Summer Tops

Summer Tops

by Jill Hanratty

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Summer Tops by Jill Hanratty


For work or play, you can pair these six lovely tops with your favorite jeans, slacks, or skirts. Create a great summer look or wear them as layers year-round. Each of the designs is made using Dalia yarn by Omega, and instructions are written for sizes from small to 4XL.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781573677004
Publisher: Annie's Publishing, LLC
Publication date: 03/15/2015
Pages: 52
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 8.70(h) x 2.20(d)

About the Author


Jill Hanratty is a knitwear designer and the author of Crochet Coats, I Can't Believe It's Sweatshirts, Plus Size Fashions in Crochet, and Quick to Stitch Shrugs. She lives in Linden, New Jersey.

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Summer Tops

6 Stunning Tops Made Using Fingering-and Sport-Weight Cotton Yarns!


By Jill Hanratty

Annie's

Copyright © 2015 Annie's
All rights reserved.
ISBN: 978-1-57367-705-9



CHAPTER 1

Anytime Tee


Skill Level

*** INTERMEDIATE


Finished Sizes

Instructions given fit size small; changes for medium, large, X-large, 2X-large, 3X-large and 4X-large are in [ ].


Finished Measurement

Bust: 36 inches (small) [40 inches (medium), 44 inches (large), 48 inches (Xlarge), 52 inches (2X-large), 56 inches (3Xlarge), 60 inches (4X-large)]


Materials

• Omega Dalia size 3 crochet cotton (31/2 oz/404 yds/100g per ball):

4 [4, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7] balls #509 phosphorus

• Size G/6/4mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

• Tapestry needle


Gauge

24 sts = 4 inches; 12 pattern rows = 4 inches


Pattern Notes

Weave in ends as work progresses.

Chain-3 at beginning of row counts as first double crochet unless otherwise stated.

Chain-2 at beginning of row counts as first half double crochet unless otherwise stated.

Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated.

Chain-3 at beginning of round counts as first double crochet unless otherwise stated.

On row 1 of Front, each chain-3 counts as a double crochet.


Special Stitch

Single crochet shell (sc shell): (Sc, ch 2, sc) in st indicated.

Tee

Body


Row 1 (WS): Ch 68, sc shell(see Special Stitch) in 3rd ch from hook (beg 2 sk chs count as a hdc), *sk next 2 chs, sc shell in next ch, rep from * across to last 2 chs, sk next ch, hdc in last ch, turn. (22 sc shells, 2 hdc)

Row 2 (RS): Ch 3(see Pattern Notes), sk first 2 sts, *3 dc in next ch-2 sp**, sk next 2 sc, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, dc in 2nd ch of beg 2 sk chs, turn. (68 dc)

Row 3: Ch 2(see Pattern Notes), sk first 2 sts, *sc shell in next dc**, sk next 2 dc, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, sk next dc, hdc in last dc, turn.

Row 4: Ch 3, sk first 2 sts, *3 dc in next ch-2 sp**, sk next 2 sc, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, dc in last hdc, turn. (68 dc)

Rows 5–108 [5–120, 5–132, 5–144, 5–156, 5–168, 5–180]: [Rep rows 3 and 4 alternately] 52 [58, 64, 70, 76, 82, 88] times.

Row 109 [121, 133, 145, 157, 169, 181]: With RS tog, bring foundation ch behind work, ch 1, sl st in first foundation ch, sk first 2 dc on working row, *sl st in next dc, sk next foundation ch, sl st in next ch2 sp of foundation**, sk next 2 dc on working row, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, sl st in last dc of working row, ch 1, turn to work in ends of rows.


