Isa Catepillán's crocheted Terra-Madre Top takes its inspiration (and name!) from Mother Earth, leaning into bucolic details while keeping an eye on overall beauty. A swingy loose fit and a fluted texture is punctuated by eyelets in the yoke, while balloon sleeves with drawstring tassels ensure the whole thing skews charming! Worked from top down, you'll start your Terra-Madre Top with a ribbed strip that you sew into loop for the neckline. You then pick up around its edge and crochet in one piece down to the bottom, using a simple double crochet into the back loop pattern. You make another ribbed strip for the hem, then work the sleeves, finishing them off with drawstrings woven into the ends. Our wonderfully down-to-earth Spectrum Silk, with its very gentle shine, lovely hand, and simple, rustic beauty, is the perfect match for the Terra-Madre's homey whimsy! For more information, including materials, gauge, and sizes, please click Product Details, above.
23 dcs and 9 rounds = 4 inches in double crochet, after blocking
31 (32½, 36, 38¾, 42½, 45) (47¼, 49¾, 52, 55¾, 61)
To fit actual high hip circumference of approximately 27–29 (28–31, 32–34, 34–37, 38–40, 41–43) (43–45, 46–48, 48–50, 51–54, 55–59) inches with 2–4 inches of ease
NOTE: This design is very roomy through chest. Choose size based on high hip measurement (below waist, about level with tops of jeans’ back pockets).
Finished High Hip Circumference: 31 (32½, 36, 38¾, 42½, 45) (47¼, 49¾, 52, 55¾, 61) inches
Finished Length From Shoulder To Bottom Edge: 15½ (15½, 16¼, 17, 17¾, 18½) (18½, 19¼, 19¼, 19½, 20) inches
Sample: The sweaters shown here are size 36, worn with 4 inches of ease at the high hip.