Sometimes, the simplest things end up being so satisfying.
I’ve crocheted complicated garments before and felt pleased with the results. It’s always been simple, classic designs, however, that make me happiest and produce clothes that I wear over and over again.
The added bonus? They are easy to make, easy to modify, and even beginners can tackle them.
The Cedar Top came to life when I wanted to use a new stitch I created (Cedar Stitch) in a garment. It was stretchy without leaving large gaps, and offered a drapey, curve-hugging effect that I don’t often see in crocheted clothes.
The top’s bateau neckline is classy, suits all shapes, and the color blocking gives it some interest without involving complicated color work. I wear mine under cardigans, on its own, and with skirts or jeans! It can be worn in summer, fall, winter, or spring.
The pattern is meant to be stitched to your own dimensions, and can be modified to any length—cropped, hip-length, or even tunic-style to be worn with leggings.
You can use any yarn you want without worrying about gauge, since the pattern is designed for your individual dimensions. A DK or finger weight yarn is more likely to give you a bit of drape with less bulk, though.
The Cedar top can be purchased on Ravelry, and is 50% off from September 12-15, 2017 only, as part of a pattern release sale!
Pattern location: Ravelry
Yarn used: Berroco Remix Light (Smoke and Birch used in sample garment)
Gauge: 10 stitches and 22 rows = 4 inches in pattern (1 sc, 1 ch)
Hook size: 3.75 mm (F)
Difficulty: Beginner to Easy
As always, please contact me via Ravelry if you ever have questions about the pattern.