Relief Crochet Tunic with Cord
200 (250) 250g of beige Goby yarn (65% cotton, 35% viscose; 85m/50g);
150 (200) 200g of the same yarn, but in white color;
Crochet hook 5.
Size: S (M) L.
Main pattern: the quantity of sts is multiple 3 + 2 + 3 chain sts increase. Work due to the scheme 1. Start every row with 3 or 1 chain st increase instead of the 1st double crochet or 1st double crochet and sts before pattern repeat, pattern repeat, finish with sts after pattern repeat. Make 1st-7th rows x once, then, repeat 2nd-7th rows, then, repeat 2nd-7th rows. Work with single crochets and double crochets in chain sts of the previous row, starting from the 3rd row.
Net pattern: the quantity of sts is multiple 5 + 1 + 1 chain st increase in the 1st row. Work due to the scheme 2 for back and front of arm-holes. Start every row with 1 or 3 chain sts increase instead of the 1st single crochet or 1st double crochet and sts before pattern repeat, pattern repeat, finish with sts after pattern repeat. Make 1st-3rd rows x once, then, repeat 2nd-3rd rows. Work with single crochets in chain sts of the previous row.
Stitches control: main pattern: 14 sts x 7,5 rows = 10 x 10 cm;
Net pattern: 25 sts x 9 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
Make 29 chain sts + 3 chain sts increase with beige tarn and work with the main pattern = 8 pattern repeats + ½ pattern repeats from both sides. Finish your work in 89 cm = 67 rows (97 cm = 73 rows) 105 cm = 79 rows from the set-up row.
Leave the first and last 17 (18,5) 20 rows from the left side of lower placket and make the central 33 (35 + ½ pattern repeat from both sides) 39 rows of the main pattern, make 62 (68) 74 double crochets in the 1st row with beige yarn = 19 (21) 23 pattern repeats + ½ pattern repeat from both sides, then, work with white yarn. In 21,5 cm = 16 rows from lower placket, leave 5 (8) 8 double crochets, which is 1.5 (2,5) 2,5 pattern repeats from both sides for arm-holes. Leave ½ arches = ½ pattern repeat in the next row = 15 (15) 17 pattern repeats + ½ pattern repeat from both sides. In 32 cm = 24 rows (32 cm = 24 rows) 36 cm = 27 rows from lower placket, continue work with beige yarn. Finish your work in 41,5 cm = 31 rows (41,5 cm = 31 rows) 45,5 cm = 34 rows from lower placket, the central 22 sts form neck-hole, outer 14 (14) 17 sts from each side – shoulders.
Put the first and last rows of lower plackets to each other = center of front. Work with the main pattern on 33 (35 + ½ pattern repeats from both sides) 39 previously left rows of lower placket in the same way, as for back. In 32 cm = 24 rows (32 cm = 24 rows) 36 cm = 27 rows from lower placket, leave the central 8 arches and finish both sides separately at the height back.
At first, make shoulder seams. For this, fold back and front RS facing and starting on one side, connect shoulders, making 1 single crochet in double crochets of shoulder edges, then, fasten back neck-hole with single crochets and connect another shoulder. Fasten the edges of arm-holes with net pattern with beige yarn, make 10 (10) 12 pattern repeats on front and back edges in the 1st row = 20 (20) 24 pattern repeats = 101 (101) 121 sts. For sleeve chamfers, leave ½ arch in every 4th row and 3 (1) 3 x ½ arch in every 2nd row = 16 (18) 20 pattern repeats. At 13,5 cm = 12 rows (15,5 cm = 14 rows) 17,5 cm = 16 rows length of sleeve, make 7th row of the main pattern = 1,5 cm x once, finish your work when the length of sleeve = 15 (17) 19 cm.
Make side and sleeve seams. For straps, make a chain of 150 (160) 170 cm long with double beige and white yarn, make a knot.