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Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Tropical Waves - Lacy Chevron Top For Little Girls | Free Crochet Pattern | My Hobby is Crochet

This cute long cotton top with a lacy chevron pattern can be worn as a summer top, but also over a long sleeved top as a vest. Or combined with the matching Tropical Waves Bolero.

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Size: 3 and half - 4 year old little girls

Finished dimensions:
chest: 29 cm from side to side
bottom: 32. 5 cm from side to side
length without straps: 33. 5 cm
straps: 22 cm total length



Update June 23, 2015: Now available the matching Bolero Pattern


Gauge: 19 sc = 10 cm
              chevron pattern repeat: 7 cm width

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Materials used:
- Cotton Fair yarn from Premier Yarns: approx.1/2 ball White, 1/2 ball Green Leaf and 1/ 3 ball Cotton Fair Multi Cloud Gazing. (Yarn weight: Fine (no. 2).
- 4 mm crochet hook
- 3.5 mm crochet hook (used for the flower appliques)
- yarn needle
-scissors
- optional stitch marker.

Stitches, Terms (US) and abbreviations used:
ch: chain
sc: single crochet
fsc: foundation single crochet
hdc: half double crochet
dc: double crochet
dc2 tog: double crochet 2 together = 1 stitch decrease: [Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop , yarn over, draw through 2 loops] 2 times, yarn over, draw through all loops on hook.
dc3tog: double crochet 3 together = 2 stitches decrease: [Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops] 3 times (4 loops on hook), yarn over, draw through all loops on hook.
dc5tog = double crochet 3 together = 4 stitches decrease: [Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up loop, yarn over, draw through 2 loops] 5 times (6 loops on hook), yarn over, draw through all loops on hook.
shell: 5 dc in same st
sk: skip
tw sc: twisted single crochet, see my Tutorial with step by step pictures.. Video Tutorial on YouTube (not mine): here.

( ) - repeat the sequence of stitches between parentheses as many times indicated in the pattern
[ ] - repeat the sequence of stitches between brackets as many times indicated in the pattern. 

Top Pattern:
Front side:
Row 1: Start with 55 fsc.
Row 2 (right side): ch 2, sk first sc, 2 hdc in next sc, *sk next sc, 2 hdc in next sc*, repeat from * to * till last sc, 1 hdc into last sc, ch1 and turn.
Row 3 (wrong side): 1 sc in first hdc and 1 sc in each hdc across, turn. (55 sc)
Note: Do not work into top of the turning ch2 here and throughout the pattern!
Rows 4 – 11 : Repeat as rows 2-3
Row 12: (on the right side): ch 1, 1sc in same st and 1 sc in each st across. (55 sc)
Row 13 (In this row you'll increase 10 sc): ch 1, 1 sc in same st and 1 sc in each of next 3 sts, 2 sc in next st, (1 sc in each of next 4 sts, 2 sc in next st) x 4 times, 1 sc in each of next 5 sts, * 2 sc in next st, 1 sc in each of next 4 sts* , repeat from * to * till end of row, changing color at the last st. ( 65 sts)
Begin Lacy Chevron Crochet Pattern
This lacy chevron pattern is a multiple of 16 sts + 1. For 65 sts total you will have 4 chevron repeats. The pattern is made of 2 rows repeats. Alternate 3 colors after each 2 rows.

Note: How to change colors: At the end of the sc row, change color at the last sc: work the last sc till half, having 2 loops on hook, attach new color and finish the st with the new color.

Don’t cut yarn when changing colors, carry the yarns not in use from row to row. Be careful at the tension to not shrink the sides.


Row 1 (right side): ch 3, sk first sc, dc2tog over next 2 sc, (ch 1, sk 1 sc, 1 dc in next st) x 2 times, ch 1, sk 1 sc, [shell in next sc, (ch 1, sk 1 sc, 1 dc in next sc) x 2 times, ch1, sk 1 sc, dc5tog over next 5 sc, (ch 1, sk 1 sc, 1 dc in next sc) x 2 times, ch1, sk 1 sc] x 3 times, shell in next sc, (ch 1, sk 1 sc,1 dc in next sc) × 2 times, ch 1, sk 1 sc, end with dc3tog over last 3 dc, turn.

