Plus Size June Bride Wedding Dress

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Instructions:

Top Panels (Make 2)

Ch 125 (125, 131, 131, 137).

Row 1:  Dc in 5th ch from hook (4 skipped chs count as 1st dc and ch-1), ch 1, skip 2 chs, sc in next ch, *ch 1, skip 2 chs, [dc, ch 1] 3 times in next ch, skip 2 chs, sc in next ch; repeat from * across to last 3 chs, ch 1, skip 2 chs, (dc, ch 1, dc) in last ch—19 (19, 20, 20, 21) shells, 4 dc.

Row 2:  Turn, ch 1, sc in 1st dc, *ch 1, skip next dc, [dc, ch 1] twice in next sc, skip next dc, sc in next dc; repeat from * across—40 (40, 42, 42, 44) dc.

Row 3:  Turn, ch 1, sc in 1st sc, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, [dc, ch 1] 3 times in next ch-1 space, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across—20 (20, 21, 21, 22) shells.

Row 4:  Turn, ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in 1st sc, ch 1, skip next dc, sc in next dc, *ch 1, skip next dc, [dc, ch 1] twice in next sc, skip next dc, sc in next dc; repeat from * across to last 2 sts, ch 1, skip next dc, 2 dc in last st—42 (42, 44, 44, 46) dc.

Row 5:  Turn, ch 4 (counts as 1st dc and ch-1), dc in 1st dc, ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, [dc, ch 1] 3 times in next ch-1 space, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across to last ch-1 space, ch 1, skip last ch-1 space and next dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in last dc—19 (19, 20, 20, 21) shells, 4 dc.

Rows 6–13 (13, 17, 17, 21):  Repeat Rows 2-5 two (two, three, three, four) more times.

Row 14 (14, 18, 18, 22):  Repeat Row 2.

Row 15 (15, 19, 19, 23):  Turn, ch 1, sc in 1st sc, ch 1, skip next 3 ch-1 spaces, sc in next sc, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, [dc, ch 1] 3 times in next ch-1 space, skip next ch-1 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across ending before last 3 ch-1 spaces, ch 1, skip next 3 ch-1 spaces, sc in last sc—18 (18, 19, 19, 20) shells.

Row 16 (16, 20, 20, 24):  Turn, ch 3, dc in 1st sc, ch 1, skip next sc and dc, sc in next dc, *ch 1, skip next dc, [dc, ch 1] twice in next sc, skip next dc, sc in next dc; repeat from * across, ch 1, skip next 3 ch-1 spaces, 2 dc in last st—38 (38, 40, 40, 42) dc.

Row 17 (17, 21, 21, 25):  Repeat Row 5—17 (17, 18, 18, 19) shells, 4 dc.

Rows 18 (18, 22, 22, 26)—21 (25, 25, 29, 29):  Repeat Rows 2-5 once (twice, once, twice, once) more—17 (17, 18, 18, 19) shells, 4 dc.

Row 22 (26, 26, 30, 30):  Repeat Row 2—36 (36, 38, 38, 40) dc.

Row 23 (27, 27, 31, 31):  Repeat Row 15 (15, 19, 19, 23)—16 (16, 17, 17, 19) shells.

Row 24 (28, 28, 32, 32):  Repeat Row 16 (16, 20, 20, 24)—34 (34, 36, 36, 38) dc.

Row 25 (29, 29, 33, 33):  Repeat Row 5—15 (15, 16, 16, 17) shells, 4 dc.

Rows 26 (30, 30, 34, 34)—29 (33, 37, 41, 41):  Repeat Rows 2-5 once (once, twice, twice, twice) more—15 (15, 16, 16, 17) shells, 4 dc.

Row 30 (34, 38, 42, 42):  Repeat Row 2—32 (32, 34, 34, 36) dc.

Row 31 (35, 39, 43, 43):  Repeat Row 15 (15, 19, 19, 23)—14 (14, 15, 15, 16) shells.

Row 32 (36, 40, 44, 44):  Repeat Row 16 (16, 20, 20, 24)—30 (30, 32, 32, 34) dc.

Row 33 (37, 41, 45, 45):  Repeat Row 5—13 (13, 14, 14, 15) shells, 4 dc.

Rows 34 (38, 42, 46, 46)—37 (41, 45, 49, 53):  Repeat Rows 2-5 once (once, once, once, twice) more—13 (13, 14, 14, 15) shells, 4 dc.

Row 38 (42, 46, 50, 54):  Repeat Row 2—28 (28, 30, 30, 32) dc.

Row 39 (43, 47, 51, 55):  Repeat Row 15 (15, 19, 19, 23)—12 (12, 13, 13, 14) shells.

Row 40 (44, 48, 52, 56):  Repeat Row 16 (16, 20, 20, 24)—26 (26, 28, 28, 30) dc.

Row 41 (45, 49, 53, 57):  Repeat Row 5—11 (11, 12, 12, 13) shells, 4 dc.

Fasten off.

Repeat for 2nd Top Panel.

Underarm Seaming

Fold one top panel in half (the smaller opening is the armhole).  Starting at side of armhole, seam together 4 (4, 5, 5, 6) inches under the arm through both sides of fabric using a whip stitch. Repeat process on 2nd Top Panel.

Turn panels right side out for next step.

Waistband Instructions

Set the Top Panels next to each other with the armholes facing out.  Take the top layer of one panel and overlap it 10 inches on the other panel.  Secure with locking stitch markers through both layers of fabric.  Flip the piece and repeat on the other side.

Round 1:  Join yarn with sl st next to underarm seam, ch 1, sc evenly around making sure to work through both layers of overlapped panels—120 (126, 150, 168, 180) sc.

Note:  Waistband must be in multiples of 6.

Repeat Round 1 until Waistband measures 3”.  Fasten off.

Skirt

Round 1:  Join yarn with sc in any sc, *ch 1, skip next sc, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next sc, ch 1, skip next sc**, sc in next 3 dc; repeat from * around, ending last repeat at **, sc in last 2 sc, join with sl st in 1st sc—20 (21, 25, 28, 30) shells.

Round 2:  Sl st in next 3 dc and ch-1 space, ch 3 (counts as dc), (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same ch-1 space, *ch 1, skip next 3 dc and sc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next sc, ch 1, skip next sc and 3 dc**, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-1 space; repeat from * around ending last repeat at **, join with sl st in top of beginning ch-3—20 (21, 25, 28, 30) shells.

Round 3:  Sl st in next 2 dc and ch-1 space, ch 3, (2 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in same ch-1 space, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 space, ch 1, skip next ch-1 space**, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-1 space; repeat from * around, join with sl st in top of beginning ch-3—20 (21, 25, 28, 30) shells.

Rounds 4–42:  Repeat Round 3.

Fasten off.  Weave in all ends.

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