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Crochet X-stitch top

Finished garment measurements:

Chest: 39 to 40 inches (depending on the stretchiness of the yarn used, Mine had some stretch to it)

 

Length: 20 inches from shoulder (including edging)

 

I would say that this top is size medium.

 

 

Notes: Ch4 counts as first DC+ch1

           Ch2 counts as first HDC

 

 

 

Materials needed:

I hook

H hook (for edging only)

Yarn needle

4 Stitch markers or contrasting color yarn to mark the sleeve rows.

 

Medium worsted weight yarn such as Red Heart tweed (similar to the recycled sweater yarn I used, my yarn had some little nubby bits) although I think Red Heart Plush, TLC amore, TLC cotton plus, or TLC Cara mia, would do equally well and Red Heart symphony could be very lovely.

 

I don’t know the exact yardage I used, but I would estimate about 3 1/2 to 4, 6 ounce skeins just to be on the safe side.

 

Body back:

 

Foundation row: Chain 61, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch4 and turn.

 

Row 1: (right side) In 4th sc work 1 dc, yo and reach behind the dc and work another dc in the stitch right before the first one you made (X-stitch), * Ch1, skip 2 st, work the first dc of X-stitch in the next st, complete the X-stitch, repeat from * to the last 2 st in the row, Ch 1, sk 1 st, and dc in last st. Ch1, turn.

 

Row 2: Sc in each dc and ch1 space across, ch1, turn.

 

Row 3: Sc in each sc across, ch2, turn.

 

Row 4: Skip first sc, hdc in each sc across, ch1, turn.

 

Row 5: Sc in each sc across, ch1, turn.

 

Row 6: Sc in each sc across, ch4 turn.

 

Repeat rows 1-6  five more times, mark the ends of row 6 after the last repeat and repeat rows 1-6 three more times.

Work row 1 of pattern repeat(X-stitch row) (do not fasten off)

Neck shaping:

 

Side 1

Row 1: work 18 sc, ch1, and turn.

Row 2: Dec 1 sc, sc in each sc across, ch2 and turn.

Row 3: Hdc in each sc across, dec 1 hdc at end, ch 1 and turn.

Row 4: Repeat row 2 of Neck shaping side 1.

Row 5: Sc in each sc across, fasten off.

 

Side 2(with wrong side facing)

Skip 24 st, join yarn to next st.

Row 1: Work 18 Sc across, ch1 and turn.

Row 2: Sc in each sc across, dec 1 sc at end, ch2 and turn.

Row 3: Dec 1 hdc, hdc in each st across, ch1 and turn.

Row 4: Repeat row 2 of Neck shaping side 2

Row 5: Sc in each sc across, fasten off.

 

 

 

Body front

 

Foundation row: Chain 61, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. Ch4 and turn.

 

Row 1: (right side) In 4th sc work 1 dc, yo and reach behind the dc and work another dc in the stitch right before the first one you made (X-stitch), * Ch1, skip 2 st, work the first dc of X-stitch in the next st, complete the X-stitch, repeat from * to the last 2 st in the row, Ch 1, sk 1 st, and dc in last st. Ch1, turn.

 

Row 2: Sc in each dc and ch1 space across, ch1, turn.

 

Row 3: Sc in each sc across, ch2, turn.

 

Row 4: Skip first sc, hdc in each sc across, ch1, turn.

 

Row 5: Sc in each sc across, ch1, turn.

 

Row 6: Sc in each sc across, ch4 turn.

 

Repeat rows 1-6  five more times, mark the ends of row 6 after the last repeat and repeat rows 1-6 two more times. Work row 1 of pattern repeat(X-stitch row) (do not fasten off)

 

 

Neck shaping

Side 1

Row 1: work 21 sc, ch1, and turn.

Row 2: Dec 1 sc, sc in each sc across, ch2 and turn.

Row 3: Hdc in each sc across, dec 1 hdc at end, ch 1 and turn.

Row 4: Repeat row 2 of Neck shaping side 1.

