Ocean Breeze Crop Top Crochet Pattern

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Materials:

DK weight Yarn (Weight 3)

G 4.25mm Crochet Hook (H 5.00mm Crochet Hook)

Yarn Needle

Gauge:

9 stitches = 2 inches

 

Difficulty:

Easy

 

Size(s):

Small/Medium (Large)

Stitches:

CH: Chain- Yarn over pull through one loop.

SS: Slip stitch- Insert hook into stitch. Yarn over and pull through both the stitch and loop on the hook.

DC: Double crochet- Yarn over. Insert hook into stitch. Yarn over pull through stitch. Yarn over pull through two loops. Yarn over pull through two loops.

SC: Single crochet- Insert hook into stitch. Yarn over pull through two loops.

HDC: Half double crochet- Yarn over. Insert hook into stitch. Yarn over pull through stitch. Yarn over pull through three stitches.

Picot: Chain 3. SS into the 3rd chain from hook.

Instructions:

Chain 165. Join with a SS without twisting your chains. If you have trouble doing this, check out this FOOL PROOF TRICK for joining a series of chains in the round.

Round 1: Chain 1. Hdc in each chain around.  Join with a SS to the first Hdc made. (165 stitches)

Round 2: Chain 1. *Hdc in the next 4 stitches. Chain 1. Skip the next stitch.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SS to the first Hdc made.

Round 3 – 20: Chain 1. Hdc in each stitch around. Join with a SS to the first Hdc made. (165 stitches)

Round 21 – 25: Chain 1. Hdc2tog. Hdc in each stitch around. Join with a SS to the first Hdc made.

You should have 160 stitches after completing round 25.

Edging (Grey):

Round 1: Chain 1. *Sc in the next stitch. Chain 3. Skip the next stitch.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SS to the first Sc made. (80 chain 3 spaces)

Round 2 – 3: SS into the next chain. Chain 1. *Sc in the next chain 3 space. Chain 3.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SS to the first Sc made.

Round 4: SS into the next chain. Chain 1. *(Sc in the next chain 3 space. Chain 3.) x’s 2. Sc in the next chain 3 space. 7Dc in the next chain 3 space.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SS to the first Sc made.

Round 5: SS into the next chain. Chain 1. *Sc in the next chain 3 space. Chain 3. Sc in the next chain 3 space. (Dc. Chain 1) x’s 6. Dc in the next Dc.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SS to the first Sc made.

Round 6: SS into the next chain. Chain 1. *Sc in the next chain 3 space. (Dc. picot.) across the next 6 Dc. Dc in the next Dc.* Repeat from * to * around. Join with a SS to the first Sc made.

Finish off. Weave in ends.

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