Knitting for women Crochet Tops, shirts Crochet summer top free pattern

Crochet summer top free pattern

Crochet summer top free pattern



Women's Top

SIZE S (M, L, XL)

MATERIALS

• Louisa Harding Cassia, 75% wool/25% nylon, 50g/133m/145yds

Yarn A: Prince 112 x 4 (5, 5, 6) balls

Yarn B: Orange 116 x 1 ball

• 4.5mm hook

YARN ALTERNATIVES

You can use any DK weight yarn that gives you the correct tension for this project.

TENSION

Work 15dc and 20 rows to measure 10 x 10cm/4 x 4in using 4.5mm hook, or size required to obtain tension.

SPECIAL STITCHES

Cl4: *Yoh, insert hk in next st, yoh, pull yarn through, yoh, draw through 2 lps (2 lps on hk); rep from * until 5 lps on hk, yoh, draw through all 5 lps (cluster made). 

Cl3: * Yoh, insert hk in next st, yoh, pull yarn through, yoh, draw through 2 lps (2 lps on hk); rep from * until 4 lps on hk, yoh, draw through all 4 lps (cluster made).

Cl2: * Yoh, insert hk in next st, yoh, pull yarn through, yoh, draw through 2 lps (2 lps on hk); rep from * until 3 lps on hk, yoh, draw through all 3 lps (cluster made).

TEE

With yarn B, 141 (161, 181, 201)ch, join with sl st to form rnd.

Foundation Rnd: 1ch, dc around, turn.

Change to yarn A. 

Next Rnd: 1ch, dc around, turn. Work dc in a spiral until work measures 5cm/2in.

Next Rnd: [26 (30, 34, 38)dc, dc2tog] five times, 1dc - 136 (156, 176, 196) sts. Cont in dc spiral until work measures 10cm/4in.

Next Rnd: [25 (29, 33, 37)dc, dc2tog] five times, 1dc - 131 (151, 171, 191) sts. Cont in dc spiral until work measures 15cm/6in.

Next Rnd: [24 (28, 32, 36)dc, dc2tog] five times, 1dc - 126 (146, 166, 186) sts. Cont in dc spiral until work measures 20cm/8in.

Next Rnd: [23 (27, 31, 35)dc, dc2tog] five times, 1dc - 121 (141, 161, 181) sts. Cont in dc spiral until work measures 28 (30, 32, 34)cm/ 11 (11 3/4, 12 1/2, 13 1/2)in.

Now work saddle cluster as foils in rows (creating back seam):

Row 1: 1ch, dc in second st from hk, [3ch, tr4tog, 1ch, 1dc] to end, turn - 24 (28, 32, 36) patt reps.

Row 2: 5ch, dc in next tr4tog, [3ch, Cl4 (see Special Stitches) in 3ch arch, 1ch, dc in tr4tog; rep from * to last 3ch arch, 3ch, Cl4 in last 3ch arch, tr in last dc, turn.

Row 3: 1ch, miss 1 st, dc in next cl, [3ch, Cl4 in 3ch arch, 1ch, dc in next cl] to end, working last dc in 5ch, turn.

Rows 2 & 3 form Saddle Stitch Pattern. Work these two rows one (one, two, two) time(s) more, then work row 2 again.

ARMHOLES

Keeping in patt cont as folls:

Next Row: (Patt row 3) 1ch, miss 1 st, dc in next cl, [3ch, Cl4 in 3ch arch, 1ch, dc in next cl) four (five, six, seven) times, 40ch, miss next three 3ch arch and 3 cls and foll 3ch arch, dc in next cl, [3ch, Cl4 in 3ch arch, 1ch, dc in next cl] 8 (10, 12, 14) times, 40ch, miss next three 3ch arch and 3 cls and foll 3ch arch, dc in next cl, [3ch, Cl4 in 3ch arch, 1ch, dc in next cl] four (five, six, seven) times ending last dc in 5ch, turn - 161 (181, 221, 241) sts.

Work patt rows 2 and 3 twice more, then row 2 again. With RS facing, work rows 3 & 2 a further one (one, two, two) time(s) replacing 3ch with 2ch and Cl4 with Cl3 (see Special Stitches). Work rows 3 & 2 once more replacing 2ch with 1ch and Cl3 with Cl2 (see Special Stitches). Change to yarn B. Work rows 3 & 2 once more replacing 2ch with 1ch and Cl3 with Cl2. Fasten off.

FINISHING

Fasten off all loose ends and neatly sew up back neck seam. Press/block as instructed on ball band label.