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Stained Glass Festival Top

Stained Glass Festival Top

For the free pattern for this top, continue on. For a 100% ad free downloadable pdf version (paid) with detailed pictures and charts for this pattern, please visit my ravelry or ETSY pages.

As May rolls in, all I can think about is summer and getting to wear some of my cutest clothes. Not to mention all the summer festivals that should be coming my way! Montreal apparently has quite a few summer festivals, so what a great time to get my crochet hook working on a new Festival Top!

I wanted something light and airy, but also something that gave me some coverage on my tummy. I’m not averse to showing a little skin, but I like to leave a little mystery too! lol. With that in mind, I struck out to make a festival top that was fun and flirty, but still provided some coverage to what I consider a problem area on my body. That meant I wanted a bit of a drapey front style. I figured I’d get started making the bra cups of the tops and eventually the bottom portion would come to me.

I was really inspired by the beauty of stained glass, especially the famous Rose Window of the Notre Dame cathedral. I had been planning this top in my head for a few days but actually started it the day the fire broke out. I had just finished the cups when my husband sent me the link to the live feed of the news and then had to put the piece away because I couldn’t concentrate on the top any longer. The next day, after seeing how the beautiful and iconic Rose Window had miraculously survived the devastating fire, I decided on what pattern I wanted to try for the bottom portion of the top.

I tried my best to capture a small portion of the beauty of that stained glass silhouette. I think I did a pretty Ok job! So, I hope you enjoy the top as much as I enjoyed designing it!

Happy Crocheting!

I love to see what you create!

Please share your creations with the community on social media tagging @ravinsekaidesigns and hashtag #stainedglassfestivaltop

I can’t wait to see the beautiful things you come up with!

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What You Need:

Hook Size: 3.5 mm

Yarn: Paintbox yarns cotton DK, 411 - 548 yrds, 3 - 4 skeins or any weight 3 light cotton yarn( I used Racing Green)

Sizing: Model wears top size s-m and has a B cup, instructions are written for this size. ** explains how to make top larger**

Other: darning needles to weave in ends, scissors,


Skills Needed/Abbreviations:

Pattern is written in US abbreviations

St - stitch

Sl st -  slip stitch

Ch - chain

Sc - single crochet

Hdc - half double crochet

Dc - double crochet

4dc cluster - double crochet cluster, dc 4 stitches together all in the same st

Tc - treble crochet

5tc shell - make 5 treble crochet sts in the same st.

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The Pattern:

Bra Cups:

Ch 18

Row 1: hdc in 4th ch from hook, 12 hdc up chain, 4 hdc in last ch, ch2, 4 hdc in same ch, 14 hdc down the backside of the ch. Turn.

Row 2: ch2, 17 hdc, 2 hdc in ch2 from previous row, ch2, 2 hdc in ch2 again, 18 hdc (last hdc in ch3 space from previous row). Turn.

Row 3 - Row 10: ch2, cont. Placing 1 hdc in each hdc below and [2 hdc, ch2, 2 hdc] in each ch2 below.

Make 2 bra cups

**For larger cup sizes, continue for a few more rows until you feel the cup is big enough to cover your girls! It won’t affect the lace panel.**

Back Ties:

Ch70. Attach ch to bottom corner of one cup with sc,  sc across bottom of cup, ch5, attach to bottom corner of seconds cup with sc, 25 sc across second cup, ch70, Fasten off.

**For back ties for larger top sizes, ch until you feel you have it long enough to secure comfortably behind your back.**

Row 1: attach yarn at 3rd sc from middle ch5 on bottom of one cup, ch2, [dc, ch1, dc, ch1, dc] all in center of ch5 at center of festival top between cups, ch2, sl st in 3rd sc at bottom of opposite cup, 3 sl st along bottom of cup. Turn.

Row 2: ch3, 4dc cluster in ch2 space below, [ch3, 4dc cluster in next ch1 below] x2, ch3, 4dc cluster in last ch2 below, ch3, sl st in cup 3 sc from first attachment, sl st in next 2 sc on opposite cup. Turn.

Row 3: ch3, [3sc in ch3 space below, ch2] x5, sl st in cup 2 sc from last attachment, sl st in each next 3sc on opposite cup. Turn.

