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Pearl Crochet Crop Top: Free Pattern

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The Pearl crochet crop top pattern is a simple crochet pattern that uses simple crochet stitches and techniques. This crop top is perfect for a beginner, as it has no need for any form of shaping required.

Crop crochet tops are pretty quick summer makes and perfect for warmer days. You can easily customize the length of your crop top as you deem fit.

Either for spring or summer, crop tops are perfect wear. Would also be a good garment when layered up in fall.

Last year, I designed the pearl summer top, a perfect pattern to learn how to add beads or sequences to crochet wear. I wanted to make a crochet crop top but I was pregnant. Now, 9 months later, it’s the perfect time to style and rock all things crochet cop tops.

So I decided to adapt the flared top, and I love the outcome. If crocheting with either beads or sequence isn’t your thing, then you should still give it a try. You can make this crochet crop top without adding beads or sequins. After trying the two variations, I still can not decide which I love the most. So, tell me, which one is your favorite? Would you be adding beads or sequins to your own version of this crochet crop top?

Crochet Crop Top Pattern

The pearl crop top pattern can be downloaded as an ad-free version either on Ravelry or on Etsy.

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Crochet pattern on Ravelry
Crochet Pattern on Etsy

Since you love this crop top pattern, why not check out this beautiful halter top – Doli halter top, a free pattern that is size-inclusive here on the blog.

Materials needed for the crochet crop top

 Yarn – Any Double Knit (DK) weight yarn can be used for this crop Top. This prototype was made using -Lion Brand Coboo, Dk weight, #3 (51% Cotton, 49% Rayon, 232 yards/212 m per 3.5 oz/100g Ball)

Sample made White

             Estimated Yardage 

XS

A = 2 Balls/ 7 oz/ 200 g/ 354 yd / 323 m

S

A = 2 Balls/7 oz/ 200 g / 400 yd / 366 m

M

A = 2 Balls/ 7 oz/ 200 g /460 yd/ 420 m

L

A = 3 balls /10.5 oz / 300 g /500 yd / 457 m

XL

A = 3 Balls /10.5 oz/ 300 g/ 650 yd / 594 m

2XL

A = 4 Balls /14 oz/ 4000 g /800 yd / 732 m

3XL

A = 4 Balls /14 oz / 400 g /900 yd / 822 m

4XL

A = 5 Balls/17.5 oz / 500 g /1000 yd / 914 m

5XL

A = 5 Balls/17.5 oz / 500 g/1100 yd / 1100 m

Hook and other Materials

–     US size G (4 mm) Crochet Hook.

– Stitch Markers – 4 pcs

– Optional – Sequins (6mm) or Beads (3 – 6mm) = 296 (352, 434, 434, 522, 574, 604, 660, 660) pcs

Gauge

17 sts over 12 rows = 4”/10 cm Square made in hdc, before blocking.

Adjust hook size if necessary, to obtain gauge.

Pearl crochet crop top notes

  1. Please kindly read through the pattern before starting.
  2. Similar #3 weight yarn can be substituted, please check the gauge.
  3. Ch 2 does not count as a stitch. 

Difficulty Level – Intermediate

Terms – US Terminology

Stitches Abbreviations

Ch(s) – Chain(s)

Sl st – Slip stitch 

Sc – Single Crochet

Hdc – Half Double Crochet

Hdc2tog – Half Double Crochet 2 stitches together

Sk – Skip

Rep – Repeat

Finished Measurements

Sizes/Color – XS (S, M, L, XL, 2Xl, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)

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

Armhole Depth – 9 (9, 9, 9, 10, 10, 10, 10, 10)”

Top Length – 15 (15, 17, 19, 19, 21, 21, 21, 21)”

The modeled crochet crop top is shown in Medium with 2” of positive ease.

Construction Notes

  1. This Top is worked in 2 sections.
  2. Section 1 – Both panels (front and back) are made together in rounds.
  3. Section 2 – The shoulder strap/neckline is then added and sewn together.
  4. Please note that the heavier your beads, the heavier the TOP would be.

