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Gown is open all the way down
the back - do NOT join - PLEASE line the dress, especially the skirt
Click for Toni's
or sportweight yarn
are for small, medium, large (full term) and are indicated as #(#/#) =
s(m/l) If only one number appears, it applies to all sizes
1: Bodice - Starting at neckline, CH 32, DC in 4th chain from
hook. DC in next 2 DC. Work V [DC, CH 1, DC] in next
chain. *DC in next 6 CH, V [DC, CH 1, DC] in next chain.
Repeat from * two MORE times. DC in last 4 CH; CH 2, Turn
should look like this: xxxxVxxxxxxVxxxxxxVxxxxxxVxxxx
2 - 4(5/6): *HDC in each st to CH 1 space - work a V [HDC, CH 1,
HDC] in CH 1 space. Repeat from * three more times. HDC in
each remaining stitch. CH 2, Turn.
5(6/7): [Forming the sleeves] HDC in each stitch to CH 1
space; yarn over hook, insert hook in 1st and 2nd CH 1 spaces -
complete HDC, skipping all stitches in between first and second CH 1
spaces. HDC in each stitch to next CH 1 space; join 3rd and
4th CH 1 spaces in same manner as first two. HDC in remaining
stitches to end. CH 4, Turn.
6(7/8): Skirt - Work 3 DC in base of CH 4; skip one stitch, SC in
next stitch, *CH 3, work 3 DC in SC (at base of CH 3), skip one stitch,
SC in next stitch. Repeat from * to end. SC in last stitch;
CH 4, Turn. (Note: Occasionally my stitch count gets off
and I need to skip two chains at end before working final SC - this is
not a problem as the fullness of the skirt will camouflage the
7(8/9): Work 3 DC in SC of previous row. *SC in (next) CH 3
space of previous row, CH 3, 3 DC in same CH 3 space. Repeat from
* across row, ending with a SC in last CH 3 space of previous
row. CH 4, Turn. NOTE:
If this is confusing to you, it may help to look at the closeups of the
skirt in picture left..
Row 7(8/9) until desired length is reached.
desired, for a girl, you could work a small ruffle (CH 3, Slip Stitch
in next CH - repeat) beginning at back of arm opening, around the
opening, across bottom of front bodice, and around opposite arm opening
-- also around the neckline. .
1/8" (or 1/4") satin ribbon through neckline (DC row) and another
ribbon through last HDC row of bodice to tie in the back of the gown to
different looks, I have used other stitches on the skirt -- for a boy,
a simple DC is good. I have also extended the length of the
skirt and have woven a ribbon through the last row to gather for the
look of a 'sleeping gown'.