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Summery crocheted camisole

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Summery crocheted camisole

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The instructions are written for Extra-Small (XS) size. Any changes for Small (S), Medium (M) and Large (L) are written in brackets. If there is only one set of figures, it applies to all sizes. Standard abbreviations are used. Recommended for crocheters with some experience.

You need:
• Patons Grace (50 g) pure cotton yarn as follows: 6(6,6,7) balls of Main Colour (MC), 60005 Snow; Small amounts of contrast colours (A), 60437 Rose; (B), 60321 Lilac; (C), 60027 Ginger and (D) 60902 Spearmint
• 3.00 mm crochet hook
• 4.00 mm crochet hook OR whichever hook you require to produce the tension given below
• Stitch markers
• Tapestry needle

Tension:
25 sts and 20 rows = 10 cm (4 ins) in pattern using larger hook. Work to exact tension with specified yarn to obtain satisfactory results. TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK TENSION.

Sizes (to fit bust measurement):
• XS: 81.5 cm/32 ins
• S: 86.5 cm/34 ins
• M: 91.5 cm/36 ins
• L: 96.5 cm/38 ins

Take a look at a larger image of the finished camisole.

To make:
FRONT
**With larger hook and MC, ch 104(110,116,122).
Foundation row (right side): 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, [ch 1, skip next ch, 1 sc in next ch] to end of chain, turn. 103(109,115,121) sts now in row.
Row 1: Ch 1, 1 sc in first sc, [1 sc in next ch 1 sp, ch 1, skip next sc] to last 2 sts, 1 sc in next ch 1 sp, 1 sc in last sc, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, 1 sc in first sc, [ch 1, skip next sc, 1 sc in next ch-1 sp] to last sc, 1 sc in last sc, turn.
Last 2 rows form pat.

Cont in pat until work from beg measures 5 cm (2 ins). Place marker at each end of last row.
Cont in pat until work from beg measures 30.5(32,32,33) cm / 12(12?,12?,13) ins, ending with right side facing for next row.

To shape armhole edges:
Row 1: Sl st in each of first 3 sts, ch 1, 1 sc in same sp as last sl st, [1 sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next sc] to last 4 sts, 1 sc in next ch-1 sp, 1 sc in next sc, turn, leaving rem sts unworked.
Row 2: Work even in pat.
Row 3: Ch 1, [draw up loop in each of next 2 sts, yoh and draw through
3 loops on hook] (sc2tog made), pat to last 2 sts, sc2tog, turn.**
Rep last 2 rows twice more, ending with wrong side facing for next row. 91(97,103,109) sts now in row.
Next row: Work even in pat.

To shape left neck and armhole edges:
Next row: Sc2tog, pat across next 20(24,24,28) sts, sc2tog, turn, leaving rem sts unworked.
Next row: Ch 1, sl st in each of first 4(5,5,6) sts, pat to end of row, turn.
Next row: Ch 1, sc2tog, pat to end of row, turn.
Rep last 2 rows 3 times more. 2 sts now in row.
Next row: Sc2tog. Fasten off.

To shape right neck and armhole edges:
With right side facing, skip centre 43(41,47,45) sts, then join MC with sl st to next st. Ch 1, sc2tog, pat to last 2 sts, sc2tog, turn.
Next row: Pat to last 4(5,5,6) sts, turn, leaving rem sts unworked.
Next row: Pat to last 2 sts, sc2tog, turn.
Rep last 2 rows 3 times more. 2 sts now in row.
Next row: Sc2tog. Fasten off.

To make front casing:
With right side facing and larger hook, join MC with sl st to first st, ch 1, 1 sc in each st around neck edge, turn.
Next 3 rows: Ch 1, 1 sc in each sc, turn. Fasten off.
 

Page 1 of 2 – Learn how to make the back of the camisole on page 2.

BACK
Work from ** to ** as given for Front, then rep last 2 rows 5 times more. 85(91,97,103) sts now in row.

To make back casing:
Next 4 rows: Ch 1, 1 sc in each st across neck edge. Fasten off.

To finish:
Sew side seams above markers. Fold casing in half to wrong side; sew in place. On right side of Front, place st marker at centre neck edge.

Large flower
(Make 1 each with A, B and C)

With smaller hook, ch 3, sl st to first ch to join in ring.
Rnd 1: [Ch 3, 1 dc in ring, ch 3, sl st in ring] 5 times. Fasten off, leaving 15 cm (6-ins) end for sewing.

Small flower
(Make 8 each with A, B and C)

With smaller hook, ch 3, sl st to first ch to join in ring.
Rnd 1: [1 hdc, (ch 2, sl st, ch 2, 1 hdc) twice, ch 2, sl st] all in 3rd ch from hook. Fasten off, leaving 15 cm (6-ins) end for sewing.

Leaf
(Make 12 with D)

With smaller hook, ch 8, sl st in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in next ch, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 dc in next ch, 1 hdc in next ch, 1 sc in next ch, sl st in last ch. Fasten off, leaving 15 cm (6-ins) end for sewing.

To add flowers:
Below casing at marker, sew cluster of 2 Leaves, 3 Large Flowers and 4 Small, using tapestry needle and yarn ends. Working up neck edge from each side
of cluster, sew on 4 Small Flowers, alternating colours as desired and ending with 1 Leaf. Sew cluster of 2 Leaves and 3 Small Flowers at each bottom corner.

To make tie:
With larger hook and MC, make chain 162.5(167.5,167.5,172.5) cm / 64(66,66,68) ins long. Turn chain over and work back along wrong side as follows: sl st in centre ‘bump' at back of 2nd ch from hook, sl st in each bump to end of ch. Fasten off.

From right side, and beg and ending at marker, thread Tie through right Front, Back and left Front casings, allowing approx 20.5 cm (8 ins) for each shoulder strap. Try on camisole, gathering casings to position where desired on strap; pin each casing end to strap, then stitch to secure. Tie ends into bow at centre Front.

Photo by Jurek Whysinsky


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