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Dahlia Top Crochet Pattern

The Dahlia Top was a project that just seemed to come right off of my hook exactly how I intended from the first try. That isn’t something that happens often in pattern design. The hardest part of creating this top was finding a name that suit her perfectly. In doing some research I came across ‘Dahlia’ as a name and instantly fell in love. Dahlia’s are elegant and stunning flowers. As a girl’s name Dahlia is said to mean ‘Inspirational’ which I believe is a great description for this top. This top is simple and elegant but has a lot of little design features that I believe it will continue to inspire myself and others who make one.

NOTE : Dahlia can be made with or without sleeves, directions are included.

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As always you can purchase your Printable Crochet Patter PDF at a discount on Etsy and Ravelry! The the Paid Crochet Pattern PDF includes a stitch chart and sizing chart to assist you in making a more customized fit! There is also two crochet stitch diagrams included if you are a visual crocheter!

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So lets get started!

Materials

Size 5.50 mm crochet hook
Scissors
#4 Worsted Weight Yarn – 550 (625, 700, 775, 850) yds
Yarn Needle

Gauge

13 sts X 11 rows in HDC is 4” x 4”

Stitch Descriptions and Abbreviations

  • Chain Stitch – CH – yarn over, pull yarn through stitch on hook.
  • Slip Stitch – Sl St – Insert hook into stitch or space, yarn over, pull yarn through both loops on hook.
  • Single Crochet – SC – Insert hook into stitch or space, yarn over, pull up a loop, (2 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through 2 loops on hook.
  • Half Double Crochet – HDC – Yarn over, insert hook into stitch or space, yarn over, pull up a loop, (3 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through 3 loops on hook.
  • Double Crochet – DC – Yarn over, insert hook into stitch or space, pull up a loop, (3 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through remaining loops.
  • Bobble Stitch – BO – Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through two loops (2 loops on hook) yarn over, insert hook in same stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through two loops (3 loops on hook) yarn over, insert hook in same stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through two loops (4 loops on hook) yarn over, insert hook in same stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through two loops (5 loops on hook)Yarn over, and draw through all loops on hook. Continue to next stitch.
  • Front Post Half Double Crochet – FPHDC – Yarn over, insert hook from front to back around the HDC of the previous row, not in the “V”, yarn over, pull up a loop, (3 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through 3 loops on hook.
  • Back Post Half Double Crochet – BPHDC – Yarn over, insert hook from back to front around the HDC of the previous row, not in the “V”, yarn over, pull up a loop, (3 loops on hook), yarn over, pull through 3 loops on hook.
  • * * – Designates a repeat.
  • XS (S, M, L, XL) – Use corresponding number for your size.

Front Panel

Row 1

CH 43 (51, 59, 67, 75)

HDC in the 2nd chain from the hook, HDC across in each chain.

42 (50, 58, 66, 74) total stitches.

Row 2

CH 1 then turn and HDC in every stitch across.

42 (50, 58, 66, 74) total stitches.

Row 3-6

Repeat Row 2

Row 7

CH 1 then turn.

HDC 2TOG (decrease) then HDC in next 38 (46, 54, 62, 70) sts.

HDC last 2 sts TOG. (decrease)

40 (48, 56, 64, 72) total stitches.

Row 8 – 9

CH 1 then turn and HDC in every stitch across.

40 (48, 56, 64, 72) total stitches

Row 10

CH 1 then turn.

HDC 2TOG (decrease) then HDC in next 36 (44, 52, 60, 68) sts.

HDC last 2 sts TOG. (decrease)

38 (46, 54, 62, 70) total stitches.

Row 11 – 14

CH 1 then turn and HDC in every stitch across.

38 (46, 54, 62, 70) total stitches

Row 15

CH 1 then turn.

HDC 2TOG (decrease) and then HDC in next 34 (42, 50, 58, 66) sts.

HDC last 2 sts TOG (decrease)

36 (44, 52, 60, 68) total stitches.

Row 16 – 29 (29, 31, 31, 33)

CH 1 then turn and HDC in every stitch across

36 (44, 52, 60, 68) total stitches.

Row 30 (30, 32, 32, 34)

CH 1 then turn.

