Chaitee by Elena Fedotova

Chaitee

Crochet
July 2020
Lace ?
3.5 mm (E)
1070 - 2124 yards (978 - 1942 m)
Sizes 1 & 2 (3, 4, 5), (6, 7A, 7B), (8, 9, 10 & 11) to fit: 30 (32¾, 35½, 38¼), (41, 43¾, 49¼), (52, 54¾, 57½)″ / 76 (83, 90, 97), (104, 111, 125), (132, 139, 146) cm bust circumference with approx. 3¼″ (8 cm) of positive ease.
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Chaitee is a crochet top, worked from the top down in one piece, seamlessly. The delicate lines of the stitch pattern resemble the wavy landscape of tea grown on hill slopes, and the rich warm color of the yarn is reminiscent of the beloved sweet and spicy drink.

The top features a round yoke construction and two possible body shaping options on your choice: straight and A-line. The length of the top is easily adjustable by working fewer or more rounds of the st part.

The pattern contains charts for both the regular stitch pattern and the increases. Instructions for the yoke are written out separately for each size and each includes a schematic of both the yoke and the entire top to help you visualize the construction.

Chaitee is a breeze to make for intermediate crocheters and the visuals will help even beginners make their own next-favorite top!

MATERIALS

  • Yarn: Debbie Bliss Rialto Lace; lace; 426 yards / 390 m per 50 g ball; 100% Extra fine merino
  • Hook: U.S. E-4 (3.5 mm)
  • Yarn needle to weave in ends
  • Stitch markers

YARDAGE

  • Straight body: Sizes 1-3: 3 balls; sizes 4-7: 4 balls; sizes 8-11: 5 balls
  • A-line body: Sizes 1-2: 3 balls; sizes 3-7A: 4 balls; sizes 7B-10: 5 balls, size 11: 6 balls

GAUGE FOR SWATCH

  • One Wave PR (19 sts) and 8 rows = 2¾″ (7 cm), after blocking

FINISHED MEASUREMENTS

  • Sizes 1 & 2 (3, 4, 5), (6, 7A, 7B), (8, 9, 10 & 11) to fit: 30 (32¾, 35½, 38¼), (41, 43¾, 49¼), (52, 54¾, 57½)″ / 76 (83, 90, 97), (104, 111, 125), (132, 139, 146) cm bust circumference with approx. 3¼″ (8 cm) of positive ease.

  • Circumference at bust: 33 (35¾, 38½, 41½), (44, 46¾, 52½), (55, 58, 60½)″ / 84 (91, 98, 105), (112, 119, 133), (140, 147, 154) cm

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