Crochet dress with straps

Women's dress chochet pattern

Dress crochet patternYARN

John Arbon Textiles UK Alpaca 2-3 ply yarn

90% alpaca, 10% nylon

100g/600m/656yd

WPI 29

Colour: 04 Damson 

YARN ALTERNATIVES

Save Artesano 100% Alpaca 4-Ply

Spend Berroco Ultra Alpaca Fine

Spoil yourself Renaissance Dyeing Organic 4-Ply

TENSION

To work out the tension you need, measure your chest below the bust.

Half of this measurement will be the desired length for the beginning rows of bodice pieces, and a sixth of this measurement is the desired length for the first few rows of the skirt pieces.

To work out the right hook/tension for you, make a swatch 37 half-treble rows long and a few half-treble rows high. The 37st swatch should equal one-sixth of your chest measurement below the bust.

NOTIONS

Crochet hook (in the size needed to obtain above tension - see measurements table)

1.75mm crochet hook for joining skirt seams

Tapestry needle

Scissors

PATTERN NOTES

All 3ch and 2ch at start of a row count as first stitch of that row, unless stated. When working Rows 23, 27, 34, 41 and 73 of skirt, and Row 2 of bodice, insert hook between trs instead of the top of the tr2tog (this will give better definition to the zig-zag shape of the pattern).

SPECIAL STITCH PATTERNS

Foundation treble (Ftr)

4ch (counts as 1 st Ftr), yrh and insert into 4th ch from hook, yrh and draw loop through (this creates base chain for this st), (yrh and draw through two loops) twice, (this creates the treble) - 1 Ftr made. *Yrh, insert hook into chain at base of prev st, yrh and draw through one loop (this creates base chain for this st), (yrh and draw through two loops) twice, (this creates the treble). Repeat from * until you have the required number of sts.

V-stitch (V-st)

(1tr, 1ch, 1tr) in same st.

Wide V-stitch (Wide V-st)

(1tr, 3ch, 1tr) in same st.

Pattern insert 1

Miss next st, 2ch, sl st in next st, miss next st, 2ch, 1htr in ea of next 51sts, miss next st, 2ch, sl st in next st, miss next st, 2ch.

Pattern insert 2

1ch, htr2tog over the 2ch sps from row below, 1ch (inverted V-st), 1htr in ea of next 51sts, 1ch, htr2tog over the 2ch sps from row below, 1ch.

SKIRT SECTION (MAKE 6)

Using appropriate hook, make 39ch.

Row 1: 1htr in 3rd ch from hook (first 2ch count as 1st), 1htr in ea ch, turn. (37sts)

Row 2: (2ch, 1htr) in first st, 1htr in ea st across, 2htr in last st, turn.

Rows 3 and 4: 2ch, 1htr in ea st, turn.

Rows 5 to 13: Repeat Rows 2, 3, and 4 three times, turn. (45sts)

Row 14: (2ch, 1htr) in first st, 1htr in ea st across, 2htr in last st, turn. (47sts)

Row 15: 2ch, 1htr in ea st, turn. (47sts)

Row 16: (3ch, 1tr) in first st, 1tr in ea st across, 2tr in last st, turn. (49sts)

Row 17: 3ch, 1tr in ea st across, turn. (49sts)

Row 18: 3ch, 1tr in ea st across, turn. (49sts)

Row 19: (3ch, 1tr) in first st, 1tr in ea st across, 2tr in last st, turn. (51sts)

Row 20: 3ch, 1tr in ea st, turn. (51sts)

Row 21: (3ch, 1tr) in first st, 1tr in ea st across, 2tr in last st, turn. (53sts)

Row 22: 2ch, miss 1st, 1tr in next st, (2ch, yrh, insert into same stitch as last tr, yrh and draw loop through, yrh and draw through two loops, miss 2sts, yrh, insert into next st, yrh and draw loop through, yrh and draw through two loops, yrh and draw through all three loops on hook) 17 times, 1tr in same place as 2nd tr of last tr2tog (ie last st in row), turn.