2 HDC in first stitch (increase) and then HDC in next 34 (42, 50, 58, 66) sts.

2 HDC last stitch (increase)

38 (46, 54, 62, 70) total stitches

Row 31 (31, 33, 33, 35)

CH 1 then turn and HDC in every stitch across

38 (46, 54, 62, 70) total stitches

Row 32 (32, 34, 34, 36)

CH 1 then turn.

2 HDC in first stitch (increase) and then HDC in next 36 (44, 52, 60, 68) sts.

2 HDC last stitch (increase)

40 (48, 56, 64, 72) total stitches

Row 33 (33, 35, 35, 37)

CH 1 then turn and HDC in every stitch across

40 (48, 56, 64, 72) total stitches

Row 34 (34, 36, 36, 38)

CH 1 then turn.

2 HDC in first stitch (increase) and then HDC in next 38 (46, 54, 62, 70) sts.

2 HDC last stitch (increase)

42 (50, 58, 66, 74) total stitches.

Row 35 (35, 37, 37, 39)

CH 1 then turn and HDC in every stitch across

42 (50, 58, 66, 74) total stitches.

Row 36 (36, 38, 38, 40)

CH 1 then turn and HDC in first 21 (25, 29, 33, 37) sts

CH1 skip 1 HDC (22nd (26th, 30th, 34th, 38th stitch))

HDC in next 19 (23, 27, 31, 35) sts and then 2 HDC in last stitch. (increase)

43 (51, 59, 67, 75) total stitches.

Row 37 (37, 39, 39, 41)

CH 1 then turn and HDC in first 20 (24, 28, 32, 36) sts

CH1 skip 1 HDC (21st (25th, 29th, 33rd, 37th stitch))

HDC in next stitch (22nd (26th, 30th, 34th, 38th stitch / center)

CH1 skip 1 HDC 23rd (27th, 31st, 35th, 39th stitch)

HDC in remaining 20 (24, 28, 32, 36) sts

43 (51, 59, 67, 75) total stitches.

Row 38 (38, 40, 40, 42)

CH 1 then turn and HDC in every stitch across

43 (51, 59, 67, 75) total stitches.

Row 39 (39, 41, 41, 43)

CH 1 then turn and HDC in first 16 (20, 24, 28, 32) sts

CH1, skip 1 HDC and then HDC in next stitch.

CH1 skip 1 HDC and then HDC in next 2 stitches.

BO stitch (22nd (26th, 30th, 34th, 38th stitch / center)

HDC in next 2 stitches

CH1, skip 1 HDC and then HDC in next stitch

CH1, skip 1 HDC and then HDC in remaining 16 (20, 24, 28, 32) sts

43 (51, 59, 67, 75) total stitches.

Row 40 (40, 42, 42, 44)

CH 1 then turn and HDC in every stitch across

43 (51, 59, 67, 75) total stitches.

Row 41 (41, 43, 43, 45)

CH 1 then turn and HDC in first 14 (18, 22, 26, 30) sts

CH1, skip 1 HDC and then HDC in next stitch

CH1, skip 1 HDC and then HDC in next 2 stitches

BO stitch and then HDC in next 3 stitches (center)

BO stitch and then HDC in next 2 stitches

CH1, skip 1 HDC and then HDC in next stitch

CH1, skip 1 HDC and then HDC in remaining 14 (18, 22, 26, 30) sts

43 (51, 59, 67, 75) total stitches.

Row 42 (42, 44, 44, 46)

CH 1 then turn and HDC in every stitch across

43 (51, 59, 67, 75) total stitches.

Row 43 (43, 45, 45, 47)

CH 1 then turn and HDC in first 12 (16, 20, 24, 28) sts

CH1, skip 1 HDC and then HDC in next stitch.

CH1, skip 1 HDC and then HDC in next 2 stitches.

BO stitch and then HDC in next 3 stitches

BO stitch (center) and then HDC in next 3 stitches

BO stitch and then HDC in next 2 stitches

CH1, skip 1 HDC and then HDC in next stitch.

CH1, skip 1 HDC and then HDC in remaining 12 (16, 20, 24, 28) sts

43 (51, 59, 67, 75) total stitches.

Row 44 (44, 46, 46, 48)

CH 1 then turn and HDC in every stitch across

43 (51, 59, 67, 75) total stitches.

