Wednesday, 7 June 2017

The Sophia Crop Top

Hi everyone! Boy it's been forever since my last post, and for that I feel really bad. But today I have this beautiful crop top for you all to make. I named it the "Sophia" after my daughter, beautiful and elegant.


So, for this crop top I used a 5mm crochet hook and a weight 4 yarn.

Notes:

Picot = chain 3, then slip stitch into the bottom chain (the first chain you made)

The cups:


Start by making a chain of 10.

Single crochet into the 2nd chain from the hook and continue down the chain in single crochet until you reach the 2nd last chain. Make 3 single crochets in the last chain.

Turn your piece upside down so you are working on the opposite side of the chain. Single crochet to the end. Turn.

Chain 1 and single crochet until you reach the middle stitch of the 3 single crochets you made in the previous row. In this stitch make 3 more single crochets. Continue down the side of your piece making 1 single crochet into each stitch.

Repeat the last row until the cup is big enough to cover your breast.

Cup edging:

With your yarn still attached, chain 3, skip next stitch, double crochet into the following. Repeat this pattern all the way around the cup.

For the next row, [(1 single crochet, picot, 1 single crochet) into the first ch1-space. Then single crochet into the following ch1-space]. Repeat until you reach the top of the cup. In the ch1-space at the "peak" of the cup make 2 single crochets, chain 60, slip stitch along this chain then make another 2 single crochets into the same ch1-space.

Single crochet into the next ch1-space.

[(1 single crochet, picot, 1 single crochet) into the next ch1-space. The single crochet into the following ch1-space] Repeat to the end.

Bottom edge of cup:

Turn the cup so the bottom edge is facing you. Chain 1 and make 2 single crochets into the "edge of the box". Then single crochet all the way across the bottom edge of cup. Cut yarn and fasten off.

Obviously you make another cup in the very same way! Put both cups to one side for later.

Main body:

Chain 82.
Single crochet into the 2nd chain from the hook. Single crochet all the way across the chain. Turn.

Chain 2 and double crochet across the row to the end. Turn.

Chain 3, skip next stitch, double crochet into the following. *Ch1, skip 1, dc into the next*. Repeat from * to *

Chain 2, *double crochet into the ch1-space, double crochet into the double crochet from the previous row.* Repeat from * to * to the end

Chain 3, make 1 double crochet into the same space. **Chain 1, skip 1, the make 1 double crochet into the next 4 stitches.

Then chain 1, skip 1, and make 1 double crochet into the next 3 stitches**.

Repeat from ** to ** until you are left with 2 stitches. Skip next stitch and make 2 double crochets into the last stitch. Turn.

Chain 1, in same stitch make 1 single crochet, then chain 5, skip next double crochet and  single crochet into the next double crochet.
Chain 5, skip 2 double crochets, and in the 3rd double crochet make 1 single crochet.
**Chain 5, skip 1 double crochet, single crochet into the next.
Chain 5, skip 1 double crochet, single crochet into the next
Chain 5, skip 2 double crochet, single crochet into the next**
Repeat from ** to ** until you reach the end.

Next row:

Chain 4, make 1 single crochet into the first ch5-space. In the next ch5-space make 1 double crochet, chain 3, the slip stitch into the 1st chain. Repeat this 3 more times into the same space. Then make a double crochet ( still in the same ch5-space).

**Make 1 single crochet into the next ch5-space. Chain 2 and make 1 single crochet into the next ch5-space.

(Make 1 double crochet, chain 3, slip stitch into the 1st chain). Repeat 3 more times into the same space, then make 1 double crochet (also in the same space).**. Repeat from ** to ** until you reach the last ch5-space.

In the last ch5-space make 1 single crochet, then ch1, then make 1 double crochet into the single crochet from the previous row.

With your yarn still attached, make a chain of 60-70. Slip stitch all the way along this chain. Cut yarn and fasten off. Attach the yarn on to the other side and make another chain of 60-70, slip stitch along that, cut yarn and fasten off.

Weave in all the ends.

Now fold the piece in half to find the centre. Place a stitch marker there. Grab one of your cups and slip stitch it to one side of the stitch marker and do the same with the second cups but on the other side of the stitch marker.

To make the tie on the front all I did was make a chain of 60 and weave it through the "boxes of the cups and attached tassels on each end of the chain.

And that's it. You are good to go!







