Beach Blouse by Sentry Box Designs

Beach Blouse

Crochet
February 2019
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 26 rows = 4 inches
in 13 sts and 13 sps and 26 rows = 4" in moss st patt with smaller hook; 2 shs and 3 sc = 3" and 8 rows = 3 ΒΌ " in shell patt with larger hook
3.75 mm (F)
4.0 mm (G)
1148 - 1968 yards (1050 - 1800 m)
30 (34Β½, 37Β½, 42, 45)" bust circumference. Sample shown measures 30", modeled with 6" negative ease
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This pattern is available from interweave.com for $5.50.

A shell-stitch pattern that mimics mermaid scales flows beautifully in this off-the shoulder blouse. The fitted bodice with shell-stitch edging flatters feminine curves. The blouse ties around the neck with tassels, adding a nautical feel that’s perfect for romantic evening strolls along the beach.

FINISHED SIZE 30 (34Β½, 37Β½, 42, 45)β€œ bust circumference. Sample shown measures 30”, modeled with 6” negative ease.
YARN Sugar Bush Yarns Nanaimo (80% alpaca, 20% mulberry silk; 164 yd (150 m)/1ΒΎ oz (50g)): #1208 Newcastle stone, 7 (8, 9, 11, 12) balls.
HOOK Sizes F/5 (3.75 mm) and G/6 (4 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
NOTIONS Yarn needle; removable stitch markers (m).
GAUGE 13 sts and 13 sps and 26 rows = 4” in moss st patt with smaller hook; 2 shs and 3 sc = 3” and 8 rows = 3 ΒΌ β€œ in shell patt with larger hook.