Wednesday, April 12, 2023

V neck crochet summer top - free pattern

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This pattern is long overdue. I finished it months ago but couldn't find the time or energy to complete the final tasks of writing and editing the pattern. Finally somehow I managed to talk myself to be done with it for good. 
The pattern is easy. This oversized top is worked sideways. It consists of 2 panels, a right and a left but it's constructed as a single piece. The pattern is written for 6 adult sizes - XS, S, M, L, XL and XXL.

Materials Required:
  • Sport weight/category 2 yarn approximately
    • 720 meters for XS
    • 840 meters for S
    • 960 meters for M
    • 1080 meters for L
    • 1200 meters for XL
    • 1320 meters for XXL
  • 3.5 mm crochet hook
  • stitch markers
  • yarn needle


Your bust size (inch/cm)

Circumference of finished item (inch/cm)

Length (inch/cm)

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22 dc and 11 rows = approximately 4 inches

Abbreviations/stitches used:
[ ] - work instructions within parenthesis as a set as many times as directed
** - work instructions within asterisks as many times as directed
ch - chain
st/sts - stitch/stitches
sl st - slip stitch
sc - single crochet (UK - double crochet)
dc - double crochet (UK - treble)
tr - treble (UK - double treble)
dc3tog - double crochet worked together in 3 consecutive stitches

The pattern is written in standard American terms.
The pattern is written for the extra small size XS, changes for other sizes are given within parenthesis, S is given in blue, M in red, L in green, XL in purple and XXL in brown

 Watch the video tutorial here


Left panel

Ch 243 (251/259/267/ 275/283)  

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook (skipped 3 ch counts as 1st st), dc in next 2 ch, **ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next 3 ch** Repeat from ** to ** across, dc in last ch. Turn.

Row 2: Ch 6 (counts as tr + ch 2), dc3tog, repeat [ch 5, dc3tog] across, ch 2, tr in last st. Turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in same st, repeat [ch 5, sc in next ch-5 space] across until the end of row. Turn.

Row 4: Ch 4 (counts as tr), 3 dc in next ch-5 space, repeat [ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-5 space] across, tr in last sc. Turn.

Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next 3 dc, repeat [ch 1, dc in next 3 dc] across, dc in last st. Turn.

Repeat rows 2 to 5 (5/6/7/8/9/10) times

Cut the yarn off.

Neck opening

Skip 22 (22/22/22/23/23) sets of 3 dc from the bottom and place a marker at the next ch-1 space, skip the next 16 (18/20/22/22/24) sets of 3 dc and place a marker in the next ch-1 space.

Join yarn at the ch-1 space where the first marker was placed and secure it tightly. Ch 65 (73/81/89/89/97), sl st in the ch-1 space where the 2nd marker was placed and cut the yarn off and secure it tightly.

Right panel

Join yarn at the lower end of row 1 at the starting point.

Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in next 3 ch, **ch 1, skip next ch, dc in next 3 ch** Repeat from ** to ** until you reach the ch-65 space, ch 1, skip 1st ch, **dc in next 3 ch, ch 1, skip next ch** Repeat from ** to ** across the 65 chs and beyond it until the end of the row, dc in last st. Turn.

Rows 2 to 5: Same as on the other side.

Repeat the rows the same number of times as you did on the other side. Cut off yarn.


Turn wrong side out and skip 10 (10/11/11/12/12) sets of 3 dc from the top on both the sides for armholes and join the rest of the sts by working sc in each st and space on both the sides. Pull right side out and the top is ready.  Weave in all the loose ends.


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