Crochet Emerald Green Tunic
300 (350) 400g of green Elastico yarn (96% cotton, 4% polyester; 160m/50g);
Crochet hook 3,5.
Size: S (M) L.
Main pattern A: the quantity of sts is multiple 12 + 11. Work due to the scheme. Start with sts before pattern repeat, pattern repeat, finish with sts after pattern repeat. Make 1st-6th rows x once, then, repeat 3rd-6th rows, then, make 7th-11th rows x once and repeat 8th-11th rows.
Main pattern B: make in the same way, as main pattern A. Make 1st-5th rows, then, repeat 2nd-5th rows, finish with 6th-17th rows.
Stitches control: 23 sts x 8 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
Upper Part of Back and Front
Make 95 (107) 119 chain sts + 1 chain st increase and work with the main pattern A = 7 (8) 9 pattern repeats + initial and final sts. In 26 (30) 34 cm from the set-up row (after the 6th row of pattern A), make 7th-11th rows, then, repeat 8th-11th rows x 3 times, finish with 8th-10th rows = 46 (50) 54 rows. In 40 cm = 32 rows (42,5 cm = 34 rows) 45 cm = 36 rows from the set-up row, leave 1 pattern repeat from both sides for arm-holes = 5 (6) 7 pattern repeats + initial and final sts. At 15 cm height = 12 rows (17,5 cm = 14 rows) 20 cm = 16 rows, leave the central 3 pattern repeats + ½ pattern repeat from both sides (4) 3 + 1.2pattern repeat from both sides for neck-hole and continue work separately. Finish at 2,5 cm = 2 rows height of neck-hole on the rest 1 (1,5) 2 pattern repeats from each side.
Lower Part of Back and Front
Fasten the set-up row of upper part with 95 (107) 119 single crochets due to the scheme and work with the main pattern B = 7 (8) 9 pattern repeats + initial and final sts. Make 1st-5th rows x once, 2nd-5th rows x 1 (2) 3 times, finish with the 6th-17th rows. Finish at 26 cm = 21 rows (31 cm = 25 rows) 36 cm = 29 rows of the main pattern B.
Upper Part of Front
Make in the same way, as back, but with deeper neck-hole. For this, leave the central sts of neck-hole in the same way, as for back at 5 (7,5) 10 cm arm-hole height = 4 (6) 8 rows.
Make shoulder and side seams. Fasten all the edges with 1 row of single crochets and “shrimp stitch”, change every 2nd st of “shrimp stitch” to 1 chain st increase and make sts of “shrimp stitch” only in every 2nd base s in the 2nd row.