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Crochet Scandinavian Style
The colour choice is very important for the look of this dress. In black, you’ll have a cocktail dress that will make you the centre of attention at a party. Earth colours make it a pretty garment for any occasion.

SIZES
S (M, L)

FINISHED
MEASUREMENTS
Length: 82 (86, 90) cm / 22 (22, 23) in
Chest: 80 (90, 100) cm / 31 (35, 39) in
Hips: 82 (92, 102) cm / 32 (36, 40) in
Sleeve length: 14 (15, 16) cm / 5 (6, 6) in

GAUGE
25 sts and 21 rows in basic pattern = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 in.
Adjust hook size to
obtain correct gauge if necessary.

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  • Step 1

    BASIC PATTERN
    Row 1: Ch 4 (= 1 tr + ch 1), skip 2 sts, 1 tr in next st, *ch 1, skip 1 st, 1 tr in next st; rep from * across, with last st in top of tch; turn.
    Row 2: Ch 3, skip 1st ch loop, 1 tr in next ch loop, go back and work 1 tr in skipped st (= crossed tr), *1 tr in next (empty) ch loop, go back and work 1 in in previous ch loop; rep from * to last ch loop, 1 tr in tch; turn (= the crossed tr encompasses the tr of previous row).
    Row 3: Ch 1, 1 dc in 1st st, dc across with 1 dc in tch; turn.
    Repeat Rows 1-3.

    Panel A
    Work Lace Square—Variation (see page 53).

    Panel B
    Foundation Row: Work tr across.
    Then work Open Blocks (see page 54).

    Panel C
    Row 1: Ch 3, skip 1st st, 2 tr, ch 1, *3 tr, ch 1; rep from * across, ending with 3 tr; turn.
    Row 2: Ch 4, *1 dc in ch loop, ch 3; rep from * to last st and end with 1 dc in top of tch; turn.
    Repeat Rows 1 and 2.

  • Step 2

    BACK
    Ch 131 (141, 151). Beginning in 2nd ch from hook, work 4 rows dc = 130 (140, 150) dc. Turn every row with ch 1.
    Now work in Basic Pattern for 10 (11, 11) cm / 4 (4, 4) in. Next, work 2 rows htr, then 6 rows Panel A, followed by 2 rows htr.
    Work in Basic Pattern for 9 (10, 10) cm / 3 (4, 4) in, decreasing 1 st at each side on every 4th row 6 times = 118 (128, 138) sts rem.
    Work 2 rows in htr and then 5 rows Panel B (there should be 5 open blocks in length), and end with 2 rows htr, decreasing 1 st at each side on the last row = 116 (126, 136) sts rem.

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet dress. Dress With Stand Up Collar - Step 3
    Step 3

    Now work in Basic Pattern for 9 cm / 3 in, decreasing 1 st at each side on every 4th row until 92 (102, 112) sts rem. Work 2 rows in htr and then 9 rows in Panel C. Place a marker at each side in the centre row of Panel C = waist. The piece should now measure approx. 45 (46, 46) cm / 17 (18, 18) in. Work 2 rows htr and then work the rest of the back in Basic Pattern, increasing 1 st at each side on every 6th row 4 times = 100 (110, 120) sts.
    Continue without further shaping until piece measures 21 (22, 23) cm / 8 (8, 9) in from marker at waist.
    Armholes: Sl st over the 1st 5 sts of row and then work in pattern to the last 5 sts; turn = 90 (100, 110) sts.
    Now dec 1 st at each side on every other row 4 times = 82 (92, 102) sts rem. Continue without shaping until armhole measures 17 (19, 21) cm / 6 (7, 8) in. Leave the centre
    46 sts unworked for neck and
    work each side separately. Work 2 rows over the 18 (20, 22) sts at each side. Cut yarn and fasten off.

