This is another great project for crochet beginners. It’s a simple two panel project, but you still end up with cute little top. If you’re new to crochet, your friends will be so impressed when they see your work. If you’re a crochet veteran, your friends will still be impressed with your crochet mastery 😃.

This free written pattern includes sizes XS-XXL. There’s also a video tutorial to follow along. If you’d like the ad free, printable PDF pattern, it’s available to purchase on my Etsy or Ravelry stores. Thank you all for your continued support. I can’t wait to see everyone’s projects. Happy crocheting 😊🙏

Materials

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Stitches used & code

  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • st = stitch(es)
  • sk = skip
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • sp = space
  • rep = repeat
  • rs = right side
  • ws = wrong side
  • ” = inches
  • YO = yarn over hook
  • Bead stitch = 1 dc, *YO insert hook around the post of dc from right to left, YO and pull up a loop* rep from *to* 2 more times into the same dc post ( 7 loops on hook ), YO and pull through first 6 loops, YO and pull through remaining on hook.
  • Picot = ch 3, sl st into the back bump of the first ch that we did

Notes:

  • Here’s the video tutorial for this top
  • This pattern made as us women’s XS( S, M, L, XL, XXL )
  • This top is made in 2 separate pieces and then sewn together(2 panels are made the same)
  • This top is designed to be a little loose
  • This pattern is a 6 rows repeat *row 2-6
  • This pattern is in multiples of 2+3
  • In this picture I have demonstrated with size small

Gauge blocked: 14 dc X 10 rows = 4″

Measurements across back ( After blocked )

  • XS = 20.8″ Width X 17.85″ Length (810 yards of yarn)
  • S = 20.8″ Width X 18.42″ Length (830 yards of yarn)
  • M = 25.6″ Width X 19″ Length (890 yards of yarn)
  • L = 25.6″ Width X 19.57″ Length (910 yards of yarn)
  • XL = 30.4″ Width X 20.14″ Length (970 yards of yarn)
  • XXL = 30.4″ Width X 20.71″ Length (990 yards of yarn)

Panels ( Make 2 )

NOTES: Make sure to make the last st into the third ch/the turning ch in each row. The number of chains you start in the beginning, divided by 2, will be the length of your top.

Row 1 ( ws ): ch 127( 131, 135, 139, 143, 147 ), sk 3 ch ( count as 1 dc ), 1 dc into next ch and each ch across. Total of 125( 129, 133, 137, 141, 145 ) dc

Row 2 ( rs ): Turn, ch 3 ( count as 1 dc ), 1 dc into next st and each st across. Total of 125( 129, 133, 137, 141, 145 ) dc

Row 3 – 5 rep row 2

Row 6 ( rs ): Turn, ch 3 ( count as 1 dc ), 1 bead st into next st, *sk next st, 1 bead st into next st* rep from *to* until you have 1 st left, 1 dc into last st. Total of 62( 64, 66, 68, 70, 72 ) bead st ( Check picture below )

Row 7 ( ws ): Turn, ch 3 ( count as 1 dc ), 1 dc into next st and each st until you have 2 st left, sk next st, 1 dc into last st. Total of 125( 129, 133, 137, 141, 145 ) dc ( Check picture below )

  • XS = rep row 2-7 3 more times. Total of 25 rows
  • S = rep row 2-7 3 more times. Total of 25 rows
  • M = rep row 2-7 4 more times. Total of 31 rows
  • L = rep row 2-7 4 more times. Total of 31 rows
  • XL = rep row 2-7 5 more times. Total of 37 rows
  • XXL = rep row 2-7 5 more times. Total of 37 rows

Row 26( 26, 32, 32, 38, 38 ): rep row 2

*The end of row 26( 26, 32, 32, 38, 38 ) cut the yarn and leave 20-30 inches long

Joining the pieces together

We will sew the center front and back seam first. Laying your panels with the right side facing down, we’ll sew on the wrong side. Lay the last row of each panel facing each other, using the tails that we left earlier for sewing. Using method of choice. Sew the center front 38( 40, 41, 43, 44, 46 ) st of each panel together (If you want a lower neck line, just so less st. If you want a higher neck line, just sew more st). Sew the center back the same as the center front. You will have 49( 49, 51, 51, 53, 53 ) st open at the middle for the neck hole. ( Check picture below )

Sew the side seam

Fold your top in half at the shoulder with the right side facing each other, we’ll sew on the wrong side. Cut a new strand of yarn 20-30 inches long, enough to sew the bottom up to the arm pit. Sew 30( 30, 30, 32, 33, 35 ) st of the front and back together. Start sewing from the bottom up, using method of choice (If you want smaller arm holes, just sew more st. If you want bigger arm holes, just sew less st). ( Check picture below )

Crochet around the bottom edge ( Optional )

We will crochet into the end of each row of the bottom edge ( sp for reference ).

Add new yarn into any sp you like, I add into the sp next to the side seam. Make *1 sc, picot, 1 sc* all into same sp, rep from *to* around. Cut the yarn and weave all the ends. ( Check picture below )

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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