Shoulder shaping

Work with the back first. Use the blue color, with right side facing join yarn with a slip stitch at the first stitch of the right shouder (see pictures 21a-b). Then work as follows:

Row1 (right side): 1 chain, single crochet in each of the next 27 stitches, turn (see pictures 21c, 22).

picture 21

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Row2 (wrong side): 1 chain, single crochet in each stitch to the end, work the last single crochet in the first chain of the previous round, turn (see picture 23).

picture 23

Row3: work slip stitch in each of the next 4 stitches (see picture 24a), then pick up the beige color yarn and work 1 chain changing the color (see pictures 24b), then: single crochet in each stitch to the end, turn. 

picture 24

Row4: repeat Row2 (see picture 25).

picture 25

Row5-6: repeat Row3-4 using the yellow color yarn (see picture 26).

picture 26

Then work Row7-14 repeating Row3-4, pick up a new color every right side row (see picture 27).

picture 27

Make the same with the left shoulder working from the wrong side (reversing shaping) (means Row1 - wrong side, Row2 - right side and so on). Fasten off and weave in your threads.

picture 28

Make the same shoulders for the Front. To start join yarn with a slip stitch at the second chain of the corner chain-2 space as it is shown in the picture 28a. Then work the same as Back.

picture 28a

After completing do not fasten off the grey yarn, work as follows: slip stitch in each of the next 4 stitches (see picture 29b), turn, 5 chains, skip 3 stitches, single crochet in the next stitch (see pictures 29c and 29d).

picture 29

Then join the front and back of the shoulder with each other. Work 3 chains, then single crochet in the lowest point of the other part of the shoulder and turn (see picture 30).

picture 30

And then work: *2 chains, single crochet in the next chain-5 space, 2 chains, skip 3 stitches of the current part of the shoulder, single crochet in the next stitch,  repeat from * to the end (see pictures 31-32).

picture 31

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Work 3 chains and single crochet in the highest point of the opposite part of the shoulder to finish the joining (see picture 33). Fasten off.

picture 33

Join the side seams.

Put the front and the back together, right side to right side. You can pin them to keep  the pieces evenly. Insert hook in the lowest stitches of the both thicknesses, pull up the loop, work single crochet in the same stitch to join the both pieces. Then work as follows: * 2 chains, skip the space approximately equal to the chain-2 space, work single crochet in the both pieces joining them, repeat to the end of the side seam  (see picture 34).   Don't join sides to the very  end, leave enough space for the armholes (see picture 35).

picture 34

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Conversion Chart


U.S Term

U.K./AUS Term

sl st (slip stitch)

sc (single crochet)

sc (single crochet)

dc (double crochet)

hdc (half double crochet)

htr (half treble crochet)

dc (double crochet)

tr (treble crochet)

tr (treble crochet)

dtr (double treble crochet)

dtr (double treble crochet)

trip tr or trtr (triple treble crochet)

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