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Crochet Tantum Top – FREE Crochet Pattern

Crochet Tantum Top – FREE Crochet Pattern

You’re going to love this crochet pattern for the crochet Tantum Top. First of all, if you love crocheting garments, this one is for you.

The crochet Tantum top has been a passion project & I couldn’t been more excited to share. It’s has so many details & is super customize-able.

 


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You’re going to need some crochet experience to make this crochet top, but if you’re a newbie crocheter, this one isn’t that far from being a easy pattern. Mostly because there’s so much repeats & single crochet stitches.

 

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Not convinced this top is for you? Well’ let me tell you, it’s definitely such a great piece to wear. Think wearing it with jeans or even to dress up a bit more & still getting to wear something handmade.

I can definitely see this made as a all season garment, just customize it with your own favorite colors & wear it all year through!

 

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THE YARN


For the crochet Tantum top you’re going to need cotton yarn if you follow the pattern suggestion, the Cotton DK yarn from Paintbox. It comes in all these beautiful shades & the dress in the pictures is made in pistachio.

The Cotton DK yarn from Paintbox became my top pick when designing the Natare top. This cotton is soft, it works up beautifully & works well for crocheting garments.

Don’t want to use cotton? Well, there’s plenty other yarns to choose from. A great way to go would be to try Paintbox Simply DK. The result might change slightly, but this is also a yarn that comes in lots of great shades.

 

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THE PERFECT ALL YEAR CROCHET PROJECT


The crochet Tantum top is definitely a great all year crochet project. It’s the perfect basic crochet tee & you can wear it for any occasion all year through.

Imagine wearing it under a cozy crocheted cardigan during fall & winter or as a stand alone garment during the warmer months.

The crochet Tantum top can also be made in any yarn & color. Why not make one in soft wool for winter to keep yourself warm & have one ready in cotton for summer?

 

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HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CROCHET THAT?


How long it takes to crochet something varies depending on your skill & how fast you crochet. But that isn’t a helpful answer is it?

Well, I’ve developed a yarn calculator to help you get the answer to this question.

It will help you calculate exactly how much time you’ll spend crocheting a project.

All you need to know is how much yarn you will use on the project in either meters, yards or skeins. Then crochet your test square & time it.

Calculate how long it takes to crochet that. 

 

CROCHET TANTUM TOP – THE FREE CROCHET PATTERN


PATTERN OPTIONS:


 

ABOUT THE PATTERN:


The crochet Tantum top is the basic crochet tee for your wardrobe. It’s made with single crochet stitches & can easily be adjusted to have different neckline sizes. Make it in all the colors & you’ll have a tee for every occasion!

This crochet top can be made sizes XS – 5XL & is very easy to adjust it to your size. Even though the skill level is intermediate, don’t be scared. It’s just single crochet stitches & very few split single crochet stitches.

 

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SKILL LEVEL: 


INTERMEDIATE

 

Read about skill levels.

 

MATERIALS NEEDED:


CROCHET HOOK:

Size 5 mm / US: H – 8 / UK: 6

Hook I used: Lykke Crochet Hooks

 

YARN:

Yarn used:

Paintbox Yarns – Cotton DK.

Find it here.

 

Yarn amount used: 

  • Size XS: 6 skeins / 270 g / 660 m / 715 yards
  • Size S: 7 skeins / 310 g / 770 m / 835 yards
  • Size M: 7 skeins / 350 g / 880 m / 960 yards
  • Size L: 8 skeins / 400 g / 1000 m / 1095 yards
  • Size XL: 9 skeins / 450 g / 1130 m / 1235 yards
  • Size 2XL: 11 skeins / 510 g / 1260 m / 1380 yards
  • Size 3XL: 12 skeins / 560 g / 1400 m / 1530 yards
  • Size 4XL: 13 skeins / 620 g / 1550 m / 1690 yards
  • Size 5XL: 14 skeins / 680 g / 1700 m / 1860 yards

 

Yarn characteristics:

  • 3 light yarn, DK yarn.
  • 100 % cotton

 

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED:

  • Needle, find one here (if you don’t already have one)!
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Stitch markers

 

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GAUGE:


Measured with single crochet stitches in the rounds:

  • 15 stitches and 21 rows per 10 cm / 4 inch.

