, *(dc, [ch 3, dc] 3 times) in center sc of next 3-sc group, sc in next ch-3 space, (sc, ch 3, sc) in center sc of next 3-sc group, sc in next ch-3 space; repeat from * around; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch—16 ch-3 spaces, 16 dc, and 16 sc. Fasten off.

Next 9 Motifs
Ch 8; join with slip st in first ch to form a ring.
Rounds 1–3: Work same as Rounds 1–3 of First Motif—8 ch-3 spaces and 24 sc.
While working Round 4, current Motif is joined to previous Motif to form a Strip. Hold current Motif and previous Motif with wrong sides together and stitches matching. Review instructions for ch-3-join (see Special Stitch).
Round 4 (joining round): Slip st in next sc (center sc of first 3-sc group), ch 6 (counts as dc, ch 3), (dc, [ch-3-join, dc] twice) in same sc, sc in next ch-3 space, (sc, ch-3-join, sc) in center sc of next 3-sc group, sc in next ch-3
space, (dc, [ch-3-join, dc] twice, ch 3, dc) in center sc of next 3-sc group, sc in next ch-3 space, (sc, ch 3, sc) in center sc of next 3-sc group, sc in next ch-3 space, *(dc, [ch 3, dc] 3 times) in center sc of next 3-sc group, sc in
next ch-3 space, (sc, ch 3, sc) in center sc of next 3-sc group, sc in next ch-3 space; repeat from * around; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch. Fasten off.

Long Strip Edging
First Side (inner edge)
With right side facing, join yarn with sc in a corner ch-3 space to work across long edge of Strip.
Row 1 (right side):Work 2 sc in same ch-3 space, 3 sc in next ch-3 space, [ch 1, 3 sc in next ch-3 space] twice, *ch 1, 3 dc in center of Motif joining, [ch 1, 3 sc in next ch-3 space] 3 times; repeat from * across to opposite corner ch-3 space, 3 sc in corner ch-3 space, turn—27 dc, 96 sc, 38 ch-1 spaces.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st and ch-1 space across, turn—161 sc.
Rows 3–4 (5, 6, 7, 8): Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Row 5 (6, 7, 8, 9): Ch 6 (counts as dc, ch 3), skip next st, dc in next st, [ch 3, skip next st, dc in next st] 12 times, [ch 3, skip next st, hdc in next st] 10 times, [ch 3, skip next st, sc in next st] 33 times, [ch 3, skip next st, hdc in next st] 10 times, [ch 3, skip next st, dc in next st] 14 times—81 sts and 80 ch-3 spaces.  Fasten off.

Second Side (outer edge)
With right side facing, join yarn with sc in corner ch-3 space to work across second long edge of Strip.
Row 1 (right side): Work same as Row 1 of First Side of Edging—27 dc, 96 sc, and 38 ch-1 spaces.

First Half
Row 2 (wrong side): Ch 1, sc in next 55 sts and ch-1 spaces; leave remaining sts and ch-spaces unworked for second half, turn—55 sc.
Rows 3–4 (6, 8, 10, 12): Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. Fasten off.

Second Half
Row 2 (wrong side): With wrong side facing, skip next 51 unworked sts and ch-1 spaces for armhole, join yarn with sc in next st, sc in each st and ch-1 space across, turn—55 sc.
Rows 3–4 (6, 8, 10, 12): Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. Fasten off.

SHORT STRIP (make 1)
Make same as Long Strip, joining only 5 Motifs into a strip.

Short Strip Edging and Joining
First Side
With right side facing, join yarn with sc in a corner ch-3 space to work across long edge of Strip.
Row 1 (right side): Work same as Row 1 of Long Strip Edging—12 dc, 51 sc, and 18 ch-1 spaces.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st and ch-1 space across, turn—81 sc.
Rows 3–4 (5, 6, 7, 8): Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
While working the next row, Short Strip is joined to first side of edging of first Long Strip. Hold Strips with wrong sides together and stitches matching.
Row 5 (6, 7, 8, 9) (joining row): Ch 1, sc in first st, [ch-3-join, skip next st, sc in next st] 16 times, [ch-3-join, skip next st, hdc in next st] 10 times, [ch-3-join, skip next st, dc in next st] 14 times. Fasten off.

Second Side
With right side facing, join yarn with sc in corner ch-3 space to work across other long edge of Short Strip.
Rows 1–4 (5, 6, 7, 8): Work same as Rows 1–4 (5, 6, 7, 8) of First Side of Short Strip Edging—81 sc.
While working the next row, Short Strip is joined to first side of edging of second Long Strip. Hold Strips with wrong sides together and stitches matching.
Row 5 (6, 7, 8, 9) (joining row): Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), remove loop from hook, insert hook in center ch of corresponding ch-3 space on Long Strip, pick up dropped loop and draw through, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st, [ch-3-
join, skip next st, dc in next st] 12 times, [ch-3-join, skip next st, hdc in next st] 10 times, [ch-3-join, skip next st, sc in next st] 17 times. Fasten off.

SEAM SIDES
Right Side
With right side of Long Strip of right Back facing, join yarn with slip st in first st of edging (at lower edge).

