Ocean Air Top

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Diamonds can be a crocheter’s best friend, too, especially when they look this stylish! This regal top uses a combination of filet crochet and diamond motifs to create an eye-catching summer look.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Finished Bust Size 38 (42, 45, 48, 51, 55)”

3 to 4” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 38”

Gauge: 16 sts and 6½ rows = 4” [10 cm] in Dc after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn:

Light weight yarn Lotus International Laura Knitting Cotton (100% Cotton;110 yards [101 meters]/50 grams): #140,6 (7, 8, 10, 11, 12) balls

Hook: US size 7 (4.5 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle

Abbreviations

Beg – beginning

Ch – chain

Dc – Double crochet

Rem – remaining

Rep – repeat

Sk – skip

Sl – slip

Sp – space

St(s) – stitch(es)

Yrh – Yarn round hook

Special Stitches

Pattern stitches

Block: Dc in next dc, 2 dc in next sp or next 2 dc.

(Note: A Block following a X-st is made as follows: 2 dc in next sp or 2 dc in next 2 dc).

Space – Dc in next dc, 2 ch, sk next 2 sts or ch-2 sp.

Beg Space: Ch 5, sk next 2 sts.

X-st: Dc in next st leaving the last 2 loops on hook, sk 2 sts, treble in next st, 2 ch, treble in same place as first dc going behind the 1st treble and leaving last 2 loops on hook, dc in same place as first treble.

Pattern Notes

The Front and Back are worked separately and seamed at the shoulders and sides.

Pattern

Ch 86 (92, 98, 104, 110, 116).

Set-up Row (WS): Dc in 8th ch from hook, *sk next 2 ch, ch 2, dc in next ch; rep from * to end, turn – 27 (29, 31, 33, 35, 37) ch-2 sps.

Row 1 (RS): Beg Space, 4 (5, 6, 7, 4, 5) sp, work (1 Block, 7 Spaces) 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3) times, work 1 Block, 4 (5, 6, 7, 4, 5) spaces, ch 2, dc in 3rd of turning ch, turn.

Row 2: Beg Space, 3 (4, 5, 6, 3, 4) spaces, (1 Block, X-st, 1 Block, 5 Spaces) 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3) times, 1 Block, X-st, 1 block 3 (4, 5, 6, 3, 4) spaces, ch 2, dc in 3rd of turning ch, turn.

Row 3: Beg Space, 2 (3, 4, 5, 2, 3) spaces, [(1 Block, X-st) twice, 1 Block, 3 Spaces] 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3) times, (1 Block, X-st) twice, 1 Block, 2 (3, 4, 5, 2, 3) spaces, ch 2, dc in 3rd of turning ch, turn.

Row 4: Beg Space, 1 (2, 3, 4, 1, 2) spaces, (1 Block, X-st, 1 Block, 1 Space) 6 (6, 6, 6, 8, 8) times, 0 (1, 2, 3, 0, 1) spaces, ch 2, dc in 3rd of turning ch, turn.

Row 5: Beg Space, 0 (1, 2, 3, 0, 1) spaces, (1 Block, X-st, 1 Block, 3 Spaces, 1 Block, X-st) 3 (3, 3, 3, 4, 4) times, 1 Block, 0 (1, 2, 3, 0, 1) spaces, ch 2, dc in 3rd of turning ch, turn.

Row 6: Rep Row 4.

Row 7: Rep Row 3.

Row 8: Rep Row 2.

Rep Rows 1-8, 3 more times.

Rep Row 1 once more.

Shoulder Band

Set-up Row (WS): Work Beg Space, *sk 2 sts, ch 2, dc in next st; rep from * to end – 27 (29, 31, 33, 35, 37) ch-2 sps.

Row 1 (RS): Ch 3, *2 dc in next sp, dc in next dc; rep from * to end – 82 (88, 94, 100, 106, 112) dcs.

Sizes 38 (42)” only

Break yarn.

Sizes 45 (48, 51, 55)” only

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in each st across.

Rep Row 2 (0, 1, 1) more times.

Back

Work same as Front.

Finishing

Weave in ends. Block Front and Back.

Seam 4 (4½, 4½, 5, 5½, 6)” of top edges of Front and Back for shoulders, leaving the central 11 (12, 13, 14, 14½, 15½)” for neck opening.

Seam the sides, leaving 8½ (8½, 9, 9, 10, 10)” for Armholes at the top and 2 ½” below for side slits (optional). yarn ball

 

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