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Dinner at Eight Top
Lion Brand® Vanna's Glamour®
Pattern Number: 90098AD This sparkling tunic top will keep all eyes on you.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)
SIZE: Varies
Sizes: S, M-L, 1X-2X Finished Chest 36 (40, 44) in. (91.5 (101.5, 112) cm) Finished Length 29 (30, 31) in. (73.5 (76, 78.5) cm)

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

861-109 Vanna's Glamour Yarn: Sapphire

True navy with blue sparkle


Quantity needed: 8 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 37.52
Alternative Quantity: (9, 10)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size H-8 (5 mm)
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Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
17 sc + 20 rows = 4 in. (10 cm); 4 shells = 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.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
sc2tog (sc decrease) 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.

shell (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in indicated st or sp.


INSTRUCTIONS
TOP BODICE Back Ch 78 (86, 94).

Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across – 77 (85, 93) sc at end of row.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Rep Row 2 until piece measures 4 in.

(10 cm) from beg.

Shape Armhole Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sl st in next 5 (6, 6) sts, ch 1, sc in each st to last 5 (6, 6) sts; leave last 5 (6, 6) sts unworked – 67 (73, 81) sc at end of row.

Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Next (Dec) Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in next st, sc2tog, sc in each st to last 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in last st – 65 (71, 79) sts at end of row.

Rep last row 5 (6, 8) more times – 55 (59, 63) sts when all decs are complete.

Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Rep last row until piece measures 3 1/2 (4, 4 1/2) in.

(9 (10, 11.5) cm) from beg of armhole shaping.

Shape First Shoulder Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 27 (29, 31) sts; leave rem sts unworked for second shoulder.

Next (Dec) Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in next st, sc2tog, sc in each st across – 26 (28, 30) sts at end of row.

Next (Dec) Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st to last 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in last st – 25 (27, 29) sts at end of row.

Rep last 2 rows 9 more times – 7 (9, 11) sts when all decs are complete.

Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Rep last row until piece measures 8 (8 1/2, 9) in.

(20.5 (21.5, 23) cm) from beg of armhole shaping.

Fasten off.

Shape Second Shoulder Sk 1 unworked st following first shoulder, join yarn with sc in next st.

Next Row: Ch 1, sc in each st across – 27 (29, 31) sts at end of row.

Next (Dec) Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st to last 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in last st – 26 (28, 30) sts at end of row.

Next (Dec) Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in next st, sc2tog, sc in each st across – 25 (27, 29) sts at end of row.

Rep last 2 rows 9 more times – 7 (9, 11) sts when all decs are complete.

Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Rep last row until piece measures 8 (8 1/2, 9) in.

(20.5 (21.5, 23) cm) from beg of armhole shaping.

Fasten off.
Left Front Ch 48 (54, 58).

Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, turn, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across – 47 (53, 57) sts at end of row.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Shape Neck Next (Dec) Row (RS): Ch 1, turn, sc in each st to last 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in last st – 46 (52, 56) sts at end of row.

Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Rep last 2 rows 8 more times – 38 (44, 48) sts when all decs are complete.

Shape Armhole Next Row (RS): Ch 1, turn, sl st in next 5 (6, 6) sts, ch 1, sc in each st to last 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in last st – 32 (37, 41) sts at end of row.

Next (Dec) Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st to last 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in last st – 31 (36, 40) sts.

Next (Dec) Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, sc2tog, sc in each st to last 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in last st – 29 (34, 38) sts at end of row.

Rep last 2 rows 5 (6, 8) more times – 14 (16, 14) sts when all decs are complete.

Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Next (Dec) Row (RS): Ch 1, turn, sc each st to last 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in last st – 13 (15, 13) sts at end of row.

Rep last 2 rows 6 (6, 2) more time(s) – 7 (9, 11) sts when all decs are complete.

Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Rep last row until piece measures same as Back.

Fasten off.



Right Front Ch 48 (54, 58).

Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, turn, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across – 47 (53, 57) sts at end of row.