Bottom Edging

Rnd 1: Working on WS in ends of rows, sc shell in first row, *sk next row, [sc shell in next row] twice, rep from * around to last 2 rows, sk next row, sc shell in last row, join(see Pattern Notes) in first sc. Fasten off. (72 [80, 88, 96, 104, 112, 120] sc shells)


Bodice

Rnd 1: With WS facing, working in ends of rows on opposite side of Body, join yarn in last row, ch 1, sc shell in first row, *sk next row, [sc shell in next row] twice, rep from * around to last 2 rows, sk next row, sc shell in last row, join in first sc, sl st in next ch-2 sp, turn. (72 [80, 88, 96, 104, 112, 120] sc shells)

Rnd 2: Ch 3(see Pattern Notes), dc in same ch-2 sp, *sk next 2 sc**, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, dc in same ch-2 sp as beg ch-3, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3, turn. (216 [240, 264, 288, 312, 336, 360] dc)


Sizes Small, Medium, Large & X-Large Only

Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in first dc, *sk next 2 dc**, sc shell in next dc, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, sc in same dc as first sc, ch 2, join in first sc. Fasten off.


Sizes 2X-Large & 3X-Large Only

Rnd [3]: Ch 1, sc in first dc, *sk next 2 dc**, sc shell in next dc, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, sc in same dc as first sc, ch 2, join in first sc, sl st in next ch-2 sp, turn.

Rnd [4]: Ch 3, dc in same ch-2 sp, *sk next 2 sc**, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, dc in same ch-2 sp as beg ch-3, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3, turn.

Rnd [5]: Ch 1, sc in first dc, *sk next 2 dc**, sc shell in next dc, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, sc in same dc as first sc, ch 2, join in first sc. Fasten off.


Size 4X-Large Only

Rnd [3]: Ch 1, sc in first dc, *sk next 2 dc**, sc shell in next dc, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, sc in same dc as first sc, ch 2, join in first sc, sl st in next ch-2 sp, turn.

Rnd [4]: Ch 3, dc in same ch-2 sp, *sk next 2 sc**, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, dc in same ch-2 sp as beg ch-3, join in 3rd ch of beg ch-3, turn.

Rnd [5]: Ch 1, sc in first dc, *sk next 2 dc**, sc shell in next dc, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, sc in same dc as first sc, ch 2, join in first sc, sl st in next ch-2 sp, turn.

Rnd [6]: Rep rnd 4.

Rnd [7]: Ch 1, sc in first dc, *sk next 2 dc**, sc shell in next dc, rep from * around, ending last rep at **, sc in same dc as first sc, ch 2, join in first sc. Fasten off.


Back

Row 1: Ch 31, with RS of Bodice facing, 3 dc in last ch-2 sp made on Bodice, [sk next 2 sc, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp] 35 [39, 43, 47, 51, 55, 59] times, ch 31, turn. (108 [120, 132, 144, 156, 168, 180] dc)

Row 2: Sc shell in 3rd ch from hook (beg 2 sk chs count as a hdc), *[sk next 2 chs, sc shell in next ch] 9 times, sk next ch*, sk next dc, [sc shell in next dc, sk next 2 dc] 35 [39, 43, 47, 51, 55, 59] times, sc shell in next dc, sk next dc and next ch, sc shell in next ch, rep from * to *, hdc in last ch, turn. (56 [60, 64, 68, 72, 76, 80] sc shells)

Row 3: Ch 3, sk first 2 sts, *3 dc in next ch-2 sp**, sk next 2 sc, rep from * to last 8 ch-2 sps, ending last rep at **, sc in next ch-2 sp, leaving rem sts unworked, turn. (145 [157, 169, 181, 193, 205, 217] dc, 1 sc)

Row 4: Ch 1, sk first 2 sts, [sc shell in next dc, sk next 2 dc] 41 [45, 49, 53, 57, 61, 65] times, sc in next dc, turn. (41 [45, 49, 53, 57, 61, 65] sc shells, 1 sc)

Row 5: Ch 1, sk first 2 sts, *3 dc in next ch-2 sp**, sk next 2 sc, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, sk next sc, 3 dc in sc 2 rows below, sk next 2 sc 3 rows below, sc in next ch-2 sp, turn. (126 [138, 150, 162, 174, 186, 198] dc, 1 sc)

