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Double crochet stitches gathered at the bust make up the bodice of this strappy halter, with contrasting popcorn stitches to emphasize the empire waist. Joined lace square motifs cascade downward into a trapezium skirt, its asymmetrical hemline enhanced with a light shell edging for a lovely drape. Slender straps trimmed with tiny picot stitches echo the skirt edging, and a tasseled belt is threaded into the waist for a wonderful gypsy effect. This lovely piece is available in sizes 2-4 (6-8, 10-12) years, and is made with #0 Lace (#1 Super Fine, #2 Fine) yarn. Instructions are the same for all sizes; the different yarn weights and corresponding gauges are essential in altering the size.

IMAGINE THIS: The dress can be worn as a poncho when the shoulder straps are omitted. The dress can also be worn with or without an underskirt with contrasting top, or as a beach cover.


Skill Level
Intermediate

Silverlace Blanket: Make the ultimate in fine lace for your child! Lace square motifs are worked in white sport weight yarn for the featured blanket; it will look equally stunning in colors of your choice. Rows of scallop edging add both style and depth, letting the piece drape beautifully any way it is worn. Trim it with soft green satin ribbon and matching ladybug accents, for a sweet spring touch.
IMAGINE THIS: Use the popcorn edging of the Tropicana Blanket for added texture. Opt for wool or mohair yarn to make a blanket suitable for colder weather. You can even add metallic or silvery threads to make this blanket the perfect holiday gift!


Finished Sizes
With Scallop Border: 41” (104 cm) square.
With Popcorn Border: 32” (81 cm) square.

Yarn
Sport weight (#2 Fine).
Shown: Omega Trigo (100% cotton; 295 yd [270 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]): 5 balls of #201 white.

Note: For Silverlace Blanket with Popcorn or Shell Borders you will need only 4 balls of yarn.

Tropicana Blanket: Welcome the summer with the coolest beach blanket ever! Each Kristal motif is worked in layers of soothing color, and joined to contrasting motifs for visual interest. Watch the central flower pop out of each motif! Made with worsted-weight yarn and a size H/8 (5 mm) hook, the blanket is soft and comfortable yet sturdy enough for beach and outdoor use. Sure to be a summer favorite, it is finished with a lively popcorn border to protect the edges from fraying!
MAGINE THIS: Use the scallop edging of the Silverlace Blanket to add to the overall size and more sophisticated look.

Finished Sizes
With Popcorn Border: 45” (114 cm) square.
With Scallop Border: 55” (140 cm) square.

Yarn
Worsted weight (#4 Medium).
Shown: Lily Sugar’n Cream Cotton (100% cotton; 200 yd [183 m]/4 oz [113 g]): 4 skeins each of #201712 hot green and #00010 yellow; 2 balls each of #01111 mod blue and #01223 mod green.

Note: For blanket with scallop border you will need 2 extra skeins of #201712 hot green.

19 pages, 4 pictures, 7 diagrams

Copyright: All rights reserved. Please be respectful of the designer’s rights to this pattern. No portion of this work may be photocopied or reproduced by any means without written authorization from Alla Koval Designs. The purchaser of this pattern is granted permission to sell the finished product for profit on a limited basis. © 2012 Alla Koval Designs, Inc. http://mylittlecitygirl.com.
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