Well I couldn’t’ keep making things just for me so it was time to make this so easy, fast and fun Little Girl Summer Top for my daughter.
The idea with the cap and sun glasses was her’s, so she is beginning to be a real model ???.
This project was actually a backup. You know that when I work on something, try to have other project in case I get bored or something doesn’t work as I wish. As usual the back up projects are the ones I love the most.
This little girl summer top is so easy to make and what I love the most is that is a no sewing project. So when you’re done, you’re done.
The pattern is for 2, 4 and 6 years old, but in the end I will give you some tips to make this top in any sizes even adult sizes if you want.
Now, about the yarn that I used.
- Schachenmayr Catania Originals
- Yarn weight 2 (fine)
- The needle I used is 2.5 mm ( 2-B US)
For 2 years old size I used 50 grams (125 m/137 yds) meaning 1 skein of white and the same amount of mustard.
For bigger sizes (4 amd 6 years) you will have to buy 2 skeins of each color.
23 dc = 10 cm (4″)
10 rows = 10 cm (4″)
Abbreviations used in this pattern:
- Ch – chain
- Dc – double crochet
- Sl st – slip stitch
- St(s) – stitch(es)
- Inc – increase ( 2 dc, ch 3, 2 dc in the same st on the solid row, 1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc on the filet st row)
- Dec – decrease ( 1 dc, skip 3 sts, 1 dc)
We will work this Little girl summer top from the neck to the bottom.
First foundation chain:
- 2 years – 100 ch sts
- 4 years – 108 ch sts
- 6 years – 120 ch sts
Mark the middle stitch and sl st to join the end of the chain with the beginning.
Ch 2, 1 dc in the same stitch, 1 dc in each st to the center (the marked stitch). In the marked st 1 inc* (as I explained it above in the abbreviations section), 1 dc in each st until the last one. In the last st make 2 dc, ch 3, 1 dc and then sl st with the first dc.
Ch 4, [skip the next st, 1 dc, ch 1] – repeat to the center. In the 3 ch space from the center make one inc* but for the filet row as I explained above.
Continue with ch 1, 1 dc in the next st, ch 1, skip 1 st, 1 dc in the next. Repeat until the ch 3 space at the end of the row. Here in the chain 3 space, make 1 dc, ch 3, 1 dc, ch 1 and sl st with the 3rd st of the starting chain.
Repeat row 2
Repeat row 1
After first 4 rows we will work the back and front separately to form the arm hole.
Counting from the center point:
- 2 years – count 22 sts on the left and 22 on the right, also on the back and front side. Mark the st number 22.
- 4 years – 24 sts
- 6 years 26 sts
Change the color ( we will change the color at every 4 rows).
For all sizes
Row 5 front side
Working on the right side, begin with the marked stitch and start your row in double crochet stitch.
Make 1 dc in each st to the center. Inc in the ch 3 space, 1 dc in each st to the second marked stitch. Ch 4 and turn.
Row 6 front side
Skip the next st, 1 dc in the next, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc in the next. Repeat to the center point. 1 inc in the center. Then continue with the stitch pattern to the end of the row.
Row 7 front side
Repeat row 6
Row 8 front side
Repeat row 5
Repeat the 4 rows until you have:
- 2 years – 12 rows in total
- 4 years – 14 rows
- 6 years – 16 rows
Repeat the same with the back side.
At this row we will join the back and front on the side edges and we will continue to work in rounds.
Begin your work in one side and make sure you are on the right side. Work the row as normal until you get to the other side edge. Here join with the back. Continue the row to the end and here join with the front side.
Slip st 2 sts, then start the row as normal. When you get to the side edge make a decrease ( skip 3 sts from the middle) continue with the stitch pattern to the end of the row. At the end of the row decrease again, skip 3 sts then sl st.
Continue working like this until you get to the desired length.
We decrease on the side edges to have them straight considering the increase that we make in the center point of the back and front side.
And this is it. A cute little girl summer top.
On the bottom I just added some fringe but make it as you wish.
Now as I said in the beginning, some tips on how and what to measure to make this top in any size.
Grab a t-shirt in size you wish.
Measure the length from the shoulder to the center of the chest. Point the center higher or lower depending on how you wish the neck line to be.
Multiply this length with 4 and this will be the length of your foundation chain.
Now make the first 4 rows.
Is time to mark the sts for the arm hole. Count from the center point 2/3 of the number of sts that you have from the center to the shoulder. Mark that st.
To know how many rows to make for the arm hole depth, put your work over the t-shirt, and measure the length from the marked stitch to the armpit of the t-shirt. This will be the arm hole depth and you will have to make as many rows as you need to get to that length.
After that just continue working as written in the pattern.
Hope these tips will be helpful and you will have all you’ll need to try this super easy and nice top.
Bellow, you find the video tutorial as well.
Hope you will like this pattern too.
Enjoy crochet!!! I know I will, and l’ll come back here to share my work with you.