Easy Crochet Top Pattern

Crochet Crop Top Pattern

As you may have noticed, crochet tops are the trend right now, which is amazing news for us crocheters! If you love making your own clothing -or even just want to give it a try, then I think you’ll love this crochet crop top pattern that I designed to be easy, flattering, and comfortable.

The v-neck design is meant to be relaxed and loose, and the pattern is beginner-friendly with a full video tutorial to walk you through making your very own top! And if you’re not into the whole crop top thing, no problem. Just add more rows to the midriff section to make it longer. You’ll still have a great DIY summer top!

Design and Construction:

As I’d mentioned above, I really wanted to design a top that is easy for all skill levels. If you are fairly new to crochet, you’ll be happy to know that this is definitely a project you can handle. I have made a video tutorial to walk you through the making of this top, which you can find on the Leelee Knits YouTube channel, as well as below on this page with the pattern.

In addition to being easy to make, this loose fitting top is designed to be flattering to most body types. The extra roomy front and back panels are identical and joined together at the shoulder and side seams. Each panel is constructed from the bottom up, so that you can get the hang of working with the stitch pattern before shaping the underarm and neckline.

Easy Crochet Crop Top Pattern

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Easy Crochet Crop Top Pattern

Materials:

This crochet crop top pattern requires the following supplies:

Yarn Choice:

Once again, I have chosen to use Knit Picks CotLin DK weight yarn. This yarn is perfect for summer garments in my opinion. I love the soft, natural texture of CotLin, and I honestly haven’t found a cotton yarn that can compare as far as the colour palette goes.

Sizes:

This crop top can be made in the following sizes:  XS(S,M,L,XL). 

Note that the pattern will present instructions for the various sizes in this format. For example, Chain 66(70,74,78,82) is read as chain 66 for size XS, Chain 70 for size S, chain 74 for size M…

Sizes are made to fit the following bust circumferences: 32”(34”,36”,38”40”).

Gauge:

18 stitches X 12 rows = 4” in pattern stitch.

Special Stitches & Abbreviations:

CH: Chain.

SC: Single Crochet.

SS: Slip Stitch.

HDC: Half Double Crochet.


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Free Crochet Top Pattern Video Tutorial: 

The video tutorial below guides you through the process of crocheting this summer top:

Easy Crochet Crop Top Video

Crochet Top Pattern – Free:

Create two identical panels by following the instructions below:

Chain 66(70,74,78,82).

Row 1: HDC in 3rd ch from hook; *2HDC in next ch, skip next ch; repeat from * to last ch; HDC in last ch; CH2, turn. Count 64(68,72,76,80) HDC total. 

Row 2: HDC in first hdc; *2HDC in next hdc, skip next hdc; repeat from * to last hdc; HDC in last hdc; CH2, turn.

Repeat row 2 until there is a total of 17(19,21,23,25) rows.  You can crochet more rows here to make the top longer and cover more of the midriff.

Work one more row as follows:

Last Row:  HDC in first hdc; *2HDC in next hdc, skip next hdc; repeat from * to last hdc; HDC in last hdc; CH1, turn and continue to shaping top right.

Shaping top Right:

Count and place a stitch marker in the 32nd(34th,36th,38th,40th) stitch. Row 1: SS in first 4 hdc, HDC in next HDC; *2HDC in next hdc, skip next hdc; repeat from * to marker; work last HDC in stitch with marker; CH1, turn. 

Easy Crochet Crop Top Pattern in progress

Row 2: SS in first 2 hdc, HDC in next HDC; *2HDC in next hdc, skip next hdc; repeat from * to last hdc; HDC in last hdc; CH1, turn.

Row 3: SS in first 4 hdc, HDC in next HDC; *2HDC in next hdc, skip next hdc; repeat from * to last hdc; HDC in last hdc; CH1, turn

Row 4: SS in first 2 hdc, HDC in next HDC; *2HDC in next hdc, skip next hdc; repeat from * to last hdc; HDC in last hdc; CH1, turn.

Row 5: SS in first 2 hdc, HDC in next HDC; *2HDC in next hdc, skip next hdc; repeat from * to last hdc; HDC in last hdc; CH1, turn.

Row 6: SS in first 2 hdc, HDC in next HDC; *2HDC in next hdc, skip next hdc; repeat from * to last hdc; HDC in last hdc; CH1, turn.

