Free Pattern – Bucktown Slouch

The Bucktown slouch is great for gifting, but you’ll want to make one for yourself too! It features an open stitch pattern that allows for some airflow, and adds even more drape to the casual style. Make it extra cozy for winter wear, with luxuriously soft alpaca or wool.

Bucktown Slouch - a free crochet pattern on StitchesNScraps.com

 


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Bucktown Slouch

 
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Materials:

Difficulty:

Intermediate – Mostly chains and single crochets, but the increase rounds at the beginning require a little extra attention. Front and back post stitches for the ribbing section.

Size:

Adult – one size fits most

Gauge:

Use the first few rounds as your gauge swatch – after round 5, your piece should measure approximately 4.25″ in diameter. Measure without stretching, and from the one single crochet to another single crochet, not from the chain spaces.

Abbreviations used:

  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • fpdc = front post double crochet
  • bpdc = back post double crochet
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • st(s) = stitch(es)
  • sp(s) = space(s)
  • rnd = round
  • RS = right side

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Instructions:

Note: You may find it helpful to mark the first stitch of each round with a stitch marker 

Increase Section:

Start with larger hook

Rnd 1 (RS): Make a magic circle, ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) 6 times in magic circle, pull circle closed, sl st in first sc.

OR: Ch 2, (sc, ch 3, sc) 6 times in 2nd ch from hook, sl st in first sc.  (6 sc, 6 sps).

Rnd 2: Turn, ch 1, sl st in first sp, ch 1, sc in same sp *ch 3, dc in next sc, ch 3,** sc in next sp, repeat from * 5 more times, ending at ** on last repeat, sl st in first sc. (6 sc, 6 dc, 12 sps).

Rnd 3: Turn, ch 1, sl st in first sp, ch 1, sc in same sp (ch 3, sk next st, sc in next sp) around, ch 3, sl st in first sc. (12 sc, 12 sps)

Rnd 4: Turn, ch 1, sl st in first sp, ch 1, sc in same sp *ch 3, sk next st, sc in next sp, ch 3, dc in next sc, ch 3,** sc in next sp, repeat from * 5 more times, ending at ** on last repeat, sl st in first sc. (12 sc, 6 dc, 18 sps).

Rnd 5: Repeat rnd 3. (18 sc, 18 sps).

Note: Your work should now measure approximately 4.25″ in diameter, without stretching, from one sc across to the opposite sc (ignoring the chain spaces). 

Rnd 6: Turn, ch 1, sl st in first sp, ch 1, sc in same sp *(ch 3, sk next st, sc in next sp) twice, ch 3, dc in next sc, ch 3,** sc in next sp, repeat from * 5 more times, ending at ** on last repeat, sl st in first sc. (18 sc, 6 dc, 24 sps).

Rnd 7: Repeat rnd 3. (24 sc, 24 sps).

Rnd 8: Turn, ch 1, sl st in first sp, ch 1, sc in same sp *(ch 3, sk next st, sc in next sp) 3 times, ch 3, dc in next sc, ch 3,** sc in next sp, repeat from * 5 more times, ending at ** on last repeat, sl st in first sc. (24 sc, 6 dc, 30 sps).

Note: Your work should now measure approximately 8″ in diameter, without stretching, from one sc across to the opposite sc (ignoring the chain spaces). 

Straight Section:

Continue with larger hook

Rnd 9 (RS): Turn, ch 1, sl st in first sp, mark this sl st with a stitch marker or loop of scrap yarn, (ch 3, sk next st, sc in next sp) around. Do not join, do not turn.  (29 sc, 29 sps)

Rnds 10-25: Do not turn, (ch 3, sc in next sp) around. Do not join.  (29 sc, 29 sps)

Note: The next round is a partial round, just to adjust for the shift that naturally occurs when working in continuous rounds.

Adjustment Rnd: Do not turn, ch 3, (sk next st, sc in next sp, ch 3) until you reach a point in line with the marker from rnd 9, sk next st, sl st in next sp.

Ribbing:

Switch to smaller hook

Rnd 26 (RS): Do not turn, ch 3 (counts as dc), (dc in next st, dc in next sp) 14 times, sk next st, dc in next sp, (dc in next st, dc in next sp) 14 times sk last st, join with sl st to first dc. (58 dc)

Rnds 27-31: Do not turn, ch 2 (counts as bpdc), fpdc in next st, (bpdc in next st, fpdc in next st) around, join with sl st in first st. (58 sts)

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

 


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