Aureus Top

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Yarn: Aunt Lydia’s Size 10 Crochet Thread, approx. 700 (850, 1000) yards of A: “Goldenrod”, approx. 350 (450, 550) yards of B: “Copper Mist”, approx. 500 (650, 800) yards of C: “Natural/Gold”, approx. 100 (200, 300) yards of D: “Gold/Gold”

Tools: 2.25 crochet hook, tapestry needle

Sizing:This top is very billowy and floats around the body allowing for many different sizes to fit into the three sizes offered.  You can expect a free spirited fit in the following ranges of chest sizes.

Small: 24-32 inches

Medium: 32-40 inches

Large: 40-48 inches

Skill Level: Intermediate

Gauge: 6 rows of 8 dc=approx. 1.5” wide & 2” high

Stitches: (ch)chain, (dc)double crochet, (sc)single crochet, (sl st)slip stitch, (tr)triple crochet

Yoke (Make 2):

S (M, L)

W/A, ch.103 (107, 111)

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch. from hook (skipped chs count as dc), dc in each dc across, turn.  (101, 105, 109 dc)

Row 2: Ch.3, (counts as dc), dc in each dc across, turn.  (101, 105, 109 dc)

Row 3-4: Rep Row 2.

Row 5: Fold piece over to work through last row and the opposite side of foundation ch. (this will create a tube to thread the strap through), ch.1, sc in each st. across working through both Row 4 & foundation ch., turn.  Finish off.  (101, 105, 109 dc)

Row 6: W/B, join w/sl st. in 1st sc, ch.3 (counts as dc), dc in same sc, dc in each sc across, 2dc in last sc, turn. (103, 107, 111 dc)

Row 7: Ch.3 (counts as dc), dc in same st., dc in each dc across, 2dc in last dc, turn.  (105, 109, 113 dc)

Row 8: Ch.4 (counts as dc + ch.1), dc in same st., *sk nxt dc, (dc, ch.1, dc) in nxt dc; rep from * across to end, turn. (53, 55, 57 [dc, ch.1, dc] v-stitches)

Row 9: Ch.4 (counts as dc + ch.1), dc in same st., *(dc, ch.1, dc) in nxt ch.1 sp.; rep from * across ending with (dc, ch.1, dc) in last dc, turn.  (55, 57, 59 [dc, ch.1, dc] v-stitches)

Row 10: Rep Row 9.  (57, 59, 61 [dc, ch.1, dc] v-stitches)

Medium & Large Only:

Row 11: Rep Row 9.  (61, 63 [dc, ch.1, dc] v-stiches)

Large Only:

Row 12: Rep Row 9. (65 [dc, ch.1, dc] v-stitches)

Finish off all sizes.

All Sizes:

Row 11 (12, 13): W/C, join w/sl st. in 1st st., ch.4 (counts as dc + ch.1), dc in same st., *(dc, ch.1, dc) in nxt ch.1 sp.; rep from * across ending with (dc, ch.1, dc) in last dc, turn.  Finish off.  (59, 63, 67 [dc, ch.1, dc] v-stitches)

Row 12 (13, 14): W/D, join w/sc in 1st st., *ch.3**, sc in nxt ch.1 sp.; rep from * across ending at **, sc in last st., turn.  (60, 64, 68 ch.3 sps)

Row 13 (14, 15): Ch.1, sc in 1st sc, *ch.3**, sc in nxt ch.3 sp.; rep from * across ending at **, sc in last sc, turn.  (61, 65, 69 ch.3 sps)

Row 14 (15, 16): Ch.5 (counts as dc + ch.2), *sc in nxt ch.3 sp., ch.2**, (dc, ch.1, dc) in nxt ch.3 sp., ch.2; rep from * across ending at **, dc in last sc, turn.  (30, 32, 34 [dc, ch.1, dc] v-stitches)

Row 15 (16, 17): Ch.5 (counts as dc + ch.2), *sc in nxt sc, ch.2**, 5dc in nxt ch.1 sp., ch.2; rep from *across ending at **, dc in last dc, turn.  Finish off.  (30, 32, 34 5dc shells)

Make 2nd Yoke piece and connect two yoke pieces with the following Round.

Body:

Rnd 1: W/A, join w/sc in 1st ch.2 sp., of Row 15 (16, 17), *ch.7**, sc in 3rd dc of nxt 5dc shell; rep from *across ending at **, sc in last ch.2 sp., to connect into a seamless round: ch.7, sc in 1st ch.2 of 2nd yoke piece; rep from * across again ending at **, sc in last ch.2 sp., ch.7, join w/sl st. in 1st. sc of round.  (64, 68, 72 ch.7 sps)

Rnd 2: Ch.1, sc in 1st sc, *(3hdc ,2dc, 1tr, 2dc, 3hdc) in nxt ch.7 sp.**, sc in nxt sc, rep from * around ending at **, join w/sl st. in 1st sc.  (64, 68, 72 shells)

