The Freesia Top is a great beginner crochet top pattern. Like most of my tops, there is very little sewing involved…yay! I just love the texture of this pattern. It is a very simple cluster stitch that consists mainly of single crochet, double crochet and the slip stitch.
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I was looking for a great lightweight yarn that would work for this top. I just happen to be strolling the aisles of my local yarn shop and found the Lion Brand ZZ Twist yarn. The drape of this yarn is absolutely gorgeous! It is a lightweight #4 premium acrylic yarn that is spun with a ‘’Z’’ twist: the same direction as the yarn wraps around a crocheter’s hook. Just be cautious, one thing I did notice abut this yarn is that it tends to stretch. Keep that in mind when thinking about sizing.
The color I chose for my Freesia Top is called Lilac. It is a gorgeous pale lavender color that is to die for. I felt like this color was just telling me to buy it! I mean, after all, my favorite color is purple. 🙂 If you don’t prefer this color, don’t worry! There are lots of colors to choose from!
The construction of this crochet top is fairly simple. It consists of making two panels that are sewn together. The panels are crocheted by making the top of the shirt first and working your way down. The shoulders and the sides are then sewn together.
I wanted my top to be worn slightly off-the-shoulder giving it a more relaxed and classic feel. To achieve this look, I simply left a wider neckline. This is completely optional.
The sleeves of this top are crocheted by starting underneath the arm opening and making turned rows. Because it is not a long sleeve, I didn’t think it was necessary to crochet the sleeve separately and then sew it on.
Like I mentioned above, this top is a great pattern if you’re new to crochet and are looking to branch out and expand your skills beyond making a scarf or dishcloth. The stitches are basic enough and the construction is pretty straightforward even for the novice crocheter.
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The Crochet Freesia Top Pattern
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- The crochet Freesia Top is crocheted by making two panels: A front and back, that are sewn together at the top and sides.
- The sleeves are constructed by starting underneath the armhole and crocheting in turned rows that are sewn up the side when completed.
- Each row will start with a single crochet/double crochet cluster. Not a slip stitch/double crochet cluster. All rows end in a single crochet.
- If you wish to not have an off-the-shoulder look to this top, simply sew more stitches for each shoulder. If you wish to have a wider opening, sew less stitches for each shoulder.
- To give this top a more finished and polished look, make a single crochet border around the neckline and the bottom of the shirt.
- Whenever it says to sew/seam two pieces together, always flip them inside out and whip/mattress stitch them together to get a cleaner look.
Lion Brand ZZ Twist yarn. XS – 4 1/2 skeins, S – 5 skeins, M – 5 1/2 skeins, L – 6 skeins, XL – 6 1/2 skeins
Fabric Measuring Tape
Single Crochet (sc)
Double Crochet (dc)
Slip Stitch (ss)
This top has a looser fit. The yarn also tends to stretch. Sizes for this pattern include XS-XL.
Model is 5’5″ and is wearing a size M.
Gauge is approximately 14 stitches across x 14 rows = 4″
Stitch count for sizes will be listed in parenthesis in the following order (XS,S,M,L,XL).
Approximate finished size in inches.
Bust: XS (36) S (40) M (44) L (48) XL (52)
Armhole: XS,S (6 1/2) M,L (7 1/2) XL (8)
If you would like to alter the length of the Freesia Top simply crochet less rows for a shorter top, and crochet more rows if you want a longer top.
All Croyden Crochet patterns are written in US crochet terms.
CROCHET FREESIA TOP INSTRUCTIONS
Panel (make 2)
Row 1 – Sc in the 2nd ch from the hook and each ch across. (63,71,79,87,95)
Row 2 – Ch.1 turn, (sc,dc) in the first st, sk next st. *(ss,dc) in the next st, sk next st.* Repeat* until there is one stitch left. Make a sc in the last st. (63,71,79,87,95)
For sizes XS & S: Repeat Row 2 until you have a total of 24 rows.
For sizes M & L: Repeat Row 2 until you have a total of 28 rows.
For size XL: Repeat Row 2 until you have a total of 32 rows.
XS & S: Row 25 – Ch.1 turn, ss in the first four stitches. Then, make a (ss, ch.1, sc ,dc) all in the fifth st, sk next st. *(ss,dc) in the next st, sk next st.* Repeat* until there are five stitches left. Sc in the next st. You will be left with four stitches not worked. (XS – 55st, S- 63st)
M & L: Row 29 – Ch.1 turn, ss in the first four stitches. Then, make a (ss, ch.1, sc, dc) all in the fifth st, sk next st. *(ss,dc) in the next st, sk next st.* Repeat* until there are five stitches left. Sc in the next st. You will be left with four stitches not worked. (M – 71st, L – 79st)
XL: Row 33 – Ch.1 turn, ss in the first four stitches. Then, make a (ss, ch.1, sc, dc) all in the fifth st, sk next st. *(ss,dc) in the next st, sk next st.* Repeat* until there are five stitches left. Sc in the next st. You will be left with four stitches not worked. (87st)
XS & S: Rows 26 thru 76 – Repeat Row 2
M & L: Rows 30 thru 80 – Repeat Row 2
XL: Rows 34 thru 84 – Repeat Row 2
Lay both panels on top of each other.
Next, sew sides of each panel together, along with the small part of the sleeve. Refer to pic.
Sew top of each shoulder together. For reference, I sewed 17st across for each shoulder.
Attach yarn to underneath armhole. See pic.
Ch.1 and make (43,43,49,49,55) sc around. DO NOT JOIN!
Row 1 – Ch.1 turn, (sc,dc) in the first st, sk next st. *(ss,dc) in the next st, sk next st.* Repeat* until there is one st left. Make a sc in the last st. (43,43,49,49,55)
Rows 2 & 3 – Repeat Row 1
XS & S: Ch.1 turn, sc in the first st, sc dec in the next. *sc in the next six stitches, sc dec in the next.* Repeat* until the end of the row. (37)
M & L: Ch.1 turn, sc in the first st, sc dec in the next. *sc in the next seven stitches, sc dec in the next.* Repeat* until there is one stitch left. Sc in the last st. (43)
XL: Ch.1 turn, sc in the first st, sc dec in the next. *sc in the next eight stitches, sc dec in the next.* Repeat* until there are two stitches left. Sc in the last two stitches. (49)
Rows 5 thru 12 – Repeat Row 1
Bind off leaving a long enough tail to seam sleeve.
For a cleaner edge, make a sc border around opening of neckline and bottom of the shirt.
Weave in any loose ends!
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If you like this pattern, you may also like:
The Havana Crochet Top
The Off-the-Shoulder Top
So pretty! I love the color and the stitch ?
What kind of material did I use?
Is it acrylic,it looks like it is !
What kind of material did U use?
Is it acrylic,it looks like it is !
Yes, it is an acrylic yarn.
Can’t print this without 75 pages of stupidity and can’t see directions to work on project without. Won’t do pictures for reference for all the places it says”see picture”. I like the look of the stitch pattern, but can not and will not sit in front of my computer for that many hours to crochet it. Bummer to have it offered and not be able to use it.
Love love this top, I have the perfect color too!!!!
I’m glad you like it!
Is the starting chain row the top of sweater(neck) or bottom of sweater? Just learning. Thanks.
Is starting chain row top (neck) or bottom. Just learning.
You are making two identical panels. The front and back. They essentially are two long rectangles. The starting chain should be the bottom and you will work your way up.