Easy X Crop Top

April 09, 2017


I created the pattern for this crop top back in 2015 but never publish it in this blog until recently when someone saw the picture of this crop top on my Instagram account and asked me about it.

I've uploaded a video tutorial for this crop top on my YouTube channel, so if you can't understand any part of this pattern please checkout the video.


Yarn: 
I used a cotton silk acrylic (sport weight/approx. 150g)

Hook: 
3.5 mm or any size needed to obtain gauge

Gauge:  
2 rows of 12 dc = 2.0 x 1.0  inch

Stitches used: 
Chain stitch (ch), slip stitch (sl st), single crochet (sc), double crochet (dc), shell stitch (5 dc in same stitch), cross stitch (cs)

1 cross stitch(CS) =*Skip nxt 2 sts, dc in nxt st, ch 1, dc backward in first st of skipped 2 sts* 

Instructions:

Make two for back and front
Direction in parentheses are for size (S, M, L).
First Ch 3 counts as dc.

Begin: 
Make a slip knot and ch (93, 99, 105).

Row 1: 
Dc into 4th ch from hook, *skip nxt 2 sts, dc in nxt st, ch 1, dc backward in first st of skipped 2 sts*, repeat *to* (28, 30, 32)times, dc in last 2 sts, turn.

Row 2: 
Ch 3, dc in nxt st, (29, 31, 33) cs, 2 dc in nxt 2 sts, turn.

Row 3- (15,15,17): 
Repeat row 2.

Now we are going to decrease the stitches.

Row (16,16,18): 
Ch 3, dc in nxt st, skip 2 sts, dc in nxt st, (27, 29, 31) cs, dc in nxt st, skip 2 sts, dc in nxt 2 sts, turn.

Row (17,17,19):
 Ch 3, dc in nxt st, skip nxt st, (27, 29, 31) cs, skip nxt st, dc in nxt 2 sts, turn.

Row (18,18,20-25,25,27): 
Repeat row (16,16,18-17,17,19) alternately decreasing the cross stitch until (19, 21, 23).

Row (26,26,28-31,31,33): 
Ch 3, dc in nxt st, (19, 21, 23) cs, dc in nxt 2 sts, turn.

Now continue working on the shoulder strap

Row (32,32,34): 
Ch 3, dc in nxt st, 5 cs, skip nxt st, dc in nxt 2 sts, turn.

Row (33,33,35): 
Ch 3, dc in nxt st, skip 2 nxt sts, dc in nxt st, 4 cs, dc in nxt 2 sts, turn.

Row (34,34,36): 
Ch 3, dc in nxt st, 4 cs, skip nxt st, dc in nxt 2 sts, turn.

Row (35,35,37): 
Ch 3, dc in nxt st, skip 2 sts, dc in nxt st, 3 cs, dc in nxt 2 sts, turn.

Row (36,36,38): 
Ch 3, dc in nxt st, 3 cs, skip nxt st, dc in nxt 2 sts, turn.

Row (37,37,39): 
Ch 3, dc in nxt st, 3 cs, dc in nxt 2 sts, ch 1. Fasten off.

Now work on the other strap. 
Join yarn on the 6th cross stitch, count from left to right.

Row (32,32,34): 
Ch 3, dc in nxt st, skip nxt st, 5 cs, dc in nxt 2 sts, turn.

Row (33,33,35): 
Ch 3, dc in nxt st, 4cs, dc in nxt st, skip nxt 2 sts, dc in nxt 2 sts, turn.

Row (34,34,36): 
Ch 3, dc in nxt st, skip nxt st, 4 cs, dc in nxt 2 sts, turn.

Row (35,35,37): 
Ch 3, dc in nxt st, 3 cs, dc in nxt st, skip nxt 2 sts, dc in nxt 2 sts, turn.

Row (36,36,38): 
Ch 3, dc in nxt st, skip nxt st, 3 cs, dc in nxt 2 sts, turn.

Row (37,37,39): 
Ch 3, dc in nxt st, 3 cs, dc in nxt 2 sts.

After row (37,37,39) do not fasten off. Continue on making shell stitch for the neck’s edging.

Neck:
Skip dc-space, #shell in nxt dc-sp, sl st in nxt dc-sp, shell in nxt dc-sp, sl st in nxt dc-sp, shell in nxt dc-sp#, *sl st in 1-ch-space, shell in nxt 1-ch-sp*.

Repeat  *to* and #to# along the neckline, sl st in nxt dc-sp, ch 1. Fasten off.

Repeat the whole process for the back. 

With both pieces facing the wrong side, join across shoulder strap using sl st or whipstitch or any preferred technique.

Join side seams from armholes to lower edge.
Now flip facing the right side continue on making shell stitch for the bottom edging.

Bottom edging:
Sl st in dc st, *shell in nxt 1-ch-space, sl st in nxt 1-ch-space* repeat * to * around. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

And you’re done!
Yippie :D

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