320 – DIY Tutorial – How to Crochet a Summer Top

320 – DIY Tutorial – How to Crochet a Summer Top

You can see Step by step instructions and a video tutorial on how to crochet a very simple summer top.
This easy crochet top is very cozy, slouchy, and comfy to wear.
This top is crocheted in 2 panels – front and back.
I will show you how to make a size M.

Be sure to check out my YouTube Tutorial Video. 

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You will need:

Hook Size 4 mm
Cotton Yarn 300 g / 690 m / 750 yds (Weight #3)
Ball (50g) contains 115 m/ 125 yds

Size: M
Width = 46 cm / 18 in
Length = 55 cm / 21.5 in

Terminology:
st – stitch
CH – chain stitch
SC – single crochet
SC2tog – SC 2 together
DC – double crochet stitch (yarn over the hook once)
DC2tog – DC 2 together
FPDC (Front Post Double Crochet)
BPDC (Back Post Double Crochet)

Instructions:

We do both the front and the back of the blouse in the same way in the first 48 rows.
I’m going to make the first 48 rows.

FRONT

Make 77 chains (for size M). Multiple of 2 plus 1
If you need a different size, feel free to either add or subtract from this chain number.
See the initial number of chains for other sizes.

Different sizes:
S = 71 chains
M = 77 chains
L = 83 chains
XL = 89 chains
XXL = 95 chains
Multiple of 2 + 1 for all sizes

Row 1: Skip chain one and make single crochet stitches (SC). Make one SC in each chain across. Total 76 SCs (SC multiple of 2). Turn your work.
Row 2: CH 3 (as the first stitch), DC in the next st. Make one DC in each stitch across. Total 76 stitches.
Row 3: CH one and make SC in the first st. Make one SC in each stitch across.Total 76 stitches.

Keep repeating rows 2 – 3 in the same way, to get a total of 40 rows.
If you want, you can make more rows to make the top longer.

We’ll reduce the number of stitches in the next 8 rows. Two stitches in every of 8 rows.

Row 41: CH 2., FPDC one in the next three sts., SC2tog, SC one in each stitch across, except the last 6 stitches, SC2tog, FPDC one in the next 4 sts. Total 74 sts. Turn your work.

Row 42: CH 2, BPDC one in the next three sts, DC2tog, DC one in each stitch across, except the last 6 stitches, DC2tog, BPDC one in the next 4 sts. Total 72 sts. Turn your work.
Keep repeating rows 41 – 42 in the same way, to get a total of 48 rows.

Row 48: Total 60 sts

Rows 49 – 69: decrease one stitch from the same side (inner side) in each second row (when we make SC sts)

One half

Row 49: (decrease one stitch) CH 2., FPDC one in the next three sts., SC one in each stitch across, except the last 6 stitches, SC2tog, FPDC one in the next 4 sts. Total 29 sts.
Row 50: (without decrease stitches) CH 2, BPDC one in the next three sts, DC one in each stitch across, except the last 4 stitches, BPDC one in the next 4 sts. Total 29 sts.
Row 51: (decrease one stitch) CH 2., FPDC one in the next three sts., SC one in each stitch across, except the last 6 stitches, SC2tog, FPDC one in the next 4 sts. Total 28 sts.
Row 52: (without decrease stitches) CH 2, BPDC one in the next three sts, DC one in each stitch across, except the last 4 stitches, BPDC one in the next 4 sts. Total 28 sts.

Keep repeating rows 49 – 50 in the same way, to get a total of 69 rows.

Row 69: Total 19 sts.

Another half

Row 49: (decrease one stitch) CH 2., FPDC one in the next three sts., SC2tog, SC one in each stitch across, except the last 4 stitches, FPDC one in the next 4 sts. Total 29 sts.
Row 50: (without decrease stitches) CH 2, BPDC one in the next three sts, DC one in each stitch across, except the last 4 stitches, BPDC one in the next 4 sts. Total 29 sts.
Row 51: (decrease one stitch) CH 2, FPDC one in the next three sts, SC2tog, SC one in each stitch across, except the last 4 stitches, FPDC one in the next 4 sts. Total 28 sts.
Row 52: (without decrease stitches) CH 2, BPDC one in the next three sts, DC one in each stitch across, except the last 4 stitches, BPDC one in the next 4 sts. Total 28 sts.

Keep repeating rows 49 – 50 in the same way, to get a total of 69 rows.

Row 69: Total 19 sts.

BACK

Row 1: Skip chain one and make single crochet stitches (SC). Make one SC in each chain across. Total 76 SCs (SC multiple of 2). Turn your work.
Row 2: CH 3 (as the first stitch), DC in the next st. Make one DC in each stitch across. Total 76 stitches.
Row 3: CH one and make SC in the first st. Make one SC in each stitch across. Total 76 stitches.

Keep repeating rows 2 – 3 in the same way, to get a total of 40 rows.
If you want, you can make more rows to make the top longer.

We’ll reduce the number of stitches in the next 8 rows. Two stitches in every of 8 rows.

Row 41: CH 2., FPDC one in the next three sts., SC2tog, SC one in each stitch across, except the last 6 stitches, SC2tog, FPDC one in the next 4 sts. Total 74 sts. Turn your work.

Row 42: CH 2, BPDC one in the next three sts, DC2tog, DC one in each stitch across, except the last 6 stitches, DC2tog, BPDC one in the next 4 sts. Total 72 sts. Turn your work.
Keep repeating rows 41 – 42 in the same way, to get a total of 48 rows.

Row 48: Total 60 sts

Rows 49 – 69: without decrease stitches

Row 49: CH 2, FPDC one in the next three sts., SC one in each stitch across, except the last 4 stitches, FPDC one in the next 4 sts. Total 60 sts. Turn your work.

Row 50: CH 2, BPDC one in the next three sts, DC one in each stitch across, except the last 4 stitches, BPDC one in the next 4 sts. Total 60 sts. Turn your work.

Keep repeating rows 49 – 50 in the same way, to get a total of 69 rows.

Row 69: Total 60 sts

Use your yarn and sew shoulders, front and back pieces.

 

 

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