Free Date Night Lacy Sweater from RedHeart.com

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From www.RedHeart.com

From www.RedHeart.com

Date-Night Lacy Sweater Free Crochet Pattern

Pattern Number: LW4740
Designed By: Tammy Hildebrand

Skill Level: Experienced

Charm with sparkle for a bit of glam, here’s a sweater that you’ll love having in your wardrobe. Amazing crochet pattern stitches, flattering neckline and the ability to be dressed up or down, this sweater has it all!

Materials:
RED HEART® Sparkle Soft™: 4 (5, 6, 6, 7) balls 9012 Black
Susan Bates® Crochet Hooks: 5mm [US H-8] and 5.5mm [US I-9]
Yarn needle

Gauge/Tension:     GAUGE: Rounds 1 and 2 = 2¾” (7 cm) in body square with smaller hook; body square = 16 x 16” (40.5 x 40.5 cm) with smaller hook; 4 dc- Vsts = 4” (10 cm); 5 rows = 4” (10 cm) with smaller hook, 7 dc-Vsts = 8” (20.5 cm); 5 rows = 5” (12.5 cm) with larger hook. 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: 28 (28, 30, 32, 32)” [71 (71, 76, 81.5, 81.5) cm]

Special Stitches
Chain-3 join (ch-3 join) = Ch 1, drop loop from hook, insert hook in center chain of corresponding ch-3 of front body square, pick up dropped loop and pull through, ch 1.
Double crochet V-stitch (dc-Vst) = (Dc, ch 3, dc) in indicated stitch or space.
Fan = 7 dc in indicated stitch or space.
Single crochet V-stitch (sc-Vst) = (Sc, ch 3, sc) in indicated stitch or space.
Shell = (2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc) in indicated space.

Pattern Stitch
Block
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in next 3 ch, turn—4 sc.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each of the 4 sc, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each of the 4 sc, slip st in next st on Round 7 of body square, turn.
Row 4: Sc in each of the 4 sc, turn.

Special Technique
Join with sc = Place a slip knot on hook, insert hook in indicated stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through both loops on hook.

Notes
1. Body of sweater is made from two identical pieces: Front and back.
2. Each piece is made from a body square. Side edging is worked across sides of body square and front and back are joined while working last row of back side edging.
3. Shoulders are worked across top edge of front and back and joined while working last row of back shoulders.
4. Skirting is worked around lower edge of joined front and back.
5. Sleeves are worked directly from armholes.
6. When instructed to work into a stitch or space “2 rounds below”, work into the round numbered 2 less than the current round. For example, if you are working Round 5, a stitch “2 rounds below” is in Round 5 – 2 = Round 3.
7. When instructed to work in a dc-Vst, sc-Vst, or shell, work into the ch-3 space of that stitch.

