SweatersTops

Wrap around tied front summer ballerina style top

By August 1, 2019 No Comments

 

Im so excited to bring you this latest fun a fresh crochet summer top.  I’ve been wanting to do a quick and simple raglan style wrap around top and I’m really happy with the result!

The top portion works up super quickly as its made with only dc sts. The belt can tie either around the back or get looped completely around to tie in the the front as shown in the photos. The lace border might look complicated, but its a pretty simple design made up of mostly sc and ch sts.

It looks great on my daughter as is, but you can always wear it as a swimsuit coverup, or over a tank top.

I used Drops Muskat 100% mercerized cotton, which has a lovely smooth shine to it and is available in lots of color choices. But you can use any DK weight cotton you have in your stash. Just make sure as always, check your gauge. If you can’t get the correct gauge with your chosen yarn, simply change hooks and try again.

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Now grab some yarn and a hook and lets get started!

The Pattern

Finished Measurements Per panel in sizes S (M, L, XL)

Bust circumference – 38 (42.25, 48, 51.5) inches 96 (107, 122, 131) cm Length – 7.5 (8.5, 9.5, 10.5) inches before lace border 19 (21, 24, 27) cm Sleeve circumference – 13.75 (14.75, 16.25, 17.5) inches 35 (37, 41, 44) cm

Supplies

–  Main color (MC) – 6 (6, 8, 9) balls; 550 (650, 775, 900) yards; 505 (600, 710, 825) meters; Drops Muskat, 100% mercerized cotton yarn, in color (#61) light beige, 109 yds (100 m) and 1.8 oz (50 g) per ball.

–  Contrast color (CC) – 1 (1, 2, 2) balls Drops Muskat, 100% mercerized cotton yarn, in color (#08) off white, 109 yds (100 m) and 1.8 oz (50 g) per ball.

–  Size G/4 mm crochet hook

–  8 stitch markers

–  Tapestry needle

–  Blocking mat, t-pins and spray bottle or steamer for blocking.

Gauge

14 dc sts x 8 rows = 4 inches (10 cm)

Notes

–  Model is 5’ 3” tall with a 34 inch bust shown wearing size S.

–  Garment is worked from top down in turned rows. Sleeves and borders are worked directly on to the garment with no seaming required.

–  Gauge is crucial, please check your gauge before you begin.

Abbreviations

Ch- chain

Sc- single crochet

Fdc- foundation double crochet

MC- main color

Sl st- slip stitch

St(s)- Stitch(es)

RS- right side

CC- contrasting color

Dc- double crochet

Tr- treble crochet

Fsc- foundation single crochet

Sk- skip

Yo- yarn over

V-st- V-stitch

PM- place marker

Special Stitches

Foundation double crochet – Ch 3, yo, insert hook in 3rd ch from hook, yarn over and pull up loop (3 loops on hook), yo draw through 1 loop (1 ch made), yo, draw through 2 loops, 2 times, (foundation double crochet completed) *yo, insert hook under the 2 loops of the ch at the bottom of the stitch just made, yo and pull up a loop, (3 loops on hook), yo and draw through 1 loop, (1 ch made), yo and draw through 2 loops, 2 times; repeat from * to desired number of foundation double crochet.

Foundation single crochet – Ch 2, insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, yo, pull up a loop, (2 loops on hook), yo, draw through 1 loop, (1 ch made), yo, draw through 2 loops, (foundation single crochet completed) *insert hook under the 2 loops of the ch at bottom of stitch just made, yo and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 1 loop, yo and draw through 2 loops; repeat from * to desired number of foundation single crochet.

 

 Instructions

Note– When instructed to PM, do so in the ch-1 space of the V-sts of each row. Move st markers up with each subsequent row. Each row will increase by 10 sts.

Yoke

With MC, Ch 92 (92, 102, 102)

Round 1: 2 dc in third ch from hook (beg 2 sk chs do not count as a st), 1 dc in each of the next 10 (10, 12, 12) chs, (V-st, PM) in next ch, 1 dc in each of next 18 (18, 19, 19) chs, (V-st, PM) in next ch, 1 dc in each of next 28 (28, 32, 32) chs, (V- st, PM) in next ch, 1 dc in each of next 18 (18, 19, 19) chs, (V-st, PM) in next ch, 1 dc in each of next 10 (10, 12, 12) chs, 2 dc in last ch. (96 [96, 106, 106] dc and 4 ch-1 spaces)

Rounds 2- 10 (12, 14, 16): Ch 2, does not count as a st here and throughout), turn, 2 dc in first st, *dc in each st to marked ch-1 space, V-st in ch-1 space, repeat from * across, dc in each remaining dc to last st, 2 dc in last st. (186 [206, 236, 256] dc) and 4 ch-1 spaces at end of rounds 10 (12, 14, 16)

