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Crochet gauge: 20 sts x 11 rows = 10 x 10 cm [4" x 4"].
Pattern: See chart. Crochet the entire chart for all sizes.
Crocheting tip: When you are dec dc's on a row, chain diagonally up to the next row to compensate for the dc which are dec.
When dec 4 dc: at the end of row, turn, ch 6, skip the first 4 dc on row and start working in 5th dc on row.
When dec 3 dc: at the end of row, turn, ch 5, skip the first 3 dc on row and start working in 4th dc on row.
When dec 2 dc: at the end of row, turn, ch 4, skip the first 2 dc on row and start working in 3rd dc on row.
Body: Chain 171-184-197-211.
1 double crochet (dc) in the 3rd ch from the hook, 2 dc in the next 2 sts, * skip 1 ch, 3 dc in the next 3 sts *, repeat from * - *= 129-139-149-159 dc.
Rows 2 through 9-10-11-12:
1 dc in each dc from the previous row -- at the same time inc 1 dc on each side every row 8-9-10-11 times = 145-157-169-181 dc.
Now the work measures approx. 7-8-9-10 cm [2.75" - 3-1/8" - 3.5" - 4"].
***Now dec on both sides on every row - see Crocheting tip - at the same time, the chart begins - see to it that the chart comes at the center of the work - over the center 55 dc.
Dec on both sides as follows: 4 dc 2-3-6-8 times, 3 dc 3-7-7-7 times, 2 dc 14-9-6-5 times; from here, crochet the rest of the work according to the chart.
After the chart the work measures approx. 30-31-32-34 cm.
Crochet 1 buttonhole-loop with crochet hook size 3 and beige-mixed uppermost at each side at the back as follows: 1 double crochet, 2 slip sts, skip over ½ cm, 1 double crochet. Try on the top to see where the buttons should be sewn on - 1 button on the bottom side of the left back piece and 1 button on the top side of the right back piece. Crochet 3 bands of slip sts approx. 1 meter in length. Braid these together, tie a knot in each end and draw the cord through the uppermost row of holes.
2 dc in the previous dc/double dc.
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