Row 23: 3ch, 1tr in ea tr2tog and ch, see pattern notes, turn. (53sts)

Row 24: (3ch, 1tr) in 1st st, 1tr in ea st, 2tr in last st, turn. (55sts)

Row 25: 3ch, 1tr in ea st, turn. (55sts)

Row 26: 2ch, miss 1st, 1tr in next st, (2ch, yrh, insert into same stitch as last tr, yrh and draw loop through, yrh and draw through two loops, miss 2sts, yrh, insert into next st, yrh and draw loop through, yrh and draw through two loops, yrh and draw through all three loops on hook) 17 times, 2ch, tr2tog over last 2sts, turn.

Row 27: 3ch, 1tr in ea tr2tog and ch, see pattern notes, turn. (55sts)

Row 28: (3ch, 1tr) in 1st st, 1tr in ea st, 2tr in last st, turn. (57sts)

Row 29: 3ch, 1ch, miss 2sts, (V-st in next st, 1ch, miss 3sts) 13 times, 1tr in next st 1ch, tr2tog inserting hook in same st as last tr and last st of row, turn. (57sts)

Row 30: 2ch (counts as part of first st), (3tr in next 1ch sp, 1tr in next 1ch sp) 14 times, 1tr in last st, turn. (57sts)

Row 31: (Note: The V-st in this row is worked into the free 1ch sps of Row 29, over the 1tr of Row 30). 2ch (counts as part of first st), V-st into first free 1ch sp, (1ch, V-st into next free 1ch sp) 13 times, 1tr in last st of Row 30, turn. (57sts)

Row 32: (3ch, 1tr) in 1st st, 1tr in ea tr and ch, 2tr in last st, turn. (59sts)

Row 33: 2ch, miss 1st, 1tr in next st, (2ch, yrh, insert into same stitch as last tr, yrh and draw loop through, yrh and draw through two loops, miss 2sts, yrh, insert into next st, yrh and draw loop through, yrh and draw through two loops, yrh and draw through all three loops on hook) 18 times, 2ch, 1tr in same place as 2nd tr of last tr2tog, miss 1st, 1tr in last st, turn.

Row 34: 3ch, 1tr in ea tr2tog and ch, see pattern notes, turn. (59sts)

Row 35: 3ch, 1ch, 1tr in first st, (1ch, miss three sts, V-st in next st) 14 times, miss 1st, 1tr in last st, turn. (59sts)

Row 36: 2ch (counts as part of first st), (3tr in next 1ch sp, 1tr in next 1ch sp) 14 times, 3tr in last 1ch sp, turn. (59sts)

Row 37: (Note: the V-st in this row is worked into the free 1ch sps of Row 35, over the 1tr of Row 36). 3ch (counts as first st), V-st into first free 1ch sp, (1ch, V-st into next free 1ch sp) 13 times, 1ch, miss next 1ch sp, 2tr in last stitch of Row 35, turn. (59sts)

Row 38: 3ch, 1tr in ea tr and ch, 2tr in last stitch, turn. (60sts)

Row 39: (3ch, 1tr) in 1st st, 1tr in ea st, 2tr in last st, turn. (62sts)

Row 40: 3ch, miss 1st, 1tr in next st, (2ch, yrh, insert into same stitch as last tr, yrh and draw loop through, yrh and draw through two loops, miss 2sts, yrh, insert into next st, yrh and draw loop through, yrh and draw through two loops, yrh and draw through all three loops on hook) 19 times, 2ch, tr2tog inserting hook in same st as last tr and last st of row, turn.

Row 41: 3ch, 1tr in ea tr2tog and ch, see pattern notes, turn. (62sts)

Row 42: 3ch, 1tr in ea st, 2tr in last stitch, turn. (63sts)

Row 43: 3ch (1tr in next st, miss next st, 1ch) 30 times, 1tr in last 2sts, turn. (63sts)

Row 44: 3ch, (1ch, miss 1st, 1tr in ea of next 9sts) six times, 1ch, 1tr in last st, turn. (63sts)

Row 45: 3ch, (1ch, miss 1ch, 1tr in ea of next 2sts, 1ch, miss 2sts, wide V-st in next st, miss 2sts, 1ch, 1tr in ea of next 2sts) six times, 1ch, miss 1ch, 1tr in last st, turn.

Row 46: 3ch, (1ch, miss 1st, 1tr in ea of next 2sts, miss 1ch, 7tr in wide V-st, miss 1ch, 1tr in next 2sts), six times, 1ch, miss 1ch, 1tr in last st, turn.

