About this Project

This light and bright summer top is perfect for a picnic in the park. Crochet the open-work scalloped pattern using Caron Simply Soft yarn.

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    SIZES
    Finished Bust Measurement:
    S 40" [101.5 cm]
    M 48" 122 cm]
    L 56" [142 cm]
    XL 64" [162.5 cm]
    2XL 72" [183 cm]

     

    Finished Length:
    S 21" [53 cm]
    M 22" [56 cm]
    L 23" [58 cm]
    XL 24" [61 cm]
    2XL 25" [63.5 cm]

     

    GAUGE:
    In Scalloped Stitch 14 sts and 6 rows = 4"/10 cm.

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    PATTERN STITCH
    Scallop Stitch (multiple of 14)
    Chain multiple of 14 plus 4 for set-up row

     

    Set-up row: Dc in 4th ch from hook, *ch 1, skip 2 ch, dc in next ch, ch 1, skip 1 ch, dc2tog into next ch and 4th ch (skipping 3 ch), ch 1, skip 1 ch, dc in next ch, ch 1, skip 2 ch, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) into next ch; repeat from * across, ending last repeat (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in last ch, turn.

     

    Row 1 and all following rows: Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc + 1 ch), (dc, ch 1, dc) in first ch-1 sp, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, dc2tog into next 2 ch-1 sps, ch 1, dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) into next ch-1 sp; repeat from * ending last repeat (dc, ch 1, dc, ch 1, dc) in top of turning ch, turn.

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    BACK
    Ch 74 (88, 102, 116, 130) (includes 4 ch for set-up row). Work set-up row — 5 (6, 7, 8, 9) repeats across. Work even in Scallop St pattern until piece measures 12 (13, 13, 14, 14)"/ 30.5 (33, 33, 35.5, 35.5) cm.

     

    Shape Sleeves
    Use open stitch marker to hold current position. Using a separate ball of yarn, join with a slip stitch to left end of last row (opposite working yarn position), attaching it to the top of the turning chain, ch 14. Cut yarn. Return to working yarn at beginning of this row, ch 18. Turn.

     

    Next row: Work one new pattern repeat across beginning ch, continue across body sts in pattern, work one new pattern repeat across ending ch. Work even until sleeve measures 9 (9, 10, 10, 11)"/ 23 (23, 25.5, 25.5, 28) cm.
    Fasten off, leaving 3yds/274 m of yarn when finishing each piece.

     

    FRONT
    Work same as Back.

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    FINISHING
    Sew side and underarm seams. Mark center 12"/30.5 cm for neck opening.

     

    Joining shoulders
    First shoulder
    Using long yarn tail, work one more row in pattern as follows:
    Ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), sl st to matching scallop on other side of shoulder, (dc, ch 1, dc) in first ch-1 sp, *ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, dc2tog into next 2 ch-1 sps, ch 1, dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 1, skip next ch-1 sp, (dc, ch 1, dc, sl st to matching scallop on other side of shoulder, dc, ch 1, dc) into next ch-1 sp; repeat from * across neck opening, ending on a scallop.
    Leave yarn attached.

     

    Second shoulder
    Work as for first shoulder joining. then try on for desired neck opening size. Add or remove shoulder joins to customize.
    Fasten off.
    Using yarn needle, weave in ends.

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    ABBREVIATIONS
    Dc                      
    Double crochet
    Dc2tog             (Yoh. Draw up a loop in next st. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) twice. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook.
    Sc                    Single crochet
    Sc2tog             (Draw up a loop in next st) twice. Yoh and draw through all loops on hook
    Sl st                 Slip stitch