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Top Down Crochet Top – FREE Pattern

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You’re going to love the Top Down Crochet Top! It’s a round yoke top down crochet tee, with beautiful crochet stitch details. 

This pattern comes in 8 sizes, starting with S & goes up to 5XL.

Finally it’s such a great crochet garment to add to your wardrobe, both for the warmer season & as a layering piece for the colder season. 

 

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Top Down Crochet Top - FREE Pattern

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Top Down Crochet Top - FREE Pattern

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THE YARN


To crochet this top down crochet top I used Lion Brand Yarn Coboo. It’s a yarn made of a combination of cotton & rayon from bamboo. 

This is a super soft yarn & in many ways I feel it’s softer than just regular cotton yarns. 

It’s perfect for warm weather crochet clothing.

 

Find it here.

Frigus Top Down Tee

 

A GREAT SUMMER CROCHET PROJECT, BUT FOR ALL SEASONS


The top down crochet top is a great crochet pattern for summer. This crocheted tee is great to wear during the warmer months. 

However, if you live in a colder climate like me, I guarantee you that this is a crocheted top you’ll use during winter too. 
Imagine it together with jeans & a beautiful crocheted fall/winter cardigan!

 

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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. 

 

TOP DOWN CROCHET TOP – THE FREE CROCHET PATTERN


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ABOUT THE PATTERN:


The Top Down Crochet Top is a perfect crochet tee for Summer. The pattern comes in 8 sizes from S to 5XL. That means you’ll easily find a size that fits you. In addition you’ll find suggestions on how to adjust the size.

This crochet tee has a round yoke & is crocheted from the top down.

Next, this tee has such lovely stitch details & makes it look unique. 

Finally, the skill level is intermediate, but it’s not a difficult pattern to crochet. No complex decreases, & almost just hdc stitches. 

 

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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:

Lion Brand YarnCoboo in color Denim.

Find it here.

 

Yarn amount used: 

  • S: 5 skeins / 450 g / 950 m / 1040 yards
  • M: 5 skeins /  480 g / 1010 m / 1110 yards
  • L: 6 skeins / 510 g / 1080 m / 1180 yards
  • XL: 6 skeins / 540 g / 1130 m / 1240 yards
  • 2XL: 6 skeins / 570 g / 1220 m / 1330 yards
  • 3XL: 6 skeins / 600 g / 1270 m / 1390 yards
  • 4XL: 7 skeins / 630 g / 1340 m / 1460 yards
  • 5XL: 7 skeins / 660 g / 1390 m / 1420 yards
     

 

Yarn characteristics:

  • 3 light yarn, DK yarn.
  • 50 % cotton, 50 % rayon from bamboo

 

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED:

 

GAUGE:


Measured with half double crochet stitches crocheted rounds (every other round is crocheted in the third loop of the hdc):

15 stitches & 16 rounds per 10 cm / 4”.

 

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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 8 sizes, where the different sizes are given in parentheses like this: 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 round, the stitch count is given in parenthesis.

 

SIZE & MEASUREMENTS:


  BUST / WAIST / HIP CIRCUMFERENCE ARMHOLE CIRCUMFERENCE BODY LENGTH FROM UNDER ARM
S 93.5 cm /

36.7  inches

26 cm /

10.2 inches

40 cm /

15.7 inches

M 101.5 cm /

39.9 inches

28.7 cm /

11.3 inches

40 cm /

15.7 inches

L 110.5 cm /

43.6 inches

32 cm /

12.6 inches

40 cm /

15.7 inches

XL 118.5 cm /

46.7 inches

34.5 cm /

13.6 inches

40 cm /

15.7 inches

2XL 132 cm /

52 inches

40 cm /

15.7 inches

40 cm /

15.7 inches

3XL 141 cm /

55.6 inches

43.5 cm /

17.1 inches

40 cm /

15.7 inches

4XL 152 cm /

59.8 inches

47.5 cm /

18.6 inches

40 cm /

15.7 inches

5XL 160 cm /

63 inches

50 cm /

19.7 inches

40 cm /

15.7 inches

 

SIZE NOTES:

  • 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.

 

SIZE ADJUSTMENTS:

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

Yoke:

  • Starting the yoke: If you want a smaller/bigger opening for the head. Reduce/increase the starting FSC in increments of 6 st. Note: This would change the stitch & row count for the yoke throughout.
  • It is  important that you try on the yoke to see that it fits properly before you move on to the body. 

Body:

  • For all sizes: Adjust length by adding or reducing rounds at the end.
  • Adjust width by making the yoke smaller or bigger. Alternatively, add more FSC stitches on the first round of the body.

