Australian Pattern of unknown date donated by Dale O'Sullivan

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American Crocheters, please note:  This pattern is written using the British terms: double crochet (dc) is what we Americans call single crochet (sc), treble crochet (tr) is a double crochet (dc) and the No. 3.00 crochet hook is equivalent to a Size 1.  Also, "miss" is what we Americans like to call "skip."
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SIZES:
To fit 81.5 [86.5; 91.5] cm (32 [34; 36] in.) bust
Side seam: 35.5 [35.5; 37] cm (14 [14; 14.5] in.)
The figures in brackets [] refer to the 86.5 (34) and 91.5 cm (36 in.) sizes, respectively.

MATERIALS REQUIRED:
3 x 20 grm balls Wendy Minuit Lurex
No. 3.00 (ISR) crochet hook
3 press studs
2 glass beads for eyes

TENSION:  MAKE SURE YOU CHECK YOUR GAUGE !
8 sp and 12 rows to 10 cm (3.9 in.) over patt worked on No. 3.00 (ISR) crochet hook. (NOTE: You can use any yarn/thread/hook as long as you crochet to gauge.)

___Back:
Using No. 3.00 (ISR) hook make 83 [89; 95] ch.

___Base row: Into 8th ch from hook work 1 tr, * 2 ch, miss 2 ch, 1 tr into next ch, rep from * to end. Turn.

___1st row: 5 ch to count as first tr and 2 ch, 1 tr into next tr, * 2 ch, 1 tr into next tr, rep from * to end, working last tr into 3rd of 7 ch. Turn. 26 [28; 30] sp.

___Rep last row 4 [4; 6] times more, noting that on subsequent rows last tr will be worked into 3rd of 5 turning ch.

___Shape sides: 1st row: 3 ch to count as first tr, 1 tr into first tr, patt to end, working 2 tr into 3rd of 5 ch. Turn.

___2nd row: 3 ch, 1 tr into first tr, 1 tr into next tr, patt to end, working 2 tr into 3rd of 3 ch. Turn.

___3rd row: 3 ch, 1 tr into first tr, 1 tr into each of next 2 tr, patt to last 2 tr, 1 tr into each of next 2 tr, 2 tr into 3rd of 3 ch. Turn.

___4th row: 3 ch, miss 2 tr, 1 tr into next tr, patt to last 3 tr, 2 ch, miss 2 tr, 1 tr into 3rd of 3 ch. Turn. 2 sp inc.

___Rep last 4 rows twice more. 32 [34; 36] sp. Cont without shaping until 31 [31; 33] rows in all have been worked.

___Next row: 3 ch, * 2 tr into next sp, 1 tr into next tr, rep from * to end. Fasten off.

___Front: Work as given for back until 2 [2; 4] rows have been completed. Commence butterfly patt.

___1st row: Patt 7 [8; 9] sp, 1 ch, 1 tr into next sp, 1 tr into next tr, patt 10 sp, 1 tr into next sp, 1 ch, 1 tr into next tr, patt to end. Turn.

___2nd row: Patt 7 [8; 9] sp, 1 tr into next 1 ch sp. 1 tr into each of next 2 tr (1 block of 4 tr has been worked), patt 4 sp, 1 ch, 1 tr into next sp, 1 tr into next tr, 1 tr into next sp, 1 ch, 1 tr into next tr, patt 4 sp, 1 tr into next tr, 1 tr into next 1 ch sp, 1 tr into next tr, patt to end. Turn.

___3rd row: Patt 6 [7; 8] sp, 2 tr into next sp, 1 tr into each of next 4 tr, patt 4 sp, 1 tr into next 1 ch sp, 1 tr into each of next 3 tr, 1 tr into next 1 ch sp, 1 tr into next tr, patt 4 sp, 1 tr into each of next 3 tr, 2 tr into sp, 1 tr into next tr, patt to end. Turn.

___Cont working butterfly in this way from chart below, at the same time shaping sides as given for back, until 28 rows of patt have been completed.

NOTE: The chart represents a filet crochet grid of blocks, spaces, half blocks and half spaces. Spaces are formed by working single trebles with 2 ch between them and blocks are spaces which have been filled in by working 2 tr into the appropriate 2 ch sp. Here spaces have been subdivided into half block/half space by working 1 tr and 1 ch into a 2 ch sp.

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Patt one more row in sp. Work last row as given for back. Fasten off.

___Straps (make 2): Using No. 3.00 (ISR) hook work 8 ch.

___1st row: Into 4th ch from hook work 1 tr, 1 tr into each ch to end. Turn. 6 tr.

___2nd row: 3 ch to count as first tr, 1 tr into each tr to end. Turn.

___Rep 2nd row until strap measures 35.5 cm (14 in.) from beg, or required length. Fasten off.

TO MAKE UP:
Do not press. Join right side seam. Join left side seam to within 7.5 cm (3 in.) of lower edge.

___Edging: Using No. 3.00 (ISR) hook and with WS of work facing, rejoin yarn to first ch at lower edge, 3 ch, * 2 tr into first sp, 1 tr into next tr, rep from * all around lower edge. Turn.

___Next row: 3 ch, * 1 tr into next tr, rep from * to end. Cont working in tr up side of opening working 1 tr into each tr and 2 tr into each sp, turn and work down other side in same way. Fasten off.

___Turn edging to WS on front edge of side opening and sl st into position to form over-flap. Sew press studs along opening. Sew straps in position. Sew on beads for eyes.

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