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Scrappy Spring Symphony Top

Introducing the Scrappy Spring Symphony Sweater, a delightful project that turns yarn scraps into a charming semi-cropped, drop-shoulder sweater. Let your freedom for expression run wild in this versatile piece that’s perfect for a variety of yarn scraps — arrange your yarn scraps in visually appealing sequences, exploring color blocks, gradients or even variations in thickness and texture. The sweater’s design encourages playfulness and experimentation, making each creation a unique symphony of colors and textures.

Time: 20-25 hour pattern.

Skill Level: Easy

Sizes written as XS (S, M, L, XL): Finished Bust Size 33.5 (37.5, 42.0, 45.5, 50.0)” to fit bust 32 (36, 40, 44, 48)”

1.5-2.0” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 36”.

Gauge: 21 sts and 11 rows = 4” [10 cm] in dc after wet blocking.


Fine weight yarnYarn: Scheepjes Catona (100% Mercerized Cotton; 137 yards [125 meters] / 1.8 ounces [50 grams]: 523 Sweet Mandarine (MC, 6 (6, 7, 8, 9) balls), 391 Deep Ocean (CC1), 524 Apricot (CC2), 512 Lime (CC3), 1 ball of each contrast color is needed for each size.

Hook: US size E/4 3.5 mm

Notions: Tapestry needle.

Pattern Notes

Pattern is worked flat in 2 pieces that are then assembled and finished by a hem worked in the round (joined and not turned).

Starting chain(s) counts as a stitch.


Body (make 2)

Ch 36 (42, 48, 52, 58).
Row 1 (RS): Dc in 4th ch from hook (skipped chs count as dc), dc in each ch to end. (33 (39, 45, 49, 55) dc)
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc plus ch 1 here and throughout), skip second stitch, [dc in next st, ch 1, sk next st] to last st, dc in last st. (17 (20, 23, 25, 28) dc, 16 (19, 22, 24, 27) ch-1 sps)

Rows 3-87 (90, 93, 95, 98): Ch 3, sk first ch-sp, [dc in next dc, ch 1, sk next ch-sp] to last st, dc in last st.

Row 88 (91, 94, 96, 99): Ch 3, [dc, dc in next ch-1 sp] to end. (33 (39, 45, 49, 55) dc)

Fasten off.

Borders (make 4)

With RS facing and across the larger edges of each body piece.

Row 1 (RS): Ch 1 (does count as a st here and throughout), work sc evenly spaced, working 2 sc in each dc. (176 (182, 188, 192, 198) sc)

Rows 2-5: Ch 1, sc across.
Fasten off.  Work border on both long edges.


Fold both pieces right side facing and join approximately ½ the length of both lower sides, back and front with a sl st working through outer loops only.

Finish armholes and neck with a sl st through outer loops around.


With RS facing

Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 1, work sc evenly spaced, working 1 sc in each dc, and 1 sc in each sc from the border, sl st in first st to join, do not turn. (156 (180, 204, 220, 244) sc).

Rnd 2-5: Ch 1, sc across.

Rnd 6: Ch 1, sl st through outer loops around.


With yarn held double, make 172 (178, 184, 188, 194) ch strands of each color: 6 (12, 18, 22, 28) MC, and 8 of each CC for all sizes, leaving a 5-6” tail in both edges.

Thread one tail onto a tapestry needle and weave vertically along the ch-1 sps alternating under and over 1 row at a time to create a woven effect, as follows:

[CC1, CC2, CC3] 2 (2, 3, 3, 3) times; MC 3 (6, 3, 5, 8) times; [CC3, CC2, CC1] 2 (2, 3, 3, 3) times.


Weave in ends. Wash and block.

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  • Off2danz

    This is so cute- I’m not usually a fan of cropped tops so I might make it a little longer! Love the idea of varied weights too.

  • Elaine C.

    The pattern says to make two bodies, but the front is a v-neck. Is the back also a v?


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