Simple Crochet Crop Top Sweater

This super cute crop top sweater is a great item to crochet for the spring or fall. It’s beginner friendly, made up of a front and back panel and two sleeves, using all half double crochets. Easy and quick to work up, you’ll be wanting to make one in every colour!

Once you have one shoulder side complete you will skip stitches (check the count for your size) and begin working the other side of the shoulder.

After both front and back panels are complete you can whip stitch the panels together starting at the shoulder seams

After seaming the shoulders together, whip stitch the side seams. Make sure to leave an armhole.

Fold each sleeve in half lengthwise and seam together using a whip stitch. Once the sleeves are seamed, they can be whip stitched in the armholes

Crop Top sweater pattern

MATERIALS

  • 5.5 mm crochet hook
  • Lion Brand Jeans yarn (lvl 4) or similar (lvl 4 yarn)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape

YARDAGE

  • XS: ~760 yrds
  • S: ~779 yrds 
  • M: ~845 yrds
  • L: ~962 yrds
  • XL: ~1085 yrds
  • 2X: ~1204 yrds
  • 3X: ~1303 yrds
  • 4X: ~1422 yrds
  • 5X: ~1581 yrds

ABBREVIATIONS

  • Hdc: half double crochet 
  • Hdc2tog: half double crochet two together 
  • Ch: chain 
  • Yrds: yards 
  • Sts: stitches 

GAUGE

Make a 4” x 4” square in hdc 

12.5st x 13 rows = 4” x 4” 

NOTES: 

  • The stitch count for each size will be in brackets in the following sequence (xs,s,m,l,xl)(2x,3x,4x,5x)
  • This crop sweater has a slight relaxed fit (6” positive ease). If you’d like the sweater to fit more loosely go up one size. 
  • If you would like the sweater to be longer (less of a crop top) add more rows before the neckline shaping 
  • I am wearing size medium (shown in the photos)

Pattern

SizeXSsmallMediumLargeXL2X3X4X5X
Bust364044485256606468
Actual Bust28-3032-3436-3840-4244-4648-5052-5456-5860-62
length15.5”16”16.5”17”17.5”18.5”19”20”21”
Arm Hole8”8.5”9”9.25”9.5”10”10.25”10.75”11.25”

Front Panel 

Using 5.5 mm hook ch (60,66,70,78,84)(90,96,102,110)

Row 1: starting in the 3rd ch from the hook, hdc across, turn. (58,64,68,76,82)(88,94,100,108)

Row 2: Ch 2, hdc across, turn (58,64,68,76,82)(88,94,100,108)

Row 3-30: Repeat row 2 (58,64,68,76,82)(88,94,100,108)

For extra small scroll down to find the instructions to finish off the neckline.

Row 31-32: repeat row 2 (58,64,68,76,82)(88,94,100,108)

For small scroll down to find the instructions to finish off the neckline. 

Row 33-34: repeat row 2 (58,64,68,76,82)(88,94,100,108)

For Medium scroll down to find the instructions to finish off the neckline. 

Row 35-36: repeat row 2 (58,64,68,76,82)(88,94,100,108)

For large scroll down to find the instructions to finish off the neckline. 

Row 37-38: repeat row 2 (58,64,68,76,82)(88,94,100,108)

For XL scroll down to find the instructions to finish off the neckline. 

Row 39-42: repeat row 2 (58,64,68,76,82)(88,94,100,108)

For 2X scroll down to find the instructions to finish off the neckline. 

Row 43-44: repeat row 2 (58,64,68,76,82)(88,94,100,108)

For 3X scroll down to find the instructions to finish off the neckline. 

Row 45-46: repeat row 2 (58,64,68,76,82)(88,94,100,108)

For 4X scroll down to find the instructions to finish off the neckline. 

Row 47-48: repeat row 2 (58,64,68,76,82)(88,94,100,108)

For 5X scroll down to find the instructions to finish off the neckline. 

NECKLINE

EXTRA SMALL, SMALL, MEDIUM, LARGE

You will be completing one side of the neck line and then the other side separately.

