Raspberry Cartwheel Crochet Top
Using simple crochet patterns from Coats & Clark, you can add a few staples into your wardrobe. This Raspberry Cartwheel Crochet Top will be a great source of color in the fall months.
- MODA DEA™ "Cartwheel™", Art. R132 (1.76 ounce/77 yard ball): 9 (11, 12) Balls No. 9745 Raspberries.
- Crochet Hook: 6.5mm [US K-10.5].
- Yarn needle.
GAUGE: 12 dc = 4". CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
SIZES: Directions are for size Small; changes for sizes Medium and Large are in parentheses.
To Fit Bust: 32-34 (36-38, 40-42)".
Finished Bust Measurement: 36 (40, 44)".
FRONT & BACK (Alike): Ch 87 (99, 111).
Row 1 (Right Side): 2 Dc in 3rd ch from hook, * skip next 2 ch, sc in next ch, ch 5, skip next 5 ch, sc in next ch, skip next 2 ch **; 5 dc in next ch – shell made; rep from * to last ch, end at **; 3 dc in last ch; turn – 6 (7, 8) shells.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first dc, * ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5 **, sc in 3rd dc of next shell; rep from * to last st, end at **; sc in top of ch-3; turn.
Row 3: * Ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp, shell in next sc, sc in next ch-5 sp; rep from * to last sc; ch 2, dc in last sc; turn – 7 (8, 9) shells.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first dc, * ch 5, sc in 3rd dc of next shell, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp; rep from * across; turn.
Row 5: Ch 3, 2 dc in first sc, * sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp **, shell in next sc; rep from to last sc, end at **; 3 dc in last sc; turn.
Rep Rows 2-5 until approximately 17 (19, 20)" from beg, end wrong side row. Fasten off.
Ch 51 (51, 51). Work in pat same as Back over 3 shells on Row 1 and 4 shells on Row 3 until 14 rows in all have been worked, end Row 2. Shape sides as follows:
Row 15: Ch 6, dc in first sc, [ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp, shell in next sc, sc in next ch-5 sp] 4 times, ch 5, (dc, ch 3, dc) all in last sc; turn.
Row 16: Ch 1, sc in first dc, ch 5, skip sp, sc in next ch-5 sp, [ch 5, sc in 3rd dc of next shell, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp] 4 times, ch 5, sc in 3rd ch of ch-6; turn.
Row 17: Rep pat Row 3 – 5 shells.
Row 18: Rep pat Row 4.
Row 19: Rep pat Row 5.
Row 20: Rep pat Row 2.
Row 21: Rep Row 15.
Row 22: Rep Row 16.
Row 23: Rep pat Row 3 – 6 shells.
Rows 24-26: Rep pat Rows 4, 5, 2.
Sizes Medium and Large Only-Row 27: Rep Row 15.
Row 28: Rep Row 16.
Row 29: Rep pat Row 3 – 7 shells.
Rows 30-32: Rep pat Rows 4, 5, 2.
All Sizes: Rep pat Rows 3, 4, 5, 2 until 19 (19, 18)" from beg, end wrong side row. Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Sew shoulder seams by measuring 2" inward from both side edges. Place center of sleeve top at shoulder seam; sew in place. Sew sleeve and side seams. Weave in ends.
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