Summer Waves Tops Crochet-A-Long Part 2: Child Sizes

Updated: Jul 13




Welcome to Week 2 of the Summer Waves Tops Crochet-A-Long hosted by Pineapple & Pine! If you missed week one, don't worry, you can still join in and catch up along the way. You can find the instructions for week one by visiting Crafting for Weeks.


There are three amazing patterns to chose from I am sure you will find one, (or three) to make and love!


All three designs feature the same stitches but each brings it's own unique twist!

If you are interested in Adult sizes make sure to check out the Adult size patterns here.




Skill Level - Intermediate


Gauge


Cardi:   Trinity Stitch; 5 trinity stitches x 9 rows in 3”

Sweater:  4” x 4” = 3 repeats of wave stitch (18 stitches in foundation chain) x 13 rows

Tunic:  Open Wave Stitch - 11 stitches (chains don’t count) x 12 rows= 4” square

Trinity Stitch - 16 stitches + 16 rows = 4” square (Note: 4 rows trim = 1”)



Abbreviations

  • CH - Chain 

  • ST - Stitch(es)

  • SK - Skip

  • SC - Single Crochet

  • DC - Double Crochet

  • CH - Chain

  • YO - Yarn Over

  • SP - Space

  • DC2TOG - Double Crochet 2 stitches together

  • SC3TOG - Single crochet three together

  • SL ST - Slip stitch

  • WS - Wrong side

  • RS - Right side


Notes

Cardi

  • The number of stitches for sizes will be in parenthesis as follows: (2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12

  • This cardigan is worked from the bottom up. 

Sweater

  • This sweater is designed with approximately 2” of positive ease in the chest measurement so that it has a relaxed, comfortable fit.

  • The length in the front and back panels differs by approximately 1 1⁄4” with the front being longer than the back.

  • This garment is made from rectangular panels that are crocheted as flat pieces back and forth in rows. The stitching runs parallel to body length. In other words, instead of working from the bottom up, you will be working from side to side. One panel is made for the back, and two panels are made for the front. The panels are then seamed together at the shoulders and on the sides. Yarn is joined to the armholes and the sleeves are crocheted in the round.

  • Beginning CH stitches do not count as a stitch.

  • Anytime a CH is worked into, I worked into the back bump. This gets tricky at times, but yields a better look.

  • Size changes are in parentheses 2 (4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16) respectively.

Tunic

  • Chains at the beginning of the rows do not count as stitches throughout this pattern.

  • This pattern is written in increments of 10 + 3 stitches. To increase the length of the tunic, add stitches in increments of 10 (approx 2”) to the foundation chain.

  • When working the trinity stitch, tops of stitches and chain 1 spaces count as a stitch.

  • When working trinity stitch into open wave stitch, for the first row, you will work 2 “legs” of the trinity stitch into each chain 3 space. For best results, work into the chain spaces and not around them.

  • Pattern sizes are noted in the following manner (12-18 months, 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16)


Special Stitches

Trinity Stitch: https://craftingforweeks.com/crochet-trinity-stitch-tutorial

Open Waves Stitch:  https://aplushpineapple.com/summer-top-crochet-pattern/








Cardi


Trinity Stitch

Rows (24-26), (26-28), (29-32), (33-36), (36-40), (38-42) Repeat Row 2

Row 27, 29, 33, 37, 41, 43: Ch1, SC across, turn. (75, 81, 85, 91, 95, 101)

Divide for Sleeve openings

Count (20, 20, 23, 23, 26, 26) stitches in from each end and place a stitch marker. Count (1, 4, 2, 5, 2, 5) stitches toward center from each stitch marker and place a second stitch marker. (4 stitch markers placed)

The remainder of the top will be worked in three sections. Front Left Panel, Front Right Panel, and Back Panel

V Stitch 

Front Left Panel: Will work from the edge of the piece to the first marked stitch. 

Row 28, 30, 34, 38, 42, 44: Ch 2 (counts as a DC), sk 1, **“DC, ch1, DC” all in same stitch (V stitch made), sk 2**, repeat pattern across until 3 stitches remain, V stitch, sk 1, DC in last stitch, turn.





Row 29, 31, 35, 39, 43, 45: Ch 2 (counts as a DC), Work a V stitch into each ch1 space in middle of each V of previous row, DC into top of ch2, turn.


To reduce at the beginning of a row, ch2, DC into ch1 space in middle of first V. Continue with a V stitch into the next ch1 space.


To Reduce at end of row, DC2TOG working into the ch1 of last V stitch and the top of the ch2 of previous row.




Size 2

Row 30: Reduce, V stitch to last V, Reduce, turn. 

Row 31: Ch 2, Work a V stitch into each ch1 space in middle of each V of previous row, DC into top of last stitch, turn. 

Rows 32 – 33: Repeat Rows 30 – 31

Row 34: Reduce, Reduce

Row 35: Ch 1, SC across, working a SC into the top of the ch2 at the beginning of previous row.  F/O.  (3)

Size 4

Row 32: Reduce, V stitch to last V, Reduce, turn. 

Row 33: Ch 2, Work a V stitch into each ch1 space in middle of each V of previous row, DC into top of last stitch, turn. 

Rows 34 – 35: Repeat Rows 32 – 33

Row 36: Reduce, Reduce

Row 37: Ch 1, SC across, working a SC into the top of the ch2 at the beginning of previous row.  F/O.  (3)

Size 6 

Row 36: Repeat Row 35

Row 37: Reduce, V stitch to last V, Reduce, turn. 

Row 38: Ch 2, Work a V stitch into each ch1 space in middle of each V of previous row, DC into top of last stitch, turn. 

