I love to make summer clothes in crochet so here I am with another pattern with my new Enjoy Summer Top.
Love it ???. You can use it as a top with a pair of jeans or leggings or you can use it as a beach dress.
I let a small opening on the sides because even if is crochet, has to be sexy. What I love the most is that anyone can wear one of this, that’s why this pattern is available in multiple sizes, from S to XXL.
I loved making this because it was easy and fast, so you have to try it.
Final measurements for each size are:
- S – Bust 90 cm (36 “)
- M – Bust 100 cm ( 40 “)
- L – Bust 110 cm ( 44 “)
- XL – Bust 120 cm (48 “)
- XXL – Bust 130 cm (52 “)
The length is the same for all sizes, 70 cm (28″), but you can adjust it as you want.
As you saw in the pictures we will make a circle, that will be the center motif of this Enjoy summer Top and then we will transform this circle into a square.
I will give you the stitch numbers and rows for each size according to my gauge, but if you want to use another type of yarn or you didn’t get to the gauge, just keep the pattern of the circle until you get to the desired width. The width has to be half of the bust or your hips circumference.
I used for this Enjoy Summer Top, Scheepjes Cotton 8. This is a Fingering, Super Fine weight yarn, but you can use Fine weight too. I used a 3.5 mm ( E – 4 US Size) crochet hook.
You will approximate need for each size:
- S – 850 yds ( 780 m/ 230 grams)
- M – 940 yds (860 m/250 grams)
- L – 1030 yds (940 m/280 grams)
- XL – 1120 yds (1020 m/300 grams)
- XXL – 1200 yds (1100 m /350 grams)
Abbreviations used in this pattern:
- Ch – chain
- Dc – double crochet
- St (s) – stitch (es)
- Sl st – slip stitch
- Inc – increase
V st – 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in the same ch 1 space of the V st of the previous round.
Inc – 1 dc, ch 1,1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in the same ch 1 space.
18 dc = 10 cm (4 “)
8 rows = 10 cm (4 “)
With all that info set, let’s begin
We will start with a magic ring
For all Sizes
Ch3, 11 dc inside the ring. Sl st with the 3rd st of the starting chain.
Ch 3, 1 dc in the same st, 2 dc in each st to the end of the round. Sl st with the 3rd st of the starting chain.
Ch 4, 1 dc in the same st, ch 1, skip 1 st,[ 1 V st in the next, ch 1, skip 1 st] – repeat this section to the end of the round. Sl st with the 3 rd st of the turning ch.
Ch 4, in the first space make 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 V st in the next space (ch 1 of the previous row V st), ch 1,[ Inc in the next space, ch 1, 1 V st in the next space, ch 1] – repeat the section between [ ] to the end of the round. Sl st with the 3rd st of the starting chain.
Ch 4, 1 dc in the same space, ch 1, 1 V st in the next ch 1 spaces until you get to the first V st after the inc made on the previous row and make in this space 1 inc. Continue to the end of the round and sl st with the 3rd st of the starting ch.
Beginning with round 5 we will follow the same pattern until row 15:
1 V st in each ch 1 space ( of the V sts of the previous round) , 1 Inc in the V st next to the inc made on the previous round.
I hate counting stitches, that’s why I tried to find a pattern that will help not to keep counting sts ??
At row 6 I changed the color, but you are free to play with colors as you wish.
Rounds 6 – 15
Repeat round 5
Before round 16 I notice that on my circle, the edges began to curl, so at round 16 I didn’t increased I just made 1 V st in each V st of the previous round.
1 V st in each V st of the previous round, 1 inc in the st that is after the inc on the round before the previous.
Keep repeating the rounds 16 and 17 until you get to the desired width or until you have in total:
- S – 19 rounds (83 V sts)
- M – 24 rounds (93 V sts)
- L – 29 rounds ( 103 V sts)
- XL – 34 rounds ( 113 V sts)
- XXL – 39 round ( 123 V sts)
After finishing the circle is time to transform it in a square.
This is how we will do that:
Lay the circle flat. You will notice 4 segments that are straight ( top, bottom and side edges). Next to the straight segment put a notebook or a cardboard or something with straight and hard edges and mark the first st that is beginning to be far from the notebook.
Proceed the same until you have the first corner marked.
Now you will have to count the V sts and make sure that you have the same number of sts on the corners and on the straight lines that are opposite.
You notice that at the end of the rounds we have 1 V st in plus, but is not such a big deal. Just let this st on the one side edge and let the top and the bottom with the same number of V sts.
- 10 V sts for the corners,
- 10 V sts for the straight line on the top and on the bottom,
- 11 V sts one side edges (on one side you will have with 1 V st more)
- 12 V sts for the corners
- 11 V sts for the straight lines ( all 4)
- 13 V sts for the corners
- 12 V sts for the straight lines on the top and on the bottom
- 13 sts on the side edges
- 14 V sts for the corners
- 14 V sts for the straight lines
- 15 V sts for the corners
- 15 V sts for the straight lines on top and bottom
- 16 V sts for the side edges
After you marked the sts for the corners is time to transform the circle in square.
We will work each corner separately.
Begin working on the right side and insert the hook and yarn in the first st of the corner.
Ch 4, 1 V st in the next V st, 1 V st in each V st until you have 2 V sts left. In these 2 make 1 dc in the first, ch 1, 1 dc in the last V st. Turn
In this way we will decrease at the beginning and at the end of each row.
Repeat row 1 until you have no sts left.
Proceed the same with all corners.
This is how your square will look after you finish all the corners.
Is not perfect, but is a square ??
Now after you have the square, all you have to do is to work several more rows on the top and on the bottom until you get to the desired length.
I made 13 more rows on each side.
Now that you have the desired length the back side of the Enjoy summer Top is done and you will have to make the front part in the same way.
Then, when yoh have both parts, join them to finish the Top.
Sew on the shoulders 6 V sts on each side, approx 8-9 cm.
Let for the arm holes 20 cm for sizes S and M, and 23 – 25 cm for larger sizes. Then sew the side edges. I let a split on each side of 13 rows.
And this was it.
Hope you like it. Bellow you will find the video tutorial.
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