Lion Brand Vanna'’s Choice Urban Nomad Tunic and Cowl

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by Lion Brand Design Team

Lion Brand Vanna'’s Choice Urban Nomad Tunic and Cowl

Keep warm and stylish!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:3 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Use a gauge of 5 v-sts + 8 rows (about 4 inch) in pattern to crochet a tunic that has a finished width of approximately 35-1/2 inch and a finished length of approximately 26 inch and a cowl that measures approximately 26 inch in finished circumference and is about 6-1/2 inch in height. Save time, check your gauge. If the hook or needle listed under supplies does not work, use the size that allows you to obtain the required gauge.
    Download the template for abbreviations not explained elsewhere.
    Special Stitch:
    V-st = (Hdc, ch 1, hdc) in indicated st or sp. Notes:
    Tunic is worked in 3 pieces – Back, Front and Belt.
    Belt can be adjusted as desired to create a flattering fit.
    The Cowl is worked in one piece with both colors of yarn.
    To change color, work last st of old color to last yarn over. Yarn over with new color and draw through all loops to complete st.
  • 2
    Back:
    With larger hook and Navy, ch 72.
    Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, and each ch across – 71 sts.
    Row 2 (WS): Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), turn, working through back loops only, hdc in next st and in each st to last st, hdc in top of beg ch – 71 sts.
    Rows 3-5: Rep Row 2.
    Row 6: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), turn, working through back loops only, hdc next 5 hdc, (these 6 hdc create hdc rib at top edge of Poncho); *sk 1 hdc, V-st in next hdc; rep from * to last 7 sts, sk next hdc; working through back loops only, hdc in next 5 hdc, hdc in top of beg ch (these 6 hdc create hdc rib at lower edge of Tunic) – at the end of this row you will have 29 V-sts and 6 hdc rib sts at each end.
    Row 7: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), turn, working through back loops only, hdc in next 5 hdc; *V-st in each ch-1 sp; rep from * to last 6 hdc; working through back loops only, hdc in next 5 hdc, hdc in top of beg ch.
    Rows 8-23: Rep Row 7.
    Row 24 (Slit for Belt): Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), turn, working through back loops only, hdc in next 5 hdc; V-st in next 9 ch-1 sps, ch 3, sk next ch-1 sp, V-st in next 19 ch-1 sps; working through back loops only, hdc in next 5 hdc, hdc in top of beg ch.
    Row 25: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), turn, working through back loops only, hdc in next 5 hdc; V-st in next 19 ch-1 sps, V-st in next ch-3 sp, V-st in next 9 ch-1 sps; working through back loops only, hdc in next 5 hdc, hdc in top of beg ch.
    Rows 26-47: Rep Row 7.
    Row 48 (Slit for Belt): Rep Row 24.
    Row 49: Rep Row 25.
    Rows 50-66: Rep Row 7.
    Row 67: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), turn, working through back loops only, hdc in next 5 sts, *hdc in next hdc, hdc in next ch-1 sp, hdc in next hdc; rep from * to last 6 sts, working through back loops only, hdc in next 5 hdc, hdc in top of beg ch – 71 sts.
    Rows 68-70: Rep Row 2.
    Row 71: Ch 1, turn, working through back loops only, sc in each st to last st, sc in top of beg ch.
    Fasten off.
  • 3
    Front:
    Make same as Back.
  • 4
    Belt:
    With smaller hook and Colonial Blue, ch 7.
    Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across – 6 sts.
    Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), turn, working through back loops only, hdc in next 4 sts, working through both loops, hdc in last st – 6 sts.
    Rep Row 2 until piece measures about 68 inch from beg.
    Weave in ends.
  • 5
    Finishing:
    Sew shoulders. Beginning at lower edge, sew sides for about 13 inch leaving next 12 inch unsewn for armholes. Weave in ends.
  • 6
    Cowl:
    With smaller hook and Colonial Blue, ch 22.
    Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook (skipped ch counts as first hdc), hdc in next ch, (these 3 hdc create hdc rib along edge of Cowl), *sk next ch, V-st in next ch; rep from * 6 more times, sk next ch, hdc in next 3 ch (these 3 hdc create hdc rib along edge of Cowl) – at the end of this row you will have 7 V-sts and 3 hdc rib sts at each end.
    Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc), turn, working through back loops only, hdc in next 2 hdc; V-st in each ch-1 sp to last 3 sts; working through back loops only, hdc in next 2 hdc, hdc in top of beg ch.
    Rows 3-42: Rep Row 2, changing to Colonial Blue in the last st of Row 42.
    Rows 43-59: With Colonial Blue, rep Row 2.
    Fasten off.
  • 7
    Finishing:
    Sew ends together to make Cowl.
    Weave in ends.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:3 hours

Project Supplies

  • Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Yarn Navy 104213507 (8)
  • Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Yarn Colonial Blue 104213506
  • Lion Brand Crochet Hook Size I-9/5.5 mm 104239391
  • Lion Brand Crochet Hook Size J-10/6.0 mm 104236764
  • Lion Brand Blunt End Needles Large Eye 6 pc. 104755288
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