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Strap & Neck Shaping (Make 2)

All Sizes:

Ch.9 (This will be the top of the shoulder)

Row 1: Skip 2 ch (counts as sc), (sc, ch.1, dc) into next ch., skip 2 ch., (sc, ch.1, dc) in to next ch., skip 2 ch., sc into last ch. [2sc + 2 (sc, ch.1, dc) clusters]

Row 2: Turn, ch.1 (counts as sc), skip 1st sc and dc, (sc, ch.1, dc) into next ch. sp., skip sc and dc, (sc, ch.1, dc) into next ch. sp. skip next sc, sc into top of turning ch. [2sc +2 (sc, ch.1, dc) clusters]

Rows 3-10: Repeat Row 2. [2sc +2 (sc, ch.1, dc) clusters]

Row 11: Turn, ch.1 (counts as sc), skip next sc and dc, (sc, ch.1 dc) twice into next ch. sp., skip next sc and dc, (sc, ch.1, dc) into next ch. sp., skip next sc, sc into top of turning ch. [2sc +3 (sc, ch.1, dc) clusters]

Row 12: Turn, ch.1 (counts as sc), skip next sc and dc, * (sc, ch.1, dc) in next ch. sp., skip next sc and dc; repeat from * across ending with (sc, ch.1, dc) in last ch. sp., skip next sc, sc in top of turning ch. [2sc +3 (sc, ch.1, dc) clusters]

Row 13: Turn, ch.1 (counts as sc), skip next sc and dc, (sc, ch.1, dc) twice in next ch. sp., skip next sc and dc, * (sc, ch.1, dc) in next ch. sp., skip next sc and dc; repeat from * across ending with (sc, ch.1, dc) into last ch. sp., skip next sc, sc into top of turning ch. [2sc +4 (sc, ch.1, dc) clusters]

Rows 14 through 30: Repeat Rows 12 and 13 ending with Row 12. [2sc +12 (sc, ch.1, dc) clusters]

S, M, L, XL Sizes Only

Row 31: Repeat Row 13 [2sc +13 (sc, ch.1, dc) clusters]

Row 32: Repeat Row 12 [2sc +13 (sc, ch.1, dc) clusters]

M, L, XL Sizes Only

Row 33: Repeat Row 13 [2sc +14 (sc, ch.1, dc) clusters]

Row 34: Repeat Row 12 [2sc +14 (sc, ch.1, dc) clusters]

L, XL Sizes Only

Row 35: Repeat Row 13 [2sc +15 (sc, ch.1, dc) clusters]

Row 36: Repeat Row 12 [2sc +15 (sc, ch.1, dc) clusters]

XL Sizes Only

Row 37: Repeat Row 13 [2sc +16 (sc, ch.1, dc) clusters]

Row 38: Repeat Row 12 [2sc +16 (sc, ch.1, dc) clusters]

All Sizes: Finish off.

*The rest of the strap/neck shaping piece will be completed by working into the foundation chain of the piece just created.  Hold the shaped (increased) side to the right and join w/sl st. in the opposite side of the 1st foundation chain.*

Row 1: Ch.1 (counts as sc), skip 2 ch., (sc, ch.1, dc) in next ch., skip 2 ch., (sc, ch.1, dc) in next ch., sc into last ch. [2sc + 2 (sc, ch.1, dc) clusters]

Repeat Rows 2 through 30 (32, 34, 36, 38).  Finish off.  Make the 2nd strap/neck shaping piece.

Bodice

*These two pieces will now be connected to form the armholes and neck by working a single round to be connected and worked into a bodice.*

Fold over each neck shaping piece in half, lining up the edges. Place the two pieces next to each other with the shaped (increased) sides facing inwards.  Place a stitch marker through the innermost sc of Row 30 (32, 34, 36, 38) of both pieces to connect into a v-neck.  Complete the same on the opposite side to create neck hole.  Place a stitch marker through the outermost sc of Row 30 (32, 34, 36, 38) on front and back to complete an armhole.  Complete the same on opposite side to create 2nd armhole.

