Pattern of the Week: Beach Blouse

The Beach Blouse from Interweave Crochet Spring 2019 is our pattern for the week. You’ll love making this unique top! Here are all the reasons I am excited to stitch this top for spring.

Beach Blouse

Beach Blouse CREDIT: Harper Point Photography

First, I love making projects by Michelle Moore. You might know Michelle as MJ’s Off the Hook Designs. Her projects have been all over Pinterest and Ravelry, and they are so much fun to make. This is one of Michelle’s more sophisticated designs, and it is gorgeous!

Second, the yarn for this project is incredible. The Sugar Bush Nanaimo yarn is a blend of alpaca and mulberry silk, making it drape beautifully. It’s a fantastic yarn for a flowing top like the Beach Blouse.

Beach Blouse

Beach Blouse CREDIT: Harper Point Photography

Finally, I’ve been on the hunt for a crochet top I can make to wear over my swimsuit in the summertime. The Beach Blouse is aptly named because it is absolutely perfect for wearing to the beach. I can’t wait to wear this project all summer long!

What do you love most about the Beach Blouse? Let us know in the comments below.

Beach Blouse by Michelle Moore: Pattern Details

A shell-stitch pattern that mimics mermaid scales flows beautifully in this off-the-shoulder blouse. The fitted bodice with shell-stitch edging flatters feminine curves. The blouse ties around the neck with tassels, adding a nautical feel that’s perfect for romantic evening strolls along the beach.

FINISHED SIZE 30 (34½, 37½, 42, 45)” bust circumference. Sample shown measures 30″, modeled with 6″ negative ease.
YARN Sugar Bush Yarns Nanaimo (80% alpaca, 20% mulberry silk; 164 yd [150 m]/1¾ oz [50g]): #1208 Newcastle stone, 7 (8, 9, 11, 12) balls (affiliate link).

HOOK Sizes F/5 (3.75 mm) and G/6 (4 mm) (affiliate link). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

NOTIONS Yarn needle; removable stitch markers (m).

GAUGE 13 sts and 13 sps and 26 rows = 4″ in moss st patt with smaller hook; 2 shs and 3 sc = 3″ and 8 rows = 3 ¼ ” in shell patt with larger hook.

Featured Image: Beach Blouse CREDIT: Harper Point Photography

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