Pretty In Peplum Top

Whether you’re strolling antique stores over the weekend, or enjoying nibbling on dainty pastries during an afternoon tea, this Pretty in Peplum Top will keep you looking extra feminine and stylish this spring!

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Extra Small/Small (Small/Medium, Medium/Large); 16.5 (18, 20.5)” / [42 (46, 52 cm] width x 21.5 (22.5, 23.5)” / [55 (57, 60) cm] length

Shown in Extra Small/Small size.

Gauge: 16 sts and 18 rows = 4” [10 cm] in sc.

Materials

Fine weight yarnYarn: Quince & Co. Chickadee (100% Wool; 181 yards [166 meters]/50 grams): Shell (8 (10,12) balls)

Hook: US size I/9 (5.5mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle, three 0.75” / [2 cm] buttons

Special Stitches

Single Crochet 2 Together (sc2tog)

Insert hook into next st, yo, draw up a lp (2 lps on hook), insert hook in next st, yo, draw up a lp (3 loops on hook, yo, pull through 3 lps on hook.

Camel Single Crochet (camel sc)

Insert hook in next st, but not through the front OR back lp, but instead an extra lp that is behind the st from the previous row, yo, draw up a lp (2 lps on hook), yo, pull through 2 lps on hook.

Back Loop Single Crochet (bl sc)

Insert hook in the next st (but only in the back lp), yo, pull back through that st (2 lps on hook), yo, pull through all 2 lps on hook.

Pattern Notes

This top is worked in the row from side to side. The top is worked in four parts, which are seamed together to create the final top. The peplum is worked in the round along the bottom of the seamed bodice.

Pattern

Bodice

Front

Ch 72 (78, 88).

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 70 (76, 86) sts. Turn. (71 (77, 87) sts)

Rows 2-42 (44, 46): Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 33 (36, 41) more times, sc in next st. Turn. (71 (77, 87) sts)

Row 43 (45, 47): Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st, sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 31 (34, 39) more times, sc in next st, sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st. Turn. (69 (75, 85) sts)

Row 44 (46, 48): Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st, sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 30 (33, 38) more times, sc in next st, sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st. Turn. (67 (73, 83) sts)

Row 45 (47, 49): Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st, sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 29 (32, 37) more times, sc in next st, sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st. Turn. (65 (71, 81) sts)

Row 46 (48, 50): Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st, sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 28 (31, 36) more times, sc in next st, sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st. Turn. (63 (69, 79) sts)

Row 47 (49, 51): Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st, sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 27 (30, 35) more times, sc in next st, sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st. Turn. (61 (67, 77) sts)

Row 48 (50, 52): Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st, sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 26 (29, 34) more times, sc in next st, sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st. Turn. (59 (65, 75) sts)

Row 49 (51, 53): Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st, sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 25 (28, 33) more times, sc in next st, sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st. Turn. (57 (63, 73) sts)

Row 50 (52, 54): Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 26 (29, 34) more times, sc in next st. Turn. (57 (63, 73) sts)

Size Extra Small/Small Only

Row 51: Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st, sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 24 more times, sc in next st, sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st. Turn. (55 sts)

Rows 52-58: Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 25 more times, sc in next st. Turn. (55 sts)

Size Small/Medium Only

Rows 53-62: Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 29 more times, sc in next st. Turn. (63 sts)

Size Medium/Large Only

Row 55: Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st, sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 32 more times, sc in next st, sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st. Turn. (71 sts)

Rows 56-64: Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 33 more times, sc in next st. Turn. (71 sts)

Shoulder

Left Side

Row 59 (63, 65): Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 7 (8, 10) more times, sc2tog. Turn. (19 (21, 25) sts)

Row 60 (64, 66): Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 7 (8, 10) more times, sc in next st. Turn. (19 (21, 25) sts)

Row 61 (65, 67): Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 6 (7, 9) more times, sc2tog across next st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st (turning ch). Turn. (17 (19, 23) sts)