 

NOTES: 


  • This crochet pattern is written in US terms (more details).
  • All measurements given are unblocked.
  • Note that measurements are given as exact as possible. But crochet tension & technique might give variations in the result, that changes from person to person.

 

  • Read pattern instructions carefully before beginning to make sure you understand everything. It might save you hours!
  • Make a swatch that measure at least 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 inches using the stitch the gauge is given for. If your swatch matches the gauge, you’re good to go. If the gauge is wrong, you might need to change your hook. Go up in crochet hook size if your stitches are smaller & go down in crochet hook size if your stitches are bigger (more details).
  • Check yarn info if you want to find an alternative or test your yarn against the gauge (more details).

 

  • This pattern is written for 9 sizes, where the different sizes are given in parentheses like this: XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL. If just one number is given, it applies to all sizes. I recommend that you highlight or circle the size you’re making before you begin to make the pattern easier to follow. Size adjustments are added under “Size & Measurements”.
  • At the end of each round, the stitch count is given in parenthesis.
  • All rounds are crocheted in spiral, without ending rounds.

 

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SIZE & MEASUREMENTS:


MAIN PART:

BUST/WAIST/HIP CIRCUMFERENCEARMHOLE

CIRCUMFERENCE*

LENGTH
XS81 cm /

32.1  inches

31 cm /

12.3 inches

48 cm /

18.7 inches

S91 cm /

35.8 inches

36 cm /

14.1 inches

50 cm /

19.5 inches

M101 cm /

39.6 inches

41 cm /

16 inches

52 cm /

20.3 inches

L110 cm /

43.4 inches

46 cm /

17.9 inches

54 cm /

21.1 inches

XL120 cm /

47.1 inches

50 cm /

19.8 inches

55.5 cm /

21.9 inches

2XL129 cm /

50.9 inches

55 cm /

21.7 inches

58 cm /

22.6 inches

3XL139 cm /

54.7 inches

60 cm /

23.6 inches

60 cm /

23.4 inches

4XL149 cm /

58.5 inches

65 cm /

25.5 inches

62 cm /

24.2 inches

5XL158 cm/

62.2 inches

69 cm /

27.3 inches

64 cm /

25 inches

*Armholes measured before the decreases on the arms.

 

SIZE NOTES:

  • This pattern is written to have a standard fit, that means about 5-10 cm ease.
  • Take measurements to find the size that fits the best.

 

SIZE ADJUSTMENTS:

  • Note: Any size adjustments affect yarn usage & you might need more/less yarn than suggested.

Yoke:

  • Starting the yoke: If you want a smaller/bigger opening for the head. Reduce/increase the starting FSC in increments of 4 st. Note: This would change the stitch & row count for the yoke, see next page.
  • Try on yoke to make sure the yoke is wide enough to drop (slightly) off your shoulder on both sides. The corners will attach/meet under your arms when continuing the top.

Body:

  • For all sizes: Adjust length by adding or reducing rounds at the end.
  • Adjust width by making the yoke smaller or bigger. Alternatively, add more FSC stitches on the first round of the body.

 

 

 

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CHANGING STARTING STITCHES


ATTENTION! SKIP THIS WHOLE SECTION IF YOU DON’T WANT TO CHANGE STARTING STITCHES!

 

This crochet pattern is fully written to start with 104 FSC stitches, however you might want a wider or narrower neckline.

If you do choose to go this route, please note that it will change the amount of yarn needed & you will have to work the repeat of round 2 of the yoke without detailed written rounds.

 

  • This table shows you the stitch count for different stitch count options for starting the yoke.
  • First column: FSC stitches.
  • Column 2 & 3: Round 1, follow instructions for round 1, but change the stitches written with this stitch count.
  • Column 4 & 5: Round 2, follow instructions for round 2, but change the stitches written with this stitch count.

 

  • After that you will work the repeat of round 2.

