317 – SIMPLE CROCHET SUMMER TOP TUTORIAL

317 – SIMPLE CROCHET SUMMER TOP TUTORIAL

You can see Step by step instructions and a video tutorial on how to crochet a nice summer top. Easy to make. You can easily customize a blouse to your liking.

Be sure to check out my YouTube Tutorial Video. 

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You will need:

Yarn 300 g / 1260 m / 1374 yds
Ball (50g) contains 210 m / 229 yds
Hook Size 3.5 mm (US 6)

Size: M
Width = 44 cm / 17.2 in
Length = 50 cm / 19.6 in

Different sizes:

S = 77 stitches
M = 87 stitches
L = 97 stitches
XL = 107 stitches
XXL = 117 stitches
Multiple of 10 + 7 for all sizes

Terminology:
st – stitch
CH – chain stitch
SC – single crochet stitch
DC – double crochet stitch (yarn over the hook once)
Puff st. – represents a group of 3 incomplete stitches into the same stitch/place. When you finish crocheting the partial stitches you will then close the stitch by pulling the yarn through all of the loops, except for the last. Now, you have 2 loops on the hook. Make one loop from them.

Instructions:

FRONT

Pattern 1

Row 1: to begin, make 3 chains (first stitch). Make DC in the first chain. Continue making DC in the same way, to be a total of 87 loops. (multiple of 10 plus 7 stitches)
If you need a different size, feel free to either add or subtract from the stitches number.
You can easily customize a blouse to your liking.

Row 2: chain one and make SC in the first stitch. SC in each stitch across. Total 87 SC.
Row 3: CH 3, DC in the next st, DC in each stitch across. Total 87 sts

Continue repeat rows 2 – 3 in the same way, to be a total of 61 rows (40 cm / 15.6 in).

Pattern 2

Row 1: CH 3, DC in the next 10 sts, skip 2 sts, Puff st + CH + Puff st + CH + Puff st in one stitch, skip 2 sts *DC5, skip 2 sts, Puff st + CH + Puff st + CH + Puff st in one stitch, skip 2 sts *repeat entire row except for the last 13 sts; skip 2 sts and make DC in the last 11 sts.
Row 2: CH 3, DC in each stitch across. Total 87 sts
Row 3: CH 3, DC in the next 5 sts, skip 2 sts, Puff st + CH + Puff st + CH + Puff st in one stitch, skip 2 sts *DC5, skip 2 sts, Puff st + CH + Puff st + CH + Puff st in one stitch, skip 2 sts *repeat entire row except for the last 8 stitches; skip 2 sts and make DC in the last 6 sts.
Row 4: CH 3, DC in each stitch across. Total 87 sts

Continue repeat rows 1 – 4 in the same way, to be a total of 10 rows of this pattern (10 cm / 4 in).

FRONT is done

Both parts of the blouse are the same. FRONT = BACK

Count 9 cm / 3.5 in from the end of the row and put the stitch marker. Use your yarn and sew two pieces together at the shoulder.

Sleeves

Measure 19 cm / 7.5 inches from the top of the shoulders and put the stitch marker. That will mark an opening for the sleeve.
Make sleeves.

Row 1: CH and make one SC in each stitch across.
Row 2: CH 3 and make one DC in each stitch across.
Continue repeat rows 1 – 2 in the same way, to be a total of 7 rows

Use your yarn and sew two pieces together.

 

 

 

 

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