Adjustments/fittings

1.     Length: increase or decrease the repeat of the body.

2. If you want more cleavage coverage, reduce the length of the straps.

Instructions for the crop top free pattern

Section 1: Body

·       Worked from the bust down to the underbust in rounds.

  • Thread 156 (156, 182, 182, 210, 210, 240, 240, 240) sequins/beads into the ball of yarn before starting.

Chain 128 (144, 160, 176, 196, 212, 228, 244, 264) join to form a circle, and adjust the starting chains for a more comfortable fit, but in multiples of 4.

Round 1: Ch 2, dc in first 2 sts, *ch 2, skip next 2 chs, dc in next 2 chs, rep from * to end, ch2, join with a sl st to beginning ch. 64 (72, 80, 88, 98, 106, 114, 122, 132) dc, 32 (36, 40, 44, 49, 53, 57, 61, 66) ch sp.

Round 2: Ch 4, skip first 2 sts, *dc in next 2 chs, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, rep from * to last 2 sts, dc in last 2 sts, join with a sl st to beginning ch. 64 (72, 80, 88, 98, 106, 114, 122, 132) dc, 32 (36, 40, 44, 49, 53, 57, 61, 66) ch sp.

Round 3: Ch 2, dc in ch sp, *ch 2, skip next 2 sts, dc in next 2 chs, rep from * to end, join with a sl st to beginning ch. 64 (72, 80, 88, 98, 106, 114, 122, 132) dc, 32 (36, 40, 44, 49, 53, 57, 61, 66) ch sp.

Round 4: Ch 2, hdc in each st around, join with a sl st to beginning ch. 128 (144, 160, 176, 196, 212, 228, 244, 264) hdc

  • Please note that the sequins/beads are to be in the center.
  • Are you not using Sequins/Beads? Work Hdc all through in the rows with sequins.

Round 5: Ch 2, hdc in next 20 (24, 27, 31, 35, 39, 42, 46, 51) *pass a sequin, sc in next st, rep from * 23 (23, 25, 25, 27, 27, 29, 29, 29) more times, hdc in the remaining sts. Join with a sl st to beginning ch.

Round 6: Rep Round 4

Round 7: Ch 2, hdc in next 21 (25, 28, 32, 36, 40, 43, 47, 52) sts, *pass a sequin, sc in next st, rep from * 21 (21, 23, 23, 25, 25, 27, 27, 27) more times, hdc in the remaining sts.

Round 8: Rep Round 4

Round 9: Ch 2, hdc in next 22 (26, 29, 33, 37, 41, 44, 48, 53) sts, *pass a sequin, sc in next st, rep from * 19 (19, 21, 21, 23, 23, 25, 25, 25) more times, hdc in the remaining sts.

Round 10: Rep Round 4

Round 11: Ch 2, hdc in next 23 (27, 30, 34, 38, 42, 45, 49, 54) sts, *pass a sequin, sc in next st, rep from * 17 (17, 19, 19, 21, 21, 23, 23, 23) more times, hdc in the remaining sts.

Row 12: Rep Row 4

Continue the decrease until 2 sequins left

Round 13: Ch 2, hdc in next 24 (28, 31, 35, 39, 43, 46, 50, 55) sts, *pass a sequin, sc in next st, rep from * 15 (15, 17, 17, 19, 19, 21, 21, 21) more times, hdc in the remaining sts.

Round 14: Rep Round 4

Round 15: Ch 2, hdc in next 25 (29, 32, 36, 40, 44, 47, 51, 56) sts, *pass a sequin, sc in next st, rep from * 13 (13, 15, 15, 17, 17, 19, 19, 19) more times, hdc in the remaining sts.

Round 16: Rep Round 4

Round 17: Ch 2, hdc in next 26 (31, 33, 37, 41, 45, 48, 52, 57) sts, *pass a sequin, sc in next st, rep from * 11 (11, 13, 13, 15, 15, 17, 17, 17) more times, hdc in the remaining sts.

Round 18: Rep Round 4

Round 19: Ch 2, hdc in next 27 (32, 34, 38, 42, 46, 49, 53, 58) sts, *pass a sequin, sc in next st, rep from * 9 (9, 11, 11, 13, 13, 15, 15, 15) more times, hdc in the remaining sts.

