Tuesday, April 7, 2015

DIY: How To Crochet An Off The Shoulder Top// Free Pattern!

Hello there! Hope your having a good start to the week. This crochet design popped in my head and I was quite inspired to share this project with whomever would love a free pattern!
Ingredients:    
Crochet Hook>> H/8-5.00MM

Craft Scissors
Scrap Yarn used>>Less than half a Skein of Pink (Impeccable, Loops & Thread Yarn) Medium 4


Measurements of Top:
Length of top from neckline: 9.5 inches
Width of Top: 32 inches total (front and back)
Armhole/sleeves length: 8 inches
Length of neckline (strap to strap): 20.5 inches

Stitch guide:

HDC= half double crochet  
SS= slip stitch
ST(S)= stitch(es)
CH= chain
R[number]= Row 

Step 1
This first step is to create the top, you will be working from the bottom of the top, to the bust then to form the straps. You will repeat this step twice to create the Full top!

CH 48 (or half desired waist measurement) 16 inches

R1: HDC in all of the STS for the entire Row, turn work when complete.
R2-R3: DC into the first ST, CH 1, Skip 1 ST, DC into the following ST, CH 1....(Repeat method until the end of the Row.
R4: HDC in all of the STS for the entire Row, turn work when complete.
R5-R6: DC into the first ST, CH 1, Skip 1 ST, DC into the following ST, CH 1....(Repeat method until the end of the Row.
R7: HDC in all of the STS for the entire Row, turn work when complete.
R8-R9: DC into the first ST, CH 1, Skip 1 ST, DC into the following ST, CH 1....(Repeat method until the end of the Row.
R10: HDC in all of the STS for the entire Row, turn work when complete.
R11-R12: DC into the first ST, CH 1, Skip 1 ST, DC into the following ST, CH 1....(Repeat method until the end of the Row.
R13: HDC in all of the STS for the entire Row, turn work when complete.
R14-R15: DC into the first ST, CH 1, Skip 1 ST, DC into the following ST, CH 1....(Repeat method until the end of the Row.
R16: HDC in all of the STS for the entire Row, turn work when complete.

Step 2
This next step, it is to form the straps. You will repeat this step twice to create the Full top!
R17:  HDC in all of the STS for the entire Row, turn work when complete.
R18-R20: (Note: For each of these Rows, you will decrease by 1 ST.) DC into the first ST, CH 1, Skip 1 ST, DC into the following ST, CH 1....(*Repeat method until the end of the Row, for the last Row (20) SS to complete the Row.)

*Remember to repeat both of these Steps (Step 1 & 2) to create the top!

Step 3
Connecting the straps & the sides of the top for the armholes.


 You will sew both of the tops by the Straps.  (*Use photo above and below for reference!)


 Next, you will sew the sides of the top, for 14 STS only to form the armhole/sleeves of the top. (*Use photo below for reference.)

 Step 4
For a finishing technique for the top. Insert hook into the open neckline of the top to begin the finishing look.
R1: HDC in all of the STS for the entire Row, turn work when complete.
R2: (*Note: This Row uses a scalloped technique.) HDC into the first ST, two times, *CH 1 and SS into the next ST, into the following ST, HDC two times into the next ST...(*Repeat method until the end of the Row, for the last Row (2) SS to complete the Row.) At end of the Row, SS, cut of the yarn to sew/weave in remaining strand. 


x ashlee elle.

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    1. Thank you!
      I am on Ravelry as TheDreamCrochet though I need to be more active on it! :)

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