Seaside Tunic & Bag

CHOOSE A BRIGHT, SUNNY SHADE OF EASY-CARE YARN TO PUT YOU IN A SUMMER STATE OF MIND

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SKILL LEVEL: EASY

TUNIC SIZES:

Woman's extra-small (small, medium, large, extra-large, 2x-large) instructions are given for smallest size, with larger sizes in parentheses. When only l number is given, it applies to all sizes.

 

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:
Chest
: 34 (39. 42V4, 46. 50. 55) inches Length: 25% (26. 26%. 27. 27.27) inches

MATERIALS
• worsted weight yarn* (150
yds/85gperbal0:6(6.7.8. 9.
10) balls lime #0005
• Size 10% (6.5mm) needles or size
needed to obtain gauge
• Tapestry needle
• Stitch markers
• Size K/10% (6.5mm) crochet hook
'Sample project was completed with Simply Soft Tweed (96 percent acryllc/4 percent rayon) from Caron International


Tunic
Gauge

13 sts and 19 rows = 4 inches/iOcm in pat with larger needles To save time, take time to check gauge.
Special Abbreviations
CDD (Central Double Decrease): SI next 2 sts as if to k2tog, kl. p2sso. ScStog (single crochet 3 tog, dec 2): (Insert hook in next st. yarn over and pull up a Ip] 3 times, yarn over and draw through all 4 Ips on hook.
Pattern Stitch
Eyelet St (multiple of 8 sts + 5)
Row 1 (RS): Kl. *yo. CDD. yo. k5; rep from * across, end last rep kl instead of kS.
Row 2: Purl across.
Row 3: Knit across.
ROW 4: Purl across.
Rep Rows 1-4 for pat.
Back
Cast on 55 (63. 69. 75, 81, 89) StS.
Beg with a RS row, work 4 rows even in garter st.
Beg pat (RS): Kl (1. 0. 3, 2. 2) (edge sts. keep in St st throughout), work in Eyelet St pat across center 53 (61.
69. 69. 77. 85) stS. end kl (1, 0. 3. 2. 2) (edge sts. keep in St st throughout).
Continue to work even as estab- lished until back measures 18 (18. 18. 18. 17%, 17) inches from beg. ending with Row 2 of pat; place a marker at each side for underarm.
Work even in pat until back measures 7% (8, 8%, 9, 9%, 10) inches from underarm marker, ending with ROW 2 of pat.
Shape shoulders
Bind off 17 (20, 23. 25. 28, 32) StS at
beg of next 2 rows for shoulders.
Bind off rem 21 (23. 23. 25. 25. 25) sts for neck.
Front
Work as for back to placement of underarm marker; mark each edge for underarm.
Work even for 1 (1%, 2, 2%. 3. 3%) inch(es) from underarm marker, end- ing with Row 2 of pat; mark center st.
Shape neck
Work across to marked st; join a 2nd ball of yarn and bind off center st, work to end. (27, 31, 34. 37, 40, 44 sts each side)

sides at once,
row) 6 (8. 8. 10, 10, 10) times, (every 4th row] 4 (3, 3. 2, 2. 2) times. (17. 20, 23, 25, 28, 32 sts for each shoulder) Work even until front measures same as back to shoulder, ending with Row 2 of pat.
Bind off rem sts at beg of next 2 rows.
Sleeves
cast on 53 (55, 57, 61. 65. 69) StS.
Beg with a RS row, work 4 rows even in garter st.
Beg pat (RS): KO (1. 2, 0. 2, 0) (edge sts, keep in St st), work in Eyelet st across center 53 (53, 53. 61, 61. 69) sts, ko (1, 2, 0. 2, 0) (edge sts. keep in St st).
Continue to work even as established until sleeve measures 18 (18. 18. 18. 17V4, 17) inches from beg. ending with Row 2 of pat. Bind off all sts loosely.
Assembly
Sew shoulder seams. Sew sleeves between underarm markers, easing to fit; sew sleeve and side seams, leaving 7 inches open at lower edge of sides to form slits.
Neck Edging
Note: If not familiar with single crochet (sc) st, refer to Crochet Class on page 72.
Rnd 1: With crochet hook and RS facing, join yarn with a si st at right shoulder seam; ch i. sc evenly across back neck, down left front neck shaping; work 1 sc in bound-off st at center front; sc evenly up right front neck shaping to beg; join with a si st to first st.
Rnd 2: work around in sc. working sc3tog at center front neck V, (work sc3tog in last st before center st. center st. and next st after center st). Fasten off.
Slit Edging
With crochet hook and RS facing, beg at lower edge, join yarn and work 2 rows of sc along both sides of slits; turn at end of first row, ch 1. and work 2nd row, working sc3tog at upper edge of slit on 2nd row.

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