ONLINE 8/19/99

Needlework & Craft, Fall/Winter 1971-72
BOTTOM CENTER:  Shell-Stitch Dress

SIZE:  Fits 11-1/2" fashion doll.

MATERIALS:   Mercerized knitting and crochet cotton, 1 ball each of pink (P), white (W) and dark rose (R).

Steel crochet hook no. 6 or 7.

Two small snap fasteners.

GAUGE:  2 shells = 1"

DRESS:  Beg at neck edge, with P, ch 26.
Row 1:  Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across--25 sc.  Ch 1, turn.
Row 2:  Sc in first sc, * ch 1, sk next sc, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next sc, ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next sc, repeat from * across.
Row 3:  (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp of each shell across, dc in top of turning ch.  Ch 3, turn.
Row 4:   (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in each ch-2 sp across, dc in top of turning ch--12 shells.  Cut P.  Join W.  Ch 3, turn.
Row 5:  Shell in each of first 2 shells, ch 3, sk 2 shells, shell in each of next 4 shells., ch 3, sk 2 shells, shell in each of last 2 shells, dc in top of turning ch.  Ch 3, turn.
Row 6:  Shell in each of first 2 shells, dc in center ch of ch 3, shell in each of next 4 shells, dc in center ch of ch 3, shell in each of last 2 shells, dc in top of turning ch--8 shells.  Ch 3, turn.
Rows 7-9:  Shell in each shell across, dc in top of turning ch, ch 3, turn.  Cut W at end of row 9.  Join R.  Ch 3, turn.
Rows 10 and 11:  With R, work as for row 7.  Cut R at end of row 11.  Join W.  Ch 3, turn.
Row 12:  Repeat row 3.  Cut W. Join P.  Ch 3, turn.
Row 13:  Shell in each ch-2 sp across, dc in top of turning ch--16 shells.  Ch 3, turn.
Rows 14-17:  Repeat row 13.

FINISHING: 
Sew back seam from lower edge to row 9.  Close back with snap fasteners.

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