Updated: Oct 21, 2021
A top that needs to be in your wardrobe right meow!
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The Preston Top was designed for every occasion! It can easily be dressed up with a skirt for the office or paired with your favorite shorts for a fun night around a bonfire.
This transitional piece features beautiful ribbed edging, a classic scoop neckline, and perfect shaping. (No awkward puckering under the arms or straps that won't stay up!) Plus, the pattern offers options like: cropped, full-length, peplum style, and dress! Not to mention, it's made up entirely of the Tunisian Simple Stitch (AKA: the beginner stitch) making it perfect for newbies.
As always, the pattern offers row by row instructions with color coded sizes, as well as, diagrams so there's not confusion!
CONSTRUCTION: The top portion (tank) is worked from the bottom up while the optional peplum/dress is worked from the ribbing of the tank down (allowing you to choose the perfect length for YOUR body!)
SIZES: XS (S, M, L, XL) (2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
WHAT YOU'LL NEED
HOOKS: 3.5 mm and 5 mm crochet hook & a 6 mm tunisian crochet hook
YARN: approx. 645 (705, 835, 1025, 1105) (1290, 1385, 1495, 1680) yards of Sweet Delight by Baby Bee for full length tank (Great substitutions include: Paintbox Yarn Cotton DK, DK Joy by Loops & Threads, ZZ Twist by LBY, Wool-Ease by LBY, etc)
NOTIONS: tape measure, threading needle, stitch markers, scissors
BEHIND THE NAME
Before I became a SAHM, my favorite job was at Preston Lakes Apartments in Owasso, Oklahoma. My boss was awesome (Yup, I'm talking about you, Kim Hackler!), the job was fun, and I got to dress up EVERY. SINGLE. DAY. I'm talking high waisted pencil skirts, peplum tops, dresses, heels... ALL OF IT! And since I was coming from a factory floor job, that was obviously a pro. Anyways, after making the peplum version of this top, it immediately took me back to those days at the office! So yeah... this top is technically named after an apartment complex. Real deep stuff here.
This pattern wouldn't be what it is today without these amazing makers! These ladies poured so much time and effort into this design and I am so grateful for them 🖤 Click here to check them all out on Instagram!
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Happy making, my friends!