Yarn: 700(800,900, 1000) yards of worsted weight cotton yarn
Tools: 5.0mm crochet hook (Sizes: S & L), 5.5mm crochet hook (Sizes: M & XL), tapestry needles, scissors, 4 latch stitch markers
Skill Level: Easy
Stitches: (ch)chain, (sc)single crochet, (sl st)slip stitch
Make 2 Panels
Sizes S (M, L, XL)
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch. from hook and in each ch. across, turn. (80sc)
Row 2: Ch.1, sc in 1st sc, *ch.8, sk nxt. 8 sc, sc in nxt 2 sc* repeat from * across to last 9 st., ch.8, sk nxt 8 sc, sc in last sc, turn.
Row 3: Ch.1, sc in 1st sc, *ch.8, sk nxt. 8 ch, sc in nxt 2 sc* repeat from * across to last 9 st., ch.8, sk nxt 8 ch, sc in last sc, turn.
Row 4-46(46,56,56): Repeat Row 3 43(43,53,53) more times.
Row 47(47,57,57): Ch.1, sc in each sc and ch. across. Do not finish off. !
Turn piece to work down side of rows (this will become the top neckline of cover-up).
Row 1: Ch.1, sc in end of each row, turn. (47,47,57,57 sc)
Row 2: Ch.1, sc in each sc across. Finish off. !
First Panel is now complete, make the second panel.
Join two panels with sl st. in top of side and work sl st. tblo of both pieces until last 20(20,30,30) sc (the unworked sts. will create the side slit on the leg.) Repeat on other side.
From side seam count 10(10,15,15) sts to the left and place a stitch marker on front and a stitch marker on back. Repeat from right side (4 stitch markers total). Join w/sl st. in one of the front marked sts, ch. 50(50,60,60) and join w/sl st in corresponding st. marked on back side. Continue joining 3 chains of 50(50,60,60) in this manner in each of the next 10(10,13,13) sts.
Repeat on other side. Total of 60(60,78,78) chains. Finish off. Weave in ends. *Note for a less dramatic look, work only one chain of 50(50,60,60) in each of the next 10(10,13,13) sts.