Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Easy Fringe Top Crochet Tutorial
 By: Annoo Crochet Designs


For video Tutorial: Click here

You will need:
4 skeins of Loops and Threads Sugarspun in Sandcastle
85 gr/270yds each, 98% acrylic, 2% wool
Number 3 weight yarn
 Crochet hook 3.25mm
Scissors
Tapestry needle

Stitches Used:
Sc: Single crochet
Dc: double Crochet
Ch: chain

Size: This pattern is for a one size fits most, but you can make it smaller or larger by making your rectangle smaller or larger.
See instructions for help.

Instructions:
Make a magic circle,
Round 1: ch3, in the magic circle make 2dc, ch2, 3dc, ch2, 3dc, ch2, 3dc, ch2, then sl st with the top of the ch3, pull the end yarn to close your magic circle.
Round 2: sl st over the 3dc and into the ch2, ch3, 2dc, ch3, 3dc in the same sp, ch1, in the next 3 ch2 sp for the corners you will make (3dc, ch3, 3dc, ch1) you will sl st with the first ch3
 Round 3: sl st your way to the ch3 sp, ch3, 2dc, ch3, 3dc in the ch3 sp, in the next ch1 sp you will make *3dc, ch1, in the next corner you will (3dc, ch3, 3dc) ch1* repeat from *to* 2 more times, in the ch1 sp you will make 3dc, ch1, sl st with the ch3 from the beginning of the round.
Round 4: sl st your way to the ch3 sp, ch3, 2dc, ch3, 3dc in the same corner sp, ch1, *in the next ch1 sp make 3dc, ch1, in the next ch1 sp make 3dc, ch1, in the corner sp make (3dc, ch3, 3dc), ch1* repeat from *to* 2more times, in the next 2 ch1 sp make (3dc, ch1), sl st with the first ch3.
Round 5-15: continue to work your Granny the same way, adding 1 cluster of 3dc, ch1 in between corners every round, until you should have 13 clusters in between corners on your 15th round. The next step will widen the top to turn it to a rectangle, keep in mind you can make this smaller or larger by making less or more rounds. Be sure to measure for length and in the next step we will take care of the width. Now after you complete your last round, you will fasten off and hide all loose tails.

You will now join your yarn in any corner sp with a sl st,
Row 1: ch3, in the same ch3 sp make 2dc, *ch1, 3dc in the ch1 sp from previous round* repeat from *to* until you reach the last ch3 sp, you will make a dc in the middle ch of the ch3, turn your work. Row 2: ch3, in the same ch1 sp make 2dc, *ch1, 3dc in the ch1 sp from previous round* repeat from *to* in every ch1 sp, ch1, dc in the ch3 from previous round, turn your work.
 Row 3-13: Repeat row 2, once you reach the end of Row 13 fasten off.

Now you will repeat these steps on the opposite side of your square, hide all loose tails. Border: This last step of your rectangle will be to make one final round of dc clusters.
Join your yarn to one of the corners, with the right side of your work facing you, Round 1: ch3 (counts as dc) 2dc, ch3, 3dc in the same sp, ch1, 3dc in the next sp (it may be the side of the rows you just completed if so just work in the sp and skip the cluster), *repeat making 3dc in the ch sp and ch1 across to the next corner, in the next space make (3dc, ch3, 3dc)* repeat from *to* around until you reach the first corner you made, ending with a ch1, sl st with the ch3 and fasten off your work hide all loose tails.

Make a Second rectangle to match the first one. Assemble: Place your rectangles on top of each other with the right sides facing each other and the wrong sides facing you. You are going to sl st the long sides of your rectangle first creating the shoulders. Join your yarn in the middle ch of the ch3 of the corner, you will pick up the loop closer to you and the loop furthest from you on the back of your work, matching st for st as you sl st along 40 st, fasten off and hide all loose tails. Repeat this for the other side as well. You will now Assemble your sides. With the right sides of your work facing, you will join you yarn to the bottom corners of you work and sl st the same as you did the shoulders, only this time you will sl st through 36st, fasten off and repeat for the other side. If you made your top smaller or larger, the number of sl st will be different for your top. You will want your top opening to be a little bit smaller than your shoulder width, once you figure out the number of st you will need to close the shoulder area, sl st and match the same st to the other side of your shoulders. For your armhole opening you will do the same ,the opening should be almost half the length or whatever your desired opening for your top will be, just remember to match the same number of st to the other side. Collar border:(optional) I made 1 round of sc around the neck, join your yarn to any st with a sl st, ch1, sc in the same st and sc in each st around the opening, sl st with the first st you made fasten off, hide all loose tails. Time for Fringe (optional) Take your yarn and make many strands about 20 inches long. I added my fringe along the sleeves and the side of my top, but you can add them where ever you like. Fold 1 strand in half, pass your hook through a st, grab the loop of the strand and pull through the st, with your hook grab the free ends and pull through the loop, remove your hook and pull the ends snug. You will add 1 strand for every stitch around the sleeves, for the sides you will add 2 rows of strand on each side of the seam.
 Repeat for the other side and that is it you are done!!!

Written Pattern Translated from Youtube by Michaela Greaves 







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