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Serenata Halter Top

I am very pleased to have finished this latest pattern, the Serenata Halter Top.

It is such a fun pattern to make and it’s a great garment to wear during festivals and random beach trips!

Pattern Use: You are welcome to sell your finished items made by this design but please do not use my photos nor share screenshots of this written pattern. I kindly ask you to link back to this website if you wish to share this pattern.

You can download the PDF version that comes with multiple sizes of this on Etsy here or on Ravelry here.

Watch the FULL VIDEO TUTORIAL of this pattern on my Youtube Channel here.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner

Crochet Terminology: Standard US Crochet Terms

Materials:
• Cotton 8 by Scheepjes 170m/50g
(size XS uses approx. less than 2 skeins or about 250 meters)
• C-2 (3.0mm) hook or size needed to get gauge
• Tapestry Needle
• Scissors
• Stitch Markers

Gauge: 28 sts x 10 rows = 4″ x 4″ (10cm x 10cm) square in dc blos.

Finished Size:
Fitted XS = 32 – 34″ Bust

Stitches/Abbreviations:
dc = double crochet
dc blo = double crochet back loop only
ch (s) = chain (s)
sk = skip
rep = repeat
ch sp (s) = chain space (s)
st (s) = stitch (es)
CDc = cross double crochet
dc2tog = double crochet two together

Special Stitch:
• Cross Double Crochet (CDc) – Work one double crochet in the designated stitch. Yarn over, insert hook in the skipped st working from the front to back around the double crochet post, grab the yarn and pull up a loop, (3 loops on hook). Yarn over, pull through 2 loops, (2 loops on hook).Yarn over and pull through remaining 2 loops.

For visual learners, check out the video tutorial of this stitch here.

RIBBING

Row 1:
Ch 12, dc in the 4th ch from the hook and in every chs across. (10 dc) turn.

Row 2:
Ch 3, dc blo in the next dc and in every dc across up to the turning ch 3s from the previous row, 1 dc in the 3rd ch of the turning ch 3s. (10 sts) turn.

Repeat Row 2 until you have 40 rows in total.

BODY
Now we will be working along the side of the ribbing and upwards.

Row 1:
Ch 1, 2 sc into the 1st dc post and in every 1st dc post of every row across.
(80 sc). Turn.

Row 2:
Ch 1, sc in the 1st sc and in every sc across. (80 sc). Turn.

Row 3: Ch 3, CDc in the next 2 sts and in each st across until 1 st left unworked, 1 dc in the last st. (80 sts).
Turn.

Row 4: Rep Row 3. (80 sts). Turn.

Row 5: Ch 1, Sc blo in the 1st st and in every st across up to the turning ch 3s from the previous row, 1 sc in the 3rd ch of the turning ch 3s. (80 sc in blo). Turn.

Row 6: Ch 3, dc in the next st and in every st across. (80 dc). Turn.

Repeat Row 6 (9 times)
You will have 10 dc rows in total.

Attach stitch markers on both sides of the last dc row.

DECREASING ROWS

Row 1: Ch 2, dc in the next st
(makes 1 dc2tog), dc2tog in the next 2 sts, dc in every st across until you have 3 dc and the turning ch 3s left unworked, 2 dc2tog in the last 4 sts. (76 sts). Turn.

Row 2: Ch 2, dc in the next dc2tog
(makes 1 dc2tog), dc2tog in the next 2 sts, dc in every dc across until you have 4 sts left unworked, 2 dc2tog in the last 4 sts, (72 sts). Turn.

Repeat Row 2 (10 times) decreasing 4 sts in each row until you end with 32 sts in the last row. DO NOT FASTEN.

STRAPS

* Ch 105, hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in every chs across *, sl st

back into the first dc2tog st, 1 sc blo in the next st and in every st across

until the second last st, sl st into the last st, rep from * to *, sl st back into
the last st.
(30 sc in blo and 2 straps).
Cut yarn and fasten off.

SIDE BODY

Now we will be working along the sides of your work.

Row 1: Sl st in the 1st st at stitch marker. Ch 3, 1 dc in the same st.Remove st marker.

Work the next stitches as follows:

2 dc in every dc rows across,

1 dc in the sc blo row,

2 dc in each of the next 2 CDc rows,

1 dc in each of the next 2 sc rows,

1 dc in each of the next 9 dc across.

(36 dc). Turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, CDc in the next 2 sts and in each st across until 1 st left unworked, 1 dc in the last st.
(36 sts). Turn.

Repeat Row 2 eight (8) times. Fasten off.

Now repeat in the same manner as you did from Row 1 up to the last row to make the other side body.

Ch 300 for the closure at the back, hdc in the 2nd ch from the hook and in every chs across and fasten off.

Sew in some cotton or lycra fabric lining on the inside of your project or attach padding cups.

Now weave in all your ends and enjoy your beautiful halter top!

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