SWEATER
Body Square (make 2)
With smaller hook, ch 5; join with slip st in first ch to form ring.
Round 1 (right side): Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), dc in ring, [ch 2, dc] 6 times, ch 2; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch—8 dc and 8 ch-2 spaces.
Round 2: (Slip st, ch 1, sc) in first ch-2 space, fan in next ch-2 space, *sc in next ch-2 space, fan in next ch-2 space; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc—4 sc and 4 fans.
Round 3: Ch 6 (counts as dc, ch 3 here and throughout), dc in first sc (first dc-Vst made), ch 3, sc-Vst in center dc of first fan, *ch 3, dc-Vst in next sc, ch 3, sc-Vst in center dc of next fan; repeat from * 2 more times, ch 3; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch—4 dc-Vsts and 4 sc-Vsts.
Round 4: Slip st in first dc-Vst, ch 5, (dc, ch 5, dc) in next sc-Vst, *ch 5, slip st in next dc-Vst, ch 5, (dc, ch 5, dc) in next sc-Vst; repeat from * 2 more times, ch 5; join with slip st in first slip st—8 dc and 12 ch-5 spaces.
Round 5: Ch 6 (counts as tr, ch 2), working over first slip st, (tr, [ch 2, tr] twice) in first ch-3 space 2 rounds below, ch 5, skip next ch-5 space, sc-Vst in next ch-5 space, *ch 5, skip next ch-5 space, working over next slip st, (tr, [ch 2, tr] 3 times) in next ch-3 space 2 rounds below, ch 5, skip next ch-5 space, sc-Vst in next ch-5 space; repeat from * 2 more times; ch 5, skip last ch-5 space; join
with slip st in 4th ch of beginning ch—16 tr, 4 sc-Vsts, 12 ch-2 spaces, and 8 ch-5 spaces.
Round 6: Slip st in first ch-2 space, ch 3 (counts as first dc), 2 dc in same space, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-2 space, 3 dc in next ch-2 space, 3 dc in next ch-5 space, sc in next sc-Vst, 3 dc in next ch-5 space, *3 dc in next ch-2 space, (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-2 space, 3 dc in next ch-2 space, 3 dc in next ch-5 space, sc in next sc-Vst, 3 dc in next ch-5 space; repeat from * around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—72 dc, 4 sc, and 4 corner ch-3 spaces.
Round 7: (Slip st, ch 1, sc) in next st, ch 3, skip next 2 sts, sc in next st, *ch 3, skip next st, dc in next corner ch-3 space, ch 3, skip next st, sc in next st, [ch 3, skip next 2 sts, sc in next st] twice, ch 3, skip next st, dc in next sc, ch 3, skip next st, sc in next st, [ch 3, skip next 2 sts, sc in next st] twice; repeat from * 2 more times, ch 3, skip next st, dc in next corner ch-3 space, ch 3, skip next st, sc in next st, [ch 3, skip next 2 sts, sc in next st] twice, ch 3, skip next st, dc in next sc, ch 3, skip next st, sc in next st, ch 3; join with slip st in first sc—8 dc, 24 sc, and 32 ch-3 spaces.
Round 8: Ch 8 (counts as dc and foundation ch for first block), skip all ch-spaces, work block, *dc in next st, ch 5, work block; repeat from * around; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch—16 dc and 16 blocks.
Round 9: Ch 7 (counts as tr, ch 3 here and throughout), slip st in top corner of first block, *ch 3, (tr, ch 5, tr) in next dc, [ch 3, slip st in top corner of next block, ch 3, tr in next dc] 3 times, ch 3, slip st in top corner of next block; repeat from * 2 more times, ch 3, (tr, ch 5, tr) in next dc, [ch 3, slip st in top corner of next block, ch 3, tr in next dc] twice, ch 3, slip st in top corner of next block, ch 3; join with slip st in 4th ch of beginning ch—20 tr, 16 slip sts, 32 ch-3 spaces, and 4 ch-5 spaces.
Round 10: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, working over first slip st, shell in top corner of first block 2 rounds below, sc in next tr, *shell in next ch-5 space, sc in next tr, [working over next slip st, shell in top corner of next block 2 rounds below, sc in next tr] 4 times; repeat from * 2 more times, shell in next ch-5 space, [sc in next tr, working over next slip st, shell in top corner of next block] 3 times; join with slip st in first sc—20 shells (5 shells across each side) and 20 sc.
Round 11: *Ch 1, fan in next shell, ch 1, slip st in next sc; repeat from * around—20 fans.
Round 12: Ch 7, sc-Vst in center dc of first fan, ch 3, working over first slip st, tr in next sc 2 rounds below, *ch 3, (dc, ch 5, dc) in center dc of next fan, ch 3, working over next slip st, tr in next sc 2 rounds below, [ch 3, sc-Vst in center dc of next fan, ch 3, working over next slip st, tr in next sc 2 rounds below] 4 times; repeat from * 2 more times, ch 3, (dc, ch 5, dc) in center dc of next fan, [ch 3, working over next slip st, tr in next sc 2 rounds below, ch 3, sc-Vst in center dc of next fan] 3 times, ch 3; join with slip st in 4th ch of beginning ch—20 tr, 8 dc, 20 sc-Vsts, 40 ch-3 spaces, and 4 ch-5 spaces.
Round 13: Ch 1, sc in same st as join, 3 dc in first ch-3 space, sc in next sc-Vst, 3 dc in next ch-3 space, sc in next tr, 3 dc in next ch-3 space, sc in next dc, *5 dc in next ch-5 space, sc in next dc, 3 dc in next ch-3 space, [sc in next tr, 3 dc in next ch-3 space, sc in next sc-Vst, 3 dc in next ch-3 space] 4 times, sc in next tr, 3 dc in next ch-3 space, sc in next dc; repeat from * 2 more times, 5 dc in next ch-5 space, sc in next dc, 3 dc in next ch-3 space, [sc in next tr, 3 dc in next ch-3 space, sc in next sc-Vst, 3 dc in next ch-3 space] 3 times; join with slip st in first sc—Four 5-dc groups, forty 3-dc groups, and 44 sc. Fasten off.
Round 14: With right side facing, join yarn with sc in center st of any 5-dc group, ch 3, (sc, ch 5, sc, ch 3, sc) in same st, dc in next sc, [skip next dc, sc-Vst in next dc, dc in next sc] 10 times, *skip next 2 dc, (sc, ch 3, sc, ch 5, sc, ch 3, sc) in next dc, dc in next sc, [skip next dc, sc-Vst in next dc, dc in next sc] 10 times; repeat from * around; join with slip st in in first sc—44 dc, 16 sc, 40 sc-Vsts, 8 ch-3 spaces, and 4 corner ch-5 spaces. Fasten off.

