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 1/2, 42, 45, 48) in. [81.5 (89, 98, 106.5, 114.5, 122) cm]
Finished Length
18 (18, 19, 20 1/2, 21 1/2, 21 1/2) 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)
Quantity needed: 1
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
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GAUGE:
15 sts = 4 in. [10 cm], 9 rows = 5 in. [12.5 cm] in V-st Pattern.
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
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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