BLISS­FUL BLOOMS

De­signed to be be­guil­ing from the front or the back, wear this light top ei­ther way for a dra­matic look!

Crochet! - - Contents - De­sign by Jill Han­ratty

CHAL­LENG­ING FIN­ISHED SIZES

In­struc­tions given fit woman’s size small; changes for medium, large, X- large and 2X- large are in [ ].

FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS

Bust: 36 inches (small) [40 inches (medium), 44 inches (large), 48 inches ( X- large) and 52 inches (2X- large)]

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Omega Yarns Dalia fine ( sport) weight cot­ton yarn ( 31/2 oz/ 404 yds/ 100g per ball): 2 [ 2,3, 3, 3] balls

# 500 white • Size G/ 6/ 4mm cro­chet hook or size needed to ob­tain gauge • 5mm square crys­tal beads:

254 [ 280, 324, 346, 410] • Lock­ing stitch marker • Ta­pes­try nee­dle

GAUGE

Body: 2 pat­tern reps and 5 rows = 4 inches Yoke: 2 pat­tern reps and 8 rows = 4 inches Take time to check gauge.

PAT­TERN NOTES

Weave in ends as work pro­gresses. Names of clus­ters, (clus­ter-1, clus­ter-2, clus­ter-3) do not in­di­cate the num­ber of stitches they con­tain, rather the or­der they ap­pear. Chain- 6 at be­gin­ning of row counts as first dou­ble cro­chet, chain-3 or as first tre­ble cro­chet, chain-2, cor­re­spond­ing with stitch se­quence at end of row. Chain- 4 at be­gin­ning of row counts as first tre­ble cro­chet. To slip bead, move next bead close to hook, con­tinue as in­di­cated in in­struc­tions. Join with slip stitch un­less oth­er­wise in­di­cated. Chain-1, half dou­ble cro­chet at end of round counts as last chain-3 space. Chain-3 at be­gin­ning of row counts as first dou­ble cro­chet.

SPE­CIAL STITCHES

Clus­ter-1 (cl-1): Ch 4, [yo twice, insert hook in 4th ch from hook, yo, pull up lp, {yo, draw through 2 lps} twice] twice. Clus­ter-2 (cl-2): [ Yo twice, insert hook in st in­di­cated, yo, pull up lp, {yo, draw through 2 lps} twice] 3 times. Clus­ter-3 (cl-3): [ Yo twice, insert hook in st in­di­cated, yo, pull up lp, {yo, draw through 2 lps} twice] 3 times, yo, draw through all lps on hook. Clus­ter- 4 (cl- 4): Ch 1, slip bead (see Pat­tern Notes), ch 4, 2-tr cl (see Spe­cial Stitches) in 5th ch from hook. 2 tre­ble cro­chet clus­ter (2-tr cl): [ Yo twice, insert hook in st in­di­cated, yo, pull up lp, {yo, draw through 2 lps} twice, yo, draw through 3 lps on hook. 3 tre­ble cro­chet clus­ter (3-tr cl): [ Yo twice, insert hook in st in­di­cated, yo, pull up lp, {yo, draw through 2 lps} twice] 3 times, yo, draw through 4 lps on hook. Pi­cot: (Sc, ch 3, sc) as in­di­cated in in­struc­tions. 2 dou­ble cro­chet clus­ter (2- dc cl): [ Yo, insert hook in st in­di­cated, yo, pull up lp, yo, draw through 2 lps] twice, yo, draw through 3 lps on hook. Shell: ({ 2- dc cl (see Spe­cial Stitches), ch 3} twice, 2- dc cl) as in­di­cated in in­struc­tions. V- stitch ( V- st): (Dc, ch 1, dc) as in­di­cated in in­struc­tions. Bead V- stitch ( bead V- st): (Dc, slip bead, ch 1, dc) as in­di­cated in in­struc­tions.

TOP BODY

String 152 [165, 178, 191, 217] beads (see Tip on page 51), ch 72.