Row 45 (45, 47, 47, 49)

CH 1 then turn and HDC in first 10 (14, 18, 22, 26) sts

CH1, skip 1 HDC and then HDC in next stitch.

CH1, skip 1 HDC and then HDC in next 2 stitches

BO stitch and then HDC in next 3 stitches

BO stitch and then HDC in next 3 stitches (center)

BO stitch and then HDC in next 3 stitches

BO stitch and then HDC in next 2 stitches

CH1, skip 1 HDC and then HDC in next stitch.

CH1, skip 1 HDC and then HDC in remaining 10 (14, 18, 22, 26) sts

43 (51, 59, 67, 75) total stitches.

Row 46 (46, 48, 48, 50)

CH 1 then turn and HDC in every stitch across

43 (51, 59, 67, 75) total stitches.

Row 47 (47, 49, 49, 51)

CH 1 then turn and HDC in first 8 (12, 16, 20, 24) sts

CH1, skip 1 HDC and then HDC in next stitch

CH1, skip 1 HDC and then HDC in next 2 stitches

BO stitch and then HDC in next 3 stitches

BO stitch and then HDC in next 3 stitches

BO stitch and then HDC in next 3 stitches

BO stitch and then HDC in next 3 stitches

BO stitch and then HDC in next 2 stitches

CH1, skip 1 HDC and then HDC in next stitch

CH1, skip 1 HDC and then HDC in remaining 8 (12, 16, 20, 24) sts

43 (51, 59, 67, 75) total stitches.

Row 48 (48, 50, 50, 52)

CH 1 then turn and HDC in every stitch across

43 (51, 59, 67, 75) total stitches.

Row 49 (49, 51, 51, 53)

CH 1 then turn and then HDC in first 18 (21, 25, 27, 30) sts

SC in next 7 (9, 9, 13, 15) sts and then HDC in last 18 (21, 25, 27, 30) sts

43 (51, 59, 67, 75) total stitches.

Row 50 (50, 52, 52, 54)

CH 1 then turn and then HDC in first 15 (18, 21, 24, 27) sts

SC in next 13 (15, 15, 19, 21) sts and then HDC in last 15 (18, 21, 24, 27) sts

43 (51, 59, 67, 75) total stitches.

Row 51 (51, 53, 53, 55)

CH 1 then turn and then HDC in first 12 (15, 18, 21, 24) sts

SC in next 19 (21, 21, 25, 27) sts and then HDC in last 12 (15, 18, 21, 24)sts

43 (51, 59, 67, 75) total stitches.

Creating the Neck

Row 52 (52, 54, 54, 56)

CH 1 then turn and then HDC in first 12 (15, 18, 21, 24) sts

12 (15, 18, 21, 24) total stitches

Row 53 (53, 55, 55, 57) – 54 (54, 56, 56, 58)

CH 1 then turn and then HDC in every stitch across.

12 (15, 18, 21, 24) total stitches

Row 55 (55, 57, 57, 59)

CH 1 then turn and HDC first 2 sts TOG (decrease)

HDC in last 10 (13, 16, 19, 22) sts

11 (14, 17, 20, 23) total stitches.

Row 56 (56, 58, 58, 60) – 58 (58, 60, 60, 62)

CH 1 then turn and then HDC in every stitch across.

11 (14, 17, 20, 23) total stitches.

Finish Off.

*Reattach your yarn on the opposite side of Row 51 so you are working from the neck opening to the armpit. *

Row 52 (52, 54, 54, 56)

Attach your yarn 12 (15, 18, 21, 24) sts over from the armpit.

CH up 1 and then HDC in first 12 (15, 18, 21, 24) sts

12 (15, 18, 21, 24) total stitches

Row 53 (53, 55, 55, 57) – 54 (54, 56, 56, 58)

CH 1 then turn and then HDC in every stitch across

12 (15, 18, 21, 24) total stitches

Row 55 (55, 57, 57, 59)

CH 1 then turn and then HDC in first 10 (13, 16, 19, 22) sts

HDC last 2 sts TOG (decrease)

11 (14, 17, 20, 23) total stitches

Row 56 (56, 58, 58, 60) – 58 (58, 60, 60, 62)

CH 1 then turn and then HDC in every stitch across.

