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