Size 10 thread in blue
Size 10 thread in red
Size 10 thread in white
Size 6 (1.8 mm) steel hook
2 sew on snaps
See previous posts
Row 1: With blue, ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (5 sts)
Row 2-50: Working in BACK LOOPS only, ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. (5 sts)
Ch 1, sc in end of each row across first long edge of piece (50 sts), sc down first short edge of piece, ch 1, sc in end of each row across second long edge of piece (50 sts). Fasten off.
Row 1: Join red with sc in first st of either long edge of collar, sc in next 7 sts, sk next 8 sts (armhole), sc in next 18 sts, skip next 8 sts (armhole), sc in last 8 sts, turn. (34 sts)
Row 2: Ch 1, 2 sc in each st across, changing to white in last st, turn. Do not fasten off red. (68 sts)
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. (68 sts)
Row 4: Ch 1, [sc in next st, sc dec over next 2 sts] across to last 2 sts, sc dec over last 2 sts, changing to red in last st, turn. Do not fasten off white. (45 sts)
Rows 5-14: Keeping to pattern, ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. (45 sts) Fasten off red and white.
Sew 2 snaps evenly spaced down back opening.
Weave a length of red thread through beg ch from left back to center and weave a second length of red thread through beg ch from right back to center. Pull to gather lightly and tie in a bow. I found it helpful to tie the ends of thread around a st at the back seam to keep thread from pulling out when gathering.