Row 47: 3ch, (1ch, miss 1ch, 1tr in ea of next 2sts, 1ch, miss 1st, 1tr in next st, miss next st, wide V-st in next st, miss next st, 1tr in next st, 1ch, miss next st, 1tr in ea of next 2sts) six times, 1ch, 1tr in last st, turn.

Row 48: 3ch, (1ch, miss 1st, 1tr in ea next 2sts, miss 2sts, 1ch, 3tr in wide V-st, miss 2sts, 1ch, 1tr in ea of next 2sts) six times, 1ch, miss 1ch, 1tr in last st, turn.

Row 49: 3ch, (1ch, miss 1ch, 1tr in ea of next 9sts) six times, 1ch, miss 1ch, 1tr in last st, turn. (63sts)

Row 50: 3ch, 1tr in same st, 1tr in next ch, (1ch, miss next st, 1tr in next st) 30 times, 2tr in last st, turn. (65sts)

Row 51: 3ch, 1tr in ea st, 2tr in last st, turn. (66sts)

Row 52: 3ch, (1ch, miss 1st, 1tr in next st) 32 times, 1tr in last st, turn. (66sts)

Row 53: 3ch, miss 1st, V-st in first 1ch sp, (1ch, miss 1ch sp, V-st in next 1ch sp) 15 times, 1ch, miss 1ch, 1tr in last st, turn. (66sts)

Row 54: 2ch (counts as part of first st), (3tr in next 1ch sp, 1tr in next 1ch sp) 16 times, 2tr in last st, turn. (66sts)

Row 55: (Note: the V-st in this row is worked into the free 1ch sps in Row 53, over 1tr of Row 54). 3ch, V-st in first free 1ch sp, (1ch, 1V-st in next free 1ch sp) 15 times, 1ch, 1tr in last st of Row 54, turn.

Row 56: 3ch, (1ch, miss 1ch, 1tr in next st) 32 times, 1tr in last st, turn. (66sts)

Row 57: 3ch, miss 1st, (V-st in next 1ch sp, miss next 1ch sp, 1ch) 16 times, miss 1ch sp, 1tr in last st, turn. (66sts)

Row 58: 2ch (counts as part of first st), 3tr in first 1ch sp, 1tr in next 1ch sp, (3tr in next ch sp, 1tr in next ch sp) 15 times, 2tr in last st, turn. (66sts)

Row 59: (Note: the V-st in this row is worked into the free 1ch sps in Row 57, over the 1tr of Row 58). 3ch, V-st in first free 1ch sp, (1ch, 1V-st in next free 1ch sp) 15 times, 1ch, 1tr in last st, turn.

Row 60: 3ch, 1tr in ea tr and ch, turn. (66sts)

Row 61: (3ch, 1tr) in 1st st, 1tr in ea st, 2tr in last st. (68sts)

Row 62: 3ch, 1tr in next st, (1ch, miss next st, 1tr in next st) 33 times, turn. (68sts)

Row 63: 3ch, 1tr in next st, 1ch, miss next st, 1tr in next ch, (1ch, miss 1st, 1tr in ea of next 9sts) six times, 1ch, miss next ch, 1tr in next st, 1ch, miss next st, 1tr in last st, turn. (68sts)

Row 64: 3ch, 1ch, miss 1ch, 1tr in next st, (1ch, miss 1ch, 1tr in ea of next 2sts, 1ch, miss 2sts, wide V-st in next st, miss 2sts, 1ch, 1tr in ea of next 2sts) six times, 1ch, miss 1ch, 1tr in next st, 1ch, miss 1ch, 1tr in ea of next 2sts, turn. (68sts)

Row 65: 3ch, 1tr in next st, 1ch, miss 1ch, 1tr in next st, (1ch, miss 1ch, 1tr in ea of next 2sts, 7tr in wide V-st, miss 1ch, 1tr in ea of next 2sts) six times, 1ch, miss 1ch, 1tr in next st, 1ch, miss 1ch, 1tr in last st, turn. (68sts)

Row 66: 3ch, 1ch, miss 1ch, 1tr in next st, (1ch, miss 1ch, 1tr in ea of next 2sts, 1ch, miss 1st, 1tr in next st, miss 1st, wide V-st in next st, miss 1st, 1tr in next st, 1ch, miss 1st, 1tr in ea of next 2sts) six times, 1ch, miss 1ch, 1tr in next st, 1ch, miss 1ch, 1tr in ea of next 2sts, turn. (68sts)

