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Thursday, 11 September 2014

PEACHILICIOUS !! A DIVINE DRESS !!



 
PEACHILICIOUS !! A DIVINE DRESS

Irresistible – so didn’t bother to resist.  This pattern was shared by a  friend yesterday and one look at it and I knew this one had to get done J.  Fortunately I had some lovely yarn that I thought would be perfect – just hoping that it’s sufficient to finish all three components of this set.

Materials used : Baby wool from Woolcraft ~ 150 gms (about 1.5 skeins) with a 4 mm (US 6, G) crochet hook


Now as I had this yarn handy, I used this.. but I'd suggest a slightly lighter yarn for this lovely dress.
(For Indian yarn users : I’d suggest we use either a 3-ply, light fingering or a knitting cotton – and think we would need maybe 100-120 gms of light fingering yarn and/or oh.. approx 2 - 2.5 balls of (Anchor) knitting cotton.. for these this dress.. with a 4 mm crochet hook)


Size made : Chest : 20” ; L : 19.5” for a one year old girl
Gauge : 5 dc across x 2 dc (high) = 1"

Stitches used :
fsc : Foundation Single Crochet : To refresh your skill on the fsc, please view this superb video by Tamara Kelly at the link  http://www.mooglyblog.com/foundation-single-crochet-fsc/

Chainelss dc start : Instead of the usual start with ch 2 or ch 3,I’d like to introduce a lovely way of starting a double crochet row.  Do take a look at this self explanatory super video
In case you are unhappy with this start, or do not like it, do continue with the usual ch-2 or ch-3 start.  However, all instructions will be given assuming that you are using this chainless dc start.

dc 2-tog : Double crochet 2-tog : [yo, insert hk in st or ch-sp, yo and pull up a lp ; yo and draw through 2 lps] 2 times (3 lps on hk) ; yo, draw through all lps on hk.  One dc 2-tog made.

dc 4-tog : Double crochet 3-tog : [yo, insert hk in st or ch-sp, yo and pull up a lp ; yo and draw through 2 lps] 4 times (5 lps on hk) ; yo, draw through all lps on hk.  One dc 4-tog made.

Abbreviations used :
fsc : Foundation Single Crochet                                  sc : Single crochet
dc : Double crochet                                                     ch : Chain
sp : Space                                                                    sl-st : Slip stitch
dc 2-tog : Double crochet 2-together

Instructions : (Using U.S terminology)

The pattern is made in two parts – first we make the yoke, and work up towards the strappy shoulders, and then we come back to that first starting row, and go down to make the skirt.
The original pattern has been made with a row of chain, but I’ve started with fsc.

The yoke has been made in multiples of four and the skirt is in multiples of eight. So start your work with the number of fsc (plus 2 for border) needed to get one half of your chest measurement, ensuring that the number is evenly divisible by eight as well.. (for your convenience later when making skirt part).
We will make two yoke parts (one each for front and back), and then join the two yokes, and do the skirt portion as one round.

The front part of the yoke is a little lower than the back, so while we make the same yoke, we have a small change for back yoke.

I'm attaching the original chart from the designer, which I've altered a bit when making my own creation.  There is a "V" shaped pattern (made in contrast colour) on the first row of yoke, which I did not want to make.  However, if you do .. this is the full chart.
The shoulder straps are attachment shown with the arrows.  



PART 1 : FRONT YOKE

Row 1 : Start with fsc as instructed above.  Turn.

Row 2 : dc in 1st dc ; ch 1, sk 3 fsc, 3 dc in next fsc ; *ch 1, sk 3 fsc, 3 dc in next fsc* ; rep from *to* till end ; sk 3 fsc, dc in last fsc.  Turn.


Row 3 : dc in 1st dc ; 3 dc in 1st ch-1 sp ; *ch 1, sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp* ; rep from *to* till last ch-1 sp ; dc in last dc. Turn.
  
Row 4 : dc in 1st dc ; ch 1, sk 1st 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp ; *ch 1, sk 3 dc, 3 dc in next dc* ; rep from *to* till end ; sk 3 dc, dc in last dc.  Turn.

