Corona is a sleeveless ring neck vest top. Worked from the top down this is a fun, practical crochet summer top.
With a keyhole split down the back between the shoulders and a loose airy drape at the front, this top will keep you looking and feeling cool all summer!
For me, this pattern is all about the drape and float which gives it a light and airy summer feel.
The PDF printable pattern for Corona is available to download from Love Crochet, Ravelry or Etsy
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The top is worked from the collar down in the round. I would class it as an intermediate pattern but a confident beginner could tackle it too!
The collar uses Linked half double crochet stitches (linked half treble if you use UK terms and you can find a tutorial for the linked half double crochet here. The body uses linked treble crochet (linked double treble in UK terms) which also has a tutorial here
The pattern is worked top down, so you can adjust the length and body shaping as you go to ensure it is the right fit for you.
2175-375g or 735-1570m of 4 ply / sock yarn.
I used 2 skeins of Unbelievawool hand dyed yarn for this project. It had been sitting in my stash for a while and I designed the top with this in mind. As soon as I worked up the swatch, I knew it had to be a garment!
This pattern is a perfect use for that special hand dyed yarn you don’t quite know what to do with!
Any other similar weight yarn which meets the gauge (detailed in the pattern) will also work for this pattern.
You will need a 3.5 mm hook for collar and 5mm hook for the body
My preference for hooks is clover amour but I know this is a really personal choice! If you’re newer to crochet, give a few different types a go to see what works for you!
I use a bigger hook than recommended for the yarn for the body because it gives the fabric a great drape. It also makes the linked stitches easier to work. It may feel a bit strange at first but you’ll soon get used to it!
Size & Finished Measurements
The pattern is written for sizes XS-3X and approximate finished measurements and gauge information are given within the pattern.
The pattern is written using US crochet terms with UK equivalents given in the abbreviations.
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