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50's SWINGING EVENING GOWN
Designed by Barb Alexander 7/99
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Materials
1 ball America's Best cotton Thread size 10 American Beauty used for model, 150 yds.
small amt of Baby Pink for dress trim Embrodery thread
Size 5 hook or size needed to obtain gauge
8x30" sheer fabric for shawl
1 pkj of dark pink rochell beads
sewing thread to match colors
Gauge:
8sc = 1" Skirt... 8patttern rows = 1"
Bodice... 8 pattten rows = 1"
Pink trim ... 8 hdc = 1"
NOTE: ALWAYS COUNT CH2 AS A DC UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED
Crescent Stitch always work on a foundation ch of uneven numbers
Pattern St. Row 1: Sc all across the row
Row 2: Sc in turning st, insert hook as for reg sc, but bring it under the brace of the sc on the previous row, yo and finish sc.
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BODICE using a siz 5 hook and crocheting rather loosly
ROW 1: Ch 26, sc in the second ch from hook and all across the row, ch1, turn. (25sc).
ROW 2: Sc in turning st, (sc in the base of the next st,, reg sc in the next st), All across the row, ch1, turn. (25 pat sts). Mark this row as the right side.
ROW 3: Sc in turning st and all across the row, ch1. turn. (25sc).
ROW 4: Rept row 2, ch1, turn. (25 pat sts).
ROW 5: Sc in turning st, sc in the next 8 sts, 2sc in the next st, sc in the next 5 sts, 2sc in the next st, sc in the last 9 sts, ch1, turn. (27sc)
ROW 6: Pat st all across the row, ch1, turn. (27 pat sts).
ROW 7: Sc in turning st, sc in the next 10 sts, 2sc in the next st, sc in the next 3 sts, 2sc in the next st, sc in the last 11 sts, ch1, turn. (29sc).
ROW 8: Pat st all across the row, ch1, turn. (29 pat sts).
ROW 9: Sc in turning st and the next 10 sts, 2sc in the next st, sc in the next 5 sts, 2sc in the next st, sc in the last 11 sts, ch1, turn. (31 sc).
ROW 10: Pat st all across the row, ch1, turn. (31 pat sts).
ROW 11: Sc in turning st and the next 11 sts, 2sc in the next st, sc in the next 5 sts, 2sc in the next st, sc in the last 12 sts, ch1, turn. (33sc).
ROW 12: Pat st all across the row, ch1, turn. (33 pat sts).
ROW 13: Sc in turning st and the next 12 sts, 2sc in the next st, sc in the next 5 sts, 2sc in the next st, sc in the last 13 sts, ch1, turn. (35sd).
ROW 14: Pat st all across the row, ch1, turn. (35 pat sts).
ROW 15: Sc in turning st and the next 11 sts, 2sc in the next 4 sts, sc in the next 3 sts, 2sc in the next 4 sts, sc in the last 12 sts, ch1, turn. (43 sc).
ROW 16: Pat st all across the row, ch1, turn. (43 pat sts).
ROW 17: Sc in turning st and the next 14 sts, *2sc in the next st, sc in the next st, 3sc in the next st, 1sc in the next st, 2sc in the next sc*, rept bet *'s one time, sc in the next 15 sts, ch1, turn. (51sc).
ROW 18: Pat st all across the row, ch1, turn.(51 pat sts).
ROW 19: Sc in turning st and the next 16 sts, *sc the next two sts tog, sc in the next st, sc the next 2 sts tog, * sc in the next st, sl st the next two sts tog, sl st in the next st, sl st the next two sts tog, sc in the next st, Rept bet *'s one time, sc in the last 17 sts, ch1, turn. (42sc, 3 sl st).
ROW 20: Pat at all across the row, ch1, turn. ( 45 pat sts).
ROW 21: Sc in turning st, and the next 11 sts, * sc the next 2 sts tog, sc in the next 4 sts, sc the next 2 sts tog *, (sc in the next 2 sts, sc the next 2 sts tog), rept bet ( )'s one time, then rept bet *'s one time, sc in the last 12 sts, ch1. turn. (44sts)
ROW 22: Pat st all across the row, ch1, turn. (44 pat sts). Finish off American Beauty.

TRIM ACROSS THE TOP AND DOWN THE FRONT OF BODICE using the embordery thread.
LEFT SIDE TRIM
ROW 1: Ch 21, hdc in the forth ch from the hook, hdc in the next 17 sts, ch1 DO NOT TURN, place 1sc in the side of the last hdc, sc in side of the foundation st, ch1, pin piece to the bodice matching beg sts at center back, hdc through both thicknesses of the foundation ch and the front of the bodice, hdc in each foundation ch and front lp of matching bodice lp across 20 sts, working through both thicknesses, place 1sc in the ch2, ch2, turn. (20hdc).
ROW 2: Hdc in each st all across the row, finish off. (20hdc).

