I crocheted Doris Chan’s Zen Jacket


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Zen Jacket (Doris Chan) par ACCROchet

Zen Jacket (Doris Chan) par ACCROchet

 

Ravelry project page : here

Crochet :I 5.5 mm

Yarn : Lion Brand Collection Cotton Bamboo (Hibiscus)

Notes :

As with all Doris Chan patterns, this one has the most perfect feature : no sewing!  The instructions can seem wonky at first, but with stitch markets, patience and reading 1 line at a time, you can do it – promise.

In my classes I often say that treble crochets bother me.  And it’s true… but I can’t deny that this piece is one of my favorites.  The look of a shawl & the advantage of sleeves – so much more practical.

At any rate, with a free pattern by such an outstanding designer, you can’t go wrong.  I made the smallest size (38) and since the dimensions are pretty generous, this would fit a wide range of bodies.  As always, checking your gauge is a must if you want the proportions to work.

As for Lion Brand Cotton Bamboo, oh so happy I chose it!  Super soft, doesn’t split and the colour is soooo rich.  Pink with a slight blueish tint.  Wow.

Zen Jacket (Doris Chan) par ACCROchet

Zen Jacket (Doris Chan) par ACCROchet