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Party Dress

Created by Kristi Sloan 2004




Materials:
Small amount of cotton thread in 2 colors, main color and trim color
Hook size 7
Sewing needle and matching thread
Snaps

Stitches used:
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
sl st = slip stitch
dec = decrease, (yo, insert hook in next st, draw through, yo draw through 2 loops on hook) repeat, yo and draw through all 3 loops on hook

Skirt
Row 1:Ch 27, dc in 4th ch from hook. 24 dc
Row 2:Ch 3 (counts as first dc throughout), 2 dc in next dc. *1 dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc. Repeat from * across. 36 dc
Row 3:Ch 3, dc in next dc, 2 dc in next dc, *1 dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc. Repeat from * across. 48 dc
Row 4 - 5:Ch 3, dc in each dc across. At end of row 5 join with sl st in top of beginning ch 3.
Rnd 6-12: Ch 3, dc in each dc around. Fasten off.
Rnd 13:Attach trim color in last dc (ch 3, sc) in each dc around, sl st to join in first sc. Fasten off.

Top: Row 1:Attach in the bottom of the first stich in row 1, working in bottom of stitches, ch 3, dc in bottom of next dc and in each dc across. 24 dc
Row 2:Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc. Repeat from * across. 30 dc
Row 3:Ch 3, dc in next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc. Repeat from * across. 35 dc.
Row 4:Ch 3, dc in next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 6 dc, 2 dc in next dc. Repeat from * across. 40 dc
Row 5:Ch 3, dc in next 6 dc, 2 dc in next dc, *dc in next 7 dc, 2 dc in next dc. Repeat from * across. 45 dc
Row 6:Ch 3, dc in next 18 dc, (3 dc in next dc)twice, sk 1 dc, sc in next dc, sk 1 dc, (3 dc in next dc)twice, dc in 19 dc. 25 dc, sc, 25 dc
Row 7:Ch 3, dc in next dc, dec, (dc in next 2 dc, dec) twice, dc in 12 dc, sk 1 dc, sc in sc, sk 1 dc, dc in 12 dc, (dec, dc in next 2) 3 times. 21 dc, 1 sc, 21 dc
Row 8:Ch 1, sc in each dc, sk sc, sc in each dc across to last dc. 42 sc
Back Border:Ch 1, working in ends of rows, sc evenly down back opening and up the opposite side, sl st in first sc in row 8. Fasten off
Trim Attach trim color to first stitch in row 8 with a sc, (Ch 3, sc) in each stitch across.
Sew snaps on.