Friday, September 16, 2005

Sexy Openwork Peasant Top Pattern

Featured in Crochet Fantasy Magazine
Cover: May 2004 issue



I have had SOOOOOOOOOO many requests for this pattern, so here it is, I hope you enjoy making it!
I really loved creating this top for the issue, I was so blessed to have the cover, such an honor! You could work this easy to follow pattern up from any lightweight cotton, rayon, nylon or silk blend. I especially love this top in:

1. Katia's "Gatsby"
2. Soy Silks
3. GGH's "Mystik"
4. Any soft mercerized cotton





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Sexy Openwork Crochet Peasant Top

Original pattern by Shanelle Saylors - Long
Off The Hook Crochet© 2004


Materials:
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Size "G" Crochet hook

Size "0"(zero) Steel Crochet hook

5 skeins Berocco Metallica black/copper mix or other sport weight yarn Rayon/Viscose or Cotton blend ( 5- 85yrd. skeins)

85 yards Crystal Palace Sparkle Plenty in copper (or ANY Metallic "glitter" yarn)

SIZE: Directions are for size Small(6-8) Changes for Medium (10-12), Large (14-16) are in().

MEASUREMENTS: Finished Bust: 33 (36,39) in. Back Length: 20 in. Sleeve Length: 20 in. Bottom Hem Width: 16 1/2 (18, 19 1/2) in. Armhole opening(under armpit) To Shoulder: 8 (9) in. Shoulder To Bottom Hem: 12 (13) in. Neck opening: 9 (10 1/2, 10 1/2) in.

GAUGE: With larger hook and MC (Main Color) working in body pattern, shell + ch. 3=1 1/2 in. ; 2 rows in pattern=2 in.

STITCHES USED: Chain st (ch). Slip st (sl st). Single crochet (sc). Double crochet (dc). Treble crochet(tr). Treble crochet (trtr). Shell: *(2dc,ch2,2dc) in same st or space* Picot: *Ch 3, sl st in 3rd ch from hook*

NOTE: Always start with a ch3 instead of first dc or ch 4 instead of first tr of rnd. End with 1 sl st in first sc. third (dc), or fourth (tr) ch at beginning of rnd.

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Base of Shirt:

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With larger hook, Chain 164 (174), then in the 9th chain from the hook, (2dc, ch.2, 2dc) all in same space. This will be same motif worked through entire pattern.

Row#1: Chain 3, then skip 6 st and (2dc,ch.2, 2dc) all in next (7th) chain, continue across till end (should have 22 (28) 2dc, ch.2, 2dc motifs). After last dc, ch. 3 and skip next 6 st and sl st into 2nd chain of starting dc. DON'T TURN. This will create a connected ring and make the body of the top with no side seams left to sew together.

Row#2: Ch. 9, trbl into the next ch 2 space in previous row, ch 5, trbl in next ch 2 space( this starts filet mesh row which will be alternated with the motif row throughout this pattern).Cont. to ch 5, trbl in next ch 2 space till end of row, then after last trbl, ch 5 and sl st into 5th ch of ch 9 starting this row. Every row till shoulder seperation should end with a sl st to connect end of row with the beginning dc to make a "tube".

Row#3: Ch 4, skip 5 st and (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in 6th st ( which is the top of the trbl in previous row) continue making motif pattern across till dc in last motif, then ch 3, skip 6 st, and sl st into 2nd ch before 1st starting dc.

Row#4: Repeat row #2

Row#5: Repeat row #3

Row#6: Repeat row #2

Row#7: Repeat row #3

Row#8: Repeat row #2

Row#9: Repeat row #3

Row#10: Repeat row #2

Row#11: Repeat row #3

Row#12: Repeat row #2

START SEPARATION FOR ARMHOLES:

Row #13: Ch 4, skip next 5 st and work motif (2dc, ch2, 2dc) into 6th st, (top of previous rows trbl). Repeat this across till end of row, then after last dc in last motif for this row, ch 1, skip next 2 st and dc in 3rd st. ( this completes front of shirt separation for neckline and armhole.) TURN.

