Starstruck Top

This versatile, sleeveless top is sure to become a wardrobe staple. Pair it with your favorite shorts or jeans for a breezy, casual look or layer it over a tank for cooler evenings.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: S (M, L, XL, 2X), Finished Bust Size 37 (41, 45, 49, 53)” to fit bust 34 (38, 42, 46, 50)”

3” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 37”

Gauge: 16 sts and 8.75 rows = 4” [10 cm] in double crochet after wet blocking

Materials

Light weight yarnYarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Style (100% Premium Acrylic; 254 yards [232 meters]/100 grams): #134 Tomato (3 (3, 4, 4, 5) balls).

Hook: US size H/8 (5.0 mm) hook

Notions: 1 locking stitch marker, tapestry needle.

Special Stitches

Invisible Single Crochet Increase (inc)

Sc in back loop only of next st, sc in both loops of same st.

Modified Single Crochet (mod sc)

Ch 3, insert hook under all 3 ch-sps from the three previous rows, yo and draw up a loop, yo and draw through both loops on hook, ch 3.

Pattern Notes

The tunic is worked from the bottom front, up and over the top, and down the back.

Ch 3 at the beginning of a row counts as a dc throughout.   

Pattern

Front

Bottom Pattern Section

Ch 99 (111, 121, 133, 145).

Row 1 (RS): Dc in 4th ch from hook and in next 2 (2, 1, 1, 1) chs, (ch 5, sk next 7 chs, dc in next 5 chs) 7 (8, 9, 10, 11) times, ch 5, sk next 7 chs, dc in last 3 (3, 2, 2, 2) chs. (41 (46, 49, 54, 59) dc, 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) ch-5 sps)

Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 2 (2, 1, 1, 1) dc, (ch 5, sk next ch-5 sp, dc in next 5 dc) across to last ch-5 sp, ch 5, sk last ch-5 sp, dc in last 3 (3, 2, 2, 2) dc. (41 (46, 49, 54, 59) dc, 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) ch-5 sps)

Row 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 2 (2, 1, 1, 1) dc, (mod sc, dc in next 5 dc) across to last ch-5 sp, mod sc, dc in last 3 (3, 2, 2, 2) dc. (41 (46, 49, 54, 59) dc, 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) mod sc)

Row 4: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 2 (2, 1, 1, 1) dc, (ch 7, sk next mod sc, dc in next 5 dc) 7 (8, 9, 10, 11) times, ch 7, sk next mod sc, dc in last 3 (3, 2, 2, 2) dc. (41 (46, 49, 54, 59) dc, 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) ch-7 sps)

Row 5: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 2 (2, 1, 1, 1) dc, (ch 5, sk next ch-7 sp, dc in next 5 dc) across to last ch-7 sp, ch 5, sk last ch-7 sp, dc in last 3 (3, 2, 2, 2) dc. (41 (46, 49, 54, 59) dc, 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) ch-5 sps)

Rows 6-35: Rep Rows 2-5, 7 times, then Rows 2-3 once more.

Row 36: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 2 (2, 1, 1, 1) dc, (ch 5, sk next mod sc, dc in next 5 dc) 7 (8, 9, 10, 11) times, ch 5, sk next mod sc, dc in last 3 (3, 2, 2, 2) dc. (41 (46, 49, 54, 59) dc, 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) ch-5 sps)

Bust Shaping

Row 37: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 3 (3, 2, 2, 2) dc, (3 sc in next ch-5 sp, sc in next 5 dc) across to last ch-5 sp, 3 sc in last ch-5 sp, sc in last 3 (3, 2, 2, 2) dc. (65 (73, 79, 87, 95) sc)

Row 38: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Row 39: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 12 (15, 18, 20, 23) sts, inc, sc in next 7 (7, 7, 8, 9 ) sts, inc, sc in next 23 (25, 25, 27, 27) sts, inc, sc in next 7 (7, 7, 8, 9)  sts, inc, sc in last 12 (15, 18, 20, 23)   sts. (69 (77, 83, 91, 99) sc).

Row 40: Rep Row 38.

Row 41: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 13 (16, 19, 21, 24) sts, inc, sc in next 8 (8, 8, 9, 10 ) sts, inc, sc in next 23 (25, 25, 27, 27) sts, inc, sc in next 8 (8, 8, 9, 10)  sts, inc, sc in last 13 (16, 19, 21, 24)   sts. (73 (81, 87, 95, 103) sc).

Row 42: Rep Row 38.

