Friday, September 2, 2011

Chocolate Strapless Top

This is a real cute and easy top, but for some reason it ended up overlapping a lot in the back.  I was too lazy to rewrite the pattern, so I just sewed the snaps about a quarter of an inch away from the edge in the back and it turned out good enough.  I like the look of this top with the brown skirt because it looks like a one piece dress when paired together. 



Materials

Size 10 thread in brown
Size 10 thread in pink
Size 6 (1.8 mm) steel hook
3 sew on snaps

Gauge

10 sc = 1 inch, 10 sc rows = 1 inch

Directions


Row 1:  Beg at waist, with brown, ch 41, sc in first ch, dc in next ch, [sc in next ch, dc in next ch] across, join pink in last st, fasten off brown, turn. (40 sts)

Row 2:  Ch 1, sc in each st across, join brown in last stitch, fasten off pink, turn.  (40 sc)

Row 3:  Ch 2 (counts as first dc), dc in each st across, join pink in last st, fasten off brown, turn (40 dc).

Row 4:  Repeat row 2.

Row 5:  Ch 1, sc in first st, dc in next st, [sc in next st, dc in next st] across, turn.  (40 sts)

Row 6:  Ch 1, sc in first dc, dc in next sc, [sc in next dc, dc in next sc], turn.  (40 sts)

Rows 7-10:  Repeat row 6.

Row 11:  Ch 1, sc in first dc, dc in next sc, [sc in next dc, dc in next sc] 7 times, sk next dc, 7 tr in next sc, sk next dc, sc in next 2 sts, sk next sc, 7 tr in next dc, sk next sc, [sc in next dc, dc in next sc] 8 times, turn.

Row 12:  Ch 1, sc in first dc, dc in next sc, [sc in next dc, dc in next sc] 7 times, [dc in next tr] 7 times, sc next 2 sc tog, [dc in next tr] 7 times, [sc in next dc, dc in next sc] 8 times, join pink in last st, fasten off brown, turn.

Row 13:  Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn.  (47 sc)

Row 14:  Ch 2, sl st in first sc, [ch 2, sl st in next sc] across.  Fasten off.

Finishing

Sew 3 snaps evenly spaced down back opening.






4 comments:

Sharon said...

This was so quick and easy to crochet and it turned out beautifully! The edging is especially gorgeous. Thanks for sharing the pattern!

pinkpowderpuff said...

You are very welcome!

Anonymous said...

Love the whole chocolate set. You did great! I saw you said you were new at the pants, really? You did a great job! I do the pants a bit different, continuing down one leg, then back and finish the other, closing the crotch after, but yours works good,too. I have made this whole outfit. Easy and fun.

pinkpowderpuff said...

Thank you anonymous :-)

I am new at pants, but I am working on a new pair right now and am going to try not to have to make any separate pieces to keep it simple.