Plus Size Daisy Mae Top

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Instructions:

Size 1x/2x:  Make 20 Full Motifs

Size 3x/4x:  Make 24 Full Motifs and 12 Half Motifs

Size 5x:  Make 36 Full Motifs

Full Motif

Ch 6, join with sl st in 1st ch to form ring.

Round 1:  Ch 1, 12 sc in ring, sl st in 1st sc—12 sc.

Round 2:  Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same space, 2 dc in next 11 sc, sl st in top of beginning ch-3—24 dc.

Round 3:  Ch 1, sc in same space, sc in next 23 dc, sl st in 1st sc—24 sc.

Round 4:  Ch 1, sc in same space, ch 5, skip 2 sc, [sc in next sc, ch 5, skip 2 sc] 7 times, sl st in 1st sc—8 ch-5 spaces.

Round 5:  Ch 1, sc in same space, *(hdc, 3 dc, Picot Cl, 3 dc, hdc) into next ch-5 space**, sc in next sc; repeat from * 7 more times ending last repeat at **, sl st in 1st sc—8 Picot Cl.

Round 6:  Ch 1, sc in same space, *ch 7, sc in center Picot of next cluster, ch 7**, sc in next sc; repeat from * 7 more times ending last repeat at **, sl st in 1st sc—16 ch-7 spaces.

Round 7:  Sl st in next ch-7 space, ch 1, [8 sc in next ch-7 space, Picot Cl, 8 sc in next ch-7 space] 8 times, sl st in 1st sc—8 Picot Cl.

Round 8:  Ch 8 (counts as dc and ch-5), sc in center of next cluster, *ch 5, skip next 8 sc, (tr, Picot Cl, tr) in space before next 8 sc, ch 5, sc in center of next cluster, ch 5, skip next 8 sc**, dc in space before next 8 sc, ch 5, sc in center of next cluster; repeat from * around ending last repeat at **, join with sl st in 3rd ch of beginning ch-8—4 Picot Cl.

Finish off, weave in ends and block motif.

Half Motif

Ch 4, join with sl st in 1st ch to form ring.

Row 1:  Ch 1, 6 sc in ring—6 sc.

Row 2:  Turn, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same space, 2 dc in each sc across—12 dc.

Row 3:  Turn, ch 1, sc in each dc across—12 sc.

Row 4:  Turn, ch 1, sc in 1st sc, *ch 5, skip next 2 sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * across 2 more times, ch 5, skip next sc, sc in last sc—4 ch-5 spaces.

Row 5:  Turn, ch 1, sc in 1st sc, *(hdc, 3 dc, Picot Cl, 3 dc, hdc) in next ch-5 space, sc in next sc; repeat from * across—4 Picot Cl.

Row 6:  Turn, ch 1, sc in 1st sc, *ch 7, sc in center of next cluster, ch 7, sc in next sc; repeat from * across—8 ch-1 spaces.

Row 7:  Turn, sl st in next ch-7 space, ch 1, 8 sc in same ch-7 space, *Picot Cl, 8 sc in next 2 ch-7 spaces; repeat from * across 2 more times, Picot Cl, 8 sc in last ch-7 space—4 Picot Cl.

Row 8:  Turn, ch 8, *sc in center of next cluster, ch 5, skip next 8 sc, (tr, Picot Cl, tr) in space before next 8 sc, ch 5, sc in center of next cluster, ch 5, skip next 8 sc**, dc in space before next 8 sc, ch 5; repeat from * across ending last repeat at **, dc in last sc—2 Picot Cl.

Finish off, weave in ends and block motif.

Seaming Motifs

Size 1x/2x:  Make 4 strips of 5 Full Motifs connected together.  Connect 2 strips together to create 1 top panel. Repeat to make a total of 2 top panels.

Size 3x/4x:  Make 4 strips of 6 Full Motifs connected together.  Make 2 strips of 6 Half Motifs connected together.  Connect 2 Full Motif and 1 Half Motif strips to create 1 top panel. Repeat to make a total of 2 top panels.

Size 5x:  Make 4 strips of 6 Full Motifs connected together.  Connect 2 strips together to create 1 top panel. Repeat to make a total of 2 top panels.

Connect motifs into strips by seaming 2 motifs together with a whip stitch: cluster, ch 5, dc, ch 5, cluster. (see a)

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Connect strips of motifs into top panel by seaming in the above manner as well as connecting the 4 corner clusters of adjoining motifs by joining with sl st in center of one cluster, (ch 2, sl st in center of next adjacent cluster) 3 times, ch 2, join with sl st in 1st cluster.  Finish off and weave in ends.  (see b)

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On edges, connect all unworked clusters together by joining with a sl st in center of one cluster, ch 2, sl st in center of next adjacent cluster.  Finish off. (see c)

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Create Armholes

Seam up the side of panels by folding over one panel and seaming with a whip stitch evenly up side for a total of 9 (12, 11) inches. Repeat on both top panels. Turn garment right side out to work bottom.

Connecting Top Panels and Bottom

Row 1:  Join yarn with sl st in front bottom corner of one panel, ch 1, work 108 (144, 168) sc evenly across bottom of one panel, join with sc in bottom of next panel to connect the 2 panels together, work another 107 (143, 167) sc evenly across the bottom of second panel—216 (288, 336) sc.

Row 2:  Turn, ch 2 (counts as hdc), hdc in each sc across—216 (288, 336) hdc.

Row 3:  Turn, ch 1, sc in each hdc across—216 (288, 336) sc.

Row 4:  Turn, ch 1, sc in 1st st, *ch 5, skip 3 sc, sc in next sc; repeat from * across—54 (72, 84) ch-5 spaces.

Row 5:  Turn, ch 5 (counts as dc and ch 2), *sc into next ch-5 space, 6 dc into next ch-5 space, sc into next ch-5 space**, ch 5; repeat from * across ending last repeat at **, ch 2, dc into last sc—18 (24, 28) fans.

Row 6:  Turn, ch 1, sc in 1st st, skip 2 ch and sc, *(dc in next dc, Picot) 5 times, dc into next dc, sc into next ch-5 space; repeat from * across—18 (24, 28) fans.

Row 7:  Turn, ch 8 (counts as dc and ch 5), skip 1 Picot, *sc into next picot, ch 5, skip 1 Picot, sc into next Picot, ch 5, skip 1 Picot, dc into next sc**, ch 5, skip 1 Picot; repeat from * across ending last repeat at **—54 (72, 84) ch-5 spaces.

Row 8:  Turn, ch 5 (counts as dc and ch 2), *sc into next ch-5 space, 6 dc into next ch-5 space, sc into next ch-5 space**, ch 5; repeat from * across ending last repeat at ** ch 2, dc into 3rd ch of turning ch—18 (24, 28) fans.

Rows 9-17:  Repeat Rows 6-8 three more times.

Row 18:  Repeat Row 6.

Finish off.

Finishing

Seam together 2 (3, 3) back motifs in the same manner as previously joined motifs.

Weave in all ends.

Belt

Ch 175 (200, 225). Weave in ends. Customize the amount of chains for a different belt size, if desired. Weave belt through hdc stitches of Row 2.

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