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Free Crochet Pattern: Dinner at Eight Top

Lion Brand® Vanna's Glamour®
Pattern #: 90098AD
Rating: ****4.1 (based on 7 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Easy + (Level 3)

SIZE: Varies

Sizes: S, M-L, 1X-2X
Finished Chest 36 (40, 44) in. (91.5 (101.5, 112) cm)
Finished Length 29 (30, 31) in. (73.5 (76, 78.5) cm)



CORRECTIONS: None
 
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Vanna's Glamour®

Click here to enlarge image and see more about item 861-109: Vanna's Glamour Yarn: Sapphire
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Vanna's Glamour®
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*Vanna's Glamour (Article #861). 96% Acrylic, 4% Metallic Polyester; package size: 1.75oz/49.61 gr. (202yds/185m) pull skeins

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•  861-109 Vanna's Glamour Yarn: Sapphire
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$ 37.52 (9, 10) 
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Dinner at Eight Top

Lion Brand® Vanna's Glamour®

GAUGE:

17 sc + 20 rows = 4 in. (10 cm); 4 shells = 4 in. (10 cm).

When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

STITCH EXPLANATION:

sc2tog (sc decrease) Insert hook into st and draw up a loop. Insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over, draw through all 3 loops on hook.
shell (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in indicated st or sp.


TOP
BODICE
Back

Ch 78 (86, 94).
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across – 77 (85, 93) sc at end of row.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Rep Row 2 until piece measures 4 in. (10 cm) from beg.
Shape Armhole
Next Row:
Ch 1, turn, sl st in next 5 (6, 6) sts, ch 1, sc in each st to last 5 (6, 6) sts; leave last 5 (6, 6) sts unworked – 67 (73, 81) sc at end of row.
Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Next (Dec) Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in next st, sc2tog, sc in each st to last 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in last st – 65 (71, 79) sts at end of row.
Rep last row 5 (6, 8) more times – 55 (59, 63) sts when all decs are complete.
Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Rep last row until piece measures 3 1/2 (4, 4 1/2) in. (9 (10, 11.5) cm) from beg of armhole shaping.
Shape First Shoulder
Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 27 (29, 31) sts; leave rem sts unworked for second shoulder.
Next (Dec) Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in next st, sc2tog, sc in each st across – 26 (28, 30) sts at end of row.
Next (Dec) Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st to last 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in last st – 25 (27, 29) sts at end of row.
Rep last 2 rows 9 more times – 7 (9, 11) sts when all decs are complete.
Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Rep last row until piece measures 8 (8 1/2, 9) in. (20.5 (21.5, 23) cm) from beg of armhole shaping. Fasten off.
Shape Second Shoulder
Sk 1 unworked st following first shoulder, join yarn with sc in next st.
Next Row: Ch 1, sc in each st across – 27 (29, 31) sts at end of row.
Next (Dec) Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st to last 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in last st – 26 (28, 30) sts at end of row.
Next (Dec) Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in next st, sc2tog, sc in each st across – 25 (27, 29) sts at end of row.
Rep last 2 rows 9 more times – 7 (9, 11) sts when all decs are complete.
Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Rep last row until piece measures 8 (8 1/2, 9) in. (20.5 (21.5, 23) cm) from beg of armhole shaping. Fasten off.


Left Front
Ch 48 (54, 58).
Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, turn, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across – 47 (53, 57) sts at end of row.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Shape Neck
Next (Dec) Row (RS): Ch 1, turn, sc in each st to last 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in last st – 46 (52, 56) sts at end of row.
Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Rep last 2 rows 8 more times – 38 (44, 48) sts when all decs are complete.
Shape Armhole
Next Row (RS): Ch 1, turn, sl st in next 5 (6, 6) sts, ch 1, sc in each st to last 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in last st – 32 (37, 41) sts at end of row.
Next (Dec) Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st to last 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in last st – 31 (36, 40) sts.
Next (Dec) Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, sc2tog, sc in each st to last 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in last st – 29 (34, 38) sts at end of row.
Rep last 2 rows 5 (6, 8) more times – 14 (16, 14) sts when all decs are complete.
Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Next (Dec) Row (RS): Ch 1, turn, sc each st to last 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in last st – 13 (15, 13) sts at end of row.
Rep last 2 rows 6 (6, 2) more time(s) – 7 (9, 11) sts when all decs are complete.
Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Rep last row until piece measures same as Back. Fasten off.

