This V-cut crochet halter top has a clean and simple look. It’s perfect for 4th of July Barbecues or summer time at the beach. It’s sleek little top, but the pattern may look a little intimidating in it’s length. Just stick with me, I’ll explain everything 😉

This free pattern includes all sizes from XS-XXL. To purchase the printable PDF version, you can visit my Etsy or Ravelry stores.

Happy crocheting 🙂

Materials

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Stitches used & code

  • ch = chain
  • st = stitch(es)
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • sk = skip
  • sp = space
  • rep = repeat
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • rs = right side
  • ws = wrong side
  • v stitch = 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc all into same st

Notes:

Gauge blocked: 22 dc x 12 rows = 4″

Sizes and measurements ( After blocked )

  • XS = 13.63″ body, 16.72″ fringe Width x 12.33″ Length (365 yards of yarn)
  • S = 15.09″ body, 18.54″ fringe Width x 13″ Length (395 yards of yarn)
  • M = 15.81″ body, 19.45″ fringe Width x 13.66″ Length (435 yards of yarn)
  • L = 17.27″ body, 21.27″ fringe Width x 14.33″ Length (475 yards of yarn)
  • XL = 17.63″ body, 21.81″ fringe Width x 15″ Length (510 yards of yarn)
  • XXL = 19.09″ body, 23.63″ fringe Width x 15. 66″ Length (550 yards of yarn)

Pattern ( Make 2 ) *All sizes start the same

Upper left side

Row 1 ( rs ) : ch 7, sk 4 ch ( first 3 ch count as 1 dc ), 1 v st into next ch, sk next ch, 1 dc into last ch. Total of 2 dc and 1 v st (Check picture below)

Row 2 ( ws ) : Turn, ch 3 ( count as 1 dc ), 1 v st into the 1 ch sp, 1 dc into last st(The last st is a fourth ch st). Total of 2 dc and 1 v st (Check picture below)

Row 3 : Turn, ch 3 ( count s 1 dc ), 1 v st into 1 ch sp, 1 dc into last st(The last st is a third ch st). Total of 2 dc and 1 v st

Row 4 and 5 rep row 3

Row 6 : Turn, ch 3 ( count a s 1 dc ), 1 dc into first st/same 3 ch st, 1 dc into next st, 1 dc into 1 ch sp, 1 dc into next st, 2 dc into last st(The last st is a third ch st). Total of 7 dc (Check picture below)

Row 7 : Turn , ch 3 ( count as 1 dc ), 1 dc into first st/same 3 ch st, 1 dc into each st until you have 1 st left, 2 dc into last st(The last st is a third ch st). Total of 9 dc

Row 8 – 20( 22, 22, 24, 24, 26 ) rep row 7 *In each row you will increase 2 st( 1 st on each side )

The end of row 20( 22, 22, 24, 24, 26 ) you will have 35( 39, 39, 43, 43, 47 )st. Cut the yarn

Upper right side

Make the same as the upper left side, but do not cut the yarn. Proceed directly to joining row instructions.

Joining upper right and left together

With the upper right piece

Row 21( 23, 23, 25, 25, 27 ) : Turn,ch 3 ( count as 1 dc ), 1 dc into first st/same 3 ch st, 1 dc into each st until you have 1 st left, 2 dc into last st(The last st is a third ch st), ch 1, Turn your upper left right side up, 2 dc into first st of the upper left, 1 dc into each st until you have 1 st left, 2 dc into last st(The last st is third ch st). Total of 74( 82, 82, 90, 90, 98 )dc and 1( 1, 1, 1, 1, 1 ) ch (Check picture below)

Sizes XS ans S only

Row 22, 24 : Turn, ch 3 ( count as 1 dc ), 1 dc into next st and each st across. Total of 75, 83 dc *Make sure to make 1 dc into the 1 ch in the middle

Sizes M and L only

Row 24, 26 : Turn, ch 3 ( count as 1 dc ), 1 dc into first st/same 3 ch st, 1 dc into each st until you have 1 st left, 2 dc into last st(The last st is a third ch st). Total of 85, 93 dc *Make sure to make 1 dc into the 1 ch in the middle

Row 25, 27 rep row 24, 26 . Total of 87,95 dc

Size XL and XXL only

Row 26 , 28 : Turn, ch 3 ( count as 1 dc ), 1 dc into first st/same 3 ch st, 1 dc into each st until you have 1 st left, 2 dc into last st(The last st is a third ch st). Total of 93, 101 dc *Make sure to make 1 dc into the 1 ch in the middle

Row 27, 29 – 28, 30 rep row 26, 28 *in each row you will increase 2 st( 1 st on each side )

The end of row 28, 30 you will have a Total of 97, 105 dc

All the sizes

Row 23( 25, 26, 28, 29, 31 ) : Turn, ch 3 ( count as 1 dc ), 1 dc into next st and each st across. Total of 75( 83, 87, 95, 97, 105 ) dc

Row 24( 26, 27, 29, 30, 32 ) – 32( 34, 36, 38, 40, 42 ) rep row 23( 25, 26, 28, 29, 31 )

*If you want a longer top, just keep repeating row 23( 25, 26, 28, 29, 31 ) before you make the fringe. Make sure to stop at wrong side row/even row.

The fringe ( All the sizes )

Row 33( 35, 37, 39, 41, 43 ) : Turn, ch 3 ( count as 1 dc ), *sk next st, 1 v st into next st* rep from *to* until you have 2 st left, sk next st, 1 dc into last st(The last st is a third ch st). Total of 36( 40, 42, 46, 47, 51 ) v st and 2( 2, 2, 2, 2, 2 ) dc (Check picture below)

Row 34( 36, 38, 40, 42, 44 ) : Turn, ch 3 ( count as 1 dc ), 1 v st into each 1 ch sp, 1 dc into last st(The last st is a third ch st). Total of 36( 40, 42, 46, 47, 51 ) v st and 2( 2, 2, 2, 2, 2 ) dc (Check picture below)

Row 35(37, 39, 41, 43, 45 ) – 36( 38, 40, 42, 44, 46 ) rep row 34( 36, 38, 40, 42, 44 )

Row 37( 39, 41, 43, 45, 47 ) : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as st ), * 3 dc into 1 ch sp, 1 sc into the cap in between the v st* rep from *to* until the end, sl st into the third ch st. Cut the yarn leave 17( 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 ) inches tail

Joining the front and back panel together

Take the front and back panel, place them together with correct sides facing each other and we’ll sew on the wrong side, using the tails that we left earlier. Start sewing from the bottom up until you reach the arm pit where we joined the upper right and upper left together. (Check picture below)

Sew the shoulder using any method of choice: If you have a tail left at the shoulder, feel free to use that but if not you can cut a new piece of yarn.

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

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