Crochet · Crochet Patterns

Bobble in Time a Crochet Top

Hello again!

How have you guys been, I have been busy looking up camera’s, desktops, and other equipment I would like to acquire to take my podcast and photos to the next level. I really want to be able to take high-quality photos so you can better appreciate the details in my patterns. If you have ever bought one of my patterns, this is what I use the money for, well that and buying more yarn to make patterns :D. Bet you knew that though!

Speaking of patterns, being monogamous while designing is the best thing I could have done. Seriously, I feel so much more efficient and I get the patterns out in a timely manner. No stress, just plain enjoyment. And I have to say, I really enjoyed the Bobble in Time top, the top is crocheted in pieces and then seamed together, I know, this sounds like really hard work, but I prefer the fit of the sleeves when I crochet a garment in pieces. How about you? Bonus tip, if you leave your ends long enough, you can use them to sew your garment together without needing to re-attach your yarn, fun, fast and easy.

My version of the pattern uses two colours, a main (La Brebis Marled Sock) and a contrasting (a vribrant green from LittleBeanLoves Yarn. )You can, of course, choose just the one colour. The pattern can easily be adjusted for fit and length by changing the makeup of the yarn or simply making the top longer.

Speaking of the yarn, if you have tuned in to my podcast previously – (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZsdloZWzOnw&feature=youtu.be) You will recognize this yarn as the yarn I had balled up to crochet the aster top, but I was following the pattern as written for cotton yarn, and that just did not bode well. After almost a year of having this project sitting in a project bag, I decided to frog it and make another garment.

I was set on using both the green and the marled yarn together ever since I saw Sandra of cherryheart make a pair of socks using this combination. They are just so spicy aren’t they?! They send my heart fluttering and I was anxious to create something with the same colors.

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A Boble it time was born out of my need to create a simple blouse with stricking yarn. I do love the pops of green with the black. Don’t you?

Pattern Notes:

Blouse is shown in size small. For reference, the model is 5”7, with a true bust measurement of 33” and a 28” waist. The legth of the top is 19″ and the width is 34″.

If you are making this blouse with a wool yarn, you can make it into a looser fitting garment by simply blocking a bit aggressively. For the size small I had 72g left over of the main color and 50 g left over of the contrasting color. You may have more left over of your contrasting because I started with a little less than 100g.

Experience Level : Advanced Beginner
For this pattern you will need to know how to make the bobble stitch, how to make a sc and dc stitch.

The pattern is basically 2 rectangles with some neck shaping. The sleeves are crocheted separately and then are added to the blouse.

Bobble – Yarn over, insert your hook and pull up a loop. Yarn over pull through 2. Repeat this 4 times, you will have 6 loops in the hook, yarn over and pull through all 6 loops.

To join the sleeves and the shoulders, I used a sc stitch, to join the body I used a whip stitch join.

Gauge: After Blocking

Bobble stitch – 3 bobble rows 1.5″ and 8 bobble stitches in 4″.

DC – 9 rows 20 dc in 4″

Materials:

2 hanks of fingering weight wool yarn in your main color. I used La Brebis marked sock.

1 hank of fingering weight wool yarn in a contrasting color. I used a color dyed by Kayleen, LittlebeanLoves Yarn.

3.75mm crochet hook

3.25mm crochet hook.

darning needle

Tape measure

Scissors


 

Front Panel:

Using your contrasting yarn and a 3.75mm hook.

Ch 74 (78,82)

Row 1 : starting in the second ch from the hook, sc across. Ch 3 and turn.
Row 2 : Bobble in first stitch, sc in the next. Repeat across. Ch 1 and turn.
Row 3 : 1sc in every sc across. Ch3 and turn
Rows 4 to 7: Repeat rows 2 and 3.

For Row 7 switch to your main color yarn and work as established. Ch 2 and turn.

***Switch to your 3.25mm hook***

Row 8: 1 dc in every stitch. Ch2 and turn.

Repeat row 8 until you have reached 11 inc (12, 12.5) Ch1 and turn.

 

Armhole Shaping:

Row 1: 1 slip stitch in the first 5(5,5) Ch2, skip 1 dc. Work 1 dc in every dc, leaving 7 (7,7) stitches unworked. Skip 1, 1 dc in next stitch. Ch2 and turn

Row 2: (Remember ch counts as your first dc) Skip 1 dc, dc to last 2 stitches, skip 1 dc, dc to the top of the ch. Ch2 and turn

Row 3: Repeat row 2.

