Summer Top in Daisy Stitch - Free Pattern

summer top knitting pattern free daisy stitch phil coton 4

Summer Top Daisy Stitch - Even though the summer is not quite here yet, there is no reason to wait with making some cute summer items! With this trendy summer top you'll create a basic but fashionable item which can be combined in all sorts of ways. Wear it on top of a sturdy jeans, match it with some neat pants and vary in colours. With such an item you'll hope summer never ends, right? Read along for the free knitting pattern!

This stylish summer top is knitted in daisy stitch with the soft and glossy cotton yarn Phildar Phil Coton 4. This cute fantasy stitch makes sure you'll get a firm top with a pretty look that can be combined in all sorts of ways! Wear it with some sturdy shorts on a warm summer day of combine it with a cute cardigan on breezy summer evenings. Do you want to style this top to your own taste? You can! Pick a different colour or try a closed back for a more subtle effect. Bet this beautiful top will be your favourite item this summer?

Sizes: A) 34/36, B) 38/40, C) 42/44, D) 46/48, E) 50/52

Materials:
- Phildar Phil Coton 4 A) 7, B) 8, C) 8, D) 9, E) 10 balls
- Knitting needles 3,5 and 5 mm
- Crochet hook no. 3,5 mm
- 1 button 15 mm
- Stitch holder 

Stitches used:
Rib stitch 1/1
Single crochet
Fantasy stitch:
The number of stitches needs to be a multiple of 4 + 3 + 1 edge stitch on each end.
Row 1 (right side of your work): knit all sts.
Row 2: edge st. 1, *purl 3 sts. tog., don't slip off the 3 sts., yarn over, purl these 3 sts. tog. again and then let them slip off your needle, purl 1*, repeat from *to*, end with purling 3 sts. tog., don't slip off the 3 sts., yarn over, purl these 3 sts. tog. again and then let them slip off your needle, edge st. 1.
Row 3:  knit all sts.
Row 4:
edge st. 1, purl 2, *purl 3 sts. tog., don't slip off the 3 sts., yarn over, purl these 3 sts. tog. again and then let them slip off your needle, purl 1*, repeat from *to*, end with purl 1 and edge st. 1.
Continuously repeat these 5 needles.

Gauge:
10 x 10 cm = 26 sts. and 23 rows.

summer top knitting pattern free daisy stitch phil coton 4

Knitting Pattern Daisy Stitch Summer Top:

Back
Cast on A) 106, B) 114, C) 122, D) 134, E) 150 sts. with knitting needles no. 3,5 and knit rib st. 1/1 for 6 cm (16 rows).

Divide the piece in two and continue with needles no. 5 in fantasy stitch with the A) 53, B) 57, C) 61, D) 67, E) 75 sts. on the right and put the A) 53, B) 57, C) 61, D) 67, E) 75 sts. on the left on hold on the stitch holder.
At a total height of 28 cm (64 rows) after rib st., for the armhole cast off on both sides:
A) 1 x 4 sts., then every 2nd row: 4 x 2 sts.
B) 1 x 4 sts., then every 2nd row: 5 x 2 sts.
C) 1 x 4 sts., then every 2nd row: 1 x 4 sts. and 5 x 2 sts.
D) 1 x 4 sts., then every 2nd row: 2 x 4 sts. and 5 x 2 sts.
E) 1 x 6 sts., then every 2nd row: 3 x 4 sts. and 5 x 2 sts.

Remaining A) 41, B) 43, C) 43, D) 45, E) 47 sts.

At a total height of A) 44 cm (102 rows), B) 45 cm (104 rows), C) 46 cm (106 rows), D) 47 cm (108 rows), E) 48 cm (110 rows) after rib st. for the neckline cast off on the split side:
A)B)C) 1x 14 sts., then 2 rows up 1 x 10 sts.
D)E)
1 x 16 sts., then 2 rows up 1 x 10 sts.

At a total height of A) 46 cm (106 rows), B) 47 cm (108 rows), C) 48 cm (110 rows), D) 49 cm (112 rows), E) 50 cm (114 rows) after rib st. for the shoulders cast off the remaining A) 17, B) 19, C) 19, D) 19, E) 21 sts.

End the other split side the same way and start with the fantasy stitch in the A)B)C) 1st row, D)E) 3rd row.

