Crochet Black and Yellow Dress
350 (400) 450g of black Puntino yarn (100% cotton; 160m/50g);
150 (200) 200g of the same yarn, but in yellow color;
Crochet hook 3,5;
4 buttons 9 mm diameter.
Size: S (M) L.
Main pattern: the quantity of sts is multiple 9 + 2. Work due to the scheme, start with 1 WS row. Start every row with 1 extra chain st increase or 3-4 chain sts increase instead of the 1st double crochet or treble crochet and sts before pattern repeat, pattern repeat, finish with sts after pattern repeat. Make 1st-7th rows x once, then, repeat 2nd-7th rows. Make double crochets and single crochets through chain sts of the previous row, starting from the 2nd row.
Stripes order A: 12 black rows, 10 yellow rows, 22 black rows, 10 yellow rows, 10 (12) 14 black rows = totally, 64 (66) 68 rows.
Stripes order B: 10 yellow rows, 10 black rows, 10 yellow rows, 15 black rows = totally, 45 rows.
Make 92 (101) 110 chain sts + 1 chain st increase with black yarn and work with the main pattern due to the stripes order A = 9 (10) 11 pattern repeats + initial and final sts. In 67,5 cm = 61 rows (70 cm = 63 rows) 72 cm = 65 rows from the set-up row, leave the central 5 pattern repeats open + 6 (5) pattern repeats from both sides + ½ pattern repeat from both sides, minus 1 st for symmetry and finish both sides separately. Finish in 71 cm = 64 rows (73,5 cm = 66 rows) 75,5 cm = 68 rows from the set-up row on the rest 1 ½ pattern repeats (2 pattern repeats) 2 pattern repeats + initial and final sts of shoulders. For fringe of arches, fasten the set-up row with the 1st and 2nd rows of the main pattern with black yarn, make double crochets in the same base sts, as double crochets of the 1st row of the main pattern.
Make in the same way, as back, but with deeper neck-hole. For this, in 64,5 cm = 58 rows (67 cm = 60 rows) 69 cm = 62 rows from the set-up row, leave the central 5 pattern repeats (4 pattern repeats + ½ pattern repeat from both sides) 5 pattern repeats minus 1 st for symmetry. For smooth rounding, decrease ½ pattern repeat during the next 6 rows from inwards.
Make 65 (74) 83 chain sts + 1 chain st increase with yellow yarn and work with the main pattern due to the stripes order B = 6 (7) 8 pattern repeats + initial and final sts. Finish your work in 50 cm = 45 rows from the set-up row. Make fringe of arches in the same way, as for back, but with yellow yarn.
Make shoulder seams. Fasten neck-hole with 1 circle row of single crochets and 1 circle row of “shrimp stitch” with black yarn, skip 1 st of the 1st circle row in the 2nd circle row. Sew sleeves to upper 16 (18,5) 20,5 cm of side edges of back and front, connect middle of sleeve with shoulder seam. Make side and sleeve seams.