Shell Top (Free pattern)

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Hook – 2mm- 2.25 mm (US 0-1) (UK 14-13)

Tension – 30sts/10 rows = 10 cm

Using US abbreviations

Row 1: Chain 45, sc in 2nd ch from hook, and each ch across (44sts)

Row 2: ch 1, sc in each st across (44 sts)

Row 3: ch 4, (1st dtr), 2dtr in same st, 3dtr in each st across row, turn

Row 4: Ch1, (3sctog)x8, 6 ch or armhole, SK next 18 dtr, (sc3tog) x16, ch6, SK next 18 dtr, (sc3tog) x8 (44 sts)

Row 5: sc in each st across, turn (44sts)

Row 6: ch2, dc in same st, 1ch, 2dc in same st making a shell, (SK 2 sts, 2dc, 1ch,  2dc) rep over row, join to beginning ch to make a circle

Row 7: ss to ch space, ch2, dc in same st, 1ch, 2dc in same st, ( SK 2 sts, 2dc, 1ch, 2dc) over rest of row

Repeat row 7 to desired length

If you find the neck too wide, rejoin cotton to neck edge and(sc3, sc2tog) repeat to end. Repeat this row till you are happy with the look.

If you use my pattern please credit Cam’s Crafts as the author and feel free to share your photos with me as well.

If you find any errors in the pattern, please let me know so that I can correct it. Thank you.

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