textured vest

Crochet Textured Top – Free Pattern

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Meet the newest addition to my blog – Susan’s Vest, a textured crochet top with an option to make it into a sleeveless top.

This textured top is not just one of my designs, it’s one of the precious ones. I love the texture in it and even named it after myself. Since the time this crochet top was designed, I have made a child version, also a free pattern here on my blog. I have also started the adult male version and should be done in a few weeks.

Do you want to make a V-neck crochet top? This textured V-neck top is the perfect pattern to make. You can turn yours into a sleeveless top or even increase the length of the sleeves.

Crochet textured top free pattern

Materials needed or this easy textured crochet top pattern

Yarn – CotLin Reflections, Double Knit, #3 (70% Cotton, 30% Linen, 246 yards/225m per 3.5 oz/100g Hank)

Estimated Yardage

1000 (1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1700, 1800) yards in Main Color (MC) Blue

200 (240, 280, 320, 360, 400, 440,480, 620, 680, 920) yards in Contrasting Color (CC) white

Gauge- 22 sts over 9 rows = 10 cm square/4” made in dc.

Adjust hook size if necessary, to obtain gauge.

Hook and other Materials

5 MM Crochet Hook.

Terms – US Terminology

Stitches

Chain – ch

Single Crochet – sc

Treble – tr

Double Crochet – dc

Front Post Double Crochet – FPdc

Back Post Double Crochet – BPdc

Single Crochet 2 stitches together – sc2tog

Finished measurements

Size(s) and color codes – XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)

Bust Measurement: 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62)”

Length of Top: 21 (21, 21, 21, 23, 23, 23, 25, 25)”

Arm hole Measurement: 15.5 (16, 16.5, 17, 17.5, 18, 18.5, 19, 19.5)”

Special note

  1. This pattern is worked flat, left to right till you get half the measurement needed.
  2. You then shape the neck by turning your work 90°
  3. Chains at the beginning of each row do not count as a stitch.
  4. To prevent working in a stitch twice, you may place a stitch marker on each stitch with Treble.

If you prefer the print-friendly copy, you can get a copy on ETSY, or on Ravelry using the links below.

Susan’s crochet textured top on Ravelry

Susan’s vest on ETSY

If you are not ready to make this textured crochet top right away, why not add it to your Ravelry queue?

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Instructions for Susan’s crochet textured top pattern

Section 1 – Back and Front Panels

Make 2

With A, Chain 78 (78, 82, 82, 82, 86, 86, 86, 86)

Row 1: Sc in the 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. 77 (77, 81, 81, 81, 85, 85, 85, 85) sc

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as a st, here and throughout), *skip next 3 sts, tr in next st, working in front of the just made, dc in next missed st, dc in each of next 2 missed sts, rep from * until last st, dc in last st, turn. 19 (19, 20, 20, 20, 21, 21, 21, 21) tr, 59 (59, 62, 62, 62, 65, 65,65,65) dc

Row 3: Ch 3, *skip next 3 sts, tr in next st, working behind tr just made, dc in next missed st, dc in each of next 2 missed sts, rep from * until last st, dc in last st, turn. 19 (19, 20, 20, 20, 21, 21, 21, 21) tr, 59 (59, 62, 62, 62, 65, 65, 65, 65) dc

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. 77 (77, 81, 81, 81, 85, 85, 85, 85) sc

Row 5: Repeat row 4

The next “V” group of arrows has just been made.

Repeat Row 2 – 5 the following times.

4 (5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12) more times

Do not fasten off. 

S (L, 2XL, 4XL) alone or if you have an even number of “V” groups of arrows on your panel, continue below 

For XS (M, XL, 3XL, 5XL) or if you have an odd number of “V” groups of arrows on your panel, skip the even part to the odd part below. 

Shaping the neckline 

For S (L, 2XL, 4XL) alone 

Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as a st, here and throughout), *skip next 3 sts, tr in next st, working in front of the just made, dc in next missed st, dc in each of next 2 missed sts, rep from * until last st, dc in last st, turn. 19 (20, 21,21) tr, 59 (62, 65,65) dc

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in next 5 sts, tr in next st, *skip next 3 sts, tr in next st, working in front tr just made, dc in next missed st, dc in each of next 2 missed sts, repeat from * until last st, dc in last st, turn

18 (19, 20, 20) tr, 

55 (58, 61, 61) dc, 5 sc

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each of the sts till last 2 sts, sc2tog, turn.  76 (80, 84, 84) sc 

Row 4: Ch 1, sc2tog in next 2 sts, sc in each st across, turn. 75 (79, 83, 83) sc 

Row 5: Ch 3, *skip the next 3 sts, tr in next st, working behind tr just made, dc in next missed st, dc in each of next 2 missed st, repeat * till last 2 sts, sc2tog, turn. 