Rep Rows 3 and 4 once more.

Row 7 : Decrease row : sl-st in 1st dc , ch and 1st 3 dc ; dc in 1st ch-1 sp ; *ch 1, sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp* ; rep from *to* till 2nd  last ch-1 sp ; ch 1, dc in last dc. Turn.

Row 8 : Decrease row : dc in 1st dc ; ch 1, sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp* ; rep from *to* till   last ch-1 sp ; ch 1, sk last 3 dc, dc in last dc. Turn.

Row 9 : dc in 1st dc ; ch 1, sk 1st 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp ; *ch 1, sk 3 dc, 3 dc in next dc* ; rep from *to* till end ; sk 3 dc, dc in last dc.  Turn.

Row 10 : dc in 1st dc ; 3 dc in 1st ch-1 sp ; *ch 1, sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp* ; rep from *to* till last ch-1 sp ; dc in last dc. Turn.

Rep Rows 9 and 10 once more.

Fasten off.  Weave in ends. 

PART 1 : BACK  YOKE

Follow all instructions as for Part 1 of Front Yoke till Row 10. 

Rep Rows 9 and 10 once.  Rep Rows 9 once more.

We will now make our shoulders, so we divide here for the right and left side.

Next row : dc in 1st dc ; 3 dc in 1st ch-1 sp ; *ch 1, sk next 3 dc, 3 dc in next ch-1 sp* ; rep from *to* once. Turn.

We will continue to work on just these stitches for a few rows, making a shoulder strap.
Now here you have a choice. You can either make a short strap and then attach a regular button that you can decorate with a flower (as has designer), or you can attach the ‘dungaree type of button’ attachment.  (Just throwing out ideas.. like I usually do)  J

So working with the same pattern as before, continue on these stitches till you have a strap that goes from back to front and will go over the shoulder portion. So I’ve done a total of 10 rows for the shoulder (from start).  Fasten off.  Weave in ends. 
Repeat for the other shoulder.  Fasten off and weave in those ends as well.

Join the sides of the yoke and we will now work in continuous rounds for the skirt.
(Pics below - the left hand side shows the extra length of the shoulder bit with the front yoke folded down for clarity.  The right hand side pic shows front placed over back, so you see the difference in shoulder lengths)




PART 2 : SKIRT

For the skirt part, we go back to the first fsc row and will be working in rounds.  To do this, keep your yoke facing away from you and pick up the fsc for the skirt.  Now re-attach yarn at one corner (side) of yoke.
Full original chart of skirt attached below.


Round 1 : dc in 1st fsc ; 2 dc in next fsc ; *(ch 3, sk 2 fsc, dc in next fsc) ; rep from (to) once ; dc in next 5 fsc* ; rep from *to* till end.  Join with sl-st to the 1st dc.


Round 2 : dc in 1st 3 dc ; *(ch 3, dc in next dc) ; rep from (to) once ; [2 dc in next dc , dc in next 4 dc]* ; rep from *to* till end.  Join with sl-st to the 1st dc.


Round 3 : dc in 1st dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc ; *(ch 3, dc in next dc) ; rep from (to) once ; [dc in next 4 dc , 2 dc in next dc , dc in next dc]* ; rep from *to* till end.  Join with sl-st to the 1st dc.



Round 4 : dc in 1st 4 dc ; *(ch 4, dc in next dc) ; rep from (to) once ; dc in each dc* ; rep from *to* till end.  Join with sl-st to the 1st dc.



Round 5 : dc in 1st 2 dc , dc 2-tog in next 2 dc ; *ch 2, 4 dc in next dc ; ch 3, 4 dc in same dc ; ch 2, dc 2-tog in next 2 dc ; dc in next 4 dc ; dc 2-tog in next 2 dc * ; rep from *to* till end.  Join with sl-st to the 1st dc.


Round 6 : Now we need to get to that 1st st to dc-tog them all.. so I suggest we TURN and sl-st in all sts, till you reach that first dc – then turn again, so you’re at the 2nd dc of this starting set.