Row #14: Ch 9, skip 3 st, trbl in next ch 2 space. Ch 5, trbl in next ch 2 space, repeat until last ch 2 space, trbl in last ch 2 space, skip 4 st, then trbl in 5th chain of chain 9 starting this row.TURN

Row#15: Ch 4, skip 5 st, work motif (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in 6th st, (top of previous rows trbl) Ch 3, skip 5 st and repeat motif 3 (4) more times. You should have 4 (5) motifs total. Then ch 3, skip 5 st, and dc into 6th st. (top of trbl in previous row). TURN

Row#16: Ch 7, trbl into next ch 2 space, ch 5, trbl into next ch 2 space, repeat 3 (4) more times. Then ch 5, skip 4 st, trbl into 5th st. TURN

Row#17: Ch 4, skip 5 st and work motif (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in 6th st, ch 3, work motif 2 (3) more times, then ch 3, skip next 6 st and dc into next, 7th, st. TURN

Row#18: Ch 7, trbl into next ch 2 space, ch 5, trbl into next ch 2 space 2 (3) more times. Then ch 5, skip 4 st and trbl into next, 5th, st. TURN

Row#19: Ch 4, skip 5 st and work motif (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in next, 6th st (top of previous rows trbl), repeat 1(2) more time(s). Ch 3, skip 6 st and dc into next, 7th st. TURN

Row#20: Ch 9, trbl in next ch 2 space, ch 5, trbl in next ch 2 space, ch 5, skip 4 st, dc in next, 5th, st, and finish off, tieing securely.(This completes the left - front shoulder)

REPEAT ROWS 13 - 20 FOR RIGHT FRONT SHOULDER

BACK OF BLOUSE:

Starting at row #13 again, tie onto same space as beginning of RIGHT armhole, ch 4, skip 2 st and work motif (2dc, ch2, 2dc) all in next, 3rd, st (top of previous rows trbl). Repeat motif 10 (12) (14) more times, then ch 3, skip 5 st, and dc in same st as beginning of LEFT armhole. This will create a SPLIT and form completed armhole. TURN.

Row #14: Ch 9, trbl in next ch 2 space, repeat across 11 (13) (15) times more, ending with a trbl in the 5th st AFTER skipping 4, TURN.

Row#15 - 19: Ch 4, skip 5 and work motif (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in next, 6th, st (top of previous rows trbl). Continue alternating the rows of motif and filet "box" mesh until you end on the 4th row of filet mesh, TURNING at end of each row.

Row#20: Ch 9, trbl into next ch 2 space, repeat 2 (3) (3) more times, then trbl in next ch 2 space, finish off leaving about 10 in. of yarn to whipstitch shoulder seams together later.

REPEAT ROW#20 again for other shoulder back.

Whipstitch shoulder seams LOOSELY together on WRONG side of garment

After sewing shoulder seams, turn garment RIGHT-SIDE OUT

SLEEVES: Row#1: Starting at underneath of either armhole, ch 4, skip 2 st and work motif (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in next, (or 3rd), st. Each motif on this row should be worked in the top of the starting dc of previous motifs that make - up the armholes, chaining 3 and skipping 1 filet "box" mesh each time. At end of row #1 of sleeve, ch 5, skip 5 st, and sl st into3rd ch of starting dc, forming ring. Sl stitching at end of each row will create a sleeve with NO SEAM left to sew, just as in the body of garment.

Row#2 - 4: Ch 9, skip 5 st and trbl into next ,(or 6th), st. Continue across in filet mesh pattern till end of row, sl st into 5th ch of beginning ch 9.