Row 67: 3ch, 1tr in next st, 1ch, miss 1ch, 1tr in next st, (1ch, miss 1ch, 1tr in ea of next 2sts, 1ch, 3tr in wide V-st, 1ch, miss 1ch, 1tr in ea of next 2sts) six times, 1ch, miss 1ch, 1tr in next st, 1ch, miss 1ch, 1tr in last st, turn. (68sts)

Row 68: 3ch, 1ch, miss 1ch, 1tr in next st, (1ch, miss 1ch, 1tr in ea of next 9sts) six times, 1ch, miss 1ch, 1tr in next st, 1ch, miss 1ch, 1tr in ea of next 2sts, turn. (68sts)

Row 69: (3ch, 1tr) in 1st st, (1ch, miss next ch, 1tr in next st) 33 times, 2tr in last st, turn. (70sts)

Row 70: 3ch, 1tr in ea st, turn. (70sts)

Row 71: 3ch, 1tr in ea st, turn. (70sts)

Row 72: 2ch, miss 1st, 1tr in next st, (2ch, yrh, insert into same stitch as last tr, yrh and draw loop through, yrh and draw through two loops, miss 2sts, yrh, insert into next st, yrh and draw loop through, yrh and draw through two loops, yrh and draw through all three loops on hook) 22 times, 2ch, tr2tog over last 2sts, turn.

Row 73: (3ch, 1tr) in 1st st, 1tr in ea tr2tog and ch, (see pattern notes), 2tr in last st, turn. (72sts)

Row 74: 3ch, 1tr in ea st, turn. (72sts)

Row 75: 3ch, 1tr in next st, (1ch, miss 1st, 1tr in next st) 35 times, turn. (72sts)

Row 76: 3ch, 1tr in same st, 1ch, miss 1ch sp, (V-st in next 1ch sp, 1ch, miss next 1ch sp) 17 times, 1ch, miss 1ch sp, V-st in last st, turn.

Row 77: 3ch, 1tr in ea tr and ch, turn. (74sts)

Row 78: 3ch, (1ch, miss next st, 1tr in next st) 36 times, 1tr in last st, turn. (74sts)

Row 79: 3ch, tr2tog inserting hook in first st and first ch sp, 1ch, 1tr in first ch sp (makes V-st), (1ch, miss one 1ch sp, V-st in next 1ch sp) 17 times, 1ch, miss next ch sp, 2tr in last st, turn.

Row 80: 3ch, 1tr in ea tr and ch, turn. (74sts)

Row 81: 3ch, miss 1st, (V-st in next st, miss 2sts, wide V-st in next st, miss 2sts, wide V-st in next st, miss 2sts) eight times, miss 1st, V-st in last st, turn.

Row 82: 2ch (counts as part of first st), wide V-st in first 1ch sp, (2ch, 1tr in last tr of next wide V-st, and first tr of following wide V-st, 2ch, wide V-st in next V-st) eight times, 1tr in last st, turn.

Row 83: 3ch, 1tr in first tr of wide V-st, 4tr in same wide V-st, (miss 2ch, 1tr in ea of next 2sts, 7tr in next wide V-st) seven times, miss 2ch, 1tr in next 2sts, 4tr in next wide V-st, 1tr in last st, turn. (74sts)

Row 84: 3ch, 1tr in ea of next 4sts, (2ch, 1dc in sp betw next 2tr, 2ch, 1tr in ea next 7sts [the sts worked in the wide V-st]) seven times, 2ch, 1dc in sp betw next 2tr, 2ch, 1tr in ea of next 6sts, turn.

Row 85: 3ch, 1tr in ea tr (miss the sps with ch and dc), turn. (60sts)

Row 86: 3ch, (miss next st, 2tr in sp between st just missed and next st) three times, miss 1st, ([miss next st, 2tr in sp between st just missed and next st] six times, miss 1st) seven times, miss next st, (2tr in sp between st just missed and next st) four times, miss 1st, 1tr in last st, turn. (100sts)

Row 87: 1ch, (1dc, 3ch, 1dc) in first sp between stitches, (1dc, 3ch, 1dc) in sps between 2tr groups, 1dc in sp between the fan shapes made by 2tr groups. Fasten off.

