Sweet Iris Top by I Need It Crochet

Sweet Iris Top

Crochet
July 2022
Sport (12 wpi) ?
4.5 mm
700 - 2600 yards (640 - 2377 m)
XS, S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X
US
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The Sweet Iris Top

I have long admired the Iris stitch, so I went about designing this top with it as the focal point. Deciding on the solid stitch for the main body took a little more thought. After some experimentation, I found stacking 3dc in one stitch over a dc3tog created a pretty texture that complimented the Iris stitch perfectly. My husband pointed out that it looked a bit like honeycomb, thus inspiring me to name it Sweet Iris.
I love having options, so writing this pattern with the option of long, short, or no sleeves (and taking pictures of all three) was a must!

Finished Sizes:
Instructions given to fit size X-small; changes for small, medium, large, X-large, 2X-large, 3X-large, 4X-large and 5X-large are in ()
XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)
Body Circumference: 28” (32”, 36”, 40”, 44”, 48”, 52”, 56”, 60”)
Body Length: Customizable.
Shoulder Width: 12” (13”, 14 ¼”, 15 ¼”, 16 ¼”, 17 ¼”, 18 ¼”, 19 ½”, 20 ½”)
Arm Hole Circumference: 12 ¾” (14”, 15”, 16”, 17”, 20”,21 ¼”, 22 ¼”, 23 ½”)
Materials:
I used Anzula Yarns Vera, which is a 65% Silk, 35% Linen, #2 Fine weight yarn.
Any yarn of similar weight would work.
Approximately 1300 (1400, 1500, 1600, 1800, 2000, 2200, 2400, 2600) yds for the long sleeve version, and 700 (800, 900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500) yds for the sleeveless version.
4.5mm Hook
5mm Hook
Stitch Markers
Yarn Needle
Scissors
Measuring Tape

This pattern has been tested by a number of experienced crocheters and I have provided many pictures within the pattern to help you along the way. If you run into trouble you are free to message me for help.