ORGANDY RIBBON DRESS
Sizes:12(14-16-18),
Directions for size 12, changes for Sizes 14-16-18 in parentheses.
MATERIALS: Morell Woven Edge Silk Organdy Ribbon No. 192, 14 (15-16-16) 150yd spools. Hero standard bone or plastic crochet hook size J. Elastic thread. Nylon net for lining (optional).
GAUGE: shells of 7dc-2", shells of 5dc- 1 1/2"; 1 shell row -1".

 
 

NOTE: crochet entire garment loosely. Directions are for skirt 28 (28-29-29)" long, blocked to
31(31-32-32)". For longer or shorter skirt, add or subtract required number of inches before first dec rnd.
SKIRT: ch 292 (292-328-328) loosely. Work sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across; 291 (291-327-327) sc.
Mark beg of rnds. Join with sl st in first sc, being careful not to twist sts.
Pattern: Rnd 1: * Sk 2 sc, sc in next sc, sk 2 sc, 7 dc in next sc (shell), repeat from * around, end sk 2 sc, sc in
last sc: 48 (48-54-54) shells
Rnd 2: * 7 dc in next sc, sc in center dc of next shell (1 shell), repeat from * around. Repeat
Rnd 2 until piece measures 7 (7-8-8)" from start.
Next Rnd: Repeat Rnd 2 working shells of 5 dc instead of 7 dc. Repeat last rnd for pattern
hereafter and work until piece measures 12 (12-13-13)" from start.
First Dec Rnd: * Work 5 shells, dec 1 shell (to dec: pull up lp in each of next sc and center
dc of next shell, YO and through all 3 lps on hook), repeat from * 7 (7-8-8) times more;
40 (40-45-45) shells. Work 6 rnds even
2ND Dec Rnd: * Work 4 shells, dec 1 shell, repeat from * 7 (7-8-8) times more: 32 (32-36-36)
shells. Work 6 rnds even.
3RD Dec Rnd: * Work 3 shells, dec 1 shell, repeat from * 7(7-8-8) times more; 24 (24-27-27)
shells. Work 6 rnds even.
4TH Dec Rnd: Sizes 12 and 16 Work 3 shells, dec 1 shell, work 2 shells, repeat from * around,
end work 2 (3) shells, dec last shell. Sizes 14 and 18: Work 3(2) shells, * dec 1 shell, work
3 shells, repeat from * around, dec last shell. All sizes: Work even on 17 (18-19-20) shells
until piece measures 27 (27-28-28)" from start or 4" less than desired blocked length. Work
sc in each st around top edge. End off. Work Rnd 1 of pattern around lower edge of skirt.
Waist: Beg at lower edge of back and front, ch 106 (112-118-124) loosely. Work as for beg of skirt to pattern;
105 (111-117-123) sc.
Pattern: Rnd 1: Repeat Rnd 1 of skirt, working shells of 5 dc instead of 7 dc; 17 (18-19-20) shells.
Rnds 2 and 3: Repeat Rnd 2 of skirt, working 5 dc shells instead of 7 dc.
First INC Rnd: * Work 7 (8-5-5) shells, inc 1 shell in next sc (to inc: work 5 dc, 1 sc, 5 dc in same sc,
then sc in center dc of next shell), repeat from * 1 (1-2-2) times more, work 1 (0-1-2) shells;
1- (20-22-23) shells. Work 2 rnds even.
2nd INC Rnd: * Work 8 (9-10-10) shells, inc 1 shell in next sc, repeat from * once more, work
1 (0-0-1) shell: 21 (22-24-25) shells. Work even until piece measures
7 1/2 ( 7 1/2 - 8 1/2 - 8 1/2)" or desired length to underarm. End off
Divide work for Back and Front: Mark off first 10 (11-11-12 shells for back (place a marker on first and last
shell for underarm), leave next 11 (11-13-13) shells for front. Work as follows:
Back Armhole: sk 1 shell and join ribbon in next sc, ch 3, 2 dc in same sc (half shell), sc in center dc of next
shell, work in pattern to within 1 shell from marker, 3 dc in sc (half shell), ch 1, turn:
7 ( 8-8-9) full shells and 1/2 shell each end.
Row 2: Beg in sc, work in pattern across, end sc in top of ch 3, ch 3 turn: 8 (9-9-10) full shells
Row 3: Sc in center dc of first shell (1/2 shell dec), work in pattern across, end sc in center dc
of last full shell (1/2 shell dec), ch 3 turn; 7 (8-8-9) full shells.
Row 4: 2 dc in first sc, sc in center dc of first shell, work in pattern to within 1 shell from end,
3 dc in last sc; 6 (7-7-8) full shells and 1/2 shell each end. End off.
Front Armhole: Work as for back armhole, having 1 (0-2-1) shells more than back.
Yoke: Beg at center front, on reverse side of last row, place a marker in center sc. Sk center sc, join and
work sc in center dc of first shell, work 3 (3-4-4) full shells to side edge,end sc
in top of ch 3, ch 44 (44-50-50) for sleeve, work 7 (8-8-9) full shells across
back (beg with sc in first st and end row in last st of half shells), ch 44 (44-50-50)
for other sleeve, work 3 (3-4-4) full shells across front, as for back, end with sc, turn.
Row 2: Pull up a lp in each of first sc and center dc of first shell, YO and through all 3 lps
(1 shell dec), work in pattern around, working 7 (7-8-8) shells on sleeve chs (beg 5 dc
in 3rd ch), to within 2 shells from center marker, end sc in center dc of 2nd shell, turn.
Row 3: Dec 1 shell at beg of row, work around to within 3 shells from center marker, end sc in
center dc of 3rd shell, turn.
Row 4: Dec 1 shell at beg of row, work to within 4 shells from center marker, end with sl st in
center dc of 4th shell. End off. Join ribbon at center back (in center dc of shell,
beg with sc) and work in pattern to center marker, ending sc in center dc of last
shell, pull up a lp in each of center sc and center dc of next shell, YO and through
all 3 lps (1 shell dec), continue in pattern to center back, end sc in same dc as first
sc of rnd. Work even in pattern for 2 rnds more, join with sl st. End off.
Finishing: from right side, work 1 rnd sc on armhole edge, then work Rnd 1 of waist pattern. End off. Work
1 rnd sc around lower edge of waist. Sew waist to skirt. Block dress on wrong side, using a
damp cloth and moderately hot iron. Block waist to desired width. Block skirt lengthwise and
stretch to desired length. With elastic thread, work 1 row of sl st ( a little tight) at waistline
on wrong side of each sc row of skirt and waist. Line dress with nylon net if desired.

 

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