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caron® cotton ripple cakes™ button up crochet top

Using Cotton Ripple Cakes™ yarn, this pattern features a unique solution to assemble the top. The identical halves of the top are joined by buttons at the front and middle of the back to create the perfect top for spring and summer.
Step 1

SIZES:

  • Size Represented as: XS/S (M-L-XL-2/3 XL-4/5 XL)
  • Number of skeins required: 2 (3-3-4-5-6) balls
To Fit Bust Measurement:
  • Extra-Small/Small: 28"-34" [71-86.5 cm] (Finished Bust: 38" [96.5 cm])
  • Medium: 36"-38" [91.5-96.5 cm] (Finished Bust: 42" [106.5 cm])
  • Large: 40"-42" [101.5-106.5 cm] (Finished Bust: 46" [117 cm])
  • Extra-Large: 44"-46" [112-117 cm] (Finished Bust: 50" [127 cm])
  • 2/3 X-Large: 48"-54" [122-137 cm] (Finished Bust: 58" [147.5 cm])
  • 4/5 X-Large: 56"-62" [142-157.5 cm] (Finished Bust: 66" [167.5 cm])
GAUGE:
16 sc and 17 rows = 4" [10 cm], take time to check your gauge.

SPECIAL STITCH EXPLANATION:
  • Sc2tog = Draw up a loop in each of next 2 sc. Yoh and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
Step 2

INSTRUCTIONS:
Notes:

  • The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus (  ). Numbers for each size are shown in the same color throughout the pattern. When only one number is given in black, it applies to all sizes.
  • Back and front pieces are worked identically and vertically from side to center.
  • Reverse RS and WS to create mirror image pieces for back and fronts with center seams.
BACK (make 2 pieces alike):
**Beg with Sleeve, ch 35 (37-39-39-41-41).
Row 1: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch to end of chain. Turn. 34 (36-38-38-40-40) sc.
Row 2: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
Rep last row until work from beg measures 3 (3-2½-2½-2-2)” [7.5 (7.5-6-6-5-5) cm], ending on a WS row. PM at end of last row.
Shape Body:
Row 1: (RS). Ch 51. 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each of next 49 ch. 1 sc in each of next 34 (36-38-38-40-40) sc. Turn. 84 (86-88-88-90-90) sc.
Row 2: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
Rep last row until work from marked row measures 5½ (6-7-8-9½-11½)” [14 (15-18-20.5-24-29) cm], ending on a WS row.**
Shape Back:
Row 1: (RS). Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to last 3 sc. Turn. Leave rem 3 sc unworked.
Row 2: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn. 81 (83-85-85-87-87) sc.
Rep last row until work from marked row measures 10 (11-12-13-15-17)” [25.5 (28-30.5-33-38-43) cm], ending on a WS row. Fasten off.
FRONT (make 2 pieces alike):
Work from ** to ** as given for Back.
Shape Front: Row 1: (RS). Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to last 10 sc. Turn. Leave rem 10 sc unworked.
Row 2: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn. 74 (76-78-78-80-80) sc.
Rep last row until work from marked row measures 10 (11-12-13-15-17)” [25.5 (28-30.5-33-38-43) cm], ending on a WS row. Fasten off.
Finishing:
Sew shoulder and side seams of corresponding halves, leaving center sections open.
Note: Neck and bottom edgings are worked before applying buttons to join Top pieces.
Neck Edging:
(RS). Join yarn with sl st to top corner. Ch 1. Work sc evenly across Front and Back neck edge to opposite corner, working sc2tog in corners. Fasten off. Rep for second half of Top.
Bottom Edging:
(RS). Join yarn with sl st to bottom corner. Ch 1. Work sc evenly across bottom edge to opposite corner, working sc2tog in corners. Fasten off. Rep for second half of Top.
Joining:
Overlap Left Back over Right Back 1” [2.5 cm]. Sew 5 buttons through both thicknesses having top button ½” [1.25 cm] down from top edge, bottom button 5” [12.5 cm] above bottom edge and rem 3 buttons spaced evenly between.
Overlap Right Front over Left Front 1” [2.5 cm]. Sew 5 buttons through both thicknesses having top button ½” [1.25 cm] down from top edge, bottom button 4” [10 cm] above bottom edge and rem 3 buttons spaced evenly between.
Step 3

ABBREVIATIONS:
Beg = Beginning
Ch = Chain(s)
PM = Place Marker
Rem =Remaining
Rep = Repeat
RS = Right Side
Sc = Single Crochet
Sc2tog = Single Crochet Two Together
Sl st = Slip Stitch
St(s) = Stitch(es)
WS = Wrong Side
Yoh = Yarn Over Hook

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