Everyday Summer Crochet Top

The perfect everyday summer crochet top.

Skill Level | Intermediate
Available Sizes | S/M and L/XL

Improve your skills and crochet a practical, everyday summer crochet top. This top is lightweight and breezy for a cool and comfortable look and feel.

Project sponsored by Yarnspirations

Introduction

About this Pattern


If you’re looking for a project to keep you busy in the spring that you can wear and enjoy all summer long, you’re in the right place. Our Summer Crochet Pullover is a nice blend of mindless and mindful crochet with the combination of basic stitches and a delicate lace stitch pattern.

With this project you’ll learn the basics of crochet garments, specifically how panels of a basic shape come together to form this top and best practices for neat and tidy seams.

Before you begin, review this page entirely so you understand the full scope of the project. We’ve prepared a list of recommended supplies and abbreviations you will need to get started as well as a video tutorial demonstrating how to crochet the Catherine wheel stitch and written instructions to complete the Catherine wheel stitch scarf from start to finish.

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getting started

Recommended Supplies


  • Patons Grace Yarn; Approx 544(680) yds (Colorway pictured: Clay); 4(5) skeins; Color A
  • Patons Grace Yarn; Approx 544(680) yds (Colorway pictured: Blush); 4(5) skeins; Color B
  • 5.5 mm Crochet Hook
  • 4 Stitch Markers
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors

FAQ: Can I use a different yarn?
Yes, as long as it is in the same weight category. Check your gauge to make sure this substitution won’t effect the sizing. Recommended amount will likely be inaccurate.

Additional Resources: Ultimate Guide to Yarn Weight


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pattern details

Abbreviations


This pattern is written using standard US crochet terminology.

  • Ch Chain
  • Dc Double Crochet
  • Hdc Half Double Crochet
  • Hk Hook
  • Rep Repeat
  • Rem Remaining
  • Sc Single Crochet
  • Sk Skip
  • Slst Slip Stitch
  • St(s) Stitches
Finished Size

S/M(L/XL)

To Fit Bust: 32/34(36/38,)”

Finished Bust: 37(41)”

Finished Length: 24(26)”

Gauge

16.5 sts x 12.5 rows = 4″
(half double crochet stitch)

Additional Notes: The everyday summer crochet top is worked in three separate panels that are later stitched together to form a top that pulls over the head.

Chain one at beginning of half double crochet rows does not count as a stitch.

the pattern

Written Instructions


Front Left Panel

Row 1: With color A, Ch 38(44). 1 hdc in 2nd ch from hk. 1 hdc in each rem ch. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 1. 1 hdc in first st. 1 hdc in each rem st. Turn.

Repeat: Rep row two until panel measures 13(13.5″) from starting edge. In last stitch of last row, break color A and add color B.

Next Row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first st. 1 sc in next 3 sts. *Sk 2 sts. In next st (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc). Sk 2 sts. 1 sc next st. Rep from * to last 6 sts. Sk 2 sts. 1 sc in last 4 sts. Place a stitch marker in this row to designate where to stop seaming for the arm hole.

Repeat: Rep last row 10(10) times more.

Next Row (WS): Ch 1. 1 sc in first st. 1 sc in next 3 sts. *Sk 2 sts. In next st (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc). Sk 2 sts. 1 sc in next st. Rep from * to last 6 sts. Sk 2 sts. 1 hdc in last 4 sts.

Next Row (RS):  Ch 1. 1 hdc in first st. 1 hdc in next 3 sts. *Sk 2 sts. In next st (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc). Sk 2 sts. 1 sc in next st. Rep from * to last 6 sts. Sk 2 sts. 1 sc in last 4 sts.

Tip! the side with 4 sc is the middle of the garment. Mark this “neck line side” with a stitch marker to make assembly easier.

Repeat: Rep last two rows 13(15) times more ending on a right side row. Fasten off color B.

Front Right Panel

Row 1: With color A, Ch 38(44). 1 hdc in 2nd ch from hk. 1 hdc in each rem ch. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 1. 1 hdc in first st. 1 hdc in each rem st. Turn.

Repeat: Rep row two until panel measures 13(13.5″) from starting edge. In last stitch of last row, break color A and add color B.

Next Row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first st. 1 sc in next 3 sts. *Sk 2 sts. In next st (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc). Sk 2 sts. 1 sc in next st. Rep from * to last 6 sts. Sk 2 sts. 1 sc in last 4 sts. Place a stitch marker in this row to designate where to stop seaming for the arm hole.

Repeat: Rep last row 10(10) times more.

Next Row (WS): Ch 1. 1 hdc in first st. 1 sc in next 3 sts. *Sk 2 sts. In next st (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc). Sk 2 sts. 1 sc in next st. Rep from * to last 6 sts. Sk 2 sts. 1 sc in last 4 sts.

Next Row (RS):  Ch 1. 1 sc in first st. 1 hdc in next 3 sts. *Sk 2 sts. In next st (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc). Sk 2 sts. 1 sc in next st. Rep from * to last 6 sts. Sk 2 sts. 1 hdc in last 4 sts. (Mark the side with 4 sc as you did for left front panel.)

Repeat: Rep last two rows 13(15) times more ending on a right side row. Fasten off color B.

Back Panel

Row 1: With color A, Ch 80(86). 1 hdc in 2nd ch from hk. 1 hdc in each rem ch. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 1. 1 hdc in first st. 1 hdc in each rem st. Turn.

Repeat: Rep row two until panel measures 13(13.5″) from starting edge. In last stitch of last row, break color A and add color B.

Next Row: Ch 1. 1 hdc in first st. 1 hdc in next 3 sts. *Sk 2 sts. In next st (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc). Sk 2 sts. 1 sc next st. Rep from * to last 6 sts. Sk 2 sts. 1 hdc in last 4 sts.

Repeat: Rep last row 25(27) times more. Fasten off color B.

Assembly

Step 1: With right side facing up, lay back panel on a flat surface. Lay each of the front panels, right side down on the back panel with your neck line stitch markers oriented in the center.

Step 2: With color A, fasten on in the bottom corner of the hdc section and slst in the side of every row, stopping at your arm hole stitch marker. Fasten off.

Step 3: With color A, fasten on at the opposite side arm hole stitch marker. Slst in the side of every row. Fasten off.

Step 4: For the shoulders, measure 3(4)” from outside edge to center and place a stitch marker there. Fasten on color B in the top corner of the lace section and slst to your stitch marker. On opposite shoulder, fasten on at shoulder stitch marker and slst to edge.

Step 5: With color A, fasten on at the middle seam, catching the right and left panels. Slst in the side of every row, stopping at the lace section. Fasten off color A. Fasten on color B at the start of the lace section and continue to slst in the side of every row. Fasten off color B.


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