Brighter days
Simply Crochet|Issue 107
Put a spring in your step and a smile on your face with a top to welcome the new season, by Simone Francis
Simone Francis
YOU WILL NEED

• Scheepjes Colour Crafter DK

(100% premium acrylic, 100g/300m)

Yarn A Barneveld (1005)

See table for measurements and quantities of Yarn A

1 ball of each:

Yarn B Den Bosch (1241)

Yarn C Ameland (1725)

Yarn D Eindhoven (1114)

Yarn E Delft (1117)

Yarn F Assen (1065)

Yarn G Drachten (1827)

Yarn H Eelde (1422)

• A 4mm (US G/6) hook

• Stitch markers

For yarn stockists contact

Scheepjes

www.scheepjes.com/en

TENSION

15 sts and 10 rows to measure

10x10cm (4x4in) over treble crochet using a 4mm hook or size needed to obtain tension

23 rounds of Shell patt over Yoke meas 11cm (4¼in) depth

ABBREVIATIONS

ftr (foundation tr) Ch3 (counts as tr), *insert hook in last ch from hook, yrh and pull up loop, yrh and pull through 1 loop (loop will sit at base of ftr, (yrh and pull through 2 loops) twice; rep from * inserting hook into loop at base of prev ftr

shell (2tr, ch1, 2tr) into designated st

spkdc (spike dc) Make a long dc into designated st

Wear this top on a virtual meeting and you’ll get compliments – the colourful yoke is the perfect position for on-screen viewing!

NOTES

Top is worked from the neckline down, with a textured Bargello-effect yoke. Increases are made in a raglan style and the Top is then divided for Back/Front/Sleeves. It is easy to try the Top on as you work from this point to check fit and length. The Sleeves have a puffed fullness and are gathered at the Rib section. The Sleeve length can be easily altered by adjusting the number of rounds after shaping.

BARGELLO TOP

FRONT AND BACK

Using Yarn A, make 88 (88: 88: 88: 96: 96) ftr, ss to top of beg ch-3 to join into round. Use tail end to neaten join. [88 (88: 88: 88: 96: 96) sts]

RIB

Round 1 (RS) Ch1 (does not count as st), (FPtr around next 2 sts, htr in next st) around, ss to top of first st.

Rounds 2-3 As Round 1.

YOKE

Round 1 (RS) Ch3 (counts as tr throughout), tr in next st, *skip 3 sts, shell in next st; rep from * to final 2 sts, skip 2 sts, 2tr in base of first st, ch1, ss to top of beg ch-3. [22 (22: 22: 22: 24: 24) shells]

Round 2 Ch3, skip next tr, *dc into second of 3 skipped sts 2 rounds down, ch7, skip 1 shell; rep from * around, ending with dc into second skipped st 2 rounds down, ch3, dc into ch-1 sp of first shell in round. [21 (21: 21: 21: 23: 23) ch-7 sps, 2 ch-3 sps, 23 (23: 23: 23: 25: 25) dc]

RAGLAN SHAPING

Round 3 (Inc round) Ch3, tr in same st, *(skip (3 ch, dc, 3 ch), working over ch sts, shell in ch-1 sp of shell 2 rounds down) 7 (7: 7: 7: 8: 8) times, skip 3 ch, shell in next dc (1 inc made – pm in ch-1 sp of this shell), skip 3 ch, (shell in next ch-1 sp of shell 2 rounds down) 3 times, skip 3 ch, shell in next dc, (1 inc made – pm in ch-1 sp of this shell), ** skip 3 ch, shell in next ch-1 sp of shell 2 rounds down; rep from * to **, 2tr in base of first st, ch1, ss to top of beg ch-3. [4 increases made, 26 (26: 26: 26: 28: 28) shells] Move markers up to the increased shell on every foll shell round.

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