#72 – HOPE Crop Top

I started school again this week, but I wanted to hold on to the last gasps of summer by finishing one last crop top! I started this quite a while ago, but I couldn’t quite get it the way I wanted until now! It’s for my friend, Uyen, so I hope that she likes it as much as I do.

  • 1 skein Premier Yarns Cotton Fair – a fine weight (2) yarn (above: Lavender)
  • Size E (3.50 mm) hook

Pattern by tick-tock hobbies

(abbreviations: SC = single crochet; HDC = half-double crochet; DC = double crochet; TC = triple crochet)

Size XS

UPPER TOP

  1. Chain twenty-one stitches. Starting in the second stitch from the hook, SC across the row. (20 stitches)
  2. Chain-one and turn. Starting in the second stitch from the hook, do twenty SC across the row. In the previous step’s chain stitch, increase by doing three SC. Continue to work along the bottom of the original chain, and do twenty SC on this side. (20 stitches per side)
  3. Chain-one and turn. Starting in the second stitch from the hook, do twenty-one SC across the row to form one side of the triangle. In the next stitch, increase by doing three SC. After that, do twenty-one SC to form the other side of the triangle. (21 stitches per side)
  4. Repeat step 3 fifteen more times, adding one stitch to both sides with each repeat. (22 / 23 / 24 / 25 / 26 / 27 / 28 / 29 / 30 / 31 / 32 /33 /34 / 35 / 36 stitches per side)
  5. Cut the yarn and leave a long tail. Repeat steps 1 – 4 for the other cup, except do not cut the yarn at the end.
  6. Chain-one. Starting in the second stitch from the hook, do thirty-six HDC. Position the two triangles so that the two points overlap, and do one HDC through both stitches. Continue to do thirty-six more HDC, which should reach the end of the row. (73 stitches)
  7. Chain-two. This row will be worked in the back loops only. Starting in the third stitch from the hook, do thirty-four DC. Over the next two stitches, do a single DC as a decrease. In the next stitch, do another DC. Over the next two stitches, do a single DC as another decrease. In the next thirty-four stitches, do a DC in each one. (71 stitches)
  8. Chain-one. Starting in the second stitch from the hook, do thirty-three HDC. Over the next two stitches, do a single HDC as a decrease. In the next stitch, do another HDC. Over the next two stitches, do a single HDC as another decrease. In the next thirty-three stitches, do an HDC in each one. (69 stitches)
  9. Chain-two. This row will be worked in the back loops only. Starting in the third stitch from the hook, do thirty-two DC. Over the next two stitches, do a single DC as a decrease. In the next stitch, do another DC. Over the next two stitches, do a single DC as another decrease. In the next thirty-two stitches, do an DC in each one. (67 stitches)
  10. Chain-one. Starting in the second stitch from the hook, do thirty-one HDC. Over the next two stitches, do a single HDC as a decrease. In the next stitch, do another HDC. Over the next two stitches, do a single HDC as another decrease. In the next thirty-one stitches, do an HDC in each one. (65 stitches)
  11. Chain-two. This row will be worked in the back loops only. Starting in the third stitch from the hook, do thirty DC. Over the next two stitches, do a single DC as a decrease. In the next stitch, do another DC. Over the next two stitches, do a single DC as another decrease. In the next thirty stitches, do an DC in each one. (63 stitches)
  12. Chain-one. Starting in the second stitch from the hook, do twenty-nine HDC. Over the next two stitches, do a single HDC as a decrease. In the next stitch, do another HDC. Over the next two stitches, do a single HDC as another decrease. In the next twenty-nine stitches, do an HDC in each one. (61 stitches)
  13. Chain-six while skipping five stitches. One of these chain stitches will count as the turn. Do a SC in the next. Chain-five while skipping five stitches. SC in the next stitch. Chain-five while skipping five stitches. DC in the next stitch. Chain-five while skipping five stitches. DC in the next stitch. Chain-three while skipping five stitches. TC in the next stitch. Chain-one while skipping one stitch. TC in the next stitch. Chain-three while skipping five stitches. DC in the next stitch. Chain-five while skipping five stitches. DC in the next stitch. Chain-five while skipping five stitches. SC in the next stitch. Chain-five while skipping five stitches. SC in the next stitch. Chain-four while skipping four stitches, then slip stitch into the last stitch. (57 stitches)
  14. Chain-one. Starting in the second stitch from the hook, do twenty-six SC. Over the next two stitches, do a single SC as a decrease. SC in the next stitch. Over the next two stitches, do a single SC as another decrease. Do twenty-six SC, which should go to the end of the row. (55 stitches)
  15. Chain-seven while skipping five stitches. Two of these chain stitches will count as the turn. DC in the next stitch. *Chain-five while skipping five stitches. DC in the next stitch.* Repeat from * to * two times. Chain-one while skipping three stitches. DC in the next stitch. Chain-one while skipping one stitch. DC in the next stitch. Chain-one while skipping three stitches. DC in the next stitch. Repeat from * to * three times. Chain-six while skipping four stitches, then slip stitch into the last stitch. The slip stitch and one of the chain stitches will count as a “pseudo-turn”. (53 stitches)
  16. Chain-one. Starting in the second stitch from the hook, do twenty-four SC. Over the next two stitches, do a single SC as a decrease. SC in the next stitch. Over the next two stitches, do a single SC as another decrease. Do twenty-four SC, which should go to the end of the row. (51 stitches)
  17. Chain-seven while skipping five stitches. Two of these chain stitches will count as the turn. DC in the next stitch. *Chain-five while skipping five stitches. DC in the next stitch.* Repeat from * to *. Chain-five while skipping six stitches. DC in the next stitch. Chain-one while skipping one stitch. DC in the next stitch. Chain-five while skipping six stitches. DC in the next stitch. Repeat from * to * two times. Chain-six while skipping four stitches, then slip stitch into the last stitch. The slip stitch and one of the chain stitches will count as a “pseudo-turn”. (49 stitches)
  18. Chain-one. Starting in the second stitch from the hook, do twenty-two SC. Over the next two stitches, do a single SC as a decrease. SC in the next stitch. Over the next two stitches, do a single SC as another decrease. Do twenty-two SC, which should go to the end of the row. (47 stitches)
  19. Chain-seventy-five stitches and tie off. On the other side of the top, re-attach the yarn and chain-seventy-five stitches. This will form the two halter ties.

