Thank you Wool & The Gang for providing the yarn for this design collaboration!
I am an avid beach goer. But I also like to walk about town and sometimes do it all the same day. So designing a quick top that could go over my swimsuit or over a tank was an essential for summer. And when I got my hands on Wool & The Gang Stone Wash... well heck yeah. It was time for an update to the old beach shrug. You can also make this with their new 100% vegan Tina Tape. It is airy, comfy and well, yeah I will be living in this even in the fall. It is kind of a great transitional piece. You may purchase an ad free version of this pattern here
Wool And The Gang Stone Wash or Tina Tape
740 (815, 900, 970, 1050) yds
Crochet Hook Size J / 6 mm
Tapestry needle to weave ends
Fasteners or safety pins
Button or tag of choice
Stitches Used / Abbreviations:
fhdc- foundation half double crochet
ch - chain
sl st – slip stitch
tr – treble crochet
hdc – half double crochet
hdc2tog – 2 hdc together
This pattern is written for Adult Woman size Extra Small. (small, med, large, & 1X in parenthesis)
Block BEFORE assembly
Gauge: 4 inch sq = 9 sts x 3 rows treble crochet/ 9 sts x 5 rows = 4” in alternating rows of tr/hdc
Be sure to measure and to check your gauge and adjust hook size as needed
This top is crocheted from one side to the other in one piece.
OK.... here we go... and remember this is meant to be an open airy garment so be wary of snug stitching!
ROW 1: Fhdc x 80 (82, 82, 84, 84), turn.
ROW 2: Ch 2 (acts as first hdc), 79 (81, 81, 83, 83) hdc, turn.
ROW 3: Ch 3 (acts as first tr), 79 (81, 81, 83, 83)x tr, turn.
ROWS 4 – 14: Repeat Rows 2 & 3 alternating, ending in repeat of Row 2.
ROWS 15 – 20: Ch 3 (acts as first tr), 39 (40, 40, 41)x tr, turn, leaving remaining stitches unworked.
ROW 21: Ch 2 (acts as first hdc), 39 (40, 40, 41) hdc, 40 (41, 41, 42, 42) fhdc turn. 80 (82, 82, 84, 84) total stitches.
ROW 22: Ch 3 (acts as first tr), 79 (81, 81, 83, 83)x tr, turn.
ROW 23: Ch 2 (acts as first hdc), 79 (81, 81, 83, 83) hdc, turn.
ROWS 24 – 34: Repeat Rows 22 & 23 alternating, ending in repeat of Row 22.
ROW 35: Ch 2 (acts as first hdc), 79 (81, 81, 83, 83) hdc, turn.
Fasten off – leaving longer tail for assembly.
The base fabric for your garment is now complete. Woohoo!
BLOCK BEFORE GOING TO ASSEMBLY
Fold your work in half, – this will be inside out now
From the folded side:
Measure 7 (7.5, 8, 8.5, 9)” and place pin
(This will be your arm hole)
Begin working from where the folded corners meet and work mattress stitch or sl st to marry the sides. Work up to your pin for the arm hole.
Repeat on the other side.
TURN RIGHT SIDE OUT
Pin front inside corners together at the last stitch on each. Round 1 below will be worked all the way around joining the entire front opening and along back.
Begin at the back center, attach your yarn then:
Round 1: Working all the way along first half of neck, down front, up the other front, and across back half of neck – ch 2 (acts as hdc), work 1 hdc for each st, 1 hdc in each hdc row, and [1 hdc, hdc2tog] for each tr row, total for round is 92 (94, 94, 96, 96) hdc, join with sl st to beg ch 2 to join.
Rounds 2 - 7: Ch 2, (acts as hdc), 91 (93, 93, 95, 95) x hdc around, sl st to ch 2 to complete round, / total for Round 92 (94, 94, 96, 96) hdc.
Weave in all ends
Affix button or tag for decoration at front center where panels joined