Free Trendy Top Crochet Pattern from RedHeart.com

LW4598-Trendy-Top

From www.redheart.com

Trendy Top

Create a crocheted look that is as unique as you are! In black and white with daffodil accent, this top has a bit of drama along with comfortable style. Use colors shown, or change it up by changing the accent color.

Pattern #: LW4598
Designed by: Tammy Hildebrand
Project Type: Apparel
Skill Level: Intermediate

Required Supplies:

  • RED HEART® With Love®: 1 skein each 1012 Black A, 1201 Daffodil B, 1401 Pewter C, and 1001 White D
  • Susan Bates® Crochet Hook: 6.5mm [US K-10½]
  • Yarn needle

GAUGE: 12 sts = 4” (10 cm); 5 rows = 4” (10 cm) in linked treble crochet; 4 rows = 1” (2.5 cm) in single crochet. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.

Directions are for size Small. Changes for sizes Medium, Large, 1X, and 2X are in parentheses.

To Fit Bust: 32-34 (36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50)” [81.5-86.5 (91.5-96.5, 101.5-106.5, 112-117, 122-127) cm]
Finished Bust: 35½ (39½, 43½, 47½, 51½)” [90 (100.5, 110.5, 120.5, 131) cm]
Finished Length: 15 (15, 15½, 16, 16)” [38 (38, 39.5, 40.5, 40.5) cm]

 

Special Stitches
beg Ltr (beginning linked treble crochet) = Ch 3, insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, yarn over and pull up a loop, insert hook in next ch, yarn over and pull up a loop, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, [yarn over and draw through 2 loops] 3 times.
long loop = slip st in indicated stitch, pull up a loop about 1½” (4 cm) long, drop loop from hook.
Ltr (linked treble crochet) = Insert hook in top horizontal bar of previous Ltr, yarn over and pull up a loop, insert hook in bottom horizontal bar of same Ltr, yarn over and pull up a loop, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop, [yarn over and draw through 2 loops] 3 times.
sc2tog = [Insert hook in next stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop] twice, yarn over and draw through all 3 loops on hook.
short loop = slip st in indicated stitch, pull up a loop about ½” (1.5cm) long, drop loop from hook.

Special Technique
Join with sc = Place a slip knot on hook, insert hook in indicated stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, yarn over and draw through both loops on hook.

Notes
1. Short top is made from the bottom up in joined rounds with right side facing at all times. Sleeves are worked from the armholes in joined rounds.
2. Take care not to pull on and shorten the long or short loops just made when working into the next stitch.

 

TOP
With A, ch 100 (112, 124, 136, 148); taking care not to twist ch, join with slip st in first ch. Fasten off.
Round 1 (right side): Join B with slip st in any ch, slip st in each ch around; join with slip st in first slip st—100 (112, 124, 136, 148) slip sts. Fasten off.
Round 2: With right side facing, working behind slip st and in back loop of foundation ch, join A with sc in any ch, sc in each ch around; join with slip st in first sc—100 (112, 124, 136, 148) sc. Fasten off.
Round 3: With right side facing, join C with slip st in same st as join, beg Ltr in same st, Ltr in same st, Ltr in next 49 (55, 61, 67, 73) sts, 2 Ltr in next st, Ltr in each remaining st; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—102 (114, 126, 138, 150) Ltr.
Round 4: Working in back loops only, beg Ltr in first st, Ltr in same st, Ltr in next 50 (56, 62, 68, 74) sts, 2 Ltr in next st, Ltr in each remaining st; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—104 (116, 128, 140, 152) Ltr.
Round 5: Working in back loops only, beg Ltr in first st, Ltr in same st, Ltr in next 51 (57, 63, 69, 75) sts, 2 Ltr in next st, Ltr in each remaining st; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—106 (118, 130, 142, 154) Ltr. Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew gap at joining.
Round 6: With right side facing, join A with slip st in same st as join, slip st in each st around; join with slip st in first slip st—106 (118, 130, 142, 154) sts. Fasten off.
Round 7: With right side facing, working in back loops only of Round 5, join D with sc in same st as join, sc in each st around; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.
Round 8: With right side facing, join C with slip st in same st as join, beg Ltr in same st, Ltr in each st around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch.
Round 9: Working in back loops only, beg Ltr in first st, Ltr in each st around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch. Fasten off leaving a long tail to sew gap at joining.
Round 10: With right side facing, join B with sc in same st as join, sc in each st around; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.
Round 11: Repeat Round 8. Fasten off.
Round 12: With right side facing, join A with sc in same st as join, sc in each st around; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.
Round 13: With right side facing, join D with sc in same st as join, ch 1, skip next st, *sc in next st, ch 1, skip next st; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc—53 (59, 65, 71, 77) sc, and 53 (59, 65, 71, 77) ch-1 spaces. Fasten off.
Round 14: With right side facing and working in top 2 loops of each ch (not in the ch-space), join B with sc in first ch, *ch 1, skip next sc, sc in next ch; repeat from * around, ch 1, skip last sc; join with slip st in first sc. Fasten off.
Round 15: With right side facing, join C with sc in same st as join, sc in first ch-1 space, *sc in next st, sc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc— 106 (118, 130, 142, 154) sc.

