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Crochet tension: Ice: 8.5 dc in the width and 10 rows in the height using hook size 8 mm = 10 x 10 cm. Paris: 14 dc in the width x 18 rows in the height using hook size 5 mm = 10 x 10 cm.
Measurement tips: Because of the weight of the yarn, all measurements should be made whilst the garment is hanging, otherwise it will be to long when it is worn.
Crochet info: Turn each row with a ch
Increasing tips: For increases crochet 2 tr in the last but 1 tr.
Decreasing tips ( for the slope of the side): Dec 1 st each side as follows: Crochet the 2 outer most dc tog. Push hook through the first st and pick up the thread, then push hook through the second st and pick up the thread, make a yo and pull the thread through all 3 sts on hook.
Casting off tips ( apply for the armholes and the neck shaping):
Cast off as follows at beg. of round:
Crochet sl sts over the number of sts to be cast off.
Cast off as follows at the end of round:
Turn when the number of sts equal the number of sts to be cast off.
The dress can either be crochet in Drops Ice using hook size 8 mm or in Paris using hook size 5 mm. The number in the () applies to Paris.
Read measurement tips! Crochet 46-51-56-61 (77-85-91-99) ch – incl 1 ch to turn with on hook size 8 (5) with white. Crochet 1 row as follows: 1 dc in the second ch, 1 dc in each of the following 4-3-2-1 (2-3-2-3) sts, *skip 1 ch, 1 dc in each of the next 6 sts*, repeat from *-* a total of 5-6-7-8 (10-11-12-13) times, crochet 1 dc in each of the next 5-4-3-2 (3-3-3-3) ch = 40-44-48-52 (66-73-78-85) ch. Now crochet 1 dc in each dc – read crochet info.
When the piece measures 10 cm crochet the next row as follows: 1 dc in the first dc, *1 ch, skip 1 st, 1 dc in the next st*, repeat from *-* and finish with a dc in the last st.
On next row work 1 dc in each dc and in each ch.
Then continue working with a dc in each dc.
When piece measures 20 cm dec. 1 dc – see decreasing tips each side on every 5th row a total of 5 (8) times = 30-34-38-42 (50-57-62-69) dc. When the piece measures 50 cm inc. 1 dc each side – see increasing tips on every 10-10-10-6 (9-9-9-7) rows in total 2-2-2-3 (3-3-3-4) times = 34-38-42-48 (56-63-68-77) dc.
Please read all of the following section before continue to crochet!
Armhole: When the piece measures 65-67-69-71 cm cast off 3 (4) dc each side for the armholes – see decreasing tips. Now cast off 1 dc each side on every row a total of 1-2-3-5 (2-4-5-8) times.
Neck shaping: At the same time when the piece measures 67-69-71-73 cm do not crochet over the mid 8-8-8-10 (12-13-14-15) dc, and finish each side separately. Continue the to cast off for the armholes at the same time cast off towards the neck on every row 2 dc 1 times, 1 dc 2 times (2 dc 2 times, 1 dc 3 times). After all decreases are completed = 5-6-7-7 (9-10-11-12) dc left for each shoulder. Crochet until the piece measures 85-88-91-94 cm – remember the measurement tips, insert a marking thread (MT) in the piece = mid top shoulder. Continue to crochet – the strap will be sewn to the back piece. When the strap measures 5 cm from the shoulder inc. 1 dc – see increasing tips towards the neck side on the next 2 (3) rows = 7-8-9-9 (12-13-14-15) dc. Cut the thread when the strap measures 8 cm from the shoulder.
Back piece: Crochet as front piece. Cast off for armholes as done for front piece = 26-28-30-32 (44-47-50-53) dc. Crochet until the piece measures 77-80-83-86 cm, cut the thread.
Assembly: Sew the side seams in the outer most part of the edge to avoid a chunky seam. Sew the straps from the front piece to the back piece. Crochet 1 row of dc around the armholes and the neck line.
Sew sloping stitches around the armholes and the neckline with navy blue – the stitches should cross a square of approx 2 x 2 cm. Sew the same type of stitches below the bust, i.e. approx 32-34-36-38 cm down from the shoulder.
Crochet decorations: Crochet a ch-row with navy blue approx. 40 cm long. Make a bow and sew it to the mid front piece approx. 2 rows below the sloping stitches.
Do also crochet a buckle to sew onto the back piece in navy blue as follows: crochet 16 (24) ch – incl. a ch to turn with. Crochet 1 dc in each ch, turn with 2 ch, crochet 3 dc in the first dc, 1 dc in each of the next dc until 1 dc left, 3 dc in the last dc. (for Paris now crochet 2 rows with 1 dc in each dc). Turn with 2 dc, crochet the first 3 dc tog. as follows: Push hook through the first dc and pick up the thread, then push hook through the second dc and pick up the thread and then through the third dc and pick up the thread, make a yo and pull the thread thought all 4 loops on hook. Continue to crochet 1 dc in each dc until 3 dc left, crochet these 3 dc tog. as explained earlier for the beginning of row, turn with 1 ch and crochet 1 dc in each dc left, cut the thread. Sew the buckle tight at the middle of the back approx. 2 rows below the sloping stitches. Sew a button each side of the buckle.