Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Elegant Shell
Lion Brand® Lion® Organic Cotton
Pattern Number: 60579

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X

Finished Chest 34 (37, 40, 44, 47, 50) in. [86.5 (94, 101.5, 112, 119.5, 127) cm]
Finished Length
26 (27 1/4, 27 1/4, 29 1/2, 29 1/2, 29 1/2) in. [66 (69, 69, 75, 75, 75) 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

680-003 Lion® Organic Cotton Yarn: Bark True, warm medium brown
Quantity needed: 7 Skeins
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Alternative Quantity: (7, 8, 8, 9, 9)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 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 + 6 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] in V-st Pattern.
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:

V stitch (V-st) (dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated st or ch.
3-dc fan 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 fan) across; end with dc in last 2 dc.
Row 2 (RS): Ch 3, turn, dc in next dc, (3 dc in center dc of next 3-dc fan, V-st in ch-1 sp of next V-st) across; end with dc in last 2 dc.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 for V-st pattern

NOTES:
When checking the number of V-st per row, count only the V-sts, not the dc on each end or the 3-dc fans in the row. The pattern is worked with V-st over V-st, 3-dc fan over 3-dc fan so the stitch patterns line up vertically. Check periodically to make sure you are consistent with this pattern.


INSTRUCTIONS




BACK

Ch 66 (72, 78, 84, 90, 96).

Row 1 (RS): Dc in 4th ch from hook (counts as 2 dc), sk 1 ch, 3 dc in next ch (3-dc fan
made), sk 2 ch, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch (V-st made), [sk 2 ch, 3 dc in next ch, sk 2 ch, (dc, ch
1, dc) in next ch] across to last 3 ch; sk 1 ch, dc in last 2 ch – 10 (11, 12, 13, 14, 15) V-st.

Work Rows 1 and 2 of V-st Pattern until there are a total of 28 (28, 28, 30, 30, 30) 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 first V-st), ch 3
(counts as first dc), (3 dc in center dc of next 3-dc fan, 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 rem sts unworked
– 8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 13) 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 fan, V-st in ch-1 sp of next V-st) across; end with dc in center dc of
last 3-dc fan, dc in last dc – 7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12) 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 fan) 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 fan, (V-st in ch-1 sp of next V-st, 3 dc in
center dc of next 3-dc fan) across; end with dc in ch-1 sp of last V-st, dc in last dc – 6 (7, 8,
9, 10, 11) V-st.

Rows 5-9 (11, 11, 12, 12, 12): Work even in V-st Pattern, beginning with Row 2 of pattern.

Shape Shoulders

Work as established over first 9 (12, 13, 15, 18, 19) sts. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked. Work
even in pattern for 1 more row. Fasten off. Sk center 22 (22, 26, 28, 28, 32) sts for neck, join
yarn in next st, work as established over rem 9 (12, 13, 15, 18, 19) sts for 2 rows. Fasten off.

FRONT

Work same as Back.

FINISHING

Sew shoulder and side seams. Join yarn at side seam and work 2 rounds sc evenly spaced around
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 either side seam at lower edge and work 2 rounds
sc around lower edge.


ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
rem = remain(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl = slip
sp(s) = space(s)
WS = wrong side


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