Monday, 24 April 2017


free crochet crop top pattern


I was just gifted this absolutely superb Katia Jaipur cotton yarn made in Barcelona – a superb variegated yarn in the softest of shades.  I was torn with a choice of patterns – and chose a simple one to offset the beauty of the yarn, rather than struggling with a pattern that would detract from it (*it* being the yarn’s beauty!)

I usually like to keep patterns simple when using a variegated yarn, and allowing the yarn to throw its beauty into the mix – so I do hope I have chosen well.

Thanks for joining me once again as we work on and discover this new pattern together. J

Do check my long pinterest “to-do” list for little ladies jackets / boleros at

And inspired by this photo, here are my pattern notes as I work on my project.

Materials usedToday I’ve used ~ 100 gms of the lovely Katia Jaipur Mercerised cotton yarn
For Indians : Though the Katia Jaipur yarn reads *Jaipur*, it’s not a locally available yarn.  It however, compares to our Indian Red Rose & Anchor knitting cottons

Skill level : Intermediate

Stitches used :
fdc : Foundation Double Crochet : This is a unique way of starting a project directly with a row of double crochet stitches.  This makes your whole project neat and even.. in a way that you need to do once, to agree!  If you are familiar with fsc, you’ll wonder why you never used this start before !

Chainless dc start : Instead of the usual dc row start with ch 2 or ch 3, I’d like to introduce this lovely new way of starting a dc row. Do take a look at this self explanatory video at In case you are unhappy with this start, do continue with the usual ch 2 or ch 3 start.  However, all instructions are given assuming that you’re using this chainless dc start. 

How to join with single crochet : Check the links below :

How to join with whip stich : Check the links below :

Instructions : (Using U.S Terminology)

free crochet crop top pattern

I started this pattern off on my own, but somewhere down the line, I found a link to this site, that had the pattern written out in English.  I am thrilled to share this with you.  Go and check this link at for this free pattern. .. and this is the full project made by the designer.

When I make my notes, I like to keep them simple such that they can be adapted to be made for any size.  So go and take a quick look at the general pattern, and if that works for you .. great! Else come back here and take a look at how I have tweaked it just a tad to get this project done.

I plan on starting with the lace pattern only at the waist level (or however long you wish your cropped top to be), and working all the way to the shoulders, without an armhole shaping. 

So basically, using just this lace pattern (which is what the designer has used only for her yoke), I am going to work a simple rectangle, and have the armholes literally work themselves up – as will the boat neckline.
To see what I mean, you just gotta make this :)

The pattern repeat for the lace pattern or yoke part of our top is in mulitples of 6 + 1.

Now the designer has started at the bottom of the blouse and is working to the lacy top part.  I have opted to work just the yoke pattern all the way through for my crop top.

Start : with fdc in multiples of 6 + 1 for a half round waist measure

free crochet crop top pattern

I will now request you to head to the designer's pattern sheet for the rest of this  Lacy pattern
(I gave you just the pattern stitch count for the yoke, as it is not mentioned in the pattern sheet.  As this pattern has been written up by another designer, I cannot re-write her pattern here.)

Using the pattern sheet, work the lacy pattern repeat only  for the yoke portion (or from where the designer has said "Start Lace Pattern") all the way to the shoulder.  
I have decided not to work any armhole or neckline decrease, so I am going to work end to end and will have a rectangular piece that will make up my yoke. 

So, I plan on making two such rectangles, and then joining them together at the shoulders, leaving a boat-neck shaped opening for the neckline.  I will also attach the sides to get an armhole in place.

Decisions & Choices : The pattern worked by the designer looks like it has shaped sleeves.  If you want your sleeve just to lightly flop over your shoulder (Magyar like), then just work a rectangle for the top portion as I have.

However using the designer's full pattern, you will get another pattern to work on too.. so this blog is, in a way, a 2-in-1 effort.

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Have a great day and see you soon. J

Here are some of my older creations.  Have fun with these free patterns too.

(I used to upload photos of all my older creations earlier with the blog links listed just below, but the blog size becomes too heavy and I thought you would like to see all these links anyway - so save myself the trouble of adding photos and you the trouble of cropping them out when you download this Katia Crop Top blog).  Enjoy

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