11 (14, 17, 20, 23) total stitches.

Finish Off.

Back Panel

Row 1

CH 43 (51, 59, 67, 75)

HDC in the 2nd chain from the hook and then HDC across in each chain.

42 (50, 58, 66, 74) total stitches.

Row 2

CH 1 then turn and then HDC in every stitch across.

42 (50, 58, 66, 74) total stitches.

Row 3-6

Repeat Row 2

Row 7

CH 1 then turn.

HDC 2TOG (decrease) and then HDC in next 38 (46, 54, 62, 70) sts.

HDC last 2 sts TOG. (decrease)

40 (48, 56, 64, 72) total stitches.

Row 8 – 9

CH 1 then turn and then HDC in every stitch across

40 (48, 56, 64, 72) total stitches

Row 10

CH 1 then turn.

HDC 2TOG (decrease) and then HDC in next 36 (44, 52, 60, 68) sts.

HDC last 2 sts TOG. (decrease)

38 (46, 54, 62, 70) total stitches.

Row 11 – 14

CH 1 then turn and then HDC in every stitch across

38 (46, 54, 62, 70) total stitches

Row 15

CH 1 then turn.

HDC 2TOG (decrease) and then HDC in next 34 (42, 50, 58, 66) sts.

HDC last 2 sts TOG (decrease)

36 (44, 52, 60, 68) total stitches.

Row 16 – 17

CH 1 then turn and then HDC in every stitch across

36 (44, 52, 60, 68) total stitches.

Row 18

CH 1 then turn and then HDC in first 2 stitches.

*Chain 1, skip one HDC, HDC in next stitch*

*   * Repeat until you have 3 stitches remaining

HDC in last 3 stitches.

36 (44, 52, 60, 68) total stitches

Row 19 – 29 (29, 31, 31, 33)

CH 1 then turn and then HDC in first 2 stitches

*Chain 1, skip 1 HDC, HDC around chain 1 space*

*   * Repeat until you have 3 stitches remaining (1 Ch and 2 HDC)

HDC around Ch 1 and in 2 HDC stitches.

36 (44, 52, 60, 68) total stitches

Row 30 (30, 32, 32, 34)

CH 1 then turn and 2 HDC in first stitch (increase)

1 HDC in next stitch.

*Chain 1, skip 1 HDC, HDC around chain 1 space*

*   * Repeat until you have 2 stitches remaining.

1 HDC in next stitch and 2 HDC last stitch (increase)

38 (46, 54, 62, 70) total stitches.

Row 31 (31, 33, 33, 35)

CH 1 then turn and then HDC in first 3 stitches

*Chain 1, skip 1 HDC, HDC around chain 1 space*

*   * Repeat until you have 3 stitches remaining.

Chain 1, skip 1 HDC and then HDC in last 2 stitches.

38 (46, 54, 62, 70) total stitches.

Row 32 (32, 34, 34, 36)

CH 1 then turn and then 2 HDC in first stitch (increase)

HDC in next 2 stitches.

*Chain 1, skip 1 HDC, HDC around chain 1 space*

*   * Repeat until you have 3 stitches remaining.

Chain 1, skip 1 HDC and then 1 HDC in next stitch.

2 HDC last stitch (increase)

40 (48, 56, 64, 72) total stitches.

Row 33 (33, 35, 35, 37)

CH 1 then turn and then HDC in first 2 stitches

*Chain 1, skip 1 HDC, HDC around chain 1 space*

*   * Repeat until you have 4 stitches remaining.

Chain 1, skip 1 HDC and then HDC in last 3 stitches.

40 (48, 56, 64, 72) total stitches.

Row 34 (34, 36, 36, 38)

CH 1 then turn and then 2 HDC in first stitch (increase)

1 HDC in next stitch.

*Chain 1, skip 1 HDC, HDC around chain 1 space*

*   * Repeat until you have 3 stitches remaining.

Chain 1, skip 1, 1 HDC in next stitch and then 2 HDC last stitch (increase)

42 (50, 58, 66, 74) total stitches.

Row 35 (35, 37, 37, 39)

CH 1 then turn and then HDC in first 3 stitches

*Chain 1, skip 1 HDC, HDC around chain 1 space*

*   * Repeat until you have 3 stitches remaining.

