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Scalloped Summer Top

Difficulty level: *** Intermediate

Free Crochet Top Pattern

Size: S (M, L)

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
Chest: 34 [38, 42] inches (86 [96, 106] cm)

Materials: Plymouth Yarn Cleo DK Cotton DK weight yarn (100% cotton), 125 yds (114 m)/50 gr, color 0163 – 4 (5, 6) skeins (shop for this yarn here!)

Hook: H (5.0 mm)

Gauge: 2 shells = 2" (5.0 cm)

Abbreviations

ch = chain
st(s) = stitch(es)
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
V-stitch (V-st) - (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) into ch 1 of the V-stitch of the prev. row
Shell - (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) into the ch-1 of the prev row shell.
Shell2 - (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) into the ch-1 of the prev row shell.
Triple Shell - (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) into the ch-2 of the prev row shell.
Fan Shell - 7 dc into the ch-2 of the prev row shell.


Top

The top is worked top-down in rounds without seams.

Chain 72 (80, 84), sl st to 1st ch to form a circle. Continue to crochet in rounds.
Round 1: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc plus 1 ch), dc in the same st, (this is the 1st V-st), *skip 1 , V-st in the next ch, repeat from * to the end of the round, there should be 36 (40, 42) V-st. Sl st to ch 3.
Rounds 2-3: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc plus 1 ch), 1 dc into ch 1 of the V-stitch of the prev. row, *V-st into ch 1 of the V-stitch of the prev. row, repeat from * to the end of the row. Sl st to ch 3
Round 4: ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), dc, ch 1, 2 dc into the ch 1 of the 1st V-st of prev round, *Shell (see above) into the ch-1 of the prev row V-st., repeat from * to the end of the row. Sl st to ch 2, sl to next dc, sl st to ch 1.
Rounds 5-6: ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), dc, ch 1, 2 dc into the ch 1 of the 1st shell of prev round, *Shell (see above) into the ch-1 of the prev row Shell, repeat from * to the end of the row. Sl s to ch 2, sl to next dc, sl st to ch 1.
Round 7: ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), dc, ch 2, 2 dc into the ch 1 of the 1st Shell of prev round, *Shell2 (see above) into the ch-1 of the prev row Shell, repeat from * to the end of the row. Sl s to ch 2, sl to next dc, sl st to ch 2.
Round 8: ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), dc, ch 2, 2 dc into the ch 2 of the 1st Shell2 of prev round, *Shell2 (see above) into the ch-2 of the prev row Shell2, repeat from * to the end of the row. Sl s to ch 2, sl to next dc, sl st to ch 2.
Round 9: ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc into the ch 2 of the 1st Shell2 of prev round, *Triple Shell (see above) into the ch-2 of the prev row Shell2, repeat from * to the end of the row. Sl s to ch 2, sl to next dc, sl st to ch 2.
Rounds 10-12: ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc into the ch 2 of the 1st Triple Shell of prev round, *Triple Shell (see above) into the ch-2 of the prev row Triple Shell, repeat from * to the end of the row. Sl s to ch 2, sl to next dc, sl st to next dc, sl st to ch 2.
Round 13: ch 2 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc into the ch 2 of the 1st Triple Shell of prev round, (1 st Triple Shell), 9 (11, 12) Triple Shells (back), *Fan Shell into next Triple Shell, 1 sc between Triple Shells, repeat from * 7 times, Fan Shell into next Triple Shell (total 8 Fan Shells for sleeve), Triple Shell into each of next 10 (12, 13) Triple Shells (front), *Fan Shell into next Triple Shell, 1 sc between Triple Shells, repeat from * 7 times, Fan Shell into next Triple Shell (total 8 Fan Shells for the other sleeve), sl st to ch 2, sl to next dc, sl st to next dc, sl st to ch 2.

The Round yoke is now divided for back [10 (12, 13) shells], front [10 (12, 13) shells] and 2 sleeves (8 Fan Shells each). The sleeves are actually done at this point.

Work 2 (4, 4) rows of Triple Shells over ONLY back shells back and forth.
Work Triple Shells across back, ch 20 (20, 25) (underarm), work Triple Shells across, ch 20 (20, 25) (underarm), sl st to ch 2, sl to next dc, sl st to next dc, sl st to ch 2.
Next round: Triple Shells across back, skip 2 ch, *Triple Shell into next ch, skip 4 ch, repeat from * 3 (3, 4) times, Triple Shell into next ch, skip 2 ch, Triple Shells across front, skip 2 ch, *Triple Shell into next ch, skip 4 ch, repeat from * 3 (3, 4) times, Triple Shell into next ch, skip 2 ch, sl st to ch 2, sl to next dc, sl st to next dc, sl st to ch 2.
Work next 19 rounds of Triple Shells or to desired length.
Last Round: *Fan Shell into Triple Shell, 1 sc between Triple Shells, repeat to the end of the round, sl st to ch 2 of the 1st Fan Shell.
Tie off.

Enjoy!

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Poster: Kathy
April 25, 2016

I like the pattern except that I seem to think that the rows have duplicate instructions in them. And for row 9 for example you could of put for rows 9 -12. I am not sure as to how I get from the 4 rows front or back after sleeve fans unless you end and start in back/front area. And do you chain the 25 on 1st row of front/back or after the 4 rows. Love the end result if I can figure it out.

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