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Right Front Panel. With Ecru, ch 6, 6 d c in 6th ch from hook, ch 5, turn. 2nd row: 1 d c in 5th st from hook, d c over the d c across, 1 dc in each of next 2 sts of turning ch, ch 5 turn. 3rd row: Same as 2nd row. 4th Row: 1 d c in 4th ch from hook, ch 1, d c in next st, ch 1, d c in 1st d c of row below, * ch 1 skip l d c, d c in next, repeat from * to within last d c, ch 1, d c, in last d c, ch 1, d c in 1st turning ch, ch 1, d c in next st, ch 5, turn ( 11 space across ).
5th row. l d c in 5th ch from hook, d c over d c and in each sp across, ending with 1 d c in each of the next 2 sts of turning ch, ch 5, turn. ( This end is the bottom skirt ). Repeat from 2nd row once. Repeat 2nd and 3rd row once.
12th row. Same as 4th row, ending with ch 1, d c in 1st st of turning, ch, ch 5 turn. (28 open sps. This is the side of the seam). Repeat from 9th row twice (44 open sps). Ch 3 to turn instead of ch5 in the last row. 21st row. 1 d c in 1st d c where ch starts, d c across, ending in 1 d c in each of next 2 sts of turning ch, ch 5, turn. Repeat from 18th row twice, ending the last open row with ch 1, d c in 1st st of turning ch, ch 3, in turn (59 open sps).
29th, 30th and 31st rows. Same as 25th, 26th and 27th rows. There should be 125 d c in 31st row. 32nd row: This starts the center seam. 1 d c in 3rd d c, omit ch-1, skip 1 dc, dc in next, *ch 1, skip 1 d c in next, repeat from * across ending with 2 open sps in 1st and 2nd sts of turning ch ( 64 open sps), ch 3, turn.
33rd row. D c in 1st d c, d c across to within last 2 d c, not counting the ch-3, and work 1 decrease st as follows: thread over hook, draw a loop through each of next 2 d c, draw thread through first 3 loops, draw thread through last 2 loops. Ch 3, turn. 34th row. Skip 1st d c (decrease st), 2 decrease sts in next 4 d c, d c across ending with 2 d c in turning ch, ch 5 turn. 35th row: 1 d c in 5th ch from hook, d c across to within last 3 d c, 1 decrease st, 1 d c in last d c, ch 3, turn. Repeat these last 4 rows, until there are 19 open rows in all, each having one less open sp than the previous row. (53 open sps in the 19th open sp row). Work next 3 solid rows as usual, and in the 20th open row, omit the last open sp in the turning ch (51 open sps). Repeat these last 4 rows, having open sps less in each open row until there are 26 open rows in all (39 open sps). Work next 2 solid rows usual, ch 1 instead of 3 for turning ch in last row. For waistline, sl st to 7th d c, 1 s c in next, d c across, ending in usual way, ch 3, turn. Next open row should have open sps, ch 3, turn.
1st solid row above waistline. 1 d c in 1st d c, 2 d c in 1st sp, d c cover and sps, ending as usual, ch 3, turn. 2nd solid row. Work as usual to within last 2 d c, not counting turning ch, and work 2 d c in each these last 2 d c, 1 d c in turning ch, ch 3, turn. 3rd solid row. 1 d c in 1st d c, 2 d c in next d c, d c over d c ending as usual, ch 3, turn. In the 2nd open row above waistline there should 28 open sps. Repeat these last 4 rows twice. Continue to work solid rows the same, but in the 5th open row increase 1 open sp by working 1 d c with ch between in each of last 2 d c and 2 d c with ch between in the turning ch. The 6th open row will have 29 open sps without making any increase. On the 7th open row, increase same as in 5th row (30 open sps), and the 8th will have 30 without any increase. On the 9th, 10th and 11th open rows, make increase as in 5th, so there will be 33 open sps in the 11th open row. Work 2 solid rows as usual, which brings work to neck edge.
1st short row: SI st to 4th d c, 1 s c in next, d c across ending in usual way. 2nd short row: Open sps to within 2 sts from end , omitting the ch 1 in last open sp, ch 1, turn. 3rd short row: SI st to 2nd open sp, s c in next d c across ending in usual way, ch 3, turn. 4th short row: Work in usual way to within 5 d c from end, 1 s c in next, ch 1, turn. 5th short row: SI st to 3rd d c, 1 s c in next, d c across with usual ending, ch 3, turn. Repeat from 2nd row twice, ending with 2nd solid row which will have 1 decrease st, 1 d c and break thread.
Left Front Panel: Follow directions of Right Front Panel through the 11th row, the end of which is the side seam. 12th row: 1 d c in 1st d c, ch 1, 1 d c in next, * ch 1 ckip 1 d c, d c in next 2 sts of turning ch (28 open aps across), ch 5, turn. This is bottom of skirt. Repeat from 9th row twice (44 open sps). 21st row: Same as 9th row, ,aking ch 3 instead of 5 for turning ch at end of row. 22nd row: 1 d c in 1st d c, d c across ending in usual way. Repeat from 19th row twice. 31st row: Same as 27th row (125 d c across). Next row starts center seam.
