ONLINE 8/19/99

Needlework & Craft, Fall/Winter 1971-72
TOP LEFT:  Pants Suit

SIZE:  Fits 11-1/2" fashion doll.

MATERIALS:  Mercerized knitting and crochet cotton, dark green, main color (MC) for pants and jacket, light green, contrasting color (CC), for jacket; small amounts of yellow (A), variegated cotton (B), rose (C), and white (D) for shell. 
Steel crochet hook No. 6. 
Snap fastener. 
Two small beads.

GAUGE:  9 dc = 1" (pants). One motif = 1" square (jacket). Shell motif = 2-1/2" square.

PANTS: 
With MC, beg at top edge, ch 34.
Row 1:  Dc in 4th ch from hook (counts as 2 dc), dc in each remaining ch-32 dc.  Ch 3, turn.
Row 2:  Dc in first dc (an inc), * dc in each of next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc, repeat from * across, dc in top of ch 3--38 dc.  Ch 3, turn.
Row 3:  Dc in first dc (an inc), * dc in each of next 6 dc, 2 dc in next dc, repeat from * across, dc in last dc, dc in top of ch 3--44 dc.  Ch 3, turn.
Row 4:  Dc in first dc (an inc), * dc in each of next 8 dc, 2 dc in next dc, repeat from * 3 times, dc in each of last 6 dc, 2 dc in top of ch 3--50 dc.  Ch 3, turn.
Row 5:  Dc in first dc, dc in each dc across, 2 dc in top of ch 3--52 dc. Ch 3, turn.
Divide for Legs:  Row 6:  Dc in first dc, dc in each of next 25 dc.  Ch 3, turn.
Row 7:  Sk first dc, dc in each of next 10 dc, ch 1, sk 2 dc, 3 dc in next dc, ch 1, sk 2 dc, dc in each of next 10 dc, dc in top of turning ch.  Ch 3, turn.
Row 8:  Sk first dc, dc in each of next 10 dc, ch 1, 3 dc in center of 3-dc group, ch 1, dc in each of next 10 dc, dc in top of turning ch.  Ch 3, turn.
Row 9:  Repeat row 8.
Row 10:  Dc in first dc, dc in each of next 4 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 5 dc, ch 1, 3 dc in center dc of 3-dc group, ch 1, dc in each of next 5 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in each of next 4 dc, 2 dc in top of turning ch.  Ch 3, turn.
Rows 11-21:  Work even in pat on 13 dc, shell, 13 dc.
Row 22:  Work dc in each dc and ch 1 across--31 dc.  End off.
Attach MC at crotch, work other leg the same.
FINISHING:  Work 3 rows of sc across top edge for waistband.  Sew leg seams and back seam for 1 row above crotch.  Work 2 rows of sc around back opening.  Close top with snap fastener.

JACKET:  MOTIF (make 22):  With CC, ch 4.
Rnd 1:  2 dc in 4th ch from hook, * ch 2, 3 dc in same ch, repeat from * twice, ch 2, sl st in top of first ch.  End off.
Rnd 2:  Join MC in any ch-2 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 2, 3 dc in same sp, * 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, repeat from * twice, sl st in top of ch 3.  End off.
FINISHING:  Sew 3 motifs tog in a row for each front.  Sew 6 motifs tog, 3 motifs wide by 2 motifs high, for back to armholes; sew back to fronts along underarm seams.  Sew 2 motifs tog for top of back.  Centering seam between these 2 motifs on back, sew to top edge of back, leaving 1/2 motif free each side for armholes.  Sew shoulder seams leaving 1/2 of each front motif free at center for neck edge.  Sew 4 motifs tog in a square for each sleeve.  Fit one edge of square into armhole; sew in place; sew sleeve seam.  With MC, work 1 row sc all around jacket.

SHELL:  BACK:  With A, ch 4.
Rnd 1:  2 dc in 4th ch from hook, * ch 1, 3 dc in same ch, repeat from * twice, ch 1, sl st in top of first ch.  End off.
Rnd 2:  Join B in any ch-1 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, 3 dc in same sp, 8 (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-1 sp, repeat from * twice, sl st in top of ch 3.  End off.
Rnd 3:  Join C in any ch-1 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, 3 dc in same sp, * 3 dc in sp between shells, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-1 sp, repeat from * twice, 3 dc in sp between shells, sl st in top of ch 3.  End off.
Rnd 4:  Join D in any ch-1 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, ch 1, 3 dc in same sp, * 3 dc in each of next 2 sps, (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in next ch-1 sp, repeat from * twice, 3 dc in each of last 2 sps, sl st in top of ch 3.  Sl st to ch-1 sp.
Rnd 5:  Work as for rnd 4, having 3 groups of 3 dc between corners.
Rnd 6:  Work sc in each dc around, 3 sc in each corner.  End off.

SHELL:  FRONT:  Work as for back through rnd 5.
Rnd 6:  Work sc in each dc to corner, 3 sc in corner, ch 5 for buttonloop, sc in each dc to next corner, ch 5 for buttonloop, 3 sc in corner, finish rnd as for rnd 6 of back.
FINISHING:  Sew back and front tog, beg 1/2" up from bottom edge and sewing for 1".  Sew beads to top edge of back opposite buttonloops.

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