Set Your Sights on Stripes Top

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Put basic crochet skills to use and create a staple for your summer wardrobe. This lightweight top is perfect for a stroll on the beach or a quick walk in the park

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust Size 33.75 (37.5, 42.5, 46, 49.75, 53.5)” to fit bust 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52)”

2-4” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 37.5”

Gauge: 17 sts and 8 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Dc after wet blocking

Materials

Light weight yarnYarn: Nako Calico (50% Cotton, 50% Acrylic; 267 yards [245 meters]/100 grams): CL6614 Denim (CC1, 2 balls), CL3777 Sand (CC2, 2 balls)

Hook: US size G/6 (4 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle, stitch markers

Abbreviations

CC1 – Contrast color 1

CC2 – Contrast color 2

Pattern Notes

The top is worked from the bottom up.

The front and back hems are made separately and then joined to work the body in the round.

The turning chain/beginning chain counts as first dc throughout

The stripe pattern is created by working 2 rnds/rows with CC1 followed by 2 rnds/rows with CC2. This stripe pattern is followed throughout and color change is not mentioned in the pattern.

Pattern

Back Hem

With CC1, ch 74 (82, 92, 100, 108, 116).

Set up Row (RS): Dc in 4th ch from hook, *dc in next ch; rep from * to end, turn. (72 (80, 90, 98, 106, 114) dcs)

Row 1 (WS): Ch 3, *dc in next dc; rep from * to end.

Rep Row 1, 4 more times. Break yarn.

Front Hem

Work same as Back Hem. Do not break yarn.

Join Hems

Next Row (RS): Ch 3, *dc in next dc; rep from * to end of Front Hem, dc in first dc of Back Hem, **dc in next dc; rep from ** to end of Back Hem, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch. (144 (160, 180, 196, 212, 228) dcs)

Next Rnd: Ch 3, *dc in next dc; rep from * around, sl st in 3rd ch of beg ch.

Rep last rnd, changing color every 2 rnds, 20 more times. (14 stripes total; piece meas about 14”)

Divide Front and Back

Next Row: Ch 3, (dc in next dc) 71 (79, 89, 97, 105, 113) times, turn, cont working back and forth for Front, leaving the rem 72 (80, 90, 98, 106, 114) dcs to work the Back later.

Next Row (WS): Ch 3, *dc in next dc; rep from * to end. (72 (80, 90, 98, 106, 114) dcs)

Sizes 33.75 (-, 42.5, -, 49.75, -)” only

Rep last row 4 (-, 6, -, 8) more times, ending with a WS row.

Sizes – (37.5, -, 46, -, 53.5)” only

Rep last row – (5, -, 7, -, 9) more times, ending with a RS row.

Sizes 33.75 (-, 42.5, -, 49.75, -)” only

Left Front

Next Row (RS): Ch 3, (dc in next dc) 26 (-, 34, -, 40, -) times, dc3tog, dc in next 2 dc, turn, cont working back and forth for Left Front. (30 (-, 38, -, 44, -) sts)

Next Row (WS): Ch 3, dc in next dc, dc3tog, *dc in next dc; rep from * to end, turn. (28 (-, 36, -, 42, -) sts)

Next Row (RS): Ch 3, *dc in next dc; rep from * to last 5 sts before neck edge, dc3tog, dc in next 2 dc, turn. (26 (-, 34, -, 40, -) sts)

Rep last 2 rows 2 more times. (18 (-, 26, -, 32, -) sts)

Sizes 33.75 (-, 42.5, -, 49.75, -)” only

Shape Left Shoulder

Next Row (WS): Ch 3, (dc in next dc) 11 (-,17, -, 21, -) times, hdc in next 2 (-, 3, -, 4, -) sts, sc in next 2 (-, 3, -, 3, -) sts, sl in next 2 (-, 2, -, 3, -) sts. Break yarn.

Next Row (RS): Sk next 6 (-, 8, -, 10, -) sts from shoulder edge, rejoin yarn (other color), ch 1, sl st in next 2 (-, 3, -, 3, -) sts, sc in next 2 (-, 3, -, 4, -) sts, hdc in next 2 (-, 3, -, 4, -) sts, dc in next 6 (-, 9, -, 11, -) sts, turn.

Next Row (WS): Ch 3, hdc in next 1 (-, 2, -, 3, -) sts, sc in next 2 (-, 3, -, 4, -) sts, sl st in next 2 (-, 3, -, 3, -) sts.

Fasten off. Break yarn.

Sizes 33.75 (-, 42.5, -, 49.75, -)” only

Right Front

With RS facing, sk next 8 (-, 10, -, 14, -) sts after Left Front Neck edge, rejoin yarn.