Row 5: Sc in each sc across, Ch 4 and turn.

Row 6: Work row 1 of pattern repeat(X-stitch row)

Row 7: Sc in each st across, ch1 and turn.

Row 8: Dec 1 sc, sc in each sc across, ch2 and turn.

Row 9: Hdc in each sc across, dec 1 hdc at end, ch 1 and turn.

Row 10: Repeat row 2 of Neck shaping side 1.

Row 11: Sc in each sc across, fasten off.

 

 

Side 2(with wrong side facing)

Skip 18 st, join yarn to next st.

Row 1: Work 18 Sc across, ch1 and turn.

Row 2: Sc in each sc across, dec 1 sc at end, ch2 and turn.

Row 3: Dec 1 hdc, hdc in each st across, ch1 and turn.

Row 4: Repeat row 2 of Neck shaping side 2

Row 5: Sc in each sc across, ch4 and turn.

Row 6: Work row 1 of pattern repeat(X-stitch row)

Row 7: Sc in each sc across, ch1 and turn.

Row 8: Sc in each sc across, dec 1 sc at end, ch2 and turn.

Row 9: Dec 1 hdc, hdc in each st across, ch1 and turn.

Row 10: Repeat row 2 of Neck shaping side 2

Row 11: Sc in each sc across, fasten off.

 

With right sides together, line up shoulder seams and stitch together.

 

Sleeve

(*Note* You could also do this separate and sew it to the sweater body between the stitch markers if you wish. I chose to attach it to make sewing up the seams easier on me. It’s really up to you and what would look best with your particular yarn. If you choose to make it separate: Ch64, sc in the 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch across and continue from row 2 below.)

 

With right side facing, attach yarn at stitch marker

Row 1: Work 63 sc evenly from the first stitch marker to the second, ch1 and turn.

 

Row 2: Dec 1sc, sc in each sc to the middle of row, dec 1 sc, sc in each sc to the end of row, dec 1 sc at end, ch4 and turn.

 

Row 3: In 4th sc work 1 dc, yo and reach behind the dc and work another dc in the stitch right before the first one you made (X-stitch), * Ch1, skip 2 st, work the first dc of X-stitch in the next st, complete the X-stitch, repeat from * to the last 2 st in the row, Ch 1, sk 1 st, and dc in last st. Ch1, turn.

 

Row 4: Sc in each st across, ch1 and turn

 

Row 5: Dec 1sc, sc across, to end dec 1 sc, ch2 and turn.

 

Row 6: Dec 1 hdc, hdc across, to end dec 1 hdc, ch1 and turn

Row 7: Dec 1 sc, sc across, to end dec 1 sc, ch1 and turn

 

Row 8: Sc in each sc across, ch4 and turn.

 

Row 9: repeat row 3

 

Row 10: Sc in each dc and ch1 space across, ch1, and turn

Row 11: Sc in each sc across, ch2, and turn.

Row 12: Skip first sc, hdc in each sc across, ch1, and turn.

Row 13: Sc in each sc across, ch1, and turn.

Row 14: Sc in each sc across, ch4 and turn.

Rows 15-21: Repeat rows 3-9

Row 22: Sc in each sc across, fasten off.

 

Repeat Rows 1-22 on the other side of sweater.

 

With right sides together, Match up stitches and sew arm and side seams.

 

Edging:

Sleeves:

With H hook, (right side facing) attach yarn at seam, work 1 round Sc, join with sl st to beginning sc, ch1 and work 1 round Reverse Sc. Fasten off.

Repeat on other sleeve.

 

Bottom edging: Repeat sleeve edging

 

Neckline edging: (right side facing)

Attach yarn at center back neckline, Work 1 round Sc, in each stitch around, Join with sl st to beginning sc, Work another round sc this time dec 1 sc at each of the neckline “corners”, Join with sl st to beginning sc, work 1 round Reverse sc in each st around, This time dec 1 reverse sc in each of the “corners” join to beginning reverse sc, fasten off.

 

Weave in ends.

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