Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Women's Shell
Lion Brand® Microspun
Pattern Number: 60454

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner (Level 1)
SIZE: XS, Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished Chest 32 (35, 38 1/4, 42, 45, 48) in. [81.5 (89, 98, 106.5, 114.5, 122) cm] Finished Length 18 (18, 19, 20 1/4, 21 1/4, 21 1/4) in. [45.5 (45.5, 48.5, 52, 54.5, 54.5) cm]
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

910-150 Microspun Yarn: Sterling

Light, silvery grey


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
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Alternative Quantity: (3, 4, 4, 4, 5)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size H-8 (5 mm)
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
15 sts = 4 in. [10 cm], 9 rows = 5 in. [12.5 cm] in V-st Pattern. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
V stitch (V-st) Work (dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated st or ch.



3-dc shell Work 3 dc in indicated st or ch.



PATTERN STITCH

V-st Pattern
Row 1 (WS): Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), turn, dc in next dc, (V-st in ch-1 sp of next V-st, 3 dc in center dc of next 3-dc shell) across; end with dc in last 2 dc.


Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in next dc, (3 dc in center dc of next 3-dc shell, V-st in ch-1 sp of next V-st) across; end with dc in last 2 dc.


Repeat Rows 1 and 2 for pattern.


INSTRUCTIONS





FRONT AND BACK (make 2)
Ch 60 (66, 72, 78, 84, 90).
Row 1 (RS): Dc in 4th ch from hook (counts as 2 dc), [sk 1 ch, 3 dc in next ch (3-dc shell made), sk 2 ch, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch (V-st made), sk 1 ch] across; end with dc in each of last 2 ch - 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14) V-st.


Repeat Rows 1 and 2 of V-st Pattern until there are a total of 20 (20, 20, 22, 22, 22) rows, end with a WS row.

Fasten off.



Shape Armhole
Row 1 (RS): Sk first 7 sts, join yarn with sl st in next dc (last dc of V-st), ch 3 (counts as first dc), (3 dc in center dc of next 3-dc shell, V-st in ch-1 sp of next V-st ) across; end by working last V-st in 2nd to last V-st, dc in last dc of 2nd to last V-st, leave remaining sts unworked - 7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12) V-st.


Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), turn, dc in ch-1 sp of first V-st, (3 dc in center dc of next 3-dc shell, V-st in ch-1 sp of next V-st) across; end with dc in center dc of last 3-dc shell, dc in last dc - 6 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11) V-st.


Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sl st in first dc, ch 3 (counts as dc), (V-st in ch-1 sp of next V-st, 3 dc in center dc of next 3-dc shell) across to last 2 dc; end with dc in next dc, leave last dc unworked.
Row 4: Ch 3, turn, dc in center dc of first 3-dc shell, (V-st in ch-1 sp of next V-st, 3 dc in center dc of next 3-dc shell) across; end with dc in ch-1 sp of last V-st, dc in last dc - 5 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10) V-st.


Rows 5-10 (10, 11, 11, 12, 12): Work even in V-st Pattern, beginning with Row 2 of pattern.



Shape Shoulders
Work as established over first 7 (9, 11, 13, 15, 17) sts.

Turn.

Leave remaining sts unworked.

Work even for 2 more rows.

Fasten off.
Skip center 20 (22, 24, 26, 28, 30) sts for neck, join yarn in next st, work as established over remaining 7 (9, 11, 13, 15, 17) sts for 3 rows.

Fasten off.



FINISHING
Sew shoulder and side seams.

From RS, join yarn at side seam and work 2 rounds sc evenly spaced along armhole edge, joining with sl st at end of rounds.

Fasten off.

In same manner, join yarn at shoulder and work 2 rounds sc around neck edge.

Join yarn at side seam of lower edge and work 2 rounds sc around lower edge.

Weave in ends.



ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
p2tog = purl 2 together
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
sc = single crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
skp = slip 1, knit 1, pass slipped stitch over
sl = slip
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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