Summer Crochet Top Pattern

Summer Crochet Top Pattern

This relaxed fit top is perfect for wearing over top of a bathing suit with a pair of shorts, or even with your favourite pair of yoga pants. This shirt was crochet with worsted weight cotton yarn, making it perfect to wear in the summer months.

Materials 

  • Cotton yarn- Level 4 worsted 
  • 5.5mm hook 
  • Yarn needle 

Gauge: 6 Stitches x 4.5 rows = 4″ x 4″ (10cm X 10cm) of double crochet stitches 

Approximate yardage

  • Extra small- 555 yards
  • Small- 620 yards
  • Medium- 660 yards
  • Large- 745 yards
  • Extra large – 840 yards
  • 2XL – 925 yards
  • 3XL- 990 yards
  • 4XL- 1145 yards
  • 5XL – 1215 yards

Notes

  • One front panel and two back panels all worked from the top down. 
  • This shirt is designed with 4 inches of positive ease. Making it more of a relaxed fit. 
  • The shirt’s length comes roughly 2 inches lower than your waist. If you would like the shirt to be longer, increase the number of rows. 
  • For the two back panels there are increase and decrease. All increases and decreases will be worked on the same edge. The panels are worked top down. You will start with one increase per row. Once you reach the final number of stitches needed you will begin to work one decrease per row. 
  • This shirt is written for the following sizes XS, S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, and 5X. 

Abbreviations 

  • Ch- chain
  • Sc- single crochet 
  • Dc- double crochet 
  • Dc2tog- double crochet two together
  • St- stitch 

The above image shows how the two back panels come together.

This image shows the increase and the decreases along the one side of one of the back panels. Where the dotted lines are will be where you add your single crochets at the end.

Pattern

Front Panel 

This pattern was created in the size medium. M(XS,S,L,XL)(2X,3X,4X,5X) This part only medium is listed first outside of the brackets.

5.5mm hook

Ch 65 (55, 61, 73, 79)(85,91,97,103)

Row 1: dc in 4th ch from hook, dc across, turn. 63(53,59,71,77)(83,89,95,101)

Row 2: Ch 4, [Skip 2 dc], *1dc, ch1, skip 1dc * repeat until last ch, 1dc in last ch, turn 63(53,59,71,77)(83,89,95,101)

Row 3: ch 4, [skip first dc and ch], *1 dc in the next dc, ch 1, skip 1 ch * repeat until the last ch, turn [63](53,59,71,77)(83,89,95,101)

XS and Small

Row 4-13: Repeat row 3

Row 14-44: Ch 3, dc across

Row 45-47: Ch 1 sc across

Fasten off and weave in ends

Medium and Large

Row 4-15: Repeat row 3

Row 16-44: Ch 3, dc across

Row 45-47: Ch 1 sc across

Fasten off and weave in ends

XL

Row 4-17: Repeat row 3

Row 18-46: Ch 3, dc across

Row 47-49: Ch 1 sc across

Fasten off and weave in ends

2X and 3X 

Row 4-19: Repeat row 3 

Row 19-48: Ch 3, dc across

Row 48-50: Ch 1 sc across

Fasten off and weave in ends

4X and 5X

Row 4-21: Repeat row 3

Row 21-52: Ch 3, dc across

Row 52-54: Ch 1 sc across

Fasten off and weave in ends

Back Panel Make 2

XS

5.5mm hook

Ch 17

Row 1: dc in 4th chain from hook, dc across, turn (15)

EACH ROW YOU ARE INCREASING 1 STITCH (even rows increase at the beginning of the row, odd rows decrease at the end of the row)

Row 2: ch 3 dc in same stitch as chain, dc across, turn (16)

Row 3: ch 3 dc across, until last st, 2dc, turn (17)

Row 4-12: repeat rows 2 and 3 

Row 13-14: ch 3 dc across, turn. (26)

EACH ROW YOU WILL BE DECREASING 1 STITCH

Row 15: ch 3, dc across until the last 2 stitches, dc2tog (25)

Row 16: ch 3, dc2tog, dc across, turn (24)

Row 17-37: repeat rows 15-16. 

