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Lost Valley Top Free Crochet Pattern

The Lost Valley Top is a free crochet pattern great for warmer months. I originally designed this top a few years ago. I’ve remade it in my Squish Squid Worsted and added more sizes!

The pattern is rated intermediate. The shaping is simple but the uncommon stitch (which is easy to pick up) bumps up the skill level. It’s constructed from the top down with seams at the sleeves. The seams add stability and also allow you to play with color by making the sleeves a different color from the rest of the sweater.

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Lost Valley Top ©2020 KT and the Squid. All rights reserved. You may not sell, trade, share or redistribute this pattern in any way. You may sell finished items made from this pattern.

 

Sizes 

XS(S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)

Chest: 28”(32”, 36”, 40”, 44”, 48”, 52”, 56”, 60”)

Finished chest: 30”(34”, 38”, 42”, 46”, 50”, 54”, 58”, 62”)

*Garment modeled in size XS on a 32” bust.

Yarn

KT and the Squid Squid Squid Worsted (100% superwash Merino; 218 yards; worsted/medium weight)

Color A (shown in Tam) 3(3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6) skeins

-465, 540, 620, 715, 795, 890, 980, 1125, 1215 yards

Color B (shown in Sophia) 1( 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2) skeins

-70(90, 100, 120, 140, 170, 200, 240, 250) yards

Shop all Squish Squid Worsted HERE

Looking for some color inspiration. Checkout this post!

 

Hook

I/5.5mm hook (or hook to obtain gauge)

 

Notes

Please read all instructions before beginning.

This top is worked from the top down. Sleeves are worked separately and sewn on.

 

When instructed to join, join with a slip stitch to the first stitch of the round.

Abbreviations

Ch = chain

Ss = slip stitch

St = stitch

Fsc = foundation single crochet

Esc = extended single crochet

Sc = Single crochet

T-ch = turning chain

FLO = front loop only

 

Gauge 

14 sts by 13 rows = 4” square (blocked)

 

Gauge Pattern

Ch any number.

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and every ch across.

Row 2: Ch 2(does not count as a st), turn, esc in each sc across.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Repeat rows 2 and 3 consecutively to desired length.


Special Stitches

Foundation Single Crochet (Fsc): Ch 2, insert hook into the 2nd ch from hook, yarn over, pull up a loop (2 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through 1 loop on hook (this makes the ch), yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook (completes the sc).

Next Fsc: Insert hook under the 2 loops of the ch of the last st and pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 1 loop, yarn over pull through 2 loops. 

 

Extended Single Crochet (esc): Insert your hook into the stitch indicated, yo, pull up a loop, yo, pull through 1 loop on hook, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook. 


Instructions

Front/Back (make 2)

Row 1 (ws): With color A fsc 25(25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 31).

Round 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a st from here on), turn, 2esc in the 1st st, esc in each st until 1 st remains, 2 esc in the last. 27(27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 33)

Round 3: Ch 1, turn, 2 sc in the 1st st, sc in each st until 1 st remains, 2 sc in the last. 29(29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35, 35)

 

Repeat rounds 2 and 3 consecutively Until you have 6(10, 14, 18, 22, 26, 30, 34, 38) rows. 35(43, 52, 61, 70, 79, 88, 97, 103)

 

Next row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across. 35(43, 52, 61, 70, 79, 88, 97, 103)

 

Sizes XS, S, M, L, 1X, and 2X only.

Repeat row 2 and the “next row” consecutively until you have 19(21, 23, 25, 27, 29) total rows. 47(53, 60, 67, 74, 81)

 

Fasten off for the first piece, set aside.

Do NOT fasten off for the second piece.

 

Join Front and Back

You will now join the front and back and start working in rounds to make the bottom of the top.

Round 1 (rs): Ch 2, turn, esc in each st across, ch 6, esc in each st of the first front/back piece made, ch 6, join to the first st. 106(118, 132, 146, 160, 174, 188, 204, 218)

 

Tip: Make sure the right side is facing when joining the first front/back piece.

Round 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each esc and each ch around,join. 

Round 3: Ch 2, turn, esc in each sc around, join. 

Round 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in each esc around, join. 

 

Repeat rounds 3 and 4 consecutively until you have 55 total rounds, fasten off.

 

Sleeves (make 2)

For the first set of rows you will be increasing by 2 sts each row.

Row 1 (ws): With color B fsc 23(27, 29, 29, 31, 37, 39, 39, 39).

Row 2: Ch 2, turn, (esc, ch 1) in the 1st st, (esc, ch 1) in the next st, *skip 1, (esc, ch 1) in the next; repeat from * until 1 st remains, (esc) in the last. 25(29, 31, 31, 33, 39, 41, 41, 41)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, (sc, ch 1) the 1st esc, (sc, ch 1) in the 1st ch-1 space, (sc, ch 1) in each remaining esc across until 1 esc remains, sc in the last. 27(31, 33, 33, 35, 41, 43, 43, 43)

Row 4: Ch 2, turn, (esc, ch 1) in the 1st st, (esc, ch 1) in the 1st ch-1 space, (esc, ch 1) in each remaining sc until 1 sc remains, (esc) in the last. 29(33, 35, 35, 37, 43, 45, 45, 45)

 

Repeat rows 3 and 4 consecutively until you have 11(11, 11, 13, 15, 17, 19, 23, 23) rows. 43(47, 49, 53, 59, 69, 75, 83, 83)

 

You will stop increasing for the next set of rows.

Row 1 (rs): Ch 2, turn, (esc, ch 1) in the 1st st, (esc, ch 1) in each remaining sc until 1 sc remains, (esc) in the last. 43(47, 49, 53, 59, 69, 75, 83, 83)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, (sc, ch 1) the 1st esc, (sc, ch 1) in each remaining esc across until 1 esc remains, sc in the last.

 

Repeat rows 1 and 2 until you have 19(21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 35, 39) total rows, fasten off.


Sleeve Seams

Seams and trims are all worked in color A

With wrong side facing slip stitch the sleeves to the sides of the front and back.

Tip: The sleeve may be slightly longer than the front/back pieces. Place 1 slip stitch per row to keep the pieces lined up.

 

Neck Trim

Join to any st of the neck opening.

Round 1: Ch 1, evenly sc in each st around the neck opening, join.

Round 2: Ch 1, working in the FLO sc in each stitch around, join, fasten off.

 

Sleeve Trim

Repeat the neck trim around each arm opening.

 

Finishing

Weave in ends and block to measurements.

Size

A

B

C

XS

15”

17”

6”

S

17”

17”

6.5”

M

19”

17”

7”

L

21”

17”

7.5”

1X

23”

17”

8.25”

2X

25”

17”

8.25”

3X

27”

17”

9.5”

4X

29”

17”

10”

5X

31”

17”

10.5”



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