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I saw this pattern demonstrated on Knit and Crochet Now!, one of my favorite needlecraft shows.  It’s a novel concept (at least to me): the piece is crocheted not top-to-bottom, but side-to-side, and cleverly uses the varying heights of different crochet stitches to form the shape of the garment — thus, not one single increase or decrease! The size of the garment depends on how many rows you add.  Plus, the pattern gives tips on other adjustments (to bust size and garment length), and either the illustrated cap sleeves or spaghetti straps.

All stitches are worked on the back bar of the chains, giving the garment an attractive, stretchy ribbing.  I have scoliosis, so I tend to be wary of tops with close-fitting or revealing backs, but because of this top’s texture, and because the back piece omits the under-bust sc shaping, I think it’ll be a good choice for me.

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