The April Top | Crochet Pattern

It’s finally warm outside and I’m so excited to put away the winter clothes and stock my closet and dresser drawers with tank tops, shorts, and sun dresses! I’m more excited though, to make some super cute summer clothes!

This is my favorite top that I have ever made for myself. It fits so perfectly and it’s comfortable and adjustable. When I started making this top, I was actually intending on making a bandana top. So basically, I made this top upside down and then when I got close to being done, I decided I liked it this way so much better. It is PERFECT. I wore it all day today and got so many compliments on it, too.

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The April Top

 

Materials used:

Worsted Weight #4 yarn in 2 colors (mine are tan and burgundy)

5mm crochet hook

Optional: larger crochet hook about 9 mm

Scissors

Stitch marker

Yarn needle

 

Stitches/Abbreviations:

Half double crochet (hdc)

Single crochet (sc)

Chain (ch)

Stitch (st)

 

**note: this pattern uses spiked half double crochets and regular half double crochets. To do a spiked half double crochet, you will yarn over and insert your hook into the previous row, pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through all three loops.

 

 

 

Size Small/Medium: chain 90 + 1

Size Large/XL: chain 120 +1

 

First color:

  1. Hdc in first st and continue until end of row. Ch 1, turn.

2-4. Hdc in each st across.

 

Second color:

  1. Hdc in first st, spiked hdc in next st. Repeat until end of row. Ch 1, turn.

6-8. Hdc in each st across. Ch 1, turn.

 

First color:

  1. Repeat #5

10-12. Repeat #6

Fasten off.

 

Second color:

For size small/medium: count 20 st from each side towards the middle. Place a st marker in one side so you know when to stop, and attach your yarn to the other side.

For size large/x-large: count 25 st from each side towards the middle. Place a st marker in one side so you know when to stop, and attach your yarn to the other side.

  1. Repeat #5

14-16. Decrease in first 2 st, hdc in next every st until the last 2 of row. Decrease in last 2 st.

First color:

  1. Repeat #5

18-20. Repeat #14

Second color:

  1. Repeat #5

22-28. Repeat #14

Fasten off.

To make the sides of top have a clean edge, sc along side of top starting from row #13 to row 28. Repeat for other side. Fasten off.

 

Attach yarn to the first st of row 28, ch 70 and fasten off. Attach yarn to last st of row 28, ch 70 and fasten off.

 

Chain 100, fasten off. Weave your strap in and out of the back of top (rows 1-12). You can use a larger crochet hook to pull strap through.

 

Weave in all ends. Enjoy!

The tools I used for this project are the ones in this kit that you can find on Amazon. I highly recommend!

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