Sizes 12, 16, 20
Instructions are for size 12, changes for sizes 16 and 20 are in parentheses.
MATERIALS - Sultana Beauty-Glo, 12 (13-14) balls.
Steel Crochet Hook, Size 5.
MEASUREMENTS OF GARMENT-At bust line buttoned 33 (37-41) ins.
Width of back at underarm 16 (18-20) ins.
GAUGE: 10 sts=1 inch 14 rows=3 inches
BACK-Ch 31 sts for waistband; 1 sc in 2nd st from hook and in each st to end; 30 sc.
Row 2-Ch 1, turn, 1 sc through both loops of first sc, 1 sc in back loop of each of next 28 sc, 1 sc through both loops of last sc, Repeat last row until there are 54 (63-72) ridges; 108 (126-144) rows.
Ch 3, working on side edge of band, work 160 (180-200) dc evenly spaced across row-about 3 dc every 2 rows; 161 (181-201) dc.
Note-Turning ch counts for 1 dc.
Pattern-Row 1-wrong side-Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in each of first 2 dc, * skip 3 sts, 1 shell of 7 tr in next st, skip 3 sts, 1 sc in each of next 3 sts; repeat from *, end last repeat with 2 sc instead of 3 sc.
Row 2-Ch 3, turn, skip 1 sc, 1 dc in each st to end; 161 (181-201) dc.
Row 3-Ch 3, turn, 3 tr in first dc, * skip 3 sts, 1 sc in each of next 3 sts, skip 3 sts, 1 shell of 7 tr in next st; repeat from *, end last repeat with 3 tr and 1 dc in last st.
Row 4-Ch 3, turn, skip first dc, 1 dc in each st and in top of turning ch; 161 (181-201) dc. Repeat last 4 rows until about 8 ½ ins. above waistband, end with pat. row 3.
Armholes-Row 1-Ch 1, turn, slip st over first 10 sts for underarm, ch 3, skip next st, 1 dc in next st and in each st to within 10 sts of end of row; 141 (161-181) sts.
Row 2-Ch 1, turn, work as for pat. row 1, end with last sc in top of ch 3.
Row 3-Ch 1, turn, slip st over first 5 sts, ch 3, skip next st, 1 dc in next st and in each st to within 5 sts of end (for size 16 repeat last 2 rows once; for size 20, repeat last 2 rows twice). Continue pat. on 131 (141-151) sts until about 6 ½ (7-7 ½) ins. above underarm, end with a shell row.
Shoulders-Row 1-Ch 1, turn, slip st over first 10 sts, 1 sc in next st, work 1 dc in each st to within 11 sts of end, 1 sc in next st; 10 sts left off each side.
Row 2-Ch 1, turn, skip first sc, 1 slip st in each of next 9 dc, work pat. as before on 91 (101-111) sts.
Row 3-Same as row 1. Row 4-Same as row 2; 51 (61-71) sts. Place a marker each side of 49 center sts for back of neck.
LEFT FRONT-Ch 31 sts. Work waistband as for back for 27 (32-36) ridges. Work 81 (91-101) dc evenly spaced across side edge of band. Work pat. as on back until same length as back to armhole.
Shape armhole same as right armhole of back; 66 (71-76) sts. Work even until about 5 ½ ins. above underarm, end with a shell row. Leave off 10 sts at neck edge on each of next 2 rows, same as for left shoulder of back; leave off 5 sts at neck edge on next row; 41 (46-51) sts. Work even until armhole is same length as on back, with care to keep pat.
Shape shoulder same as right shoulder of back.
RIGHT FRONT-Work to correspond to left front, shaping at opposite sides, working armhole shaping same as left armhole of back; leaving off sts for neck edge, same as for right shoulder of back.
Shape shoulder same as left shoulder of back. Sew shoulder seams, leaving 49 sts free for back of neck.
SLEEVES-Ch 103 (113-123) sts; 1 dc in 4th st from hook and in each st to end; 101 (111-121) dc. Work pat. as for back, increasing 2 dc each side in every dc row 5 times, with care to keep pat.; 121 (131-141) sts. Work even until about 3 ½ ins. from beg., end with pat. row 3. Work next 2 rows same as first 2 rows of armhole shaping of back; 101 (111-121) sts.
Next row-Ch 3, turn, skip 1 st, * yo, insert hook in next st and draw up a loop, yo and through 2 loops, again yo, draw up a loop in next st having 4 loops on hook; yo and through 2 loops, again yo and through 3 loops *; repeat between *'s once, 1 dc in each st to within 5 sts of end, repeat between *'s twice, 1 dc in last st; 2 dc decreased each side; 97 (107-117) sts. Continue to dec. 2 dc each side every dc row 9 times more, with care to keep pat., end with a shell row; 61 (71-81) sts, Leave off 5 sts each side on next row as for 3rd row of armhole shaping of back; repeat rows 2 and 3 of back armhole shaping 1 (2-3) times; 41 sts, Fasten off.
CUFFS-From right side, work 101 (111-121) sc on foundation ch. Work 9 more rows in slipper st, same as for waistband. Fasten off.
FRONT BANDS-From right side, beg. at top of waistband of right front edge, work a row sc on front neck edges to lower edge of waistband of left front, keeping work flat, increasing at front neck corners. Ch 1, turn, work same as row 2 of waistband to lower edge of right front band. Work 2 more rows in same way, keeping work flat.
Buttonhole row-Work 4 sc, * ch 3, skip 3 sts for buttonhole, 1 sc in each st for 2 ins., including last buttonhole; repeat from * 7 times more, work 9th buttonhole, finish row. Work 5 rows even keeping work flat. Fasten off.
FINISHING-Sew seams. Sew in sleeves, holding in extra fullness at top. Steam. Turn back cuff.
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