Flower Duet


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FLOWER DUET

Flower-striped shift with its own scarf alternates bands of chain stitch “daisies,” narrow rows of chain loops. Easy to crochet of Red Heart Wintuk Sport Yarn. In 8-14.

SIZES: Directions for small size (8-10). Changes for medium size (12-14) and large size (16-18) are in parentheses.
Blocked Bust Size: 35’’ (38 ½’’-42’’).

MATERIALS: Coats & Clark’s “Red Heart” Wintuk Sport Yarn, 2 (3-3) 2 oz. skeins Baby Aqua (A), 1 skein each of Grape (B), Bottle Green (C), Violet (D), Apple Green (E), Camel (F) and Royal Blue (G). Crochet hook size E. (Or English size 11.) Button. Yarn needle.

GAUGE: 4 ch-lps = 3 ½’’; 11 ch-lp rows = 2’’; each complete motif = 1 ¾’’ square.

COMPLETE MOTIF: Beg at center ch 5. Join with a sl st to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, * sc in ring, ch 9, sc in ring (corner lp made), ch 7, repeat from * 3 times. Join with a sl st in first sc – 8 lps. End off.

HALF MOTIF: Beg at center, ch 5. Join with a sl st to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in ring, * ch 7, sc in ring, ch 9, sc in ring, repeat from * once, ch 7 sc in ring – 5 lps. End off.

