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Knit and Crochet Tunic
Lion Brand® Cotton-Ease® - Vanna's Glamour®
Pattern Number: L0665B Pair this tunic with skinny jeans or leggings for a classic, chic look. Designed exclusively for Lion Brand by Lily Chin.

SKILL LEVEL:  Experienced (Level 5)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X
Finished Bust 32 (36, 40, 44) in. (81.5 (91.5, 101.5, 112) cm) Note: Tunic is meant to fit with little or no ease. Finished Length 32 (32, 32, 33) in. (81.5 (81.5, 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

830-110 Cotton-Ease Yarn: Lake

Misty cool blue


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 23.07
Alternative Quantity: (4, 4, 4)

861-108 Vanna's Glamour Yarn: Lapis

Teal with blue sparkle


Quantity needed: 2 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 9.38
Alternative Quantity: 2, 2, 3
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 7 [4.5 mm]
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Lion Brand Knitting Needles- Size 9 [5.5 mm]
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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size E-4 (3.5 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 sts + 19 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS) with larger needles and A. 21 sts = 4 in. (10 cm) and 12 rows = 5 in. (12.5 cm) in Granny Mesh with B. 17 dc + 10 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) with B. 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:
KNIT STITCH EXPLANATIONS kfb (knit in front and back) Knit next st without removing it from left needle, then k through back of same st - 1 st increased.

ssk (slip, slip, knit) Slip next 2 sts as if to knit, one at a time, to right needle; insert left needle into fronts of these 2 sts and knit them tog - 1 st decreased.





CROCHET STITCH EXPLANATIONS dc2tog (dc 2 sts together) Yarn over, insert hook into st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops.

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

Yarn over, draw through 2 loops, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook - 1 st decreased.

dc3tog (dc 3 sts together) Yarn over, insert hook into st and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops.

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

Yarn over, draw through 2 loops) twice, yarn over and draw through all loops on hook - 2 sts decreased.

sc2tog (sc 2 sts together) 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 - 1 st decreased.

V-st (V-stitch)(Dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated st.





CROCHET PATTERN STITCH Granny Mesh (multiple of 4 sts + 1) Row 1 (WS): Ch 3 (counts as dc in this row and in all following rows), turn, sk first sc, *dc in next 3 sc, ch 1, sk next sc; rep from * across to last 4 sc, dc in last 4 sc.

Row 2 (RS): Ch 4, (counts as dc, ch 1 in this row and in all following rows), turn, *3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from * across, dc in top of turning ch.

Row 3: Ch 3, turn, *3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from * across to turning ch-sp, 3 dc in turning ch-sp, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch.

Rep Rows 2 and 3 for Granny Mesh.

NOTES:
1.

Tunic is made in 4 pieces, Back, Front, and 2 Sleeves.

2.

Knit Back and Front are worked from the lower edge to the beg of yoke.

Armhole shaping for Front begins in the knit portion, then continues into the crocheted yoke; armhole shaping for Back is worked only in the yoke.

3.

Yokes are crocheted directly onto knit Back and Front.

Sleeves are crocheted separately.

4.

When you see 'work even' in the instructions, this means to continue in the pattern st you have established without changing the st count by increasing, decreasing, or binding off.


INSTRUCTIONS
KNIT BACK With smaller needles and A, cast on 77 (85, 93, 101) sts.

Row 1 (WS): P2, *k1, p1; rep from * to last st, p1.

Row 2 (RS): K2, *p1, k1; rep from * to last st, k1.

Rep last 2 rows until piece measures 3 in.

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

Note:End with a WS row means that the last row you work should be a WS row, and the next row that you are ready to work will be a RS row.





Size S ONLY Next Row (RS):K7, (kfb, k6) 10 times - 87 sts at the end of this row.





Sizes (M, L, 1X) ONLY Next Row (RS):K7, (kfb, k6, kfb, k7) twice, (kfb, k7) (6, 7, 8) times - (95, 104, 113) sts at the end of this row.





All Sizes Body Change to larger needles.

Beg with a WS (purl) row, work in St st (k on RS, p on WS) for 11 rows.

