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Enjoy this absolutely stunning crochet pattern originally published in Smart Crochet Magazine in 1955! I do not suggest this pattern for beginners but intermediate and advanced should be fine provided they have some understanding of garment construction.
Please be aware vintage patterns tend to be somewhat vague in instructions with dec. for X amount of rows, etc. They do not walk you through row by row and it is up to the person making it to know how to shape it to their body (or person they are making it for). Vintage patterns also tend to be very hourglass in shape due to the shape of their bodies and undergarments worn during the 50's time period.
Materials: 31 (33, 35, 37) 1 oz skeins of Fingering weight crochet thread (weight 1).
No. 3 Steel Crochet Hook (2.25 mm). 7" skirt zipper (or alternative) 1 yd of belting. 1 yd
of 1" grosgrain ribbon. 7 buttonmolds. About 2 dozen beads.
Finished Crocheted Measurement at bust for Jacket (buttoned):
34 (36, 38, 40)"
Width at hem: 40 (42, 44, 46)"
Hips: 34 (36, 38, 40)"
Waist: 24 (26, 28, 30)
If your measurements are not shown here, it is easy to do the math by adjusting the difference to increase or decrease for your size.
Anything. I am always trying something new. Started crochet at 8. Got into jewelry at 18. Started knitting two years ago. Then got my embroidery/sewing machine last November as an early Christmas.