I’m going to be honest. I wasn’t crazy about this top when I finished it. It looked a little flat (no pun intended) just laid out.

Once I put it on, I was totally surprised how much I liked the look of it. It’s another very simple, beginner friendly top, but no one will know that when they see you wearing yours.

I used Lion Brand Ferris wheel, and Touch of Alpaca, both of which I love. You can also substitute any yarn you prefer, just look for #4 Medium weight yarn and check your gauge.

If you’d like the added convenience of the printable/downloadable PDF pattern with detailed photo instructions, you can purchase them at all my online stores such as: Etsy, Ravelry and LoveCrafts.

On to the free pattern, hope you all enjoy 🙂

Materials

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Stitches used & code

  • ch = chain
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • sk = skip
  • sp = space
  • rep = repeat
  • st = stitch(es)
  • rs = right side
  • ws = wrong side
  • ” = inches

Notes :

  • Here’s the video tutorial for this top 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 ( The front and back panel are made the same )
  • This sweater is made from the bottom up
  • In this picture I have demonstrated with size small

Yarn needed :

  • Color A : 460( 490, 530, 560, 600, 630 ) yards
  • Color B : 185( 205, 235, 265, 295, 325 ) yards

Gauge blocked : 

  • Body : 17 st ( sc & ch ) X 16 rows = 4″
  • Sleeve : 15 st ( dc & ch ) X 6 rows = 4″

Measurements ( After blocked )

  • XS = 14.35 ” width X 15.41″ Length
  • S = 16.23″ Width X 15.41″ Length
  • M = 18.11″ Width X 16.41″ Length
  • L = 20″ Width X 16.41″ Length
  • XL = 21.88″ Width X 17.41″ Length
  • XXL = 23.76″ Width X 17.41″ Length

Pattern

Panel ( Make 2 )

Row 1 ( Color A ) : ch 62( 70, 78, 86, 94, 102 ), 1 sc into second ch from hook, *ch 1, sk next ch, 1 sc into next ch* rep from *TO* across. Total of 61( 69, 77, 85, 93, 101 ) st including ch 1 sp

Row 2 ( Color A ) : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 sc into first st, 1 sc into ch 1 sp, *ch 1, 1 sc into next ch 1 sp* rep from *TO* until you have 1 st left, 1 sc into last st. Total of 61( 69, 77, 85, 93, 101 ) st including ch 1 sp

Row 3 ( Color A ) : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 sc into first st, *ch 1, 1 sc into ch 1 sp* rep from *TO* until you have 2 st left, ch 1, sk next st, 1 sc into last st. Total of 61( 69, 77, 85, 93, 101 ) st including ch 1 sp

rep row 2 and 3 until you have 51( 51, 55, 55, 59, 59 ) rows, and then cut the yarn.

Row 52( 52, 56, 56, 60, 60 ) Color B : Turn, add new yarn into the first st and then, ch 4 ( count as 1 dc and 1 ch sp ), 1 dc into the sc st, *ch 1, 1 dc into the sc st* rep from *TO* across. Total of 61( 69, 77, 85, 93, 101 ) st including ch 1 sp

Row 53( 53, 57, 57, 61, 61 ) Color B : Turn, ch 4 ( count as 1 dc and 1 ch sp ), *1 dc into the dc st, ch 1* rep from *TO* across, Make the last dc into the third ch. Total of 61( 69, 77, 85, 93, 101 ) st including ch 1 sp

Row 54( 54, 58, 58, 62, 62 ) – Row 55( 55, 59, 59, 63, 63 ) rep 53( 53, 57, 57, 61, 61 )

The end of row 55( 55, 59, 59, 63, 63 ) Cut the yarn and leave 16 – 22″ long tail

Sleeve ( Make 2 )

Row 1 ( Color B ) : ch 40(, 42, 50, 58, 66, 74 ), 1 sc into second ch from hook and each ch across. Total of 39( 41, 49, 57, 65, 73 ) sc

Row 2 ( Color B ) : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 sc into each st across. Total of 39( 41, 49, 57, 65, 73 ) sc

Row 3 ( Color B ) : Turn, ch 4 ( count as 1 dc and 1 ch sp ), sk next st, 1 dc into next st, *ch 1, sk next st, 1 dc into next st* rep from *TO* across. Total of 39( 41, 49, 57, 65, 73 ) st including ch 1 sp

Row 4 ( Color B ) : Turn, ch 4 ( count as 1 dc and 1 ch sp ), *1 dc into the dc st, ch 1* rep from *TO* across, Make the last dc into the third ch. Total of 39( 41, 49, 57, 65, 73 ) st including ch 1 sp

Row 5 – Row 20 rep row 4

*All the sizes are the same length. If you want a shorter sleeve, just rep row 4 less times. If you want a longer sleeve, just keep repeating row 4 more to the desired length.

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. Sew the front and back panel 15( 19, 22, 26, 29, 33 ) st together in each shoulder or if you want a smaller neck line, just sew more st. If you want a wider neck line, just sew less st, but make sure both shoulders are even. Using the tails that we left earlier, sew using which ever method you prefer.

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.

Sew the sweater together

Fold your sweater in half at the shoulder seam. ( Color A ) : Cut a new strand of yarn 30 – 40 inches long. Start sewing from the bottom up to the side seam until you reach the armpit and then weave the end. ( Color B ) : Cut a new strand of yarn 30 – 40 inches long 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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