Fair and Square
June 11, 2014
June 20, 2014

Fair and Square

Project info
Fair and Square by Ruth Maddock
34" (0" ease)
Hooks & yarn
3.25 mm (D)
703 yards = 2.22 skeins
Premier Yarns Cotton Fair Solids
222 yards in stash
1.3 skeins = 412.1 yards (376.8 meters), 130 grams
Jo-Ann Fabric & Crafts in Massachusetts
Premier Yarns Cotton Fair Solids
399 yards in stash
0.92 skeins = 291.6 yards (266.7 meters), 92 grams
Jo-Ann Fabric & Crafts in Massachusetts

According to my bust measurement, I was supposed to make a size Medium, which has a finished bust size of 37.5”. I suspected 3.5” of positive ease would be outrageous, but I went with it anyway.

My instincts were right and the 37.5” bust was way too big so I removed 2 rows of squares for a 34” bust. (My gauge somehow ended up too big, so I had to take out 2 rows instead of 1.) As a result the colors don’t line up properly in the back, but hey, whatcha gonna do?

This pattern calls for 600 yards of each color for size Medium and I only used about 300 yards of the white yarn (color A) and 400 yards of the red yarn (color B).

There were SO many ends to weave in. I tried to carry the yarn up through the dual-colored squares, but I couldn’t do it in a way that didn’t look like garbage. I used the Fray Check method to keep the ends from popping out.

Apart from the fit issues and all the ends to weave in, I enjoyed making this top. It worked up quickly and I think it’s a cute and interesting take on the crochet top trend.

Total Cost: $9.22

  • Red Yarn: $5.98
  • White Yarn: $2.99
  • Elastic: $0.25
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52% Cotton, 48% Acrylic
317 yards / 100 grams

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  • Project created: June 11, 2014
  • Finished: June 20, 2014
  • Updated: February 26, 2020
  • Progress updates: 2 updates