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Puff Stitch Halter Dress

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Puff Stitch Halter Dress
Crochet Pattern
Intermediate Skill Level
Designed by Jessie Rayot

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Here is a fun summer dress I made for my daughter. The neck is made in a similar manner to my Puff Stitch Choker pattern, and the top is textured nicely with a combination of puff stitches and single crochet. The skirt is light and lacy and fun to twirl in! It can be worn over stretch pants or shorts, and it can be worn over a shirt as well for added warmth. There is also a video linked to help with the puff stitch neck.

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SKILL LEVEL:
Intermediate

YARN:
3 (4) Skeins Red Heart Baby TLC yarn ~ Miami used in the sample, sample is a size 5/6

HOOK:
US 8/H/5.00 mm
and
US 9/I/5.50 mm

GAUGE:
16 sc and 20 rows in a 4” square with smaller hook. If you have to change the hook, then make the second hook one size larger than the first.

SIZE:
Child 5/6 (23~25” chest)
~or~
Child 7/8 (26~28” chest)

TECHNIQUES AND ABBREVIATIONS USED:
ch ~ chain
sl st ~ slip stitch
sc ~ single crochet
dc ~ double crochet
st(s) ~ stitches

puff st~ Puff Stitch: [yo, insert hook into st, yo, pull through st] 4 times, all in the same st (9 loops on hook), yo, pull through all 9 loops, puff stitch made.

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PATTERN:

Neck & Top

Watch this video to see how to make the connecting puff stitches used in the neck.

Row 1: Ch 3, puff st in first ch made, [ch 2, puff st in ch-2 sp on side of previous puff st] 59 (61) times. (60 (62) puff sts)

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Row 2: Ch 1 (does not count as a st), (sc, ch 2, sc) in the large loop at the bottom of the puff st, and in the bottom loop of each of the next 7 puff sts. (8 sets of (sc, ch 2, sc)

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Row 3: Turn, ch 2, 2 puff sts in ch-2 sp, [skip 2, 2 puff sts in next ch-2 sp] 7 times, hdc in last sc. (16 puff sts)

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Row 4: Turn, ch 1 (does not count as a st), 2 sc in top of each puff st. (32 sc)

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Row 5: Turn, ch 1 (does not count as a st), 2 sc in first sc, sc in each st across until 1 st remains, 2sc in last st. (34 sc)

Row 6: Turn, ch 1 (does not count as a st), sc in first sc, ch 2, skip 1, [sc in each of next 2 sts, ch 2, skip 2] 6 times, sc in each of next 2 sts, ch 2, skip 1, sc in last st (36 sts)

Row 7: Turn, ch 2, 2 puff sts in ch-2 sp, [skip 2, 2 puff sts in next ch-2 sp] 8 times, hdc in last sc. (18 puff sts)

Row 8: Turn, ch 1 (does not count as a st), 2 sc in top of each puff st. (36 sc)

Row 9: Turn, ch 1 (does not count as a st), 2 sc in first sc, sc in each st across until 1 st remains, 2 sc in last st. (38 sc)

Row 10: Turn, ch 1 (does not count as a st), sc in first sc, ch 2, skip 1, [sc in each of next 2 sts, ch 2, skip 2] 8 times, sc in each of next 2 sts, ch 2, skip 1, sc in last st (40 sts)

Row 11: Turn, ch 2, 2 puff sts in ch-2 sp, [skip 2, 2 puff sts in next ch-2 sp] 9 times, hdc in last sc. (20 puff sts)

Row 12: Turn, ch 1 (does not count as a st), 2 sc in top of each puff st. (40 sc)

Row 13: Turn, ch 1 (does not count as a st), 2 sc in first sc, sc in each st across until 1 st remains, 2 sc in last st. (42 sc)

Row 14: Turn, ch 1 (does not count as a st), sc in first sc, ch 2, skip 1, [sc in each of next 2 sts, ch 2, skip 2] 9 times, sc in each of next 2 sts, ch 2, skip 1, sc in last st (44 sts)

Row 15: Turn, ch 2, 2 puff sts in ch-2 sp, [skip 2, 2 puff sts in next ch-2 sp] 10 times, hdc in last sc. (22 puff sts)

For size 5/6 move onto waistband

Row 16: (Size 7/8 only) Turn, ch 1 (does not count as a st), 2 sc in top of each puff st. (44 sc)

Row 17: (Size 7/8 only) Turn, ch 1 (does not count as a st), 2 sc in first sc, sc in each st across until 1 st remains, 2 sc in last st. (46 sc)

Row 18: (Size 7/8 only) Turn, ch 1 (does not count as a st), sc in first sc, ch 2, skip 1, [sc in each of next 2 sts, ch 2, skip 2] 10 times, sc in each of next 2 sts, ch 2, skip 1, sc in last st (48 sts)

Row 19: (Size 7/8 only) Turn, ch 2, 2 puff sts in ch-2 sp, [skip 2, 2 puff sts in next ch-2 sp] 11 times, hdc in last sc. Fasten off. (24 puff sts)

Top Back Done

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Top Front

Go back to the end of row 2, and skip 7 (8) of the large loops at the bottom of the puff sts from row 1, starting in the 8th (9th) large loop, repeat rows 2 – 19, do not fasten off.

