Catacomb Crop by Master Yarnsmith Designs

Catacomb Crop

Crochet
April 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
14 stitches and 3 rows = 4 inches
in 2 rows DC, 1 row TC
4.25 mm (G)
3.75 mm (F)
492 - 1336 yards (450 - 1222 m)
32"-68" finished bust circumference (26"-64" actual bust)
US
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This pattern is available on my “Pay What You Can” pricing structure. Financial accessibility is very important to me, so I’ve built in four price options using the codes below

Full Price $8 - no code needed

$6 - Yarnsmith1

$4 - Yarnsmith2

$2 - Yarnsmith3

Many years ago, my brother-in-law gave my husband a post card from the Paris Catacombs. I love the feeling that photos of the catacombs evoke - that death is a part of life and can bring forth beauty. Inspired by that postcard and my own sense of style (which is still highly influenced by my teenage scene queen years, don’t judge me) the Catacomb Crop was born.

The Catacomb Crop is a drop shouldered crop top with a wide neckline, featuring a skull motif all over the back panel, with hem and peekaboo detailing on the front in the skull motif. There is no waist shaping, and I’ve included modification formulas to adjust total length and armhole depth.

Hooks - US G (4.25 mm)

Yardage Estimates -

(Just a note here - this was my first time figuring yardage. I make zero guarantees that these estimates are accurate, and I’ll be making adjustments to these estimates as more tops are finished. The yardages included are the averages between my calculations, and are for the top as written, with no modifications.)

DK weight of contrast color:
96, 108, (120, 132, 144, 156,) 168, 180, 192, 204 yards OR
88, 99, (110, 121, 133, 144,) 155, 166, 177, 188 meters

DK weight of main color:
396, 543, (601, 667, 727, 774,) 841, 1032, 1082, 1132 yards OR
362, 497, (550, 610, 665, 708,) 769, 944, 989, 1035 meters