Seafoam Open-Sleeve Top

This cute little toddler top is ready for sweet summer days. Featuring trendy open sleeves, this pattern is easy to make and perfect for all your little ones summer adventures.

Skill Level: Easy

Size: Finished Bust Size 28 (30, 32, 34, 36)” to fit bust 26 (28, 30, 32, 34)”

2” positive ease recommended.

Shown in size 28

Gauge: 20 sts and 24 rows = 4” [10 cm] in St st after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn: Universal Yarn Cotton Supreme DK (100% Cotton; 231 yards [211 meters]/100 grams): #716 Aqua (2 (8, 9, 9, 10) balls)

Needles: US size 7 (4.50 mm) straight

Notions: Tapestry needle, 1 stitch holder

Pattern

CO 71 (75, 81, 85, 91) sts
Rows 1-6: *K1, p1; rep from * across to last st, k1.

Work even in St st until piece meas 8 (8.5, 9, 9.5, 10)” from CO edge, ending with a WS row.

Armhole Decreases

Cont working in St st, BO 3 sts at beg of next 2 (2, 2, 2, 4) rows, BO 2 sts at beg of next 2 (2, 4, 4, 4) rows, BO 1 st at beg of next 4 (4, 6, 6, 6) rows. (57 (61, 61, 65, 65) sts)

Neck Edge Border

Row 1 (RS): K28 (30, 30, 32, 32), p1, k to end.

Row 2: P27 (29, 29, 31, 31), k1, p1, k1, p to end.

Row 3: K26 (28, 28, 30, 30), (p1, k1) twice, p1, k to end.

Row 4: P25 (27, 27, 29, 29), (k1, p1) 3 times, k1, p to end.

Row 5: K24 (26, 26, 28, 28), (p1, k1) 4 times, p1, k to end.

Row 6: P23 (25, 25, 27, 27), (k1, p1) 5 times, k1, p to end.

Divide for Neckline

Left Front

Row 1 (RS): Sl1, k21 (23, 23, 25, 25), (p1, k1) twice, p1, k2tog. Place remaining sts on st holder and set aside for later. (28 (30, 30, 32, 32) sts)

Row 2: P2tog, (k1, p1) twice, k1, p to end. (27 (29, 29, 31, 31) sts)

Row 3: Sl1, k until 7 sts rem, (p1, k1) twice, p1, k2tog. (26 (28, 28, 30, 30) sts)

Row 4: P2tog, (k1, p1) twice, k1, p to end. (25 (27, 27, 29, 29) sts)

Rep Rows 3-4 for patt until 15 (17, 17, 20, 20) sts rem.

Work even maintaining 5 sts at the neck edge in seed st and rem sts in St st if needed until Armhole meas 5 (5.5, 6, 6.5, 7)”, ending with a WS row.

BO all sts.

Right Front

Row 1 (RS): Working on sts from st holder, p2tog, (k1, p1) 3 times, k to end. (27 (29, 29, 31, 31) sts)

Row 2: Sl1, p until 8 sts remain, (k1, p1) 3 times, k2tog. (26 (28, 28, 30, 30) sts)

Rep Rows 1-2 for patt until 15 (17, 17, 20, 20) sts rem.

Rep same as Left Front.

BO all sts.

Sleeves (make 2)

CO 41 (45, 47, 61, 65) sts.

Rows 1-2: *K1, p1; rep from * across to last st, k1.
Row 3: Kfb, p1, *k1, p1; rep from * across to last st, kfb. (43 (47, 49, 63, 67) sts)

Rows 4-5: *P1, k1; rep from * across to last st, p1.

Row 7: Kfb, *k1, p1; rep from * across to last st, kfb. (45 (49, 51, 65, 69) sts)

Row 8: *K1, p1; rep from * across 19 (20, 20, 25, 26) sts, BO 7 (9, 11, 15, 17) sts, maintain Seed st to end.

Maint Seed st as established and using a separate ball of yarn for each side of sleeve, inc on outer edge every 3rd row (beg with Row 9) and dec on inner edge every RS row until 12 (12, 15, 15, 18) sts rem on either side of center opening.

Work even in Seed st as necessary until Sleeve meas 4.5 (4.5, 5.5, 6, 7)” from CO edge.

Rep Armhole Decreases until 5 sts rem (all sizes) when decreases are complete.

BO all sts.

Finishing

Sew Front to Back at shoulder seams.

Sew Sleeve seams.

Sew Sleeves into armholes, matching the seam of the sleeve with the side seam of the body.

Weave in all ends.

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