I’ve just put the finishing touches on this crochet crop top sweater for everyone to try out, YAY!

It’s coming in at the last minute of the deadline, but better almost late than never 🙂

It’s a loose fitting crop top/ sweater but it can be adjusted to fit more snug and can be made full length, or longer if you like. It has a fun little v puff stitch detail on the front that I love.

If you’d like to have the downloadable PDF pattern, it’s available for purchase on all my seller channels, such as Etsy, Ravelry, and LoveCrafts.

Hope you’re all having a great fall, see you next time. Until then, happy crocheting 🙂

Materials

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Stitches used & code

  • ch = chain
  • st = stitch(es)
  • hdc = half double crochet
  • hdc2tog = half double crochet 2 st together
  • sp = space
  • sk = skip
  • rep = repeat
  • rs = right side
  • ws = wrong side
  • ” = inches
  • YO = yarn over hook
  • vpf = v puff stitch: Yo insert hook into the st, YO pull up a loop, YO insert hook into same st, YO pull up a loop, YO insert hook into same st, YO pull up a loop, YO pull through all loops and ch 1, ch 1, Yo insert hook into same st, YO pull up a loop, YO insert hook into same st, YO pull up a loop, YO insert hook into same st, YO pull up a loop, YO pull through all loops and ch 1

Notes :

  • Here’s the video tutorial for this sweater PART 1 PART 2
  • This pattern made as US women’s XS( S, M, L, XL, XXL )
  • This top is made in 4 separate pieces and then sewn together
  • This pattern is in multiples of 2+4
  • In this picture I have demonstrated with size small

Yarn needed : 710( 760, 830, 880, 950, 1,000 ) yards

Gauge blocked : 14 hdc X 10.5 rows = 4″

Measurements ( After blocked )

  • XS = 19.14″ Width X 15.16″ Length
  • S = 20.85″ Width X 15.61″ Length
  • M = 23.14″ Width X 16.38″ Length
  • L = 24.85″ Width X 16.38″ Length
  • XL = 27.14″ Width X 17.14 ” Length
  • XXL = 28.85″ Width X 17.14″ Length

Pattern

Front Panel

Row 1 ( rs ) : ch 68( 74, 82, 88, 96, 102 ), 1 hdc into second ch from hook and each ch across. Total of 67( 73, 81, 87, 95, 101 ) hdc

Row 2 ( ws ) : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 hdc into each st until you have 32( 35, 39, 42, 46, 49 ) hdc, sk next st, 1 vpf into next st, sk next st, 1 hdc into next st and each st across. Total of 32( 35, 39, 42, 46, 49 ) hdc on each side and 1( 1, 1, 1, 1, 1 ) vpf at the middle ( Check picture below )

Row 3 : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 hdc into each st until you have 32( 35, 39, 42, 46, 49 ) hdc, 1 vpf into the ch 1 sp, sk next st, 1 hdc into next st and each st across. Total of 32( 35, 39, 42, 46, 49 ) hdc on each side and 1( 1, 1, 1, 1, 1 ) vpf at the middle ( Check picture below )

Row 4 – 26( 26, 26, 28, 28, 28 ) rep row 3

Upper right

Row 27( 27, 27, 29, 29, 29 ) : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 hdc into each st until you have 32( 35, 39, 42, 46, 49 ) hdc, 1 hdc into the ch 1 sp at the middle. Total of 33( 36, 40, 43, 47, 50 ) hdc ( Check picture below )

Row 28( 28, 28, 30, 30, 30 ) : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), hdc2tog, 1 hdc into next st and each st across. Total of 32( 35, 39, 42, 46, 49 ) hdc ( Check picture below )

Row 29( 29, 29, 31, 31, 31 ) : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 hdc into each st until you have 2 st left, hdc2tog. Total of 31( 34, 38, 41, 45, 48 ) hdc

