Fancy Crochet Dress
450 (500)g of light-blue yarn (72% mohair, 21% nylon, 7% polyester; 127m/25g);
Crochet hook 5.
Size: S (M).
Main pattern: double crochets. Start every row with 3 chain sts increase instead of the 1st double crochet and finish with 1 double crochet in the last chain st of the previous row or 1 slip st in the last chain st.
Rose-knot: 8 chain sts and circle them in the ring with 1 slip st. Continue work due to the scheme 1. Start every circle row with chain sts increase due to the scheme and finish with 1 slip st or 1 double crochet in the last chain st increase. Turn with the help of 1 slip st. Make 1st-11th rows x once.
Square motif: make 6 chain sts and circle them in the ring with 1 slip st. Make in the same way, as rose-knot, but due to the scheme 2. Make 1st-3rd rows x once. Then, fasten sides with arches of chain sts and join the yarn at arrow A and B and make 1st-3rd rows x once. In 7 cm = 7 rows form upper edge, make 1 arch of chain sts and repeat this action x 4 times in every row.
Stitches control: main pattern: 13 sts x 8 rows = 10 x 10 cm;
Rose-knot: 33 cm diameter;
Square motif: 12 x 12 cm.
Make 72 (78) chain sts + 3 chain sts increase and work with main pattern. At the same time, bind off 6 x 1 st from both sides in every 6th row = 60 (66) sts. In 66 cm = 53 rows from the set-up row, bind off 1 (2) sts from both sides for raglan chamfer, then, decrease 2 x 1 st in every 3rd row (4 x 1 st in every row and every 2nd row by turn) = 54 sts. For decreases make the first and last 2 double crochets together. In 75 cm = 60 rows from the set-up row, finish your work. Sew the lower edge of square to the upper edge of front. For this, fasten the edge of square with 34 sts (= 5 double crochets, 24 half crochets, 5 double crochets) and make the next WS row in the same way, then, continue work with main pattern. Decrease 2 x 1 st from both sides in every 2nd row for raglan chamfer and 1 x 1 st in the next row. Finish your work on the rest 28 sts in 75 cm = 6 rows from the beginning of fastening.
Start in the same way, as front, but for rose-knot, skip the central 18 cm = 24 sts in 47,5 cm = 38 rows from the set-up rw and continue making both sides separately. Decrease 14 x 1 st in every row from inwards. For beginning of raglan chamfer, bind off 1 (2) sts in 66 cm = 53 rows from the set-up row and finish your work on the rest 3 (5) sts in 67,5 cm = 54 rows from the set-up row. Sew rose-knot to neck-hole and fill in with arches of chain sts and single crochets (see the scheme 2).
Make 32 chain sts + 3 chain sts increase for each sleeve and work with main pattern. At the same time, increase 5 x 1 st from both sides in every 6th row (8 x 1 st in every 4th row) for sleeve chamfer = 42 (48) sts. In 46 cm = 37 rows from the set-up row, skip 1 (2) sts from both sides for raglan chamfer and the decrease 10 x 1 st in every 2nd row. Finish your work in 72,5 cm = 58 rows from the set-up row.
Make side, sleeve and raglan seams. For collar, include 96 (104) sts of neck-hole in work and fasten them with double crochets, make 2 double crochets and 2 double crochets together in every 1st and 2nd row by turn = 54 (59) sts. In 15 cm from the beginning of collar, finish your work.