Sizes Large, 1X, and 2X only:
Rounds 16–17 (19, 19): Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with slip st in first sc.

 

Yoke
Round 1: Ch 1, sc in first st, *[sc2tog] twice, sc in next 31 (37, 43, 49, 55) sts, [sc2tog] twice, sc in next st, ch 30 (30, 34, 38, 38) (for armhole), skip next 12 sts*, sc in next st; repeat from * to * once; join with slip st in first sc—74 (86, 98, 110, 122) sc and 2 ch-30 (30, 34, 38, 38) spaces.
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, *sc in next 9 (11, 13, 15, 17) sts, [sc2tog] twice; repeat from * once, sc in next 10 (12, 14, 16, 18) sts, sc in each ch, sc in next 10 (12, 14, 16, 18) sts, [sc2tog] twice, sc in next 9 (11, 13, 15, 17) sts, [sc2tog] twice, sc in next 10 (12, 14, 16, 18) sts, sc in each ch; join with slip st in first sc—126 (138, 158, 178, 190) sc.
Round 3: Ch 1, {[sc2tog] twice, sc in next 21 (27, 33, 39, 45) sts, [sc2tog] twice, *sc in next 13 (13, 15, 17, 17) sts, [sc2tog] twice; repeat from * once} twice; join with slip st in first sc—110 (122, 142, 162, 174) sc. Fasten off.
Round 4: With right side facing, join A with slip st in same st as join, long loop in next st, *insert hook in next st, yo and pull up a loop, ch 1, long loop in next st; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first slip st—55 (61, 71, 81, 87) long loops. Fasten off.
Round 5: Join C with sc in first long loop, sc in same loop, 2 sc in each long loop around; join with slip st in first sc—110 (122, 142, 162, 174) sc.
Round 6: Ch 1, sc in first 9 (9, 11, 13, 13) sts, sc2tog, sc in next 8 (10, 12, 14, 16) sts, sc2tog, sc in next 14 (14, 16, 18, 18) sts, sc2tog, [sc in next 5 (7, 9, 11, 13) sts, sc2tog] twice, sc in next 13 (13, 15, 17, 17) sts, sc2tog, sc in next 8 (10, 12, 14, 16) sts, sc2tog, sc in next 13 (13, 15, 17, 17) sts, sc2tog, [sc in next 5 (7, 9, 11, 13) sts, sc2tog] twice, sc in last 5 sts; join with slip st in first sc—100 (112, 132, 152, 164) sc. Fasten off.
Round 7: With right side facing, join B with slip st in same st as join, long loop in next st, [insert hook in next st, yo and pull up a loop, ch 1, long loop in next st] 4 (6, 8, 10, 12) times, [insert hook in next st, yo and pull up a loop, ch 1, short loop in next st] 6 (8, 10, 12, 14) times, [insert hook in next st, yo and pull up a loop, ch 1, long loop in next st] 19 (23, 27, 31, 35) times, [insert hook in next st, yo and pull up a loop, ch 1, short loop in next st] 6 (8, 10, 12, 14) times, [insert hook in next st, yo and pull up a loop, ch 1, long loop in next st] 14 (10, 10, 10, 6) times; join with slip st in first slip st—50 (56, 66, 76, 82) loops. Fasten off.
Round 8: Repeat Round 5—100 (112, 132, 152, 164) sc.
Round 9: Ch 1, sc in first 0 (2, 0, 6, 6) sts, *sc2tog, sc in next 8 (8, 9, 10, 10) sts; repeat from * around to last 0 (0, 0, 2, 2) sts, [sc2tog] 0 (0, 0, 1, 1) time(s); join with slip st in first sc—90 (101, 120, 139, 150) sc. Fasten off.
Round 10: With right side facing, join A with sc in same st as join, sc in next 6 (1, 7, 4, 4) sts, [sc2tog] 1 (0, 1, 1, 1) time(s), *sc in next 7 (7, 8, 9, 9) sts, sc2tog; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc—80 (90, 108, 126, 136) sc.
Round 11: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with slip st in first sc.

