Everyday crochet top
I’m a stay at home mom and my daily outfits consist of leggings and a t-shirt or a v-neck and jeans, but honestly, I feel a little frumpy at times and I want to dress up without actually “dressing up”. I wanted to make a crochet top that was not only beginner friendly but comfortable enough that you could wear it casually with some jeans and with the scalloped edge detail you feel a little more put together than just throwing on a plain v-neck.
This pattern is easy to customize. Add some stripes, use fancy yarn, color block (and now I need to make all of those 😄)
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- About 800-1600 yards of Lion Brand Basic Stitch (4), Caron Simply soft (4) Lion Brand Yarn Pima Cotton (4) or similar yarn that meets gauge, a good soft cotton yarn would work great!
- 5mm/ H-8 Crochet Hook I use these.
- Yarn Needle
- Stitch Marker
- ch: chain
- dc: double crochet
- dec: decrease
- hdc: half double crochet
- rep: repeat
- sc: single crochet
- st(s): stitch(es)
- XS,S,M,L,XL, 2XL: Extra Small, Small, Medium, Large, Extra Large, 2 Extra Large
- * or **: repeat what follows the * or **
- 8 sts x 2 rows = 2″ all hdc
- The Laurel top is made by crocheting the front and back panels, seaming them together the crocheting the scalloped edge around the sleeves and hem.
- The Laurel top has approximately 2″ of positive ease.
- The sizes of the Laurel top corresponds to the approximate body width measurements when the shirt is laid flat.
- Width (chest): XS 15”,S 17”, M 19”, L 21”, XL 23”, 2XL 25”
- The finished garment will fit bust sizes: XS 30″, S 34″, M 38″, L 42″, XL 46″, 2XL 50″
- Sizes will be shown in parenthesis in the following order: (XS,S,M)(L,XL,2XL)
Begin Ch (62,70,78)(86,94, 102)
Row 1 hdc in 2nd ch from hook, and the remaining (60, 68 76)(84, 92,100) sts, ch1, turn
Rows 2-(60,63,65)(66,68,69) hdc across all sts, ch1, turn at the end of each row (do not ch1 at the end of the final row)
Begin Ch (62, 70,78)(86,94,102)
Row 1 Repeat Row 1 as for back panel
Rows 2-(35,38,39)(39,39,39) hdc in each sts, ch1, turn at the end of each row
Find the center stitch and mark with stitch marker (30,34,38)(42,46,50)
At this point you will begin the decreases for the V-neck. Working one side at a time.
Row (36,39,40)(40,40,40) First side, working towards your midpoint, hdc (30,34,38)(42, 46,50) turn, do not ch 1
Row (37,40,41)(41,41,41) skip the first stitch and hdc remaining (29,33,37)(41,45,49) sts, ch 1, turn
Row (38,41,42)(42,42,42) hdc in each st across stopping 1 st before the end, leave last st unworked, turn, do not ch 1
Repeat previous 2 decrease rows until st count is (20,24,28)(32,36,40) Ch 1, turn
next (14, 14, 15)(15, 17, 18) rows: hdc each st across. Do not ch1 at the ends of the final row, cut yarn leaving tail for seaming later.
For opposite side of V-neck Attach yarn to arm pit side of panel and repeat Rows (36, 39, 40)(40, 40, 40) -( 60, 63, 65)(66, 68, 69)
1. Place front and back panels together, with “right” sides facing each other. I recommend using stitch markers to attach them together temporarily.
2. Using your preferred method of seaming (sl st, mattress stitch, whip stitch etc) Begin by seaming together the Shoulders of your sweater one at a time.
3. Seam the sides from the bottom up, leaving (6.5in,7in,7.5in)(8in,8.5in,9in) open on each side for the sleeves.
4. Flip inside out.
Round 1: Attach yarn to the armpit area of the arm holes, sc evenly around armhole, st count is not critical so long as sts are evenly placed, sl st to first to join.
Round 2: * Skip 1 st, (hdc, dc, hdc) in next st, sk 1 st, sc in the next st; rep from * around armhole, sl st to first st to join. Ideally you will be working with a multiple of 4 sts, if you do not have a multiple of 4 sts, sl st when you reach the beginning.
1. For the hem attach yarn to one side.
2. *Skip one st, (hdc, sc, hdc) in the next st.
3. Skip next st and sc in the following st.
4. Repeat until you go all the way around the hem.
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