The Kathryn Wrap Top was inspired by a vintage sewing pattern.
As this is a simple design, you can use your favorite yarn in DK or light worsted weight. The pattern testers used a variety of yarns that came out amazing, such as Loops & Threads Joy DK and Caron Simply Soft. Check out their tops here. Be sure to check your gauge before you begin!
The Kathryn Wrap Top will show you how to use foundation stitches within the pattern and not just the first row. There is minimal seaming, and technically no seaming, if you chose to follow the alternative instructions within the pattern for attaching the ties.
This is a size-inclusive design for X-Small through 5X-Large with tips for adjusting the length.
Pattern was tested for accuracy and fit by Rachel C., Cindy C., Darlene T., Denise C., Carol M., Marilyn S., Roeska B., Lynette N., Beverly F., and Latanya H.
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Noro Kibou (*discontinued), Medium weight #4 yarn (54% Cotton, 34% Wool, 12% Silk; 147.64 yds/ 135 m; 1.76 oz/ 50 g skein): Color 16 (greens) x 5, 6, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 Skeins
13 pattern stitches = 3.5”, 9 pattern rows = 3.5”
To make a gauge swatch:
Row 1: 20 fsc, turn
Row 2-3: CSDC in first st, dc in each st to end, turn
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc in BLO of next 18 sts, sc in last st, turn
Row 5-6: CSDC in first st, dc in each st to end, turn
Row 7: Ch 1, sc in first st, sc in FLO of next 18 sts, sc in last st, turn
Row 8-9: CSDC in first st, dc in each st to end, turn
Row 10-15: Repeat rows 4-9
Measure Rows 4-12 for the most accurate measurement
SIZES/ FINISHED MEASUREMENTS
sl st: slip stitch
sc: single crochet
dc: double crochet
BLO: back loop only
FLO: front loop only
CSDC: chainless starting double crochet
fsc: foundation single crochet
fdc: foundation double crochet
sc2tog: single crochet 2 together
dc2tog: double crochet 2 together
RS: right side
WS: wrong side
M: stitch marker(s)
SPECIAL STITCHES & TECHNIQUES
CSDC: pull up a loop to height of row, holding loop in place, wrap yarn around hook (counts as a YO), insert hook in first st, YO, pull up a loop, [YO, pull through 2 loops] twice
Attach fsc: For final fsc, insert hook through foundation chain of last st made, yarn over and pull up loop (2 loops on hook), insert hook through next st of previous row (this attaches the fsc), yarn over and pull through st and 1 loop (2 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through two loops. Continue with standard sc as instructed in pattern.