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Tulip Square Glow Top

Light up your wardrobe with the Tulip Square Glow Top available in sizes XS up to 5XL! Made with mesmerizing glow-in-the-dark yarn, this granny square top is an absolute show-stopper. Scroll down for my free pattern + video tutorial.

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About the pattern

The top consists of 8 squares and 4 triangles joined together. Straps are made with puff stitches. 5 rounds of single crochet are worked along the bottom to make the top more fitted.

Optionally, you can add an extra triangle on the back to create a reversible top that can be worn two ways; a chic V-neck front and a trendy halter back.

Or maybe some fringes along the bottom for a boho touch?

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About this pattern

This project was made using my Tulip Square pattern. The square features basic stitches such as chains, double crochet stitches, and puff stitches.

It’s named after the tulip, which is a symbol of my country, the Netherlands.

Lionbrand Traveling Afghan Square nr 3 with tulips
Tulip Square Collection

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About the yarn

For this Granny Square Glow Top I used Lion Brand DIY Glow, which is glow-in-the-dark yarn. It’s made of 100% polyester yarn in a classic worsted weight.

Light up the night with your show stealing creations and watch as they come alive in the darkness, leaving a trail of awe and wonder.

Lion Brand DIY Glow yarn - glow in the dark yarn
Tulip Square Glow Top - glow in the dark crop top - free crochet pattern

Tulip Square Glow Top

Free crochet pattern


What you’ll need

  • 4 (6, 10, 12) balls Lion Brand DIY Glow in color Natural [206-098B]
    (Weight 4/Medium/Worsted, 71yds/65m, 1.75oz/50g)
  • or 200 (300, 480, 600) grams of similar yarn

Sizes & Measurements

This top is designed with a 0-12” negative ease so it fits nice and snuggly.

  • If you’re in between sizes, size down.
  • If you prefer a slightly smaller top, you can use a smaller crochet hook.
  • For a longer top, you can do so by adding more squares and triangles. Keep in mind that a longer version will require more yarn. For a boho touch, you can add fringe along the bottom of the top.
 XS/S/ML/XL2X/3X4X/5X
   To fit bust30-4042-4850-5658-64
   Actual measurement at bust30”
76 cm
36”
91.5 cm
46”
117 cm
52”
132 cm
   Length12.5”
32 cm
14.5”
37 cm
18.5”
47 cm
20.5”
52 cm

Gauge

With a 6mm hook:
13 dc x 8 rows =
4 x 4” / 10 x 10 cm


Stitches & Abbreviations

  • st: stitch
  • ch: chain
  • ch-sp: chain space
  • sl st: slip stitch
  • sc: single crochet
  • dc: double crochet
  • v-st: v-stitch: (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in one st
  • puff st: puff stitch: yarn over, pull up a long loop (3 loops on hook), yarn over, pull up a long loop in same st (5 loops on hook), yarn over, pull up a long loop in same st (7 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through all 7 loops on your hook, chain 1 to secure stitch.
  • **: repeat what is between the asterisks as many times as directed
  • < >: amount of stitches you should have at the end of a row

Notes

  • This pattern is written in US terminology.
  • -Top consists of 8 squares and 4 triangles that are joined together. Straps are made with puff stitches. Afterward, sc stitches are worked along the bottom to make the top more fitted.
  • Pattern contains instructions for sizes X/S/M with size L/XL, 2XL/3XL and 4XL/5XL in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all.

Written pattern

This pattern is also available as aΒ PDF onΒ EtsyΒ andΒ Ravelry.
It’s designed for printing and this way you can support me.

Squares


Square notes:
– Squares are worked in rounds with the right side facing you
– Beginnings and ends of rounds will take place within same corner
– Sl st does not count as a stitch
– Puff stitches are created by pulling up loops three times.
– Video tutorial of this square can be found here 

Make a total of 8 squares.

With hook size 6mm:
Ch 4, sl st to first ch to form a ring. You can also begin with a magic ring.

Round 1:
ch 5 (counts as your first dc and ch 2 here and throughout pattern),
[1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 2] 3 times,
1 dc, ch 1, sl st in 3rd ch, sl st into corner (4 sets of 2 dc / 1 v-st)

Traveling Afghan Square crochet tutorial row 1
Round 2:
*(1 puff, ch 2, 1 puff) into corner, ch 1,
[1 puff in next ch-sp, ch 1] repeat across,
repeat from * 3 more times, sl st in 1st puff, sl st into corner (4 sets of 3 puff)

Traveling Afghan Square crochet tutorial row 2

Round 3:
ch 5, 2 dc into corner, 1 dc in next puff,
*[2 dc in next ch-sp, 1 dc in next puff] repeat across, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) into corner,
repeat from * 3 more times but replace last corner with 1 dc into corner before beginning ch-5, sl st in 3rd ch, sl st into corner (4 sets of 11 dc)

Traveling Afghan Square crochet tutorial row 3

Round 4:
ch 5, (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) into corner,
*skip next 2 st,
[(1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next st, skip next 2 st] repeat across,
(1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) into corner,
repeat from * 3 more times but replace last corner with (1 dc, ch 1) into corner before beginning ch-5, sl st in 3rd ch, sl st into corner (4 sets of 10 dc / 5 v-st)

Traveling Afghan Square crochet tutorial row 4

Round 5:
Repeat round 2 <4 sets of 7 puff>

Size XS/S/M: fasten off, weave in ends.
The square should now have a diagonal measurement of 7” / 18.5 cm.

