Easy Off-the-Shoulder Crop Top Crochet Pattern + Video tutorial

Here is a new free off-the-shoulder crop top crochet pattern for you! Off the Shoulder Crop Top is easy and stylish crochet crop top that is awesome for summer!Also this pattern is accompanied by a super easy video tutorial.

Written Pattern

LEVEL: Easy

Pattern notes:

*The sample in the video for this pattern is size XS.

*The sizing guide follows size XS/S(MLXL2XL3XL). E.g. “Ch 112(128, 144, 160, 176, 192) means Ch 112 for XS/S, Ch 128 for M, Ch 144 for L, Ch 160 for XL, Ch 176 for 2XL, Ch 192 for 3XL.”

*HDC 10 means ‘HDC into the next 10 stitches”, HDC 47 = ‘HDC into the next 47 stitches’ etc.

*2HDC = ‘Place 2HDC into the same stitch’

*Ch 2 always counts as a stitch

*Cotton yarn can stretch a lot, depending from yarn to yarn. For the best fit results, I suggest trying on your top multiple times throughout creating this garment.

*The yoke on this garment is not symmetrical as this design is intended to be worn off the shoulder.

*Measurements are taken from the garment lying flat on the ground. Please note that measurements can easily change due to gauge, tension and yarn.

*This pattern uses US crochet terms

MATERIALS

Yarn – Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton – Aran/Worsted (10 ply), 170m/100g, 100% Mercerised Cotton in White (100).

XS/S = 2.5 skeins, M = 3, L = 4, XL = 5, 2XL = 6, 3 XL = 7

4mm (US G) Crochet Hook

Darning Needle

4 Stitch markers

Scissors

 

STITCHES & ABBREVIATIONS

Ch = Chain

Sl st = Slip Stitch

HDC = Half Double Crochet

HDC2tog = Half Double Crochet 2 stitches together

SC = Single Crochet

 

MEASUREMENTS: cm

Bust: 86(96, 106, 116, 126, 136)

Waist: 68(77, 85, 93, 101.5, 109.5)

Armhole: 34(40.5, 45.5, 50.5, 55.5, 60.5)

Length: 34(39, 41, 43, 45, 48)

MEASUREMENTS: inches

Bust: 34(38, 42, 45.5 49.5, 53.5)

Waist: 27(30, 33.5, 36.5, 40, 43)

Armhole: 13.5(16, 18, 20, 22, 34)

Length: 13.5 (15.5, 16, 17, 18, 19)

GAUGE:
10cm/4” square = 16 stitches wide x 12 rows tall in half double crochet.

NECKLINE

FOUNDATION CHAIN: Ch 112(128, 144, 160, 176, 192). Sl st into the first chain. Make sure your chain is not twisted!
*Note: in the video stitch markers were placed in the foundation chain. This actually makes it more difficult to stitch into the chains so I recommend placing the stitch markers in ROUND 1.

ROUND 1: Ch 2, HDC 34(38, 42, 46, 50, 54), *HDC, Ch1, HDC* into the same stitch – place a stitch marker in the chain space.
HDC 19(23, 27, 31, 35, 39), *HDC, Ch1, HDC* into the same stitch – place a stitch marker in the chain space.
HDC 35(39, 43, 47, 51, 55), *HDC, Ch1, HDC* into the same stitch – place a stitch marker in the chain space.
HDC 19(23, 27, 31, 35, 39) *HDC, Ch1, HDC* into the same stitch – place a stitch marker in the chain space. Sl st into the 2nd chain at the start of the round.

<Total stitches: 116(132, 148, 164, 180, 196) + 4 chains.>
Every time you stitch in the chain space remove the stitch marker and place it in the new chain space.

ROUND 2: Ch 2, HDC 36(40, 44, 48, 52, 56), *HDC, Ch1, HDC* into the chain space – Remove the stitch marker and place it in the new chain space.
HDC 21(25, 29, 33, 37, 41), *HDC, Ch1, HDC* into the chain space.
HDC 37(41, 45, 49, 53, 57), *HDC, Ch1, HDC* into the chain space.
HDC 21(25, 29, 33, 37, 41), *HDC, Ch1, HDC* into the chain space. Sl st into the 2nd chain at the start of the round.