Sizes L (XL, 2X) only

Row 43: Ch 1, turn, sc in first 20 (22, 25) sts, inc, sc in next 8 ( 9, 10) sts, inc, sc in next 27 (29, 29) sts, inc, sc in next 8 (9, 10)  sts, inc, sc in last 20 (22, 25) sts. (91 (99, 107) sc).

Row 44: Rep Row 38.

Sizes S (M) only

Row 43 (43): Ch 1, turn, sc in first 19 (22, 32) sts, inc, sc in next 33 (35, 41) sts, inc, sc in last 19 (22, 32)  sts. (75 (83) sc).

All Sizes

Rows 44-50 (44-50, 45-50, 45-50, 45-50): Rep Row 38

Armhole Shaping

Row 51: Turn, sl st in first 4 (5, 6, 7, 8) sts, sc in next 66 (72, 78, 84, 90) sts, sc2tog, leaving remaining 3 (4, 5, 6, 7) sts unworked. (67 (73, 79, 85, 91) sts)

Row 52: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc across to last 2 sts, sc2tog. (65 (71, 77, 83, 89) sts)

Rows 53 (53-54, 53-54, 53-55, 53-56): Rep Row 52. (63 (67, 73, 77, 81) sts)

Row 54 (55, 55, 56, 57): Rep Row 38

Rows 55-56 (56-57, 56-57, 57-58, 58-59): Rep last 2 rows. (61 (65, 71, 75, 79) sts)

Rows 57 (58-59, 58-61, 59-65, 60-67): Rep Row 38.

Top Pattern Section

Row 58 (60, 62, 66, 68): Ch 3, turn, dc in next 2 (4, 2, 4, 1) sts, ch 7, sk next 5 sts, (dc in next 5 sts, ch 7, sk next 5 sts) 5 (5, 6, 6, 7) times, dc in last 3 (5, 3, 5, 2) sts. (31 (35, 36, 40, 39) dc, 6 (6, 7, 7, 8) ch-7 sps)

Rows 59-60 (61-62, 63-64, 67-68, 69-70): Ch 3, turn, dc in next 2 (4, 2, 4, 1) dc, (ch 5, sk next ch sp, dc in next 5 dc) across to last ch-sp, ch 5, sk last ch-sp, dc in last 3 (5, 3, 5, 2) dc. (31 (35, 36, 40, 39) dc, 6 (6, 7, 7, 8) ch-5 sps)

Row 61 (63, 65, 69, 71): Ch 3, turn, dc in next 2 (4, 2, 4, 1) dc, (mod sc, dc in next 5 dc) across to last ch-sp, mod sc, dc in last 3 (5, 3, 5, 2) dc. (31 (35, 36, 40, 39) dc, 6 (6, 7, 7, 8) mod sc)

Row 62 (64, 66, 70, 72): Ch 3, turn, dc in next 2 (4, 2, 4, 1) dc, (ch 7, sk next mod sc, dc in next 5 dc) 5 (5, 6, 6, 7) times, ch 7, sk next mod sc, dc in last 3 (5, 3, 5, 2) dc. (31 (35, 36, 40, 39) dc, 6 (6, 7, 7, 8)  ch-7 sps)

Rows 63-65 (65-67, 67-69, 71-73, 73-75): Rep Rows 59-61 (61-63, 63-65, 67-69, 69-71).

Right Shoulder

Sizes S (M, -, -, 2X) only

Row 66 (68, 76): Ch 3, turn, dc in next 2 (4, -, -, 1) dc, (ch 7, sk next mod sc, dc in next 5 dc) 1 (1, -, -, 2) times, ch 7, sk next mod sc, dc in next 3 (3, -, -, 2) dc, leaving remaining sts unworked. (11 (13, -, -, 14) dc, 2 (2, -, -, 3) ch-7 sps)

Marker placement: Sk next 2 (2, -, -, 3) dc, sk next ch-sp, sk next 5 dc, sk next ch-sp, sk next 2 (2, -, -, 3) dc, place marker in next st. 

Sizes L (XL) only

Row 70 (74): Ch 3, turn, dc in next 2 (4) dc, ch 7, sk next mod sc, dc in next 5 dc, ch 7, sk next mod sc, dc in next 5 dc, leaving remaining sts unworked. (13 (15) dc, 2 ch-7 sps)

Marker placement: (Sk next ch-sp, sk next 5 dc) twice, sk next ch-sp, place marker in next st.