Round 20: Rep Round 4

Round 21: Ch 2, hdc in next 28 (33, 35, 39, 43, 47, 50, 54, 59) sts, *pass a sequin, sc in next st, rep from * 7 (7, 9, 9, 11, 11, 13, 13, 13) more times, hdc in the remaining sts.

Round 22: Rep Round 4

Round 23: Ch 2, hdc in next 29 (34, 36, 40, 44, 48, 51, 55, 60) sts, *pass a sequin, sc in next st, rep from * 5 (5, 7, 7, 9, 9, 11, 11, 11) more times, hdc in the remaining sts.

Round 24: Rep Round 4

Round 25: Ch 2, hdc in next 30 (35, 37, 41, 45, 49, 52, 56, 61) sts, *pass a sequin, sc in next st, rep from * 3 (3, 5, 5, 7, 7, 9, 9, 9) more times, hdc in the remaining sts.

Round 26: Rep Round 4

Round 27: Ch 2, hdc in next 31 (36, 38, 42, 46, 50, 53, 57, 62) sts, *pass a sequin, sc in next st, rep from * 1 (1, 3, 3, 5, 5, 7, 7, 7) more time(s), hdc in the remaining sts.

Round 28: Rep Round 4

Skip to Round 1 for XS (S)

Round 29: Ch 2, hdc in next 39 (43, 47, 51, 54, 58, 63) sts, *pass a sequin, sc in next st, rep from * 1 (1, 3, 3, 5, 5, 5) more time(s), hdc in the remaining sts.

Round 30: Rep Round 4

Skip to Round 1 for M (L)

Round 31: Ch 2, hdc in next 48 (52, 55, 59, 64) sts, *pass a sequin, sc in next st, rep from * 1 (1, 3, 3, 3) more time(s), hdc in the remaining sts.

Round 32: Rep Round 4

Skip to Round 1 for XL (2XL)

Round 33: Ch 2, hdc in next 56 (60, 65) sts, *pass a sequin, sc in next st, rep from * 1 (1, 1) more time, hdc in the remaining sts.

Round 34: Rep Round 4.

For all sizes – 

Round 1: Ch 2, dc in first 2 sts, *ch 2, skip next 2 chs, dc in next 2 chs, rep from * to end, ch2, join with a sl st to beginning ch. 64 (72, 80, 88, 98, 106, 114, 122, 132) dc, 32 (36, 40, 44, 49, 53, 57, 61, 66) ch sp.

Round 2: Ch 43, skip first 2 sts, *dc in next 2 chs, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, rep from * to end, dc in last 2 chs, join with a sl st to beginning ch. 64 (72, 80, 88, 98, 106, 114, 122, 132) dc, 32 (36, 40, 44, 49, 53, 57, 61, 66) ch sp.

Round 3: Ch 2, dc in ch sp, *ch 2, skip next 2 sts, dc in next 2 chs, rep from * to end, ch 2, join with a sl st to beginning ch. 64 (72, 80, 88, 98, 106, 114, 122, 132) dc, 32 (36, 40, 44, 49, 53, 57, 61, 66) ch sp.

Round 4: Ch 2, hdc in each st around, join with a sl st to beginning ch. 128 (144, 160, 176, 196, 212, 228, 244, 264) hdc.

Round 5: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in next 6 sts, rep from * to end, join with a sl st to the beginning chain.

Round 6: Ch 1, sl st across, join with a sl st to the beginning chain.

Fasten off.

Section 2: Shoulder Straps

  • Place stitch markers on the corresponding ch spaces using the table below.
1ST ch sp2ND ch sp3RD ch sp4TH ch sp5TH ch sp6TH ch sp7TH ch sp8TH ch sp
XS37101419232630
S38111621262934
M39121823293238
L410142026323642
XL310142127343946
2XL311152329374250
3XL412172532404654
4XL413182734434958
5XL514202938475361

 –     With the Right Side facing you.

Right front straps

–        Working between the 4th and 3rd stitch markers.

–        Pass/thread 70 (98, 126, 126, 156, 182, 182, 210, 210) sequins/beads into your ball of yarn.

Tips to help you make a perfect crop top with either beads or sequence.

