When I posted the Double V stitch, I told you that I had some things in mind to work with it and here is the summer crocheted top.

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summer crocheted top

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I love it. So light and so beautiful.

Hope you will try it.

This pattern is for sizes S, M and L.

I used SMC Catania Fine. Is a 4 ply fingering Yarn. Recommended needle is between 2 and 3 mm ( between B and D US sizes) but I used 3.5 mm (E size US) crochet hook because I wanted to be looser and not too stiff.

Here you can find some yarn substitution

Here is how much yarn you will approximated need for each size:

  • S – 170 – 200 grams ( 560 m – 660 m, 620 yds – 724 yds)
  • M – 190 – 220 grams ( 627 m – 726 m; 690 yds – 790 yds)
  • L – 210 – 250 grams (690 m – 790 m; 724 yds- 870 yds)

Final dimensions for the summer crocheted top are

  • S – Chest 94 cm ( 37″); length 43 cm (17″)
  • M – Chest 104 cm (41″); length 44 cm (17.5″)
  • L – Chest 114 cm (45 “); length 45 cm (18 “)

Gauge

20 dc = 10 cm ( 4 “)

10 rows = 10 cm (4”)

The stitch pattern that I used is ” Double V Stitch”

You can see the pattern, chart and video tutorial here:

double V stitch

Abbreviations used in this pattern

  • Ch – chain
  • Dc – double crochet
  • Sc – single crochet
  • St(s) – stitch (es)
  • Dec – decrease

Decrease

When needed we will decrease at the beginning of the row like this:

Ch 3, skip the first motif ( the first group of stitches, can be a sc or a group of 2 double crochet), move to the next motif ( can be a sc or a group of 3 dc) and begin the row as usual.

summer crocheted top

We will work this summer crocheted top in 2 pieces, back side and front side.

Back side 

The stitch pattern requires to begin with 8+1 sts

  • For S – chain 105 and make 1st row in dc or start with 105 foundation double crochet sts.
  • For M – begin with 121 sts
  • For L – begin with 129 sts
  • this pattern is for a looser fit. If you want your top to be closer fit, begin with a less number of stitches.

After making the foundation, begin the next row with the Double V stitch to the armpit.

  • Size S – 38 rows
  • Size M – 40 rows
  • Size L – 42 rows
  • this pattern is for a waist length fit, if you want your summer crocheted top to be longer add more rows here.

For all sizes

Now that we get to the armpit, on the next row we will decrease at the beginning and at the end of the row with approximate 6 cm. Try to see the stitch pattern and skip with slip sts at the beginning of the row, the number of sts you have in 6 cm and the same number of sts skip them at the end of the row.

Row 40/42/44

Begin with a decrease ( * see the decrease pattern above ). Continue with the double V stitch to the end of the row.

Row 41/ 43/ 45

Repeat row 40/42/44

Row 42/ 44/ 46

Without decreasing make the double V stitch

Repeat these 3 rows until you have in total:

  • Size S – 51 rows in total ( not counting the first row in dc)
  • Size M – 54 rows in total
  • Size L – 58 rows in total

Back side of the summer crocheted top is done.

summer crocheted top back side

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Front side

Begin with the same number of stitches as for the back side.

  • For S – chain 105 and make 1st row in dc or start with 105 foundation double crochet sts.
  • For M – begin with 121 sts
  • For L – begin with 129 sts

Begin the next row with Double V stitch and repeat it until you have:

  • For size S – 18 rows
  • For size M – 19 rows
  • For size L – 20 rows

We will follow the same pattern as for the back side only that we will let a space in the middle for the buttons line.

We will mark the buttons line in the middle of the front side. Mark approximate 2 cm for the buttons line. After you put the stitch markers we will begin to work left side and right side separately.

Right side

Rows 19 – 38 ( 20 – 40 / 21 – 42)

From where your yarn is right now continue with the double V stitch only to the stitch marker. And repeat this row to the armpit. You will have in total the same number of rows as for the back side.

Row 39 ( 41, 43)

After getting to the armpit, decrease the 6 cm at the beginning of the row wit slip stitches.

Row 40 ( 42, 44)

Make the Double V stitch

Row 41 ( 43, 45)

Begin with a decrease then continue with the Double V stitch.

Rows 42 – 44 ( 44 – 46, 46 – 48)

Make the Double V stitch ( without decreasing)

Repeat the 4 rows (one with decreasing at the beginning, next 3 without decreasing) until you have in total the same number of rows as for the back side.

  • Size S – 51 rows in total ( not counting the first row in dc)
  • Size M – 54 rows in total
  • Size L – 58 rows in total

Left side 

Rows 19 – 38 ( 20 – 40 / 21 – 42)

Begin with the marked stitch and make the Double V stitch. Repeat this row until you get to the armpit.

Row 39 ( 41, 43)

After getting to the armpit, decrease with 6 cm at the end of the row.

Row 40 (42, 44)

Begin with a decrease then continue with the double V stitch.

Rows 41 – 43 ( 43 – 45, 45 – 47)

Make the Double V stitch ( without decreasing)

Repeat the 4 rows (one with decreasing at the beginning, next 3 without decreasing) until you have in total the same number of rows as for the back side.

  • Size S – 51 rows in total ( not counting the first row in dc)
  • Size M – 54 rows in total
  • Size L – 58 rows in total

Now the front side is done

summer crocheted top front side

Next, put the front side over the back side and sew the sides edges.

After that we will make the buttons line and the collar.

Buttons line and collar

This part is the same for all sizes.

Row 1

Insert the yarn and hook in the first stitch on the bottom of the buttons line, the one on the right side of the top (or the left side as you watching) and make 1 sc in each st.

When you get to the corner of the top of the front side, make 3 sc in the same st. Continue with the top edge of the front side and work sc2tog ( like a decrease in sc, 2 sc worked together).

At the end of the top edge of the front side chain 10, then join with the back side. On the top edge of the back side make sc2tog to the end, then chain 10 and join with the other front side (the left side). Continue making sc2tog until you get to the corner. In corner 3 sc in the same stitch and continue with left side of the buttons line making 1 sc in each st. Ch 1 and turn.

Rows 2 and 3

1 sc in each st across. Ch 1 and turn. (in the 2 corners make 3 sc in the middle st)

Row 4

We are on the left side of the buttons line, so on this row we will make the buttons holes.

[1 sc the first 10 sts, ch 2, skip 2] repeat 3 times. Continue with 1 sc in each stitch across.

Rows 5 – 6

1 sc in each st across.

And the buttons line and collar are done. Now sew the buttons line on the bottom ( the 2 sides, one over the other) then sew the buttons and your summer crocheted top is ready to be worn.

summer crocheted top


I enjoyed making it and I love it. Hope you too.

If you want to purchase the pdf version of this pattern with stitch pattern & chart included, click here

summer crocheted top

Bellow is the video tutorial.

Don’t forget to enjoy crochet, my ladies, and keep making great things with this passion.

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Summer crocheted top. Free Pattern & Video Tutorial

 

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