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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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Never mind my earlier post about row 16 missing. I just went through the patt again and it is buried in row 15 (sleeves). Someone just forgot to hit enter for a new row.

Hi there, Thanks so much for pointing this out. I have reformatted this pattern to make it easier to follow. Thanks again! - Julia from FaveCrafst

It appears no one else has noticed there is no row 16 for the sleeves. Is it just numbered wrong and row 17 is actually row 16, etc?

You can find this discontinued yarn on ebay. I generally wear a Large for my bust size, but this is not as large as most people need. Reading the pattern, I noticed that the L top is only 20-inches in length from shoulder and the sleeves are only 18-inches long. That sizing comes only to my forearm and my belly button. I am only 5-feet, 4-inches tall. Luckily, I bought extra yarn to make the sweater and sleeves much longer. I might also add an extra shell to the width.

If anyone wants the pattern with small, medium and large sizes, along with a picture you can see and downloadable/printable instructions, go here http// == rochet-top

Copy and paste this web has the sizes in inches == == el/LM0173+Cartwheel+Crochet+Top.htm

this is a worsted weight yarn

can you put up a larger image? It's hard to see the detail when the image is so small.

The Coats & Clarks web-site has more information, including sizing: small (bust: 32-34"), medium (36-38"), and large (40-42"). Finished Bust Measurement: 36 (40, 44)".

My comments are similar to others here. No size listings. Just because it indicates S/M/L doesn't necessarily equate to the inches across the bust, etc. Really need this information. Also, it doesn't indicate the skill level for this project. I'm a beginner and easily intimidated, so I don't want to start a project that will be over my head.

does anyone know how to expand this pattern for a 2x?

New to Favecrafts....did you ever get a pattern for larger sizes for this sweater? I love it too, but I haven't fit into a large for 2 kids now! Thanks

Well I guess not everyone, myself included, can just assume correctly. And it would be sad to guess at the size(s) - put all the effort into the project - to find out that your guess was wrong. Maybe that is the reason labels are put on clothing, shoes and other such things.

Come on people, I cannot believe what I am reading here. Can no one really just figure out that the sizes must be small medium and large?!? Small is 6-8, Medium is 10-12 and Large would be 14-16. I thought that this was fairly standard and common knowledge. Don't make things more complicated than they need to be, just go for it.

Pretty top, but to echo other comments, what the heck sizes does the finished project make? Does anyone actually read these comments? I am the 4th comment to question the finished size...

This a nice top, I have to assume that this is for a small, medium and large. But what are the finished size. With the needle size, use a 3 weight?

the yarn used is discontinued, what weight do I use? do I use chunky? or...?

Nice top, I would like to make this, but where are the sizes?

Help! I can't see where the sizes are? What size is this?


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