I Love Summer!!!!

 

Happy Hump Day, my friends!  I hope you are all enjoying your summer so far.    It’s been in the mid to upper nineties for almost a week now and I don’t think it’s supposed to cool down any for a couple more days.  That doesn’t really bother me too much because I love the summertime and the heat and humidity and lounging in the pool.  Let’s face it, if you’re a big baby like I am when it comes to cold, it has to be at least ninety to even think about getting in the pool! So that being said, I’ve been enjoying the heatwave myself. 

 

My 8 year old granddaughter, Audrey was over to swim the other day and is it just me or is it impossible to have a nice relaxing dip in the pool with an 8 year old???? OMG! You are constantly getting splashed or dumped off of your raft or she’s playing pirates and the buried treasure just happens to be where you’re at!  I was exhausted by the time she left! How is it that an 8 year old without any worldly experience and only a 2nd grade education thus far can completely beat a grown woman?  I mean it’s not like I’m new to the whole thing—I did raise my daughter after all, but good grief—I guess the adage is true—this is why you have children when you’re young!

 

Anyway, moving on, my last entry discussed the fact that I wanted to spend my Memorial Day weekend designing a summer top out of a yarn that I happened to be obsessed with at the time called Sunset.  So without further rambling, here is my pattern for the Sunset Fringed Tee.  Oh and before anyone asks—I did it in only one size and don’t have any plans of sizing it in multiple sizes.  I am about a size medium and it is largish on me.  Mine came out to a boxy 36 inch bust.

 

Sunset Fringed Tee

Designed by Lori Baker

 

Materials

 

6 Balls sport weight yarn—Layla in Sunset, 136 yards per ball, 50% cotton/50% acrylic

 

Size H Crochet hook

 

Yarn needle

 

Gauge—4 rows and 8 sts = 2 inches

 

Front

 

Row 1:  Ch 72, sc in 2nd ch from hk and each rem ch across.

 

Row 2:  Ch 3, (counts as first dc, now and throughout)  sk nextst, V-st in next st, sk next 2 sts, *V-st in next st, sk next 2 sts, rep from * across to last 3 sts, V-st in next st, sk next st, dc in last st. Turn.

 

Row 3:  Ch 3, work 3 dc in each ch 1 sp across, dc in last st.

 

Rows 4—11:  Rep rows 2 & 3.

 

Row 12:  Ch 3, sk next st, V-st in next st, *sk next 2 sts, V-st in next st, rep from * 14 times more, sk next st, dc in next st. Turn.

 

Row 13:  Rep row 3.

 

Rows 14—26:  Rep rows 2 & 3.

 

Row 27:  Ch 22. Dc in 3rc ch from hk, work 3 dc in next ch, *sk 2 chs, work 3 dc in next ch, rep from * 5 times more, sk next 2 sts, work 3 dc in each rem st across to last st, dc in last st. Turn.

 

Rows 28—36:  Rep rows 2 & 3, ending by working row 2.

 

Row 37:  Ch 1, sc in each dc and ch 1 sp across.  Fasten off.

 

Back

 

Row 1:  Ch 72, sc in 2nd ch from hk and each rem ch across. Turn.

 

Rows 2—36:  Rep rows 2 & 3 of front ending with row 2. 

 

Row 37:  Ch 1, sc in each dc and ch 1 sp across.  Fasten off.

 

Joining

 

With right sides together, sew front to back at shoulders and working from bottom up, sew up side seams approximate 6 1/2 “ .

 

Neckline Edging

 

Rnd 1:  Join yarn at center back of neck on right side, sc evenly around neck ending so that you have a multiple of 3 sc, join to first sc.

 

Rnd 2:  Ch 4, (counts as first dc and ch 1) Dc in same st, sk next 2 sts, *work V-st in next st, sk next 2 sts, rep from * around, join to 3rd ch of beg ch 4.

 

Rnd 3:  Sl st to ch 1 sp, ch 3, work 2 dc in same space, work 3 dc in each rem ch 1 sp around, join to beg ch 3.  Fasten off.

 

Work edging for armholes same as neckline.

 

Fringe

 

Cut 216 strands of yarn 20” long. Knot 3 strands together in end of each row around bottom. Trim to desired length.