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Wow! Make a lovely, lightweight top for all seasons!

Feminine, fun, and flattering—the Berry Colada Top pattern has it all

From: The August 2017 issue of I Like Crochet

Skill level: Intermediate

Here’s a crochet top that has it all—a great shape, lacy feminine touches, and jaw-dropping style. The Berry Colada Top truly takes tunics to the next level. If you’ve ever wanted to crochet a top that elicits compliments for yourself and your crochet skills, this is the pattern to choose.

First, let’s talk about the hexagon floral motifs. They turn the simple tunic shape into a work of art, dancing around the neckline to frame your face and fluttering over the side slits to enhance the drape. This unique touch sets the Berry Colada Top apart—and shows off all your best assets.

But wait, let’s not forget the stripey, open-weave tunic base. Crocheted in cotton thread, it lays beautifully and is lightweight enough to wear on summer evenings by the pool, out to dinner, or to an outdoor concert. Pair it with white jeans or a long skirt for that oh-so-popular Boho chic vibe.

The Berry Colada Top is worked in flat pieces from the bottom up, primarily in double crochet: back, armhole, front, and then sleeves. The hexagon flowers are worked separately in six rounds each and then stitched to the neckline and sides. The finished bust size for this tunic ranges from 32”-56”.

Crochet and knitwear designer Tian Connaughton created the Berry Colada Top pattern for I Like Crochet. Tian’s designs tend toward classic shapes, but she makes sure every pattern has a unique element that will help crocheters learn something new and develop their skills. Aren’t we lucky to have her as an I Like Crochet designer?

The Berry Colada Top pattern includes:

  • Complete stitch instructions for 7 sizes
  • List of materials, notions, and hook size
  • Notes on the pattern and special stitches
  • Finishing instructions

Like the pattern’s name, you will feel fresh and fun—not to mention beautiful—when you wear the Berry Colada Top. Sip something cool, let the breeze flutter through your hair, and take pleasure in wearing this gorgeous top you made yourself!
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