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Crochet Summer Sorbet Top by Donna Bondy
Crochet Summer Sorbet Top by Donna Bondy

Crochet Summer Sorbet Top

Crochet my Summer Sorbet Top and stay cool all summer!  For this top, and for the V neck version, I used 2 of my favourite cotton blend yarns:  Caron Cotton Cakes, and Bernat Softee Baby Cotton.  Both are a 60/40 blend of cotton and acrylic, and both are wonderful with which to work.  The Caron Cotton Cakes (4 weight) is a yarn that is exclusive to Michaels stores, and the Bernat Softee Baby Cotton (3 weight) is a yarn exclusive to Joann stores.  Because both are a cotton blend, they wear well, drape well, and wash well — everything you want from a yarn you use for a garment!

While I was crocheting the Summer Sorbet Top, I had people say “Gee, I wish you would design some V neck tops!”  So, after I finished the top, I thought about how I could use the same pattern and make a V neck instead of my regular neck, and came up with the Summer Sorbet V Top!

So, whether you like V necks or U necks, Michaels or Joann, 4 weight yarn or 3 weight yarn, this pattern has you covered.  Now, here’s the best part:  I have written the pattern so that:  a) gauge is not important; b) you can use whatever yarn you like; c) you can use whatever hook you like; and, d) you can make it for ANY size.  All you need is one measurement (bust/chest measurement) and 2 math calculations (bust/chest measurement divided by 2, and bust/chest measurement divided by 4), so you can make “mommy and daughter” outfits if you want!  (Note that if you are making a Summer Sorbet Top for someone smaller than a 24″ chest measurement, you will need to do the straps in a solid single crochet as you won’t have enough stitches to do the pattern for the straps.)

I hope you enjoy this pattern as much as I did.  Until you see me next time here on The Crochet Crowd, you can find me on Ravelry as The Crochet Ninja.

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