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Crochet Caeli Top – Free Crochet Pattern

Crochet Caeli Top – Free Crochet Pattern

It’s another day & another opportunity to share a FREE crochet pattern, the crochet Caeli top.

You’re going to love this crochet pattern, because it is so EASY! It’s truly made with the beginner crocheter in mind, & because of that you’ll only need to know basic crochet stitches.

Seaming? If you hate it or love it, there’s just some basic seaming needed for this pattern. Hey, you can even use your crochet hook & make slip stitches to assemble this quick & easy crochet top.




caeli top crochet pattern design
This crochet top is definitely one of my favorite crochet tops to wear during summer. It’s lightweight & fits well over a bikini top or wear it with jeans.


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caeli top crochet pattern design

caeli top crochet pattern design




When designing the crochet Caeli top, I wanted to use cotton yarn. I used a yarn from Drops, that was available for a limited time.

Luckily I’ve been able to get my hands on a yarn that’s exactly the same.

This yarn is from Scheepjes Yarn & is called Cotton 8. I love it!

Cotton yarns of this quality is perfect for summer garments such as cardigans, dresses, shrugs, & obviously crochet tops.

Honestly, I want to make lots of crochet garments with it.


coelum top materials needed



You’re going to love this crochet top because it’s to easy & fast to crochet. However that’s not the only reason.

  1. It only requires you to know single crochet stitches, treble crochet stitches & chains.
  2. You don’t have to use a lot of yarn. Just a few skeins. Turns out this top is “cheap”.
  3. It’s the perfect project to bring when traveling. It doesn’t require a lot of concentration & you can keep going easily.

Sounds good?


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caeli top crochet pattern design



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. 



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About the pattern:

The crochet Caeli Top crochet pattern is a beginner friendly crochet top. It’s made up of just two crocheted “scarfs” (see diagram under finishing), which makes it easy to make. The scarfs is then assembled to make it into a top.

It’s designed with cotton yarn, & makes it a light top for the warmer months. However with the right color it will also easily translate into fall.


Related: Beginner friendly crochet garments


Skill level: 



Read about skill levels.

Materials Needed:

  • Crochet hook size 6 mm / US: J – 10 / UK: 4
  • Cotton Yarn -1 Super Fine Yarn:
    • Yarn I used: Scheepjes – Cotton 8
    • Amount needed:
      • XS: 2 skeins / 88 grams / 298 meters / 326 yards
      • S: 3 skeins / 104 grams / 354 meters / 387 yards
      • M: 3 skeins / 125 grams / 425 meters / 465 yards
      • L: 3-4 skeins* / 148 grams / 503 meters / 550 yards
      • XL: 4 skeins / 169 grams / 574 meters / 628 yards
      • 2XL: 4 skeins / 195 grams / 664 meters / 726 yards
      • 3XL: 5 skeins / 219 grams / 774 meters / 814 yards
      • 4XL: 5-6 skeins* / 249 grams / 845 meters / 925 yards
      • 5XL: 6 skeins / 275 yards / 936 meters / 1023 yards
    • *On size L & 4XL the amount of yarn needed is close to full skeins, I would recommend purchasing 1 extra skein.
  • Needle:



Measured in with treble crochet stitches in rows.

1.2 stitches and 0.4 rows per cm // 12 stitches & 4 rows per 10 cm.

3 stitches and 1 rows per inch // 12 stitches & 4 rows per 4 inch.


Find our gauge calculator here.


Size & Measurements:



  • This pattern is written to have a standard fit, that means about 5-10 cm ease.
  • Take measurements to find the size that fits the best.



  • Note: Any size adjustments affects yarn usage & you might need more/less yarn than suggested.
  • For all sizes: Adjust length by adding or reducing rows.
  • For all sizes: Start with fewer/more stitches, added/reduced by 1 stitch at a time to adjust fit.




