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Crochet V neck summer blouse

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 😊🙏

If you’re looking for something a little more modest, I LOVE this Crochet Breeze Cardi

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:

  • 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 2-7
  • This pattern is in multiples of 2+3 ch
  • 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 🙂

12 Comments

  • eileen linthorne
    October 21, 2020 at 2:24 am

    is it possible to crochet this top in a soft 8 ply yarn using a 5mm hook and go down a size?? Thank you

  • Knitcroaddict
    October 30, 2020 at 4:46 pm

    Hi Eileen,
    I think so but I think you might have to go down 2 sizes. Try going down 1 size first and see how it looks.

  • maggie
    February 8, 2021 at 1:25 pm

    i love this, is there a way to extend the sleeves?

  • Knitcroaddict
    February 10, 2021 at 3:51 am

    You could just make a longer sleeve with the same stich pattern. It was designed to be sleeveless but you can get creative with it, I’d love to see it if you do.

  • Fabiana Spinelli
    April 20, 2021 at 12:07 am

    I made my top size medium, the width is is good but the length is too short. Any way I can fix it?

  • Knitcroaddict
    April 21, 2021 at 2:01 am

    Oh that’s a bummer. It’s unfortunately a tough fix if you don’t set yourself up for the length you want in the beginning. You could either start over 😩, or you can try to crochet around the bottom after you’ve sewn everything together. You can make it as long as you want that way but it will look different than the original pattern. It may turn out awesome though. If you start over, remember that the number of chains when you start divided by two will be the length. Either way when you adjust, also make sure it’s still in multiples of 2+ 3 chains. Good luck!

  • Leslie Quigley
    May 20, 2021 at 3:57 pm

    Love this sweater? How many skeins did you use?

  • Knitcroaddict
    May 20, 2021 at 5:52 pm

    Hi Leslie, thanks so much! It depends on what size you want to make. There’s a section in the notes with all of the yarn yardage requirements for each size.

  • Tina
    June 17, 2021 at 8:05 am

    Wasted a full week making this just to rip it out. Wish I’d read the comments first. Not wishing to be nasty but this should have been tested before the written pattern was put up. I used the measurements for the largest length and medium width. It just about covered my boobs. You really need to amend stitch count.

  • Knitcroaddict
    July 1, 2021 at 6:40 pm

    Tina, I’m sorry you had a difficult time, but out of the thousands of people that made this pattern, there where only a couple that had the same issue as you. The reason for their and your own troubles was they failed to pay attention to the instructions and check their gauge. Rather than reading the comments before you started, you should have read and listened to the instructions. I explain very clearly in the beginning that your chain to start divided by 2 will equal your length.
    “Not wishing to be nasty” always precedes a comment intended to be nasty. I know you’re frustrated, we’ve all been there. But you can blame me and get nowhere, or own it, get back to work and finish strong. Either way, I pour my heart and soul into these projects and give them away freely. If you’d like a full refund, you can issue it to yourself.

  • Joanne Walker
    September 29, 2021 at 9:37 am

    I think you are amazing. You have the most beautiful patterns. I cant wait to get started buying and making some of your tops.

    Will send you pics once I complete.

    All the best

  • Knitcroaddict
    September 30, 2021 at 5:52 pm

    Thanks so much Joanne, that’s very sweet of you. I can’t wait to see your work. Until then, happy crocheting!

    Best,

    Wan

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