Friends, meet my easy summer crochet top pattern! This is a design I have had in my sketchbook for a very long time. It was fun to finally have the design come to life and in the same way, I have dreamt.
The Inspiration and concept behind the easy summer crochet top pattern
I wanted a simple crochet top design that any level of crocheter would be ab;e to make. If you can follow written instructions, then this pattern is would be a perfect fit for you. The second concept was the side lace! I have always wanted a beautiful, elegant yet simple lace on the sides of my summer top and am finally glad it came out as planned.
For those familiar with my projects, you would know that when it comes to naming my designs, sometimes I struggle. But that was not the case with this particular design! (Are you surprised?). The design came with its own special name. Following the construction of this Tee, I have named it the “Tied and through top” Why Tied? the sides are tied together using a rope to create a beautiful lace look. The ease of making the lace gives the extra ease in this top and makes it fit any shape and size.
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Yarn choice for this easy crochet top
Since I wanted a very simple and basic top that anyone can make, I have used the yarn that would work up quickly and be easily accessible to all. For this design, a worsted weight yarn was used. This makes this top a quick project. The prototype was made using – Stylecraft Monet Worsted Weight, #4 (50% Acrylic, 50% Cotton, 200 yards/183 meters per 3.5 oz/100g Ball)
3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6) Balls
3Balls/10.5 oz/ 300 g /457 m / 500 yards
3 Balls/10.5 oz/ 300 g /502 m / 550 yards
3 Balls/10.5 oz/ 300 g /549 m / 600 yards
4 Balls/ 14 oz / 400 g / 640 m / 700 yards
4 Balls/ 14 oz / 400 g/ 731 m / 800 yards
5 Balls /17.5 oz / 500 g / 823 m / 900 yards
5 Balls /17.5 oz / 500 g / 914 m / 1000 yrds
6 Balls/ 21 oz / 600 g / 1006 m / 1100 yards
6 Balls/ 21 oz / 600 g/ 1097 m / 1200 yards
Hook and other Materials
– US size H (5 mm) Crochet Hook
21 sts over 7 rows = 4” Square, see gauge pattern below.
Adjust hook size if necessary, to obtain gauge.
Gauge Instruction provided in the pattern
- Please kindly read through the pattern before starting.
- Similar #4 weight yarn can be substituted, please check the gauge.
Difficulty Level – Advanced Beginner
Terms – US Terminology
Chain(s) – ch(s)
Half Double Crochet – hdc
Double Crochet – dc
Slip stitch – sl st
V st – [dc, ch 3, dc] in same st
Shell – 7 dc in same stitch
Ch 3 = dc
Ch 4 = dc + ch 1
Sizes/Color – XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)
Bust Measurement: 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62)”
Length of Top: 24 (24, 24, 26, 26, 26, 28, 28, 28)”
Armhole Measurement: 7.5 (8, 8, 8.5, 8.5, 9, 9, 9.5, 10)”
The modeled garment is shown in Medium.
I would love to see your beautiful makes from this easy crochet top pattern, when you do kindly tag me with your progress and finished photos.