This is one of my favorite designs to date. It’s fun to make, doesn’t take too long, and it’s a fun top to wear. This versatile top can be worn many ways and easily altered for a custom fit, with either more or less coverage as desired. I’ve really enjoyed making this pattern and hope you do too. Here we go…
Sizes: The black top is made with Omega Sinfonia Cotton #8, which results in a A/B cup size.
The red top below is made with Lily Sugar’n Cream #4, which results in a C/D cup size, using the same instructions. Depending on your desired size, you can use different size cotton yarns to obtain that. If you want a smaller size, use smaller yarn, larger size, use larger yarn. If you desire more coverage, you can repeat Row 23 additional times in multiples of 2 Rows, ending at the top of the triangle before starting Row 24 so you can follow the rest of the pattern.
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Omega Sinfonia Cotton #8 sport weight yarn, 100-120 yards
Hook – Size F
Tapestry Needle for weaving in the ends
Gauge: 5 sc and 5 Rows = 1 inch. Each Triangle approximately 5” wide x 6” tall
sl st – slip stitch
ch – chain
dc – double crochet
sc – single crochet
sp(s) – space(s)
st(s) – stitch(es)
Note: Ch 1 does not count as a stitch
Instructions: Side 1
Row 1: Ch 14, turn, 1 sc in 3rd ch from hook, 1 sc in ea st across. (12 sc).
Row 2-9: Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in ea st across. (12 sc).
Row 10: Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in ea st across. 2 sc in corner, (working down the side) 1 sc at the end of ea row. (21 sc).
Row 11: Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in ea st across, 2 sc in corner, 1 sc in ea st across. (22 sc).
Row 12: Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in ea st across, 2 sc in corner, 1 sc in ea st across. (23 sc).
Row 13: Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in ea st across, 2 sc in corner, 1 sc in ea st across. (24 sc).
Row 14: Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in ea st across, 2 sc in corner, 1 sc in ea st across. (25 sc).
Row 15: Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in ea st across, 2 sc in corner, 1 sc in ea st across. (26 sc).
Row 16-23: Ch 1, turn, 1 sc in ea st across. (26 sc).
Row 24: Ch 3, turn (counts as 1 dc, 1 ch), *sk 1 st, 1 dc in next st, ch 1*, repeat ** 12 more times, 1 dc in last st. (13 ch 1 sps).
Row 25: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in ea ch 1 sp in next 12 sps; in last ch 1 sp only- 1 sc, ch 70 for strap, sl st loosely back down ea ch, 1 sc in last ch 13 sp (26 sc). Continue down side with 1 sc in the end of ea row (23 sc). Now working across the bottom, *ch 2, sk 2 sts, 1 sc in next st* repeat **, ch 2, sl st to 1st sc of row. (10 ch 2 sps). End off, weave in ends.
Instructions: Side 2
Repeat instructions for Side 1 for Rows 1 – 24. End off yarn. Place Side 1 and Side 2 next to each other, with RS facing you for both sides, as if you were wearing it. Start Row 25 on the side that would be closest to your underarm, at the bottom corner for Side 2. This will result in your finished top with a RS facing sc stitch on both sides.
Row 25: Sl st to bottom corner, ch 1, 1 sc in the end of ea row (23 sc), 1 sc in ch 1 sp (at top center), ch 70 for strap, sl st loosely back down ea ch, 1 sc in top ch 1 sp, 2 sc in ea ch 1 sp to the bottom (26 sc). Now working across the bottom, *ch 2, sk 2 sts, 1 sc in next st* repeat **, ch 2, sl st to 1st sc of row. (10 ch 2 sps). End off, weave in ends.
Bottom Tie: Ch 200, turn, sl st in ea ch st. End off, weave in ends. Evenly weave this tie through the bottom 10 ch 2 sps of both sides, either tying in the front or the back.
Lining: These examples are not lined. The stitch pattern is dense and you can’t see through it.
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