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Bea Racerback Free Crochet Pattern

The Bea Racer Back Free Crochet Pattern is great for the warmer months but also perfect for fall under a jean jacket! Worked in simple increasing rounds, this is a great beginner crochet pattern! This top is super flattering by creating a light, flowy material with great style! Perfect for the beach, or dinner with friends this is for sure a piece you need in your wardrobe!

How will you style your Bea Racerback?

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Materials

Size 5.00 mm crochet hook
Scissors
#3 DK Weight Yarn – 425 (500, 575, 650, 725) yds
Yarn Needle

*I used Premier DK Colors in Peach Pie! This is an affiliate link, at no added cost to you, but does help keep this little blog of mine going!*

    

Gauge

14 sts X 6 rows in DC 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.
  • 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.
  • Back Loops Only – BLO – Do not work through both top loops, or the “V” you will only work through the one back loop which creates more texture on one side.
  • Foundation Double Crochet – FDC – Chain 3, yarn over, insert hook into 3rd chain from hook, yarn over and pull up loop (3 loops on hook) Yarn over and pull through 1 loop(3 loops on hook) Yarn over and pull through 2 loops, again, yarn over and pull through 2 loops (1 foundation double crochet with chain at bottom) *Yarn over, insert hook to bottom of the stitch you just made. It will look like the top or “V” of a stitch. Yarn over and pull up loop (3 loops on hook) Yarn over and pull through 2 loops, again, yarn over and pull through 2 loops and repeat for desired amount of stitches.
  • * * – Designates a repeat.
  • XS (S, M, L, XL) – Use corresponding number for your size.

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Body

NOTE : For each repeat you may not complete a full set of 13 sts and 2 in the next.

This is correct.

Round 1

FDC 92 (98, 105, 112, 120) sts

Sl St together, and use the tail to tie the bottom of the round together.

92 (98, 105, 112, 120) total stitches.

Round 2

CH 3 (counts as 1 DC) DC/BLO in next 12 sts, 2 DC/BLO in next stitch (15 sts)

* DC/BLO in next 13 sts then 2 DC/BLO in next stitch (15 sts)*

*   * Repeat to end and Sl St into top of Ch 3 stitch.

98 (105, 112, 120, 128) total stitches.

Round 3 – 17 (18, 19, 20, 21)

Repeat Round 2 for 105 (112, 120, 128, 137) total stitches.

Round 4 – 112 (120, 128, 137, 146) total stitches.

Round 5 – 120 (128, 137, 146, 156) total stitches.

Round 6 – 128 (137, 146, 156, 167) total stitches.

Round 7 – 137 (146, 156, 167, 178) total stitches.

Round 8 – 146 (156, 167, 178, 190) total stitches.

Round 9 – 156 (167, 178, 190, 203) total stitches.

Round 10 – 167 (178, 190, 203, 217) total stitches.

Round 11 – 178 (190, 203, 217, 232) total stitches.

Round 12 – 190 (203, 217, 232, 248) total stitches.

Round 13 – 203 (217, 232, 248, 265) total stitches.

Round 14 – 217 (232, 248, 265, 283) total stitches.

Round 15 – 232 (248, 265, 283, 303) total stitches.

Round 16 – 248 (265, 283, 303, 324) total stitches.

Round 17 – 265 (283, 303, 324, 347) total stitches, finish off for Extra Small or continue for added length.

Round 18 – 283 (303, 324, 347, 371) total stitches, finish off for Small or continue for added length.

Round 19 – 303 (324, 347, 371, 397) total stitches, finish off for Medium or continue for added length.

Round 20 – 324 (347, 371, 397, 425) total stitches, finish off for Large or continue for added length.

Round 21 – 347 (371, 397, 425, 455) total stitches, finish off for Extra Large or continue for added length.

Triangles – make 3

Row 1

Chain 3 (Counts as 1 HDC) and HDC in 1st Chain.

2 total stitches.

Row 2

Chain 2, turn (Counts as 1 HDC) and HDC in chain up space (increase)

2 HDC in next stitch

4 total stitches.

Row 3

Chain 3, turn (Counts as 1 DC) and DC in chain up space (increase)

1 DC in next 2 stitches and 2 DC in last stitch.

6 total stitches.

Row 4

Chain 3, and turn (Counts as 1 DC) and DC in chain up space (increase)

1 DC/BLO in next 4 stitches and 2 DC in last stitch.

8 total stitches.

Row 5

Chain 3, and turn (Counts as 1 DC) and DC in chain up space (increase)

1 DC in next 6 stitches and 2 DC in last stitch.

10 total stitches.

Row 6

Chain 3, and turn (Counts as 1 DC) and DC in chain up space (increase)

1 DC/BLO in next 8 stitches and 2 DC in last stitch.

12 total stitches.

Row 7

Chain 3 (Counts as 1 DC) and DC in chain up space (increase)

1 DC in next 10 stitches and 2 DC in last stitch.

14 total stitches.

Row 8

Chain 3 (Counts as 1 DC) and DC in chain up space (increase)

1 DC/BLO in next 12 stitches and 2 DC in last stitch.

16 total stitches.

Row 9 (finish off for extra small)

Chain 3 (Counts as 1 DC) and DC in chain up space (increase)

1 DC in next 14 stitches and 2 DC in last stitch.

18 total stitches.

Row 10 (finish off for small)

Chain 3 (Counts as 1 DC) and DC in chain up space (increase)

1 DC/BLO in next 16 stitches and 2 DC in last stitch.

20 total stitches.

Row 11 (finish off for medium)

Chain 3 (Counts as 1 DC) and DC in chain up space (increase)

1 DC in next 18 stitches and 2 DC in last stitch.

22 total stitches.

Row 12 (finish off for large)

Chain 3 (Counts as 1 DC) and DC in chain up space (increase)

1 DC/BLO in next 20 stitches and 2 DC in last stitch.

24 total stitches.

Row 13 (finish off for extra-large)

Chain 3 (Counts as 1 DC) and DC in chain up space (increase)

1 DC in next 22 stitches and 2 DC in last stitch.

26 total stitches.

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Assembly

I placed my triangles so that the seam on the body was on my side.

Attach two of your triangles with the points to the front center with the right sides of the body and triangles facing in the same direction.

You want to try to make the attachment look “seamless” I suggest using a needle and not a Sl St.

Once you have the front triangles attached, which have created the neckline, find the center of the back.

Place your third triangle centered on the back and attach with a seam that looks “seamless”

Sl St your yarn to the back triangle and chain 26 (28, 30, 32, 34) and attach to one of your front triangles.

Repeat chain for other side.

Trimming

With the Right Side facing, attached your yarn to the armpit area on the body panel.

HDC evenly around, placing one HDC in each chain of the strap.

Sl St together and finish off.

*you may a add second round of HDC if you would like thicker, more supportive straps.*

Repeat on the other side.

With the Right Side facing, attach your yarn to the center front between the triangles that have created the neck.

HDC evenly around, placing one HDC in each chain of the strap.

Finish off.

*you may add a second round of HDC if you would like thicker, more supportive straps.*

I HIGHLY SUGGEST BLOCKING THIS TOP FOR THE BEST FIT!



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