V Neck Crochet Blouse


ABBREVIATIONS Alt., alternate; beg., beginning, ch., chain; ch-sp., chain space; em, centimetres; d.c., double crochet; dec., decrease; d.tr., double treble; h.tr., half treble; in., inch(es); inc., increase; k., knit; p., purl; patt., pattern; p.s.s.o., pass slipped stitch over; rep., repeat; sl., slip; sl.st., slip stitch; st., stitch; sts., stitches; t.b.i., through back of loop; tog., together; tr., treble; y.o., yarn over.crochet-dress-144×300 Crochet V-Neck Dress NEEDLESdouble-knitting-cardigan-300×261 Double-Knitting-Cardigan Where applicable, check your knitting needle sizes very carefully, as both Metric and old U.K. sizes have been quoted.

TENSION It is essential that you test your tension before commencing the garment you have chosen to make. Using the hook size recommended work a square to measure 10 cm x 10 cm (4 in. x 4 in.) If you get less stitches than stated, use a size smaller hook, if you get more, use a size larger

SPECIAL ABBREVIATION Tr.2tog., work 1 tr. into next st. until 2100ps remain on hook, work 1 tr. into next st. until 3 loops remain on hook, y.o. and through all 3 loops. NOTES Count each tr. and each ch-sp. As 1 st., and each 2 ch-sp. as 2 sts., working into spaces throughout. When rejoining yarn make a slip knot on hook, insert hook into next st., y.o. and through both loops. This design can be worn either way round as illustrated.

ROUND NECK BACK OR FRONT Make 91 (97,103,106,115) ch. Foundation row: Work 1 tr. into 4th ch. from hook (count as 2 tr.), 1 tr. into each ch. to end. 89(95,101,104,113) tr. Commence Patt. 1 st row: (Wrong side) 3 ch. (count as 1 st.), 1 tr. into each st. to end working last tr. into 3rd of 3 ch. at beg. of previous row. 2nd row: 5 ch. (count as 2 sts.), work 1 A-st. as follows: 1 d.tr. into last st. of previous row until 2 loops remain on hook, miss next 2 sls., 1 d.tr. into next st. until 3 loops remain on hook, y.o. and through al1 3100ps (A-st. completed), * 2 ch., 1 A-st. placing first d.tr. into same st. as 2nd d.tr. of previous A-st.; rep. from * to last st., 1 ch., 1 d. tr. into 3rd of 3 ch. at beg. of previous row. 3rd row: 3 ch., 1 tr. into ch-sp., *1 tr. into top of A-st., 2 tr. into 2 ch-sp.; rep. from * to end placing last tr. into 4th of 5 ch. at beg. of previous row. 4th row: 3 ch., 1 tr. into each st. to end. 5th row: 3 ch., 1 tr. into next st., *1 ch., miss 1     next st., 1 tr.    Into each of next 2sts.; rep. from * to end placing last tr. into 3rd of 3 ch. 6th row: 3 ch., 1 tr. into each tr. and each ch-sp. to end placing last tr. into 3rd of 3 ch. These 6 rows form the patt. *. Continue in patt. until piece measures approximately 10 in. ending with a 3rd row of patt. Shape Armholes ** 1st row: sI. st. across7sts., 3ch., 1 tr. into each st. to last 6 sts., turn. 2nd row: 3 ch., tr.2 tog. (see Special Abbreviation), * 1 tr. into each of next 2 sts., 1 ch., miss next st.; rep. from * to last 2 sts., tr.2 tog. (1 st. decreased at each end). 3rd row: 3 ch., tr.2 tog., 1 tr. into each st. to last 2 sts., tr.2tog. (1 st. decreased at each end). 4th row: As 3rd row. 3rdAth and 5th sizes only 5th row: 4 ch. (count as 1 st.), 1 A-st., *2 ch., 1 A-st.; rep. from * to last st., 1 d. tr into last st. (1 st. decreased at each end). 6th row: As 3rd row. 7th row: As 3rd row * *. All sizes 71 (77,77,80,89) sts. remain. Starting with the 2nd(2nd, 5th, 5th, 5th) row work 12( 14, 11,13,15) more rows in patt., thus ending with the 1 st (3rd,3rd,5th, 1 st) row. Shape Neck 1 st and 5th sizes only 1 st row: Work in patt. across first 13( 19) sts., 1 d.tr. into next st., turn. 2nd row: 3 ch., tr.2tog., 1 tr. into each st. to end. 3rd row: 3 ch., 1 tr. into each st. to last 2 sts., tr.2tog. 11 (17) sts. remain. 4th row: 3 ch., 1 tr. into next st., 1 ch., miss next st., work in pat!. to end. Fasten off. Miss next 43(49) sts. at centre. With right side of work facing rejoin yarn to next st. (see Notes), 4 ch, 1 A-st., 2 ch., work in patt. to end. 13(19) sts. Next row: 3 ch., 1 tr. into each st. to last 2 sts., tr.2tog. Next row: 3 ch., tr.2tog., 1 tr. into each st. to end. 11(171 sts. remain. Next row: 3 ch., 1 tr. into next st., 1 ch., miss next st., work in patt. to end. Fasten off. 2nd and 3rd sizes only 1st row: Work in pat!. across 15 sts., tr.2tog., turn. 2nd row: 3 ch., tr.2tog., 1 tr. into next st., 1 ch., miss next st., work in patt. to end. 3rd row: 3 ch., 1 tr. into each st. to last 2 sts., tr.2tog. 14sts. remain. Work 1 row straight. Fasten off. Miss next 43 sts. at centre. With right side of work facing rejoin yarn to next st. (see Notes), 3 ch., tr.2 tog., 1 tr. into each st. to end. 16 sts. Next row: 3 ch., work in patt. to last 4 sts., 1 tr. into each of next 2 sts., tr.2tog. Next row: 3 ch., tr. 2tog., 1 tr. into each st. to end. 14 sts. remain. Work 1 row straight. Fasten off. 4th size only 1 st row: Work in patt. across first 15 sts., tr.2 tog., turn. 2nd row: 3 ch., tr.2 tog., 1 tr. into each tr. to end. 3rd row: Work in patt. to last 2 sts., 1 ch., 1 d. tr. into last st. 14 sts. remain. Work 1 row straight. Fasten off. Miss next 46 sts. at centre. With right side of work facing rejoin yarn to next st. (see Notes), 3 ch., tr.2 tog., 1 tr. into each st. to end. 16 sts. Next row: 3 ch., 1 tr. into each st. to last 2 sts., tr. 2tog. Next row: 5 ch., 1 A-st. working first d.tr. into next st., 2 ch., work in patt. to end. 14 sts. remain. Work 1 row straight. Fasten off. V-NECK BACK OR FRONT Work as given for Round Neck Back or Front to *. Continue in patt. until piece is 6 rows shorter than Round Neck to start of armhole shaping, thus ending with a 3rd row of patt.