Row 6: Ch 1, sk first 2 sts, *sc shell in next dc**, sk next 2 dc, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, sk next dc and next ch-1 sp, sc shell in sc 2 rows below, sk next 2 dc 3 rows below, sc in next dc, ch 1, turn. (43 [47, 51, 55, 59, 63, 67] sc shells, 1 sc)

Row 7: Ch 1, sk first 2 sts, *3 dc in next ch-2 sp**, sk next 2 sc, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, sk next sc, 3 dc in sc 2 rows below, sk next 2 sc on row 2 below, sc in next ch-2 sp, turn. (132 [144, 156, 168, 180, 192, 204] dc, 1 sc)

Row 8: Ch 1, sk first 2 sts, *sc shell in next dc**, sk next 2 dc, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, sk next dc and next ch-1 sp, sc shell in sc 2 rows below, sk next 2 dc on row 3 below, sc in next dc, ch 1, turn. (45 [49, 53, 57, 61, 65, 69] sc shells, 1 sc)

Row 9: Ch 1, sk first 2 sts, *3 dc in next ch-2 sp**, sk next 2 sc, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, sk next sc, 3 dc in sc 2 rows below, sk next 2 sc on row 2 below, sc in next ch-2 sp, turn. (138 [150, 162, 174, 186, 198, 210] dc, 1 sc)

Row 10: Ch 1, sk first 2 sts, *sc shell in next dc**, sk next 2 dc, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, sk next dc and next ch-1 sp, sc shell in sc 2 rows below, sk next 2 dc on row 3 below, sc in next dc, ch 1, turn. (47 [51, 55, 59, 63, 67, 71] sc shells, 1 sc)

Row 11: Ch 1, sk first 2 sts, *3 dc in next ch-2 sp**, sk next 2 sc, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, sk next sc and next ch-1 sp, 3 dc in sc 2 rows below, [sk next 2 sc on row 2 below, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp] 4 times, sk next sc, dc in last sc, turn. (157 [169, 181, 193, 205, 217, 229] dc)

Row 12: Ch 2, sk first 2 sts, *sc shell in next dc**, sk next 2 dc, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, sk next dc, sc shell in sc 2 rows below, [sk next 2 dc on row 3 below, sc shell in next dc] 3 times, sk next dc, hdc in last dc, turn. (56 [60, 64, 68, 72, 76, 80] sc shells, 2 hdc)

Row 13: Ch 3, sk first 2 sts, *3 dc in next ch-2 sp**, sk next 2 sc, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, dc in last hdc, turn. (170 [182, 194, 206, 218, 230, 242] dc)

Row 14: Ch 2, sk first 2 sts, *sc shell in next dc**, sk next 2 dc, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, sk next dc, hdc in last dc, turn.

Rows 15–26 [15–28, 15–30, 15–32, 15–32, 15–34, 15–36]: [Rep rows 13 and 14 alternately] 6 [7, 8, 9, 9, 10, 11] times.

Row 27 [29, 31, 33, 33, 35, 37]: Rep row 13.


Left Shoulder

Row 1: Ch 2, sk first 2 sts, [sc shell in next dc, sk next 2 dc] 23 [25, 27, 28, 30, 32, 34] times, hdc in next dc, leaving rem sts unworked, turn. (23 [25, 27, 28, 30, 32, 34] shells, 2 hdc)Row 2: Ch 3, sk first 2 sts, dc in next ch-2 sp, *sk next 2 sc, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, rep from * across, sk next sc, dc in last hdc. Fasten off. (69 [75, 81, 84, 90, 96, 102] dc)


Right Shoulder

Row 1: With WS facing, sk next 26 [26, 26, 32, 32, 32, 32] dc from Left Shoulder, join yarn in next dc, ch 2, *sk next 2 dc, sc shell in next dc, rep from * across, sk next dc, dc in last hdc, turn. (23 [25, 27, 28, 30, 32, 34] shells, 2 hdc)

Row 2: Ch 3, sk first 2 sts, *3 dc in next ch-2 sp, sk next 2 sc, rep from * until 1 ch-2 sp rem, dc in next ch-2 sp, dc in last hdc. Fasten off. (69 [75, 81, 84, 90, 96, 102] dc)