Round 6:
Repeat round 3 (4 sets of 23 dc)

Size L/XL: fasten off, weave in ends.
The square should now have a diagonal measurement of 8.5” / 21.5 cm.

Round 7:
Repeat R4 <4 sets of 18 dc / 9 v-st>

Round 8:
Repeat R2 <4 sets of 11 puff>

Size 2X/3X: fasten off, weave in ends.
The square should now have a diagonal measurement of 11” / 28 cm.

Round 9:
Repeat round 3 <4 sets of 35 dc>

Size 4X/5X: fasten off, weave in ends.
The square should now have a diagonal measurement of 12.5” / 31.5 cm.

You can make the square as big as you want by repeating rounds 3, 4 and 2 as many times as needed.

Triangles


Triangle notes:
– Turn your work at the end of each row
– Turning chains do not count as a stitch
– You do not need turning chains for the first puff stitch in row 2, just pull up an extra long loop
– Puff stitches are created by pulling up loops three times.
– Video tutorial of this triangle can be found here 

Make a total of 4 triangles.

With hook size 6mm:
Ch 4, sl st to first ch to form a ring. You can also begin with a magic ring.

Row 1:
Ch 3, (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in ring, turn <4 dc / 2 v-st>

Row 2:
1 puff in 1st st, 
*ch 1, 1 puff in next ch-1 sp* repeat to center ch-2 sp, ch 1, 
(1 puff, ch 2, 1 puff) in center ch-2 sp,
ch 1, *1 puff in next ch-1 sp, ch 1* repeat to end,
1 puff in last st, turn <6 puff>

Row 3:
Ch 3, 3 dc in 1st puff,
*2 dc in next ch-sp, 1 dc in next puff* repeat to center ch-2 sp, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc) in center ch-2 sp,
*1 dc in next puff, 2 dc in next ch-sp* repeat to end,
3 dc in last puff st, turn <22 dc>

Row 4:
Ch 3, (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in 1st st, skip next st,
*(1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next st, skip 2 st* repeat to center ch-2 sp, 
(1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in center ch-2 sp,
*skip 2 st, (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in next st* repeat to end, 
skip next st, (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in last st, turn <20 dc / 10 v-st>

Row 5:
Repeat row 2 <14 puff>

Size XS/S/M: fasten off

Row 6:
Repeat row 3 <46 dc>

Size L/XL: fasten off

Row 7:
Repeat row 4 <36 dc / 18 v-st>

Row 8:
Repeat row 2 <22 puff>

Size 2X/3X: fasten off

Row 9:
Repeat row 3 <70 dc>

Size 4X/5X: fasten off

You can make the triangle as big as you want by repeating rounds 2, 3 and 4 as many times as needed.

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Assembly


Arrange all granny squares as indicated by the diagram below, with the right sides facing upwards.

Slip stitch everything together using a loose tension.

Tip for slip stitching: insert your hook in the front loop of the square on top and the back loop of the square below. You can find a tutorial here.

To achieve a smoother finish, you can steam block the granny squares.

Straps


Rejoin yarn into one of the corners on the front.

Ch 2, 1 puff into corner,

*ch 2, 1 puff into the previous puff*
repeat this until you have a total of 12 puff stitches or until strap measures 8” / 20 cm.

End with a puff stitch into the corner on the back. You can adjust the length of the straps according to your preference by adding or removing puff stitches.

Repeat the same process on the other side.

Fasten off, weave in ends.

Bottom border


We will work 5 rounds of single crochet along the bottom edge. This will allow you to tighten up the top for a better fit.

With right side facing, join yarn to the bottom edge at one of the sides with a sl st. Work in continuous rounds, which means we do not join with a sl st in the first st.

Round 1: work sc evenly across sides of rows until you have approximately 64 (80, 112, 128) sc.

Round 2: 1 sc in each sc around

Repeat round 2 until round 5, or until edge measures 1.25” / 3 cm. You can repeat round 2 as many times as needed for the desired border width.

Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Border tips:

  • For round 1, it doesn’t matter exactly where you insert your hook, just try to be as consistent as possible.
  • If the edge is too tight, try using a looser tension or a bigger hook size.
  • If the edge is too wide, switch to a smaller hook size to achieve the desired fit.
  • You can add or remove rounds to reach your desired length. The edging adds 1.25” / 3 cm of length to the top.

End of pattern.

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