Stripped Crochet Dress
150g of dark-green Alpaca dItalia yarn (50% alpaca, 50% nylon; 300m/50g);
150g of the same yarn, but in brick-red color;
Crochet hook 2.
Main pattern: * 1 double crochet, 1 chain st*, replace the pattern in every row in chess-board order.
Front and Back
Make a chain of 116 cm long and circle them in the ring. Work with the main pattern with circle rows, alternate the stripes up to your liking. Decrease 1 “square” in 1 row in every 16 cm and in every 17 “squares” due to the scheme 1. At 42 cm height, divide your work in half to back and front and finish each part separately.
Step back 1,5 cm from both sides for arm-hole and work with straight and reversed rows with main pattern for 6 cm straight. Then, leave the central 24 cm for neck-hole and after that, make each side separately for 12 cm straight.
Make in the same way, as front, but with not so deep neck-hole. For this, at 12 cm height of arm-hole, leave the central 24 cm and finish each part separately for 6 cm.
Make shoulder seams. Work from arm-hole with the main pattern and work with straight and reversed rows, making straps up to your liking. For sleeve widening, make increases due to the scheme 2.