246 – Colorful Crochet Shells for Top – Blouse

246 – Colorful Crochet Shells for Top – Blouse

You can see step by step instructions and video tutorial how to crochet easy summer top.
This is a beautiful summer blouse and free crochet pattern. Easy to make.
Both pieces of the blouse are the same.
FRONT = BACK
I will show you how to make a size M.

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You will need:
Hook Size 3,5 mm
Scissors
Tape measure
Stitch markers
Sewing needle
Cotton Yarn 300 g (6 balls of cotton yarn. Each ball contains 137 yds / 125 m)
I used 100 g of green colored yarn, 100 g of pink colored yarn and 100 g of white colored yarn.

Terminology:
st – stitch
CH – chain stitch
SC – single crochet
DC – double crochet (yarn over the hook once)
Shell – 6 DC Shell with chain space (DC 3 + CH + DC 3 in one stitch)

Size: Medium (M)
Width = 45 cm / 17.5 inches
Length = 46 cm /18 inches

Instructions:
Make a combination of colors that you like.
I used 3 colors of yarn.
To begin, it’s necessary to make 87 chains (for size M).

Different sizes:

size XS = 73 chains
size S = 80 chains
size M = 87 chains
size L = 94 chains
size XL = 101, 108 chains
size XXL = 115, 122 chains
Multiple of 7 + 3 for all sizes.

First, I use a green-colored yarn
Make 87 chains (multiple of 7 + 3)

Row 1: skip chain, SC in the next two chains, *skip CH 2, Shell, skip CH 2, SC 2 *repeat to the end row
Shell = DC 3 + CH + DC 3 in one stitch

Row 2: CH 3 (this is the first stitch); DC in the second st; *CH 2, SC in the chain space (in the middle of the shell), CH 2, DC 2 over SC 2 *repeat to the end row; turn your work.

Now switch to a pink – colored yarn.
Row 3: CH, SC in the next 2 st (SC 2 over DC 2), *Shell in the next SC (skip 2 chains), SC 2 over DC 2 *repeat to the end row

Pattern = Rows 2 – 3
Repeat Pattern

Changing colors

Rows 1 – 2: green – colored yarn
Rows 3 – 4: pink – colored yarn
Rows 5 – 6: white – colored yarn
Keep changing colors in this way.

Total 56 rows.

The front is now done.
Make the second piece. Both pieces of the blouse are the same. FRONT = BACK

We’ll connect two pieces together at the shoulder.
Measure 6 cm from the beginning of row and put the stitch marker (put the stitch marker in the middle of the second shell)
Sew with sewing needle and green colored yarn.

Connecting both pieces on the side

Measure 20 cm / 7.6 inches from the top of the shoulders and put the stitch marker (22th row from the top). That will mark armhole.
Sew the front and back pieces with sewing needle and green colored yarn.
It takes patience to connect pieces of a blouse.
As we connect the white and pink pieces, we sew the inner threads of the stitches.

Edges – armhole: Make one row of single crochet stitches.

 

 

 

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