Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Beach Cover-up / Tunic
Lion Brand® Nature's Choice Organic® Cotton
Pattern Number: 70257A

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Medium, Large, 2X
S/M (L, 1X/2X) Finished Chest 38 1/2 (44 1/2, 49) in. (98 (113, 124.5) cm) Finished Length 31 (32, 33) in. (78.5 (81.5, 84) 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

480-125 Nature's Choice Organic Cotton Yarn: Walnut

True dark chocolate


Quantity needed: 12 Skeins
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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size I-9
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GAUGE:
11 hdc + 8 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) 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.


INSTRUCTIONS



BACK
Ch 55 (63, 69).
Row 1 (RS): Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across.
Rows 2 and 3: Ch 2 (counts as hdc here and throughout), turn, sk first hdc, hdc in next hdc across, hdc in top of turning ch - 54 (62, 68) sts (including turning ch).
Row 4: Ch 2, turn, sk first hdc, hdc in next 5 hdc, *ch 1, sk 1 hdc, hdc in next hdc; rep from * to last 3 hdc, hdc in last 3 hdc, hdc in top of turning ch - 22 (26, 29) ch-1 sp, turning ch and 5 hdc at beg, 5 hdc at end.
Rows 5-14: Ch 2, turn, sk first hdc, hdc in next 4 hdc, hdc in next ch-1 sp, *ch 1, sk 1 hdc, hdc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * across to last 5 hdc, ch 1, sk 1 hdc, hdc in last 4 hdc, hdc in top of turning ch.
Fasten off.



FRONT
Work as for Back.

Do not fasten off.



Join for Body
Rnd 15 (RS): Ch 2, turn, working across Front, sk first hdc, *hdc in next 4 hdc, hdc in next ch-1 sp, (ch 1, sk 1 hdc, hdc in next ch-1 sp) across to last 5 hdc of piece, ch 1, sk 1 hdc, hdc in last 4 hdc, hdc in turning ch*; working across Back, hdc in first hdc, rep between * and *; join with sl st in top of turning ch of Front - 44 (52, 58) ch-1 sp and 11 sts each side.
Rnd 16 (WS): Ch 3 (counts as hdc, ch 1), turn, sk first hdc, hdc in next hdc, *ch 1, sk 1 hdc, hdc in next hdc or ch-1 sp; rep from * around; ch 1, join with sl st in 2nd ch of turning ch - 54 (62, 68) ch-1 sp.
Rnd 17: Ch 2, turn, sk first hdc, hdc in first ch-1 sp, *ch 1, sk 1 hdc, hdc in next hdc or ch-1 sp; rep from * around; ch 1, join with sl st in top of turning ch.
Rep last rnd until piece measures 20 in.

(51 cm) from beg, end with a WS row.



Shape Armhole
Front
Row 1 (RS): Ch 2, turn, hdc in first ch-1 sp, (ch 1, sk 1 hdc, hdc in next ch-1 sp) 10 (12, 13) times, hdc in next 11 (11, 13) sts, hdc in next ch-1 sp, (ch 1, sk 1 hdc, hdc in next ch-1 sp) 10 (12, 13) times - 20 (24, 26) ch-1 sp and 13 (13, 15) hdc at center.
Row 2: Ch 2, turn, hdc in first ch-1 sp, (ch 1, sk 1 hdc, hdc in next ch-1 sp or hdc) 10 (12, 13) times, hdc in next 11 (11, 13) sts, hdc in next ch-1 sp, (ch 1, sk 1 hdc, hdc in next ch-1 sp) 10 (12, 13) times, working last hdc in turning ch.



Shape Neck
Left Front
Row 1 (RS): Ch 2, turn, hdc in first ch-1 sp, (ch 1, sk 1 hdc, hdc in next ch-1 sp or hdc) 10 (12, 13) times, hdc in next 4 (4, 5) hdc; leave remaining sts unworked - 10 (12, 13) ch-1 sp.
Continue in established pattern until Left Front measures 11 (12, 13) in.

(28 (30.5, 33) cm) from beg of armhole.

Fasten off.




Right Front
From RS, sk next st of Front, join yarn with sl st in next st of Front.

Work as for Left Front, reversing shaping.



Back
From RS, join yarn with sl st in next ch-1 sp of Body.



Row 1: Ch 2, hdc in same sp, *ch 1, sk 1 hdc, hdc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * 25 (29, 32) more times - 26 (30, 33) ch-1 sp.
Continue as established until Back measures same as Front.

Fasten off.
Beginning at each armhole edge sew 7 1/2 (8, 8 1/2) in.

(19 (20.5, 21.5) cm) of Front and Back together for shoulders.



SLEEVE (make 2)
Note: Yarn is joined at armhole edge and Sleeve is worked in the round down to the wrist.
From RS, join yarn with sl st at underarm.
Rnd 1: Ch 2, hdc in same st, *ch 1, hdc in armhole edge; rep from * 29 (32, 34) more times evenly spaced around armhole edge; ch 1, join with sl st in top of beg ch - 31 (34, 36) ch-1 sp.
Rnd 2: Ch 2, turn, hdc in first ch-1 sp, *ch 1, sk next hdc, hdc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * around; ch 1, join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rep last rnd until Sleeve measures 16 1/2 in.

(42 cm) from beg or 1 1/2 in.

(4 cm) less than desired length, ending with a RS rnd.
Next Rnd (WS): Ch 2, turn, hdc in each hdc and ch around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Next 2 Rnds: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each hdc around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Last Rnd (RS): Ch 1, turn, sc in each st around; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.



FINISHING
Hood
From RS, join yarn at Right Front neck edge, ch 2, sk first hdc, hdc in next 5 sts, *ch 1, hdc in neck edge; rep from * 21 (25, 29) more times evenly spaced around Front and Back neck, ending ch 1, hdc in last 5 sts at Left Front neck edge - 23 (27, 31) ch-1 sp.

Place marker in 12th (14th, 16th) ch-1 sp.
Row 1: Ch 2, turn, sk first hdc, hdc in next 3 hdc, (ch 1, sk next hdc, hdc in next ch-1 sp) to marked ch-1 sp, ch 1, 3 hdc in marked ch-1 sp (2 st increase), (ch 1, sk next hdc, hdc in next ch-1 sp) to last 5 hdc, ch 1, sk 1 hdc, hdc in last 4 hdc, hdc in top of turning ch.
Row 2: Ch 2, turn, sk first hdc, hdc in next 4 hdc, hdc in next ch-1 sp, *ch 1, sk 1 hdc, hdc in next ch-1 sp or hdc; rep from * to last 4 hdc, hdc in last 4 hdc, hdc in top of turning ch - 24 (28, 32) ch-1 sp.
Rep Rows 1 and 2 until there are 28 (31, 34) ch-1 sp.
Work even as established until Hood measures 15 (16, 17) in.

(38 (40.5, 43) cm) from beg.

Fasten off.

Seam top of Hood.



Edging
From RS, beg at neck opening, join yarn with sl st and sc evenly around right front neck opening, Hood, and left front neck opening.

Join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.
From RS, join yarn with sl st and sc evenly along lower edge of Back, edges of slit, Front, and remaining slit.

Join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.
Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
approx = approximately
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
fpsc = front post single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
tbl = through the back loop
tog = together
yo = yarn over
k = knit
p = purl
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
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ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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