Crochet summer top pattern

Women's top crochet pattern

Top crochet patternYARN

Panda Regal 4ply 50gm

1, 2, 2, 2, 2 balls colour 1 (C1) in #2799 aqua

1, 1, 1, 1, 1 ball colour 2 (C2) in #6328 fuchsia

1, 2, 2, 2, 2 balls colour 3 (C3) in #4600 tomato

1, 1, 1, 1, 1 ball colour 4 (C4) in #6613 violet

1, 1, 1, 1, 1 ball colour 5 (C5) in #5567 khaki

1, 1, 1, 1, 1 ball colour 6 (C6) in #2795 marine

1, 1, 1, 1, 1 ball colour 7 (C7) in #310 black

NEEDLES AND TOOLS

3.00mm crochet hook

wool sewing needle

MEASUREMENTS

Size: XS, S, M, L, XL

To fit bust: 70, 80, 90, 100, 110cm

Garment length: 48, 49, 50, 51, 52cm

SPECIAL ABBREVIATIONS

Dec = (yoh and draw up a lp in next st, yoh and draw through first 2 lps on hook), twice, yoh and draw through all 3 lps on hook.

TENSION

23tr and 12 rows to 10cm over treble fabric, using 3.00mm hook.

GETTING STARTED

Note - When changing colour, use new colour to work last lp of last st in previous row

WORKING PATTERN

BACK

Using 3.00mm hook and C3, make 78 (90, 100, 112, 124) ch.

Beg Patt

Row 1: WS - Miss 3ch, 1tr in each ch to end. 76 (88, 98, 110, 122) tr (turning ch counts as 1tr throughout).

Row 2: (1dc, 1ch) in first tr, 1tr in each st to end.

Rep last row 14 times, working in 2 row stripes of C2, C1, C7, C6, C5, C4 and C1.

Last 16 rows form stripe sequence. Keeping stripes correct, work a further 21 rows.

Shape Armholes

Next Row: Sl st across first 19 (23, 25, 29, 32) tr, (1dc, 1ch) in next st, Dec, 1tr in each tr to last 22 (26, 28, 32, 35) sts, Dec, 1tr in next st, turn. 36 (40, 46, 50, 56) sts.

Next Row: (1dc, 1ch) in first tr, Dec, 1tr in each tr to last 3 sts, Dec, 1tr in top of turning ch.

Rep last row 4 times. 26 (30, 36, 40, 46) sts.

Work 2 rows without shaping.

Next Row: (1dc, 1ch, 1tr) in first tr, 1tr in each tr to last st, 2tr in top of turning ch. 28 (32, 38, 42, 48) sts. Work 1 row.

Rep last 2 rows twice. 32 (36, 42, 46, 52) sts. Fasten off.

FRONT (beg with feature rectangle)

Note: 16 round/row stripe sequence for Front is 2 rounds/rows each of C1, C2, C3, C1, C4, C5, C6 and C7.

Using 3.00mm hook and C1, make 22 (22, 34, 34, 46) ch.

Row 1: WS - Miss 3ch, 1tr in each ch to end, turn. 20 (20, 32, 32, 44) tr.

Row 2: (1dc, 1ch) in first tr, 1tr in each st to end, do not turn.

Change to C2.

Round 3: (1dc, 1ch) into side edge of row just worked, 1tr in side edge of 1st row, (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) in base of turning ch, working along other side of foundation ch, 1tr in each ch to last ch, (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) in last ch, 1tr into side edge of each row, working across sts of 2nd row: (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) in top of turning ch, 1tr in each tr to last tr, (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) in last tr, sl st in top of turning ch. 22 (22, 34, 34, 46) tr across long sides, 6tr across short sides of rectangle.

Round 4: 3ch, * 1tr in each tr to corner 2ch sp, (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) in 2ch sp, rep from * 3 times, 1tr in each tr to end, sl st in top of turning ch. 26 (26, 38, 38, 50) tr across long sides, 10tr across short sides. Fasten off.

Round 5: Join next colour with a sl st in first corner 2ch sp of previous round, (3ch, 1tr, 2ch, 2tr) in 2ch sp, * 1tr in each tr to next corner 2ch sp, (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) in 2ch sp, rep from * twice, 1tr in each tr to end, sl st in 3rd ch at beg.

Round 6: 3ch, 1tr in next tr, (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) in 2ch sp, * 1tr in each tr to corner 2ch sp, (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) in 2ch sp, rep from * twice, 1tr in each tr to end, sl st in 3rd ch at beg. Fasten off. Keeping stripes correct, rep 5th and 6th rounds 1 (1, 1, 2, 2) times, then 5th round once. 46 (46, 58, 66, 78) tr across long sides, 30 (30, 30, 36, 36) tr across short sides.

