Jewel Dress

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Yarn: Red Heart With Love Worsted Weight, Approx. 640 (740, 840, 940, 1040) yards of A: Jadeite, Approx. 80 (100, 120, 140, 160) yards of B: Mallard, Approx. 825 (925, 1025, 1125, 1225) yards of C: Grape Jam

Tools and Supplies: 6.0mm crochet hook, tapestry needle, .5” button & matching thread, sewing needle, iron for ‘killing’ acrylic, scissors

Gauge: 7 rows of 5 v-stitches=4” x 4” *after “killing”

Stitches: (ch)chain, (dc)double crochet, (sl st)slip stitch, (fpdc)front post double crochet, (bpdc)back post double crochet

Skill Level: Intermediate

Special Stitches: 

FPdc-yo, starting from the front, place hook from front to back to front around the post of st in row below; complete as a dc.

BPdc-yo, starting from the back, place hook from back to front to back around post of st in row below; complete as a dc.

2dc=v-stitch

3dc=v-stitch increase

Sizing:

XS (S, M, L, XL) Pictured: Small

Chest Size: approx. 28 (31, 34, 37, 40) inches

*Length of dress is very easily altered by adding or omitting rounds of the skirt (same can be done for length of sleeves)

*Acrylic yarn will be “killed” when dress is complete to create a more positive ease.

Yoke:

W/A, ch. 70 (70, 70, 74, 74)

Row 1 (Wrong Side): Dc in 4th ch. from hook (skipped 3 sts.=1st dc), [skip next ch., 2dc in next ch.] 2 times, dc in next 5ch., 2dc in next ch., [skip next ch., 2dc in next ch.] 6 (6, 6, 7, 7) times, dc in next 5 ch., 2dc in next ch., [skip next ch., 2dc in next ch.] 5 times, dc in next 5 ch., 2dc in next ch., [skip next ch., 2dc in next ch.] 6 (6, 6, 7, 7) times, dc in next 5 ch., 2dc in next ch., [skip next ch., 2dc in next ch.] 2 times. (26, 26, 26, 28, 28 v-stitches and 20 dc)

 

Row 2 (Right Side): Turn, ch.3 (counts as dc), dc in same space., [2dc in next 2-dc group], 3dc in next 2-dc group, FPdc in next 5dc, 3dc in next 2-dc group, [2dc in next 2-dc group] 5 (5, 5, 6, 6) times, 3dc in next 2-dc group, FPdc in next 5dc, 3dc in next 2-dc group, [2dc in next 2-dc group] 4 times, 3dc in next 2-dc group, FPdc in next 5dc, 3dc in next 2-dc group, [2dc in next 2-dc group] 5 (5, 5, 6, 6) times, 3dc in next 2-dc group, FPdc in next 5dc, 3dc in next 2-dc group, [2dc in next 2-dc group] 2 times. (18, 18, 18, 20, 20 v-stitches, 8 v-stitch increases, and 20 dc)

Row 3: Turn, ch.3, dc in same space., [2dc in next 2-dc group], (2dc in between next 2dc of the 3-dc group) twice, BPdc in next 5dc, (2dc in between next 2dc of the 3-dc group) twice, [2dc in next 2-dc group] 5 (5, 5, 6, 6) times, (2dc in between next 2dc of the 3-dc group) twice, BPdc in next 5dc, (2dc in between next 2dc of the 3-dc group) twice, [2dc in next 2-dc group] 4 times, (2dc in between next 2dc of the 3-dc group) twice, BPdc in next 5dc, (2dc in between next 2dc of the 3-dc group) twice, [2dc in next 2-dc group] 5 (5, 5, 6, 6) times, (2dc in between next 2dc of the 3-dc group) twice, BPdc in next 5dc, (2dc in between next 2dc of the 3-dc group) twice, [2dc in next 2-dc group] twice. (34, 34, 34, 36, 36 v-stitches and 20 dc)

