Virage Summer Top


The Virage Top is an Airy Chic crochet top. The stitch pattern and construction of this top is suitable for beginners looking for a little challenge. Advanced crocheters can easily make their own Virage top in few hours.

Happy Hooking!

Construction and sizing

Worked top down.

  1. Start with a number of chain long enough to form the desired neck opening.
  2. Work the yoke
  3. Separate for armhole opening. Continue working front and back in the round.

Sizes:  S (M, L)

Finished Bust Measurements: 36 (40, 44) inches

Length Measurement: around 28 inches long

Material

Crochet Thread 2, fingering yarn

Yarn used in pictured top:

Brand: Plymouth Yarn Anne

Color: Yoke in color Reds, 1 skein

Body in color Red, 1 to 2 skeins

4.5 mm hook

Abbreviation:

ch chain

sc single crochet

sk skip

sl.st. slip stitch

sp space

st(s) stitches

pfst puff stitch = (yarn over insert hook in designated stitch, pull up a loop the height of a double crochet) 3 times. Yarn over pull through all loops but one, yarn over pull through last 2 loops

brpfst beginning of row puff stitch = pull yarn to the height of a double crochet, (yarn over insert hook in slip stich space, pull up a loop the height of a double crochet) 2 times. Yarn over pull through all loops, ch 1

Pattern Swatch

Gauge: 17 sts, 11 rows makes about 4.5” by 4.5”

Chain 18

Row 1: 1brpfst in  2nd ch from hook, (ch 2, sK 1 ch, 1 sc in next ch,

ch 2, sk 1 ch, 1 pfst in next ch) 4 times, ch 1 turn

Row 2: 1 sc in same sp,  (ch 5, 1 sc in next pfst) 4 times, ch 1 turn

Row 3: 1 brpfst, (ch 2, 1 sc in next ch 5 space, ch 2, 1 pfst in next sc) 4 times

Repeat row 2-3 four times

Instruction

Yoke

Size S

 ch 96, join to form a ring

Round 1: ch 1, 1 sc in same sp, ch 2, sk 1 ch, *1 pfst in next ch, ch 2, sk 1 ch, 1 sc in next ch, ch 2 sk 1 ch, repeat from * all around, sl.st to 1st sc (24 pfsts)

Round 2: sl.st to next pfst, sl.st.in that pfst, ch 1, 1 sc in same sp, ch 5, *sk to next pfst, 1 sc on the pfst, ch 5, repeat from * around, end with sl.st. to 1st sc of round

Round 3: 1 brpfst, (ch 2, 1 sc in next ch 5 space, ch 2, 1 pfst in next sc) 5 times, ch 2, 1 sc in next ch 5 sp, ch 2, (pfst, ch 2, pfst, ch 2, pfst) all in next sc (1st corner made),  (ch 2, 1 sc in next ch 5 space, ch 2, 1 pfst in next sc) 4 times, ch 2, 1 sc in next ch 5 sp, ch 2, (pfst, ch 2, pfst, ch 2, pfst) all in next sc (2nd corner made),  , (ch 2, 1 sc in next ch 5 space, ch 2, 1 pfst in next sc) 6 times,  ch 2, 1 sc in next ch 5 sp, ch 2, (pfst, ch 2, pfst, ch 2, pfst) all in next sc (3rd corner made),  (ch 2, 1 sc in next ch 5 space, ch 2, 1 pfst in next sc) 4 times, ch 2, 1 sc in next ch 5 sp, ch 2, (pfst, ch 2, pfst, ch 2, pfst) all in next sc (4th corner made),  , ch 2, 1 sc in next ch 5 space, ch 2, sl.st. to brpfst

Size M, L

Ch 112, join to form a ring

Round 1: ch 1, 1 sc in same sp, ch 2, sk 1 ch, *1 pfst in next ch, ch 2, sk 1 ch, 1 sc in next ch, ch 2 sk 1 ch, repeat from * all around, sl.st to 1st sc (28 pfsts)

Round 2: sl.st to next pfst, sl.st.in that pfst, ch 1, 1 sc in same sp, ch 5, *sk to next pfst, 1 sc on pfst, ch 5, repeat from * around, end with sl.st. to 1st sc of round

Round 3: 1 brpfst, (ch 2, 1 sc in next ch 5 space, ch 2, 1 pfst in next sc) 6 times, ch 2, 1 sc in next ch 5 sp, ch 2, (pfst, ch 2, pfst, ch 2, pfst) all in next sc (1st corner made),  (ch 2, 1 sc in next ch 5 space, ch 2, 1 pfst in next sc) 5 times, ch 2, 1 sc in next ch 5 sp, ch 2, (pfst, ch 2, pfst, ch 2, pfst) all in next sc (2nd corner made),  , (ch 2, 1 sc in next ch 5 space, ch 2, 1 pfst in next sc) 7 times,  ch 2, 1 sc in next ch 5 sp, ch 2, (pfst, ch 2, pfst, ch 2, pfst) all in next sc (3rd corner made),  (ch 2, 1 sc in next ch 5 space, ch 2, 1 pfst in next sc) 5 times, ch 2, 1 sc in next ch 5 sp, ch 2, (pfst, ch 2, pfst, ch 2, pfst) all in next sc (4th corner made),  , ch 2, 1 sc in next ch 5 space, ch 2, sl.st. to brpfst

All sizes

Round 4: ch 1, 1 sc in same sp, ch 5, *sk to next pfst, 1 sc on pfst, ch 5, repeat from * around, end with sl.st. to 1st sc of round

Note   work the corners in pattern: 1 sc in first pfst, ch 5, 1 sc in 2nd pfst (put a stitch marker on that corner sc), ch 5, 1 sc in 3rd pfst

Round 5 (always remove and replace marker on stitch made): 1 brpfst, ch 2, 1 sc in next ch 5 space, ch 2, *1 pfst in next sc, ch 2, 1 sc in next ch 5 sp, ch 2, repeat from * around, sl.st. to brfpst  

Round 6 as round 4

Round 7: 1 brpfst, ch 2, 1 sc in next ch 5 space, ch 2, *1 pfst in next sc, ch 2, 1 sc in next ch 5 sp, ch 2, repeat from * to corner, (pfst, ch 2, pfst (replace stitch marker), ch 2, pfst) in corner st**, repeat from * to ** around, ch 2, sl.st. to brpfst

Round 8 as round 4

Round 9 as round 5

Round 10 as round 4

Round 11 as round 7

Round 12 as round 4

Round 13 as round 5

Round 14 as round 4

Round 15 as round 7

Round 16 as round 4

Round 17 as round 5

For size Medium stop here and proceed to armhole separation section

Round 18 as round 4

Round 19 as round 7

Round 20 as round 5

For size Medium stop here and proceed to armhole separation section

Armhole Separation to Hem

Round 1: Start the armhole separation as round 4 of Yoke section. Work as round 4 with this modification:

After working the  1st corner, ch 5, sk to 1st pufst of 2nd  corner, 1 sc in that pufst, ch 5, 1 sc in next pufst, ch 5 1 sc in 3rd pufst of corner, continue working as round 4 to next corner, join 3rd and 4th corner same way as 1st and 2nd corner join next 2 corner as previous, continue round as round 4

Round 2: 1 brpfst, ch 2, 1 sc in next ch 5 space, ch 2, *1 pfst in next sc, ch 2, 1 sc in next ch 5 sp, ch 2, repeat from * around, sl.st. to brfpst

Round 3: as round 4 of Yoke section

Work 38 more rows, alternating between round 2 and round 3 or to the desired length

Voila!! You just finish making your Virage Summer Top

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