  • XS = rep row 28 and 29 6 more times. Total of 41 rows
  • S = rep row 28 and 29 6 more times. Total of 41 rows
  • M = rep row 28 and 29 7 more times. Total of 43 rows
  • L = rep row 30 and 31 6 more times. Total of 43 rows
  • XL = rep row 30 and 31 7 more times. Total of 45 rows
  • XXL = rep row 30 and 31 7 more times. Total of 45 rows

*In each row you’ll decrease 1 st. The end of row 41( 41, 43, 43, 45, 45 ) you’ll have 19( 22, 24, 29, 31, 34 ) hdc left. Cut the yarn and leave 18 – 28″ long tail. ( Check picture below )

Upper left

Row 27( 27, 27, 29, 29, 29 ) : Add new yarn into the ch 1 sp at the middle and ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 hdc into the ch 1 sp, sk next st, 1 hdc into next st and each st across. Total of 33( 36, 40, 43, 47, 50 ) hdc ( Check picture below )

Row 28( 28, 28, 30, 30, 30 ) : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 hdc into each st until you have 2 st left, hdc2tog. Total of 32( 35, 39, 42, 46, 49 ) hdc

Row 29( 29, 29, 31, 31, 31 ) : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), hdc2tog, 1 hdc into next st and each st across. Total of 31( 34, 38, 41, 45, 48 ) hdc

  • XS = rep row 28 and 29 6 more times. Total of 41 rows
  • S = rep row 28 and 29 6 more times. Total of 41 rows
  • M = rep row 28 and 29 7 more times. Total of 43 rows
  • L = rep row 30 and 31 6 more times. Total of 43 rows
  • XL = rep row 30 and 31 7 more times. Total of 45 rows
  • XXL = rep row 30 and 31 7 more times. Total of 45 rows

*In each row you’ll decrease 1 st. The end of row 41( 41, 43, 43, 45, 45 ) you’ll have 19( 22, 24, 29, 31, 34 ) hdc left. Cut the yarn and leave 18 – 28″ long tail. ( Check picture below )

Back Panel

Row 1 ( rs ) : ch 68( 74, 82, 88, 96, 102 ), 1 hdc into second ch from hook and each ch across. Total of 67( 73, 81, 87, 95, 101 ) hdc

Row 2 ( ws ) : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 hdc into each st across. Total of 67( 73, 81, 87, 95, 101 ) hdc

Row 3 – 41( 41, 43, 43, 45, 45 ) rep row 2

The end of row 41( 41, 43, 43, 45, 45 ) Cut the yarn.

Sleeve Panel ( Make 2 )

Row 1 ( rs ) : ch 49( 51, 55, 57, 61, 63 ), 1 hdc into second ch from hook and each ch across. Total of 48( 50, 54, 56, 60, 62 ) hdc

Row 2 ( ws ) : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 hdc into each st across. Total of 48( 50, 54, 56, 60, 62 ) hdc

Row 3 – 29( 29, 29, 29, 29, 29 ) rep row 2

*All the sizes are the same length, if you want longer sleeves, just keep repeating row 2 until you have your desired length. The end of row 29 cut the yarn and leave 40 – 50″ lang tail.

Joining the pieces together

Sew the front and back panel together

Place your panel right side facing down. We’ll sew on the wrong side, using the tails that we left earlier. Use which ever method you prefer to sew. ( check picture below )

Sew the sleeves to the sweater

Lay your top correct side facing down. Place your sleeves correct side facing down and start sewing on the wrong side with your tail again. The shoulder seam of the main panel should be in the middle of the sleeves and even on both sides. ( check picture below )

Sew the sweater together

Fold your sweater in half at the shoulder seam. Cut a new strand of yarn 50 – 60 inches long, enough to sew the bottom side and sleeve. Start sewing from the bottom up to the side seam until you reach the armpit and continue sewing the sleeve side seam until you reach the cuff of the sleeve. Cut the yarn and weave the end. ( check picture below )

Congratulations! Nice work. I’d love to see everyone’s work. If you want to share with me, just tag me on IG or FB. Happy crocheting 🙂

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