Knitting for women Crochet Tops, shirts Angles and Lines Top

Angles and Lines Top

Angles and Lines Top



The upper body of this top is stitched horizontally in alternating rows of single and double crochet in the front loop only. the bottom section uses the same stitch pattern but is worked vertically, creating an eye-catching linear contrast in the overall look. 

FINISHED SIZES: Instructions given fit size small; changes for medium, large, X-large, 2X-large and 3X-large are in [ ].

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

Bust/Hip: 38 inches (small) [41 inches (medium), 45 inches (large), 49 inches (X-large), 55 inches (2X-large), 57 inches (3X-large)]

MATERIALS: Berroco Vintage DK light (DK) weight acrylic/wool/nylon yarn (31/2oz/288 yds/100g per hank): 3 [3, 4, 4, 5, 5] hanks #2192 chana dal

Size G/6/4mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

Tapestry needle

5/8-inch buttons: 2

Buckle

Stitch marker

GAUGE: 17 dc = 4 inches; 10 pattern rows = 4 inches

Take time to check gauge.

PATTERN NOTES

Work in front loops unless otherwise stated.

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

Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated.

SPECIAL STITCHES

First foundation single crochet (first foundation sc): Ch 2, insert hook into 2nd ch from hook, yo, pull up lp, yo, pull through 11p on hook (ch-1 completed), yo, pull through all lps on hook (sc completed).

 

 

Next foundation single crochet (next foundation sc): [Insert hook in last ch-1 made, yo, pull up lp, yo, pull through 11p on hook (ch-1), yo, pull through all lps on hook (sc)] as indicated.

 

 

TOP

Lower Body

Row 1: First foundation sc (see Special Stitches), 54 next foundation sc (see Special Stitches), turn. (55sc)

Row 2 (RS): Working in front lps (see Pattern Notes and Stitch Guide), ch 3 (see Pattern Notes), dc in each st across, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st across, place marker in last st to mark as top edge, turn.

Rows 2-99 [2-103,2-113, 2-123, 2-139, 2-143]: [Rep rows 2 and 3 alternately] 48 [50,55,60,68,70] times, place marker in edge of row 20 [22, 24, 26, 30, 32] for Upper Body placement.

Lower Right Front Shaping

Row 100 [104, 114, 124, 140, 144]: Rep row 2.

Row 101 [105, 115, 125, 141, 145]: Ch 1, sc in each st across to last st, leaving last st unworked, turn. (54 sc)

Rows 102-107 [106-111, 116-121, 126-131, 142-147, 146-151]: *Rep rows 2 and 101 [2 and 105, 2 and 115, 2 and 125, 2 and 141, 2 and 145], rep from * twice.

Row 108 [112, 122, 132, 148, 152]: Rep row 2.

Row 109 [113, 123, 133, 149, 153]: Work in front lps, ch 1, sc in each st across to last 2 sts, sc dec (see Stitch Guide) in last 2 sts, turn.

Row 110 [114, 124, 134, 150, 154]: Ch 3, dc in next st, dc dec (see Stitch Guide) in next 2 sts, dc in each st across, turn.

Rows 111-120 [115-124, 125-134, 135- 144, 151-160, 155-164]: [Rep last 2 rows alternately] 5 times, place marker in end of row 119 [123, 133, 143, 159, 163] for Upper Front.

Row 121 [125, 135, 145, 161, 165]: Ch 1, sc dec in first 2 sts, sc in each st across to last 3 sts, sc dec in next 2 sts, leaving last st unworked, turn.

Row 122 [126, 136, 146, 162, 166]: Ch 3, dc in next st, dc dec in next 2 sts, dc in each st across to last 2 sts, dc dec in last 2 sts, turn.

Row 123 [127, 137, 147, 163, 167]: Ch 1, sc dec in first 2 sts, sc dec in next 2 sts, sc in each st across to last 3 sts, sc dec in next 2 sts, leaving last st unworked, turn.

Next rows: [Rep last 3 rows] 3 times.

