Easy Peasy Top by Pukado
A little easy pattern to make something gorgeous!
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Yarn - Stylecraft DK
Hook size - 4mm
Yarn needle to weave in ends
Block is 2DC, CH2
4”x4” = 4.5blocks x 8rows
Beginning chain is an even amount of stitches plus 14
13 = 5, 5, 2, 4
Where 5 is the border for the arm part
2 is the first CH2 in the row of blocks and 2 is your begin chain at the start
I chained until it was the length from elbow to elbow and then added chains to get to an even number and added my 14 extra chains.
For my 6 yr old I chained 68 plus 14 = 82
For my 9 yr old niece I chained 80 plus 14 = 94
Length of the front and back part. For the CH82 I added 22 block rows, for the CH94 I added 25 block rows. Add enough rows that it will cover the front part of your body until your diaphragm (or half way your body).
Make 2, front and back
R1, Chain the amount required, turn, HDC in each chain, CH1 and turn
R2, SC in first 5st, CH2, skip 2st, *DC in next 2st, CH2, skip 2 st* repeat until the last 5st, SC in the last 5st, CH1 and turn
R3, SC in first 5st, 2SC in first CH2Space, CH2, *2DC in next CH2Space, CH2* repeat until the last CH2Space, 2SC in last CH2Space, SC in last 5st
R4, SC in first 5st, CH2, *2DC in next CH2Space, CH2* repeat until the last 5st, 2SC in last CH2Space, SC in last 5st
Repeat R3 and R4 until you have reached the length you require
Line up both parts at R1
With yarn needle sew on both side the same amount of stitches together. I used the outer loops only, so front loop of front part and back loop of back part.
For the CH82, I stitched 17st together on both sides (68 divided by 4 = 17)
For the CH94, I stitched 20st together on both sides (80 divided by 4 = 20)
But you can add more stitches if you don’t want an open neckline like that.
Turn it around and stitch both SC part together on the bottom with 5 stitches.
Weave in ends
Next part you will work in the round and decreasing with 1 block on the sides every row. Decrease until it will fit the waist of the person you’re making it for.
For the CH82, I decreased 4 rows
For the CH94, I decreased 5 rows.
R1, SLST to a CH2Space in the middle of part 1 (only for first row), CH2, DC in same space, CH2, *2DC in next space, CH2* repeat until you reach last CH2Space, 2DC in last CH2Space of Part1 and first CH2Space of Part2, CH2, *2DC in next space, CH2* repeat until you reach last CH2Space, 2DC in last CH2Space of Part2 and first CH2Space of Part1, CH2, *2DC in next space, CH2* repeat until end, SLST to first DC, SLST into next CH2Space
Repeat R1 until it will fit the waist of the person you’re making it for.
2DC around last CH2Space and first CH2Space
R2, CH2, DC in same space, CH2, *2DC in next space, CH2* repeat until end, SLST to first DC, SLST into next CH2Space
Repeat R2 until you’re happy with the length. I only added 1 extra row as I wanted the top to be cropped. They will wear it with a tank top or t-shirt underneath.
Edging after you reached the desired length
R3, CH1, *2SC in CH2Space, SC in next 2st (on top of DC of previous row)* repeat around, SLST to first SC
R4, CH2, HDC in each st around.
Weave in ends
Other uses for this pattern, using only 1 part
Just make 1 part, fold double lengthwise and stitch ends together to close it.
Or make a headband, Chain the amount that will fit around your head, make sure it’s and even number plus 13. Instead of HDC in first row, use SC. And edge bottom with SC, fold double lengthwise and stitch ends together to close it.
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