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Zig Zag Shell

©2010 Drew Emborsky, aka The Crochet Dude®

ABBREVIATIONS

beg-beginning; ch-chain; dec-decrease; RS-right side; rem-remaining; rep-repeat; rnd(s)-round(s); sc-single
crochet; sk-skip; sl-slip; st(s)-stitch(es); tch-turning ch

SIZES
S (M, L, XL)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Bust 33.5 (37.5, 41.5, 46.5)

GAUGE
With size I crochet hook, 22 sts for 12 rows measures 4″ in ripple stitch pattern
To make gauge swatch, ch 26, and work in ripple stitch pattern for 16 rows.
*Take time to check gauge*

MATERIALS
14 (15, 18, 19) oz #4 worsted weight yarn (teal)
(Original model made using Naturally Caron Country #0021 Peacock)

IT APPEARS THIS YARN HAS BEEN DISCONTINUED – HERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE I RECOMMEND: Click here: Red Heart With Love

Size I/9/5.5mm crochet hook from Boye®
Tapestry needle

Directions are given for size S, all other sizes are in ( ).

SPECIAL STITCHES
Sc3tog-single crochet 3 together: (insert hook in next st, yo, pull through) 3 times, yo, pull through all 4 loops on hook

RIPPLE STITCH PATTERN

Ch number of sts indicated,
Row 1: 2 sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of next 2 chs, sc3tog, sc in each of next 2 chs, * 3 sc in next ch, sc in each of next 2 chs, sc3tog, sc in each of next 2 chs. Repeat from * across ending with 2 sc in last st, turn.

Row 2: (work entire row in back loops only) Ch 1, 2 sc in first st, sc in each of next 2 sts, sc3tog, sc in each of next 2 sts, * 3 sc next st, sc in each of next 2 sts, sc3tog, sc in each of next 2 sts. Repeat from * across ending with 2 sc in last st, turn.

Note: Pieces of garment are worked from side to side then assembled.

DIRECTIONS:

Front
Row 1: Ch 82 (82, 82, 82), sc into 2nd ch from hook and into ea ch across, turn. (81 sc)

Row 2: (RS) Ch 4 (counts as 1st dc + ch-1), dc in 3rd st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, repeat from * across, turn.

Rows 3-4 (3-6, 3-8, 3-8): Ch 4 (counts as 1st dc + ch-1), dc in next dc, * ch 1, dc in next dc, repeat from * across working last dc into 3rd ch of tch, turn.

Row 5 (7, 9, 9): Ch 1, sc in each st and ea ch-1 sp across, do not turn yet, shape armhole here, ch 40, turn. (121 sc)

Work Row 2 of the Ripple Stitch Pattern for 4.5” (4.5”, 5”, 5.25”) being sure to end on a WS row, turn.

Neckline
Next Row – edge neckline: (RS) Ch 4 (counts as 1st dc + ch-1), (working in back loops only) dc in 3rd st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, repeat from * across, turn.

Next Row – create neckline: (WS) Ch 4 (counts as 1st dc + ch-1), dc in next dc, * ch 1, dc in next dc, repeat from * 44 more times, do not turn yet. Leave remaining sts of Row 22 unworked, ch 47, turn.

For size XL only: Repeat Row 3 twice more.

Next Row: Dc in 5th ch from hook (counts as dc + ch-1 + dc), * ch 1, sk 1 ch, dc in next ch, repeat from * across to the sts of Row 23, dc in first dc, ** ch 1, dc in next dc, repeat from ** across to end of row, turn.

Repeat Row 5 (7, 9, 9), turn.

Work Row 2 of the Ripple Stitch Pattern for 4.5” (4.5”, 5”, 5.25”) being sure to end on a RS row, turn.

Next Row – shape armhole: Ch 4 (counts as 1st dc + ch-1), (working in back loops only) dc in 3rd st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, repeat from * 39 more times, leaving remaining sts unworked, turn.

Next 2 (4, 6, 6) Rows: Ch 4 (counts as 1st dc + ch-1), dc in next dc, * ch 1, dc in next dc, repeat from * across working last dc into 3rd ch of tch, turn.

Next Row: Ch 1, sc in each st and ea ch-1 sp across, fasten off.

Back
Row 1: Ch 82 (82, 82, 82), sc into 2nd ch from hook and into ea ch across, turn (81 sc)

Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as 1st dc + ch-1), dc in 3rd st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, repeat from * across, turn.

Rows 3-4 (3-6, 3-8, 3-8): Ch 4 (counts as 1st dc + ch-1), dc in next dc, * ch 1, dc in next dc, repeat from * across working last dc into 3rd ch of tch, turn.

Row 5 (7, 9, 9): Ch 1, sc in each st and ea ch-1 sp across, do not turn yet, shape armhole here, ch 40, turn. (121 sc)




Work Row 2 of the Ripple Stitch Pattern for 14” (15”, 16”, 17”) being sure to end on a RS row, turn.

Next Row: Ch 4 (counts as 1st dc + ch-1), (working in back loops only) dc in 3rd st, *ch 1, sk 1 st, dc in next st, repeat from * 39 more times, turn.

Next 2 (4, 6, 6) Rows: Ch 4 (counts as 1st dc + ch-1), dc in next dc, * ch 1, dc in next dc, repeat from * across working last dc into 3rd ch of tch, turn.

Next Row: Ch 1, sc in each st and ea ch-1 sp across, fasten off.

ASSEMBLY

With RS facing each other whipstitch shoulders & sides. Weave in all ends.




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