Crochet for Summer – Pop Over Crochet Dress


THE GYPSY VEST ACCESSORY BOOK III By Jack Front (The yarn people) – Vol. 77, 1970

Sizes: Small (Bust 32) , Medium (Bust 37) , Large (Bust 42) – Measurements of dress at bust

MATERIALS:
knitting worsted weight yarn in 4 ounce skeins – 3, 3, 4 skeins
“K” crochet hook.

GAUGE: 4 spaces = 3-1/2 inches

CHAIN 13 (small) – 16 (medium) – 19 (large).





BACK SHOULDER PIECE:
Row 1:
1 dc in 4th ch, * 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in 3rd ch, repeat from * 2, 3, 4 times.
Row 2: Ch 4, turn, 1 dc under ch 1 space, * 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc under next ch 1 space, repeat from * 1, 2, 3 times, ending, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc under ch 4 space.

REPEAT ROW 2 FOR PATTERN.

Work even in pattern until piece measures 3″. End off and cut yarn. Make a SECOND PIECE the same, but DO NOT CUT yarn.

Row 3: Ch 4, turn, work even in pattern to end, ch 15, 18, 21, * 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc under ch 1 space on other piece, work even in pattern to end.
Row 4: Ch 4, turn, work in pattern across 4, 5, 6, spaces. Work 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in second ch, * work 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in 3rd ch, repeat from * 3, 4, 5 times, work even in pattern across last 4, 5, 6, spaces. (13, 16, 19 spaces).

Work even in pattern until piece measures 7, 7-1/2″, 7-1/2″.

End off and cut yarn.

FRONT: Make 2 shoulder pieces the same as on the back, but 4″, 4-1/2″, 5″ long.
CONNECT the 2 pieces, the same as on the back. Work even until the front section measures 7, 7-1/2, 7-1/2 inches long, the same as the back. Work 1 row even across the front section. DO NOT END OFF.

UNDERARM:
Row 5: HOLDING FRONT PIECE, ch 15 (for underarm), work even in pattern across the back section, ch 15 (for underarm), join with a slip st in the ch 4 of the front piece. (Dress is now worked around, instead of back and forth).





Row 6: Ch 4, 1 dc in ch 1 space. Work even in pattern across front piece, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in second ch of underarm, * 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in 3rd ch, repeat from * 3 times, work even in pattern across back section, work across underarm section the same as before, join with a slip st in ch 4 of the front piece. (36, 42, 48 patterns). Work even for 4 rows.





Row 7: (INCREASE ROW): Ch 4, 1 dc under ch 1 space, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc under next ch 1 space, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc under next space, * 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc under next ch 1 space, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc under next ch 1 space, 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc under next space, repeat from * around, join with a slip st. REPEAT Row 7 FOR PATTERN. Work even in pattern for 10 rows.

ROW 8: (INCREASE ROW): Ch 4, 1 dc under ch 1 space, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc under next ch 1 space, 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc under next space, * 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc under next ch 1 space, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc under next ch 1 space, 3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc under next space, repeat from * around, join with a slip stitch. Repeat ROW 8 FOR PATTERN. Work even in pattern until piece measures desired length.

FINISHING: Sew shoulder seams. Work 1 row of shell stitch around neck and armholes.
Shell stitch-spacing evenly, 1 sc in hole, * 5 dc in hole, 1 sc in hole, repeat from * around.

Block with a damp cloth if necessary.

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