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Sunny top crochet pattern

Top crochet pattern



FINISHED SIZES

Instructions given fit size X-small; changes for small, medium, large and X-large are in [].

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Bust: 27 inches (X-small) [29 inches (small), 33 inches (medium), 37 1/2 inches (large), 42 inches (X-large)] over ribbing

Length: 24 1/2 inches (X-small) [24 1/2 inches (small), 24 1/2 inches (medium), 24 1/2 inches (large), 24 1/2 inches (X-large)]

MATERIALS

Berroco Weekend DK light (DK) weight acrylic/cotton yarn (3 1/2 oz/268 yds/100g per skein) (3): 3 [3, 4, 4, 5] skeins #2910 cornsilk

Sizes F/5/3.75mm and G/6/4mm crochet hooks or size needed to obtain gauge

Stitch markers

GAUGE

Size F hook: 21 sts = 4 inches; 14 rows = 3 3/4 inches in ribbing

6 shells = 5 inches; 6 rows = 2 inches in shell pattern

Take time to check gauge.

PATTERN NOTES

Chain-3 at beginning of row or round counts as first double crochet unless otherwise stated.

Front is worked starting from left side.

Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated.

Top is intended to be blocked with negative ease.

SPECIAL STITCH

Shell: (3 dc, ch 1, 3 dc) in indicated sp.

TOP

BACK

Row 1 (WS): With size F hook, ch 111, working in back bar of chs (see illustration), sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn. (110 sts)

Row 2 (RS): Ch 3 (see Pattern Notes), dc in next st, sk next 2 sts, [shell in next st, sk next 4 sts] 3 [3, 4, 4, 4] times, shell in next st, sk next 2 sts, dc in back lp only (see Stitch Guide) of each rem st across, turn. (4 [4, 5, 5, 5] shells, 90 [90, 85, 85, 85] dc)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in back lp of next 88 [88, 83, 83, 83] dc, ch 2, [sc in ch sp of next shell, ch 4] 3 [3, 4, 4, 4] times, sc in ch sp of last shell, ch 2, sc in each of last 2 dc, turn. (94 [94, 90, 90, 90] sc, 5 [5, 6, 6, 6] ch sps)

Row 4: Ch 3, dc in next st, [sk next ch sp, shell in next sc] 4 [4, 5, 5, 5] times, sk next ch sp, dc in back lp of each rem st across, turn. (4 [4, 5, 5, 5] shells, 90 [90, 85, 85, 85] dc)

[Rep rows 3 and 4 alternately] 22 [24, 28, 32, 36] times. Rep row 3.

Next row: Sc in back lp of each sc and ch across. Fasten off.

FRONT

Row 1 (WS): Ch 131, working in back bar of chs, sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn. (130 sts)

Row 2 (RS): Ch 3, dc in next st, sk next 2 sts, [shell in next st, sk next 4 sts] 7 [7, 8, 8, 8] times, shell in next st, sk next 2 sts, dc in back lps of each rem st across, turn. (8 [8, 9, 9, 9] shells, 90 [90, 85, 85, 85] dc)

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in back lps of next 88 [88, 83, 83, 83] dc, ch 2, [sc in ch sp of next shell, ch 4] 7 [7, 8, 8, 8] times, sc in ch sp of last shell, ch 2, sc in each of last 2 dc, turn. (98 [98, 94, 94, 94] sc, 9 [9, 10, 10, 10] ch sps)

Row 4: Ch 3, dc in next st, [sk next ch sp, shell in next sc] 8 [8, 9, 9, 9] times, sk next ch sp, dc in back lp of each rem st across, turn. (8 [8, 9, 9, 9] shells, 90 [90, 85, 85, 85] dc)

[Rep rows 3 and 4 alternately] 4 [4, 6, 8, 10] times. Rep row 3. Fasten off.