Row 4: 1 dc in every dc. Ch2 and turn.

Continue working 1dc in every dc until your work measure 16 (16.5, 17) inch Ch2 and turn.

Neck Shaping:

Row 1: 1dc in next 16 dc, skip 1, sc2tog, 1 sc in next 16 stitches, sc2tog, skip 1, 1dc in next 17dc.

Row 2: Ch3, 1dc in next 14 dc, skip 1 , dc. Ch2 turn

Row 3: Skip next dc, 1 dc in every dc. Ch2 turn.

Row 4: 1 dc in every dc across, leaving last 2 unworked, skip 1 dc, dc on top of the ch 2. Ch2 turn.

Row 5: Skip first dc, 1 dc in every dc. Ch2 and turn

Row 6: 1 dc in every dc across. Fasten off.

With wrong side facing rejoin yarn to other side of neck, 16 stitches from the shoulder edge.

Row 1: Ch2 (remember this counts as the first dc) skip 1 dc, 1 dc in every dc to the end or row. Ch2 and turn.
Row 2: 1 dc in every dc, leaving the last 2 dc unworked. Skip 1 and 1 dc on top of the turning chain. Ch2 and turn
Row 3: skip 1 dc, 1 dc in every dc to the end of the row.
Row 4: 1 dc in every dc across, leaving last 2 unworked, skip 1 dc, dc on top of the ch 2. Ch2 turn.
Row 5: Skip first dc, 1 dc in every dc across. Ch2 and turn
Row 6: 1 dc in every dc across.

Cut yarn and fasten off.

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Back Panel:

Using your contrasting yarn and a 3.75mm hook.

Ch 74 (78,82)

Row 1 : starting in the second ch from the hook, sc across. Ch 3 and turn.
Row 2 : Bobble in first stitch, sc in the next. Repeat across. Ch 1 and turn.
Row 3 : 1sc in every sc across. Ch3 and turn
Rows 4 to 7: Repeat rows 2 and 3.

For Row 7 switch to your main color yarn and work as established. Ch 2 and turn.

***Switch to your 3.25mm hook***

Row 8: 1 dc in every sc. Ch2 and turn.
Row 9: 1 dc in every dc. Ch2 and turn.
Repeat row 9 until you have reached 11 inc (12, 12.5) Ch1 and turn.

Armhole Shaping:

Row 1: 1 slip stitch in the first 5(5,5) Ch2, skip 1 dc. Work 1 dc in every dc, leaving 7 (7,7) stitches unworked. Skip 1, 1 dc in next stitch. Ch2 and turn

Row 2: (Remember ch counts as your first dc) Skip 1 dc, dc to last 2 stitches, skip 1 dc, dc to the top of the ch. Ch2 and turn

Row 3: Repeat row 2.

Row 4: 1 dc in every dc. Ch2 and turn.

Continue working 1dc in every dc until you have completed a total of 46 (46, 47) rows Ch2 and turn.

Skip first dc after the ch 3, 1 dc in the next 12 (12,13) dc. Fasten off

Right side facing, join yarn 13 stitches away from the edge of the row. Ch2, 1 dc in the remaining dc.

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Sleeves (make 2)

Using a 3.25mm crochet hook ch 51 (53, 54).

Row 1: 1 sc in the second ch from the hook and every ch across. Ch3 and turn
Row 2: Bobble in first stitch where the ch is coming out of, sc in next. *Bobble in next sc, sc in next *. ch 1 and turn
Row 3: 8 (9,10) slip stitches, Ch1, 1 sc in every sc leaving 8 stitches unworked. Ch 1 and turn
Row 4: sc in the first stitch, skip 1 sc, bobble in the next sc. *1sc, 1 bobble* repeat from * to * across until there are 2 stitches left. skip 1 stitch, 1 sc in the next (16 bobbles for the small.
Row 5: sc in first stitch, skip 1 sc, sc in the next stitch, 1 sc in every stitch across until there are 2 stitches left. Skip 1 stitch, sc in the last stitch. Ch1 and turn.

Repeat rows 4 and 5 until you cont 7 (8,9) bobble rows. Stop decreasing.

1 sc in each stitch 13 (13,12)

1 dc in every sc. Fasten off.

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To finish: Block the sleeves and each panel.

With right sides facing sew the front and back panel together at the shoulder seams, I used a sc join. Join the body using a whip stitch so the seam is not so obvious. Set the sleeve into the armhole and use a sc stitch to join.

Weave in all ends and if desired block gain.

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