Wednesday, 26 March 2014

LITTLE PRINCESS CROCHET DRESS


DRESS
For 6 month baby

GAUGE: 16 dc = 4”; 8 yoke dc rows = 4” using smaller 
hook. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to 
obtain the gauge

Yoke
With smaller hook, ch 50.
Row 1 (Right Side): 2 dc in 4th ch from hook (beginning chains count as dc), *dc in next ch, 2 dc in next ch; repeat from * across, turn—72dc. 
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), dc in first st (increase made), [dc in next 5 sts, 2 dc in next st] 11 times, dc in next 4 sts, dc in last dc (top of turning ch), turn—84dc.
Row 3: Ch 3, dc in first st, [dc in next 8 sts, 2 dc in next st] 9 times, dc in last 2 sts, turn—94 sts.
Row 4: Ch 3, dc in first st, [dc in next 12 sts, 2 dc in next st] 7 times, dc in last 2 sts, turn—102sts.
Row 5: Ch 3, dc in first st, [dc in next 20 sts, 2 dc in next st] 4 times, dc in next 16 sts, 2 dc in last st, turn—108 sts.
Row 6: Ch 3, dc in first st, [dc in next 20 sts, 2 dc in next st] 5 times, dc in last 2 sts, turn—114sts.

Shape Armholes
Round 1: Ch 3, dc in next 16 sts, skip next 22 sts for first armhole, dc in next 36 sts, skip next 22 sts for next armhole, dc in last 17 sts; join with slip st in top of beginning ch-3—70 sts remain for skirt Turn, before beginning skirt.
Note: The beginning and ending section of this round are different sizes, to allow for overlap at back for buttoning.

Skirt:
Round 2:(Right side):
Ch 4 (count as dc,ch1 here and through out), dc in first st (beginning V-st made), skip next dc,*V-st in next dc, repeat from  around; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch -35 V-sts.
Round 3: Slip st in first ch- space, ch 4, dc in same ch- space (beginning V-st made), V-st in each ch- space
around; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch.Repeat last round until skirt measures 3”.
Increase Round: Slip st in first ch-space, ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2 here and throughout), dc in same ch-space (beginning lg-V-st made), lg-V-st in each ch-space around; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch.
Repeat last round until skirt measures 7”. If additional flar is desired, switch to a hook one size larger 
for the last few rounds. Do not fasten off and do not turn.

Edging Bottom: Slip st in each st to first ch-space, (slip st, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc, hdc) in same ch-space, (hdc, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc, hdc) in each ch-space around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch-2.

Neck Edging
With Right Side facing and smaller hook, join yarn with slip st at beginning of neck edge (at back neck), work sc evenly spaced across neck edge, down back opening, and up other side of back opening, working a picot after every 3rd sc; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off. 

Armhole Edging
With Right Side facing and smaller hook, join yarn with slip st anywhere in armhole edge, sc evenly spaced around armhole opening and work a picot after every 3rd sc; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off. Repeat around other armhole.

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