LOVE LACE LINGERIE

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Designed by Tammy Hildebrand

Note: Instructions are written for size Small; changes for sizes Medium and Large are in parentheses.


Sizes                   

     Small                 Medium                 Large

Body Chest

Measurements          30”-  32”            34” – 36”             38” – 40”


Finished Chest

Measurements            30”                       34”                       38”


Materials:

Sport weight ribbon yarn, 

6 1/4 (7, 7 3/4) ozs lavender

Bulky weight fur-type yarn,

2 1/4 oz pastel variegated

Note: Photographed model made with Patons® Brilliant #03314 Lilac Luster and  Bernat® Boa # 81240 Love Bird

Size  G (4mm) crochet hook (or size required for gauge)


Gauge:

8 cross sts   = 4”

Stitch Guide:

Cross Stitch (Cr St):  Skip next sc, dc in next st; working in front of st just made,

dc in skipped st: Cr St made.

Sc around post: Insert hook from front to back to front around post (vertical bar) of next sc and draw up a lp; YO and draw through both lps on hook: sc around post made.


Instructions:


Bodice:

Starting at bottom of bodice with ribbon yarn, ch 108 (124, 140); join with sl st to form a ring, being careful not to twist ch.


Rnd  1: Ch 1, sc in each ch around, join with sl st in beg sc: 108  (124, 140)  sc.


Note: Do not turn rnds.


Rnd 2: Sl st in first sc, ch 3, working in front of  ch-3 just made, dc sl st (beg cross stitch made), ch 2;  (Cr St over next 2 sts) to end, join with sl st in top of beg ch: 53 (61, 69) Cr Sts.


Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in same place, sc in each dc to end skipping ch 2; join with sl st in beg sc: 108 (124, 140) sc.


Rep Rnds 2 and 3 ten more times. Finish off.


Midriff:

Rnd 1: Working in unused lps of starting ch, join ribbon yarn with sc 2 lps to the right of center, sc in next lp, ch 2, skip next 2 lps, sc in each lp to end, join with sl st in beg sc: 106 (122, 138 sc).


Rnd 2: Ch 3, tr in ch-2 sp, skip next st; (dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st) to end, join with sl st in top of beg ch.


Rnd 3: Sl st in next tr, ch 1, (sc, ch 3, sc) in same st; sc in next ch-1 sp, (ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp) to end, join with sl st in beg sc: 53  (61, 69) ch-3 sps.


Rnd 4: Sl st in ch-3 sp, ch 3, 4 dc in same sp; sc in next ch-3 sp, 2 dc in each ch-3 sp  to last sp, sc in last sp, join with sl st in top of beg ch: 100 (116, 132) dc plus 4 dc at center front.


Rnd 5: Sl st in next st, ch 1, sc in same st, ch 3;  *CrSt over next 2 sts; rep from * to end, ch 3, join with sl st in beg sc: 50 (58, 66) cross sts.




Rnd 6: Ch 5, dc in same st, dc in next ch-3 sp,  ch 1, dc in next st; (ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st)  to next ch-3 sp, dc in sp, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-5: 54 (62, 70) dc.


Rnd 7: Sl st in next ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 3, sc) in same sp, ch 3; (sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3) to end, join with sl st in beg sc: 52 (60, 68) sc.


Rep Rnds 4 through 7 two more times; rep Rnds 4 through 6 once more.


Skirt:

Rnd 1:  Sl st in ch-2 sp, (sc, ch 3, sc) in same sp, skip next st, (sc, ch 3, sc) in each st up to last st, join with sl st in beg sc: 52 (60, 68)  ch-3 sps.


Rnd 2: Sl st in ch-3 sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same sp, 3 dc in each ch-3 sp to end, join with sl st in top of beg ch.


Rnd 3: Sl st in next st, ch 5, dc in same st;  *skip 2 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in next st; rep from * to end, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch-5.


Rep Rnds 2 and 3 ten more times; rep Rnd 2 once more.


Last Rnd: Ch 1, sc in same sp as joining, ch 5; *skip next 3 sts, sc in sp before next 3 sts, ch 5; rep from * to end, join with sl st in beg sc. Finish off; weave in ends


Bottom Trim:

Hold piece with right side facing and last rnd at top.


Working in ch-5 sps of last rnd, join fur-type yarn with sc in any sp, 2 sc in same sp, sc around post of next st;  *3 sc in next sp, sc around post of next st; rep from *  to end, join with sl st in beg sc.  Finish off; weave in ends.


Straps (make 2):

Leaving a long yarn end for sewing, with ribbon  yarn make a sl knot on hook, ch 2.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 1, turn.


Row 2: Sc in sc, ch 1, turn.


Rep Row 2 until strap measures 12” long, or desired length.  Finish off, leaving a long  yarn end for sewing. With tapestry needle, sew strap in place on front and back at top, placed about 3 1/2” (4”, 4”) in from side.


Form Bust:

Hold garment with right side facing with Bodice to your left and skirt to your right.


Join fur-type yarn at center front of bodice in first ch-2 sp; sl st tightly in each ch

2 sp.   Finish off; weave in ends.


From New Ideas for Today’s Crochet by Jean Leinhauser & Rita Weiss, published by Sterling Publishing. There are 34 more glamorous garments in this book.

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