HOW TO MAKE A CRO­CHET TOP

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shap­ing of the neck and at­tach yarn to the next st

Row 1 ch2, miss the st where you at­tached the yarn, tr2­tog, 1tr in each st to the end of the row (the next arm­hole edge), turn [37 (42, 47, 52, 62, 67) sts]

Row 2 ch2, 1tr in each st to last 2 sts, tr2­tog, turn [36 (41, 46, 51, 61, 66 sts]

Row 3 ch2, miss 1st st, tr2­tog, 1tr in each st to the end of the row, turn [34 (39, 44, 49, 59, 64) sts]

Rep Rows 2 and 3 4 more times [22 (27, 32, 37, 47, 52) sts]

Row 12 ch2, 1tr in each st to last 2 sts, tr2­tog, turn [21 (26, 31, 36, 46, 51) sts]

Row 13 ch2, miss 1st st, 1tr in each st to the end of the row, turn [20 (25, 30, 35, 45, 50) sts]

Row 14 rep Row 12 [19 (24, 29, 34, 44, 49) sts]

Row 15 ch2, 1tr in each st to the end of the row, turn [19 (24, 29, 34, 44, 49) sts]

Rep Row 15 5 (6, 7, 8, 9, 9) more times un­til you have a to­tal of 20 (21, 22, 23, 24, 24) rows on the Left side of back

Fas­ten off and leave a long tail to join the shoul­der seam

Us­ing the tails left at the shoul­ders of the Back panel and a ta­pes­try nee­dle, sew both shoul­der seams on the WS of the work. Sleeves

At­tach yarn to the bot­tom of the sleeve open­ing on the RS.

Round 1 ch2, work tr evenly around the open­ing on the side of the Front and Back panel rows un­til you reach the bot­tom of the open­ing on the op­po­site side to where you started, you should fit 2 sts per row (one at the base of the row and one on the post of the end st), ss to 1st st to join

Round 2 ch2, 1tr in each st to end of the round, ss to 1st st to join Rep Row 2 two more times (or un­til sleeve reaches the de­sired length) Rep the Sleeve on the other sleeve open­ing

Neck edg­ing

At­tach the yarn to the left shoul­der seam at the neck on the RS Work dc evenly around the neck and on the cen­tre V at front and back of the work (dc2­tog the last st of the side and the 1st st of the mid­dle, dc2­tog the next mid­dle st and the 1st st at the side of the neck), fin­ish round with ss to join, break yarn and fas­ten off.

Bot­tom edg­ing

With RS fac­ing, at­tach yarn to any st at the bot­tom of the work, work dc around the bot­tom edge, ss to 1st st to join, break yarn and fas­ten off. Weave in all ends and block.

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