Openwork Medallion Top

This easy-fitting openwork top is worked from side to side. Throw it on over a tank and jeans for a casual look that’s both beach and barbeque-ready. Follow the suggested instructions for medallion placement in the pattern, or make up your own for a totally unique piece.

Skill Level: Easy 

Size: Finished Bust Size = 50 (53.5, 56.5, 59.5, 62.5)” to fit bust 34 (37, 40, 43, 46)”; 10-15” positive ease recommended. Shown in size 50”

Gauge: 28 sts and 10.5 rows = 4” [10 cm] in double crochet mesh after wet blocking using larger hook; 28 sts and 30 rows = 4” [10 cm] in single crochet after wet blocking using smaller hook

Materials

Yarn: Universal Yarn Bamboo Pop (50% bamboo, 50% cotton; 292 yards [266 meters]/100 grams): #115 Silken (MC, 3 (4, 4, 4, 5) balls), #104 Rose (CC, 1 (1, 1, 2, 2) balls)
Hook: US size B/1 (2.25 mm) and US size C/2 (2.75 mm) hooks
Notions: Tapestry needle

Abbreviations

Blo: Back loop only
Cl-5: [Yo] 2 times, insert hook around post of next tr, yo and pull up a lp (4 lps on hook), [yo and pull through 2 lps] 2 times (2 lps on hook), [yo and insert hook around post of next dc, yo and pull up a lp, yo and pull through 2 lps] 3 times (5 lps on hook), [yo] 2 times, insert hook around post of next tr, yo and pull up a lp, [yo and pull through 2 lps] 2 times (6 lps on hook), yo and pull through all 6 lps, ch 1 firmly to close.

Special Stitches

Medallion Stitch – (Worked Over 2 Rows)

M1: [Tr, 3 dc, tr] in st indicated.
M2: [Cl-5] over M1.
Rep M1 & M2 for patt. 

Pattern Notes

This top is worked in two pieces and seamed. Front and Back pieces are worked sideways, and then the lower hem is worked off the sides of these pieces. The lower hem of front and back pieces are left unseamed for easy movement.

Pattern

Front

With CC and smaller hook, ch 120 (126, 126, 132, 132). 

Left Side Edging

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn. (119 (125, 125, 131, 131) sc)
Rows 2-3: Ch 1, sc in blo of each sc across, turn. Break CC, switch to MC.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in blo of each sc across, turn. 

Left Front

Note: the single M1 and M2 form Vertical Stripe 1.
Switch to larger hook.
Row 1 (WS): Ch 2, dc in 1st 2 sc, [ch 1, sk next sc, dc in next sc] 6 times, ch 1, sk next 3 sc, M1 in next sc, ch 1, sk next 3 sc, dc in next sc, [ch 1, sk next sc, dc in next sc] to last sc, dc in last sc, turn. (58 (61, 61, 64, 64) dc (not including dc in the M))
Row 2 (RS): Ch 2, dc in 1st 2 dc, [ch 1, dc in next dc] to M1, ch 3, M2 over M1, ch 3, dc in next dc, [ch 1, dc in next dc] to last dc, dc in last dc, turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, dc in 1st 2 dc, [ch 1, dc in next dc] to M2, ch 1, M1 in M2, [ch 1, dc in next dc] to last dc, dc in last dc, turn.
Row 4: Rep Row 2.
Rows 5-8 (10, 12, 14, 16): Rep Rows 3 & 4, 2 (3, 4, 5, 6) more times. 

