Easy & Quick Crochet Tops (3 Styles)

May 03, 2017


This top can be made with any kind of yarn and hook size you prefer. To get the perfect fit for your body, make as many rows you need to cover ¾ of your back and make sure it can stretch until it covers your whole back. The numbers of row must end in odd numbers.


You can download the clean printable PDF version of this pattern for free here or on Love Crochet website..

~Please refer to the video tutorial if you can't understand any part of this pattern~

Size: Small (32-34)

Yarn: Cotton/Acrylic/Blended sport weight yarn. You can use any type of yarn you prefer. Approximately (130g, 60g, 40g).

Yarn I used for this project.

Hook I used for this project.

Hook: 4 mm or any size needed to obtain gauge.

Gauge: 2 rows of 12 dc  = 2” x 1” inch

Stitches used: Chain stitch (ch), slip stitch (sl st), half double crochet (hdc), double crochet (dc).

Abbreviation: Wrong side (WS), right side (RS), back loop only (BLO), stitches (sts), space (sp), next (nxt), yarn over (yo).

Instructions:
Direction in parentheses are for (crop top, bralette, bikini top).

Foundation chain: 
Make a slip knot and ch (52, 32, 25) or as long as you want your top to be.

Row 1(WS): 
Hdc in 3rd chain from hook and across, ch 2, turn.

Row 2 - 30: 
Hdc in the back loop only(BLO) of each stitches across, ch 2, turn.

Row 31: 
Hdc in the BLO of each stitches across, ch 4, turn.

Now you have 31 rows of (50, 30, 23) hdc. Add more rows if your piece doesn’t cover your whole back when you stretch it, just make sure you end it with odd numbers.

Now we are going to increase the stitches.

Row 32: 
Hdc in 3rd and 4th ch from hook, hdc in BLO across, ch 2, turn.

Row 33 - 41: 
Repeat row 31 - 32 alternately.

After row 41 do not ch 4, continue to make the shoulder strap.
Watch the video on how to make and attach the strap.

If you want to make it into a halter top that can be tied around your neck:
Ch 100, sc in second ch from hook and across. Continue with row 42.

Shoulder strap: 
Ch 3, 2 dc in hdc st, *ch 3, 2 dc in dc-space*, repeat *to* 17 times.

Shoulder strap will be the indicator that you are facing the right side(RS).

Attach strap at the back. 
Count fom right to left from row 31, skip 9 rows, ch 3, insert hook in hdc-sp on row 10, yo, sl st, *yo, insert hook in dc-sp, yo, pull through two loops, insert hook in hdc-sp, yo, pull through two loops*, repeat * to *. 

Turn your work and crochet back upward.
*Ch 3, dc in dc-sp, slip stitch in nxt dc-sp*, repeat * to * across.

After the last dc in dc-sp, join strap on row 42 with hdc instead of slip stitch.

Row 42: 
Hdc in hdc st, hdc in BLO across, ch 2, turn.

Row 43 - 44:
 Hdc in BLO across, ch 2, turn.

Now we are going to decrease the stitches.

Row 45: 
Hdc in BLO across until 2 sts remain, ch 2, turn.

Row 46: 
Hdc in BLO across, ch 2, turn.

Row 47 - 52: 
Repeat row 45 - row 46 alternately.

Row 53:
 Hdc in BLO across, ch 4, turn.

Row 54 - 74: 
Repeat Row 32 – 52.

Facing the wrong side, join in BLO and foundation chain with slip stitch across until 2 sts remain. 

Ch 2 Fasten off. Weave in ends.

And you’re done. Yippie :)


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