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
Estimated Price: $ 23.03
Alternative Quantity: 7, 8, 8, 9

Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size K-10.5 (6.5 mm)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 2.65


Lion Brand Large-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)
Quantity needed: 1
Estimated Price: $ 3.59

GAUGE:
11 sts + 9 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) in hdc. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles. Making a Gauge Swatch
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
beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
hdc = half double crochet
rem = remain(s)(ing)
rep = repeat(s)(ing)
rnd(s) = round(s)
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
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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