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Cap it Off Topper

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Cap off your look with this chic crocheted topper! Shown in Bernat Cotton-ish by Vickie Howell.

XS/S
28-34" [71-86.5 cm]
36" [91.5 cm]
M
36-38" [91.5-96.5 cm]
39" [99 cm]
L
40-42" [101.5-106.5 cm]
42" [106.5 cm]
XL
44-46" [112-117 cm]
49" [124.5 cm]
2/3 XL
48-54" [122-137 cm]
55" [139.5 cm]
4/5 XL
56-62" [142-157.5 cm]
64" [162.5 cm]
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The materials for this project cost $17.95

Step 1:

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Size:

  • XS/S
  • M
  • L
  • XL
  • 2/3 XL
  • 4/5 XL
To fit bust measurement
28-34" [71-86.5 cm]
Finished bust
36" [91.5 cm]

Step 2:

Click each color to change it or go with the colors recommended by the designer

Main Color (MC)

Vickie Howell Cotton-ish | Cotton Ball, 85008Edit Color
$15.96

Aluminum Crochet Hook 6"

Size F5/3.75mm
$1.99

Materials not included in this kit:

5 buttons

The materials for this project cost $17.95

Abbreviations

Approx = approximately

Beg = beginning

Ch(s) = Chain(s)

cont = continue(ity)

Dc = double crochet

Dec = decrease(ing)

Inc = Increase(ing)

pat = pattern

rem = remain(ing)

rep = repeat

RS = right side

sc = single crochet

Sl st = Slip stitch

sp(s) = space(s)

st(s) = stitch(es)

WS = wrong side

Yoh = yarn over the hook

Details & Instructions

MEASUREMENTS

To fit bust measurement
XS/S 28-34" [71-86.5 cm]
M 36-38" [91.5-96.5 cm]
L 40-42" [101.5-106.5 cm]
XL 44-46" [112-117 cm]
2/3 XL 48-54" [122-137 cm]
4/5 XL 56-62" [142-157.5 cm]
Finished bust
XS/S 36" [91.5 cm]
M 39" [99 cm]
L 42" [106.5 cm]
XL 49" [124.5 cm]
2/3 XL 55" [139.5 cm]
4/5 XL 64" [162.5 cm]

MATERIALS

Vickie Howell Cotton-ish (70 g/2.4 oz;258 m/282 yds)
SizesXS/SMLXL2/3 XL4/5 XL 
Main Color (MC)
Cotton Ball (85008)
445578
Size 3.75 mm (U.S. F/5) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge. 5 buttons

GAUGE

17 sc and 19 rows = 4" [10 cm].

INSTRUCTIONS

INSTRUCTIONS

The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes the instructions will be written thus ( ).
Numbers for each size are shown in the same color throughout the pattern. When only one number is given in black, it applies to all sizes.

BODY
Note: Body is worked in one piece from neck edge down.
Ch 3 at beg of rows counts as dc throughout.
Ch 4 at beg of rows counts as dc and ch 1 throughout.

Beg at neck edge, ch 119 (124-129-129-134-134).
1st row: (WS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. 1 sc in each ch to end of chain. Turn. 118 (123-128-128-133-133) sts.
2nd row: Ch 4. Miss first 2 sc. *1 dc in each of next 4 sc. Ch 1. Miss next sc. Rep from * to last sc. 1 dc in last sc. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 4. *1 dc in each of next 2 dc. 1 dc in sp between last dc and next dc. 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. Rep from * across to last ch-1 sp. 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch 4. Turn. 141 (147-153-153-159-159) sts.
4th to 6th rows: Ch 4. *1 dc in each of next 5 dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. Rep from * across to last ch-1 sp. 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning
ch 4. Turn.
7th row: Ch 4. *1 dc in each of next 2 dc. 2 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. Rep from * across to last ch-1 sp. 1 dc in 3ch of turning ch 4. Turn. 164 (171-178-178- 185-185) sts.
8th to 10th rows: Ch 4. *1 dc in each of next 6 dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. Rep from * across to last ch-1 sp. 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch 4. Turn.
11th row: Ch 4. *1 dc in each of next 3 dc. 1 dc in sp between last dc and next dc. 1 dc in each of next 3 dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp.Rep from * across to last ch-1 sp. 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch 4. Turn. 187 (195-203-203-211-211) sts.
12th to 14th rows: Ch 4. *1 dc in each of next 7 dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. Rep from * across to last ch-1 sp. 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch 4. Turn.
15th row: Ch 4. *1 dc in each of next 3 dc. 2 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 3 dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. Rep from * across to last ch-1 sp. 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch 4. Turn. 210 (219-228-228-237-237) sts.

