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On every sc row replace first sc with 1 ch.
On every dc row replace first dc with 3 ch.
See diagrams A.1 and A.2.
Dec 1 st by working 2 sts tog.
Work 2 sc tog as follows: Insert hook in first st and pull thread through, insert hook in next st and pull thread through, make 1 YO and pull thread through all 3 loops on hook.
Work 2 dc tog as follows: Work 1 dc in first st but wait with last pull through, work 1 dc in next st but on last pull through, pull thread through all 3 loops on hook.
To make the texture the same on the piece work it back and forth in 2 parts, and sew tog when finished.
Ch 81-85-88-93-97 with Muskat on hook size 4 mm / G/6. Continue with 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, then 1 sc in each of the next 2-6-7-9-4 ch, * skip ch 1, 1 sc in each of the next 6 ch *, repeat from *-* the entire row = 70-74-77-81-84 sc (first ch = 1 sc). Turn and work 1 sc in every st - READ CROCHET INFO! Continue with diagram A.1 (1st row = 1 dc in every sc). REMEMBER THE CROCHET GAUGE!
When piece measures 18-20-21-22-23 cm / 7"-8"-8 1/4"-8 3/4"-9", dec 4 sts evenly - READ DECREASE TIP! Repeat dec every 4-4-5-5-6 cm / 1½"-1½"-2"-2"-2 3/8" 3 more times = 54-58-61-65-68 sc.
When piece measures 33-37-41-45-49 cm / 13"-14½"-16"-17 3/4"-19 1/4", dec for armholes in each side. This is done as follows: Work sl sts over the first 3-4-4-4-4 sts, then work until 3-4-4-4-4 sts remain, turn piece.
On next row work the second and third and the 2 next to last sts in each side tog – SEE DECREASE TIP! Repeat dec on every row 4 more times. After all dec, 38-40-43-47-50 sts remain on row.
When piece measures 38-43-47-51-55 cm / 15"-17"-18½"-20"-21½", dec for neck. This is done by working each shoulder separately.
1ST SHOULDER: Work over the first 12-12-13-14-15 sts, turn and work the first 4 sts tog 2 by 2, then work the rest of row. Turn and work until 2 sts remain before neck, work these tog, turn. On next row work the first 2 sts tog, then work the rest of row. Turn, work until 2 sts remain, work these tog = 7-7-8-9-10 sts remain on shoulder. Continue A.1 until piece measures 45-50-55-60-65 cm / 17 3/4"-19 3/4"-21½"-23½"-25½", fasten off.
2ND SHOULDER: Work as first shoulder - make sure to start on correct row in diagram and to finish at the top with the same row as 1st shoulder.
FLOUNCE AT THE BOTTOM:
Now work a flounce at the bottom of dress as follows:
Beg by working 1 row with sc from RS – inc evenly so that there are a total of 79-85-85-91-97 sc.
Turn and continue with diagram A.2 as follows: a over the first 7 sts, then b until 6 sts remain, finish with c. Work the 4 rows in A.2 one time, the flounce measures approx. 5 cm / 2'', fasten off.
Work as front piece to and with armhole dec = 38-40-43-47-50 sts on row. Continue to work until piece measures approx. 43-48-53-58-63 cm / 17"-19"-21"-22 3/4"-24 3/4". Then finish each shoulder separately as follows: Work 1 row over the first 9-9-10-11-12 sts, turn, work the first 2 sts tog, work the rest of row.
Turn and work until 2 sts remain towards neck, work these tog. Turn, work 1 st in every st the entire row, fasten off. Repeat on the other shoulder.
Work flounce at the bottom the same way as on front piece.
Sew shoulder seams edge to edge to avoid a chunky seam. And sew side seams edge to edge to make them less visible.
EDGE AROUND ARMHOLE AND NECK:
Work as follows around the armholes and neck line. 1 sc, * ch 2, skip approx. 0.5 cm / 1/4'', 1 sc *, repeat from *-* around the entire opening and finish with 2 ch and 1 sl st in first sc at beg of round.
Work on hook size 4 mm / G/6 with Muskat. Ch 4 and form a ring with 1 sl st in first ch.
ROUND 1: * 1 sc in ch-ring, ch 3 *, repeat from *-* a total of 3 times and finish with 1 sl st in first sc from beg of round = 3 ch-spaces.
ROUND 2: Crochet as follows in every ch-space: 1 sl st, 5 dc and 1 sl st = 3 leaves.
Turn piece - work next round on the back of the flower.
ROUND 3: ch 1, work 1 sc around first sc from 1st round, ch 4, work 1 sc at the bottom in the mid of first leaf from 2nd round, * then ch 4, work 1 sc around next sc from 1st round, then ch 4, work 1 sc at the bottom in the mid of next leaf from 2nd round *, repeat from *-* until there are a total of 5 ch-spaces, finish with 4 ch and 1 sl st in first sc from from beg of round = 6 ch-spaces. Turn piece - work next round on the front of the flower.
ROUND 4: Crochet as follows in every ch-space: 1 sl st, 6 dc and 1 sl st = 6 leaves.
Fasten off. Sew the flower on to the dress.
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