Mark first st of this row for front edge.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Shape Neck Next (Dec) Row (RS): Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, sc2tog, sc each st across – 46 (52, 56) sts at end of row.

Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Rep last 2 rows 8 more times – 38 (44, 48) sts when all decs are complete.

Shape Armhole Next Row (RS): Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, sc2tog, sc in each st to last 5 (6, 6) sts; leave rem sts unworked – 32 (37, 41) sts at end of row.

Next (Dec) Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, sc2tog, sc in each st across – 31 (36, 40) sts at end of row.

Next (Dec) Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, sc2tog, sc in each st to last 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in last st – 29 (34, 38) sts.

Rep last 2 rows 5 (6, 8) more times – 14 (16, 14) sts when all decs are complete.

Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Next (Dec) Row (RS): Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, sc2tog, sc each st across – 13 (15, 13) sts at end of row.

Rep last 2 rows 6 (6, 2) more time(s) – 7 (9, 11) sts when all decs are complete.

Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Rep last row until piece measures same as Back.

Fasten off.
SKIRT Notes: 1.

Skirt is worked as a separate piece (rather than as a part of the Bodice) to control waistline fullness.

2.

Beg of Skirt is worked in rows to avoid the twisting that is possible with a long beg chain.

When 4 rows have been completed, piece is joined and remainder of Skirt is worked in the round to eliminate the need for seaming.

Skirt is worked from waist edge to lower edge.



Ch 181 (211, 226).

Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across – 180 (210, 225) sts.

Rows 2-4: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Rnd 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across; join with sl st in first sc, being careful not to twist.

Rnd 6: Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same st as join, sk next 4 sts, *shell in next st, sk next 4 sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 36 (42, 45) shells at end of rnd.

Rnd 7: Sl st to first ch-2 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in first ch-2 sp, shell in each ch-2 sp around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.

Rnd 8: Rep Rnd 7.

Rnd 9: Sl st to first ch-2 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in first ch-2 sp, (shell in next ch-2 sp) 5 (6, 8) times, shell in next sp between shells (inc made), *(shell in next ch-2 sp) 6 (7, 9) times, shell in next sp between shells (inc made); rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 42 (48, 50) shells at end of rnd.

Place 6 (6, 5) markers around, placing one marker in sp following each inc (between shells).

Move markers up as work progresses.

Next 3 (3, 2) Rnds: Rep Rnd 7.

Next (Inc) Rnd: Sl st to first ch-2 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, (shell in next ch-2 sp) to first marker, shell in marked sp between shells, *(shell in next ch-2 sp) to next marker, shell in marked sp between shells; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 48 (54, 55) shells at end of rnd.

Rep last 4 (4, 3) rnds 4 (4, 5) more times – 72 (78, 80) shells when all incs are complete.

Next 3 (4, 7) Rnds: Rep Rnd 7.

Fasten off.
FINISHING Sew Bodice fronts to back at shoulders.

Neck Edging From RS, join yarn with sl st in marked front edge st of Right Front.

Row 1: Ch 1, work sc evenly spaced along Right Front, Back and Left Front.

Rows 2 and 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Fasten off.

Sew Bodice side seams.

Armhole Edging From RS, join yarn with sl st at one side seam.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, work sc evenly spaced around armhole.

Join with sl st in first sc.

Rnds 2 and 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st around.

Join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.

Rep edging on rem armhole.

Lap Right Front about 7 (7 1/2, 8) in.

over Left Front and pin in place.

Try Bodice on and adjust overlap if needed.

When you’re happy with the fit, baste overlapped edge in place.

Seam first 4 rows of Skirt.

Lap first row (top) of Skirt over lower edge of Bodice, easing Skirt to fit.

Sew in place, sewing through all thicknesses at overlap.

Drawstring Make a ch about 6 ft.

(183 cm) long.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across.

Fasten off.

Pin a large safety pin to one end of Drawstring and weave through Row 2 of Skirt.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
k = knit
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
st(s) = stitch(es)
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
rem = remain(s)(ing)
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)


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