Rnd 3: Ch.7, (counts as tr + ch.3), *sc in nxt tr, ch.3**, tr in nxt sc, ch.3; rep from * around ending at **, join w/sl st. in 3rd ch. of beg. ch.  (64, 68, 72 tr)

Rnd 4: Ch.3 (counts as dc), 4dc in same st., *ch.2, (sc, ch.3, sc) in nxt sc, ch.3**, 5dc in nxt tr; rep from * around ending at **, join w/ sl st. in top of beg. ch.  (64, 68, 72 5dc shell)

Rnd 5: Ch.3 (counts as dc), dc in same st., *dc in nxt 3dc, 2dc in nxt dc, ch.2, sc in nxt ch.3 sp., ch2**, 2dc in nxt dc; rep from * around ending at **, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch.  (64, 68, 72 7dc shells)

Rnd 6: Ch.1, *sc in nxt 7dc, 7dc in nxt sc; rep from * around, join w/sl st. in 1st st.  (64, 68, 72 7dc shells)

Rnd 7: Sl st. in nxt 3sc, *sc in nxt sc, ch.2, sk nxt 3sc, 2dc in nxt dc, dc in nxt 5dc, 2dc in nxt dc, ch.2**, sk nxt 3 sc; rep from * around ending at **, sk nxt 3 sl sts., join w/sl st. in 1st sc.  (64, 68, 72 9dc shells)

Rnd 8: Ch.1, sc in 1st sc, *2dc in nxt dc, dc in nxt 7dc, 2dc in nxt dc**, sc in nxt sc; rep from * around ending **, join w/sl st. in 1st sc.  Finish off.  (64, 68, 72 11dc shells)

Rnd 9: W/C, join w/sl st. in 1st sc, ch.8 (counts as dc + ch.5), *sk nxt 5dc, dc in nxt dc, ch.5, sk nxt 5dc**, dc in nxt sc, ch.5; rep from * around ending at **, join w/sl st. in 3rd ch. of beg. ch.  (128, 136, 144 ch.5 sps)

Rnd 10: Ch.3 (counts as dc), dc in same sp., ch.3, 2dc in same sp., *ch.8, sk nxt dc, sc in nxt dc, ch.8, sk nxt dc**, (2dc ch.3, 2dc) in nxt dc; rep from * around ending at **, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch.  (32, 34, 36 [2dc, ch.3, 2dc] shells)

Rnd 11: Ch.3 (counts as dc), dc in nxt dc, *(dc, ch.3, dc) in nxt ch.3 sp., dc in nxt 2dc, ch.7, sc in nxt sc, ch.7**, dc in nxt 2dc; rep from * around ending at **, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch.  (32, 34, 36 shells)

Rnd 12: Ch.3 (counts as dc), dc in nxt 2dc, *(dc, ch.3, dc) in nxt ch.3 sp., dc in nxt 3dc, ch.6, sc in nxt sc, ch.6**, dc in nxt 3dc; rep from * around ending at **, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch.  (32, 34, 36 shells)

Rnd 13: Ch.3 (counts as dc), dc in nxt 3dc, *(dc, ch.3, dc) in nxt ch.3 sp., dc in nxt 4dc, ch.5, sc in nxt sc, ch.5**, dc in nxt 4dc; rep from * around ending at **, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch.  (32, 34, 36 shells)

Rnd 14: Ch.3 (counts as dc), dc in nxt 4dc, *(dc, ch.3, dc) in nxt ch.3 sp., dc in nxt 5dc, ch.4, sc in nxt sc, ch.4**, dc in nxt 5dc; rep from * around ending at **, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch.  (32, 34, 36 shells)

Rnd 15: Ch.3 (counts as dc), dc in nxt 5dc, *(dc, ch.3, dc) in nxt ch.3 sp., dc in nxt 6dc, ch.3, sc in nxt sc, ch.3**, dc in nxt 6dc; rep from * around ending at **, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch.  (32, 34, 36 shells)

Rnd 16: Ch.3 (counts as dc), dc in nxt 6dc, *(dc, ch.3, dc) in nxt ch.3 sp., dc in nxt 7dc, ch.2, sc in nxt sc, ch.2**, dc in nxt 7dc; rep from * around ending at **, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch.  Finish off. (32, 34, 36 shells)

Rnd 17: W/A, join w/sl st in last sc of previous Rnd, ch.9 (counts as tr + ch.5), *(6dc, ch.2, 6dc) in nxt ch.3 sp., ch.5**, tr in nxt sc, ch.5; rep from * around ending at **, join w/sl st. in 4th ch. of beg. ch.  Finish off.  (32, 34, 36 shells)

Rnd 18: W/D, join w/sl st. in 1st tr, ch.1, sc in same st. ch.5, sc in same st., *ch.8, sc in nxt ch.2 sp., ch.8**, (sc, ch.5, sc) in nxt tr; rep from * around ending at **, join w/sl st. in 1st sc.  (32, 34, 36 shells)

