Do you constantly have 3 or 4 crochet/knit projects going at the same time? I know, we all do. In the midst of working on a pullover with a lightweight 3 yarn and a chunky 6 weight yarn scarf design, I decided to start yet another project. I guess I just needed to balance things out with a worsted weight 4. So I began this sandstone fringe pullover.
This beautiful yarn that I bought at Hobby Lobby was calling my name. The denim in color yarn is great because it’s thick enough to work up a project quickly, but it has a light soft feel to it. Being 50% acrylic and 50% cotton the fabric has an airy drape to it. Get your yarn here.
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Finished Measurements (each panel)
Small: 18.5 inches (vertical) wide x 23.5 inches long . To fit bust- 32-34″
Medium: 20.5 inches (vertical) wide x 23.5 inches long . To fit bust- 36-38″
Large: 22.5 inches (vertical) wide x 23.5 inches long. To fit bust- 40-42″
Yarn bee Denim in Color “taupe” 5 (6, 7) balls. 100g/164 yards per ball. 4 medium weight
6.5 mm crochet hook- Size o/10.5
Herringbone dc: 10 sts x 7 rows = 4 inches/10 cm
Sage stich: 4 V-sts x 5.5 rows = 4 inches/10 cm
Ch 3 and ch 1 count as stitches unless otherwise noted. Back panel is worked from the top down so that the first foundation single crochet row is the neck line. The front panel is worked horizontally in herringbone double crochet stitch, panel is then turned vertically when seamed together. Pattern written in sizes small, med and large. Finished top shown in size small, model is 5′ 3″ with 34 inch bust.
Herringbone double crochet– yo, insert hook into next ch, yo and pull through the ch and the first loop on hook, yo and draw through 1 more loop on hook, yo and through both loops on hook.
V-stitch – (dc, ch 1, dc) in indicated st or sp
Foundation single crochet – Ch 2, insert hook in 2nd chain from hook, yo and pull up loop (2 loops on hook), yo, draw through 1 loop (1 chain made), yarn over and draw through 2 loops (single crochet)—1 foundation single crochet with chain at bottom. *Insert hook under both loops of ch st at base of previous foundation single crochet, yo and pull up loop, yo and draw through 1 loop, yarn over and draw through 2 loops. Repeat from * to desired number of foundation single crochet.
Foundation double crochet– Ch 3, yo, insert hook under top 2 strands of first ch and pull up a loop, ch 1 [yo and draw through 2 loops] twice -2 foundation double crochet completed. * Yo, insert hook under both loops of ch st at base of previous foundation double crochet and pull up a loop, ch 1, [yo and draw through 2 loops] twice. Repeat from * to desired number of foundation double crochet.
- ch chain
- beg– begin/beginning
- dc- double crochet
- st (sts)– stitch (stitches)
- sp– space
- sc- single crochet
- sc2tog– single crochet 2 stitches together
- V-st– V-stitch
- yo– yarn over
*Back panel is worked from the top down so that the first foundation single crochet row is the neck line.*
56 (59, 62) foundation single crochet to create row 1
Rows 2-3: Ch 1, (counts as sc here and throughout) turn, sc in each st across. 56 (59, 62) sc
Row 4: Ch 3, (counts as first dc here and throughout), sk next sc, V-st in next sc, *sk next 2 sc, V-st in next sc; repeat from * to last 2 sc, sk next sc, dc in last sc.
Row 5: Ch 3, turn, 3 dc in each ch 1 sp of each V-st across row, dc in last st.
Row 6: Ch 3, turn, V-st in center dc of each 3-dc group across row, dc in last st.
Repeat rows 5 and 6 – 13 times.
Row 35: Ch 1, turn, sc in next 9 sts, sc2tog, *sc in next 10 sts , sc2tog, sc in next 10 sts ; repeat from * 2 more times, sc in last 8 sts. 52 (55, 58) sc
Row 36: Repeat row 35. 48(51, 54) sc
Row 37: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
48 foundation double crochet to create row 1
Rows 2- 32(36,40): Ch 3, turn, Herringbone double crochet across.
do not fasten off.
Bottom band (of front panel)
Turn the panel so the herringbone dc stitches are laying horizontally. Your panel will appear to have vertical stripes rather than horizontal stripes.
Row 1: Ch 1, working into the sides of the dc sts, sc evenly across the panel. Work approx 2 sc sts in each dc to create the first row of the bottom band.
Row 2-6: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Fasten off, turn panel for next step.
Neckline (of front panel)
Row 1: Attach new strand of yarn and repeat Row 1 of the bottom band.
Row 2-3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.
Seam together both the front and back panels at the shoulders and both sides. Leave 8 (8, 8 1/2) inch opening for neck and 7 ( 7 1/2, 8) inch openings for each armhole.
Now that you have seamed your pieces you can add a simple sleeve border to both arm openings. Attach a new strand of yarn with sl st, ch 3 at underarm and work herringbone double crochet stitches evenly spaced around the arm opening. Sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 3
Round 2: Ch 3, herringbone dc around, sl st to 3rd ch of beg ch 3
Round 3: Repeat round 2
To finish your top add a fringe to every other single crochet stitch at the bottom border.
Thanks for checking out this pattern, I hope you enjoy your new top!