 

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Top Down Crochet Top - FREE Pattern

Top Down Crochet Top - FREE Pattern

 

 

ABBREVIATIONS:


BL = back loop

ch = chain(s) (tutorial)

cont = continue

dc = double crochet (tutorial)

FSC = foundation single crochet (tutorial)

hdc = half double crochet (tutorial)

hdc2tog = crochet together 2 half double crochet stitches

PM = place marker

prev = previous

rep = repeat(s)

sk = skip

st = stitch(es)

yo = yarn over

 

frigus top down tee free crochet pattern

 

STITCHES YOU WILL NEED: 


You will need to use chains, single crochet stitches, half double crochet stitches, double crochet stitches,  & foundation single crochet.

 

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 previous “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: Yarn over, 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.

 

TECHNIQUES YOU WILL NEED: 


CROCHET IN THE THIRD LOOP ON HALF DOUBLE CROCHET STITCHES:

A typical stitch contains two loops. One in the front, nearest you, and another loop in the back, furthest away from you. One is called the front loop (the one nearest you), the other one the back loop, the one furthest away from you. 

When you’re crocheting half double crochet stitch you’re creating another loop, the third loop. This loop is created by the yarn over you make on each stitch. 

When crocheting in rounds, this third loop is the loop furthest away from you, behind the two other loops (the front & back loop). 

 

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INSTRUCTIONS:


YOKE:

Make 78 st using the FSC method, sl st in 1st st.

 

Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st st), dc 1 in the next 19 st, sc 1 in the next 39 st, dc 1 in the next 19 st, sl st in ch from beg of round (=78 st).

Round 2: Rep round 1.

Round 3: Hdc2tog (placed in same st as sl st & next st = no ch), hdc 1 in each st from prev round until you have 1 st left, hdc 2 in next st, sl st in 1st st (=78 st). 

Round 4*: Hdc 2 (placed in same st as sl st = no ch), hdc 1 in the next 11 st, hdc 2 in next st, *hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 11 st, hdc 2 in next st*, repeat from to* 4 more times, sl st in 1st st (=90 st).

*On even rounds from round 4 & throughout yoke: All stitches are crocheted in the 3rd loop of the hdc stitches from previous round.

 

Round 5: Rep round 3. 

Round 6: Hdc 2 (placed in same st as sl st = no ch), hdc 1 in the next 13 st, hdc 2 in next st, *hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 13 st, hdc 2 in next st*, repeat from to* 4 more times, sl st in 1st st (=102 st).

Round 7: Rep round 3. 

Round 8: Hdc 2 (placed in same st as sl st = no ch), hdc 1 in the next 15 st, hdc 2 in next st, *hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 15 st, hdc 2 in next st*, repeat from to* 4 more times, sl st in 1st st (=114 st).

Round 9: Rep round 3. 

Round 10: Hdc 2 (placed in same st as sl st = no ch), hdc 1 in the next 17 st, hdc 2 in next st, *hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 17 st, hdc 2 in next st*, repeat from to* 4 more times, sl st in 1st st (=126 st).

Round 11: Rep round 3. 

Round 12: Hdc 2 (placed in same st as sl st = no ch), hdc 1 in the next 19 st, hdc 2 in next st, *hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 19 st, hdc 2 in next st*, repeat from to* 4 more times, sl st in 1st st (=138 st).

Round 13: Rep round 3. 

Round 14: Hdc 2 (placed in same st as sl st = no ch), hdc 1 in the next 21 st, hdc 2 in next st, *hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 21 st, hdc 2 in next st*, repeat from to* 4 more times, sl st in 1st st (=150 st).

Round 15: Rep round 3. 

Round 16: Hdc 2 (placed in same st as sl st = no ch), hdc 1 in the next  23 st, hdc 2 in next st, *hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 23 st, hdc 2 in next st*, repeat from to* 4 more times, sl st in 1st st (=162 st).

Round 17: Rep round 3. 

Round 18: Hdc 2 (placed in same st as sl st = no ch), hdc 1 in the next 25 st, hdc 2 in next st, *hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 25 st, hdc 2 in next st*, repeat from to* 4 more times, sl st in 1st st (=174 st).

Round 19: Rep round 3. 

Round 20: Hdc 2 (placed in same st as sl st = no ch), hdc 1 in the next 27 st, hdc 2 in next st, *hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 27 st, hdc 2 in next st*, repeat from to* 4 more times, sl st in 1st st (=186 st).

Round 21: Rep round 3. 

Round 22: Hdc 2 (placed in same st as sl st = no ch), hdc 1 in the next 29 st, hdc 2 in next st, *hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 29 st, hdc 2 in next st*, repeat from to* 4 more times, sl st in 1st st (=198 st).

Round 23: Rep round 3. 

 

Only size M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL:

Round 24: Hdc 2 (placed in same st as sl st = no ch), hdc 1 in the next 31 st, hdc 2 in next st, *hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 31 st, hdc 2 in next st*, repeat from to* 4 more times, sl st in 1st st (=210 st).

Round 25: Rep round 3. 

