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To Inspire the Closet Crocheters
Paige Sweetheart Top by Robyn Chachula
Crochet
Yarn Shop Sample/Me
Large (using S/M layout)
Needle and yarn
Mirasol Yarn Nuna
5 skeins = 955.0 yards (873.3 meters), 250 grams
The Yarn Shop and Fiber Place in Bozeman, Montana
Notes

Instead of doing the blocking and then unravelling and reconnecting the squares (which seems like a lot of extra work), I just connected the squares in all the places (including the side seams) and blocked it double-layered like that. I think it worked really well. After that I added the edgings (which I screwed up by not turning after the first row the first time, and had to frog)-- I changed the ruffle edge to sc in next 2 sc, ch 3, sc in next 2 sc; rep from around, and I worked it continuously around the front/neck/bottom as I saw no reason to separate them. I also made ch-2 button hole s(instead of ch-1) since I wanted slightly larger buttons. I’m very pleased with how this turned out, and it only took 5 skeins of yarn (with lots left over on the last one).


My shop owner and I thought I could make this top to inspire the “closet” crocheters that come in to the shop. :)

I Used an F hook and still ended up with a 6.5” square (for the large size) so I’m going to go with that and use the small/med layout, I think. There’s such a big jump from M to L sizes that the L would be much too big anyway. I’m excited to get going on this one!

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May 13 2009
May 23 2009
 
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Nuna
by Mirasol Yarn
Sport / 5 ply
40% Silk, 40% Wool, 20% Bamboo
191 yards / 50 grams
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  • Originally queued: May 13, 2009
  • Project created: May 13, 2009
  • Updated: May 23, 2009