Girl’s Floral Motif Top

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CrochetKim Free Crochet Pattern | Girl's Floral Motif Pullover Top @crochetkim

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Girl’s Floral Motif Top
designed by Kim Guzman © Mar. 1999
Email to kim@crochetkim.com
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Technique: Regular Crochet

Notes

I recently found this pattern on my old external hard drive from about 20 years’ ago. It’s one of my first garment designs, so it’s about as easy as they come: a drop shoulder with no armhole shaping. There is a little bit of neckline shaping and the front and back are exactly the same. It’s basically two squares that are seamed together. The little flower is simply attached with a safety pin. Now, I’ll start looking to see what other patterns I designed so long ago that I can add to my website. I think there are several dozen and I’ll just need to convert them to a different format so I can read them (the original software is quite old).

Size Chart
Chest Measurement Finished Size
Ex-Small (4/5) 24″ 26″
Small (6/8) 27″ 30″
Medium (10/12) 29″ 32″
Large (14/16) 31″ 34″

Materials

  • Crochet Hooks: F and G (or size to obtain gauge)
  • 3 (4, 4, 5) skeins Lion Brand Microspun (2.5 oz.) – White
  • 1 (1, 1, 1) skein Lion Brand Microspun (2.5 oz.) – Lilac
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Ruler or Measuring Tape
  • Safety pin (for optional motif)

Size

All sizes are written in Extra Small, with size changes written in parenthesis. If there is only one number, then it will be the same for all sizes. It is recommended that you circle all calculations for the size you are making before starting the project.

Gauge Swatch (multiple of 2, plus 1)

To ensure accuracy, please take the time to make a Gauge Swatch before beginning your project.

Row 1: With smaller hook and White, ch 25, sk first ch, sc across, turn: 24 sc.

Row 2 (RS): Ch 1, Granite Stitch (see Special Stitches below) across, turn: 12 GR.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc across, turn: 24 sc.

Rep Rows 2-3 for a total of 17 rows Gauge Swatch should measure 5.5″ × 5.5″. If your Swatch is larger, choose a smaller hook size. If your Swatch is smaller, choose a larger hook size.

Special Stitches

Cluster (CL): In same space, work (sc, ch 1, sc).

Granite (GR): Granite Stitch is worked across two stitches. Yo, insert hook in st indicated, yo, pull lp through, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook, yo, insert hook in next st, yo, pull lp through, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook, yo, pull through 3 lps on hook, dc in same st as last insertion, Granite Stitch completed.

Popcorn (POP): In same stitch, work 4 dc, remove hook from last dc and insert in top of first dc, pull lp through from last dc.

Front (direction of work is side-to-side)

Row 1: With smaller hook and White, ch 41 (57, 61, 69), sk first ch, sc across, turn: 40 (56, 60, 68) sc.

Row 2 (RS): Ch 1, GR across, turn: 20 (28, 30, 34) GR.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc across, turn: 40 (56, 60, 68) sc.

Rep Rows 2-3 until a total of 13 (15, 17, 17) rows have been completed from beginning.

Neckline Decreasing

Row 1: Ch 1, GR across to last 4 stitches, *yo, insert hook in next st, yo, pull lp through, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook, yo, insert hook in next st, yo, pull lp through, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook, yo, pull through 3 lps on hook, rep from * once more, turn. (2 stitches decreased)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc across, turn.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 of Neckline Decreasing 2 (2, 3, 3) times more. A total of 19 (21, 25, 25) rows have been completed from beginning.

Neckline

Row 1: Ch 1, GR across, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc across, turn..

Repeat Rows 1-2 until a total of 25 (31, 31, 35) rows have been completed from beginning.

Neckline Increasing

Row 1: Ch 1, GR across to last 2 sts, [2 dc in next st] twice, turn. (2 stitches increased)

Row 2: Ch 1, sc across, turn.

Repeat Rows 1 and 2 of Neckline Increasing 2 (2, 3, 3) times more. A total of 31 (37, 39, 43) rows have been completed from beginning.

Opposite Shoulder

Row 1: Ch 1, GR across, turn: 20 (28, 30, 34) GR.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc across, turn.

Rep Rows 1 and 2 of Shoulder until a total of 45 (53, 55, 61) rows have been completed from beginning, fasten off.

Back

Work the same as for the Front.

Finishing

With yarn needle, stitch the top of each shoulder on the Wrong side. Measuring from the top of each shoulder, place markers 6 (6.5, 7, 7.5) inches from the top to indicate the sleeve opening. With yarn needle, stitch the side seams.

Attach Lilac to neck line with G hook and work Small Clusters (see Special Stitches above) evenly around neckline, sleeves and bottom. Fasten off. Weave in all ends carefully along seams.

Floral Motif (optional)

Floral Motif is worked with G hook. With White, ch 6, and join with sl st to form a ring.

Rnd 1: Ch 2, *POP (see Special Stitches above) in ring, ch 2, sl st in ring, ch 2, rep from * 3 times more, sl st to first POP, fasten off White.

Rnd 2: Attach Lilac to any ch-2 sp, ch 2, [3 dc, 1 hdc] in same ch-2 sp, [1 hdc, 3 dc, 1 hdc] in each remaining ch-2 sp, sl st to 2nd ch of beg ch-2, fasten off Lilac.

Weave in all ends carefully.

Attach Floral Motif to center top of front of sweater with safety pin.

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