Beatrice

Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Project Type: 
Women’s Clothing
Designer: 
Berroco Design Team

Sizes

Directions are for women’s size X-Small/Small.  Changes for size Medium/Large are in parentheses.

 

Finished Measurements

Bust – 30(34).

Length – 13 1/2” (Including bottom band).

Note:  Even though the actual bust measurement given seems small, due to the dolman sleeves and the open front, the fit of this garment is very forgiving.

 

Materials

Touché (50 grs), 3(4) hanks each #7914 Lemon Meringue (A) and #7970 Nectar (B) and 2(3) hanks each #7930 Green Tea (C) and #7920 Persimmon (D).

Crochet hook, size 4.50 mm (G) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE.

 

Gauge

1 Pat St repeat = 4”;  6 rows = 4” in crocheted pattern with A, B, C or D using size 4.50 mm (G) crochet hook.

1 St holder or safety pin.

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE.

 

Note

This garment is made all in one piece with the lower band added during finishing.  It is worked sideways from left cuff to right cuff.

 

Stripe Sequence

* Working in crocheted pat, work 3 rows A, 3 rows B, 3 rows C, 3 rows D, rep from * for stripe sequence.

 

Shrug

With crochet hook, using A, ch 160.

Row 1:  Dc in 4th ch from hook, * skip 2 ch’s, work (dc, ch 1, dc) all in next ch, ch 1, skip 2 ch’s, dc in next ch, ch 1, skip 2 ch’s, work (dc, ch 1, dc) all in next ch, skip 2 ch’s, work [(dc, ch 1) 3 times, dc] all in next ch, skip 2 ch’s, work (dc, ch 1, dc) all in next ch, ch 1, skip 2 ch’s, dc in next ch, ch 1, skip 2 ch’s, work (dc, ch 1, dc) all in next ch, skip 2 ch’s, yo and pull up a loop in next ch, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook, skip 2 ch’s, yo and pull up a loop in next ch, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook, yo and pull through all loops on hook, rep from * 4 times more, skip 2 ch’s, work (dc, ch 1, dc) all in next ch, ch 1, skip 2 ch’s, dc in next ch, ch 1, skip 2 ch’s, work (dc, ch 1, dc) all in next ch, skip 2 ch’s, work [(dc, ch 1) 3 times, dc] all in next ch, skip 2 ch’s, work (dc, ch 1, dc) all in next ch, ch 1, skip 2 ch’s, dc in next ch, ch 1, [skip 2 ch’s, work (dc, ch 1, dc) all in next ch] twice.  Turn.

Row 2:  Ch 3, yo and pull up a loop in ch-1 space, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook, yo and pull up a loop in next ch-1 space, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook, yo and pull through all loops on hook, * skip next dc and ch-1 space, work (dc, ch 1, dc) all in next dc, ch 1, skip next ch-1 space and dc, dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, work (dc, ch 1, dc) all in next ch-1 space, work [(dc, ch 1) 3 times, dc] all in next ch-1 space, work (dc, ch 1, dc) all in next ch-1 space, ch 1, dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, skip 1 dc and 1 ch-1 space, work (dc, ch 1, dc) all in next dc, skip next ch-1 space, yo and pull up a loop in next ch-1 space, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook, yo and pull up a loop in next ch-1 space, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook, yo and pull through all loops on hook, rep from * 4 times more, skip 1 dc and 1 ch-1 space, work (dc, ch 1, dc) all in next dc, ch 1, skip next ch-1 space and dc, dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, work [(dc, ch 1), twice, dc] all in next ch-1 space, work [(dc, ch 1) 3 times, dc] all in next ch-1 space, work (dc, ch 1, dc) all in next ch-1 space, ch 1, dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, skip 1 dc and 1 ch-1 space, work (dc, ch 1, dc) all in next dc, skip next ch-1 space, yo and pull up a loop in next ch-1 space, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook, yo and pull up a loop in top of ch-1, yo and pull through 2 loops on hook, yo and pull through all loops on hook.  Turn.  Rep Row 2, following stripe sequence until piece measures approximately 16” from beg and eight 3-row stripes have been completed.

Shape Neck:  Next Row (RS):  Rep Row 2, repeating from * once instead of 4 times.  Turn.  (Only half of row will have been worked.)  Work even on the first half of row for approximately 4(6)” or until two(three) more 3-row stripes have been completed.  Sl last st on hook onto a holder.  With crochet hook, join next color in stripe sequence to beg of last row worked and ch 78.  Fasten off.

Next Row (RS):  Sl st from holder back onto crochet hook, join next color in stripe sequence and rep Row 2 across first half of row, then rep Row 1 across ch.  Turn.  Rep Row 2 across all sts, following stripe sequence until piece measures approximately 16” from end of neck or until eight more 3-row stripes have been completed.  Fasten off.

 

Finishing

Steam piece with hot steam iron and a pressing cloth.  Measure in 10 1/2” from starting ch and mark beg and end of row (see schematic).  Measure in 10 1/2” from last row worked and mark beg and end of row.  Fold piece in half lengthwise.  Sew fronts to back up to markers.

Waistband/Tie:  With crochet hook, using D, ch 21.

Row 1:  Sc in 9th ch from hook, (ch 5, skip 5 ch’s, sc in next ch) twice.  Turn.

Row 2:  Ch 7, skip 2 ch’s, sc in next ch, (skip 2 ch’s, 1 sc and 2 ch’s, sc in next ch) twice.  Turn.  Rep Row 2 until band measures 50(54)” from beg.  Fasten off.  Sew one long edge of waistband to lower edge of shrug leaving ends free at front for ties.

Fringe:  Cut one 6” long strand each of A, B, C and D.  Put strands tog and fold in half.  With crochet hook, draw center of strands through first space at end of tie forming a loop.  Pull ends of fringe through this loop.  In this manner, make 3 fringes in spaces along end of each tie.  Trim fringe to even off if necessary.

Note:  For speedier cutting, wrap yarn multiple times around a piece of cardboard that is the desired length of fringe.  Cut lower edge to free wrapped strands.