When you need a sweet little reminder that you are divinely amazing, wear this Caramelo top.

Inspiration & Design

Instead of “ it has pockets”, I feel like singing, it has bobbles! Am I ever getting over the Caramelo top texture, I don’t know. But it’s been 4 years or more. I’m not sure what time is as I’m still processing 2017 and 2018. Let’s just say that it’s been a while since I created a bobble stitch top for myself.

The inspiration for this tip remains the same, texture and gorgeous bobble cap sleeves. There is no more tea to spill for this inspiration. 

I can, however, gush about the yarn.

The Yarn

As with the original design Idea, I wanted to use a twist yarn with a solid contrasting color. As usual, Wecrochet has it all! 

This time I chose to work with Palette yarns (aff link). This yarn is a 100%  fingering weight highland wool. If you have really sensitive skin this may not be the yarn for you, This may not necessarily be a con if you are looking to layer your piece. Palette yarns comes in so many beautiful colors and it’s so gorgeously light-weight. It’s lofty and honestly wonderful to work with. 

I would also add, this yarn is perfect for colorwork. Because of this, I want to work with it again because it creates such beautiful fabric. For the main color I used Palette Twist, it adds interest to the “plain” double crochet stitches, not that I would ever think crochet is plain, but you get it, right?

caramelo top bobble sleeve

Can I make this Caramelo Top?

Yes you can. Although this pattern does use simple stitches but I would still classify it as intermediate because of:

  • Seaming
  • Increasing
  • Decreasing
  • Set in sleeve
  • Mock short rows

Full Description of Pattern

I want Caramel (sang to the aaron carter tune of I want Candy… it works just trust me). When you need a sweet little reminder that you are divinely amazing, wear this Caramelo top. Make this cropped length top in your favorite color combos and rejoice. As you crochet on the bobble sleeve caps remember that these little textures have the potential to bring  you comfort on your saddest day.

Paid PDF included a video tutorial link for the whole pattern.?Pattern written in US terms.

Caramelo Top

Materials

Yarn: We Crochet Palette Twist for the main color (Camel) 231 yds in 50 g For the Contrasting color I used Toffee.

Estimated Amount of Yarn needed per size: 

size123456789
G138156172192220240262280310
Yds637.75720.75794.75887.251016.511091210.51293.751432.25

Main Color (Camel Twist) 

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grams106121133149173188206220246
yds49056061569080087095510171140
Gauge

Completed in dc sts with a 3.25 mm hook and Palette Twist = 19 sts and 10 rows measured over 4”/10cm – Blocked

Finished Size

While these calculations were made using the CYC sizing guide. All of our bodies are different, we don’t all fit a standard and there is nothing wrong with that.

Size1234
Chest303437.542
Waist2527.53034
Armhole depth6.56.757.58
upper arm1010.511.2512
Length19191919
Size56789
Chest46505457.7562
Waist38.2542.54547.550
Armhole depth88.58.59.29.2
upper arm13.251516.251718
Length19.7519.7519.752020
Caramelo top bobble border
How do I ensure a good fit?
  • You can combine sizes to get your best fit. This is something I often do as my waist, bust and shoulders fall under different size guide.
  • If you find that after splitting for the armholes you need less stitches than the pattern has written, do more decreases at the armhole or go down to a 3mm hook. This of course is assuming that you reached gauge with a 3.25mm hook as indicated in the pattern.
  • Longer torso – add more rows before splitting for the sleeves. Just remember if you add too much length then you need to account for your hips.
  • Try the top on as you go, place the panel you are crocheting against your body to make sure you like the fit. Alternatively, compare to another top you like the fit of.
 Differences between a Bobble in Time and the Caramelo Top

At first glance you may not feel like there is a difference between these garments. Construction wise they remain pretty identical. The difference lies in the inclusiveness of the Caramelo top pattern.

A Bobble in timeCaramelo Top
Low waist length 21”Cropped length – from 18” to 20 depending on size
Loose at the waist 0 – 1” of ease at waist
No bust increasesBust increases
No short rowsMock short rows for a better shoulder fit

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Construction

The Caramelo top is crocheted in 2 bottom up panels. After we crochet the front and back panels, we seam the sides, attach our sleeves and work on the neckline. Each panel features a bobble band at the bottom but the real yumminess is in the sleeves. For this top we have bobble  stitch cap sleeves.

Other Looks for the Caramelo top

What colors would you make this top in? Would you like to see some curated looks with this Caramelo Top?

2 thoughts on “Caramelo Top

  1. Me interesa el patrón de top caramelo. Lo envías electrónicamente para poder imprimirlo?

    Gracias y saludos

    1. Hola Jaione, Muchas gracias por su ínteres en el top caramelo. El patrón está disponible para comprar via Ravelry puedes acceder dicha página pulsando el botón que dice “ravelry pdf”.

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