WEBS DIR08 Crocheted Goshen Jacket by Doris Chan
Countless admirers will be wondering how you made the amazing Crocheted Goshen Jacket by Doris Chan, from our Designer in Residence series. Inspired by a fortune cookie, this jacket is composed of thirty-three lacy square motifs assembled into what is essentially a V-shaped wrap, except folded at the shoulders and connected along the sides using a join-as-you-go technique. Rib-textured cuffs and band give the jacket wearable comfort. Soft, lustrous Valley Yarns Goshen is perfect for a season-spanning layer. And if you don’t feel like messing with this jacket construction, you can use the motif to make your own design, leaving the V-shape wrap unconnected, or create a simple rectangular stole.
Skill Level: Intermediate
Sizes: Average (Plus); to fit S/M/L (XL/2XL)
Yarn: 12 (15) skeins Valley Yarns Goshen color 27 Bermuda Blue (48% cotton, 46% modal, 6% silk, 50g/92 yd)
Hook: US size I/9 (5.50mm) crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge
Gauge: Average Motif: 6” square; Plus Motif: 7” square; to check your gauge, make a Basic Motif version needed for your size Average (Plus), measure each round as you go against the check-points. In hdc through front loop, 13 sts = 4”; 4 rows = 2”