BODICE BACK (MAKE 1)

Make 107 Ftr

Row 1: 2ch, 1tr in next st, (2ch, yrh, insert into same stitch as last tr, yrh and draw loop through, yrh and draw through two loops, miss 2sts, yrh, insert into next st, yrh and draw loop through, yrh and draw through two loops, yrh and draw through all three loops on hook) 35 times, 1tr in same place as 2nd tr of last tr2tog (ie last st in row), turn.

Row 2: 3ch, 1tr in ea tr2tog and ch, see pattern notes. (107sts)

Row 3: 2ch, 1htr in ea st, turn. (107sts)

Rows 4 and 5: 2ch, 1htr in same st, 1htr in ea st, 2htr in last st, turn. (111sts)

Row 6: 2ch, 1htr in ea st, turn.

Rows 7 to 10: Rep Row 6, turn. (111sts)

Row 11: 2ch, 1htr in same st, 1htr in ea st, 2htr in last st, turn. (113sts)

Rows 12 to 14: Rep Row 6, turn. (113sts)

Row 15: 2ch, 1htr in same st, 1htr in ea st, 2htr in last st, turn.

Row 16: 2ch, 1htr in ea st, turn.

Rows 17 to 20: Rep Rows 15 and 16 once, turn. (119sts)

Fasten off.

BODICE FRONT (MAKE 1)

Make 107 Ftr

Row 1: 2ch, 1tr in next st, (2ch, yrh, insert into same stitch as last tr, yrh and draw loop through, yrh and draw through two loops, miss 2sts, yrh, insert into next st, yrh and draw loop through, yrh and draw through two loops, yrh and draw through all three loops on hook) 35 times, 1tr in same place as 2nd tr of last tr2tog (ie last st in row), turn.

Row 2: 3ch, 1tr in ea tr2tog and ch, see pattern notes. (107sts)

Row 3: 2ch, 1htr in ea of next 24sts, work pattern insert 1, 1htr in ea of next 25sts, turn. (107sts)

Row 4: 2ch, 1htr in ea of next 9sts, 2htr in next st, 1htr in ea of next 14sts, work pattern insert 2, 1htr in ea of next 14sts, 2htr in next st, 1htr in ea of next 10sts, turn. (109sts)

Row 5: 2ch, 1htr in ea of next 9sts, 2htr in of next st, 1htr in ea of next 15sts, work pattern insert 1, 1htr in ea of next 15sts, 2htr in next st, 1htr in ea of next 10sts, turn. (111sts)

Row 6: 2ch, 1htr in ea of next 9sts, 2htr in next st, 1htr in ea of next 16sts, work pattern insert 2, 1htr in ea of next 16sts, 2htr in next st, 1htr in ea of next 10sts, turn. (113sts)

Row 7: 2ch, 1htr in ea of next 9sts, 2htr in next st, 1htr in ea of next 17sts, work pattern insert 1, 1htr in ea of next 17sts, 2htr in next st, 1htr in ea of next 10sts, turn. (115sts)

Row 8: 2ch, 1htr in ea of next 28sts, work pattern insert 2, 1htr in ea of next 29sts, turn. (115sts)

Row 9: 2ch, 1htr in ea of next 9sts, 2htr in next st, 1htr in ea of next 18sts, work pattern insert 1, 1htr in ea of next 18sts, 2htr in next st, 1htr in ea of next 10sts, turn. (117sts)

Row 10: 2ch, 1htr in ea of next 29sts, work pattern insert 2, 1htr in ea of next 30sts, turn. (117sts)

Row 11: 2ch, 1htr in ea of next 9sts, 2htr in next st, 1htr in ea of next 19sts, work pattern insert 1, 1htr in ea of next 19sts, 2htr in next st, 1htr in ea of next 10sts, turn. (119sts)

Row 12: 2ch, 1htr in ea of next 30sts, work pattern insert 2, 1htr in ea of next 31sts, turn. (119sts)

Row 13: 2ch, 1htr in ea of next 9sts, 2htr in next st, 1htr in ea of next 20sts, work pattern insert 1, 1htr in ea of next 20sts, 2htr in next st, 1htr in ea of next 10sts, turn. (121sts)

