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Crochet Vivo Top – FREE Crochet Pattern

Crochet Vivo Top – FREE Crochet Pattern

You’re going to love this crochet pattern for the crochet Vivo Top. First of all, if you love crocheting garments, this one is for you.

The crochet Vivo dress that I published last year was a passion project & I quickly decided that I had to make the top version of the pattern as well!

 

On this page you can find the FREE version of the crochet pattern. But I’ve added a coupon code for the PDF version of the pattern further down on the page so you can get this for only $2 when sign up for my newsletter. 

 

 


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What’s also fun about this pattern is the fact that you can wear it with the buttons either in the back or in the front. You choose!

 

You’re going to need some crochet experience to make this top, but if you’re a newbie crocheter, this one isn’t that far from being a easy pattern. Mostly because there’s so much repeats.

Not convinced this top is for you? Well’ let me tell you, it’s definitely such a great piece to wear. Think having a great crocheted top for summer & the joy of getting to wear something handmade. 

 

 

 

THE YARN


For the crochet Vivo Top you’re going to need cotton yarn, preferably the Cotton DK yarn from Paintbox. It comes in all these beautiful shades & the dress in the pictures is made in pistachio.

The Cotton DK yarn from Paintbox became my top pick when designing the Natare top. This cotton is soft, it works up beautifully & works well for crocheting garments.

Now I’m using it for another pattern, the Vivo top. 

Don’t want to use cotton? Well, there’s plenty other yarns to choose from. A great way to go would be to try Paintbox Simply DK. The result might change slightly, but this is also a yarn that comes in lots of great shades.

 

 

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THE PERFECT SUMMER CROCHET PROJECT


Have you been wanting to crochet something for summer? Or more specifically a top?

Well, this is the perfect opportunity!

 

First of all, it’s not that difficult. What makes it easy is the fact that there’s so much repeating in this pattern. This also means that this actually is a great “Crochet mindlessly while watching TV project”.

But it’s intermediate level, why? The reason is that there’s some more complex aspects. Mostly you find that at the straps, otherwise I would have said it’s skill level easy.

Ready to try it? Don’t get scared by the intermediate skill level, rather try & don’t hesitate to reach out to me in the Joy of Motion Crochet Community Facebook group.

 

Since you like the crochet Vivo Top, these might interest you too?

 

crochet vivo dress

1. Laxus Cocoon Cardigan

// 2. Caeli Top

// 3. Fons Dress

 

 

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. 

 

CROCHET VIVO TOP – THE FREE CROCHET PATTERN


PATTERN OPTIONS:


 
 
 

 

 

 

ABOUT THE PATTERN:


The crochet Vivo Top is the perfect garment pattern when you’re looking to make something you want to wear over & over. It’s the perfect pattern to make to get all the compliments “Did you really make that?”.

Well, YES!

The best thing about the crochet Vivo top is that it’s easy to crochet. The pattern repeats a lot & it’s actually a lot easier to crochet than it might look.

 

Fun fact! You can also wear it the opposite way & it will still look beautiful. That means 2 garments in 1.

 

 

SKILL LEVEL: 


INTERMEDIATE

 

Read about skill levels.

 

MATERIALS NEEDED:


CROCHET HOOK:

Size 5.5 mm / US: I – 9 / UK: 5

Hook I used: Symphonie Rose Crochet Hooks from Knitpro

 

YARN:

Yarn used:

Paintbox YarnsCotton DK

Find it here.

 

Yarn amount used: 

  • Size XS: 4 skeins / 180 g / 450 m / 490 yards
  • •Size S: 5 skeins / 210 g / 520 m / 570 yards
  • •Size M: 5 skeins / 240 g / 595 m / 650 yards
  • •Size L: 6 skeins / 265 g / 670 m / 720 yards
  • •Size XL: 6 skeins / 290 g / 725 m / 790 yards
  • •Size 2XL: 7 skeins / 320 g / 800 m / 875 yards
  • •Size 3XL: 7 skeins / 250 g / 875 m / 960 yards
  • •Size 4XL: 8 skeins / 380 g / 950 m / 1040 yards
  • •Size 5XL: 9 skeins / 410 g / 1020 m / 1115 yards

 

Yarn characteristics:

  • 3 light yarn, DK yarn.
  • 100 % Cotton

 

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED:

  • Needle, find one here (if you don’t already have one)!
  • Scissors
  • Measuring tape
  • Stitch marker
  • 5-8 buttons

 

GAUGE:


Measured with half double crochet stitches in rows:

13 stitches and 13 rows per 10 cm/ 4 inches.

 

 

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).

 

  • 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”.
  • At the end of each row, the stitch count is given in parenthesis. It includes starting chain(s) counting as 1 stitch.

