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Isla Fuego Festival Top

When it comes to summer there’s always one thing that comes to my mind – bikinis, tan lines, wide brimmed hats, sunglasses, unlimited supply of iced tea, piña coladas, swimming in the sea and of course cute and summery tops! (Okay, that’s more than one thing … lol).

I am a beach person. As much as possible I try to go outdoors everyday, savoring the fresh air and basking under the heat of the sun. Simple island life is great, I could not ask for more. I am very blessed to be in this beautiful paradise and so this latest design is dedicated to my home, Isla Del Fuego “The Island of Fire” Siquijor, Philippines.

Pictured below was taken on a lovely sunset afternoon by the beach, Siquijor Island, Philippines.

Hope you will love making this top as much as I do!

(Downloadable pdf pattern of sizes XXS to S is available in my Ravelry shop.)

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.

Skill Level: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate

Crochet Terminology: Standard US Crochet Terms

Materials:

• #4 / Worsted weight yarn
(I am using Lily Sugar ‘n Cream Super Size in the shade of Crème, For the size I’m making, I used less than 1 ball, approximately 100g or 177 yds or 162m).
• Size E (3.5 mm) hook
• tapestry needle
• scissors

Finished Size: XS (30″ – 32″ Bust)

Gauge: 20 stitches x 7. 25 rows = 4” x 4” (10cm x 10cm) square in dc blo

Stitches/Abbreviations:
ch (s) = chain (s)
dc = double crochet
st (s) = stitch (es)
dc blo = double crochet back loop only
sl st = slip stitch
ch sp = chain space
CTr = cross treble crochet stitch
CDc = cross double crochet stitch
sk = skip
Tr = treble crochet stitch

Special Stitches:

• Cross Double Crochet (CDc)

For visual learners, there is a video tutorial of this stitch here:
https://youtu.be/9ntkDfEe8pM

• Cross Treble Crochet (CTr)

For visual learners, there is a video tutorial of this stitch here:
https://youtu.be/2l8oiZFjZkM

• Picot over Crossed Trebles

For visual learners, there is a video tutorial of this stitch here:
https://youtu.be/BZU2Kw8zB5s

Important notes before starting:
• The first row from the cup counts as Round 1.
• All turning chains count as a stitch except from Round 1 in the cup.

WATCH THE VIDEO TUTORIAL OF THIS TOP IN YOUTUBE HERE:

https://youtu.be/HEjEo-uXZpM

THE CUP
Round 1: (turning chain 3s do not count as a stitch in this round)

Ch 15, dc in the 4th ch from the hook and in every chs
across. (12 dc). Ch 3, turn.

Round 2:
1 dc blo in the next st and in every st across, 6 dc in the turning ch 3s, 1 dc blo in every st across up to the last st, 1 dc in the last st. (30 sts). Ch 3, turn.

Round 3:
1 dc blo in the next dc blo and in every dc blo across, 1 dc blo in each of the first 2 dc, 3 dc in each of the next 2 dc,1 dc blo in every st across up
to the turning ch 3s, 1 dc in the 3rd ch of the turning ch 3s. (34 sts). Ch 3, turn.

Repeat Round 3 (3 times).

You will have 46 sts in the 6th round.

BORDER ROUND
CDc over the next 2 sts and in every st around up to the turning ch 3s, 1 dc in the 3rd ch of the turning ch 3s. (46 sts)

Turn your work around to the bottom part. Now we will be working our
stitches in each of the rows in the bottom.

BOTTOM PART
Row 1: Ch 3, 1 dc in the 1st row, 2 dc in each of the row across. (26 sts).
Turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, CDc over the next 2
sts and in every st across up
to the turning ch 3s, 1 dc in
the 3rd ch of the turning
ch 3s. (26 sts) Turn.

Row 3:
REPEAT ROW 2. (26 sts). Turn.

Row 4:
Ch 4, CTr over the next 2 sts and in every st across up to the turning ch 3s, 1 tr in the 3rd ch of the turning ch 3s. (26 sts). Turn.

Row 5: (Picot over CTr row)
Ch 3, sk the next st, 1 tr in the next st, ch 3, sl st into the inverted “V” in the
top part of the tr st, creating 1 picot st. Working behind the previous tr, work 1 tr into the stitch that you skipped,
creating a “picot over crossed trebles” (picot over CTr)
Sk the next st, 1 tr in the next st, 1 picot on top of the same tr, working
behind the same tr, 1 tr into the stitch that you skipped creating a “picot
over crossed trebles” (picot over CTr).
1 picot over CTr in every st across up to the turning ch 4s, 1 tr in the 4th ch of the turning ch 4s. (12 picot over CTr and 2 Tr).

SIDE
Now we will be working in the side of the body. Turn your work around to
the side part. We will be working our stitches in each of the rows in the
side.

Row 1:
Ch 4.
Work the next stitches as
follows:
1 CTr in each of the next 2
CTr rows,
1 CTr in each of the next 2
CDc rows,
1 CTr in the next dc row,
1 CTr over each of the next
2 CDc,
1 Tr in the chain space next
to the last CTr.
(16 sts). Turn.

Row 2:
Ch 4, 1 CTr in every st across up to the turning ch 4s, 1 Tr in the 4th ch of
the turning ch 4s.
(16 sts). Turn.

Row 3 to Row 5:
Repeat Row 2.
(16 sts). Turn.

Row 6: (Picot over CTr row)
Ch 3, Sk 1 st, 1 tr in the next st, ch 3, sl st into the inverted “V” in the top
part of the tr st, creating 1 picot st.
Working behind the tr, crochet 1 tr in the stitch that you skipped, creating a
“picot over crossed trebles (picot over CTr) “.
1 picot over CTr in every st across up to the turning ch 4s, 1 tr in the 4th ch
of the turning ch 4s.
(7 picot over CTr and 2 Tr).

Note for adjustments:
You may increase or decrease the length of the side by putting on your
work against your body and see how many more Tr rows you need to
add, as some of us have a small body but larger bust and vice
versa, just make sure to end with a picot over CTr row.

Repeat pattern from the beginning to make the second cup.

STRAPS
Front of project facing you.
Find the middle part at the top of your cup and join in the yarn.
(I prefer to sl st in the center ch sp in the top of the cup).

Ch 105, sl st in the 2nd ch from the hook, sl st in every chs across until the last ch, sl st in the next st.

Fasten and leave about 4″ of the end before cutting yarn for weaving.

(Note: Straighten your straps as you go as they tend to curl.)

Repeat procedure for the second strap.

Front Closure
Front of project facing you.
Lay two pieces flat. Ch 200, fasten and thread your chains into the open
chain spaces in the side of one cup and passing through the other side of
the cup in a criss-cross manner.

Back Closure
Back of project facing you.
Ch 300 for the closure at the back, sl st in the 2nd ch from the hook and in
every chs across and fasten off.

Now you just have to weave in all your ends.

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