Cleopatra Dress

Crochet motifs cinch and frame this pretty dress.

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Motifs cinch an open grid pattern that creates a stretchy fabric for a flattering fit. The motifs are repeated at the hem and the Cleopatra neckline.
Finished Size: 321⁄2 (351⁄2, 383⁄4, 42, 481⁄2)" bust circumference. Garment shown measures 351⁄2", modeled with 31⁄2" ease.
Valley Yarns Cotton 3/2 (100% mercerized cotton; 1,260 yd [1,152 m]/1 lb [454 g]; ): #5990 lizard green (MC), 1 (1, 1, 1, 2) cones; #2608 wedgewood blue (CC), 1 cone.
Yarn Weight:
#1 - Super Fine
Sizes D/3 (3.25 mm) and F/5 (3.75 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.
Four 3⁄4" buttons to match dress color; four smaller buttons to use as backing for buttons; st marker (m); yarn needle; pins; sewing needle and matching thread.
20 sts and 8 rows = 4" in grid patt with larger hook, slightly stretched; 1 motif = 2" square with smaller hook.
Originally Published:
Crochet Spring 2012

SKU: EP6360

Author/Speaker/Editor: Dora Ohrenstein

Format: eProject

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