 

SIZE & MEASUREMENTS:


MAIN PART:

 TOP CIRCUMFERENCEHEIGHT TOPSTRAP LENGTH 
XS65 cm /

25.6 inches

45,5 cm /

17.9 inches

13 cm /

5.1 inches

 
S75 cm /

29.5 inches

45,5 cm /

17.9 inches

14.5 cm /

5.8 inches

 
M85.5 cm /

33.7 inches

45,5 cm /

17.9 inches

16 cm /

6.4 inches

 
L95.5 cm /

37.6 inches

45,5 cm /

17.9 inches

17.5 cm /

7 inches

 
XL105.5 cm /

41.5 inches

45,5 cm /

17.9 inches

19 cm /

7.6 inches

 
2XL116 cm /

45.7 inches

45,5 cm /

17.9 inches

21 cm /

8.2 inches

 
3XL126 cm /

49.6 inches

45,5 cm /

17.9 inches

22.5 cm /

8.8 inches

 
4XL136 cm /

53.5 inches

45,5 cm /

17.9 inches

24 cm /

9.4 inches

 
5XL146 cm /

57.5 inches

45,5 cm /

17.9 inches

25.5 cm /

10 inches

 

 

SIZE NOTES:

  • This pattern is written to have a very close fit on the top, that means about 6 cm/2.4’’ negative ease. The top does widen slightly when used. 
  • Take measurements to find the size that fits the best.

 

SIZE ADJUSTMENTS:

  • Note: Any size adjustments affects yarn usage & you might need more/less yarn than suggested.

 

Top:

  • For all sizes: Adjust length by adding or reducing rows at the end, before starting on the straps.
  • For all sizes: Start with fewer/more stitches, added/reduced by 1 stitch at a time to adjust fit.

 

Straps:

  • For all sizes: Adjust length by adding or reducing rows at the end.
  • Note: Go shorter than you think here, they will lengthen when used.

 

 

DIAGRAM:


 

 

ABBREVIATIONS:


BPdc = back post double crochet

ch = chain(s)

FPdc = front post double crochet

hdc = half double crochet

hdc2tog = crochet together 2 half double crochet stitches

PM = place marker

prev = previous

rep = repeat(s)

sk = skip

sl st = slip stitch

st = stitch(es)

yo = yarn over

 

STITCHES YOU WILL NEED: 


You will need to use the single crochet stitch, half double crochet stitch, foundation single crochet, front post double crochet stitch & back post double crochet stitch.

 

FOUNDATION SINGLE CROCHET STITCH (FSC):

Written description:

Step 1: Ch 2 st.

Step 2: Insert hook into 2nd ch from hook, pull up a loop. Yo and pull through first loop (making “chain”). Yo and pull through both loops on hook.

Step 3: Insert hook into prev “chain” you made (It should look like you go through a resemblance of a “normal” st, with 2 strands of yarn), pull up a loop, yo and pull through first loop (making “chain”). Yo and pull through both loops on hook.

Repeat step 3 until you’ve made enough stitches. *2nd ch in step 1 makes 1 st, step 2 makes 1 st & every time step 3 is repeated you make 1 st.

Tutorial:

https://joyofmotioncrochet.com/foundation-single-crochet/

 

CROCHET TOGETHER 2 HALF DOUBLE CROCHET STITCHES (HDC2TOG):

Used to decrease stitches.

Written description: Yo, draw up a loop from the next st, draw up a loop from the stitch after that, you have 4 loops on the hook, yo, pull through all loops on the hook.

 

FRONT POST DOUBLE CROCHET STITCH (FPdc):

Written description:

Yo, insert your hook from front to back between the prev st & the st you’re working, & bring it to the front again between the st you’re working & the next st, yo & pull up a loop, you have 3 loops on the hook, yo & pull through 2 of the 3 loops, yo and pull through the 2 last loops.

 

BACK POST DOUBLE CROCHET STITCH (BPdc):

Written description:

Yo, insert your hook from back to front between the prev st & the st you’re working, & bring it to the back again between the st you’re working & the next st, yo & pull up a loop, you have 3 loops on the hook, yo & pull through 2 of the 3 loops, yo and pull through the 2 last loops.

Video tutorial for FPdc & BPdc:

https://joyofmotioncrochet.com/front-post-and-back-post-double-crochet-video-tutorial

 

 

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS:


TOP:

Make 88 (102) 116 (128) 140 (154) 168 (182) 194 st using the FSC technique.

Row 1: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st  (no ch), hdc 1 in each st until end of row, turn (= 88 (102) 116 (128) 140 (154) 168 (182) 194 st).

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), FPdc 1 in the next 3 st, hdc 1 in each st until you have 4 st left, FPdc 1 in the next 4 st, turn (88 (102) 116 (128) 140 (154) 168 (182) 194 st).

