THIS PATTERN USES US TERMS!!
Thank You Dedri Uys for letting me post the Link to her Sophie Pattern
You can find the pattern here:
You will need to scroll down the page of the link above for Dedri's Pattern Links
PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS FOR THE ADULT VERSION!!
IF MAKING FOR A CHILD, PLEASE USE SPORT WEIGHT (#2) YARN, and a 3mm & a 3.5mm hook.
I Sophie's Garden Pattern up to The end of Part 3
DK Yarn in colors used in Sophie
3 or 4 toggles ( optional )
Extra Stitches Used:
FPHDC: front post half double crochet
DC: double crochet
HDC: half double crochet
SC: single crochet
SM SHELL: small shell (2dc, ch2, 2dc)
LG SHELL: large shell (3dc, ch2, 3dc)
FDC: foundation double crochet (there are lots of videos on youtube)
FAN STITCH: 5 double crochet in same stitch, skip 2 stitches, single crochet in next stitch, skip 2
Round 25: work 1 row dc
Round 26: Work 1 row FPHDC
Dividing for Back, Shoulders & Armholes
Fold piece in half. Place marker into the stitch in the centre at top, count 23 sts either side of centre st & place markers. These are for shoulder straps at back. Remove centre marker. Count down 25 sts from last marker, and place another stitch marker. Do the same for the other side. These are for the beginning and end of armholes. See pic below:
Round 1: Join yarn at marker top right. Ch4 (for first tr), work 1 tr in next 3 sts, 1 dc in next 4 sts, 1 hdc in next 4 sts, sc in next 23 sts, 1hdc in next 4 sts, 1dc in next 4 sts, 1 tr in last 4 sts, turn
Round 2: ch 3 (for first dc), miss first st, work 1 dc in next 3sts, 1 hdc in next 4 sts, sc in next 31 sts, 1 hdc in next 4 sts, 1 dc in last 4 sts. Turn
Rounds 3-4: ch 3 (for first dc), miss first st, dc to end. Turn
Straps: work rows on right side of work only.
Rounds 5-9: ch3 (for first dc) miss first st, dc in next 11 sts. Fasten off
Work strap on other side to match.
Join in yarn at bottom left marker.
Round 1: work SM SHELL in first st, *ch 1, sk 2 sts, dc in next st, ch 1, SM SHELL in next st,** work from * to ** to end. Turn
Rounds 2-4: work SM SHELL in first st, *ch 1, dc in next st, ch 1, SM SHELL in ch2 sp from SM SHELL,**, work from * to ** to end. Turn
Rounds 5-8: work SM SHELL in first st, *ch 2, dc in next st, ch 2, SM SHELL in ch2 sp from SM SHELL,**, work from * to end. Turn
Change to 4.5mm hook
Rounds 9-16: work LG SHELL in first st, *ch 3, dc in next st, ch 3, LG SHELL in ch2 sp from SM SHELL,**, work from * to end. Turn
FOR SMALL - LARGE - FASTEN OFF. FOR SIZES XL AND UP WORK EXTRA ROWS, BUT CH 4 IN BETWEEN LG SHELLS & DC
See pic below after 6 rows
Decide where you want the straps to be. I wanted mine, in 4 rows from the edge.
If changing colors each row of edging like I did, you will need to work straps to match. I also fastened off after each row & WORKED ONLY ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF MY WORK. I CHOSE NOT TO TURN. THIS IS UP TO YOU!!
FDC 12. Fasten off, leaving a long end to sew to front.
Dc 13 more rows. Fasten off, leaving long end, and sew to back straps & wherever you have chosen to place them in the front.
I ALSO CHOSE TO DO AN EDGING AROUND NECKLINE & ARMHOLES!!
I JUST DID FAN STITCH EVENLY AROUND.
TO FINISH OFF YOU CAN SEW TOGGLES ONTO ONE FRONT EDGE, OR DO AS I DID.
With double thickness of yarn, make a chain long enough to lace up front for 4 SHELLS. I chained 100.
Sew in all ends.
VOILA!! YOU ARE ALL DONE