Row 62 (66, 68): Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 6 (7, 9) more times, sc in next st. Turn. (17 (19, 23) sts)

Row 63 (67, 69): Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 5 (6, 8) more times, sc2tog across next st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st (turning ch). Turn. (15 (17, 21) sts)

Row 64 (68, 70): Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 5 (6, 8) more times, sc in next st. Turn. (15 (17, 21) sts)

Row 65 (69, 71): Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 4 (5, 7) more times, sc2tog across next st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st (turning ch). Turn. (13 (15, 19) sts)

Size Extra Small/Small (Small/Medium) Only

Rows 66 (70)-72 (76): Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 4 (5) more times, sc in next st. Turn. (13 (15) sts)

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Medium/Large Size Only

Row 72: Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 7 more times, sc in next st. Turn. (19 sts)

Row 73: Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 6 more times, sc2tog across next st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st (turning ch). Turn. (17 sts)

Rows 74-79: Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 6 more times, sc in next st. Turn. (17 sts)

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Right Side

Attach yarn to the 20 (22, 26)th st of Row 58 (62, 64). Turn.

Row 59 (63, 65): Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc2tog across same and next st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 7 (8, 10) more times, sc in next st. Turn. (19 (21, 25) sts)

Row 60 (64, 66): Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 7 (8, 10) more times, sc in next st. Turn. (19 (21, 25) sts)

Row 61 (65, 67): Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 6 (7, 9) more times, sc in next st. Turn. (17 (19, 23) sts)

Row 62 (66, 68): Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 6 (7, 9) more times, sc in next st. Turn. (17 (19, 23) sts)

Row 63 (67, 69): Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 5 (6, 8) more times, sc in next st. Turn. (15 (17, 21) sts)

Row 64 (68, 70): Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 5 (6, 8) more times, sc in next st. Turn. (15 (17, 21) sts)

Row 65 (69, 71): Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 4 (5, 7) more times, sc in next st. Turn. (13 (15, 19) sts)

Size Extra Small/Small (Small/Medium) Only

Rows 66 (70)-72 (76): Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 4 (5) more times, sc in next st. Turn. (13 (15) sts)

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Size Medium/Large Only

Row 72: Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 7 more times, sc in next st. Turn. (19 sts)

Row 73: Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 6 more times, sc in next st. Turn. (17 sts)

Rows 74-79: Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 6 more times, sc in next st. Turn. (17 sts)

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Back

Ch 72 (78, 88).

Rows 1-51 (53, 55): Rep Rows 1-58 (62, 64) of Front of Bodice.

Left Side

Row 52 (54, 56)-67 (71, 73): Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 10 (12, 14) more times, sc in next 2 sts. Turn. (26 (30, 34) sts)

Shoulder

Left Side

Row 68 (72,74): Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 7 (8, 10) more times, sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st. Turn. (19 (21, 25) sts)

Row 69 (73,75): Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 6 (7, 9) more times, sc in next st. Turn. (17 (19, 23) sts)

Row 70 (74,76): Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 5 (6, 8) more times, sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st. Turn. (15 (17, 21) sts)

Row 71 (75,77): Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 4 (5, 7) more times, sc in next st. Turn. (13 (15, 19) sts)

Size Extra Small/Small (Small/Medium) Only

Row 72 (76): Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 4 (5) more times, sc in next st. Turn. (13 (15) sts)

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Size Medium/Large Only

Row 78: Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 7 more times, sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st. Turn. (17 sts)

Row 79: Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 6 more times, sc in next st. Turn. (17 sts)

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Right Side

Attach yarn to 26 (30, 34)th st of Row 51 (53, 55). Turn.

Rows 52 (54, 56)-67 (71, 73): Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 10 (12, 14) more times, sc in next 2 sts. Turn. (26 (30, 34) sts)

Shoulder Right Side

Attach yarn to the 21 (23, 27)th st of Row 67 (71, 73). Turn.

