Simple Summer Halter Top

 Hey guys and dolls! Sorry it has been an eternity since my last post but family life has once again got in the way. My boyfriend's dad has not been too well and on top of that we recently moved house. But I'm back again and I've lots and lots to share with you guys over the next few weeks.
 The weather here in |Ireland has been relentless it's literally beyond a joke at this stage! If I'm not mistaken I think it has rained every single day for the last two weeks. I WANT SUMMER NOW!!! So with that I've decided that my next few patterns will be summer related (YEAH!!), and to kick things off I have this super easy halter top.

I used a 5mm crochet hook and worsted yarn. If you are from the UK I would suggest using an aran weight or a slightly chunky yarn.

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For small/medium size I made a chain of 57. If you want it slightly bigger increase your chain by 4 stitches.

After you have made a chain of 57, hdc into the 3rd chain from the hook. Hdc to the end of row. Turn and chain 2.

Hdc in every stitch across the row to the end. Turn and chain 2. Continue in this pattern until you have a total of 14 rows from the beginning.

Chain 2, hdc in the next stitch, then hdc2tog, then hdc until you reach the last 4 stitches of the row. Hdc2tog, the make 1 hdc into each of the last 2 stitches.

Repeat this last row until you have a total of 19 stitches.

Then to make the edges look little neater I made single crochets all the way around. I attached yarn on the top corner and made a chain of 80-100 and repeater for the other corner (these will be your shoulder straps).
For the back straps I again attached my yarn on one corner, made a chain of 100 and repeated for the other corner. For a little bit more security I make another strap just where the decreasing starts. I repeated that on the other side.


  1. Love it Thank you !! Very clear and precise

  2. Cute and simple. This will be my 1st wearable attempt. I'm going to try to modify for a smaller size. Can't wait to share the finished product.

  3. Thanks for this little tutorial, I'm going to have a go at this right now :) x

    1. also is this open back? tied up?

  4. Emma Sutton, TN6 August 2017 at 18:33

    Hey!! So, when beginning this halter top, when you do the chain of 57, are you starting at the bottom of the shirt or the top? Asking for color-choosing purposes! I want a colorful one, but I need to know if I'm starting at the top of the shirt or the bottom. Thank you in advance!!!

    1. You are starting from the bottom! The "hdc2tog" indicates that you are shortening your rows :)

  5. I made this for a friend of mine today and she just loved it. I joined the two sides in the back by rib stitch. That's how she liked it. She was thrilled. Thank you very much for a great pattern.


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