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Doris Backless Top

  • For this top you need to follow the Doris sweater pattern (follow tight fitted version)
  • Yarn: 2 strands of size 1/superfine/fingering cotton (50 g = 170 m) OR 1 strand of size 2/sport.
  • Hooks: 4 mm (for body) and 10 mm (for sleeves)
  • For the body you make double crochet, alternating between front and back loop (instead of hdc)
  • When making the panel you are skipping the turtleneck part, and therefore only working with your bust measurements.
  • You will need to subtract 10 cm from measurement 4 & don’t add anything to measurement 5.
  • After making the first panel you make 2 back panels.
  • Each back panel needs to be 1/7 of the front panel. Measure the front panel width and divide with 7, to get the width of each back panel.
  • Connect the back and front over the shoulder (the full width of each back panel) as well as each side.
  • Back straps: insert your 4 mm hook on the first back panel, around where the armpit is (or try on the top and pinch where you want the strap to be – I like mine just under the bust). Make 1 ss, ch 2, 1 dc in the same stitch, 1 dc in the next two, ch 2 and turn. Crochet 1 dc in each stitch (through both loops), crochet back and forth until your strap is long enough to be tied on the back. Mine measured 42 cm.
  • Make the sleeves as described in the pattern (using the 10 mm hook).
  • Now only sew the sleeve on over half of the armhole – the bottom side, so that the top of the sleeve is open. You can of course also sew the sleeve on all the way around.
  • Lastly, sew the cowl neck; tutorial here.
  • Remember to tag @mati_denmark or send photos so I can see your work 🙂

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