Summer Breeze Kids Blouse

This is the Summer Breeze Kids Top! This cute as a button fingerweight child size top is perfect for that special skein or two of hand-dyed yarn. I needed a quick kids top for my little one for the summer, and this skein jumped off my shelf and onto my hook! And it’s a super simple top to make – perfect for a quick and easy weekend project! 

You can find the pattern on both Ravelry and Etsy!

Yarn:

You will need a 3.5mm hook and 250-950 yards of any finger weight yarn. I used the color Funky Monkey in Addy Socks Fingerweight 4-ply 75/25 superwas merino / nylon (463 yards per 100g) dyed by Brediculous Yarns (www.brediculousyarns.com)

Inspiration:

For this kids top I wanted something my Maggie could wear all summer and be comfortable. So often I see little kids in crop top tanks and that just doesn’t sit well with me. So instead I created a simple short sleeved top. It’s a full length top, but because it flares out at the base, it’ll keep your little one nice and cool!

Construction:

This yoke top blouse is completely seamless! You start with the yoke, turning your work every round. Add some length to the yoke, and then do a simple arm/body split. Once you’re past the arm holes and onto the main body, you’ll use stitch markers to note where to add stitches, keeping the counting to a minimum (that’s always a plus!). The simply border on the base and sleeve cuffs adds a slight girly flair without being too flowery. 

You will need a basic understanding of the usual crochet stitches, slip stitch, single crochet, and double crochet. 

Supplies: 

Finger weight / sock weight yarn. 

3.5.0mm hook (or size needed to meet gauge)

Finished measurements: (All sizes use less than 50 yards of accent color for trim.)

            6m: Fits up to 16” (150 yards)

            12m: Fits up to 18” (200 yards)

            2T/24m: Fits up to 20” (250 yards)

            3T: Fits up to 22” bust (350 yards)

            4T: Fits up to 24” bust (450 yards)

            5: Fits up to 26” bust (550 yards)

            6: Fits up to 28” bust (650 yards)

            8: Fits up to 30” bust (750 yards)

            10/12: Fits up to 32” bust (850 yards)

            14/16: Fits up to 34” bust (950 yards)

Gauge: 22 stitches and 12 rows is 4” square in dc 

You can find the pattern on both Ravelry and Etsy!

As always you are welcome to reach out if you have any questions about the pattern.  Once the pattern is purchased, you may sell your finished items, as long as you give credit to me as the designer. I can be found on Instagram @springintofalldesigns, and Ravelry as SpringintoFall. Also check out my blog at SpringintoFall.design.blog. I’d love to hear from you!

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