Relief Crochet Tunic
250g of turquoise Shiny yarn (95% cotton, 5% metallic; 250m/50g);
Crochet hook 2.
Lower Part of Back and Front
Make as one-piece cloth from up to down. Make 160 chain sts and circle them in the ring, then, make 6 rows of double crochets. After that, work with relief pattern due to the scheme 1. Increase the quantity of chain sts in arches to 6 and the quantity of double crochets in “shells” to 8 in 3 pattern repeats. Make 2 more pattern repeats this way. Make fringe due to the scheme 2 in the end of work. Then, return to the beginning of work, divide it in half (80 double crochets for each half) and finish each side separately.
Leave 6 double crochets from both sides for arm-holes, work due to the scheme 1 on the rest crochets for 3 pattern repeats. Then, make 1 row of single crochets, make 3 single crochets in every arch. Finish your work, cut and fasten the yarn.
Make pattern design in natural size before you start working. Return to the rest crochets of yoke, leave 6 sts from both sides for arm-holes and the central 14 double crochets for neck-hole. Then, make each side of neck-hole separately, making decreases for smooth rounding from inwards due to the pattern design. At 19 cm height of the detail, make 3 single crochets in every of the rest 6 arches and finish your work. Make another side of neck-hole in symmetry.
Start from the middle of sleeve to bottom with straight and reversed rows. Make 56 chain sts and 3 rows of double crochets. Then, make 1 pattern repeat due to the scheme 1. Then, make 8 rows with arches of 5 chain sts. Fasten the edge with fringe due to the scheme 2. After that, return to the set-up row and work to up with arches of 5 chain sts, making sleeve cap due to the pattern design. At 13 cm height from the beginning of sleeve cap, make 1 row of single crochets, making 3 single crochets in every of the rest 3 arches. Finish your work, cut and fasten the yarn.
Make shoulder seams, sew up the sleeves, make sleeve seams. Fasten neck-hole with 2 rows of single crochets. For trimming, make 2 chain of 75 cm and 1 chain of 150 cm long in 2 threads of yarn. Draw one chain through yoke, short chains – through sleeves.