Row 68 (72, 74): Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 7 (8, 10) more times, sc in next st. Turn. (19 (21, 25) sts)

Row 69 (73, 75): Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 6 (7, 9) more times, sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st. Turn. (17 (19, 23) sts)

Row 70 (74, 76): Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 5 (6, 8) more times, sc in next st. Turn. (15 (17, 21) sts)

Row 71 (75, 77): Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 4 (5, 7) more times, sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st. Turn. (13 (15, 19) sts)

Sizes Extra Small/Small (Small/Medium) Only

Row 72 (76): Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 4 (5) more times, sc in next st. Turn. (13 (15) sts)

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Size Medium/Large Only

Row 78: Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 6 more times, sc in next st. Turn. (17 sts)

Row 79: Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 6 more times, sc in next st. Turn. (17 sts)

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Sleeves (make 2)

Ch 38 (42, 46).

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in next 36 (40, 44) sts. Turn. (37 (41, 45) sts)

Row 2: Sl st in next 37 (41, 45) sts. Turn. 37 (41, 45) sts)

Row 3: Ch 1 (counts as first sc), camel sc in same st, sk next st, *2 camel sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 16 (18, 20) more times, camel sc in next st. Turn. Cuff created. (37 (41, 45) sts)

Row 4: Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc in same st, sc in next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 15 (17, 19) more times, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts. Turn. (39 (43, 47) sts)

Rows 5-16: Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 17 (19, 21) more times, sc in next st. Turn. (39 (43, 47 sts)

Row 17: Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc in same st, sc in next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 16 (18, 20) more times, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts. Turn. (41 (45, 49) sts)

Rows 18-29: Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 18 (20, 22) more times, sc in next st. Turn. (41 (45, 49) sts)

Row 30: Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc in same st, sc in next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 17 (19, 21) more times, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts. Turn. (43 (47, 51) sts)

Rows 31-42: Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 19 (21,23) more times, sc in next st. Turn. (43 (47, 51) sts)

Row 43: Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc in same st, sc in next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 18 (20, 22) more times, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts. Turn. (45 (49, 53) sts)

Rows 44-51 (52, 53): Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 20 (22, 24) more times, sc in next st. Turn. (45 (49, 53) sts)

Row 52 (53, 54): Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 18 (20, 22) more times, sc2tog across next st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st. Turn. (41 (45, 49) sts)

Row 53 (54, 55): Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 16 (18, 20) more times, sc2tog across next st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st. Turn. (37 (41, 45) sts)

Rows 54-55 (57, 58): Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 16 (18, 20) more times, sc in next st. Turn. (37 (41, 45) sts)

Row 56 (58, 59): Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st, sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 14 (16, 18) more times, sc in next st, sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st. Turn. (35 (39, 43) sts)

Row 57 (59, 60): Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 15 (17, 19) more times, sc in next st. Turn. (35 (39, 43) sts)

Row 58 (60, 61): Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st, sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 13 (15,17) more times, sc in next st, sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st. Turn. (33 (37, 41) sts)

Row 59 (61, 62): Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 14 (16,18) more times, sc in next st. Turn. (33 (37, 41) sts)

Row 60 (62, 63): Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st, sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 12 (14,16) more times, sc in next st, sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st. Turn. (31 (35, 39) sts)

Row 61 (63, 64): Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 13 (15,17) more times, sc in next st. Turn. (31 (35, 39) sts)

Row 62 (64, 65): Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st, sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 11 (13,15) more times, sc in next st, sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st. Turn. (29 (33, 37) sts)

Sizes Small/Medium (Medium/Large) Only

Row 65 (66): Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * (14, 16) more times, sc in next st. Turn. (33 (37) sts)

Row 66 (67): Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st, sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * (12, 14) more times, sc in next st, sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st. Turn. (31 (35) sts)

All Sizes

Row 63 (67, 68): Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st, sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 10 (11, 13) more times, sc in next st, sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st. Turn. (27 (29, 33) sts)