Row#5: Repeat row#1

Row#6 - 9: Repeat row#2

Row#10: Repeat row#1

Row#11 - 13: Repeat row#2

Row#14: Repeat row#2, But instead of trbl into NEXT ch 2 space, ch 9 and trbl into SAME st. This will increase this row by 1 square(mesh filet). This increase creates the "point" that will make the pointy bell-sleeve at the end of the cuff. Continue ch 5, trbl into next st till end of row, then after last trbl, ch 5 and sl st into 4th chain in beginning ch 9.

Row#15: Ch 4, skip 2 st and work motif (2dc, ch2, 2dc) in next, 3rd, st. Ch 2, skip2 st, and dc in next st. This creates the motif version of this rows increase (point), Ch 3 , skip 5 st and work motif (2dc, ch2, 2dc) into next st (top of previous rows trbl). Ch 3, skip 5 st and work motif into next st. Continue across till last motif, then ch 3 and sl st into top of beginning dc.

Row#16: Ch 9, trbl into next ch 2 space, continue across till you reach the increase (point) you made in previous row. Ch 9 and trbl into next ch 2 space (point increase of previous row). Ch 5, trbl into next ch 2 space across till last trbl, then ch 5 and sl st into 4th ch of beginning ch 9.

Row#17: Ch 9, skip 5 st and trbl into next, 6th, st.(top of previous rows trbl). Ch 5, skip 4 st and trbl into next, 5th, st. Then ch 9 and trbl in SAME st. Ch 5 (this increase will ALWAYS be in CENTER of previous rows point increase) , skip 5 st and trbl into next, 6th, st. (top of previous rows trbl). Continue across with filet mesh pattern until end of row, chaining 5 and sl stitching into 5th chain of beginning ch 9. YOU WILL ONLY INCREASE ONE TIME IN EACH OF ROWS #14 - 17.

REPEAT ROWS #1 - 17 FOR OTHER SLEEVE

SLEEVE AND NECKLINE EDGING:

Attach yarn anywhere on end of sleeve cuff, and with smaller "0" hook and "Metallic glitter" yarn, ch2 and sc in each ch across, with (2sc, ch2, 2sc) in center st of point increase, end by sl st into beginning sc. Ch 4, skip 5 st and 2dc, ch2, 2dc, all in next, 6th, st. Ch 3, skip 5 st and sl st into next st. Ch 3, skip 5 st and 2dc, ch2, 2dc all in next st. Ch 3, skip 5 st and sl st in next st. Continue this pattern across until you reach point increase, then make sure to 2dc, ch2, 2dc into CENTER ch2 space of point increase. Continue edging patter until the end, then join with sl st into beginning sc. Finish off securely.

REPEAT FOR OTHER SLEEVE CUFF, NECKLINE AND HEM OF GARMENT (making sure to use smaller hook for ALL edging detail).

TIE-OFF & WEAVE IN ALL LOOSE ENDS. You may want to block this before first wearing

I always spray items with a 2/1 mixture of fabric softener (1) and water (2), really gives a great drape and finished look and feel.

ENJOY THE FRUITS OF YOUR LABOR!

Off The Hook Crochet© 2004 AllRightsReserved




**Good Luck and always feel free to drop me a line if you need any help with my patterns!**



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18 Comments:

Blogger E said...

Hi Croshay Queen,
I enjoy your open work camis's, wraps and shrugs. I visited you website some time ago. I Noted one of you patterns featured at Off the chain blog, will be featured in a Calender. I did saqve the information to my outlook to remind of the date of it's publishing/release.
Can you please remind me of the "calender name", publisher, or retailers location(s)other contact information. I would love to stitch it for my personal use, and perhaps a gift for my DD.
Thank you
My e-mail jam32301@hotmail.com

11:55 AM  
Blogger manilahooker said...

hi! this is the 2nd crochet site i've seen with this blog theme, next to mine and another lady's. hehe.

just wanted to say i really admire your creations! i started crocheting last november and although right now i make mostly toys (amigumuri), your creations reflect where i want to go with my crochet... hip, sexy, fun and wearable. can't exactly do that with stuffed animals. ;P

i'm looking forward to more of your stuff. happy new year! :)

2:11 AM  
Blogger carey said...