Chain 1, skip 1 HDC and then HDC in last 2 stitches.

42 (50, 58, 66, 74) total stitches.

Row 36 (36, 38, 38, 40)

CH 1 then turn and then 1 HDC in first 2 stitches

1 HDC around 1st chain space.

*Chain 1, skip 1 HDC, HDC around chain 1 space*

*   * Repeat until you have 3 stitches remaining.

Chain 1, skip 1 HDC and then 1 HDC in next stitch and 2 HDC in last stitch. (increase)

43 (51, 59, 67, 75) total stitches.

Row 37 (37, 39, 39, 41)

CH 1 then turn and then HDC in first 2 stitches

*Chain 1, skip 1 HDC, HDC around chain 1 space*

*   * Repeat until you have 3 stitches remaining.

Chain 1, skip 1 HDC and then HDC in last 2 stitches.

43 (51, 59, 67, 75) total stitches.

Row 38 (38, 40, 40, 42)

CH 1 then turn and then HDC in first 2 stitches.

HDC around first chain 1 space.

*Chain 1, skip 1 HDC, HDC around chain 1 space*

*   * Repeat until you have 3 stitches remaining (1 chain sp + 2 HDC sts)

HDC around next chain 1 space and then HDC in last 2 stitches.

43 (51, 59, 67, 75) total stitches.

Row 39 (39, 41, 41, 43)

CH 1 then turn and then HDC in first 2 stitches.

*Chain 1, skip 1 HDC, HDC around chain 1 space*

*   * Repeat until you have 3 stitches remaining (3 HDC sts)

Chain 1, skip 1 HDC and then HDC in last 2 stitches.

43 (51, 59, 67, 75) total stitches.

Row 40 (40, 42, 42, 44) – 47 (47, 49, 49, 51)

Repeat Rows 38-39

Row 48 (48, 50, 50, 53)

CH 1 then turn and HDC in first stitch.

*HDC in every stitch and around every chain across*

*   * Repeat to end.

43 (51, 59, 67, 75) total stitches.

Row 49 (49, 51, 51, 54) – 58 (58, 60, 60, 62)

CH 1 then turn and HDC in every stitch across

43 (51, 59, 67, 75) total stitches.

Assembly

Lay your front panel on your back panel with Right Sides facing.

Seam across from the top outside corners to the neck to create the shoulders using a slip stitch across HDC stitches.

From the top outside corners come down 6 (7, 7, 8, 8) INCHES and begin seaming using a Sl St down the side.

Be sure to align your rows as you go, the front and back are the same length and should line up.

Finish off.

Repeat seam on the other side.

Weave in your ends and turn your sweater right side out, now referred to as the Right Side.

Trimming

Bottom

With the Right Side facing, attach your yarn to the bottom back of your top and HDC around in each stitch.

Ch 1, and then continue working FP/BPHDC around.

Sl St to the beginning and finish off and weave in your ends.

Arms

With the Right Side facing, attach your yarn in the armpit area and HDC around in each stitch

Approximately 39 (45, 45, 52, 52) sts.

Sl St to the beginning and finish off and weave in your ends.

Sleeves – Optional

Row 1

Chain 40 (46, 46, 53, 53)

HDC in the second chain from the hook and then HDC in each chain across.

39 (45, 45, 52, 52) total stitches.

Row 1

Chain 1 and turn and then HDC 2TOG (decrease)

HDC in each next stitch leaving remaining two and then HDC last 2 sts TOG. (decrease)

37 (43, 43, 50, 50) total stitches.

Row 2-8

Repeat Row 1 for every row by decreasing first and last two stitches.

Row 2 – 35 (41, 41, 48, 48) total stitches.

Row 3 – 33 (39, 39, 46, 46) total stitches.

Row 4 – 31 (37, 37, 44, 44) total stitches.

Row 5 – 29 (35, 35, 42, 42) total stitches.

Row 6 – 27 (33, 33, 40, 40) total stitches.

Row 7 – 25 (31, 31, 38, 38) total stitches.

Row 8 – 23 (29, 29, 36, 36) total stitches.

Seam along decreasing edge.

Attach sleeve starting at side seam of garment using the widest side of the sleeve.



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