No-Sew Crochet Slip-Over
by Elaine Jones
Materials: Approx. 150 grams DK yarn (8 ply ; light worsted ; #3) main colour
Small amount contrast (10 grams)
4.5 mm. crochet hook (US 7)
Finished size: Approx 14 inches wide by 17 inches long
Abbreviations: ch. = chain
sl st = slip stitch
hdc = half double crochet (half treble in UK terms)
sc = single crochet (double crochet " )
fphdc = front post half double crochet
The slipover is worked from the top down, beginning with a rectangular yoke.
Ch. 66. Sl st into first ch to form a ring
1st Row: 2 ch (1 hdc 1 ch 2 hdc) into same place as sl st. 1 hdc into each of next 7 ch. *(2 hdc 1 ch 2 hdc) into next ch. 1 hdc into each of next 24 ch ** (2 hdc 1 ch 2 hdc) into next ch. 1 hdc into each of next 7 ch. Rep. from * to ** . Sl st to top of first 2 ch. to join. Turn
2nd Row: 2 ch.(counts as first hdc here and throughout). Skip first hdc then work 1 hdc into each of next 25 hdc. *(2 hdc 1 ch 2 hdc) into 1 ch space at corner. 1 hdc into each of next 11 hdc (2 hdc 1 ch 2 hdc) into 1 ch space at corner **. 1 hdc into each of next 28 hdc. Rep. from * to ** once. 1 hdc into each of next 2 hdc. Sl st to top of turning ch. Turn
3rd - 5 th Rows: As 2nd row, working (2 hdc 1 ch 2 hdc) into each corner ch. Each side of the rectangle will increase by 4 hdc per row as follows:
3rd row: short side = 15 hdc long side = 32 hdc
4th row: short side = 19 hdc long side = 36 hdc
5th row: short side = 23 hdc long side = 40 hdc
Back: Re-attach yarn to the first hdc at the beginning of one of the long sides. 2 ch 1hdc in each hdc to end, ending with 1 hdc in 1 ch space at end of row. Turn (45 hdc - inc. turning ch.)
Next row: * 2 ch 1 hdc in each hdc to end, ending with 1 hdc in top of turning ch.**
Repeat from * to ** 3 times.
1st increase row (to shape armhole): 2 ch. 2 hdc in next hdc 1 hdc in each hdc to end, ending with 2 hdc in top of turning ch.
2nd - 4th increase rows as 1st increase row. Fasten off.
Front Work as for back to ** then:
Repeat from * to ** once only.
Work increase rows as for back but do not fasten off. Turn.
2 ch. 1 hdc into each hdc to end, ending with 1 hdc in turning chain. 1 hdc in each hdc along bottom edge of back. Sl st. to top of 2 ch. Turn
Pattern row: 2 ch. 1 hdc into each hdc around back and front. Sl st to top of turning chain. Turn
Continue in pattern row until slipover is the desired length - approx. 16 inches. Fasten off
Row 1: With right side facing, attach contrast to same place as final sl st. 2 ch (for 1st hdc) then work * 1 fphdc around next hdc, 1 hdc in next hdc **. Repeat from * to ** to end of round. Sl st into top of first 2 ch. Do not turn.
Rows 2 - 4 Repeat row 1. Fasten off
Attach contrast yarn to base of armhole and work a row of sc around the armhole - repeat on the other side. Work a row of sc around the neck edge if desired.
Pattern note: If preferred, the ribbing rows can be omitted, in which case just work the pattern row until the slipover measures 17 inches from top.