HOW TO MAKE A CROCHET TOP
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
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.
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.