Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Summer Tunic
Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®
Pattern Number: 60730A

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished Chest 31 (36, 40, 44, 48) in. (78.5 (91.5, 101.5, 112, 122) cm) Finished Length 30 (30, 30 1/2, 30 1/2, 30 1/2) in. (76 (76, 77.5, 77.5, 77.5) 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

830-186 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Maize

Muted golden yellow


Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 30.76
Alternative Quantity: 4, 4, 5, 5

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size I-9
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
17 tr + 10 rows = 6 in. (15 cm) in pattern stitch 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:
sc2tog (sc dec) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop.

Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop.

Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.
tr2tog (tr dec) (Yarn over) twice, insert hook into st and draw up a loop, (yarn over and draw through 2 loops) twice.

(Yarn over) twice, insert hook into next st and draw up a loop.

(Yarn over and draw through 2 loops) twice, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook.



PATTERN STITCH
Row 1 (RS): Tr in 5th ch from hook (counts as 2 tr) and in each ch across.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each tr across.
Row 3: Ch 4 (counts as tr), turn, tr in each sc across.
Rep Rows 2 and 3 for pattern stitch.


INSTRUCTIONS
FRONT AND BACK (make 2)
Ch 51 (57, 63, 69, 75).
Row 1 (RS): Tr in 5th ch from hook (counts as 2 tr) and in each ch across - 48 (54, 60, 66, 72) sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each tr across.
Row 3: Ch 4 (counts as tr here and throughout), turn, tr in each sc across.
Work even in pattern stitch until piece measures 10 in.

(25.5 cm) from beg, end with a Row 2.
Dec Row: Ch 4, turn, tr2tog, tr in each sc to last 3 sc, tr2tog, tr in last sc - 46 (52, 58, 64, 70) sts.


Work even in pattern stitch until piece measures 18 in.

(45.5 cm) from beg, end with a Row 2.
Next Row: Rep Dec Row - 44 (50, 56, 62, 68) sts.


Work even in pattern stitch until piece measures 20 in.

(51 cm) from beg, end with a Row 2.
Shape Armholes
Row 1: Turn, sl st in first 5 (8, 11, 13, 16) sc, ch 4 (counts as tr in next sc), sk next sc, tr2tog, work to last 9 (12, 15, 17, 20) sts, tr2tog, sk next sc, tr in next sc, leave remaining 5 (8, 11, 13, 16) sts unworked - 30 (30, 30, 32, 32) sts.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc to last 2 sts, sc2tog - 28 (28, 28, 30, 30) sts.
Row 3: Ch 4, turn, sk next sc, tr2tog, work to last 4 sts, tr2tog, sk next sc, tr in last sc - 24 (24, 24, 26, 26) sts.
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.


Row 5: Turn, sl st loosely in each sc across.


Row 6: Ch 1, turn; inserting hook in front loop of each sl st and both loops of corresponding sc one row below, sc across.


Rows 7-10: Ch 1, turn, sc across.

Fasten off.
POCKET (make 2)
Ch 4; join with sl st in first st to form a ring.


Rnd 1: Ch 1, work 8 sc in ring; join with sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc - 16 sc.


Rnd 3: Ch 1, *sc in first sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc - 24 sc.


Rnd 4: Ch 1, *sc in first 2 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc - 32 sc.


Rnd 5: Ch 1, *sc in first 3 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc - 40 sc.


Rnd 6: Ch 1, *sc in first 4 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc - 48 sc.


Rnd 7: Ch 1, *sc in first 5 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc - 56 sc.


Rnd 8: Ch 1, *sc in first 6 sc, 2 sc in next sc; rep from * around; join with sl st in first sc - 64 sc.

Fasten off.



FINISHING
Sew side seams.

Position Pockets over side seams about 5 1/2 in.

(14 cm) above lower edge.

Sew lower two-thirds of each Pocket to dress.
Straps (make 2)
From RS, join yarn at side seam of left armhole, sl st loosely along front armhole edge to top edge, ch 33 (34, 35, 36, 37), sl st in top of Back and sl st along back armhole edge to first sl st, join with sl st in first sl st.


Rnd 1: Ch 1; working in back loops only, sc in each sl st and ch around; join with sl st in first sc.


Rnds 2-5: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc around; join with sl st in first sc.


Fasten off.

Rep around second armhole.


Lower Edging From RS, join yarn at side seam of lower edge and work 1 rnd of sc.


Weave in ends.



ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl = slip
sl st = slip stitch
tr = treble (triple) crochet


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