Row 1 (RS): Ch 3, dc in next dc, dc3tog, *dc in next dc; rep from * to end. (30 (-, 38, -, 44, -) sts)

Row 2 (WS): Ch 3, *dc in next dc; rep from * to 5 sts before neck edge, dc3tog, dc in next 2 dc, turn. (28 (-, 36, -, 42, -) sts)

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in next dc, dc 3tog, *dc in next dc; rep from * to end, turn. (26 (-, 34, -, 40, -) sts)

Rep last 2 rows 2 more times. (18 (-, 26, -, 32, -) sts)

Sizes 33.75 (-, 42.5, -, 49.75, -)” only

Shape Right Shoulder

Next Row (WS): Ch 1, sl st in next 2 (-, 2, -, 3, -) sts, sc in next 2 (-, 3, -, 3, -) sts, hdc in next 2 (-, 3, -, 4, -) sts, *dc in next st; rep from * to end.

Next Row (RS): Change color, ch 3, dc in next 5 (-, 8, -, 10, -) sts, hdc in next 2 (-, 3, -, 4, -) sts, sc in next 2 (-, 3, -, 4, -) sts, sl st in next 2 (-, 3, -, 3, -) sts, turn.

Next Row (WS): Ch 1, sl st in next 2 (-, 3, -, 3, -) sts, sc in next 2 (-, 3, -, 4, -) sts, hdc in next 1 (-, 2, -, 3, -) sts, dc in last st.

Fasten off. Break yarn.

Sizes – (37.5, -, 46, -, 53.5)” only

Right Front

Next Row (WS): Ch 3, (dc in next dc) – (29, -, 37, -, 43) times, dc3tog, dc in next 2 dc, turn, cont working back and forth for Right Front. (- (33, -, 41, -, 47) sts)

Next Row (RS): Ch3, dc in next dc, dc3tog, *dc in next dc; rep from * to end, turn. (- (31, -, 39, -, 45) sts)

Next Row (WS): Ch3, *dc in next dc; rep from * to last 5 sts before neck edge, dc3tog, dc in next 2 dc, turn. (- (29, -, 37, -, 43) sts)

Rep last 2 rows 2 more times. (- (21, -, 29, -, 35) sts)

Sizes – (37.5, -, 46, -, 53.5)” only

Shape Front Shoulder

Next Row (RS): Ch 3, dc in next – (13, -, 19, -, 23) sts, hdc in next – (3, -, 3, -, 4) sts, sc in – (2, -, 3, -, 4) sts, sl st in next – (2, -, 3, -, 3) sts, turn.

Next Row (WS): Ch 1, sl st in next – (9, -, 12, -, 15) sts, sc in – (2, -, 3, -, 4) sts, hdc in next – (3, -, 4, -, 4) sts, *dc in next st; rep from * to end.

Next Row (RS): Change color, ch 3, hdc in next – (2, -, 3, -, 3) sts, sc in next – (2, -, 3, -, 4) sts, sl st in next – (2, -, 3, -, 4) sts.

Fasten off. Break yarn.

Sizes – (37.5, -, 46, -, 53.5)” only

Left Front

With WS facing, sk next – (10, -, 12, -, 16) sts after Right Front neck edge, rejoin yarn.

Row 1 (WS): Ch 3, dc in nex dc, dc3tog, *dc in next dc; rep from * to end, turn. (- (33, -, 41, -, 47) sts)

Row 2 (RS): Ch 3, *dc in next dc; rep from * to last 5 sts before neck edge, dc3tog, dc in next 2 dc, turn. (- (31, -, 39, -, 45) sts)

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in next dc, dc3tog, *dc in next dc; rep from * to end, turn. (- (29, -, 37, -, 43) sts)

Rep last 2 rows 2 more times. (- (21, -, 29, -, 35) sts)

Shape Left Shoulder

Next Row (RS): Ch 1, sl st in next – (2, -, 3, -, 3) sts, sc in next – (2, -, 3, -, 4) sts, hdc in next – (3, -, 3, -, 4) sts, *dc in next st; rep from * to end, turn.

Next Row (WS): Ch 3, dc in next – (6, -, 9, -, 11) sts, hdc in next – (3, -, 4, -, 4) sts, sc in next – (2, -, 3, -, 4) sts, sl st in next – (2, -, 3, -, 4) sts. Break yarn.

Next Row (RS): Rejoin yarn – (7, -, 10, -, 12) sts before neck edge, sl st in next – (2, -, 3, -, 4) sts, sc in next – (2, -, 3, -, 4) sts, hdc in next – (2, -, 3, -, 3) sts, dc in last st.

Fasten off. Break yarn.

Back

With RS facing, rejoin yarn for Back.

Next Row (RS): Ch 3, *dc in next dc; rep from * to end, turn. (72 (20, 90, 98, 106, 114) dcs)

Sizes 33.75 (-, 42.5, -, 49.75, -)” only

Rep last row 12 (-, 14, -, 16, -) more times, changing color as appropriate, ending with a RS row.

