Medallion Pants Set



Source: http://handmadebymother.blogspot.com/2009/12/have-krafty-kwanzaa.html

MEDALLION PANTS SET


SIZES: Directions for size 8.  Changes for sizes 10, 12 and 14 are in parentheses.
Body Bust size: 31 1/2’’ (32 1/2’’ – 34’’ – 36’’).
Blocked Bust size: 31 1/2’’ (33’’ – 35’’ – 37’’)
For Body Measurements, see page 26.



MATERIALS: Reynolds Parfait, (16 (16, 17, 17) 30-gram balls navy (N), 4 balls white (W), 2 balls raspberry (R), and 1 ball pink (P).  Crochet hooks sizes F, G and H. (Or English sizes 8, 7 and 6.)  Elastic cord.  Three 1/2’’ plastic rings for buttons.  Large-eyed needle.

GAUGE: 9 dc = 2’’; 8 rows = 3’’ (size G hook); medallion = 8 1/2’’ diameter (size H hook).  See page 22.


To Bind Off: At beg of row, ch 1, sl st loosely across specified number of sts; at end of row, leave specified number of sts unworked.
To Dec 1 Dc: At beg of row, ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), sk firsts dc, yo hook, draw up a lp in each of next 2 sts, yo hook and through 2 lps, yo and through 3 lps, work in pat across; at end of row, work to last 2 sts, yo hook, draw up a lp in each of next 2 sts, yo and through 2 lps, yo and through 3 lps.
To Inc 1 St: Work 2 dc in same dc.

PANTS: RIGHT LEG: (Left-handed crocheters: This will be your left leg.) Beg at lower edge, with N and size G hook, ch 96 (101 – 106 – 111).
Row 1 (mark for right side): Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across – 94 (99 – 104 – 109) dc, counting turning ch as 1 dc.  Turn each row.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), sk first dc, dc in each dc across – 94 (99 – 104 – 109) dc.  Repeat row 2 until piece measures 30’’ from start or desired length to crotch, end wrong side.  Mark end of last row for front edge.  (Note: On left leg, mark beg of last row for front edge.)  Check gauge; piece should measure 21’’ (22’’ – 23’’ – 24’’) wide.
Shape Crotch: Bind off (see To Bind Off) 5 (5 – 5 – 6) sts at front edge, 8 (8 – 9 – 9) sts at back edge of next row.  Dec 1 st each side every other row 6 times, then dec 1 st at back edge every other row 5 times – 64 (69 – 73 – 77) sts.  Work even until piece measures 10’’ above first row of crotch shaping.
Shape Back Waistline: Bind off 20 sts at front edge of next 2 rows – 24 (29 – 33 – 37) sts.  End off.
LEFT LEG: Work same as for right leg, noting changes and reversing shaping.

TOP: BACK: Beg at lower edge, with N and size G hook, ch 65 (69 – 73 – 77).  Work as for right leg on 63 (67 – 71 – 75) dc until piece measures 3’’ from start.  Check gauge: piece should measure 14’’ (15’’ – 16’’ – 17’’) wide.  Inc 5 dc (see To Inc 1 Dc) evenly spaced across next row – 68 (72 – 76 – 80) dc.  Work even until piece measures 7’’ from start, end wrong side.
Shape Armholes: Bind off 3 (3 – 4 – 4) sts each side of next row.  Dec 1 st each side every row 9 (10 – 10 – 11) times – 44 (46 – 48 – 50) dc.
Divide for Back Opening: Work 22 (23 – 24 – 25) sts, drop yarn; with another strand of N, make lp on hook, dc in next st and in each st across – 22 (23 – 24 – 25) dc each side.  Working on both sides at once, with separate strands of N, work even until armholes measure 6 3/4’’ (7’’ – 7 1/4’’ – 7 1/2’’) above first row of armhole shaping.
Shape Shoulders: Bind off 11 (12 – 13 – 14) dc at each armhole edge of next row.  End off.
FRONT: Work same as for back until piece measures 3’’ from start – 63 (67 – 71 – 75) dc.  Inc 11 dc evenly spaced across next row – 74 (78 – 82 – 86) dc.  Work even until piece measures 7’’ from start, end wrong side.  Check gauge; piece above inc row should measure 16 1/2’’ (17 1/4’’ – 18 1/4’’ – 19’’) wide.
Shape Armholes: Bind off 6 (6 – 7 – 7) sts each side of next row.  Dec 1 st each side every row 9 (10 – 10 – 11) times – 44 (46 – 48 – 50) sts.  Work even until armholes measure 4 1/2’’ above first row of armhole shaping.
Shape Neck: Work 17 (18 – 19 – 20) sts, drop yarn, sk next 10 dc; with another strand of N, make lp on hook, dc in next st, finish row – 17 (18 – 19 – 20) dc each side.  Working on both sides at once, with separate strands of N, dec 1 st each neck edge every row 6 times – 11 (12 – 13 – 14) dc each side.  Work even until armholes measure same as back.  End off.