 

ADJUSTED FSC STARTING STITCHESSHORT SIDE ROUND 1LONG SIDE

ROUND 1

SHORT SIDE ROUND 2LONG SIDE ROUND 2
68620822
72721923
768221024
809231125
8410241226
8811251327
9212261428
9613271529
10014281630
10415291731
10816301832
11617311933
12018322034
12419332135

 

Round 1: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), PM in ch, sc 1 in same as sl st, sc 1 in next st, sc 2 in next st, *sc 1 in the short side st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next long side st*, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in next st, sc 2 in next st, repeat from *to* 1 more time, sc 1 in marked st (=113 st).

Round 2: *Sc 2 in next st, ssc in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the short side st, sc 2 in next st, ssc 1 in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the long side st*, repeat from *to* 1 more time, sc 1 in marked st (=121 st).

Repeat round 2: Increasing 2 stitches on each short side & long side on each round, increasing 8 stitches per round, until you achieve stitch count 225 (257) 289 (321) 353 (385) 417 (449) 481. Or you try on yoke & it drops slightly off your shoulders & front & back corners can almost reach each other under the arms.

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DIAGRAM:


 

 

ABBREVIATIONS:


ch = chain(s) (tutorial)

FSC = foundation single crochet

PM = place marker

prev = previous

rep = repeat(s)

sc =single crochet (tutorial)

sc2tog = crochet together 2 single crochet stitches

sk = skip

sl st = slip stitch (tutorial)

ssc = split single crochet

st = stitch(es)

yo = yarn over

 

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STITCHES YOU WILL NEED: 


You will need to use chains, single crochet (in variations, see below), split single crochet, front loop single crochet, back loop single crochet & foundation single crochet.

 

FOUNDATION SINGLE CROCHET STITCH (FSC):

Written description:

Step 1: Ch 2 st.

Step 2: Insert hook into 2nd ch from hook, pull up a loop. Yo and pull through first loop (making “chain”). Yo and pull through both loops on hook.

Step 3: Insert hook into previous “chain” you made (It should look like you go through a resemblance of a “normal” st, with 2 strands of yarn), pull up a loop, yo and pull through first loop (making “chain”). Yo and pull through both loops on hook.

Repeat step 3 until you’ve made enough stitches. *2nd ch in step 1 makes 1 st, step 2 makes 1 st & every time step 3 is repeated you make 1 st.

 

Tutorial:

https://joyofmotioncrochet.com/foundation-single-crochet/

 

 

SPLIT SINGLE CROCHET STITCH (ssc):

Crocheted with the exact same steps as a normal single crochet, however you’ll insert the hook differently.

Written description:

Insert the hook between the legs of the next st, pull up a loop to slightly higher than your hook/previous stitch, you have 2 loops on the hook, yarn over and pull through both loops on hook.

 

 

CROCHET TOGETHER 2 SINGLE CROCHET STITCHES (SC2TOG):

Used to decrease stitches.

Written description: Draw up a loop from the next st, draw up a loop from the stitch after that, you have 3 loops on the hook, yo, pull through all loops on the hook.

 

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INSTRUCTIONS:


YOKE:

The yoke will be crocheted in spiral, without ending rounds. 1 extra stitch will be made in marked stitch from the beginning of same round on each round to adjust the start of each round. This extra stitch is included in stitch count.

 

SSC stitches in each corner will always be made in the SSC from previous round.

 

Always PM in 1st st made on each round.

 

Make 104 stitches using the FSC technique. Sl st in 1st FSC.

Round 1: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), PM in ch, sc 1 in same as sl st, sc 1 in next st, sc 2 in next st, *sc 1 in the next 16 st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 30 st*, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in next st, sc 2 in next st, repeat from *to* 1 more time, sc 1 in marked st (=113 st).

Round 2*: *Sc 2 in next st, ssc in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 18 st, sc 2 in next st, ssc 1 in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 32 st*, repeat from *to* 1 more time, sc 1 in marked st (=121 st).

 

*Place stitch markers to mark off corners in each ssc you make & move stitch markers for each row to easily identify the corner.

