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Crochet Lacy Duster

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The intricate lace pattern in this jacket make this free crochet pattern a great project for intermediate crocheters.  If you choose to make this pattern, you won't be disappointed.  The beauty of this delicate duster makes all the effort worthwhile.

Pattern

SIZES: Small (Medium, Large/X-Large, XX-Large, XXX-Large)

 

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS: Chest 34 (40, 46, 50, 54)"/86.5 (101.5, 117, 127, 137) cm

Note: Fronts of duster do not meet

Length 42 (42, 43, 44, 44 1/2)"/106.5 (106.5, 109, 112, 113) cm

Note: The weight of the body results in substantial growth in total length when worn.

 

MATERIALS:

  • Caron International's Simply Soft (100% acrylic; 6 oz/170 g, 315 yds/288 m):
  • Shown in #9721 Victorian Rose, 24 (30, 36, 42, 48) oz/680 (850, 1021, 1191, 1361) gr
  • One size US I-9 (5.5 mm) crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.
  • Stitch markers or scraps of yarn
  • Yarn Needle


GAUGE:

In Fsc, 12 sts = 4"/10 cm; In body pattern stitch, 2 (shell, ch 2) pattern repeats = 3"/7.5 cm and 5 rows = 4"/10 cm

STITCHES USED:

Chain (ch)

Double crochet (dc)

Single crochet (sc)

Slip stitch (slip st)

SPECIAL TERMS:

Fsc: Foundation single crochet (This technique creates a foundation chain and a row of single crochet stitches in one) –

Step 1: Place a slip knot on hook, ch 2, insert hook in 2nd ch from hook and draw up a loop; yarn over and draw through one loop on hook (the "chain"); yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook (the "single crochet").

Step 2: The following stitch is worked under the forward 2 loops of the stem of the previous stitch (into the "chain"). Insert hook into the face of the "chain" and under the nub at the back of the "chain", draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through one loop on hook (the "chain"), yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook (the "single crochet"). Repeat for the length of foundation.

Shell: (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in indicated stitch or space.

Inc-shell (increase shell): (shell, ch 2, shell) in indicated space.

NOTES:

The duster is made from the neck down in one piece. Increases at four "corners" form the raglan shaped shoulders.

YOKE:

Fsc 31 (31, 31, 40, 40) to measure approximately 10 1/2 (10 1/2, 10 1/2, 13 1/2, 13 1/2)"/26.5 (26.5, 26.5, 34.5, 34.5)cm.

Neck Trim (RS): Ch 4, tr in first sc (beginning scallop made), skip next 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) sc, [(slip st, ch 4, tr) in next sc (scallop made), skip next 3 sc] 6 (6, 6, 8, 8) times, (slip st, ch 4, tr) in next sc, skip next 2 (2, 2, 3, 3) sc, sl st in last sc, do not turn—8 (8, 8, 10, 10) scallops.

Row 1 (RS): Pivot piece to work in chain stitches along opposite side of foundation row; ch 2, (2 dc, ch 2, shell) in first ch, [ch 2, skip next 2 ch, shell in next ch] 9 (9, 9, 12, 12) times, ch 2, skip next 2 ch, (shell, ch 2, 2 dc) in last ch, turn—11 (11, 11, 14, 14) shells with increases at front neck edges.

Row 2 (WS): Ch 2, shell in next ch-2 space, ch 2, inc-shell in next ch-2 space (corner made), [ch 2, shell in ch-2 space of next shell] 1 (1, 1, 2, 2) times, ch 2, inc-shell in ch-2 space of next shell (corner made), [ch 2, shell in ch-2 space of next shell] 5 (5, 5, 6, 6) times, ch 2, inc-shell in ch-2 space of next shell (corner made), [ch 2, shell in ch-2 space of next shell] 1 (1, 1, 2, 2) times, ch 2, inc-shell in ch-2 space of next shell (corner made), ch 2, shell in last ch-2 space, turn—9 (9, 9, 12, 12) shells and 4 inc-shells (corners) for a total of 17 (17, 17, 20, 20) shells.

Mark the ch-2 space at the center of each of the four corners, move markers up as each row is worked.

