Festival Fancy Vintage Top by Kimberly K. McAlindin
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Festival Fancy Vintage Top

June 2011
Thread ?
3.5 mm (E)
5.0 mm (H)
600 - 1050 yards (549 - 960 m)
Small (S), Medium (M), Large (L), Extra Large (XL) and Extra Extra Large (2XL)
This pattern is available for free.

“Some good designs are timeless, and this is one of them. It was first published in 1956 in a booklet named “Round the World Fashions.” Crochet it in two shades of size 3 thread and enjoy its easy-to-wear classic comfort and style.” (Coats & Clark)

LC2637 Festival Fancy Vintage Top

Skill Level: Intermediate

Aunt Lydia’s® “Fashion Crochet Thread”, Size 3
Art.182 150 yd (137 m) balls
(A) 3 (4, 4, 5, 5) balls 0625 Sage
(B) 1 (2, 2, 2, 2) balls 0264 Lime
2 colors, 4-7 balls total

Crochet Hooks: 3.5mm US E-4
5.0mm US H-8 for beginning Fsc only
Yarn needle, Stitch markers.

Finished bust: 36½ (40½, 44½, 47½, 51½)“
Finished length: 18 (19, 20, 22, 23)”

With smaller hook, 3 large shells in pattern = 5½“
12 rows in pattern = 4”

Worked in 2-row pattern in rows of alternating color.

Design features waist and hip shaping. Yoke is worked first (top-down).

Construction schematics are provided.