China Doll

A short-sleeve lace tunic inspired by traditional Chinese costume.

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Inspired by traditional Chinese costume, designer Doris Chan fashioned this tunic after one of her mother's engagement dresses. Although the original seventeenth-century qipao was loose fitting and concealing, the modern Shanghai style is form fitting, with a high, tight, stiff collar. Made seamlessly from the top down, the tunic is stretchy, with body-skimming drape.

Finished Size: 33 (36, 381/2, 41, 44)" bust circumference. Garment shown measures 33". Fit is snug with 0" ease.
Yarn: Filatura Di Crosa Brillante (55% cotton, 45% viscose; 153 yd [140 m]/13/4 oz [50 g]; ): #19 lilac, 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) balls. Yarn distributed by Tahki Stacy Charles.
Yarn weight: #2 - Fine
Gauge: 2 rep in sh patt and 6 rows = 23?4" with larger hook; 18 sc = 4". Gauge for trim and collar is fi rmer than gauge for body.
Hook: Sizes G/7 (4.5 mm) and F/5 (3.75 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Removable stitch markers (m); contrast yarn for m; small-eyed yarn needle; three 1/2" plastic bone rings for buttons or three purchased frog closures.
Originally Published: Interweave Crochet Spring 2008.

SKU: EP2741

Author/Speaker/Editor: Doris Chan

Format: eProject