Sizes – (37.5, -, 46, -, 53.5)” only

Rep last row – (13, -, 15, -, 17) more times, changing color as appropriate, ending with a WS row.

Sizes 33.75 (-, 42.5, -, 49.75, -)” only

Next Row (WS): Ch 1, sl st in next – (2, -, 2, -, 3,) sts, sc in next – (2, -, 3, -, 3) sts, hdc in next – (2, -, 3, -, 4) sts, *dc in next st; rep from * to last – (6, -, 8, -, 10) sts, hdc in next – (2, -, 3, -, 4) sts, sc in next – (2, -, 3, -, 3) sts, sl st in next – (2, -, 2, -, 3) sts. Fasten off. Break yarn.

Next Row (RS): Sk next – (6, -, 8, -, 10) sts from edge, rejoin yarn, ch 1, sl st in next – (2, -, 3, -, 3) sts, sc in next – (2, -, 3, -, 4) sts, hdc in next – (2, -, 3, -, 4) sts, dc in next – (3, -, 6, -, 8) sts, dc3tog, dc in next 2 dc, turn.

Sizes 33.75 (-, 42.5, -, 49.75, -)” only

Right Back Shoulder

Next Row (WS): Ch 3, hdc in next – (1, -, 2, -, 3) sts, sc in next – (2, -, 3, -, 4) sts, sl st in next – (2, -, 3, -, 3) sts.

Fasten off. Break yarn.

Sizes 33.75 (-, 42.5, -, 49.75, -)” only

Left Back Shoulder

With RS facing, sk next – (32, -, 34, -, 38) sts from Right Neck edge and rejoin yarn.

Next Row (RS): Ch 3, dc in next st, dc3tog, dc in next – (3, -, 6, -, 8) sts, hdc in next – (2, -, 3, -, 4) sts, sc in next – (2, -, 3, -, 4) sts, sl st in next – (2, -, 3, -, 3) sts, turn.

Next Row (WS): Ch 1, sl st in next – (8, -, 12, -, 14) sts, sc in next – (2, -, 3, -, 4) sts, hdc in next – (1, -, 2, -, 3) sts, dc in last st.

Fasten off. Break yarn.

Sizes – (37.5, -, 46, -, 53.5)” only

Next Row (RS): Ch 1, sl st in next – (2, -, 3, -, 3) sts, sc in next – (2, -, 3, -, 4) sts, hdc in next – (3, -, 3, -, 4) sts, *dc in next st; rep from * to last – (7, -, 9, -, 11) sts, hdc in next – (3, -, 3, -, 4) sts, sc in next – (2, -, 3, -, 4) sts, sl st in next – (2, -, 3, -, 3) sts, turn.

Next Row (WS): Ch 1, sl st in next – (9, -, 12, -, 15) sts, sc in next – (2, -, 3, -, 4) sts, hdc in next – (3, -, 4, -, 4) sts, dc in next – (4, -, 7, -, 9) sts, dc3tog, dc in next 2 dc, turn.

Sizes – (37.5, -, 46, -, 53.5)” only

Left Back Shoulder

Next Row (RS): Ch 3, hdc in next – (2, -, 3, -, 3) sts, sc in next – (2, -, 3, -, 4) sts, sl st in next – (2, -, 3, -, 4) sts.

Fasten off. Break yarn.

Sizes – (37.5, -, 46, -, 53.5)” only

Right Back Shoulder

With WS facing, sk next – (34, -, 36, -, 40) sts from Left Neck edge and rejoin yarn.

Next Row (WS): Ch 3, dc in next dc, dc3tog, dc in next – (4, -, 7, -, 9) sts, hdc in next – (3, -, 4, -, 4) sts, sc in next – (2, -, 3, -, 4) sts, sl st in next – (2, -, 3, -, 4) sts. Fasten off. Break yarn.

Next Row (RS): With RS facing, rejoin yarn – (7, -, 10, -, 12) sts before neck edge, sl st in next – (2, -, 3, -, 4) sts, sc in next – (2, -, 3, -, 4) sts, hdc in next – (2, -, 3, -, 3) sts, dc in last st.

Fasten off. Break yarn.

Finishing

Seam Front and Back at the shoulders.

Armhole

With CC2, join yarn at underarm.

Rnd 1: Ch 3, work 55 (59, 63, 67, 71, 75) dc evenly around Armhole, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch. Break yarn.

Rnd 2: With CC1, ch 1, *sc in next st; rep from * to end of rnd, join with sl st to beg ch.

Fasten off. Break yarn.

Collar

With CC1, join yarn at Right Shoulder seam, ch 1, work 70 (74, 74, 78, 82, 86) sc evenly around Neck, join with sl st to beg ch.

Fasten off. Break yarn.

Weave in ends.

Block to finished measurements.

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