Crochet V-Neck Dress


ABBREVIATIONS Alt., alternate; beg., beginning, ch., chain; ch-sp., chain space; em, centimetres; d.c., double crochet; dec., decrease; d.tr., double treble; h.tr., half treble; in., inch(es); inc., increase; k., knit; p., purl; patt., pattern; p.s.s.o., pass slipped stitch over; rep., repeat; sl., slip; sl.st., slip stitch; st., stitch; sts., stitches; t.b.i., through back of loop; tog., together; tr., treble; y.o., yarn over. NEEDLES Where applicable, check your knitting needle sizes very carefully, as both Metric and old U.K. sizes have been quoted. TENSION It is essential that you test your tension before commencing the garment you have chosen to make. Using the hook size recommended work a square to measure 10 cm x 10 cm (4 in. x 4 in.) If you get less stitches than stated, use a size smaller hook, if you get more, use a size larger hook. SPECIAL ABBREVIATION Tr.2tog., work 1 tr. into next st. until 2 loops remain on hook, work 1 tr. into next st. until 3 loops remain on hook, y.o. and through all 3 loops. NOTES Count each 2 ch-sp. as 2 sts., working into spaces throughout. When rejoining yarn make a slip knot on hook, insert hook into next st., y.o. and through both loops. BACK Make 114(114,132,132,132,150) ch. 1st row: Work 1 tr. into 4th ch. from hook, work 1 tr. into each ch. to end. 111 (111, 129,129,129,147) tr., plus 3 ch. at beg. of row. 2nd row: 3 ch. (count as 1 tr.), 1 tr. into each st. to end, working last tr. into 3rd of 3 ch. at beg. of previous row. Commence Diamond Border 1st row: 5 ch. (count as 1 tr., 2 ch.), miss next 2 sts., *1 tr. into next st., 2 ch., miss next 2 sts.; rep. from * to last st., 1 tr. into last st. 2nd row: 3 ch., 1 tr. into each st. to end (see Notes) . 3rd row: 3 ch., work 1 tr. into each of next 9 tr., * 2 ch., miss next 2 sts., 1 tr. into each of next 16 sts.; rep. from * to last 12 sts., 2 ch., miss next 2 sts., 1 tr. into each st. to end. 4th row: 3 ch., work 1 tr. into each of next 6 tr., *2ch., miss next 2 sts., 1 tr. into each of next4 sts., 2 ch., miss next 2 sts., 1 tr. into each of next 10 sts.; rep from * to last 15 sts., 2 ch., miss next 2 sts., 1 tr. into each of next 4 sts., 2 ch., miss next 2 sts., 1 tr. into each st. to end. 5th row: 3 ch., work 1 tr. into each of next 3 tr., *2ch., miss next 2 sts., 1 tr. into each of next 10 sts., 2 ch., miss next 2 sts., 1 tr. into each of next 4 sts.; rep. from * to end. 6th row: 5 ch., miss next 2 sts., * work 1 tr. into each of next 16 sts., 2 ch., miss next 2 sts.; rep. from * to last st., 1 tr. into last st. 7th row: As 5th row. 8th row: As 4th row. 9th row: As 3rd row. 10th row: 3 ch., 1 tr. into each st. to end. 11th row: As 1 st row. 12th row: 3 ch., 1 tr. into each st. to end. These 12 rows complete the Diamond Border. Next row: (Decrease) 3 ch., tr.2tog. (see Special Abbreviation), work in trs. to last 3 sts., tr.2tog., 1 tr. into last tr. (1 st. decreased at each end of row). Continuing in trs. only dec. 1 st. at each end as before on every following 8th( 10th, 6th, 7th, 9th, 5th) row until 90(94,100, 106,110,116) sts. remain. Work straight until back measures 34-1- in. or required length to armholes. Place a marker at each end of last row to mark end of side seam *. Work straight until armholes measure 6-3/4 (7, 7-1/2, 8, 8-1/4. 8-3/4) in. from marker. Shape Back Neck Next row: 3 ch., work in trs. across next 29 (31,33,36,37,40) sts., tr.2tog., 1 tr. into next tr., turn and complete this side first. Dec. 1 st. at neck edge on following alt. row. 31 (33, 35, 38, 39,42) sts. remain. Work 1 row. Fasten off. Miss next 24(24,26,26,28,28) sts. at centre. Rejoin yarn to next st. (see Notes), 3 ch., tr.2tog., work in trs. to end. 32(34, 36,39,40,43) sts. Dec. 1 st. at neck edge on following alt. row. Work 1 row. Fasten off. FRONT Work as given for Back to *. Divide for V-Neck 1st row: 3 ch., work in trs. across next 41 (43,46,49,51 ,54) sts., tr.2tog., 1 tr. into next tr., turn and complete this side first. 44(46,49,52,54,57) sts. ** Dec. 1 st. at neck edge on next 7(6, 6,6,6,5) rows, then every alt. row until 31(33,35,38,39,42) sts. remain. Work straight until front measures same as back to shoulder. Fasten off. Rejoin yarn to next st. at centre, 3 ch., tr.2tog., work in trs. to end. 44(46,49,52, 54,57) sts. Complete as given for first side from ** to end. NECK EDGING Join shoulder seams. With right side of work facing and starting at centre front neck, work 41 (41,44,46,49,49) d.c. evenly up right front slope, 38(38,38,40, 40,40) d.c. around back neck and 41 (41, 44,46,49,49) d.c. down left front slope, sl. st. to join. 120( 120, 126, 132, 138, 138) d.c. Next round: (Shells) * Miss 2 d.c., work 5 tr. into next d.c., miss 2 d.c., work 1 d.c. into next d.c.; rep. from * to end, sl.st. to join. Fasten off. ARMHOLE EDGING 1 Join side seams to markers. With right side of work facing and starting at underarm seam, work 78(84,90,90,96,102) d.c. evenly round armhole edge, sl.st. to join. Work shells as given for Neck Edging. HEM EDGING With right side of work facing work 222(222,258,258,258,294) d.c. evenly round hem, sl.st: to join. Work shells as given for Neck Edging.

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