Rnd 19: Ch.6 (counts as dc + ch.3), *sc in ch.5 sp., ch.3, dc in nxt sc, ch.5, dc in nxt sc, ch.5**, dc in nxt sc, ch.3; rep from * around ending at **, join w/sl st. in 3rd ch. of beg. ch. (96, 102, 108 dc)

Rnd 20: Ch.4 (counts as dc + ch.1), dc in same st., *ch.3, dc in nxt sc, ch.3, (dc, ch.1, dc) in nxt dc, ch.3, sc in nxt dc, ch.3**, (dc, ch.1, dc) in nxt dc; rep from * around ending at **, join w/sl st. in top of beg. ch.  Finish off.  (160, 170, 180 dc)

Rnd 21: W/B, join w/sc in last sc of previous Rnd, *ch.3, sc in nxt ch.1 sp., ch.3, sk nxt dc, sc in nxt dc, ch.3, sc in nxt ch.1 sp., ch.3**, sc in nxt sc; rep from * around ending at **, join w/sl st. in 1st sc.  (128, 136, 144 ch.3 sps)

Rnd 22-37: Ch.1, sc in 1st sc, *ch.3**, sc in nxt sc; rep from * around ending at **, join w/sl st. in 1st sc.  Finish off Rnd 37.  (128, 136, 144 ch.3 sps)

Rnd 38: W/D, join w/sc in 1st sc of previous Rnd, *ch.3**, sc in nxt sc; rep from * around ending at **, join w/sl st. in 1st sc.  (128, 136, 144 ch.3 sps)

Rnd 39-40: Rep Rnd 22.  Finish off.

Rnd 41: Rep Rnd 38 W/C.  Finish off.  (128, 136, 144 ch.3 sps)

Rnd 42: W/A, join w/sc in 1st sc of previous Rnd, *ch.6**, sk nxt sc, sc in nxt sc; rep from * around ending at **, join w/sl st in 1st sc.  (64, 68, 72  ch.6 sps)

Rnd 43: Ch.1, sc in 1st sc, *ch.6**, sc in nxt sc; rep from * around ending at **, join w/sl st. in 1st sc.  (64, 68, 72 ch.6 sps)

Rnd 44-47: Rep Rnd 43.  Finish off.  (64, 68, 72 ch.6 sps)

Rnd 48: W/C, join w/sc in 1st sc of previous Rnd, *ch.2, dc under nxt ch.6 sp. of the 42nd Rnd, ch.2, sc in nxt sc, ch.6**, sc in nxt sc; rep from * around ending at **, join w/sl st. in 1st sc.  Finish off.  (32, 34, 36 ch.6 sps)

Rnd 49: W/A, join w/sc in 1st sc of previous Rnd, *ch.6**, sc in nxt sc; rep from * around ending at **, join w/sl st. in 1st sc.  (64, 68, 72 ch.6 sps)

Rnd 50-54: Rep Rnd 43.  Finish off.  (64, 68, 72 ch.6 sps)

Rnd 55: W/C, join w/sc in 1st sc of previous Rnd, *ch.6, sc in nxt sc, ch.2, dc under nxt ch.6 sp. of the 49th Rnd, ch.2**, sc in nxt sc; rep from * around ending at **, join w/sl st. in 1st sc.  (32, 34, 36 ch.6 sps)

Rnd 56: Ch.1, sc in 1st sc, *ch.6, sc in nxt sc, 7dc in nxt dc **, sc in nxt sc; rep from * around ending at **, join w/sl st. in 1st sc.  (32, 34, 36 shells)

Rnd 57: Ch.9 (counts as dc + ch.6), *dc in nxt sc, ch.2, dc in 4th dc of shell, ch.2**, dc in nxt sc, ch.6; rep from * around, ending at **, join w/sl st. in 3rd ch. of beg. ch.9.  Finish off.  (32, 34, 36 ch.6 sps)

Rnd 58: W/A, join w/sc in 1st dc of last Rnd, *ch.6, sc in nxt dc, (3dc, ch.3, 3dc) in nxt dc**, sc in nxt dc; rep from * around ending at **, join w/sl st. in 1st sc. (32, 34, 36 ch.6 sps)

Rnd 59: Ch.1, sc in sc, ch.6, sc in nxt sc & 3dc, *(sc, ch.5, sc) in nxt ch.3 sp.**, sc in nxt 4 sts., ch.6, sc in nxt 4sts; rep from *around ending at **, sc in nxt 3 sts, join w/sl st. in 1st sc.  Finish off.  Weave in ends.

Strap:

Ch.112 (116, 120).

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch. form hook and each ch. across.  Finish off.   Feed strap through tubing on both front and back yoke pieces.  Whip stitch ends of strap together.  Finish off.  Weave in ends. *You can easily adjust the neckline higher or lower by making a longer or shorter strap.

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