Crochet Blue Crop Top
200 (250)g of blue-white Lana Grossa Denim yarn (88% mercerized cotton, 12% polyamide; 125m/50g);
Knitting needles 6;
Crochet hook 3,5.
Size: S (M).
Stockinette stitch: in RS row – knit sts, in WS row – purls.
Placket with arches: make 3 circle rows due to the scheme. Start every circle row with sts before the 1st arrow, pattern repeat between arrows, finish with sts after the 2nd arrow. 4 pattern repeats are stated on the scheme. Replace the 1st single crochet of every row to 2 chain sts and finish every row with 1 slip st in the 2nd chain st increase. Make 1st-3rd circle rows x once.
Stitches control: 21 sts x 28,5 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
Cast on 86 (94) sts with knitting needles 6. Work with stockinette stitch. In 18 (20) cm = 52 (58) rows from the beginning of work, bind off 5 sts from both sides for arm-holes, then, bind off 1 x 3 sts and 2 (4) x 1 st in every 2nd row = 66 (70) sts. After that, crochet straight. At 15 (16) cm = 44 (46) rows height of arm-holes, bind off the central 30 sts for neck-hole and finish both sides separately. Bind off 1 x 5 sts and 1 x 3 sts in every 2nd row from inwards for smooth rounding. At 3 cm = 8 rows height of neck-hole, bind off 10 (12) sts of shoulder from each side.
Make in the same way, as back, but with deeper neck-hole. At 3 (4) cm = 10 (12) rows height of arm-holes, divide your work in the center and finish your work separately. At 9 cm = 26 rows height of cut, bind off 12 sts for neck-hole, then, bind off 2 x 3 sts, 1 x 2 sts and 3 x 1 st in every 2nd row for smooth rounding. Bind off the rest 10 (12) sts of shoulder at the same height, as for back.
Make all the seams. Fasten the edges of arm-holes and neck-hole with cut with 1 row of “shrimp stitch”. Fasten the set-up row of back and front with placket with arches, for this, join working yarn near side seam with the help of slip st. Totally, 18 (20) arches. Finish your work after the 3rd row.