18 (19, 20, 20) tr, 

55 (58, 61, 61) dc, 1 sc

Row 6: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts, *skip next 3 sts, tr in next st, working in front tr just made, dc in next missed st, dc in each of next 2 missed sts. repeat until last st, dc in last st, turn.

17 (18, 19, 19) tr, 

52 (55, 58, 58) dc, 4 sc

Row 7: Repeat Row 3 

72 (76, 80, 80) sc

Row 8: Repeat Row 4.

71 (75, 79, 79) sc

Row 9: Ch 3, *skip the next 3 sts, tr in next st, working behind tr just made, dc in next missed st, 1DC in each of next 2 missed st. repeat * till last 2 sts, sc2tog, turn

17 (18, 19, 19) tr, 

52 (55, 58, 58) dc, 1 sc

Row 10: Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts, *skip next 3 sts, tr in next st, working in front TR just made, 1DC in next missed st, dc in each of next 2 missed sts. repeat * until last st, dc in last st, turn.

16 (17, 18, 18) tr, 

49 (52, 55, 55) dc, 4 sc

Row 11: Repeat Row 3

68 (72, 76, 76) sc

Row 12: Repeat Row 4

67 (71, 75, 75) sc

Start increasing from here!!!

Row 13: Ch 3, *skip the next 3 sts, tr in next st, working behind tr just made, dc in next missed st, dc in each of next 2 missed st, repeat from * until last 2 sts, sc in next st, 2 sc in last st, turn. 

16 (17, 18, 18) tr, 

49 (52, 55, 55) dc, 3 sc

Row 14: Ch 1, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, *skip next 3 sts, tr in next st, working in front tr just made, dc in next missed st, dc in each of next 2 missed sts., repeat from* until last st, dc in last st, turn. 

16 (17, 18, 18) tr, 

49 (52, 55, 55) dc, 4 sc

Row 15: Ch 3, sc in each sts till last st, 2 sc in last st, turn. 

70 (74, 78, 78) sc

Row 16: Ch 1, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of the remaining sts, turn

71 (75, 79, 79) sc

Row 17: Ch 3, *skip next 3 sts, tr in next st, working behind tr just made, dc in next missed st, dc in each of next 2 missed sts repeat from * until the last 2 sts, sc in next st, 2 sc in last st, turn. 

17(18, 19, 19) tr, 

52(55, 58, 58) dc, 3 sc

Row 18: Ch 3, skip next 2 sts, tr in next st, working in front TR just made, 2 dc in next missed st, dc in next missed st *skip next 3 sts, tr in the next st, working in front tr just made, dc in next missed st, dc in next 2 missed sts. repeat * till the end of the row, turn.

18 (19, 20, 20) tr, 

55 (58, 61, 61) dc

Row 19: Repeat Row 15 

74 (78, 82, 82) sc

Row 20: Repeat Row 16

75 (79, 83, 83) sc

Row 21: Repeat Row 17

18 (19, 20, 20) tr, 

55 (58, 61, 61) dc, 3 sc

Row 22: Repeat Row 18

19 (20, 21, 21) tr, 

58 (61, 64, 64) dc

Row 23: Ch 1, sc in each of the sts across, turn. 77 (81, 85, 85) sc

Row 24: Ch 1, sc in each of the sts across, turn. 77 (81, 85, 85) sc

repeat Row 2 – Row 5 – 5 (7, 9, 11) more times

Neckline shaping for XS (M, XL, 3XL, 5XL) alone

Row 1: Ch s3 (counts as a st, here and throughout), *skip next 3 sts, tr in next st, working in front of the just made, dc in next missed st, dc in each of next 2 missed sts, rep from * until last st, dc in last st, turn.

19 (20, 20, 21, 21) tr,

59 (62, 62, 65, 65) dc

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in next 4 sts, *skip next 3 sts, tr in next st, working in front tr just made, dc in next missed st, dc in each of next 2 missed sts. Repeat from * until last st, dc in the last stitch. 

18 (19, 19, 20, 20) tr,

55 (58, 58, 61, 61) d c, 4 sc

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each of the sts till last 2 sts, sc2tog, turn. 

