Free Crochet Pattern from Lion Brand Yarn, formatted for input to refreshable Braille displays or Braille software
Easy Classic Top
Lion Brand® Cupcake®
Pattern Number: 70475AD

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X, 2X
Finished Chest 37 (40, 43, 47, 51) in. (94 (101.5, 109, 119.5, 129.5) cm)
Finished Length 24 1/2 (24 1/2, 25 1/2, 26 1/2, 26 1/2) in. (62 (62, 64.5, 67, 68) cm)
Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None

MATERIALS

460-170 Cupcake® Yarn: Pistachio Bright medium green
Quantity needed: 7 Skeins
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Alternative Quantity: 7, 8, 8, 9

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
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Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
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GAUGE:
11 sts + 9 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in hdc.
Exact gauges is not imporant to this project.

STITCH EXPLANATION:
Hdc2tog (hdc dec) Yarn over, insert hook into st and draw up a loop, yarn over, insert hook into next st and draw up a loop. Yarn over and draw through all loops on hook.


INSTRUCTIONS
BACK

Ch 53 (57, 61, 67, 72).

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across - 51 (55, 59, 65, 70) hdc.

Row 2: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.
Rep last row until piece measures 16 (16, 16, 17, 17) in. (40.5 (40.5, 40.5, 43, 43) cm) from beginning.

Shape Armholes

Row 1: Turn, sl st across first 6 (6, 8, 8, 8) sts, ch 2, hdc in next 39 (43, 43, 49, 54) sts; leave remaining 6 (6, 8, 8, 8) sts unworked - 39 (43, 43, 49, 54) hdc.

Row 2: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.
Rep last row until armhole measures 8 (8, 9, 9, 9) in. (20.5 (20.5, 23, 23, 23) cm).

Shape Neck

Row 1: Ch 2, turn, hdc in first 11 (12, 12, 14, 16) sts. Fasten off.

Sk 17 (19, 19, 21, 22) sts, join yarn, ch 2, hdc in last 11 (12, 12, 14, 16) sts. Fasten off.

FRONT

Work same as Back until armhole measures 5 1/2 (5 1/2, 6, 6, 6) in. (14 (14, 15, 15, 15) cm).

Shape Neck

Row 1: Ch 2, turn, hdc in first 10 (11, 11, 13, 15) sts, hdc2tog; leave remaining sts unworked.
Row 2: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across - 11 (12, 12, 14, 16) sts.

Rep last row until piece is same length as Back to shoulders. Fasten off.

Next Row: Sk 15 (17, 17, 19, 20) unworked sts at neck, join yarn, ch 2, hdc2tog, hdc in last 10 (11, 11, 13, 15) sts - 11 (12, 12, 14, 16) sts.

Next Row: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.

Rep last row until piece is same length as Back to shoulders. Fasten off.
SLEEVE (make 2)

Ch 32 (32, 34, 34, 34).

Row 1: Hdc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across - 30 (30, 32, 32, 32) hdc.

Rows 2 and 3: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.

Row 4 (increase row): Ch 2, turn, hdc in first st, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in each st across to last 2 sts, 2 hdc in next st, hdc in last st. - 32 (32, 34, 34, 34) sts.

Rows 5-7: Ch 2, turn, hdc in each st across.
Row 8 (increase row): Rep Row 4 - 34 (34, 36, 36, 36) sts.

Rep last 4 (4, 3, 3, 3) rows 5 (5, 7, 7, 7) times - 44 (44, 50, 50, 50) sts. Fasten off.


FINISHING

Sew shoulder seams. Sew in Sleeves. Sew Sleeve and side seams.

Edging

Join yarn at neck edge, ch 1, sc evenly spaced around neck; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.

Weave in ends.


ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
ch(s) = chain(s)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
sc = single crochet
sk = skip
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)


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