Little Black Dress
550 (600)g of blue-black yarn (100% cotton; 160m/50g);
Crochet hook 3 and 3,5;
2 black buttons of 12 mm diameter.
Size: S (M).
Main pattern: the quantity of sts is multiple 8 + 2. Work due to the scheme 1. Start with sts before pattern repeat, pattern repeat, finish with sts after pattern repeat. Make 1st-6th rows x once, then, repeat 5th-6th rows.
Net pattern: the quantity of sts is multiple 4 + 1. Make in the same way, as main pattern, but due to the scheme 2. Make 1st-3rd rows x once, then, repeat 2nd-3rd rows.
Stitches control: main pattern: 29 sts x 9,5 rows = 10 x 10 cm (crochet hook 3,5);
31 sts x 10 rows = 10 x 10 cm (crochet hook 3);
Net pattern: 24,5 sts x 10 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
Make 130 (146) chain sts + 3 chain sts increase with crochet hook 3,5 and work with the main pattern. In 35 cm from the set-up row, work with crochet hook 3. In 64 cm from the set-up row, leave ½ pattern repeats from both sides for arm-holes and 2 x ½ pattern repeat in evert next row, 1 x ½ pattern repeat in the next 2nd row and 3 x ½ pattern repeat in every 4th row open = 28 sts of the set-up row. In 87 cm from the set-up row, finish your work on the rest sts.
Make in the same way, as front, but with neck-hole. For this, in 64 cm from the set-up row, divide your work in half and finish both sides separately at the height of front.
Make 37 chain sts + 3 chain sts increase with crochet hook 3,5 and work with net pattern = 9 pattern repeats + initial and final sts (= ½ pattern repeat). In 49 cm from the set-up row, leave ½ pattern repeat from both sides and 7 x ½ pattern repeat open. In 79 cm from the set-up row, finish your work.
Make side seams, catching 2 laces from both sides of the set-up row. The distance of the 1st lace from the lower edge is about 26 cm, place the 2nd lace 6 cm across. Make shoulder seams from both sides to ½ pattern repeat = 1/5 cm wide (1,5 pattern repeats = 4 cm). For collar, fasten the rest sts of neck-hole with the main pattern. At 7 cm height of collar, finish your work. Fasten arm-holes and neck-hole with 1 circle row of single crochets and 1 circle row of “crab stitch”. Sew buttons.