BLUE DI­A­MONDS TANK

A lace panel adds charm and el­e­gance to this sim­ple tank.

Crochet! - - Contents - De­sign by Laura Geb­hardt

FIN­ISHED SIZES

In­struc­tions given fit woman’s size small; changes for medium, large, 1X- Large and 2X- Large are in [ ].

FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS

Bust: 36 inches (Small) [381/2 inches (Medium), 44 inches (Large), 49 inches (1X- Large), 51 inches (2X- Large)]

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Aunt Ly­dia’s Fash­ion Cro­chet 3 size 3 cro­chet cot­ton ( 150 yds per ball):

5 [ 6,6, 7, 7] balls # 805 blue Hawaii • Size D/ 3/ 3.25mm [ E/ 4/ 3.5mm, E/ 4/ 3.5mm, E/ 4/ 3.5mm, D/ 3/ 3.25mm] cro­chet hook or size needed to ob­tain gauge • Stitch mark­ers ( 2)

GAUGE

In Bodice Pat­tern: Size D hook (sizes small and 2X-large only): 45 sts = 8 inches; 27 rows = 8 inches Size E hook (sizes medium, large and 1X- large only): 21 sts = 4 inches; 14 rows = 4 inches

PAT­TERN NOTES

Chain- 4 at be­gin­ning of row counts as first dou­ble cro­chet and chain-1 un­less oth­er­wise stated. Chain-2 at be­gin­ning of row counts as first half dou­ble cro­chet un­less oth­er­wise stated. Chain-3 at be­gin­ning of row counts as first dou­ble cro­chet un­less oth­er­wise stated.

SPE­CIAL STITCHES

De­crease 1 (dec 1): To dec 1 st at beg of row, ch 1, sk 1 st, hdc in next st. To dec 1 st at end of row, hdc dec (see Stitch Guide) in last 2 sts. Pi­cot sin­gle cro­chet ( psc): Sc in in­di­cated st, ch 3, sl st in top of sc.

PAT­TERN STITCHES

Bodice Pat­tern Row 1: Ch 2, turn; [hdc in back lp only (see Stitch Guide) of next hdc, hdc in front lp only (see Stitch Guide) of next hdc] across to last 2 sts, hdc in back lp only of next hdc, hdc in top of beg ch-2. Rep Row 1 for pat­tern. Lace Pat­tern Row 1: Ch 4 (see Pat­tern Notes), turn; sk next 2 dc, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, *ch 3, sk next sc, sc in each of next 3 sc, ch 3, sk next sc, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp**, ch 1, sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, rep from * across to last 3 sts, end­ing last rep at **, ch 1, sk next 2 dc, dc in top of beg ch-3. Row 2: Ch 3 (see Pat­tern Notes), turn; dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, *ch 3, sk next sc, dc in next sc, ch 3, sk next sc, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next 3 dc, dc in next ch-1 sp**, ch 3, sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, rep from * across, end­ing last rep at **, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch- 4. Row 3: Ch 1, turn; sc in first 2 dc, sc in next ch-3 sp, *ch 3, sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next dc**, sc in next ch-3 sp, rep from * to last st, end­ing last rep at **, sc in top of beg ch-3. Row 4: Ch 1, turn; sc in same st and in next 2 sc, sc in next ch-3 sp, *ch 3, sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, sc

in next 3 sc**, sc in next ch-3 sp, rep from * across, end­ing last rep at **. Row 5: Ch 1, turn; sc in same st and in next 2 sc, *ch 3, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in each of next 3 sc, rep from * across. Row 6: Ch 3, turn; dc in next sc, ch 3, *3 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next sc, dc in next sc**, ch 3, sk next sc, rep from * , end­ing last rep at **, dc in last sc. Row 7: Ch 4, turn; *3 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next dc, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, rep from * across, end­ing dc in top of beg ch-3. Row 8: Ch 3, turn; 2 dc in first ch-1 sp, ch 3, *sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next 3 sc, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3**, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, rep from * across, end­ing last rep at **, 2 dc in last ch-1 sp, dc in 3rd ch of beg ch- 4. Rep rows 1– 8 for pat­tern.

TANK BACK & FRONT

Make 2.

Lower Body

Row 1: Us­ing smaller [larger, larger, larger, smaller] hook, ch 101 [101, 115, 129, 143]; 2 dc in 4th ch from hook (3 sk chs count as dc), *ch 3, sk next 3 chs, sc in each of next 5 chs, ch 3, sk next 3 chs**, dc in each of next 3 chs, rep from * across, end­ing at **, 2 dc in next ch, dc in last ch. (14 [14, 16, 18, 20] ch sps, 24 [24, 27, 30, 33] dc, 35 [35, 40, 45, 50] sc)

Rows 2–33 [33, 33, 33, 37]: Work in Lace Pat­tern (see Pat­tern Stitches).

Row 34 [34, 34, 34, 38]: Ch 2, turn; hdc in each st across, work­ing 3 hdc in each ch-3 sp. (101 [101, 115, 129, 143] hdc)

Rows 35– 42 [35– 42, 35– 48, 35–50, 39– 54]: Work in Bodice Pat­tern (see Pat­tern Stitches).