Row 3: *[Ch 2, shell in ch-2 space of next shell] to next marked corner ch-2 space, ch 2, shell in corner ch-2 space; repeat from * 3 more times, [ch 2, shell in ch-2 space of next shell] to end, turn—21 (21, 21, 24, 24) shells

 

Size Small only:

Row 4: Ch 2, (2 dc, ch 2, shell) in ch-2 space of next shell, [ch 2, shell in ch-2 space of next shell] to last shell, ch 2, (shell, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 space of last shell, turn—21 shells with increases at front neck edges.

Row 5: Ch 2, shell in next ch-2 space, *[ch 2, shell in ch-2 space of next shell] to next corner shell, ch 2, inc-shell in ch-2 space of corner shell; repeat from * 3 more times, [ch 2, shell in ch-2 space of next shell] to last ch-2 space, shell in last ch-2 space, turn—27 shells.

Row 6: Repeat Row 3—31 shells.

Rows 7–9: [Ch 2, shell in ch-2 space of next shell] to end, turn.

 

Size Medium only:

Rows 4–7: Work Rows 4–7 of Size Small—31 shells.

Row 8: *[Ch 2, shell in ch-2 space of next shell] to next corner shell, ch 2, (shell, ch 2 and mark for corner, 2 dc) in corner ch-2 space, [ch 2, shell in ch-2 space of next shell] to next corner shell, ch 2, (2 dc, ch 2 and mark for corner, shell) in corner ch-2 space; repeat from * one more time, [ch 2, shell in ch-2 space of next shell] to end, turn—31 shells with increases at corners.

Row 9: *[Ch 2, shell in ch-2 space of next shell] to marked corner ch-2 space, ch 2, shell in corner ch-2 space; repeat from * 3 more times, [ch 2, shell in ch-2 space of next shell] to end, turn—35 shells.

 

Size Large/X-Large only:

Row 4: Ch 2, (2 dc, ch 2, shell) in ch-2 space of next shell, *[ch 2, shell in ch-2 space of next shell] to next corner shell, ch 2, inc-shell in ch-2 space of corner shell; repeat * 3 more times, [ch 2, shell in ch-2 space of next shell] to last shell, ch 2, (shell, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 space of last shell, turn—25 shells with increases at front neck edges.

Row 5: Ch 2, shell in next ch-2 space, *[ch 2, shell in ch-2 space of next shell] to next corner ch-2 space, ch 2, shell in corner ch-2 space; repeat from * 3 more times, [ch 2, shell in ch-2 space of next shell] to last ch-2 space, shell in last ch-2 space, turn—31 shells.

Row 6: *[Ch 2, shell in ch-2 space of next shell] to corner shell, ch 2, inc-shell in ch-2 space of corner shell; repeat from * 3 more times, [ch 2, shell in ch-2 space of next shell] to end, turn—35 shells.

Row 7: Repeat Row 3—39 shells.

Row 8: [Ch 2, shell in ch-2 space of next shell] to end, turn.

Rows 9 and 10: Work Rows 8 and 9 of Size Medium—43 shells.

 

Sizes XX-Large (XXX-Large) only:

Rows 4 and 5: Work Rows 4 and 5 of Size Large/X-Large—34 shells.

Row 6: [Ch 2, shell in ch-2 space of next shell] to end, turn.

Rows 7–9: Repeat Rows 4–6—44 shells.

Rows 10 and 11: Work Rows 8 and 9 of Size Medium—48 shells.


Size XXX-Large only:

Row 12: [Ch 2, shell in ch-2 space of next shell] to end, turn.


BODY:

All Sizes:

Joining Row: *[Ch 2, shell in ch-2 space of next shell] to next marked corner ch-2 space, ch 2, shell in corner ch-2 space, ch 1, Fsc 7 (7, 7, 7, 11) (for underarm), skip next 5 (5, 7, 8, 8) shells to next marked corner shell, shell in corner ch-2 space; repeat from * one more time, [ch 2, shell in ch-2 space of next shell] to end, turn—21 (25, 29, 32, 32) shells.

