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Replace first dc on row with 1 ch.
Replace first tr on row with 3 ch.
Replace first dtr on row with 4 ch.
Crochet tip-2: When working dc over dtr, crochet in dtr, but when working dc over shell with picots crochet between sts. Make sure the picot sits at the front of piece.
Increasing tip: Inc 2 sts between each shell by working 2 dc in the first dtr/dc and the last dtr/dc in each repeat of M.2.
Note! No inc towards mid front (i.e. do not inc at the beg of the first repeat of M.2 and at the end of the last repeat of M.2 on row).
Shell pattern: See diagram M.1 to M.3.
Worked on all sts not included in M.2. The textured pattern follows the pattern in M.2, i.e. when working dc in M.2 work dc in textured pattern and when working shells in M.2 work dtr in textured pattern.
Worked from top down, back and forth on needle towards mid front.
Crochet 47-53 ch (includes 1 ch to turn with) on crochet hook size 8 mm with Eskimo.
Work 1 dc in 2nd ch from hook and 1 dc in 3rd ch from hook, * skip 1 ch, 1 dc in each of the next 4 ch *, repeat from *-* until 4-5 ch remain, skip 1 ch and work 1 dc in each of the last 3-4 ch = 37-42 dc on row.
Continue as follows from RS:
See Crochet tip-1 and Textured pattern!
1 st in the first st, M.1 on the next 35-40 sts (7-8 repeats), 1 st in the last st on row. See Crochet tip-2!
After 1 vertical repeat of M.1 (= 65-74 sts) continue in M.2.
At the same time inc 2 sts between each of the 7-8 repeats on row of M.2, inc on dc-rows (i.e 1st, 3rd, 5th etc row in pattern) – see Increasing tip – a total of 5 times = 125-144 sts on row.
Incorporate the inc sts in Textured pattern as you go along, i.e. no of sts between each repeat of M.2 increases.
When all inc are complete continue as follows: 1 st in first st on row, * M.2 on the next 9 sts, 1 st in each of the next 10 sts *, repeat from *-* until 10 sts remain on row, M.2 on the next 9 sts and 1 st in the last st on row. After 9-10 vertical repeats of M.2 continue as follows: M.3A on the first st, * M.3B on the next 9 sts, M.3C on the next 10 sts *, repeat from *-* until 10 sts remain, M.3B on the next 9 sts and M.3A on the last st on row. See Crochet tip-2! After 1 vertical repeat of M.3 (2 rows) cut the thread.
Front bands and neckline: Beg at the bottom of left front piece (1st row = WS). Crochet approx 100 to 120 dc with crochet hook size 8 mm and Eskimo up along left front piece, round neck and down along right front piece (make sure border isn’t too tight). Turn piece. Work 1 tr in each dc, at the same time make 2 buttonholes on right front piece, 1 approx 8 cm from neckline and 1 approx 1 cm from neckline by replacing 1 tr with 1 ch. On next row work 1 dc in each tr and in each ch for buttonhole. Sew on buttons.
= dc – see Crochet tip-2!
= tr with picot, i.e. work tr as usual, then work 3 ch and 1 sl st in the first of these 3 ch.
= this row is explained in pattern, beg on next row.