Row 7: SS in first 2 hdc, HDC in next HDC; *2HDC in next hdc, skip next hdc; repeat from * to last hdc; HDC in last hdc; CH1, turn.

Row 8: SS in first 2 hdc, HDC in next HDC; *2HDC in next hdc, skip next hdc; repeat from * to last hdc; HDC in last hdc; CH1, turn. Size XS, S, M: CH2 and skip to row 11.

Row 9: SS in first 2 hdc, HDC in next HDC; *2HDC in next hdc, skip next hdc; repeat from * to last hdc; HDC in last hdc; CH1, turn. 1

Row 10: SS in first 2 hdc, HDC in next HDC; *2HDC in next hdc, skip next hdc; repeat from * to last hdc; HDC in last hdc; CH2, turn.

Row 11: HDC in first hdc; *2HDC in next hdc, skip next hdc; repeat from * to last hdc; HDC in last hdc; CH1, turn.

Row 12: SS in first 2 hdc, HDC in next HDC; *2HDC in next hdc, skip next hdc; repeat from * to last hdc; HDC in last hdc; CH2, turn.

Row 13: HDC in first hdc; *2HDC in next hdc, skip next hdc; repeat from * to last hdc; HDC in last hdc; CH1, turn. 

Row 14: SS in first 2 hdc, HDC in next HDC; *2HDC in next hdc, skip next hdc; repeat from * to last hdc; HDC in last hdc; CH2, turn.

Row 15: HDC in first hdc; *2HDC in next hdc, skip next hdc; repeat from * to last hdc; HDC in last hdc; CH1, turn.  Size XS, CH 2 and skip to row 19.

Row 16: SS in first 2 hdc, HDC in next HDC; *2HDC in next hdc, skip next hdc; repeat from * to last hdc; HDC in last hdc; CH2, turn.

Row 17: HDC in first hdc; *2HDC in next hdc, skip next hdc; repeat from * to last hdc; HDC in last hdc; CH1, turn.  Size S CH 2 and skip to row 21, and L CH 2 and skip to row 19.

Row 18: SS in first 2 hdc, HDC in next HDC; *2HDC in next hdc, skip next hdc; repeat from * to last hdc; HDC in last hdc; CH2, turn. Size M skip to row 20.

At this point, 8 stitches should remain for all sizes.

Row 19: HDC in first hdc; *2HDC in next hdc, skip next hdc; repeat from * to last hdc; HDC in last hdc; CH2, turn.

Row 20: HDC in first hdc; *2HDC in next hdc, skip next hdc; repeat from * to last hdc; HDC in last hdc; CH2, turn.

Row 21: HDC in first hdc; *2HDC in next hdc, skip next hdc; repeat from * to last hdc; HDC in last hdc; CH2, turn.

Row 22: HDC in first hdc; *2HDC in next hdc, skip next hdc; repeat from * to last hdc; HDC in last hdc; CH2, turn.

Row 23: HDC in first hdc; *2HDC in next hdc, skip next hdc; repeat from * to last hdc; HDC in last hdc; CH2, turn.

Row 24: HDC in first hdc; *2HDC in next hdc, skip next hdc; repeat from * to last hdc; HDC in last hdc.  Fasten off. 

Easy Crochet Crop Top Pattern in progress
Example of completed top right for size Small.

Shaping Top Left:

Join yarn in the next stitch after the marker. CH2.

Row 1: HDC in the same stitch; *2HDC in next hdc, skip next hdc; repeat from * to last 5 hdc; HDC in next hdc; CH2, turn (skip last four hdc).

Easy Crochet Crop Top Pattern in progress

Row 2: HDC in first hdc; *2HDC in next hdc, skip next hdc; repeat from * to last 3 hdc; HDC in next hdc; CH2, turn (skip last two hdc).

Row 3: HDC in first hdc; *2HDC in next hdc, skip next hdc; repeat from * to last 5 hdc; HDC in next hdc; CH2, turn (skip last four hdc).

Row 4: HDC in first hdc; *2HDC in next hdc, skip next hdc; repeat from * to last 3 hdc; HDC in next hdc; CH2, turn (skip last two hdc

Row 5: HDC in first hdc; *2HDC in next hdc, skip next hdc; repeat from * to last 3 hdc; HDC in next hdc; CH2, turn (skip last two hdc).

