The Off the Shoulder Crochet Top is a simple yet classic top that that works well with just about any outfit. It features a crochet mesh stitch that makes this design light and airy for the summer months.
We are not even a couple weeks into Summer and it is already crazy around here! Between swimming lessons, weddings, barbecues, upcoming camping trips and other various activities, I have had little time to crochet. I’m sure a lot of you can relate, right?
The other day I was browsing in one of my local department stores and came across this really cute crochet off-the-shoulder top. As I started looking at the top and seeing how it was constructed, I thought, “I bet I can create something like this!”
I knew I wanted the pattern to be very airy with a loose fit. I settled on a simple double crochet mesh stitch. This pattern is soooo easy! If you know how to double and single crochet, then you’re good to go!
The yarn I used for this pattern is Premiere Candy Shop yarn. I thought the color changes of this yarn were very gradual, which I loved! Often with other color changing yarn, I have experienced abrupt color changes. This can make your garment look ill fitting and a little mismatched. This Off The Shoulder Crochet Top can be crocheted using any worsted weight yarn.
If you are new to crochet or are just looking for a pretty yet simple top to crochet, then this design is perfect for you.
I hope you enjoy the pattern!
Off the Shoulder Crochet Top Pattern
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The pattern is written from top down. Measure from one end of your shoulder across to the end of your other shoulder and add 10 inches. For example, my measurement from shoulder to shoulder was 17 inches. I then added 10 more inches to get 27 inches. This is how long you want to make your starting chain. Make sure your starting chain is a multiple of 2.
Double Crochet (dc)
Single Crochet (sc)
Single Crochet Decrease (sc dec)
2 1/2 skeins (cakes) of Premiere Candy Shop yarn. The color in the pictures is Jelly Bean. Any comparable worsted weight yarn will also work for this pattern.
Fabric Measuring Tape
OFF THE SHOULDER CROCHET TOP PATTERN
The pattern is written for a size Medium.
You will make a front and back panel.
Row 1 – 1 dc in 6th ch from the hook. Ch 1 sk next stitch, dc in the next. *ch 1 sk next st, dc in the next* Repeat *til end of row. (47 dc) turn
Row 2 – Ch 4 (counts as a dc, ch 1), sk first dc, *1 dc in next dc, ch 1; repeat *til end of row, ending 1 dc in the 3rd ch of turning ch. (47 dc) turn
Rows 3 thru 14 – Repeat row 2
Here is what your work should look like so far:
Attach yarn right above the 6th dc stitch from the right end.
Row 1 – Ch 4 (counts as a dc, ch 1), sk first dc, *1 dc in next dc, ch 1; repeat *til the the top of the 6th dc from the end. (37 dc) turn
Rows 2 thru 17 – Repeat row 1
Row 18 – Ch.1 sc in same st and each st across. (72)
Here is what your panel should look like:
Crochet another panel for the back the same exact way you did for the front.
Next, take both panels and and place one on top of the other with wrong sides facing out.
Sew together each long side and underneath both arms.
Next, measure approx. 7.5 inches from the corner of the sleeve in. Do this measurement for both sleeves and sew top of both panels together.
Turn your work right side out.
Next, attach yarn to any part of the bottom of your work.
Round 1 – Ch.1, sc in same st and each st around. Join round with a slip stitch. (144)
Round 2 – Ch.1, sc in same st and the next 4 stitches, sc dec in the next. *sc in the next 11 stitches, sc dec in the next* Repeat *til there are 7 stitches left. 1 sc in the last 7 stitches. Join with a ss. (133)
Round 3 – Repeat row 1. (133)
Round 4 – Ch.1, sc in the same st and the next 5 stitches, sc dec in the next. *sc in the next 12 stitches, sc dec in the next* Repeat *til end of round. Join with a ss. (123)
Round 5 – Repeat row 1 (123)
Round 6 – Ch.1, sc in same st and the next 3 stitches, sc dec in next. *sc in the next 11 stitches, sc dec in the next* Repeat *til end of round. Join with a ss. (113)
Round 7 – Repeat round 1 (113)
Round 8 – Ch.1 sc in the same st and the next 6 stitches, sc dec in the next. *sc in the next 11 stitches, sc dec in the next. Repeat *til end of round. Join with a ss. (104)
Rounds 9 thru 12 – Repeat row 1
For a polished look, I put a trim of 2 rows of sc around the neckline and edge of each sleeve.
Weave in loose ends!
Thank you so much for following along with this Off The Shoulder Crochet Top Pattern. Make sure to tag me on Instagram with all of your Croyden Crochet creations! I would love to see them!
Other Patterns You May Like:
- Freesia Top / 2. Simply Striped Tee / 3. Havana Top
Quick, easy and just gorgeous in this yarn! Thank you for sharing!
I am confused, do you start with the width of your shoulders or the 96? Thank you
Not everyone is the same size. The pattern is written for a size Medium. If you are a different size, then yes, you will measure the width of your shoulders and make your chain count based on those measurements 🙂
Sorry, forgot to tell you to add 10 inches to your measurement!
Thank you so much! I look forward to making this top!
Karen Mackin says
if u make it bigger? Do u still start on the 6th stitch ?? (after row 14)
Yes, you do. Attaching the yarn right above the 6th dc ensures the same length for the sleeve no matter what the starting stitch counts is. Hope this helps!
Paula Kolarik says
This will be the 3rd garment I’m making from your generous patterns! I know I will get a lot of wear out of this top & I’m making in the same color (Premier Jellybean) you did so I know it’s going to be fantastic!
Cheryl Hazer says
Hi. I love your pattern, but am somewhat confused. Do you have a tutorial ? I am confused as to how when join at the 6 stitch how do you get back to that stitch without starting the pattern in a round?
You will work in rows. So when you get to the end just turn your work.
Hello! Love this pattern. It’ll be my first garment! Was wondering, I saw where you can increase the width of the pattern — can you also increase the length? Would you do this by adding rows? I’m larger in the chest and belly, so want to make sure I give myself ample room. Thanks in advance!
Yes, absolutely! Just crochet more rows in length. I’m so happy you love the pattern!