For the last month I was a bit stacked with this triangle pattern and I did a few things using it.

One of them is my latest pattern, Deity Wall Hanger which is a cute project to make if you have some left over yarn and also you can make it to exercise the stitch pattern for this Cleopatra Top

If you feel confident enough to start and make this top first, it’s Ok also, because it’s not that difficult and I think I covered in this pattern everything you will need πŸ™‚

At first I wanted to name it “Blue Sun” Top and I was stick with this name until I saw the final photos. The Top reminds me of Pharaon’s wear and this Cleopatra name came into my head almost instant. So, I went with it and hope you will like it πŸ™‚

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I designed a lot of tops this summer, but I think this will be the last one. I already start working on some sweaters and cardigans and slowly I am getting into autumn mood at least with my work because here in Netherlands the summer just begun and we are facing some unusual hot days.

But anyways, I really like this top and I hope you will like it too. So, let’s see what materials we will need and how to make this top

Materials you will need

  • Yarn
    • Category 1 ( Fingering, super fine)
  • Crochet Hook
    • 3.5 mm
  • You will need a yarn needle for wave in ends
  • Scissors
  • 4 stitch markers

 Pattern notes

This pattern requires techniques as single crochet, single crochet decrease, half double crochet and chain stitches.

The Top is worked top-down with a round yoke. First we will work the cape and then divide it into sleeves and body. The yoke is worked in 2 parts: first the triangles pattern and then a few more rounds in half double crochet mesh stitch are worked to complete the yoke depth.

This Cleopatra Top is designed with short sleeves and waist length, but it can be easily adjusted and make it with longer sleeves or longer length, just by working more rounds.

The top has a closer fit with a positive ease of about 2 cm around bust circumference.

The pattern is available in 6 sizes, from Small to 3 X Large and is written in US terms

Final measurements

Final measurements of the Cleopatra Top are listed below.

*all measurements are taken after blocking

Neck Line a: 25 cm (25, 25, 25, 25, 25)

Bust Width b: 44 cm (49, 54, 59, 64, 69)

Upper arm c: 39 cm (41, 44, 48, 53, 56)

Length d: 42 cm (43, 45, 46, 47, 48)

This measurements will fit:

 

To Fit cm  

S

 

M

 

L

 

XL

 

2XL

 

3XL

Bust 86 96 106 116 126 136

 

How much yarn do you need?

For the Cleopatra Top, I used Fair Cotton by Katia in colors sky blue (main color), Green, Blue, Turquoise and Pastel Green

Each ball has 50 grams and approximate 155 meters.

For each size you will approximate need:

Fair Cotton  

S

 

M

 

L

 

XL

 

2XL

 

3XL

SkyBlue 2 3 3 3 3 4
Greenblue 1 1 1 1 1 3
Turquoise 1 2 2 2 2 2
PastelGreen 1 2 2 2 2 2

 

 

About the stitch pattern.

For the cape of the Cleopatra Top we will use 2 stitch patterns. First part is worked in triangle stitch pattern and each triangle is worked individual. After completing 3 rounds of triangles, the rest of the yoke is worked in a mesh stitch pattern using half double crochet stitches and chain stitches. With each next round the half double crochet stitches are worked in the chain 1 space.

The main body part is worked in the same mesh stitch and at the end of the body 3 rounds of triangles are added.

Abbreviations used in this pattern

  • Ch – chain
  • Sc – single crochet
  • Hdc – half double crochet
  • Sc2tog – 2 sc worked together: insert the hook in the next available stitch, yarn over and pull out a loop, insert th hook in the next available stitch yarn over and pull out a loop, yarn over and pull the yarn through all 3 loops on the hook.
  • Sp – space
  • Ss – slip stitch
  • St(s) – stitch(es)

Gauge

  • 10 spaces (windows) = 10 cm
  • 13 rows = 10 cm

*the gauge is measured after blocking in the hdc mesh stitch pattern

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Pattern notes

We are working in rounds, ss at the end of each round

2 ch at the beginning of each hdc mesh stitch pattern counts as 1st hdc.

1 ch at the beginning of sc doesn’t count as first st.

When changing the color, finish the last stitch with the next color you want to use.

For all sizes the starting chain has the same number of stitches. You can adjust this if you want a bigger or smaller neck line by working more or less stitches.

*you will have to start with a multiple of 5 sts and if you change the number of stitches for the foundation chain this will affect the stitch count.

Instruction

Yoke (Cape)

Numbers for sizes M, L, XL, 2XL are written between brackets. If not, the pattern applies to all sizes.

For all sizes

In color Green Blue

Start| Ch 120

Join the ends to make a circle

R1| 1 ch, 1 sc in each st to the end of the round.

