Fit for a Warrior Princess, this crocheted chainmail tunic is made in a fine sparkly yarn for a look of silver (or mithril, if you prefer). This is made for a pre-teen girl, probably close to a woman’s small or x-small.
Yarn: Vanna’s Glamour in Platinum (3 balls) I used exactly 3 balls, including my gauge swatch, so make it 4 if you plan to increase the size or add sleeves.
Hook: N (9 mm)
Gauge: 10 hdc and 8 rows = 4″
Back: Chain 44 loosely.
Row 1: Hdc in the second chain from hook, and in each remaining chain, turn. 43 hdcs.
Row 2: Ch 1, Hdc in each stitch across, turn.
Repeat row 2 until piece measures 20 inches. Begin armhole shaping.
Row 1: Sl st in first 3 stitches, Ch 1, Hdc in same stitch and in each remaining stitch to last 2, turn, leaving the last two stitches unworked. 39 hdcs.
Row 2: Ch 1, skip 1st stitch,Hdc in next stitch and in each rem. stitch to last stitch, turn, leaving last stitch unworked. 37 hdcs.
Row 3-4: Repeat row 2. 33 hdcs remain.
Work even (as body row 2) for an additional 4 inches.
Row 1: Ch 1, Hdc in 10 stitches, turn, leaving remaining stitches unworked.
Row 2 – 4: Work even (as body row 2), fasten off.
For opposite shoulder, join yarn 10 stitches from end of unworked body stitches, and repeat shoulder shaping.
Front: Work same as for back through row 4 of the armhole shaping.
Work even ( as body row 2) for 2 inches.
Shape shoulders the same as for back, making each side 8 rows instead of 4. Fasten off.
With right sides together, sl st shoulder seams together. Seam sides from armhole to about 8 inches from bottom for side vents. Work one row of sc evenly around each armhole and neck. Weave in ends, and block to desired finished measurements. This is a really stretchy fabric – my blocked sizing came out to about 33″ around and 29″ long.