Lily's Bust Dart class

The New York CityCrochet Guild


A Lily Chin Workshop


World famous fiber designer Lily Chin is repeating her workshop from Chain Link 2008:

“Short-Rowed Bust Darts”


Description:  Tired of that frontal hike-up on your sweaters?  Take a look at how darts can improve the fit of your garments, even if you’re not buxom.  Learn how to translate this shaping technique from sewing terms to crocheting.  See how to place it correctly―how much to add and where―and how to do it in a patterned stitch.  Translate basic principles to beer bellies and dowager humps.


Proficiency Level:  Intermediate, must have a total grasp concept of gauge with the ability to convert measurements into stitches and rows when given a gauge, be very comfortable with math, have made a few garments, be familiar with stitch charts.

The workshop will be held on Saturday, January 24th, 2009, from noon (12pm) until 3 pm.

At a location to be announced at the January meeting and published on the yahoo group.


With light-colored, worsted weight yarn & appropriate hooks for medium tension, do not end off yarn from each exercise:
1.   Ch 37, work in sc on 36 sts for 3 rows.
2.   Ch 38, work in dc on 36 sts for 3 rows.
3.   Ch 43. Work in Shell st on 7 shells as follows:

      Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, * sk 2 ch, sk 2 ch, 5 dc in next ch, sk2 ch, sc in next ch; rep from * - 7 shells.
      Row 2: Ch 3 [counts as a dc] and turn, work 2 more dc in first sc, [sk 2 dc, sc in next dc, sk 2 dc, 5 dc in next sc] across, end with sk 2 dc, 3 dc in last sc - 6 shells with a half-shell at each end.

      Row 3:  Ch 1 and turn, sc in first dc, [sk 2 dc, 5 dc in next sc, sk 2 dc, sc in next dc] across.
      Row 4:  Rep row 2.
      Row 5:  Rep row 3.


1.   More worsted wt. yarn in different colors
2.   Also bring SQUARE graph paper (8 boxes or less to the inch is good)
3.   Don't forget pencil (a few colors is good) and eraser, a highligher marker helps.
4.   Tape measure, masking tape.

 For Lily Chin Workshop: “Short-Rowed Bust Darts”, 1/24/2009, 12-3pm


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