- RED HEART® “Shimmer™”: 2 (2, 3, 3) balls 1715 Hot Pink
- Crochet Hooks: 4mm [US G-6], 5mm [US H-8], 5.5mm
- [US I-9], and 6mm [US J-10].
- Yarn needle.
Finished waist: 19 (21, 23, 25)”.GAUGE: 16 sts = 4”; 8 rows = 4” in dc with smallest hook.
CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
mm = millimeters; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch(es);
yo = yarn over; * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or **
as indicated; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number
of times specified.
cfr (Chainless Foundation Row) = Ch 3, yo and draw up a loop in 3rd ch from hook, yo and draw through 1 loop, [yo and draw through 2 loops] twice – 1cfr made. * Yo and draw up a loop in chain at base of last st, yo and draw through 1 loop, [yo and draw through 2 loops] twice. Repeat from * for required number of sts.fpdc (front post double crochet) = yarn over, insert hook from front to back to front around the post of indicated stitch and draw yarn through, [yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice.
bpdc (back post double crochet) = yarn over, insert hook from back to front to back around the post of indicated stitch and draw yarn through, [yarn over and draw through 2 loops on hook] twice.
Foundation Round 1: With G hook, leaving an 8” tail, cfr 76 (84, 92, 100); join with a slip st in top of first cfr to form a ring, making sure round is not twisted.
Rounds 2-5: Ch 3 (counts as dc), fpdc in next dc, * bpdc in next 2 dc **, fpdc in next 2 dc; repeat from * around, end at **; join in top of ch-3.
Round 6: Ch 3, dc in same st as joining, dc in next dc, * 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc; repeat from * around; join – 114 (126, 138, 150) sts.
Round 7: With H hook, ch 3, dc in next dc and each dc around; join.
Round 8: Ch 3, dc in back loop only of each dc around; join.
Rounds 9 and 10: With I hook, repeat Rounds 7 and 8.
Round 11: With I hook, repeat Round 6 – 171 (189, 207, 225) sts.
Continue with J hook only.
Rounds 12, 13 and 14: With J hook, repeat Rounds 8, 7 and 8.
Sizes 6 and 8 Only-Rounds 15 and 16: Repeat Rounds 7 and 8.
All Sizes-Round 15 (15, 17, 17): Ch 3, * 2 dc in next dc, dc in next dc; repeat from * around; join – 256 (283, 310, 337) sts.
Round 16 (16, 18, 18): Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch-1), dc in same st as joining, * ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc) all in next dc; repeat from * around; join in 3rd ch of ch-4.
Round 17 (17, 19, 19): Ch 1, * sc in next ch-1 space, ch 3; repeat from * around; join in first sc. Fasten off.
With right side facing and J hook, join yarn in front loop of any st on Round 7.
Round 1: Ch 4, dc in same loop, * ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc) all in back loop of next dc, ch 1, (dc, ch 1, dc) all in front loop of same dc; repeat from * around; join in 3rd ch of ch-4.
Repeat Ruffle Round 1, working into Rounds 8-17 (17, 19, 19) with unworked front loops.
Holding 2 strands of yarn together and leaving a 5” tail, with G hook, ch 35 (37, 39, 41)”.
Sew ends of Foundation Round together. Weave in ends.