76 (80, 80, 84, 84) sc

Row 4: Ch 1, sc2tog in next 2 sts, sc in each st across, turn.  75 (75, 79, 83, 83) sc

Row 5: Ch 3, *skip the next 3 sts, tr in next st, working behind tr just made, dc in next missed st, dc in each of next 2 missed st. repeat * till last 2 sts, sc2tog, turn. 

18 (19, 19, 20, 20) tr,

55 (58, 58, 61, 61) d c, 1 sc

Row 6: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts, *skip next 3 sts, tr in next st, working in front tr just made, dc in next missed st, dc in each of next 2 missed sts, repeat * till end of the row, turn.

17 (18, 18, 19, 19) tr,

52 (55, 55, 58, 58) d c, 4 sc

Row 7: Repeat Row 3 

72 (76, 76, 80, 80) sc

Row 8: Repeat Row 4.

71 (75, 75, 79, 79) sc

Row 9: Ch 3, *skip the next 3 sts, tr in next st, working behind tr just made, dc in next missed st, dc in each of next 2 missed st. repeat * till last 2 sts, sc2tog, turn

17 (18, 18, 19, 19) tr,

52 (55, 55, 58, 58) d c, 1 sc

Row 10: Sc2tog, sc in next 3 sts, *skip next 3 sts, tr in next st, working in front tr just made, dc in next missed st, dc in each of next 2 missed sts. repeat * till end of the row, turn.

16 (17, 17, 18, 18) tr,

49 (52, 52, 55, 55) d c, 4 sc

Row 11: Repeat Row 3

68 (72, 72, 76, 76) sc

Row 12: Repeat Row 4

67 (71, 71, 75, 75) sc

Row 13: Ch 3, *skip the next 3 sts, tr in next st, working behind tr just made, dc in next missed st, dc in each of next 2 missed st. repeat * till the last 2 sts, sc in last 2 sts, turn.

16 (17, 17, 18, 18) tr,

49(52,52,55, 55) d c, 2 sc

Row 14: Ch 1, sc in next 2 sts, *skip next 3 sts, tr in next st, working in front TR just made, 1DC in next missed st, dc in each of next 2 missed sts. repeat * till end of the row, turn.

16 (17, 17, 18, 18) tr,

49 (52, 52, 55, 55) d c, 4 sc

Row 15: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. 67 (71, 71, 75, 75) sc

Row 16: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. 67 (71, 71, 75, 75) sc

Start increasing from here!!!

Row 17: Ch 3, *skip the next 3 sts, tr in next st, working behind tr just made, dc in next missed st, dc in each of next 2 missed st, repeat from * until last 2 sts, sc in next st, 2 sc in last st, turn. 

16 (17, 17, 18, 18) tr,

49 (52, 52, 55, 55) d c, 3 sc

Row 18: Ch 1, 2 sc in next st, sc in next 2 sts, *skip next 3 sts, tr in next st, working in front tr just made, dc in next missed st, dc in each of next 2 missed sts., repeat from* till end of the row, turn. 

16 (17, 17, 18, 18) tr,

49 (52, 52, 55, 55) d c, 4 sc

Row 19: Ch 1, sc in each sts till last st, 2 sc in last st, turn. 

70 (74, 74, 78, 78) sc

Row 20: Ch 1, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of the remaining sts, turn

71 (75, 75, 79, 79) sc

Row 21: Ch 3, *skip next 3 sts, tr in next st, working behind tr just made, dc in next missed st, dc in each of next 2 missed sts repeat from * until the last 2 sts, sc in next st, 2 sc in last st, turn. 

17 (18, 18, 19, 19) tr,

52 (55, 55, 58, 58) dc, 3 sc

Row 22: Ch 3, skip next 2 sts, tr in next st, working in front TR just made, 2 dc in next missed st, dc in each of next missed st *skip next 3 sts, tr in the next st, working in front tr just made, dc in next missed st, dc in next 2 missed sts. repeat * till the end of the row, turn.

18 (19, 19, 20, 20) tr,

52 (58, 58, 61, 61) dc

Row 23: Ch 1, sc in each sts till last st, 2 sc in last st, turn. 

74 (78, 78, 82, 82) sc

Row 24: Ch 1, 2 sc in next st, sc in each of the remaining sts, turn

75 (79, 79, 83, 83) sc

Row 25: Ch 3, *skip next 3 sts, tr in next st, working behind tr just made, dc in next missed st, dc in each of next 2 missed sts repeat from * until the last 2 sts, sc in next st, 2 sc in last st, turn. 

