Simple Crochet Halter Top

Quinn Nunes
Apr 12, 2016 · 3 min read
Original photo and pattern by Quinn Nunes.

I used to think crochet was a winter only activity and I could only make winter items (scarves, beanies, blankets, etc.). That’s why when crochet summer tops became a trend I was so excited. Finally, something to make for those hot months! I have loved every single one of my tops I have made so far. While I mostly mix and match from patterns, I am proud to announce that this is my first all original top pattern! I encourage you to share with your friends, just tell them were you got it from! If you like my work and your interested in seeing what else I’m up to or want to talk about crochet with some like-minded people join the Facebook Group Crocheting Creatively.

Skill Level: Beginner/Intermediate

Supplies: 3 skeins of Sugar’n Cream Sonoma Print yarn. Size G hook.

Cost: ~$6

Pattern:

Key

SS = slip stitch

Ch = chain

SC = single crochet

HDC = half double crochet

DC = double crochet

TR = treble (triple) crochet

Tip: this top is for a small/medium shirt size wearer. If you want to tweak the pattern for a different size, take a scrap piece of yarn and tie it around the middle/waist of the person you are making the top for. Then, make sure your Row 1 chain stitches are as long as that piece of yarn. Happy hooking!

Top

Row One — Ch 130. Join ends with a SS to form a loop.

Row Two — 1 SC in each ch (tip: mark first stitch with safety pin to know the beginning of the circle). Join last stitch with first stitch using a SS. Repeat 10x (Rows 3–12).

Row Thirteen — Ch 4. 1 TR into each SC. Join last stitch with first stitch using a SS.

Row Fourteen — Repeat row thirteen.

Row Fifteen — Ch 1. 1 HDC in each stitch. Join last stitch with first stitch using a SS. Repeat rows thirteen, fourteen and fifteen 3x (Rows 16–19, 20–23, 24–26).

Row Twenty-seven — Ch 4. 1 TR in each stitch until stitch 55 (or half way across your work).

Row Twenty-eight — Repeat row twenty-seven.

Row Twenty-nine — Ch 1. 1 HDC in each stitch until the end of the previous row.

Row Thirty — Ch 1. SC in second stitch. HDC in third stitch. DC in fourth stitch. TR in fifth stitch. 1TR in each stitch until you reach the 50th stitch in the row (or five stitches until the end of the row). In the 50th stitch (or fifth from the last) 1 TR. 1DC in the next stitch. 1 HDC in the next stitch. 1 SC in the next stitch. 1 SC in the next stitch.

Row Thirty-one — SS in the first five stitches (or until you reach the second TR stitch). 1 SC in the sixth stitch. 1 HDC in the next stitch. 1 DC in the next stitch. 1 TR in the next stitch. 1 TR in each stitch until the 46th stitch (or the fourth to last stitch before the decline). In the 46th stitch put 1 TR. In the next stitch put 1 DC. 1 HDC in the next stitch. 1 SC in the next stitch. SS in to the remaining stitches until the end of the row.

Row Thirty-two — SS in the first nine stitches (or until you reach the second TR stitch). Start the inline with one SC in the tenth stitch. 1 HDC in the next stitch. 1 DC in the next stitch. 1 TR in the next stitch. 1 TR in each stitch until you reach the 42nd stitch (or the fourth to last stitch before the decline). In the 42nd stitch put on TR. 1 DC in the next stitch. 1 HDC in the next stitch. 1 SC in the next stitch. SS until the end of the row.

Row Thirty –three — SS in the first thirteen stitches. 1 HDC in each stitch until the 38th stitch (or until the beginning of your decline). SS until the end of the row. Cut your end and tie off.

Straps

Ch 75. Turn work and put 1 SC in each ch until end of the row. Put hook through the top corner of the top and attach strap with three slipstitches. Repeat for the opposite side of the top.

Quinn Nunes

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