Openwork top crochet pattern

Women's top crochet pattern

Top crochet patternFinished Measurements

Bust approx 34 (38, 42)"/86 (96.5, 106.5)cm

Length approx 23 1/2 (23 1/2, 25 1/2)"/59.5 (59.5, 65)cm

Upper arm approx 14 (14, 16)"/35.5 (35.5, 40.5)cm

Materials

3 (4, 5) balls of Noro/KFI Taiyo Sock in S48

Size E/4 (3.5mm) crochet hook, OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Gauges

2 pat reps in Rnd 2 of Yoke = approx 2 3/4"/7cm; Rnds 1-4 = 2"/5cm using size E/4 (3.5mm) hook.

2 pat reps in Rnd 10 of Yoke = approx 4"/10cm; Rnds 9-12 = 3"/7.5cm using size E/4 (3.5mm) hook.

TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGES.

Notes

1) Draw up all dc stitches to the height of 1/2"/1.5cm.

2) Work chains in odd (WS) rnds loosely. If you have trouble fitting all the fan stitches in a ch-sp, squish together the stitches already made.

3) Garment is worked in the round, from the top down, turning at the end of every rnd.

Yoke

Ch 144 (156, 168), sl st to first ch to form a ring, being careful not to twist the sts.

Rnd 1 (WS) Ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), dc in next ch, *ch 3, sk 2 ch, dc in each of next 4 ch; rep from * around, end last rep, dc in last 2 ch, sl st in top of beg ch-3—24 (26, 28) ch-3 sps reps. Turn.

Rnd 2 (RS) Sl st to next ch-3 sp, work (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in ch-3 sp, *(3 dc, ch 3, 3 dc) in next ch-3 sp; rep from * around, end sl st in top of beg ch-3. Turn.

Inc rnd 3 (WS) Ch 3, dc in same st as sl st, *ch 4, work 4 dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * around, end ch 4, 2 dc in last dc, sl st in top of beg ch-3—25 (27, 29) ch-4 sps. Turn.

Rnd 4 Sl st in next ch-4 sp, (ch 3, 3 dc, ch 3, 4 dc) in ch-4 sp, *(4 dc, ch 3, 4 dc) in next ch-4 sp; rep from * around, sl st in top of beg ch-3. Turn.

Inc rnd 5 Ch 3, dc in same st as sl st, *ch 5, 4 dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * around, end ch 5, 2 dc in last dc, sl st in top of beg ch-3—26 (28, 30) ch-5 sps. Turn.

Rnd 6 Sl st to next ch-5 sp, (ch 3, 4 dc, ch 3, 5 dc) in ch-5 sp, *(5 dc, ch 3, 5 dc) in next ch-5 sp; rep from * around, end sl st in top of beg ch-3. Turn.

Inc rnd 7 Ch 3, dc in same st as sl st, *ch 6, 4 dc in next ch-3 sp, rep from * around, end ch 6, 2 dc in last dc, sl st in top of beg ch-3—27 (29, 31) ch-6 sps. Turn.

Rnd 8 Sl st to next ch-6 sp, (ch 3, 5 dc, ch 3, 6 dc) in ch-6 sp, *(6 dc, ch 3, 6 dc) in next ch-6 sp; rep from * around, end sl st in top of beg ch-3. Turn.

Inc rnd 9 Ch 3, dc in same st as sl st, ch 7, 4 dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * around, end ch 7, 2 dc in last dc, sl st in top of beg ch-3—28 (30, 32) ch-7 sps. Turn.

Rnd 10 Sl st to next ch-7 sp, (ch 3, 6 dc, ch 3, 7 dc) in ch-7 sp, *(7 dc, ch 3, 7 dc) in next ch-7 sp; rep from * around, end sl st in top of beg ch-3. Turn.

Rnds 11-16 (11-16, 11-20) Rep rnds 9 and 10 for 3 (3, 5) times more, therefore adding one ch-7 sp on each WS rnd and ending with 31 (33, 37) ch-7 sps at end of rnd 16 (16, 20).

Body

Rnd 1 (WS) Sl st to next ch-3 sp, ch 3, 3 dc in ch-3 sp, [ch 7, 4 dc in next ch-3 sp] 3 (4, 5) times, ch 7, (2 dc, tr) in next ch-3 sp, pm in tr just made, sk 6 (6, 7) ch-3 sp (first sleeve sts), (tr, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp, pm in tr just made, [ch 7, 4 dc in next ch-3 sp] 7 (8, 9) times, ch 7, (2 dc, tr) in next ch-3 sp, pm in tr just made, sk 6 (6, 7) ch-3 sp (2nd sleeve sts), (tr, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp, pm in tr just made, [ch 7, 4 dc in next ch-3 sp] 4 (5, 6) times, ch 7, sl st in top of beg ch-3—17 (19, 21) ch-7 sps. Turn.

Note: There are 8 (9, 10) pat reps on Front, 9 (10, 11) pat reps on Back. Markers will be used later for joining yarn for sleeves.

Rnd 2 (Ch 3, 6 dc, ch 3, 7 dc) in ch-7 sp, *(7 dc, ch 3, 7 dc) in next ch-7 sp; rep from * around, end sl st in top of beg ch-3, sl st over next 7 dc, sl st in next ch-3 sp, turn.

Rnd 3 Ch 3, 3 dc in same ch-3 sp, *ch 7, 4 dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * around, end ch 7, sl st in top of beg ch-3. Turn.

Rep rnds 2 and 3 to work even in pat until 14 rnds or approx 10 1/2"/26.5cm, have been worked in Body. Fasten off.

Right Sleeve

With WS facing, join yarn at first marker on right half of body and work sleeve between 2 markers as foll:

Rnd 1 Ch 3, 3 dc in same sp as joining, *ch 7, 4 dc in next ch-3 sp, rep from * around, ch-7, sl st in top of beg ch 3—7 (7, 8) ch-7 sps. Turn.

Rep rnds 2 and 3 as for Body to work even in pat for 6 rnds. Sleeve measures approx 5"/12.5cm. Fasten off.

Left Sleeve

With WS facing, join yarn between 2 markers on left half of Body.

Work same as for Right Sleeve.

Finishing

Block piece to measurements.  

Neck trim

Note: If a smaller neck opening is desired, work fewer sc around neck to pull in the edge.

With RS facing, locate end of rnd 1 at the center of a group of 4 dc. Join yarn in base ch of 3rd st of this 4 dc group, ch 1, sc in base ch of same st, sc in base ch of next st, *2 sc in ch-3 sp, sc in base ch of next 4 sts, rep from * around, sc in base ch of last 2 sts, sl st to first sc. Fasten off.

Diagram 

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