Finished chest size: 36(40)"
MATERIALS: Crystal Palace Waikiki
65/35% rayon/cotton, 50gm
(100 yds), 8 (9) balls. Breeze 100% cotton 50 gm/110yds, 1 skein in color
to complement Waikiki color. Crystal Palace Bamboo Needles
single point. Stitch holders. Crystal Palace Bamboo Crochet hook F, 8
buttons 3/4" or approx. 12 buttons 1/2".
GAUGE: in Waikiki, 5.5 sts = 1" in Stockinette stitch (St st).
Take time to check gauge, do a swatch before beginning project.
Abbreviations: yo: yarn over BO: bind off CO: cast on inc: increase
BACK: Cast on 175(192) sts. Work in St st for 4" ending with a right
side row. Next row: dec 75(82) st evenly across row. 100(110) sts.
Work Eyelet rows:
Note: (B01 uses 2 sts: K2, pass first st over 2nd st and off needle)
Row 1: K2(3), * BO 1, k2, BO 1, k7(8) rep from * 7
Row 2: Purl. C01 st over each bound off st in
Work in St st for 9.5" from eyelet rows. Bind off 4 sts at beg of next two
rows. Dec 1 st each end every other row, 7 times. 78(88) sts. Work until 7"
above armhole bindoffs. Bind off 6(7) sts at beg of next 4 rows. Bind off 5(6)
sts at beg of next row. K13(14), BO 18(20), K rem 18(20) sts. Working one side
at a time BO 5(6) sts at armhole edge. BO 8 sts at neck edge. Bind off 5(6) sts
at armhole edge. Join yarn to rem side, BO 5(6) sts at armhole edge , BO 8 sts
at neck edge.
LEFT FRONT: Cast on 82(96) sts. Work in St st for 4". Next row dec
32(41) sts evenly spaced across row 50(55) sts. Work Eyelet rows: Row 1: K2 *BO
1, k2, BO 1, k7(9), rep from * 3 times end B01, k2, B01, k3(2). Row 2: Purl. C01
st over each bound off st on row 1.
Work for 9.5" from eyelet rows. Bind off 4 sts on armhole edge, Dec 1 st
every other row at armhole edge 7 times. 39(44) sts. Work until 3" above
Shape neck front: At neck edge work binds offs thus: 5 sts once, 3 sts
once, 2 sts twice. Dec 1 st at neck edge on this and every other row 5(6) times.
22(26) sts. Work straight until front measures same as back to shoulder. Shape
shoulder: Bind off 6(7) sts at armhole edge 2 times. Bind off 5(6) sts at
armhole edge 2 times.
RIGHT FRONT: Work as for left front, reversing shaping.
FINISHING: Join shoulder seams. Sew side seams. Press. Drawstring for
peplum: With Breeze make crochet chain for 60". Thread through eyelet rows.
Crochet Edging: With Breeze and crochet hook F, work edging along
outer edge of garment and armhole edges as follows: Round 1: Work single crochet
around edge. Round 2: *Single crochet, ch 3, slip st into single crochet, slip
st 1 into next st. Repeat from *. Note: For small buttons every other chain 3 is
used as a buttonhole. If using larger buttons mark their placement. At those
points instead ofch 3, ch 6 or appropriate length to fit snuggly over button.