371 – Crochet Summer Top – Easy Tutorial

371 – Crochet Summer Top – Easy Tutorial

You can see Step by Step instructions and a video tutorial on how to crochet a summer blouse for women. The pattern is very easy to do.

Be sure to check out my YouTube Tutorial Video. 

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You will need:

– Total Yarn of approximately 250 g / 825 m / 902 yds
100 g / 3.53 Oz /330 m / 361 ydy
– Hook Size 3.5 mm (US E/4, UK 9)
– Sew needle

Size: M

Width = chest (44 cm / 17.3 in), bottom (65 cm / 25.5 in)
Length = 63 cm / 25 in

Terminology:

st – stitch
sl.st – slip stitch
Inc – increase
Rnd / Row – round / row
CH – chain stitch
SC – single crochet
DC – double crochet (yarn over the hook once)
TC – treble crochet (yarn over the hook twice)
Crossed st – 2 crossed DC (Skip stitch and make DC in the next stitch. Then, make DC in the skipped stitch working behind the previous stitch.)

Instructions:

FRONT

To begin make 33 chains (33 chains are approximately 17 cm / 6.6 inches).
If you need a different size, make a different number of chains.
You must have an odd number of chains.

Row 1: skip chain and make SC in every chain across. Total 32 SC sts. (32 stitches are approximately 17 cm / 6.6 inches).
Rows 2 – 3: CH and turn; make SC in every chain across. Total 32 SC sts.
Row 4: In this row add 2 more stitches on each side.
CH 3 + 2 DC in the first st (increase 2 sts); DC one in every stitch across except the last stitch; DC 3 in the last stitch (increase 2 sts)
Total 36 sts

In the next 8 rows add one more stitch on each side

Row 5: Add one more stitch on each side.
CH 3 + DC one in the first st (increase 1 st), DC one in every stitch across except the last stitch; DC 2 in the last stitch (increase 1 st)
Total 38 sts

Row 6: Add one more stitch on each side.
CH 3 + DC one in the first st (increase 1 st),
Skip stitch and make DC in the next stitch. Then, make DC in the skipped stitch working behind the previous stitch (It’s Crossed stitches)
Make Crossed stitches to the last stitch.
DC 2 in the last st (increase 1 st)

Pattern = Rows 5 – 6
Continue to repeat rows 5 – 6 in the same way, to be a total of 12 rows.

Row 13: Add 2 more stitches on each side.
CH 3 + 2 DC in the first st (increase 2 sts); DC one in every stitch across except the last stitch; DC 3 in the last stitch (increase 2 sts)
Total 56 sts

Row 14: Add 2 more stitches on each side.
CH 3 + 2 DC in the first st (increase 2 sts); DC one in every stitch across except the last stitch; DC 3 in the last stitch (increase 2 sts)
Total 60 sts

Row 15: Add 3 more stitches on each side.
CH 5, skip 3 chains (first st), DC one in the next two chains (increase 3 sts);
DC one in every stitch across; After the last stitch, increase 3 DC sts
Total 66 sts
Row 16: Add 3 more stitches on each side.
CH 5, skip 3 chains (first st), DC one in the next two chains (increase 3 sts);
DC one in every stitch across; After the last stitch, increase 3 DC sts
Total 72 sts

Rows 17 – 20: CH 2 (don’t count as a stitch), DC into the first st, DC one in every stitch across;
Total 72 DC sts.

Row 21: increase 1 DC in this row
CH 2 (don’t count as a stitch), DC one into the first st, DC one in every stitch across;
Add one more DC into the last stitch. Total 73 DC sts.

Continue to repeat Row 21 in the same way, to be a total of 47 rows.

Rows 21 – 47: increase 1 more DC in each of these rows
CH 2 (don’t count as a stitch), DC one into the first st, DC one in every stitch across;
Add one more DC into the last stitch in every row.
Total 99 DC sts in Row 47.

FRONT – the first 3 rows are single crochet stitches
BACK – the first 13 rows are single crochet stitches
The other rows are the same.

If you want, you can make more rows to make a blouse longer.

Sew FRONT and BACK with yarn and a sewing needle.

Edge – armhole: 

Now we’re going to join the front and back pieces at the shoulders.
We make an armhole edge.
Begin from joined two parts under the arm.
Rnd 1: CH one and make SC stitches,
1 DC Row = 2 SC sts
1 SC Row = 1 SC st
When you finished one piece, make 20 chains and continue to crochet SC stitches on another piece. (20 chains are approximately 11 cm / 4.3 inches)
1 SC Row = 1 SC st
1 DC Row = 2 SC sts
Slip stitch to the first st just to close the round.
Rnds 2-5: chain one and make SC in every stitch across, sl.st
Rnd 6: CH, SC x 8, HDC Inc x 2 times, DC Inc x 2 times, TC Inc into each st until you have 12 last sts.
DC Inc x 2 times, HDC Inc x 2 times, SC x 8, sl.st

Bottom edging

Now, we’re going to crochet bottom edging
We’ll crochet around.
Rnd 1: chain one and make SC in every stitch across, sl.st
Rnd 2: CH 3, TC into the first st, TC Inc into each stitch until the end of the row; Slip stitch to the first st just to close the round

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