Jesse Tree Crochet Advent Calendar: December 9

Joseph's Coat

"Now Israel loved Joseph more than any of his other sons, because he had been born to him in his old age; and he made an ornate robe for him. When his brothers saw that their father loved him more than any of them, they hated him and could not speak a kind word to him.

"Judah said to his brothers, 'What will we gain if we kill our brother and cover up his blood? Come, let’s sell him to the Ishmaelites and not lay our hands on him; after all, he is our brother, our own flesh and blood.' His brothers agreed...

"When Joseph’s brothers saw that their father was dead, they said, 'What if Joseph holds a grudge against us and pays us back for all the wrongs we did to him?'But Joseph said to them, 'Don’t be afraid. Am I in the place of God? You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives.'
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- Genesis 37:3-4, 26-27; 50:15, 19-20


Find the complete advent calendar and gauge square here.

Finished Size: 3.5 inches tall (not including loop for hanging) by 6 inches wide

Skill Level: Intermediate

Materials
Cascade Cherub Aran: Dark Denim, Golden Rod, Lime Chiffon, Melon, Ruby, Violet
Size F-5 (3.75mm) crochet hook


This pattern uses American crochet terminology.

COAT
Worked from top down.

With Ruby, ch 19.

Row 1. Sc in second ch from hook and next 8 ch, ch 18, sl st in last sc, sc in ea rem ch across. 18 sc and 1 ch-18 sp.

Row 2 (RS). Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc now and throughout pattern), (dc in next sc, 2 dc in next sc, ch 2, 2 dc in next sc) twice, dc in ea of next 4 sc (skip the ch-18 sp and keep it toward the WS), 2 dc in next sc, ch 2, 2 dc in next sc, dc in next sc, 2 dc in next sc, ch 2, 2 dc in next sc, dc in ea of last 2 sc. 26 dc.

Change to Melon.

Row 3 (WS). Ch 3; turn. *Dc in flo of ea dc across to next ch-2 sp, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * 3 more times. Dc in flo of ea of last 4 dc. 34 dc.

Change to Golden Rod.

Row 4. Ch 3; turn. *Dc in blo of ea dc across to next ch-2 sp, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next ch-2 sp; rep from * 3 more times. Dc in blo of ea of last 5 dc. 42 dc.

Change to Lime Chiffon.

Row 5. Ch 3; turn. Dc in flo of ea of next 5 dc, skip next ch-2 sp, next 9 dc, and next ch-2 sp; armhole made. Dc in flo of ea of next 12 dc, skip next ch-2 sp, next 9 dc, and next ch-2 sp; armhole made. Dc in flo of ea of last 6 dc. 24 dc.

Change to Dark Denim.

Row 6. Ch 3; turn. Dc in blo of ea dc across.

Change to Violet.

Row 7. Ch 3; turn. Dc in flo of ea dc across.

Change to Ruby.

Row 8. Rep row 6.

Finish off.

SLEEVES
Worked in the round with RS facing without turning between rounds.

With RS out, join Lime Chiffon with sl st through both ch-2 sp in either armhole.

Rnd 1. Ch 3, dc in blo of ea dc around, dc in same ch-sp as joining. Join with sl st in first dc (the beg ch-3). 11 dc.

Change to Dark Denim.

Rnd 2.  Ch 3, dc in blo of ea dc around. Join with sl st in first dc.

Change to Violet.

Rnd 3. Rep rnd 2.

Change to Ruby.

Rnd 4. Ch 1, sc in same st as joining, sc in blo of ea rem dc around. Join with sl st in first sc. 11 sc.

Finish off. Rep rnds 1-4 with the other sleeve.

EDGING
Worked in un-used loops of beg ch of Coat.

With RS facing, join Ruby with sl st in un-used loop of first ch. Ch 1, 3 sc in same ch as joining, sc in ea rem ch across to last ch, 3 sc in last ch, sc evenly down front edge of coat, 3 sc in first dc of Row 8 of coat, sc in ea rem dc across, 3 sc in last dc, sc evenly up front edge of coat, join with sl st in first sc of round. Finish off.

Block for best results.

Abbreviations
beg          beginning
blo          back loops only
ch          chain
dc          double crochet
ea          each
flo          front loops only
mm          millimeter
rem          remaining
rep          repeat
rnd          round
RS          right side
sc          single crochet
sl st          slip stitch
sp          space
WS          wrong side