Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Airy Lace Shell
Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease®
Pattern Number: 90416AD Enjoy a warm spring or summer day in this light and lacy tank top.

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)
SIZE: XS, Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished Chest 33 (36 1/2, 40, 43 1/2, 47, 50) in. (84 (92.5, 101.5, 110.5, 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: (applied Jun 26, 2013)
Shape Armhole Sizes M (L, 1X, 2X) only … Row 6: 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 - 7 (8, 9, 10) 6 (7, 8, 9) V-st at end of this row.The above is only a summary of corrections; the corrected pattern text is below (if free) or shipped upon completion of order (if purchased)

MATERIALS

830-110 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Lake

Misty cool blue


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
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Alternative Quantity: (4, 4, 5, 5, 5)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size H-8 (5 mm)
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
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GAUGE:
14 sts + 7 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; rep from * across to last 2 dc, 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; rep from * across to last 2 dc, dc in last 2 dc.

Rep 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 that the stitch patterns line up vertically.

Check periodically to make sure you are consistent with this pattern.


INSTRUCTIONS



TOPFRONT AND BACK (make 2) Ch 60 (66, 72, 78, 84, 90).

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 fan in next ch, sk 2 ch, V-st in next ch; rep from * across to last 3 ch; sk 1 ch, dc in each of last 2 ch – 9 (10, 11, 12, 13, 14) V-st at end of this row.

Rep 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; end with a WS row.

Fasten off.

Shape Armhole Row 1 (RS): Sk first 6 sts; join yarn with sl st in next dc (ch-1 sp of first V-st), ch 3 (counts as first dc), 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 by working last V-st in ch-1 sp of 2nd to last V-st, dc in first dc of last 3-dc fan, dc in next dc, leave rem sts unworked – 7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12) V-st at end of this row.

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 – 6 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11) V-st at end of this row.

Row 3: Ch 3, turn, (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 last dc.

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 first 3-dc fan) across; end with dc in ch-1 sp of last V-st, dc in last dc – 5 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10) V-st at end of this row.

Sizes M (L, 1X, 2X) only Row 5: Ch 3, turn, (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 last dc.

Row 6: 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 – 6 (7, 8, 9) V-st at end of this row.

Sizes 1X (2X) only Rows 7 and 8: Rep Rows 3 and 4.

All Sizes Work even in V-st Pattern until piece 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 7 (7, 7, 10, 10, 13) sts (over 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 3) V-sts or 3-dc fans with 2 dc on each end).

Turn.

Leave rem sts unworked.

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

(4 cm) from beg of shoulder shaping.

Fasten off.

Sk center 20 (26, 26, 26, 26, 26) sts for neck, join yarn in next st, work as established over remaining 7 (7, 7, 10, 10, 13) sts for 1 1/2 in.

(4 cm).

Fasten off.



FINISHING Sew shoulder and side seams.

Join yarn at side seam and work 2 rnds sc evenly spaced around armhole Edging, joining with sl st at end of rnds.

Fasten off.

In same way, work edging around 2nd armhole, neck, and lower edge Shell.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
bet = between
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
foll = follow(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
pat = pattern
PU = pick up
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sl = slip
st(s) = stitch(es)
tbl = through the back loop
WS = wrong side
yo = yarn over
beg = begin(s)(ning)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
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
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
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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