Crochet Striped Tunic Dress
150 (200) 200g of brown (100% cotton; 165m/50g);
150 (200) 200g of the same yarn, but in red-brown color;
150 (150) 200g of the same yarn, but in beige color;
150 (150) 200g of the same yarn, but in curry color;
Crochet hook 6.
Size: S (M) L.
Main pattern in circle rows: 1st circle row: single crochets, start with 1 extra chain st increase and finish with 1 slip st in the 1st single crochet;
2nd circle row: double crochets, start with 3 chain sts increase instead of the 1st double crochet, insert crochet hook through back loop of the previous circle row and finish with 1 slip st in the last chain st of the circle row;
3rd circle row: make in the same way, as the 1st circle row, insert crochet hook only through back loop of sts of the previous circle row. Make 1st-3rd rows x once, then, repeat 2nd-3rd circle rows.
Colors order in main pattern: * 2 red-brown circle rows, 2 brown circle rows, 2 curry circle rows, 2 beige circle rows*; repeat from * to *.
Stitches control: 16,5 sts x 10,5 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
Make 167 (179) 193 chain sts with red-brown yarn and circle them in the ring with 1 slip st. Continue work with main pattern due to colors order. Mark the central st as right side line. For better shaping, decrease 9 x 4 sts in every 10th row. For this, make the first and last 2 double crochets of circle rows together along left side, make marked st together with the previous and next double crochet together = 131 (143) 157 sts. In 103 cm = 108 circle rows from the set-up row, finish your work.
For straps, make 2 chains of 48 cm long. For each strap, fold each chain in half.