Row 1: *[Ch 2, shell in ch-2 space of next shell] to underarm, [ch 2, skip next 3 sc, shell in next sc] 1 (1, 1, 1, 2) times, skip remaining 3 sc; repeat from * one more time, [ch 2, shell in ch-2 space of next shell] to end, turn—23 (27, 31, 34, 36) shells.

Rows 2–8: [Ch 2, shell in ch-2 space of next shell] to end, turn.

Rows 9–14: Ch 2, shell in ch-2 space of next shell, [ch 3, shell in ch-2 space of next shell] to end, turn.

Rows 15–20: Ch 2, shell in ch-2 space of next shell, [ch 4, shell in ch-2 space of next shell] to end, turn.

Row 21: Ch 2, shell in ch-2 space of next shell, [ch 3, sc in next ch-4 space, ch 3, shell in ch-2 space of next shell] to end, turn.

Row 22: Ch 2, shell in ch-2 space of next shell, [ch 2, sc in next ch-3 space, ch 5, sc in next ch-3 space, ch 2, shell in ch-2 space of next shell] to end, turn.

Row 23: Ch 2, shell in ch-2 space of next shell, [ch 3, sc in next ch-5 space, ch 3, shell in ch-2 space of next shell] to end, turn.

Rows 24–28: Repeat Rows 22 and 23 twice, then repeat Row 22 one more time.

Row 29: Ch 2, shell in ch-2 space of next shell, [ch 4, sc in next ch-5 space, ch 4, shell in ch-2 space of next shell] to end, turn.

Row 30: Ch 2, shell in ch-2 space of next shell, [ch 3, sc in next ch-4 space, ch 5, sc in next ch-4 space, ch 3, shell in ch-2 space of next shell] to end, turn.

Rows 31–36: Repeat Rows 29 and 30 three times.

Row 37: Ch 2, shell in ch-2 space of next shell, [ch 5, sc in next ch-5 space, ch 5, shell in ch-2 space of next shell] to end, turn.

Row 38: Ch 2, shell in ch-2 space of next shell, [ch 4, sc in next ch-5 space, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 space, ch 4, shell in ch-2 space of next shell] to end, turn.

Rows 39–42: Repeat Rows 37 and 38 twice (or desired length, end by working Row 38), turn.

Row 43: Ch 2, shell in ch-2 space of next shell, [ch 5, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-5 space, ch 5, shell in ch-2 space of next shell] to end. Fasten off.


SLEEVES:

With WS (WS, RS, WS, RS) facing, locate the Fsc of one underarm. Working in chains on opposite side of Fsc, join yarn with slip st in ch at center of underarm.

Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), dc in same ch, ch 2, skip next 3 (3, 3, 3, 5) ch, shell in row edge of corner shell, [ch 2, shell in ch-2 space of next shell] 5 (5, 7, 8, 8) times, ch 2, shell in row edge of corner shell, ch 2, skip next 3 (3, 3, 3, 5) ch of underarm, 2 dc in same ch as beginning; join with ch 1, sc in top of beginning ch (counts as ch-2 space completing first shell), turn—8 (8, 10, 11, 11) shells.

Round 2: Ch 3, dc in same space (formed by ch 1, sc join), ch 2, [shell in ch-2 space of next shell, ch 2] around, end with 2 dc in same space as beginning; join with ch 1, sc in top of beginning ch, turn.

Rounds 3–7: Repeat Round 2 five times (or for desired length of sleeve before flare).

Round 8: Ch 3, dc in same space, ch 3, [shell in ch-2 space of next shell, ch 3] around, end with 2 dc in same space as beginning; join with ch 1, sc in top of beginning ch, turn.

Round 9: Ch 3, dc in same space, ch 4, [shell in ch-2 space of next shell, ch 4] around, end with 2 dc in same space as beginning; join with ch 1, sc in top of beginning ch, turn.

Round 10: Ch 3, dc in same space, ch 3, sc in next ch-4 space, ch 3, [shell in ch-2 space of next shell, ch 3, sc in next ch-4 space, ch 3] around, end with 2 dc in same space as beginning; join with ch 1, sc in top of beginning ch, turn.

Round 11: Ch 3, dc in same space, ch 2, sc in next ch-3 space, ch 5, sc in next ch-3 space, ch 2, [shell in ch-2 space in next shell, ch 2, sc in next ch-3 space, ch 5, sc in next ch-3 space, ch 2] around, end with 2 dc in same space as beginning; join with ch 1, sc in top of beginning ch, turn.

