Noro Tokonatsu Yarn from Japan
This top works up fast and easy! As shown is 4 balls of yarn to make it a tunic style you will need at least 6 or 7 balls or 9 balls for a swimsuit cover-up.
Pretty pink open stitches
Pink Weave Crochet Top
Noro Tokonatsu Yarn
5mm hook (if you crochet tight use a 6-7 mm hook)
Top is worked in 3 sections. First make 2 pieces front and back worked bottom to top shoulders mattress stitched together.
Then working in the round front and back joined and stitched top to bottom.
Reverse V Stitch
Modified 4 post 1 ch shell stitch
First two pieces worked the same until row 12
Chain 75 + 4
Row 1: In fifth ch from hook make a V Stitch sk 2 ch V stitch across until 2 ch sk 1 DC in last, ch 4 turn.
Row 2: in ch 1 sp work a DC 2 Tog, ch 2, repeat across, DC in last st ch 3 turn.
Row 3: In DC 2 Tog top sp V stitch across DC in last st, ch 4, turn.
Row 4 – 14 Repeat row 2-3
Row 15*: V st 8x DC in 9th dc 2 tog sp. Chain 3 turn
Row 16: DC 2 Tog in ch 1 space 8x dc last st ch 2 turn
Row 16-20: repeat rows 15 & 16.
Repeat for other side of shoulde
Work all rows across except last 2 rows st in first 8 and again 8 for other shoulder.
Mattress stitch both shoulders
Third piece: Attach yarn to both front and back pieces at armholes and crochet in the round
Row 1 in the round: Sc in same stitch in ch st where the first V stitch is 2 DC ch 1 2 DC in same ch, sc in next V stitch ch. 2DC ch 1 2DC in next repeat all the way around sl st to first sc.
Row 2: ch 4 V ST in ch 1 sp, ch 1, DC in sc st, repeat around sl st to ch3 of turning ch.
Repeat all rows until desired length.
Last row will be: SS in top of joining DC, in top of V 2DC, ch 1, TC, ch 1, 2 DC, ss to top of next DC repeat around!
Note: I sewed up 4 rows of the armhole to make it smaller you may leave it or even sew 5-6 rows up if you desire.
You will notice this top is a little short you can make it any length or even a dress length for a swimsuit cover-up. I plan to finish off the last rows with a contrasting Noro yarn and add a sc row of contrast to armholes and neck.