Row 1: Ch 2, hdc (27,30,32,36) times, turn 

Row 2: DECREASE ROW: Ch 2, hdc in the next stitch, hdc2tog, hdc across (26,29,31,35)

Row 3: ch 2, hdc across (26,29,31,35)

Row 4: DECREASE ROW: Repeat row 2 (25,28,30,34)

Row 5: Repeat row 3 (25,28,30,34)

Row 6: DECREASE ROW: Repeat row 2 (24,27,29,33)

Row 7: Repeat row 3 (24,27,29,33)

Row 8: DECREASE ROW: Repeat row 2 (23,26,28,32)

Row 9: Repeat row 3 (23,26,28,32)

Row 10: DECREASE ROW: Repeat row 2 (22,25,27,31)

Row 11: Repeat row 3 (22,25,27,31)

Row 12: DECREASE ROW: Repeat row 2 (21,24,26,30)

Row 13: Repeat row 3 (21,24,26,30)

Fasten off 

Second Side

Row 1: Skip 4 stitches from the inside row of the other side of the shoulder, hdc in the next stitch, hdc across, turn (27,30,32,36)

Row 2: DECREASE ROW: Ch 2, hdc until 3 stitches remain, hdc2tog, hdc in the last stitch (26,29,31,35)

Row 3: ch 2, hdc across, turn (26,29,31,35)

Row 4: DECREASE ROW: Repeat row 2 (25,28,30,34)

Row 5: Repeat row 3 (25,28,30,34)

Row 6: DECREASE ROW: Repeat row 2 (24,27,29,33)

Row 7: Repeat row 3 (24,27,29,33)

Row 8: DECREASE ROW: Repeat row 2 (23,26,28,32)

Row 9: Repeat row 3 (23,26,28,32)

Row 10: DECREASE ROW: Repeat row 2 (22,25,27,31)

Row 11: Repeat row 3 (22,25,27,31)

Row 12: DECREASE ROW: Repeat row 2 (21,24,26,30)

Row 13: Repeat row 3 (21,24,26,30)

Fasten off 

XL and 2X

You will be completing one side of the neck line and then the other side separately.

Row 1: Ch 2, hdc (38,41) times, turn 

Row 2: DECREASE ROW: Ch 2, hdc in the next stitch, hdc2tog, hdc across (37,40)

Row 3: ch 2, hdc across (37,40)

Row 4: DECREASE ROW: Repeat row 2 (36,39)

Row 5: Repeat row 3 (36,39)

Row 6: DECREASE ROW: Repeat row 2 (35,38)

Row 7: Repeat row 3 (35,38)

Row 8: DECREASE ROW: Repeat row 2 (34,37)

Row 9: Repeat row 3 (34,37)

Row 10: DECREASE ROW: Repeat row 2 (33,36)

Row 11: Repeat row 3 (33,36)

Row 12: DECREASE ROW: Repeat row 2 (32,35)

Row 13: Repeat row 3 (32,35)

Fasten off 

Second Side

Row 1: Skip 6 stitches from the inside row of the other side of the shoulder, hdc in the next stitch, hdc across, turn (38,41)

Row 2: DECREASE ROW: Ch 2, hdc until 3 stitches remain, hdc2tog, hdc in the last stitch (37,40)

Row 3: ch 2, hdc across, turn (37,40)

Row 4: DECREASE ROW: Repeat row 2 (36,39)

Row 5: Repeat row 3 (36,39)

Row 6: DECREASE ROW: Repeat row 2 (35,38)

Row 7: Repeat row 3 (35,38)

Row 8: DECREASE ROW: Repeat row 2 (34,37)

Row 9: Repeat row 3 (34,37)

Row 10: DECREASE ROW: Repeat row 2 (33,36)

Row 11: Repeat row 3 (33,36)

Row 12: DECREASE ROW: Repeat row 2 (32,35)

Row 13: Repeat row 3 (32,35)

Fasten Off 

3X and 4X

You will be completing one side of the neck line and then the other side separately.

Row 1: Ch 2, hdc (43,46) times, turn 

Row 2: DECREASE ROW: Ch 2, hdc in the next stitch, hdc2tog, hdc across (42,45)

Row 3: ch 2, hdc across (42,45)

Row 4: DECREASE ROW: Repeat row 2 (41,44)

Row 5: Repeat row 3 (41,44)

Row 6: DECREASE ROW: Repeat row 2 (40,43)

Row 7: Repeat row 3 (40,43)

Row 8: DECREASE ROW: Repeat row 2 (39,42)

Row 9: Repeat row 3 (39,42)

Row 10: DECREASE ROW: Repeat row 2 (38,41)

Row 11: Repeat row 3 (38,41)

Row 12: DECREASE ROW: Repeat row 2 (37,40)

Row 13: Repeat row 3 (37,40)

