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m at e r i a l s
yarn: Sock weight (#1 Super Fine).
Shown: Cascade Yarns, Heritage
(75% merino superwash, 25% nylon;
437 yd [400 m]/3.5 oz [100 g]):
#5648 life jacket (MC), 2 (2, 3, 3, 3, 3)



This simple, lacy top is very versatile. It is perfect for

hook: D/3 (3.25 mm) or hook needed

to obtain gauge.
notions: Spray bottle with water and
straight pins for blocking; tapestry needle
for weaving in ends; 2 removable markers.

gau g e

dressing up a shirt for the office or for a night on the

town; it can also be worn alone as a top during summer.
The construction of the top is from side to side with the
seam centered at the back, creating a desirable slimming
effect with vertical stripes and a lace panel at the front.

28 sts x 12 rows = 4" x 4" (10 x 10 cm)

in Flower and Stripe Stitch Pattern.
28 sts x 10 rows = 4" x 3" (10 x 7.5 cm)
in Center Stitch Pattern.

f i n i s h e d s ize
S (M, L, XL, 2X, 3X) is sized to fit a 32
(36, 40, 44, 48, 52)" (81.5 [91.5, 101.5, 112,
114.5, 132] cm) bust with a very-close fit.
For a looser fit, make the next size up.
Top shown is a size M.
finished chest: 32 (36, 40, 44, 48, 52)"
(81.5 [91.5, 101.5, 112, 114.5, 132] cm).
finished length: 17 (18, 18, 19, 19,
20)" (44.5 [45.5, 47, 48.5, 49.5, 51] cm).


Body is worked in one piece

sideways, then it is seamed together

at center back. All edges are worked
in rows back and forth, joined in
rounds. Shoulder straps are worked
separately and seamed to body.

S i m p ly C r o c h e t

m at e r i a l s
yarn: DK Weight (#3 Light).
Shown: Filatura Di Crosa, Zara
(100% extrafine merino superwash;
136.5 yd [125 m]/1.75 oz [50 g]):
#1396 off white (MC), 1 ball; #1894
fawn (CC1), 1 ball; #1896 taupe (CC2),
1 ball.
hook: F/5 (3.75mm) or hook needed
to obtain gauge.
notions: Tapestry needle for weaving
in ends; two fat quarters (18" x 21"
[45.5 x 53.5 cm]); handsewing needle
and matching thread; two purse
handles (circular, D-shaped,
or similar).

gau g e
1 finished motif (3 rounds) =

P u r s e
b y Tr a c i e B a rr e t t

This purse works up quickly for either last-minute gifts or for

putting the finishing touch on that perfect outfit. The lining is

made using fat quarters (precut fabric remnants), so feel free to go
bold without spending a lot of money. The fabric lining prevents
the bag from stretching out, so toss in all your essentials and go!

4" (11 cm) from point to point.

f i n i s h e d s ize
15" across x 9" deep (38 x 24 cm;
not including handles).


Work two rounds of motifs,

then third round is worked to join

motifs together. Follow joining
diagram to join motifs together.

S i m p ly C r o c h e t


& co ntents



1 Ball or Less

3 Balls or Fewer

5 Balls or Fewer

Iced Ascot

Botan Placemats

Tallula Baby Top

Flapper Hat

Tapestry Basket

Amelia Cardigan

Billows of Baubles Scarf

Blooming Beauty Purse

Float Vest

Twist Cowl Wrap

Nedburt Puppet

Float Cardigan

Mystic Cuff

Natalie Shrug

Linked Jacket

Emma Lace Scarf

Giselle Vest

Dots and Dashes Blanket

Diamonds and Lace Hat

Sidney Cardigan

Spa Shawl Top

Neck Lattice

Annabel Shawl

Spa Shawl Tunic

designer bios


Twist Cowl


Your invitation

to pret t y crochet

elegance can be affordable.

Simply Crochet is packed with valuable designer
advice and practical, yet stylish projects for crocheters
who want to make the most of their yarn stash.
Inside this helpful resource, youll find:
22 cleverly designed one-, three-, and five-ball
projects, including delightful patterns for jewelry,
scarves, bags, shawls, vests, cardigans, home
accessories, and baby-friendly items.
Designer tips on saving money, stash busting, and
helpful hints on making your yarn go the furthest
in a pattern with different stitch choices and stitch
Perfect for crocheters of all levels, Simply Crochet
offers creative ideas and inventive solutions for
making every stitch count.

Robyn Chachula is the author of Baby Blueprint Crochet,

Blueprint Crochet, and a contributor to Crochet Me and
Crocheted Gifts. She has been published in a number of
magazines, including Interweave Crochet and Crochet Today!
Robyn has been a guest on Knit and Crochet Today and on
Knitting Daily TV. She lives in Pennsylvania.

8 x 9, 160 pages
ISBN 978-1-59668-298-6
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