Row 14: 2ch, 1htr in ea of next 31sts, work pattern insert 2, 1htr in ea of next 32sts, turn. (121sts)

Row 15: 2ch, 1htr in ea of next 9sts, 2htr in next st, 1htr in ea of next 21sts, work pattern insert 1, 1htr in ea of next 21sts, 2htr in next st, 1htr in ea of next 10sts, turn. (123sts)

Row 16: 2ch, 1htr in ea of next 32sts, work pattern insert 2, 1htr in ea of next 33sts, turn. (123sts)

Row 17: 2ch, 1htr in ea of 9sts 2htr in next st, 1htr in ea of next 22sts, work pattern insert 1, 1htr in ea of next 22sts, 2htr in next st, 1htr in ea of next 10sts, turn. (125sts)

Row 18: 2ch, 1htr in ea of next 34sts, work pattern insert 2, 1htr in ea of next 34sts. (125sts)

Row 19: 2ch, 1htr in ea of next 9sts, 2htr in next st, 1htr in ea of next 23sts, work pattern insert 1, 1htr in ea of next 23sts, 2htr in next st, 1htr in ea of next 10sts, turn. (127sts)

Row 20: 2ch, 1htr in ea of next 35sts, work pattern insert 2, 1htr in ea of next 35sts, turn. (127sts)

Row 21: 1ch, 1 sl st in first 4sts, 1dc in ea of next 2sts, 1ch (doesn't count as st), htr2tog, 1htr in ea of next 27sts, work pattern insert 1, 1htr in ea next 27sts, htr2tog, 1ch (doesn't count as st), 1dc in ea of next 2sts, 1 sl st in ea of next 3sts.

Row 22: Turn work. Join yarn to htr2tog at end of last row. 2ch, htr2tog, 1htr in ea of next 25sts, work pattern insert 2, 1htr in ea next 25sts, htr2tog, turn. (110sts)

Row 23: 1ch (doesn't count as st), 1 sl st in first st, 1dc in next st, 1ch (doesn't count as st), htr2tog, 1htr in ea next 22sts, work pattern insert 1, 1htr in ea of next 22sts, htr3tog, miss last st, turn. (103sts)

Row 24: 2ch, 1htr in next st (counts as htr2tog), 1htr in ea of next 21sts, work pattern insert 2, 1htr in ea next 21sts, htr2tog, turn. (101sts)

Row 25: 2ch, 1htr in next st (counts as htr2tog), 1htr in ea of next 20sts, work pattern insert 1, 1htr in ea of next 20sts, htr2tog, turn. (99sts)

Row 26: 2ch, 1htr in next st (counts as htr2tog), 1htr in ea of next 19sts, work pattern insert 2, 1htr in ea of next 19sts, htr2tog, turn. (97sts)

Row 27: 2ch, 1htr in next st (counts as htr2tog), 1htr in ea of next 18sts, work pattern insert 1, 1htr in ea of next 18sts, htr2tog, turn. (95sts)

Row 28: 2ch, 1htr in next st (counts as htr2tog), 1htr in ea of next 17sts, work pattern insert 2, 1htr in ea of next 17sts, htr2tog, turn. (93sts)

Row 29: 2ch, 1htr in next st (counts as htr2tog), 1htr in ea of next 16sts, work pattern insert 1, 1htr in ea of next 16sts, htr2tog, turn. (91sts)

Row 30: 2ch, 1htr in next st (counts as htr2tog), 1htr in ea of next 15sts, work pattern insert 2, 1htr in ea of next 15sts, htr2tog, turn. (89sts)

Row 31: 2ch, 1htr in ea of next 15sts, work pattern insert 1, 1htr in ea of next 16sts, turn. (89sts)

Row 32: 2ch, 1htr in next st (counts as htr2tog), 1htr in ea next 14sts, work pattern insert 2, 1htr in ea next 14sts, htr2tog, turn. (87sts)

Row 33: 2ch, 1htr in ea of next 22sts, htr2tog. (24sts)

Fasten off.

Left strap

Turn work, re-join yarn to Row 32, 3sts before htr2tog of Row 33.

