Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Candy Corn outfit (halter top)

Without further ado, the halter top to the candy corn outfit.


Materials

Size 10 thread in orange
Size 10 thread in white
Size 6 (1.8 mm) steel hook
2 sew on snaps

Gauge

10 sc = 1 inch, 10 sc rows = 1 inch

Directions

Sc dec = Insert hook and draw up a loop in each of the next two stitches (three loops now on hook), hook yarn and draw through all three loops on the hook.

Row 1:  With orange, ch 11, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn.  (10 sc)

Row 2:  Working in BACK LOOPS only, sc in each st across, turn.  (10 sc)

Rows 2-?:  Repeat row 2 until piece measures 4" long.  DO NOT fasten off.

NOTES:

1.  When working the following round, one long edge will have 14 more sc than the other long edge.  This is because the edge with more sc's will be the edge that fits around the doll under the bust where she is bigger.

2.  The easiest way I found to sc evenly along a piece is to fold it in half and mark with a stitch marker, then fold the half in half again and mark the quarter sections with a stitch marker.  Take the amount of stitches needed and divide by 4 (in this case, it will be about 8 sc and 12 sc).  Then make sure to crochet that amount in between each stitch marker.

Working around edges, ch 1, 34 sc evenly spaced along first long edge, 10 sc across first short edge, 48 sc evenly spaced across 2nd long edge, sc 10 along 2nd short edge, join to beg sc.  Fasten off. 

Row 1:  Join white with sc in first st of long edge that has 48 sc, sc in each st across, turn.  (48 sc)

Row 2:  Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.  (48 sc)

Row 3:  (Left halter) Ch 1, sc in first 24 sts, leaving rem sts unworked, turn.  (24 sc)

Row 4:  Ch 1, sc in first 10 sts, leaving rem sts unworked, turn.  (10 sc)

Row 5:  Ch 1, sc dec over first 2 sts, sc in next 6 sts, sc dec over last 2 sts, turn.   (8 sc)

Row 6:  Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.  (8 sc)

Row 7:  Ch 1, sc dec over first 2 sc, sc in next 4 sts, sc dec over last 2 sts, turn.  (6 sc)

Row 8:  Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.  (6 sc)

Row 9:  Ch 1, sc dec over first 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, sc dec over last 2 sts, turn.  (4 sc)

Row 10:  Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.  (4 sc)

Row 11:  Ch 1, sc dec over first 2 sts, sc dec over last 2 sts, turn.  (2 sc)

Rows 12-21:  Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.  (2 sc)  Fasten off at end of row 21.

Row 3:  (Right halter):  Starting in first st on other side of row 2, join white with sc, sc in next 23 sts, turn.  (24 sc)

Rows 4-21:  Repeat rows 4-21 of left halter.

Starting at left edge of row 3, join white with sc, sc approximately 100 sts evenly spaced around top edge of halter.  The amount of sts isn't important.  Just sc enough sts to make the edge lay flat and have a finished look to it.

Finishing

Sew ends of straps together.  The halter should be able to slip over the dolls head. If it doesn't you can add more rows  to the straps or you can sew a snap to the straps.

Sew 2 snaps evenly spaced down back.

4 comments:

Joan said...

Your patterns are lovely. Thank you so much for sharing. I'll follow you through Google Reader.

pinkpowderpuff said...

Thank you so much :-) I will have something new in about a week.

Ann said...

Love your Barbie clothes, I'm very tempted to buy my own Barbie just so that I can make them.

pinkpowderpuff said...

Wow, thank you Ann! Everybody should have a Barbie!