This is another great project for crochet beginners. It’s a simple two panel project, but you still end up with cute little v neck summer crochet top.
If you’re new to crochet, your friends will be so impressed when they see your work. If you’re a crochet veteran, your friends will still be impressed with your crochet mastery 😃.
This free summer crochet top pattern includes sizes XS-XXL. There’s also a video tutorial to follow along. If you’d like the ad free, printable PDF pattern, it’s available to purchase on my Etsy or Ravelry stores. Thank you all for your continued support. I can’t wait to see everyone’s projects. Happy crocheting 😊🙏
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- No.2 Sports weight yarn
- I used Alize DIVA No.2 Sports weight yarn
- Crochet hook side 4 mm
- Yarn needle
- Stitch markers
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Stitches used & code
- ch = chain
- sc = single crochet
- dc = double crochet
- st = stitch(es)
- sk = skip
- sl st = slip stitch
- sp = space
- rep = repeat
- rs = right side
- ws = wrong side
- ” = inches
- YO = yarn over hook
- Bead stitch = 1 dc, *YO insert hook around the post of dc from right to left, YO and pull up a loop* rep from *to* 2 more times into the same dc post ( 7 loops on hook ), YO and pull through first 6 loops, YO and pull through remaining on hook.
- Picot = ch 3, sl st into the back bump of the first ch that we did
- This pattern made as us women’s XS( S, M, L, XL, XXL )
- This top is made in 2 separate pieces and then sewn together(2 panels are made the same)
- This top is designed to be a little loose
- This pattern is a 6 rows repeat *row 2-7
- This pattern is in multiples of 2+3 ch
- In this picture I have demonstrated with size small
Gauge blocked: 14 dc X 10 rows = 4″
Measurements across back ( After blocked )
- XS = 20.8″ Width X 17.85″ Length (810 yards of yarn)
- S = 20.8″ Width X 18.42″ Length (830 yards of yarn)
- M = 25.6″ Width X 19″ Length (890 yards of yarn)
- L = 25.6″ Width X 19.57″ Length (910 yards of yarn)
- XL = 30.4″ Width X 20.14″ Length (970 yards of yarn)
- XXL = 30.4″ Width X 20.71″ Length (990 yards of yarn)
The v neck summer crochet top pattern
Panels ( Make 2 )
NOTES: Make sure to make the last st into the third ch/the turning ch in each row. The number of chains you start in the beginning, divided by 2, will be the length of your top.
Row 1 ( ws ): ch 127( 131, 135, 139, 143, 147 ), sk 3 ch ( count as 1 dc ), 1 dc into next ch and each ch across. Total of 125( 129, 133, 137, 141, 145 ) dc
Row 2 ( rs ): Turn, ch 3 ( count as 1 dc ), 1 dc into next st and each st across. Total of 125( 129, 133, 137, 141, 145 ) dc
Row 3 – 5 rep row 2
Row 6 ( rs ): Turn, ch 3 ( count as 1 dc ), 1 bead st into next st, *sk next st, 1 bead st into next st* rep from *to* until you have 1 st left, 1 dc into last st. Total of 62( 64, 66, 68, 70, 72 ) bead st ( Check picture below )
Row 7 ( ws ): Turn, ch 3 ( count as 1 dc ), 1 dc into next st and each st until you have 2 st left, sk next st, 1 dc into last st. Total of 125( 129, 133, 137, 141, 145 ) dc ( Check picture below )
- XS = rep row 2-7 3 more times. Total of 25 rows
- S = rep row 2-7 3 more times. Total of 25 rows
- M = rep row 2-7 4 more times. Total of 31 rows
- L = rep row 2-7 4 more times. Total of 31 rows
- XL = rep row 2-7 5 more times. Total of 37 rows
- XXL = rep row 2-7 5 more times. Total of 37 rows
Row 26( 26, 32, 32, 38, 38 ): rep row 2
*The end of row 26( 26, 32, 32, 38, 38 ) cut the yarn and leave 20-30 inches long
Joining the pieces together
We will sew the center front and back seam first. Laying your panels with the right side facing down, we’ll sew on the wrong side. Lay the last row of each panel facing each other, using the tails that we left earlier for sewing. Using method of choice. Sew the center front 38( 40, 41, 43, 44, 46 ) st of each panel together (If you want a lower neck line, just so less st. If you want a higher neck line, just sew more st). Sew the center back the same as the center front. You will have 49( 49, 51, 51, 53, 53 ) st open at the middle for the neck hole. ( Check picture below )
Sew the side seam
Fold your top in half at the shoulder with the right side facing each other, we’ll sew on the wrong side. Cut a new strand of yarn 20-30 inches long, enough to sew the bottom up to the arm pit. Sew 30( 30, 30, 32, 33, 35 ) st of the front and back together. Start sewing from the bottom up, using method of choice (If you want smaller arm holes, just sew more st. If you want bigger arm holes, just sew less st). ( Check picture below )
Crochet around the bottom edge ( Optional )
We will crochet into the end of each row of the bottom edge ( sp for reference ).