Row 2 (wrong side): ch 1, 1 sc in first st and 1 sc in each st and ch 1 space across. (65 sc)
Note: Try to identify first the ch spaces between the stitches on the right side.
Count your sc stitches! If they are off, you might have missed some ch 1 space!
Do not work into ch3 at end of row here and throughout the chevron pattern

Row 3 - 7: Repeat as rows 1-2
If you work correctly, the shells will have to align on top of each other.
Row 8 (sc row - Increase 1 sc at each side): ch 1, 2 sc in first st, 1 sc in each st and ch 1 space across till last st, 2 sc in last st. (67 sc)

Row 9: (The Lacy Chevron Pattern will be the same as row 2, only having 1 extra dc at the beginning and 1 extra dc at the end of the row): ch 3, sk first st, work 1 dc in next st, dc2tog over next 2sc, (ch 1, sk 1 sc, 1 dc in next st) x 2 times, ch 1, sk 1 sc, [shell in next sc, (ch 1, sk 1 sc, 1 dc in next sc) x 2 times, ch1, sk 1 sc, dc5tog over next 5 sc, (ch 1, sk 1 sc, 1 dc in next sc) x 2 times, ch1, sk 1 sc] × 3 times, shell in next sc, (ch 1, sk 1 sc,1 dc in next sc) x 2 times, ch 1, sk 1 sc, dc3tog over next 3 sts, 1 dc in last st.

Row 10: ch 1, 1 sc in first st and 1 sc in each st and ch 1 space across. (67 sc)

Rows 11- 15: alternate rows 9 -10

Row 16 (sc row - Increase 1 sc at each side): ch 1, 2 sc in first st, 1 sc in each st and ch 1 space till last st, 2 sc in last st. (69 sc)

Row 17: (The Lacy Chevron Pattern will be the same as row 2, only having 2 extra dc at the beginning and 2 extra dc at the end of the row): ch 3, sk first st, work 1 dc in each of next 2 st, dc2tog over next 2sc, (ch 1, sk 1 sc, 1 dc in next st) x 2 times, ch 1, sk 1 sc, [shell in next sc, (ch 1, sk 1 sc, 1 dc in next sc) x 2 times, ch1, sk 1 sc, dc5tog over next 5 sc, (ch 1, sk 1 sc, 1 dc in next sc) x 2 times, ch1, sk 1 sc] × 3 times, shell in next sc, (ch 1, sk 1 sc,1 dc in next sc) x 2 times, ch 1, sk 1 sc, dc3tog over next 3 sts, 1 dc in each of last 2 sts.

Row 18: ch 1, 1 sc in first st and 1 sc in each st and ch 1 space across. (69 sc)

Rows 9-32: Alternate rows 17 and 18.

Row 33: Finish on the right side with an extra row of sc. (That means that the last 2 rows, will be both worked with sc in each st across.) Cut yarns leaving some tails to sew the sides together.. Fasten off.


Work the back side of the top the same way as the front.
Turn the 2 pieces with the wrong sides facing each other. Sew them together along the sides using the whip stitch. Use green yarn for the yoke section, for the chevron pattern alternate the yarn tails to sew. (Catch the yarn pieces from color changing in between being careful not to show up on the right side).

Straps:
Leaving a long tail, ch 8.
Row 1 (wrong side) : 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and 1 sc in each ch across, turn ( 7 sc)

Row 2 (right side): : ch 2, sk first sc, 2 hdc in next sc, *sk next sc, 2 hdc in next sc*, repeat from * to * till last sc, 1 hdc into last sc, turn.

Rows 3: ch 1, 1 sc in first st and 1 sc in each st across ( 7 sts)

Rows 4 - 29: repeat as rows 2-3, Finish off. Cut yarn leaving a long tail to sew the strap onto yoke.

Repeat for second strap.
Attaching the straps:Turn the top inside out with the back side facing you. Count 6 groups of 2 hdc from the left edge to the right. Align the top edges of the yoke and the strap together and sew them together with the whip stitch using one long tail of the strap. For a secure seam, stitch a few times back and fort. Cut yarn, fasten off.
Repeat for the other strap, counting 6 groups of 2 hdc from the right edge to the left.
Proceed the same at the front of yoke.
Twisted single crochet edging around the yoke and straps:
Edge around the neck:
Join  yarn  (color of your choice) in the middle of the back side, ch1, 1tw sc into same st, ch1, *sk 2 st, 1 tw sc into next st, ch1 *, repeat from * to * till the you reach the strap, continue up on the strap to front: *sk 1 sc, 1 tw sc around the bar of the next hdc, ch1 *, work across the front (between the 2 straps) till next strap the same as for the back, continue up on the strap to back the same way as before, work the remaining stitches across the back and join with sl st to top of first tw sc. Cut yarn. Fasten off.

Outer edge at underarm and outer edge of straps
Join  yarn at the side seam underarm. Work using the same pattern repeats as above, across the underarm to the left, then around the strap and across the remaining sts at the underarm to the side seam. Cut yarn. Fasten off.
Repeat for the other strap.
Flower Pattern (make 3):
With a 3.5 mm crochet hook and white yarn, ch 4 and join into ring, sl stitching into first ch.
Petals: * ch3, work dc2tog, ch 3, sl st into ring *, repeat from * to * 5 times for 5 petals. Cut yarn. Fasten off.
Sew the flowers onto the left strap. (Or place them on the yoke if you like.)




I hope you enjoy this pattern! If you find any mistakes in the pattern, please let me know. 

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Written pattern and pictures copyright Kinga Erdem 2015.
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