Horizontal Stripe Section

Note: Rows 1 & 2 form Horizontal Stripe 1, Rows 7 & 8 form Horizontal Stripe 2.
Row 1 (WS): Ch 2, dc in 1st 2 dc, ch 1, sk next dc, M1 in next dc, ch 1, sk next 2 dc, M1 in next dc, ch 1, M1 in M2, ch 1, sk next dc, M1 in next dc, [ch 1, sk next 2 dc, M1 in next dc] to last 3 dc, ch 1, sk next dc, dc in last 2 dc, turn. (19 (20, 20, 21, 21) M1)
Row 2 (RS): Ch 2, dc in 1st 2 dc, ch 3, M2 in M1, [ch 5, M2 in M1] across, end ch 3, dc in last 2 dc, turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, dc in 1st 2 dc, ch 1, dc in 2nd ch of ch-3, ch 1, dc in M2, ch 1, dc in 2nd ch of ch-5, ch 1, dc in 4th ch of ch-5, ch 1, dc in M2, ch 1, dc in 2nd ch of ch-5, ch 1, M1 in M2, ch 1, dc in 4th ch of ch-5, [ch 1, dc in M2, ch 1, dc in 2nd ch of ch-5, ch 1, dc in 4th ch of ch-5] to last M2, ch 1, dc in last M2, ch 1, dc in 2nd ch of ch-3, ch 1, dc in last 2 dc, turn. (58 (61, 61, 64, 64) dc (not including dc in the M))
Row 4: Ch 2, dc in 1st 2 dc, [ch 1, dc in next dc] to M1, ch 3, M2 in M1, ch 3, dc in next dc, [ch 1, dc in next dc] to last dc, dc in last dc, turn.
Row 5: Ch 2, dc in 1st 2 dc, [ch 1, dc in next dc] to M2, ch 1, M1 in M2, [ch 1, dc in next dc] to last dc, dc in last dc, turn.
Row 6: Rep Row 4.
Rows 7-10: Rep Rows 1-4, 1 time. 

Center Front

Row 1 (WS): Ch 2, dc in 1st 2 dc, [ch 1, dc in next dc] to M2, ch 1, M1 in M2, [ch 1, dc in next dc] to last 15 dc, dc in next ch-1 sp, turn. (15 dc & 13 ch-1 sps left unworked for Neck)
Row 2 (RS): Ch 2, dc in 1st 2 dc, [ch 1, dc in next dc] to M1, ch 3, M2 over M1, ch 3, dc in next dc, [ch 1, dc in next dc] to last dc, dc in last dc, turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, dc in 1st 2 dc, [ch 1, dc in next dc] to M2, ch 1, M1 in M2, [ch 1, dc in next dc] to last dc, dc in last dc, turn.
Row 4: Rep Row 2.

Begin Vertical Stripe 2

Row 1 (WS): Ch 2, dc in 1st 2 dc, [ch 1, dc in next dc] to M2, ch 1, M1 in M2, [ch 1, dc in next dc] 6 times, ch 1, sk next dc, M1 in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next dc, [ch 1, dc in next dc] to last dc, dc in last dc, turn.
Row 2 (RS): Ch 2, dc in 1st 2 dc, {[ch 1, dc in next dc] to M1, ch 3, M2 over M1, ch 3, dc in next dc} 2 times, [ch 1, dc in next dc] to last dc, dc in last dc, turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, dc in 1st 2 dc, {[ch 1, dc in next dc] to M2, ch 1, M1 in M2} 2 times, [ch 1, dc in next dc] to last dc, dc in last dc, turn.
Row 4: Rep Row 2.
Rows 5-20: Rep Rows 3 & 4, 8 more times. 

Right Front

Row 1 (WS): Ch 2, dc in 1st 2 dc, {[ch 1, dc in next dc] to M2, ch 1, M1 in M2} 2 times, [ch 1, dc in next dc] to last dc, dc in last dc, ch 30, turn.
Row 2 (RS): Dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in next ch, [ch 1, sk next ch, dc in next ch] 13 times, ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next dc, {[ch 1, dc in next dc] to o M1, ch 3, M2 over M1, ch 3, dc in next dc} 2 times, [ch 1, dc in next dc] to last dc, dc in last dc, turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, dc in 1st 2 dc, {[ch 1, dc in next dc] to M2, ch 1, M1 in M2} 2 times, [ch 1, dc in next dc] to last dc, dc in last dc, turn.
Row 4: Ch 2, dc in 1st 2 dc, {[ch 1, dc in next dc] to M2, ch 1, M1 in M2} 2 times, [ch 1, dc in next dc] to last dc, dc in last dc, turn.
Rows 5-6: Rep Rows 3-4, 1 more time. 