Dc 4-tog in 1st 4 dc; *(ch 3, dc 4-tog over the next 4 dc) ; ch 3, 4 dc in ch-3 sp ; rep from (to) once ; ch 3, sk 1st dc, dc 4-tog in next 4 dc ; sk next dc* ; rep from *to* till end.  Join with sl-st to the 1st dc.



Round 7 : (dc, ch 3, dc) in 1st dc ; ch 3, sk dc 4-tog , [2 dc in next dc] ; rep from [to] once ; ch 4, rep from [to] twice ; sk dc, dc 4-tog ;
*(dc, ch 3, dc) on next dc 4-tog ; ch 4, sk dc 4-tog , [2 dc in next dc] ; rep from [to] once ; ch 4, rep from [to] twice ; ch 4, sk dc, dc 4-tog* ; rep from *to* till end.  Join with sl-st to the 1st dc.



Round 8 : (dc, ch 3, dc) in 1st ch-3 sp ; ch 4, dc 4-tog over next 4 dc ; ch 3,  4 dc in next ch-4 sp ; ch 3, dc 4-tog over next 4 dc ;
*ch 4, (dc, ch 3, dc) in next ch-3 sp ; ch 4, dc 4-tog over next 4 dc ; ch 3,  4 dc in next ch-4 sp ; ch 3, dc 4-tog over next 4 dc* ; rep from *to* till end.  Join with sl-st to the 1st dc.



Round 9 : 2 dc in the 1st dc ; ch 3, (2 dc in the next dc) ;
*ch 4, sk dc 4-tog, rep (to) twice ; ch 4, rep (to) twice ; ch 4, sk dc 4-tog, rep (to) once ; ch 3, rep (to) once* ; rep from *to* till end.  Join with sl-st to the 1st dc.



Round 10 : dc in the 1st dc ; 2 dc in next dc ; ch 3, 2 dc in next dc ; dc in the next dc ;
*ch 4, dc 4-tog over next 4 dc ; ch 4, 4 dc in ch-4 sp ; ch 4, dc 4-tog over next 4 dc ; ch 4, dc in the next dc ; 2 dc in next dc ; ch 3, 2 dc in next dc ; dc in the next dc*;
 rep from *to* till end.  Join with sl-st to the 1st dc.



Round 11 : dc in the 1st 3 dc ; ch 3, (dc in next ch-sp, ch 3 ; dc in same ch-sp) ; ch 3, dc in next 3 dc ; 1 dc in next ch-sp ;
*ch 4, sk dc-4 tog, [2 dc in next dc] ; rep [to] once ; ch 4, rep [to] twice ; ch 4, sk dc-4 tog, 1 dc in the next ch-sp ; dc in next 3 dc ; ch 3, (dc in next ch-sp, ch 3 ; dc in same ch-sp); , ch 3, dc in next 3 dc ; 1 dc in next ch-sp* ;  rep from *to* till end.  Join with sl-st to the 1st dc.



Round 12 : dc in the 1st 2 dc ; ch 5, sk next dc , (dc in next ch-sp ; ch 3 , dc in same ch-sp); ch 5, sk next dc ;
* dc in the next 3 dc ; 1 dc in next ch-sp ; ch 4, dc 4-tog over the next 4 dc ; ch 3, 4 dc in next ch-sp ; ch 3, dc 4-tog over the next 4 dc ; ch 4, 1 dc in next ch-sp ; dc in the next 3 dc ; ch 5, sk next dc , (dc in next ch-sp; ch 3 , dc in same ch-sp); ch 5, sk next dc* ;
rep from *to* till end ; dc in next ch-sp, dc in next dc.  Join with sl-st to the next dc.


Round 13 : dc in the 1st dc ; ch 5, sk next dc , (dc in next ch-sp ; ch 4 , dc in same ch-sp); ch 5, sk next dc ;
* dc in the next 3 dc ; 1 dc in next ch-sp ; ch 5, sk dc 4-tog ; ch 5, dc in next 4 dc ; ch 5, sk dc 4-tog , 1 dc in next ch-sp ;
dc in the next 3 dc ; ch 5, sk next dc , (dc in next ch-sp ; ch 4 , dc in same ch-sp); ch 5, sk next dc* ;
rep from *to* till end ; dc in next ch-sp, dc in next 2 dc.  Join with sl-st to the next dc.