Row 4: ch4, tc in ch3 space below, ch4, tc in same space, [tc in next ch2 space, ch4, tc in same space] x4, ch4, tc in last ch3 space, ch4, tc in same space, ch4, sl st in 3sc from last attachment. Sl st in each next 4 sc on opposite cup. Turn.

Row 5: ch2, [5tc shell in next ch4 space below] x8, ch2, sl st in 4sc from last attachment. Sl st in each next 3sc on opposite cup. Turn.

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Row 6: ch3, dc, ch1, dc all in ch2 below, [ch2, skip2 st, dc, ch1, dc in next st] x13, ch2, dc, ch1, dc all in final ch2 below, ch3, sl st in 3 sc from last attachment. Sl st in each next 3sc on opposite cup. Turn.

Row 7: repeat Row 2 (17 4dc cluster) sl st in each next 2sc on opposite cup. Turn.

Row 8: repeat Row 3 (17 3sc groups)  Sl st in each next 3 sc on opposite cup. Turn.

Row 9: repeat Row 4 (19 [tc, ch4, tc in same space]), Sl st in each next 4 ch spaces on ties. (for larger tops, you may still be working into the cup sts, don’t panic) Turn.

Row 10: repeat Row 5 (21 5tc shells) Sl st in each next 3 ch spaces on string. Turn

Row 11: ch3, dc, ch1, dc all in ch2 below, repeat the steps of Row 6 [ ] x35, ch2, dc, ch1, dc all in final ch2 below, ch3, sl st in 3 ch from last attachment. Sl st in each next 3 ch on string. Turn.

Row 12: ch3, 4d cluster in ch3 below, repeat the steps of Row 2 x37, ch3, 4dc cluster in last ch3 space below, ch3, sl st in 3 ch from last attachment. Sl st in each next 2 ch on string. Turn.

Row 13: ch3, repeat steps of Row 3 [ ] x40, sl st in 2 ch from last attachment, sl st in each next 3 ch on string. Turn.

Row 14: ch4, tc in ch3 space below, ch4, tc in same space, repeat steps of Row 4 [ ] x39, ch4, sl st in 3 sc from last attachment. Sl st in each next 4 ch spaces on ties. Turn.

Fasten off.

**If you want a larger front panel, repeat Rows of lace until you have the desired front coverage.**

Lace Between Cups:

Row 1: reattach yarn on right cup (with piece facing you) at 2 st away from ch 5 at center of piece, ch2, [1dc, ch1, 1dc, ch1, 1dc] all in center of st of 5 ch in center of cups, ch2, sl st in 2 st away from ch 5 on opposite cup. Sl st in each next 2 st of cup. Turn.

Row 2: ch3, dc in 1st ch1 space below, ch2, dc in 2nd ch1 spce below, ch3, sl st in 2 st away from last attachment. Sl st in each next 2 st of cup.

Row 3: ch2, 1 dc in ch2 below, ch1, [dc, ch1, dc, ch1, dc] all in center ch2, ch1, 1 dc in last ch2 below, ch2, sl st in 2 st from last attachment.

Fasten off.

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Back tie and Cup Decoration:

  1. Reattach yarn at end of right side back tie and sc across top of tie until bra cup,

  2. [sc in 1st st of cup, ch3, sc in same st, skip 1 st] cont. Up side of cup,

  3. *sc, ch3, sc* in ch2 space at top of cup, skip next st,

  4. repeat [ ]  down opposite side of cup,

  5. repeat [ ] x7 across the middle of the cups placing 1 [ ] in the st before 1st ch2 space and after last ch2 space below, 1 [ ] in each ch2 space below, and 1 [ ] in central dc.

  6. Repeat [ ] up opposite cup,

  7. *sc, ch3, sc* in ch2 space at top of cup,

  8. cont. [ ] down other side of cup,

  9. sc down top left side of back tie.

Fasten off.

Neck Ties:

Attach yarn at top of cup, ch 70, hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc back down to top of cup, sl st into top of cup.

Fasten off.

Repeat on opposite cup.

**If you’d like a longer neck tie, just ch until you can secure the ties comfortably behind you neck.**

I love to see what you create!

Please share your creations with the community on social media tagging @ravinsekaidesigns and hashtag #stainedglassfestivaltop

I can’t wait to see the beautiful things you come up with!

Happy Crocheting!

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