This comfortable casual crocheted jacket is very simple. The jacket is crocheted in a rectangle and is especially easily for beginners.


Woman's small (medium, large, extra large). Instructions are given for smallest size, with larger sizes in parentheses. When only 1 number is given it applies to all sizes.

Finished Measurements

Approx 32 x 38 (34 x 40, 36 x 42, 38 x 44) inches, before folding


Bulky weight yarn 70% acrylic / 30 % wool; 81 yds / 50 g per ball): 9 (10, 11, 12) balls cranberry #130.
Size 10,5 (6.5 mm( 26-inch circular needle
Size 17 (12mm) 29-inch circular needle
Tapestry needle


16 sts= 4 inches/10 on smaller needle in St st.

Pattern Stitch

Double lace Rib (multiple 6 sts + 2)
Row 1 (RS): K2, *p1, yo, k2togt-bl, p1, k2; rep from * across.
Row 2: P2, *K1, p2; rep from * across.
Row 3: K2, *p1, k2tog, yo, p1, k2; rep from * across.
Row 4: Rep Row 2.
Rep Rows 1-4 for pat.

Pattern notes

Piece is worked as a rectangle, and the folder and sewn at the sides, leaving openings for the armholes. When worn, the looseness of the rib pattern tends to cause the piece to "grow" in width for a flexible fit.

When measuring the length of the piece be sure to do so with the piece on a flat surface.


With larger needle, loosely cast on 110, (122, 134, 146) sts.

Rep (Rows 1-4 of Double Lace Rib pat) 3 times.

Change to smaller needle and continue working Rows  of pat until piece measures about  (35, 37, 39) inches from cast-on edge, ending by working Row 4 of pat.

Change to larger needle and work (Rows ) 3 times. Bind off loosely.



Referring to diagram, fold piece in half matching cast-on and bound-off larger-needle edges. Mark , sides 7,5 (8, 8,5, 9) inches from fold for arma openings. Sew side seams tog joining area 3 to area 2 and area 4 to area 1 from marker to lower edge. 

When worn, 1 large-needle end becomes the collar and the other becomes the flounce.


Design by Frances Hughes