Next Round: 3ch, 1tr in next tr, 4tr in 2ch sp, 1tr in each tr to corner 2ch sp, 4tr in 2ch sp, * 1tr in each tr to corner 2ch sp, (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) in 2ch sp, rep from * once, 1tr in each tr to end, sl st in 3rd ch at beg. Fasten off.

Shape Upper Front Section

Keeping stripe sequence correct, work in rows across first long side of rectangle as folls:

Row 1: Miss 3ch and first 3tr of previous round, join next colour with a sl st in next tr, 3ch, 1tr in each of next 49 (49, 61, 69, 81) tr, turn.

Cont in rows across these 50 (50, 62, 70, 82) sts for upper front.

Row 2: (1dc, 1ch) in first tr, Dec, 1tr in each tr to last 3 sts, Dec, 1tr in turning ch.

Rep last row 4 times. 40 (40, 52, 60, 72) sts.

Next Row: (1dc, 1ch) in first tr, 1tr in each of next 8 (8, 9, 11, 12) tr, 1htr in each of next 2tr, 1dc in each of next 2tr, turn.

Next Row: Sl st across first 6 sts, 1dc in each of next 2 sts, 1htr in each of next 2 sts, 1tr in each st to end.

Fasten off.

With right side facing, miss centre 14 (14, 24, 28, 38) sts of front neck and join appropriate colour with a sl st in next tr.

Row 1: 1dc in same st as sl st, 1dc in next tr, 1htr in each of next 2tr, 1tr in each st to end.

Row 2: (1dc, 1ch) in first tr, 1tr in each of next 2 (2, 3, 5, 6) tr, 1htr in each of next 2tr, 1dc in each of next 2tr. Fasten off.

Shape Lower Section (including sides)

With right side facing and counting from end of upper front section, miss 1tr, join appropriate colour with a sl st in next tr.

Row 1: 1dc in same st as sl st, 1htr in next tr, * 1tr in each tr to next 2ch sp, (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) in 2ch sp, rep from * once, 1tr in each tr to turning ch, 1tr in turning ch, 1htr in next tr, 1dc in next tr, turn.

Row 2: Sl st across first 5 (4, 4, 5, 5) sts, 1dc in next tr, 1htr in next tr, * 1tr in each tr to next 2ch sp, (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) in 2ch sp, rep from * once, 1tr in each tr to last 7 (6, 6, 7, 7) sts, 1htr in next tr, 1dc in next tr, turn.

Row 3: Sl st across first 5 (4, 4, 5, 5) sts, (1dc, 1ch) in next tr, Dec, * 1tr in each tr to next 2ch sp, (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) in 2ch sp, rep from * once, 1tr in each tr to last 8 (7, 7, 8, 8) tr, Dec, 1tr in next tr, turn.

Row 4: Sl st in first st, (1dc, 1ch) in next st, Dec, * 1tr in each tr to next 2ch sp, (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) in 2ch sp, rep from * once, 1tr in each tr to last 4 sts, Dec, 1tr in next tr, turn.

Rep 4th row 2 (0, 0, 3, 2) times.

Next Row: Sl st in first st (1dc, 1ch) in next st, * 1tr in each tr to next 2ch sp, (2tr, 2ch, 2tr) in 2ch sp, rep from * once, 1tr in each tr to last 2 sts, 1tr in next tr, turn.

Rep last row 0 (5, 5, 1, 3) times. Fasten off.

Join appropriate colour with a sl st in last 2ch sp of previous row.

Next Row: Working across lower edge of rectangle only, (1dc, 1ch, 1tr) in same 2ch sp as sl st, 1tr in each tr across lower edge to last 2ch sp, 2tr in 2ch sp, turn.

Next Row: (1dc, 1ch) in first tr, * 1tr in each tr to end, 1tr in turning ch. Keeping stripes correct, rep last row 19 (16, 16, 17, 16) times. Fasten off.

FRONT NECKBAND

With RS facing, using 3.00mm hook and C5, work 1 row dc evenly across curved upper edge of front neck. Working in dc fabric, work 1 more row C5, then 4 rows C3, dec as necessary to keep work flat. Fasten off.

MAKING UP

Armhole bands

Do not press. Join side seams, matching stripes in lower section. Using 3.00mm hook, attach C5 to upper left-hand corner of front neck, make 18cm (or desired length) of ch, sl st in upper corner of Back (avoid twisting ch), fasten off.

With right side facing, using 3.00mm hook and beg at side seam, work 2 rounds dc in C5, then 4 rounds dc in C3, dec as necessary to keep work flat. Fasten off.

Repeat for right armhole band.

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