Sizes XS/S, M and L only: 16th to 18th rows: Ch 4. *1 dc in each of next 8 dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. Rep from * across to last ch-1 sp. 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch 4. Turn.
19th row: Ch 4. *1 dc in each of next 4 dc. 1 dc in sp between last dc and next dc. 1 dc in each of next 4 dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. Rep from * across to last ch-1 sp. 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch 4. Turn. 233 (243-253) sts.
20th and 21st rows: Ch 4. *1 dc in each of next 9 dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. Rep from * across to last ch-1 sp. 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch 4. Turn.

Sizes M and L only: 22nd and 23rd rows: As 20th row.

Sizes XL, 2/3XL and 4/5XL only: 16th row: Ch 4. *1 dc in each of next 8 dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. Rep from * across to last ch-1 sp. 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch 4. Turn.
17th row: Ch 4. *1 dc in each of next 4 dc. 1 dc in sp between last dc and next dc. 1 dc in each of next 4 dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. Rep from * across to last ch-1 sp. 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch 4. Turn. (253-263-263) sts.
18th row: Ch 4. *1 dc in each of next 9 dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. Rep from * across to last ch-1 sp. 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch 4. Turn.
19th row: Ch 4. *1 dc in each of next 4 dc. 2 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 4 dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. Rep from * across to last ch-1 sp. 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch 4. Turn. (278-289-289) sts.
20th row: Ch 4. *1 dc in each of next 10 dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. Rep from * across to last ch-1 sp. 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch 4. Turn.
21st row: Ch 4. *1 dc in each of next 5 dc. 1 dc in sp between last dc and next dc. 1 dc in each of next 5 dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. Rep from * across to last ch-1 sp. 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch 4. Turn. (303-315-315) sts.

Sizes XL and 2/3XL only: 22nd and 23rd rows: Ch 4. *1 dc in each of next 11 dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. Rep from * across to last ch-1 sp. 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch 4. Turn.

Size 4/5XL only: 22nd and 23rd rows: Ch 4. *1 dc in each of next 11 dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. Rep from * across to last ch-1 sp. 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch 4. Turn.
24th row: Ch 4. *1 dc in each of next 5 dc. 3 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 5 dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. Rep from * across to last ch-1 sp. 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch 4. Turn. 367 sts.
25th row: Ch 4. *1 dc in each of next 13 dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. Rep from * across to last ch-1 sp. 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch 4. Turn.

