Bretonbone is a practical, modern layering piece inspired by the classic Breton top. It works up quickly and suits lots of different fibres - cotton for summer, cotton+merino for mid-season, alpaca or wool for winter. The pattern includes options for both DK and aran weight yarns.
First released in Issue 6 of Crochet Now, Bretonbone is now available for individual purchase from my Ravelry store.
The Bretonbone Top is made in rows of Herringbone Half Treble Crochet from the bottom up in two panels - front and back. The shoulders and neckline are shaped using short rows. Once the front and back panels have been seamed, the cap sleeves are worked in the round directly into the selvedge edges using rows of slipped stitches. Finally, a crab stitch round is worked into the bottom and sleeve hems for a neat finish.
XS (S, M, L, XL, XXL) - to fit bust size 76 (86, 96.5, 106.5, 117, 127) cm / 30 (34, 38, 40, 46, 50)"
This top is designed to fit with 5cm positive ease. It finishes on the hips and has a boxy, forgiving style that suits lots of different body shapes. Ideas on how to adapt the pattern to suit your own body shape are included in the pattern.
Crochet hooks: 4.5mm & 5mm / 7 & H/8 with DK yarn, or as required to obtain gauge; OR
4.0mm & 4.5mm / G/6 & 7 with aran yarn, or as required to obtain gauge
Yarn – DK: DROPS Cotton Merino; 3 (3, 4, 4, 5, 5) balls each in Mustard 15 (A) and Off White 01 (B); 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2) ball(s) in Light Grey 20 (C); OR
Yarn – aran: LANAR Serena 1 (1, 2, 2, 3, 3) skeins in Muschio 00523 (A); LANAR Ecolana 1 (1, 2, 2, 3, 3) skeins in Avorio (B); LANAR Big Merino 1 (1, 1, 2, 2, 2) ball(s) in Grigio Medio (C)
Total yardage required per size
A & B 720 (720, 960, 960, 1200, 1200) m / 790 (790, 1050, 1050, 1320, 1320) yds in total
C 120 (120, 120, 240, 240, 240) m / 130 (130, 140, 260, 260, 270) yds
Choose either a yarn that is on the heavy end of DK, or an aran/worsted weight yarn.
a 10x10 cm / 4x4” swatch should consist of 12 rows of 14 stitches in HHTC, using larger hook and measured after blocking
You can purchase the PDF download in US and UK terms from my Ravelry store now.
45SEK (about €4.50, plus VAT if applicable)