THERE SHOULD BE 4 STITCHES REMAINING 

Row 38-44: ch 3 , dc across turn (4)

Row 45: Ch 3, dc2tog, dc across, turn (3)

Row 46-49: Ch 3, dc across, turn (3)

Fasten off and weave in ends 

SMALL

5.5mm hook

Ch 17

Row 1: dc in 4th chain from hook, dc across, turn (15)

EACH ROW YOU ARE INCREASING 1 STITCH (even rows increase at the beginning of the row, odd rows decrease at the end of the row)

Row 2: ch 3 dc in same stitch as chain, dc across, turn (16)

Row 3: ch 3 dc across, until last st, 2dc, turn (17)

Row 4-15: repeat rows 2 and 3 

Row 16-17: ch 3 dc across, turn. (29)

EACH ROW YOU WILL BE DECREASING 1 STITCH

Row 18: ch 3, dc2tog, dc across, turn (28)

Row 19: ch 3, dc across until the last 2 stitches, dc2tog (27)

Row 20-43: repeat rows 18-19. 

THERE SHOULD BE 4 STITCHES REMAINING 

Row 44-50: ch 3 , dc across turn (4)

Row 51: Ch 3, dc2tog, dc across, turn (3)

Row 53-56: Ch 3, dc across, turn (3)

Fasten off and weave in ends 

MEDIUM

5.5mm hook

Ch 17

Row 1: dc in 4th chain from hook, dc across, turn (15)

EACH ROW YOU ARE INCREASING 1 STITCH (even rows increase at the beginning of the row, odd rows decrease at the end of the row)

Row 2: ch 3 dc in same stitch as chain, dc across, turn (16)

Row 3: ch 3 dc across, until last st, 2dc, turn (17)

Row 4-17: repeat rows 2 and 3 

Row 17-18: ch 3 dc across, turn. (31)

EACH ROW YOU WILL BE DECREASING 1 STITCH

Row 19: ch 3, dc across until the last 2 stitches, dc2tog (30)

Row 20: ch 3, dc2tog, dc across, turn (29)

Row 21-46: repeat rows 19-20. 

THERE SHOULD BE 4 STITCHES REMAINING 

Row 47-53: ch 3 , dc across turn (4)

Row 54: Ch 3, dc2tog, dc across, turn (3)

Row 55-58: Ch 3, dc across, turn (3)

Fasten off and weave in ends 

LARGE

5.5mm hook

Ch 18

Row 1: dc in 4th chain from hook, dc across, turn (16)

EACH ROW YOU ARE INCREASING 1 STITCH (even rows increase at the beginning of the row, odd rows decrease at the end of the row)

Row 2: ch 3 dc in same stitch as chain, dc across, turn (17)

Row 3: ch 3 dc across, until last st, 2dc, turn (18)

Row 4-20: repeat rows 2 and 3 

Row 21-22: ch 3 dc across, turn. (35)

EACH ROW YOU WILL BE DECREASING 1 STITCH

Row 23: ch 3, dc across until the last 2 stitches, dc2tog (34)

Row 24: ch 3, dc2tog, dc across, turn (33)

Row 25-54: repeat rows 23-24. 

THERE SHOULD BE 4 STITCHES REMAINING 

Row 55-61: ch 3 , dc across turn (4)

Row 62: Ch 3, dc2tog, dc across, turn (3)

Row 63-66: Ch 3, dc across, turn (3)

Fasten off and weave in ends 

EXTRA LARGE

5.5mm hook

Ch 18

Row 1: dc in 4th chain from hook, dc across, turn (16)

EACH ROW YOU ARE INCREASING 1 STITCH (even rows increase at the beginning of the row, odd rows decrease at the end of the row)

Row 2: ch 3 dc in same stitch as chain, dc across, turn (17)

Row 3: ch 3 dc across, until last st, 2dc, turn (18)

Row 4-23: repeat rows 2 and 3 

Row 24-25: ch 3 dc across, turn. (38)

EACH ROW YOU WILL BE DECREASING 1 STITCH

Row 26: ch 3, dc2tog, dc across, turn (37)

Row 27: ch 3, dc across until the last 2 stitches, dc2tog (36)

Row 28-29: repeat rows 26-27. 

THERE SHOULD BE 4 STITCHES REMAINING 

Row 30-60: ch 3 , dc across turn (4)

Row 61: Ch 3, dc2tog, dc across, turn (3)

Row 62-65: Ch 3, dc across, turn (3)

Fasten off and weave in ends 

2X

5.5mm hook

Ch 19

Row 1: dc in 4th chain from hook, dc across, turn (17)

EACH ROW YOU ARE INCREASING 1 STITCH (even rows increase at the beginning of the row, odd rows decrease at the end of the row)

Row 2: ch 3 dc in same stitch as chain, dc across, turn (17)

Row 3: ch 3 dc across, until last st, 2dc, turn (18)

Row 4-25: repeat rows 2 and 3 

Row 26-27: ch 3 dc across, turn. (41)

EACH ROW YOU WILL BE DECREASING 1 STITCH

Row 28: ch 3, dc2tog, dc across, turn (40)

Row 29: ch 3, dc across until the last 2 stitches, dc2tog (39)

Row 30-65: repeat rows 28-29. 

