Crochet Gauge: width of 17 dtr and 6 rows on crochet hook size 4 = 10 x 10 cm.
NB: Because of different crochet techniques used by the individual, the gauge may vary, so you might have to drop/go up a hook size to obtain the correct gauge.
Crochet info: At the beginning of each row replace the 1st dtr with 4 ch, and finish each row with 1 dtr in 4th ch from beginning of previous row. Crochet in each st and not in between.
Decreasing tips (applies to side): Because you increase 2 dtr continuously mid front, you need to dec 1 dtr each side to keep number of sts constant. When you then have to dec each side to decrease number of sts, do this by dec 1 extra dtr each side. Dec 1 dtr by crocheting 2 dtr together as follows: crochet 1 dtr but wait with last yo and pull through (= 2 sts on hook), crochet 1 dtr and pull thread through all 3 sts on hook.
Increasing tips: Inc sts at the bottom of armhole each side as follows: Crochet a chain of ch at the end of the row before the row you need to increase on. Crochet 16-22-22-24-34 ch, turn the piece and crochet back as follows: 1 dtr in the 6th ch from hook, *skip 1 ch, 1 dtr in next ch*, repeat from *-* = 7-10-10-11-16 dtr increased for armhole. Continue as before with 1 dtr in each dtr from previous row.
Front piece: The top is crochet from top down. Crochet 36-38-40-44-46 ch using crochet hook size 4 and Cotton Viscose.
Crochet the 1st row as follows: 1 dtr in the 5th ch from the hook, 1 dtr in each of the next 14-15-16-18-19 ch, 3 dtr in next ch, 1 dtr in each of the remaining 16-17-18-20-21 ch = 35-37-39-43-45 dtr. Insert a marking thread in the middle dtr.
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Crochet dtr’s – read Crochet info.
Sloping effect: At the same time inc mid front to obtain a sloping effect by crocheting 3 dtr in the dtr with the marking thread – continue the increase on every row.
Armhole: At the same time inc for armhole each side on every row by crocheting an extra dtr in the outermost dtr each side a total of 5-5-6-7-7 times (after the last inc, insert a new marking thread in piece and measure piece from this point form now on). Crochet 7-10-10-11-16 new dtr – see Increasing tips above – for armhole. After all inc for armhole there are 71-79-85-95-107 dtr on row. Continue with dtr's as before with increases mid front but now dec at side to keep number of sts constant – see Decreasing tips. At the same time when piece measures approx 7-7-8-8-10 cm (from the new marking thread) dec 1 extra dtr each side on every other row a total of 4 times – see Decreasing tips = 63-71-77-87-99 dtr. When piece measures approx 22-23-23-24-25 cm (the increases at sides are now finished) continue over the 63-71-77-87-99 dtr with 1 dtr in each dtr, i.e. discontinue increases mid front and decreases at sides. When piece measures approx 38-39-39-40-41 cm cut the thread – piece measures approx 48-49-51-53-54 cm where widest.
Back piece: Crochet as front piece.
Assembly: Sew side seams.
Crochet border: Crochet a border round neckline on front and back pieces using crochet hook size 6 and Vienna as follows: 1 sl st in first dtr, 1 ch, 1 dc in between 1st and 2nd dtr, *1 ch, 1 dc between the next 2 dtr*, repeat from *-* and finish with a sl st in last dtr on row.
Shoulder straps: Crochet 1 sl st at the top on the right side of back piece, crochet a chain of ch approx 12-14-14-14-16 cm long (or desired length, try on the top), attach with 1 sl st at the top on the right side of front piece. Crochet another chain (to make the strap double) and attach with a sl st on back piece. Repeat on left side.