18 (19, 19, 20, 20) tr,

52 (58, 58, 61, 61) dc, 3 sc

Row 26: Ch 3, skip next 2 sts, tr in next st, working in front TR just made, 2 dc in next missed st, dc in each of next missed st *skip next 3 sts, tr in the next st, working in front tr just made, dc in next missed st, dc in next 2 missed sts. repeat * till the end of the row, turn.

19 (20, 20, 21, 21) tr,

58 (61, 61, 64, 64) dc

Row 27: Ch 1, sc in each of the sts across, turn. 77 (81, 81, 85, 85) sc

Row 28: Ch 1, sc in each of the sts across, turn. 77 (81, 81, 85, 85) sc

Repeat Row 2 – 5.  Four (Six, Eight, Ten, Twelve) more times  

Right Shoulder

Place stitch markers on each tip of the shoulder, as shown in the picture below (the part with black arrows)

Turn work 90°, ch 1 (working from the edge towards the neck)

Row 1: sc in each of the edges evenly till you reach the 1st stitch marker, ch 1 turn

Row 2: Sc2tog, sc in each of the sts, ch1 turn

Row 3: sc in each of the sts across

Repeat Row 2 and row 3 alternatively 6 (6, 8, 8, 10, 10, 10, 10) more times

Do not fasten off, ch 1 work 1 sc across the neckline over to the opposite edge to the 2nd stitch marker, continue with the left shoulder

Left shoulder

Working towards the edge from the neckline from the second stitch marker

Row 1: sc in each of the edges evenly, making sure you have the SAME NUMBER OF STS WITH RIGHT SHOULDER CH1 turn

Row 2: Sc in each of the sts till last 2 sts, Sc2tog, ch 1 turn

Row 3: sc in each of the sts across, turn.

Repeat Row 2 and row 3 alternatively 6 (6, 8, 8, 10, 10, 10, 10) more times

Do not fasten off, ch1, turn, working towards the neckline

Sc in each edge across the neckline.  

Cut yarn and fasten off.

Shape armhole

  • Place both panels on each other with the right side facing each other, and sew the shoulder straps together.
  • Armhole – Count 7, 8, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 13, Trebles stitches on each side of both panels and place stitch markers. That’s 4 stitch markers, 2 in the front, 2 in the back (note this must be a little loose and must be comfortable)
  • On the right side – Start with the front panel and work towards the back panel – attach yarn with a sl st, ch 1, working towards the shoulder seam and down to the back panel, work sc in each of the edges till you reach the second stitch marker. Repeat or the other arm (aim for a multiple of 4)
  • From the stitch markers, sew the 2 sides together towards the lower end.
  • Sew in ends.

Section 2: Body Lower Edging

Aim for stitch count in multiples of 2

Turn your work to the right side, so as to be able to work around the lower edges and attach yarn with a sl st to Row 1 of our front panel.

With MC

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in each st around the edges, join with a sl st to beginning ch.

FO MC, using yarn CC

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join with a sl st to ch 1

Row 3: Chain 26, sc in second CH from hook, sc in remaining chains. 25 sc

locate the next 2 sts on the body of the vest, sl st into those 2 sts, rotate your work, skip the 2 sts with sl st

Slip stitch into the part with RED arrows

Row 4: Working in BLO, sc each st across, turn. 25 sc

Row 5: Sc in BLO across until you get to the body of the vest, locate the next 2 sts on the body of the vest, sl st into those 2 sts, rotate your work, skip the 2 sts with sl st

Row 6 till the end, repeat Row 4 and Row 5 

Sew the two sides together

Fasten off.

Section 3: Sleeves

Join yarn MC at the armpit with a sl st

Working in rounds

Round 1: Ch 1, sc in next 2 sts, *ch 2, skip 2 sts, sc in next 2 sts, repeat from * till the end of the round, join with a sl st

Aim for multiple of 4

Round 2: Ch 3, dc in next 2 sts, *ch2, skip 2 sts dc, in next 2 sts, repeat from * till the end of the round, join with a sl st

 Round 3 – 23: Repeat Round 1 and Round 2

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I hope you love your crochet textured top as much as I did design and wearing mine?

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4 Comments

  1. Can’t find “ link to download” as described on the Blog Hop page.

    Can you post the link to the free pdf pattern?

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