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* Linen machine knitting yarn size#30/3 of coral color, which is similar to mercerized cotton yarn #30
* Size 1.5 mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge
Girl size 6
Dur to the uniqueness of the yarn I think the gauge is irrelevant for this project
Front and back are identical
1. Chain 167.
2. Sc into second chain from the hook, ch5, skip ch4, sc into fifth chain. Continue until the end f this row. Turn.
3. Ch5, Picot (1sc, ch3, 1 sc) into the middle of the ch5. Continue until the end of the row. Ch2, 1 dc into last sc. Turn.
4. Ch1, 1 sc into 1st chain. ( ch5, picot into the middle of ch5) until the end of the row.
5. Continue for total of 32 rows. At the end of 32nd row ch42. Finish off.
6. Join yarn at the beginning of this row. Ch47, turn
7. Sc into second chain from the hook, ch5, skip ch4, sc into fifth chain. Continue until the end of the ch47. Continue the main body part according to the pattern until the end of the main body part. Work second sleeve as first sleeve.
8. Continue according to the pattern for total of 21 more rows. Turn.
9. Ch5, sc into the middle of ch5. Continue until the end of the row. Turn.
1. Ch8, dc into seventh sc. (ch5, dc into 6th sc) until the end of the row. Turn.
2. Ch6, work 3dtr into first dc. (3dtr,ch5, 3dtr) into each next dc until the end of the row, ending with (3dtr, ch2, 1tr) into 3rd ch. Turn
3. Ch1, 1 sc into first tr. ( Ch7, 1 sc into the middle of Ch5) until the end of the row, ending with last sc into 4th of first ch6. Turn.
4. Ch1, 1 sc into last sc. ( 9sc into next ch7, 1sc into next sc) until the end of the row. Finish off.
1. Sew side edges with sc together.
2. Make the same edging on the bottom of the body, continue rows in circles using sl st.
3. At the end of the shoulders sew one arch of back and one of front togther.
4. Make the same edging at the end of the sleeves.