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WEDDING GOWN & VEIL
by Cathy Hardy - North Little Rock, AR

MATERIALS: 400 yards white bedspread weight cotton thread
Steel crochet hook size 5 (1.75 mm) or
size needed for gauge
3 Small snaps
22 Small pearl beads
20" of 1/," white ribbon
12" x 18" netting
GAUGE: 8 sc = 1", 2 shells = 1"


GOWN
Bodice
Row 1: Starting at waist, ch 30 loosely, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, ch 1; turn: 29 sts.
Row 2: Sc in each sc across, ch 1; turn.
Row 3: Sc infirst 14 sc, inc, sc in last 14sc, ch 1; turn: 30sts.
Rows 4 and 5: Sc in each sc across, ch 1; turn.
Row 6: Sc in first 9 sc, inc, sc in next 10 sc, inc, sc in last 9 sc, ch 1; turn: 32 sts.
Rows 7-9: Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.
Row 10: Sc in first 8 sc, (inc, sc in next 7 sc) 3 times, ch 1; turn: 35 sts.
Row 11: Sc in each sc across, ch 1; turn.
Row 12: Sc in first 14 sc, inc, sc in next 5 sc, inc, sc in last 14 sc, ch 1; turn: 37 sts. Place a marker to mark right side of work.
Row 13: Sc in first 15 sc, inc, sc in next 5 sc, inc, sc in last 15 sc, ch 1; turn: 39 sts.
Rows 14 and 15: Sc in each sc across, ch 1; turn.
Row 16: Sc in first 15 sc, dec, sc in next 5 sc, dec, sc in last 15 sc, ch 1; turn: 37 sts.

Left back
Row 1: Sc in first 8 sc, ch 1, turn: 8 sts.
Row 2: Skip first sc, sc in next 7 sc, ch 1; turn: 7 sts.
Rows 3-5: Sc in each sc across, ch 1, turn.
Row 6: Sc in first 5 sc, ch 1, turn: 5 sts.
Row 7: Skip first sc, sc in next 4 sc, ch 1; turn: 4 sts.
Row 8: Sc in first 3 sc, ch 1, turn: 3 sts.
Row 9: Skip first sc, sc in next 2 sc, ch 1; turn: 2 sts.
Row 10: Sc in each sc; finish off.

Right back: With wrong side facing, join thread in first sc of Row 16 of Bodice, ch 1. Work same as for left back.

Left front: With right side facing, join thread in 3rd st from left back.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in same sp, sc in next 7 sc, ch 1; turn: 8 sts.
Row 2: Skip first sc, sc in next 6 sc, ch 1; turn: 6 sts.
Row 3: Sc in first 5 sc, ch 1; turn: 5 sts.
Row 4: Skip first sc, sc in next 4 sc, ch 1; turn: 4 sts.
Row 5: Sc in first 3 sc, ch 1; turn: 3 sts.
Row 6: Skip first sc, sc in next 2 sc, ch 1; turn: 2 sts.
Rows 7-9: Sc in each sc, ch 1; turn: 2 sts.
Row 10: Sc in each sc; finish off.

Right front: With wrong side facing, join thread in 3rd st from right back. Work same as for left front. With right sides facing, sew shoulder seams.
Sleeves: With right side facing, join thread at underarm (sc sp nearest back), ch 1.
Rnd 1: Work 24 sc evenly around armhole; join to first sc, ch 1; do not turn (now and throughout): 24 sts.
Rnd 2: * Dc in same sp to 2 loops on hook, skip next st, dc in next st to 3 loops on hook, YO, draw through remaining 3 loops, ch 1, (Fancy Double st made, abbreviated FD st); rep from * twice more, inc as follows: dc in same sp to 2 loops on hook, dc in next st to 3 loops on hook, YO, draw through remaining 3 loops, ch l (inc made); inc 11 times more, work 3 FD sts ending last st in beginning sp; join to first dc, ch 1: 18 FD sts.
Rnds 3-5: Work FD st in each FD st around; join, ch 1.
Rnd 6: Sc in first 4 FD sts, work FD st in same sp, work FD st in next 9 FD sts, sc in last 4 FD sts; do not join (now and throughout). Mark beginning of each Rnd.
Rnd 7: Working in next sc, dec around: 14 sts.
Rnd 8: Dec, sc in each sc around: 13 sts.
Rnds 9-12: Sc in each sc around.
Rnd 13: SI st loosely in each sc around; join in next st; finish off.

Skirt: With wrong side facing, working in free loops of beginning ch-30, join thread in 3rd ch from right, ch 3 (counts as first dc), (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same ch, * skip next ch,(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch (2-dc shell made); rep from * 11 times more, skip last 2 chs; turn: 13 shells.
Rnd 1: Now and throughout, sl st in ch-l sp and work ch-3 for first dc. Work 2-dc shell in each ch-l sp around; join with sl st in 3rd ch of first ch-3, sl st to first ch-l sp (now and throughout): 13 shells.
Rnd 2: * Work 2-dc shell in ch-l sp, skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc; rep from * around; join.
Rnd 3: * Work (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in ch-l sp (3-dc shell made), skip next 2 dc, dc in next dc; rep from * around; join.
Rnds 4-6: * Work 3-dc shell in ch-l sp, skip next 3 dc, dc in next dc; rep from * around; join.
Rnd 7: * Work 3-dc shell in ch-l sp, skip next 3 dc, 2 dc in next dc; rep from * around; join.
Rnds 8-21: * Work 3-dc shell in ch-l sp, skip next 3 dc, dc in next 2 dc; rep from * around; join.
Rnd 22: Working ch 4 for first tr, * work 3-tr shell in ch-l sp, skip next 3 dc, dc in next 2 dc; rep from * around; join.
Rnd 23: * Work 3-tr shell in ch-l sp, skip next 3 tr, dc in next 2 dc; rep from * around; join.
Rnd 24: S1 st loosely in each st around, join with sl st in first st; finish off.

Neck edging
Row 1: With right side facing, join thread at bottom of left back opening, sc evenly across back, work 37 sc evenly spaced around neck edge (decreasing at corners when needed) as follows: 8 sc to shoulder seam, 10 sc across left front, 11 sc across right front, 8 sc to back opening; sc evenly across right back; join, finish off.

Row 2: With right side facing, join thread at corner sp of top left back, * sc in next sc, skip next sc, 4 dc in next sc, skip next sc; rep from * 8 times more, sl st in next sc, sl st loosely in each sc across right back opening; finish off.

Finishing: Sew 3 snaps evenly spaced along back opening. Sew 4 beads evenly spaced along back opening. Sew a bead in base of each 9 shells around neck edge. Tack center of ribbon to waist at center front; tie in back.

VEIL
Rnd 1: Ch 36, join to form a ring, sc in same ch and in each ch around: 36 sts.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, * skip next sc, 5 dc in next sc, skip next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * 8 times more; join to first sc; finish off: 9 shells.

Finishing: Sew a bead in base of each shell. Gather one 12" end of netting, sew to wrong side of 5 back shells, leaving 4 front shells open. Trim veil as desired.