SIDE

  1. Starting at the base of one of the triangles, do thirty SC along this side. (30 stitches)
  2. Chain-one and turn. Do thirty SC. (30 stitches)
  3. Chain-one and turn. Do twenty-six SC. Over the next two stitches, do one SC as a decrease. Over the last two stitches of the row, do a single SC as another decrease. (28 stitches)
  4. Chain-one and turn. Do twenty-eight SC. (28 stitches)
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 twelve more times, with a decrease of two each repeat. (26 / 24 / 22 / 20 / 18 / 16 / 14 / 12 / 10 / 8 / 6 / 4 stitches)
  6. Chain-one and turn. Do four SC. (4 stitches)
  7. Repeat step 6 fifteen more times. Cut off and weave in the yarn tail.
  8. Repeat steps 1 to 6 on the other side..
  9. Repeat step 6 thirteen more times.
  10. Chain-one and turn. SC in the first stitch. Chain-two while skipping two stitches. SC in the last stitch of the row. This will form a buttonhole! (4 stitches)
  11. Repeat step 6 one more times. Do not cut off the yarn.

LOWER TOP

  1. Continuing from the side, chain-one and turn so that you are now working along the base of the side pieces as well as the bottom of the upper top. In the base of the side piece, work in forty SC. Continue working in the side of the triangle, and do thirty SC. Chain-four while skipping thirteen stitches. This will create a “keyhole” where the two triangles meet. Continue to the other triangle side and do another thirty SC that should go until the end of the triangle. Continue working in the base of the side piece, and work in forty SC. (144 stitches)
  2. Chain-four and turn, with the chain-stitches counting as a TC. Skip three stitches. *In the next stitch, work in five TC. Skip three stitches. Do a TC. Skip three stitches.* Repeat from * to * seventeen more times. (l09 stitches)
  3. Chain-four and turn. These chain-stitches will count as a TC. In the same stitch, do two more TC. *Skip two stitches and do a TC. Skip two stitches and do five TC.* Repeat from * to * sixteen more times. Skip two stitches. In the previous row’s chain stitches, do three TC. (102 stitches)
  4. Repeat steps 2 and 3 four more times. Cut the yarn and weave in the ends.

This is honestly my favourite crop top design yet, as I love the lace detailing as well as the playfulness of the keyhole. I also added other touches to this top, such as sewing in fabric pockets to the inside of the triangles. This allowed me to put in padded cups, so that this crop top can be worn without a bra. I also made this top a lot more conservative than the LILA bikini top, as I wanted to make this crop top as wearable as possible. I think that these little touches will help, and I hope that Uyen likes it!

Until next time, happy crafting!

This pattern is an original pattern by June Cheung at Tick-Tock Hobbies – please do not claim this pattern as your own or reprint it on another site or any other format. If you want to share this pattern (and I’d love it if you do!), just link to this pattern and give me the proper credit. You may keep a copy of the pattern for your own personal use, but please DO NOT sell this pattern. Permission is NOT granted for any finished products to be sold for profit, or for mass production, or for factory manufacturing of any kind. Thank you so much for your respect and understanding! 

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