Sunday, 12 March 2017

Off The Shoulder Crop Top

Hey guys and dolls! Today I'm so excited to be sharing this amazing off the shoulder crop top pattern with you all. These guys are trending like crazy at the moment but so far I've not seen any patterns for them....until now!!

Ok so let's get into it. For this top I used a 4mm crochet hook and a cotton worsted weight yarn (size 4). The instructions provided in this pattern will fit a size small to medium. To make bigger just increase your foundation chain by 4-5 stitches.

Begin by chaining 103. (If you are beginning your chain with a different number make sure it's an odd number)

1st row: Double crochet into the 4th chain from the hook. Double crochet to the end of the row. Turn. Ch 3.

2nd row: Double crochet into each stitch to end. Turn. Ch 3.

3rd - 13th row: Continue each row by making a double crochet into each stitch across like previous rows.

14th row: Ch 5, skip 2 stitches, then double crochet into the next. *(Ch2, skip 2, double crochet into next to end)*. Repeat from * to * til you reach the end of the row. At the end of each row ch 2 and double crochet into the 3rd chain.

15th - 20th row: Repeat last row.

When you have finished your last row do not cut yarn. You will now be working up along the side of the top. Ch 3, double crochet into box. Move onto the next "box" and make 2 double crochets. Make 2 double crochets into each "box" until you have reached the edge of the double crochets. Here you will just put 1 double crochet all the way to the end. Turn. Ch 3.

Carry on with a further 2 more rows of plain double crochet. If you want more coverage in the "boob" area just add 1-2 more rows. Do not cut yarn.

Next we will be working on the holes where your strap will be weaved through to close your top.
Ch 5, skip 2, double crochet into the next. *(Ch 2, skip 2, double crochet in next stitch)*. Repeat from * to * to end.

Ch 1, then single crochet into each of the chains to end. Make sure to put single crochets into each of the chains in the ch 2-spaces and also into the top of the double crochets.

Fasten off.

Attach yarn to either corner end where the "boxes" are. Ch 3 and make 5 double crochets into the first "box". Then make a single crochet into the next "box". **Then make 6 double crochets into the next "box" and a single crochet into the next one**. Repeat from ** to ** until the end. This entire row will form the cluster stitch edging at the bottom of the top. Fasten off and weave in all ends.

For the sleeves:

Ch 51 (or any other number that makes a chain long enough to fit around your arm, just make sure it's an odd number).

Slip stitch to the first chain to form a circle.

Ch 3 and double crochet in each chain to the end. Slip stitch the the 3rd chain to close the round.
Make another two rounds of plain double crochet.

Ch 5, skip 2, double crochet into the next. *(Ch 2, skip 2, double crochet into the next)*. Repeat from * to * until the end. Slip stitch into the 3rd chain. Repeat this round once more.

Ch 3 and then make 5 double crochets into the 1st "box". Then single crochet once into the next "box". *(make 6 double crochets into the next "box" and 1 single crochet into the following "box")*. Repeat from * to * until the end of the round. In the last "box" just make a single crochet. Slip stitch to the 3rd chain.

Now your first sleeve is completed. Time to make one more!

Fasten off and weave in all ends.

Next you are going to make a very long chain. I would suggest about 400-430 chains long. When you are finished weave this chain through the loops on each side of the top.

To figure out where to attach your sleeves put on the top and mark out where your armpits are. This is where you will attach your yarn again and make 6 chains. Grab a sleeve and slip stitch into the top of your sleeve. It doesn't really matter where on the sleeve you attach it as long as the cluster edge is facing downwards. Repeat this for the other sleeve.

So there you have it. Your very own crochet off the shoulder crop top. Omg these tops have got to be my new favourites. I think I'll make one in every colour....oh dear the obsession begins!!!


  1. Thanks for sharing this pattern! I'm going to make one for my sister, she loves crop tops!

    quick question: how many yards of yarn did need for the top?

    1. so far, my yarn usage has been under 500 yards. i am now starting on the bottom trim and i used under 2 skeins so far of lion brand wool-ease. not much left on this top. i crochet in between loose and tight so i would say start out with at least 500 yards. hope that helps!!

  2. Thank you! I tried making one off a photo and failed.... This is so gonna be my next make! You are awesome.

  3. Hi! I still kinda new to crocheting and stuff. After chain 3, do I skip the first dc or just crochet into the first one

    1. I skipped it. The chain is a stitch.

    2. I'm wondering- should I be chaining 2 instead of 3 at the ends of rows 1-13? I've seen it done both ways, but with this pattern it seems like 3 is too many chains....

    3. Some people do 2 turning chains and some do 3; I think it's a matter of preference and it just slightly affects the height of the stitch.

  4. hey just finished making it's gorgeous I love it ... but I don't have the pattern for the sleeves ... it's not in the print . did you just make it up ?

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    1. i do make crochet tops. i also don't feel comfortable self promoting on someone else's blog.

    2. i will attempt to make this top. if i can pull it off, i will put this item in my etsy shop while redirecting links back to this blog and carrie's youtube channel as well. please check my etsy shop for updates...

  6. How many chains would you suggest for a medium-large size?

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    1. yes.... i have made this top but my gauge is slightly off. i am making this top again with light worsted weight yarn. in the first picture, there are boxes where you will add your 350-400 chains to draw in the corset. next to that is 4 rows of double crochet that go from the top to the bottom of the whole entire top. so right next to that is where your chain row will be. so it does go from the nipple, across the back and to the other nipple. my top is slightly loose after applying the drawstring. i am trying to get the top to barely reach the nipples because you will be adding on those rows there at the end. so it sounds right to me.....