Row 1 ( WS): Ch 3 (see Pat­tern Notes), cl-1 (see Spe­cial Stitches), sk next 5 chs, * cl-2 (see Spe­cial Stitches) in next ch, sk next 5 chs, cl-3 (see Spe­cial Stitches) in next ch, cl- 4 (see Spe­cial Stitches), sk next 2 chs in foun­da­tion ch, dc in next ch**, sk next 2 chs, cl-1, rep from * across, end­ing last rep at **, turn. (6 mo­tifs, 7 dc)

Row 2 (RS):) Ch 6 (see Pat­tern Notes), sk first dc, *sk next 4 chs, ( 3-tr cl— see Spe­cial Stitches, ch 5, 3-tr cl) in next ch (cen­ter of cl), ch 3, sk next 4 chs, dc in next dc**, ch 3, rep from * across, end­ing last rep at **, turn. (6 mo­tifs, 7 dc)

Row 3: Ch 4 (see Pat­tern Notes), sk first dc and next 2 chs, 3-tr cl in next ch, *cl- 4, sk next 3 sts, dc in next ch, cl-1, sk next 3 sts**, cl-2 in next ch, sk next 5 sts, cl-3 in next ch, rep from * across, end­ing last rep at **, cl-3 in next ch, sk next 2 chs, slip bead (see Pat­tern Notes), tr in next ch, turn. (5 mo­tifs, 2 half­mo­tifs, 6 dc, 2 tr)

Row 4: Ch 6 (see Pat­tern Notes), 3-tr cl in first tr, *ch 3, sk next 4 chs, dc in next dc, ch 3, sk next 4 chs**, (3-tr cl, ch 5, 3-tr cl) in next ch, rep from * across, end­ing last rep at **, 3-tr cl in next ch, ch 2, tr in first tr, turn. (5 mo­tifs, 2 half- mo­tifs, 6 dc, 2 tr)

Row 5: Ch 3, *cl-1, sk next 3 sts, cl-2 in next ch, sk next 5 sts, cl-3 in next ch, cl- 4, sk next 3 sts**, dc in next ch, rep from * across, turn.

Rows 6– 45 [6– 49, 6–53, 6–57, 6– 65: [Rep rows 2–5 con­sec­u­tively] 10 [11, 12, 13, 15] times.

Row 46 [50, 54, 58, 66]: [Rep row 2]. Place marker in 3rd ch at beg of this row.

Join Body

Row 1: Ch 4, sk first dc and next 2 chs, 3-tr cl in next ch, [*ch 1, slip bead, ch 4, tr in 5th ch from hook, sk next 3 sts, dc in next ch**, ch 4, yo twice, insert hook in 4th ch from hook, yo, pull up lp, {yo, draw through 2 lps} twice, sk next 3 sts, cl-2 in next ch, sk next 5 sts, cl-3 in next ch] twice, rep from * to ** once, turn, leav­ing rem sts un­worked. (21/2 mo­tif reps, 3 dc)

Row 2: Hold­ing both edges of Body WS tog, dc in 3rd ch of ch-5 be­tween petals of cor­re­spond­ing flower on foun­da­tion edge, sl st in last dc of row 1:

A. * Ch 4, sk next 4 chs on cur­rent edge**, sl st in next ch be­hind bead, ch 4,

B. (tr, sk next 2 chs on foun­da­tion edge, sl st in next ch, ch 4, sl st) in eye of flower on cur­rent edge,

C. ch 4, tr in same eye, sk next 5 chs on foun­da­tion edge, sl st in next ch on foun­da­tion edge,

D. ch 4, sl st in same eye, ch 4,

E. sk next 2 chs on foun­da­tion edge, dc in next ch on foun­da­tion edge, sk next 4 chs on cur­rent edge, sl st in next dc on cur­rent edge,

F. rep from * across, end­ing last rep at **, (sl st, ch 4, 2-tr cl) in next ch,

G. sk next 2 chs on foun­da­tion edge, sl st in each of next 3 chs on foun­da­tion edge,

H. tr in top of beg ch- 4 on cur­rent edge. Fas­ten off.

YOKE Set-Up

String 34 [38, 53, 57, 75] beads.

