Crochet Dress with Fancy Sleeves
150g of dark-green Alpaca Ditalia yarn (50% alpaca, 50% nylon; 300m/50g);
150g of the same yarn, but in red-brick color;
Crochet hook 2.
Main pattern: * 1 double crochet, 1 chain st*, replace the pattern in every row in chessboard order.
Front and Back
Make a chain of 116 cm long and circle them in the ring. Work with circle rows of single crochets, alternating stripes up to your liking. Decrease evert 18th square in every 16 cm. At 42 cm height, divide your work for back and front and finish each part separately.
Step back 1,5 cm from both sides for arm-holes and work with straight and reversed rows of main pattern for 6 cm straight. Then, leave the central 24 cm for neck-hole and after that finish each side separately for 12 cm straight.
Make in the same way, as front, but with deeper neck-hole. For this, at 12 cm height of arm-hole, leave the central 24 cm for neck-hole and finish each side separately for 6 cm more.
Make shoulder seams. Crochet with straight and reversed rows with main pattern from arm-hole, making stripes. For sleeve widening, make increases due to the scheme 2.