Tulip Square Top

Crochet this Tulip Square Top with my free crochet pattern available in size S up to 5XL! It’s an easy crochet granny square crop top made with ‘Tulips from Holland‘ squares joined together. With a v-neck front and halter back you can enjoy two different styles in one great reversible top! Pattern also includes a step by step video tutorial.

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Tulip Crochet Granny Square Crop Top - free crochet pattern in size S-5XL

About the pattern

Granny square garments are very popular at the moment. My sister (25 y/o) asked me to make some cute granny square outfits for her. I decided to use my ‘Tulips from Holland‘ square which is my most popular square pattern. I did some math to turn the square into a triangle which I used along the top and bottom of the top.

The top consists of 8 squares and 5 triangles joined together. Straps are made with puff stitches. 2 rounds of single crochet are then worked along the bottom to make the top more fitted. The front has a v-neck and the back has a halter. The best thing? This top is reversible and can be worn two ways!

Turn this granny square crop top into a tank top by making more squares and triangles. Or maybe some fringes along the bottom for a boho touch?

If you like this square, you might also like my Tulip Square bag, triangle shawl, and shrug!

Tulip Crochet Granny Square Crop Top - free crochet pattern in size S-5XL - back view

About the yarn

For this granny square crop top I’ve used Lionbrand Coboo which contains 50% cotton and 50% Bamboo. It feels very soft and has excellent drape and stitch definition. It’s one of my favorite yarns and I often use it for shawls and garments. I only needed 2 skeins for size S and 4 skeins for size 5XL.

Click here to grab the kit which includes all the yarn you need for your size and a PDF version of this pattern +

Tulip Crochet Granny Square Crop Top - free crochet pattern in size S-5XL - granny squares

Tulip Granny Square Crop Top

Crochet Tulip Granny Square Top - free crochet pattern - pinterest pin

Materials

LionBrand Coboo (Weight 3/light, 232yds/3.5oz, 212m/100g).
2 (2, 3, 4) balls in color tan [835-123]
or 130 (185, 280, 365) grams of similar yarn

** Click here to grab the kit which includes all the yarn you need for your size + a PDF version of this pattern! **

– Crochet hook 6mm (J/10)

– Tapestry needle

– Scissors

Gauge

13 dc x 8 rows = 10 cm x 10 cm / 4” square

Stitches & abbreviations

– st: stitch

– ch: chain

– sl st: slip stitch

– sc: single crochet

– dc: double crochet

– ch-sp: chain space

– v-st: v stitch (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc) in one stitch

– 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

Finished dimensions

For reference, model is 1.69m/5’6″ tall with a 36” bust wearing the top in size S/M.

S/M L/XL 2X/3X 4X/5X
To fit bust 34-40 42-48 50-56 58-64
Actual measurement at bust 30 36 46 52
Length 10.5 12.5 16.5 18.5

A few tips & tricks:

– If you’re in between sizes, size down. You can also use a smaller crochet hook (such as 5mm) for a slightly smaller top.

– You can make this crop top longer by adding more squares and triangles. Note that you’ll need more yarn for a longer version.

– You can add fringes along the bottom for a boho touch.

Tulip Square Top measurements

Notes

– This pattern is written in US terms

– Top consists of 8 squares and 5 triangles joined together. Straps are made with puff stitches. 2 rounds of sc are then worked along the bottom to make the top more fitted.

– Top is reversible and can be worn two ways

– Pattern contains instructions for sizes S/M, L/XL, 2XL/3XL and 4XL/5XL in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all.

Video

Below you can find a video tutorial of this Tulip Granny Square Top.

Click here to watch the video on YouTube

Pattern

** Note: You can purchase the ad-free PDF version of this pattern on Etsy and Ravelry. The PDF is designed for printing and this way you can support me! **

SQUARES

Square notes

– Squares are worked in rounds with the right side facing you

– Beginning and ends of rounds will take place within same corner

– Sl st does not count as a stitch

Square pattern – make 8

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

Round 1:
Ch 5 (counts as your first dc and ch 2 here and throughout),
[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 S/M: fasten off, weave in ends

Round 6:
Repeat round 3 <4 sets of 23 dc>

Size L/XL: fasten off, weave in ends

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

Round 8:
Repeat round 2 <4 sets of 11 puff>

Size 2X/3X: fasten off, weave in ends

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

Size 4X/5X: fasten off, weave in ends

You can make your square bigger by repeating row 4, 2 and 3 as many times as you want.

Traveling Afghan Square crochet tutorial row 5 - 8

Row 5, 6, 7, 8

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

Triangle pattern – make 5

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

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>

Tulip Square Top Triangle rows 1 - 4

Row 5:
repeat row 2 <14 puff>

Size 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 your triangle bigger by repeating row 4, 2 and 3 as many times as you want.

Assembly

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

Use a tapestry needle to attach the granny squares together.

You can steam block the top to help smooth the joined granny squares.

Tulip Square Top - arrangement granny squares

Straps

Rejoin yarn in one of the corners on the front. To rejoin yarn, make a slip knot, insert your hook into the slip knot and work a sl st into the corner.

Ch 2, 1 puff into corner, *ch 2, 1 puff in previous puff* repeat until you have a total of 12 puff stitches, end with a puff into corner on the back. Repeat on the other side.

You can adjust the length depending on how long you want your strap to be. Fasten off, weave in the ends.

 

Sc along the bottom

We will work 2 rounds of sc along the bottom. This way you can tighten up the top for a perfect fit.

With the top facing you, rejoin the yarn in the bottom right corner. To rejoin the yarn, make a slip knot, insert your hook into the slip knot and work a single crochet into the first stitch.

Round 1: work sc evenly around the edge. It doesn’t matter where you insert your hook exactly, just try to be as consistent as possible.

Round 2: 1 sc in each sc around. End with a sl st in next st.

Fasten off, weave in all ends.

Tip: if your top is too tight, work the last sc round with a looser tension. If your top is too wide, work the last sc round with a smaller hook size (5mm instead of 6mm).

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1 Comment

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    Ellie Swanson
    26 October 2021 at 6:30 pm

    Such a cute top!!!! Wish I was several years younger! lol
    I still love it though! Thanks for creating it!

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