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Sea of Summer Top: Premium Crochet Pattern

Sea of Summer Top, an easy crochet pattern that shows off your style and the yarn

Missing warmer weather?

The Sea of Summer Top was inspired by the returning trend of off-the-shoulder tops. There are so many different styles of off-the-shoulder tops and dresses with flower, lace and more. Some have sleeves, and others have ruffles upon ruffles.

I wanted to make a simple, stylish look that allows the color and yarn to take center, whether you wear it to a spring picnic or dinner with friends on a restaurant patio.

This will be one of your favorite tops to make in every color for all occasions, and relatively quick to make for a wearable item. It’s designed to be relaxed through the body and hips with very only a few decreases. It’s a forgiving shape to compliment the smallest frame through 5X!

I have included the measurements for sizes XS through 5X so if want a looser or tighter fit, pick a different size. But be sure to have enough yarn in one color or more.

Pattern Details

MATERIALS

  • Rozetti Yarns Lumen (79% Cotton, 21% Viscose Rayon; 50g/1.75oz, 123 m/134 yards): 6, 7, 7, 9, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 balls or any comparable DK weight yarn; 2 -3 balls for ruffle in same or different color
  • Hook US G+/ 4.5mm
  • 4 stitch markers
  • Scissors
  • Yarn needle

GAUGE:

  • 16 hdc = 4” (10 cm)  13 rows = 4” (10 cm)

SIZES

  • X-Small: 34” bust x 17” length
  • Small: 38” bust x 17” length
  • Medium: 42” bust x 17” length
  • Large: 46” bust x 18” length
  • X-Large: 50” bust x 18” length
  • 2X-Large: 54” bust x 18” length
  • 3X-Large: 58” bust x 18” length
  • 4X-Large: 62” bust x 18.5” length
  • 5X-Large: 66” bust x 18.5” length

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PATTERN KEY:
ch: chain, sc: single crochet, hdc: half double crochet, dc: double crochet, hdc2tog: half double crochet 2 together, sl st: slip stitch, st(s): stitch(es), fhdc: foundation half double crochet, PM: place marker, sk: skip, FO: Fasten off

Special Stitches & Techniques:

first-hdc: first half double crochet: in first st, single crochet (without ch-1), ch 1  

first-dc: first double crochet: in first st, single crochet (without ch-1), ch 2 

How to join Fdc in the round: For final fdc, yarn over and insert hook through foundation chain, yarn over and pull up loop (3 loops on hook), insert hook through foundation of first st (starting ch-3), yarn over and pull through two loops (3 loops on hook), [yarn over, pull through two loops] twice, sl st to 3rd ch to join

EXPERIENCE LEVEL 

Intermediate

NOTES
  • Pattern is written in US terms 
  • Directions are for size X-Small, Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, 2X-Large, 3X-Large, 4X-Large and 5X-Large.  Garment is made with 4” of positive ease.
  • Each size is written separately for ease of following the pattern.
  • The pattern is made in four parts: the body, the front, the back and then the ruffle.
  • First-hdc can be replaced with ch 2, either method counts as hdc throughout pattern, unless otherwise noted. The first-hdc is recommended to make the seam less noticeable.
  • The foundation half double crochet can be substituted by chaining the same number, slip stitching to create a ring, and then making the same number of half double crochet.
  • The Ruffle measurements provided are recommendations, but can be adjusted by taking a string or piece of different yarn to wrap around your shoulders to get the best  measurement and fit. First-dc is recommended to minimize seam on the ruffle.
  • Two options for the ruffle are provided for Sizes X-Small through Large, and one option is offered for Sizes X-Large through 5X-Large. Either option can be used for any size, but the ruffle can become heavy for the largest sizes. 
  • Each size is written separately, and the ruffle is written for all sizes at bottom of pattern.
The Sea of Summer Top is an easy crochet pattern using DK weight yarn. Simple shaping to compliment all shapes from XS to 5X.

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