crocheted dress for Betsy McCall by Lise H.
copyright May 2003
Materials Needed: baby yarn and an E hook
Instructions: starting at neckline to make yoke, chain 17
1: sc across=16 sts. ch 3 turn
2:dc in beg chain, 2 dcs in each st=32 sts. ch 3 turn
3: ch-3 counts as 1 dc, dc in first st=2 dcs, 1 dc in
next st, (2dc,
1dc across)=48 sts, ch 3 turn
Now front and back of yoke is done, do not cut yarn.
Next row makes the armholes:
4: dc in next 7 sts (back), ch 3, skip 8 sts, dc in
next 15 sts
(front), ch 3, skip 8 sts, dc in next 8 sts (back),
Next row makes spaces to weave ribbon thru:
5: sc in 1st st, ch 1, ski st, sc in next, follow this
row. ch 3 turn
6: using the v-stitch, work across: dc, ch 1, dc in
each ch-1 space,
ch 3 turn. you should have 18 v-sts across.
7 and 8: work v-stitch in center of each v-st in row
before, ch 3
at the end of row 8, connect to the top of ch 3. from
now til the end
of the dress, you will work in rounds.
9: ch 3, work v-st in each v-st, connect at the end of
the row. ch 3
10: work v-st in each st, but this time the v-st is
dc, ch 2, dc,
this will make increases and make the skirt start to
widen. ch 3
11: in each st work: 2 dcs, ch1, 2 dc and connect at
12-15: work the same as row 11, always working in the
end off, and trim as you like.
I weaved ribbon thru the chain 1 spaces and added a