All sizes: 233 (243-253-303-315-367) sts.
Divide for sleeve openings: 1st row: (RS). Pat across 39 (42-45-55-61-71) sts. Ch 6. Miss next 46 (46-46-54-48-55) sts. Pat across 63 (67-71-85-97-115) sts. Ch 6. Miss next 46 (46-46-54-48-55) sts. Pat across last 39 (42-45-55-61-71) sts. Turn. 153 (163-173-207-23-269) sts.
2nd row: Ch 4. *1 dc in each of next 9 (9-9-11-11-13) sts. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. Rep from * across to last ch-1 sp. 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch 4. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 4. *1 dc in each of next 2 (2-2-3-3-4) sts. Miss next 2 dc. (3 dc. Ch 1. 3 dc) in next st – shell made. Miss next 2 sts. 1 dc in each of next 2 (2-2-3-3-4) sts. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp or st. Rep from * across, counting each ch as st, ending with 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch. Turn. [15 (16-17-17-19-19) pat reps].
4th row: Ch 4. *1 dc in each of next 2 (2-2-3-3-4) dc. Ch 3. Miss next 3 dc. 1 sc in ch-1 sp of next shell. Miss next 3 dc. Ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 2 (2-2-3-3-4) dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. Rep from * across to last ch-1 sp. 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch 4. Turn.
5th row: Ch 4. *1 dc in each of next 2 (2-2-3-3-4) dc. Shell in next sc. 1 dc in each of next 2 (2-2-3-3-4) dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. Rep from * across to last ch-1 sp. 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch 4. Turn.
6th row: Ch 4. 1 dc in each of next 2 (2-2-3-3-4) dc. Ch 3. Miss next 3 dc. 1 sc in ch-1 sp of next shell. Miss next 3 dc. Ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 1 (1-1-2-2-3) dc. 2 dc in next dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. *2 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 1 (1-1-2-2-3) dc. Ch 3. Miss next 3 dc. 1 sc in ch-1 sp of next shell. Miss next 3 dc. Ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 1 (1-1-2-2-3) dc. 2 dc in next dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. Rep from * across to 12 (12-12-14-14-16) sts. 2 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 1 (1-1-2-2-3) dc. Ch 3. Miss next 3 dc. 1 sc in ch-1 sp of next shell. Miss next 3 dc. Ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 2 (2-2-3-3-4) dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch 4. Turn. 181 (193-205-239-267-305) sts.
7th row: Ch 4. 1 dc in each of next 2 (2-2-3-3-4) dc. Shell in next sc. 1 dc in each of next 3 (3-3-4-4-5) dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. *1 dc in each of next 3 (3-3-4-4-5) dc. Shell in next sc. 1 dc in each of next 3 (3-3-4-4-5) dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. Rep from * across to last 13 (13-13-15-15-17) sts. 1 dc in each of next 3 (3-3-4-4-5) dc. Shell in next sc. 1 dc in each of next 2 (2-2-3-3-4) dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch 4. Turn.
8th row: Ch 4. 1 dc in each of next 2 (2-2-3-3-4) dc. Ch 3. Miss next 3 dc. 1 sc in ch-1 sp of next shell. Miss next 3 dc. Ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 3 (3-3-4-4-5) dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. *1 dc in each of next 3 (3-3-4-4-5) dc. Ch 3. Miss next 3 dc. 1 sc in ch-1 sp of next shell. Miss next 3 dc. Ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 3 (3-3-4-4-5) dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. Rep from * across to last 13 (13-13-15-15-17) sts. 1 dc in each of next 3 (3-3-4-4-5) dc. Ch 3. Miss next 3 dc. 1 sc in ch-1 sp of next shell. Miss next 3 dc. Ch 3. 1 dc in each of next 2 (2-2-3-3-4) dc. Ch 1. Miss next ch-1 sp. 1 dc in 3rd ch of turning ch 4. Turn.
Rep 7th and 8th rows for pat until work from underarm chain measures approx 13 (13-13-14-14-15)" [33 (33-33-35.5-35.5-38) cm], ending with an 8th row of pat.

Lower edging: 1st row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each st or ch-1 sp and 3 sc in each ch-3 sp to end of row. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 1. (1 sc. Ch 3. 1 dc) in first sc. Miss next 2 sc. *(1 sc. Ch 3. 1 dc) in next sc. Miss next 2 sc. Rep from * to last sc. 1 sc in last sc. Do not fasten off. Cont as follows for Buttonhole Band.

Buttonhole Band: 1st row: (RS). Ch 1. Work 101 (105-105-113-113-117) sc evenly up Right Front edge to foundation row. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in each of first 61 (65-65-69-69-73) sc. *Ch 2. Miss next 2 sc. 1 sc in each of next 7 (7-7-8-8-8) sc. Rep from * 3 times more. Ch 2. Miss next 2 sc. 1 sc in each of last 2 sc. Do not turn.
4th row: Ch 1. Working from left to right, instead of from right to left, as usual, work 1 reverse sc in each sc and 2 reverse sc in each ch-2 sp to end of row. Fasten off.

Button Band: 1st row: (RS). Join yarn with sl st in corner of foundation row. Ch 1. Work 101 (105-105-113-113-117) sc evenly down Left Front edge to lower edge. Turn.
2nd and 3rd rows: Ch 1. 1 sc in each sc to end of row. Do not turn at end of 3rd row.
4th row: Ch 1. Working from left to right, instead of from right to left, as usual, work 1 reverse sc in each sc to end of row. Fasten off.

Armhole edging: With RS facing, join yarn with sl st in center of foundation ch at underarm. Ch 1. Work 51 (51-51-60-53-61) sc evenly around armhole edge. Join with sl st to first sc. Fasten off.