Knitting for women Crochet Tops, shirts Crochet Textured Top

Crochet Textured Top

Crochet Textured  Top



The crochet stitch pattern used to create this three-quarter-sleeve sweater results in an intricate openwork design for a terrific spring fashion statement.

Design by Melissa Leapman

SIZES

• Top is sized to fit Women's Small (Medium, Large, X-Large, XX-Large).

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

• Bust 35 (40, 45, 50, 55)"

• Length 22 (22, 22, 23, 23)"

• Upper Arm 17 (18, 18, 19, 19)"

MATERIALS

• 7 (8, 9, 10, 11) 50 g (159 yd) skeins Universal Yarn Debbie Macomber's Blossom Street Collection Morning Glory Cotton (50% acrylic, 50% cotton) color #704 Narcissus

• Size 6/G US (4.25 mm) crochet hook

• Size 8/H US (5 mm) crochet hook OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

GAUGE

• 13 sts x 10 rows = 4" in Textured Patt using larger hook

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE.

DESIGNER NOTES

• Throughout, each sc, dc, and turning-ch-3 counts as 1 St.

• To dec 1 st ea side, on RSR, ch 3, turn; skip first st, dec dc to combine next 2 sts; cont across row until 3 sts rem, ending row with decd v to combine next 2 sts, dc into top of turning-ch-3. Ch 1, turn. On WSR, ch 1, turn, dec sc to combine the next 2 sts; cont across row until 2 sts rem, ending row with dec sc to combine the last 2 sts. Ch 3, turn.

• To inc, work 2 sts into a st.

• When shaping, work sts near the edge of the fabric in solid sc or dc (depending on which row of patt you are on) until you have a "good" multiple of sts to incorporate into the patt.

TEXTURED PATTERN (multiple of 8 sts + 1)

Foundation Row (WS): Sc into second ch from hook and into ea ch across. Ch 3, turn.

Row 1 (RS): Skip first sc, *skip next 2 sc, tr into next sc, working behind the last tr made, work dc into ea of the 2 skipped sc, dc into next sc, skip next sc, dc into ea of the next 2 sc, working in front of the last 2 dc made, tr into the skipped sc, dc into next sc. Rep from * across. Ch 1, turn.

Row 2: Sc into ea st across, ending row with sc into third ch of turning-ch-3. Ch 3, turn.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 for Textured Patt.

BACK

With larger hook, ch 58 (66, 74, 82, 90).

Beg Textured Patt, and work even on 57 (65, 73, 81, 89) sts until piece meas approx 131/4 (131/4, 131/4, 13, 13)" from beg, end after WSR. Do not ch. Turn.

Shape Armholes

Next row (RS): Slip st into first 5 (5, 9, 13, 13) sts, ch 3, cont patt as est across until 4 (4, 8, 12, 12) sts rem in row. Turn, leaving rest of row unworked [49 (57, 57, 57, 65) sts rem]. Cont even in patt as est until piece meas approx 21 (21, 21, 22, 22)" from beg, end after WSR. Ch 3, turn.

Shape Neck

Next row (RS): Work across first 14 (18, 18, 18, 22) sts, ch 1, turn, leaving rest of row unworked.

Next row: Dec 1 st at neck edge [13 (17, 17, 17, 21) sts rem this side]. Cont even until this side meas approx 22 (22, 22, 23, 23)" from beg.

Fasten off. For second side of neck, with RS facing and larger hook, skip middle 21 sts, join yarn with slip st to next st and ch 3. Complete same as first side.

FRONT

Work same as for Back until piece meas approx 16" from beg, end after WSR. Ch 3,turn.

Shape Neck

Next row (RS): Work across first 19 (23, 23, 23, 27) sts. Do not ch 1, turn, leaving rest of row unworked.

Next row: Sl st into first 4 sts, ch 1, work across to end row. Ch 3, turn.

Next row (RS): Work patt as est until 2 sts rem this side, ch 1, turn. Dec 1 st at neck edge once [13 (17, 17, 17, 21) sts rem this side]. Cont even until this side meas approx 22 (22, 22, 23, 23)" from beg.

Fasten off. For second side of neck, with RS facing and larger hook, skip middle 11 sts, join yarn with si st to next st and ch 3. Complete same as first side.

SLEEVES

With larger hook, ch 34 (34, 42, 42, 50). Beg Textured Patt on 33 (33, 41, 41, 49) sts, and inc 1 st ea side every row 4 (6, 0, 12, 6) times, then inc 1 st ea side EOR 8 (6, 8, 0, 2) times [57 (57, 57, 65, 65) sts]. Cont even until piece meas approx 101/2 (91/4, 91/4, 91/4, 8)" from beg. Fasten off.

FINISHING

Sew shoulder seams.

Neck Edging

With RS facing and smaller hook, work one rnd sc evenly spaced along neckline, working dec sc at each corner. Ch 1, do not turn. Work one row of reverse sc around. Fasten off.

Assembly

Sew side and Sleeve seams. Set in Sleeves.

Lower Body Edging

With RS facing and smaller hook, work one rnd sc evenly around lower edge of Body. Ch 1, do not turn.

Next rnd: Work one rnd of reverse sc. Fasten off.

Lower Sleeve Edging

With RS facing and smaller hook, work one rnd sc evenly around lower edge of Body. Ch 1, do not turn. Complete same as Lower Body edging.

Weave in all ends.