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Ava'sl Christening Gown
Open Crescent Christening Gown Set by Kay Meadors
Crochet
Newest Great Niece Due in October
One Size
Needle and yarn
1.65 mm
Omega Hilaza RĂºstica Eclat
1856 yards in stash
0.85 skeins = 788.8 yards (721.3 meters), 130 grams
White
Notes

5/30/13 Ok I started another baby gown. I started with the size 10 Bamboo cotton but it seems smaller than size 10. I’ve had to change the dc to trc. I began with the hat and it seems really small.

6/1/13 I bought some new thread it’s Rustica by Omega and is a size 10. It felt very soft on the ball but as I began to work with it it seems a little scratchy for a baby’s newborn skin due to the shiny thread running through it. I thought I might check out the size 3 bamboo and see it is a better size match. The Bamboo thread is so soft, much softer than the regular bedspread cotton that the pattern calls for.
I also noticed that the first time I made this the counts were off on the gown. Here are the counts I came up for this rnd by rnd. In Case I make another one.
R1 -You must end with 14 dc to = 104 The pattern says 13.
R2 -121 DC
R3 -136 DC
R4 -152 DC
R5 -168 DC
R6 -Eyelet Row-109 DC I put 4DC each side of the corner shells.
After row 10 I had 245 DC.
R11-132 DC need 134 DC.
Eyelet Row - I only had 71 ch 1 spaces with chain 9 for underarms. Need to Ch 11 for under arms in order to have the required 134 DC for correct # of chain 1 spaces for Eyelet row. But this will cause the sleeves to have a couple of extra spaces so you can just adjust by skipping 2 extra dc to get the required ch spaces on the first row of the sleeves.
After adjusting I had 54 Ch 5 loops and 36 ch 3 loops which gave me 18 repeats of the open crescent. I only had 3 DC left to leave unworked on the Eyelet Row.

6/29/13 For a new great niece’s baby shower Aug 4.
This will be 32nd great niece/nephew we are also expecting a 33rd both in October

7/14/13 Just need to add ribbon to sleeves and bodice. Will get finished pictures asap. I will also be starting the bonnet today.

7/28/13 Ok I am now finished with the additional length to match the slip. The slip I ordered was 21 1/2 ” long so I had to rip out the last round to get the skirt long enough to cover the slip. I will wash it and soften it with hair conditioner and sew on the buttons. I will post a completed picture when all that is done.
I forgot to do the white balance and my pictures are yellow.

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May 30 2013
July 28 2013
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About this yarn
Hilaza RĂºstica Eclat
by Omega
Thread
93% Cotton, 7% Polyester
920 yards / 153 grams
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  • Originally queued: May 30, 2013
  • Project created: June 29, 2013
  • Finished: July 14, 2013
  • Updated: February 18, 2014