32nd row: D c in 1st d c, ch 1, d c in next open sps across, omitting the ch 1 between sps in last 2 sps and leaving turning ch unworked, (64 open sps), ch 3, turn. 33rd row: 1 decrease st (taking 2nd and 3rd d c), d c across ending with 3 d c in last open sp as usual, ch 3, turn. 34th row. 1 d c in 1st d c, d c across ending with 2 decrease sts in last 4 d c, ch 3, turn. 35th row: 1 decrease st (taking 2nd and 3rd d c), d c across, ending in usual way, ch 5, turn. From now on, work to correspond with the Right Front Panel. The center seam is always worked the same. If any decrease is to be made, it is done at the side seam, such as decreasing a sp by skipping the 1st d c at beginning of row.
Left Back Panel: Follow directions of Right Front Panel, working 4 more rows starting center seam (140d c in last solid d c row, counting turning ch as as a d c). The 26th open row should have 47 open sps. Work 2 solid rows of d c as usual, ending at side seam. Then work short rows same as top of front panel, having four short open rows instead of 3, and ending with the 2nd solid row with 2 decrease sts, 1 d c, and break off.
Right Back Panel: Follow directions of Right Left Panel, working 4 more rows before starting center seam, as in Left Back Panel. Join the two front panels at center seam. Them join back and front at side seams, taking care to have all panels with right side outside. Finish bottom skirt with 6 rows of s c, keeping work flat. Finish waistline and front panel with 2 rows of s c.
Blouse: Starting at neck edge, ch 142, with Ecru. 1st row: 1 d c in 6th ch from hook * ch 1, skip 1 st, d c in next, repeat from * across (68 open sps), ch 5, turn.
2nd row. 1 d c in 3rd d c of previous row (this makes a decrease), 10 open sps, ch 1, d c in same d c to form an increase, 1 increase in each of next 3 d c, 38 open sps, 1 increase in each of next 4 d c, 10 open sps, omit the ch 1, d c in 1st st of turning ch, ch 5, turn. 3rd row: D c in 3rd d c, 11 open sps, 1 increase in each of next 4 d c (1st increase comes on top of 1st d c of 2nd increase of row below), 42 open sps, 4 increases, 11 open sps, d c in 1st st of turning ch. 4th row: Drop Ecru, attach Green on top of 1st d c, ch 9, 1 s cin 3rd d c, * across, ch 1, turn. 5th row: SI st in each ch of 1st loop of ch-9, * skip the s c, sl st in each of next loop, repeat from * across. 6th row: Fasten off Green, and with Ecru sl st to center of 1st loop, *ch 3, 1 s c in center of next loop, repeat from * to last loop, ch 5, turn. 7th row: *D c in 1st s c of previous row, ch 1, d c in 2nd ch of ch-3, ch 1, repeat from * until there are 12 open sps, 4 increases, 45 open sps 4 increases, 12 open sps, ch 5, turn. 8th row: Decrease 1 open sp at beginning and end and make usual 4 increases at shoulders. The pattern is composed of 4 Ecru rows and 2 Green rows.
Continue to work in pattern, increasing 1 open sp at beginning and end of each of the d c rows, instead of decreasing, and making usual shoulder increases, and there are 7 Green stipes. Then work evenly on Ecru stripes until there are 10 Green stripes in all. On the next row, which will be the Ecru s c-row, work over 23 loops, omit ch 3, skip 37 loops to be worked later for sleeve, work over 46 loops for back, omit ch 3, skip next 37 loops, work remaining 23 loops. In case there are more loops, add to the back section. If fewer loops, take from front section.
Work next 5 rows evenly at ends and underarm sections. On next s c-row work as usual, but omit the ch 3 between loops for the t loops under arms. On next 3 d c-rows, work to within 4 open sps from end. The loop row is worked to within 2 open sps from end. Next s c row is even at ends with usual underarm decreases. The 3 d c-rows are worked to within 2 open sps from end, and last loop row is worked to within 2 open sps. Finish around waist with Ecru, working in s c with ch-2 between, so that front sections will be slightly gathered to fit top of skirt. With Ecru work 1 row of s c up front edges, and d c over d c, omitting the ch-1, around the neck edge.
Sleeves. Attach Ecru at underarm on right side of work in 1st loop where front is joined to back, and work across in pattern. Continue working in pattern, decreasing 1 open sp at both ends in the 3 d c-rows, and making 3 increase instead of 4 in the center, until there are 7 Green stripes. Then finish with 4 Ecru rows worked evenly, and 1 row of d c over last row. Fasten off. Work other sleeve to correspond.
Buttons: With Green, ch 9, work 8 s c for 15 rows, sl st the 2 short ends together, leaving sewing length and fasten off thread. Make 8 buttons.
Loops: Ch 23, sl st over ch and join ends. Make 8 loops. Sew buttons and loops to front panel as illustrated, making sure to have the rows of each in the same direction.
Sew blouse to skirt, with front panel overlapping the blouse to fit. From wrong side, make a beading for the elastic around waist, leaving front panel free. Attach Ecru to front panel, 1 inch above waistline, ch 7, s c to blouse 1 inch from where thread was attached, and continue around to the other side of front panel.
Belt: With Green, ch 16, turn. 1st row: S c in 2nd ch from hook, s c in each st of ch, ch 1, turn. 2nd row: S c in s c across, ch 1, turn. Repeat 2nd row until belt measures 28 inches ( or length desired ). With 2 strands of Green, ch 22, and work in s c for 20 rows. Fold piece with lines running across the short way. Then sl st around it. Make another square, sew squares to belt as illustrated, and fasten belt with snap fasteners.