Horizontal Stripe Section

Note: Rows 1 & 2 form Horizontal Stripe 3, Rows 11 & 12 form Horizontal Stripe 4.
Row 1 (WS): Ch 2, dc in 1st 2 dc, {ch 1, sk next dc, M1 in next dc, ch 1, sk next 2 dc, M1 in next
dc, ch 1, sk next dc, M1 in M2} 2 times, ch 1, sk next dc, M1 in next dc, [ch 1, sk next 2 dc, M1 in next dc] to last 3 dc, ch 1, sk next dc, dc in last 2 dc, turn. (19 (20, 20, 21, 21) M1)
Row 2 (RS): Ch 2, dc in 1st 2 dc, ch 3, M2 in M1, [ch 5, M2 in M1] across, end ch 3, dc in last 2 dc, turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, dc in 1st 2 dc, ch 1, dc in 2nd ch of ch-3, ch 1, {dc in M2, ch 1, dc in 2nd ch of ch-5, ch 1, dc in 4th ch of ch-5, ch 1, dc in M2, ch 1, dc in 2nd ch of ch-5, ch 1, M1 in M2, ch 1, dc in 4th ch of ch-5, ch 1} 2 times, [dc in 2nd ch of ch-5, ch 1, dc in 4th ch of ch-5, ch 1, dc in M2, ch 1] across, end dc in 2nd ch of ch-3, ch 1, dc in last 2 dc, turn. (55 (58, 58, 61, 61) dc (not including dc in the M))
Row 4 (RS): Ch 2, dc in 1st 2 dc, {[ch 1, dc in next dc] to M1, ch 1, M2 in M1} 2 times, [ch 1, dc in next dc] to last dc, dc in last dc, turn.
Row 5: Ch 2, dc in 1st 2 dc, {[ch 1, dc in next dc] to M2, ch 1, M1 in M2} 2 times, [ch 1, dc in next dc] to last dc, dc in last dc, turn.
Row 6: Rep Row 4.
Rows 7-10: Rep Rows 3 & 4, 2 times.
Rows 11-14: Rep Rows 1-4. 

Medium (Large, 1X 2X) Sizes Only
Rep Rows 3 & 4, 1 (2, 3, 4) times. 

All Sizes – Right Side Edging

Switch to smaller hook.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in next 2 dc, [sc in each dc and sp to ch-3, 3 sc in ch-3 sp, sc in M2, 3 sc in ch-3 sp] 2 times, sc in each dc and sp to end, turn. Break MC, switch to CC. (119 (125, 125, 131, 131) sc)
Rows 2-3: Ch 1, sc in blo of each sc across, turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in blo of each sc across, do not turn.

Front Hem

Rotate work 90 degrees clockwise.
Row 1 (RS): Working along side of piece, work 157 (165, 175, 185, 195) sc evenly along edge, turn.
Row 2 (WS): Ch 2, dc in 1st 2 sc, [ch 1, sk next sc, dc in next sc] to last sc, dc in last sc, turn.
Rows 3-10: Ch 2, dc in 1st 2 dc, [ch 1, dc in next dc] to last dc, dc in last dc, turn.
Row 11: Ch 1, dc in each dc and ch-1 sp across, fasten off. 

Back

With CC and smaller hook, ch 120 (126, 126, 132, 132).

Right Side Edging

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch across, turn. (119 (125, 125, 131, 131) sc)
Rows 2-3: Ch 1, sc in blo of each sc across, turn. Break CC, switch to MC.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in blo of each sc across, turn. 

Right Back

Note: the two M1 and M2 form Vertical Stripes 1 & 2.
Switch to larger hook.
Row 1 (WS): Ch 2, dc in 1st 2 sc, [ch 1, sk next sc, dc in next sc] 6 times, ch 1, sk next 3 sc, M1 in next sc, ch 1, sk next 3 sc, dc in next sc, [ch 1, sk next sc, dc in next sc] 5 times, ch 1, sk next 3 sc, M1 in next sc, ch 1, sk next 3 sc, dc in next sc, [ch 1, sk next sc, dc in next sc] to last sc, dc in last sc, turn. (55 (58, 58, 61, 61) dc (not including dc in the M))
Row 2 (RS): Ch 2, dc in 1st 2 dc, {[ch 1, dc in next dc] to M1, ch 3, M2 over M1, ch 3, dc in next dc} 2 times, [ch 1, dc in next dc] to last dc, dc in last dc, turn. 

