Mid May, I shared my original Crochet Review for the Ceres Top. I revisited the pattern when I received a special request in my EyeLoveKnots Etsy shop for a different type of back strap.
This post is how to work the strap adjustment. For full pattern review, visit my Ceres Top – Crochet Pattern Review – MermaidCatDesigns.
Materials I Used:
– About 150 yards of Handicrafter Delux in Purple (JoAnn’s)
– H8/5mm Crochet Hook (as recommended in pattern)
– #18 Tapestry Needle
– Ceres Top, Paid Crochet Pattern from MermaidCatDesigns
Yarn Alternatives: Bernat’s Handicrafter, Lion Brand’s Kitchen Cotton, Peaches n Cream, Hobby Lobby’s Crafters Secret Cotton
I had my top ready in about two hours.
SC – Single Crochet
sc2tog – Single Crochet Decrease over Two Stitches
I worked four rows of 13 single crochet for each side flap, then worked…
R5: Turn, no chain. Slip stitch into the 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th stitches. Chain 1. SC in this and the next 4 stitches.
R6: Chain 1, turn. SC across.
*1st side, Fasten Off after R6. 2nd side work through R7
R7: Chain 1, turn. SC in the 1st 2 stitches, slip stitch into the 3rd stitch, chain 73, slip stitch down the chain in the back bumps and into the initial stitch, SC into the next stitch, 2 SC into the corner, SC in the next stitch, sc2tog on corner and next piece, SC in next 2 stitches, 2 SC in corner, SC in next 3 stitches, pick up on pattern at the sc2tog and worked across to the next sc2tog, SC in next 3
stitches, 2 SC in next corner, SC in next 3 stitches, sc2tog, 2 SC in next corner, SC in next stitch, slip stitch in next, ch 73, slip stitch down the chain in the back bumps and into the initial stitch, SC in next, 2 SC in next, sc2tog, SC in next 2, 2 SC in next, SC in next 56 along the opposite side of the foundation chain, 2 SC in the next, SC in the next 3, sc2tog, SC in 1st. Join.
Fasten Off and Weave in Ends.
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