Note : Please take a quick look at the full pattern.  You’ll see that there is this first set of 4 dc – now as you’re adding one dc in the ch-sp just before and after, you are skipping one dc in this 4 dc set.. so you will eventually reach the 1st dc, which, per pattern, you’ve got to skip.. so you’re going to wonder where the ‘dc in 1st dc’ comes from (as you’ve got to skip that dc).. so what I’ve done is just turn my work, sl-st into the 2nd dc (which is then our 1st d), and then continue with pattern as written.  This will happen from this round on – so please adjust accordingly.

Round 14 : dc in the 1st dc ; sk next dc , ch 5, 12 dc in next ch-sp ; ch 5 , sk next dc , dc in the next 3 dc ; 1 dc in next ch-sp ;
*ch 5, dc 4-tog over the next 4 dc ; ch 5, 1 dc in next ch-sp ; dc in the next 3 dc ; ch 5, sk next dc, 12 dc in next ch-sp ; ch 5 , sk next dc , dc in the next 3 dc ; 1 dc in next ch-sp* ;  rep from *to* till end ; dc in next ch-sp, dc in next 2 dc.  Join with sl-st to the next dc.


Round 15 : dc in the 1st dc ; sk next dc , ch 4, (dc in next dc , ch 1) ; rep from (to) 10 times ; dc in next dc ; ch 4 , sk next dc , dc in the next 3 dc ; 1 dc in next ch-sp ; ch 5, sk next dc 4-tog
 *1 dc in next ch-sp ; dc in the next 3 dc ; ch 4, (dc in next dc , ch 1) ; rep from (to) 11 times ; dc in next dc ; ch 4 , sk next dc , dc in the next 3 dc ; 1 dc in next ch-sp ; ch 5, sk next dc 4-tog * ; rep from *to* till end ; ch 5, dc in next ch-sp, dc in next 2 dc.  Join with sl-st to the next dc.


Round 16 : dc in the 1st dc ; ch 4, sk next 2 dc & ch-sp , (sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3) ; rep from (to) 9 times till last ch-1 sp ; ch 4 , [sk next dc , 2 dc in the next dc ; ch 3, 2 dc in next dc] ;
*2 dc in next ch-sp ; ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-sp ; rep [to] once ; ch 4, sk next dc , rep from (to) 10 times till last ch-1 sp ; ch 4 , rep from [to] once*;
rep from *to* till end ; 2 dc in next ch-sp ; ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-sp ; rep [to] once.  Join with sl-st to the next dc.


Note : Now once again, we’ve got to do the turn, sl-st into the next dc and ch-sp, so that we’re where we need to be for the first set of stitches.  However at the end of this round, we will try  to end it in such a way, that we do not need these repetitive turns J

Round 17 : (starting from your new position in the ch-3 sp) : 2 dc in the 1st ch-3 sp  ; ch 3, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) ; rep from (to) 8 times till last ch-3 sp ; ch 3, rep from [to] once ; ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp ; ch 3, rep from [to] once ;
* ch 3, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) ; rep from (to) 9 times till last ch-3 sp ; ch 3, [2 dc in next ch-3 sp ; ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-3 sp] ; ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp ; ch 3, rep from [to] once *; rep from *to* till last ch-3 sp ; 2 dc in last ch-3 sp, ch 1, hdc and join to the 1st dc.
(You are now right in the middle of this ch-3 sp, just where you need to be for the start of the next round)


Round 18 : 2 dc in the 1st ch-3 sp  ; ch 3, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) ; rep from (to) 7 times till last ch-3 sp ; ch 3, [2 dc in next ch-3 sp ; ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-3 sp] ; {ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp} ; rep from {to} once ; ch 3, rep from [to] once ;
* ch 3, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) ; rep from (to) 8 times till last ch-3 sp ; ch 3, rep from [to] once ; rep from {to} 2 times ; ch 3, rep from [to] once* ; rep from *to* till last ch-3 sp ; 2 dc in last ch-3 sp, ch 1, hdc and join to the 1st dc.


