Sunday, 8 April 2018

The Amelia Halter Top

Hey there my internet family! I'm so excited to share with you the newest pattern to my collection. I know I say "this is my favourite" for just about all my crop top patterns but this one will definitely remain close to my heart for a long time to come. I love the cluster stitching in the centre of the top and the beautiful picot edging throughout.

crochet crop top pattern

The yarn I used for this halter top was King Cole Bamboo Cotton DK. I can't stress enough how much I love this yarn. It's texture is so soft and the texture and the look of the stitches are simply stunning. So if you can get your hands on this yarn I totally recommend it.


Notes:

This pattern is in American crochet terms.
The following pattern gives instructions for an xs-s size. However, if you want to make it bigger make a chain long enough to reach from one side of the rib cage under your breasts to the other side of the rib cage. Make sure that number is divisible by 2, then add an extra 2 stitches to that number.


Materials Needed:

100g/ 252 yards of DK (weight 3) cotton yarn
3.5 mm crochet hook

Pattern:

Chain 82.

Double crochet into the 3rd stitch from the hook. Double crochet to the end. Turn. Now you will place a marker into the 41st stitch. You will now have 40 stitches each side of the marker.

Chain 2 (counts as the 1st double crochet) and double crochet 2 together (Dc2tog) and then double crochet until the 3rd stitch from the marker. You will have two stitches between the marker and the last worked double crochet.

Skip the next 2 stitches and place 3 double crochets into the stitch with the marker. Then chain 3 and place another 3 double crochets into the same stitch.

Skip the next 2 stitches and double crochet into the next. Double crochet across the remainder of the row until 3 stitches remain. Double crochet together (Dc2tog) over the next 2 stitches. Then double crochet into the last stitch (on top of the chain 2). Turn.

Chain 2 (counts as the 1st double crochet). Dc2tog. Then double crochet until you reach the stitch before the 1st cluster of 3 double crochets. Skip these 3 stitches and make (3dc, ch 3, 3dc) into the chain 3 space. Then skip the 2nd set of 3dc cluster and double crochet into the following stitch. Continue across the remainder of the row until you have 3 stitches remaining. Dc2tog. Then double crochet into the last stitch (on top of the chain 2. Turn.

Repeat the last row until you have a total of 30 rows from the very beginning.



Chain 1 and single crochet until you reach the stitch before the cluster. Make 3 single crochets into the chain 3 space. Skip the remainder of the cluster (the next 3 dc's) and single crochet into the following stitch. Single crochet across the remainder of the neck part.

Now the edging of the top:




Chain 1 and single crochet down the side of the top, across the bottom, up the other side and slip stitch into the chain 1 you began with on the neck part of the top.

Chain 1, single crochet into the next stitch, **chain 3, slip stitch into the 1st chain you made of that chain 3 (picot stitch created) skip the next single crochet, then single crochet into the following stitch.** Repeat from ** all the way around the top. Slip stitch into the chain 1 you made at the beginning of the row.

With yarn still attached make a chain long enough for a neck strap. I did about 150 chains. Cut yarn and fasten off. Attach yarn on the other side and repeat the long chain for the second neck strap. Then attach yarn on the bottom corner of the top and make a chain of 200-250. Fasten off and repeat on the other side.

Check out the youtube video for a step by step tutorial


Weave in any ends you may have and you are done. I hope you enjoy making this top. I would love to see all your creations on Instagram. Just search for @hey_carriex.






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