Vera Cruz Dress

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Directions are for Size 10. Changes for Sizes 12, 14, 16, 18 and 20 are in parentheses.

REFLECTION (1 oz pull skein)

Color shown
In photo

Amount Required

Color A - No. 5828


Color B - No. 5839


Knitting Needles: One pair "Boye" Size 5 and one crochet hook Size 0

Gauge: 6 sts to 1 inch; 8 rows to 1 inch

Note: Directions are for a 35¼(35½-35¾-36-36¼-36½) inch dress measured from hemline to shoulder. To lengthen or shorten make adjustment before first dec.

Back: With Size 5 needles and Color A - cast on 134(138-142-146-150-154). K 1 row and P 1 row for 9 rows. Inc'ing 1 each side, K next P row for turn. Work in St St on the 136(140-144-148-152-156) sts to 2(2-2-3-3-3) inches above turn, end with a P row. Dec 1 each side on next row then every 1½(1½- 1½-1½-2-2) inches 1(1-2-2-2-3) times more then every inch 11(11-9-8-7-5) times. Width across hipline is 18¼(19-20-21-22-23) inches. There are 110(114-120-126-132-138) sts. Dec 1 st each side every 4 inches 3 times. Work on the 104(108-114-120-126-132) sts to 29 inches or desired length to underarms, end on wrong side. Width across is 17¼(18-19-20-21-22) inches. Place a marker at each side for start of armholes. Work to 5½(5¾-6-6¼-6½-6¾) inches above markers, end on right side.

Neck and Shoulders: P 36(37-40-42- 45-47) and sl them to a holder, bind off center 32(34-34-36-36-38) sts, P to end. Bind off 3 at neck edge twice, end at shoulder edge. Bind off 10(10-11-12-13-14) at armhole edge 3(2-2-3-2-2) times then on Sizes 12(14-18-20) Only bind off 11(12-13-13) at same edge once. Starting at neck, work other side to correspond.

Front: Work same as back. Sew shoulder seams. Sew sides to armhole markers. Turn in hem.

For Neck: With Color B - ch 144(148-148-154-154-158) loosely to fit around neck.

Row 1: 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook, * ch 1, skip 1 ch, 1 sc in next ch, repeat from * across, ch 2, turn.

Row 2: * 1 sc in ch-1 space, ch 1, repeat from * across, end 1 sc in turning ch, working off last sc with A, ch 2, turn.

Rows 3 and 4: With A - repeat Row 2, working off last sc on Row 4 with B, ch 2, turn.

Rows 5 and 6: With B - repeat Row 2. Fasten off and sew to neck.

For Tab: With Color B - ch 32. Work same as for neck. Sew to front below neck as shown.

For Armholes: With Color B - ch 92(96-98-102-106-108) to fit around armhole. Work same trim as for neck and sew over armhole edges.

For False Pockets: With Color B - ch 40. Work same as for neck. Sew in place as shown.

Be Sure Your Stitch Gauge Is Correct

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