EASY CROCHET BEGINNER TOP – FREE PATTERN + VIDEO TUTORIAL

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If you are searching for a crochet beginner top then search no further. This beginner crochet top is oerfect for the summer days. And the best part about it is that you can make it a crochet dress by letting the ruffles keep going.

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Easy Crochet Top Pattern

When it comes to making a crochet top, i have a weakness for the ruffles, i personally believe they give an extra amount of beauty to the outfir, check out this crochet summer top pattern.

This crochet top pattern can be attempted by the intermediate beginner as it has a lot of decreasing and increasin. However, if you are a beginner yet very good at the increasing and the decreasing, then take this on.

While sweaters are often more challenging to make, the crochet tops make the learning curve much mmore easier.

If you are a beginner at crochet, then you might want to consider enrolling in our crochet courses where we teach and learn the easiest way to crochet garments, blankets, bags etc…

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Supplies You Will Need For A Crochet Top

To make your crochet beginner top pattern, gather these supplies:

What is the best Yarn For Summer Tops?

A crochet summer top, depending on the pattern used can be made from a lot of different yarns from fingering weight yarn ot worsted weight yarn.

What is common and advised is to use a cotton yarn, and a yarn that can easily be washed.

Be sure to follow the pattern to know the best yarn to use for your crochet top.

How much yarn do i need for a bralette?

Depending on the size and paattern used for the crochet bralette, you will need 2-7 skeins of yarn.

If the pattern used in the bralette calls for more yarn, then you can add a skein or two.

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Crochet Beginer Top Measurements

LEVEL: Intermediate Beginner

GAUGE: 16 stitches in 16 rows = 4”X4”

TERMINOLOGY: US

SIZES:  7

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How much yarn do I need?

This crochet top pattern will not use too much yarn, so worry not, it is cost friendly. Follow the chart below to know how much yarn you need for your crochet  top.

SIZENO. OF YARN BALLSYARDAGEBUST SIZE(inches)
XS1.5 balls771 yards32
S2 balls94834
M2.51,1536
L31,42238
XL3.51,65940
2XL41,89642
3XL4.52,13344

PATTERN NOTES 

-Ch 1 does not count as a stitch 

-The Crochet Top can be worked to your desired length. 

-We will use a 5.0 crochet hook for the crochet top

-The crochet top pattern contains 7 sizes

-This crochet top pattern is accompanied by a video tutorial,

STITCH LIBRARY: 

Sc- single crochet 

Hdslst- Half double slip stitch

Slst- Slip stitch

Rep- Repeat

Decr- Decrease

EASY CROHET BEGINNER TOP PATTERN

Ch 18(,22,26,30,34,38,42) into the second ch from the hook, in the back loops only, hdslst, hdslst all the way down till you have 5 ch left, in the last 5 ch, slst. 

Ch 1 and turn, back look slst into the first 5 stitches, then back loop hdslst all the way up. 

At the top of the work, ch 8(12,16,20,24,28,32) and place a stitch marker into the last ch made of the row. Proceed to ch 11(15,19,23,27,31,35) and turn, slst into the second ch, back loop , and slst all the way to the stitch marker. 

After the stitch marker, hdslst all the way down remember to slst in the last 5 stitches. 

Ch 1 and turn, work your way up till the last stitch before the stitch marker, ch 1 and turn. 

Work your way down till the end of the row. Ch 1 and turn. 

Work your way back up as we’ve been doing, but stop 4 stitches before the end of the row. Ch 1 and turn, hdslst as normal all the way down, ch 1 and turn.

Work your way back up as normal, but stop 4 stitches before the end of the row, ch 1 and turn, hdslst as normal. 

Rep this till you are left with the same number of stitches as row 1 of your work : 17(21,25,29,33,37,41). Ch 1 and turn, hdslst down.

At the bottom, ch 1 and turn, hdslst all the way up, now we will hdslst into the 4 stitches we were leaving in the previous rows. 

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Hdslst into all the sets of 4 stitches we were leaving out, when  you reach the stitch marker, slst all the way up, ch 1 and slst back down to the stitch marker, the hdslst the rest of the stitches ending with 5 slst. 

Ch 1 and turn, work your way up till the stitch before the stitch marker, ch 1 and turn, work your way down.

Ch 1 and turn, work your way up till you have 4 stitches left before the end of the row, ch 1 and turn. Work your way down.

Ch 1 and turn, work your way up till you have 4 stitches before the stitch marker, ch 1 and turn. Work your way down. 

Rep this till you are left with the same number of stitches as row 1 of your work : 17(21,25,29,33,37,41). Ch 1 and turn, hdslst down.

At the bottom, ch 1 and turn, hdslst in  17(21,25,29,33,37,41) stitches. 

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ch 8(12,16,20,24,28,32) and place a stitch marker into the last ch made of the row. Proceed to ch 11(15,19,23,27,31,35). 

We will repeat what we did for at the very beginning of the first top cut for the other half. 

After you are done, do the very same for the back panel of the crochet top. 

Lay them on top of each other, and with your crochet needle, connect the sides and the shoulders. 

CROCHET TOP RUFFLES

Go around the bottom band (side slst) of the top and place a sc into every row available. 

At the end of the row, slst to the first sc you made and ch 3. In the same stitch the ch is made, place and dc, ch 2 and place 2 more dc in the same stitch.

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Skip one sc, and place 2 sc in the next, ch 2 and 2 more sc in the same stitch. You will rep this all the way around your crochet top. 

When you make it around and back to where you started, slst into the first 2 dc stitches then slst to the ch 2 space of the first ruffle you made, ch 3 and place  dc in the ch 2 space, ch 2 and place 2 more dc in the same ch 2 space. 

Place your next ruffle in the next ch 2 space, we will rep this for the whole round. Rep this for as long as you want your ruffles to go. 

At the end, ch1 cut the yarn and weave in all the ends. 

Your crochet top is all done! 

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