Tricolor Gown



Source: http://handmadebymother.blogspot.com/2009/07/every-day-is-independance-day.html

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’’)

Finished Bust Size:  33’’ (35’’-37’’-39’’)

MATERIALS:  Unger Dolly 11 (12-13-14) 40-gram balls red (A), 4 (4-5-5) balls white (B) and 5 (5-5-6) balls blue (C).  Aluminum crochet hook size F/4 and steel crochet hook No. 0.  (Or English sizes 8 and 10)

GAUGE: 10 patterns (V st plus ch 3 is 1 pat) = 11’’.  See page 24.

Note: Skirt is worked vertically.

Dress Length Note: Skirt is planned for 39’’ length.  For longer dress, work 4 additional foundation chains for each 1’’ length desired (1 V st pat); for shorter dress work 4 chains less for each 1’’.

DRESS: SKIRT: 
Beg at center back, with size F hook and A, ch 147 loosely (see Dress Length Note).

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook, sk next ch, work dc, ch 1, dc in next ch, (V st), *ch 3, sk next 3 ch: work V st of dc, ch 1, dc in next ch, repeat from * across, end hdc in each of last 2 ch – 36 V sts.

Check gauge; row should measure 39’’.

Turn each row.

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), hdc in next st, ch 3, long V st in 2nd ch of skipped ch 3 on foundation ch, * ch 3, long V st in 2nd ch of next skipped ch 3 on foundation ch, repeat from * across, end ch 3, hdc in each of last 2 sts – 35 long V sts.

Row 3: Ch 2, hdc in next st, long V st in ch-1 sp of V st 2 rows below, * ch 3, long V st in ch-1 sp of next V st 2 rows below, repeat from * across, end hdc in each of last 2 sts – 36 long V sts.

Row 4: Ch 2, hdc in next st, * ch 3, long V st in ch-1 sp of V st 2 rows below, repeat from * across, end ch 3, hdc in each of last 2 sts – 35 long V sts.  Drop A; join B.

Row 5: With B, repeat row 3.

Row 6: With B, repeat row 4.  Drop B.

Rows 7-14: With A, repeat rows 3 and 4 four times.  Repeat rows 5-14 for pat (10 rows) until piece measures about 40’’ (42’’-44’’-46’’) from start, end pat row 9 (3rd row of A).

Next Row: With A, ch 2, hdc in next st, * ch 1, sc in ch-1 sp of V st in row below, ch 1, long V st in ch-1 sp of V st  2 rows below, repeat from * across, end ch 1, hdc in each of last 2 sts.  End off.

FINISHING:  With A, weave back seam from upper edge down, leaving 15’’ opening at lower edge for center back slit.  From right side, with A and No. 0 crochet hook, work 1 row sc around back slit, keeping work flat.  Fold skirt in half lengthwise, with slit at center back; place a marker at each upper side edge.

BODICE: BACK: From right side, beg at right back side edge marker, with No. 0 hook and C, work 61 (65-69-73) hdc evenly spaced along upper back edge of skirt, end at left side marker.  Turn.

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1 hdc), hdc in each hdc across.  Change to size F hook.

Row 3: Ch 2, hdc in next hdv, V st in next hdc, * ch 3, sk next 3 hdc, V st in next hdc, repeat from * across, end ch 3, sk next 3 hdc, V st in next hdc, hdc in each of last 2 hdc – 15 (16-17-18) V sts.

Row 4: Work row 2 of skirt, working long V sts in 2nd hdc of 3 skipped hdc on row 2 – 14 (15-16-17) long V sts.  Working in pat, work 2 more rows C. Join B, * work 2 rows B, 8 rows C, repeat from * until bodice measures 5 1/2’’ from start or desired length to underarm, end wrong side – 14 (15-16-17) long V sts.  End off.

Check gauge: piece should measure 16 1/2’’ (17 1/2’’-18 1/2’’-19 1/2’’) wide.  Turn.

Shape Armholes:
Join color to be used in first V st of last row, ch 1, work 1 hdc, work in pat until 13 (14-15-16) long V sts are completed, hdc under ch 1 of last V st of row below.

Next Row: Ch 2, work long V st in next V st 2 rows below, work in pat to within 1 pat of end, hdc in end.  Turn.  Repeat last row once – 11 (12-13-14) long V sts on one row, 10 (11-12-13) on following pat row.  Work even until armholes measure 2 1/2’’ from start, end on row with 10 (11-12-13) V sts.

Shape Neck:
Keeping to pat, work until 3 (3-4-4) V sts are completed, hdc in next st of row below.  Turn.  Work even on these sts until armhole measures 6 3/4’’ (7 1/4’’-7 3/4’’-8’’) above first row of armhole shaping.  End off.  Count back 3 (3-4-4)  V sts on last long row, join yarn with hdc in next st, work in pat across – 3 (3-4-4) long V sts.  Work same as for first shoulder.  End.

FRONT:  Work same as for back beginning neck shaping 2 rows lower than on back.

SLEEVES:  Beg at lower edge, with No. 0 hook and C, ch 47 (49-51-53) loosely.

Row 1:  Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across – 45 (47-49-51) hdc.

Rows 2 and 3:  Ch 2, hdc in each st across.  Change to size F hook.

Row 4:  Ch 2, hdc in next st, sk next st, V st in next st, * ch 3, sk next st, V st in next st, repeat from * across, end hdc in each of last 2 sts – 20 (21-22-23) V sts.

Next Row:  Ch 2, hdc in next st, * ch 3, long V st in skipped st of row 3, repeat from * across, end ch 3, hdc in each of last 2 sts – 19 (20-21-22) long V sts.  Work in pat for 2 rows, then work 2 rows B, 8 rows C, until piece measures 3’’ from start, end with 19 (20-21-22) long V st row.  End off.

Shape Cap:  Join yarn being used in first V st of row below, hdc in same st, work pat until there are 18 (19-20-21) long V sts completed, end hdc in last st.  Turn.  Work in pat, working 1 pat less at end of every row 11 (11-13-13) times.  End.

FINISHING:  With C, sew shoulder and side seams.  Sew sleeve seams.  Baste upper edge of each sleeve and shirr to fit armholes.

Sew in sleeves.  From right side, with C, work 1 row sc around neck edge, working through 2 rows of pat at front and back neck edges.

THE BELT (not shown): With No. 0 hook and C, ch 7 loosely.

Row 1:  Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across – 5 hdc.  Ch 2, turn.

Row 2:  Hdc in each hdc across.  Ch 2, turn.  Repeat last row until piece measures 72’’ from start or desired length.  End off.

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