Masonry Jacket by Kira Dulaney

Masonry Jacket

September 2009
Worsted (9 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 13 rows = 4 inches
in Herringbone Half-Double Crochet (US name) Herringbone Half-Treble Crochet (UK name)
4.5 mm
5.0 mm (H)
1120 - 1600 yards (1024 - 1463 m)
bust 34"(38.5", 42.5", 46", 50")
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I see this sweater as a re-imagining of 1960s jackets, updated for modern crocheters. It features a wide stand-up collar, round-yoke shaping highlighted by a herringbone half-double crochet stitch, ¾ length sleeves, and large buttons. Yarns with a subtle color variation will highlight the herringbone stitch pattern and seamless construction. This pattern was originally published in Inside Crochet magazine.

4” = 15 sts and 13 rows in Herringbone Half Double Crochet with larger hook
Note: yarn shown usually knits at 18 sts to 4” in Stocking Stitch
yarn needle

Bust: 34”(38.5”, 42.5”, 46”, 50”)
Waist: 30”(34”, 38.5”, 41.5”, 46”)
Hip: 34”(38.5”, 42.5”, 46”, 50”)
Length: 24”
Sleeve Length to Underarm: 12.5”(12.5”, 12.5”, 12.75”, 12.75”)

1120(1230, 1350, 1470, 1600) yards worsted weight yarn
US G (4.5mm) and H (5mm) crochet hooks or size needed to obtain gauge and 1 size smaller
removable stitch markers
nine buttons ⅞“ diameter
sewing needle and thread in a color that matches your buttons
yarn needle

This pattern was printed in British crochet terms in Inside Crochet Magazine. American crocheters will have to translate: half-treble in the UK is half-double in the US, and double crochet in the UK is single crochet in the US. The downloadable version on Ravelry is direct from the designer and written in American terms.


12/3/09: There were two mistakes in the instructions for the collar as printed in Inside Crochet Magazine. The correct collar instructions are:

  1. Using smaller hook, make 78(82, 86, 92, 96) ch.

Row 1 (RS): 1HBhtr in 3rd ch from hook, 1HBhtr into each ch to end, turn. 76(80, 84, 90, 94) sts.

Row 2: 2 ch (counts as 1htr), 1HBhtr into 2nd st and each st to end, turn.

Row 3: rep Row 2

Row 4 (Buttonhole Row): 2 ch (counts as 1htr), 1HBhtr into 2nd st, 1HBhtr into next st, ch 3, skip 3 sts, 1HBhtr into next st and each st to end, turn.

Rows 5-11: rep Row 2

Row 12 (Buttonhole Row): rep Row 4

Rows 13-15: rep Row 2

Row 16: Change to larger hook and create double-layer collar as follows: fold work so that the edge of the starting chain lines up with edge of the row just finished, with the right side out. Slip stitch to first chain to join and work 1 row HBhtr as for Row 2, inserting hook through each st and the corresponding chain st at the same time.

There was also a small typo in the magazine at the beginning of the sleeve, where there is a 9 instead of the ( in the second sentance so it reads “ … 1HBhtr in each of next 2 93, 3, 3, 4) sts” instead of “ … next 2 (3, 3, 3, 4) sts”.