Round 1 of triangles

Each triangle will have a base of 5 sc. Each triangle is worked individually.

Triangle

R1| ch 1, 1 sc in next 5 sts, ch 1 and turn.

R2| sc2tog, 1 sc in next 3 sts, ch 1 and turn

R3| sc2tog, 1 sc in next 2 sts, ch 1 and turn

R4| sc2tog, 1 sc in next ts, ch 1 and turn

R5| sc2tog

Ss in each side row sc, on the side of triangle to get to the base round.

Repeat the pattern for the triangle all around. You will have 24 triangles in total. You will end the round of triangles in the top of last triangle. You don’t have to make the ss.

Round 2 of triangles.

In Turquoise

Base Round

Ch 1, 1 sc in the same st, ch 6, *1 sc in the top st of next triangle, ch 6. *Repeat to the end of the round. Join with a ss with first sc.

Triangle

On this round of triangle, the base of one triangle will have 7 sts.

R1| ch 1, 1 sc in next 7 sts, ch 1 and turn

R2| sc2tog, 1 sc in next 5 sts, ch 1 and turn

R3| sc2tog, 1 sc in next 4 sts, ch 1 and turn

R4| sc2tog, 1 sc in next 3 sts, ch 1 and turn

R5| sc2tog, 1 sc in next 2 sts, ch 1 and turn

R6| sc2tog, 1 sc in next st, ch 1 and turn

R7| sc2tog

Ss on the side of the triangle, 1 ss in each sc side row.

Repeat the pattern for the triangle for the entire round. You will end up with 24 triangles. Finish the round of triangles with the top st of last triangle.

Round 3 of triangles

In Pastel Green

Base Round

Ch 1, 1 sc in the same st, ch 8, *1 sc in the top st of the next triangle, ch 8. * Repeat to the end of the round. Join with a ss with first sc.

Triangles

On this round of triangles, the base of one triangle will have 9 sts.

R1| ch 1, 1 sc in next 9 sts, ch 1 and turn

R2| sc2tog, 1 sc in next 7 sts, ch 1 and turn

R3| sc2tog, 1 sc in next 6 sts, ch 1 and turn

R4| sc2tog, 1 sc in next 5 sts, ch 1 and turn

R5| sc2tog, 1 sc in next 4 sts, ch 1 and turn

R6| sc2tog, 1 sc in next 3 sts, ch 1 and turn

R7| sc2tog, 1 sc in next 2 sts, ch 1 and turn

R8| sc2tog, 1 sc in next st ch 1 and turn

R9| sc2tog

Ss on the side of the triangle, 1 ss in each sc side row.

Repeat the pattern for the triangle for the entire round. You will end up with 24 triangles. Finish the round of triangles with the top st of last triangle.

We finished with the Triangles rounds and we will continue with the yoke.

At the end of the last triangle, change the color in sky blue or in the main color of your Cleopatra Top.

The next round will be Round 7, counting each triangle round as a usual round.

For all sizes

R7| ch 1, 1 sc in same st, ch 10, *1 sc in the top st of the next triangle, ch 10. * Repeat to the end of the round. Ss with 1st sc.

R8| ch 1, 1 sc in each st around. Ss with 1st sc. At the end of the round you will have 264 sts.

R9 is an increase round. The increase is made 1 hdc, ch 1, 1 hdc in the same st. You will have 6 1ch sp between 2 increases.

R9| ch 3, 1 hdc in the same st (increase), ch 1, skip next st, *[1 hdc in next st , ch 1, skip 1 st] x5 times, (1 hdc , ch 1, 1 hdc) in the next st.* . ** Repeat to the end of the round. Ss into the 2nd st of the starting ch.

At the end of this round, you have to end up with 154 1ch-sp.

R10| Start the round from the next 1ch-sp.

Ch 3, skip next hdc, *1 hdc in the next 1ch – sp, ch 1, skip the next hdc. * Repeat to the end of the round. Ss with 2nd st of the starting ch.

R11| Start the round, from the last 1ch-sp of the previous round.

Repeat R10.

Size S

R12 – R18| Repeat R10 and R11

The yoke is finished and you now have to divide it into sleeves and body. Move forward to the Separating Round section of this pattern.

Size M

R12 – R15| repeat R10  and R11

R16| Increase round

ch 3, 1 hdc in the same st (increase), ch 1, skip next st, *[1 hdc in next st , ch 1, skip 1 st] x10 times, (1 hdc , ch 1, 1 hdc) in the next st.* . ** Repeat to the end of the round. Ss into the 2nd st of the starting ch.

You will have 11 1 ch-sp between 2 increases. At the end of the round you will have 168 1 ch – spaces

R17| – R19| repeat R10, R11

The yoke is finished and you now have to divide it into sleeves and body. Move forward to the Separating Round section of this pattern.

