Copped. Colorful. Cold Should. Edenton is just about everything you need in a chic summer top. Worked in two identical panels and seamed, it’s perfect for first time garment makers.
I absolutely love a colorful cropped top. There is just something about summer that makes me want to design all of the cropped tops.
This top was super special. I know, I feel like I say that about every design of mine but…this one. Ugh!
Okay, so I’ve been obsessed with Granny Stripes for as long as I can remember. Granny stitch itself is so undeniably classic crochet that it’s hard to dismiss. This top was all about combining bright colors, modern shapes, and being as size inclusive as possible!
This design is really easy to construct. You begin with a long chain, work a short body, then construct the sleeves up to the neckline. From there it’s just about working a few shoulder rows to create the straps! How fun is that?
You’ll notice that the sizing is a little different than what I’ve used in the past. Instead of standard sizing with labels, I’ve decided to offer sizes in 12 sizes. The sizes will differ based on the designs moving forward, but for this pattern we’ll be working the bust sizes ranging from 40in through 69in!
Skill Level: Easy
Lion Brand Yarn ZZ Twist Yarn (100% Acrylic; CYC 4: Medium; 246yds/225m; 3.5oz/100g)
Yarn A: Peacock (#763-170) x 2 (2, 3, 3, 4) [5, 6, 7, 8] balls
Yarn B: Hot Pink (#763-195) x 1 (1, 1, 1, 1) [2, 2, 3, 3] balls
Yarn C: White (#763-100) x 1 (1, 1, 1, 1) [2, 2, 3, 3] balls
Yarn D: Sky Blue (#763-106) x 1 (1, 1, 1, 1) [2, 2, 3, 3] balls
Yarn E: Coral (#763-103) x 1 (1, 1, 1, 1) [2, 2, 3, 3] balls
US H/8 (5mm) Crochet Hook
Gauge: Work 14dc and 8.5 rows to measure 4in x 4in over double crochet using 5mm hook, or size required to obtain gauge.
Work 4.5 3-dc groups and 8 rows to measures 4in x 4 in over 3-dc granny stripe pattern using 5mm hook, or size required to obtain gauge.
Sizes Offered: 1 (2, 3, 4, 5) [6, 7, 8, 9]
Finished Bust: 40 (43.5, 48.5, 52, 55.5) [58.75, 62.25, 65, 69] inches
Sleeve Seam: 10.25 inches
Length: 13.5 inches Note: this is adjustable.
Top shown is wearing a size 4. Model is 5’10” tall with a 46” bust.
Ch – Chain
Dc – Double Crochet
St(s) – Stitches
Rep – Repeat
In – Inch
WS – Wrong Side
Front and back (including sleeves) are each worked in one piece from the bottom up.
Weave in ends as work progresses.
With yarn A, ch 36, fasten off and set aside (make 2).
With 5mm hook and yarn A, ch 72, (78, 87, 93, 98) [105, 111, 116, 123]
Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. (70, 76, 85, 91, 97, 103, 109, 114, 121)
Row 2: Ch 2 (does not count as a st here and throughout), dc in each dc across, turn.
Rep row 2 until piece measures 5.5in., end after worked a WS row.
Note: If a longer sweater is desired, simply work more rows as needed before beginning granny stripe pattern.
Row 1 (WS): Ch 38, turn, dc in 4th ch from hook and in back bar of next 34 ch, dc across front sts, pick up one of the set-aside chains and dc in back bar of each of the 36 ch across, turn. – (142, 148, 157, 163, 169, 175, 181, 186, 193) sts.
Row 1 (RS): Join B, ch 4 (counts as a dc, ch 1), *sk 2 dc, 3dc in next dc, ch 1; rep from * across, ending with a dc in last dc, turn.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as a dc), 2dc in first ch-1 sp, *ch 1, 3dc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * across to last ch-1 sp, 2dc in last ch-1 sp, dc in last dc, turn.
Work these two rows 8 times more, changing colors ever RS row in the following order:
C, A, C, D, B, C, E, A
Next Row: With A, Ch 1, sc in each st and ch-sp across. Finish Off.
Work as for Front.
Seam sides and underarms. Mark center 40 sts on both back and front, seam top of sleeves from cuff to just above elbow (about 6 inches).
Note: The center 40 sts on both the back and front are for the neck hole. Customize this, as desired! Stick the neckline where you’d like it – just make sure it’s centered!
With Front facing and beginning at marker on right, join A, and work strap as follows:
Note: For the larger sizes, you may want to make the straps a bit wider/longer. This will depend on your bust and your personal preference. There is a lot of room for customization here!
Row 1: Sc in each of the next 10 sts, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in each st across.
Rep Row 2 a further 38 times.
Seam strap to corresponding stitches on back.
Repeat for second strap on left side of Front. Weave in all ends and block as desired.