This City Break Blouse is simple gorgeous, so easy to wear with everything and so comfortable. You will fall in love for sure. I made a cropped version, but if you like it to be longer you can easily adjust the length by adding a few more rounds.
This blouse is another pattern Designed for Hobbii and I’m very proud of the final result. It’s amazing when I’m starting a new project, having something in mind and I realize in the end that it’s actually better then I was thinking at first.
This cute blouse is worked top-down made with the raglan technique. We will work the top part, the yoke, then separate the sleeves from the body and then work the 3 parts individually.
After finishing the yoke we will change the stitch pattern, increasing the number of stitches and we will create in this way the folds on the body part.
For me, seamless designs are the greatest. I personally hate sewing pieces to have the final project done and this because I’m getting so exciting at the end to finish it and to see it done that I don’t have patient almost at all. With this top down technique when you are done, you are done and I love that.
About the stitch and working technique
For the City break Blouse we are using 2 different stitch patterns: one for the yoke and one for the body and sleeves.
The yoke is worked with blocks of 3 double crochet separated by 2 chain stitches, known as granny stitch. We will increase on one round in 6 places and gave the yoke a round shape.
In the pattern you will find a stitch chart that will help you in you City Break Blouse Journey.
You can download the free pdf pattern from here.
The pattern for the yoke is similar on all sizes, only that on Medium and Large we will have with 1 group of 3 double crochet in plus, between increases.
To be more specific, on S we have 3 blocks between increases, on M we will have 4, and on L we will have 5. You will find all details about it later on in the pattern.
For the body and sleeves we will use V stitch, 1 double crochet, chain 1, 1 double crochet in the same stitch, separated with 1 chain st.
This pattern is available in 3 sizes, Small, Medium and Large and is written in US terms. In the pattern you will find a diagram with final measurement for each size. Download the pattern from here
If you want to make the City Break Blouse in a bigger size you can just add more blocks to the yoke or work more rounds on the yoke part until you have the desired width.
Materials you will need for this pattern
Hobbii Alpaca Silk. Each skein has 50 grams and 166 m. I used 2 colors: Vienna for yoke and sleeves and Venezia for the body.
To work with this yarn a 3.5 mm (E US size) crochet hook is needed. You will also need a tapestry needle to hide the ends and scissors. Optional, you can use some stitch markers to mark the stitches where you have to increase on the yoke.
Hobbii Alpaca Silk is an extraordinarily fabulous yarn. It consists of 70% alpaca and 30% silk and this match is just wonderful. I can’t wait to use it gain.
photo credit Hobbii.com
The silky-smooth silk adds a slightly shiny look to the yarn and combined with the long, warm alpaca-fibers, it makes the yarn extra durable.
Maybe you didn’t knew, but the silk yarns create a fabric with a drape and touch that is almost impossible to rival. The gentle sheen and strength make silk a truly remarkable fabric and yarn. Garments knit or crochet with silk will have special fluidity you’ll long to keep close to the skin.
And the good think is that you can use it in any season, because it has the propriety to keep you warm during the winter and cool your body during the summer.
I think I made you curious enough, so go on Hobbii Website and download the pattern and make this blouse