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Crochet Beachcomber Halter Top – FREE Crochet Pattern

Crochet Beachcomber Halter Top – FREE Crochet Pattern

My name is Kelly, and I am the UK designer behind the crochet and blog Crafty Cruella.  I design and make for my family and home, and share it all for free on my blog.  I’m thrilled to say that this is my second time featuring as a guest designer for Janne here on the Joy of Motion Crochet blog.

 

I’m so happy to share my latest design with you today, the Beachcomber Halter Top! Let me tell you some more about it.

 

 


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THE YARN


The yarn that I used for this top is variegated and has a natural slub, which looks amazing, I loved using it, its so different to any other yarn that ive used before.

It’s called Beachcomber DK by Sirdar.  I used the shade Sugared Coral, it comes in 50g balls, and it’s 100% Cotton.  If you decide to use an alternative yarn, any regular cotton DK yarn (DK/Worsted weight in the US) is fine, just be aware that you will have to experiment with hook sizes to obtain the gauge and you may need extra yarn, as the yarn yardage given is for the beachcomber yarn.

 

 

BEGINNER FRIENDLY SUMMER HALTER TOP


My Beachcomber Halter Top is a perfect beginner project, for someone wanting to move onto garment making in preparation for the summer months.  The design has very simple stitches to compliment the yarn that I used, the yarn speaks for it’s self & doesn’t need fancy stitches to show off! 

My favourite summer tops are halter neck tops, and this one is now a new favourite in my wardrobe, it also has a racer style back which for me is an added bonus.

 

Since you like the Beachcomber Halter Top, these might interest you too?

 

1. Butterfly 2 in 1 Pajama Case & Cushion

2. Summer Breeze Beach Cover Up

3. Crochet Callaina Tunisian Lace Bolero

 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CROCHET THAT?


How long it takes to crochet something varies depending on your skill & how fast you crochet. But that isn’t a helpful answer is it?

Well, I’ve developed a yarn calculator to help you get the answer to this question.

It will help you calculate exactly how much time you’ll spend crocheting a project.

All you need to know is how much yarn you will use on the project in either meters, yards or skeins. Then crochet your test square & time it.

Calculate how long it takes to crochet that. 
 

BBEACHCOMBER HALTER TOP – THE FREE CROCHET PATTERN


PATTERN OPTIONS:


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ABOUT THE PATTERN:


This gorgeous summer top is made using a combination of simple stitches, and would look great in any colour to suit your taste. It comes in multiple sizes, ranging from XS to 2XL. 

 

 

SKILL LEVEL:


EASY
 
Read about skill levels.
 

MATERIALS NEEDED:


CROCHET HOOK:

Size  US: J/10 / UK: 4 mm
 

YARN:

Yarn used:
Sidar – Beachcomber in color – Sugared Coral – 50g
 
Yarn amount used: 

1 skein = 1.76 oz / 50 g / 140 m / 153 yards

XS – 4 skeins, S – 4 skeins, M – 5 skeins, L – 6 skeins, XL – 7 skeins, 2XL – 8 skeins.
 
Yarn characteristics:

  • DK/ worsted weight yarn.
  • 100 % cotton.
  • Variegated yarn with a natural slub. 

 

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED:

  • Needle, find one here (if you don’t already have one)!
  • Stitch markers

 

GAUGE:


Measured with dc, sc, sc (pattern repeat) crocheted in rows:
18 stitches & 18 rows per 10 cm / 4”.
 
 

NOTES:


  • This crochet pattern is written in US terms (more
    details
    ).
  • All measurements given are unblocked.
  • Note that measurements are given as exact as
    possible. But crochet tension & technique might give variations in the result, that changes
    from person to person.
  • Read pattern instructions carefully before beginning to
    make sure you understand everything. It might save you hours!
  • Make a swatch that measure at least 10 x 10 cm / 4 x
    4 inches using the stitch the gauge is given for. If your swatch matches the gauge, you’re good
    to go. If the gauge is wrong, you might need to change your hook. Go up in crochet hook size if
    your stitches are smaller & go down in crochet hook size if your stitches are bigger (more
    details
    ).
  • Check yarn info if you want to find an alternative or test
    your yarn against the gauge (more
    details
    ).
  • At the end of each row, the stitch count is given in
    parenthesis.
  • If wanting to use alternative yarn cotton dk is fine, I suggest trying a I/9 hook (5mm UK) also please be aware that the yardage may be more than stated.  My suggested yardage is for sirdar beachcomber yarn. 
  • CH3 – counts as a stitch, CH1 – doesn’t count as a stitch.
  • This pattern is written in size X Small, with Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, 2X-Large listed in parenthesis such as 71 [80, 89, 98, 107, 116]

 

SIZE & MEASUREMENTS:


 

ABBREVIATIONS:


Ch = chain (s) (tutorial)

Rep = repeat

Sc = single crochet (tutorial)</spa n>

Dc = double crochet

Sc dec = single crochet decrease

Dc dec = double crochet decrease

Sl st = slip stitch (tutorial)

St = stitch (es)
 

STITCHES YOU WILL NEED:


You will use the chain, single crochet, double crochet, single crochet decrease, double crochet decrease stitches.

 

INSTRUCTIONS:


Front

Ch 71 [80, 89, 98, 107, 116]

Row 1: Dc in the 4th ch from the hook, and in each ch across. Ch1 turn. 69 [78, 87, 96, 105, 114]

Row 2: Sc in each st across. Ch 1 turn. 69 [78, 87, 96, 105, 114]

Row 3: Sc in each st across. Ch 3 turn. 69 [78, 87, 96, 105, 114]

Row 4: Dc in each st across. Ch 1 turn. 69 [78, 87, 96, 105, 114]

Row 5: Sc in each st across. Ch 1 turn. 69 [78, 87, 96, 105, 114]

Row 6: Sc in each st across. Ch 3 turn. 69 [78, 87, 96, 105, 114]

Row 7-45: (51, 57, 63, 69, 75) Repeat rows 4-6 respectively i.e. row of dc, row of sc, row of sc……. 69 [78, 87, 96, 105, 114]

 

Front Decrease Section
Row 46 (52, 58, 64, 70, 76): Dc dec, dc dec, dc in each st across until 5 sts left, dc dec, dc dec, dc in the last st. Ch1 turn. 65 [74, 83, 92, 101, 110]

Row 47 (53, 59, 65, 71, 77): Sc dec, sc dec, sc in each st across until 4 sts left, sc dec, sc dec. Ch1 turn. 61 [70, 79, 88, 97, 106]

Row 48 (54, 60, 66, 72, 78): Repeat row 47….. 57 [66, 75, 84, 93, 102]

Row 49 (55, 61, 67, 73, 79): Repeat row 46….. 53 [62, 71, 80, 89, 98]

Row 50 (56, 62, 68, 74, 80): Repeat row 47….. 49 [58, 67, 76, 85, 94]

Row 51 (57, 63, 69, 75, 81): Repeat row 47….. 45 [54, 63, 72, 81, 90]

Row 52 (58, 64, 70, 76, 82): Repeat row 46….. 41[50, 59, 68, 77, 86]

Row 53 (59, 65, 71, 77, 83): Repeat row 47….. 37 [46, 55, 64, 73, 82]

Row 54 (60, 66, 72, 78, 84): Repeat row 47….. 33 [42, 51, 60, 69, 78]

Row 55 (61, 67, 73, 79, 85): Repeat row 46….. 29 [38, 47, 56, 65, 74]

Row 56 (62, 68, 74, 80, 86): Repeat row 47….. 25 [34, 43, 52, 61, 70]

Row 57 (63, 69, 75, 81, 87): Repeat row 47….. 21 [30, 39, 48, 57, 66]

Row 58 (64, 70, 76, 82, 88): Repeat row 46…..17 [26, 35, 44, 53, 62]

Row 59 (65, 71, 77, 83, 89): Repeat row 47…..13 [22, 31, 40, 49 58]

Row 60 (66, 72, 78, 84, 90): Repeat row 47…..9 [18, 27, 36, 45, 54] if making size XS this is your last row! Fasten off.