26 comments:

  1. Did you use a cotton or another kind of yarn?

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    1. I used a weight 4 cotton yarn. Not sure what brand it was as it ws lying around the house for some time!

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  2. Somebody on Ravelry said this pattern is not complete?

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    1. Not sure why she said that but the pattern is complete. Thanks for letting me know though x

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  3. The cups aren't making sense to me. Yours look more triangular. With a straight bottom. Mine are coming out ovalish. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong.

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    1. Nevermind...i got it. Lol thanks for the pattern! 😊

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    2. I’m having the same problem, would you mind telling me what you did to rectify it? Thank you!🤗

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  4. Is the written part of the main body different than what is pictured?

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    1. Yes. Mine turned out different than the photo too.

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  5. I am confused with the following step of the body:

    Chain 2, **skip next single crochet, single crochet in the following**. Repeat from ** to the end.

    If I do exactly what is written, I'll be decreasing the total number of stitches.......

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    1. I did a chain one then single crochet

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  6. Hello��from Puerto Rico. Love your patterns. Thanks for sharing. Can this crop top be made using Aunt Lydias 100% cotton size 10? And what size needle?
    Thank you have a nice day

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  7. Oh my gosh! These are totally cute I would love to connect with you I think this will def. Be next weeks project how many balls of yarn did you use?

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  8. this is gorgeous !!! love it ! thanks for sharing!! just wondering what size it is? and do you have a gauge? I tend to crochet on the tighter side !

    Thanks :)

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  9. This pattern isn't exactly as pictured. For example, the pattern suggests you make 4 DC with picot in every 2 chain 5 spaces, while the picture shows 7 DC with picot. Also, the picture shows 6 picot shells total while I am working in the last row right now, I am going to have 9. I am also not sure how I will be ending the row yet but I will figure it out.

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  11. The scallop edging is missing. According to the picture there are 9 DC in each ch5 above the 4 DC then sc in next ch5,, ch2, sc in next ch5 sp, then 9 dc in the next ch5 loop across. Next row has dc, dc with ch3 sl st picot until you have 7 picot then a final dc. sc in next loop then repeat.

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  12. So why is the pattern different for the main body than the picture? I got this far and it's a different pattern??

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  13. hello, i was wondering if anyone has managed to follow the instruction and get exactly the design in the picture showed?

    mine is coming out really different with lots of rows missing:/ the scallops are also simpler.

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  14. I'd like to order yarn to make this project but your pattern doesn't say how many yards it needs?

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  15. You are an amazing designer. This top is gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing it. I can't wait to give it a try.
    Irene
    Canada

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  16. Is this written in US terms?

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  17. I HAVE FIGURED OUT THE REAL PATTERN
    This is for the body of the Bralette.
    Ch 74. Turn, sc across.
    Ch 2, turn, dc across.
    Ch 3, turn, skip 1, dc, (Ch 1, skip, dc(repeat)).
    Ch 2, turn, (dc in the space, dc(repeat)).
    Ch 7, turn, skip 4, sc, (Ch 6, skip 3, sc(repeat)).
    Ch 3, turn, sc in the space, (dc in next space 14 times, sc in next space, Ch 6, a.c. in next space(repeat)), Ch 3, sl st to the end of the row.
    Turn, Sl st along previous chain(4 sl st), (dc in 1st dc on the shell formed by the 14 dc space, Ch 1, skip 1, dc(repeat until at the end of the 14 dc shell), Ch 1, a.c. in the next loop, Ch 1(repeat all of the parenthesis)), skip the last dc in the last 14 dc shell, sl st in the last loop, sl st 4(should be the end of the row).
    Ch 5, (sl st to the dc that has a post below it, not a space, in the 14 dc shell, (picot, sl st to the next post in the shell(repeat for each 14 dc shell)), sl st to the sc post, picot(repeat)), Ch 5, sl st to the end of the row.
    Ch 60-70 and sl st along to create the straps. If you want it exactly like the picture, put 2(4 total) of these 60-70 stitch straps on each side.
    These instructions will get it to look like the picture, it isn't exact but hopefully it makes more sene than the instructions provided.

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  18. ALSO, IF YOU WANT TO MAKE YOURS A LITTLE BIGGER(the above was written to look exactly like the picture) you just add in increments of 12. So we started with a base Ch of 74, but since I wanted to make mine a little bigger, so my base Ch was 86. It just adds another 14 dc shell to the pattern. I hope this helps you all finally finish this Bralette.

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