All Sizes

Rows 67-68 (69-70, 71-72, 75-76, 77-78): Ch 3, turn, dc in next st, and in each st across to first ch-sp, (ch 5, sk next ch-sp, dc in next 5 dc) across to last ch-sp, ch 5, sk last ch-sp, dc each remaining dc. (11 (13, 13, 15, 14) dc, 2 (2, 2, 2, 3) ch-5 sps)

Row 69 (71, 73, 77, 79): Ch 3, turn, dc in next 2 (2, 4, 4, 1) dc, (mod sc, dc in next 5 dc) 1 (1, 1, 1, 2) times, mod sc, dc each remaining dc. (11 (13, 13, 15, 14) dc, 2 (2, 2, 2, 3) mod sc)

Row 70 (72, 74, 78, 80): Ch 3, turn, dc in next 2 (4, 2, 4, 1) dc, (ch 7, sk next mod sc, dc in next 5 dc) 1 (1, 1, 1, 2) times, ch 7, sk next mod sc, dc each remaining dc. (11 (13, 13, 15, 14) dc, 2 (2, 2, 2, 3) ch-5 sps)

Rows 71-73 (73-75, 75-77, 79-81, 81-83): Rep Rows 67-69 (69-71, 71-73, 75-77, 77-79). Do not fasten off. Remove hook and secure working loop with a stitch marker.

Left Shoulder

With WS facing and using a separate ball of yarn, join with sl st in marked st.

Sizes S (M, -, -, 2X) only

Row 66 (68, 76): Ch 3, dc in next 2 (2, -, -, 1) dc, (ch 7, sk next mod sc, dc in next 5 dc) 1 (1, -, -, 2) times, ch 7, sk next mod sc, dc in last 3 (5, -, -, 2) dc. (11 (13, -, -, 14) dc, 2 (2, -, -, 3) ch-7 sps)

Sizes L (XL) only

Row 70 (74): Ch 3, turn, dc in next 4 dc, ch 7, sk next mod sc, dc in next 5 dc, ch 7, sk next mod sc, dc in last 2 (4) dc. (13 (15) dc, 2 ch-7 sps)

All Sizes

Rows 67-68 (69-70, 71-72, 75-76, 77-78): Rep as for Right Shoulder.

Row 69 (71, 73, 77, 79): Ch 3, turn, dc in next 2 (4, 2, 4, 1) dc, (mod sc, dc in next 5 dc) 1 (1, 1, 1, 2) times, mod sc, dc each remaining dc. (11 (13, 13, 15, 14) dc, 2 (2, 2, 2, 3) mod sc)

Row 70 (72, 74, 78, 80): Ch 3, turn, dc in next st, and in each st across to first ch-sp, (ch 7, sk next mod sc, dc in next 5 dc) 1 (1, 1, 1, 2) times, ch 7, sk next mod sc, dc each remaining dc. (11 (13, 13, 15, 14) dc, 2 (2, 2, 2, 3) ch-5 sps)

Rows 71-73 (73-75, 75-77, 79-81, 81-83): Rep Rows 67-69 (69-71, 71-73, 75-77, 77-79). Fasten off.

Back

Top Pattern Section

Pick up working loop from Right Shoulder.

Row 74 (76, 78, 82, 84): Ch 3, turn, dc in next 2 (4, 2, 4, 1) dc, *(ch 7, sk next mod sc, dc in next 5 dc) 1 (1, 1, 1, 2) times, ch 7, sk next mod sc, dc in each remaining dc**, ch 23 (23, 31, 31, 25), working across Left Shoulder, dc in next 3 (3, 5, 5, 2) dc; rep from * to **. (22 (26, 26, 30, 28) dc, 4 (4, 4, 4, 6) ch-7 sps)

Sizes S (M, -, -, 2X) only

Row 75 (77, -, -, 85): Ch 3, turn, dc in next 2 (4, -, -, 1) dc *(ch 5, sk next ch-7 sp, dc in next 5 dc) 1 (1, -, -, 2) times, ch 5, sk next ch-7 sp**, dc in next 3 (3, -, -, 2) dc, dc in next 2 (2, -, -, 3) chs, ch 5, sk next 7 chs, dc in next 5 chs, ch 5, sk next 7 chs, dc in next 2 (2, -, -, 3) chs, dc in next 3 (3, -, -, 2) sts; rep from * to **, dc in last 3 (5, -, -, 2) sts. (31 (35, -, -, 39) dc, 6 (6, -, -, 8) ch-5 sps)

Sizes L (XL) only

Row 79 (83): Ch 3, turn, dc in next 2 (4) dc (ch 5, sk next ch-7 sp, dc in next 5 dc) twice, (ch 5, sk next 7 chs, dc in next 5 chs) twice, ch 5, sk next 7 chs, (dc in next 5 dc, ch 5, sk next ch-7 sp) twice, dc in last 3 (5) dc. (36 (40) dc, 7 ch-5 sps)

All Sizes

Rows 76-78 (78-80, 80-82, 84-86, 86-88): Rep Rows 60-62 (62-64, 64-66, 68-70, 70-72).

