Crochet Tunic with Circle Pattern
200 (200) 250g of whit Oro yarn (50% cotton, 50% merino wool; 115m/50g);
200 (200) 250g of the same yarn, but in lilac color;
200 (200) 250g of the same yarn, but in light-green color;
200 (200) 250g of the same yarn, but in beige color;
200 (200) 250g of the same yarn, but in orange color;
200 (200) 250g of the same yarn, but in light-blue color;
Crochet hook 4,5.
Size: S (M) L.
Circle pattern: the quantity of sts is multiple 7. Work due to the scheme with circle rows. Start your work from arrow A, make * 7 chain sts, 8 double crochets from lower part of central chain st, 1 slip st in the 1st chain st, 8 double crochets from upper part of central chain st, 1 slip st in the last chain st*; repeat from * to *. Make every circle row from row to left, join the last pattern repeat to the 1st pattern repeat with 1 slip st. Starting from the 2nd circle row, join every pattern repeat to the lower circle-motif of the previous circle row with the help of 1 slip st in the group of double crochets.
Stripes order: 3 light-blue circle rows, 3 orange circle rows, 3 beige circle rows, 3 light-green circle rows, 3 lilac circle rows.
Stitches control: 3 pattern repeats x 3 circle rows = 10 x 11 cm.
Make 26 (28) 30 pattern repeats and circle motifs and circle them in the 1st round. Continue work due to the stripes order. For sleeves, divide your work after making the last circle row and continue work with straight and reversed rows with white yarn. Leave the first 13 (14) 15 pattern repeats for front and make back on the rest 13 (14) 15 pattern repeats, add 4 pattern repeats for sleeves = 21 (22) 23 pattern repeats.
In 18 cm, leave the central 7 (8) 9 pattern repeats and finish both sides separately. In 20 cm shoulder line is reached. For smooth neck-hole of front, make 1 pattern repeat with white yarn from inwards in 7 rows from the beginning of work and 8 rows of white yarn in 29 cm. For this, connect both sides, make 5 (6) 7 pattern repeats between them. In the 11th row make lower sleeve seams from both sides with white yarn. For this, join 4 edging pattern repeats with the help of slip st to the following pattern repeat of the 1st row with white yarn. Join the rest 13 (14) 15 pattern repeats to the previously left pattern repeats of front. Make 1 circle row of chain sts for neck-hole with white yarn, for this, make 1 single crochet in the center of every motif and make 4 chain sts between single crochets. Then, make 1 circle row of “crab stitch”. Fasten the lower edge of sleeve with 1 circle row of single crochets, make 1 single crochet in every double crochet.