MATERIALS: Light Weight Cotton Yarn: Two 50 gr balls of no. 5 cotton (175 yds per 50 gr ball) in Ecru. Crochet hook size B/1 (English size 12) or size to give gauge. Some elastic thread.
SIZES: Misses' 10-12-14. Directions for sizes 12 and 14 are given in parentheses.
ADVICE: A cord can be a simple chain as is the case in this pattern, but there are many other ways to make a cord. A cord can be made by twisting, braiding or using the technique of macramé.
1. Chain (ch)
2. Single crochet (sc)
3. Half double crochet (hdc)
4. Double crochet (dc)
5. Slip stitch (sl st)
Picot: in the same st work: (1 sc, ch 3 and 1 dc), skip 2 sts
Fancy st: * 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1 st *; on following rows work the dc between the dc of the previous row.
GAUGE: 24 sts = 4"; 11 rows = 4"
PANTS (60 grams for the 2nd size)
Begin by top part of front.
Chain 78 (80-82) and work in dc. Work 4 rows even, then:
Shape crotch: at each edge, every row, leave un-worked: 23 (24-25) sts (once); and 2 sts (4 times). Work 5 rows even on the remaining 16 sts then for back, at each edge, every row, increase 1 st (once); 2 sts (18 times); and 2 (3-4) sts (once). Work even on the 94 (96-98) sts thus obtained for 4 rows. Break yarn and fasten off.
Finishing: Make a border at top of front and back of pants by working 4 rows of Fancy st, 1 row of sc and 1 row of picot. Make a border around each leg edge by working 2 rows of sc. On wrong side of work join sides with 1 row of sc. Insert elastic thread at waist and leg edges.
BRA (30 grams for the 2nd size) Right cup: Chain 35, and work in dc, working 2 dc in the center st on each row (8 times) -- 43 sts. At the same time at right edge, on row 3, work 6 sc, 1 hdc, and work the other sts in dc, ending row with 1 hdc and 1 sc.
Then work 5 rows leaving un-worked at each edge, on first row: 6 sts, and beginning and ending each row with 3 sc and 1 hdc to shape the cup. Then work 1 row of dc on all the sts (even those left un-worked at beg of row) thus on 43 sts. Continue in Fancy st leaving un-worked at each edge: 3 sts (once); then on each row, 2 sts (9 times).
Break yarn and fasten off.
Work left cup same as right cup but reversing shaping.
Finishing: Work 10 sc at left edge of right cup. Continue in sc, leaving un-worked at right edge, on each row: 1 st (8 times). Break yarn and fasten off. Work a border on left cup same as right cup but reversing shaping.
Work a border around top of each cup with 2 rows of sc and 1 row of picot.
On wrong side of work join the two cups with 1 row of sc. At lower edge of bra, work 2 rows of sc. Make two 10" cords for the back and two 16" cords for neck tie strings.