CATCH­ING RAYS OVER­SIZE TEE

Sim­ple to stitch and ef­fort­lessly wear­able, this over­size cro­chet top is worked in pieces from the bot­tom up.

Crochet! - - Contents - De­sign by Rohn Strong

FIN­ISHED SIZES

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

FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS

Bust: 50 (54, 58, 62, 66, 70) inches Length: 22 (22, 23, 23, 24, 24) inches

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Omega Size 5 cro­chet cot­ton ( 13/4 oz/ 164 yds/ 50g per ball):

11 ( 12, 14, 15, 16, 17) balls # 70 deep blue • Size D/ 3/ 3.25mm cro­chet hook or size

needed to ob­tain gauge • Ta­pes­try nee­dle • Stitch mark­ers

GAUGE

20 dc = 4 inches; 10 dc rows = 4 inches Take time to check gauge.

PAT­TERN NOTES

Chain-3 at be­gin­ning of row counts as first dou­ble cro­chet un­less oth­er­wise stated. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less oth­er­wise in­di­cated. Sleeve is worked in turned rounds.

SPE­CIAL STITCHES

First foun­da­tion dou­ble cro­chet (first foun­da­tion dc): Ch 2, yo, insert hook in 2nd ch from hook (see il­lus­tra­tion A), yo, pull up lp, yo, pull through 1 lp on hook (see il­lus­tra­tion B— ch-1 com­pleted), [yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] twice (see il­lus­tra­tions C– E— dc com­pleted).

Next foun­da­tion dou­ble cro­chet (next foun­da­tion dc): * Yo, insert hook in last ch-1 made (see il­lus­tra­tion A), yo, pull up lp, yo, pull through 1 lp on hook (see il­lus­tra­tion B— ch-1 com­pleted), [yo, pull through 2 lps on hook] twice (see il­lus­tra­tions C– E— dc com­pleted), rep from * as in­di­cated in in­struc­tions.

TEE BACK

Foun­da­tion Row: Work first foun­da­tion dc (see Spe­cial Stitches), work 124 (134, 144, 154, 164, 174) next foun­da­tion dc (see Spe­cial Stitches), turn. [125 (135, 145, 155, 165, 175) dc]

Row 1: Ch 3 (see Pat­tern Notes), dc in each st to end, turn. Rep row 1 un­til piece mea­sures 14 inches from beg, place marker at each end of this row to in­di­cate un­der­arms. Rep row 1 un­til piece mea­sures ap­prox­i­mately 211/2 (211/2, 221/2, 221/2, 231/2, 231/2) inches.

Next row: Ch 1, sc in each st to end, turn.

Next row: Ch 1, sc in each st to end, fas­ten off.

FRONT

Work as for back to un­der­arms.

V-Neck Shap­ing Side 1

Row 1: Ch 3, dc in each of the next 60 (65, 70, 75, 80, 85) sts, turn, leav­ing rem sts un­worked. [61 (66, 71, 76, 81, 86) dc]

Row 2: Ch 3, dc dec (see Stitch Guide) in next 2 sts, dc in each st across, turn. [60 (65, 70, 75, 80, 85) dc]

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in each st across to last 2 sts, dc dec in last 2 sts, turn. [59 (64, 69, 74, 79, 84) dc] Rep Rows 2 and 3 un­til 43 (48, 51, 56, 59, 64) sts rem. Work even in dc un­til same num­ber of to­tal dc rows as Back.

Next row: Ch 1, sc in each st to end, turn.

Next row: Ch 1, sc in each st to end, fas­ten off.

V-Neck Shap­ing Side 2

With RS fac­ing, join (see Pat­tern Notes) yarn 3 sts to the left of the sts pre­vi­ously left un­worked.

Row 1: Ch 3, dc in each st to end, turn. [61 (66, 71, 76, 81, 86) dc]

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in each st across to last 2 sts, dc dec in last 2 sts, turn. [60 (65, 70, 75, 80, 85) dc]

Row 3: Ch 3, dc dec in next 2 sts, dc in each st across, turn. [59 (64, 69, 74, 79, 84) dc] Rep Rows 2 and 3 un­til 43 (48, 51, 56, 59, 64) sts rem. Work even in dc un­til same num­ber of to­tal dc rows as Back.

Next row: Ch 1, sc in each st to end, turn.

Next row: Ch 1, sc in each st to end, fas­ten off.

ASSEM­BLY

With RS fac­ing each other, join shoul­der seams with sl st for added strength. Turn piece RS out, leav­ing bot­tom 6 rows un­seamed, seam sides of tee to un­der­arm mark­ers.

Sleeve

Rnd 1: Join yarn to sleeve open­ing, ch 3, work 2 dc in each dc row end, and 1 dc in each sc row end, around. Join to top of beg ch-3, turn.

Rnd 2: Ch 3, dc in each st around, join to top of beg ch-3, turn. Rep rnd 2 un­til sleeve mea­sures ap­prox­i­mately 5 inches from beg.

Next Rnd: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join to beg sc. Fas­ten off.

Neckline Edg­ing

Rnd 1: Join yarn to neck open­ing, sc evenly around, join in first sc, fas­ten off. Weave in all ends. Steam- block. C!

Foun­da­tion dou­ble cro­chet pro­vides a stretchy be­gin­ning chain while mak­ing the over­all large num­ber of stitches com­pletely doable.

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