** dc - (double crochet)** - hook through, yrh, pull up loop, yrh, pull through two loops

4ply yarn 3.5mm crochet hook

**Bodice**

chain 25, turn

**row 1** skip first 2 chains (counts as first dc), dc in each chain across (24 dc total). Chain 2, turn

**row 2 **skip first 3 chains (counts as first trc). trc once each in next 2 chains. trc twice in each of next two chains. trc once each in next 2 chains. trc twice in each of next two chains. trc once each in next 6 chains. trc twice in each of next two chains. trc once each in next 2 chains. trc twice in each of next two chains. trc once each in next 3 chains. chain 2, turn.

**row 3 **skip first 3 chains (counts as first trc). trc once each in next 3 chains. trc twice in each of next two chains. trc once each in next 4 chains. trc twice in each of next two chains. trc once each in next 8 chains. trc twice in each of next two chains. trc once each in next 4 chains. trc twice in each of next two chains. trc once each in next 4 chains. chain 2, turn.

**row 4** skip first 3 chains (counts as first trc). trc once each in next 4 chains. trc twice in each of next two chains. trc once each in next 6 chains. trc twice in each of next two chains. trc once each in next 10 chains. trc twice in each of next two chains. trc once each in next 6 chains. trc twice in each of next two chains. trc once each in next 5 chains. chain 2, turn.

**row 5 **skip first 3 chains (counts as first trc). trc once each in next 5 chains. trc twice in each of next two chains. trc once each in next 8 chains. trc twice in each of next two chains. trc once each in next 12 chains. trc twice in each of next two chains. trc once each in next 8 chains. trc twice in each of next two chains. trc once each in next 6 chains. chain 2, turn.

**row 6 **Skip first 3 chs (counts as 1st tr), 1 tr in next 6 chs,
*2 tr in next 2 chs, 1 tr in next 3 chs, 2 tr in next ch, 1 tr in next 2
chs, 2 tr in next ch, 1 tr in next 3 chs, 2 tr in next 2 chs, *
1 tr in next 14 chs,
repeat from * to * to last 7 chs,
1 tr in last 7 chs
Ch 1 turn

**row 7 **Skip first 2 chains (counts as first dc). dc once in each of next 8 chains. Skip next 16 chains, then dc once in each of next 18 chains. Skip next 16 chains, then dc once in each of next 9 chains. Chain 1, turn.

**row 8** Skip first 2 chains (counts as first dc). dc in each of next 35 chains. Chain 1, turn

**row 9 **Skip first chain (counts as first dc). dc once into second chain from hook, then twice into each of next 35 chains. (total of 72 dc)

**Pattern row **Chain 3 (counts as first trc). trc into 4th chain from hook. * trc once into each of next 3 chains. tr2tog twice. trc once into each of next 3 chains. work 2 trc into each of next 2 stitches. repeat from * until 11 chains remain. trc once into each of next 3 chains. tr2tog twice. trc once into each of next 3 chains. work 2 trc into final stitch.

Repeat pattern row until the skirt is the desired length – approximately 7”. Finish work and darn in ends. Add ties to the back of the bodice at the neck and waist levels.

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