RIGHT SIDE TRIM
ROW 1: Ch 41, hdc in the fourth ch from hook and each ch all across the row, ch1, DO NOT TURN, place 1sc in the side of last hdc, sc in the side of the foundation st, ch2, hdc in the next 15 free lps of the foundation ch, 2hdc in the next 3 sts, 2hdc in the next 2sts working through both thicknesses, {bodice and trim}, hdc in the remaining st same as for the left side. Finish off. Pin piece to bodice having the bottom meet the 18th, 10th, 20th, and 21st stitches of the first row. Using needle and sewing thread, tack trim down the front of the bodice as in the picture.

SKIRT Hold Holding bodice upside down and right side facing you, attach American Beauty thread in the beg free lp of the foundation ch of the bodice with a sc,
ROW 1: Sc in the next 16 free lps of foundation ch, sc through all thicknesses across the next 4 sts, sc in the remaining free lps of foundation ch, ch1, turn. (25sc).
ROW 2: Sc in turning st, and the next 3 sts, (2sc in each of the next 5 sts,), sc in the next 7 sts, rept bet ( )'s one time, sc in the last 4 sts, ch1, turn.. (35sts).
ROW 3: Work pat st, {subsuming a dc for the second sc of pattern st}, all across the row, ch1. turn. (35 pat sts).
ROW 4: Sc in turning st and the next 5 sts, (2sc in the next st, sc in the next 2 sts, 2sc in the next st, sc in the next 3 sts, 2sc in the next st), sc in the next 7 sts, rept bet ( )'s one time, sc in the last 6 sts, ch1, turn. (41sc).
ROW 5: Pat st all across the row, ch1, turn. (41 pat sts).
ROW 6: Sc in turning st and the next 7 sts, (2sc in the next st, sc in the next st) 5times, sc in the next 7 sts, rept bet ( )'s five times, sc in the last 8 sts, ch1, turn. (51sc).
ROW 7: Pat st all across the row, ch1, turn. (51 pat sts).
ROW 8: Sc in turning st and the next 7 st, (sc the next 2 sts tog ) 2 times, sc in the next 27 sts, rept bet ( ) 's two times, sc in the last 8 sts, sl st to beg sc to join, you will now be working in rnds. Ch1, turn. (47sc).
RND 9: Pat st all around the rnd, join, ch1, turn. (47 pat sts).
RND 10: Sc in turning st, and each st all around, join, ch1, turn. (47sc).
RND 11: Pat st all around the rnd, join, ch1, turn. (45 pat sts).
RND 12-17: Rept rnds 10-11 respectively, until skirt measures about 2 3/4" from the waist line, join, ch1, turn each rnd. (47 sts).
RND 18: Sc in turning st and the next 11 sts, (sc the next 2 sts tog), sc in the next 17 sts, rept bet ( )'s one time, sc in the last 12 sts, ch1, turn. (45sc).
RND 19: Pat st all around, join, ch1, turn. (45 pat sts).
RND 20: Sc in each st all around, join, ch1, turn. (45sc).
RND 21-29: Rept rnds 19 & 20 respectively until skirt measures about 3" from waist line, ch1, turn. (45sts).
RND 30: Sc in turning st and the next 11 sts, sc the next 2 sts tog, sc in the next 15 sts, sc the next 2 sts tog, sc in the last 12 sts, join, ch1, turn. (43sc).
RND 31: Pat st all around, join, ch1, turn. (43 pat sts).
RND 32: Sc in turning st and the next 11 sts, (sc the next 2 sts tog) 2 times, sc in the next 11 sts, rept bet ( )'s 2 times, sc in the last 12 sts, join, ch1, turn. (39sc).
RND 33: Pat st all around, join, ch1, turn. (39 pat sts).
RND 34: Sc in turning st and all around, join, ch1, turn. (39 sc).
RND 35: Pat st all around, join, ch1, turn. (39 pat sts).

