I’ve started working on my summer projects and this is one of my favorites!. I made this for my 5year old daughter and she loved it !
I wanted this pattern to be very simple and easy that even a beginner should find it easy to work with!
It is made by crocheting two squares and seaming them into a crochet top!. It’s a breezy top and looks wonderful when paired with a crop top and shorts!
Yarn: Lion Brand’s Summer Kiss Yarn
4mm Crochet Hook
Tapestry Needle (optional)
Abbreviations (US Terms):
dc: double crochet
sc: single crochet
Slst: Slip Stitch
picot: work sc, ch3 and slst onto the sc
Row1: 90 +5 chains. 1dc on 7th ch from the hook,* skip 1ch, ch1,1dc on next ch* . Repeat *to* till the end
Row2: ch3+ch1 turn, 1dc on the next dc of the previous row. *ch1, 1dc on top of next dc of the previous row* . Repeat *to* till the end.
Row3: ch3 turn, *skip ch1 space of previous row and 1dc of previous row and 1dc on the next ch1 space of previous row , ch3, 3dc on the post of dc on the ch1 space , skip 1dc of the previous row and skip 1 ch1 space of the previous row, 1dc on top of previous row’s dc*. Repeat *to*till the end(last dc is worked on top of previous rows ch3)
Row4: ch3+ch2 turn, * 1sc on top ch3 worked on the post of dc (refer pic) worked on previous row, ch2, 1dc on top of dc of previous row, ch2* Repeat * to * till the end. 1dc on top of ch3 of previous row.
Row5: ch3+ch1, *1dc on top of ch2 space of previous row , ch1, 1dc on top of next ch2 space of previous row, ch1, 1dc on top of dc of previous row, ch1*. Repeat *to* till the end. 1dc on top previous row ch3.
Row6-Row37: Repeat Row2-Row5
Row38: Repeat Row2.
Finishing Row for Shoulders and Neck
Row39: ch1 turn, *1sc on the dc of the previous row and 1sc on the ch1 space of the previous row *. Repeat * to * across. Slst fasten off.
Border trim: Attach yarn to one corner, ch1 sc on the same st, *1picot in the ch1 space, 1sc on top of next dc, 1sc on the next ch1 space, 1sc on the next dc* . Repeat *to*till the end. 1sc on top of last st. Slst and fasten off
Hold the 2 pieces of your work together with the wrong side of both the pieces facing each other inside
By holding both your pieces work slst on both the back loops of corresponding stitch in both your piece. Work slst this way for 20sts on each side.
For Sleeves from one piece from Row 23 work up until Row39 and Row39 of the next piece to its Row23 around . Thank the Pattern for sleeves work 3sc and 1picot around evenly spaced.
Work the sleeve pattern for both sides. Fasten off.
Now turn your work inside out with the wrong side facing outside and the write side facing inside. Seam the sides on both the sides . You can use slst or can sew them using a tapestry needle.
I have used slst on corresponding stitches on both sides. Fasten off weave out ends.
Weave all the ends and turn your top inside out. The Beautiful Citrus Sunshine top is ready!
How to make this top for any size?
Simply work chains in multiples of 6 and add 5 more chains like we did for this size, I’ve worked 90+5 chains.
Here is the crochet diagram for the pattern that we’ve worked for this top!
Here’s a video tutorial for this Citrus Sunshine Girls Crochet Top 👇