Palmeras Top is a bottom-up raglan top, mostly composed of crossed double crochets. A simple twist to the traditional double crochet. Designed to be worked up with a DK weight yarn spun from a plant fiber blend. The written instructions give options for a cropped top and a longer top. Made in pieces, seamed into a top, and finished with single crochet borders. Named after the Celia Cruz song Palmeras Palmeras as the crossed double crochet resembles treetops or palm trees.
Chest circumference : 35 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62)in / 89 (96, 107, 117, 127, 137, 147, 157)cm Finished Crop top is designed with 1in of positive ease.
Sample made in Premier Cotton Fair in Lavender I used 2.25 balls for a 42in chest.
Split ring stitch markers, tapestry needle
5mm hook or size needed to obtain gauge
Gauge: 15dcx11rows=4in or 10cm, washed and laid flat to dry. Worked in Cdc and Sc alternating pattern.
Yardage 600-800 ( 650-850, 700-900, 750-950, 800-1000, 850 - 1050, 900-1100, 950-1150)