 

Round 3: *Sc 2 in next st, ssc in next st (in ssc from prev round**), sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 20 st, sc 2 in next st, ssc 1 in next st (in ssc from prev round**), sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 34 st*, repeat from *to* 1 more time, sc 1 in marked st (=129 st).

 

**Here & throughout the ssc stitches are made in the ssc from previous round. See example showing on shoulder below. 

 

 

Round 4: *Sc 2 in next st, ssc in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 22 st, sc 2 in next st, ssc 1 in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 36 st*, repeat from *to* 1 more time, sc 1 in marked st (=137 st).

Round 5: *Sc 2 in next st, ssc in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 24 st, sc 2 in next st, ssc 1 in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 38 st*, repeat from *to* 1 more time, sc 1 in marked st (=145 st).

Round 6: *Sc 2 in next st, ssc in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 26 st, sc 2 in next st, ssc 1 in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 40 st*, repeat from *to* 1 more time, sc 1 in marked st (=153 st).

Round 7: *Sc 2 in next st, ssc in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 28 st, sc 2 in next st, ssc 1 in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 42 st*, repeat from *to* 1 more time, sc 1 in marked st (=161 st).

Round 8: *Sc 2 in next st, ssc in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 30 st, sc 2 in next st, ssc 1 in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 44 st*, repeat from *to* 1 more time, sc 1 in marked st (=169 st).

Round 9: *Sc 2 in next st, ssc in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 32 st, sc 2 in next st, ssc 1 in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 46 st*, repeat from *to* 1 more time, sc 1 in marked st (=177 st).

Round 10: *Sc 2 in next st, ssc in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 34 st, sc 2 in next st, ssc 1 in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 48 st*, repeat from *to* 1 more time, sc 1 in marked st (=185 st).

Round 11: *Sc 2 in next st, ssc in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 36 st, sc 2 in next st, ssc 1 in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 50 st*, repeat from *to* 1 more time, sc 1 in marked st (=193 st).

Round 12: *Sc 2 in next st, ssc in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 38 st, sc 2 in next st, ssc 1 in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 52 st*, repeat from *to* 1 more time, sc 1 in marked st (=201 st).

Round 13: *Sc 2 in next st, ssc in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 40 st, sc 2 in next st, ssc 1 in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 54 st*, repeat from *to* 1 more time, sc 1 in marked st (=209 st).

Round 14: *Sc 2 in next st, ssc in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 42 st, sc 2 in next st, ssc 1 in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 56 st*, repeat from *to* 1 more time, sc 1 in marked st (=217 st).

Round 15: *Sc 2 in next st, ssc in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 44 st, sc 2 in next st, ssc 1 in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 58 st*, repeat from *to* 1 more time, sc 1 in marked st (=225 st).

 

Only size (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL:

Round 16: *Sc 2 in next st, ssc in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 46 st, sc 2 in next st, ssc 1 in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 60 st*, repeat from *to* 1 more time, sc 1 in marked st (=233 st).

Round 17: *Sc 2 in next st, ssc in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 48 st, sc 2 in next st, ssc 1 in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 62 st*, repeat from *to* 1 more time, sc 1 in marked st (=241 st).

Round 18: *Sc 2 in next st, ssc in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 50 st, sc 2 in next st, ssc 1 in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 64 st*, repeat from *to* 1 more time, sc 1 in marked st (=249 st).

Round 19: *Sc 2 in next st, ssc in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 52 st, sc 2 in next st, ssc 1 in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 66 st*, repeat from *to* 1 more time, sc 1 in marked st (=257 st).

 

Only size M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL:

Round 20: *Sc 2 in next st, ssc in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 54 st, sc 2 in next st, ssc 1 in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 68 st*, repeat from *to* 1 more time, sc 1 in marked st (=265 st).

Round 21: *Sc 2 in next st, ssc in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 56 st, sc 2 in next st, ssc 1 in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 70 st*, repeat from *to* 1 more time, sc 1 in marked st (=273 st).

