Vivi Ruffle Sleeve Top

Pamper yourself with a chic crochet top with lace at the hem and sleeves.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust Size 34.25 (38, 42, 45.5, 49.5, 53.25)” to fit bust 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52)”

0-2” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 38”

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

Materials

Yarn: Nako Calico (50% Cotton, 50% Acrylic; 267 yards [245 meters]/100 grams): CL11221 Cyan (3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 6) balls)

Hook: US size G/6 (4 mm)

Notions: Cable needle, tapestry needle, stitch markers

Special Stitches

Inverted V stitch: *Yo hook once, insert into next 2-ch sp, yo, pull yarn, yo, pull yarn through 2 lps; rep from * once more, pull yarn through all 3 lps on hook.

3dc cluster: Yo hook once, insert into 1-ch sp, yo, pull yarn, yo, pull yarn through 2 lps, *yo hook once, insert into same sp, yo, pull yarn, yo, pull yarn through 2 lps; rep from * once more, pull yarn through all 4 lps on hook.

Pattern Notes

The top is worked from the bottom up in the round up to the underarms where it is split to work the front and back separately.

Stitches are picked up to work the front and back hems.

Stitches are picked up around the armholes for the sleeves.

The turning chain/beginning chain counts as first dc throughout. 

Pattern

Body

Ch 146 (162, 178, 194, 210, 226), sl st in first ch, place removable marker for beg of rnd and move it up with each rnd.

Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 3, dc in each st around, join with sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-3. (146 (162, 178, 194, 210, 226) dcs)

Pm at beg of rnd and after 73 (81, 89, 97, 105, 113) sts to mark side. Do not move these markers with each rnd, they mark the position to pick up sts for the hem later.

Rep last rnd 19 more times, piece meas about 10”.

Divide for Front and Back

Next Row (RS): Ch 1, sl st in next 11 (14, 17, 20, 23, 26) sts, ch 3, dc in next 52 (54, 56, 58, 60, 62) sts, turn and continue working back and forth for Front. (53 (55, 57, 59, 61, 63) dcs)

Front

Next Row (WS): Ch 3, *dc in next st; rep from * to end. (53 (55, 57, 59, 61, 63) dcs)

Rep last row 5 (6, 7, 8, 9, 10) more times.

Sizes 34.25 (-, 42, -, 49.5, -)” only

Next Row (WS): Ch 3, dc in next 13 (-, 14, -, 15, -) sts, turn. (14 (-, 15, -, 16, -) dcs)

Right Shoulder

Rep last row 7 more times. Break yarn.

Left Shoulder

With WS facing, beg at the edge of Right Shoulder, sk 25 (-, 27, -, 29, -) sts for Front Neck, join yarn, ch 3, dc in next 13 (-, 14, -, 15, -) sts, turn.

Next Row (RS): Ch 3, dc in each st to end. (14 (-, 15, -, 16, -) dcs)

Rep last row 6 more times. Break yarn.

Sizes – (38, -, 45.5, -, 53.25)” only

Next Row (RS): Ch 3, dc in next – (13, -, 14, -, 15) sts, turn. (- (14, -, 15, -, 16) dcs)

Left Shoulder

Rep last row 7 more times. Break yarn.

Right Shoulder

With RS facing, beg at the edge of Left Shoulder, sk – (27, -, 29, -, 31) sts for Front Neck, join yarn, ch 3, dc in next – (13, -, 14, -, 15) sts, turn.

Next Row (RS): Ch 3, dc in each st to end. (- (14, -, 15, – 16) dcs)

Rep last row 6 more times. Break yarn.

Back

With RS facing, beg at Right Front edge, sk 20 (26, 32, 38, 44, 50) sts for Right Armhole, join yarn, ch 3, dc in next 52 (54, 56, 58, 60, 62) sts, turn.

Next Row (WS): Ch 3, dc in each st to end, turn. (53 (55, 57, 59, 61, 63) dcs)

Rep last row 13 (14, 15, 16, 17, 18) more times. Break yarn.