Row 6: HDC in first hdc; *2HDC in next hdc, skip next hdc; repeat from * to last 3 hdc; HDC in next hdc; CH2, turn (skip last two hdc).

Row 7: HDC in first hdc; *2HDC in next hdc, skip next hdc; repeat from * to last 3 hdc; HDC in next hdc; CH2, turn (skip last two hdc).

Row 8: HDC in first hdc; *2HDC in next hdc, skip next hdc; repeat from * to last 3 hdc; HDC in next hdc; CH2, turn (skip last two hdc). Size XS, S, M: skip to row 11.

Row 9: HDC in first hdc; *2HDC in next hdc, skip next hdc; repeat from * to last 3 hdc; HDC in next hdc; CH2, turn (skip last two hdc).

Row 10: HDC in first hdc; *2HDC in next hdc, skip next hdc; repeat from * to last 3 hdc; HDC in next hdc; CH2, turn (skip last two hdc).

Row 11: HDC in first hdc; *2HDC in next hdc, skip next hdc; repeat from * to last hdc; HDC in last hdc; CH2, turn. 

Row 12: HDC in first hdc; *2HDC in next hdc, skip next hdc; repeat from * to last 3 hdc; HDC in next hdc; CH2, turn (skip last two hdc).

Row 13: HDC in first hdc; *2HDC in next hdc, skip next hdc; repeat from * to last hdc; HDC in last hdc; CH2, turn.

Row 14: HDC in first hdc; *2HDC in next hdc, skip next hdc; repeat from * to last 3 hdc; HDC in next hdc; CH2, turn (skip last two hdc).

Row 15: HDC in first hdc; *2HDC in next hdc, skip next hdc; repeat from * to last hdc; HDC in last hdc; CH2, turn.  Size XS, skip to row 19.

Row 16: HDC in first hdc; *2HDC in next hdc, skip next hdc; repeat from * to last 3 hdc; HDC in next hdc; CH2, turn (skip last two hdc).

Row 17: HDC in first hdc; *2HDC in next hdc, skip next hdc; repeat from * to last hdc; HDC in last hdc; CH2, turn.  Size S skip to row 21, and L skip to row 19.

Row 18: HDC in first hdc; *2HDC in next hdc, skip next hdc; repeat from * to last 3 hdc; HDC in next hdc; CH2, turn (skip last two hdc). Size M skip to row 20.

At this point, 8 stitches should remain for all sizes.

Row 19: HDC in first hdc; *2HDC in next hdc, skip next hdc; repeat from * to last hdc; HDC in last hdc; CH2, turn.

Row 20: HDC in first hdc; *2HDC in next hdc, skip next hdc; repeat from * to last hdc; HDC in last hdc; CH2, turn.

Row 21: HDC in first hdc; *2HDC in next hdc, skip next hdc; repeat from * to last hdc; HDC in last hdc; CH2, turn.

Row 22: HDC in first hdc; *2HDC in next hdc, skip next hdc; repeat from * to last hdc; HDC in last hdc; CH2, turn.

Row 23: HDC in first hdc; *2HDC in next hdc, skip next hdc; repeat from * to last hdc; HDC in last hdc; CH2, turn.

Row 24: HDC in first hdc; *2HDC in next hdc, skip next hdc; repeat from * to last hdc; HDC in last hdc.  Fasten off.

Example of completed panel for size Small.

Assembly:

Lay one panel on top of the other, with the right sides together.  This stitch is the same on both sides, but if you’ve weaved in your ends on one side, then that would be your wrong side. 

Join the panels together at the shoulder and side seams, using a whip stitch.  

Trim:

With the top inside out, join yarn at centre back (the front and back are the same, so you can just decide which side is the back) of the bottom into foundation chain. CH1.

Round 1: SC in same ch as where you joined the yarn, and in each ch all the way around; join to first sc with SS; CH2. Total SC: 128(136,144,152,160).

Round 2: HDC in same sc, and in each sc all the way around; join to first hdc with SS.  Fasten off.

Weave in all loose ends and enjoy your crop top!


Pattern PDF File

I hope you enjoyed this crochet pattern for a crop top.

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Thank you so much for your support! It means the world to me, and I’m beyond grateful to be able to share my passion with you all.


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