Place marker in cen­ter st. (50 [50, 57, 64, 71] sts each side of marker)

First Arm­hole & Neck Shap­ing

Row 1 (RS): Turn; sl st in first 6 [6, 10, 14, 17] sts, ch 1, hdc in next st, work in pat­tern to 2 sts be­fore marker, dec 1 (see Spe­cial Stitches). (43 [43, 46, 49, 53] sts)

Row 2: Turn; dec 1, work in pat­tern to end of row. (42 [42, 45, 48, 52] sts)

Row 3: Turn; sl st in first 2 sts, dec 1, work in pat­tern to last 2 sts, dec 1. (38 [38, 41, 44, 48] sts)

Row 4: Rep row 2. (37 [37, 40, 43, 47] sts) Row 5: Rep row 3. (33 [33, 36, 39, 43] sts) Row 6: Rep row 2. (32 [32, 35, 38, 42] sts)

Row 7: Turn; sl st in first st, dec 1, work in pat­tern to last 2 sts, dec 1. (29 [29, 32, 35, 39] sts)

Row 8: Rep row 2. (28 [28, 31, 34, 38] sts)

Rows 9–12: Rep last 2 rows twice. (20 [20, 23, 26, 30] sts)

Row 13: Turn; dec 1, work in pat­tern to last 2 sts, dec 1. (18 [18, 21, 24, 28] sts) Row 14: Rep row 2. (17 [17, 20, 23, 27] sts)

Rows 15 & 16: Rep last 2 rows. (14 [14, 17, 20, 24] sts) Con­tinue to work in pat­tern, dec 1 st at neck edge ev­ery row 2 [0,0, 0, 2] times then dec 1 st at neck edge ev­ery RS row 2 [4,5, 6, 6] times. (10 [10, 12, 14, 16] sts)

Work even un­til arm­hole mea­sures 7 [ 71/2, 8, 81/2, 81/2] inches from beg of shap­ing. Fas­ten off.

Sec­ond Arm­hole & Neck Shap­ing

With RS fac­ing, at­tach yarn in st af­ter marked st on last row of Lower Body.

Row 1 (RS): Dec 1, work in pat­tern to last 6 [6, 10, 14, 17] sts, leave rem un­worked. (43 [43, 46, 49, 53] sts)

Row 2: Turn; work in pat­tern to last 2 sts, dec 1. (42 [42, 45, 48, 52] sts)

Row 3: Turn; dec 1, work in pat­tern to last 3 sts, leave rem un­worked. (38 [38, 41, 44, 48] sts)

Row 4: Rep row 2. (37 [37, 40, 43, 47] sts)

Rows 5 & 6: Rep last 2 rows. (32 [32, 35, 38, 42] sts)

Row 7: Turn; dec 1, work in pat­tern to last 2 sts, leave rem un­worked. (29 [29, 32, 35, 39] sts)

Row 8: Rep row 2. (28 [28, 31, 34, 38] sts)

Rows 9–12: Rep last 2 rows twice. (20 [20, 23, 26, 30] sts)

Row 13: Turn; dec 1, work in pat­tern to last 2 sts, dec 1. (18, [18, 21, 24, 28] sts)

Row 14: Rep row 2. (17 [17, 20, 23, 27] sts)

Row 15 & 16: Rep last 2 rows. (14 [14, 17, 20, 24] sts) Con­tinue to work in pat­tern, dec 1 st at neck edge ev­ery row 2 [0,0, 0, 2] times then dec 1 st at neck edge ev­ery RS row 2 [4,5, 6, 6] times. (10 [10, 12, 14, 16] sts)

Work even un­til arm­hole mea­sures 7 [ 71/2, 8, 81/2, 81/2] inches from beg of shap­ing. Fas­ten off.

AS­SEM­BLY

Us­ing in­vis­i­ble seam, join shoul­ders and side seams.

Neck Edg­ing

Mark cen­ter st on Front and Back neck. With RS fac­ing, join yarn with sl st in first st af­ter right shoul­der seam.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc evenly around neck edge, en­sur­ing an even num­ber of sts ei­ther side of marked sts. Join with sl st to first sc. Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, psc (see Spe­cial Stitches) in next st, [sc in next st, psc in next st] around. Join with sl st to first sc. Fas­ten off.

Arm­hole Edg­ings

With RS fac­ing, join yarn with sl st in first st af­ter side seam.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc evenly around arm­hole edge hav­ing an even num­ber of sts. Join with sl st to first sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in first sc, psc in next sc, [sc in next sc, psc in next sc] around and join with sl st to first sc. Fas­ten off.

Hem

Rnd 1: With RS fac­ing, join yarn with sl st in first free lp of start­ing ch af­ter side seam and work as for Rnd 1 of Arm­hole Edg­ing.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each sc around. Join with sl st to first sc. Rnd 3: Work as for rnd 2 of Arm­hole Edg­ing.

FIN­ISH­ING

Darn in ends. Damp-block to mea­sure­ments.

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