Relief Crochet Halter Top
200 (250) 250g of white Schachenmayr Merino Extrafine Cotton 120 yarn (50% cotton, 50% wool; 120m/50g);
Crochet hook 4;
1 white button.
Size: S (M) L.
Main pattern: 1st row: 3 chain sts increase, double crochet in every chain st;
2nd row: 3 chain sts increase, double crochet in the 1st double crochet of the previous row, * 1 chain st, skip 1 double crochet, double crochet in the next double crochet*; repeat from * to *, 1 chain st, double crochet in 3rd chain st increase;
3rd and 4th rows: make in the same way, as 2nd row;
5th row: 3 chain sts increase, double crochet in every double crochet and chain st, finish with double crochet in the 3rd chain st increase;
6th row: 3 chain sts increase, double crochet in every double crochet, finish with double crochet in the 3rd chain st increase. Make 1st-5th rows x once, then, repeat 6th row.
Stitches control: 16-17 sts x 7 rows = 10 x 10 cm.
Make 74 (82) 90 chain sts and work with the main pattern. Decrease 1 st in the beginning and end of the 6th row, then, bind off 6 x 1 st in every row from both sides, 2 x 1 st in every 2nd row, make decreases in the following way: in the beginning of row 3 chain sts increase, skip 1 double crochet, make the last 2 double crochets together in the end of row = 56 (64) 72 sts. At 30 cm = 21 rows height, finish your work.
At first, make in the same way, as back. At 21 rows = 30 cm, make slip st on 4 sts, 2 chain sts, make the following 47 (55) 63 sts due to the scheme, repeat the pattern x 3 (4) 5 times, leave the last 4 sts open in the beginning of the next row. In 8 rows of the scheme, finish your work. For right half of placket, make 21 chain sts and leave your work. For left half of placket, make 21 chain sts, then 1 chain st increase, as it’s shown on the scheme in the 9th row, 21 single crochets during left half of placket, 40 (48) 56 single crochets on the whole upper edge of front, 21 single crochets on right half of neck-hole placket = 82 (90) 98 single crochets. Make 10th row due to the scheme. Then, make 1 row of single crochets around neck-hole placket, make 1 single crochet in every chain st of the lower edge, 5 single crochets in every side edge and 4 single crochets in every arch of 3 chain sts of upper edge. Finish your work.
Make side seams. Sew button to the upper edge of left part of neck-hole placket.