Halter



Source: http://handmadebymother.blogspot.com/2009/07/granny-square-wardrobe-malfunctions.html

SIZE:  One size to fit Misses’ 8-16

MATERIALS: 4 ply Knitting Worsted, 2 or 4 oz. skeins
4 oz. Color 1 (Dark)
2 oz. each of colors 2 (Light)
3 Medium) and
4 (Light Medium)
F Aluminum or No. 5 Plastic Crochet Hook
1 – 3/4’’ button

GAUGE:  4 dc = 1 inch, 2 rows = 1 inch

LARGE SQUARE:  (15’’ x 15’’)

RND 1: With Color 2, ch 4, sl st in 4th st from hook to form ring; ch 3, 2 dc in ring; * ch 3, 3 dc in ring; rep from * twice, end with ch 3; break off.

RND 2: Join Color 3 with sl st in ch 3 loop, ch 3, 4 dc in same ch 3 loop as sl st; 1 dc in each of next 3 dc, 5 dc in next ch 3 loop; rep from * around, end with 1 dc in each of last 3 dc, sl st in top of ch 3; break off.

RND 3: Join Color 4 with sl st in center dc of 5 dc corner group, ch 3, complete shell by working (2 dc, ch 3 and 3 dc) in same st as sl st, * ch 1, skip 3 dc, a group of 3 dc in next dc, ch 1, a corner shell of (3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in center st of next corner group; rep from * around, end with ch 1, skip 3 dc, 3 dc in next dc, ch 1, sl st in top of ch 3; break off.

RND 4:  Join Color 2 with sl st in ch 3 loop of a corner shell, ch 3, 4 dc in same loop as sl st; * (1 dc in each dc and in each ch 1 space) up to corner ch 3 loop, 5 dc in corner loop, rep from * around, join with sl st in top of ch 3; break off.

RND 5: (LACY ROUND): Join Color 1 with sl st in center dc of corner group, ch 3, complete shell (same as in 3rd rnd), * (ch 1, skip 3 dc, a group of 3 dc in next dc) up to 3 dc before center st of next corner group, ch 1, a shell of (3 dc, ch 3 and 3 dc) in center st; rep from * around, end with (ch 1, skip 3 dc, a 3 dc group in next dc) up to ch 3, ch 1, sl st in top of ch 3.

RND 6: (SOLID ROUND): With same Color, ch 3, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc; * 5 dc in corner ch 3 loop, (1 dc in each dc and ch 1 space) up to next corner loop; rep from * around, (1 dc in each dc and ch 1 space) up to ch 3, a sl st in top of ch 3; break off (there will be 8 more dc’s between corner 5-dc groups in this rnd than in previous solid rnd).

RND 7:
With Color 2, rep Rnd 5 (there will be 2 more 3 dc groups between corner shells in this rnd than in previous lacy rnd).

RND 8: Repeat Rnd 6.

RNDS 9-14: Repeat last 2 rnds once each with Colors 3, 4, and 1.

RND 15: Ch 3, work (1 dc in each dc to center dc of corner group, 3 dc in center dc) around, end with sl st in top of ch 3.

RND 16: Repeat last round; break off.

SMALL SQUARE: (4’’ x 4’’) Make 2.

RND 1: With Color 1, work same as Rnd 1 of Large Square; do not break off.

RND 2: Ch 3, 1 dc in each of next 2 dc, * 5 dc in ch 3 loop, 1 dc in each of next 3 dc; rep from * twice, 5 dc in ch 3 loop, a sl st in top of ch 3.

RNDS 3 AND 4: Repeat rnds 15 and 16 of Large Square, break off.

CORD:  With Color 1, work 1 yd. length of chain sts, sl st in 2nd st from hook and in each ch st; break off; secure ends.

FINISHING:  Turn top corner of Large Square 3 1/2’’ to wrongside (see A on Chart); stitch in place.  Insert cord through opening.  Place a small square on opposite 2 corners of large square (B and C on Chart) overlapping squares as much as necessary for desired size stitch in place.  Stitch button for closure to X on B Square (see Chart).  Use space between dc’s on opposite C square for buttonhole.




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