Row 3: Ch 2 st (counts as 1st st), BPdc 1 in the next 3 st, hdc 1 in each st until you have 4 st left, BPdc 1 in the next 4 st, turn (88 (102) 116 (128) 140 (154) 168 (182) 194 st).

Row 4 – 59*: Repeat row 2 & 3 every other row.

*Adjust length by adding or reducing rows, end after finishing a repeat of row 3. 

 

Do not cut yarn, continue on the straps.

 

STRAPS:

The straps are crocheted as 4 unique straps, where the two left straps will meet at the top of the shoulder, as well as the right ones.

Start by dividing the last row worked into 4 equal parts by placing stitch markers.

XS: 4 parts with 22 stitches.

S: 4 parts with 25 stitches. Leave 1 stitch that will be unworked between the 1st & 2nd part + 3rd & 4th part.

M: 4 parts with 29 stitches.

L: 4 parts with 32 stitches

XL: 4 parts with 35 stitches.

2XL: 4 parts with 38 stitches. Leave 1 stitch that will be unworked between the 1st & 2nd part + 3rd & 4th part.

3XL: 4 parts with 42 stitches.

4XL: 4 parts with 45 stitches. Leave 1 stitch that will be unworked between the 1st & 2nd part + 3rd & 4th part.

5XL: 4 parts with 48 stitches. Leave 1 stitch that will be unworked between the 1st & 2nd part + 3rd & 4th part.

 

LEFT BACK STRAP:

Continue directly without fastening yarn on the top.

Row 1: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), FPdc 1 in the next 3 st, hdc2tog 2 times across the next 4 st, hdc 1 in each st until you have 5 st left, hdc2tog 2 times across the next 4 st, hdc 1 in last st, turn (18 (21) 25 (28) 31 (34) 38 (41) 44 st).

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Row 2: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc2tog 2 times across the next 4 st, hdc 1 in each st until you have 8 st left, hdc2tog 2 times across the next 4 st, BPdc in the next 4 st, turn (14 (17) 21 (24) 27 (30) 34 (37) 40 st).

Row 3 – row 3 (4) 5 (6) 6 (7) 8 (9) 10: Repeat row 1 & 2 every other row until you have 10 (9) 9 (8) 11 (10) 10 (9) 8 st left, decreasing 4 stitches on each row.

 

Only size XS (-) – (-) – (2XL) – (-) -:

Row 4 (-) – (-) – (8) – (-) -: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc2tog 2 times across the next 4 st, hdc 1 in each until you have 4 st left, BPdc in the next 4 st, turn (=8 st).

 

Only size – (S) – (-) – (-) – (-) -:

Row – (5) – (-) – (-) – (-) -: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), FPdc 1 in the next 3 st, hdc2tog 1 time across the next 2 st, hdc 1 in each st until end of row (=8 st).

 

Only size – (-) M (-) – (-) – (4XL) -:

Row – (-) 6 (-) – (-) – (10) -: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc2tog 1 times across the next 2 st, hdc 1 in each until you have 4 st left, BPdc in the next 4 st, turn (=8 st).

 

Only size – (-) – (-) XL (-) – (-) -:

Row – (-) – (-) 7 (-) – (-) -: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), FPdc 1 in the next 3 st, hdc2tog 3 times across the next 6 st, hdc 1 in each st until end of row (=8 st).

 

Only size – (-) – (-) – (-) 3XL (-) -:

Row – (-) – (-) – (-) 9 (-) -: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), FPdc 1 in the next 3 st, hdc2tog 2 times across the next 4 st, hdc 1 in each st until end of row (=8 st).

 

 

Size XS (-) M (L) – (2XL) – (4XL) 5XL: 

Row 5 (-) 7 (7) – (9) – (11) 11: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), FPdc 1 in the next 3 st, hdc 1 in the next 4 st, turn (= 8 st).

Row 6 (-) 8 (8) – (10) – (12) 12: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 3, BPdc in the next 4 st, turn (=8 st).

Row 7 (-) 9 (9) – (11) – (13) 13 – end: Repeat row 5 (-) 7 (7) – (9) – (11) 11 & 6 (-) 8 (8) – (10) – (12) 12 every other row until you have crocheted 17 (-) 21 (23) – (27) – (31) 33 rows or you reach desired length.

Fasten off & cut yarn.

 

Size – (S) – (-) XL (-) 3XL (-) -: 

Row – (6) – (-) 8 (-) 10 (-) -: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 3, BPdc in the next 4 st, turn (=8 st).

Row – (7) – (-) 9 (-) 11 (-) -: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), FPdc 1 in the next 3 st, hdc 1 in the next 4 st, turn (= 8 st).

