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Crochet gauge: 19 dc in width and approx. 8 rows in height = 10 x 10 cm.
Crochet info: Replace the first dc of each row with a ch 3 and end every row with 1 dc in the ch 3 from previous row.
Lace Pattern: See Diagram. The pattern is seen from the right side.
Structure Pattern: Crochet only in the front of each st, that is, not through the entire st. This forms the stripe effect.
Decreasing tips (for armhole and neck):
Dec as follows at start of row: replace 1 dc with 1 sl st. Dec as follows at end of row: turn piece when 1 dc remains, then crochet back.
Back: Ch 119-133-146-160-178 (incl. ch 3 for turning). Crochet the first row as follows: 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, * skip over 1 ch, 1 dc in each of the following 2 ch *, repeat * - * across row (in sizes S + L end with 1 dc in last ch) = 79-88-97-106-118 dc, turn the work.
Now crochet Structure Pattern – see instructions above – with 1 dc in each dc.
When the piece measures 8-8-8-9-9 cm crochet Lace Pattern following chart (Diag.1), and then continue with dc in Structure Pattern as before (crochet 2 dc in each ch-loop and 1 dc between each dc-group – see chart – be sure that you have 79-88-97-106-118 dc).
On 2nd row after Diagr.1 inc at each side by crocheting 1 extra dc in the next to outermost dc at each side.
Repeat inc when the piece measures 22 and 30 cm = 85-94-103-112-124 dc.
When the piece measures 31-31-32-32-33 cm crochet Lace Pattern again, and then continue with dc in Structure Pattern to finished measurements.
At the same time when the piece measures 37-38-39-40-41 cm bind off for armhole at each side every row – see decreasing tips above: 3 dc 1-1-1-2-3 times, 2 dc 2-3-4-4-5 times and 1 dc 1-2-3-3-4 times = 69-72-75-78-78 dc.
When the piece measures 54-56-58-60-62 cm (2 rows remain), crochet 1 row over only 24-25-26-27-27 st at each side (do not crochet over the center 21-22-23-24-24 dc = neck). On the next row (last row) dec 1 dc at neck edge = 23-24-25-26-26 dc remain on each shoulder. Cut yarn and fasten, the piece measures approx. 56-58-60-62-64 cm.
Left front: Ch 61-65-74-79-88 (incl. 3 ch to turn with). Crochet the first row as follows: 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, * skip over 1 ch, 1 in each of the 2 following ch *, repeat * - * across row (I Sizes M + L finish with 1 dc in last ch) = 40-43-49-52-58 dc, turn the work.
Now crochet Structure Pattern and Lace Pattern as on back.
On the 2nd row after Lace Pattern is crocheted the first time inc at the side as on back = 43-46-52-55-61 dc. When the piece measures 37-38-39-40-41 cm bind off for armhole at the side as on back = 35-35-38-38-38 dc.
When the piece measures 49-51-52-54-56 cm bind off the outermost 8-7-9-8-8 dc at center front edge for neck – see decreasing tips above. Continue to bind off for the neck every row: 2 dc 1 time and 1 dc 2 times = 23-24-25-26-26 st remain on shoulder. Continue until piece is the same length as back. Cut yarn and fasten.
Right front: Crochet the same as the left, reversing shaping.
Sleeve: Ch 63-63-71-71-75 loosely (incl. 6 ch for turning with). Crochet the first row as follows: 1 dc in 7th ch from hook, * skip over 3 ch, 1 dc in the next ch, ch 3, 1 dc in the same ch *, repeat * - * = 15-15-17-17-18 dc-groups, turn the work.
Crochet the 2 following rows as follows: ch 1, 1 sl st in first ch-loop, ch 6, 1 dc in same ch-loop, in each of the following 14-14-16-16-17 ch-loops crochet 1 dc, ch 3 and 1 dc.
After these 3 rows are crocheted, continue in the same manner, but now with only ch 2 between dc instead of ch 3.
When the piece measures 15 cm continue with dc in Structure Pattern (2 dc in each ch-loop and 1 dc between each dc-group but in the last ch-loop crochet only 1 dc – see chart) = 43-43-49-49-52 dc.
When the piece measures 16 cm inc at each side by crocheting 1 extra dc in the next to outermost dc at each side. Repeat inc when the piece measures 18 and 21 cm = 49-49-55-55-58 dc.
When the piece measures 22 cm crochet Lace Pattern, then continue with dc in Structure Pattern.
When the piece measures 27 cm inc at each side again in the same way as before. Repeat inc every 2.5-1.5- 1.5-1-1 cm (in Sizes XL + XXL this will be every row) 5-8-8-11-11 times more = 61-67-73-79-82 dc.
When the piece measures 42-42-41-40-40 cm crochet Lace Pattern again, then continue with dc in Structure Pattern to finished measurements.
When the piece measures 47-47-46-45-45 cm bind off for sleeve cap at each side every row: 4 dc 1 time and 3 dc 1 time, then bind off 2 dc at each side until the piece measures approx. 55-56-56-56-57 cm, and then bind off 3 dc 1 time at each side. Cut yarn and fasten, the piece measures approx. 56-57-57-57-58 cm.
Assembly: Sew shoulder seams edge to edge with small sts. Sew in sleeves. Sew sleeve and side seams in one.
Crocheted edge around sleeves: Crochet 1 row around lower edge of each sleeve as follows: 1 sc in first ch-loop, * ch 5, 1 sc in the next ch-loop *, repeat * - * and finish with ch 5 and 1 sl st in 1st sc at start of row.
Left buttonband: Crochet 4 rows sc along left front (there should be approx. 2 to 3 sc in each dc) = approx. 78-135 sc (turn each row with ch 1) – see that the buttonband is not too tight or too loose.
Right buttonband: Crochet the same as the left, but after the 2nd row make 6 buttonholes evenly spaced. The bottom buttonhole should be approx. 10 cm from lower edge and the top one 2 sc from top edge.
1 buttonhole = ch 2, skip over 2 sc, 1 sc in the next sc. On the next row crochet 2 sc in ch-loop.
Collar: Crochet approx. 64-76 sc (divisible by 3 + 1) around the neck (not over buttonbands). Start on wrong side so that the edge is concealed when the collar folds out. Crochet Lace Pattern. After 1st row of chart inc at each side by crocheting 1 extra dc-group in the next to outermost ch-loop at each side every other row.
At the same time inc 3 extra dc-groups evenly distributed from shoulder to shoulder on back neck every other row.
When the collar measures approx. 8-9-9-10-10 cm crochet 1 row with ch-loops in the same manner as sleeves.
1 sl st
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