Crochet Velvet Top
Crochet this beautiful crochet crop top available in size S up to 5XL. Featuring fingering weight velvet yarn in a beautiful pink color. This top is completely made with half double crochet stitches and is worked top-down. You can easily substitute yarn as this pattern includes detailed measurements and instructions on how to make changes for your specific size. Scroll down for my free crochet pattern and step by step video tutorial!
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About the pattern
This crochet crop top is worked flat and top-down. First we make 4 separate triangles which we will then work together.
Instead of working in the round after joining the 4 triangles, we continue working in rows back and forth. This way all stitches will look the same and you won’t see a difference between the triangles and body part. Besides, with this velvet yarn, you won’t even notice the seam which is well hidden on one side of the top.
We’ll continue working rows of half double crochet stitches until the top is long enough. Lastly we will make a separate ribbing band with half double crochet stitches worked in the back loop only which we will sew onto the top.
You can easily adjust the top to your specific body size because the pattern will give you instructions how and where to make changes if you wish to.
About the yarn
For this velvet crop top I’ve used Katia Velvet Fine, a fingering weight velvet yarn available in beautiful summer colors. Velvet is very popular at the moment and my sister loved the idea of a crochet top with velvet yarn. I only needed 2 balls for size S, M, L and XL and 3 balls for 2X, 3X, 4X and 5X.
Crochet crop top with velvet yarn
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– 2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3) balls of Katia Velvet Fine color 207 (Weight 2/ fine, 1oz.¾ /174 yds, 50 g/ 160m)
or 72 (84, 90, 102, 109, 120, 127, 138) grams of other fingering weight yarn
– Crochet hook 4.5 mm (US 7)
This pattern is made for adult women’s sizes S – 5XL based on bust sizes. This top is designed with a 6-8” negative ease so it fits nice and snuggly.
Measure your bust and choose the size that is closest to your measurements. If you are between sizes, I suggest to size down. You can always add some extra rows to make the top longer and you can use a smaller/bigger hook for the ribbing band to make it more fitted/wider.
|To fit bust||34-36||38-40||42-44||46-48||50-52||54-56||58-60||62-64|
|Top measurement at bust||28||32||36||40||44||48||52||56|
|Top measurement ribbing band (below breasts)||24||28||32||36||40||44||48||52|
17 rows x 24 hdc = 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 ”
Stitches & abbreviations (US terms)
– st: stitch
– ch: chain
– sc: single crochet
– sl st: slip stitch
– hdc: half double crochet
– hdc blo: half double crochet worked in the back loop only
– wide half double crochet: half double crochet worked in between the stitches. Yarn over, insert hook under all 3 loops, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through all loops on your hook.
* *: repeat what is between the asterisks as many times as directed
< >: amount of stitches you should have at the end of a row
– This pattern is written in US terminology
– Top is worked top-down starting with 4 separate triangles joined together, continuing with the body, sewing the side seam, making a ribbing separately and sewing ribbing onto top. Lastly we will work the straps.
– 2 turning chains do not count as a stitch
– This top is entirely made with wide half double crochet stitches, except for the ribbing, which is made with half double crochet stitches worked in the back loops only. When pattern says hdc, work a wide hdc (hdc worked in between stitches).
In this video you can see how to make this crochet crop top with velvet yarn.
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TRIANGLES (make 4x)
With hook size 4.5 mm, make a slip knot.
Reminder: work hdc in between the stitches.
Ch 3, 1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook, turn <1>
Ch 2, 3 hdc in hdc, turn <3>
Ch 2, 2 hdc in 1st st, 1 hdc in each st across until last st, 2 hdc in last st, turn <5>
- Size S: Repeat row 3 until row 11 <21 hdc> or until triangle width measures 6”
- Size M: Repeat row 3 until row 13 <25 hdc> or until triangle width measures 7”
- Size L: Repeat row 3 until row 14 <27 hdc> or until triangle width measures 8”
- Size XL: Repeat row 3 until row 16 <31 hdc> or until triangle width measures 9”
- Size 2XL: Repeat row 3 until row 17 <33 hdc> or until triangle width measures 9.5”
- Size 3XL: Repeat row 3 until row 19 <37 hdc> or until triangle width measures 11”
- Size 4XL: Repeat row 3 until row 20 <39 hdc> or until triangle width measures 12”
- Size 5XL: Repeat row 3 until row 22 <43 hdc> or until triangle width measures 13.5”
Fasten off. Do not fasten off after 4th triangle, we will continue working on the body part.
Continue with last triangle you made.
Ch 2, 1 hdc in next 25 st of 1st triangle, 1 hdc in next 25 st of 2nd triangle, 1 hdc in next 25 st of 3rd triangle, 1 hdc in next 25 st of 4th triangle, turn <84, 100, 108, 124, 132, 148, 156, 172 hdc>
Ch 2, 1 hdc in each st across, turn <84, 100, 108, 124, 132, 148, 156, 172 hdc>
Repeat row 2 until row 17 or until height measures 7.5 (8, 8.25, 8.75, 9, 9.5, 9.75, 10.5)”.
Note: if you have a larger cup, you might want to add a few extra rows for some extra length. Don’t forget there will be an extra ribbing which adds another 2”.
Ch 1, sl st in each st across <84, 100, 108, 124, 132, 148, 156, 172 sl st>
* use a tight tension when working the slip stitches, or use a smaller hook size.
Fold top in half and sew side using matress stitch. Fold top inside out.
With hook size 4.5 mm, ch 12
1 hdc in 3rd ch from hook and each ch across, turn <10 hdc>
Ch 2, 1 hdc in blo in each st across, turn <10 blo hdc>
Repeat row 2 until row 46 (54, 61, 69, 77, 84, 92, 100) or until ribbing band measures 24 (28, 32, 36, 40, 44, 48, 52)” when stretched, or until it fits around your body right below your breasts.
Fold ribbing in half. Join sides together with slip stitches. Insert hook through 2 front loops of hdc stitches (2 loops facing you) and through both loops from starting chains.
Fold ribbing band inside out.
Sew ribbing band onto top with matress stitch. Use stitch markers to keep ribbing band in place while sewing.
SC AROUND NECKLINE
Attach yarn to one of the corners. Work 3 sc in the first corner, continue working 1 sc in each row evenly around entire neckline. Work 3 sc in each triangle corner. End with a sl st in the first st, sl st in next st.
Do not fasten off, we will continue with the first strap.
Ch 30 (8.5”) or until strap reaches your desired length.
Sl st in triangle corner on the back, turn, sl st in each ch across, sl st in triangle corner where you started.
Join yarn on the other side and repeat strap.
Weave in all ends and your crochet crop top is done!
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