Row 64 (68, 69): Ch1 (counts as first sc), sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st, sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 9 (10,12) more times, sc in next st, sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st. Turn. (25 (27, 31) sts)

Row 65 (69, 70): Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st, sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 8 (9,11) more times, sc in next st, sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st. Turn. (23 (25, 29) sts)

Row 66 (70, 71): Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st, sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 7 (8,10) more times, sc in next st, sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st. Turn. (21 (23, 27) sts)

Row 67 (71, 72): Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st, sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 6 (7,9) more times, sc in next st, sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st. Turn. (19 (21, 25) sts)

Row 68 (72, 73): Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st, sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 5 (6,8) more times, sc in next st, sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st. Turn. (17 (19, 23) sts)

Size Medium/Large Only

Row 74: Ch 1 (counts as first sc), sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st, sc in same st, sk next st, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 7 more times, sc in next st, sc2tog across same st, sk next st, cont sc2tog in next st. Turn. (21 sts)

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Bodice Assembly

Follow Assembly Diagram.

Bodice

Place Bodice (Front) on top of the Bodice (Back).

Flip this layout inside out, then seam along the ends of either side of the bodice, working bottom to top, until you reach Row 42 (44, 46) of the front and back of bodice. Seam both shoulders of the top (creates armhole).

Sleeves

Flip each sleeve inside out and seam along the ends of the rows from Rows 1-51 (52, 53).

Seam each sleeve onto the body of the top, along the armholes of the body.

Flip seamed top right side out.

Peplum

Rnd 1: Attach yarn to the bottom of the 36 (39, 44)th st of Row 1 of Bodice (Back), sl st in next 142 (154, 174) sts, all around the bottom of the seamed Bodice. (142 (154, 174) sts)

Fasten off.

Rnd 2: Ch 1, camel sc in same st, 2 camel sc in next st, *camel sc in next st, 2 camel sc in next st; rep from * all around. Do not sl st in first st of this rnd. (213 (231, 261) sts)

Rnd 3: Beg in first st from the previous rnd, sc in next 4 (4, 4) sts, 1 (2,1) sc in next st, sc in next 3 (3, 3) sts, 2 sc in next st, *sc in next 5 sts, 2 sc in next st; rep from * 33 (36, 41) more times. Do not sl st in first st of this rnd. (248 (270, 304) sts)

Rnds 4-25 (27, 29): Beg in first st from the previous rnd, *2 sc in next st, sk next st; rep from * 123 (134, 151) more times. Do not sl st in first st of this rnd. (248 (270, 304) sts)

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Neckline/Button Border

Right Side

Row 1: Attach yarn in last st of Row 67 (71, 73) of Right Side of Bodice (Back), ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 14 (18, 20) sts along border of Right Side of Bodice (Back). (15 (19, 21) sts)

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Left Side

Row 1: Attach yarn in the first st of Row 67 (71, 73) of Left Side of Bodice (Back), ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 14 (18, 20) sts along border of Left Side of Bodice (Back). Turn. (15 (19, 21) sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in next 2 (4, 4) sts, *ch2, sk next 2 sts (creates buttonhole), sc in next 3 (4, 5) sts; rep from * once more, ch 2, sk next 2 sts (creates buttonhole), 2 sc in corner, 72 (80, 86) sc along border of neckline, 2 sc in corner, sc in next 15 (19, 21) sts. (100 (116, 126) sts)

Fasten off.

Row 3: Attach yarn in the first st of Row 2 of Left Side, ch 1, sc in same st, BL sc in next 105 (121, 131) ch/sts. (106 (122, 132) sts)

Fasten off. Weave in loose ends.

Finishing

Seam both ends of Neckline/Button Border to skipped sts of Row 51 (53, 55) of Bodice (Back). Sew 1 button beneath each buttonhole.

Weave in all ends. Block top to size and shape.

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