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Free Crochet Pattern: Elegant Shell

Lion Brand® Lion® Organic Cotton
Pattern #: 60579
Rating: *****4.8 (based on 8 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X, 3X

Finished Chest 34 (37, 40, 44, 47, 50) in. [86.5 (94, 101.5, 112, 119.5, 127) cm]
Finished Length
26 (27¼, 27¼, 29½, 29½, 29½) in. [66 (69, 69, 75, 75, 75) cm]


Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None
 
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Lion® Organic Cotton

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Lion® Organic Cotton
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*Lion® Organic Cotton (Article #680). 100% Organic Cotton; package size: 1.75oz/50.00 gr. (82yds/75m) pull skeins

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•  680-003 Lion Organic Cotton Yarn: Bark
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Elegant Shell

Lion Brand® Lion® Organic Cotton

GAUGE:

15 sts + 6 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] in V-st Pattern. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

STITCH EXPLANATION:

V stitch (V-st) (dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated st or ch.
3-dc fan 3 dc in indicated st or ch.

PATTERN STITCH
V-st Pattern
Row 1 (WS):
Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), turn, dc in next dc, (V-st in ch-1 sp of next V-st, 3 dc in center dc of next 3-dc fan) across; end with dc in last 2 dc.
Row 2 (RS): Ch 3, turn, dc in next dc, (3 dc in center dc of next 3-dc fan, V-st in ch-1 sp of next V-st) across; end with dc in last 2 dc.
Repeat Rows 1 and 2 for V-st pattern

NOTES:

When checking the number of V-st per row, count only the V-sts, not the dc on each end or the 3-dc fans in the row. The pattern is worked with V-st over V-st, 3-dc fan over 3-dc fan so the stitch patterns line up vertically. Check periodically to make sure you are consistent with this pattern.

BACK
Ch 66 (72, 78, 84, 90, 96).
Row 1 (RS): Dc in 4th ch from hook (counts as 2 dc), sk 1 ch, 3 dc in next ch (3-dc fan made), sk 2 ch, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch (V-st made), [sk 2 ch, 3 dc in next ch, sk 2 ch, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch] across to last 3 ch; sk 1 ch, dc in last 2 ch – 10 (11, 12, 13, 14, 15) V-st.
Work Rows 1 and 2 of V-st Pattern until there are a total of 28 (28, 28, 30, 30, 30) rows, end with a WS row. Fasten off.

Shape Armhole
Row 1 (RS):
Sk first 7 sts; join yarn with sl st in next dc (last dc of first V-st), ch 3 (counts as first dc), (3 dc in center dc of next 3-dc fan, V-st in ch-1 sp of next V-st) across; end by working last V-st in 2nd to last V-st, dc in last dc of 2nd to last V-st, leave rem sts unworked – 8 (9, 10, 11, 12, 13) V-st.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), turn, dc in ch-1 sp of first V-st, (3 dc in center dc of next 3-dc fan, V-st in ch-1 sp of next V-st) across; end with dc in center dc of last 3-dc fan, dc in last dc – 7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12) V-st.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sl st in first dc, ch 3 (counts as dc), (V-st in ch-1 sp of next V-st, 3 dc in center dc of next 3-dc fan) across to last 2 dc; end with dc in next dc, leave last dc unworked.
Row 4: Ch 3, turn, dc in center dc of first 3-dc fan, (V-st in ch-1 sp of next V-st, 3 dc in center dc of next 3-dc fan) across; end with dc in ch-1 sp of last V-st, dc in last dc – 6 (7, 8, 9, 10, 11) V-st.
Rows 5-9 (11, 11, 12, 12, 12): Work even in V-st Pattern, beginning with Row 2 of pattern.

Shape Shoulders
Work as established over first 9 (12, 13, 15, 18, 19) sts. Turn. Leave rem sts unworked. Work even in pattern for 1 more row. Fasten off. Sk center 22 (22, 26, 28, 28, 32) sts for neck, join yarn in next st, work as established over rem 9 (12, 13, 15, 18, 19) sts for 2 rows. Fasten off.

FRONT
Work same as Back.

FINISHING
Sew shoulder and side seams. Join yarn at side seam and work 2 rounds sc evenly spaced around armhole edge, joining with sl st at end of rounds. Fasten off. In same manner, join yarn at shoulder and work 2 rounds sc around neck edge. Join yarn at either side seam at lower edge and work 2 rounds sc around lower edge.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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ch(s) = chain(s) ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet rem = remain(s)(ing)
RS = right side sc = single crochet
sk = skip sl = slip
sp(s) = space(s) WS = wrong side


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: *****4.8 (based on 8 reviews)
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Elegant Shell Reviewed by karen cunningham on 2012-02-21 ***
Must wear camisole underneath. Neck is frumpy.


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