MEDALLIONS (make 10): Beg at center, and W and size H hook, ch 6.  Join with a sl st to form ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 4 (counts as 1 tr), 15 tr in ring – 16 tr.  Join with sl st in top of ch 4.  End off.
Rnd 2: With R, make lp on hook, (2 tr, ch 1, 2 tr) in sp between any 2 tr, * sk 2 tr, (2 tr, ch 1, 2 tr) in next sp, repeat from * around; join with a sl st in first tr – 8 groups of 4 tr.  End off.
Rnd 3: With P, make lp on hook, (2 tr, ch 1, 2 tr) in any ch-1 sp, * tr in sp between groups of 4 tr, work (2 tr, ch 1, 2 tr) in next ch-1 sp, repeat from * around, end tr in sp between groups of 4tr, sl st in first tr.  End off.
Rnd 4: With W, make lp on hook, (2 tr, ch 1, 2 tr) in any ch-1 sp, * sk next 2 tr, (tr, ch 1, tr) in next tr, (2 tr, ch 1, 2 tr) in next ch-1 sp, repeat from * around, end sk next 2 tr, (tr, ch 1, tr) in next tr, sl st in first tr.  End off.
Rnd 5: With R, make lp on hook, (2 tr, ch 1, 2 tr) in any ch-1 sp, * (2 tr, ch 1, 2 tr) in next ch-1 sp, repeat from * around, end sl st in first tr.  End off.
Rnd 6: With W, make lp on hook, hdc in each tr and ch-1 sp around, end sl st in first hdc.  End off.

PANTS BORDER TRIM (make 2): One size fits all: border will stretch to fit.  With W and size H hook, ch 97.  Work same as for right leg for 2 tows – 95 dc.  End off; turn.
Row 3: With R, make lp on hook, sk first 2 dc, (2 tr, ch 1, 2 tr) in next dc, * sk 4 dc, (2 tr, ch 1, 2 tr) in next dc, repeat from * across – 19 groups of 4 tr.  End off; do not turn.
Row 4: With W, make lp on hook, dc in first tr at beg of row 3, dc in each tr and ch-1 sp across – 95 dc.  End off; turn.
Row 5: With P, make lp on hook, hdc in each dc across.  End off; turn.
Row 6: With R, make lp on hook, hdc in first hdc, * ch 1, sk next hdc, hdc in next hdc, repeat from * across.  End off; turn.
Row 7: With W, make lp on hook, 2 dc in first ch-1 sp and in each ch-1 sp across.  End off.
Neckband Border Trim:</b> With W and side H hook, ch 72 loosely.
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across – 70 dc, counting turning ch as 1 dc.  Ch 3, turn.
Row 2: Sk first dc, * dec 1 dc over next 2 dc, dc in next dc, dec 1 dc over next 2 dc, dc in each of next 2 dc, repeat from * across, end last repeat dc in last dc – 50 dc.  End off; turn.
Row 3: Work same as for pants border trim – 10 groups of 4 tr.
Rows 4 – 7:  Work same as for pants border trim.
Top Border Trim (make 2): With W and size H hook, ch 67.
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across – 65 dc.
Rows 2 – 7: Work same as for pants border trim.

FINISHING: Block pieces (see below).

    To Block Knitwear: Smooth pieces out, wrong side up, on a padded surface.  Using rustproof pins, place pins at top and bottom of each piece, measuring to insure correct length.  Pin sides of piece to correct width.  Place pins all around outer edges, keeping patterns straight.  Do not pin ribbings.  For flat pressing technique (stockinette st, flat rows of crochet, other smooth surfaces): Cover with damp cloth.  Lower iron gently, allowing steam to penetrate knitted fabric.  Do not press down hard or hold iron in one place long enough to dry out pressing cloth.  Do not slide iron over surface.  For steaming technique (mohair and other fluffy yarns, raised pattern stitches): Support weight of iron in your hand; hold as close as possible to piece without touching it and move slowly over entire piece, making sure steam penetrates knitting.  If yarn is extra heavy, use a spray iron or wet pressing cloth to provide extra steam.  When blocked pieces are dry, remove pins and sew garment together.  Steam-press seams from wrong side, using a steam iron or damp cloth and dry iron.

Pants: Pin border trim across lower edge of each leg; sew in place.  Pin 4 medallions to center of each leg, first medallion at top of border trim; sew medallions in place.
Sew front, back and crotch seams; sew leg seams.
Waistband: From right side, with N and size F hook, work 1 rnd hdc around upper edge of pants; join with a sl st in first sc.
Rnd 2: Working over elastic cord, sc in each st around.  Adjust elastic to waist measurement; drop elastic.
Rnd 3: Hdc in each sc around.
Rnd 4: Repeat Rnd 2.  End off.  Fasten elastic securely.
Steam-press lightly.
Top: Block pieces.  Sew side and shoulder seams.
Neckband: From right side, with N and size H hook, work 5 rows dc across neck edge, holding in to desired fit.  Pin neck border trim over neckband; sew in place.
From right side, with N and size F hook, work 1 rnd sc around each armhole edge, holding in to desired fit.
Pin 2 pieces of border trim around lower edge of top; join side edges; sew in place.  Pin a medallion to center front and back; sew in place.

BUTTONS (make 3): With N and size F hook, work sc tightly around plastic ring; join with a sl st in first sc.  End off, leaving a long end; thread needle.  Turn sts to center of ring; draw sts tog.  With N, work 1 row sc around back neck opening, working 3 ch-2 lps evenly spaced on neck border on left side of opening.  Sew buttons opposite lps.

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