I’m calling this crochet top the happy hour top because it’s perfect for a night out of cocktails and dancing with friends, or wear it on your first date to impress. It’s another simple, two panel project to start wrapping up the summer and head into fall.
If you’re feeling the summer vibes and want to see more crochet top action you may have missed, check out the Crochet Summer Vibes Tank Top or Crochet Summer May Tank Top
If you’re looking for something a little more modest, I LOVE this Crochet Lace Shell Shrug
If you’d like to purchase the ad free, printable PDF pattern with the full photo tutorial, you can find it on my Etsy as well as Ravelry and Lovecrochet.com. Hope everyone enjoys, happy crocheting and be sure to uber (I prefer lyft) home from happy hour! 🙂
- Fingering weight yarn #1
- I used Scheepjes sunkissed Fingering weight yarn #1
- Color picture 05 Seaside
- Crochet hook size 4mm
- Yarn needle
- Stitch markers
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Stitches used & code
- ch = chain
- st = stitch(es)
- sc = single crochet
- dc = double crochet
- sk = skip
- sp = space
- rep = repeat
- sl st = slip stitch
- rs = right side
- ws = wrong side
- YO = yarn over hook
- ” = inches
- picot = ch 3, sl st into the back bump of the first ch that we did
- v = v stitch: 1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc, All into same st
- pf = puff stitch: *YO insert hook into the stitch, pull up a loop* rep from *to* 2 more times ( 7 loops on hook ), YO pull through all the loops on hook and ch 1
- fpf = fan puff stitch: 1 pf, ch 1, 1 pf, ch 1, 1 pf, All in to same st
- This pattern made as US women’s XS( S, M, L, XL, XXL )
- This top is made in 2 separate pieces and sewn together ( 2 panels are made the same )
- This pattern is a 4 row repeat *row 2-5
- This pattern is in multiples of 6+3
- In this picture I have demonstrated with size small
Gauge blocked: 20 dc X 8.5 rows in st pattern = 4″
Measurements across back( After blocked )
- XS = 15.8″ Width X 22.11″ Length (710 yards of yarn)
- S = 17″ Width X 22.11″ Length (740 yards of yarn)
- M = 19.4″ Width X 22.11″ Length (800 yards of yarn)
- L = 20.6″ Width X 24″ Length (860 yards of yarn)
- XL = 23″ Width X 24″ Length (920 yards of yarn)
- XXL = 24.2″ Width X 24″ Length (950 yards of yarn)
Panels ( Make 2 )
Row 1 ( rs ) : ch 81( 87, 99, 105, 117, 123 ), sk 3 ch ( count as 1 dc ), 1 dc into next ch and each ch across. Total of 79( 85, 97, 103, 115, 121 ) dc
Row 2 ( ws ) : Turn, ch 1 ( do not count as a st ), 1 sc into first st, ch 2, *sk 2 st, 1 v into next st, ch 2, sk 2 st, 1 sc into next st, ch 2* rep from *to* across, make 1 sc into last st ( The last st is a third ch ). Total of 13( 14, 16, 17, 19, 20 ) v st
Row 3 : Turn, ch 3 ( count as 1 dc ), 1 fpf into the v st/ch 2 sp, *ch 1, 1 fpf into the v st/ch 2 sp* rep from *to* across, 1 dc into last st ( The last st is a sc st ). Total of 13( 14, 16, 17, 19, 20 ) fpf st
Row 4 : Turn, ch 4 ( count as 1 dc and 1 ch sp ), *1 dc into 1 ch sp, ch 1* rep from *to* across. 1 dc into last st ( The last st is a third ch ). Total of 40( 43, 49, 52, 58, 61 ) dc and 39( 42, 48, 51, 57, 60 ) ch 1 sp
Row 5 : Turn, ch 3 ( count as 1 dc ), *1 dc into 1 ch sp, 1 dc into the dc st* rep from *to* across, make the last dc into the third ch. Total of 79( 85, 97, 103, 115, 121 ) dc
- XS = rep row 2-5 10 more times. Total of 45 rows
- S = rep row 2-5 10 more times. Total of 45 rows
- M = rep row 2-5 10 more times. Total of 45 rows
- L = rep row 2-5 11 more times. Total of 49 rows
- XL = rep row 2-5 11 more times. Total of 49 rows
- XXL = rep row 2-5 11 more times. Total of 49 rows
*If you want a shorter top, just repeat rows 2-5 less time. If you want a longer top or even a cute dress, just repeat rows 2-5 more.
