SIZE 2-4 YEARS
American Thread Company "De Luxe" Mercerized
Crochet and Knitting Cotton
4-250 yd. Balls #25 Turquoise
1 Ball White
2 Skeins "Silkine" Art Thread #1024 Pink
Steel Crochet Hook #8
16 Small Buttons.
This dress may also be made in any of the following threads: "Silkine" or "Star" Pearl Cotton size 5, "Star" Crochet Cord or "Gem" Crochet and Knitting Cotton.
With Turquoise, ch 58 (about 6 ¼ inches) and work 57 s c on chain.
2nd Row. Ch 1, 1 s c in each s c and work 17 more rows of s c, break thread.
20th Row. Join thread in first s c at top of band and work s c in first 13 s c, ch 1, turn and work 4 more rows even.
25th Row. 1 s c in each s c, ch 27 (for shoulder), ch 1 turn, work 26 s c on ch and s c in each s c and work 7 rows of s c.
33rd Row. 1 s c in each of the first 3 s c, * ch 6, skip 5 s c, s c in next s c (buttonhole), 1 s c in each of the next 3 s c and repeat from * across row. 1 s c in each s c and ch and work 2 more rows of s c, break thread.
ARM BAND. Join thread in first s c at lower edge, work 1 s c in first 13 s c (leaving 13 s c free between arm band and yoke), ch 1, turn and work 40 more rows of s c, break thread and make other side to correspond. With White work a row of s c around entire yoke and armbands, working 3 s c in corners to keep work flat, break thread. Around lower part of yoke work a second row of s c, taking up top loop of st only, break thread and make another piece for back yoke.
Join Turquoise between arm band and yoke in back loop of first row of white s c and work pattern over 13 s c. Ch 4, thread over, insert needle in first st, thread over, pull through, thread over, insert in same st, with joining, over and pull through, thread over, and work off all loops 2 at a time, * Ch 1, thread over, insert in lowest loop of pattern st just made, thread over, insert in next free loop of 1st row of white s c (leaving the 2nd row of s c free), thread over and work off all loops 2 at a time, repeat from * across row. (13 patterns.)
2nd Row. Ch 4, work 13 patterns with 1 ch between, working into the back loop at st only. Work 2 more rows, break thread and work other side to correspond, without breaking thread ch 4, turn and work across 13 patterns, 1 pattern in back loop of 1st row of s c of yoke and last 13 patterns, ch 4, turn and work 2 more rows of pattern, break thread and work other half of yoke the same. Join front and back yoke, ch 4, work pattern increasing in every other pattern. Join each row, turn and start each row with ch 4. Work 9 more rows of pattern even. Next row increase in every 10th pattern and work even until dress is length desired. Around lower edge of dress work 2 rows of d c.
Sew the two shoulder pieces to sides of yoke and arm bands.
Embroider the designs in little Rambler Roses and 2 leaves, using 6 strands of "Silkine" Art Thread.
Attach two buttons together and slip through buttonholes.
Dress width across shoulder: 10 (10½, 11) inches
Dress width around chest: 33 (35, 37) inches
SIZES: 2, 4, and 6
Materials Required: AMERICAN THREAD "AUNT LYDIA'S" HEAVY RUG YARN
4 (5, 6)—70 yd. skeins Natural
Afghan Hook Size H OR ANY SIZE HOOK WHICH WILL RESULT IN STITCH GAUGE BELOW
GAUGE: 2 sts and 2 rows = 1 inch
BACK: Starting at neck ch 29 (31, 33), pull last loop on hook up about ½ inch and leave loop on hook, insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, yo and pull through loop, yo and pull loop through pulling loop up to same length; leaving all loops on hook work a loop in same manner in each ch across—29 (31, 33) loops, then drop all loops from hook, turn. 2nd ROW: Insert hook in 1st loop, yo and pull loop through, yo and pull loop through pulling loop up to same length, (about ½ inch) leave loop on hook, insert hook in next loop, yo and pull loop through, yo and pull loop through pulling loop up to same length, leaving all loops on hook work a loop in same manner in each loop across row, drop all loops from hook, turn. Repeat 2nd row for pattern. Work even for 3 (3½, 4) inches from beg. NEXT 2 ROWS: Inc 1 st at beg and end of each row for underarm (to inc: work 2 loop sts in same loop)—33 (35, 37) loops. Continue in established pattern inc 1 st each edge every 3 inches 4 times—41 (43, 45) loops. Work even until 11½ (12½, 14) inches from underarm, or desired length to lower edge. NEXT ROW: Work 1 sc loosely in each loop, cut
Publisher: BookRix GmbH & Co. KG
Publication Date: 06-03-2015
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