FRONT NECK

Row 1 (RS): With RS facing, sk 4 ch sps from right edge, join (see Pattern Notes) yarn in first ch of next ch sp, ch 3, dc in next ch of same ch sp, sk next 2 chs of same ch sp, [shell in next sc, sk next ch sp] 4 [4, 5, 5, 5] times, dc in back lps of each rem st across, turn. (4 [4, 5, 5, 5] shells, 90 [90, 85, 85, 85] dc)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in back lp of each of next 88 [88, 83, 83, 83] dc, ch 2, [sc in ch sp of next shell, ch 4] 3 [3, 4, 4, 4] times, sc in ch sp of last shell, ch 2, sc in each of last 2 dc, turn. (94 [94, 90, 90, 90] sc, 5 [5, 6, 6, 6] ch sps)

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in next st, [sk next ch sp, shell in next sc] 4 [4, 5, 5, 5] times, sk next ch sp, dc in back lps of each rem st across, turn. (4 [4, 5, 5, 5] shells, 90 [90, 85, 85, 85] dc)

[Rep rows 2 and 3 alternately] 10 [12, 12, 12, 12] times.

Next row: Ch 1, sc in back lp of each of next 88 [88, 83, 83, 83] dc, ch 2, [sc in ch sp of next shell, ch 4] 3 [3, 4, 4, 4] times, sc in ch sp of last shell, ch 2, sc in each of last 2 dc, ch 22, turn. (94 [94, 90, 90, 90] sc, 5 [5, 6, 6, 6] ch sps)

FRONT RIGHT SHOULDER

Row 1 (RS): Dc in 4th ch from hook (3 sk chs count as first dc), sk next 2 chs, [shell in next ch, sk next 4 chs] 3 times, shell in next ch, sk next 2 sc and ch sp, shell in each of next 4 [4, 5, 5, 5] sc, sk next ch sp, dc in back lps of each rem st across, turn. (8 [8, 9, 9, 9] shells, 90 [90, 85, 85, 85] dc)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in back lps of next 88 [88, 83, 83, 83] dc, ch 2, [sc in ch sp of next shell, ch 4] 7 [7, 8, 8, 8] times, sc in ch sp of last shell, ch 2, sc in each of last 2 dc, turn. (98 [98, 94, 94, 94] sc, 9 [9, 10, 10, 10] ch sps)

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in next st, [sk next ch sp, shell in next sc] 8 [8, 9, 9, 9] times, sk next ch sp, dc in back lps of each rem st across, turn. (8 [8, 9, 9, 9] shells, 90 [90, 85, 85, 85] dc)

[Rep rows 2 and 3 alternately] 4 [4, 6, 8, 10] more times. Rep row 3.

Next row: Ch 1, sc in each st and ch across. Fasten off.

ASSEMBLY

Count 80 [78, 74, 72, 68] sts from bottom of Front and Back on each side and mark with stitch marker. Seam Front and Back tog using invisible seam (see illustration) up to marker. Seam shoulders of Front to Back on each side.

BOTTOM EDGE

Rnd 1: With larger hook, join yarn at Front right seam, ch 3, 2 dc in seam, working into ends of every other sc row (2 sc rows at seam count as 1 row end), shell 23 [25, 29, 33, 37] times evenly sp around edge, 3 dc in same seam as beg ch-3 (first shell finished), join with sc in top of beg ch-3. (24 [26, 30, 34, 38] shells)

Rnd 2: Ch 4, [sc in ch sp of next shell, ch 4] around, join in first sc.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in first sc, shell in each sc around, 3 dc in first sc, join with sc in top of beg ch-3.

[Rep rnds 2 and 3 alternately] twice. Fasten off.

Designer Tips

Blocking is important to get top to fit correctly.The front and the back will stretch widthwise as they are worked. It may look too wide to fit and too short to look as in the diagram. Wet-block, and instead of laying top flat to dry, hang it from a sturdy hanger. The weight of the garment combined the properties of the cotton yarn will have it the correct proportions in no time!

Design by Jennifer Raymond

Diagram