Row 4: Turn, ch.3, dc in same space., *2dc in each 2-dc group up to last 2-dc group before 5FPdcs, 3dc in next 2-dc group, FPdc in next 5dc, 3dc in next 2-dc group* repeat from * 3 more times, 2dc in each 2-dc group across to end. (26, 26, 26, 28, 28 v-stitches, 8 v-stitch increases, and 20 dc)

Row 5: Turn, ch.3, dc in same space., *2dc in each 2-dc group up to 3-dc group before 5FPdcs, (2dc in between next 2dc of the 3-dc group) twice, BPdc in next 5dc, (2dc in between next 2dc of the 3-dc group) twice* repeat from * 3 more times, 2dc in each 2-dc group across to end. (42, 42, 42, 44, 44 v-stitches and 20 dc)

Row 6: Repeat Row 4 (34, 34, 34, 36, 36 v-stitches, 8 v-stitch increases, and 20 dc)

Row 7: Repeat Row 5 (50, 50, 50, 52, 52 v-stitches and 20 dc)

Row 8: Repeat Row 4 (42, 42, 42, 44, 44 v-stitches, 8 v-stitch increases, and 20 dc)

Round 1 (Right Side): Join w/sl st. in top of beginning. ch. on other end of piece to form round, ch.3, dc in same space., *2dc in each 2-dc group up to 3-dc group before 5FPdcs, (2dc in between next 2dc of the 3-dc group) twice, FPdc in next 5dc, (2dc in between next 2dc of the 3-dc group) twice* repeat from * 3 more times, 2dc in each 2-dc group across to end, join w/sl st. in top of beginning. ch.3.  (58, 58, 58, 60, 60 v-stitches and 20 dc)

Round 2: Ch.3, dc in same space., 2dc in each 2-dc group up to last 2-dc group before 5FPdcs, 3dc in next 2-dc group, FPdc in next 5dc, 2dc in each 2-dc group up to 5FPdcs, FPdc in next 5dc, 3dc in next 2-dc group, 2dc in each 2-dc group up to last 2-dc group up to 5FPdcs, 3dc in next 2-dc group, FPdc in next 5dc, 2dc in each 2-dc group up to 5FPdcs, FPdc in next 5dc, 3dc in next 2-dc group,  2dc in each 2-dc group across to end, join w/sl st. in top of beginning. ch.3. (54, 54, 54, 56, 56 v-stitches, 4 v-stitch increases, and 20 dc)

Round 3: Ch.3, dc in same space., 2dc in each 2-dc group up to 3-dc group before 5FPdcs, (2dc in between next 2dc of the 3-dc group) twice, FPdc in next 5dc, 2dc in each 2-dc group up to 5FPdcs, FPdc in next 5dc, (2dc in between next 2dc of the 3-dc group) twice, 2dc in each 2-dc group up to 3-dc group before 5FPdcs, (2dc in between next 2dc of the 3-dc group) twice, FPdc in next 5dc, 2dc in each 2-dc group up to 5FPdcs, FPdc in next 5dc, (2dc in between next 2dc of the 3-dc group) twice, 2dc in each 2-dc group across to end, join w/sl st. in top of beginning. ch.3 (62, 62, 62, 64, 64 v-stitches and 20 dc)

Round 4: Repeat Round 2 (58, 58, 58, 60, 60 v-stitches, 4 v-stitch increases, and 20 dc)

Round 5: Repeat Round 3 (66, 66, 66, 68, 68 v-stitches and 20 dc)

S, M, L, XL Only:

Round 6: Repeat Round 2 (62, 62, 64, 64 v-stitches, 4 v-stitch increases, and 20 dc)

Round 7: Repeat Round 3 (70, 70, 72, 72 v-stitches and 20 dc)

M, L, XL Only:

Round 8: Repeat Round 2 (66, 68, 68 v-stitches, 4 v-stitch increases, and 20 dc)

Round 9: Repeat Round 3 (74, 76, 76 v-stitches and 20 dc)

L, XL Only:

