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Crochet gauge: 4 dc groups in the width and 4 rows in the height = 10 x 10 cm / 4'' x 4''.
Crochet info-1: At the beginning of dc row substitute the first dc with 3 ch and finish with 1 dc in the 3rd ch from previous row.
Crochet info-2: 1 dc-group = 2 dc in the same st.
Read Crochet info-1! Ch 49-52-58-64-70 (includes 3 ch to turn with) on hook no. 9 mm/M in Army.
1st row: 1 dc in the 4th ch from the hook, *skip 2 ch, 2 dc in the next ch*, repeat from *-* until end of row = 16-17-19-21-23 dc-groups, read Crochet info-2.
2nd row: ch 3 (= 1 dc), 2 dc in between the first 2 dc groups from previous row, *2 dc in between the next 2 dc groups*, repeat from *-* until end of row and finish with 1 dc in the top of the last dc = 16-17-19-21-23 dc-groups on the row.
3rd row: ch 3, 1 dc before the first dc-group, continue to crochet 2 dc in between each dc- group from previous row, finish with 2 dc in the last dc.
Repeat 2nd and 3rd row.
When the piece measures 12 cm / 4¾'' inc. at each side as follows: Crochet 1 extra dc-group at the beginning and at the end of the row = 18-19-21-23-25 dc-groups.
When the piece measure approx. 35-35-37-38-40 cm / 13 3/4"-13 3/4"-14½"-15"-15 3/4" (make sure this is a 3rd row) inc. for the sleeves as follows: ch 57-57-57-54-54 at the end of row and cut the yarn. Turn the piece and crochet 1 sl st at the top of the other side and then ch 58-58-58-55-55 at the other side. Now crochet the whole row, from outer most part of one sleeve to the outer most part of the other sleeve as explained in 1st row = 56-57-59-59-62 dc-groups on row. When the piece measures approx 55-55-58-60-63 cm / 21½"-21½"-22 3/4"-23½"-24 3/4" fasten off.
Ch 25-28-31-34-37 (includes 3 ch to turn with) on hook 9 mm/M in Army.
Crochet 8-9-10-11-12 dc-groups as explained for the back piece.
When the piece measures 25 cm / 9 3/4'' (instead of 12 cm / 4¾'' as for the back piece) inc. at the side as done for the back piece = 9-10-11-12-13 dc-groups.
When the piece measures 35-35-37-38-40 cm / 13 3/4"-13 3/4"-14½"-15"-15 3/4" ch 58-58-55-52-52 for sleeve at the side (the same side as inc. earlier). Continue as before = 28-29-29-29-30 dc-groups on row. When the piece measure approx. 55-55-58-60-63 cm / 55-55-58-60-63 cm / 21½"-21½"-22 3/4"-23½"-24 3/4" fasten off.
Crochet one more front piece, but inc. at the opposite side.
Crochet 2 rows of dc-groups at the bottom of each sleeve with hook 9 mm/M and brown mix – there should be approx. 15-16-16-17-18 dc-groups on the row.
Sew the shoulder seams edge against edge with small neat stitches – leave 6-7-7-7-7- dc- groups open at the back in the middle for the neck opening.
Crochet the sleeve and the side seams tog. with 1 sc and 2 ch as follows: 1 sc in the first st at the bottom of the side of the back piece, ch 2, 1 sc in the first dc at the front piece, ch 2, 1 sc in the first dc at the back piece, ch 2, 1 sc in the next dc at the front piece, ch 2, 1 sc in the next dc at the back piece and so on.
With army crochet 1 sc in the first st at the front of the neck, ch 3, then crochet approx 14-15-15-16-16 dc-groups around the neck the same way as done for the cardigan. Continue with dc-groups until the hood measures approx. 30-30-33-33-33 cm / 11 3/4"-13", fasten off. Fold the hood double and sew it neatly tog. at the top – sew in the most outer part of the edge.
With brown mix crochet 1 row with dc-groups up along the front piece, around the hood and down along the other front piece – make sure the edge is not too tight.
Sew in the buttons on left front – the top button should be approx. 1-2 cm / ½-3/4" from where the hood begins and the lower button approx. 10-12 cm / 4"-4 3/4" from the bottom edge. (For button holes use the opening in between the dc-groups at the right front piece).
Crochet 1 row of sc at the bottom edge for both the back and front pieces. Crochet 1 sc in each st.
1 dc (crochet through both loops on stitch)
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