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Crochet Gauge: 16 dc/dtr in the width and 5 texture rows in the length (1 row of DC + 1 row of dtr x 5) on hook size 4.5 = 10 x 10 cm. Note: Because of different crochet techniques used by the individual, the gauge may vary, so you might have to drop/go up a hook size to obtain the correct gauge.
Crochet info: Replace the 1st dc on each “dc row” with a ch, and the 1st dtr on each “dtr row” with 4 ch. Finish every “dc row” with a dc in the 4th ch from beginning of the previous row, and every “dtr row” with a dtr in the 1st ch from beginning of the previous row.
Texture pattern: *1 row of dtr, 1 row of dc* repeat from *-* until finish – Note: Crochet into each dtr/dc and not in between.
Bind off tips: Bind off at the beginning of row: Replace 1 dc/dtr with a sl st. Bind off at the end of row: Turn the piece when the number of dc/dtr’s to be bound off are left on row and crochet back again.
Increasing tips: Inc. 1 dc/dtr at each side as follows: Crochet an extra dc/dtr in the second and second but last dc/dtr on each side.
Crochet loosely 105-114-124-136-148 ch (inclusive of 1 ch to turn with) on hook size 4.5 in Karisma. Crochet the 1st row as follows: 1 dc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1dc in the next ch *skip 1 ch, 1 dc in the next 2 ch* repeat from *-* Note: For sizes L + XL + XXL finish with a dc in the last 3 ch (instead of in the last 2 ch) = 71-77-84-92-100 dc, turn the piece. Continue to crochet in texture pattern – see above description and remember to check your crochet gauge. When the piece measures 5 cm bind off 1 dc/dtr at each side on approx. every 3-3-3.5-3.5-4 cm a total of 8 times – see bind off tips above = 55-61-68-76-84 dc/dtr. When the piece measures 30-32-34-36-38 cm inc. 1 dc/dtr at each side on approx every 6-6-5-5-5 cm a total of 3 times – see increasing tips above = 61-67-74-82-90 dc/dtr.
When the piece measures 48-50-52-54-56 cm bind off for armhole at each side -see bind off tips above: 3dc/dtr 0-0-0-1-2 times, 2 dc/dtr 1-1-1-2-2 times and 1 dc/dtr 0-2-2-3-4 times = 57-59-60-62-62 dc/dtr. When the piece measures 59-62-65-67-70 cm insert a marking thread in the centre dc/dtr st (for sizes L + XL + XXL insert the marking thread in between the centre 2 dc/dtr). Bind off for neckline as follows: Crochet from the shoulder in towards the neck until 8-8-9-9-9 dc/dtr left before the marking thread, turn the piece. Continue to bind off on every row at the neck side – see bind off tips: 2 dc/dtr 1 time and 1 dc/dtr 1 time = 17-18-18-19-19 dc/dtr left for shoulder. When the piece measures 66-69-72-75-77 cm cut the thread. Repeat for the other side.
Back piece: Crochet as done for the front piece until the piece measures 64-67-70-73-76 cm. Continue to crochet over the outer 17-18-18-19-19 dc/dtr on the right side. When the piece measures 66-69-72-75-78 cm cut the thread. Repeat for the left side, but when the piece measures 66-69-72-75-78 cm crochet 3 rows of dc (1 dc in each dc/dtr from previous row)), for button edge, cut the thread (NB: Do not crochet over the centre 23-23-24-24-24 dc/dtr = neckline).
Sleeve: Crochet loosely 51-52-55-58-61 ch (inclusive of 1 ch to turn with) on hook size 4.5 in Karisma. Crochet the 1st row as follows: 1 dc in the 2nd ch from the hook, 1dc in the next ch *skip 1 ch, 1 dc in the next 2 ch* repeat from *-* Note: For sizes M + L + XL + XXL finish with a dc in the last 3 ch (instead of in the last 2 ch) = 35-36-38-40-42 dc, turn the piece. Continue to crochet in texture pattern as for the front and back piece. At the same time when the piece measures 10 cm inc. 1 dc/dtr at each side on every 5-4.5-4-3.5-3 cm a total of 8-9-10-10-11 times = 51-54-58-60-64 dc/dtr – see increasing tips. When the piece measures 49-48-48-46-45 cm bind off for the sleeve cap at each side on every row – see decreasing tips: 4 dc/dtr 1 time, 3 dc/dtr 1 time and hereafter bind off 2 dc/dtr at each side until the piece measures 55-55-56-56-57 cm, cut the thread.
Assembly: Sew tog. the right shoulder seam – edge to edge – with small stitches.
Neck: Crochet approx. 56-64 dc around the neck (including the button edge) on hook size 4.5 with Karisma. Crochet texture pattern back and forth. When the neck measures approx 8-8-8-9-9 cm cut the thread.
Button hole: Crochet 1 row of dc along the left shoulder on the front piece and continue up along the neck edge. Turn the piece and crochet a row of dc – at the same time crochet 5 button holes evenly distributed NB: make 2 button holes on the neck edge itself (the top one should be approx 1.5 to 2 cm from the top), the others should be evenly distributed. 1 button hole = crochet in dc to the place where you want the button to be, crochet 4 ch, and 1 dc in the same dc.
Sew in the sleeves with small stitches. If it is difficult to make it look neat, crochet the sleeves to the armhole instead as follows: Crochet 1 dc alternately between the sleeve and the armhole with a ch in between. NB: On the left side, place the button hole edge on the backpiece under the shoulder on the frontpiece, and sew/crochet through both pieces. Sew the sleeve and side seams with small neat stitches and sew in the buttons on the left shoulder back piece.
Crochet border at the bottom of the dress: Start at the side and crochet from the bottom edge and down on hook size 4.5 in Karisma.
1st round: 1 dc in the 1st st, 6 ch (= 1 dtr + 2 ch), *skip 2 dc, 1 dtr in the next dc, 2 ch* repeat from *-* and finish the round with a sl st in the 4th ch from beginning of round.
2nd round: 7 ch (= 1 dtr + 3 ch), *1 dtr in the next st, 3 ch*, repeat from *-* and finish with a sl st in the 4th ch from beginning of round.
3rd and 4th round: As 2nd round.
5th round (= ruffle): 5 ch (=1dtr + 1 ch), 1dtr around the 1st ch loop, 1 ch, 1 dtr around the same ch loop, 1 ch, 1 dtr around the same ch loop, **2 ch, around the next ch loop crochet as follows: *1 dtr, 1 ch*, repeat from *-* a total of 5 times. 2 ch, around the next ch loop crochet as follows: *1 dtr, 1 ch*, repeat from *-* a total of 4 times **, repeat from **-** to finish round and finish off with 2 dc and 2 sl st in the 4th dc from beginning of round.
Crochet ruffle at the bottom of sleeve: Crochet 1 dc in the 1st st, 5 ch (1dtr + 1 ch), continue to crochet and alternate between 1 and 2 dtr in each st, with a ch between until end of round. Finish off with a sl st in the 4 ch from beginning of round.