Out of this pattern the top becomes a size Small, BUT it's easy to make it after your own size, bigger or smaller.
The top consists of 4 bigger squares, that make the base of the top.
Measure around your bust and by the measurement you get ju divide by four. I took 80 cm and divided that by four, which made the diameter of every square to 20 cm. I crocheted the square until I got 20 cm in diameter, which were approximately 15 cm per side.
The pattern for the square you can make smaller or bigger easy, then the smaller flowers around the top of the top you either make more of or use a thicker yarn to make them bigger.
The yarns I've used (the amout is based on the size I've made):
- The blue mingled yarn colour 1833 - "Batik Design" Alize Bahar 200 grams.
- Electric Blue colour 201 - Catona from Scheepjes less than 25 grams.
- Light Navy colour 164 - Catona from Scheepjes less than 25 grams.
- Vivid Blue colour 146 - Catona from Scheepjes less than 25 grams.
- Bluebird colour 247 - Catona from Scheepjes less than 25 grams.
- Snow White colour 106 - Catona from Scheepjes less than 25 grams.
For my English-speaking readers who live in Sweden - the Catona-yarns is purchased at my favourite store Favoritgarner.
Use hook 3 mm.
st - stitch
ch - chain
sl st - slip stitch
sc - single crochet
dc - double crochet
picot - ch 3 and sl st in first ch
The flower is approximately 8 x 8 cm.
Use hook 3 mm.
Ch 10, make a ring with a sl st in first ch.
Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), then make 23 more dc around the ring. Make a sl st in first dc (24 dc).
Row 2: Made a sc in the four first st, *ch 7, 1 sc in same st as the last sc. Make 6 more sc in next 6 st (a total of 7 sc between every loop-chain)*, repeat *-* around the row. Finish with a sl st in first sc.
Row 3: *Start with a sc in number four between the loop-chains (the middle st), ch 7, make a sc in same st as the first sc. Make 6 dc around next loop-chain, 1 picot, continue with 7 more dc around the loop-chain*, repeat *-* around the row. Finish with a sl st in first sc.
The rest of the flowers will you asseble as you go, so you don't have to do that later (and the result gets better). Scroll down to see how it will look like when they're all assembled.
Always make the first two rows of every flower, then asseble them this way.
Ch 3, make 1 sc around the loop-chain in the first flower, ch 3, and make a sc in the same st in the flower you are making at the moment. It helps if you place the flowers with the "wrong" side against each other, then it's easier to prevent so they don't rotate.
Then continue with dc as the pattern tells you, ch 2, make 1 sc in the picot in the other flower, ch 1 and 1 sl st in first ch in the new flower. Then continue as the pattern shows - until the last picot where you will repeat the same as earlier. The flowers will be attached to each other through the two picots on the corners of the flowers and the loop-chain between the leafs. Look below.
Some swedish abbrevations in the pictures which means:
lm = chain
st = double crochet
Now make four squares, they start off as a circle and finish of as a square.
Ch 4 and make in to a ring with a sl st in the first ch.
Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as the first dc), then make 11 more dc around the ring and finish with a sl st in first dc (12 dc).
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as the first dc), make 1 more dc in same st, continue with 2 dc in every st around the row, finish with a sl st in first dc (24 dc).
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as the first dc), make 1 dc each in next 2 st and then make the corner like this *2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc in same st*, then make 1 dc iach in next 5 st and then repeat this 3 more times. Finish with a sl st in first dc.
Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as the first dc), make 1 dc in every st, the corners you make like this: in the loop-chain 2 dc, ch 2, dc - and then repeat this around the row. Finish with a sl st in first dc.
Repeat row 4 until it gets big enough to fit your size (I made a total of 8 rows).
These ones will be 2 st bigger than the squares but it will not be a problem later with the assembly.
Ch 4 and make in to a ring with a sl st in first ch.
Row 1: Ch 4 (counts as first dc and 1 ch), crochet 3 dc, ch 2, 3 more dc around the ring, ch 1 and finish with 1 dc. Turn.
Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as first dc and 1 ch), crochet 2 dc inch from previous row, then crochet 1 dc in every st, in the corner you make 2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc, and then repeat until the end of the row. Turn.
Repeat row 2 until it gets big enough to fit your size (I made the same amout of rows as the squares).
Here you see how the flower-squares will look like when it's assembled. Make sure to check twice so you don't have to re-do it.
I choosed to sew the squares together, and also the flower-squares. Since the flowers don't match the amout of stitches you have to force it to look good :-) For example I started to sew on the picot and 2 st after with st from the square, then skipped the two st right before the loop-chain. I skipped 1 st on the square and then sewed on the loop-chain with 1 st, skiped 1 more on the square as I skipped 2 more on the flower on continued like this .. Try it and see how you make the best assemble.
Here you can see the "schedule" of the top - how to assemble it. Either you sew it togheter or crochet it togheter, make what suits you the best.
Below you can se the front of the top when it's assembled, and later there's a plan for the holes at the bottom :-)
The bottom of the top
Out of the holes in the bottom we make the pattern for the "skirt" of the top. Start in any hole, crochet *1 sc, 7 dc in next hole, 1 sc in next hole, 7 dc in next hole*. Repeat *-* around the row.
Change colour to white.
In the sc between the dc-groups you crochet: *1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, then ch 4, continue in next sc*, repeat *-* the row around.
Change colour to the mingled yarn
In every "V" you crochet *7 dc, find dc number four from the first row and make a sc over the loop-chain, make 7 dc in next V. Repeat *-* the row around.
Change colour to white again and repeat the last rows to a length that you're happy with. I made a total of 14 rows (7 each). The best here is that you can make the length after what you like.
I used the same approach as earlier, but this was a chainless foundation of half double crochet. I made two and they're 22 cm long each. Just sew them on.