Looking for an easy crochet top? The Olivia crochet top is a basic 2 rectangle design which makes it a great pattern for those wanting to try a crochet garment! And I promise with the free pattern below you can learn how to crochet a sweater top in no time at all!
This crochet pattern top is special!
This pattern is special to me because it is officially my first ever crochet top design! I am so proud of this piece and the hours it took to figure out sizing, yardage and photographing it! I am so so happy and proud to share this crochet sweater top with you! I hope you like it and please let me know if you do decide to make it!
For the entire design you will be using the Lion Brand Jeans Cotton which is just an amazing extension of their Jeans acrylic yarn line! It is a DK light weight yarn but is amazingly soft and works up beautifully in sweaters, baby blankets and even for a comfy summer throw! You will need two colors of this yummy yarn (or even one if you prefer less ends to weave in) and then you are good to go!
The Drape is Perfect for a Top!
Another thing you will love about this yarn is the drape! It needs little to no shaping and lays beautifully when worn!
Easy to Construct Crochet Top!
This piece uses just TWO basic rectangles and is super easy to put together! You will need to know how to do the mattress stitch & a slip stitch to finish. That’s it!
Grab a PDF too!
If you are ready to get started scroll on down for the free pattern or purchase an inexpensive PDF version for only $2.99 below.
The Pattern Details
Description: You will love how easy this lightweight top feels when worn. The soft drape and the way it wears will have you going back to this piece time and time again!
Skill Level: Intermediate
- Ch = Chain
- Dc = Double Crochet
- Sk St = Skip Stitch
- Sc = Single Crochet
LB Collection Jeans Cotton Yarn (Weight: 3: Light / 218 yards 3.5 oz or 100 g)
Color: Sun Bleached & Classic Indigo if doing the color blocked look or just one color of choice from the LB Collection Jeans Cotton Yarn Line.
- S = 700 yards or 4 skeins total
- M = 850 yards or 4 skeins total
- L = 1000 yards or 5 skeins total
- XL = 1100 yards or 6 skeins total
- 2XL = 1350 yards or 7 skeins total
- 3XL = 1500 yards or 8 skeins total
H 5.00 mm crochet hook
F 3.75 mm crochet hook (For lace scalloped details)
Measuring tape or ruler
Gauge: 6 st(s) = approx. 2 inches & 2 rows of sc & dc is approx. 1 inch
- Bust: 34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54)”
- Length: 24 (24, 25.5, 25.5, 26.5, 26.5)”
- Neckline: 11 (11, 12,12, 12.5, 12.5)”
- Armhole: 7 (7, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5)”
- Written in Standard US terms
- Sizes are in parenthesis (S) (M) (L) (XL) (2XL) (3XL)
- The color block look is optional. If you’d prefer to one color that is totally fine. (less ends to weave in!)
- I changed my color on row 34 but this is totally optional and you can change colors on any row or even make stripes!
- If you are between sizes, please size up.
- To follow pattern more easily, highlight all numbers for your size before beginning.
Olivia Free Crochet Top Pattern
Panels: Make 2
1 = Front Panel
1 = Back Panel
Foundation Row: Ch (53 ) (63) (73) (83) (93) (103)
Row 1: Ch 1, starting in the second ch from the hook sc, sc into each ch across, turn. (52) (62) (72) (82) (92) (102)
Row 2: Ch 2, dc, sk a st, dc, go back to sk st then dc, *sk a st, dc, go back to sk st then dc, repeat from * across ending with 1 dc in last st, turn. (52) (62) (72) (82) (92) (102)
Row 3: Ch 1, starting in the first st make 1 sc, sc into each st across, turn. (52) (62) (72) (82) (92) (102)
Row 4-33: Ch 1, Repeat row 2 & 3. (52) (62) (72) (82) (92) (102)
Row 34: Change color to Classic Indigo (optional, can do one color instead), repeat row 2 (52) (62) (72) (82) (92) (102)
Row 35 – 48: Repeat row 3 & 2 (52) (62) (72) (82) (92) (102)
For size S & M
Row 49: Repeat row 3, fasten off (52) (62)
For size L & XL
Row 49 & 50: Repeat row 3 & 2 (72) (82)
Row 51: Repeat row 3, fasten off. (72) (82)
For size 2XL & 3XL
Row 49 – 52: Repeat row 3 & 2. (92) (102)
Row 53: Repeat row 3, fasten off. (92) (102)
Sides: With the wrong side of the front & back panel facing, start at the bottom of the garment and sew the side seam (use the mattress stitch) until the inches shown below are left according to the size made. If you would like more room at the hips leave 3-4″ slit (un-seamed) at the bottom, on each side of body.
Arm Hole: Leave indicated space for arm hole when seaming up the sides at the top of piece
- M: 7.5″
- L: 8″
- XL: 8.5″
- 2XL: 9″
- 3XL: 9.5″
Shoulders: Before you work the seams ( I recommend a slip stitch seam) across the top of the shoulders, try on the garment and mark off how wide you want your neckline to be.
*Use the 3.75 mm hook for this part of the top.
(optional) I suggest using a contrasting color but any color would work fine.
Working along the sleeve opening work 4 sc’s in the side of the first dc row, in the next dc row work 5 double crochets along the side, repeat this process around the sleeve opening, finishing with a sl st to the first set of 4 sc’s.
One Last Step: Weave in the ends throughout the piece with a yarn needle and you are done!
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