If you prefer not to thread before starting, you could use a smaller hook size (2mm crochet hook) to pass your beads/sequins instead of pre-threading all before starting or use floss to pass your bead into the yarn.

–        Join yarn with a sl st to the 3rd stitch marker, crocheting towards the 4th marker.

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn

18 (22, 26, 26, 30, 34, 34, 38, 38) sc

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in next 2 sts, *pass a sequin, sc in next st, rep from * until last 2 sts, sc2tog, turn. 17 (21, 25, 25, 29, 33, 33, 37, 37) sc

Row 3: Ch 1, sc2tog, sc in each st across, turn. 16 (20, 24, 24, 28, 32, 32, 36, 36) sc

Rows 4 – 9: Rep Rows 2 – 3

10 (14, 18, 18, 22, 26, 26, 30, 30) sc

Row 10: Ch 1, sc in next 2 sts, *pass a sequin, sc in next st, rep from * to last 2 sts, pass a sequin, sc in last 2 sts, turn. 10 (14, 18, 18, 22, 26, 26, 30, 30) sc

Row 11: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. 10 (14, 18, 18, 22, 26, 26, 30, 30) sc

Rows 12 – 15: Rep Rows 10 – 11

Rows 16 – 24 (24, 28, 28, 28, 32, 32, 32, 32): Rep Row 11.

Fasten off.

Left front straps

–        Working between the 1st and 2nd stitch markers.

–        Pass/thread 70 (98, 126, 126, 156, 182, 182, 210, 120) sequins/beads into your ball of yarn.

–        Join yarn with a sl st to the 2nd stitch marker, crocheting towards the 1st stitch marker.

–        Do not forget all sequins/beads must be on the RIGHT SIDE.

– Repeat as with the right strap

You can make your own crochet crop top without straps. If you decide on straps, continue with the instruction below.

Back Panel Straps

–        With the Right Side facing you.

Right Backstraps

–        Working between the 7th and 8th stitch markers.

–        Join yarn with a sl st to the 8th stitch marker.

Row 1: Ch 2, * 2 sc in ch 2 sp, sc in next 2 sts, rep from * to the 7th stitch marker, turn 18 (22, 26, 26, 30, 34, 34, 38, 38) sc

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. 18 (22, 26, 26, 30, 34, 34, 38, 38) sc

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in each st until last 2 sts, sc2tog, turn. 17 (21, 25, 25, 29, 33, 33, 37, 37) sc

Row 4: Ch 1, sc2tog, hdc in each st across, turn. 16 (20, 24, 24, 28, 32, 32, 36, 36) sc

Rows 5 – 10: Rep Rows 3 – 4

10 (14, 18, 18, 22, 26, 26, 30, 30) sc

Row 11: Ch 1, sc in each st across, turn. 10 (14, 18, 18, 22, 26, 26, 30, 30) sc

Rows 12 – 15: Rep Rows 10 – 11

Rows 16 – 24 (24, 28, 28, 28, 32, 32, 32, 32): Rep Row 11.

Fasten off.

Left straps

–        On the wrong side, join yarn with a sl st to the stitch with the 5th stitch marker.

–        Working between the 5th and 6th stitch markers, rep as with the right straps.

Finishing

–        Turn work into the wrong side

–        With a slip stitch or darning needle (using mattress stitch), join/sew the shoulder straps.

Neckline

Crocheting around the Neckline, join yarn with a sl st to the left shoulder strap, ch 1, sc in each st around, join with a sl st to beginning ch.

Armpit

Crocheting around the Armpit, join yarn with a sl st to the outer part of left shoulder strap, ch 1, sc in each st around, join with a sl st to beginning ch.

Repeat on the other side.

Fasten off.

Thanks for making this crochet top pattern, do share your beautiful crop tops with me on social media.

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3 Comments

  1. How do you choose when they all look awesome! I would make each one a different color. and do one with beads, one without and the other with sequences. To cute❣❣❣

  2. I LOVE the look of the crop top both with and without beads/sequins. I would definitely add beads for myself. A friend suggested using small gemstone or birthstone beads like rose quartz or lapis lazuli to give the protective vibes to the wearer.

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