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Free Crochet Top Pattern

A Beginner Friendly Crochet Project

If you have been wanting to add a crochet top to your handmade wardrobe than this beginner friendly crochet project is perfect for you! This crochet top pattern uses easy techniques to make a modern tee shirt! A fun project using crochet bobbles and mesh stitches you are going to want top wear this stylish women’s top all the time!

Free crochet pattern

The Sadie Top is that perfect any season piece you need in your closet. Sadie is classic and simple, the perfect modern crochet pattern! Go ahead and wear her out to run errands and still look stylish! A girl’s night out? Yeah Sadie is your girl! Pair her with skinny jeans and pumps and trust me you will be ready for wherever the night takes you! Oh and don’t forget holiday parties! Sadie fits right in! Flattering and elegant, Sadie is ready for anything! So say hello to you new favorite Crochet Summer Top!

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Design Story and Inspiration

One goal for Life and Yarn is to create crochet patterns that you want to make AND wear! When I first started to crochet again I just wanted to make, I didn’t really care what it was or if I would use it, I just had to do some stitches! I am still like that today, but now I want what I am creating to be practical and used!

Sadie was one of my first attempts at not just a beginner friendly crochet pattern but a practical one that OI would actually want to put on and wear out! I had this idea in my head of a modern crochet pattern that said “I am handmade, but you really can wear me!” I think the combination of bobbles and crochet mesh stitches did just that, created a wearable, modern crochet pattern!

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I have another great crochet pattern summer top called the Felicity Tee another modern crochet t-shirt pattern and a few crochet pattern summer tops!

This pattern and its photographs are property of Life and Yarn. This pattern and the design are subject to copyright and are for personal use only with the exception of items made from it. You may sell your finished items, but please give credit to the designer and creator, Brianna Iaropoli of Life and Yarn.
Pattern contents are NOT to be re-shared, DIRECT LINKS ONLY to this post for the pattern.

Materials :

Size 5.50 mm crochet hook
Scissors
#4 Worsted Weight Yarn – 500 (600 ,700, 800, 900) yds
Yarn Needle
Stitch Markers

Gauge :

14 sts X 7 rows in DC is 4” x 4”

Stitch Descriptions

  • 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.
  • * * – Designates a repeat.
  • XS (S, M, L, XL) – Use corresponding number for your size.

Crochet T-shirt Pattern

Front Panel

Row 1
CH 55 (61, 67, 73, 79)
DC in the 4th chain from the hook (counts as 1 DC).
DC across in each chain 52 (58, 64, 70, 76) total stitches.

Row 2
CH 1 then turn.
SC in first DC then CH 2 and skip the next DC.
SC in the space BETWEEN the next DC and the skipped DC.
*CH 2, skip next 2 DC and SC in the space BETWEEN the skipped DC and the next DC*
*   * Repeat to end working your last SC in your turning CH 3 of the last row.
79 (88, 97, 106, 115) total stitches by counting additional chains.

Row 3
CH 3 (counts as 1 DC) then turn.
*2 DC in each CH 2 space across*
*   * Repeat to last CH 2 space.
1 DC in last CH 2 space.
1 DC in 1st SC stitch of previous row.
53 (59, 65, 71, 77) total stitches.

Row  4 – 33 (35, 37, 39, 41)
Repeat Rows 2-3 ending with a repeat of Row 3.

Row 34 (36, 38, 40, 42)
CH 3 (does NOT count as 1 DC) then turn.
DC in base of CH 3.
DC in next 2 stitches.
*Chain 1, skip 1 DC stitch and DC in next stitch. *
*   * Repeat until you have 2 stitches remaining plus the turning CH3 that counts as a stitch from the last row.
DC in last 2 Stitches and CH 3 of last row.
53 (59, 65, 71, 77) total stitches.

Row 35 (37, 39, 41, 43)
CH 3 (does NOT count as 1 DC) then turn.
DC in base of CH 3.
1 DC in next stitch.
Chain 1, skip 1 DC stitch and DC in 1st CH space.
*CH 1 and DC in next CH 1 space of the previous row. *
*   * Repeat to last CH 1 space
CH 1 and skip next DC, DC in last 2 stitches.
53 (59, 65, 71, 77) total stitches.

Row 36 (38, 40, 42, 44)
CH 3 (does NOT count as 1 DC) then turn.
DC in base of CH 3.
DC in next DC stitch and CH 1 space.
*CH 1 and DC in next CH 1 space of the previous row.*
*   * Repeat to last CH 1 space.
DC in last 2 stitches.
Remember, turning CH 3 does NOT count in these rows.
53 (59, 65, 71, 77) total stitches.

Row  37 (39, 41, 43, 45) – 38 (40, 42, 44, 46)
Rep. Rows 35 (37, 39, 41, 43) & 36 (38, 40, 42, 44)
53 (59, 65, 71, 77) total stitches.

Row  39 (41, 43, 45, 47)
CH 3 (does NOT count as 1 DC) then turn.
DC across in every stitch.
53 (59, 65, 71, 77) total stitches.

