Submitted by Anonymous on Thu, 12/25/2008 - 21:29
As promised the pattern for the dress
size 7 hook, approx 1000 yds of size 10 thread
Beg:chain 253, trc in 4th ch from hook, trc across (250 trc)
ch 3 turn.
rows 2-7...trc in each trc across, end each row with ch 3 turn
**do not join yet, this creates a small slit for the back**
end row 7 with join to first trc.
rows 8 - 38....ch 3 trc across join with sl st to top of ch 3
finish off (or cut thread)
chain 21, join to form a ring, ch 50 sl st in the 125th trc (start count from where you ended off)of the top of the dress.
sl st in next trc, **ch 50 sc in previously formed ring , ch 50 sl st in next trc, repeat from**9 times, ch 50 sc in ring
ch 50 skip 10 trc on dress sl st in next trc repeat from ** to ** 10 times , ch 50 sc in ring DO NOT END OFF
20 sc in ring turn, *ch 7 , skip 2 sc, sc in next sc, repeat from * 5 more times, ch 4 triple crochet in last sc, this gets you ready for the next row.
2nd row - ch 7, sc in prev rows ch7 loop,twice. Ch 7 , 5 dc in next ch 7 loop. Ch 7 sc in next ch 7 loop, ch 7 sc in next ch 7 loop, ch 4 triple crochet in last ch 7 loop.
3rd row - ch 7, sc in next ch 7 loop, ch 7, 3dc in next ch 7 loop. dc in the next 5 dc, 3dc in next ch 7 loop, ch 7 sc in next ch 7 loop,ch 7 sc in next loop, ch 4 triple crochet in last loop.
******* beg shell= ch2, 2dc, ch2, 3 dc*******
end shell= 3dc, ch2, 3dc, turn, sl st across top to ch 2**
4th row - work beg shell, ch 7, 3 dc in next ch 7 loop, dc in the next 11 dc, ch 7, work end shell
Continue working the 4th row (increasing the #of dc) until desired width.
Decrease rows - work beg shell, decrease (work next 2 dc together) twice, dc across to the last 4 dc, decrease twice, work end shell.
continue the decrease rows until there are only 3 dc left, work beg shell, ch 7, decrease all three dc together, ch 7 work end shell.
Next row - work beg shell and end shell
next row - ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in next shell, turn
Strap row - sl st across top to the ch 2. ch2, 2 dc, ch 2 3 dc, repeat for desired strap length. End off
Repeat from middle for other side.
for back straps attach thread to side cup, chain for desired length, I made 2 rows of chain for each side.
to join middle attach thread to the inside middle cup, working down side ch 7 sc in top of next row, repeat for desired look.
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