<Total stitches: 124(140, 156, 172, 188, 204) + 4 chains.>

ROUND 3: Ch 2, HDC in every stitch until the first chain space, *HDC, Ch1, HDC* into the chain space.
HDC in every stitch until the next chain space, *HDC, Ch1, HDC* into the chain space.
HDC in every stitch until the 3rd chain space *HDC, Ch1, HDC* into the chain space.
HDC in every stitch until the last chain space. *HDC, Ch1, HDC* into the chain space. Sl st into the 2ndchain at the start of the round.

<Total stitches: 132(148, 164, 180, 196, 212) + 4 chains.>

Repeat ROUND 3 until you finish ROUND 17(19, 21, 23, 25, 27).
<Total stitches: 244(276, 308, 340, 372, 404) + 4 chains>

*Your total stitch count will increase by 8 after each round.

BODY

BODY ROUND 1: Ch 2, HDC in every stitch until you reach the first stitch marker/chain space. HDC in the chain space with a stitch marker then HDC into the next chain space with a stitch marker. HDC in every stitch until you reach the next stitch marker. HDC in the chain space with a stitch marker then HDC into the next chain space with a stitch marker. Sl st into the 2nd chain at the start of the round.

BODY ROUND 2: Ch 2, HDC in every stitch in the round. Sl st into the 2nd chain at the start of the round.

Repeat ROUND 2 until you reach the correct round for your size.

XS/S: Work to ROUND 4

M: Work to ROUND 6

L: Work to ROUND 6

XL: Work to ROUND 8

2XL: Work to ROUND 8

3XL: Work to ROUND 10

*You can add or remove rows to achieve your desired length minus the waist decrease. Keep in mind that the Waist Decrease adds 9cm/3.5”

*If you want your top to have a loose, boxy fit (with no waist decrease) you can repeat BODY ROUND 2 until you reach your desired length and then proceed to ‘DECREASE ROUND 13’.

WAIST DECREASE

DECREASE ROUND 1: Ch 2, *HDC2tog, HDC 10(13, 14, 16, 18, 19)*. )*. Repeat *-* until the end of the round. (You can end with a HDC2tog or an HDC. E.g. if you’ve placed a HDC2tog and have 7 stitches left, just HDC in the last 7 stitches).
Sl st into the 2nd chain at the start of the round.

ALL SIZES: Repeat DECREASE ROUND 1 until ROUND 6

*If you find that the decrease is too tight, decrease fewer rounds of DECREASE ROUND 1

*If you want the top to be tighter, add more rounds of DECREASE ROUND 1 until you achieve your desired fit

DECREASE ROUND 7: Ch 2, HDC in each stitch in the round. Sl st into the 2nd chain at the start of the round.

ALL SIZES: Repeat DECREASE ROUND 7 until ROUND 12

DECREASE ROUND 13: Ch 1 (counts as a stitch), SC in every stitch in the round. Sl st into the first chain. Fasten off.

SLEEVES

Insert your hook in any stitch along the armhole, secure your yarn and pull through a loop.

SLEEVE ROUND 1: Ch 2, *HDC2tog, HDC2tog, HDC*, repeat * – * until the end of the round. (You can end with a HDC2tog or HDC e.g. If you only have 1 stitch left over, HDC into the last stitch). Sl st into the 2nd chain at the start of the round.

SLEEVE ROUND 2: Ch 2, 2HDC in every stitch in the round. Sl st into the 2nd chain at the start of the round.

SLEEVE ROUND 3-4: Ch 2, HDC in every stitch in the round. Sl st into the 2nd chain at the start of the round. Fasten off.

Repeat SLEEVE instructions for the other side.

Weave in all of your ends.

Congratulations! You’ve finished your Thea Off the Shoulder top!

Video Tutorial

Source : forthefrills.com

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