Front

Row 1: With RS facing and working in foundation chs of sleeves and front of Body, join yarn in first ch of right sleeve, ch 3, [sk next 2 ch, 3 dc in next ch] 9 times, sk next 2 ch, (2 dc, ch 3(see Pattern Notes), sl st) in next ch, (sl st, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch-2 sp, [sk next 2 sc, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp] 34 [38, 40, 44, 48, 52, 56] times, sk next 2 sc, (2 dc, ch 3, sl st) in next ch-2 sp, sk next 2 ch, (sl st, ch 3, 2 dc) in next ch, [sk next 2 ch, 3 dc in next ch] 9 times, sk next ch, dc in last ch, turn. (170 [182, 194, 206, 218, 230, 242] dc)Row 2: Ch 2, sk first 2 sts, *sc shell in next dc**, sk next 2 dc, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, sk next dc, hdc in last dc, turn. (56 [60, 64, 68, 72, 76, 80] sc shells)

Rows 3–12: Rep rows 3–12 of Back.

Row 13: Ch 3, sk first 2 sts, *3 dc in next ch-2 sp**, sk next 2 sc, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, dc in last hdc, turn. (170 [182, 194, 206, 218, 230, 242] dc)

Row 14: Ch 2, sk first 2 sts, *sc shell in next dc**, sk next 2 dc, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, sk next dc, hdc in last dc, turn.

Rows 15–18 [15–20, 15–22, 15–24, 15–24, 15–26, 15–28]: [Rep rows 13 and 14 alternately] 2 [3, 4, 5, 5, 6, 7] times.

Row 19 [21, 23, 25, 25, 27, 29]: Rep row 13.


Neck/Right Shoulder Shaping

Row 1 (RS): Ch 2, sk first 2 sts, [sc shell in next dc, sk next 2 dc] 25 [27, 29, 30, 32, 34, 36] times, hdc in next dc, leaving rem sts unworked, turn. (25 [27, 29, 30, 32, 34, 36] shells, 2 hdc)

Row 2: Ch 3, sk first 2 sts, dc in next ch-2 sp, *sk next 2 sc, 3 dc in next ch-2 sp, rep from * across, sk next dc, dc in last hdc, turn. (75 [81, 87, 90, 96, 102, 108] dc)

Row 3: Ch 2, sk first 2 sts, [sc shell in next dc, sk next 2 dc] 23 [25, 27, 28, 30, 32, 34] times, hdc in next dc, turn. (23 [25, 27, 28, 30, 32, 34] shells, 2 hdc)

Row 4: Rep row 2. (69 [75, 81, 87, 90, 96, 102] dc)

Row 5: Ch 2, sk first 2 sts, *sc shell in next dc, sk next 2 dc, rep from * across, hdc in last dc, turn. (22 [24, 26, 27, 29, 31, 33] sc shells, 2 hdc)

Row 6: Ch 3, sk first 2 sts, *3 dc in next ch-2 sp**, sk next 2 sc, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, dc in last hdc, turn. (68 [74, 80, 86, 89, 95, 101] dc)

Row 7: Ch 2, sk first 2 sts, *sc shell in next dc**, sk next 2 dc, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, sk next dc, hdc in last dc, turn.

Row 8: Rep row 6.

Row 9: Hold Front and Back Shoulders with RS tog, ch 1, sl st in first dc of back, ch 1, *sk 2 dc on front**, sc in next dc, sk next dc on Back Shoulder, [sl st in next dc] twice, sc in same dc on front, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, sk next dc, hdc in last dc, sk next dc on back, sl st in next dc. Fasten off.


