Golden Hori­zon Tu­nic,

Cro­chet this loose-fit­ting tu­nic in no time with an easy, open­work shell stitch!

Crochet! - - Contents - DE­SIGN BY JILL HAN RAT TY

FIN­ISHED SIZE

In­struc­tions given fit size small; changes for medium, large, X- large, 2X- large and 3X- large are in [ ].

FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS

Bust: 38 inches (small) [431/4 inches (medium); 48 inches (large); 531/2 inches (X-large); 581/2 inches (2X-large); 631/2 inches (3X-large)] Length from shoul­der: 251/2 inches (small) [263/4 inches (medium); 263/4 inches (large); 28 inches (X-large); 28 inches (2X-large); 28 inches (3X-large)]

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Omega Sin­fo­nia light ( DK) weight mer­cer­ized cot­ton yarn ( 31/2 oz/ 218 yds/ 100g per ball):

4 [ 4, 5, 5, 5, 6] balls # 820 bright yel­low • Size H/ 8/ 5mm cro­chet hook or size needed

to ob­tain gauge • Ta­pes­try nee­dle

GAUGE

In Shell Pat­tern: 20 sts = 4 inches; 11 rows = 7 inches Take time to check gauge.

PAT­TERN NOTES

Weave in loose ends as work pro­gresses. Please re­fer to sym­bol di­a­grams as nec­es­sary. Chain- 4 at be­gin­ning of rows counts as first tre­ble cro­chet. Join with slip stitch un­less oth­er­wise stated.

SPE­CIAL STITCH

Shell: (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) as in­di­cated.

PAT­TERN STITCH

Shell Pat­tern Row 1: Ch 1, sc in first tr, *ch 3, sk next 2 dc, dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, sk next 2 dc**, sc be­tween shells, rep from * across, end­ing last rep at **, sc in top of beg ch- 4, turn. Row 2: Ch 4 sk (first sc and next ch-3 sp), *shell in next dc**, sk (next ch-3 sp, next sc and next ch-3 sp), rep from * across, end­ing last rep at **, sk next ch-3 sp, tr in last sc, turn.

TU­NIC RIGHT BACK Cen­ter

Row 1 (WS): Ch 126 [132, 132, 138, 138, 138], sl st in 6th ch from hook, *ch 2, sk next 2 ch, sl st in next ch, rep from * across, turn. (41 [43, 43, 45, 45, 45] ch sps)

Row 2 (RS): Ch 4 (see Pat­tern Notes), sk first ch-2 sp, * shell (see Spe­cial Stitch) in next ch-2 sp**, sk next ch-2 sp, rep from * across, end­ing last rep at **, tr in last ch sp, turn. (20 [21, 21, 22, 22, 22] shells, 2 tr)

Rows 3– 6: [ Work Shell Pat­tern (see Pat­tern Stitch) rows 1 and 2, al­ter­nately] twice.

Neck Shap­ing & Shoul­der

Row 1: Ch 11, sl st in 6th ch from hook, ch 2, sk next 2 chs, sl st in next ch, ch 2, sk next 2 chs, sc in next tr, *ch 3, sk next 2 dc, dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, sk next 2 dc**, sc be­tween shells, rep from * across, end­ing last rep at **, sc in top of beg ch- 4, turn. (42 [44, 44, 46, 46, 46] ch sps)

Row 2: Ch 4, sk first sc and next ch-3 sp, *shell in next dc, sk (next ch-3 sp, next sc and next ch-3 sp), rep from * across, shell in next ch-2 sp, tr in last ch sp, turn. (21 [22, 22, 23, 23, 23] shells, 2 tr)

Rows 3–9 [3–11, 3–13, 3–15, 3–17, 3–19]: [ Work Shell Pat­tern rows 1 and 2, al­ter­nately] 3 [4, 5, 6, 7, 8] times, then work Shell Pat­tern row 1. Fas­ten off.

Sleeve

Row 1: On RS, sk 28 ch-3 sps on last row of Body, join (see Pat­tern Notes) yarn in next sc, ch 4, work Shell Pat­tern row 2. (7 [8, 8, 9, 9, 9] shells, 2 tr)

Rows 2– 6: [ Work Shell Pat­tern rows 1 and 2, al­ter­nately] twice, then work Shell Pat­tern row 1. Fas­ten off. (14 [16, 16, 18, 18, 18] ch-3 sps)

LEFT BACK Cen­ter

Row 1: Join yarn on RS in first ch sp on op­po­site edge of foun­da­tion ch, ch 4, *shell in next ch-2 sp**, sk next ch-2 sp, rep from * across, end­ing last rep at **, tr in last ch sp, turn.

Rows 2– 6: [ Work Shell Pat­tern rows 1 and 2, al­ter­nately] twice, work Shell Pat­tern row 1.

Neck Shap­ing Row 1: Ch 11, sc in 6th ch from hook, ch 2, sk next 2 chs, sl st in next ch, ch 2, sk next 2 chs, sl st in next sc. Fas­ten off, leav­ing rem sts un­worked. (3 ch sps)

Shoul­der Row 1: On RS, join yarn in first ch sp at neck edge, ch 4, shell in next ch-2 sp, sk (next ch-2 sp, next sc and next ch-3 sp), shell in next dc, work Shell Pat­tern row 2.