Rnd 1: Work­ing in ends of rows, join (see Pat­tern Notes) yarn on RS in 12th [13th, 14th, 15th, 17th] row to the right of cen­ter front, ch 1, pi­cot (see Spe­cial Stitches) in same row end, *[ch 3, pi­cot in next row end]* 6 [ 7,8, 9, 9] times, **[ch 3, sc in next row end] 11 [11, 11, 11, 15] times**, [rep from * to *] 13 [15, 17, 19, 19] times, rep from ** to ** once, [rep from * to *]6 [ 7, 8, 9, 9] times, ch 1, hdc (see Pat­tern Notes) in first sc, turn. (74 [82, 90, 98, 106] ch-3 sps)

Back Yoke

Row 1: Ch 3 (see Pat­tern Notes), slip bead, dc in first hdc, [*sk next ch-3 sp, shell (see Spe­cial Stitches) in next ch-3 sp, sk next ch-3 sp*, bead V- st (see Spe­cial Stitches) in next ch-3 sp] 8 [9, 10, 11, 12] times, rep from * to *, (dc, slip bead, dc) in last ch-3 sp, turn. (9 [10, 11, 12, 13] shells, 10 [11, 12, 13, 14] V-sts) Row 2: Ch 3, sc in first dc, *ch 3, sk next 2 sts, sc in next ch-3 sp ch 3, sk next st, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next 2 sts**, pi­cot in next ch-1 sp, rep from * across, end­ing last rep at **, (sc, ch 1, hdc) in last dc, turn. (36 [40, 44, 48, 52] ch-3 sps) Row 3: Ch 3, dc in first hdc, *sk next ch-3 sp, shell in next ch-3 sp, sk next ch-3 sp**, V- st in next ch-3 sp, rep from * across, end­ing last rep at **, 2 dc in last ch-3 sp, turn. Row 4: Rep row 2.

Row 5: Ch 3, slip bead, dc in first hdc, *sk next ch-3 sp, shell in next ch-3 sp, sk next ch-3 sp**, bead V- st in next ch-3 sp, rep from * across, end­ing last rep at **, (dc, slip bead, dc) in last ch-3 sp, turn.

Rows 6– 9 [6– 9, 6–13, 6–13, 6–17]: [Rep rows 2–5 con­sec­u­tively] 1 [1,2, 2, 3] time(s).

Rows 10–12 [10–12, 14–16, 14–16, 18–20]: Rep rows 2– 4 con­sec­u­tively.

Left Shoul­der

Row 1: Ch 3, slip bead, dc in first hdc, [sk next ch-3 sp, shell in next ch-3 sp, sk next ch-3 sp, bead V- st in next ch-3 sp] 3 [4,4, 4, 4] times, turn, leav­ing rem sts un­worked.

Row 2: Ch 4, sk first V- st and next dc, *sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next dc, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next 2 dc**, pi­cot in next ch-1 sp, ch 3, sk next 2 dc, rep from * across, end­ing last rep at **, (sc, ch 1, hdc) in last dc, turn.

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in first hdc, *sk next ch-3 sp, shell in next ch-3 sp, sk next ch-3 sp, V- st in next ch-3 sp, rep from * to last ch-3 sp, 2- dc cl (see Spe­cial Stitches) in last ch-3 sp, ch 1, tr in last tr, fas­ten off.

Right Shoul­der

Row 1: On WS, sk 11 [ 7, 11, 15, 19] ch-3 sps from Left Shoul­der, string 4 [5,5, 5, 5] beads, join in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, slip bead, dc in same ch-3 sp, *sk next ch-3 sp, shell in next ch-3 sp, sk next ch-3 sp**, bead V- st in next ch-3 sp, rep from * across, end­ing last rep at **, (dc, slip bead, dc) in last ch-3 sp.