Size L

R12| Repeat R10

R13| Increase round

You will have 7 1ch sp between 2 increases.

ch 3, 1 hdc in the same st (increase), ch 1, skip next st, *[1 hdc in next st , ch 1, skip 1 st] x6 times, (1 hdc , ch 1, 1 hdc) in the next st.* . ** Repeat to the end of the round. Ss into the 2nd st of the starting ch.

At the end of the round you will have 176 1ch – spaces.

R14| – R16| Repeat R10 and R11

R17| Increase round

You will have 22 1ch sp between 2 increases.

ch 3, 1 hdc in the same st (increase), ch 1, skip next st, *[1 hdc in next st , ch 1, skip 1 st] x 21 times, (1 hdc , ch 1, 1 hdc) in the next st.* . ** Repeat to the end of the round. Ss into the 2nd st of the starting ch.

At the end of the round you will have 184 1ch – spaces.

R18 – R21| Repeat R10  and R11

The yoke is finished and you now have to divide it into sleeves and body. Move forward to the Separating Round section of this pattern.

Size XL

R12 – R13| Repeat R10 and R11

 R14| Increase round

You will have 7 1ch sp between 2 increases.

ch 3, 1 hdc in the same st (increase), ch 1, skip next st, *[1 hdc in next st , ch 1, skip 1 st] x6 times, (1 hdc , ch 1, 1 hdc) in the next st.* . ** Repeat to the end of the round. Ss into the 2nd st of the starting ch.

At the end of the round you will have 176 1ch – spaces.

R15| – R18| Repeat R10 and R11

R19| Increase round

You will have 8 1ch sp between 2 increases.

ch 3, 1 hdc in the same st (increase), ch 1, skip next st, *[1 hdc in next st , ch 1, skip 1 st] x 7 times, (1 hdc , ch 1, 1 hdc) in the next st.* . ** Repeat to the end of the round. Ss into the 2nd st of the starting ch.

At the end of the round you will have 198 1ch – spaces.

R20 – R23| Repeat R10  and R11

The yoke is finished and you now have to divide it into sleeves and body. Move forward to the Separating Round section of this pattern.

Size 2XL

R12| Repeat R10

R13| Increase round

You will have 7 1ch sp between 2 increases.

ch 3, 1 hdc in the same st (increase), ch 1, skip next st, *[1 hdc in next st , ch 1, skip 1 st] x6 times, (1 hdc , ch 1, 1 hdc) in the next st.* . ** Repeat to the end of the round. Ss into the 2nd st of the starting ch.

At the end of the round you will have 176 1ch – spaces.

R14| – R16| Repeat R10 and R11

R17| Increase round

You will have 8 1ch sp between 2 increases.

ch 3, 1 hdc in the same st (increase), ch 1, skip next st, *[1 hdc in next st , ch 1, skip 1 st] x 7 times, (1 hdc , ch 1, 1 hdc) in the next st.* . ** Repeat to the end of the round. Ss into the 2nd st of the starting ch.

At the end of the round you will have 198 1ch – spaces.

R18 – R20| Repeat R10  and R11

R21| Increase round

You will have 9 1ch sp between 2 increases.

ch 3, 1 hdc in the same st (increase), ch 1, skip next st, *[1 hdc in next st , ch 1, skip 1 st] x8 times, (1 hdc , ch 1, 1 hdc) in the next st.* . ** Repeat to the end of the round. Ss into the 2nd st of the starting ch.

At the end of this round you will end up with 220 1ch- sp

R22 – R24| Repeat R10  and R11

The yoke is finished and you now have to divide it into sleeves and body. Move forward to the Separating Round section of this pattern.

Size 3XL

R12| Increase round

You will have 7 1ch sp between 2 increases.

ch 3, 1 hdc in the same st (increase), ch 1, skip next st, *[1 hdc in next st , ch 1, skip 1 st] x6 times, (1 hdc , ch 1, 1 hdc) in the next st.* . ** Repeat to the end of the round. Ss into the 2nd st of the starting ch.

At the end of the round you will have 176 1ch – spaces.

R13| – R14| Repeat R10 and R11

R15| Increase round

You will have 8 1ch sp between 2 increases.

ch 3, 1 hdc in the same st (increase), ch 1, skip next st, *[1 hdc in next st , ch 1, skip 1 st] x 7 times, (1 hdc , ch 1, 1 hdc) in the next st.* . ** Repeat to the end of the round. Ss into the 2nd st of the starting ch.

At the end of the round you will have 198 1ch – spaces.