Medium (Large, 1X 2X) Sizes Only
Row 3: Ch 2, dc in 1st 2 dc, {[ch 1, dc in next dc] to M2, ch 1, M1 in M2} 2 times, [ch 1, dc in next dc] to last dc, dc in last dc, turn.
Row 4: Rep Row 2.
Rep Rows 3 & 4, – (1, 2, 3) more time(s). 

All Sizes – Horizontal Stripe Section

Note: Rows 1 & 2 form Horizontal Stripe 1, Rows 11 & 12 form Horizontal Stripe 2.
Row 1 (WS): Ch 2, dc in 1st 2 dc, {ch 1, sk next dc, M1 in next dc, ch 1, sk next 2 dc, M1 in next dc, ch 1, sk next dc, M1 in M2} 2 times, ch 1, sk next dc, M1 in next dc, [ch 1, sk next 2 dc, M1 in next dc] to last 3 dc, ch 1, sk next dc, dc in last 2 dc, turn. (19 (20, 20, 21, 21) M1)
Row 2 (RS): Ch 2, dc in 1st 2 dc, ch 3, M2 in M1, [ch 5, M2 in M1] across, end ch 3, dc in last 2 dc, turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, dc in 1st 2 dc, ch 1, dc in 2nd ch of ch-3, ch 1, {dc in M2, ch 1, dc in 2nd ch of ch-5, ch 1, dc in 4th ch of ch-5, ch 1, dc in M2, ch 1, dc in 2nd ch of ch-5, ch 1, M1 in M2, ch 1, dc in 4th ch of ch-5, ch 1} 2 times, [dc in 2nd ch of ch-5, ch 1, dc in 4th ch of ch-5, ch 1, dc in M2, ch 1] across, end dc in 2nd ch of ch-3, ch 1, dc in last 2 dc, turn. (55 (58, 58, 61, 61) dc (not including dc in the M))
Row 4 (RS): Ch 2, dc in 1st 2 dc, {[ch 1, dc in next dc] to M1, ch 1, M2 in M1} 2 times, [ch 1, dc in next dc] to last dc, dc in last dc, turn.
Row 5: Ch 2, dc in 1st 2 dc, {[ch 1, dc in next dc] to M2, ch 1, M1 in M2} 2 times, [ch 1, dc in next dc] to last dc, dc in last dc, turn.
Row 6: Rep Row 4.
Rows 7-10: Rep Rows 3 & 4, 2 times.
Rows 11-14: Rep Rows 1-4.
Rows 15-16: Rep Rows 5-6. 

Center Back

Row 1 (WS): Ch 2, dc in 1st 2 dc, {[ch 1, dc in next dc] to M2, ch 1, M1 in M2} 2 times, [ch 1, dc in next dc] to last 10 dc, dc in next ch-1 sp, turn. (10 dc & 8 ch-1 sps left unworked for Neck)
Row 2 (RS): Ch 2, dc in 1st 2 dc, {[ch 1, dc in next dc] to M1, ch 1, M2 in M1} 2 times, [ch 1, dc in next dc] to last dc, dc in last dc, turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, dc in 1st 2 dc, {[ch 1, dc in next dc] to M2, ch 1, M1 in M2} 2 times, [ch 1, dc in next dc] to last dc, dc in last dc, turn.
Row 4: Rep Row 2.
Rows 5-22: Rep Rows 3-4, 9 times.

End Vertical Stripe 1

Row 1 (WS): Ch 2, dc in 1st 2 dc, [ch 1, dc in next dc] to M2, ch 1, M1 in M2, [ch 1, dc in next dc] 6 times, ch 1, dc in 2nd ch of ch-3 sp, ch 1, dc in M2, ch 1, dc in 2nd ch of ch-3 sp, [ch 1, dc in next dc] to last dc, dc in last dc, turn.
Row 2 (RS): Ch 2, dc in 1st 2 dc, [ch 1, dc in next dc] to M1, ch 1, M2 in M1, [ch 1, dc in next dc] to last dc, dc in last dc, turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, dc in 1st 2 dc, [ch 1, dc in next dc] to M2, ch 1, M1 in M2, [ch 1, dc in next dc] to last dc, dc in last dc, turn.
Row 4: Rep Row 2. 

