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Crochet Summer Striped Top

Introducing the Crochet Summer Striped Top, a must-have addition to your wardrobe this season! This trendy and stylish top is perfect for those warm summer days when you want to look effortlessly chic. Made from high-quality crochet material, it offers a lightweight and breathable feel, ensuring you stay cool and comfortable all day long. Whether you're heading to the beach, attending a summer party, or simply enjoying a day out with friends, this top is versatile enough to be dressed up or down to suit any occasion. Pair it with your favorite denim shorts for a casual and laid-back look, or dress it up with a skirt and heels for a more polished and elegant ensemble. Embrace the summer vibes and make a fashion statement with the Crochet Summer Striped Top! 

Skill Level: Easy

Required Supplies:

STITCH NATION by Debbie Stoller Bamboo Ewe: 1 (2, 2, 2, 2) Balls each 5280 Geranium A, 5625 Sprout B and 5230 Buttercup C (Bamboo Ewe is discontinued)

Crochet Hook: 5.5mm [US I-9]

Stitch marker

yarn needle

This easy crocheted top looks great in bright colored stripes. It ends at the hip with a flattering ruffle edging.

Gauge/Tension: GAUGE: 14 dc = 4″; 7 rows = 4″. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Directions are for size Small; changes for sizes Medium, Large, X-Large and 2X are in parentheses.

Bust: 26 (30, 34, 36, 40)”

Length: 16”

Top is meant to be worn with negative ease.

NOTE:

Top is worked in continuous rounds from top to lower edge. Place marker for beginning of round.

TOP

With A, ch 92 (106, 120, 127, 141), slip st in first ch to join, taking care not to twist sts. Place marker for beginning of round.

Round 1: Sc in each ch around – 92 (106, 120, 127, 141) sc.

Round 2: Dc in each sc around.

Round 3: Dc in each dc around.

Rounds 4-7: Change to B, dc in each dc around.

Round 8: Change to A, dc in each dc around.

Rounds 9-10: Working in back loops only, dc in each dc around.

Rounds 11-14: Change to C and working in back loops only, dc in each dc around.

Rounds 15-16: Change to A and working in back loops only, dc in each dc around.

Rounds 17-20: Change to B and working in back loops only, dc in each dc around.

Rounds 21-22: Change to A and working in back loops only, dc in each dc around.

Rounds 23-26: Change to C and working in back loops only, dc in each dc around.

Round 27: Change to A, work 3 dc in each dc around, slip st in first dc.

Fasten off.

Turn inside out.

Neck Ties

Mark center 3 sts on Front.

Row 1: With C, ch 60, with wrong side facing, join C in next st to left of center marked 3 sts, sc in each st around

to last st to right of center marked 3 sts, leave center sts unworked, ch 60. Fasten off.

Row 2: With C, ch 60, sc in each sc of Row 1, ch 60. Fasten off.

Row 3: With B, ch 60, sc in each sc of Row 2, ch 60. Fasten off.

Row 4: With B, ch 60, sc in each sc of Row 3, ch 60. Fasten off.

Row 5: With A, ch 90, skip first sc, sc in next sc of Row 4, [ch 4, skip next 3 sc, sc in next 4 sc] 12 (14, 16, 17, 19) times, ch 4, skip next 3 sc, sc in next sc, ch 90.

Row 6: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across, sc in next sc, [3 sc in next ch-4 space, sc in next 4 sc] 12 (14, 16, 17, 19) times, 3 sc in last ch-4 space, sc in last sc, sc in each ch across. Fasten off.

Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS:

A, B, C = Color A, B, C;

ch = chain;

dc = double crochet;

mm = millimeters;

sc = single crochet;

st(s) = stitch(es);

[ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.

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