Hello all! I posted a picture of the tube top I designed a few years ago on the clothing show and tell. I''ve had a request or two over the years for the pattern and just recently I had many requests. So, to save the time of emailing it out, and make it easier for anyone else who is interested, I decided to just post the pattern here. The pictures of it can be found here:
It looks better on a person, but I was deployed at the time and the friend I made it for was on a different work shift than me, so I couldn''t get a pic with her in it. Okay, as for changing size, I believe the repeat for the bottom part is in increments of three (it''s been two years, so I may be wrong) so if you wanted to you could probably use a ch in multiples of 3+3 for the turning ch. It''s a really really simple pattern to work with. As a note, I only had one person test originally, so there may still be a few errors. Please feel free to tell me if you find one and I''ll try and change it here for everyone else.
I used a red heart worsted weight and a H hook. This is a size adult S - M.
Tie Back Tube Top
Begin: ch 85
Row 1: Starting 4th ch from hook, triple in next 2 ch (for a total of 3 posts counting turning ch) *ch1 skip 1, triple in next 3 repeat from * for 19 (until you reach the end)
Row 2 -21 (or as far down as you need to go to completely cover chest area): sc in each st
Row 22: *ch 3, skip 2 st, sc. Repeat from * until you reach the end of the row.
Row 23 - ?: sl st in first 2 ch of last row. *ch 3, sc in middle chain of next 3ch loop. Repeat from * until end of row. Repeat for each row until there is only one ch of 3 (1 loop) on a row. Fasten off.
Tie: Chain for 280 (more or less for tie length preference)
Lace up back with tie from the triples down at an even interval until you reach the 8th row of sc loops.
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