I love the sexy openwork crochet top and am partway through making it. I am so challenged sometimes with my crocheting but this time I cannot figure out where to start the right shoulder as it is difficult for me to imagine if I have just finished the left armhole or neckline area. Where do I pick up the right shoulder? Thanks in advance

9:17 AM  
Blogger babybluangel said...

Hi. I have seen many of your designs on crochetville and love them. I would love to see this as well but the pic is not working. Do you have on you could send me? I would like to make this and it would be alot easier with a picture. Thanks, Amber

my email is damber2@telus.net

11:21 PM  
Blogger ladyhawk2007 said...

Hi Croshay Queen

This Pattern sounds great, but before I do it, a picture would be great. Can't get the pic on this site. Could you please put another pic or send one to me? I would greatly appreciate it. Thanks,
ladyhawk

5:46 PM  
Blogger iTaLiAnA said...

Hi Croshay Queen,
this top sounds awesome...
can I please see a pic of it?
thanx =)

4:30 PM  
Blogger Mayelle said...

Do you have a picture of this you could please post? It sounds great!
Thank you!

4:59 PM  
Blogger Mayelle said...

Do you have a picture of this you could please post? It sounds great!
Thank you!

5:00 PM  
Blogger Mayelle said...

Do you have a picture of this you could please post? It sounds great!
Thank you!

5:00 PM  
Blogger Carol said...

I would like to see a picture also. Thanks bunches!!

6:30 PM  
Blogger OMA'S HEIRLOOMS said...

how can I get a picture of this top?

12:05 PM  
Blogger OMA'S HEIRLOOMS said...

Can I get a picture of this Peasant Top?

12:06 PM  
Blogger Fawn said...

This pattern will not copy and paste at all.

This will be an impossible pattern to make. Most people cannot take the computer every where they take their crocheting.

And to print this page with those dark back ground col,ors would be a waste of paper and ink.

9:49 PM  
Blogger Fawn said...

I had to copy what was on my document, to try and show you what was coming up,of course that mumbo jumbo turned into the pattern in this box.

Then I could copy and paste it into my documents.

So anyone else with the same problem, save some frustration. Copy and paste the pattern in the comment box, then copy and paste that into a document.

Then come back to the pattern in the comment box, highlight it and click CTRL + X at the same time and that copy will disappear and you can leave a comment if you want.

Shortcuts for copy and paste are: CTRL + C = copy
CTRL + V = Paste
CTRL + X = Delete

9:56 PM  
Blogger Debi R said...

I couldn't get the picture of the top to open up. Can you give me another link so I can see what it looks like? I love the description and the pattern!
Thanks,
Debi

8:41 AM  
Blogger " L " said...

Hi Croshay! Would I be able to see a picture please? Cheers!

11:57 PM  
Blogger Beth said...

The reason it does not copy and paste is because the type is white. It doesn't show up on a white background. Just right click and pick "select all" then change the font color to black or another dark color.

As far as the picture, it is on the cover of the April 2004 Crochet Fantasy magazine, which is issue #174. I went to ebay and looked for an auction of it and was able to find several people selling it who had pictures of it with the listing. It shows it in two colors, a dark and white. Or you could try to google it as well. She stated it in May 2004 but that is incorrect. In theory it is April/May, but on the cover it lists April 2004 only. If you google May it doesn't come up with anything.

http://cgi.ebay.com/CROCHET-FANTASY-174-APRIL-2004-OOP-/200466073043?cmd=ViewItem&pt=US_Crocheting_Knitting_Patterns&hash=item2eacb585d3

The top looks lovely. I'd like to try it in a larger size and maybe make it longer. I love the peasant look.

Cheers!

2:05 PM  
Blogger Candice Curtis said...

Hi Shanelle. Trying to get hold of you but your website is not live anymore?? Please contact me!

5:51 AM  

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