Divide for V-Neck 1st row: 3 ch., 1 tr. into each of next 41 (44, 47,49,53) sts., tr.2 tog., turn and complete this side first. 1st,2nd,3rd and 5th sizes only 2nd row: 3 ch., tr.2 tog., 1 tr. into next st., 1 ch., miss next st., work in patt. to end. 3rd row: Work in patt. to last 2 sts, tr.2 tog. 4th row: 3 ch., tr.2 tog., 1 tr. into each st. to end. 5th row: Work in patt. to last 3 sts., 1 A-st. 6th row: As 4th row. 4th size only 2nd row: 3ch., tr.2tog., 1 ch., miss next st., work in patt. to end. 3rd row: Work in patt. to last 2 sts., tr. 2 tog. 4th row: 3 ch., tr.2 tog., 1 tr. into each st. to end. 5th row: Work in patt. to last 2 sts., 1 ch., 1 d. tr into last st. 6th row: As 4th row. All sizes 38(41,44,46,50) sts. remain Shape Armhole 1st row: SI.st. across 7 sts., 3 ch., 1 tr. into each st. to last 2 sts., tr.2tog. * * * Dec. 1 st. at neck edge and 1 st. at armhole edge as before on next 3(3,6,6,6) rows. 25(28,25,27,31) sts. remain. Keeping armhole edge straight dec. 1 st. at neck edge as before on next 14( 14,11,13,14) rows. 11 (14,14,14,17) sts. remain Work 2(4,4,4,5) rows straight. Fasten off. Miss next st. at centre for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th sizes only, then with right side of work facing rejoin yarn to next st., 3 ch., tr.2tog., 1 tr. into each st. to end. 43(46, 49,51,55) sts. 2nd row: Work in pat!. to last 2 sts., tr.2tog. 3rd row: 3 ch., tr.2tog , work in patt. 10 end 4th row: As 2nd row. 1 st, 2nd, 3rd and 5th sizes only 5th row: 4 ch., miss next st., 1 d. tr into next st., 2 ch., 1 A-st., work in patt. to end. 4th size only 5th row: 5 ch., 1 A-st. working first d. tr. Into next st., work in patt. to end. All sizes 6th row: As 2nd row 38(41,44,46,50) sts. remain.

