Sizes 14, 16, 18
Instructions are for size 14, changes for sizes 16 and 18 are in parentheses.
MATERIALS - Sultana Beauty-Glo, Dark Color "A", 5 (6-6) balls.
Light Color "B", 5 (5-6) balls.
Steel Crochet Hook, Size 6.
MEASUREMENTS OF GARMENT-At bust line buttoned, 35 (37-39) ins.
GAUGE: 8 hdc=1 inch 13 rows=2 inches
RIGHT HALF-Sleeve-With A, ch 102 (106-110) for sleeve edge.
Row 1-right side-Working in single thread at back of ch, work 1 hdc in 3rd st from hook and in each st to end; 100 (104-108) hdc.
Row 2-Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc in each hdc, working off 3 loops of last st with B; drop A.
Row 3-With B, ch 2, turn, 1 hdc in each hdc.
Row 4-Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc in each hdc, working off 3 loops of last st with A; drop B. Always change colors in this way at end of every 2nd row, carrying color not being used loosely along edge of work.
Underarm Shaping-† Inc. row-With A, ch 4, turn, 1 hdc in each of 3rd and 4th sts from hook, 1 hdc in each st to within 1 st of end of row, 2 hdc in last st. Repeat inc. row once; drop A. Repeat inc. row twice, using B; drop B. Repeat from † twice; 136 (140-144) hdc.
FRONT AND BACK-Continuing with A, ch 54 (56-58) at end of last row for side edge of front, turn, work 52 (54-56) hdc on ch; 136 (140-144) hdc to end of row, drop loop from hook, - join a separate strand of A in end st of preceding row and ch 52 (54-56) for side edge of back, fasten off extra strand -, take up dropped loop and work 1 hdc in each st of ch; 240 (248-256) hdc. Work 1 row even.
Shoulder Shaping-Next row-With B, work first 118 (122-126) hdc, 2 hdc in next st - an inc. -, 1 hdc in each of next 2 sts, mark last 2 sts for center, 2. hdc in next st, 1 hdc in each remaining st. Continue pat., repeating incs, each side of the 2 center sts every 4th row 6 (5-3) times; every 6th row 1 (2-4) times; 256 (264-272) hdc. Work even until front and back measure about 6 (6 ½-7 ¼) ins. from side edge, end at lower edge of front with 2nd row of B stripe.
Neck Shaping-Ch 2, turn, with A, work first 112 (116-120) hdc for right front. Ch 2, turn, work 15 more rows on these sts, end at lower edge of front with 2nd row of B stripe. Fasten off. Skip next 22 sts on last long row for side edge of neck, work pat. on remaining 122 (126-130) sts for 15 rows, end at lower edge of back with first row of B stripe. Fasten off.
LEFT HALF-Work to correspond to Right Half.
Sew underarm and sleeve seams and seam at center back.
FRONT AND NECKBAND-With A, beg. at lower edge of right front, work 1 hdc in each st, 3 hdc in corner, continue around neck edge, keeping work flat, inc. at corner of left front, continue to lower edge of front.
Row 2-Ch 2, turn, 1 hdc in each st, inc. at front corners as before, and dec. at 4 inside corners of neck edge.
Row 3-Ch 2, turn, work 14 (12-10) hdc, ch 2, skip 2 sts for buttonhole, * work 14 (15-16) hdc, ch 2, skip 2 sts; repeat from * 5 times more, finish row. Work 2 more rows, increasing and decreasing at corners, holding in neck edge to desired size. Fasten off. From right side, work 1 row of sc working in 2 back threads of each st; do not break yarn.
WAISTBAND-From right side, work 212 (224-240) sc evenly spaced around lower edge of blouse.
Row 2-Ch 12, turn, skip 2 sts of ch, 10 hdc on ch, 1 hdc in each st across row; 222 (234-250) hdc.
Row 3-Work hdc to within 15 sts of end, ch 2, skip 2 sts for buttonhole, finish row. Work 9 more rows of hdc.
Row 13-Same as row 3. Work 1 more row of hdc. Fasten off. From right side, work 1 row of sc around free edges of band. Fasten off. Fold and sew 10 sts at right front of waistband into a point as illustrated. Steam.
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