Add new yarn into any sp you like, I add into the sp next to the side seam. Make *1 sc, picot, 1 sc* all into same sp, rep from *to* around. Cut the yarn and weave all the ends. ( Check picture below )
Congratulations, you did it! I’d love to see everyone’s finished v neck summer crochet top . If you want to share with me, just tag me on FB or IG. Happy crocheting 🙂
Sunday 4th of September 2022
This pattern was easy to follow and I love my top! I used a bamboo yarn which is really soft and has good drape. Thank you for sharing your creative patterns. :)
Wednesday 7th of September 2022
Awesome! I love bamboo yarn, that's exactly how I would describe it, great drape and feel. My pleasure, thanks for your support!
Wednesday 29th of June 2022
Absolutely love the pattern.. Of course, it's shorter than i usually wear, so crocheted across with the same pattern after joining (like you suggested in one of the replies).. yes, it does look different from yours, but love it anyways.. also ended up using multiple colours, because i wanted to use what i had at home before buying more (hubby might throw me out to make room for the yarn. Hahhahah)...
Wednesday 29th of June 2022
Thank you. Nothing wrong with that, I love that you got creative with it. Lol, I understand very well, I always start with the good intention of using what yarn I have. I almost never make it though. Luckily I have a whole closet to store my yarn, so my husband won't throw me out for many years to come hahaha.
Wednesday 16th of March 2022
Hello, I saw a pattern of yours that I loved. I checked your other patterns, I really like your designs. You are very talented! Thank you for sharing them!😊
Wednesday 16th of March 2022
Thank you very much Rachelle, I'm happy to share the with you🙂🙏 Welcome!
Wednesday 29th of September 2021
I think you are amazing. You have the most beautiful patterns. I cant wait to get started buying and making some of your tops.
Will send you pics once I complete.
All the best
Thursday 30th of September 2021
Thanks so much Joanne, that's very sweet of you. I can't wait to see your work. Until then, happy crocheting!
Thursday 17th of June 2021
Wasted a full week making this just to rip it out. Wish I’d read the comments first. Not wishing to be nasty but this should have been tested before the written pattern was put up. I used the measurements for the largest length and medium width. It just about covered my boobs. You really need to amend stitch count.
Wednesday 15th of February 2023
All I can say is.... Wow, It's not very often that you read a response to something like this and feel 100% peace. From beginning to the end, you took care of that in the exact fashion it needed. Anyway, on the positive side, I can't wait to attempt this pattern. Thank you for your effort. This will be my FIRST attempt at making crochet clothes. I pray I can figure it out. I've been crocheting for 10 years and I do read patterns pretty well. However, I've never attempting clothing. It may be naive but I'm praying it's similar. Of course if it doesn't turn out, I will NOT be blaming the designer. Thank you for the design. CJ
Thursday 1st of July 2021
Tina, I'm sorry you had a difficult time, but out of the thousands of people that made this pattern, there where only a couple that had the same issue as you. The reason for their and your own troubles was they failed to pay attention to the instructions and check their gauge. Rather than reading the comments before you started, you should have read and listened to the instructions. I explain very clearly in the beginning that your chain to start divided by 2 will equal your length. "Not wishing to be nasty" always precedes a comment intended to be nasty. I know you're frustrated, we've all been there. But you can blame me and get nowhere, or own it, get back to work and finish strong. Either way, I pour my heart and soul into these projects and give them away freely. If you'd like a full refund, you can issue it to yourself.