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Broomstick Lace Summer Romper

designed by Kim Guzman © Aug. 2001

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Technique: Broomstick Lace Crochet

Aluminum Crochet Hook Set, Sizes D-K






Sizes: Small (9 mos.), Medium (12 mos.), Large (18 mos.) All sizes are written for the smallest size indicated above, with size changes written in parenthesis. If there is only one number, then it will be the same for all sizes. It is recommended that you circle all calculations for the size you are making before starting the project.

Materials:

  • Color CA - 3 (3, 3) balls J&P Coats® Luster Sheen (150 yds. each) - Buttercup
  • Color CB - 1 (2, 2) balls J&P Coats® Luster Sheen (150 yds. each) - Serenity
  • Crochet Hooks, sizes E and F
  • Knitting Needle, size 13
  • 4 size 3/8" shank buttons
  • Small tapestry needle
Back


Size F crochet hook and knitting needle used for skirt portion.

Skirt

Row 1: With CA and crochet hook, ch 58 (61, 64). Sc in the second ch from hook and in each ch across. Do not turn. 57 (60, 63) sc.

Row 2: [Opening lps] Hold knitting needle in left hand. With crochet hook, pull up slightly on the last lp from previous row and place onto knitting needle. * Working from left to right, insert hook under BACK lp of next sc, pull up a lp slightly and place onto knitting needle. Rep from * across. Do not turn. 57 (60, 63) lps on knitting needle.

Row 3: [Closing lps] Working right to left, insert crochet hook into first THREE lps, yo and pull a lp through. Ch 1. (This ch is only worked on the first group.) Work 3 sc into first group of 3 lps and remove 3 lps from knitting needle. * Insert crochet hook into next 3 lps, yo and pull a lp through (2 lps on hook), yo and pull through 2 lps (first sc made). Work 2 more sc into same group and remove 3 lps from knitting needle. (3 sc made). Rep from * across until all lps are removed from knitting needle. Do not turn. 57 (60, 63) sc.

Rep Rows 2 and 3 ¾30 (32, 34) times more. Do not fasten off.

Bodice

Row 1: With size F crochet hook, and working along side edge of skirt, work 2 sc in each Row 2 of skirt and one sc in the first row. 63 (67, 71) sc. Ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Sc in each sc across. Switch to CB after last sc with ch 1. Turn.

Row 3: Switch to Size E crochet hook. Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.

Rows 4-7: Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.

Row 8: Sl st across the first 3 sc. Ch 1. Sc across 57 (61, 65) sc only, leaving the rem 3 sc unworked. Ch 1, turn.

Rows 9-10: Insert hook into first sc, yo and pull a lp through. Insert hook into next sc, yo and pull a lp through. Yo and pull through all 3 lps on hook. [Sc decrease made.] Sc in each sc across to within last 2 sts. Work sc decrease across last 2 sts. 53 (57, 61) sc. Ch 1, turn.

Rows 11-28 (30, 32): Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.

Shoulder

Row 29 (31, 33): Work sc across 7 sc only, leaving the remaining sts unworked. Ch 1, turn.

Rows 30-31 (32-33) (34-35): Work sc in each sc across, except work sc decrease at neck edge. 5 (5, 5) sc. Ch 1, turn.

Row 32 (34, 36): Work sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.

Row 33 (35, 37): Work sc in each sc across. Fasten off.

Opposite Shoulder

Sk 39 (43, 47) sc, join CB with sl st in next sc. Ch 1, work 7 sc across to end. Rep as for first shoulder.

Front


Work Skirt and Rows 1-3 of Bodice as for Back.

Row 4: Work sc across 29 (31, 33) sc only, leaving the rem sc unworked. Ch 1, turn.

Rows 5-7: Work sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.

Row 8: Work sc across 26 (28, 30) sc only, leaving the rem 3 sc unworked. Ch 1, turn.

Rows 9-10: Work sc across, except work sc decrease at armhole edge. 24 (26, 28) sc. Ch 1, turn.

Rows 11-18 (20, 22): Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.

Neckline

Row 19 (21, 23): Sl st across to within last 9 sc. Ch 1. Work 9 sc. Ch 1, turn.

Rows 20-23 (22-25) (24-27): Work sc across, except work sc decrease at neck edge. 5 (5, 5, 5) sc. Ch 1, turn.

Shoulder

Rows 24-32 (26-34) (28-36): Work sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.

Row 33 (35, 37): Work sc in each sc across. Fasten off.

Opposite Side of Bodice

Row 4: Sk the center 5 sc, join CB with sl st to next sc. Ch 1. Work sc across 29 (31, 33) sts. Ch 1, turn.

Rows 5-7: Work sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.

Row 8: Sl st across 3 sc. Ch 1. Work sc across 26 (28, 30) sts. Ch 1, turn.

Rows 9-10: Work sc across, except work sc decrease at armhole edge. 24 (26, 28) sc. Ch 1, turn.

Rows 11-18 (20, 22): Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn. Rep as for first side of bodice, reversing all shaping.

Buttonband

Row 1: With right side facing, join CB with size E crochet hook at position A shown in diagram. Ch 1. Work sc evenly around, with 2 sc in each outer corner and sc decrease in each inner corner, ending at position B shown in diagram. [Do not join to first sc.] Ch 1, turn.



Row 2: Sc around, with 2 sc in each outer corner and sc decrease in each inner corner. Ch 1, turn.

Place markers for 4 (4, 4) evenly spaced buttons along band, making the first and last ¼" from top and bottom edges.

Row 3: Sc around as for Row 2, making 4 (4, 4) buttonholes by working (ch 1, sk 2 sc) at markers. Ch 1, turn.

Row 4: Sc around as for Row 2, except work 2 sc in each buttonhole. Ch 1, turn.

Row 5: Sc around as for Row 2. Fasten off.

Assembly


With tapestry needle, stitch together shoulders and side seams.

Armhole Trim

Rnd 1: With right side facing, join CB with size E crochet hook to bottom seam of armhole. Ch 1. Work sc evenly around armhole. Sl st to first sc.

Rnd 2: Ch 1. Sc in each sc around. Sl st to first sc. Fasten off. Rep for other armhole.

Skirt Trim

With right side facing, join CB with size E crochet hook to either side seam at lower edge of skirt. Ch 1. Sc in seam. Work 3 sc at edge of Row 2 of broomstick lace groups to next seam. Sc in seam. Work 3 sc at edge of Row 2 of broomstick lace groups. Sl st to first sc. Fasten off. Weave in all ends along seams.

Finishing


With tapestry needle, stitch buttons to correspond to buttonholes. With tapestry needle and CB, stitch down the side edges of rows of buttonband to the skipped 5 sc at the center lower portion of bodice. Weave in all ends.



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