Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Diamond Lace Ttunic
Lion Brand® Wool-Ease® Sportweight
Pattern Number: cwe-sweater

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner + (Level 2)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X
Directions are for sizes Small (Medium, Large, X-Large). Finished bust: 42 (46, 51, 55 1/2) inches
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

660-115 Wool-Ease® Sportweight Yarn: Blue Mist (discontinued) Heathered blue-black
Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price:
Alternative Quantity: (4, 5, 5)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size H-8 (5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
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GAUGE:
3 sc = 1 inches; 1 pat rep = 2 1/3 inches wide x 3 inches high.
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
PATTERN STITCH: Set-up row (RS): Sc in first sc, *skip next 3 sc, 9 dc in next sc, skip next 3 sc, sc in next sc; rep from * across.  Ch 3, turn.
Row 1 (WS):
Dc in first sc, *ch 2, skip next 4 dc, sc in next dc, ch 2, skip next 4 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next sc; rep from * across, ending ch 2, skip next 4 dc, sc in next dc, ch 2, skip next 4 dc, 2 dc in last sc. Ch 3, turn.
Row 2:
4 dc in first dc, sc in next sc, *9 dc in next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; rep from * across, end 5 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch. Ch 1, turn.
Row 3:
*Sc in next dc, ch 2, skip next 4 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next sc, ch 2, skip next 4 dc; rep from * across, sc in 3rd ch of turning ch. Ch 1, turn.
Row 4:
*Sc in next sc, 9 dc in next ch-1 space; rep from * across to last sc, sc in last sc. Ch 3, turn. Rep Rows 1-4 for pat st.




INSTRUCTIONS



BACK: Ch 74 (82, 90, 98). Foundation row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across -- 73 (81, 89, 97) sc. Ch 1, turn. Beg on RS work pat Set-up row, then rep pat Rows 1-4
throughout until piece meas 24 (25, 27, 30)" from beg, ending with pat Row 1 or Row 3. Fasten off.



FRONT:

Work same as Back until piece measures approx 15 (17, 18, 19)" from beg, ending with pat Row 1 (3, 1, 3).

Next row: Maintaining pat, work 4 1/2 (5, 5 1/2, 6) reps to center, ch 5, turn leaving rem row unworked.

Left shoulder: Next row: Sc in 5th dc, ch 2, skip next 4 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next sc, cont in pat to end of row (1/2 rep dec'd). Cont in pat dec 1/2 rep 2 more times on next 2 RS rows.
Keeping to pat, work even until piece meas same as Back, end pat Row 1 or Row 3. Fasten off.

Right shoulder: Attach ball of yarn at center neck on last long row, sc in sc at center, then work 4 1/2 (5, 5 1/2, 6) reps to end of row. Next row: Work to last 5 dc, sc in 5th dc,
ch 2, skip 4 dc, dc in sc, sl st back along ch 2 just worked to sc just worked. Ch 1, turn. Cont in pat dec 1/2 rep 2 more times on next 2 RS rows. Complete to match left shoulder.



SLEEVES:

Ch 34 (34, 42, 42).

Foundation row: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across -- 33 (33, 41, 41) sc. Ch 1, turn. Beg on RS work pat Set-up row, then work pat Rows 1-3, ending ch 3 instead of ch 1 at
end of Row 3.

Next row: At beg of pat Row 4, work 4 dc into first sc (ch 3 at end of Row 3 counts as 1 dc = 5 dc), then cont in pat as est, working 5 dc in last sc. Cont in pat as est, inc on each
pat Row 4 as above 3 more times. Work even until piece measures 16 3/4" (or l 1/4" less) than desired Sleeve length. Fasten off.



FINISHING:

Sew shoulder seams.

Neck edging: With RS facing, work sc around neck, marking center Front st. Work 3 more rnds of sc, working (sc 2 tog) before and after marker at center neck st on each rnd. Fasten off.

Trim for Front, Back and Sleeve Bottom: With RS facing, sc in each (foundation row) sc across. Ch 1, turn. Work 3 more rows sc. Picot row: Work *3 sc, (sc, ch 3, sl st to
same sc) in next sc; rep from * to last sc. Fasten off. Sew Sleeves to body. Sew side and Sleeve seams. Weave in ends.


ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
k2tog = knit 2 together
p = purl
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side
approx = approximately
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dc = double crochet
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
est = establish(ed)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
meas = measure(s)
pat = pattern
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
tog = together
WS = wrong side


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