Instructions are given for small. Changes for medium and large are in parentheses.
3-4 oz. pull-skeins Wintuk Worsted (see colors above)
1 J Crochet Hook
Gauge: 2 shells and 2 clusters = 3" 5 rows = 2"
|13 = Full Pattern||15 = Full Pattern||17 = Full Pattern|
|2 = Half Pattern||2 = Half Pattern||2 = Half Pattern|
Row 1 Work 4 d.c. in 3rd ch. from hook * skip 3 ch. 1 d.c., ch. 1, 1 d.c. in next ch. (cluster made), skip 3 ch., 7 d.c. in next ch. (shell made) repeat from * end skip 3 ch. 4 d.c. in next ch., ch. 3 turn.
Row 2 1 d.c. in each of next 3 d.c. * , skip 1 d.c., cluster, in next cluster, skip 1 d.c., 1 d.c. in each of next 5 d.c.; repeat from * end last. Repeat skip 1 d.c., 1 d.c. in last of the next 4 d.c., ch 3, turn.
Row 3 1 d.c. in first d.c. * skip 2 d.c. shell in next cluster, skip 2 d.c. cluster in next d.c. repeat from * end last repeat skip 2 d.c., cluster in next d.c. Chain 3, turn.
Row 4 1 d.c. in cluster * skip 1 d.c., 1 d.c. in each of the next 5 d.c., skip 1 d.c. cluster in next cluster, repeat from * end last repeat cluster in next d.c. Chain 3, turn.
Row 5 4 d.c. in cluster * skip 2 d.c. cluster in next d.c. skip 2 d.c., shell in next cluster repeat from * end last repeat 4 d.c. in next d.c. Chain 3, turn.
Repeat from Row 2 for pat. st.
Work even until piece measures 14 inches or desired length 9 pat. rows. End on the 4th row.
Left Front Small (Medium and Large 4 full shells only) Work 1 cluster at beg (3 full shells), end with a cluster. Next row at front edge only leave off cluster every other row until 1 full pat and 2 clusters and a half pat remain. On all sizes work even until armhole measures 8 inches. Finish off. Work other front to correspond.
To pick up back leave a full pat and cluster for armhole each side. Start half pat each end keeping each end until armhole measures same length as fronts.
Sew shoulder with right side of work facing you and at underarm seam work 1 row s.c.; work s.c. about 32 sts each side of seam; join do not turn; work backwards in s.c. in every st. finish off; work other side to correspond.
Work around fronts, keep work flat; work 4 s.c. in corners.
Make a 20 inch chain with double yarn.
Block with a damp cloth.
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