Bright Crochet Blouse with Zipper
300g of white yarn (50% viscose, 50% polyacryl; 106m/50g);
50g of the same yarn, but in light-green, blue, orange, yellow, pink, bright-pink and emerald colors;
Crochet hook 4;
Circular knitting needles 5;
Zipper 30 cm long in white color.
Main pattern: double crochets. 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.
Flower pattern: the quantity of sts is multiple 11 + 1. Work due to the scheme. Start with sts before pattern repeat, pattern repeat, finish with sts after pattern repeat. Make 1st-12th rows x once, then, repeat 7th-12th rows. Work due to the colors order, start with new color with 1 RS row due to the scheme.
Colors order: 3 light-green rows, 3 blue rows, 3 orange rows, 3 yellow rows, 3 bright-pink rows, 3 emerald rows, 3 light-green rows, 3 orange rows, 3 pink rows, 3 blue rows, 3 yellow rows, 3 bright-pink rows, 3 orange rows, 3 emerald rows = 45 rows.
Stockinette stitch: in RS row – knit sts, in WS row – purls.
Stitches control: single crochets: 18 sts x 10,5 rows = 10 x 10 cm;
Flower pattern: 23,5 sts x 10 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
Make 82 chain sts + 3 chain sts increase and work with the main pattern. For long shoulders, increase 8 x 1 st in every 2nd row from both sides in 33 cm from the set-up row = 98 sts. In 51 cm from the set-up row, skip the central 28 sts for neck-hole and at first, make right side. For smooth rounding, bind off 1 st in the next row from inwards = 34 sts. In 53 cm from the set-up row, the shoulder line is reached (mark it). Then, make 9 rows with main pattern through shoulder line for yoke, bind off 1 st from right side in the 6th and 8th rows from shoulder line = 32 sts. In 8,5 cm = 9 rows from shoulder line, finish your work. Finish left half in reflection.
Make 56 chain sts with light-green yarn and work with flower pattern due to colors order. In 33 cm = 33 rows from the set-up row, bind off 2 pattern repeats along left side on the following 12 rows for neck-hole chamfer. For this, bind off the last half of flower x 4 times after the 9th-12th rows. At the same time, increase 1 pattern repeat from right side on the following 12 rows in 33 cm from the set-up row for long shoulder. In 45 cm = 45 rows from the set-up row, finish your work.
Make in reflection to left front.
Sew yokes. Make side seams, leave the upper 21 cm open for arm-holes. For sleeve plackets, cast on 80 sts with white yarn form each side and make 10 rows of stockinette stitch, then, bind off sts loosely. Sew the set-up row to arm-hole. Make placket seams. For front and back neck-hole plackets, cast on 260 sts with white yarn and make plackets in the same way, as for sleeves and sew them. Sew up zipper.