Crochet Dress with Flower Motif
450 (500)g of brown Bamboo-Cotton yarn (70% viscose, 30% cotton; 95m/50g);
Crochet hooks 4; 4,5; 5;
4 buttons 9 mm diameter.
Size: S (M).
Main pattern, crochet hook 4,5: the quantity of sts is multiple 3 + 2 + 2 chain sts increase. Work due to the scheme 1. Start with sts before pattern repeat, pattern repeat, finish with sts after pattern repeat. Make 1st-3rd rows x once, then, repeat 2nd-3rd rows.
Note: work with double crochets behind chain sts of the previous row from the 2nd row. Group of crochets: 1 double crochet, 1 chain st, 1 double crochet in 1 base st.
Flower motif, crochet hook 5: make 8 chain sts and circle them in the ring with 1 slip st. Then, work with circle rows due to the scheme 2. Work with single crochets and double crochets in lower chain sts in the 2nd and 3rd rows. Connect motifs to the neck-hole in the 4th row. For this, join the yarn to one corner arch and, at first, fasten the upper edge of motif with single crochets, make single crochets behind chain sts, make 1 single crochet in the edge of neck-hole and 1 single crochet in the arch of motif on the rest 3 edges.
Fringe, crochet hook 4: start every circle row with 1 chain st instead of the 1st single crochet and finish with 1 slip st in chain st increase.
1st row: single crochets;
2nd row: * 1 st of “crab stitch”, 1 chain st, skip 1 st of the previous row*.
Repeat 1st-2nd rows.
Stitches control: main pattern: 16 sts x 8 rows = 10 x 10 cm;
Flower motif: 16 x 16 cm.
Make 101 (107) chain sts with crochet hook 4,5 and work with the main pattern = 33 (35) groups of double crochets + 1 selvage st from both sides of double crochets. Decrease 1 st for side chamfers from both sides in 1 row from the set-up row and decrease 14 x 1 st in every 3rd and 2nd rows by turn = 23 (25) groups of double crochets + 1 selvage st from both sides of double crochets. In 47,5 cm = 38 rows from the set-up row, don’t make group of double crochets from both sides and make 1 double crochet in the rest 2 double crochets in the following rows = 69 (75) sts. In 52,5 cm = 42 rows (55 cm = 44 rows) from the set-up row, make 2 double crochets in the central 3 groups of double crochets together = 63 (69) sts. Make 2 double crochets together and 3 double crochets together in the next row upon the central 5 sts = 60 (66) sts. In 55 cm = 44 rows (57,5 cm = 46 rows) from the set-up row, leave the central 26 sts for neck-hole and finish both sides separately. In 58,5 cm = 47 rows (60 cm = 48 rows) from the set-up row, leave 6 (8) sts from outer edge for arm-hole and bind off 10 (11) x 1 st in every row. In 14 cm = 11 rows (15 cm = 12 rows) from the beginning of arm-hole, finish your work. Make 25 single crochets along horizontal edge of neck-hole. Make flower motif.
Make side seams. For straps, join yarn to the upper corners of front and make 2 chains of 20 chain sts, 1 slip st in the corners of back. Fasten neck-hole with fringe, make 30 single crochets in the 1st row in the straps and 25 single crochets in the edge of motif. Fasten arm-holes with fringe, make 23 (25) single crochets in the edges of arm-holes in the 1st row and 30 single crochets in straps. Fasten the lower edge with fringe, make 1 single crochet in every st in the 1st row.