Row 46( 46, 46, 50, 50, 50 ) : Turn, ch 3 ( count as 1 dc ), 1 dc into next st and each st across. Total of 79( 85, 97, 103, 115, 121 ) dc
Row 47( 47, 47, 51, 51, 51 ) : Turn, ch 3 ( count as 1 dc ), 1 dc into next st and each st until you have 18( 21, 27, 29, 35, 38 ) st in total, cut the yarn leave 16-20 inches long enough to sew the shoulder, sk 43( 43, 43, 45, 45, 45 ) st at the middle for the neck hole. Add new yarn into next st and ch 3 ( count as 1 dc ), 1 dc into next st and each st across, cut the yarn and leave 16-20 inches long enough to sew the shoulder. ( Check picture below )
*While the front and back panels are made the same, you only need to leave the tails on one panel.
Sew the front and back panels together
Sew the shoulders together
Place your panels right side facing down. We’ll sew on the wrong side, sewing the the tails that we left earlier. Using which ever method you prefer to sew. ( Check picture below )
Sew the sides together
Fold your top in half at the shoulder seams with the right side facing each other, we’ll sew on the wrong side. For this top I’m leaving the side seams open at the bottom. Counting from the bottom, sk 13 rows for all the sizes and place the first stitch marker into row 14. Continue counting and place the second stitch marker into row 32 for all the sizes.
Cut a new strand of yarn 30-40 inches long, enough to sew the side seams. We’ll start sewing from the first stitch marker to the second stitch marker, using method of choice ( Check picture below )
Crochet around the arm hole edges
We’ll crochet on the right side. For the arm hole edges, we’ll crochet into the end of each row ( sp for reference ). Add new yarn at the armpit *1 sc, picot, 1 sc* all into same sp, rep from *to* around until the end ( Check picture below )
Crochet around the bottom side edges
We’ll crochet on the right front side. Add new yarn in to the right bottom corner and we’ll crochet into the end of each row ( sp for reference ), *1 sc, picot, 1 sc* all into same sp rep from *to* until you reach the corner top where we start sewing the front and back sides together and then turn to the back side and continue crochet *1 sc, picot, 1 sc* all into same sp until you reach the bottom corner. Cut the yarn and weave the end ( Check picture below )
Crochet around the neck hole edge
We’ll crochet on the right side. Add new yarn at the corner or any where you like. Make 1 sc into each st across, but when you reach the end of the dc rows at the shoulders, make 3 sc into the end of each dc row ( Check picture below )
Congratulations on completing your happy hour crochet top! If you’d like to share your work, feel free to tag me on IG or FB. Happy crocheting:)
Thursday 14th of July 2022
Design is so beautiful, I loved it. Can you please do video of making it. It will be very helpful.. Thanks for sharing 🙏👍
Thursday 14th of July 2022
Thank you. The videos are on the same page as the pattern, maybe you scrolled past it? Look right before the material needed section. You're welcome, I hope you enjoy the video tutorial as well.
Wednesday 22nd of June 2022
Would like to make the pretty happy hour top. Any suggestions on how to do a sleeve for it? Thanks rose
Wednesday 22nd of June 2022
Hi Rose, you could make a dc and continue to crochet in the round till you have sleeves the length you want. It would get quite a bit more complicated beyond that.
Wednesday 16th of February 2022
you are so creative and all your patterns looks so simple. I have yet to try them. You explained the process well for beginners like me. You make it loos so easy to make them! Keep up the good work and keep on sharing your talents. I can feel and see that you are enjoying what you do and feel great in sharing what you do!
Wednesday 23rd of February 2022
Thank you so much Carmin! What I really enjoy is helping beginners get over the hurdle of making garments. It's totally doable with most of my patterns for beginners. Hope you give some a shot sometime. Best of luck!
Wednesday 3rd of November 2021
Dear Wan, I am so happy I discovered you on the web. I just love your patterns, they are well written with clear instructions. Your videos are great! Already I have made a list of the patterns I am going to make. So excited to start! Thank you :)
Wednesday 3rd of November 2021
Hi Mariette, welcome! Happy to have you here, hope you enjoy them all. There's a TON of free patterns and video tutorials, so have fun. Let me know if you have any questions, and thank you so much for the comment 💖 You're welcome, it's a pleasure to share
Sunday 27th of June 2021
You are hands down the best! I love all of your patterns! Thank you for your generosity and dedication! Your love of crochet is very evident to the onlooker.
Thursday 1st of July 2021
Thank you Jennifer! That's very kind of you to take the time to leave such a sweet comment. Glad to share with you.