Left Back

Row 1 (WS): Ch 2, dc in 1st 2 dc, [ch 1, dc in next dc] to M2, ch 1, M1 in M2, [ch 1, dc in next dc] to last dc, dc in last dc, ch 20, turn.
Row 2 (RS): Dc in 3rd ch from hook, dc in next ch, [ch 1, sk next ch, dc in next ch] 8 times, ch 1, sk next dc, dc in next dc, [ch 1, dc in next dc] to M1, ch 3, M2 over M1, ch 3, dc in next dc, [ch 1, dc in next dc] to last dc, dc in last dc, turn. 

Horizontal Stripe Section

Note: Rows 1 & 2 form Horizontal Stripe 3, Rows 7 & 8 form Horizontal Stripe 4.
Row 1 (WS): Ch 2, dc in 1st 2 dc, ch 1, sk next dc, M1 in next dc, ch 1, sk next 2 dc, M1 in next dc, ch 1, M1 in M2, ch 1, sk next dc, M1 in next dc, [ch 1, sk next 2 dc, M1 in next dc] to last 3 dc, ch 1, sk next dc, dc in last 2 dc, turn. (19 (20, 20, 21, 21) M1)
Row 2 (RS): Ch 2, dc in 1st 2 dc, ch 3, M2 in M1, [ch 5, M2 in M1] across, end ch 3, dc in last 2 dc, turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, dc in 1st 2 dc, ch 1, dc in 2nd ch of ch-3, ch 1, dc in M2, ch 1, dc in 2nd ch of ch-5, ch 1, dc in 4th ch of ch-5, ch 1, dc in M2, ch 1, dc in 2nd ch of ch-5, ch 1, M1 in M2, ch 1, dc in 4th ch of ch-5, [ch 1, dc in M2, ch 1, dc in 2nd ch of ch-5, ch 1, dc in 4th ch of ch-5] to last M2, ch 1, dc in last M2, ch 1, dc in 2nd ch of ch-3, ch 1, dc in last 2 dc, turn. (58 (61, 61, 64, 64) dc (not including dc in the M))
Row 4: Ch 2, dc in 1st 2 dc, [ch 1, dc in next dc] to M1, ch 3, M2 in M1, ch 3, dc in next dc, [ch 1, dc in next dc] to last dc, dc in last dc, turn.
Row 5: Ch 2, dc in 1st 2 dc, [ch 1, dc in next dc] to M2, ch 1, M1 in M2, [ch 1, dc in next dc] to last dc, dc in last dc, turn.
Row 6: Rep Row 4.
Rows 7-10: Rep Rows 1-4, 1 time.
Rows 11-16 (18, 20, 22, 24): Rep Rows 5-6, 3 (4, 5, 6, 7) more times. 

Left Side Edging

Switch to smaller hook.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in next 2 dc, [sc in each dc and sp to ch-3, 3 sc in ch-3 sp, sc in M2, 3 sc in ch-3 sp] 2 times, sc in each dc and sp to end, turn Break MC, switch to CC. (119 (125, 125, 131, 131) sc)
Rows 2-4: Ch 1, sc in blo of each sc across, turn.
Fasten off. 

Back Hem

Work as for Front Hem.

Finishing

Block pieces to finished measurements. Sew shoulder seams. With right sides together, using smaller hook, slip stitch sides together using CC, leaving Hems unsewn, and leaving 7.5 (8, 8.5, 9, 9.25)” unsewn for armholes. With CC, slip stitch evenly along sides of Hems and around armholes.

Neck Edging

Join MC to right shoulder seam using smaller hook.
Rnd 1: Sc in each st and sp down Back Right Neck, sc evenly along Back Neck at a rate of 5 sc for every 2 rows, sc in each st and sp up Back Left Neck and down Front Left Neck, sc evenly along Front Neck at a rate of 5 sc for every 2 rows, sc in each st and sp up Right Front Neck, join with sl st to beg sc.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, ch 1, sk next sc, [sc in next sc, ch 1, sk next sc] around, join with sl st to beg sc. Fasten off.
Weave in ends. Block edgings. yarn ball

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