11 sc x 11 rows = 4" in linen stitch
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Linen Stitch (odd number of sts)
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in 1st sc, [ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next sc] to end, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in 1st sc, [sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, sk next sc] to last 2 sts, sc in next ch-1 sp, sc in last sc, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in 1st sc, [ch 1, sk next sc, sc in next ch-1 sp] to end, turn.
Rep Rows 2 & 3 for patt.
Chain on 33 sts. Work in Linen Stitch for 10". Fasten off.
Chain 33 sts. Work in Linen Stitch for 4". Fasten off.
Chain 33 sts. Work in Linen Stitch for 12". Fasten off.
Overlap two front pieces by 2", such that they measure 12" tall. Seam together at overlap. Seam front to back around all 4 sides.
At center of Front Top, join yarn. Chain a length of 4", and join yarn again in the same place. Fasten off.
Sew Button to Front Bottom such that it lines up with the Button Loop. Weave in all ends.