Free Pattern Friday: Easy Breezy Top

July 27, 2018 0 Comments

Free Pattern Friday: Easy Breezy Top

Before You Start: 

Let's start by saying this top was made for summer! We are so excited to share this amazing pattern created by Sierra Tosner | @SweetEverlyB (pictured in blue). We are also excited because our friend Krista | @k.h.joyfullymade (pictured in green) crocheted this beautiful top on her trip to Greece and was kind enough to share her pictures with us <3

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Project Details:

Skill Level: Easy
Craft: Crochet

Materials:
Yarn: DK Weight Yarn 5 pack: Herbal Dyed Recycled Silk Yarn from Darn Good Yarn
Hook: J/10-6.00mm Crochet Hook
Gauge Ruler or Measuring Tape
Blocking Materials(blocking mats, t-pins, spray bottle)
Tapestry Needle
Scissors
Abbreviations:
st(s)= stitch(es)
ch(s)= chain(s)
dc = double crochet
Yarn A- Pink (colors will change depending on color pack chosen) 
Yarn B- Taupe
Yarn C- Lightest Blue
Yarn D- Medium Blue
Yarn E- Dark Blue
Measurements and Gauges:

Finished Measurements of one panel:
Small:(Fits Bust size 32-34”) Top Width =14.25”Bottom Width =18”Length =23”
Medium:(Fits Bust size 36-38”) Top Width =16”Bottom Width =20”Length =23”
Large:(Fits Bust size 40-42”) Top Width = 17”Bottom Width =22”Length =24”
Extra Large:(Fits Bust size 44-46”)Top Width = 18.75”Bottom Width =24”Length = 24”

Gauge

Mesh Stitch Gauge 14 sts x 8 rows = 4” square
Gauge swatch pattern for the Mesh Stitch.
ch 20
Row 1: 1 dc in the 5th ch from the hook,(the skipped ch counts as 1 ch space)  [ch 1, skip 1 ch, 1 dc in the next ch] repeat across, turn. (17sts)
Rows 2-10: ch 4(counts as 1 ch space), skip first dc, [1 dc in next ch space, ch 1, skip 1 dc] repeat across, the last dc will be worked in the turning ch space, turn. (17sts)

 

Double Crochet Gauge11sts x 7 rows = 4” square
Gauge Swatch Pattern for Double Crochet
ch 16
Row 1: 1 dc in the third ch from the hook, 1 dc in each ch across, turn.(14sts)
Rows 2-9:ch 2(does not count as a stitch), 1 dc in first st, 1 dc in each st across, the final dc will be worked in the last st, not the turning ch, turn. (14sts)

Special Notes:

-The pattern is written for size small with the other sizes in parentheses as follows S(M, L, XL)
- The garment is worked from the top down starting with the mesh stitches and the lightest color of yarn.
- At the beginning of the mesh stitch rows the turning chain counts as 1 ch space.  To create the mesh stitch you will be crocheting into the chain spaces rather than the top of the chain stitches from the previous row.

Instructions:

Front and Back Panels (make 2)
Yarn A
ch 53(59,63,69)
Row 1: 1 dc in 5th ch from the hook,(the skipped chs counts as 1 ch space)  [ch 1, skip 1 ch, 1 dc in the next ch] repeat across, turn. 50(56,60,66 sts)
Rows 2-12: ch 4(counts as 1 ch space), skip first dc, [1 dc in next ch space, ch 1, skip 1 dc] repeat across, the last dc will be worked in the turning ch space, turn. 50(56,60,66 sts)


Yarn B
Rows 13-15: ch 4(counts as 1 ch space), skip first dc, [1 dc in next ch space, ch 1, skip 1 dc] repeat across, the last dc will be worked in the turning ch space, turn. 50(56,60,66 sts)
Row 16:ch 2(does not count as a st), 1 dc in first st, 1 dc in each ch space and st across, the last dc will be worked in the turning ch space, turn. 50(56,60,66 sts)
Row 17:ch 2(does not count as a stitch), 1 dc in first st, 1 dc in each st across, the final dc will be worked in last st, not the turning ch, turn. 50(56,60,66 sts)
Row 18: Repeat Row 17


Yarn C
Row 19:Repeat Row 17


Yarn B
Row 20:Repeat Row 17


Yarn C
Rows 21-26:Repeat Row 17


Yarn D
Row 27:Repeat Row 17


Yarn C
Row 28:Repeat Row 17


Yarn D
Rows 29-34:Repeat Row 17


Yarn E
Row 35:Repeat Row 17


Yarn D
Row 36:Repeat Row 17


Yarn E
Rows 37-41:Repeat Row 17
Sizes L and XL only
Rows 42-43:Repeat Row 17

Blocking of Easy Breezy Crochet Top

Blocking

  1. Pin each panel separately to the blocking mats. Use the measurements given at  the beginning of the pattern for your size.
  2. Saturate the panels with your spray bottle and cool tap water. Be gentle with the piece and try not to touch it too much. Silk yarn is durable, but can be fragile when wet.
  3. Let the panels dry overnight before unpinning.

 

Sewing It All Together

Lay the panels on top of each other with the right sides facing in. There’s no right or wrong side, just whichever you prefer.

 

Shoulder Seams

  1. Attach your yarn to the top, outside edge of one panel.
  2. Using the mattress stitch, sew the front and back panels together until your seam measures 3.5” (along the black dotted line in the picture below).
  3. Cut the yarn and sew in the end.

Repeat these steps along the other shoulder seam. You will have an open space in the center for your neck. Make sure the hole is large enough to slip over your head.

Easy Breezy Top Crochet Shoulder Seems

Side Seams

  1. With the panels still on top of each other, line up the stripes from the front and back panels. Pin together along the sides using stitch markers or sewing pins.
  2. Using the mattress stitch, sew together the side seams. Start at the last row of mesh stitches and sew until you have  3.5” left from the bottom of the garment. This will leave a space at the top for an armhole and a slit at the bottom for a looser fit around your hips. The seam will measure 13-14”, (sew along the black dotted line in the picture above).
  3. Cut the yarn and sew in the ends.

Repeat these steps above along the other side.