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet dress. Dress With Stand Up Collar - Step 4
    Step 4

    FRONT
    Work as for back until armhole measures 5 (5, 6) in / 13 (14, 15) cm. Leave the centre 36 sts unworked for neck. Work each side separately. Decrease 1 st on every row at neck edge until 18 (20, 22) sts rem. Continue until armhole is same length as on back. Cut yarn and fasten off.
    Work the other side of neck the same way, reversing shaping.

  • Step 5

    SLEEVES
    Ch 73 (75, 77). Beginning in 2nd ch from hook, work 4 rows dc = 72 (74, 76) dc. Change to Basic Pattern and, at the same time, inc 1 st at each side on every other row to 84 (86, 90) sts. Continue in pattern until sleeve is approx. 14 (16, 18) cm / 5 (6, 7) in long, ending on same pattern row as last row before armhole on front/back.
    Sleeve Cap: Sl st over 1st 5 sts, work in pattern to last 5 sts; turn = 74 (76, 80) sts rem. Now decrease 1 st at each side on every row until 58 (60, 62) sts rem. Next, *sl st over the 1st 4 sts, work to last 4 sts; turn; rep from * 2 more times. Cut yarn and fasten off.

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet dress. Dress With Stand Up Collar - Step 6
    Step 6

    FINISHING
    Weave in all ends neatly on WS. Steam press all the pieces on WS under a damp pressing cloth; or block pieces to finished measurements, spray with water, and leave until completely dry. Join shoulders.
    Collar: Begin at one shoulder and work around neck. Ch 2 (= 1 htr), work in htr with approx. 58 (60, 62) htr for back neck and approx. 80 (82, 84) htr for front neck = 138 (142, 146) sts total. Work back and forth in htr, ending every row with 1 sl st in the top of tch; turn. Begin next row with ch 2 (tch). Count out from the shoulder and inc 1 st by working 2 htr into the same st, inc with 3 sts between a total of 3 times in each side of shoulder = 12 sts increased. Work another 3 rows and inc 1 st at each shoulder on every row = 6 sts increased and a total of 156 (160, 164) sts. Now work 6 rows in Panel B, at the same time increasing 3 (5, 7) sts on the 1st row; end with 1 sl st in 1st ch; turn. End with ch 2, *1 htr, ch 1, skip 1 st; rep from * to last st and end with 1 sl st in the top of tch. Cut yarn and fasten off.
    Final steps: Sew side and sleeve seams. Attach sleeves. Lightly steam press seams. Weave in any loose ends.

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet dress. Dress With Stand Up Collar - Step 7
    Step 7

    Lace Square—Variation
    Multiple of 5 sts + 2.
    + 2 ch if you begin immediately after the beginning chain.
    Row 1 (RS): Skip 3 ch (= 1 tr), 1 tr in next ch, *ch 3, skip 3 ch, 1 dc in each of next 2 ch; rep from * across; turn.
    Row 2: Ch 3 (= 1 tr), skip 1st st, *5 tr in centre st of ch loop; rep from * across, ending last rep with 1 tr in top of tch; turn.
    Row 3: Ch 3 (= 1 tr), skip 1st st, 1 tr in next tr, *ch 3, skip 3 tr, 1 tr in each of next 2 tr; rep from * across; turn.
    Repeat Rows 2 and 3.

    [the grey swatch, middle right]

  • How to stitch a knit or crochet dress. Dress With Stand Up Collar - Step 8
    Step 8

    Open Blocks
    Multiple of 6 sts + 9.
    Row 1 (foundation row): Skip 3 ch, 1 tr in each of next 2 ch, *ch 3, skip 3 ch**, 1 tr in each of next 3 ch; rep from * to last st, end last rep at **, 1 tr in last ch; turn.
    Row 2: Ch 3, 2 tr in 1st ch loop, *ch 3, 3 tr in next ch loop; rep from * across, ending last rep with ch 3, 1 tr in top of tch; turn.
    Repeat Row 2.

    [the grey swatch, left]

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