Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Serene Shell
Lion Brand® LB Collection® Cotton Bamboo
Pattern Number: 80783AD This sleeveless top is elegant and unique.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X
Finished Bust 35 (38, 40, 45, 47, 50) in. (89 (96.5, 101.5, 114.5, 119.5, 127) cm) Finished Length 22 1/2 (23 1/2, 24, 26, 26, 26) in. (57 (59.5, 61, 66, 66, 66) 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

487-107 LB Collection Cotton Bamboo Yarn: Hyacinth

Dusty blue


Quantity needed: 4 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 27.00
Alternative Quantity: 4, 4, 5, 5, 6

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size F-5 (3.75 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.30


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

GAUGE:
20 sts + 11 rows = 4 in. (10 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-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 pattern.

NOTES:
When checking the number of V-sts 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



FRONT AND BACK (make 2)
Ch 90 (96, 102, 114, 120, 126).


Row 1 (RS): Dc in 4thch from hook (counts as 2 dc), sk 1 ch, 3 dc in next ch (3-dc fan made), sk 2 ch, (dc, ch1, dc) in next ch (V-st made), *sk 2 ch, 3-dc fan in next ch, sk 2 ch, V-st in next ch; rep from *across to last 3 ch; sk 1 ch, dc in last 2 ch - 14 (15, 16, 18, 19, 20) V-st.


Work Rows 1 and 2 of V-st Pattern until piece measures 15 (15, 15, 16 1/2, 16 1/2, 16 1/2) in.

38 (38, 38, 42, 42, 42)cm from beg; end with a WS row.



Shape Armhole
Row 1 (RS):Sk first 9sts; join yarn with slst in next dc (center dc of 2nd 3-dc fan), ch 3 (counts as first dc), (V-st in ch-1 sp of next V-st, 3 dc in center dc of next 3-dc fan) across; end by working last 3-dc fan in 2nd to last 3-dc fan, dc in ch-1 sp of 2nd to last V-st, leave remstsunworked - 11 (12, 13, 15, 16, 17) V-st.


Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), 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 - 10 (11, 12, 14, 15, 16) V-st.


Row 3: Ch 1, turn, slst in first dc, ch 3 (counts as dc), (3 dc in center dc of next 3-dc fan, V-st in ch-1 sp of next V-st) across to last 2 dc; end with dc in next dc, leave last dc unworked.


Row 4: Ch 3, turn, dc in ch-1 sp of first V-st, (3 dc in center dc of first 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 - 9 (10, 11, 13, 14, 15) V-st.


Row 5: Ch 3, 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 dc in center dc of last 3-dc fan, dc in last dc - 8 (9, 10, 12, 13, 14) V-st.


Sizes 1X (2X, 3X) only:
Row 6: Ch 1, turn, slst 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 7: 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 first 3-dc fan) across; end with dc in ch-1 sp of last V-st, dc in last dc - 11 (12, 13) V-st.


Row 8: Rep Row 2 - 10 (11, 12) V-st.


All sizes:
Work even in V-st Pattern, until armhole measures 6 (7, 7 1/2, 8, 8, 8) in.

(15 (18, 19, 20.5, 20.5, 20.5)cm.



Shape Shoulders
Work as established over first 13 (16, 19, 19, 19, 22) sts (over 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6) V-sts of 3-dc fans with 2 dc on each end).

Turn.

Leave remstsunworked.

Work even in pattern until piece measures 1 1/2 in.

(4 cm) from beg of shoulder shaping.

Fasten off.


Sk center 26 (26, 26, 26, 32, 32) sts for neck, join yarn in next st, work as established over remaining13 (16, 16, 19, 19, 22) sts for 1 1/2 in.

(4 cm).

Fasten off.



FINISHING
Sew shoulder and side seams.

Join yarn at side seam and work 2 rounds sc evenly around armhole edge, joining with slst 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
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dc = double crochet
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl = slip
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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