The end of Summer is the ideal time to make this seriously beautiful sleeveless mohair top. Made from warm fibres to keep away the chill, the lacy design is airy enough that you won’t overheat in the last of the Summer sunshine. I’m so happy to welcome Pirjo on to my blog to share the design for this wonderful crochet top.
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materials & tools
Written in UK terms
Gauge – 5cm x 5cm = 9 stitches, 6 rows
- XS/S: 87 chains (2×41 cm wide x 59 cm tall)
- S/M: 96 chains (2×46 cm wide x 59 cm tall)
- M/L: 105 chains (2×51 cm wide x 59 cm tall)
- L/XL: 114 chains (2×56 cm wide x 59 cm tall)
This top is a very lacy pattern and stretches quite a lot so if your stitches look too loose, you should consider a smaller hook.
terms and abbreviations
- Slip Stitch(s): ss(s): Insert hook, yarn over pull through stitch and loop on hook
- Chain(s): ch(s): Yarn over, pull through
- Half Treble Crochet(s): htc(s): Yarn over, insert into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, you will have three loops on the hook. Yarn over, and then pull through all three loop.
- Double Crochet (dc): Insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through two loops (2 loops on hook), yarn over and then pull through both loops.
- Yarn Over (YO)
- V-stitch (vst): Work htrc, ch 3, htrc in the same space or stitch
- Cluster v-Stitch (cl vst): Work htrc2tog, ch3, htrc2tog, ch3, htrc2tog, ch3, htrc2tog into same space or stitch
- Half Treble Crochet 2 Together (htrc2tog): Leaving last loop of each htrc on hook, work 2 htrc in same space or stitch, yarn over and draw through all loops.
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Soloman knot (csk): Use the hook to pull up the loop up to a taller height, 1.5 cm. (Looks like a long chain stitch) YO and then pull through the loop on the hook. Insert the hook under the single loop in the back and then YO and pull through first loop on hook. Finally, YO and pull through both loops.
The Soloman knot loop should be around 1.5 cm, the bigger loop makes the pattern too baggy.
end of summer mohair top pattern
- Row 1: Ch 2, *skip 3 ch, csk, vst, skip 3 ch, csk, dc, 3 ch, dc in in the next ch, repeat from * . At the end of the row Skip 2 ch, csk, htrc.
- Row 2: Ch 2, skip 1 st, *csk, cl vst in vst, skip 2st, csk, dc repeat from *. At the end of the row skip 1 st, csk, htrc.
- Row 3: Ch 2, skip 1 st, csk, *1 dc, skip 3 st, 3 ch, skip 3 st, 1 dc, 3 ch, skip 3 st, 1 dc, skip 3 st, 2 csk, repeat from * At the end of the row skip 2 st, htrc.
- Row 4: Ch 2, *skip 2 st, csk, dc, 3 ch, skip 3 st, dc, skip 3 st, csk, vst, repeat from * At the end of the row skip 1 st, csk, htrc.
- Row 5: Ch 2, *skip 2 st, csk, dc, skip 2 st, csk, cl vst in vst, repeat from * At the end of the row skip 1 st, csk, htrc.
- Row 6: Ch 2, *skip 3 st, 2 csk, dc, skip 3 st, 3 ch, dc, skip 3 st, 3 ch, dc, repeat from * At the end of the row skip 1 st, csk, htrc.
- Row 7: Ch 2, skip 2 st, *csk, vst, skip 3 st, csk, dc, skip 3 st, dc, repeat from * . At the end of the row Skip 2 st, csk, htrc.
- Rows 8-51: Repeat rows 2-7.
- If you want a longer body, you can repeat rows 2-7 until you reach the desired length but please be aware, this may require additional balls of yarn.
Seaming the body
The body consists of front and back that are seamed to create armholes. Place the front and back side on top of each other and then seam the sides together until armholes and shoulders to create neckline.
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