If you missed my post on Monday, I recently finished a few tops for myself that featured a sewn body and crocheted yoke. Today, I'm sharing a tutorial so you can make your own!
This project is designed for a beginner sewer and a crocheter with a set of a few beginner skills. The crochet portion is a take on the classic granny square, and works up quickly. If you need a step-by-step tutorial on working the components that make the 3-DC cluster in a granny square, you can view our Granny Square Triangle tutorial here.
I have quite a hefty fabric stash, and sew often, and now I can't look at a cut of fabric without thinking "what color of The Fibre Co. Meadow will look good with this piece?"
Enjoy! - KGO
CROCHET / SEWN TOP, PART ONE: SEWING
• 1.5-2 yards cotton fabric
Important: make sure to pre wash and dry your fabric. I recommend lighter weight woven fabrics such as double gauze, linen, chambray, lawn, or voile. Your fabric and yarn yardage may be more / less than estimated due to the size you chose to make and final depth of your yoke and length of top. I have found a good yardage estimate is # of inches in A (see step 1) multiplied by 2.
• Around 300 yards Laceweight yarn. I used The Fibre Co. Meadow.
• Size E (3.5 mm) crochet hook
• Size G (4 mm) crochet hook
• Notions: Large eye hand sewing needle, coordinating sewing thread, pins, marking tool (chalk, disappearing ink, etc), sewing gauge, straight edge ruler. I used a size 1 John James cotton darner for my needle, and it was just large enough for the Meadow to fit in. I prefer the Clover chaco pens for marking my fabrics.