Rows 79-82 (81-84, 83-86, 87-90, 91-94): Rep Rows 59-62 (61-64, 63-66, 67-70, 69-72).

Rows 83-85 (85-87, 87-89, 91-93, 95-97) Rep Rows 59-61 (61-63, 63-65, 67-69, 69-71).

Row 86 (88, 90, 94, 98): Ch 3, turn, dc in next 2 (4, 2, 4, 1) dc, (ch 5, sk next mod sc, dc in next 5 dc) 5 (5, 6, 6, 7) times, ch 5, sk next mod sc, dc in last 3 (5, 3, 5, 2) dc. (31 (35, 36, 40, 39) dc, 6 (6, 7, 7, 8)  ch-5 sps)

Armhole Shaping

Row 87 (89, 91, 95, 99): Ch 1, turn, sc in each dc and 5 sc in each ch-5 sp across. (61 (65, 71, 75, 79) sc)

Row 88-89 (90-92, 92-96, 96-103, 100-108): Rep Row 38.

Row 90 (93-94, 97-98, 104-106, 109-112): Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, inc, sc across to last 2 sts, inc, sc in last st. (63 (69, 75, 81, 87) sts)

Row 91 (95, 99, 107, 113): Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, inc, sc across to last 2 sts, inc, sc in last st, ch 4 (5, 6, 7, 8). (65 (71, 77, 83, 89) sts, not counting chs)

Row 92 (96, 100, 108, 114): Turn, sl st in first 3 (4, 5, 6, 7) chs, sk next ch, sc in next sc, inc, sc across to last 2 sts, inc, sc in last st, ch 3 (4, 5, 6, 7). (67 (73, 79, 85, 91) sts, not counting chs.)

Row 93 (97, 101, 109, 115): Ch 1, turn, sc in each ch and in each st across. (73 (81, 89, 97, 105) sts)

Bust Shaping

Rows 94-103 (98-107, 102-110, 110-118, 116-124): Rep Row 38.

Rows 104-107 (108-111, 111-115, 119-123, 125-129): Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, sc2tog, sc in each st across to last 3 sts, sc2tog. (65 (73, 79, 87, 95) sts)

Bottom Pattern Section

Row 108 (112, 116, 124, 130): Ch 3, turn, dc in next 2 (2, 1, 1, 1) sts, ch 7, sk next 3 sts, (dc in next 5 sts, ch 7, sk next 3 sts) 7 (8, 9, 10, 11) times, dc in last 3 (3, 2, 2, 2) sts. (41 (46, 49, 54, 59) dc, 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) ch-7 sps)

Rows 109-110 (113-114, 117-118, 125-126, 131-132): Ch 3, turn, dc in next 2 (2, 1, 1, 1) dc, (ch 5, sk next ch-sp, dc in next 5 dc) across to last ch-sp, ch 5, sk last ch-sp, dc in last 3 (3, 2, 2, 2) dc. (41 (46, 49, 54, 59) dc, 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) ch-5 sps)

Row 111 (115, 119, 127, 133): Ch 3, turn, dc in next 2 (2, 1, 1, 1) dc, (mod sc, dc in next 5 dc) across to last ch-sp, ch 3, mod sc, dc in last 3 (3, 2, 2, 2) dc. (41 (46, 49, 54, 59) dc, 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) mod sc)

Row 112 (116, 120, 128, 134): Ch 3, turn, dc in next 2 (2, 1, 1, 1) dc, (ch 7, sk next mod sc, dc in next 5 dc) 7 (8, 9, 10, 11) times, ch 7, sk next mod sc, dc in last 3 (3, 2, 2, 2) dc. (41 (46, 49, 54, 59) dc, 8 (9, 10, 11, 12) ch-7 sps)

Rows 113-140 (117-144, 121-148, 129-156, 134-162): Rep last 4 rows 7 times

Rows 141-143 (145-147, 149-151, 157-159, 163-165): Rep Rows 109-111 (113-115, 117-119, 125-127, 131-133). Fasten off.

Seaming

Fold tunic in half with right sides together. Sew side seams from armhole to hem.

Sleeve Edging

With RS facing, join yarn with sl st at the seam at the bottom of armhole. Work 65 (68, 71, 76, 79) sc evenly spaced around armhole, join with sl st to first st. Fasten off.

Rep for other armhole.

Finishing

Remove marker. Weave in all ends.

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