Round 12: Ch 3, dc in same space, ch 4, sc in next ch-5 space, ch 4, [shell in ch-2 space of next shell, ch 4, sc in next ch-5 space, ch 4] around, end with 2 dc in same space as beginning; join with ch 1, sc in top of beginning ch, turn.

 

Sizes Small (Medium) only:

Round 13: Ch 3, dc in same space, ch 3, sc in next ch-4 space, ch 5, [sc in next ch-4 space, ch 3, shell in ch-2 space of next shell, ch 3, sc in next ch-4 space, ch 5] around, end with 2 dc in same space as beginning; join with ch 1, sc in top of beginning ch, turn.

Round 14: Ch 3, dc in same space, ch 5, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-5 space, ch 5, [shell in ch-2 space of next shell, ch 5, (sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-5 space, ch 5] around, end with 2 dc in same space as beginning; join with ch 2, slip st in top of beginning ch, turn.

 

Sizes Large/X-Large (XX-Large, XXX-Large):

Rounds 13 and 14: Repeat Rounds 10 and 11.

Round 15: Ch 3, dc in same space, ch 4, [(sc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-5 space, ch 4, shell in ch-2 space of next shell, ch 4] around, end with 2 dc in same space as beginning; join with ch 2, slip st in top of beginning ch, turn. Fasten off.

Work second sleeve in same manner.


FINISHING:

Using yarn needle, weave in ends. Lightly steam block duster to open up stitch pattern.

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I very much want to make this but I don't see the link anywhere to watch a video to get started. If anyone knows if it's up please reply!

Hi Emily, You shouldn't need to watch a video to get started - the pattern is listed in full above. If you have any questions, please contact the pattern designer directly via their company profile. Thanks!

I wanted to make that duster but when I realized it had been created by Doris Chan, it makes me nervous. I made the Zen Jacket earlier this year and the directions are just crazy. The end product did not turn out well: the proportions were atrocious. I had to throw it away.

Maybe I missed it but how many balls of yarn I need for the different sizes of the craft. Thank you.

Shown in #9721 Victorian Rose, 24 (30, 36, 42, 48) oz/680 (850, 1021, 1191, 1361) gr

The balls are 6oz. so you would look up the number of ozs. for each size and divide by 6 to get the number of balls required for the size you wish to make.

Made another one of these by request for a Christmas present. Mine was in heather grey and was large. This one is black and size small. She was thrilled, and it turned out beautiful. Seriously, if you like this. Watch an online tutorial on the very beginning (fsc), then after you get through the sleeves, it's very easy.

how many balls did it take you to make a large? i'm not sure what the pattern means by gr

Oh! Do I like it!

If i print this how can I make the font larger? When printed it is too small to read.

I LOVE this duster, but being a beginner at crochet and being left handed, it is way above my skill level. Are there simpler patterns for something similar to this? Can you also show videos? Lefties are known for being very visual and needing to see something being done. At least, I am. Thanks!

I agree!! Please, it would take me a year to complete. Someone needs to build a program that would help us lefties with crocheting. Surely there are more than 2 left handed crocheters in this world. Thanks

I was thrilled to open my daily e-mail and what did I find? I had gotten this pattern some time ago and had lost it during a move. FaveCrafts...thank you! Now I can finally make this duster.

I made this in a simply soft grey heather, and wore it to a wedding over long sleeve black top and long black skirt. Everybody loved it! (even me, and I don't make too many things for myself AND like it) I would love to put a picture of it here, too bad we can't. I look forward to wearing it to a Spring banquet over something lightweight like the model has on. It took me a while to figure out the beginning, I did watch the tutorial on line. Once I got that, I made it through the sleeve sections and I was flying!!!! I made my few 'Amish mistakes" but they weren't noticeable!! Very very lovely & feminine!

could you put the grafics for this beautiful duster. thanks so much,. I work much better with grafics. thanks

This duster is gorgeous! I cannot wait to work it up!!!

