Mandisa

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SIZES: XS (S, M, L) (XL, 2X, 3X): 28 (32, 36, 40) (44, 48, 52)" / 71 (81, 91, 102) (112, 123, 132) cm natural bust

Designed to be worn with 0-4" (0-10 cm) of positive ease.

The sample shown was worked in a size S and is shown on a 34” (86 cm) bust with 2” (5 cm) of positive ease.

MATERIALS:

Expression Fiber Arts Resilient Sock yarn

Shown in colors: A) Spanish Moss, B) Meringue, and C) Alabaster.

Skeins needed: Color A: 1 (1, 1, 1) (1, 2, 2); Color B: 1 (1, 1, 1) (1, 2, 2); and Color C: 1 (1, 1, 1) (1, 2, 2)

Please refer to the chart on page 7 for actual yardages needed.

If those colors aren't available, any from this category will work.

HOOK:

US size ​​F (3.75mm) or size needed to obtain gauge

SKILL LEVEL:

Intermediate: This pattern is for those who feel comfortable with crocheting and have made a few projects, using various skills and techniques. Skills/concepts include special stitches, garment shaping, and seaming. 

Notes from the Designer:

Mandisa means "sweet" in South Africa. The word is of African-Xhosa origin and epitomizes both the style and color of this crocheted top. I created this top as a sister pattern to my knit Keziah top. I hope you enjoy crocheting it as much as I did!

  • Click the Videos tab to watch a video on how to make the special stitches shown in this pattern.
  • The pattern uses three colors but can be made with more or fewer, if preferred. 
  • This garment is worked from the bottom up. It begins with the waistband, which is crocheted back and forth length-wise and seamed. Then, stitches are picked up and worked around the side edge – once in the round and then in back and forth rows. 
  • There are four main sections: the waistband, front panel A, front panel B, and the back panel. Each is worked separately and then seamed at the shoulders and sides. 
  • Color Change Sequence: Once the waistband is complete, continue working in Color A for 2 more inches (5 cm). Then work 2 rows in Color B, 2 rows in Color A, 2 rows in Color B, and 2 rows in Color A. Then, drop Color A, and continue working in Color B. Work in Color B for about 4” (10 cm). Then, repeat the Color Change Sequence using Colors B and C. Drop Color B, and continue working in Color C. 

Designed by CheVon Bell

You'll receive a digital file only (instantly downloadable as a PDF) and won't be shipped anything. Please allow a few minutes for the download link to be emailed to you. If the email doesn't arrive within a few minutes, just log into your account on our site and you'll see your Completed Orders. From there, you'll find the download link.

Enjoy your crocheting!
Chandi

New? Read about our pattern download process here.

“The journey is never ending. There's always gonna be growth, improvement, adversity; you just gotta take it all in and do what's right, continue to grow, continue to live in the moment." - Antonio Brown

 

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This pattern is free for a limited time. Just add to cart and complete checkout to receive the download. For more info, click here.

SIZES: XS (S, M, L) (XL, 2X, 3X): 28 (32, 36, 40) (44, 48, 52)" / 71 (81, 91, 102) (112, 123, 132) cm natural bust

Designed to be worn with 0-4" (0-10 cm) of positive ease.

The sample shown was worked in a size S and is shown on a 34” (86 cm) bust with 2” (5 cm) of positive ease.

MATERIALS:

Expression Fiber Arts Resilient Sock yarn

Shown in colors: A) Spanish Moss, B) Meringue, and C) Alabaster.

Skeins needed: Color A: 1 (1, 1, 1) (1, 2, 2); Color B: 1 (1, 1, 1) (1, 2, 2); and Color C: 1 (1, 1, 1) (1, 2, 2)

Please refer to the chart on page 7 for actual yardages needed.

If those colors aren't available, any from this category will work.

HOOK:

US size ​​F (3.75mm) or size needed to obtain gauge

SKILL LEVEL:

Intermediate: This pattern is for those who feel comfortable with crocheting and have made a few projects, using various skills and techniques. Skills/concepts include special stitches, garment shaping, and seaming. 

Notes from the Designer:

Mandisa means "sweet" in South Africa. The word is of African-Xhosa origin and epitomizes both the style and color of this crocheted top. I created this top as a sister pattern to my knit Keziah top. I hope you enjoy crocheting it as much as I did!

  • Click the Videos tab to watch a video on how to make the special stitches shown in this pattern.
  • The pattern uses three colors but can be made with more or fewer, if preferred. 
  • This garment is worked from the bottom up. It begins with the waistband, which is crocheted back and forth length-wise and seamed. Then, stitches are picked up and worked around the side edge – once in the round and then in back and forth rows. 
  • There are four main sections: the waistband, front panel A, front panel B, and the back panel. Each is worked separately and then seamed at the shoulders and sides. 
  • Color Change Sequence: Once the waistband is complete, continue working in Color A for 2 more inches (5 cm). Then work 2 rows in Color B, 2 rows in Color A, 2 rows in Color B, and 2 rows in Color A. Then, drop Color A, and continue working in Color B. Work in Color B for about 4” (10 cm). Then, repeat the Color Change Sequence using Colors B and C. Drop Color B, and continue working in Color C. 

Designed by CheVon Bell

You'll receive a digital file only (instantly downloadable as a PDF) and won't be shipped anything. Please allow a few minutes for the download link to be emailed to you. If the email doesn't arrive within a few minutes, just log into your account on our site and you'll see your Completed Orders. From there, you'll find the download link.

Enjoy your crocheting!
Chandi

New? Read about our pattern download process here.

“The journey is never ending. There's always gonna be growth, improvement, adversity; you just gotta take it all in and do what's right, continue to grow, continue to live in the moment." - Antonio Brown

 

Current Stock:
Craft: Crochet Free/Paid: Paid Yarn Weight: Fingering Yarn Base: Resilient Sock Yardage: 800+ Project Type: Tanks/Tees Difficulty: Intermediate

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