Decrease Row (RS): K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, ssk, k1 - 85 (93, 102, 111) sts at the end of this row.

Rep last 12 rows 4 more times - 77 (85, 94, 103) sts rem.

Work in St st for 9 rows.

Rep Decrease Row - 75 (83, 92, 101) sts at the end of this row.

Rep last 10 rows 2 more times - 71 (79, 88, 97) sts rem.

Work even in St st until piece measures 24 in.

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

Bind off.
KNIT FRONT Work same as Back until piece measures 24 in.

(61 cm) from beg.

Shape Armholes Bind off 4 (7, 10, 13) sts at beg of next 2 rows - 63 (65, 68, 71) sts rem.

Decrease Row (RS): K1, k2tog, k to last 3 sts, ssk, k1 - 61 (63, 66, 69) sts at the end of this row.

Next Row (WS): Purl.

Rep last 2 rows 3 more times - 55 (57, 60, 63) sts rem.Bind off.





CROCHETED BACK YOKE Note: First row of back yoke is worked across last knit row of Back.

Place a marker in 5th (8th, 11th, 14th) st and 67th (72nd, 78th, 84th) sts of Back.

From RS of Back, with crochet hook, join B with sc in first marked st, work 72 (76, 80, 84) more sc evenly spaced across to next marked st - 73 (77, 81, 85) sc at the end of this row.

Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc in this row and in all following rows), turn, sk first sc, dc3tog, ch 1, sk next sc, *dc in next 3 sc, ch 1, sk next sc; rep from * across to last 4 sc, dc3tog, dc in last sc - 69 (73, 77, 81) sts at the end of this row (counting each dc and each ch-1 sp as one st).

Row 2: Ch 3, turn, *3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from * across to last ch-1 sp, 3 dc in last ch-1 sp, dc in top of turning ch.

Row 3: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1 in this row and in all following rows), turn, *3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from * across, dc in top of turning ch.

Row 4: Ch 3, turn, dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, *3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from * across to last ch-1 sp, dc in last ch-1 sp, dc in top of turning ch - 65 (69, 73, 77) sts at the end of this row.

Row 5: Ch 3, turn, *3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from * across to last ch-1 sp, 3 dc in last ch-1 sp, dc in top of turning ch.

Row 6: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1 in this row and in all following rows), turn, *3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from * across, dc in top of turning ch - 63 (67, 71, 75) sts at the end of this row.

Row 7: Ch 3, turn, *3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from * across to last ch-1 sp, 3 dc in last ch-1 sp, dc in top of turning ch - 65 (69, 73, 77) sts at the end of this row.

Rows 8-13 (13, 13, 15): Rep last 2 rows 3 (3, 3, 4) more times.

Row 14 (14, 14, 16): Ch 3, turn, dc in first dc, ch 1, *3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; repeat from * across, 2 dc in top of turning ch - 65 (69, 73, 77) sts at the end of this row.

Row 15 (15, 15, 17): Ch 4, turn, *3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from * across, dc in top of turning ch - 67 (71, 75, 79) sts at the end of this row.

Row 16 (16, 16, 18): Ch 3, turn, *3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1; rep from * across to turning ch-sp, 3 dc in turning ch-sp, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch - 69 (73, 77, 81) sts at the end of this row.

Shape Neck and First Shoulder Row 1 (WS): Ch 4, turn, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 4 times, dc in next ch-1 sp; leave rem sts unworked for neck and 2nd shoulder - 19 sts at the end of this row.

Row 2 Ch 4, turn, sk first ch-1 sp, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 3 times, 3 dc in turning ch-sp, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch - 18 sts at the end of this row.

Row 3 Ch 4, turn, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 3 times, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch - 15 sts at the end of this row.

Fasten off, leaving a 12 in.

(30.5 cm) tail for sewing shoulder seam.

Shape Neck and 2nd Shoulder Row 1 (WS): From WS, sk center 27 (31, 35, 39) unworked sts following first shoulder, join B with sl st in next ch-1 sp, ch 4, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 4 times, dc in top of turning ch - 19 sts at the end of this row.