Row  40 (42, 44, 46, 48)
CH 1(does NOT count as 1 HDC) then turn.
5 (1, 4, 7, 3) HDC then BO stitch.
*6 HDC then BO stitch*
*   * Repeat to end and finish with 5 (1, 4, 7, 3) HDC
53 (59, 65, 71, 77) total stitches.

Row 41 (43, 45, 47, 49)
CH 1 (does NOT count as 1 HDC) then turn.
HDC across in every stitch.
53 (59, 65, 71, 77) total stitches.

Creating the Neck

Row 42 (44, 46, 48, 50) – 46 (48, 50, 52, 54)
CH 3 (does NOT count as 1 DC) then turn.
*DC across in 16 (19, 22, 22, 25) stitches.*
*   * Repeat to end and finish off.
Reattach your yarn on the opposite side of the neck and repeat.

Back Panel

Row 1
CH 55 (61, 67, 73, 79)
DC in the 4th chain from the hook (counts as 1 DC).
DC across in each chain 52 (58, 64, 70, 76) total stitches.

Row 2
CH 1 then turn.
SC in first DC then CH 2 and skip the next DC.
SC in the space BETWEEN the next DC and the skipped DC.
*CH 2, skip next 2 DC and SC in the space BETWEEN the skipped DC and the next DC*
*   * Repeat to end working your last SC in your turning CH 3 of the last row.
79 (88, 97, 106, 115) total stitches by counting additional chains.

Row 3
CH 3 (counts as 1 DC) then turn.
*2 DC in each CH 2 space across*
*   * Repeat to last CH 2 space.
1 DC in last CH 2 space.
1 DC in 1st SC stitch of previous row.
53 (59, 65, 71, 77) total stitches.

Row  4 – 11
Repeat Rows 2-3 ending with a repeat of Row 3.

Row 12
CH 3 (does NOT count as 1 DC) then turn.
DC in base of CH 3.
DC in next 2 stitches.
*Chain 1, skip 1 DC stitch and DC in next stitch. *
*   * Repeat until you have 2 stitches remaining plus the turning CH3 that counts as a stitch from the last row.
DC in last 2 Stitches and CH 3 of last row.
53 (59, 65, 71, 77) total stitches.

Row 13
CH 3 (does NOT count as 1 DC) then turn.
DC in base of CH 3.
1 DC in next stitch.
Chain 1, skip 1 DC stitch and DC in 1st CH space.
*CH 1 and DC in next CH 1 space of the previous row. *
*   * Repeat to last CH 1 space
CH 1 and skip next DC, DC in last 2 stitches.
53 (59, 65, 71, 77) total stitches.

Row 14
CH 3 (does NOT count as 1 DC) then turn.
DC in base of CH 3.
DC in next DC stitch and CH 1 space.
*CH 1 and DC in next CH 1 space of the previous row.*
*   * Repeat to last CH 1 space.
DC in last 2 stitches.
Remember, turning CH 3 does NOT count in these rows.
53 (59, 65, 71, 77) total stitches.

Row 15 – 38 (40, 42, 44, 46)
Rep. Rows 13 & 14
53 (59, 65, 71, 77) total stitches.

Rows 39 (41, 43, 45, 47) – 45 (47, 49, 51, 53)
CH 3 (does NOT count as 1 DC) then turn.
DC across in every stitch.
53 (59, 65, 71, 77) total stitches.
Finish off.

Assembly

Lay your front panel on your back panel with Right Sides facing.
Seam across from the top outside corners into the neck to create the shoulders using a slip stitch.
From the top outside corners come down 11 (11, 12, 13, 13) rows and begin seaming using a Sl St down the side.
Be sure to align your rows as you go and be aware that the back is longer than the front.
Finish off when you are about 3” from the bottom front corner.
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

Neck

With the right side facing you, place one round of HDC around the neck of the sweater.
2 HDC Together in corners.
Finish off and weave in your ends.

Bottom and Arms

With the Right Side facing, attach your yarn to the bottom back of your top and HDC around in each stitch.
Do Not place a HDC in the seam.
Place 2-3 HDC in corners.
Finish off and weave in your ends.

I hope you enjoyed making this crochet t-shirt pattern to create your own Sadie Top! I love creating modern crochet patterns that can actually be worn and won’t just sit in the back of your closet! Be sure to check out my other Free Patterns and Sign Up for the Life and Yarn Newsletter for Pattern Releases!

This pattern and its photographs are property of Life and Yarn. This pattern and the design are subject to copyright and are for personal use only with the exception of items made from it. You may sell your finished items, but please give credit to the designer and creator, Brianna Iaropoli of Life and Yarn.
Pattern contents are NOT to be re-shared, DIRECT LINKS ONLY to this post for the pattern.
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Lynn Clendenin

Wednesday 17th of June 2020

What are the coordinating bust sizes?

Sharon E Williams

Saturday 12th of October 2019

What are the bust measurements for the different sizes? Thanks! Sharon Williams

Perfect Crochet Summer Patterns

Tuesday 16th of July 2019

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Robin

Wednesday 6th of March 2019

So is that like a size 36 bust

Robin

Wednesday 6th of March 2019

What is the bust size on large

briannaiaropoli

Wednesday 6th of March 2019

On the large the Sadie Top will measure 18” across when laid flat after seaming.

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