I really liked the look of this duster and started in the medium size to do a sort of test, everything went well. When I decided to make this for one of my Christmas gifts in a size lg./x-lg. I started having problems. After finishing row 3 (24 shells for lg/x-lg) I went to row 4 in the lg/x-lg size. After finishing row 5, I counted my shells, I had 35, how could this be right, pattern says 31? I took out my crochet back to row three and then when moving to row 4 realized that there was no way that there were only going to be 25 shells at the end of that row (according the the lg/x-lg directions). How could I add 4 shell increases at the corners and only add one shell? I think that there is an error in the shell counts on the large/x-large directions. I'm moving on because I really like this pattern and feel that once I get to the body, everything will be fine (as in my medium sample) but you might want to double check before taking out 3/4 rows to try and get the shell count right!

Almost finish one. I love it. Planning on making more for Christmas gifts this year. It's fairly simple, just need to pay attention to row counts and pattern. I have to re-do several rows because I didn't read all the pattern stitches :-). After that it was a breeze. BTW, there was a video posted in one of the newsletter about the "foundation stitches", after watching the video, it was really easy but can't remember which one it came from.

Would like to try this Duster but can someone give me an equivalent acrylic ply to use instead?

Luscious!!!!!! Can't wait to try this!!!!

mizeddie the duster can be made shorter to whatever length you desire. so if you desire i ould make it for you but not right now because i am working on a project as we speak for some on in new york. thanks lunette

I thought I know a lot about crochet but have never seen anything like this foundation row. Are you turning at step 2 and working another row of single crochets? Help I am just not getting it

Ok, newbie & stuck here. I have gotten to Row 3: *[Ch 2, shell in ch-2 space of next shell] to next marked corner ch-2 space, ch 2, shell in corner ch-2 space; repeat from * 3 more times, [ch 2, shell in ch-2 space of next shell] to end, turn21 (21, 21, 24, 24) shells. Does this mean that there are 24 shells total on this row, or what? And what does the * mean? Finally after 12 tries, I have gotten to this part & cannot figure it out further. Please, if anyone has any tips, please let me know. Thanks. =============== REGARDING THE QUESTION ABOUT THE ASTERISK *: Find the '*' behind before the first '[' they want you to repeat the stitches from the asterisk three more times before continuing with the rest of the row. REGARDING THE QUESTION ABOUT THE NUMBER 24: If you are doing the largest two sizes, then after you turn, if you go back and count all the shells in the row you have just completed, there should be a total of 24 of them. Hope this helps!

I'm also puzzled by this one. Where are the extra shells coming in? Does that mean that there would be (2dc, ch2, 2dc, ch2, 2dc) in the corner of the previous row?

Ok, newbie & stuck here. I have gotten to Row 3: *[Ch 2, shell in ch-2 space of next shell] to next marked corner ch-2 space, ch 2, shell in corner ch-2 space; repeat from * 3 more times, [ch 2, shell in ch-2 space of next shell] to end, turn21 (21, 21, 24, 24) shells. Does this mean that there are 24 shells total on this row, or what? And what does the * mean? Finally after 12 tries, I have gotten to this part & cannot figure it out further. Please, if anyone has any tips, please let me know. Thanks.

I was wondering if this can be done with knitting needles instead of crochet needles. I have learned how to knitt but crocheting is still hard for me. Do you know if its possible?

Can't wait to try this! Having been looking for a pattern like this forever!!!!!!!

I am not a crocheter, but would love to have this duster...trying to find someone who can/will make it for me...(not asking here, just making statement)...Do any pros out there know if this can made shorter? And, if so, how would you do it--in case I find someone who will make it for me? Thanks...

If you are still looking for someone to make the duster, I am a crochet instructor with years of experience and wish to be considered as your possible maker for this or any other crochet project(s). You can reach me at this email address: Boocoos@me.com

This looks fab.

HI Gooneybird, WS = wrong side RS= right side

Looks beautiful! Cant wait to try it.

WS=wrong side RS=right side Abbreviations usually used in knitting to explain where to face the work.

What are the abbreviations "rs" and "ws" on the yoke? Can't figure it out!

I think this is a great pattern It's hard to find patterns for the larger woman I look forward to making this for myself and a couple of my friends that I know will love it. thank you

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