Fasten off 

Second Side

Row 1: Skip 8 stitches from the inside row of the other side of the shoulder, hdc in the next stitch, hdc across, turn (43,46)

Row 2: DECREASE ROW: Ch 2, hdc until 3 stitches remain, hdc2tog, hdc in the last stitch (42,45)

Row 3: ch 2, hdc across, turn (42,45)

Row 4: DECREASE ROW: Repeat row 2 (41,44)

Row 5: Repeat row 3 (41,44)

Row 6: DECREASE ROW: Repeat row 2 (40,43)

Row 7: Repeat row 3 (40,43)

Row 8: DECREASE ROW: Repeat row 2 (39,42)

Row 9: Repeat row 3 (39,42)

Row 10: DECREASE ROW: Repeat row 2 (38,41)

Row 11: Repeat row 3 (38,41)

Row 12: DECREASE ROW: Repeat row 2 (37,40)

Row 13: Repeat row 3 (37,40)

Fasten off 

5X

You will be completing one side of the neck line and then the other side separately.

Row 1: Ch 2, hdc 49 times, turn 

Row 2: DECREASE ROW: Ch 2, hdc in the next stitch, hdc2tog, hdc across (48)

Row 3: ch 2, hdc across (48)

Row 4: DECREASE ROW: Repeat row 2 (47)

Row 5: Repeat row 3 (47)

Row 6: DECREASE ROW: Repeat row 2 (46)

Row 7: Repeat row 3 (46)

Row 8: DECREASE ROW: Repeat row 2 (45)

Row 9: Repeat row 3 (45)

Row 10: DECREASE ROW: Repeat row 2 (44)

Row 11: Repeat row 3 (44)

Row 12: DECREASE ROW: Repeat row 2 (43)

Row 13: Repeat row 3 (43)

Fasten off 

Second Side

Row 1: Skip 10 stitches from the inside row of the other side of the shoulder, hdc in the next stitch, hdc across, turn (49)

Row 2: DECREASE ROW: Ch 2, hdc until 3 stitches remain, hdc2tog, hdc in the last stitch (48)

Row 3: ch 2, hdc across, turn (48)

Row 4: DECREASE ROW: Repeat row 2 (47)

Row 5: Repeat row 3 (47)

Row 6: DECREASE ROW: Repeat row 2 (46)

Row 7: Repeat row 3 (46)

Row 8: DECREASE ROW: Repeat row 2 (45)

Row 9: Repeat row 3 (45)

Row 10: DECREASE ROW: Repeat row 2 (44)

Row 11: Repeat row 3 (44)

Row 12: DECREASE ROW: Repeat row 2 (43)

Row 13: Repeat row 3 (43)

Fasten off 

BACK PANEL 

Using 5.5 mm hook ch (60,66,70,78,84)(90,96,102,110)

Row 1: starting in the 3rd ch from the hook, hdc across, turn. (58,64,68,76,82)(88,94,100,108)

Row 2: Ch 2, hdc across, turn (58,64,68,76,82)(88,94,100,108)

Row 3-39: Repeat row 2 (58,64,68,76,82)(88,94,100,108)

For extra small scroll down to find the instructions to finish off the neckline.

Row 40-41: repeat row 2 (58,64,68,76,82)(88,94,100,108)

For small scroll down to find the instructions to finish off the neckline. 

Row 42-43: repeat row 2 (58,64,68,76,82)(88,94,100,108)

For Medium scroll down to find the instructions to finish off the neckline. 

Row 44-45: repeat row 2 (58,64,68,76,82)(88,94,100,108)

For large scroll down to find the instructions to finish off the neckline. 

Row 46-47: repeat row 2 (58,64,68,76,82)(88,94,100,108)

For XL scroll down to find the instructions to finish off the neckline. 

Row 48-51: repeat row 2 (58,64,68,76,82)(88,94,100,108)

For 2X scroll down to find the instructions to finish off the neckline. 

Row 52-53: repeat row 2 (58,64,68,76,82)(88,94,100,108)

For 3X scroll down to find the instructions to finish off the neckline. 

Row 54-55: repeat row 2 (58,64,68,76,82)(88,94,100,108)

For 4X scroll down to find the instructions to finish off the neckline. 

