DIY Crochet Top for Layering – The Daily Evergreen

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Fall is the time for layering; cute crochet project to show style, finesse

LANNAN RUIZ

A crochet top can add pizzazz to any layered outfit.

As the leaves change color and the season shifts into fall, an iconic fashion trend is layering. This crochet top is a must-have for layering and a fun pop of color this fall. It’s a fun edition that you can rock for any occasion.

The project took me about 4 hours from start to finish, but it can easily be done faster, especially if you’re not easily distracted like me. So let’s have fun and crochet.

Hook level: Intermediate

Stationery:

  • Two different bundles of yarn (I used two different pinks)
  • 5.0mm hook
  • Crochet marker (if you don’t have one, a bobby pin or safety pin will also do)
  • Scissors
  • crochet needle

STEP 1: Bralette Cups

  • Warp 15 of yarn (color one).
  • Place a crochet marker on the 15th chain to mark its location.
  • Chain two single crochets in the penultimate stitch (or the 14th chain).
  • Crochet the rest of the 14 stitches.
  • LINE 1 : Chain two and crochet two hooks in the penultimate stitch (or the 2nd stitch).
  • Crochet all the crochet stitches up to the crochet marker.
  • Take out the crochet marker and place three treble crochets at the top on the 15th stitch (where the marker was) and place the marker on the second (or middle) stitch.
  • Continue on the other side of the wire with 14 double crochets to complete the first row.
  • LINE 2: Chain two and repeat double crochet to marker.
  • Place three treble crochets at marker position and continue crocheting on the other side.
  • ROW 3-5 Repeat for three more rows.
  • This should leave you with five rows in total, creating the bralette cup.
  • Cut the thread with about 4 inches of spare and sew the end with your crochet needle.
  • Repeat to create the second bra cup!

STEP 2: Torso and Waist

  • LINE 1 : Channel 10.
  • After chaining 10, crochet the yarn in the bottom corner of a bralette cup.
  • Single crochet 24 total crochets along the bottom of the bralette cup.
  • Channel five.
  • Crochet the yarn in the bottom corner of the other bralette cup.
  • Single crochet 24 total crochets along the bottom of the bralette cup.
  • Channel 10.
  • LINE 2: Chain four and place a single crochet in the third stitch (i.e. skip two from the end of chain 10).
  • Chain two and place a single crochet after skipping two stitches.
  • The pattern should go: double crochet, chain two, skip two stitches and repeat.
  • ROW 3-6: Repeat until you have six rows (or more if you want more coverage).
  • Cut the yarn with about 4 inches left and sew the end with your crochet needle.

STEP 3: Straps and details

  • Sew the thread (color two) starting from the corner of the bralette cup and the waist.
  • After 12 stitches you should be in the middle of the bralette cup. Carefully slide the yarn down the middle of the cup and back down. This creates an outline and a pop or color.
  • Continue slip stitch along the first row from the waist and repeat on the second bralette.
  • Cut with scissors and use your crochet needle to sew at the end.
  • Slip stitch color two along the outside of one of the bralette cups, starting at the corner of the cup and at the waist section and ending at the highest point of the cup.
  • From this point, chain 75 to create the neck strap.
  • Repeat the slip stitch with color two along the other side of the cup, joining the color at the stitch/top of the bralette cup.
  • Repeat for the other bralette cup.

STEP 4: Corset laced in the back

  • Chain 150 (or more depending on comfort).
  • Cut the thread and use a crochet needle to sew the ends.
  • Take your bra and turn it over the back. Use the yarn you just chained to thread the top corner of one side of the shirt (row 1 of the torso and waist). Use the other side to do the same.
  • Take each end and cross the yarn to create an X, then thread the yarn through the bottom of the sides and tie together (row 6 from the torso and waist).

STEP 5: Style!

  • I love wearing clothes like this with long sleeves under the shirt or big fun jackets. Have fun and be creative with how you want to wear your shirt, after all, you made it. Why not show it?
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