Front
Cast on A) 112, B) 120, C) 128, D) 140, E) 156 sts. with knitting needles no. 3,5 and knit rib st. 1/1 for 6 cm (16 rows).

Continue with needles no. 5 in fantasy stitch and increase 1 st. in the first row. You'll get: A) 113, B) 121, C) 129, D) 141, E) 157 sts.

At a total height of 28 cm (64 rows) after rib st., for the armholes cast off on both sides:
A) 1 x 8 sts., then every 2nd row: 4 x 2 sts.
B) 1 x 8 sts., then every 2nd row: 5 x 2 sts.
C) 1 x 8 sts., then every 2nd row: 1 x 4 sts. and 5 x 2 sts.
D) 1 x 8 sts., then every 2nd row: 2 x 4 sts. and 5 x 2 sts.
E) 1 x 10 sts., then every 2nd row: 3 x 4 sts. and 5 x 2 sts.

Remaining A) 81, B) 85, C) 85, D) 89, E) 93 sts.

At a total height of A) 37 cm (86 rows), B) 38 cm (88 rows), C) 39 cm (90 rows), D) 40 cm (92 rows), E) 41 cm (94 rows) after rib st. for the neckline cast off the middle A) B) C) 19, D) E) 23 sts., and continue each part separately. Cast off on the neckline side every 2nd row 6 x 2 sts. and 2 x 1 st.

At a total height of A) 46 cm (106 rows), B) 47 cm (108 rows), C) 48 cm (110 rows), D) 49 cm (112 rows), E) 50 cm (114 rows) after rib st. for the shoulders cast off the remaining A) 17, B) 19, C) 19, D) 19, E) 21 sts.

End the other neckline side the same way.

summer top daisy stitch pattern chart free pattern knitting

Assembly:
Close the side and shoulder seams.
Note: the side seams on the back are slightly moved.
Work 1 round of sc. around the neckline and armholes. Make a button loop with your crochet hook at the top of the back and attach the button on the other side.

Which colour would you pick for this summer top?

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  • Brittany

    This is so cute! One question - for the measurements listed at the bottom with the drawing of the front and back, are those in centimeters or inches? I'm a little confused about how the sizing works. Thank you!

  • Fede

    Hello

    Have got a question about decreases.

    When you say 1x8; 4x2 etc... do you mean wherever I want? And how do I keep the pattern stitch this way? It's not very clear.

    Thank you

  • Fede

    Hello

    Have got a question about decreases.

    When you say 1x8; 4x2 etc... do you mean wherever I want? And how do I keep the pattern stitch this way? It's not very clear.

    Thank you

    • Hi Fede,

      These decreases are made to shape the armholes. So you'll need to make them at both sides of your work. 1 x 8 means that you'll need to decrease 8 stitches once (on both sides) So in the following 2 rows cast off 8 stitches at the beginning of the row. Then 4 x 2 means that you'll need to decrease 2 stitches on both sides 4 times in total. So in each of the following 8 rows cast off 2 stitches at the beginning of the row. In total you've casted off 16 stitches. When making these decreases you can follow the normal pattern for the remaining stitches. Hope this helps! Let me know if I can help further.

      • fede

        I think this helps. I'll let you know otherwise.
        thanks for replying so quickly so tonight I can carry on! :)

      • fede

        Sorry I thought I understood but when I got down to my knitting, couldn't make sense of this again.
        I am actually knitting this : B) 1 x 4 sts., then every 2nd row: 5 x 2 sts.
        I am probably dumb but it would be of a great help if you could explain this. In your previous reply you used the phrase "on both sides of your work", does this mean RS and WS or side left and right of the back piece?
        Sorry and thanks in advance
        Feder

        • Hi Fede! No problem at all, this is a difficult pattern and these patterns have been translated from other languages that use different ways of decribing knitting patterns. It does mean that you need to decrease on boths sides, so left and right for the back (since you want to create 2 armholes for the back). So when you work B) work the following way: Rows 1&2: Cast off 4 stitches at the beginning of your row. Rows 3&4: Cast off 2 stitches at the beginning of the row. Rows 5&6: Cast off 2 stitches at the beginning of the row. Rows 7&8: Cast off 2 stitches at the beginning of the row.
          Rows 9&10: Cast off 2 stitches at the beginning of the row. Rows 11&12: Cast off 2 stitches at the beginning of the row. Hope this helps and please let me know if I can explain further.

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