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Materials: Red Heart Super Saver knitting worsted weight(#4) yarn in either 7 oz solid or 5 oz. multi, color of your choice: Small=18 oz., Med.= 21 oz., Large = 24 oz.
Yarn markers: these can be safety pins, bobby pins, commercial yarn markers or just short lengths of contrasting colored yarn.
Hook size H/5.00mm
3 yds grosgrain ribbon
Note: Directions are for small size with med and large in parentheses.
Row 1: Starting at neck edge, ch 92 (101,110) to measure
23 (25, 27) inches. Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across. 91(100,109) sc. Ch 1, turn.
Rows 2 and 3; Sc in each sc across. Ch 1, turn.
Rows 4 and 5; Sc in back loop only of each sc across. Ch 1, turn.
Row 6; Sc in first 5 sc, * 2 sc in next sc, sc in each of next 8 (9, 10) sc. Repeat from * 8 times more; 2 sc in next sc, sc in remaining 4 sc. You have made 10 increases
Mark each increase with a yarn marker.
Rows 7, 8 and 9: Repeat 3rd, 4th and 5th rows.
Row 10: Having increases fall directly over the 10 markers on previous inc row, work sc in each sc, increasing 10 sc evenly spaced across. Ch 1, turn.
Repeat (3rd, 4th, 5th and 10th rows 15 (16, 17) times more-261 (280, 299) sc on last increase row.
Repeat 3rd, 4th, 5th and 2nd rows (This is the Pattern) until total length is 17 (18, 19) inches.
At end of last row, do not turn but work along front edge as follows:
3 sc in end of last row made, sc in end of next row,
*skip next row, sc in end of each of next 2 rows. Repeat from * along front edge to starting chain. Work along opposite side of starting chain for neck edge as follows:
3 sc in first ch, ** draw up a loop in each of next 2 ch, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook. Repeat from ** across neck edge, ending with 3 sc in corner st; work along 2nd front edge to correspond with opposite edge, ending with 3 sc in end of last row.
Rnd 1: Sc in first sc on lower edge, ch 5, * skip next 2 sc, sc in next sc, Ch 5. Repeat from * all around outer edge. Do not join rnds.
Rnds 2 and 3: * Ch 5, sc in next loop. Repeat from * around. At end of 3rd round. Fasten off.
Attach yarn to first corner loop at neck edge, ch 1, sc in same place, * ch 5, sc in next loop. Repeat from * across to opposite coiner of neck edge. Fasten off.
Run ribbon through first row of loops along neck edge. Fasten neck edge at base of edging with a snap fastener.
Having 2 inches free between fasteners, sew on 2 more fasteners alone front edges below the first.
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