|Materials Used||5 skeins of Simply Soft Chocolate yarn (I used only a tiny bit of skein 5)|
|Measurements||3x-4x (42D chest)|
Row 1: Ch 92, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in the next 15 chs, in next ch 2dc-ch2-2dc, then dc in next 10 chs, 2dc-ch2-2dc (shell) in next ch, dc in next 32 chs, 2dc-ch2-2dch (shell) in next ch, dc in next 10 chs, 2dc-ch2-2dch (shell) in next ch, dc in next 17 chs. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 3 (count as 1st dc), dc in same st, dc across to the shell. In the ch 2 sp of the shell, work 2dc-ch2-2dc. Dc across to next shell and repeat from *. Turn.
Rows 3-11: Repeat Row 2.
Row 12: sleeve row: Ch 3, dc in same st, dc across to the shell. Dc in the 1st shell, skip over the sleeve sts, ch 5 and dc into the next shell. Dc across the back to the next shell. Dc into that shell, skip over the sleeve sts, ch 5 and dc into the last shell. Dc across to the end. Sl st tog. You will now work in rounds. The V that is formed is the front.
Round 13: Ch 3, dc in each st around including the ch 5's in each sleeve. Sl st tog.
Round 14: Ch 3, dc, dc, ch3, 3dc all in the same st. *Skip over 3 sts, 3dc, ch 3, 3dc in same st. Repeat from * around. Sl st tog.
Round 15: Sl st over to the ch 3 sp from previous round, ch 3, dc, dc, ch3, 3dc all in that ch 3 sp. *Skip over to next ch 3 sp, 3dc, ch3, 3dc in that sp. Repeat from * around. Sl st tog.
Rounds 16- 22: Repeat Round 15.
Round 23: Ch 1, sc around in each st, work 4 sc in the ch 3 spaces. Sl st tog. Fasten off.
V-neck: Sc in each st around the V-neck. In the left hand corner of V-neck, ch 3 and sc. This makes a button loop. Continue sc around the entire neck line and down the other side of V-neck. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Arm: Repeat on both sides:
Round 1: Attach yarn with a sl st to underarm hole, ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2dc all in same st. *Skip 3sts, 2dc, ch 2, 2dc all in same st. Repeat from * around. Sl st tog. (14 shells)
Round 2: Sl st to ch 2 sp of shell, ch 3, dc, ch 2, 2dc all in the ch 2 sp. *Skip to next ch 2 sp, 2dc, ch2, 2dc in that space. Repeat from * around. Sl st tog.
Rounds 3- 12: Repeat Round 2.
Round 13: Ch 1, sc in each st around, work 3 sc in the ch 2 spaces. Sl st tog.
Round 14: Repeat Round 13. Fasten off and weave in ends.
Note: IF you wanted to make long sleeves, just continue pattern down to wrist. With the 5 skeins, you would have enough yarn to do this.
© December 6, 2007 Christina Budd
This is my written pattern; please use it for personal use only. You may make the item and sell them, but pattern remains property of Christina Budd. And if you sell the finished product, please link back to and give credit to this the original pattern.