Buttonhole

Ch 4, sl st in last st. Fasten off.

Upper Body

Row 1: With RS facing, evenly and loosely work 150 [168, 182, 200, 225, 233] sl sts across top of Lower Body between markers, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Row 3: Ch 3, dc dec in next 2 sts, dc in each st across to last 3 sts, dc dec in next 2 sts, dc in last st, turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Rows 5-14 [5-14, 5-14, 5-18, 5-18, 5-18]: [Rep rows 3 and 4 alternately] 5 times.

Row 15 [15, 15, 19, 19, 19]: Rep row 3.

Left Front Sleeve Shaping

Row 16 [16, 16, 20, 20, 20]: Ch 1, sc in each st across, insert hook 20 [20, 25, 25, 30, 30] next foundation sc, turn.

Row 17 [17,17,21,21,21]: Ch 3, dc in each st across to last 3 sts, dc dec in next 2 sts, dc in last st, turn.

Row 18 [18, 18, 22, 22, 22]: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Rows 19-28 [19-28, 19-28, 23-32, 23-32, 23-32]: [Rep last 2 rows alternately] 5 times.

Row 29 [29, 29, 33, 33, 33]: Ch 3, dc in each st across, turn.

Row 30 [30, 30, 34, 34, 34]: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Rows 31-36 [31-36, 31-38, 34-38, 34-40, 34-40]: [Rep last 2 rows alternately] 3 [3, 4, 4, 5, 5] times.

Row 37 [37, 39, 39, 41, 41 ]: Rep row 29 [29, 29, 33, 33, 33], Fasten off.

Back

Row 16 [16, 16, 20, 20, 20]: First foundation sc, 19 [10, 24, 24, 29, 29] next foundation sc, with WS facing, sc in marked st of Upper Body, sc in each of next 74 [84, 90, 100, 113, 117] sts, 20 [20, 25, 25, 30, 30] foundation sc, turn.

Row 17 [17, 17, 21, 21, 21]: Ch 3, dc in each st across, turn.

Row 18 [18, 18, 22, 22, 22]: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Row 19-36 [19-36, 19-38, 23-38, 23-40, 23-40]: [Rep last 2 rows alternately]  9 [9, 10, 10, 12, 12] times.

Row 37 [37, 39, 39, 41, 41]: Rep row 17 [17, 17, 21, 21, 21]. Fasten off.

Right Front Sleeve Shaping

Row 16 [16, 16, 20, 20, 20]: First foundation sc, 19 [19, 24, 24, 29, 29] next foundation sc, with WS facing, sc in next st of last row of Upper Body, sc in each st across, turn.

Row 17 [17, 17, 21, 21, 21]: Ch 3, dc dec in next 2 sts, dc in each st across, turn.

Row 18 [18, 18, 22, 22, 22]: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.

Rows 19-28 [19-28, 19-28, 23-32, 23-32, 23-32]: [Rep last 2 rows alternately] 5 times.

Rows 29-37 [29-37, 29-39, 33-39, 33-41, 33]: Rep rows 29-37 [29-37, 29-39, 33-39, 33-41, 33] of Left Front Sleeve Shaping.

Belt

Row 1 (RS): First foundation sc, 169 [183, 199, 215, 241, 249] next foundation sc, turn. (170 [184, 200, 216, 242, 250] sc)

Rows 2-4: Working in both lps, ch 3, dc in each st across, turn.

Row 5: Working in both lps, ch 1, sc in each st across, do not turn.

Edging

With RS facing, working in ends of rows across short edge, evenly sp sl st across, working in front lps, sl st in each st across opposite side of foundation sc, working in ends of rows across short edge, evenly sp sl st across, working front lps, sl st in each st across, join (see Pattern Notes) in beg sl st. Leaving 12-inch end, fasten off.

Buckle

With RS facing, fold Belt over inner buckle bar, overlapping 2 inches, using 12-inch end, sew in place.

Finishing

With RS tog, using invisible seam (see illustration), sew shoulder and side seams.

Lightly wet-block to measurements if needed.