Off The Shoulder Short Sleeve Top LC1407

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Skill level: Easy

Directions are for size Small. Changes for sizes Medium, Large and Extra Large are in parentheses.

MATERIALS

Cotton Blend Medium (Worsted Weight) Yarn: 750 (850, 950, 1050) Yards No. 1004 Citrus.

AUNT LYDIA’S® “Quick Crochet”, Art. 174 (400 yard balls)

OR

J.&P.COATS® ROYALE™ “Quick Crochet” Art 169 (400 yard balls):

Crochet Hook: 5mm [US H-8]. Yarn needle.

GAUGE: 14 sts = 4"; 14 rows = 4" in pat. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

To Fit: 30-32 (33-35, 36-38, 37-39)".

Finished Bust: 35 1/2 (37 3/4, 41, 43 1/2)".

BACK and FRONT (Alike): Ch 63 (67, 73, 77).

Row 1 (Right Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, hdc in next ch, * sc in next ch, hdc in next ch; rep from * across; turn - 62 (66, 72, 76) sts.

Row 2: Ch 1, * sc in hdc, hdc in sc; rep from * across; turn.

Rep Row 2 for pat until 4" from beg, end wrong side row.

Shape Waist-Dec Row: Ch 1, [sc in hdc, hdc in sc] 4 times; skip next hdc, draw up a lp in next 2 sts, yo and draw through all 3 lps on hook, hdc in next sc - dec2 made; work in pat to last 12 sts; dec2 over next 4 sts, work in pat to end; turn - 58 (62, 68, 72) sts. Work 5 rows even in pat. Rep Dec Row - 54 (58, 64, 68) sts. Work even until 8 (8, 9, 9)" from beg, end wrong side row.

Inc Row: Ch 1, [sc in hdc, hdc in sc] 4 times; [(sc, hdc) all in next st] twice - inc2 made; work in pat to last 10 sts; inc2 over next 2 sts, work in pat to end; turn - 58 (62, 68, 72) sts. Work 5 rows even in pat. Rep Inc Row - 62 (66, 72, 76) sts. Work even until 141/2 (14 1/2, 15, 15)" from beg, end wrong side row.

Shape Armholes: Ch 1, sl st in first 2 sts, ch 1, work in pat to last 2 sts; turn, leaving last 2 sts unworked - 58 (62, 68, 72) sts. Work 1 row even. Next Row: Ch 1, sc in hdc, hdc in sc, dec2 over next 4 sts, work in pat to last 6 sts; dec2 over next 4 sts, sc in hdc, hdc in sc; turn - 54 (58, 64, 68) sts. Work 1 row even. Rep last 2 rows until 42 (46, 52, 56) sts rem. Work even until armhole measures 41/2 (5, 5 3/4, 6 1/4)". Fasten off.

SLEEVES: Ch 41 (43, 45, 47). Work in pat same as back and front over 40 (42, 44, 46) sts for 2 rows.

Shape Armholes: Ch 1, sl st in first 2 sts, ch 1, work in pat to last 2 sts; turn, leaving last 2 sts unworked - 36 (38, 40, 42) sts. Work 1 row even.

Next Row: Ch 1, sc in hdc, hdc in sc, dec2 over next 4 sts, work in pat to last 6 sts; dec2 over next 4 sts, sc in hdc, hdc in sc; turn - 32 (34, 36, 38) sts. Work 3 (5, 5, 5) rows even. Dec2 at each end of next row as before. Work 3 (3, 5, 5) rows even. Dec2 at each end of next row. Work 3 (3, 3, 5) rows even. Dec2 at each end of next row - 20 (22, 24, 26) sts. Work 1 row even. Fasten off.

STRAPS (Make 2): Ch 27. Work 1 row of pat across - 26 sts. Fasten off.

FINISHING: Sew side and sleeve seams; sew sleeves in place.

Neck Edging-Rnd 1: With right side facing, attach yarn at a seam; ch 1, work 1 rnd sc around entire neck edge, having an even number of sc; join with a sl st to first sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 4, skip next sc, * dc in next sc, ch 1, skip next sc; rep from * around; join to 3rd ch of ch-4. Fasten off.

Sew ends of straps under edging approximately 1 1/2 (2 1/4, 2 3/4, 3 1/4)" in from seams on front and back. Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS: beg = beginning; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; dec = decrease; hdc = half double crochet; inc = increase; mm = millimeter; pat = pattern; rem = remain (ing); rep = repeat; rnd = round; sc = single crochet; sl = slip; st(s) = stitch (es); yo = yarn over; * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times indicated.

Designed by Marilyn Coleman.

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