Crochet Preview: July 6, 2019 issue

crochet preview

This week, we have a crochet preview for our craft fans.

So it’s time to reach for your hooks! We are sure you will love this simple summer top.

Worked in double crochet and treble over an eight-row pattern, this top works up in no time. The back and front are almost identical, just a few rows shaping for the neckline are different.

The instructions come in three sizes: 81/86 cm (32/34 ins), 91/97 (36/38) and 102/107 (40/42). Actual sizes are 98 cm (37¾ ins), 108 (42½) and 120 (47¼).

The yarn used is Rico-Design Creative Sport Print DK in Coral (014), and you can order direct from if you do not have a local stockist.

Finally, a bonus!

We have included instructions for a generously sized matching scarf, ideal to use as a stole on a cooler evening.

Both garments will work up quickly. If you start now, you’ll have a new summer top before the real summer weather finally arrives!

If this crochet preview has inspired you, click here to take a look at our craft pages! You’ll find plenty of hints, tips, advice and inspiration. Plus, plenty of reasons to buy the next issue of “The People’s Friend”!

Liz O’Rourke

Liz is part of our Features Team and her hobbies include knitting and crafts, reading and foreign travel which are also her main responsibilities on the “Friend”. If you walk into the office you will soon spot her desk, it’s the one piled high with knitwear and balls of yarn!