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Tea Party Dress
Lion Brand® Vanna's Choice® - Imagine
Pattern Number: L30278 Perfect for a playdate or a stuffed animal tea party, this dress is crocheted using front and back post stitches, creating the waffle effect on this dress. Trim it with Imagine yarn and she's ready for fun.

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: 24 months (2 yrs), Child 4, Child 5-6
Finished Chest About 22 (24, 26) in. (56 (61, 66) cm) Finished Length About 19 (20, 21 1/4) in. (48.5 (51, 54) cm)
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

860-109 Vanna's Choice Yarn: Colonial Blue

Medium blue


Quantity needed: 3 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 13.17
Alternative Quantity: 3, 4
Note: (A)

515-310 Imagine Yarn: Blueberry Hill

Shades of blue and purple


Quantity needed: 1 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 5.99
Alternative Quantity: 1, 1
Note: (B)

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size J-10 (6 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.45


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

Additional Materials
Safety Pin Needle and Thread
GAUGE:
12 1/2 sts + 10 rows = about 4 in. (10 cm) with A in pattern. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
BPDC (back post double crochet) Yarn over, insert hook from back to front then to back, going around post of indicated st, draw up a loop, (yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice.

Skip st in front of the BPDC.

FPDC (front post double crochet) Yarn over, insert hook from front to back then to front, going around post of indicated st, draw up a loop, (yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice.

Skip st behind the FPDC.

NOTES:
1.

Dress is worked in two pieces, Front and Back.

2.

Ruffle trim is created with B yarn.

3.

Bow is pinned to Dress so can be removed for washing.


INSTRUCTIONS
BACK Ch 50 (53, 56).

Row 1 (RS): Hdc in 3rd ch from hook (beginning ch counts as first hdc), hdc in each ch across - 49 (52, 55) hdc at the end of this row.

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as first hdc in this row and in all following rows), turn, hdc in next 5 sts, *BPDC around next st, hdc in next 11 (12, 13) sts; rep from * three times to last 7 sts, BPDC around next st, hdc in last 6 sts.

Row 3: Ch 2, turn, hdc in next 5 sts, *FPDC around next st, hdc in next 11 (12, 13) sts; rep from * three times to last 7 sts, FPDC around next st, hdc in last 6 sts.

Rows 4-7: Rep last 2 rows 2 more times.

Row 8: Rep Row 2.

Row 9: Ch 2, turn, sk next st, hdc in next 4 sts, *FPDC around next st, sk next st, hdc in next 10 (11, 12) sts; rep from * to last 7 sts, FPDC around next st, sk next st, hdc in last 5 sts - 44 (47, 50) sts.

Row 10: Ch 2, turn, hdc in next 4 sts, *BPDC around next st, hdc in next 10 (11, 12) sts; rep from * to last 6 sts, BPDC around next st, hdc in last 5 sts.

Row 11: Ch 2, turn, hdc in next 4 sts, *FPDC around next st, hdc in next 10 (11, 12) sts; rep from * to last 6 sts, FPDC around next st, hdc in last 5 sts.

Rows 12-17: Rep last 2 rows 3 more times.

Row 18: Rep Row 10.

Row 19: Ch 2, turn, hdc in next 4 sts, *FPDC around next st, sk next st, hdc in next 9 (10, 11) sts; rep from * to last 6 sts, FPDC around next st, hdc in last 5 sts - 41 (44, 47) sts.

Row 20: Ch 2, turn, hdc in next 4 sts, *BPDC around next st, hdc in next 9 (10, 11) sts; rep from * to last 6 sts, BPDC around next st, hdc in last 5 sts.

Row 21: Ch 2, turn, hdc in next 4 sts, *FPDC around next st, hdc in next 9 (10, 11) sts; rep from * to last 6 sts, FPDC around next st, hdc in last 5 sts.

Rows 22-27: Rep last 2 rows 3 more times.

Row 28: Rep Row 20.

Row 29: Ch 2, turn, hdc in next 4 sts, *FPDC around next st, sk next st, hdc in next 8 (9, 10) sts; rep from * to last 6 sts, FPDC around next st, hdc in next 5 sts - 38 (41, 44) sts.

Row 30: Ch 2, turn, hdc in next 4 sts, *BPDC around next st, hdc in next 8 (9, 10) sts; rep from * to last 6 sts, BPDC around next st, hdc in last 5 sts.

Row 31: Ch 2, turn, hdc in next 4 sts, *FPDC around next st, hdc in next 8 (9, 10) sts; rep from * to last 6 sts, FPDC around next st, hdc in last 5 sts.

Rep last 2 rows 1 (2, 3) more time(s).

Rep Row 30 once.