BEGINNING OF BACK TRAIN
RND 36: 2sc in turning st, (sc in the next st, 2sc in the next st) 4 times, sc in the next 21 sts, rept bet ( )'s one time, 2sc in the last st,join, turn. (49sc).
RND 37: Pat st all around, jon, ch1, turn. (49 pat sts).
RND 38: Sc in turning st and all around, join, ch1, turn. (49 sc).
RND 39: Pat st all around, join, ch1, turn. (49 pat sts).
RND 40: Sc in turning st and all around, join, ch1, turn. (49sc).
RND 41: Pat st all around, join, ch1, turn. (49 pat sts).
RND 42: 2sc in turning st, (sc in the next st, 2sc in the next st) 4 times, (29sc), sc in the next 31sts, rept bet ( ) 's one time, 2sc in the last st,, join, ch1, turn.(57 sc).43: Pat st all around, join, ch1, turn. (59 pat sts).
RND 44: Sc in each st all around, join, ch1, turn. (59 sc).
RND 45: Pat st all around, join, ch1, turn. (59 pat sts).
RND 46: 2sc in turning st, (sc in the next st, 2sc in the next st) 4 times, sc in the next 40 sts, rept bet ( )'s one time, 2sc in the last st, join, ch1, turn. (69sc).
RND 47: Pat st all around, join, ch1, turn. (69 pat sts).
RND 48: 2sc in turning st, (sc in the next st, 2sc in the next st) 4 times (14sc), sc in the next 51 sts, rept bet( ) 's one time, 2sc in the last st, join, ch1, turn. (79sc).
RND 49: Pat st all around, join, ch1, turn. (79 pat sts).
RND 50: Sc in each st all around, join, ch1, turn. (79 sc).
RND 51: Pat st all around, join, ch1, turn. (791sc).
RND 52: 2sc in turning st, (sc in the next st, 2 sc in the next st) 5 times (17sc), sc in the next 57 sts, rept bet ( )'s one time, 2sc in the last st, join, ch1, turn. (91sc).
RND 53: Pat st all around, join, ch1, turn. (91 pat sts).
RND 54: Sc in each st all around, join, ch1, turn. (91 sc).
RND 55: Pat st all around, join, finish off. (91 pat sts).

BOTTOM OF TRAIN Count 33 sts from finish off st toward the right side of the skirt and holding the wrong side of skirt facing you,
ROW 56: Attach thread in the 34th st with a sl st, Sc in the next st and the next 12 sts,
( 2sc in the next st, 1sc in the next st) 5 times, (2hdc in the next st, 1hdc in the next st) 3 times, (2dc in the next st, 1dc in the next st) 4 times, ( 2hdc in the next st, 1 hdc in the next st) 3 times, (2sc in the next st, sc in the next st) 5 times, Do Not Ch. sc in st 13, sl st in the next st, TURN (85 st).
ROW 57: Sk the sl st, sc in the next st, pat st all across the row, sl st in the sl st of row 56, Do Not Ch. TURN (85 sts).
ROW 58: Sk sl st and the next sc, sl st in the next sc, sc in the next 81 sts, sl st in the next st, Do Not Ch. TURN. (81sts).
ROW 59: Sk sl st and the next sc, sc in the next st, pat st in the next 77 sts, sl st in the next st, Do Not Ch. TURN.
ROW 60: Sk sl st and the next sc, sc in the next 29sts, ( 2sc in the next st, sc in the next st) 4 times, 3sc in the next st, rept bet ( )'s one time, sc in the next 29 sts, sl st in the next st, sl st in the next st, Do Not Ch. TURN. (85sts).
ROW 61: Sk sl st and the next sc, Pat st in the next 41 sts, sc in the next st, dc, trc, dc in the next st, sc in the next st, Pat st in the next 40 sts, sl st in the next st, ch2, Do No Turn. (85 sts)
ROW 62: Sc in turning st, (ch2, sc in the next st) all around the bottom of the skirt to center back st, place 2 ch2 lps in the center back st, rept bet ( )'s all around the remainder of the st on bottom of the skirt, sl st to join, Finish off.

Back opening in the dress, left side
ROW 1: Attach thread at the bottom of the left back opening with the right side of the dress facing you, with a sc, sc up the left back opening placing 26 sc as evenly as possible, to where the baby pink starts, do not sc in any baby pink sts. ch1, turn. (26sc).
ROW 2: Sc back down edge, ch1, turn. (26sc)
ROW 3: Sc back up the edge, finish off. (26sc).
Right side of back opening.. holding the right side of dress facing you...
Attach thread at the top of the first row of the dark color of dress, at the right top center back opening, with a sc, place 24 more sc down this side as evenly spaced as possible, ch1, turn. (25 sc).
ROW 2: Sc back up the right edge, finish off. (25sc) using needle and matching thread, sew snaps on these two plackets just made.


FOR SHAWL using a sheer fabric to match the color of the dress...
String a small packet of Dark Pink Rochell glass beads on you crochet thread and
Cut a rectangle piece of fabric 5 x 11 " long, using a size 9 hook, and the beaded thread,
sc all around this piece pulling up a bead in each st.
Place over dolls arms as in picture.


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