Crocheted Motif Knitted Top

Pattern:  Online #12  Summer 2006 

Yarn: Plymouth “Sunsette” (200g) 

Knitting:  size 8, Crochet: size C and G 

Embroidery Floss: DMC “Mouline Special” (color 3825) x 8

This top is a wrap! I think I like it! I made a few modifications because I chose a different yarn than called for in the pattern and had to adjust for my gauge. I also added a couple of bowtie stitch rows along the bottom, and then a half-double crocheted cluster stitch on the edging. The knitting went fast, and I couldn’t wait to get to the crocheted part for something more interesting. And interesting it was – – it took three tries before I got the motifs correctly completed. Again, it was the interpretation of the instructions.


The straps took up more embroidery floss than it appears. There are twelve 120″ long strands that are crocheted using the chain stitch in groups of two; the effect is unique, eh?  The best thing about this project was that it cost little to nothing to make because I bought this yarn at a local fiber festival, and it came in a bag of 10 balls for $9. You can’t beat that with a stick, folks! The embroidery floss was 25 cents each, which means it came out to $2 for the eight I used for this pattern. So for a whopping $7, I have a summer top! Overall, this was a fun and quick project. Click here and here to see how it looks on.

Update: Today I went to my lys to show the gals my finshed top, and it was suggested by a couple of them that the top might actually look cute worn backwards! You know, it actually can be….check out the photos here and here.

And now I’m on to the next summer project; this one will be for my daughter. I have chosen a free Garnstudio crocheted halter with a matching lace border to attach to her denim skirt. Stay tuned…….

  »   This entry was posted on Saturday, April 21st, 2007 at 11:06 am and is filed under FO, knit and crochet, Wearables. You can follow comments with RSS 2.0 feed.


Super cute top, Judy, and it fits great too!! I love how you were able to combine crochet and knitting. This will be such a useful top in the Texas heat. Nice work!

Comment by Becky — April 21, 2007 @ 12:01 pm

Another great FO. I didn’t know that the motif should wear in the front. I always thought it should be in the back LOL! I love the straps by the way.

Comment by Lily — April 21, 2007 @ 8:54 pm

Hello Judy and Thanks for posting… Wow.. your camisole is very pretty… the color is perfect for summer. I love the motif… so delicate. I am a fan of camisoles and tops.. I love working them up. I checked out your Recipient Photos… awesome work.. the Lopi Wool Sweater is Outstanding. Will stay tuned for your future creations.

Comment by Sheila — April 21, 2007 @ 10:56 pm

That is absolutely beautiful! Now, try it on and let us have a look!

Comment by Kerlina — April 22, 2007 @ 10:48 am

Love the top–it looks fantastic on you—frontwards OR backwards. I might just have to make this one. Great job!

Comment by Eileen — April 22, 2007 @ 11:10 am

WOW! The top looks great. I think it would look great worn either way.

Comment by Andrea Jones — April 22, 2007 @ 10:15 pm

Oh, it is so beautiful and I like the Crocheted Motif. It is also pretty when wearing the Crocheted Motif at back. great.

Comment by handknit168 — April 23, 2007 @ 1:02 am

It’s beautiful! It looks good worn either way, but I would wear it backwards for modesty reasons.

Comment by Wool Winder — April 23, 2007 @ 7:37 am

Well that is adorable! And what a bonus that it can be reversed! I only wish I had the body to wear something like that. Alas, foundation garments are required, but they are my friends. Can’t wait to see the Garn Studio number – I am so excited that they put ALL their patterns online for free!

Comment by Julia — April 23, 2007 @ 11:00 am

I love how it’s reversible! I think it’s sexy when worn in front. Very intricate motif.

Comment by Oiyi — April 24, 2007 @ 2:30 pm

Judy, ficou lido este trabalho!Parabéns e abraços.

Comment by Cloé — April 24, 2007 @ 4:45 pm

Visting to say Hi and to Thank You for posting on Flair. Working with size 10 crochet is a definite challenge and tedious, but love the outcome of the project… by the way it looks like the yarn you work with is also hair thin…

Comment by sheila — April 26, 2007 @ 7:04 am

It turned out nicely. Once again, I like yours way better than the original.

Comment by KamikaK — April 27, 2007 @ 1:37 pm

Very, very cute!

Comment by Adrienne — April 30, 2007 @ 7:40 am

I WUV your top and it is awesome that you can wear it both ways. i actually perfer it backwards. It gives so much detail to your back. I wish i could crochet because i definitely would make it. Happy knitting

Comment by urbanknitrix — May 2, 2007 @ 10:00 am

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