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Maternity Top
Lion Brand® Microspun
Pattern Number: 756

SKILL LEVEL:  Easy (Level 2)
SIZE: Small, Medium, Large, 1X
Maternity Size 6-8 (10-12, 14-16, 18-20) Finished chest measurement 40 (44, 48, 52) inches
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.



910-098 Microspun Yarn: French Vanilla

Creamy white

Quantity needed: 9 Skeins
Estimated Price: $ 47.61
Alternative Quantity: (10, 11, 12)

Lion Brand Knitting Needles - Size 7 [4.5 mm]
Quantity needed: 1
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Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size G-6 (4 mm)
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Additional Materials
21 small buttons
20 sts and 28 rows = 4 inches (10 cm) in St st (k on RS, p on WS). 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.



Cast on 18 (20, 22, 24) sts.

Work in St st, inc 3 sts at end of next 2 rows.

Inc 1 st at each end every row 38 (42, 46, 50) times - 100 (110, 120, 130) sts.

Cont in St st until Back measures 30 inches from beg.

Bind off.

Work as for Back until piece measures 27 inches from beg.

Shape Neck: Next Row Work 46 (51, 55, 60) sts, attach new ball of yarn and bind off center 8 (8, 10, 10) sts, join another ball of yarn and work rem 46 (51, 55, 60) sts.

Working both sides at the same time with separate balls of yarn, bind off 4 (5, 5, 6) sts at each neck edge 3 times, then 2 sts 3 (3, 4, 4) times.

Work even until Front measures same as Back to shoulder.

Bind off rem 28 (30, 32, 34) sts each side.

Cast on 56 sts.

Work in St st, inc 1 st at each end every 6 rows 17 (18, 19, 20) times - 90 (92, 94, 96) sts.

Work until Sleeve measures 15 inches from beg or desired length to underarm.

Bind off loosely.

Draw a basting thread down the center of the Front to mark the mock opening.

Work 1 row reverse sc, working from left to right, along basting line.

Sew Front to Back at shoulders.

Place markers on Back and Front at side edges 9 (9 1/2, 9 1/4, 9 3/4) inches down from shoulder seams.

Sew Sleeves between markers.

Edging With RS facing, join yarn at wrist edge and work 1 row reverse sc.

Sew Sleeve seams.

Sew side seams for 2 1/4 inches below armhole marker, leaving Shirt Tails open.

Neck Edging With RS facing, join yarn at shoulder seam and work 1 row reverse sc.

Fasten off.

Back Shirt Tail Work 1 row reverse sc around entire edge of shirt tail making sure the pieces lie flat.

Mark for 4 buttons on each side 1/4 inches down from closed seam and rem 3 1/4 inches apart.

Front Shirt Tail Buttonhole Row Work as for Back; AT THE SAME TIME, on first row of sc work (ch 2, skip 2 rows) to correspond to each marker.

Next Row Work in reverse sc, working 1 reverse sc in each ch-2 space.

5 Month Side Panel (make 2) Cast on 30 sts.

Work in St st, dec 1 st at each end every 6 rows 14 times.

Bind off rem 2 sts.

Mark one side for 4 buttonholes: first one 1/8 inches up from lower edge; last one 1/8 inches down from upper edge and the other 2 evenly spaced 3 1/4 inches apart.

Edging With RS facing, join yarn with slip st at lower edge and work 1 row sc, working (ch 2, skip 2 rows) to correspond to each marker.

Next Row Work 1 row reverse sc.

Fasten off.

Work the other panel, rev buttonholes.

8 Month Side Panel (make 2) Cast on 48 sts.

Work in St st, dec 1 st at each end every 3 rows 23 times.

Bind off rem 2 sts.

Edging Work as for 5 Month Panel.

Sew 5 buttons along center Front as pictured: one at 1/8 inches down from neck edge, rem 4 spaced approximately 4 inches apart.

Sew rem buttons to correspond to all buttonholes.

beg = begin(s)(ning)
ch(s) = chain(s)
cont = continu(e)(s)(ing)
dec = decreas(e)(s)(ing)
inc = increas(e)(s)(ing)
k = knit
p = purl
rem = remain(s)(ing)
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
St st = Stockinette stitch
st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side

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