Front Body Square Side Edging
Row 1 (right side): With larger hook and right side facing, join yarn with slip st in any corner ch-5 space, ch 6 (counts as dc, ch 3 here and throughout), dc in same space, dc-Vst in each sc-Vst and ch-3 space across to next corner ch-5 space, dc-Vst in next ch-5 space; leave remaining sts and spaces unworked, turn—14 dc-Vsts. Fasten off size Small only.

Sizes Medium, Large, 1X, and 2X only
Next 1 (2, 3, 4) Rows: (Slip st, ch 6, dc) in first ch-3 space, dc-Vst in each ch-3 space across, turn.
Fasten off.
Repeat edging across opposite side edge.

Back Body Square Side Edging
Note: Back square is joined to front square in the last row of the side edging using ch-3 joins.

Size Small only
Row 1 (right side): With larger hook and right side facing, join yarn with slip st in any corner ch-5 space, ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), drop loop from hook, insert hook in center ch of corresponding ch-3 of front body square, pick up dropped loop and pull through, ch 1, dc in same space, (dc, ch-3 join, dc) in each sc-Vest and ch-3 space across to next corner ch-5 space, (dc, ch-3 join, dc) in next ch-5 space; leave remaining sts and spaces unworked—28 dc and 14 ch-3 joins. Fasten off.

Sizes Medium, Large, 1X, and 2X only
Work same as front body square side edging through Row 1 (2, 3, 4).
Row 2 (3, 4, 5): Slip st in first ch-3 space, ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), drop loop from hook,insert hook in center ch of corresponding ch-3 of front body square, pick up dropped loop and pull through, ch 1, dc in same space, (dc, ch-3 join, dc) in each dc-Vst across, turn.
Fasten off.
Repeat edging across opposite side edge.

First Front Shoulder
Row 1: With smaller hook and right side of front square facing, join yarn with slip st in center seam of side edging, working in ends of rows across side edging, (slip st, ch 6, dc) in next row, dc-Vst in next 0 (1, 2, 3, 4) row(s); working across top of front body square, dc-Vst in next 3 dc-Vsts; leave remaining spaces unworked, turn—4 (5, 6, 7, 8) dc-Vsts.
Rows 2–9 (9, 9, 11, 11): (Slip st, ch 6, dc) in first dc-Vst, dc-Vst in each dc-Vst across, turn.
Fasten off.

Second Front Shoulder
Row 1: With smaller hook and right side facing, skip next 6 ch-3 spaces on front body square, join yarn with slip st in next ch-3 space, ch 6, dc in same space, dc-Vst in next 2 dc-Vsts; working in ends of rows across side edging, dc-Vst in next 1 (2, 3, 4, 5) rows, turn—4 (5, 6, 7, 8) dc-Vsts.
Rows 2–9 (9, 9, 11, 11): Work same as Rows 2–9 (9, 9, 11, 11) of first front shoulder.

First Back Shoulder
Note: First back shoulder is joined to second front shoulder as last row of shoulder is worked.
Rows 1–8 (8, 8, 10, 10): With right side of back square facing, work same as Rows 1–8 (8, 8, 10, 10) of first front shoulder—4 (5, 6, 7, 8) dc-Vsts.
Hold front and back with wrong sides together, stitches matching, and right side of back facing you.
Row 9 (9, 9, 11, 11): Slip st in first ch-3 space, ch 4, drop loop from hook, insert hook in center ch of corresponding ch-3 on first front shoulder, pick up dropped loop and pull through, ch 1, dc in same space, (dc, ch-3 join, dc) in each ch-3 space across.
Fasten off.

Second Back Shoulder
Note: Second back shoulder is joined to first front shoulder as last row of shoulder is worked.
Rows 1–8 (8, 8, 10, 10): With right side of back square facing, work same as Rows 1–8 (8, 8, 10, 10) of second front shoulder—4 (5, 6, 7, 8) dc-Vsts.
Row 9 (9, 9, 11, 11): Work same as Row 9 (9, 9, 11, 11) of first back shoulder except join to first front shoulder.