Round 22: *Sc 2 in next st, ssc in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 58 st, sc 2 in next st, ssc 1 in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 72 st*, repeat from *to* 1 more time, sc 1 in marked st (=281 st).

Round 23: *Sc 2 in next st, ssc in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 60 st, sc 2 in next st, ssc 1 in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 74 st*, repeat from *to* 1 more time, sc 1 in marked st (=289 st).

 

Only size (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL:

Round 24: *Sc 2 in next st, ssc in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 62 st, sc 2 in next st, ssc 1 in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 76 st*, repeat from *to* 1 more time, sc 1 in marked st (=297 st).

Round 25: *Sc 2 in next st, ssc in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 64 st, sc 2 in next st, ssc 1 in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 78 st*, repeat from *to* 1 more time, sc 1 in marked st (=305 st).

Round 26: *Sc 2 in next st, ssc in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 66 st, sc 2 in next st, ssc 1 in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 80 st*, repeat from *to* 1 more time, sc 1 in marked st (=313 st).

Round 27: *Sc 2 in next st, ssc in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 68 st, sc 2 in next st, ssc 1 in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 82 st*, repeat from *to* 1 more time, sc 1 in marked st (=321 st).

 

Only size XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL:

Round 28: *Sc 2 in next st, ssc in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 70 st, sc 2 in next st, ssc 1 in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 84 st*, repeat from *to* 1 more time, sc 1 in marked st (=329 st).

Round 29: *Sc 2 in next st, ssc in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 72 st, sc 2 in next st, ssc 1 in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 86 st*, repeat from *to* 1 more time, sc 1 in marked st (=337 st).

Round 30: *Sc 2 in next st, ssc in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 74 st, sc 2 in next st, ssc 1 in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 88 st*, repeat from *to* 1 more time, sc 1 in marked st (=345 st).

Round 31: *Sc 2 in next st, ssc in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 76 st, sc 2 in next st, ssc 1 in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 90 st*, repeat from *to* 1 more time, sc 1 in marked st (=353 st).

 

Only size (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL:

Round 32: *Sc 2 in next st, ssc in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 78 st, sc 2 in next st, ssc 1 in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 92 st*, repeat from *to* 1 more time, sc 1 in marked st (=361 st).

Round 33: *Sc 2 in next st, ssc in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 80 st, sc 2 in next st, ssc 1 in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 94 st*, repeat from *to* 1 more time, sc 1 in marked st (=369 st).

Round 34: *Sc 2 in next st, ssc in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 82 st, sc 2 in next st, ssc 1 in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 96 st*, repeat from *to* 1 more time, sc 1 in marked st (=377 st).

Round 35: *Sc 2 in next st, ssc in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 84 st, sc 2 in next st, ssc 1 in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 98 st*, repeat from *to* 1 more time, sc 1 in marked st (=385 st).

 

Only size 3XL (4XL) 5XL:

Round 36: *Sc 2 in next st, ssc in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 86 st, sc 2 in next st, ssc 1 in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 100 st*, repeat from *to* 1 more time, sc 1 in marked st (=393 st).

Round 37: *Sc 2 in next st, ssc in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 88 st, sc 2 in next st, ssc 1 in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 102 st*, repeat from *to* 1 more time, sc 1 in marked st (=401 st).

Round 38: *Sc 2 in next st, ssc in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 90 st, sc 2 in next st, ssc 1 in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 104 st*, repeat from *to* 1 more time, sc 1 in marked st (=409 st).

Round 39: *Sc 2 in next st, ssc in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 92 st, sc 2 in next st, ssc 1 in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 106 st*, repeat from *to* 1 more time, sc 1 in marked st (=417 st).

 

Only size (4XL) 5XL:

Round 40: *Sc 2 in next st, ssc in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 94 st, sc 2 in next st, ssc 1 in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 108 st*, repeat from *to* 1 more time, sc 1 in marked st (=425 st).

Round 41: *Sc 2 in next st, ssc in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 96 st, sc 2 in next st, ssc 1 in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 110 st*, repeat from *to* 1 more time, sc 1 in marked st (=433 st).

