Weekend Crochet Top LW1526

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Skill Level: Easy

Designed by Mary Jane Protus.

Directions are for size Small; changes for sizes Medium and Large are in parentheses.

RED HEART® "Super Saver®": 12 ½, (14, 15 ½) Ounces No. 319 Cherry Red.
Crochet Hook: 6.5mm [US K-I0.5].
Yarn needle.

GAUGE: 12 sts = 4"; 6 rows = 4" in dc. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
To Fit Bust: 30-32 (34-36, 38-40)".
Finished Bust: 32 ½ (38, 43)".

PANEL PAT (Worked over 25 sts):

Row 1 (RS): 3 Dc in next dc, skip 2 dc, sc in next dc, ch 3, skip next dc, sc in next dc, skip 2 dc, [5 dc in next dc, skip 2 dc, sc in next dc, ch 3, skip next dc, sc in next dc, skip 2 dc] twice, 3 dc in next dc.

Row 2: 3 Dc in next dc, skip 2 dc, [ch 3, sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3, skip 2 dc, 5 dc in next dc] twice, ch 3, sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3, skip 2 dc, 3 dc in next dc.

Row 3: 3 Dc in next dc, skip 2 dc, [sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, skip 2 dc, 5 dc in next dc] twice, sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, skip 2 dc, 3 dc in next dc.

Rep Rows 2 and 3 for panel pat.

FRONT & BACK (Alike): Ch 51 (59, 67).

Foundation Row (WS): Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across; turn - 49 (57, 65) sts. Place panel pat:

Row 1: Ch 3, skip first dc, dc in next 11 (15, 19) dc, work panel pat Row 1 across next 25 dc, dc in next 11 (15, 19) dc, dc in top of ch-3; turn.

Panel pat is now in position. Work in dc and appropriate row of panel until 14 (14, 15)" from beg, end WS row.

Shape Armholes: Ch 1, sl st in first 3 (4, 5) dc, ch 3; [yo and draw up a lp in next st, yo and draw through 2 lps] 3 times, yo and draw through all 4 lps on hook - dec made; work to last 6 (7, 8) sts; dec, dc in next dc; turn - 8 (11, 14) sts each side of panel. Work even until 4" above armhole, end WS row.

Divide for Neck-Row 1: Work to middle dc of first 5-dc group; 2 dc in this dc; turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in first dc, ch 3, sc in sp, ch 3, skip 2 dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc to end; turn.

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in next 7 (10, 13) dc, 3 dc in next dc, sc in sp, ch 3, 2 dc in top of ch-3; turn.

Row 4: Ch 3, dc in first dc, skip next 2 dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc to end; turn.

Row 5: Ch 3, dc in next 7 (10, 13) dc, 3 dc in next dc, sc in top of ch-3; turn.

Row 6: Ch 3, dec, dc to end. Work 0 (1, 2) more rows. Fasten off.

With RS facing, attach yarn in middle dc of next 5-dc group; ch 3, dc in same dc, sc in sp, ch 3, sc in next sp, skip 2 dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc to end; turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in 7 (10, 13) dc, 3 dc in next dc, ch 3, sc in sp, ch 3, 2 dc in top of ch-3; turn.

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in first dc, ch 3, skip next sp, sc in next sp, skip 2 dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc to end; turn.

Row 4: Ch 3, dc in 7 (10, 13) dc, 3 dc in next dc, 2 dc in top of beg ch-3; turn.

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first dc, skip next 3 dc, 3 dc in next dc, dc to end; turn.

Row 6: Ch 3, dc in 7 (10, 14) dc, dec, dc in sc. Work 0 (1, 2) more rows. Fasten off.

SLEEVES: Ch 35 (37, 39).

Foundation Row (WS): Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across; turn - 33 (35, 37) sts.

Row 2: Ch 3, skip first dc, dc in next 3 (4, 5) dc, work panel pat Row 1 across next 25 dc, dc in last 4 (5, 6) sts; turn.

Panel pat is now in position. Work in dc and appropriate row of panel, shaping sides by inc 1 st each end of 5th row, then every 3rd row 4 more times, working added sts in dc - 9 (10, 11) dc on each side of panel. Work even until 13" from beg, end RS row.

Shape Armhole-Row 1: Work same as for armhole shaping of Back. Work dec each end of next row - 3 sts each side of panel.

Last Row: Ch 1, sl st in first 4 sts, skip 2 dc, ch 3, sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3, [skip 2 dc, sc in next dc, ch 3, sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3] twice, skip 2 dc, sl st in last 4 sts. Fasten off.

FINISHING: Sew shoulder seams. Sew side and sleeve seams. Set in sleeves.

Neck and Sleeve Edgings: With WS facing, attach yarn at a seam; ch 1, work sc evenly around; join with a sl st in first sc. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS: beg = beginning; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; dec = decrease; inc = increase; mm = millimeters; RS = right side; rep = repeat; sc = single crochet; sl = slip; sp = space; st(s) = stitch (es): WS = wrong side; yo = yarn over; * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified.

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