Row 2: Ch 3, sc in first dc, *ch 3, sk next 2 dc, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next dc, sc in next ch-3 sp**, ch 3, sk next 2 dc, pi­cot in next ch-1 sp, rep from * across, end­ing last rep at **, sk next 2 dc, tr in last dc, turn.

Row 3: Ch 5, sk first tr, 2- dc cl in next ch-3 sp, *sk next ch-3 sp, V- st in next ch-3 sp, sk next ch-3 sp, shell in next ch-3 sp, rep from * across, sk next ch-3 sp, 2 dc in last ch-3 sp, fas­ten off.

Front Yoke

On RS, string 37 [42, 57, 61, 79] beads, join yarn in first row to left of Back Yoke, work as for Back.

Right Shoul­der

Rows 1 & 2: Rep rows 1 and 2 of Back Left Shoul­der. Row 3: Ch 3, sl st in first dc of com­pleted edge, slip bead, dc in first hdc of work­ing edge, *sk next ch-3 sp on both edges, ({2- dc cl, ch 1, sl st in next ch-3 sp on com­pleted edge} twice, 2- dc cl) in next ch-3 sp on work­ing edge, sk next ch-3 sp on both edges, (dc, sl st in next ch-1 sp on com­pleted edge, slip bead, dc) in next ch-3 sp on work­ing edge, rep from * across, sk next ch-3 sp on both edges, 2- dc cl in next ch-3 sp on work­ing edge, ch 1, sl st in last tr on com­pleted edge, tr in last tr on work­ing edge, fas­ten off.

Left Shoul­der

Rows 1 & 2: On WS, sk 11 [ 7, 11, 15, 19] ch-3 sps from Right Shoul­der, string 7 [9,9, 9, 9] beads, join in next ch-3 sp, rep rows 1 and 2 of Back Right Shoul­der.

Row 3: Ch 4, sl st in first tr of com­pleted edge, ch 1, 2- dc cl in next ch-3 sp of work­ing edge, *sk next ch-3 sp on both edges, (dc, sl st in next ch-1 sp of com­pleted edge, slip bead, dc) in next ch-3 sp of work­ing edge, sk next ch-3 sp on both edges, ({2- dc cl, ch 1, sl st in next ch-3 sp on com­pleted edge, ch 1} twice,

2- dc cl) in next ch-3 sp on work­ing edge, rep from * across, sk next ch-3 sp on both edges, (dc, sl st in first dc of com­pleted edge, slip bead, dc) in last ch-3 sp of work­ing edge, fas­ten off.

FIN­ISH­ING Bot­tom Edg­ing

String 20 [21, 22, 23, 25] beads. Work­ing in sts and ends of rows, with WS fac­ing, join yarn in op­po­site side of foun­da­tion ch of first st:

A. Ch 3, slip bead, ch 4, *sk 2 row ends, (sl st, ch 4, tr) in same ch as base of next tr,

B. (sl st, ch 3, tr, ch 3, sl st, ch 4, tr) in side of top of next tr,

C. sk 3 chs, sl st in next ch, ch 3, slip bead, ch 4, rep from * around bot­tom hem of top, end­ing with a sl st in marked ch,

D. ch 4, 2-tr cl in same ch, ch 1, slip bead, ch 3, (tr, ch 3, sl st) in 4th ch from hook, cl- 4,

E. sk 6 sts along edge, dc in next ch, [cl-1, sk next 3 sts, cl-2 in next ch, sk next 5 sts, cl-3 in next ch, cl- 4**, sk next 3 sts, dc in next ch] twice, end­ing at **,

F. sl st in next dc on cur­rent edge, sl st in dc on op­po­site edge, ro­tate work 180 de­grees,

G. rep be­tween [ ] 3 times, end­ing at **. Fas­ten off. Weave in ends. C!

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