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Crochet tension; 20 tr/dc in width and 13 rows pattern in height using hook size 3.5 mm and Safran = 10 x 10 cm
Pattern: 1st row (= RS): Crochet 1 tr in each st, finish row with 1 ch to turn with. 2nd row: Crochet 1 dc in each st, finish row with 3 ch to turn with.
Repeat 1st and 2nd rows.
Cast off tips (applies to armhole and neck):
Cast off at beginning of row as follows: Crochet sl st at over number of sts to be cast off.
Cast off at end of row as follows: Crochet until number of sts left = number of sts to be cast off, turn piece.
Fan pattern; Crochet in first st: 1 tr, 1 picot (= 3 ch, 1 dc in first ch), 1 tr, 1 picot and 1 tr, * skip 2 sts, 1 sl st in next st, skip 2 sts (in loops at neck and armhole skip 3 sts to ensure neat edge), crochet in next st: 1 tr, 1 picot, 1 tr, 1 picot, 1 tr *, repeat from *-*.
Back piece: Crochet 93-103-118-133 ch (incl 1 ch to turn with) on crochet hook size 3.5 mm. 1st row as follows: 1 dc in 2nd ch from crochet hook, 1 dc in next ch, * skip 1 ch, 1 dc in each of next 4 ch *, repeat from *-* until end of row = 74-82-94-106 dc. Continue with Pattern – see explanation above, until complete measurement. When piece measures 5-5-6-6 cm dec by skipping over second sts from edge on each side on every 3rd row 3 times in total = 68-76-88-100 sts. When piece measures 15-16-17-18 cm inc 1 st on each side by crocheting 2 sts in second sts from edge on each side on every other row 8-8-7-6 times on total = 84-92-102-112 sts. When piece measures 32-33-34-35 cm cast off for armhole on each side on each row – see Cast off tips: 3 sts 1-1-2-2 times, 2 sts 1-2-2-4 times and 1 st 2-3-3-3 times = 70-72-76-78 sts. When piece measures 47-49-51-53 cm continue crocheting over 18-19-20-21 sts on one side for shoulder. Continuing cast off at neckline on every row: 2 sts 1 time and 1 st 2 times = 14-15-16-17 sts left in shoulder. Cut thread when piece measures 50-52-54-56 cm. Crochet other shoulder similarly.
Right front piece: Crochet 46-51-58-66 ch (incl 1 ch to turn with) on crochet hook size 3.5 mm. 1st row as follows: 1 dc in 2nd ch from crochet hook, 1 dc in each of next 4-4-6-4 ch, * skip 1 ch, 1 dc in each of next 4 ch *, repeat from *-* til end of row = 37-41-47-53 dc. Now crochet Pattern like on back piece. Dec and inc in side like back piece = 42-46-51-56 sts, when piece measures 30-31-32-33 cm cast off for neckline. (If neckline should not be deep, wait with dec for 3-3-4-4 cm).
Size S and M: Cast off on each row.
Size L and XL: Cast off on every other row.
Cast off 12-12-13-13 sts mid front for neck, then cast off to shape neckline 2 sts 2 times and 1 st 5 times. At the same time when piece measures 32-33-34-35 cm cast off for armhole like back piece. After completing all cast offs for armhole and neck 14-15-16-17 sts are left on shoulder. Cut thread when piece measures 50-52-54-56 cm.
Left front piece: Crochet like right but reversed.
Assembly: Sew side seams in outermost edge with 1 sts in each sts. Sew shoulder seams the same way.
Left front edge: Crochet approx 60-62-64-66 dc along left front piece – ensure sts are not too tight or too wavy but lying flat along edge. Now crochet 1 row tr, 1 row dc and 1 row tr.
Crochet next round as follows: In first tr crochet: 1 dc, 1 picot (= 3 ch, 1 dc in first ch) and 1 dc, * skip 1 st, 1 dc in next st, skip 1 st, in next st crochet: 1 dc, 1 picot and 1 dc *, repeat from *-*.
Right front edge: Crochet as left front edge but on 3rd row (= dc) make 7 buttonholes evenly as follows: 2 ch, skip 2 tr, on next row crochet 2 tr in ch loop – place upper most and bottom most buttonhole 1 cm from edges.
Fan pattern: Crochet fan pattern – see explanation above around armhole, at bottom edge and neckline. Sew in buttons.