Aruba Dress

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Directions are for Small Size (8 to 10). Changes for Medium (14 to 16) and Large (18) are in parentheses.

CAMELOT (1 oz ball)

Color shown in photo

Amount Required




Gold No. 225                  




Needle: One "Boye" crochet hook Size 5

Gauge: 4 loops to 2½ inches; 6 rows of loops to 2 inches

Note: Gauge is measured when pattern is "opened up." Directions are for a 32-inch dress measured from hemline to back of neck, allowing 1½ inches for stretch. To lengthen or shorten make adjustment before starting yoke.

Back: Ch 180(190-200).

Row 1: 1 sc in 9th ch from hook to count as first loop, * ch 5, skip 4 ch, 1 sc in next ch, repeat from * until there are 33(35-37) loops, ch 7, turn. Cut off rem'ing chain.

Row 2: 1 sc in first loop, * ch 5, 1 sc in next loop, repeat from * across, ch 7, turn. Repeat Row 2 for pat, working to 30 inches or 2 inches less than desired finished length from hemline to neck, ch 3 instead of 7 at end of last row, turn. Width across back is 20¾(22-23¼) inches.

Yoke: 1 sc in first loop, * ch 1, 1 sc in next loop, repeat from * across, end with 1 sc in last loop - 33(35-37) sc, ch 2, turn.

Row 2: 1 sc in first ch-1 space, * ch 1, 1 sc in next ch-1 space, repeat from * across, ch 2, turn. Repeat Row 2 three times more omitting last ch 2 at end of last row. Fasten off.

Front: Work same as back. Seam side edges of yoke for shoulders. Starting at hemline sew side seams to 6¼(6½-6¾) inches below shoulder. On right side starting at side seam, crochet 1 row of sc around armholes holding in if desired.

Be Sure Your Stitch Gauge Is Correct.

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