 

Only size (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL:

Round 26: Hdc 2 (placed in same st as sl st = no ch), hdc 1 in the next 33 st, hdc 2 in next st, *hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 33 st, hdc 2 in next st*, repeat from to* 4 more times, sl st in 1st st (=222 st).

Round 27: Rep round 3. 

 

Only size XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL:

Round 28: Hdc 2 (placed in same st as sl st = no ch), hdc 1 in the next 35 st, hdc 2 in next st, *hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 35 st, hdc 2 in next st*, repeat from to* 4 more times, sl st in 1st st (=234 st).

Round 29: Rep round 3. 

 

Only size (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL:

Round 30: Hdc 2 (placed in same st as sl st = no ch), hdc 1 in the next 37 st, hdc 2 in next st, *hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 37 st, hdc 2 in next st*, repeat from to* 4 more times, sl st in 1st st (=246 st).

Round 31: Rep round 3. 

 

Only size 3XL (4XL) 5XL:

Round 32: Hdc 2 (placed in same st as sl st = no ch), hdc 1 in the next 39 st, hdc 2 in next st, *hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 39 st, hdc 2 in next st*, repeat from to* 4 more times, sl st in 1st st (=258 st).

Round 33: Rep round 3. 

 

Only size (4XL) 5XL:

Round 34: Hdc 2 (placed in same st as sl st = no ch), hdc 1 in the next 41 st, hdc 2 in next st, *hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 41 st, hdc 2 in next st*, repeat from to* 4 more times, sl st in 1st st (=270 st).

Round 35: Rep round 3. 

 

Only size 5XL:

Round 36: Hdc 2 (placed in same st as sl st = no ch), hdc 1 in the next 43 st, hdc 2 in next st, *hdc 2 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 43 st, hdc 2 in next st*, repeat from to* 4 more times, sl st in 1st st (=282 st).

Round 37: Rep round 3. 

 

Do not cut yarn.

 

FINISHING YOKE*:

*Does not apply to size 5XL, continue directly on the body. 

**It is important that you try on the yoke before you move on to the body. Because not everyone is made the same, the length you need for the yoke may be different from the pattern. The goal here is that the yoke is long enough so the first round on the body fits comfortably under the arm. 

 

Continue without cutting yarn on the yoke. 

 

Odd rounds are crocheted in the third loop of the hdc stitches, from here & throughout “finishing yoke”.

 

Round 1: Hdc 1 (placed in same st as sl st = no ch), hdc 1 in each st from prev round, sl st in 1st st (= 198 (210) 222 (234) 246 (258) 270 (-) st). 

Round 2: Hdc2tog (placed in same st as sl st & next st = no ch), hdc 1 in each st from prev round until you have 1 st left, hdc 2 in next st, sl st in 1st st (= 198 (210) 222 (234) 246 (258) 270 (-) st). 

 

Repeat round 1 & 2 until you have crocheted 14 (12) 10 (8) 6 (4) 2 rounds. 

 

Do not cut yarn.

 

BODY:

Continue without cutting yarn on the yoke. 

 

Round 1: Hdc 1 (placed in same st as sl st = no ch), hdc 1 in the next 32 (34) 36 (38) 40 (42) 44 (46) st, FSC 5 (7) 10 (12) 18 (21) 25 (27) st, sk 34 (36) 38 (40) 42 (44) 46 (48) st, hdc 1 in the next 65 (69) 73 (77) 81 (85) 89 (93) st, FSC 5 (7) 10 (12) 18 (21) 25 (27) st, sk 34 (36) 38 (40) 42 (44) 46 (48) st, hdc 1 in the next 32 (34) 36 (38) 40 (42) 44 (46) st, do not sl st in 1st st (= 140 (152) 166 (178) 198 (212) 228 (240) st). 

 

The following rounds will be crocheted in spiral without ending rounds. 

 

Round 2: Hdc 1 in next st, PM in st you just made, hdc 1 in each st until you reach PM (= 140 (152) 166 (178) 198 (212) 228 (240) st). 

Round 3-52: Rep round 2.

 

Fasten off & cut yarn.

 

SHORT SLEEVES:

Attach yarn in one of the middle FSC stitches under the arm, stitch 3 (4) 5 (6) 9 (11) 13 (14). 

 

Odd rounds are crocheted in the third loop of the hdc stitches, from here & throughout.

 

Round 1: Hdc 1 (placed in same st as sl st = no ch), hdc 1 in the next 38 (42) 47 (51) 59 (64) 70 (74) st, sl st in 1st st (= 39 (43) 48 (52) 60 (65) 71 (75) st). 

Round 2-4: Rep round 2.

 

Fasten off & cut yarn.

 

FINISHING:


Fasten threads & weave in ends.

 

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  1. Thank you so much for your free crochet patterns they are explained so well. I know that this will help in making the Tee shirt for my daughter in law . Than you 💙❤

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