Rows 39 – 40: Repeat Rows 37 – 38

Row 41: Repeat Row 37

Row 42: Ch 1, SC across, working a SC into the top of the ch2 at the beginning of previous row.  F/O.  (5)

Size 8

Row 40: Repeat Row 39

Row 41: Reduce, V stitch to last V, Reduce, turn. 

Row 42: Ch 2, Work a V stitch into each ch1 space in middle of each V of previous row, DC into top of last stitch, turn. 

Rows 43 – 44: Repeat Rows 41 – 42

Row 45: Repeat Row 41

Row 46: Ch 1, SC across, working a SC into the top of the ch2 at the beginning of previous row.  F/O.  (5)

Size 10

Row 44: Reduce, V stitch to last V, Reduce, turn. 

Row 45: Ch 2, Work a V stitch into each ch1 space in middle of each V of previous row, DC into top of last stitch, turn. 

Rows 46 – 49: Repeat Rows 44 – 45

Rows 50 - 51: Repeat Row 45

Row 52: Ch 1, SC across, F/O.  (8)

Size 12

Row 46: Reduce, V stitch to last V, Reduce, turn. 

Row 47: Ch 2, Work a V stitch into each ch1 space in middle of each V of previous row, DC into top of last stitch, turn. 

Rows 48 – 51: Repeat Rows 46 – 47

Rows 52 - 53: Repeat Row 47

Row 54: Ch 1, SC across, F/O.  (8)

Reattach yarn into the first stitch of the opposite side of top and repeat instructions for the Front Right Panel.







Sweater


Front Body Panel (make two)

Row 1: CH 59 (64, 69, 79, 84, 89, 94, 99), working in the back bump of the CH, SC in 2nd CH from hook and in every CH across. (58, 63, 68, 78, 83, 88, 93, 98)

Row 2: CH 1, turn, SC 3, *CH 3, SK 2, DC 3, CH 3, SK 2, SC 3*, repeat from * to * to complete the row. (11, 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 CH 3 spaces; 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20 SC or DC groups; sizes 2, 6, 8, 12, 16 will end with a DC 3)

Sizes 2, 6, 8, 12, 16

*Note: If you ended with a DC 3, continue to repeat Row 2 skipping the CH 3 spaces instead of the SK 2 until you reach Row 16 (18, 19, 21, 23). Then proceed to All Sizes below.*

Sizes 4, 10, 14

*If you ended with a SC 3, proceed below.*



Row 3: CH 2, turn, DC 3, *CH 3, SK CH 3 from previous row, SC 3, CH 3, SK CH 3 from previous row, DC 3*, repeat from * to * to complete the row. (12, 16, 18 CH 3 spaces; 13, 17, 19 SC or DC groups)

Row 4: CH 2, turn, SC 3, *CH 3, SK CH 3 from previous row, DC 3, CH 3, SK CH 3 from previous row, SC 3*, repeat from * to * to complete the row. (12, 16, 18 CH 3 spaces; 13, 17, 19 SC or DC groups)

Row 5-17, 20, 22: Repeat Rows 3-4 alternatively.

All Sizes

Row 17 (18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24): CH 1, turn, SC in each SC and DC across, also working in the back bump, place a SC in the first and last CH of each CH 3 space. (58, 63, 68, 78, 83, 88, 93, 98)

Leave a long tail (approx 1 yard) for seaming the shoulders. Cut yarn. FO. Weavein all tails except for the tail intended for seaming.







Tunic


Row 6: Ch 1 and turn. *Sc 3 in top of dc, ch 3, sk ch spaces, dc 3 in top of sc.* Repeat across until 3 stitches remain. Ch 3, sc 3 in top of dc. (87,93,99,105,117,123,129,135,141)


Row 7: Ch 2 and turn. *Dc 3 in top of sc, ch 3, sk ch spaces, sc 3 in top of dc.* Repeat across until 3 stitches remain. Ch 3, dc 3 in top of sc. (87,93,99,105,117,123,129,135,141)


Repeat Rows 6 -7 until work measures for a total of (13,14,16,17,18,20,21,22,23) rows of the wave stitch or until work measures approx. (5”,5.75”,6.25”,6.75”,7”,7.5”,8”,8.25”,8.5”) wide when lightly stretched. For more than 4” of positive ease, continue working until panel reaches desired width. Note that each panel width is half the width of the front/back panels. 



TRIM (Trinity Stitch)

For the second set of trim, you will be working the trinity stitch. In Row 1, you will work 2 “legs” of the trinity stitch into each chain 3 space. Work into the first and second chain space and skip the third. To simplify reading, I will refer to all sc, dc, and the 2 ch spaces as “stitch” in this section. For best results, work into the chains and not into the chain space.





Row 1: Ch 1 and turn. Sc in first stitch. *Pull up a loop in same space as last stitch, then pull up a loop in top of the next two stitches (4 loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through 4 loops. Ch 1.* Repeat from * to * across until 2 stitches remain. Pull up a loop in same stitch as last stitch, then pull up a loop in top of the next two stitches. Yarn over and pull through 4 loops. Sc in last stitch (same space as previous stitch). (143,153,163,173,193,203,213,223,233)


Row 2: Row 2: Ch 1 and turn. Sc in first stitch. *Pull up a loop in same space as last stitch, then pull up a loop in top of the next stitch and in the ch space (4 loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through 4 loops. Ch 1.* Repeat from * to * across until 2 stitches remain. Pull up a loop in same stitch as last stitch, then pull up a loop in top of the next stitch and the ch space. Yarn over and pull through 4 loops. Sc in last stitch (same space as previous stitch). (143,153,163,173,193,203,213,223,233)


Tie off and leave approx. 24-36” tail for seaming.



That's it for this week, stay tuned for Week 3 of the Summer Waves Crochet-A-long next week.

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