First Half (right side): Ch 6 (counts as dc, ch 3), skip next st, dc in next st, [ch 3, skip next st, dc in next st] 12 times, [ch 3, skip next st, hdc in next st] 10 times, [ch 3, skip next st, sc in next st] 4 times. Fold piece in half across shoulders, bringing wrong sides together and matching stitches across side edges. While working the next row, the First Half of this seam is joined to the other half of the edge of the Strip. Turn piece to work across other half of Strip edge.

Second Half (right side):  Working across other half of Strip edge and joining to First Half of this seam, sc in first sc of other half of edging, ch-3-join (in ch-3 space of First Half), [skip next st, sc in next st] 3 times, [ch-3-join, skip next st, hdc in next st] 10 times, [ch-3-join, skip next st, dc in next st] 14 times. Fasten off.

Left Side
With right side of Long Strip of left Back facing, join yarn with sc in first st of edging (at armhole).
First Half (right side): Ch 3, [skip next st, sc in next st] 3 times, [ch 3, skip next st, hdc in next st] 10 times, [ch 3, skip next st, dc in next st] 14 times. Fold piece in half across shoulder, bringing wrong sides together and matching stitches across side edges. While working the next row, the First Half of this seam is joined to the other half of the edge of the Strip. Turn piece to work across other half of Strip edge.

Second Half (right side): Working across other half of Strip edge and joining to First Half of this seam, dc in in first st of other half of edging, ch-3-join (in ch-3 space of First Half), skip next st, dc in next st, [ch-3-join, skip next
st, dc in next st] 12 times, [ch-3-join, skip next st, hdc in next st] 10 times, [ch-3-join, skip next st, sc in next st] 4 times.
Fasten off.

SLEEVES (work 2)
Round 1 (right side): With right side facing, join yarn with sc in end of first row of edging at beginning of underarm, work 6 (10, 14, 18, 22) more sc evenly spaced across underarm edge; working around armhole edge, (dc, ch 3, dc) in center st of next 3-st group, *sc in next ch-1 space, (dc, ch 3, dc) in center st of next 3-st group; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc—7 (11, 15, 19, 23) sc across underarm edge, 13 (dc, ch 3, dc) groups and 12 sc around armhole edge.
Round 2: Slip st in first 4 (6, 4, 5, 4) sts, ch 6 (counts as dc, ch 3), dc in same st, [skip next 0 (0, 3, 4, 3) sts, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next st] 0 (0, 2, 2, 4) times, (dc, ch 3, dc) in each ch-3 space around; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch—14 (14, 16, 16, 18, 18) (dc, ch 3, dc) groups.
Round 3: Slip st in first ch-3 space, ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), dc in same ch-3 space, (dc, ch 2, dc) in each ch-3 space around; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch.
Round 4: Slip st in next ch-2 space, ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), dc in same ch-2 space, (dc, ch 1, dc) in each ch-2 space around; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch.
Rounds 5–7: Slip st in first ch-1 space, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same ch-1 space, (dc, ch 1, dc) in each ch-1 space around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.
Round 8: (Slip st, ch 1, 3 sc) in first ch-1 space, 3 sc in each ch-1 space around; join with slip st in first sc—
42 (42, 48, 48, 54, 54) sc.
Rounds 9–11: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with slip st in first sc.
Fasten off.

FRONT AND NECK EDGING
With right side facing, join yarn with slip st in first st at lower front corner.
Row 1 (right side):Ch 1, sc in each st and ch-3 space across edge of Long Strip; working in ends of rows across edging of Short Strip, *ch 3, skip next row, sc in next row; repeat from * to beginning of Motif, [ch 3, sc in next ch-3
space] 3 times; working in ends of rows across edging,  **ch 3, skip next row, sc in next row; repeat from ** across edging; working down front edge, sc in each st and ch-3 space across, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st and ch-3 space across, turn.
Rows 3–4 (5, 6, 7, 8): Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Fasten off.

LOWER EDGING
With right side facing, join yarn with sc in end of row at lower corner to work across lower edge.
Row 1 (right side): Work sc in end of each sc row and 3 sc in end of each dc row across edging; *3 sc in next ch-3 space, [3 sc in next sc, 3 sc in next ch-3 space] twice across Motif; work sc in end of each sc row, 3 sc in end of each dc row and 3 sc in center of joining across edging; repeat from * all the way across lower edge, turn.
Rows 2–4: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Row 5: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), skip next st, dc in next st, *ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st; repeat from * across, turn.
Row 6: Ch 1, sc in each st and ch-1 space across, turn.
Rows 7-9: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.
Fasten off.

FINISHING
Weave in ends. Immerse Duster in cool water, squeeze out excess water, taking care not to wring or twist. Place the piece on a flat, covered surface, gently stretch to open lace pattern. Leave until completely dry.

ABBREVIATIONS
ch = chain;
dc = double crochet;
hdc = half double crochet;
sc = single crochet;
st(s) = stitch (es);
( ) = work directions in parentheses into same st;
[ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified;
* or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated.

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