Proceed to divide for sleeves

Divide for sleeves

Round 1: Ch 2, turn, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in each of next 30 (34, 40, 44) sts to first marked st, 1 dc in ch-1 sp of V-st, sk next 38 (42, 47, 51) sts, work 10 fdc, 1 dc in ch-1 sp of next V-st, 1 dc in each of next 48 (52, 60, 64) sts, 1 dc in ch-1 sp of next V-st, sk next 38 (42, 47, 51) sts, work 10 fdc, 1 dc in ch-1 sp of next V-st, 1 dc in each of next 30 (34, 40, 44) sts, 2 dc in last st. (136 [148, 168, 180] dc)

Rounds 2-5: Ch 2, turn, 2 dc in next st, 1 dc in each st around to last st, 2 dc in last st. (144 [156, 176, 184] dc at end of round 5)

Do not fasten off, continue to border with MC.

Border

You will now create a sc border around entire garment.

Round 1: Ch 1, turn your work and begin working approximately 2 sc sts in each dc row end of side-front panel, 1 sc st in each dc st around neck opening and 3 sc sts in each corner; repeat for opposite side-front panel and across the bottom, sl st to first sc of the round.

Fasten off.

Sleeves

Note- Sleeves are worked in turned rounds.

With MC, attach a new strand of yarn with a sl st at the 5th fdc st made at armhole.

Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), turn, dc in each st around, sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch-3 to join.

Rounds 2-4: Ch 3, turn, dc in each st around, sl st to join. Fasten off, repeat on other sleeve.

*This pattern and all photos are the property of mommylovesyarn.com. Please respect the designer and their work, do not copy the pattern or photos to use as your own. You may sell handmade items made from my patterns if you wish. If you do, please give credit to me by tagging or linking back to my design. Thank you for your support.* 

Belt

Note- Here, you will create the right side of the belt, attach it to garment, sc across bottom of garment, then create left side of belt, then fasten off. (see photo below)

With CC, work 150 fsc (right side of belt.)

Attach the belt with a sl st to the lower corner of right front panel as shown in photo below, ch 1, turn so that you are working along the bottom edge of the garment, sc in same st and in each st around. When you reach the lower corner of left front panel, do not fasten off, work 150 fsc (left side of belt.)

Fasten off. Proceed to lace border.

Lace Border (st pattern shown on last page, pattern is multiple of 6 + 1 sts)

At the bottom border, count 145 (157, 175, 187) sts evenly between the right side of the belt and the left side of the belt, PM on either side. Alternatively, you can count in increments of 6 st, plus 1 if you prefer. Start the lace border at first marked st and end at last. (If you have too few stitches, start your count on one of the belt sts, if you have too many sts, skip them.)

With RS facing, join CC with a sl st to first marked st.

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in each of next 2 sts, ch 5, sk next 3 sts, *sc in each of next 3 sts, ch 5, sk next 3 sts; repeat from * across to last 2 sts, sc in each of last 2 sts. (last st should be marked st.)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in next st, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next ch-5 space, ch 3, sk next sc, *sc in next sc, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in ch-5 space, ch 3, sk next sc; repeat from * across to last st, sc in last sc.

Row 3: Ch 6 (counts as tr and ch-2), sc in next ch-3 space, sc in next sc, sc in next ch-3 space, *ch 5, sc in next ch-3 space, sc in next sc, sc in next ch-3 space; repeat from * across to last st, ch 2, tr in last sc.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in next st, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next st, *ch 3, sk next sc, sc in ch-5 space, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * across to last sc and ch-2 space, ch 3, sk last sc, sc in third ch of beg ch-6 of previous row.

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in next st, sc in ch-3 space, ch 5, sk next sc, sc in next ch-3 space, sc in next sc, sc in next ch-3 space, *ch 5, sk next sc, sc in next ch-3 space, sc in next sc, sc in next ch-3 space; repeat from * across, omitting last sc.

Row 6: Ch 1, sc in next st, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in ch-5 space, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next sc, *ch 3, sk next sc, sc in ch-5 space, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * across.

Fasten off.

Finishing

Weave in all ends.

Pin garment in place.

Block using your preferred method.

I sprayed mine with water and allowed to dry completely. You’re done!

Lace Border St Chart

 *This pattern and all photos are the property of mommylovesyarn.com. Please respect the designer and their work, do not copy the pattern or photos to use as your own. You may sell handmade items made from my patterns if you wish. If you do, please give credit to me by tagging or linking back to my design. Thank you for your support.* 

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