Monday, June 21, 2021

Madison Top - pattern release


 
It fills my heart over the brim to see the expansion of crochet blouses and tops in the shops.  The trend is having a storm and I can't be happier. 
When I stormed ideas about my first summer top, I immediately felt an urge to make it a retro, and I believe the color palette I chose fits the idea fantastically. 

The top employs the granny stripe stitch, enriched with a ruffled edging. 
What I used:

Crochet yarn and hook: I used 100% cotton sport yarn in 5 colors (terracotta {150gr}, mustard {40 gr}, sunny yellow {20 gr}, brown and off-white {15 gr each}) metal 3 mm hook (UK11) (US 10/3).
The granny stripe pattern is used to make this top.

Used terms in American terminology: chain (ch), slip stitch (sl st.), single crochet (sc), half double crochet (hdc), double crochet (dc), dc2tog, 3-ch picot

Other: 4 buttons, sewing needle and thread, tapestry needle. The tutorial shows how to make crochet covered buttons (buttons size 2mm).

Length of finished top buttoned up: 39 cm (15.3”) across and 26 cm (10.2”) down. Fit size: S/M.

The top can be made in one color only, for which you will need about 240-250 grams of yarn depending on whether you crochet more loosely or tensely. Leftover yarn is great for this project.

The pattern is in my etsy and ravelry shops. 


27 comments:

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

You made such a beautiful crochet top Maya. It looks great on your daughter and you are so talented.

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you, Julie!

Shami Immanuel said...

Beautiful top Maya.

Michele Morin said...

Yes, very retro, and such good work!

Unknown said...

Love it!! You did an awesome job ­čÖé

Moois van mie said...

Nice one!

Marie-Interior Frugalista said...

It's so pretty and I love the colors! If only to be young again and able to wear this. I would have worn this in a heartbeat in my 20s and I was an avid crocheter back then too.

Mica said...

Such a cute top - the colours you chose are so good to give it that retro vibe! Looks lovely!

Hope that you are having a lovely week :)

Away From The Blue

ExCogito said...

Ahh! This is cute.. right on time for summer ;) Thanks!

CottonNutty
Artsy-Fartsy Party, # 2 & 3

Alhana said...

This is stunning, Maya! It's perfect for summer and it compliments Eva so much, she looks gorgeous in it.

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Shami!

Maya Kuzman said...

Glad you like it, Michele! Thank you for the lovely comment!

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you :)

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you!

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Marie! I wish I could fit into it and wear it. But on the other hand, I might make one for myself, but a longer one for modesty.

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you for the visit and lovely comment Mica! Wishing you a lovely weekend ahead!

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you so much!

Maya Kuzman said...

Oh, thank you dear Alhana! She loves it too!

Sum of their Stories said...

This is lovely, I only have a couple of crochet garments but I'd love to make more.

My thrift store addiction said...

This is darling, Maya! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm--pinned!

Oombawka Design said...

Hi Maya, This top has a lovely vintage / retro feel to it. I love the colors you chose and the granny stitch you created the design around.
Thank you for linking up at our weekly Link Party! You are being featured at our Wednesday Party #405 this week. Here’s the direct link to the post in case you’d like to share your feature:
https://oombawkadesigncrochet.com/2021/06/terra-madre-top-madison-top-pizza-pinwheels-recipe.html
Hope to see you again next week! Rhondda

My Hubbard Home said...

Your crochet top would fit right into the 70s:) I just love what you did and the color combo. Thank you for sharing it at the FWF party.

French Ethereal said...

Happy 4th of July weekend to you, Maya!
I love this retro crocheted top you made and if this is your daughter, she looks lovely in it!!! I am happy to feature your post at this week's Share Your Style #308. It reminds me soooo much of a couple of cute thin strapped blouses I had in high school that I wore all summer... Very cute pattern! And I like that if someone wants it longer, bigger, you can add more to the pattern. I've done that with a sweater pattern I altered and knit for my daughter when she was little.

Have a great Independence Day and weekend,
Barb :)
www.frenchethereal.net

Maya Kuzman said...

Rhondda, thank you so much for the feature! I am delighted, as always!

Maya Kuzman said...

Thank you Rachelle!

Maya Kuzman said...

Happy 4th dear Barb!
I am so excited with the upcoming feature and immensely grateful for it! Thank you so much!

Annemarie's Haakblog said...

It's gorgeous! Thanks for visiting my link party. xxx