Pattern Description from Interweave Online Store: “In this elegant design, Mari Lynn Patrick has dreamed up a dress worthy of a stroll along the cobblestones of Italy. The form-fitting structure is based on handknitted garment construction and includes lovely (and easy) openwork bands on a background of half double crochet. A split bodice with buttoned placket, delicately trimmed sleeves, and a shimmery rayon/wool yarn add to the overall effect. The final touch of color: each button is made up of two buttons, a small one inside a larger one.”
Finished Size: 34 (36, 38)” (86.5 (91.5, 96.5) cm) chest/bust circumference. Dress shown measures 34” (86.5 cm).
Yarn: Berroco Softwist (59% rayon, 41% wool; 100 yd (92 m)/1¾ oz (50 g)): #9426 viridian, 20 (22, 24) skeins.
Yarn weight: #4 - Medium
Gauge: 16 sts and 13 rows hdc = 4” (10 cm).
Needles: Hooks: Size 7 (4.5 mm). Adjust hook size as necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Notions: Two 1” (2.5-cm) rimmed buttons; two ½” (13-mm) buttons (to fit inside larger buttons); tapestry needle.
Originally Published: Interweave Crochet, Fall 2005