Monday, June 22, 2015

Crochet Granny Square Top

I got married on May 16th!! It was wonderful and beautiful and amazing. I made my dress, veil, and petticoat. It's taking me a while to organize my thoughts and compose a blog post because I have so much to say and I don't even know where to begin. So in the meantime, I have an old project from last summer to share.

I finished this tank top last June but by the time I got around to taking photos it was like October and it wasn't really a seasonally appropriate blog post anymore.


The pattern is Fair and Square by Ruth Maddock from issue 18 of Simply Crochet Magazine, published last May.
I used Premier Yarns Cotton Fair, a cotton/acrylic blend sport weight yarn I bought at Jo-Ann Fabrics.

Total Cost: $9.22
  • Red Yarn: $5.98
  • White Yarn: $2.99
  • Elastic: $0.25

According to the pattern, I was supposed to make a size medium with a finished bust measurement of 37.5". I suspected that 3.5" of positive ease would be outrageous, but I went with it anyway. My instincts were right, so I had to remove two rows of squares for a 34" bust, which is the size small. As a result the colors don't line up properly in the back, but hey, whatcha gonna do?


There's elastic in the back to keep things snug.


There are some more construction details on my Ravelry Project Page.


I don't have too much to say about this top. This was a really fun project. I loved making this top and I love wearing it. It's one of my most worn handmade garments. Here's an action shot from last summer:


And Sox helping me sew the granny squares together: