Relief Blue Tunic
6 (7, 8, 10, 10, 11) balls of Knit Picks Galileo Yarn;
Crochet hooks 3,75 mm and 4,25 mm;
Size: S (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)
To fit bust size: 32-34 (36, 38-40, 42, 44-46, 48)”
Finished bust size: 38 (41, 44, 47, 50, 53)”
Pattern is designed with 4-6” of positive ease. To choose your size: the “to fit” measurement is just a guide. To better determine your size, look at the finished bust size and decide how much positive ease you want. Extra positive ease won’t hurt, as this is designed to be a loose fitting top.
Stitches control: 16 dc x 9 rows = 4” x 4”.
Row 1: Ch 3, dc across.
Row 2-4: follow rows 2-4 in front panel instructions.
Row 5-7: follow rows 11-13 in pattern.
Rows 8-10: follow rows 2-4 again.
BLOCK your swatch, then measure gauge as follows:
For width, measure across the ALL DC row in the middle; here, 16 dc should equal 4”. Next, measure from the first lace row up to the last row (9 rows total). These rows should equal 4” as well.
This top is made of 2 panels, sewn together at the sides and shoulders.
Ch 3 at beginning of rows counts as a dc.
Ch 1 at beginning of rows does NOT count as a sc.
Pattern is written in size S, with sizes M-3XL in parentheses.
With 3,75 mm hook, ch 12.
Row 1: Hdc in second ch from hook and each ch across. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in BL of ea st across. Turn.
Rep row 2 for a total of 50 (54, 58, 62, 66, 70) rows.
You will now be working along the side of the band.
Change to 4,25 mm hook. Sc 75 (81, 87, 93, 99,105) across side of band. (You will need to do approximately 1.5 sc per row of hdc).
Row 1 (RS): Ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout) dc in ea st across.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc, here and throughout) dc in next dc. Sk 2 dc, 3 dc in next dc. *Ch 3, sk 2 dc, sc in next dc. Ch 3, sk 2 dc, 3 dc in next dc. Rep from * until 4 sts left. Sk 2 dc, dc in last 2 dc. Turn.
Row 3: Ch 3, sk next dc, 2 dc in next dc. Dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc. *Ch 2, sk ch-3 sp, sc in next sc, sk ch-3 sp. Ch 2, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc. Rep from * across, till 2 dc left. Sk next dc, dc in last dc. Turn.
Row 4: Ch 1 (does NOT count as st) sc in first st and next 5 sts. *Ch 2, sk next ch spaces and sc. Sc in next 5 dc. Rep from * till one st left. Sc in last st. Turn.
Row 5: Ch 3, dc in next st. Ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next sc. Ch 3, *sk 2 sc, 3 dc in ch-2 sp. Ch 3, sk 2 sc, sc in next sc. Ch 3. Rep from * until 3 sts left. Sk next sc, dc in last 2 sc. Turn.
Row 6: Ch 3, dc in next dc. Ch 2, sk ch-2 sp, sc in next sc. Ch 2, *2 dc in next dc. Dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc. Ch 2, sk ch-2 sp, sc in next sc, ch 2. Rep from * until 2 sts left. Dc in last 2 dc. Turn.
Row 7: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sts. Ch 2, sk next ch spaces and sc. *Sc in next 5 dc. Ch 2, sk next ch spaces and sc. Rep from * till 2 sts left. Sc in last 2 dc. Turn.
Row 8: Ch 3, dc in next sc. 3 dc in next ch-2 sp. *Ch 3, sk 2 sc, sc in next sc. Ch 3, sk 2 sc, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * till 2 sts left. Dc in last 2 sc. Turn.
Row 9-10: Rep rows 3-4.
Row 11: Ch 3, dc in next 5 sts. 2 dc in next ch 2 sp. Dc in next 5 sc. *Dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in next 5 sc. Rep from * until 1 ch sp is left. 2 dc in next ch sp, dc in last 6 sc. Turn. 75 (81, 87, 93, 99, 105) dc Note for clarification: The two edge ch spaces have 2 dc worked into them, but the rest of the ch spaces have only 1 dc.
Row 12: Ch 1, sc in ea st across. Turn.
Row 13: Ch 3, dc in ea st across. Turn.
Rows 14-25: Rep rows 2-13.
Row 26-37: Rep rows 2-13 once more.
Sizes will now be split up into separate instructions.
Sizes S, M, and L: Rep rows 2-4 again. Then, repeat row 11. Turn. Move onto v-neck.
Sizes XL, 2XL, and 3XL: Rep rows 2-11 once more. Turn. Move onto v-neck.
Row 1: Sc in next 37 (40, 43, 46, 49, 52) sts. TURN, leaving rest of row unworked.
Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as dc for v-neck) Dc2tog. Dc across row. Turn. 36 (39, 42, 45, 48, 51) dc.
Row 3: Ch 1, Sc across row until 3 sts left. Sc2tog over next 2 sts, sc in last st. Turn. 35 (38, 41, 44, 47, 50) sc.
Rep rows 2-3 a total of 8 (9, 10, 10, 11, 12) times more. Then rep row 2 once more. Fasten off. 18 (19, 20, 23, 24, 25) dc.
Size Adjustment Tip: You can absolutely change the size of your v-neck! Simply keep repeating rows 2-3 until it reaches your desired length, and then repeat row 2 once more to finish. If you’d like a shorter v-neck, you can subtract from these rows as well. Just keep in mind everything will stretch when blocking!
Other Side of V-Neck
Row 1: Go to base of v neck. Sk 1 st. Sc in ea st across.
Row 2: Ch 3, dc in each sc until 3 sts left. Dc2tog, dc in last st. Turn. 36 (39, 42, 45, 48, 51) dc.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first st. Sc2tog. Sc in rest of sts across. 35 (38, 41, 44, 47, 50) sc.
Rep rows 2-3 a total of 8 (9, 10, 10, 11, 12) times more (or until v-neck reaches the same length other side). Then rep row 2 once more. Fasten off.
Rep the same as for the front until you reach the v-neck. Then, continue as below:
Next row: Ch 1, sc in ea st across.
Next row: Ch 3, dc in ea sc across.
Rep these two rows until you have done the same amount of rows as other side of the v-neck.
With right sides together, lay your front and back panels together. Sew the shoulder seams using your desired seaming method. Sew side seams, leaving a 6.5 (7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9)” arm opening. (Sew along dotted lines shown in picture below!)
Join yarn at the back of the neck and sc all around the neck opening for a nice finish.
Weave in all ends and block to finished measurements: top should measure 19 (20.5, 22, 23.5, 25, 26.5)” across. Be sure to get a consistent width across.