SIZE 8-10 YEARS
Materials: J. & P. Coats Knit-Cro-Sheen, 4 balls color 9 Yellow for blouse and 5 balls color 130 Seal Brown for skirt, or Clark's O.N.T. Cronita 5 balls of Yellow and 6 balls Brown. Milward's steel crochet hook No. 6.
Gauge: 8 d c or 4 star sts equal 1 inch. 7 rows equal 2 inches.
Front. With Yellow ch 123, turn. 1st row: 1 d c in 4th st from hook, 1 d c in each st of ch, ch 3, turn (120 d c). 2nd row: Insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, draw thread through, insert hook in next ch, draw thread through, insert hook in 1st d c of previous row, draw thread through, insert hook in next d c, draw thread through (5 loops on hook), thread over, draw thread through all 5 loops (a star st). * Ch 1, insert hook through single back loop of ch-1 just made, draw thread through, insert hook under outside thread of star st just made, draw through, insert hook in next d c, draw through, insert hook in next d c, draw through, thread over and draw through all 5 loops (another star st). Repeat from * across (60 star sts). Ch 4, turn. 3rd row: 1 d c in 4th ch from hook, skip 1st star st, 2 d c in each star st across. Ch 3, turn. 4th to 22nd rows incl: Repeat 2nd and 3rd rows alternately ending with a row of star sts (6 inches). Then shape armhole. 23rd row: Slip st over 3 star sts, ch 3 (to count as 1 d c) and work d c's to within 3 star sts from end of row (108 d c), ch 3, turn. 24th to 28th rows incl: Work straight.
Front Opening. Divide work in half and work over 27 star sts for 12 rows. Fasten off and work other side to correspond.
Back. With Yellow, work same as front omitting front opening.
Sleeves. With Yellow make a ch 14 inches long. Alternate 1 row of d c and 1 row of star sts, until 11 rows are made. Break off.
Waist Band. With Yellow ch 21, turn. S c in 2nd ch from hook. 1 s c in each st of ch, ch 1, turn. 2nd row: 1 s c in back loop of each st of previous row. Repeat 2nd row until work is the waist measurement. Fasten off.
Sleeve Bands. Work same as waistband but starting with ch-16 and working till band is long enough to go around arm.
Sew side seams. At the shoulders sew 14 star sts of front to 14 star sts of back from armhole towards neck. Sew up underarm seams of sleeves. Pin sleeves into armholes, easing in fullness evenly. Sew on sleeve bands easing fullness evenly. Sew waistband to blouse same as sleeve bands.
Collar. With Yellow, ch 30. Work 1 row of d c and 1 row of star sts back and forth for 33 rows. Sew collar on to back of neck between shoulders.
Collar Trimming. With Brown thread doubled, work 2 rows of s c all around collar and lapels.
Ball Trimming. With Brown ch 4, join with sl st to form ring. 1st rnd: 6 s c in ring. 2nd rnd: 2 s c in each st. 3rd rnd: * 1 s c in 1st st, 2 s c in next st. Repeat from *. Work 3 rows evenly. Stuff with Brown thread. Then decrease every other st (to decrease work off 2 sts as 1) until end. Close and make a ch 6 inches long. Make another ball and ch. Attach both chains at neck as in illustration.
Skirt. With Brown, beginning at bottom of skirt, ch 340, join with sl st. Work 1 d c in each st of ch. Join each row with sl st, ch 3, turn. Work in pattern (1 star st row and 1 d c row) for 4 inches. Next row: (Star st row.) Decrease 8 times at equal intervals (to decrease, work star st until 5 loops are picked up, draw 1 loop through each of next 2 d c—7 loops on hook—thread over and draw through 7 loops). Work evenly for 2 inches. Decrease 8 star sts every 2 inches until work measures 18 inches from 1st row, ending with a row of d c.
Space for Elastic. Ch 1, 1 s c in each d c of previous row, join with sl st. 2nd row: Ch 4, * 1 tr in each of next 5 s c, ch 2, skip 2 s c, and repeat from * to end, joining last ch-2 to top of ch-4. 3rd row: Ch 2, 1 s c in each st.
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