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Free Crochet Top Pattern



Getting Started

FINISHED SIZE

29 (33, 37, 41, 45)" bust circumference.

Garment shown measures 33", modeled with no ease.

YARN

Manos del Uruguay Silk Blend (distributed by Fairmount Fibers) (70% extrafine, 30% silk; 150 yd [137 m]/1% oz [50 g]; 3): #300C powder (MC), 4 (4, 5, 6, 7) skeins; #3202 zinnia (CC), 1 skein.

HOOK

Size H/8 (5 mm).

Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

NOTIONS

Yarn needle.

GAUGE

18 sts and 10 rows = 4" in hdc blo, blocked.

Notes

Gauge swatch should be blocked flat before taking measurements.

Lower body is worked side to side, then bodice is worked up to shoulders.

Garment is designed to be worn with 0-1" negative ease.

Pattern

BACK/FRONT (MAKE 2)

Lower body:

With MC, ch 47 (48, 49, 50, 52).

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn—45 (46, 47, 48, 50) hdc.

Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as hdc), hdc blo across, turn.

Rows 3-36 (41, 46, 51, 56): Rep Row 2. Do not fasten off.

Bodice:

Rotate piece to work in row-ends of lower body.

Row 1: (RS) Ch 2, work 66 (74, 84, 92, 102) hdc evenly across row-ends of lower body, turn.

Rows 2-8 (10, 10, 12, 12): Ch 2 (does not count as hdc), hdc blo across, turn.

Shape armholes:

Row 1: (RS) Ch 1, sl st in first 3 (3, 4, 4, 5) hdc, ch 2, hdc blo in next st and in each st across to last 3 (3, 4, 4, 5) sts, turn leaving rem sts unworked—60 (68, 76, 84, 92) hdc.

Rows 2-3: Ch 2, hdc bio to last 1 (2, 3, 3, 4) sts, turn leaving rem sts unworked—58 (64, 70, 78, 84) hdc.

Rows 4-5: Ch 2, hdc blo to last 1 (2, 2, 2, 3) sts, turn leaving rem sts unworked—56 (60, 66, 74, 78) hdc.

Sizes 33 (37, 41, 45)" only:

Rows 6-7: Ch 2, hdc blo to last 1 (1, 2, 2) sts, turn leaving rem sts unworked—58 (64, 70, 74) hdc.

Sizes 41 (45)" only:

Rows 8-9: Ch 2, hdc blo to last st, turn leaving rem st unworked—68 (72) hdc.

All sizes: Work 2 (1, 3, 2, 3) rows even in hdc blo.

First shoulder: Ch 2, hdc blo in first 9 (9, 11, 12, 13) sts, turn leaving rem sts unworked.

Work 8 rows even in hdc blo. Fasten off.

Second shoulder: Sk center 38 (40, 42, 44, 46) sts and rejoin yarn with sl st in next st, ch 2, hdc blo in same st as joining and each st across, turn—9 (9,11, 12, 13) hdc.

Work 8 rows even in hdc blo. Fasten off. 

FINISHING

Block pieces to finished measurements. Sew side and shoulder seams.

Neckband: With RS facing, join CC with sl st at center back neck.

Row 1: (RS) Ch 1, *sc evenly to corner, sc3tog at comer; rep * from 3 times, sc evenly to beg ch-1, turn (do not join).

Rows 2-5: Ch 1, *sc to 1 st before corner st, sc3tog; rep * from 3 times, sc to end, turn. Fasten off. Sew neckband seam.

Armhole edging: With RS facing, join MC with sl st at shoulder, ch 1, sl st evenly around armhole edge, filling in each "step" with sc3tog or sc5tog as needed to create a smooth edge, sl st in first ch to join. Fasten off.

Rep on opposite armhole.

Hem edging: With RS facing, join MC at side seam and work 1 rnd of sc evenly around bottom edge. Fasten off. 

Weave in ends. Block once more. 

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