Row 56-57: repeat row 2 (58,64,68,76,82)(88,94,100,108)

For 5X scroll down to find the instructions to finish off the neckline

BACK NECKLINE (every size)

Row 1: Ch 2, hdc (24,27,29,33,35)(38,40,43,46) times, turn 

Row 2: DECREASE ROW: ch 2, hdc in the next stitch, hdc2tog, hdc across, turn (23,26,28,32,34)(37,39,42,45)

Row 3: DECREASE ROW: Ch 2, hdc until 3 stitches remain, hdc2tog, hdc in the last stitch (22,25,27,31,33)(36,38,41,44)

Row 4: DECREASE ROW: Repeat row 2 (21,24,26,30,32)(35,37,40,43)

Next Shoulder 

Row 1: Skip (10,10,10,10,10)(12,14,14,16) stitches from the inside row of the other side of the shoulder, hdc in the next stitch, hdc across, turn (23,26,28,32,34)(37,39,42,45)

Row 2: DECREASE ROW: Ch 2, hdc until 3 stitches remain, hdc2tog, hdc in the last stitch (23,26,28,32,34)(37,39,42,45)

Row 3: DECREASE ROW: ch 2, hdc in the next stitch, hdc2tog, hdc across, turn (22,25,27,31,33)(36,38,41,44)

Row 4: DECREASE ROW: Repeat row 2 (21,24,26,30,32)(35,37,40,43)

SLEEVES make 2

EXTRA SMALL, SMALL, MEDIUM, LARGE

Using 5.5mm hook ch (46,48,50,54)

Row 1: In the 3rd ch from the hook hdc, hdc across, turn (44,46,48,52)

Row 2: ch 2, hdc across, turn (44,46,48,52)

Row 3-6: repeat row 2 (44,46,48,52)

Row 7: DECREASE ROW: Ch 2, hdc in the next stitch, hdc2tog, hdc across until 3 stitches remain, hdc2tog, hdc in the last stitch, turn (42,44,46,50)

Row 8-13: Repeat row 2 (42,44,46,50)

Row 14: DECREASE ROW: Repeat row 7 (40,42,44,48)

Row 15-20: Repeat row 2 (40,42,44,48)

Row 21: DECREASE ROW: Repeat row 7 (38,40,42,46)

Row 22-27: Repeat row 2 (38,40,42,46)

Row 28: DECREASE ROW: Repeat row 7 (36,38,40,44)

Row 29- 34: Repeat row 2 (36,38,40,44)

Row 35: DECREASE ROW: Repeat row 7 (34,36,38,42)

Row 36-41: Repeat row 2 (34,36,38,42)

Row 42: DECREASE ROW: Repeat row 7 (32,34,36,40)

Row 43-48: Repeat row 2  (32,34,36,40)

Row 49: DECREASE ROW: Repeat row 7 (30,32,34,38)

Row 50-55: Repeat row 2 (30,32,34,38)

Row 56: DECREASE ROW: Repeat row 7 (28,30,32,36)

Fasten off 

XL and 2X 

Using a 5.5mm hook ch (66,68)

Row 1: in the 3rd chain from the hook hdc, hdc across, turn (64,66)

Row 2: Ch 2, hdc across (64,66)

Row 3: Repeat row 2 (64,66)

Row 4: DECREASE ROW: Ch 2, hdc in the next stitch, hdc2tog, hdc across until 3 stitches remain, hdc2tog, hdc in the last stitch, turn (62,64)

Row 5-7: Repeat row 2 (62,64)

Row 8: DECREASE ROW: Repeat row 4 (60,62)

Row 9-11: Repeat row 2 (60,62)

Row 12: DECREASE ROW: Repeat row 4 (58,60)

Row 13-15: Repeat row 2 (58,60)

Row 16: DECREASE ROW: Repeat row 4 (56,58)

Row 17-19: Repeat row 2 (56,58)

Row 20: DECREASE ROW: repeat row 4 (54,56)

Row 21-23: Repeat row 2 (54,56)

Row 24: DECREASE ROW: repeat row 4 (52,54)

Row 25-27: repeat row 2 (52,54)

Row 28: DECREASE ROW: repeat row 4 (50,52)

Row 29-31: Repeat row 2 (50,52)

Row 32: DECREASE ROW: Repeat row 4 (48,50)

Row 33-35: Repeat row 2 (48,50)

Row 36: DECREASE ROW: Repeat row 4 (46,48)

Row 37-39: Repeat row 2 (46,48)

Row 40: DECREASE ROW: repeat row 4 (44,46)

Row 41-43: Repeat row 2 (44,46)

Row 44: DECREASE ROW: repeat row 4 (42,44)

Row 45-47: Repeat row 2 (42,44)

Row 48: DECREASE ROW: repeat row 4 (40,42)