Seam shoulders.

Right Sleeve

With WS facing, join yarn at front edge of right underarm, ch 1, work 65 (69, 73, 77, 81, 85) sc along Right Armhole only, leaving underarm, turn.

Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in same place, sc in next 0 (2, 0, 2, 0, 2) sts, *sk 3 sts, ch 2, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st, sk 3 sts, ch 2, sc in next st; rep from * to last 0 (2, 0, 2, 0, 2) sts, sc in next 0 (2, 0, 2, 0, 2) sts, turn.

Row 2 (WS): Ch 3, dc in next 0 (2, 0, 2, 0, 2) sts, dc in next 2-ch sp, ch 2, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next 2-ch sp, ch 2, *inverted V-st, ch 2, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next 2-ch sp, ch 2; rep from * to last 2-ch sp, dc in last ch-2 sp, dc in next 0 (2, 0, 2, 0, 2) sts, dc in turning ch, turn.

Rep last row 5 (5, 7, 7, 9, 9) more times.

Next Row (WS): Ch 1, sc in next 1 (3, 1, 3, 1, 3) sts, sk next ch-2 sp, ch 2, (dc, [ch 2, dc] 4 times) in next ch-2 sp, sk next ch-2 sp, ch 2, *sc in next inverted-V st, sk next ch-2 sp, ch 2, (dc, [ch 2, dc] 4 times) in next ch-2 sp, sk next ch-2 sp, ch 2; rep from * to last 1 (3, 1, 3, 1, 3) sts, sc in last 1 (3, 1, 3, 1, 3) sts, turn.

Next Row (RS): Ch 1, sc in next 1 (3, 1, 3, 1, 3) sts, *ch 1, 3dc cluster in next ch-1 sp, (ch 3, 3dc cluster in next ch-1 sp) 3 times, ch 1, sc in next sc; rep from * to last 0 (2, 0, 2, 0, 2) sts, sc in last 0 (2, 0, 2, 0, 2) sts.

Left Sleeve

With WS facing, join yarn at back edge of left underarm, ch 1, work 65 (69, 73, 77, 81, 85) sc along Left Armhole only, leaving underarm, turn.

Work same as for Right Sleeve.

Front Hem

With RS facing, join yarn at side marker and begin working on opposite side of foundation chain, along front hem.

Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, sc in same place, *sk 3 sts, ch 2, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next st, sk 3 sts, ch 2, sc in next st; rep from * to end, turn.

Row 2 (WS): Ch 3, dc in next 2-ch sp, ch 2, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next 2-ch sp, ch 2, *inverted V-st, ch 2, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in next 2-ch sp, ch 2; rep from * to last 2-ch sp, dc in last ch-2 sp, dc in turning ch, turn.

Rows 3-5: Rep Row 2.

Row 6 (WS): Ch 1, sc in next st, sk next ch-2 sp, ch 2, (dc, [ch 2, dc] 4 times) in next ch-2 sp, sk next ch-2 sp, ch 2, *sc in next inverted-V st, sk next ch-2 sp, ch 2, (dc, [ch 2, dc] 4 times) in next ch-2 sp, sk next ch-2 sp, ch 2; rep from * to end, sc in turning ch, turn.

Row 7 (RS): Ch 1, sc in first st, *ch 1, 3dc cluster in next ch-1 sp, (ch 3, 3dc cluster in next ch-1 sp) 3 times, ch 1, sc in next sc; rep from * to end.

Back hem

With RS facing, join yarn at Beg of Rnd marker and begin working on opposite side of foundation chain, along back hem.

Work same as for Front Hem.

Finishing

Seam sleeves to underarms.

Weave in ends. Block to finished measurements.

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Comments
  • Cher-Lynn Maynard

    I was wondering what the weight of the yarn is? Would Premiers Cotton Faire work? It’s a #2 or do I need a DK or ww? Also when working the front and the back, in each section is it possible to add a couple rows to make the length in the waist longer? Thank you.

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