Sizes Small, Medium, Large, and 1X only:
Round 12: Ch 1, *sc2tog, sc in next 6 (7, 7, 7) sts; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc—70 (80, 96, 112) sc. Fasten off sizes Small and Medium only.

Size 2X only:
Round 12: Ch 1, sc in first 3 sts, *sc2tog, sc in next 7 sts, sc2tog, sc in next 8 sts; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc—122 sc.

Sizes Large, 1X, and 2X only:
Round 13: Ch 1, sc in first 0 (0, 2) sts, *sc2tog, sc in next 10 (12, 10) sts; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc—88 (104, 112) sc. Fasten off sizes Large and 1X only.

Size 2X only:
Round 14: Ch 1, *sc2tog, sc in next 26 sts; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first sc—108 sc. Fasten off.

 

Sleeve
Round 1: With right side facing, join B with slip st in first skipped st at underarm, short loop in next st, [insert hook in next st, yo and pull up a loop, ch 1, short loop in next st] 5 times, working in opposite side of arm chain, *insert hook in next st, yo and pull up a loop, ch 1, long loop in next st; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first slip st—21 (21, 23, 25, 25) loops. Fasten off.
Round 2: Join C with sc in first loop, sc in same loop, 2 sc in each loop around; join with slip st in first sc—42 (42, 46, 50, 50) sc.
Round 3: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join with slip st in first sc.
Round 4: Ch 1, [sc2tog] 4 times, sc in each remaining st; join with slip st in first sc—38 (38, 42, 46, 46) sc. Fasten off.
Round 5: With right side facing, join D with slip st in same st as join, long loop in next st, *insert hook in next st, yo and pull up a loop, ch 1, long loop in next st; repeat from * around; join with slip st in first slip st—19 (19, 21, 23, 23) loops. Fasten off.
Rounds 6 and 7: Repeat Rounds 2 and 3—38 (38, 42, 46, 46) sc. Fasten off at end of Round 7.
Round 8: With right side facing, join A with sc in same st as join, sc in each st around; join with slip st in first sc.
Round 9: Ch 5 (counts as tr, ch 1 here and throughout), skip next st, tr in next st, *ch 1, skip next st, tr in next st; repeat from * around, ch 1; join with slip st in 4th ch of beginning ch—19 (19, 21, 23, 23) sts and 19 (19, 21, 23, 23) ch-1 spaces. Fasten off.
Round 10: With right side facing, join C with sc in same st as join, *ch 1, sc in next tr; repeat from * around, ch 1; join with slip st in first sc.
Round 11: Slip st in first ch-1 space, ch 5, tr in next ch-1 space, *ch 1, tr in next ch-1 space; repeat from * around, ch 1; join with slip st in 4th ch of beginning ch.
Round 12: Ch 5, tr in next tr, *ch 1, tr in next tr; repeat from * around, ch 1; join with slip st in 4th ch of beginning ch. Fasten off.
Round 13: With right side facing, join B with slip st in same st as join, repeat Round 12. Fasten off.
Round 14: With right side facing, join A with sc in same st as join, sc in each st and ch-1 space around; join with slip st in first sc—38 (38, 42, 46, 46) sc.
Round 15: Ch 1, *sc in next 7 (7, 8, 9, 9) sts, sc2tog, sc in next 8 (8, 9, 10, 10) sts, sc2tog; repeat from * once; join with slip st in first sc—34 (34, 38, 42, 42) sc.
Round 16: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1 here and throughout), skip next st, dc in next st, *ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st; repeat from * around, ch 1; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch—17 (17, 19, 21, 21) dc and 17 (17, 19, 21, 21) ch-1 spaces.
