Braided Crop Top

Materials:

Needles – US 8 – 5.0 mm

Yarn – Knit Picks Shine Worsted, 5 skeins (375.0 yards, 8.82 ounces) in Peapod

3 Buttons

Gauge: 10 stitches and 12 rows = 2 inches in ST

Measurements:

Lying flat

Width – 14″

Length – 15.5″

Patterns

Cable Row 1: *P1, sl3 onto CN, H2F, k3, k3 off CN, k3, p1; repeat from * to end

Cable Row 2:*P1, k3, sl3 onto CN H2B, k3, k3 off CN, p1; repeat from * to end

p2tog – sl2 p-wise, turn, SSK, turn, sl1 p-wise

 

Braided Base

CO 33

Rows 1, 3, 7: *P1, k9, p1; repeat from * to end

Rows 2, 4, 6, 8: *K1, p9, k1; repeat from * to end

Row 5: Cable Row 1

Row 9: Cable Row 2

Repeat rows 2-9 until braided section measures ~30″ ending on Cable Row 2

Button Holes

Rows 1, 5 (WS): *K1, p9, k1; repeat from * to end

Row 2: *P1, k3, BO3, k3, p1; repeat from * to end

Row 3: *K1, p3, CO3 p-wise, p3, k1; repeat from * to end

Row 4: Cable Row 1

BO

Wrap Top (Right)

Row 1 (RS): Pick up and knit 88 stitches along 18″ of braided base

Row 2: *K1, p2; repeat from * to last stitch, k1

Row 3: *P1, k2 repeat from * to last 4, k2tog, k1, p1

Row 4: K1, p4, *k1, p2; repeat from * to last stitch, k1

Row 5: *P1, k2; repeat from * to last 6, p1, k1, k2tog, k1, p1

Row 6: K1, p3, *k1, p2; repeat from * to last stitch, k1

Row 7: *P1, k2; repeat from * to last 5, p1, k2tog, k1, p1

Repeat rows 2-7 until 80 stitches remain. End on WS

Armholes

Row 1: *P1, k2; continue from * for 30 stitches, p1, BO2, *p1, k2; to last 5, p1, k2tog, k1, p1. Place right side of BO on stitch holder. 46 stitches in play.

Row 2, 8, 14, 20, 26, 32, 38: *K1, p2; repeat from * to last stitch, k1

Row 3, 9, 15: P1, k1, SSK, *k2, p1; repeat from * to last 6, k2, k2tog, k1, p1

Row 4, 10, 16: K1, p4, *k1, p2; repeat from * to last 6, k1, p4, k1

Row 5, 11, 17: P1, k1, SSK, k1, *p1, k2; repeat from * to last 6, p1, k1, k2tog, k1, p1

Row 6, 12, 18: K1, p3, *k1, p2; repeat from * to last 5, k1, p3, k1

Row 7, 13, 19: P1, k1, SSK, *p1, k2; repeat from * to last 5, p1, k2tog, k1, p1

Row 21, 27, 33: *P1, k2; repeat from * to last 4, k2tog, k1, p1

Row 22, 28, 34: K1, p4, *k1, p2; repeat from * to last stitch, k1

Row 23, 29, 35: *P1, k2; repeat from * to last 6, p1, k1, k2tog, k1, p1

Row 24, 30, 36: K1, p3, *k1, p2; repeat from * to last stitch, k1

Row 25, 31, 37: *P1, k2; repeat from * to last 5, p1, k2tog, k1, p1

BO (19 stitches)

Back

Pick up 31 stitches from stitch holder

Row 1, 7, 13, 19, 25 (WS): *K1, p2; repeat from * to last stitch, k1

Row 2, 8, 14, 20: *P1, k2; repeat from * to last 4, k2tog, k1, p1

Row 3, 9, 15, 21: K1, p4, *k1, p2; repeat from * to last stitch, k1

Row 4, 10, 16, 22: *P1, k2; repeat from * to last 6, p1, k1, k2tog, k1, p1

Row 5, 11, 17, 23: K1, p3, *k1, p2; repeat from * to last stitch, k1

Row 6, 12, 18, 24: *P1, k2; repeat from * to last 5, p1, k2tog, k1, p1

Row 26: *P1, k2; repeat from * to last stitch, p1

19 stitches remain. 

