SEA BREEZE SHELL

Crochet! - - Luscious Lace - D E S I G N BY L AU R A G E B H A R DT

FIN­ISHED SIZES

In­struc­tions given fit size small; changes for medium, large, X- large, 2X- large, 3X- large, 4X- large and 5X- large are in [ ].

FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENT

Bust: 36 inches ( small) [ 41 inches ( medium), 46 inches ( large), 49 inches ( X- large), 541/2 inches ( 2X- large), 561/2 ( 3X- large), 611/2 inches ( 4X- large), 65 ( 5X- large)]

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• SMC On Your Toes Bam­boo su­per fine ( fin­ger­ing) weight vis­cose from bam­boo/ ny­lon yarn ( 31/2 oz/ 328 yds/ 100g per ball): 3 [ 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10] balls

# 0200 white 1 [ 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1] ball each # 0262

lime­light and # 0857 tran­quil blue • Size D/ 3/ 3.25mm or E/ 4/ 3.5mm cro­chet hook as needed for size or size needed to ob­tain gauge • Tapestry nee­dle

Wear this cool, com­fort­able top just about any­where this sum­mer. It’s per­fect for a beach va­ca­tion or cruise, but add a jacket and it in­stantly be­comes of­fice-ready.

PAT­TERN NOTES

Chain- 3 at be­gin­ning of row counts as first dou­ble cro­chet un­less oth­er­wise stated. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less oth­er­wise stated.

PAT­TERN STITCH

Wave: Worked in mul­ti­ples of 17 plus 20 chs. Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook ( first 3 chs count as first dc), 2 dc in each of next 2 chs, *[ sk next ch, dc in next ch] 5 times, sk next ch**, 2 dc in each of next 6 chs, rep from * across, end­ing last rep at **, 2 dc in each of last 3 chs, turn. Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each dc across, turn. Row 3: Ch 3 ( see Pat­tern Notes), dc in same st as beg ch- 3, ch 2, dc in each of next 2 sc, *[ sk next sc, dc in next sc] 5 times, sk next sc**, 2 dc in each of next 6 sc, rep from * across, end­ing last rep at **, 2 dc in each of last 3 sc, turn. Row 4: Rep row 2. Rep rows 3 and 4 al­ter­nately for pat­tern.

SHELL

Front & Back

Make 2. Rows 1 & 2: With lime­light and hook needed for size ( see Gauge), ch 122 [ 139, 156, 156, 173, 190, 207, 207], work rows 1 and 2 of Wave pat­tern ( see Pat­tern Stitch). Fas­ten off at end of row 2. ( 119 [ 136, 153, 153, 170, 187, 204, 204] sts at end of last row) Row 3: Join ( see Pat­tern Notes) white in first st, work row 3 of Wave pat­tern. Row 4: Work row 4 of Wave pat­tern. Rows 5 & 6: Rep rows 3 and 4 of Wave pat­tern, chang­ing col­ors ( see Stitch Guide) to tran­quil blue in last st of row 6. Do not fas­ten off white. Rows 7 & 8: Rep rows 3 and 4. At end of last row, fas­ten off tran­quil blue and change to white. Next rows: Work 40 [ 40, 40, 38, 38, 40, 40, 38] rows in Wave pat­tern us­ing white only. At end of last row, fas­ten off. Work should mea­sure ap­prox­i­mately 131/2 inches for small, medium, large, 3X- large and 4X- large sizes and 14 inches for X- large, 2Xlarge and 5X- large sizes.

Arm­hole Shap­ing

Next row: Sk first 11 [ 17, 20, 22, 28, 34, 42, 42] sts, join lime­light in next st, con­tinue in Wave pat­tern across, leav­ing last 11 [ 17, 20, 22, 28, 34, 42, 42] sts un­worked, turn. ( 97 [ 102, 113, 109, 114, 113, 120, 120] sts) Next row: Ch 1, sc in each dc across, chang­ing col­ors to white in last st. Fas­ten off lime­light. Next rows: Work 23 [ 25, 27, 25, 27, 25, 31, 31] rows in Wave pat­tern in fol­low­ing stripe se­quence of 4 rows white, 2 rows tran­quil blue, 4 rows white, 2 rows lime­light.

Size Small Only

Last row: Ch 3, dc in next dc, hdc in each of next 2 dc, sc in each st across to last 4 dc, hdc in each of next 2 dc, dc in each of last 2 dc. Fas­ten off.

Sizes Medium & 3X-Large Only

Last row: Ch 1, sc in each of first 2 sts, hdc in each of next 2 dc, dc in each of next 9 dc, hdc in each of next 2 dc, sc in each st across to last 15 sts, hdc in each of next 2 dc, dc in each of next 9 dc, hdc in each of next 2 dc, sc in each of last 2 dc. Fas­ten off.

Size Large Only

Last row: Ch 2, dc in each of next 9 dc, hdc in each of next 2 dc, sc in each st across to last 12 sts, hdc in each of next 2 dc, dc in each of next 9 dc, hdc in last dc. Fas­ten off.

Size X-Large Only

Last row: Ch 3, dc in each of next 7 dc, hdc in each of next 2 dc, sc in each st across to last 10 sts, hdc in each of next 2 dc, dc in each of last 8 dc. Fas­ten off.

Size 2X-Large Only

Last row: Ch 3, dc in next dc, hdc in each of next 2 dc, sc in each of next 4 dc, hdc in each of next 2 dc, dc in each of next 9 dc, hdc in next dc, sc in each dc across to last 20 sts, hdc in next dc, dc in each of next 9 dc, hdc in each of next 2 dc, sc in each of next 4 dc, hdc in each of next 2 dc, dc in each of last 2 dc. Fas­ten off.

Sizes 4X-Large & 5X-Large Only

Last row: Ch 3, dc in each of next 7 dc, hdc in each of next 2 dc, sc in each of next 4 dc, hdc in each of next 2 dc, dc in each of next 3 dc, hdc in next dc, sc in each dc across to last 20 dc, hdc in next dc, dc in next 3 dc, hdc in each of next 2 dc, sc in each of next 4 dc, hdc in each of next 2 dc, dc in each of last 8 dc. Fas­ten off.

FIN­ISH­ING

Sew shoul­der seams for 11/2 [ 2, 21/2, 21/2, 3, 3, 3, 3] inches from each Arm­hole edge. Sew or sl st side seams.

Arm­hole Edg­ing

Rnd 1: With RS fac­ing, join white in first st af­ter un­der­arm seam, ch 1, work sc evenly sp around en­tire Arm­hole edge en­sur­ing an even num­ber of sts, join in beg sc. Rnd 2: Ch 1, work­ing from left to right, re­verse sc ( see Stitch Guide) in next sc to right, * ch 1, sk next sc**, sc in next sc to right, rep from * around, end­ing last rep at **, join in beg re­verse sc. Fas­ten off.

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