THERE SHOULD BE 4 STITCHES REMAINING 

Row 66-72: ch 3 , dc across turn (4)

Row 73: Ch 3, dc2tog, dc across, turn (3)

Row 74-77: Ch 3, dc across, turn (3)

Fasten off and weave in ends 

3X

5.5mm hook

Ch 19

Row 1: dc in 4th chain from hook, dc across, turn (17)

EACH ROW YOU ARE INCREASING 1 STITCH (even rows increase at the beginning of the row, odd rows decrease at the end of the row)

Row 2: ch 3 dc in same stitch as chain, dc across, turn (17)

Row 3: ch 3 dc across, until last st, 2dc, turn (18)

Row 4-28: repeat rows 2 and 3 

Row 29-30: ch 3 dc across, turn. (44)

EACH ROW YOU WILL BE DECREASING 1 STITCH

Row 31: ch 3, dc across until the last 2 stitches, dc2tog (43)

Row 32: ch 3, dc2tog, dc across, turn (42)

Row 33-71: repeat rows 31-32. 

THERE SHOULD BE 4 STITCHES REMAINING 

Row 72-78: ch 3 , dc across turn (4)

Row 79: Ch 3, dc2tog, dc across, turn (3)

Row 80-83: Ch 3, dc across, turn (3)

Fasten off and weave in ends

4X

5.5mm hook

Ch 20

Row 1: dc in 4th chain from hook, dc across, turn (18)

EACH ROW YOU ARE INCREASING 1 STITCH (even rows increase at the beginning of the row, odd rows decrease at the end of the row)

Row 2: ch 3 dc in same stitch as chain, dc across, turn (19)

Row 3: ch 3 dc across, until last st, 2dc, turn (20)

Row 4-30: repeat rows 2 and 3 

Row 31-32: ch 3 dc across, turn. (47)

EACH ROW YOU WILL BE DECREASING 1 STITCH

Row 33: ch 3, dc across until the last 2 stitches, dc2tog (46)

Row 34: ch 3, dc2tog, dc across, turn (45)

Row 35-76: repeat rows 33-34. 

THERE SHOULD BE 4 STITCHES REMAINING 

Row 77-83: ch 3 , dc across turn (4)

Row 84: Ch 3, dc2tog, dc across, turn (3)

Row 85-88: Ch 3, dc across, turn (3)

Fasten off and weave in ends  

5X

5.5mm hook

Ch 20

Row 1: dc in 4th chain from hook, dc across, turn (18)

EACH ROW YOU ARE INCREASING 1 STITCH (even rows increase at the beginning of the row, odd rows decrease at the end of the row)

Row 2: ch 3 dc in same stitch as chain, dc across, turn (19)

Row 3: ch 3 dc across, until last st, 2dc, turn (20)

Row 4-33: repeat rows 2 and 3 

Row 34-35: ch 3 dc across, turn. (50)

EACH ROW YOU WILL BE DECREASING 1 STITCH

Row 36: ch 3, dc2tog, dc across, turn (49)

Row 37: ch 3, dc across until the last 2 stitches, dc2tog (48)

Row 38-82: repeat rows 36-37. 

THERE SHOULD BE 4 STITCHES REMAINING 

Row 83-89: ch 3 , dc across turn (4)

Row 90: Ch 3, dc2tog, dc across, turn (3)

Row 91-94: Ch 3, dc across, turn (3)

Fasten off and weave in ends 

FINISHING

Step 1: Sc the edge of the 2 back panels. You only have to do this on the edge where the increases and decreases are. 

Step 2: Sew together your two back panels at the point where the most rows going across are. (See photo above)

Step 3: Stitch together your front and back panel at the shoulder seams 

Step 4: Stitch the front and back panel together at the sides, leaving a hole for your arms. 

Arm hole depth (measure from the top down) 

  • XS- 6.5”
  • S- 7”
  • M – 7.5”
  • L- 8”
  • XL- 8.5”
  • 2X-9”
  • 3X- 9.5”
  • 4X- 10”
  • 5X- 10.5”

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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