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Mermaid Blouse

Updated: Sep 5

A scoop-neck summer blouse reminiscent of a princess' everyday wear.

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Materials

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Stitches

  • Chain (ch)

  • Slip stitch (sl st)

  • Single crochet (sc)

  • Single crochet increase (inc)

  • Single crochet decrease (dec)

  • Half double crochet (hdc)

  • Half double crochet increase (hdc inc)

  • Half double crochet decrease (hdc dec)

  • Front loop only/ Back loop only (FLO/BLO)

  • Wrong side/ Right side (WS/RS)

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Pattern notes

Project is worked top down.


Gauge

16 sts x 13 rows of hdc = 10cm x 10cm (4” x 4”)


Sizes

XS [S, M, L, XL]

36 [38, 40, 42, 44]”/90 [95, 100, 105, 110] cm bust

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Instructions

Yoke

Ch 144 (150, 162, 168, 174), join to first ch with sl st, ch 1, turn.

All sizes

Round 1: sc around, join to first st with sl st, ch 1, turn 144 (150, 162, 168, 174)

XS

Round 2: (23 hdc, hdc inc) around, join to first st with sl st, ch 1, turn (150)

XS (S)

Round 3 (2): (12 hdc, hdc inc, 12 hdc) around, join to first st with sl st, ch 1, turn (156)

Round 4 (3): (25 hdc, hdc inc) around, join to first st with sl st, ch 1, turn (162)

XS (S, M)

Round 5 (4, 2): (13 hdc, hdc inc, 13 hdc) around, join to first st with sl st, ch 1, turn (168)

XS (S, M, L)

Round 6 (5, 3, 2): (27 hdc, hdc inc) around, join to first st with sl st, ch 1, turn (174)

XS (S, M, L, XL)

Round 7 (6, 4, 3, 2): (14 hdc, hdc inc, 14 hdc) around, join to first st with sl st, ch 1, turn (180)

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All sizes

Round 1: (29 hdc, hdc inc) around, join to first st with sl st, ch 1, turn (186)

Round 2: (15 hdc, hdc inc, 15 hdc) around, join to first st with sl st, ch 1, turn (192)

Round 3: (31 hdc, hdc inc) around, join to first st with sl st, ch 1, turn (198)

Round 4: (16 hdc, hdc inc, 16 hdc) around, join to first st with sl st, ch 1, turn (204)

Round 5: (33 hdc, hdc inc) around, join to first st with sl st, ch 1, turn (210)

Round 6: (17 hdc, hdc inc, 17 hdc) around, join to first st with sl st, ch 1, turn (216)

Round 7: (35 hdc, hdc inc) around, join to first st with sl st, ch 1, turn (222)

Round 8: (18 hdc, hdc inc, 18 hdc) around, join to first st with sl st, ch 1, turn (228)

Round 9: (37 hdc, hdc inc) around, join to first st with sl st, ch 1, turn (234)

Round 10: (19 hdc, hdc inc, 19 hdc) around, join to first st with sl st, ch 1, turn (240)

Round 11: (39 hdc, hdc inc) around, join to first st with sl st, ch 1, turn (246)

Round 12: (20 hdc, hdc inc, 20 hdc) around, join to first st with sl st, ch 1, turn (252)

Round 13: (41 hdc, hdc inc) around, join to first st with sl st, ch 1, turn (258)

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Size XS

hdc 25, ch 19, sk 70, hdc 68, ch 19, sk 70, hdc 25, join to first st with sl st, ch 1, turn (156)

Continue to Body

Round 14: (21 hdc, hdc inc, 21 hdc) around, join to first st with sl st, ch 1, turn (264)

Size S

hdc 25, ch 21, sk 72, hdc 70, ch 21, sk 72, hdc 25, join to first st with sl st, ch 1, turn (162)

Continue to Body

Round 15: (43 hdc, hdc inc) around, join to first st with sl st, ch 1, turn (270)

Size M

hdc 25, ch 24, sk 75, hdc 70, ch 24, sk 75, hdc 25, join to first st with sl st, ch 1, turn (168)

Continue to Body

Round 16: (22 hdc, hdc inc, 22 hdc) around, join to first st with sl st, ch 1, turn (276)

Size L

hdc 26, ch 25, sk 76, hdc 72, ch 25, sk 76, hdc 26, join to first st with sl st, ch 1, turn (174)

Continue to Body

Round 17: (45 hdc, hdc inc) around, join to first st with sl st, ch 1, turn (282)

Size XL

hdc 27, ch 26, sk 77, hdc 74, ch 26, sk 77, hdc 27, join to first st with sl st, ch 1, turn (180)

Continue to Body

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Body

Round 1: hdc around, including in the chains, join to first st with sl st, ch 1, turn (156 [162, 168, 174, 180])

Round 2: hdc 52 (56, 59, 62, 65), (hdc 8, hdc dec, hdc 8) x6, hdc 52 (64, 67, 70, 73), join to first st with sl st, ch 1, turn (150 [156, 162, 168, 174])

Round 3: hdc around, join to first st with sl st, ch 1, turn (150 [156, 162, 168, 174])

Round 4: hdc 52 (56, 59, 62, 65), (7 hdc, hdc dec, 7 hdc) x6, hdc 52 (64, 67, 70, 73), join to first st with sl st, ch 1, turn (144 [150, 156, 162, 168])

Rounds 5-35 (37, 39, 41, 43): hdc around, join to first st with sl st, ch 1, turn (144 [150, 156, 162, 168])

Round 36 (38, 40, 42, 44): hdc around, join to first st with sl st, FO (144 [150, 156, 162, 168])

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Arms

Repeat once for each arm.

Join yarn at middle stitch of the ch from the last round of the Yoke.

Rounds 1 - 10 (10, 11, 12, 12): hdc dec x2, hdc until 4 sts remain, hdc dec x2, join to first st with sl st, ch 1, turn (52, [56, 55, 53, 56])

Rounds 11 (11, 12, 13, 13)-41 (43, 44, 46, 50): hdc around, join to first st with sl st, ch 1, turn (52, [56, 55, 53, 56])

Size M only:

Round 45: hdc around until 1 st remains, hdc inc, join to first st with sl st, ch 1, turn (56)

Size L only:

Round 47: hdc around until 2 sts remain, hdc dec, join to first st with sl st, ch 1, turn (52)

Sizes S, M, XL only

Round 46: (12 hdc, hdc dec) x 4, join to first st with sl st, ch 1, turn (52)

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All sizes

Round 47: (11 hdc, hdc dec) x 4, join to first st with sl st, ch 1, turn (48)

Round 48: (10 hdc, hdc dec) x 4, join to first st with sl st, ch 1, turn (44)

Round 49: (9 hdc, hdc dec) x 4, join to first st with sl st, ch 1, turn (40)

Round 50: (8 hdc, hdc dec) x 4, join to first st with sl st, ch 1, turn (36)

Round 51: (7 hdc, hdc dec) x 4, join to first st with sl st, ch 1, turn (32)

Round 52: (6 hdc, hdc dec) x 4, join to first st with sl st, ch 1, turn (28)

If the cuff becomes too narrow, stop decreasing and skip to cuff (ignoring the stitch count)

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Cuff

Round 1: If RS facing, sc around in BLO, if WS facing, sc around in FLO, join to first st with sl st, ch 1, turn (28)

Rounds 2-10: sc around, join to first st with sl st, ch 1, turn (28)

Round 11: sc around, join to first st with sl st, FO (28)

Weave in ends and profit!


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