Crochet Beachcomber Halter Top – FREE Crochet Pattern

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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.

Crochet Beachcomber Halter Top - FREE Crochet Pattern Pin
Crochet Beachcomber Halter Top - FREE Crochet Pattern Pin

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.

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Crochet Beachcomber Halter Top - FREE Crochet Pattern

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BBEACHCOMBER HALTER TOP – THE FREE CROCHET PATTERN


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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.

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Project Level


Easy Skill Level

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Materials Needed


Crochet Hook

Size 4 mm / US: G – 6 / UK: 8

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:

  • 3 light yarn, DK.
  • 100 % cotton.
  • Variegated yarn with a natural slub.

Other Materials Needed

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:


Crochet Beachcomber Halter Top - FREE Crochet Pattern Pin

Crochet Beachcomber Halter Top - FREE Crochet Pattern Pin

Abbreviations

We try our best to include all crochet abbreviations in the list above for the crochet pattern, but sometimes we may forget one or two.

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STITCHES YOU WILL NEED:


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

Crochet Beachcomber Halter Top Pattern 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 (**)

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!

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Fasten off & cut yarn.


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Kelly Groves

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Kelly, hailing from Somerset in the UK, is the creative mind behind the crochet blog Crafty Cruella. Designing with her family and home as inspiration, she showcases all her creations on her platform.


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