Round 19 : 2 dc in the 1st ch-3 sp  ; ch 3, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) ; rep from (to) 6 times till last ch-3 sp ; ch 3, [2 dc in next ch-3 sp ; ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-3 sp] ; {ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp} ; rep from {to} twice ; ch 3, rep from [to] once ;
* ch 3, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) ; rep from (to) 7 times till last ch-3 sp ; ch 3, rep from [to] once ; rep from {to} 3 times ; ch 3, rep from [to] once* ; rep from *to* till last ch-3 sp ; 2 dc in last ch-3 sp, ch 1, hdc and join to the 1st dc.


Round 20 : 2 dc in the 1st ch-3 sp  ; ch 3, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) ; rep from (to) 5 times till last ch-3 sp ; ch 3, [2 dc in next ch-3 sp ; ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-3 sp] ; {ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp} ; rep from {to} three times ; ch 3, rep from [to] once ;
* ch 3, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) ; rep from (to) 6 times till last ch-3 sp ; ch 3, rep from [to] once ; rep from {to} 4 times ; ch 3, rep from [to] once* ; rep from *to* till last ch-3 sp ; 2 dc in last ch-3 sp, ch 1, hdc and join to the 1st dc.



Round 21 : 2 dc in the 1st ch-3 sp  ; ch 3, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) ; rep from (to) 4 times till last ch-3 sp ; {ch 3, sc in 1st ch-sp ; sk next ch-3 sp, 8 dc in next ch-3 sp ; sk next ch-3 sp, sc in next ch-3 sp} ; ch 3, [2 dc in next ch-3 sp ; ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-3 sp] ;
* ch 3, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, ) ; rep from (to) 5 times till last ch-3 sp ; rep from {to} once ; ch 3, [2 dc in next ch-3 sp ; ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-3 sp]* ; rep from *to* till last ch-3 sp ; 2 dc in last ch-3 sp, ch 1, hdc and join to the 1st dc.


Round 22 : 2 dc in the 1st ch-3 sp  ; ch 3, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) ; rep from (to) 3 times till last ch-3 sp ; ch 3, [2 dc in next ch-3 sp ; ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-3 sp] ;
* ch 3, {dc in next dc , ch 1} ; rep from {to} 5 times; dc in next dc ; ch 3, rep from [to] once ; ch 3, rep from (to) 4 times ; ch 3, rep from [to] once*  ; rep from *to* till last ch-3 sp ; 2 dc in last ch-3 sp, ch 1, hdc and join to the 1st dc.


Round 23 : 2 dc in the 1st ch-3 sp  ; ch 3, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) ; rep from (to) 2 times till last ch-3 sp ; ch 3, [2 dc in next ch-3 sp ; ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-3 sp ; ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-3 sp] ;
* ch 4, {sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3} ; rep from {to} 5 times; sc in next ch-1 sp ; ch 4, rep from [to] once ; ch 3, rep from (to) 3 times ; ch 3, rep from [to] once* ; rep from *to* till last ch-3 sp ; 2 dc in last ch-3 sp, ch 1, hdc and join to the 1st dc.

Round 24 : 2 dc in the 1st ch-3 sp  ; ch 3, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) ; rep from (to) once till last ch-3 sp ; ch 3, [2 dc in next ch-3 sp ; ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-3 sp] ;
* ch 4, {sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3} ; rep from {to} 5 times ; sc in next ch-1 sp ; ch 4, rep from [to] once ; ch 3, rep from (to) 2 times ; ch 3, rep from [to] once* ; rep from *to* till last ch-3 sp ; 2 dc in next ch-3 sp ; ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-3 sp, ch 1, hdc and join to the 1st dc.