XS77 cm /

30.3  inches

49.5 cm /

19.5 inches

33 cm /

13 inches

19.2 cm /

7.6 inches

S86 cm /

33.9 inches

52.5 cm /

20.7 inches

35 cm /

14 inches

21.5 cm /

8.5 inches

M95.5 cm /

37.6 inches

57 cm /

22.4 inches

38 cm /

15 inches

23.8 cm /

9.4 inches

L104.5 cm /

41.2 inches

61.5 cm /

24.2 inches

 41 cm /

16 inches

26.2 cm /

10.3 inches

XL114 cm /

44.8 inches

64.5 cm /

25.4 inches

43 cm /

17 inches

28.5 cm /

11.2 inches

2XL123 cm /

48.5 inches

69 cm /

27.2 inches

 46 cm /

18 inches

30.8 cm /

12.1 inches

3XL132.5 cm /

52.1 inches

72 cm /

28.3 inches

 48 cm /

19 inches

33.1 cm /

13 inches

4XL141.5 cm /

55.7 inches

76.5 cm /

30.1 inches

51 cm /

20 inches

35.4 cm /

13.9 inches

5XL151 cm /

59.4 inches

79.5 cm /

31.3 inches

53 cm /

21 inches

37.7 cm /

14.8 inches



Ch = chain (s) (tutorial)

Prev = previous

Sc = single crochet (tutorial)

Sl st = slip stitch (tutorial)

St = stitch (es)

Tr = treble crochet (tutorial)



  • This crochet pattern is written in US terms (more details).
  • All measurements given are unblocked, final size might get bigger when blocked.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • At the end of each row, the stitch count is given in parenthesis. It includes starting chain(s).
  • This pattern is written for 9 sizes, where the different sizes is given in parenthesis like this: XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL. If just one number is given, it applies to all sizes. I recommend that you highlight or circle the size you’re making before you begin to make the pattern easier to follow. Size adjustments are added under “Size & Measurements”.


caeli top crochet pattern design




Repeat instructions to times to make both sides of the crochet Caeli top.


Ch 27 (30) 33 (36) 39 (42) 45 (48) 51 st.

Row 1: Tr in 4th st from hook, crochet 1 tr in each ch you just made, turn (=25 (28) 31 (34) 37 (40) 43 (46) 49 st).

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1st tr), tr 1 in each st from prev row, turn (=25 (28) 31 (34) 37 (40) 43 (46) 49 st).

Row 3: Rep row 2.

Row 4: Ch 1 (counts as 1st sc), sc 1 in each st from prev row, turn (=25 (28) 31 (34) 37 (40) 43 (46) 49 st).

Rows 5-7: Rep row 2.


Repeat rows 4-7 until you have repeated  10 (11) 12 (13) 13 (15) 15 (16) 17 more times, or until your crochet project measures:


XS: 99 cm / 39 inches

S: 105 cm / 41.3 inches

M: 114 cm / 44.9 inches

L: 123 cm / 48.4 inches

XL: 129 cm / 50.8 inches

2 XL: 138 cm / 54.3 inches

3XL: 144 cm / 56.7 inches

4XL: 153 cm / 60.2 inches

5XL: 159 cm / 62.6 inches


or desired length.


In the next row: Ch 1, sl st 1 st in each st from prev row, fasten thread.


Fasten off & cut yarn.



Fasten threads & weave in ends.

Follow the diagram to assemble the crochet top. All seams are made with the wrong side facing you.

  1. Seam the center front (A in diagram) with the yarn used, with either slip stitches & hook or stitching with a needle. Starting from the bottom & moving up.
    • Leave the measurements given below unseamed between seam A & B or adjust to your needs:
      • XS: 33 cm / 13 inches
      • S: 35 cm / 14 inches
      • M: 38 cm / 15 inches
      • L: 41 cm / 16 inches
      • XL: 43 cm / 17 inches
      • 2XL: 46 cm / 18 inches
      • 3XL: 48 cm /19 inches
      • 4XL: 51 cm / 20 inches
      • 5XL: 53 cm /21 inches
  2. Repeat step 1 for center back (B in diagram).
  3. Repeat step 1 for to make armholes (C & D in diagram). Leave the same measurements unseamed to make armholes.



caeli top crochet pattern design



I really hope you liked the crochet Caeli Top!

However, if you really like it, make sure to share the FREE pattern & share pictures of your crochet Caeli Top that you’ve made with me.


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