Nervous about crocheting to fit or looking for something easy to make and wear? This figure flattering top is as easy to make as it is to throw on. The sideways construction means there are only two rows to the pattern to master and the seamed (but no sew) construction means that you literally can’t get the fit wrong.
We’ve added fit suggestions for every body type.
Finished bust: Fully adjustable. Designed to be worn with 10% negative ease at the
bust. Eg for a 40in bust finished size will be approx 36in.
Finished length: For underarm depth S (M, L) total length from shoulder to hip is = 53 (58, 62)cm/21 (23, 25) in
To fit bust measuring up to:
80:90:100:110:125:140:155 cm/32:36:40:44:50:56:62 in
4:5:5:6:7:8:8 50g skeins of 4ply weightwool
3.5mm (US E) hook.
Because the top is sized to exact fit, yarn amounts may vary.
2 pattern repeats and 12 rows in pattern to 10 cm/4 in using 3.5mm
hook (or size needed to achieve tension)
23 sts and 19 rows in half treble (US half double) in back loop only, blocked but unstretched to 10 cm/4 in using 3.5mm hook (or size needed to achieve tension)
Basic crochet stitches, working in rows, foundation double crochet
(optional), missing stitches, working into chain spaces.
Worked sideways in two pieces, joined with crochet rather than sewing. The top is designed to be worn with a lot of negative ease in the bust and hips (ie stretch to fit).
Pattern is written and charted using standard UK terms (US conversions given in abbreviations)