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Replace first sc on every sc row with 1 ch.
Replace first dc on every dc row with 3 ch.
See diagrams A.1 and A.2.
Dec 1 st by working 2 sts tog.
Crochet 2 dc tog as follows: Work 1 dc in first st but wait with last pull through, work 1 dc in next st but on last pull through, pull yarn through all 3 loops on hook.
Crochet 2 sc tog as follows: Insert hook in st and pull thread through, insert hook in next st and pull thread through, make 1 YO and pull yarn through all 3 loops on hook.
To make the texture the same on the entire piece, work piece back and forth in 2 parts and sew them tog when finished.
With Muskat ch 90-97-104-111-125-139 on hook size 4 mm / G/6. Continue with 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, then 1 sc in each of the next ch 4, * skip ch 1, 1 sc in each of the next 6 ch *, repeat from *-* the entire row = 78-84-90-96-108-120 sc (ch used to turn with is also counted as 1 sc) - READ CROCHET INFO. Turn and work 1 sc in every st. Continue with diagram A.1. REMEMBER THE CROCHET GAUGE!
When piece measures approx. 23-24-25-26-27-28 cm / 9''-9½''-9¾''-10¼''-10 5/8''-11'' (make sure that next row is a row with dc), dec 4 sts evenly – READ DECREASE TIP.
Repeat dec every 2 cm / 3/4'' 4 more times (make sure to dec on row with dc) = 58-64-70-76-88-100 sts on row.
When piece measures 38-39-40-41-42-43 cm / 15-15¼''-15¾''-16 1/8''-16½''-17'', inc 5 sts evenly by working 2 sts in 1 st. Repeat inc every 3 cm / 1 1/8'' 2 more times - but the last time inc 4-4-6-6-6-6 sts evenly.
After all inc there are 72-78-86-92-104-116 sts on row.
When piece measures 52-53-54-55-56-57 cm / 20½''-21''-21¼''-21 5/8''-22''-22½'', bind off for armholes in each side. This is done as follows: Work sl sts over the first 4-5-5-6-7-8 sts, then work until 4-5-5-6-7-8 sts remain, turn piece. On next row work the 4 outermost sts in each side tog 2 by 2 – SEE DECREASE TIP!
Repeat dec on every row 0-0-1-1-2-3 more times. On next row work the 2 outermost sts tog, repeat dec on every row 2-2-2-3-4-5 more times.
After all dec are done, 54-58-62-64-68-72 sts remain on row. Continue with A.1.
When piece measures 60-61-63-64-66-67 cm / 23½"-24"-24 3/4"-25 1/4"-26"-26½", finish each shoulder separately.
1ST SHOULDER: Work pattern A.1 as before over the first 17-19-21-22-23-24 sts, turn and work the first 4 sts tog 2 by 2, then work the rest of row. Turn and work until 4 sts remain before neck, work these tog 2 by 2, turn. On next row work the first 2 sts tog, then work the rest of row. Turn, work until 2 sts remain, work these tog. Turn, work the first 2 sts tog, work the rest of row = 10-12-14-15-16-17 sts remain on shoulder. Continue A.1 until piece measures 70-72-74-76-78-80 cm / 27½''-28 3/8''-29 1/8''-30''-30¾''-31½ , cut the yarn.
2ND SHOULDER: Work as first - make sure to beg on the correct row in diagram and to finish at the top on the same row as 1st shoulder.
FLOUNCE AT THE BOTTOM:
Now work a flounce at the bottom of front piece as follows:
Beg by working 1 row with sc from RS – inc evenly so that there are 91-97-103-109-121-139 sc in total on row.
Turn and continue with diagram A.2 as follows: a over the first 7 sts, then b until 6 sts remain, finish with c. Work the 4 rows in A.2 two times vertically, flounce measures approx. 10 cm / 4'', fasten off.
Work as front piece up to and with armhole dec = 54-58-62-64-68-72 sts on row. Continue to work until piece measures approx. 68-70-72-74-76-78 cm / 26¾''-27½''-28 3/8''-29 1/8''-30''-30¾''.
Now finish each shoulder separately as follows: Work 1 row over the first 12-14-16-17-18-19 sts, turn and work the first 2 sts tog, work the rest of row. Turn, work until 2 sts remain, work these tog. Turn, work 1 st in every st the entire row, cut the yarn. Repeat on the other shoulder.
Work a flounce at the bottom the same way as on front piece.
Sew shoulder seams edge to edge to avoid a chunky seam. Sew right side seam the entire way - edge to edge to make it less visible. Sew left side seam the same way but leave an opening in the side for buttons.
This opening should be approx. 18 cm / 7'' long and beg approx. 10 cm / 4'' below the armhole.
Work as follows along the opening on front piece – beg at the top: 1 sc, * ch 3, skip approx. 1 cm / 3/8'', then work sc for approx. 2.5 cm / 7/8'' *, repeat from *-* a total of 4 times, finish with ch 3 and 1 sc at the bottom of opening.
Sew button at the edge of opening on back piece to match the front piece.
EDGE AROUND THE ARMHOLES AND NECK:
Work as follows around the neck edge and armholes: 1 sc, * ch 3, 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook, skip approx. 1 cm / 3/8'' and make 1 sc *.
Repeat from *-* the entire round, finish with 1 sl st in first sc from beg of round.
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