Easy Crochet Top Pattern for Women

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Easy Crochet Top Pattern for Women by Yarn Craftee

Crochet tops are one of the items I like to crochet, though they are not always the easiest with sizing and all. I especially like when I design them in lighter weight yarn; the drape and stretch make it worth it. The chain loop top is one of the stretchier crochet tops I have designed.

Easy Crochet Top for Women

I have named this easy crochet top Marynes Summer Top after the lady who inspired it. For the first time I designed my initial crochet garment in a plus size before sizing it down; usually, it is the other way round. My model wears extra large clothing and I figured if I could make one in a larger size it would be easier to make a smaller size.

Crochet Top for Women

Really, this crochet top pattern is easy to make. The only part that you might find a little tedious is joining the sides, but this pattern tutorial will help you make one. I decided at the last minute to close the sides with a darker shade of the body colour, isn’t the contrast is really lovely?

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EASY CROCHET TOP PATTERN FOR WOMEN

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Sizes:

Sizes1XL2XL3XL
starting chains114120126
bust (inches)44-4648-5052-54
armhole depth (inches)8.58.59
Sizes use Craft Yarn Council measurement guide for Women

Gauge: 20 HDC sts/14 rows= 4 inches

Material:

  • 800-1200 mtrs, DK weight, medium 3 yarn. This pattern uses DMC 100% Baby Cotton yarn. Any colour of choice. Substitute with Debbie Bliss Cotton DK
  • For Contrast Colour use a colour that is a darker shade of the main colour
  • 4.5mm hook
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Stitch markers

Stitches/Abbreviation:

  • HDC- half double crochet
  • SC- single crochet
  • SL ST- slip stitch
  • CH- chain
  • RS- right side
  • WS- wrong side
  • FLO- front loop only
  • BLO- back loop only
  • CC- contrast colour

Notes:

  • The Pattern uses U.S terms
  • Always refer to the size table guide
  • Sizing in bracket begins from 1XL(2XL to 3XL). All sizes XS-3XL can be found in the ad-free version.

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PATTERN

BACK PANEL

Row 1: with MC, chain 114 (120, 126), HDC in 2nd chain from hook, *ch 1, skip 1 chain, HDC in next, repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn

Row 2: HDC in 1st st. *ch 1, skip ch 1, HDC in next st., repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn

Rows 3-4: repeat row 2.

Row 5: 2HDC into each ch 1 space across, HDC in last st. Ch 1, turn

Row 6: HDC in 1st st, *ch 1, skip next st, HDC in next st. repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn

Row 7: HDC in 1st st. *ch 1, skip ch 1, HDC in next st., repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn

Rows 8-9: repeat row 7.

Row 10: repeat row 5.

Rows 11-34 (39, 39): repeat rows 6-10

Decrease Rows

Row 35 (40, 40): HDC in 1st ch 1, 2HDC into next ch 1 and each ch 1 space across till last ch 1. In last ch 1, HDC, HDC in last st. ch 1, turn

Row 36 (41, 41): HDC in 1st st, *ch 1, skip next st, HDC in next st. repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn

Row 37 (42, 42): HDC in 1st st. *ch 1, skip ch 1, HDC in next st., repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn

Row 38 (43, 43)- 39 (44, 44): repeat row 37 and for subsequent sizes as well.

Rows 40 (45, 45) – 44 (49, 49): repeat rows 35 (as well as for larger sizes) – 39 (as well as for larger sizes). Ch 1, turn

Row 45 (50, 50): repeat row 35 (as well as for larger sizes). Ch 1, turn

Row 46 (51, 51): HDC in 1st st, *ch 1, skip next st, HDC in next st. repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn

Row 47 (52, 52): HDC in 1st st. *ch 1, skip ch 1, HDC in next st., repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn

Row 48 (53, 53): HDC in 1st st. *ch 1, skip ch 1, HDC in next st., repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn

Row 49 (54, 54): HDC in 1st st. *ch 1, skip ch 1, HDC in next st., repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn

Row 50 (55, 55): 2HDC into each ch 1 space across, HDC in last st. Ch 1, turn

Row 51 (56, 56) – 54 (59, 59): repeat rows 46 – 49 (as well as for larger sizes). Ch 1, turn

Increase Rows

Row 55 (60, 60): 3HDC in 1st ch 1, 2HDC into next ch 1 and each ch 1 space across till last ch 1. 3HDC in last ch 1, HDC in last st. ch 1, turn

Rows 56 (61, 61) – 59 (64, 64): repeat rows 46-49 (as well as for larger sizes)

Row 60 (65, 65) – 74 (79, 79): repeat rows 55-59 (as well as for larger sizes)

Row 75 (80, 80): 3HDC in 1st ch 1, 2HDC into next ch 1 and each ch 1 space across till last ch 1. 3HDC in last ch 1, HDC in last st. ch 1, turn. Continue to make the shoulder:

Lay piece flat and mark the shoulder/neckline:

1XL-35 sts, 2XL/3XL-37 sts each on left and right sides.

Row 76 (81, 81): HDC in 1st st, *ch 1, skip 1 st, HDC in next st, repeat from * till last 2 sts, do not chain 1, skp next st, HDC in last st. Turn

Row 77 (82, 82): Ch 2, skp 1st st, HDC in next, *ch 1, skip ch 1, HDC in next st, repeat from * across. Snip yarn leaving 8inch tail to join at shoulder.

Opposite Side:

Row 76 (81, 81): join yarn in st, Ch 2, skip next st, HDC in next st, *ch 1, skip 1 st, HDC in next, repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn

Row 77 (82, 82): HDC in 1st st, *ch 1, skip ch 1, HDC in next st, repeat from * till last 2 sts, ch 1, HDC in top of Ch 2. Snip yarn leaving 8inch tail to join at shoulder.

