(right side) Double crochet (dc) in 4th chain (ch) from hook and in eachremaining ch across row. There are 121 (133) dc, counting first ch-3 as a dc. Ch 3, turn.
Always skip first dc of row, unless otherwise indicated; ch-3 at beginning of rowcounts a 1 dc. All dc stitches (sts) throughout are worked inBACK LOOPS of sts below,unless otherwise indicated.
Dc across row. There are 121 (133) dc. Ch 3, turn.
Rows 3 & 4:
Repeat Row 2.
Right Front-Next Row:
Dc in next 22 (25) dc. Do not work across remaining sts. Thereare now 23 (26) dc for right front. Work even for 6 (8) more rows. At end of last row,yarn is at armhole edge.
Shape Neck-Next Row:
Dc in each of next 13 (15) sts; do not work across remaining sts.There are now 14 (16) dc. Ch 3, turn.
(1) Next Row:
Work 1 dc decrease over next 2 sts as follows: [yarn over hook, inserthook in next st, yarn over and through 1 loop, yarn over and through 2 loops] twice, yarnover and through 3 loops on hook, dc in each remaining st across.
Dc to within last 2 sts, work 1 dc decrease over last 2 sts. There are now 12(14) sts. Work even on these sts for 2 rows more. Fasten off.
From right side, skip next 75 (81) sts along last long row worked, and joinyarn with a slip st in next st, ch 3 and work 1 dc in each st to end. There are 23 (26) sts.Complete same as for left front on next 6 (8) rows.
Slip st across 9 (11) dc sts. Ch 3, dc into each dc across. There are now 14(16) dc. Ch 3, turn. Complete same as for left front, reversing shaping beginning at (1)next row.
From right side, skip 14 sts after right front along last long row worked, and joinyarn in next st, ch 3 and work 1 dc in each of next 46 (52) sts. There are now 47 (53) stsand 14 sts unworked on either side of back section for armholes. Work even on these 4(53) sts until back is same length as fronts. Fasten off.
From wrong side, with E hook and A, working along chain-base row atlower edge of yoke, join yarn in first st and work shell pattern as follows: single crochet(sc) in same st as joining. * skip 2 sts, 6 dc all in next st for shell, skip 2 sts, sc in next st. *Repeat between * * across row. There are 20 (22) shells across row. Ch 3, turn.
(right side) Working in back loops only, dc in each of 6 dc of shell across,skipping sc sts, but at end dc in last sc. Ch 1, turn.
Sc in first dc, * skip 3 dc, shell in next space between sts (shells of row 3 shouldfall directly above shells of row 1), skip 3 dc, sc in next space. * Repeat between * *across row, but at end skip 3 dc, sc in top of ch-3. Ch 3, turn. Repeat last 2 rows 4 (5)times more, repeat row 2 once more. Fasten off A.
Join Color B, repeat row 3. Fasten off B.
Join Color A, repeat row 2. Fasten off A.Repeat last 2 rows once, substituting Color C for B on shell row.Repeat shell row once more, substituting D for B. Fasten off.
Beginning at upper arm edge, with D hook and A, chain 45 (51).Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each remaining ch across row. There are 43 (49)dc. Work even in dc for 6 1/2 (7)". The last row worked should be a right side row. Ch 1,