Row L1: 1ch, 1dc in ea of next 2sts, 1ch (doesn't count as st, this ch brings you to height of Row 33), 1 sl st in ea of next 5sts, 1dc in next st, 1ch (doesn't count as st), htr2tog, 1htr in ea of next 14 sts, htr2tog, turn. (25sts)

Row L2: 2ch, 1htr in ea of next 13sts, htr2tog, turn. (15sts)

Row L3: 2ch, 1htr in next st (counts as htr2tog), 1htr in ea of next 11sts, htr2tog, turn. (13sts)

Row L4: 2ch, 1htr in ea st, turn. (13sts)

Row L5: 2ch, 1htr in next st (counts as htr2tog), 1htr in ea of next 11sts, turn. (12sts)

Row L6: 2ch, 1htr in next st (counts as htr2tog),1htr in ea of next 10sts, turn. (11sts)

Row L7: 2ch, 1htr in ea st, turn. (11sts)

Row L8: 2ch, 1htr in next st (counts as htr2tog) 1htr in ea of next 9sts, turn. (10sts)

Rows L9 and L10: 2ch, 1htr in ea st, turn. (10sts)

Row L11: 2ch, 1htr in ea of next 7sts, htr2tog, turn. (9sts)

Row L12: 2ch, 1htr in ea st, turn. (9sts)

Rows L13 to 51: 2ch, 1htr in ea st, turn. (9sts)

Adjust the length of straps as needed, finishing on an odd-numbered row.

Row L52: 1ch (doesn't count as st), 1 sl st in ea of next 2sts, 1dc in ea of next 2sts, 1htr in ea of next 2sts, 1tr in ea of next 3sts. (9sts)

Fasten off.

Right strap

Rejoin yarn to Row 32, 3sts before htr2tog of Row 33.

Row R1: 1ch, 1dc in ea of next 2sts, 1ch (doesn't count as st), htr2tog, 1htr in ea of next 23sts, turn. (27sts)

Row R2: 2ch, 1htr in next st (counts as htr2tog), 1htr in ea of next 14sts, htr3tog, turn. (16sts)

Row R3: 2ch, 1htr in next st (counts as htr2tog), 1htr in ea st, turn. (15sts)

Row R4: 2ch, 1htr in next st (counts as htr2tog), 1htr in ea next 11sts, htr2tog, turn. (13sts)

Row R5: 2ch, 1htr in ea st, turn. (13sts)

Row R6: 2ch, 1htr in ea of next 10sts, htr2tog, turn. (12sts)

Row R7: 2ch, 1htr in ea of next 9sts, htr2tog, turn. (11sts)

Row R8: 2ch, 1htr in ea st, turn. (11sts)

Row R9: 2ch, 1htr in ea of next 8sts, htr2tog, turn. (10sts)

Rows R10 and R11: 2ch, 1htr in ea st, turn. (10sts)

Row R12: 2ch, 1htr in next st (counts as htr2tog), 1htr in ea st, turn. (9sts)

Rows R13 to R52: 2ch, 1htr in ea st, turn. (9sts)

Adjust the length of straps as needed, finishing on an even-numbered row.

Row R53: 3ch, 1tr in ea of next 2sts, 1htr in ea of next 2sts, 1dc in ea of next 2sts, 1 sl st in ea of next 2sts.(9sts)

Fasten off.

FINISHING

Skirt

Place any two pieces back to back and use pins to hold the pieces together, matching up the patterns.

Attach yarn to the lower edges of the pieces and, using a smaller hook size (eg 1.75mm if using 2.5mm to make the parts), work a row of double crochet all the way along the edge, working through the end stitches of the pieces rather than under them.

As a guide, allow 1dc for a row of dc and foundation row, 2dc for a row of htr and 3dc for a row of tr.

The total stitch count of the skirt top should be 210sts, not counting the stitches used up in the seam.

Bodice

Join together the front and back pieces of the bodice, and attach the straps to the back of the bodice.

Take one stitch from each side of the bodice, back and front, to make up the seam.

This will make the stitch count for the bodice 210 in total.

Join bodice and skirt with a round of sl st.

Trim

Using a smaller hook, attach yarn.

1ch (doesn't count as st), 1dc, 3ch (don't count as sts), 1dc in next st, *1dc in same st, 3ch, 1dc in next st*. Rep from * to * around the bodice, hiding any loose yarn or tails behind the stitches.

When going around the sharper angles (eg where straps attach to the body), you may want to insert extra dc to make the trim flatter.

Design by Irene Strange

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