Shape Armhole 1st row: 3 ch., tr.2 tog., work in patt. to last 6 sts., turn. Complete to match first side from * * * to end. SLEEVES Make 52(52,55,58,61) ch. Foundation row: Work 1 tr. into 4th ch. from hook (count as 2 tr.), 1 tr. into each ch. to, end. 50(50,53,56,591 tr. Work 3 rows in patt. as given for Round Neck Back or Front. 4th row: (Increase) 3 ch., 2 tr. into next st., work in tr. to last st., 2 tr. into next st. (1 st. increased at each end of row). 5th row: 3 ch., 1 tr. into each of next 2 sts., 1 ch., miss next st., work in patt. to last st., 1 tr. into last st. Inc. 1 st. at each end of following alt. row. 8th row: 4 ch., miss next st., 1 d.tr. into next st., 2 ch., work in patt. to last 3 sts., 1 A-st., 1 d.tr. into same st. as 2nd d.tr. of A-st. Inc. 1 st. at each end of following alt. row. 11th row: 3 ch., 1 tr. into next sr., 1 ch., miss next st., work in patt. to end. Inc. 1 st. at each end of following alt. row 14th row: 4 ch., 1 d. tr. into next st., 1 ch., 1 A-st., work in patt. to last 2 sts., 2 ch., 1 d.tr. into same st. as last dtr. Until 2 loops remain on hook, miss next st., 1 d. tr. into last st. until 3 loops remain on hook, y.o. and through all 3 loops. Inc. 1 st. at each end of following alt. row. 17th row: 4 ch., miss next st., 1 tr. into each of next 2 tr., 1 ch., miss next st., work in patt. to last st., 1 tr. into last st. Inc. 1 st. at each end of following alt. row. 62(62,65,68,71 I sts. 20th row: 5 ch., 1 A-st. placing first d .tr. into last st. of previous row, 2 ch., work in patt. to end. Inc. 1 st. at each end of following alt. row. 23rd-28th rows: As 5th-10th rows. 68(68, 71,74,77) sts. Starting with the 5th row, work 5 rows in patt. as given for Round Neck Back or Front, thus ending with the 3rd row. Shape Top Work as given for Round Neck Back or Front from * * to * * following instructions given for 3rd size. 44(44,47,50,53) sts. remain. Rep. the last 6 rows J (1,1,2, 2) times more, then work the first 4(4,5,1, 2) rows again 24(24,25; 24,25) sts. remain. Next row: SI. st. across 4 sts., 3 ch , 1 tr into each st. to last 3 sts. Fasten off. ROUND NECKBAND Using 2-3/4mm needles and with right side of Round Neck facing, pick up and k 79 (79, 79,83,891 sts. evenly around neck edge by working approximately 3 times into every row and twice into approximately every 3rd or 4th st. 1st row: P.l, “k.l, p.l; rep from” to end 2nd row: K.l, “p.l, k.l, rep. from” to end. Rep the last 2 rows 3 times more then work 1st row again. Cast off in rib.

V-NECKBAND Using 2-3/4mm needles and with right side of V-Neck facing, pick up and k73(81 ,81, 87,951 sts. evenly down neck slope by working approximately 3 times into every row, 1 st. at centre front and 73(18,81,81, 87,95) sts. up neck slope. 14 7( 163,163, 175,191) sts. 1st row: P.l, “k 1, p.l, rep. from” to 2 sts. before centre front st., p.2tog., p.l, p.2tog.t.b.l., p.l, “k.l, p.l; rep from” to end 2nd row: “K.l, P 1, rep. from” to 2 sts before centre st., 51.1, k.l, p.s.s.o., k.l, k.2tog., “p.l, k.l; rep. from” to end Rep. the last 2 rows 3 times more then work 1st row again. Cast off in rib decreasing on this row also. SLEEVE EDGING Using 2-3/4mm needles and with right side of work facing pick up and k. 71 (71,75,79, 83) sts. evenly along lower edge of sleeve by working twice into approximately every 2nd or 3rd st. Work 10 rows in p.l , k. 1 rib as given for Round Neckband. Cast off in rib FRONT AND BACK WELTS Using 2-3/4mm needles and with right side of work facing, pick up and k.119( 127,135, 139,151) sts. evenly along lower edge by working twice into approximately every 3rd st. Work 4 in. in p.l, k. 1 rib as given for Round Neckband Cast off in rib TO MAKE UP Join shoulder, side and sleeve seams. Insert sleeves gathering fullness evenly across sleeve head.

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