R16 – R17| Repeat R10  and R11

R18| Increase round

You will have 9 1ch sp between 2 increases.

ch 3, 1 hdc in the same st (increase), ch 1, skip next st, *[1 hdc in next st , ch 1, skip 1 st] x8 times, (1 hdc , ch 1, 1 hdc) in the next st.* . ** Repeat to the end of the round. Ss into the 2nd st of the starting ch.

At the end of this round you will end up with 220 1ch- sp

R19 – R20| Repeat R10  and R11

R21| Increase round

You will have 10 1ch sp between 2 increases.

ch 3, 1 hdc in the same st (increase), ch 1, skip next st, *[1 hdc in next st , ch 1, skip 1 st] x 9 times, (1 hdc , ch 1, 1 hdc) in the next st.* . ** Repeat to the end of the round. Ss into the 2nd st of the starting ch.

At the end of the round you will have 242 1ch – spaces.

The yoke is finished and you now have to divide it into sleeves and body. Move forward to the Separating Round section of this pattern.

Next, before starting with the separating round, let’s summarize how many 1ch – spaces you will have at the end of the yoke for each size:

Size  

S

 

M

 

L

 

XL

 

2XL

 

3XL

Ch spaces 154 168 184 198 220 242

 

Next, use stitch markers to mark the stitches for sleeves and body.

You will have to count from where your yarn is, and start counting the back side stitches.

Count the 1 ch spaces.

In the table below you will find how many ch-spaces you will have for each section, front, back and sleeve. The numbers are for one single section and you will have to count the same number of sts for the opposite side.

Size  

S

 

M

 

L

 

XL

 

2XL

 

3XL

Front/Back 41 45 49 53 59 65
Sleeves 36 39 43 46 51 56

 

Note

If the sleeves are too wide for your taste you can let more ch spaces for back and front and leave less chain spaces for the sleeves.

Separating round

For all sizes

Start the round and usual, and work in the same mesh stitch pattern the sts for the back side, ch 6, skip the sts for the sleeve, work the stitch pattern for the front panel, ch 6, skip the sts for the second sleeve and join with  ss with 2nd st of the starting ch.

Body

for all sizes

R1| – R18| Repeat R10 and R11 of the yoke.

Note

On the armpit chain you will have to work the mesh st like 1 hdc ch 1, skip 1. You will end up with 3 ch spaces on the armpit ch.

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You can work as many rounds as you wish to get to the desired length.

When calculate the length take into consideration that the body section of the top is finished with 3 rounds of triangles which measure approximate 10 cm.

After finishing the first part of the body in the mesh stitch we will have to change the color to Pastel Green and make a base round for the triangles.

Counting the sts this time, you will have in total for the body.

Size  

S

 

M

 

L

 

XL

 

2XL

 

3XL

Body sts 176 192 208 224 245 273

 

The next 3 rounds of triangles will be made with triangles with a base of 7 sts. So, we will need a multiple of 7 sts and we need to adjust the total number of sts that we have after finishing the first part of the body.

We will need

Size  

S

 

M

 

L

 

XL

 

2XL

 

3XL

Body sts 175 189 210 224 245 273

On the next round which will be made just in single crochet we will need to get to the number of sts, listed above.

Size S

Body R19| ch 1, sc2tog, 1 sc in next sts to the end of the round. Ss with 1st st. (175 sts)

Size M

Body R19| Decrese with 3 sts around

Ch 1, *sc2tog, 1 sc in next  61 sts. *Repeat 3 times. (189 sts)

 Size L

Body R19| Increase with 2 sts

Ch 1, *2 sc in the next st st, 1 sc in next 104 sts. Repeat 2 times to the end of the round. Ss with 1st sc. (210 sts)

Size XL

Body R19| already multiple of 7

Ch 1, 1 sc in each st around. Ss with 1st sc. (224 sts)

Size 2XL

Body R19| Decrease with 3 sts

Ch 1, *sc2tog, 1 sc in next 80 sts. Repeat 2 times, sc2tog, 1 sc in next 82 sts. Ss with 1st sc. (245 sts)

Size 3XL

Body R19 Increase 1 st

Ch 1, 2 sc in the same st, 1 sc in each st around. Ss with 1st sc. (273 sts)

R20| Triangles round

Repeat the pattern for round 2 of triangle made on the yoke.

R21| Triangle base round

In color turquoise

Repeat the round base made before the second round of triangles made for the yoke

R22| triangle round

Repeat R20

R23| Triangles base round

In color green blue

Repeat R21

R24| Triangle round

Repeat R20.

Fasten off.

To finish

Wave in all ends and block to measurements.

And done! I hope you will like this pattern, and can’t wait to see your color choices because the summer is still here and there is enough tie to make it and wear it.

 

Below you can find the step by step video tutorial, in case something it’s not clear enough.

 

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1 Comment

  1. Dumitrescu Florica

    Very nice this model, but I am 85 years old Do you have something for me?