Top Front Done

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Waistband (worked in rounds)

Rnd 1: Turn, ch 1 (does not count as a st), 2 sc in top of each puff st, ch 4 (8), 2 sc in the top of each puff st from the bottom of the top back, being careful not to twist the neckband, ch 4 (8), sl st to top of beg sc. (96 (112) sc)

Rnd 2 – 10: ch 1 (does not count as a st), sc in each st around, sl st to top of beg sc. Do not fasten off. (96 (112) sc)

Skirt

Rnd 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), 3 dc in same st, * skip 3, 4 dc in next st, repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch 3. (24 (28) sets of 4 dc)

Rnd 2: Switch to larger hook, sl st in next dc, sl st in between 2nd and 3rd dc of 4 dc set, ch 3, 3 dc in same space, *4 dc in between 2nd and 3rd dc of next dc set, repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch 3. (24 (28) sets of 4 dc)

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Rnd 3~5: Sl st in next dc, sl st in between 2nd and 3rd dc of 4 dc set, ch 3, 3 dc in same space, *4 dc in between 2nd and 3rd dc of next dc set, repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch 3. (24 (28) sets of 4 dc)

Rnd 6: Sl st in next dc, sl st in between 2nd and 3rd dc of 4 dc set, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same space, *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in between 2nd and 3rd dc of next dc set, repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch 3. (24 (28) sets of (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc))

Rnd 7~10: Sl st in next dc, sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same sp, *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp, repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch 3. (24 (28) sets of (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc))

Rnd 11: Sl st in next dc, sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same sp, dc in between next 2 sets of 2 dc, *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp, dc in between next 2 sets of 2 dc, repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch 3. (24 (28) sets of (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) with 24 (28) dc in between)

Rnd 12~15: Sl st in next dc, sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same sp, sk 2 dc, dc in dc, sk 2 dc, *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp, sk 2 dc, dc in dc, sk 2 dc, repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch 3. (24 (28) sets of (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) with 24 (28) dc in between)

Rnd 16: Sl st in next dc, sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same sp, sk 2 dc, 2 dc in dc, sk 2 dc, *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp, sk 2 dc, 2 dc in dc, sk 2 dc, repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch 3. (24 (28) sets of (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) with 24 (28) sets of 2 dc in between)

Rnd 17~20: Sl st in next dc, sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same sp, sk 2 dc, 2 dc in the center of the next 2 dc, sk 2 dc, *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp, sk 2 dc, 2 dc in the center of the next 2 dc, sk 2 dc, repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch 3. (24 (28) sets of (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) with 24 (28) sets of 2 dc in between)

Rnd 21: Sl st in next dc, sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same sp, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 sp, *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next ch-1 sp, repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch 3. (24 (28) sets of (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) with 24 (28) sets of (dc, ch 1, dc) in between)

For size 5/6 end here

Row 22~25: (Size 7/8 only) Sl st in next dc, sl st in ch-1 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in same sp, *(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-1 sp, repeat from * around, sl st to top of beginning ch 3. (56 sets of (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc)

Arm Hole
Use a yarn needle and the yarn tail from the start of your project to join the neckband into a full circle.

Rnd 1: Attach yarn to second ch in underarm (at waistband), sc in same st, sc in next 1 (5) sts sc2tog using last ch of waistband and the side of the hdc, sc in the side of the same hdc, * sc in the side of each of the next 3 sts, 2 sc in the side of the next hdc, rep from * to top of arm hole, 3 sc in the long loop at the edge of each puff st from the original next band, ** 2 sc in the side of the next hdc, sc in the side of each of the next 3 sts, rep from * to bottom of arm hole, placing only 1 sc in the side of the last hdc, sc2tog using the same hdc and the remaining unworked ch at the waistband, sl st to top of beg sc.

Rnd 2: sc 1 (4), sc2tog, sc in each st around until 2 remain, sc2tog, sl st to top of beg sc, fasten off.

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Wear or give and enjoy!

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