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Zzz Top is worked in the Tunisian crochet entrelac technique. Each element of the top is small enough to place all of your stitches on a regular crochet hook.
The top is worked top down, starting at the back neck. No seaming is required.
The pattern assumes basic familiarity with Tunisian crochet, specifically how each row is worked as two separate passes and how to work the Tunisian simple stitch. The Details section on page 3 explains each element of the pattern.
It also is a perfect “be your own designer” pattern, because of all the possible modifications which can be done easily and without any complicated calculations:
- the construction (a top-down raglan) allows making this top as wide and long as you wish on-the-go (simply put it on and stop once you are happy with the size).
- working from the top down also makes choosing yarn easier: pick the yarn you prefer to work with and work to desired top dimensions. Only you decide whether you want it to be a light-weighted top or a cozy thick sweater.
- create a unique look by choosing your favorite colors and use them for one, two, or more rows (an empty grid for sketching is provided, as well as a couple of coloring examples).
Yarn: Silkpaca by Malabrigo, Lace/2 ply, 70% alpaca, 30% silk, 420 yd (384 m) per 50 g skein, shades SA412 Teal Feather (C1) - 4 skeins, SA009 Polar Morn (C2) - 2 skeins
Crochet hook U.S. C (2.75 mm)
Four locking st markers
Yarn needle to weave in ends
FINISHED SIZES S (M, L)
39⅜ (43⅜, 47¼)” / 100 (110, 120) cm in circumference to fit 33⅞ (37¾, 41¾) ” / 86 (96, 106) cm bust circumference with 6” (15 cm) of positive ease.