Ochos crochet top by Ameskeria: An easy, cool and very flattering tapestry crochet pattern

Hello! My name is Leire Villar and I am a professional crocheter. Here, at my personal label Ameskeria, I create content for different clients from the craft and publishing world. I have also published various ebooks. For example, the book titled Ganchitos which I created together with my friend Ingrid Valls. Ameskeria is a Basque word that means fantasy, imagination. From this starting point, I have gone along creating my universe with the aim of bringing innocence and freshness to traditional crochet. Colour, amigurumis and prints fascinate me. I also adore simple designs that are easy to make. Like the Ochos Top, a crochet top for summer that is so easy to make using Katia Fair Cotton.

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Ochos crochet top

In this free pattern, Leire combines her love of prints and simple designs in this crochet top with a lot of personality. The Ochos Top completes the series of 3 patterns designed with our Katia organic cotton Fair Cotton. You can find the other designs in our Fair Cotton Crochet magazine. The common denominator in all of Ameskeria’s patterns is the Tapestry Crochet technique. It’s definitely a perfect technique for using yarns to draw designs inspired by traditional knitted ‘ocho’ (cable) border designs. The result is a short, straight V neck crochet top in a vibrant colour. Get ready to enjoy crocheting an easy, cool and very flattering garment to look fantastic in this spring/summer. You only need 6 balls of Katia Fair Cotton in your favourite colour combination to show off the Ochos Top!

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Tapestry Crochet Pattern

Ochos Top by @Ameskeria

Materials: 4 balls of Katia Fair Cotton col. 37, 2 balls of Katia Fair Cotton col. 35, crochet hook: size E4 (U.S.)/(3.5 mm), scissors and wool sewing needle

Size S/M

  • Bust: 18 1/8” (46 cm)
  • Length: 20 1/8” (51 cm)
  • Armhole depth: 7 1/8” (18 cm)
  • Strap width: 4 3/4” (12 cm)
  • Length from armhole to waist: 12 5/8” (32 cm)

Abbreviations

  • ch st – chain stitch
  • dec – decrease two single crochet stitches
  • dc – double crochet
  • sc – single crochet
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • r(s) – row(s)

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Tension square: Using the size E4 hook in double crochet, 20 dc x 12 rows = 4×4” (10×10 cm) (see graph)

Instructions in 2 pieces: front and back

Notes. Work 3 ch sts to raise up the work at the start of each row, except when indicated otherwise. The body is worked flat, in rows going back and forth, and is turned at the end of every row. Both the armhole and neckline edgings are worked in circular.

Piece 1: front

Chain 87 sts and follow the graph from R1.

On R35 start the armhole decreases.

On R38 start the neckline decreases, and work the left side following the graph until R57.

Cut the yarn and join it to the right side. Work the remaining 20 rows for the second strap.

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Piece 2: back

Chain 87 sts and follow the graph from R1.

On R35 start the armhole decreases.

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Sew both pieces on the wrong side as follows: join the 24 sts from each shoulder and the side seams from the lower edge until R35.

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Armhole edging

R1: join the yarn to the lower part of the armhole and work 2 sc in each dc.

R2: work in sc, close with a sl st.

Cut yarn.

Neckline edging

R1: join the yarn to the right part of the neckline and work as follows: 2 sc in each dc on the front and 1 sc in each dc on the back.

R2: work in sc, close with a sl st.

Cut yarn.

Finishing (Making up). Fasten off and hide the loose ends of yarn and block the garment.

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