Quick Crochet Cleavage Top

Free Pattern & Less Than 2 Skeins of Yarn

Original photos and work by Quinn Nunes.

I like to push the envelope. We certainly live in the era when it’s time to do so. I have always liked the idea of breathing fresh life into old things. It’s why I love home renovation shows, why I repaint and stain wood furniture, and it’s why I crochet. This project is probably my biggest “risk”. It won’t be for everybody, but I encourage you to share it with those who might. If you like what you see and want the latest updates on my work they can be found in the Facebook Group Crocheting Creatively.

The original pattern has been made for a 36B cup — 36 inches around breasts, 32 inches below breasts. The number within the parentheses is an estimate for a 36C cup. I referenced this chart for measurements.

Supplies

Roughly 2 skeins of Sugar’n Cream Twists yarn, 3.75mm hook, scissors, & yarn needle.

Pattern

Ch = chain, St = stitch, SS = slip stitch, SC = single crochet, DC = double crochet.

Ch 80 (88)

Row 1 In second stitch from hook 1 sc, 1 sc in each stitch until end of row.

Row 2 Ch 3, 1 dc in each stitch until end of the row

Row 3 Turn work, 1 ss in next st. Ch 2, 1 dc in each stitch until second to last stitch of row.

Rows 4 & 5 Ch 3, 1 dc in each stitch until end of row. (Repeat once)

Rows 6 & 7 Ch 3, 1 dc in each of the next 38 (42) stitches. Ch 3, turn work. 1 dc in each stitch until end of row.

Rows 8& 9 Ch 3, 1 dc in next 37 (41) stitches. Ch 3, 1 dc in each stitch until end of row.

Rows 10 & 11 Ch 3, 1 dc in next 36 (40) stitches. Ch 3, 1 dc in each stitch until end of row.

Rows 11 & 12 Ch 3, 1 dc in next 35 (39) stitches. Ch 3, 1 dc in each stitch until end of row. Cut off & tie work

Insert hook in the other side of row 5, and repeat Rows 6 through 12, but do not cut off and tie.

Row 13 Ch 2. 1 dc in each stitch until end of row, joining the 2 separate pieces.

Row 14 & 15 Ch 2, *1 dc in next 8 (12) stitches, skip 1, 1 dc in next 8 (12) stitches, skip 1. Repeat from * until end of row. Do not skip last stitch of row. Repeat once. Leaving a long tail (roughly 55 inches), cut off and tie work. On opposite side of row attach a 55 inch piece of yarn with a slip stitch.

Row 16: Insert hook into the 18th (22nd) stitch of the top row. Ch 2, 1 dc in next 24 (28) stitches (leaving 17 (21) stitches remaining in the row).

Row 17: Ch 2, 1 dc in next 4 (8) stitches, skip 1, *1 dc in next 5 (9) stitches, skip 1, repeat from * until end of row. Do not skip last stitch of row.

Row 18: Ch 2, 1 dc in next 8 (12) stitches, skip 1, 1 dc in next 8 (12) stitches, skip 1, 1 dc in each stitch until end of row. Do not skip last stitch of row,

Row 19: Ch 2, 1 dc in next 2 (4) stitches, skip 1, 1 dc in next 10 (12) stitches, skip 1, 1 dc in each stitch until end of row.

Row 20: Ch 2, 1 dc in each stitch until end of row. Leaving 20 inches of yarn, cut off & tie end.

With a 22 inch piece of yarn, put hook into other sire of last row and slip stitch to make the other neck strap.

Weave in ends and voila!

If you try the C-cup pattern,the parentheses pattern, please leave a comment as to how it went! The stitch count was a result of my math, not my work! So please forgive me if it’s faulty.

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Original photos and work by Quinn Nunes.