The Little Grey Top by Yuliya Tkacheva

The Little Grey Top

December 2016
DK (11 wpi) ?
16 stitches and 17 rows = 4 inches
in single crochet
3.0 mm
4.0 mm (G)
5.0 mm (H)
815 - 1476 yards (745 - 1350 m)
Finished circumference at high hip: 32½ (36½, 40½, 44½, 48½)" / 82.5 (92.5, 103, 113, 123) cm
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You love crocheting but are not sure how crocheted clothing would fit into your wardrobe. You are used to thinking that crochet is for making afghans and you would not wear anything that resembles one. You like the idea of crocheting a garment but are afraid it will turn out “homemade” rather than “handmade”.

Here is a design and a pattern which has got it all covered.

Clean, minimal and chic, this simple straight top will take the place of “the little black dress” in your wardrobe. It will become that ultimate sleeveless top which can be dressed up or down depending on the occasion. Make it any colour you fancy and add it to your favourite outfits as a third piece and an extra layer of warmth.

The pattern will give you plenty of guidance to make sure you create this top to a high standard of craftsmanship and get those all-important seams and edgings just perfect so you can wear your handmade garment with pride.

Available sizes: I (II, III, IV, V)

Finished circumference at high hip: 32½ (36½, 40½, 44½, 48½)” / 82.5 (92.5, 103, 113, 123) cm
(Shown in size II with no ease.)

Skills you will need to be successful with this pattern:

Stitches: chains, single crochet, post-stitches (half-double, double), slip stitch, crab single crochet
Selecting a yarn
Taking measurements

Materials you will need:

Light DK / 8-ply merino yarn recommended
Shown in GGH Maxima: 100% virgin wool, 120 yd/110 m per 50 g / 1.75 oz, shade #28 Anthrazit, 7 (9, 10, 11, 13) balls
Yardage 815 (964, 1125, 1294, 1476) yd / 745 (881, 1028, 1183, 1349) m

Tools you will need:

Crochet hook in size G / 4 mm or size needed to obtain gauge (main hook)
Crochet hook in size H / 5 mm, or 1 mm larger than the main hook, for base chain and first round of collar
Crochet hook in size D / 3-3.25 mm, or approximately 1 mm smaller than the main hook, for armhole edging
2 removable stitch markers
Yarn needle for weaving in ends
Blocking equipment

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