Left Shoulder

Row 1: With WS facing, sk next 20 [20, 20, 26, 26, 26, 26] dc from Right Shoulder, join yarn in next dc, ch 2, *sk next 2 dc, sc shell in next dc, rep from * across, sk next dc, hdc in last dc, turn. (25 [27, 29, 30, 32, 34, 36] shells, 2 hdc)

Row 2: Ch 3, sk first 2 sts, *3 dc in next ch-2 sp, sk next 2 sc, rep from * across to last ch-2 sp, dc dec(see Stitch Guide) in next ch-2 sp and in last hdc, turn. (74 [80, 86, 89, 95, 101, 107] dc)

Row 3: Ch 2, sk first 2 sts, hdc in next dc, *sk next 2 dc, sc shell in next dc, sk next 2 dc, rep from * across, sk next dc, hdc in next dc, turn. (23 [25, 27, 28, 30, 32, 34], 3 hdc)

Row 4: Rep row 2. (68 [74, 80, 86, 89, 95, 101] dc)

Row 5: Ch 2, sk first 2 sts, *sc shell in next dc**, sk next 2 dc, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, sk next dc, hdc in last dc, turn. (22 [24, 26, 27, 29, 31, 33] sc shells, 2 hdc)

Row 6: Ch 3, sk first 2 sts, *3 dc in next ch-2 sp**, sk next 2 sc, rep from * across, ending last rep at **, dc in last hdc, turn.

Rows 7 & 8: Rep rows 5 and 6.

Row 9: Hold Front and Back Shoulders with RS tog, ch 2, sl st in first dc of Back, ch 1, *sk 2 dc on front, sc in next dc, sk next dc on Back, [sl st in next dc] twice, sc in same dc on Front, rep from * across, sk next dc, hdc in last dc, sl st in next dc on Back. Fasten off.


Neckline Edging

Rnd 1: Working on WS in sts and ends of rows, sk 2 dc from Back Left Shoulder, join yarn in next dc, sc shell in same dc, [sk next 2 dc, sc shell in next dc] 7 [7, 7, 9, 9, 9, 9] times, [sc shell in next row] 3 times, sk next row, [sc shell in next row] twice, sk next row, [sc shell in next row] 4 times, sk next dc, sc shell in next dc, [sk next 2 dc, sc shell in next dc] 5 [5, 5, 7, 7, 7, 7] times, sk next 2 dc, [sc shell in next row] 4 times, sk next row, [sc shell in next row] twice, sk next row, [sc shell in next row] 3 times, join in first sc. Fasten off. (32 [32, 32, 36, 36, 36, 36] sc shells)


Armhole Edging

Rnd 1: With WS of 1 sleeve facing and working in ends of rows, join yarn at underarm, sc shell in same row, [sk next row, sc shell in next row] 5 [6, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10] times, sc shell in each of next 17 rows, [sk next row, sc shell in next row] 5 [6, 7, 8, 8, 9, 10] times, join in first sc. Fasten off.

Rep for 2nd Armhole.

CHAPTER 2

Corded Shells Cowl Top


Skill Level

*** INTERMEDIATE


Finished Sizes

Instructions given fit size small; changes for medium, large, X-large, 2X-large, 3X-large and 4X-large are in [ ].


Finished Measurement

Bust: 34 inches (small) [38 inches (medium), 42 inches (large), 46 inches (Xlarge), 50 inches (2X-large), 54 inches (3Xlarge), 58 inches (4X-large)]


Materials

• Omega Dalia size 3 crochet cotton (31/2 oz/404 yds/100g per ball): 4 [5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 8] balls #583 leaf green

• Size G/6/4mm crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge

• Tapestry needle


Gauge

4 shells in pattern = 4 inches; 12 pattern rows = 4 inches


Pattern Notes

Weave in loose ends as work progresses.

Join with slip stitch as indicated unless otherwise stated.

Chain-3 at beginning of row counts as first double crochet unless otherwise stated.

Chain-5 at beginning of round counts as first double crochet and chain-2 unless otherwise stated.


Special Stitches

Shell: (Dc, [ch 1, dc] twice) in st indicated.

Beginning half shell (beg half shell): Ch 4, dc in st indicated.


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Contents

Anytime Tee,
Corded Shells Cowl Top,
Driftwood Blossom Tee,
Eyelet Dream Tank,
Timeless Grace Tank,
Breezy Blooms Top,
General Information,
Stitch Guide,
Metric Conversion Charts,

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