Repeat rows 25 and 26 until length of top from working stitches to base of braid measures 14″ (or is of equal length to front). End on WS side row. BO

Wrap Top (Left)

Row 1 (WS): Pick up and purl 88 stitches along 18″ of braided base (measuring from right to left on wrong side and continuing behind Wrap Top Right)

Row 2, 8, 14: *P1, k2; repeat from * to last stitch, p1

Row 3, 9, 15: *K1, p2; repeat from * to last 4, p2tog, p1, k1

Row 4, 10, 16: P1, k4, *p1, k2; repeat from * to last stitch, p1

Row 5, 11, 17: *K1, p2; repeat from * to last 6, k1, p1, p2tog, p1, k1

Row 6, 12, 18: P1, k3, *p1, k2; repeat from * to last stitch, p1

Row 7, 13: *K1, p2; repeat from * to last 5, k1, p2tog, p1, k1

Armholes

Row 19: *K1, p2; continue from * for 30 stitches, k1, BO2 p-wise, *k1, p2; repeat from * to last 5, k1, p2tog, p1, k1. Place right side of BO on stitch holder. 46 stitches in play.

Row 20, 26, 32, 38: *P1, k2; repeat from * to last stitch, p1

Row 21, 27, 33: K1, p1, p2tog, *p2, k1; repeat from * to last 6, p2, p2tog, p1, k1

Row 22, 28, 34: P1, k4, *p1, k2; repeat from * to last 6, p1, k4, p1

Row 23, 29, 35: K1, p1, p2tog, p1, *k1, p2; repeat from * to last 6, k1, p1, p2tog, p1, k1

Row 24, 30, 36: P1, k3, *p1, k2; repeat from * to last 5, p1, k3, p1

Row 25, 31, 37: K1, p1, p2tog, *k1, p2; repeat from * to last 5, k1, p2tog, p1, k1

28 stitches remain

Row 39, 45, 51: *K1, p2; repeat from * to last 6, p2, p2tog, p1, k1

Row 40, 46, 52: P1, k4, *p1, k2; repeat from * to last stitch, p1

Row 41, 47, 53: *K1, p2; repeat from * to last 6, k1, p1, p2tog, p1, k1

Row 42, 48, 54: P1, k3, *p1, k2; repeat from * to last stitch, p1

Row 43, 49, 55: *K1, p2; repeat from * to last 5, k1, p2tog, p1, k1

Row 44, 50, 56: P1, k2; repeat from * to last stitch, p1

19 stitches remain

BO p-wise

Back

Pick up 31 stitches from stitch holder

Row 1, 7, 13, 19, 25: *P1, k2; repeat from * to last stitch, p1

Row 2, 8, 14, 20: *K1, p2; repeat from * to last 4, p2tog, p1, k1

Row 3, 9, 15, 21: P1, k4, *p1, k2; repeat from * to last stitch, p1

Row 4, 10, 16, 22: *K1, p2; repeat from * to last 6, k1, p1, p2tog, p1, k1

Row 5, 11, 17, 23: P1, k3, *p1, k2; repeat from * to last stitch, p1

Row 6, 12, 18, 24: *K1, p2; repeat from * to last 5, k1, p2tog, k1, p1

Row 26: *K1, p2; repeat from * to last stitch, k1

19 stitches remain. 

Repeat rows 25 and 26 until length of top from working stitches to base of braid measures 14″ (or is of equal length to front). End on RS side row. BO p-wise

Sew BO edges of wrap front left to wrap back left and the BO edges of wrap from right to wrap back right.

Weave in ends.

Sew 3 buttons to braided base opposite buttonholes. Open Photo Booth and party like it’s 2005.

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