Row – – (67, 73, 79, 85, 91): Repeat row 46….. – – [14, 23, 32, 41, 50]

Row – – (68, 74, 80, 86, 92): Repeat row 47….. – – [10, 19, 28, 37, 46] if making size S this is your last row! Fasten off.

Row – – (- -, 75, 81, 87, 93): Repeat row 47….. – – [- -, 15, 24, 33, 42]

Row – – (- -, 76, 82, 88, 94): Repeat row 46….. – – [- -, 11, 20, 29, 38] if making size M this is your last row! Fasten off.

Row – – (- -, – -, 83, 89, 95): Repeat row 47….. – – [- -, – -, 16, 25, 34] Row – – (- -, – -, 84, 90, 96): Repeat row 47….. – – [- -, – -, 12, 21, 30] if making size L this is your last row! Fasten off.
Row – – (- -, – -, – -, 91, 97): Repeat row 46….. – – [- -, – -, – -, 17, 26] Row – – (- -, – -, – -, 92, 98): Repeat row 47….. – – [- -, – -, – -, 13, 22] if making size XL this is your last row! Fasten off.
Row – – (- -, – -, – -, – -, 99): Repeat row 47….. – – [- -, – -, – -, – -, 18] Row – – (- -, – -, – -, – -,100): Repeat row 46….. – – [- -, – -, – -, – -, 14] if making size 2XL this is your last row! Fasten off.

Back
Ch 71 (80, 89, 98, 107, 116)

Row 1: Dc in the 4th ch from the hook, and in each ch across. Ch1 turn. 69 [78, 87, 96, 105, 114]

Row 2: Sc in each st across. Ch1 turn. 69 [78, 87, 96, 105, 114]

Row 3: Sc in each st across. Ch3 turn. 69 [78, 87, 96, 105, 114]

Row 4-45: (51, 57, 63, 69, 75) Repeat rows 1-3 respectively i.e. row of dc, row of sc, row of sc……. 69 [78, 87, 96, 105, 114] Fasten off

Here is where I would sew the front and back section together, by using a whip stitch.

 
For sizes XS, S & M instructions will be in (**)

See Also
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For sizes L, XL & 2XL instructions will be in [**]

Find the centre stitch of the last row and place a stitch marker.

Count (12) [15] stitches to one side, place a stitch marker.

Count (11) [14] stitches to the other side, place a stitch marker.

You should now have 3 stitch markers along the top row, (24 stitches) [30 stitches]

Join yarn in right hand stitch marker. Ch 3.

Row 1: Dc in each st across. Ch1, turn. (24) [30]

Row 2: Sc dec, sc in each st across, sc dec in last two sts. Ch 1 turn. (22) [28]

Row 3: Sc dec, sc in each st across, sc dec in last two sts. Ch 3 turn. (20) [26]

Row 4: Dc dec, dc in each st across, until 3 sts remain, dc dec, dc in the last st. Ch 1 turn (18) [24]

Row 5-10: Repeat rows 2-4 respectively, until (6) [10] stitches remain, DO NOT FASTEN OFF YET.

 

Straps

Ch1

Row 1: Sc in next (3 sts) [5 sts], Ch1 turn.

Repeat this for approximately 35 rows? But I would suggest trying the top on, and stop when you’re happy. Take note of the row count!, fasten off, leaving enough yarn to sew the strap.

For the other strap…….

Join yarn in the (4th st) [6th] and repeat the steps for the first strap, making sure both straps have the same number of rows!

Sew both straps to your top, sew in ends & enjoy!

 
 
Fasten off & cut yarn.
  

 

BY GUEST DESIGNER KELLY GROVES – CRAFTY CRUELLA!


I am the crochet designer behind the blog Crafty Cruella and I have been designing my own patterns since January 2018.  I share them on my blog and my designs are mainly things for my family and home.  A lot of opportunities have come my way since starting this journey, I have worked with Hobby Craft (UK’s largest hobby shop), been featured in a crochet magazine and have more publications coming soon!

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