Skirting
Round 1 (right side): With larger hook and right side of lower edge of body squares facing, working in ends of rows across side edging, join yarn with slip st in end of first row following seam, (ch 6, dc) in end of same row, dc-Vst in each row of side edging, *dc-Vst in each ch-space (including the ch-5 sps at corners of body squares) of body square across to other side edging, dc-Vst in end of each row of side edging; repeat from * around; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-6—32 (36, 40, 44, 48) dc-Vsts.
Rounds 2–5 (5, 7, 7, 7): (Slip st, ch 6, dc) in first ch-3 space, dc-Vst in each dc-Vst around; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-6.
Fasten off.

Neck Shaping
Round 1 (right side): With smaller hook and right side of back facing, join yarn with sc in first skipped ch-3 space from back shoulder, ch 3, sc in same space (first sc-Vst made), *sc-Vst in each ch-3 space across to next shoulder; working in ends of row, (sc, ch 1, sc) in each row; working across ch-3 spaces of front; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc.
Round 2: (Slip st, ch 1, sc, ch 2, sc) in first ch-3 space, *(sc, ch 2, sc) in each ch-3 space to next ch-1 space, (sc, ch 1, sc) in each ch-1 space; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc.
Rounds 3–5: (Slip st, [ch 1, sc] twice) in first ch-space, (sc, ch 1, sc) in each ch-space around; join with slip st in first sc.
Fasten off.

Sleeve
Round 1: With smaller hook and right side of armhole facing and working in ends of rows, join yarn with slip st in underarm seam, ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1 here and throughout), dc in same seam, *ch 1, dc in
next row; repeat from * to shoulder seam, ch 1, dc in shoulder seam, **ch 1, dc in next row; repeat from ** around, ch 1; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch—20 (20, 20, 24, 24) dc and 20 (20, 20, 24, 24) ch-1 spaces.
Rounds 2–11: Ch 4, dc in next dc, *ch 1, dc in next dc; repeat from * around, ch 1; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch.
Round 12: (Slip st, ch 1, sc) in first ch-1 space, *ch 3, sc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * around, ch 3; join with slip st in first sc—20 (20, 20, 24, 24) sc and 20 (20, 20, 24, 24) ch-3 spaces.
Round 13: (Slip st, ch 1, sc) in first ch-3 space, *ch 5, skip next ch-3 space, sc in next ch-3 space; repeat from * around, ch 5, skip next ch-3 space; join with slip st in first sc—10 (10, 10, 12, 12) sc and 10 (10, 10, 12, 12) ch-5 spaces.
Round 14: Ch 1, sc in first sc, sc in next ch-5 space, *ch 5, sc in next ch-5 space, sc in next sc, sc in next ch-5 space; repeat from * 3 (3, 3, 4, 4) times, ch 5, sc in last ch-5 space; join with slip st in first sc—15 (15, 15, 18, 18) sc and 5 (5, 5, 6, 6) ch-5 spaces.
Round 15: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sc, *sc-Vst in next ch-5 space, sc in next 3 sc; repeat from * 3 (3, 3, 4, 4) times, sc-Vst in last ch-5 space, sc in last sc; join with slip st in first sc—15 (15, 15, 18, 18) sc and 5 (5, 5, 6, 6) sc-Vsts.
Rounds 16 and 17: Ch 1, sc in first 3 sc, *ch 3, sc in next 5 sc; repeat from * 3 (3, 3, 4, 4) times, ch 3, sc in last 2 sts; join with slip st in first sc.
Round 18: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sc, *ch 3, skip next sc, working over ch-spaces of previous rounds, sc in next ch-5 space 4 rows below, ch 3, skip next sc, sc in next 3 sc; repeat from * 3 (3, 3, 4, 4) times, ch 3, skip next sc,  working over ch-spaces of previous rounds, sc in next ch-5 space 4 rows below, ch 3, skip next sc, sc in last sc; join with slip st in first sc—20 (20, 20, 24, 24) sc and 10 (10, 10, 12,
12) ch-3 spaces.
Round 19: Ch 1, sc in first sc, *ch 5, skip next sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * around, ch 5, skip last sc; join with slip st in first sc—10 (10, 10, 12, 12) sc and 10 (10, 10, 12, 12) ch-5 spaces.
See schematic at the end of the pattern.
Round 20: Ch 1, sc in first st, 3 sc in first ch-5 space, *sc in next sc, 3 sc in next ch-5 space; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc—40 (40, 40, 48, 48) sc.
Round 21: Ch 4, skip next sc, dc in next sc, *ch 1, skip next sc, dc in next sc; repeat from * around to last sc, ch 1, skip last sc; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch—20 (20, 20, 24, 24) dc and 20 (20, 20, 24, 24) ch- 1 spaces.
Rounds 22–34: Repeat Round 2.
Fasten off.

FINISHING
Weave in ends.

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

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