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Period Pieces

Mrs. Santa

Materials Needed:

Size E Crochet Hook

Small amount of 4 Ply Yarn Red White - Hunter Green - Gold

" Elastic 4" long sewn into a circle

Gown

Staring at upper edge with Red yarn ch 22 join to form a circle ch 3.

R1-R3: Dc in @ st around join ch 3. End of R3 ch 2. (22) sts

R4: Working over an elastic circle at the same time sc in @ st around join ch 3.

R5-R6: * 2 dcs in the next st dc in the next st * - repeat around join ch 3. (33)(49) sts

R7-R14: Dc in @ st around join ch 3. End of R14 - finish off red yarn.

R15: Join White yarn to lower center back st with a ch 2 - working in front loops only - sc in @ st around - join to front loop of the starting ch - ch 3.

R16: Dc in the back loop of same st - * dc in the front loop of the next st - dc in the back loop of same st * - repeat around - join - finish off white yarn. (98) sts

Strap

R1: Join Red yarn to upper center back st with a ch 2 sc in next 2 sts ch 6 skipping next 5 sts sc in next 6 sts ch 6 skipping next 5 sts sc in remaining 3 sts join ch 3.

R2: With front of gown facing - join White yarn to 2nd ch of 1st Strap - dc in the next 4 dress front sts - join to 2nd ch of 2nd Strap with a sl st - finish off white yarn.

Sleeves

R1: Join Red yarn to center underarm st with a ch 3 dc in @ st around join ch 3. (11) sts

R2-R4: Dc in @ st around join ch 3. End of R4 finish off red yarn.

R5: Join White yarn to center underarm st with a ch 2 - sc in @ st around - join to front loop of starting ch - ch 3.

R6: Dc in back loop of same st - * dc in the front loop of the next st - dc in back loop of same st * - repeat around - join - finish off white yarn. (22) sts

Repeat for 2nd sleeve.

Hat

With Red yarn - ch 4 - turn.

R1: 3 Dcs in 1st st of beginning ch - join - ch 3. (4) sts

R2: Dc in same space - 2 dcs in @ st around - join - ch 3. (8) sts

R3: * 2 Dcs in the next st - dc in the next st * - repeat around - join - ch 3. (12) sts

R4: Dc in the same space - * dc in the next st - 2 dcs in the next st * - repeat around - join - ch 3. (16) sts

R5: Dc in @ st around - join - finish off red yarn.

R6: Join White yarn to center back st with a ch 2 - sc in @ st around - join to front loop of beginning ch - ch 3.

R7: Dc in back loop of same st - * dc in the next st - dc in the front loop of the next st - dc in back loop of same st * - repeat around - join - finish off white yarn. (24) sts

Tassel

With White yarn - wrap around a 2" piece of cardboard - 20 times - cut a 4" piece of white thread - tie tightly around all loops - trim all ends except one 4" thread - using remaining piece of 4" thread - attach to tip of hat. Tack end of hat to the side of hat on R4.

Using a soft brush - brush both sides of all White row on gown and hat for a fur-like effect.

Holly [Make 2]

With Hunter Green yarn - leaving a 3" thread - ch 4 - turn - sl st into 2nd ch from hook - dc in the next ch - sl st into the beginning st - finish off green yarn - leaving a 3" thread.

Berries

With Red yarn and yarn needle - work 3 [3] wrap French Knots across front of leaves - finish off red yarn.

Bows

Cut 2 12" pieces of Gold yarn - tie around @ Holly into a dangling bow - trim ends.

Attach one Holly + Bow to center front of gown. One Holly + Bow to hat between R5-R6. Trim all yarn ends.

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