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Approximate Time: 1.0 to 1.5 hours
Chain 27, join as a circle. Chain 3 and turn.
Row 1: Make 2 double crochets in each of the stitches, for a total of 54 around. Slip stitch in 3rd chain from first chain 3 and chain 3 for next row.
Row 2: Make 1 double crochet in each of the stitches for another 54 around, working in the back of the stitch. Break off this color and work in tail.
Row 3: With new color, chain 3, make 1 double crochet in same stitch, chain 1, make 2 more double crochets in same stitch for 1 cluster. Continue around, skipping 3 stitches between each cluster. You should have 14 sets when you join at the beginning again.
Row 4: Lay the work you have done down as a semi circle , showing 7 clusters on each side. Join the first color again, or another color, in the center chain 2 section of the 3rd from either side. Make the same kind of clusters as the last row, but make three clusters and then when you make the fourth, run the hook through both the front and back clusters, securing the "flat" effect that you will need.
Make another 3 clusters in the back, then your 8th cluster will be to run the hook through the cluster again the same as the first one.
Once this is done, you will not need to worry about this step again.
Row 5: Repeat the former row, making a cluster around each one for a total of 8.
Row 6: Repeat the former row, but in this one, make 3 double crochets in each side of the cluster and a chain 2 between each side, giving the dress a flair.
Row 7: Repeat row 6.
Row 8: Add alternate color or another color, and make a single crochet around edge of the former row, joining and working in tail.
Fold the towel in so that half the towel shows toward the front, the other two 1/4's in the back. Sew the towel to the dress hem.
On the collar, join the original color yarn and chain 18, then make a double crochet on the 3rd chain from the hook, skip one and chain one (button hole) and finish with a double crochet to the collar base. Break off and tie in the tails. Sew on a button to loop over the towel rack and button in front.
Run the alternate color through row 2 and tie a bow or use ribbon to match.
By Sandra from Yorktown, VA