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    12 Month Dresses

    Battle of the Stitches Round 13


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    Hi everyone and welcome to the 13th round of The Battle of the Stitches. I am happy to be one of the designers out of 10 this round. You will be able to vote this round and we will be still using all the same stitch. We will be giving out some prizes along the way, so be sure to follow us for your chance to win. Make sure to visit the websites to see when the giveaways are!  Exciting Right? 




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    This round we are using a Slanted Puff St. I designed this Spring Rose Dress using this lacy and beautiful st. The dress is sized to fit a 6-12-month-old little girl. The dress would be perfect for Easter or any day really.


    I Love This Cotton – CA - White      I Love This Cotton –CB - Rosey ll
    H Hook 5.0mm
    Tapestry Needle for weaving in ends
    Optional Ribbon – I used 1 1/2 inch
    ½ inch button for closure

    ch(s) – chain(s)
    sc – single crochet
    dc – double crochet
    sl st – slip stitch
    sp(s) – space(s)
    st(es) – stitch(es)
    tch – turning chain
    rep - repeat
    beg – beginningDress measures 19-inch chest and from top of shoulder strap to bottom of ruffle measures 16.5Gauge:  2” by 2” = 9 rows and 9stsThis pattern is written in American Terms


    With CA Ch59
    Row 1: sc in the 2nd ch from the hook, *dc in the next st , sc in the next st,*. Rep from * to* across. ch 8, sl st to sc. This forms the closure for the button. turn 58 stsRow 2 – 6: ch 1, sc in the same st,* dc in the next st, sc in the next st.* Rep from * to * across, turn
    Sl st to other ends to begin working in the round.Rnd 1:  ch 1, sc in the same st, sc next 2 sts, *2 sc in the next st, sc in the next 3 sts*, rep from * to * across, sl st to sc. (73sts)Rnd 2-3 ch 1, sc same st, sc in the next st and each st across. sl st to sc,


    Rnd 4: ch 1, sc next 2 sts, *2 sc next st, sc next 3 sts,* rep from * to * across, sc int the last st, sl st to sc.  (90 sts)

    Rnd 5-6: ch 1, sc in the same st, sc in the next st and in each st across.  sl st to sc. (92sts)

    Rnd 7: ch 5, (counts as dc, ch 1) dc in same st, *sk next 3 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) in the next st,* rep from * to * around, sl st to ch 3 (23 puffed sts.)

    Rnd 8: ch 1, sc in the 1st dc, *ch 3, puff st around sc just made, ch 1, sc around ch of next V-st, * rep from * to * around. sl st to joining ch.

    Rnd 9: ch 4, dc in the same st, (counts as v-st), V-st in each sc around to end st,
    sl st to joining ch.
    Repeat Rnds 8 and 9- 5 more times repeat Rnd  8 one more timeRuffle
    CB -  Rnd 1 :  ch 4, dc in the same st, (counts as v-st), V-st in each sc around to end st,  sl st to joining ch.
    Rnd 2: sl st to the center of v-st.  (ch1, sc, dc, tr, tr, dc, sc) all in center of v-st.  rep in each v-st around.  Finish off


    For Rose (OPTIONAL)
    Make 2
    Ch 25
    dc in 4th ch from hook, 2 dc same ch, 3 dc next ch and in each ch across. Finish off leaving a 12 inch tail. Roll into shape of rose, and using end of yarn weave to keep rose connected.

    Shoulder Strap (make 2)
    Connect CA to the front of bodice with a sl sp, ch 1, sc in same st , *dc in the next st, sc in the next st* rep from * to * 3 more times across. turn
    Ch 1, sc same st, *dc in the next st, sc in the next st,* rep from * to * across   Repeat for 18 rows.  Finish off.

    To add them to dress.  Measure in 2.5 inches and add the strap.  Attach with a whip st. and finish off and weave in ends.  Repeat for other side.

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    Thank you for being here and the next Designer up is Elizabeth Christensen Burk with her design Penelope Tunic Top.

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    Across The Sea Crochet Scarf

    Across The Sea Infinity Scarf
    Welcome back to The Country Willow!
     Today I am offering you this beautiful, free Across The Sea free crochet pattern for you to enjoy.  This mirrored scarf measures 10 inches wide by 66 inches long.
    I made this using cotton yarn in Turquoise and Emerald.
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    Monday's Finds

    Monday’s Find-A Free Crochet  Pattern Peaked Shells Afghan from Crafting Friends Designs

    Peaked shells afghan -
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