Right Front
Ch 48 (54, 58).
Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, turn, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across – 47 (53, 57) sts at end of row. Mark first st of this row for front edge.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Shape Neck
Next (Dec) Row (RS): Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, sc2tog, sc each st across – 46 (52, 56) sts at end of row.
Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Rep last 2 rows 8 more times – 38 (44, 48) sts when all decs are complete.
Shape Armhole
Next Row (RS):
Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, sc2tog, sc in each st to last 5 (6, 6) sts; leave rem sts unworked – 32 (37, 41) sts at end of row.
Next (Dec) Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, sc2tog, sc in each st across – 31 (36, 40) sts at end of row.
Next (Dec) Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, sc2tog, sc in each st to last 3 sts, sc2tog, sc in last st – 29 (34, 38) sts. Rep last 2 rows 5 (6, 8) more times – 14 (16, 14) sts when all decs are complete.
Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Next (Dec) Row (RS): Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, sc2tog, sc each st across – 13 (15, 13) sts at end of row.
Rep last 2 rows 6 (6, 2) more time(s) – 7 (9, 11) sts when all decs are complete.
Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Rep last row until piece measures same as Back. Fasten off.


SKIRT
Notes:

1. Skirt is worked as a separate piece (rather than as a part of the Bodice) to control waistline fullness.
2. Beg of Skirt is worked in rows to avoid the twisting that is possible with a long beg chain. When 4 rows have been completed, piece is joined and remainder of Skirt is worked in the round to eliminate the need for seaming. Skirt is worked from waist edge to lower edge.

Ch 181 (211, 226).
Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across – 180 (210, 225) sts.
Rows 2-4: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Rnd 5: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across; join with sl st in first sc, being careful not to twist.
Rnd 6: Ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in same st as join, sk next 4 sts, *shell in next st, sk next 4 sts; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 36 (42, 45) shells at end of rnd.
Rnd 7: Sl st to first ch-2 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in first ch-2 sp, shell in each ch-2 sp around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.
Rnd 8: Rep Rnd 7.
Rnd 9: Sl st to first ch-2 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in first ch-2 sp, (shell in next ch-2 sp) 5 (6, 8) times, shell in next sp between shells (inc made), *(shell in next ch-2 sp) 6 (7, 9) times, shell in next sp between shells (inc made); rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 42 (48, 50) shells at end of rnd.
Place 6 (6, 5) markers around, placing one marker in sp following each inc (between shells). Move markers up as work progresses.
Next 3 (3, 2) Rnds: Rep Rnd 7.
Next (Inc) Rnd: Sl st to first ch-2 sp, ch 3, (dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in ch-2 sp, (shell in next ch-2 sp) to first marker, shell in marked sp between shells, *(shell in next ch-2 sp) to next marker, shell in marked sp between shells; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 48 (54, 55) shells at end of rnd.
Rep last 4 (4, 3) rnds 4 (4, 5) more times – 72 (78, 80) shells when all incs are complete.
Next 3 (4, 7) Rnds: Rep Rnd 7. Fasten off.


FINISHING
Sew Bodice fronts to back at shoulders.
Neck Edging
From RS, join yarn with sl st in marked front edge st of Right Front.
Row 1: Ch 1, work sc evenly spaced along Right Front, Back and Left Front.
Rows 2 and 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Fasten off. Sew Bodice side seams.
Armhole Edging
From RS, join yarn with sl st at one side seam.
Rnd 1: Ch 1, work sc evenly spaced around armhole. Join with sl st in first sc.
Rnds 2 and 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st around. Join with sl st in first sc.
Fasten off. Rep edging on rem armhole. Lap Right Front about 7 (7 1/2, 8) in. over Left Front and pin in place. Try Bodice on and adjust overlap if needed. When you’re happy with the fit, baste overlapped edge in place. Seam first 4 rows of Skirt. Lap first row (top) of Skirt over lower edge of Bodice, easing Skirt to fit. Sew in place, sewing through all thicknesses at overlap.
Drawstring
Make a ch about 6 ft. (183 cm) long.
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across.
Fasten off. Pin a large safety pin to one end of Drawstring and weave through Row 2 of Skirt. Weave in ends.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
ch-space = space previously made dc = double crochet
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing) inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
rem = remain(s)(ing) rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s) RS = right side
sc = single crochet sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)  


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Pattern Average Rating: ****4.1 (based on 7 reviews)
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Dinner at Eight Top Reviewed by sofia on 2014-01-02 ****
I made it more like blouse than dress.

It was pretty easy to follow the instructions.

I had never made such a project before.

I didn't made the skirt seperately but I continued the skirt from the top. That was easier for me to connect the two pieces. I really love my new top.


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