Row 2: Ch 3, turn, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 4 times, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch - 18 sts at the end of this row.

Row 3: Ch 4, turn, sk first ch-1 sp, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 3 times, dc in top of turning ch - 15 sts at the end of this row.Fasten off, leaving a 12 in.

(30.5 cm) tail for sewing shoulder seam.





CROCHETED FRONT YOKE Note: First row of front yoke is worked across last knit row of Front.

From RS of Front, with crochet hook, join B with sc in first st at upper right edge, work 64 (68, 72, 76) more sc evenly spaced across last row - 65 (69, 73, 77) sc at the end of this row.

Beg with Row 1 (WS) of pattern, work in Granny Mesh Stitch for 6 (6, 6, 8) rows.

Shape Neck and First Shoulder Row 1 (WS): Ch 3, turn, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 4 times, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, sk next dc, dc in next dc; leave rem sts unworked for neck and 2nd shoulder - 21 sts at the end of this row.

Row 2: Ch 4, turn, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 4 times, dc in top of turning ch - 19 sts at the end of this row.

Row 3: Ch 3, turn, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 4 times, dc in turning ch sp, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch.

Row 4: Ch 3, turn, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 4 times, 2 dc in top of turning ch - 19 sts at the end of this row.

Row 5: Ch 4, turn, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 4 times, dc in top of turning ch.

Row 6: Ch 3, turn, dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 3 times, 3 dc in turning ch-sp, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch.

Row 7: Ch 4, turn, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 3 times, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in top of turning ch - 18 sts at the end of this row.

Row 8: Ch 4, turn, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 3 times, 3 dc in turning ch-sp, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch.

Row 9: Ch 4, turn, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 3 times, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch - 15 sts at the end of this row.

Fasten off, leaving a 12 in.

(30.5 cm) tail for sewing shoulder seam.

Shape Neck and 2nd Shoulder Row 1 (WS): From WS, sk center 23 (27, 31, 35) unworked sts following first shoulder, join B with sl st in next dc, ch 3, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 4 times, 3 dc in turning ch-sp, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch - 21 sts at the end of this row.

Row 2: Ch 4, turn, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 4 times, dc in top of turning ch - 19 sts at the end of this row.

Row 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 3 times, 3 dc in turning ch-sp, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch.

Row 4: Ch 3, turn, dc in first dc, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 3 times, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in top of turning ch.

Row 5: Ch 4, turn, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 4 times, dc in top of turning ch.

Row 6: Ch 3, turn, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 4 times, dc in turning ch-sp, dc in 3rd ch of turning ch.

Row 7: Ch 3, turn, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 4 times, dc in top of turning ch - 18 sts at the end of this row.

Row 8: Ch 3, turn, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 4 times, dc in top of turning ch.

Row 9: Ch 4, turn, sk first ch-1 sp, (3 dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1) 3 times, dc in top turning ch - 15 sts at the end of this row.

Fasten off, leaving a 12 in.

(30.5 cm) tail for sewing shoulder seam.
CROCHETED SLEEVES (make 2) With crochet hook and B, ch 62 (68, 74, 86).

Row 1 (WS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across - 61 (67, 73, 85) sc at the end of this row.

Row 2 (RS): Ch 4 (counts as tr), turn, sk first sc, tr in each sc across.

Row 3: Ch 3, turn, sk first tr, dc next tr, sk next tr, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next tr (V-st made), (sk next 2 tr, V-st in next tr) 18 (20, 22, 26) times, sk next tr, dc in next tr, dc in top of turning ch - 19 (21, 23, 27) V-sts and 2 dc at each end.

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in each dc and ch-1 sp across, sc in top of turning ch.

Row 5: Ch 5 (counts as tr, ch 1), turn, sk first 2 sc, *tr in next sc, ch 1, sk next sc; rep from * across to last sc, tr in last sc - 61 (67, 73, 85) sts at the end of this row.Fasten off.





Shape Cap Row 6 (RS): From RS, sk first 5 (8, 11, 14) sts, join B with sl st in next st, ch 3 (counts as dc in this row and in all following rows), dc in each st across to last 5 (8, 11, 14) sts; leave rem sts unworked - 51 (51, 51, 57) sts at the end of this row.