Round 42: *Sc 2 in next st, ssc in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 98 st, sc 2 in next st, ssc 1 in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 112 st*, repeat from *to* 1 more time, sc 1 in marked st (=441 st).

Round 43: *Sc 2 in next st, ssc in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 100 st, sc 2 in next st, ssc 1 in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 114 st*, repeat from *to* 1 more time, sc 1 in marked st (=449 st).

 

Only size 5XL:

Round 44: *Sc 2 in next st, ssc in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 102 st, sc 2 in next st, ssc 1 in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 116 st*, repeat from *to* 1 more time, sc 1 in marked st (=457 st).

Round 45: *Sc 2 in next st, ssc in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 104 st, sc 2 in next st, ssc 1 in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 118 st*, repeat from *to* 1 more time, sc 1 in marked st (=465 st).

Round 46: *Sc 2 in next st, ssc in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 106 st, sc 2 in next st, ssc 1 in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 120 st*, repeat from *to* 1 more time, sc 1 in marked st (=473 st).

Round 47: *Sc 2 in next st, ssc in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 108 st, sc 2 in next st, ssc 1 in next st, sc 2 in next st, sc 1 in the next 122 st*, repeat from *to* 1 more time, sc 1 in marked st (=481 st).

 

FINISHING THE YOKE:

Fasten off & cut yarn.

 

BODY:

On the first round of the body you will split the stitch count from the yoke in several parts, to make the 2 armholes & the body. The 2 short sides will end up as the 2 armholes, while the 2 long sides will end up as a part of the body stitch count.

In addition you will make 4 FSC stitches on each side that will end up on the bottom of the armholes & these 4+4 stitches will also be included in the stitch count for each specific part. 8 on the body & 4 on each armhole.

 

The body is crocheted in spiral without ending rounds except the first round.

PM in each ssc stitch made in corners on the last row of the yoke. These stitches are included in the body stitch count.

Continue after the last row of the yoke. Attach thread to the last stitch on one long side of the yoke, in a marked scc made in the corner.

 

Round 1: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), PM in ch, FSC 4 st*, sk the whole short side of the yoke to make the first armhole (48 (56) 64 (72) 80 (88) 96 (104) 112 st), sc 1 in a marked ssc made in the next corner, sc 1 in all st on the long side, sc 1 in a marked scc made in the corner, FSC 4 st, sk the whole short side of the yoke to make the second armhole (48 (56) 64 (72) 80 (88) 96 (104) 112 st), sc 1 in a marked ssc made in the next corner, sc in all the stitches on the long side until you reach PM (= 136 (152) 168 (184) 200 (216) 232 (248) 264 st).

 

*The 4 FSC stitches will work as an extension & will end up as the bottom of the armhole. After crocheting 4 FSC stitches you will skip the whole short side of the yoke &  continue working directly on the long side of the yoke.

 

Round 2: Sc in next st, PM, sc 1 in all st until you reach PM (= 136 (152) 168 (184) 200 (216) 232 (248) 264 st).

Round 3-79: Repeat round 2.

Round 80: Sl st 1 in all st until end of round (= 136 (152) 168 (184) 200 (216) 232 (248) 264 st).

Fasten off & cut yarn.

 

SLEEVE EDGING:

Repeated 2 times on both sides.

Please note that the instruction for the short sleeves doesn’t have to be made exact. It’s important to try on the garment & adjust how many stitches you need to decrease to make them fit you perfectly.

 

This could mean that you will only do sc2tog in every other stitch or every third stitch on round 1.

 

With the right side facing, attach yarn in the 3rd FSC under the arm (one of the middle FSC stitches made).

Round 1: Ch 1, sc2tog in all st around the short side of the yoke, sc2tog in the last 2 FSC, sl st in 1st st (= 28 (32) 36 (40) 44 (48) 52 (56) 60 st).

Round 2: Ch 1, sl st 1 in all st until end of round, sl st in 1st st (= 28 (32) 36 (40) 44 (48) 52 (56) 60 st).

Fasten off & cut yarn.

 

 

FINISHING:


Fasten threads & weave in ends.

Block the top.

 

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