How about making a crochet V-neck top for Fall? This project is super easy to customize but, most importantly, a no-sew project that is fun to check the fit as you crochet!
This project has taught me a lot about designing a top-down V-neck crochet top.
I made the first version and planned on releasing the pattern in spring, but I wasn’t happy with the fit, especially on the plus sizes. So, I went back to re-designing this top! A lot of stress, a lot of maths, and, of course, another top went into this finished project.
After this, the new version was tested, because I can not give you something that has not been verified to work!
Oh, the new version is amazing. I love all of my tester’s versions! Indeed, these ladies went all out to ensure this top is perfect.
Variations of this crochet V-neck top pattern
As usual, I couldn’t resist adding a twist. This time, I added bell sleeves. Choices: you can decide to fo with the short sleeves or the long sleeves with bell sleeve version!
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Finished measurements of this Crochet V-neck top pattern
Size(s) and color codes – XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)
Bust Measurement: 28 – 30 (32 -34, 38 – 40, 42 – 44, 46 – 48, 50 – 52, 54 – 56, 58 – 60, 62 – 64)”
Armhole Circumference: 11 (12, 13, 14, 14, 15, 16, 18, 20)”
Length of Sweater: 18 (20, 20, 20, 22, 22, 22, 22, 22)”
Length of Sleeves (short): 8 (9, 10,12, 14, 14, 15, 15, 16)”
Length of Sleeves (long): 18 (20, 20, 20, 20, 20, 20, 20, 20)”
The modeled garment is shown in M, with about 1” of Positive Ease.
Read on for the supplies, construction, and pattern notes.
Materials needed for this easy V-Neck Croceht Top pattern
Yarn – Hobbii Kind Feathers, #3 lightweight (100% Acrylic, 257 yards/235 m per 3.75 oz/100g Skein)
Estimated Total Yardage
800 (900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1600) Yards
1100 (1250, 1400, 1550, 1700, 1850, 2000, 2150, 2300) Yards
Hook – 4.5 mm Crochet Hook
16 sts over 10 Rows = 4 x 4” made in dc, before blocking.
Instructions for the gauge
Row 1: Chain 18, dc in 3rd ch and in each ch across, turn. 16 dc
Rows 2 – 10: Ch 2, dc in each st across, turn. 16 dc
Adjust hook size, if necessary, to obtain gauge.
Difficulty Level – Intermediate
Terms – US Terminology
Crochet V-neck Top Pattern Notes
- Please kindly read through the pattern before starting.
- Beginning chains do not count as a stitch throughout the pattern.
- Stitch count is written after each row/round with the smallest XS written first and the other in the ().
- Stitch count written in black is for all sizes but at some points, the stitch counts are color-coded for clarity, i.e. XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)
When crocheting a row above the lace stitch (xdcl), the chain spaces would be skipped except otherwise noted.
Chain/chains – ch/chs
Half double crochet – hdc
Double crochet – dc
Slip Stitch – sl st
Crossed double crochet lace – xdcl
Crossed double crochet lace (xdcl)
First row of xdcl = *Skip next st, dc in next st, Ch 1, crocheting over the dc just made into the skipped st, yarn over, insert hook into skipped stitch and yarn over (3 loops on the hook), yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through the remaining 2 loops
Rep from * to the end
Subsequent rows/rounds of xdcl =
*Skip the first leg of xdcl and ch sp, dc in the second leg of xdcl, ch 1, crocheting over the dc just made into the first leg of xdcl, yarn over, insert hook into skipped stitch and yarn over (3 loops on the hook), yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through the remaining 2 loops
Rep from * to the end.
Shell – (3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc) in indicated stitch
- This sweater is worked in 2 sections.
- Section 1 – YOKE – Starts from the neckline and is made in rows. Every size starts at the same point; you will then be instructed to skip to a certain row for the size you are making.
- Section 2 – You split for the sleeves and then continue in rounds for the body.
- Section 3 – The sleeves are made in rounds.
- No sewing is needed.
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