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Tuesday, 1 August 2017
PINEAPPLE BABY BOUTIQUE TOP
PINEAPPLE BABY BOUTIQUE TOP
This really cute top is a free pattern from the
lovely +Kim Guzman. The original pattern
is given for 2 sizes, and my client is slightly larger, so I’m hoping to get
this pattern tweaked to fit her proportions.
You can now make this stunning top for any size, using any yarn.
I’ve just ~ 150 gms of our Indian Hobby India All Seasons Crochet yarn (No 5)
with a 3 mm crochet hook
For Indians : I’d
also suggest using our Anchor knitting , Red rose , White Rose or Alize
knitting cotton yarns – and you can buy your yarns with an easy mouse click
on the top right hand side of this blog (read : Click here to buy yarns
For Non-Indians : Among
the international yarns I’ve used, DMC Petra, Sullivans knitting cotton
(Australia) and Aunt Lydia Cotton 10 are in a similar thickness category to the
yarn I’ve used here today.
gives you instructions for
making this cute top for a 12-18 month old.
If you are working it with the
yarn given by the lovely Kim and for 12-18 m, then great, you should go off to
the pattern sheet link given above.
I am making this for a slightly larger size, so my notes here
are for the few things I worked differently.
May I suggest that you read through my notes
first and then go along to get the dress pattern done at the link above – just
so you can have an idea of what all you need to do and where to get it all
Please read through my detailed notes before
you head off to get the full pattern detail in the link above. Cheers.
The pattern is worked in two
parts. We first work from the chest up
for the yoke all in sc and then we come back to our start foundation single
crochet row and work the skirt portion.
So start with fsc and work the
yoke portion in multiples of 5 or 10 (whichever works closest to the half round
chest measure of the child you are making this for).
I started with a foundation
single crochet (fsc) row, as I find that this stitch has a lovely stretch and
also allows you to easily work on both the top and lower sides of this start
I urge you to try the
fsc. For a “how to”, check the top of
In case you just can’t work the
fsc (or don’t like it), then work in multiples of 5 or 10 + 1 and work your 1st
sc in the 2nd ch from hk.
Ensure that when you finish, you have the multiples needed.
Once you are done with the
yoke, you will, per her pattern, come back to the same start fsc row, and
re-attach your yarn on the un-used lower section of the fsc for the skirt
portion of the dress.
The stitch count for the skirt
portion is in multiples of 10.
Before you start off on the
skirt portion, which we work in rounds, check that you have this section in multiples
This only matters if you had started with multiples of 5 for the yoke
portion. So all you will need to do is
run a round of sc again, and increase 5 sc for the skirt portion. Not that much, and not at all hard.
Once you have the stitch count
for the skirt, you will back head off to Kim’s pattern link and finish the
lower half of your top too.
The pattern awaits you, so go
on and work the pattern off now.
Oh, just for a change, I
decided to end my last round with a picot pattern. Check the top of this blog for a “how to”
work a picot if needed.
I ended on the round indicated
by the designer in the original sheet, just adding the picot. I worked a picot in every ch-1 sp and every
sc all around in the last round.
I worked the armhole and neck
trims as per the pattern sheet and then added a round of picots around these
edges as well.
Fasten all ends and block as
per yarn instructions.
Over and above the cute little
embellishments that are offered on Kim’s pattern page, I’ve added a few
more. Check out my blogs for all the
little motifs and embellishments that I’ve made before and for this one too. (Links
Once again, thank you Kim, not
just for this free pattern, but also for your permission to tweak the pattern
and add in my notes.
And that’s done.. yet another
project brilliantly executed ! J
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