Row – (8) – (-) 10 (-) 12 (-) – to end: Repeat row – (6) – (-) 8 (-) 10 (-) – & – (7) – (-) 9 (-) 11 (-) – every other row until you have crocheted – (19) – (-) 25 (-) 29 (-) – rows or you reach desired length.

Fasten off & cut yarn.

 

LEFT FRONT STRAP:

Attach yarn in the next unworked stitch on row 17 (19) 21 (23) 25 (27) 29 (31) 33, in the 2nd marked stitch.

Row 1: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc2tog 2 times across the next 4 st, hdc 1 in each st until you have 8 st left, hdc2tog 2 times across the next 4 st, FPdc in the next 4 st, turn (18 (21) 25 (28) 31 (34) 38 (41) 44 st).

Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), BPdc 1 in the next 3 st, hdc2tog 2 times across the next 4 st, hdc 1 in each st until you have 5 st left, hdc2tog 2 times across the next 4 st, hdc 1 in last st, turn (14 (17) 21 (24) 27 (30) 34 (37) 40 st).

Row 3 – row 3 (4) 5 (6) 6 (7) 8 (9) 10: Repeat row 1 & 2 every other row until you have 10 (9) 9 (8) 11 (10) 10 (9) 8 st left, decreasing 4 stitches on each row.

 

Only size XS (-) – (-) – (2XL) – (-) -:

Row 4 (-) – (-) – (8) – (-) -: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), BPdc 1 in the next 3 st, hdc2tog 2 times across the next 4 st, hdc 1 in each st until end of row (=8 st).

 

Only size – (S) – (-) – (-) – (-) -:

Row – (5) – (-) – (-) – (-) -: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc2tog 1 times across the next 2 st, hdc 1 in each until you have 4 st left, FPdc in the next 4 st, turn (=8 st).

 

Only size – (-) M (-) – (-) – (4XL) -:

Row – (-) 6 (-) – (-) – (10) -: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), BPdc 1 in the next 3 st, hdc2tog 1 time across the next 2 st, hdc 1 in each until you have 4 st left, FPdc in the next 4 st, turn (=8 st).

 

Only size – (-) – (-) XL (-) – (-) -:

Row – (-) – (-) 7 (-) – (-) -: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc2tog 3 times across the next 3 st, hdc 1 in each until you have 4 st left, FPdc in the next 4 st, turn (=8 st).

 

Only size – (-) – (-) – (-) 3XL (-) -:

Row – (-) – (-) – (-) 9 (-) -: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc2tog 2 times across the next 4 st, hdc 1 in each until you have 4 st left, FPdc in the next 4 st, turn (=8 st).

 

Size XS (-) M (L) – (2XL) – (4XL) 5XL: 

Row 5 (-) 7 (7) – (9) 1- (11) 11: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 3, FPdc in the next 4 st, turn (=8 st).

Row 6 (-) 8 (8) – (10) – (12) 12: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), BPdc 1 in the next 3 st, hdc 1 in the next 4 st, turn (= 8 st).

Row 7 (-) 9 (9) – (11) – (13) 13 – end: Repeat row 5 (-) 7 (7) – (9) – (11) 11 & 6 (-) 8 (8) – (10) – (12) 12 every other row until you have crocheted 17 (-) 21 (23) – (27) – (31) 33 rows or you reach desired length.

Fasten off & cut yarn.

 

Size – (S) – (-) XL (-) 3XL (-) -: 

Row – (6) – (-) 8 (-) 10 (-) -: Ch 2 (counts as 1st st), BPdc 1 in the next 3 st, hdc 1 in the next 4 st, turn (= 8 st).

Row – (7) – (-) 9 (-) 11 (-) -: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 3, FPdc in the next 4 st, turn (=8 st).

Row – (8) – (-) 10 (-) 12 (-) – to end: Repeat row – (6) – (-) 8 (-) 10 (-) – & – (7) – (-) 9 (-) 11 (-) – every other row until you have crocheted – (19) – (-) 25 (-) 29 (-) – rows or you reach desired length.

 

Fasten off & cut yarn.

  

RIGHT FRONT STRAP:

Attach yarn in the next unworked stitch on row 17 (19) 21 (23) 25 (27) 29 (31) 33, in the 3nd marked part.

Repeat rows for left back strap.

 

RIGHT BACK STRAP:

Attach yarn in the next unworked stitch on row 17 (19) 21 (23) 25 (27) 29 (31) 33, in the 4th marked part.

Repeat rows for left front strap.

 

FINISHING:


Fasten threads & weave in ends.

Seam the straps together with the yarn used, with either slip stitches & hook or stitching with a needle.

 

Fasten buttons to the lower layer of the top evenly spread out. Use the space between the middle of the 4 FPdc as button holes.

Alternatively seam the top together in the back with slip stitches or stitching with a needle.

 

 

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