Next Row (RS) Ch 2, turn, hdc in next 4 sts, *FPDC around next st, sk next st, hdc in next 7 (8, 9) sts; rep from * to last 6 sts, FPDC around next st, hdc in last 5 sts - 35 (38, 41) sts.

Next Row: Ch 2, turn, hdc in next 4 sts, *BPDC around next st, hdc in next 7 (8, 9) sts; rep from * to last 6 sts, BPDC around next st, hdc in last 5 sts.

Shape Armholes Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, turn, sl st in first 5 sts, ch 2 (counts as hdc), *FPDC around next post st, hdc in next 7 (8, 9) sts; rep from * to last 6 sts, FPDC around next st, hdc in next st; leave rem 4 sts unworked - 27 (30, 33) sts.

Row 2: Ch 2, turn, *BPDC around next st, hdc in next 7 (8, 9) sts; rep from * to last 2 sts, BPDC around next st, hdc in last st.

Row 3: Ch 2, turn, *FPDC around next st, hdc in next 7 (8, 9) sts; rep from * to last 2 sts, FPDC around next st, hdc in last st.

Rep last 2 rows 3 (4, 4) more times.

Shape Neck Sizes 2 years (6 years) ONLY Next Row (WS): Ch 2, turn, *BPDC around next st, hdc in next 7 (8, 9) sts; rep from * to last 2 sts, BPDC around next st, hdc in last st.

Next Row: Ch 2, turn, FPDC around next st, hdc in next 4 sts, sl st in next 15 (21) sts for neck, hdc in next 4 sts, FPDC around next st, hdc in last st.

Fasten off.

Size 4 years ONLY Next Row (WS): Ch 2, turn, BPDC around next st, hdc in next 4 sts, sl st in next 18 sts for neck, hdc in next 4 sts, BPDC around next st, hdc in last st.

Fasten off.
FRONT Make same as Back to armhole shaping.

Shape Armholes Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, turn, sl st in first 5 sts, ch 2 (counts as hdc), *FPDC around next post st, hdc in next 7 (8, 9) sts; rep from * to last 6 sts, FPDC around next st, hdc in next st; leave rem 4 sts unworked - 27 (30, 33) sts.

Row 2: Ch 2, turn, *BPDC around next st, hdc in next 7 (8, 9) sts; rep from * to last 2 sts, BPDC around next st, hdc in last st.

Row 3: Ch 2, turn, *FPDC around next st, hdc in next 7 (8, 9) sts; rep from * to last 2 sts, FPDC around next st, hdc in last st.

Row 4: Rep Row 2.

Shape Left Shoulder Row 1 (RS): Ch 2, turn, FPDC around next st, hdc in next 8 sts; leave rem sts unworked for neck and right shoulder - 10 sts.

Row 2: Ch 2, turn, sk next st, hdc in each st across to last 2 sts, BPDC around next st, hdc in last st - 9 sts.

Row 3: Ch 2, turn, FPDC around next st, hdc in each st to last 2 sts, sk next st, hdc in last st - 8 sts.

Rows 4 and 5: Rep last 2 rows - 6 sts rem.

Row 6: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.

Fasten off.

Shape Right Shoulder Row 1 (RS): From RS, sk next 7 (10, 13) unworked sts following left shoulder and join A with sl st in next st, ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in next 7 sts, FPDC around next st, hdc in last st - 10 sts.

Row 2: Ch 2, turn, BPDC around next st, hdc in each st to last 2 sts, sk next st, hdc in last st - 9 sts.

Row 3: Ch 2, turn, sk next st, hdc in each st to last 2 sts, FPDC around next st, hdc in last st - 8 sts.

Rows 4 and 5: Rep last 2 rows - 6 sts rem.

Row 6: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.

Fasten off.

FINISHING Sew shoulder and side seams.

Neck Ruffle Trim From RS, join A with sl st in neck edge at left shoulder seam, ch 1.

Holding B at neck edge and leaving a 2 in.

(5cm) tail, *with A and working over strand of B work a sc in neck edge; with A and working behind strand of B, work 2 sc in neck edge; rep from * evenly spaced all the way around neck edge; join with sl st in first sc.

Fasten off.

With sewing needle and thread secure edges of B to shoulder seam.

Lower Edge Ruffle Trim Work same as neck ruffle trim beginning at left side seam, working around lower edge of Dress.

Bow Cut 55 in.

(140 cm) long piece of B.

Double tie all ends to secure.

Tie a bow, sew a safety pin on back of bow.

Pin bow to center front of Dress.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made
dc = double crochet
hdc = half double crochet
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl = slip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side
ch(s) = chain(s)
hdc = half double crochet
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side


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