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Aran Pullover

exchange to knit Classic Aran pattern to work up in crochet. With all the cables, twists, and pattderns you'd find in a knitted araned pattern. From a small womens size to a large size.

Sent came in from Suzanna Bascuchea to share with you all.

SIZES: Directions are for adult's small size (32½" - 34'). Changes for medium size (36" - 38"), large size (40" - 42") and extra-large size (44" - 46") are in parentheses.

Body Bust Chest Size: 32 ½ "-34" (36"- 38"; 40"- 42"; 44"- 46").

Finished Bust / Chest Size: 36" (40"- 44"- 48').

MATERIALS: worsted weight yarn 18 (19-20-21) 50 # gram (1.75-oz.) skeins Cream. Crochet hook size 10/J (6 mm) or size required to obtain gauge.

  GAUGE: 17 sts = 4"; 11 rows -- 4".

ABBREVIATIONS:

Fpdc: Yo, insert hook from front to back to front around post of next st, yo and pull up a lp, (yo and pull through 2 lps on hook) twice--front post dc.

Bpdc: Yo, insert hook from back to front to back around post of next dc, yo and pull up a lp, (yo and pull through 2 lps on hook) twice--back post dc.

FLC2 (FLC4): Sk 1 (2) st(s), fpdc in next 1 (2) st(s), bring hook in front of st(s) just made and fpdc in skipped st(s)--front left cross on 2 (4) sts.

FRC2 (FRC4): Sk 1 (2)st(s), fpdc in next 1 (2) st(s), bring hook behind st(s) just made and fpdc in skipped st(s)--front right cross on 2 (4) sts.

BLC2 (BLC4): Sk 1 (2) st(s), bpdc in next 1 (2) st(s), bring hook in front of st(s) just made and bpdc in skipped st(s)--back left cross on 2 (4) sts.

BRC2 (BRC4): Sk 1 (2) st(s), bpdc in next 1 (2) st(s), bring hook behind st(s) just made and bpdc in skipped st(s) - back right cross on 2 (4) sts.

LT: Sk 2 sts, bpdc in next 2 sts, bring hook in front of sts just made and fpdc in skipped sts - left twist.

RT: Sk 2 sts, fpdc in next 2 sts, bring hook behind sts just made and bpdc in skipped sts - right twist.

DFLC: Sk 1 st, fpdc in next 2 sts, bring hook in front of sts just made and fpdc in skipped st- double front left cross.

To Inc: Work 2 fpdc or bpdc in same st one st from edge.

To Dec: Work fpdc or bpdc through 2 sts at once one st from edge.

Center Cable (worked on 22 sts):

Row 1 (right side): Bpdc, FLC2, 2 bpdc, LT, FLC4, RT, 2 bpdc, FLC2, bpdc.

Row 2: Fpdc, 2 bpdc, 4 fpdc, 2 BRC4, 4 fpdc, 2 bpdc, fpdc.

Row 3: Bpdc, FLC2, 2 bpdc, RT, FLC4, LT, 2 bpdc, FLC2, bpdc.

Row 4: Fpdc, 2 bpdc, LT, 2 fpdc, 4 bpdc, 2 fpdc, RT, 2 bpdc, fpdc.

Rows 5 and 7: Bpdc, FLC4, 4 bpdc, 4 fpdc, 4 bpdc, FLC4, bpdc.

Row 6: Fpdc, 4 bpdc, 4 fpdc, BLCA, 4 fpdc, 4 bpdc, fpdc.

Row 8: Fpdc, 2 bpdc, RT, 2 fpdc, 4 bpdc, 2 fpdc, LT, 2 bpdc, fpdc. Repeat rows 1-8 for center cable pat.

Twist (worked on 3 sts):

Row 1: (right side): DFLC.

Row 2:3 bpdc. Repeat rows 1 and 2 for twist pat.

Lobster Claw (worked on 14 sts):

Row 1: (right side): Bpdc, 2 fpdc, FRC4, FLC4, 2 fpdc, bpdc.

Row 2: Fpdc, BLC4, 4 bpdc, BRC4, fpdc.

Row 3: Bpdc, 12 fpdc, bpdc.

Row 4: Fpdc, 2 bpdc, BLC4, BRC4, 2 bpdc, fpdc.

Row 5: Bpdc, FRC4, 4 fpdc, FLC4, bpdc.

Row 6: Fpdc, 12 bpdc, fpdc. Repeat rows 1-6 for lobster claw pat.

Braid (worked on 4 sts):

Rows 1 and 3 (right side): FRC2, FLC2.

Row 2: Bpdc, BRC2, bpdc.

LIGN="JUSTIFY" class="style12">Row 4: Bpdc, BLC2, bpdc. Repeat rows 1-4 for braid pat.

Basketweave (multiple of 4 sts):

Row 1 (right side): Bpdc, 2 fpdc, (2 bpdc, 2 fpdc) across, end bpdc.

Row 2: Fpdc, (2 fpdc, 2 bpdc) across, end 3 fpdc.

Repeat rows 1 and 2 for basketweave pat. Notes: Ch 2, turn at end of each Row or rnd does not count as a st. When joining pieces, 2 rows = 3 sts.

 BACK: Ch 82 (90-98-106). Dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across--80 (88-96-104) sts. Ch 2, turn each Row.

Row 1 right side): Beg with Row 1 of pats, basketweave on 8 (12-16-20) sts, braid on 4 sts, lobster claw on 14 sts, twist on 3 sts, center cable on 22 sts, twist on 3 sts, lobster claw on 14 sts, braid on 4 sts, basketweave on 8 (12-16-20) sts. Continue as established, working consecutive pat rows, until piece measures 23" (24"-25"-26") from beg. End off.

FRONT: Work same as back until 3 rows less than back.

Shape Left Neck: Keeping to pat, work 25 (29-33-37) sts, (dec in next 2 sts) 3 times, work 1 st, turn.

Row 2: Work 1 st, (dec in next 2 sts) twice, finish Row. Continue in pat, dec 2 sts one st from neck edge once. End off.

From right side, sk center 16 sts on last long Row. Join yarn. Shape right neck same as left, reversing shaping. End off.

RIGHT SLEEVE: Ch 44. Dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across - 42 sts. Mark off center 28 sts.

Row 1 (right side): Bpdc, * fpdc, 3 bpdc, fpdc, repeat from * across, end bpdc.

Inc Row: Keeping to rib pat, inc 1 st one st from each edge on next Row. * Work 1 Row. Repeat inc Row. Work 2 rows. Repeat inc Row. Repeat from * until sleeve measures 18 ½'' (19 ½"- 20 ½"-22 ½'') from beg. End off. Turn.

 Saddle Shoulder: Join yarn at right-hand marker and continue in rib pat on center 28 sts for 17 (19-21-23) rows.

Shape Back Neck: Next Row (wrong side): Work in pat across 6 sts, work 2 decs, work 1 st, turn. Dec 1 st at neck edge on next 2 rows.

Work 7 rows. End off.

Work second sleeve, reversing back neck shaping.

FINISHING Join back neck edge. Sew sleeves to front and back of body.

Collar:

Rnd 1: From right side, work 11 fpdc across back left neck edge, rib pat across left shoulder, 19 fpdc across front neck edge, rib pat across right shoulder, 11 fpdc across back right neck edge. Join with sl st to first st. Ch 2, turn.

Rnd 2: Fpdc, (2 bpdc, 3 fpdc) twice pat across left shoulder, front neck, right shoulder, and right back. Work until collar measures 5 ½ ''. End off.

Sew side seams. From right side, work 1 Row corded edge st (sc worked from left to right) around bottom of body and sleeves.