Crochet Audine Crop Top

August 07, 2018



I have a problem of keeping beautiful yarns instead of turning it into a project because I love love love beautiful yarns. 

Thanks to KnitCrate for sending me their beautiful hand-dyed yarn which I have been keeping until I decided to make another crop top. 

I just called it the Audine Crop Top because that's the name of the yarn.


To make this open front crop top 2 skeins of Audine Wools will be needed for size XS/S.


KnitCrate is a monthly yarn subscription and every month they have a theme for their crates so you have to wait what you will be getting. It was a very exciting feeling because you have to wait for the surprise delivered right at your doorstep.

My very first crate is April 2018 KnitCrate Membership themed Golden Hour which includes 2 skeins of premium yarn, a knitting, and crochet pattern. The yarn have beautiful colourway inspired by the blooming deserts cacti.


Included knitting pattern, Cloris Shawl by Emily Johannes 
and crochet pattern, Tempest Cowl by Abbey Swanson. 


You can check more about Audine Wools here: https://mbsy.co/nvbdh


Above is June and July Crates but I haven't decided what project to do with these yummy yarns yet. Maybe I will follow the pattern included but if I make my own pattern I will make a blog post about it.

If you want a monthly surprise right at your doorstep to satisfy your yarny addiction make sure to check KnitCrate here: http://mbsy.co/lR7Fm

Use code: Happy20  
and get 20% off of your first order!

This code will only work to discount the first month of a recurring monthly subscription and any of KnitCrate items.

This August KnitCrate are hosting a Flash Sale where you will receive a free KnitCrate when you join any of their subscriptions. You only have to pay the additional shipping cost of $5 for the extra crate. 

That's a great a deal! 
Take this opportunity and sign up this month the get your second crate for free.



Now here's the pattern!

Crochet Audine Crop Top


This pattern works from side to side and simply adjustable to any desired length and size you want. If you want a longer top just make more foundation chain. 

The top I made is tight fitting and if you want to make looser or bigger top just make more rows for each part and follow the steps of the pattern below.

Yarn
2 skeins of KnitCrate Audine Wools in Prickly Pear (200g).

Hook
3.5 mm crochet hook.

Materials: 
5 buttons, stitch marker

Gauge: 
2 rows of 6 dc = 1" x 1" inch

Size: 
XS/S

Stitches used
Chain stitch (ch), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), double crochet (dc).

Abbreviation: 
Right side (RS), wrong side (WS), stitches (sts), stitch (st), space (sp), next (nxt), last (lst), double crochet two together (dc2tog).

Instructions

Foundation chain:
Make a slip knot and ch 140 +2.

Row 1(RS):
Dc in 4th ch and across. Turn. (140 dc)

Row 2 - 10:
Ch 3, dc in each st across. Turn. (140 dc)
First ch 3 will be counted as your first dc.

Divide sts in 2 parts, 70 sts each for front and back part. Mark with stitch marker.

Continue to make the back part only and start shaping neckline.

Row 11:
Ch 3, dc in each of the nxt 69 sts across. Turn. (70 dc)

We will start to decrease the number of sts on the nxt 5 rows.

Row 12:
Ch 3, dc2tog in nxt 2 sts, dc in each sts across. Turn. (69 dc)

Row 13:
Ch 3, dc in each sts until 2 sts remain, dc2tog in lst 2 sts. Turn. (68 dc)

Row 14-16:
Repeat row 12-13 alternately. (Lst row 65 dc)

Continue on the nxt 3 rows without decreasing.

Row 17-19:
Ch 3, dc in each sts across. Turn. (65 dc)

We will start to increase the number of sts on the nxt 5 rows.

Row 20:
Ch 3, 2 dc in nxt st, dc in each sts across. Turn. (66 dc)

Row 21:
 Ch 3, dc in each sts across until 2 sts remain, 
2 dc in nxt st, dc in lst st. Turn. (67 dc)

Row 22-24:
Repeat row 20-21 alternately. 

Stop increasing and make 1 lst row before we continue making chain for the front part.

Row 25:
Ch 3, dc in each sts across, ch 72. (70 dc)

Row 26:
Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each sts across. Turn. (140 dc)

Row 27-35:
Ch 3, dc in each st across.Turn. (140 dc)



Now without cutting off yarn, facing WS continue to join side seam with sc.

Side seam:
Join 40 sts

Armhole:
Leave 30 sts 

Continue making the sleeve.

Sleeve

Rnd 1:
Ch 3, dc in the same st where you join the lst st, dc in each sts around, dc in same st where you join the lst st. Sl st in top of first ch 3.

Rnd 2-3:
Ch 3, turn your work around, dc in each sts around, sl st in top of first ch 3.

Rnd 4-8:
Ch 1, turn, sc in the first st and each sts around, 
sl st in top of the first sc, not in the first ch 1, to decrease 1 st. 

Ch 1, cut yarn. Fasten off.

Join the other side seam and continue making the sleeve.

Now continue to make the neckline and front part.

Flip your work RS out, join yarn at the bottom front right side.

Okay the next part may be a little bit confusing, refer to the diagram below to help you understand better.

Row 1:
Ch 3, dc in each of the nxt 39 sts, hdc in nxt 10 sts, sc in nxt 20 sts, 2 sc in each dc sp across neckline, sc in nxt 20 sts, hdc in nxt 10 sts, dc in nxt 40 sts. Turn.

Row 2-6:
Ch 3, dc in nxt 39 sts, hdc in nxt 10 sts, sc in nxt 70 sts, hdc in nxt 10 sts, dc in nxt 40 sts. Turn.



Now continue to make the buttonhole.

Row 1:
Ch 1, sc in the first st and in the nxt 2 sts, *ch 3, skip nxt 3 sts, sc in nxt 5 sts*, repeat * to * 3 times, ch 3, skip nxt 3 sts, sc in nxt 3 sts, ch 1. Turn.

Row 2:
Sc in first st and nxt 2 sts, *3 sc in ch 3-sp, dc in nxt 5 sts*, repeat *to * 3 times, sc in ch3-sp, sc in nxt 3 sts. (41 sc)

Now without cutting off yarn continue to ch 1, and sl st around the bottom of the top to get to the other side.

You can also cut off yarn and continue to join yarn on the other side, or use sc instead of sl st, or any other edging you like at the bottom.


Row 1-6:
Now once you reach the other side, ch 1, sc in the first st and in the nxt 40 sts, ch 1. Turn. ( 41 sc)

Continue making 6 rows of sc, ch 1, fasten off and sew the buttons or attach the button while you crochet.

And you're done!



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