Their crochet designs are fashion forward — aimed at younger women with great shapes. As with many books of crochet fashion, some of the designs are more conceptual than practical. The lovely Deep V Halter that leads off this collection is well suited to the model wearing it, but unlikely to be worn in public because of the impracticality of wearing the 24 inch long fringe that circles the hem. But what a great looking halter top this is! This variety is always a plus.
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This trendy tunic is perfect for casual jeans wearing or for dressing up over a slinky dress. Tunic will drape and stretch to fit a large range of sizes. Crochet Hook: 5mm [US H-8]. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge. Special Technique adjustable ring Holding the yarn a few inches from the end, wrap around your finger.
Do not remove wrap from finger, insert hook into the wrap and draw up a loop of working yarn. Chain one to secure the loop, and remove ring from finger. Work stitches of first round in the ring. Pull gently, but firmly, on tail to tighten ring. Notes The center heart of each piece is worked first. Then stitches are worked around the heart, in joined rounds. Tunic is reversible, and can be worn with either piece facing front.
Row 1: Ch 2 does not count as a st here and throughout , 3 dc in ring, turn—3 dc. Row 2: Ch 2, 2 dc in first st, dc in next st, 2 dc in last st, turn—5 dc. Rows 3—5: Ch 2, 2 dc in first st, dc in each st across to last st, 2 dc in last st, turn—11 dc at end of Row 5. Row 6: Ch 2, turn, dc in each st across, turn.
Row 7: Skip first 2 sts, 5 tr in next st, skip next 2 sts, slip st in next st, skip next 2 sts, 5 tr in next st, skip last 2 sts, slip st in top of beginning ch. Begin Working in Rounds Round 8 Right Side : Ch 1, do not turn, working in ends of rows down side of heart, work 10 hdc evenly spaced across side edge, 3 hdc in adjustable ring at point, 10 hdc evenly spaced across other side edge, 2 hdc in each of next 5 tr, slip st in next slip st, 2 hdc in each of next 5 tr; join with slip st in beginning ch—44 sts.
Fasten off A. Fasten off B. Place markers for increase locations: Place piece on a flat surface. Identify the 10 ch-4 spaces of the last round, centered above the heart.
Place a marker in the dc before these 10 center ch-4 spaces and place another marker in the dc following the center ch-4 spaces. Continuing around the piece, skip the next 10 ch-4 spaces and place another marker in the next dc. Skip the next 14 ch-4 spaces and place another marker in the next dc. As the following rounds are worked, move the markers into the ch-2 space of the dc, ch 2, dc worked at each marked location.
Remove markers. Finishing Place one piece on top of the other pieces, with Right Sides together, with hearts matching, and stitches of last round matching. Work from the Wrong Side of the pieces. Place markers for neck edges: Identify the 4 ch-8 spaces of the last round, centered above the heart. Place a marker in the dc before these 4 center ch-8 spaces, and place another marker in the dc following the center 4 ch-8 spaces for neck edges.
Seam first shoulder and side: Work through both thicknesses. Join B with slip st in one of the marked dc. Working in sts of last round and working down side of pieces not across neck , sc in next 8 ch, [sc in next dc, sc in next 8 ch] 2 times, fasten off shoulder seamed , skip next 6 chspaces, join B with slip st in next dc, sc in next 8 ch, [sc in next dc, sc in next 8 ch] 3 times, fasten off side seamed.
Seam second shoulder and side: Join B with slip st in other marked dc. Working in sts of last round, down other side of pieces, work second shoulder and side seams in same manner as first shoulder and side seams. Weave in ends. Turn tunic Right Side out. The information on this instruction sheet is presented in good faith and without warranty. Results are not guaranteed.
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