FRONT PANEL

Repeat rows 1- 70 (75, 75) as for Back Panel. Continue to make the shoulder:

Lay piece flat and mark the shoulder/neckline as follows:

1XL-37 sts, 2XL/3XL-39 sts each on left and right sides.

Row 71 (76, 76): HDC in 1st st, *ch 1, skip ch 1, HDC in next st, repeat from * till last 2 sts, do not chain 1, skp next st, HDC in last st. Turn.

Row 72 (77, 77): Ch 2, HDC in next HDC, *ch 1, skip ch 1, HDC in next st, repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn.

Row 73 (78, 78): HDC in 1st st, *ch 1, skip ch 1, HDC in next st, repeat from * till last 2 sts (Ch 1 & HDC), do not chain 1, HDC in last st. Turn.

Row 74 (79, 79): Ch 2, HDC in next HDC, *ch 1, skip ch 1, HDC in next st, repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn

Row 75 (80, 80): 3HDC in 1st ch 1, 2HDC into next ch 1 and each ch 1 space across till last ch 1 space, HDC in space, HDC in last st. ch 2 space. Turn

Row 76 (81, 81): Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), skip 1st and next st, HDC in next, *ch 1, skip 1 st, HDC in next st, repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn

Row 77 (82, 82): HDC in 1st st, *ch 1, skip ch 1, HDC in next st, repeat from * till last 2 sts (HDC & Ch 2), chain 1, HDC in last HDC. Snip yarn, weave in tails.

Opposite Side:

Row 71 (76, 76): join yarn in st, Ch 2, skip next st, HDC in next st, *ch 1, skip 1 st, HDC in next, repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn

Row 72 (77, 77): HDC in 1st st, *ch 1, skip ch 1, HDC in next st, repeat from * till last 2 sts (HDC & Ch 2), ch 1, HDC in top of Ch 2. Turn

Row 73 (78, 78): Ch 2, skip ch 1, HDC in next st, *ch 1, skip ch 1, HDC in next, repeat from * across. Ch 1, turn

Row 74 (79, 79): HDC in 1st st, *ch 1, skip ch 1, HDC in next st, repeat from * till last 2 sts (HDC & Ch 2), ch 1, HDC in top of Ch 2. Ch 1, turn

Row 75 (80, 80): 2HDC in ch 1 space and each space across. In last ch 1 space, 3HDC, HDC in last st. ch 1, turn

Row 76 (81, 81): HDC in 1st st, *ch 1, skip ch 1, HDC in next st, repeat from * till last 3 sts, ch 1, HDC in 2nd to last st. Turn

Row 77 (82, 82): Ch 2, skip ch 1, HDC in next st, *ch 1, skip ch 1, HDC in next, repeat from * across. Snip yarn.

Join the Panels at Shoulder:

Row 1 of Front Panel should be facing The Wrong Side

Row 1 of Back Panel should be facing The Right Side

Align stitch to stitch and sew shoulder close. Weave in all tails. Turn the top inside out so that row 1 of front panel is facing the right side.

Trim Neckline:

From the back panel, join yarn in stitch (the next stitch after the corner)

Crochet top for women

Round 1:

  • Ch 1, SC in next st and each st across till corner, SC2tog in next st and 1st stitch row of shoulder
  • *Ch 1, SC in next st row, repeat from * across till last st row on shoulder of front panel, ch 1, SC2tog in last st row and bottom of stitch at the corner

On front panel,

  • SC in next st and into each st. across till corner stitch, SC2tog in corner st and 1st st row of shoulder, *ch 1, SC in next st row, repeat from * across till last st row on back panel, ch 1, SC2tog in last st. row and bottom of stitch at the corner. Join into Ch 1.

Round 2: Ch 1, Sl st in SC and each st. around; including the Ch 1. Join into Ch 1, snip yarn, weave in tails.

Trim Sides: with contrast colour yarn.

Side A– with front of top facing up, join CC yarn in bottom of 1st stitch of row 1.

Row 1- chain 1 (does not count as a stitch), SC in 1st st row, *ch 1, SC in next st row, repeat from * across. Take note of the joining at the shoulder and make stitches in both the front panel and back panel. At the end of the row, chain 1, slip stitch into bottom of last st on the row. Ch 1, turn. Do not snip yarn.

NOW MARK THE ARMHOLE

  • mark both the front and back panels.
  • use the joining at the shoulder to determine how many stitches you have at the armhole
  • ensure that you have the same number of stitches both in front and back

Row 2- Slip st in FLO of 1st ch 1, sl st in FLO of SC and each st (including chain 1) across till the marked armhole at the FRONT of the top.

Hold both sides together, *slip stitch in FLO of next stitch on back panel and BLO of next stitch on front panel, repeat from * across the row. Snip yarn, weave in tails.

Side B– with back of top facing up, join CC yarn in bottom of 1st stitch of row 1

Row 1- chain 1 (does not count as a stitch), SC in 1st st row, *ch 1, SC in next st row, repeat from * across. Take note of the joining at the shoulder and make stitches in both the front panel and back panel. At the end of the row, chain 1, slip stitch into bottom of last st on the row. Ch 1, turn. Do not snip yarn.

REPEAT THE SAME PROCESS TO MARK THE ARMHOLE.

Row 2- Slip st in BLO of 1st ch 1, sl st in BLO of SC and each st (including chain 1) across till the marked armhole at the FRONT of the top, FLO in next st and each st across till the marked armhole at the BACK of the top.

Hold both sides together, *slip stitch in FLO of next stitch on front panel and FLO of next stitch on back panel, repeat from * across the row. Snip yarn, weave in tails.

Block your top! Enjoy it.

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