Row 7: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in each dc across to last 2 sts, sc2tog - 49 (49, 49, 55) sts at the end of this row.

Row 8: Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), turn, sk first 3 sts, dc in next st, *ch 2, sk next 2 sts, dc in next st; rep from * across - 17 (17, 17, 19) dc and 16 (16, 16, 18) ch-2 sps at the end of this row.

Row 9: Ch 4, turn, tr in next ch-2 sp, tr in next dc, *2 tr in next ch-2 sp, tr in next dc; rep from * across to last ch-2 sp, tr in last ch-2 sp, tr in 3rd ch of turning ch - 47 (47, 47, 53) sts at the end of this row.

Row 10: Ch 3, turn, sk first tr, dc2tog, dc in tr across to last 2 tr, dc2tog - 45 (45, 45, 51) sts at the end of this row.

Row 11: Ch 3, turn, sk first st, dc2tog, sk next st, (V-st in next st, sk next 2 sts) 12 (12, 12, 14) times, V-st in next st, sk next st, dc2tog, dc in top of turning ch - 43 (43, 43, 49) sts at the end of this row.

Row 12: Ch 1, turn, sc in each dc and ch-1 sp across.

Row 13: Ch 3, turn, sk first sc, dc in next sc, sk next sc, (V-st in next sc, sk next 2 sc) 12 (12, 12, 14) times, V-st in next sc, sk next sc, dc in next sc, dc in top of turning ch.

Row 14: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in each dc and ch-1 sp across to last 2 sts, sc2tog - 41 (41, 41, 47) sts at the end of this row.

Row 15: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, *ch 3, sk next st, sc in next st; rep from * across - 20 (20, 20, 23) ch-3 sps.

Row 16: Ch 3, turn, sk first st, *sc in next ch-3 sp, dc in next sc; rep from * across - 41 (41, 41, 47) sts at the end of this row.

Row 17: Ch 3, turn, sk first st, dc2tog, dc in each st across to last 2 sts, dc2tog - 39 (39, 39, 45) sts at the end of this row.

Row 18: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Row 19: Ch 5 (counts as tr, ch 1), turn, sk first 2 sc, *tr in next sc, ch 1, sk next sc; rep from * across to last sc, tr in last sc - 20 (20, 20, 23) tr and 19 (19, 19, 22) ch-1 sps at the end of this row.

Row 20: Ch 3, turn, sk first st, dc2tog, dc in each tr and ch-1 sp across to last 2 sts, dc2tog - 37 (37, 37, 43) sts at the end of this row.

Row 21: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in each st across to last 2 sts, sc2tog - 35 (35, 35, 41) sts at the end of this row.

Row 22: Ch 3 (does NOT count as a dc), turn, sk first 2 sts, dc in next st, (sk next 2 sts, V-st in next st) 9 (9, 9, 11) times, sk next 2 sts, work dc2tog over next st and last st (sk the st between, for a double decrease) - 29 (29, 29, 35) sts at the end of this row.

Row 23: Ch 3 (does NOT count as a dc), turn, dc in first ch-1 sp, V-st in next 7 (7, 7, 9) ch-1 sps, dc2tog over next ch-1 sp and last dc (sk the dc between, for a double decrease) - 23 (23, 23, 29) sts at the end of this row.

Row 24: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in each st across to last 2 sts, sc2tog - 21 (21, 21, 27) sts at the end of this row.

Fasten off, leaving a long yarn tail for sewing.
FINISHING Sew shoulder seams.

Sew in Sleeves.

Sew side and Sleeve seams.

Neck Edging Rnd 1: From RS, join B with sc at either shoulder seam, along neck edge.

Work sc evenly spaced around neck edge; do not join.

Rnd 2: Sl st in each st around.

Fasten off.

Sleeve Edging Rnd 1: From RS, join B with sc on lower edge of Sleeve at seam.

Work sc evenly spaced around Sleeve edge; do not join.

Rnd 2: Sl st in each st around.

Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
tr = treble (triple) crochet
WS = wrong side


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