Row 49-51: repeat row 2 (40,42)

Row 52: DECREASE ROW: repeat row 4 (38,40)

Row 52-55: Repeat row 2 (38,40)

Row 56: DECREASE ROW: repeat row 4 (36,38)

Fasten off

3X, 4X and 5X

Using 5.5 mm hook ch (72,78,82)

Row 1: in the 3rd ch from the hook hdc, hdc across, turn (70,76,80)

Row 2: ch 2, hdc across, turn (70,76,80)

Row 3-5: repeat row 2 (70,76,80)

Row 6: DECREASE ROW: Ch 2, hdc in the next stitch, hdc2tog, hdc across until 3 stitches remain, hdc2tog, hdc in the last stitch, turn (68,74,78)

Row 7-8: Repeat row 2 (68,74,78)

Row 9: DECREASE ROW: Repeat row 6 (66,72,76)

Row 10-11: repeat row 2 (66,72,76)

Row 12: DECREASE ROW: repeat row 6 (64,70,74)

Row 13-14: Repeat row 2 (64,70,74)

Row 15: DECREASE ROW: Repeat row 6 (62,68,72)

Row 16-17: repeat row 2 (62,68,72)

Row 18: DECREASE ROW: repeat row 6 (60,66,70)

Row 19-20: repeat row 2 (60,66,70)

Row 21: DECREASE ROW: repeat row 6 (58,64,68)

Row 22-23: repeat row 2 (58,64,68)

ROW 24: DECREASE ROW: repeat row 6 (56,62,66)

Row 25-26: repeat row 2 (56,62,66)

Row 27: DECREASE ROW: repeat row 6 (54,60,64)

Row 29-29: repeat row 2 (54,60,64)

Row 30: DECREASE ROW: repeat row 6 (52,58,62)

Row 31-32: repeat row 2 (52,58,62)

Row 33: DECREASE ROW: repeat row 6 (50,56,60)

Row 34-35: repeat row 2 (50,56,60)

Row 36:  DECREASE ROW: repeat row 6 (48,54,58)

Row 37-38: repeat row 2 (48,54,58)

Row 39: DECREASE ROW: repeat row 6 (46,52,56)

Row 40-41: repeat row 2 (46,52,56)

Row 42: DECREASE ROW: repeat row 6 (44,50,54)

Row 43-44: repeat row 2 (44,50,54)

Row 45: DECREASE ROW: repeat row 6 (42,48,52)

Row 46-47: repeat row 2 (42,48,52)

Row 48: DECREASE ROW: repeat row 6 ( 40,46,50)

Row 49-50: repeat row 2 (40,46,50)

Row 52: DECREASE ROW: repeat row 6 (38,44,48)

Row 53-56: repeat row 2 (38,44,48)

Fasten off

Bottom trim 

Using a 5.5mm hook ch 12

Row 1: in 3rd ch from hook hdc, hdc across, turn (10)

Row 2: ch 2, hdc in the back loops across, turn (10)

Repeat row 2 until your piece measures the respected amount in length (34”,38”,42”,46”,50”)(54”,58”,62”,66”)

Fasten off 

Sleeve cuffs (make 2) 

Using 5.5mm hook ch 9 

Row 1: hdc in 3rd ch from hook, hdc across, turn (7)

Row 2: ch 2, hdc in the back loops across, turn (7)

Row 3: repeat row 2 until your piece measures the respected amount in length (8”, 9”,10”, 11”, 11”)(12”, 12”, 12.5” 14”)

Fasten off 

SEAMING

Whip stitch the front and back panels together starting at the shoulder seam. 

Then whip stitch the side seams together. Make sure you leave an armhole on each side. (check the chart for each armhole size) 

Fold each sleeve in half lengthwise and whip stitch them closed. 

Pin each sleeve into the armhole and whip stitch the sleeve to the body of the sweater. 

Now you can whip stitch the bottom trip piece along the bottom edge of the sweater and each sleeve cuff into the sleeves. 

Optional: slip stitch around the neckline to create a clean edge. 

This pattern is an original pattern by Meg Hardison of The Northern Moose. Please do not claim this pattern as your own. Please do not reprint this pattern on your site. You may keep a copy of the pattern for your own personal use, but please do not sell the pattern or distribute it.

You may sell products made from this pattern but please clearly credit the design to me Meg Hardison and link back to The Northern Moose Blog. Permission is not granted for mass production or factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you for being respectful and for your understanding!

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