DRESS: BACK: Make 17 (18-20) complete motifs with A, 8 (9-10) complete motifs with B, C, D, E, F, and G. Make 2 half motifs with F (G-C) and D. Working from right to left, motifs are joined in following sequence:
Row 1 (lower edge): Complete Motifs: * B, E, D, A, F, G, C, A, repeat from * until 11 (12-13) complete motifs are joined. (See First Motif Band, below, for how to join.)
Row 2: Half motif D, then complete motif A, F, G, C, A, repeat from * on row 1 until 9 (10-11) complete motifs are joined, end half motif F (G-C).
Row 3: Complete Motifs: G, C, A, then repeat from * on row 1 until 9 (10-11) motifs are joined.
Row 4: Complete Motifs: A, then work from * on row 1 until 9 (10-11) motifs are joined.
Row 5: Complete Motifs: E, D, A, F, G, C, A, then work from * on row 1 until 9 (10-11) motifs are joined.
Row 6: Repeat row 2.
Row 7: Complete Motif: C, A, then work from * on row 1 until 7 (8-9) motifs are joined.
First Motif Band (lower band): From right side, arrange motifs in color sequence as on row 1. With large-eyed needle and matching colors, sew center of a ch-7 lp on first motif to center of a ch-7 lp on 2nd motif. End off. * Sk 3 lps on last motif joined, sew center of next ch-7 lp to center of a ch-7 lp on next motif. End off. Repeat from * until 11 (12-13) motifs are joined.
First Chain Loop Band: Row 1: Working along upper edge of joined motifs, from right side, sk 2 lps preceding joined lp on first motif, join A to 3rd lp from joining (corner lp), sc in same lp, (ch 3, sc in next lp on same motif) twice, * sc in next free corner lp on next motif, (ch 3, sc in next lp on same motif) twice. Repeat from * across – 22 (24-26) ch-3 lps. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Sc in first sc, * ch 3, sc in next sc, ch 3, sc in each of next 2 sc, repeat from * across, end (ch 3, sc in next sc) twice. Ch 1, turn.
Row 3: Repeat row 2. End off. Turn.
Row 4: Join B in first sc, sc in same sc, * ch 3, sc in next sc, ch 3, sc in each of next 2 sc, repeat from * across, end (ch 3, sc in next sc) twice. End off. Turn.
Row 5: With A, repeat row 4.
Row 6: With C, repeat row 4.
Row 7: Join A in first sc, sc in same sc, ch 1, sc in next sc (dec made), * ch 3, sc in each of next 2 sc, ch 3, sc in next sc, repeat from * across, end ch 1, sc in last sc (dec made). Ch 1, turn.
Row 8: Sc in each of first 2 sc, * ch 3, sc in each of next 2 sc, ch 3, sc in next sc, repeat fromo * across, end ch 3, sc in each of last 2 sc – 20 (22-24) ch-lps. Ch 1, turn.
Row 9: Sk first sc, sc in next sc, work in pat across, end ch 3, sk next sc, sc in last sc. End off.
2nd Motif Band: From right side, arrange motifs in color sequence as on row 2. Sk first 2 ch-lps on half D motif, sew next ch-7 lp to a ch-7 lp of next motif. End off. Continue to join motifs same as for first motif band until 9 ½’’ (10 ½’’-11 ½’’) motifs have been joined; sk 3 lps on last motif, sew next ch-lp to 3rd lp on F (G-C) half motif. Place 2nd motif band along top edge of last row of last Chain Loop Band, having motifs directly above motifs of previous Motif Band. With A (joining 1 lp to each sc), sew the 2 lps along lower edge of first half motif to first 2 sc on Chain Loop Band. Continue to sew 3 free lps of each motif to each corresponding sc on Chain Loop Band; sew 2 lps of last half motif to each of last 2 sc.
2nd Chain Loop Band: Row 1: Working along upper edge of last motif band, from right side, join A to first lp on half motif, sc in same lp, ch 3, sc in next lp on half motif, * sc in next corner lp on next motif, (ch 3, sc in next lp on same motif) twice. Repeat from * across, end last repeat ch 3, sc in last lp on last half motif – 20 (22-24) ch-lps. Ch 1, turn.
Rows 2-9: Repeat rows 2-9 of First Chain Loop Band, ending 18 (20-22) ch-lps on last row.
3rd Motif Band: Working same as for First Motif Band, work in color sequence as for row 3. Sew 3 free lps of each motif to corresponding sc on last row of last Chain Loop Band.
3rd Chain Loop Band: Work same as rows 1-6 for First Chain Loop Band. End off. Turn.
Row 7: With A, work same as row 4. Do not end off. Ch 1, turn.
Rows 8 and 9: Repeat row 2. End off.
4th Motif Band: Repeat 3rd Motif Band, working color sequence row 4.
4th Chain Loop Band: Repeat 3rd Chain Loop Band.
5th Motif Band: Repeat 3rd Motif Band, working color sequence row 5.
5th Chain Loop Band: Work same as rows 1-4 on First Chain Loop Band. End off. Turn.
Row 5: Join A in first st, (sc, ch 1, sc) in same sc (inc made), ch 3, sc in next sc, work in pat across, end (sc, ch 1, sc) in last sc (inc made). End off. Turn.
Row 6: Join C in first sc, sc in same sc, ch 3, sc in next sc, work in pat across to within last 2 sc, end sc in next sc, ch 3, sc in last sc – 20 (22-24) ch-lps. End; turn.
Row 7: Join A in first sc, sc in same sc, ch 3, 2 sc in next sc, ch 3, sc in next sc, work in pat across to within last 2 sc, end 2 sc in next sc, ch 3, sc in last sc. Ch 1, turn.
Rows 8 and 9: Sc in first sc, * ch 3, sc in next 2 sc, ch 3, sc in next sc, repeat from * across. End off.
6th Motif Band: Repeat 2nd Motif Band, working color sequence row 6.
6th Chain Loop Band: Work same as rows 1-3 on 2nd Chain Loop Band. End off. Turn.
Shape Armhole: Row 1: Sk first 2 ch-lps on last row, join B in next sc, sc in same sc, * ch 3, sc in each of next 2 sc, ch 3, sc in next sc, repeat form * to within last 2 ch-lps – 16 (18-20) ch-lps. End; turn.
Row 2: Join A to center ch of first ch-lp, sc in same ch, ch 1, sc in each of next 2 sc, work in pat to within last ch-lp, ch 1, sc in center ch of last lp. End off. Turn.
Row 3: Join C in first sc, sc in same sc, sc in each of next 2 sc, work in pat across, end sc in each of last 3 sc – 14 (16-18) ch-lps. End off. Turn.
Row 4: Sk first 2 sc, join A in next sc, sc in same sc, work in pat to within 1 ch-lp of end, end ch-3, sc in next sc. Ch 1, turn.
Rows 5 and 6: Repeat row 2 of First Chain Loop Band. End off.
7th Motif Band: Repeat Third Motif Band, working color sequence row 7.
Top Chain Loop Band: With 14 (16-18) ch-lps, work rows 1-3 as for first Chain Loop Band. End off. Turn.
Divide for Back Opening: Row 1: Join B in first sc, sc in same sc, work in pat until 7 (8-9) ch-lps are completed. End off, turn each row.
Row 2: Join A in first sc, sc in same sc, work in pat across. * Repeat last row, working 1 row each of C, A, B, A, repeat from * until armhole measures 5’’ (6’’-6 ½’’) above first row of armhole shaping, end arm side.
Shape Neck: Work across 5 (5-6) ch lps. Turn.
Row 2: Join next color in center ch of first ch-lp, ch 1, sc in next sc, finish row. Turn.
Row 3: Join next color in first sc, work in pat to within last ch-3 lp, ch-3, sk next sc, sc in last sc – 4 (4-5) ch-lps.
Rows 4 and 5: Repeat rows 2 and 3 – 3 (3-4) ch-lps. Keeping color sequence as established, work even until piece measures 6 ½’’ (7 ½’’-8’’) above first row of armhole shaping. End off. Join B in same st as last sc of first row of back opening. Work same as for first side of back opening, reversing shaping.
Lower Edge Chain Loop Band: Working along lower edge of First Motif Band, work same as rows 1-4 on First Chain Loop Band.
Rows 5-7: Work same as rows 5-7 on 5th Chain Loop Band – 24 (26-28) chain loops. Working in same color sequence as Top Chain Loop Band, work even until piece measures 24 ½’’ (25 ½’’-26 ½’’) from underarm, or 1 ½’’ less than desired dress length, end with a B or C row. With A, work 3 rows even. End off. Dress will be blocked 1’’ longer.
Side Edging: Row 1: From right side, join A to end st at left armhole edge. Working down side edge, * sc in end st of each row to next motif band, ch 3, sc in ring on half motif or in free lp on a complete motif, ch 3, sc in end st of next ch-lp row, repeat from * across side edge, end sc in end st of each row along Lower Edge Chain Loop Band. Ch 1, turn.
Row 2: Sc in each sc and in each ch across. End off. Beg at lower edge, work same edging on other side edge.

