Two-Toned Topper

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(Size 16—¾ Length)

MATERIALS: 25 Skeins Kentucky Soft Spun Yarn No. 113 (12 skeins one color; 13 skeins contrasting)—Bone Crochet Hook No. 6 (Kentucky Soft Spun "decorative" Metallic Yarn, No. 311, may also be used)

¾ yd. material for sleeves and collar (wool, velveteen, corduroy) Material for lining

GAUGE: 3 sts = 1"; 3 rows = 1"

Work single crochet throughout. Make coat in four pieces: R & L front, R & L back (with center seam). FRONT: Ch 33. Work sc across row.Ch 1 to turn. Work sc in every st across, picking up front loop only (32 sts). Work 6 rows. Change color of yarn every 6 rows until piece measures 18". Dec 6 sts at armhole edge; then dec 1 st every other row 4 times. Work even until garment measures 8" from first dec. Dec 4 sts at neck edge. Dec 1 st every other row twice. Dec 5 sts 3 times at shoulder. Work opposite side to correspond. BACK: Ch 43. Work same as front, keeping one edge straight, but dec 1 st every 4th row at opposite edge (center back seam edge). When work measures 18" start dec at armhole edge as for front. Keep dec center back seam edge 1 st every 4th row. When armhole measures same as front dec 4 sts 3 times. (The remaining sts form neck edge). Work other half of back to corre­spond. Join seam edges to form flared back with center seam. SLEEVES AND COLLAR: Follow any coat or jacket pattern. LINING: If lining is desired, cut to fit separate coat pieces before they are assembled. FIN­ISHING: Sew back and front pieces together at armhole edge. Ease in sleeves, and sew in place. Attach collar. Steam and press coat. Sew in lining. TIE: Crochet a chain about 12" long and sew to collar seam at cen­ter back of coat.

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