Crochet Turquoise Tunic
150 (200) 200g of light-blue yarn (54% cotton, 46% viscose; 100m/50g);
150 (200) 200g of turquoise yarn (74% cotton, 26% linen; 100m/50g);
Crochet hook 4,5.
Size: S (M) L.
Main pattern: work with double crochets in straight and reversed order. Start every row with 3 chain sts increase instead of the 1st double crochet and finish with 1 double crochet in the 3rd chain st increase of the previous row.
Lace pattern: the quantity of sts in the beginning of pattern is multiple 15. Work due to the scheme 1 with circle rows along the set-up row of back and front. Start every circle row with 1 chain st increase instead of the 1st single crochet or 3 chain sts increase instead of the 1st double crochet and finish with 1 slip st in the upper chain st increase. 1 pattern repeat + ½ pattern repeat form both sides and turn of circle rows are stated on the scheme. Make 1st-9th rows x once, then, make 6th-9th rows x 4 times, increase 1 double crochet in the 6th circle row in the center of every pattern repeat, as it’s stated on the scheme. For this, make 1 double crochet in the 1st chain st after the central stripe of double crochets.
Flower: make 6 chain sts and circle them in the ring with 1 slip st, then, work with circle rows due to the scheme 2. Start every circle row with the quantity of sts stated on the scheme and finish with 1 slip st in chain st increase. Turn to the beginning of the next circle row in the end of the 2nd and 4th rows with the help of 1 slip st. Make 1st-5th circle rows x once, make 1st-3rd circle rows with light-blue yarn, 4th-5th rows – with turquoise yarn.
Stitches control: main pattern: 16,5 sts x 8 rows = 10 x 10 cm;
Lace pattern: 15 sts x 8 rows = 10 x 10 cm;
Flower: 10,5 cm diameter.
Upper Part of Back
Make 69 (76) 84 sts + 3 chain sts increase with light-blue yarn and work with main pattern. In 14 cm = 11 rows (15 cm = 12 rows) 15 cm = 12 rows from the set-up row, leave 6 double crochets from both sides unfinished, then, decrease 2 x 1 double crochet in every 2nd row. For this, skip 1 double crochet of the previous row inside the edge of double crochets = 53 (60) 68 double crochets. In 25 cm = 20 rows (26 cm = 21 rows) 27,5 cm = 22 rows from the set-up row, leave the central 13 (14) 16 double crochets unfinished and finish both sides separately. For smooth rounding, decrease 3 x 1 double crochet from inwards. In 34 cm = 27 rows (35 cm = 28 rows) 36,5 cm = 29 rows from the set-up row, finish your work on the rest 17 (20) 23 double crochets of shoulder.
Upper Part of Front
Make in the same way, as upper part of back.
Make shoulder and side seams. For lower part of front and back, work with lace pattern along the set-up row of back and front with turquoise yarn, make 135 (150) 165 single crochets in the 1st circle row = 9 (10) 11 pattern repeats. Finish your work in 31 cm = 25 circle rows. Make 1 flower.