Round 17: Ch 1, sc in each st and ch-1 space around; join with slip st in first sc—34 (34, 38, 42, 42) sc. Fasten off.
Round 18: With right side facing, join D with sc in same st as join, sc in next 5 (5, 6, 7, 7) sts, sc2tog, sc in next 7 (7, 8, 9, 9) sts, sc2tog, sc in next 6 (6, 7, 8, 8) sts, sc2tog, sc in next 7 (7, 8, 9, 9) sts, sc2tog; join with slip st in first sc—30 (30, 34, 38, 38) sc.
Round 19: Repeat Round 9—15 (15, 17, 19, 19) tr and 15 (15, 17, 19, 19) ch-1 spaces. Do not fasten off.
Round 20: Repeat Round 17—30 (30, 34, 38, 38) sc.
Round 21: With right side facing, join C with slip st in same st as join, ch 4, skip first st, dc in next st, *ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st; repeat from * around, ch 1; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch—15 (15, 17, 19, 19) dc and 15 (15, 17, 19, 19) ch-1 spaces.
Round 22: Slip st in first ch-1 space, ch 1, sc in same space, *ch 2, sc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * around, ch 2; join with slip st in first sc—15 (15, 17, 19, 19) sc and 15 (15, 17, 19, 19) ch-2 spaces. Fasten off.
Round 23: With right side facing, join A with slip st in any ch-2 space, ch 3 (counts as first dc here and throughout), dc in same space, 2 dc in each ch-2 space around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—30 (30, 34, 38, 38) dc. Fasten off.
Rounds 24 and 25: Repeat Rounds 21 and 22. Do not fasten off at end of Round 25.
Round 26: Slip st in next ch-2 space, ch 3, dc in same space, 2 dc in each ch-2 space around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—30 (30, 34, 38, 38) dc.
Round 27: Slip st in next st, slip st in space before next st, ch 1, sc in same space, *ch 3, skip next 2 sts, sc in space before next st; repeat from * around, ch 3; join with slip st in first sc—15 (15, 17, 19, 19) sc and 15 (15, 17, 19, 19) ch-3 spaces.
Round 28: Slip st in first ch-3 space, ch 1, 2 sc in same space and in each ch-3 space around; join with slip st in first sc—30 (30, 34, 38, 38) sc.
Round 29: Repeat Round 9—15 (15, 17, 19, 19) sts and 15 (15, 17, 19, 19) ch-1 spaces. Do not fasten off.
Round 30: Ch 4, dc in next tr, *ch 1, dc in next tr; repeat from * around, ch 1; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch. Fasten off.
Round 31: With right side facing, join A with slip st in any ch-1 space, ch 4, dc in next ch-1 space, *ch 1, dc in next ch-1 space; repeat from * around, ch 1; join with slip st in 3rd ch of beginning ch.
Round 32: Slip st in first ch-1 space, ch 3, dc in same space, 2 dc in each ch-1 space around; join with slip st in top of beginning ch—30 (30, 34, 38, 38) sts. Fasten off.

FINISHING
With ending tails, sew all gaps between first and last Ltrs. Weave in ends.

LW4598-Trendy-Top-Diagram

ABBREVIATIONS
A, B, C = Color A, Color B, Color C, etc.; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; sc = single crochet; st(s) = stitch(es); tr = treble (triple) crochet; ( ) = work directions in parentheses into same st; [ ] = work directions in brackets the number of times specified; * = repeat whatever follows the * as indicated.

 

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