Brave New Flower Shell by Margaret Hubert

Brave New Flower Shell

Crochet
February 2016
Sport (12 wpi) ?
19 stitches and 16 rows = 4 inches
in half double crochet (US) HDC
3.75 mm (F)
3.5 mm (E)
32 (34, 37, 39, 42)” bust
US
This pattern is available from interweave.com for $3.85.

Margaret Hubert burst into Interweave Crochet with the not-so-shy Brave New Bra Top in Fall 2004. Here, she enriches a sweet shell with a blaze of power flowers on one shoulder.

DESIGNER Margaret Hubert

FINISHED SIZE 32 (34, 37, 39, 42)” bust circumference. This is a close-fitting garment, stated chest size is finished size. Garment does stretch slightly after wearing. Garment shown measures 34″, modeled with 1″ ease.

YARN Patons Grace (100% mercerized cotton; 136 yd 125 m/1¾ oz 50 g; ): #62044 clay (MC), 5 (5, 6, 6, 7) skeins; #62307 orchid (A), #62440 lotus (B), #62222 lemon lime (C), 1 ball each.

HOOK Size F/5 (3.75 mm), E/4 (3.5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

NOTIONS Yarn needle.

GAUGE 19 sts and 16 rows = 4″ in hdc with larger size hook; 20 sts and 17 rows = 4″ in hdc with smaller size hook; 10 mesh = 4″ with larger size hook.