Round 10: Repeat Round 2 (72, 72 v-stitches, 4 v-stitch increases, and 20 dc)

Round 11: Repeat Round 3 (80, 80 v-stitches and 20 dc)

XL Only:

Round 12: Repeat Round 2 (76 v-stitches, 4 v-stitch increases, and 20 dc)

Round 13: Repeat Round 3 (84 v-stitches and 20 dc)

Bodice:

Round 6 (8, 10, 12, 14): Ch.3, dc in same space., 2dc in each 2-dc group up to 5FPdcs, skip next two groups of FPdcs, 2dc in each 2-dc group up to 5FPdcs, skip next two groups of FPdcs, 2dc in each 2-dc group to end, join w/sl st. in top of beginning. ch.3. (36, 40, 44, 48, 52 v-stitches)

Round 7 (9, 11, 13, 15) through Round 9 (12, 15, 18, 21): Ch.3, dc in same space., 2dc in each 2-dc group around, join w/ sl st. in top of beginning. ch.3. (36, 40, 44, 48, 52 v-stitches)

Finish off.

Sleeves:

Turn garment inside out, whip stitch together the 5 rows of FPdcs on front and back to form little seam under arm.  Turn garment right side out again.

Under arm: Round 1: Join w/sl st. in 1st 2-dc group next to the FPdcs, ch.3, dc in same space., 2dc in each 2-dc group around, join w/ sl st. in top of beginning. ch.3. (15, 15, 15, 16, 16 v-stitches)

Round 2 through Round 10 (9, 8, 7, 6): Ch.3, dc in same space., 2dc in each 2-dc group around, join w/sl st. in top of beginning. ch.3. (15, 15, 15, 16, 16 v-stitches)

Round 11 (10, 9, 8, 7): Ch.3, dc in each dc around, join w/sl st. in top of beginning. ch.3 (30, 30, 30, 32, 32 dc)

Round 12 (11, 10, 9, 8) through Round 15 (15, 15, 15, 15): Ch.3, FPdc in each dc around, join w/sl st. in top of beginning. ch.3. (30, 30, 30, 32, 32 FPdc)

Repeat Rounds 1-15 on other arm.

Waistband:

Round 1: In back of garment, W/B, join w/sl st. in beginning. ch. of last round of bodice, ch.3 (counts as dc), dc in each dc around, join w/sl st. in top of beginning. ch.3. (72, 80, 88, 96, 104 dc)

Round 2 through Round 5 (6, 7, 8, 9): Ch.3, FPdc in each dc around, join w/sl st. in beginning. ch.3. (72, 80, 88, 96, 104 FPdc)

Finish off.

Skirt:

Round 1: W/C, join w/sl st. in back of dress in top of beginning. ch. of last round of waistband, ch.3 (counts as dc), dc in same space., *skip next dc,** 2dc in next dc* ending at **, join w/sl st. in top of beginning. ch.3. (36, 40, 44, 48, 52 v-stitches)

Round 2: Ch.3, dc in same space., *3dc in next 2-dc group,** 2dc in next 2-dc group* repeat from * ending at **, join w/sl st. in top of beginning. ch.3. (36, 40, 44, 48, 52 v-stitches and 18, 20, 22, 24, 26 v-stitch increases)

Round 3: Ch.3, dc in same space., * (2dc in between next 2dc of the 3-dc group) twice,** 2dc in next 2-dc group* repeat from * ending at **, join w/sl st. in top of beginning. ch.3. (54, 60, 66, 72, 78 v-stitches)

Round 4: Ch.3, dc in same space., 2dc in each 2-dc group around, join w/sl st. in top of beginning. ch.3. (54, 60, 66, 72, 78 v-stitches)

Round 5 through Round 24 (26, 28, 30, 32): Repeat Round 4. (54, 60, 66, 72, 78 v-stitches)

Finish off.  Weave in all ends.

‘Kill’ the acrylic yarn with steam from iron to create drape.  Sew button on top of back of dress for closure.

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