Round 1: Join w/sl st. in 1st sc next to one of the armhole stitch markers, ch.1 (counts as sc), (sc, ch.1, dc) in each ch. sp. around entire piece, connect the round by joining w/sl st. in 1st sc. [1sc +48 (52, 56, 60, 64) (sc, ch.1, dc) clusters]

Round 2: Turn, ch.1 (counts as sc), skip next dc, * (sc, ch.1, dc) into next ch. sp. **, skip next sc; repeat from * around, ending at **, join w/sl st. in 1st sc. [1sc +48 (52, 56, 60, 64) (sc, ch.1, dc) clusters]

Rounds 3 through 21 (23, 25, 27, 29): Repeat Round 2.  Finish off.

Ties

Starting at the joining point of the last round and counting to the left: place a stitch marker in the 12th (13th, 14th, 15th, 16th) ch.1 sp. of (sc, ch.1, dc) cluster and a stitch marker in the 13th (14th, 15th, 16th, 17th) ch.1 sp of (sc, ch.1, dc) cluster.

*Work Row 1 of Tie #1 starting with the ch.1 sp. marked by the 2nd stitch marker.*

Row 1: Join w/sl st. in ch.1 sp. of cluster marked by 2nd stitch marker, ch.1 (counts as sc), skip next dc and sc, * (sc, ch.1, dc) in next ch.1 sp., skip next dc and sc; repeat from * across 5 (6, 7, 8, 9) more times, sc in next ch.1 sp. [2sc +6(7, 8, 9, 10) (sc, ch.1, dc) clusters]

Row 2: Turn, ch.1 (counts as sc), skip next (sc, dc, ch. 1 sp., sc, dc), * (sc, ch.1, dc) in next ch.1 sp., skip next sc and dc; repeat from * across ending with sc in top of beg. ch. [2sc +5(6, 7, 8, 9) (sc, ch.1, dc) clusters]

Row 3: Turn, ch.1 (counts as sc), skip next sc and dc, * (sc, ch.1, dc) in next ch.1 sp., skip next sc and dc; repeat from * across ending before last (sc, ch.1, dc) cluster, sc in ch.1 sp of last (sc, ch.1, dc) cluster. [2sc +4(5, 6, 7, 8) (sc, ch.1, dc) clusters]

Row 4: Repeat Row 2 [2sc +3(4, 5, 6, 7) (sc, ch.1, dc) clusters]

Row 5: Repeat Row 3 [2sc +2(3, 4, 5, 6) (sc, ch.1, dc) clusters]

S, M, L, XL Sizes Only

Row 6: Repeat Row 2 [2sc +(2, 3, 4, 5) (sc, ch.1, dc) clusters]

M, L, XL Sizes Only

Row 7: Repeat Row 3 [2sc +(2, 3, 4) (sc, ch.1, dc) clusters]

L, XL Sizes Only

Row 8: Repeat Row 2 [2sc +(2, 3) (sc, ch.1, dc) clusters]

XL Size Only

Row 9: Repeat Row 3 [2sc +2 (sc, ch.1, dc) clusters]

All Sizes:

Row 6 (7, 8, 9, 10): Turn, ch.1 (counts as sc), skip next sc and dc, (sc, ch.1, dc) in next ch. sp., skip next sc and dc, sc in next ch. sp. [2sc +1 (sc, ch.1, dc) cluster]

Row 7(8, 9, 10, 11) through Row 21 (23, 25, 27, 29): Turn, ch.1 (counts as sc), skip next sc and dc, (sc, ch.1, dc) into next ch.1 sp., skip next sc, sc into top of turning ch.

Turn garment inside out to work Tie #2.

Starting at 1st stitch marker placed, complete Rows 1 through 21 (23, 25, 27, 29).  Finish off.  Weave in ends.

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