Rows 2– 8 [2–10, 2–12, 2–14, 2–16, 2–18]: [ Work Shell Pat­tern rows 1 and 2, al­ter­nately] 3 [4, 5, 6, 7, 8] times, work Shell Pat­tern row 1.

Sleeve

Row 1: Ch 4, sk first sc and next ch-3 sp, [*shell in next dc, sk (next ch-3 sp*, next sc, next ch-3 sp)] 6 [ 7, 7, 8, 8, 8] times, rep from * to *, tr in next sc, turn, leav­ing rem sts un­worked. (7 [8, 8, 9, 9, 9] shells, 2 tr)

Rows 2– 6: Rep in­struc­tions for Right Back Sleeve.

LEFT FRONT

Row 1 (WS): Ch 114 [120, 120, 126, 120, 120], sl st in 6th ch from hook, *ch 2, sk next 2 chs, sl st in next ch, rep from * across, turn. (37 [39, 39, 41, 39, 39] ch sps)

Row 2 (RS): Ch 4, sk first ch-2 sp, *shell in next ch-2 sp**, sk next ch-2 sp, rep from * across, end­ing last rep at **, tr in last ch sp, turn. (18 [19, 19, 20, 19, 19] shells, 2 tr)

Rows 3– 6: [ Work Shell Pat­tern rows 1 and 2, al­ter­nately] twice.

Neck Shap­ing & Shoul­der

Row 1: Ch 23 [23, 23, 23, 29, 29], sl st in 6th ch from hook, [ch 2, sk next 2 chs, sl st in next ch] 5 [5, 5, 5, 7, 7] times, ch 2, sk next 2 chs, sc in next tr, *ch 3, sk next 2 dc, dc in next ch-2 sp, ch 3, sk next 2 dc**, sc be­tween shells, rep from * across, end­ing last rep at **, sc in top of beg ch- 4, turn. (42 [44, 44, 46, 46, 46] ch sps)

Row 2: Ch 4, sk first sc and next ch-3 sp, *shell in next dc, sk (next ch-3 sp, next sc and next ch-3 sp), rep from * across, [shell in next ch-2 sp, sk next ch-2 sp] 2 [2, 2, 2, 3, 3] times,

shell in next ch-2 sp, tr in last ch sp, turn. (21 [22, 22, 23, 23, 23] shells, 2 tr)

Rows 3–9 [3–11, 3–13, 3–15, 3–17, 3–19]: [ Work Shell Pat­tern rows 1 and 2, al­ter­nately] 3 [4, 5, 6, 7, 8] times, work Shell Pat­tern row 1.

Sleeve

Rep in­struc­tions for Right Back Sleeve.

RIGHT FRONT

Rep in­struc­tions for Left Back.

Neck Shap­ing

Row 1: Ch 23 [23, 23, 23, 29, 29], sc in 6th ch from hook [ch 2, sk next 2 chs, sl st in next ch]

5 [5, 5, 5, 7, 7] times, ch 2, sk next 2 chs, sl st in next sc. Fas­ten off, leav­ing rem sts un­worked. (7 [7, 7, 7, 9, 9] ch sps)

Shoul­der

Row 1: On RS, join yarn in first ch sp at neck edge, ch 4, [shell in next ch-2 sp, sk next ch-2 sp] 3 [3, 3, 3, 4, 4] times, sk (next sc and next ch-3 sp), shell in next dc, work Shell Pat­tern row 2.

Rows 2– 8 [2–10, 2–12, 2–14, 2–16, 2–18]: Rep in­struc­tions for Left Back Shoul­der.

Sleeve

Rep in­struc­tions for Left Back Sleeve.

FIN­ISH­ING

With RS tog, sew Shoul­der seams, un­der­arm seams and leav­ing 10 ch-3 sps free on each side at bot­tom for side slits sew side seams (see De­signer Tip).

Neck Edg­ing

Join yarn on RS in first ch-2 sp of Left Shoul­der, ch 1, 3 sc in same sp, *[3 sc in next ch-2 sp]* 9 [9, 9, 9, 11, 11] times, **[5 sc in next row, sk next row] 4 times**, [rep from * to *] 10 [10, 10, 10, 12, 12] times, rep from ** to **, join in first sc. Fas­ten off. (100 [100, 100, 100, 112, 112] sc)

Sleeve Edg­ing Join yarn on RS at un­der­arm seam, ch 1, *3 sc in next ch-3 sp, 3 sc in next dc, 3 sc in next ch-3 sp, sk next sc, rep from * around, join in first sc. Fas­ten off. (108 [144, 144, 162, 162, 162] sc)

Bot­tom/Side Slit Edg­ing Join yarn on RS of Right Back in first sc at bot­tom of side slit, ch 1, [sc in same sc, ◊ {*3 sc in next ch-3 sp*, 3 sc in next dc, 3 sc in next ch-3 sp**, sk next sc} ◊ 5 times, {rep from * to *} twice, sk next sc, {rep be­tween ◊◊} 4 times, rep from * to **, 3 sc in next sc, ***5 sc in next row, sc in next row, 5 sc in next row, 2 sc in next row, rep from *** to next cor­ner] twice, join in first sc. (382 [408, 434, 460, 486, 512] sc) Fas­ten off. C!

When sewing side seams, sew cor­re­spond­ing dou­ble cro­chets to­gether; leave open spa­ces be­tween dou­ble cro­chets by weav­ing yarn through chain stitches.

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