FRONT: Work same as back until end of 7th Motif Band.
Top Chain Loop Band: With 14 (16-18) ch-lps, work rows 1-3 as for First Chain Loop Band. * Working in pat as established, work 1 row each of B, A, C, A, repeat from * until armhole is 4 ½’’ (5 ½’’-6’’) above first row of arm shaping.
Shape Neck: Keeping to color sequence as established, work across 5 (5-6) ch-lps. End off. Turn.
Row 2: Join next color in center ch of first ch-lp, ch 1, sc in next sc, finish row. End off. Turn. Complete as for first side of back neck shaping. Sk next 4 (6-6) free ch-lps on last long row, join needed color in next sc, work same as for first side, reversing shaping.
Lower Edge Chain Loop Band: Work same as for back.
Side Edging:From right side, join A to end st at right armhole edge. Work same as for Back. Work same edging on other side edge.

FINISHING: Block pieces (see page 27), stretching dress 1’’ in length. Weave side and shoulder seams.
Neck Edge: Row 1: From right side, beg at top of back opening, with A, sc around neck edge, easing in slightly. Ch 1, turn.
Rows 2-4: Sc in each sc around. Ch 1, turn. At end of row 4, ch 5 for button lp, sk last 3 rows made, sl st in end st of next row on back opening. End off.
Armhole Edge: Rnd 1: From right side, beg at side seam, with A, * sc evenly to next motif, ch 3, sc in next free lp, ch 3, sc in end st of next ch-lp row. Repeat from * once, sc along remainder of armhole edge, keeping work flat. Join with a sl st to first st. Ch 2, turn each rnd.
Rnd 2: Sc in each sc and in each ch.
Rnds 3 and 4: Sc in each sc. End.

STOLE: Following directions for Complete Motif make 20 A motifs, 10 motifs each of B, C, D, E, F and G – 80 motifs.
First Motif Band: From right side, arrange motifs in color sequence same as for row 1 on back of dress. Join same as for First Motif Band on back until 40 motifs are joined.
First Chain Loop Band: Work same as rows 1-6 on First Chain Loop Band on back, then join A and repeat rows 3-6 once; join A and work 3 rows. End off.
2nd Motif Band: Working same as for First Motif Band, beg with a D motif, work in color sequence as for First Motif Band until 40 motifs are joined. Sew 3 free lps of each motif to corresponding sc on last row of Chain Loop Band.
Edging: From right side, work rows 1-3 same as First Chain Loop Band on each long side of stole.
End Edge: With A, sc in end st at short edge. Working across edge, (sc in end st of each row to motif band, ch 3, sc in free lp on motif, ch 3) twice, sc in end st of each row to end. End off. Work same edge on other end.

FINISHING: Block. Cut 6 15’’ strands of yarn for each fringe. Knot on ends.

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