Round 25 : 2 dc in the 1st ch-3 sp  ; ch 4, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) ; ch 3, [2 dc in next ch-3 sp ; ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-3 sp] ; ch 3 , rep [to] once ;
* ch 4, rep from (to) 5 times ; sc in next ch-1 sp ; ch 4, rep from [to] once ; ch 3 , rep [to] once ; ch 4, rep from (to) once ; ch 4, rep from [to] once ; ch 3 , rep [to] once* ; rep from *to* till last ch-3 sp ; 2 dc in next ch-3 sp ; ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-3 sp, ch 1, hdc and join to the 1st dc.

Round 26 : 2 dc in the 1st ch-3 sp ; ch 4, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) ; ch 3, [2 dc in next ch-3 sp ; ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-3 sp] ; ch 3 , sc in next ch-3 sp ; ch 3, rep [to] once ;
* ch 4, rep from (to) 4 times ; sc in next ch-1 sp ; ch 4, rep from [to] once ; ch 3 , sc in next ch-3 sp ; ch 3 , rep [to] once ; ch 4, rep from (to) once ; ch 3 , sc in next ch-3 sp ; ch 3, rep from [to] once* ; rep from *to* till last ch-3 sp ; 2 dc in next ch-3 sp ; ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-3 sp, ch 1, hdc and join to the 1st dc.


Round 27 : 2 dc in the 1st ch-3 sp ; sk both ch 4-sps and sc, [2 dc in next ch-3 sp ; ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-3 sp] ;
ch 3, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) ; rep from (to) once ; ch 3, rep from [to] once ;
* ch 4, rep from (to) 3 times ; sc in next ch-3 sp ; ch 4, rep from [to] once ; ch 3, rep from (to) 2 times ;  ch 3 , rep [to] once ; sk both ch 4-sps and sc, rep [to] once ; ch 3, rep from (to) 2 times ; ch 3, rep from [to] once* ;
rep from *to* till last ch-3 sp ; 2 dc in next ch-3 sp ; ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-3 sp, ch 1, hdc and join to the 1st dc.


Round 28 : sc in the 1st ch-3 sp ; ch 3, sc in the next ch-3 sp (i.e between the 2 dc’s) ; ch 3, (sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3) ; rep from (to) 2 times ; ch 3, [2 dc in next ch-3 sp ; ch 3, 2 dc in same ch-3 sp] ;
* ch 4, rep from (to) 2 times ; sc in next ch-3 sp ; ch 4, rep from [to] once ; ch 3, rep from (to) 7 times ; ch 3 , rep from [to] once*;
rep from *to* till last ch-3 sp ; ch 1, hdc and join to the 1st st.


Round 29  to end : Continue with the same pattern as above, reducing the pineapple as we did for the first large one.  You then can done one full round of just ch 5’s all around.

As you’ll see from the chart attached, the designer has then done a row of (dc, picot, dc) in each ch-5 spaces all around.


I have finished my creation with Round 28.. and just for an extra eye-catching finish, have used a contrast coloured yarn for the last two rounds.  This contrast yarn I will also use in the matching hat that will be in my next write up blog.  
The beauty of this lovely pineapple stitch is that you can end it anywhere and get an absolutely super different finish J




FLOWER BUTTON :


Magic circle : To refresh your skill, please view this easy video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLuSVyKvoUg

Round 1 : Start with a magic circle, 30 dc in the circle. (Tip : Decide on the size of button you wish.. and make this magic circle large enough to fit that button)
(As my yarn was too thick for 30 dc, I made my start round with 24 dc)

Round 2 : sc in 1st dc ; ch 6, sk 3 dc, sc in next dc ; *ch 6, sk 3 dc, sc in next dc* ; rep *to* till end.  Join with sl-st to 1st st.

Round 3 : 3 hdc in 1st ch-6 sp , ch 3, 3 hdc in same ch-6 sp ; *3 hdc in next ch-6 sp , ch 3, 3 hdc in same ch-6 sp*; rep *to* till end.  Join with a sl-st to the 1st st.  Fasten off.  Weave in ends.

Make two of these buttons and attach it at the bottom of the shoulder flap / strap.  If using contrast colour for the last line of your dress, then it may be a good idea to use the same contrast colour here too.




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