(published in 2010 Crochet
Loose fitting finished front or back pieces measure approx. 34
long x 21 wide
finished bust measurement 42)
NOTE: Tabard is
designed for a loose fit over 36-38 chest. If wider piece is
desired, purchase additional yarn. Depending on yarn choice, garment
may stretch somewhat lengthwise.
Worsted-weight handpaint, multicolor, or solid color wool,
wool-blend or acrylic yarn (sample shown in Mountain Colors Alpaca
yds. Color A, 500 yds. Color B
yds. contrast color (CC) for seams and edging
hook (or size to obtain gauge)
Gauge: 12 dc & 6
rows = 4 with worsted wt. yarn on size I hook
back loop only (BLO), beginning (beg), chain (ch), double crochet
(dc), hook (hk), repeat (rep), single crochet (sc), slip stitch (sl
st), space (sp), stitch (st)
each rectangle forms one-half of front or back -- make 4 total:
Color A, 2 in Color B)
1: Ch 103, dc in 4th ch from hook and ea ch across, turn
2: Ch 3, dc in first 2 dc, *ch 1, skip 1 dc, dc in next dc, rep
from * across, ending with dc in ea of last 2 dc, dc in top of
turning ch, turn (48 ch-1 sps)
Ch 3, dc in ea dc and sp across, turn (101 dc)
Rows 2-3 for a total of 15 rows, ending with Row 3. Piece measures
10 from beg. (Note: to increase finished bust measurement of
tabard, repeat Rows 2-3 as necessary to provide additional width,
keeping in mind that each rectangle equals one-half of front or
CC to one side of rectangle, ch 1, sc evenly around entire
rectangle, placing one sc in ea dc on long sides, 3 sc in ea corner,
and 2 sc along sides of rows on short sides of piece. Join with sl
st and fasten off.
for 3 more rectangles.
Center front seam:
With wrong sides together, hold one Color A rectangle together with
one Color B rectangle. At approx. 10 in from short side of pieces
(i.e., the edge that will form the shoulder seams of tabard), attach
CC with slip stitch through back loops only (BLO) of dc. Sl st
through BLO of ea dc on both pieces until you reach end of seam.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
Center back seam:
Repeat instructions for center front seam, but begin back seam
approx. 6 in from short side of pieces (i.e., the edge that will
form the shoulder seam of tabard.)
Hold front and back pieces with wrong sides together at shoulder,
attach CC and sl st across shoulder seam, working through both
loops of dc on front and back pieces for stability. Repeat for
second shoulder seam.
edging: Join CC to center back neck, ch 1, sl st evenly around neck
opening, join with sl st and fasten off.
Outside edging: Join CC at lower edge of center back, ch 1, sl st
evenly around outside edges of tabard, join with sl st and fasten
off. Weave in all ends.
necessary and appropriate for your choice of yarn, consult care
instructions on ball band and block piece lightly by laying it flat
on thick towels, then cover with damp towels and leave to dry.
Holding one strand of each yarn together as one, wrap yarn around a
9 measure (book or piece of cardboard) about 15 times. Tie strands
together at the top, then cut lower edge of strands. Wrap a separate
length of yarn around tassel (about 1 below top) several times and
tie tightly, burying loose ends inside tassel. Attach top of tassel
to center front about 1 down from V-opening.
Side Ties (optional)(make
2): If desired, chain ties can be made to hold front and back
pieces together at sides. With contrast yarn, ch 100, sl st in 2nd
ch from hook and in ea ch across to end. Fasten off.
ties through spaces at desired points on each side of tabard and tie
in a bow.
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