Strung Shells Top

A cool tank mixing spike-stitch "shells" and a zigzag pattern makes this top perfect for summer days.

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Designed for hot, casual summer days, this top is simple to stitch and fun to wear. First the upper-front and -back bodices are worked in single crochet with spike-stitch -shells, then the zigzag pattern is worked from the lower edge of the bodice down to the hips. Finally, the front and back pieces are sewn together and the hip band is worked in rows of single crochet around the lower edge.

Finished Size: 32 1/2 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52)" bust circumference. Garment shown measures 36"; 2" positive ease is suggested.
Yarn: Patons Grace (100% mercerized cotton; 136 yd [125 m]/13/4 oz [50 g]; ): #60902 spearmint (MC), 3 (4, 4, 5, 6, 6) balls; #60104 azure (CC), 2 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5) balls.
Yarn weight: #3 - Light.
Gauge: 21 sts and 27 rows = 4" in sc with smaller hook; 21 sts and 82-3 rows = 4" in zigzag patt with larger hook.
Hook: Sizes D/3 (3.25 mm) and F/5 (3.75 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain the correct gauge.
Originally Published: Interweave Crochet Summer 2008.

SKU: EP2754

Author/Speaker/Editor: Simona Merchant-Dest

Format: eProject