Sparkle and Shine Tunic by Lorene Haythorn Eppolite- Cre8tion Crochet

Sparkle and Shine Tunic

Crochet
Aran (8 wpi) ?
10 stitches and 6 rows = 4 inches
in Dc beginning with Fdc
6.0 mm (J)
1296 - 3024 yards (1185 - 2765 m)
Small through 5x
US
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The Sparkle and Shine Tunic is the perfect top for a lovely evening out; whether it’s date night or girl’s night you are sure to sparkle AND shine in this lovely tunic. This top is constructed top down in raglan style and is completely seamless; the sleeves and (optional) cowl neck are stitched directly into the sweater. The cowl neck can be worn in two different ways. This pattern comes in eight sizes. It has 2-3” of positive ease (depending on size). If you prefer a close-fitting garment you can safely go down one full size.

YARN
Red Heart Hygge Charm 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 7, 7) skeins - 97% acrylic 3% other fibers -432 yards each skein
Or comparable #4 weight yarn

MATERIALS
J/6.0mm hook- or hook needed to obtain gauge

DIFFICULTY
Easy + to intermediate

FINISHED SIZE or SIZE(S)
follows CYC Standard Sizes- for more information click here

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
see schematic in photos

GAUGE
10 sts and 6 rows = 4”
Done in dc, use fdc for continuity.

NOTES

  • All terms and measurements are in US Terms.
  • Ch 3 (or CSDS) is considered the first st.
  • Pattern is worked top down in turned rounds.
  • Sl st into the first st of each round to join.
  • St counts are in at the end of each row where a change in sts takes places.
  • Pattern is written in size small with changes for medium, large, 1x, 2x, 3x, 4x and 5x in paren-thesis.

SPECIAL STITCHES
Fdc- Foundation Double Crochet – tutorial provided
Chain 2 (does not count as a st), yarn over (YO) and insert hook in 2nd chain from hook, YO and pull up loop (3 loops on hook), YO and pull through 1 loop creating a chain st, (this is an important step but easy to forget), YO again and pull through first two loops on hook (two loops remaining), YO again and pull through last two loops on hook. This completes the first fdc; to stitch the next fdc, yarn over and insert the hook into the chain made in the first fdc and repeat from to desired length.

Exdc- Extended Double Crochet
Yarn over (YO), insert hook into stitch or space, YO and pull through stitch (three loops on hook),YO, pull through first loop on hook (three loops remain), YO, pull through two loops on hook (two loops remain), yarn over and pull through last two loops

Ex fpdc- Extended Front Post Double Crochet
Same as a regular extended double crochet except instead of crocheting in the normal space you insert hook under post in previous round (from front to back)

Ex bpdc- Extended Back Post Double Crochet
Same as a regular extended dc except instead of crocheting in the normal space you insert hook under post in previous round (from back to front)

OPTIONAL SPECIAL STITCHES
CSDC- Chainless Starting Double Crochet – tutorial provided
If working in rows, turn work. If working in rounds spin hook completely around, making a twist in the loop. Pull up a loop to the height of a normal dc. YO with the loop so that the hook is behind the loop. Insert the hook into the first st of row. Complete a normal dc (YO and draw through st (3 loops on hook), YO and draw through first two loops on hook. YO and draw through last two loops on hook).

SDC- Standing Double Crochet – tutorial provided
Begin with slip knot on hook, YO, insert hook in stitch, and work like a normal dc (YO, draw through first two loops, YO, draw through last two loops).

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