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Rainbow Crochet Top Free Pattern

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It’s June and all about the rainbows! So enter the Rainbow Crochet Top Free Pattern. This tank top is also available as an ad-free purchase by clicking below.

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While a rainbow can, and should, be worn all year long, I have to highlight Pride month. I’m an ally for the LGBTQ+ community. But what does it mean to be an ally? Here are some simplified bullet points:

  • Offer financial support to organizations that help the LGBTQ+ community, such as the Trevor Project or the One Pulse Foundation
  • Advocate for reducing the income gap. The getREAL program is promoting this and taking action.
  • Uplift by using supporting and kind words. Speak out against hate.
  • Understand the adversity. Follow and support LGBTQ+ makers such as Mr. Domestic.
  • Celebrate Pride all year long! June is a great month to fly those flags and show those rainbows, but it can last every single day.

The Hook

I have even more awesome news. By purchasing the new Furls Crochet Streamline Pride, they will donate 10% to The Trevor Project all year long. No matter when you purchase, the Streamline Pride Hook will keep on giving.

Supplies:

Crochet Hook:

5.0mm (H hook) & 4mm (G hook), or hook to obtain gauge

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Notions:

Removable stitch markers if needed
Yarn needle to weave in ends
Scissors

Yarn:

WeCrochet Cotlin (dk weight yarn)
70% Tanguis Cotton, 30% Linen, 123yds/50g
Colorway: Swan (White)
(4, 4, 5, 5) (6, 6, 7, 7) Skeins

1 Skein of each color below:
Moroccan Red
Clementine (Orange)
Canary (Yellow)
Sprout (Green)
Planetarium (Blue)
Lilac (Purple)

Yardage:

Extra Small: 475 yds (434 m)
Small: 490 yds (448 m)
Medium: 540 yds (494 m)
Large: 580 yds (530 m)
1X: 630 yds (576 m)
2X: 690 yds (631 m)
3X: 750 yds (686 m)
4X: 810 yds (740 m)
5X: 870 yds (795 m)

Abbreviations/Stitches:

ch – chain
hdc – half double crochet
hdc2tog – half double crochet 2 together
hdc3tog – half double crochet 3 together
sc – single crochet
Stsc – stacked single crochet
Stsc2tog – stacked single crochet 2 together
Stsc3tog – stacked single crochet 3 together
st(s) -stitch(es)

Gauge:

18 sts by 12 rows = 4×4” in hdc

Skill Level:

Beginner/Easy

Sizes:

Finished Bust Sizes
Extra Small: 31” (79 cm)
Small: 33” (84 cm)
Medium: 36” (91 cm)
Large: 40” (101 cm)
1X: 44” (112 cm)
2X: 48” (123 cm)
3X: 52” (132 cm)
4x: 56” (142 cm)
5x: 60” (152 cm)
This is a fitted garment

Notes:

Sizes are written as: xs (s, m, l, 1x) (2x, 3x, 4x, 5x)
This crochet summer top is worked flat in two pieces and then seamed down the sides with a lace crochet stitch. The top straps are hand seamed.
This pattern substitutes a traditional chain 2 on the edges for a Stacked Single Crochet.

Special Stitches:

Stacked Single Crochet (Stsc): https://brianakdesigns.com/stacked-single-crochet/
Stacked Single Crochet 3 Together (Stsc3tog) – Video Instructions: https://brianakdesigns.com/stacked-single-crochet/


Do not chain at the beginning of the row. Insert your hook into the first stitch, yarn over, and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through both loops on the hook. (this will now look similar to a single crochet stitch). Insert your hook into the verticle bar below, yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and insert your hook into the second stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through two loops on the hook. Yarn over and insert your hook into the third stitch, yarn over and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through two loops on the hook. Yarn over and pull through the remaining four loops on the hook.
Now the Dc3tog using the Stacked Single Crochet Stitch is complete.

Tip: Mark this stitch with a stitch marker so you know which stitch is your first stitch in the row.

Rainbow Crochet Top Video

Rainbow Crochet Top Schematic

Rainbow Crochet Top Body (Make 2)

RowDescription
1 (WS)With White, ch 65 (69, 77, 85, 95) (103, 113, 121, 131), in the first ch from the hook Stsc, hdc in each remaining sts across, turn. OR use a foundation hdc of 65 (69, 77, 85, 95) (103, 113, 121, 131) St count for this section will not change.
2 (RS)With Purple, Stsc in first, *ch 1, skip 1, hdc in next*; repeat from * to * across, turn.
3Stsc in first, hdc in next, *ch 1, skip 1, hdc in next*; repeat from * to * across until last st, hdc in last, turn.
4-13Repeat rows 2-3 changing yarn color every two rows in the following order: Blue, Green, Yellow, Orange, and Red. Fasten off each color and weave in ends as you work this section.
14-33With White, Stsc, hdc in each remaining sts across, turn. If you would like to customize length to be longer or shorter, add more or fewer rows in this section. The neckline will pull in a little with the finishing trim.

Decreasing for Arms

RowDescriptionSt Count
1Stsc3tog, hdc until the last 3 sts, hdc3tog, turn.61 (65, 73, 81, 91) (99, 109, 117, 127)
2Repeat Row 157 (61, 69, 77, 87) (95, 105, 113, 123)
3Sizes 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X ONLY: Repeat Row 1na (na, na, na, 83) (91, 101, 109, 119)

First Triangle for sizes xs (s, m, L, 1x)

RowDescriptionSt Count
1Stsc3tog, hdc 25 (27, 31, 35, 38), turn.26 (28, 32, 36, 39)
2Stsc2tog, hdc until the last 3 sts, hdc3tog, turn.23 (25, 29, 33, 36)
3Stsc, hdc in each sts across, turn.23 (25, 29, 33, 36)
4Stsc2tog, hdc until the last 2 sts, hdc2tog, turn.21 (23, 27, 31, 34)
RepeatsRepeat rows 3-4 until there are 7 (7, 7, 7, 8) sts7 (7, 7, 7, 8)
StrapsRepeat row 3 three more times. NOTE: Hold the piece up to your body and determine if the garment is the right fit for you. You might want to add more rows if you would like a lower ‘V’ in the front and back.7 (7, 7, 7, 8)

First Triangle for sizes (2x, 3x, 4x, 5x)

RowDescriptionSt Count
1Stsc3tog, hdc (42, 47, 51, 56), turn.(43, 48, 52, 57)
2Stsc2tog, hdc until the last 2 sts, hdc2tog, turn.(41, 46, 50, 51)
RepeatsRepeat row 2 for (11, 12, 12, 12) more times(22, 22, 26, 27)
3Stsc, hdc in each sts across, turn.(22, 22, 26, 27)
4Stsc2tog, hdc until the last 2 sts, hdc2tog, turn.(20, 20, 24, 25)
RepeatsRepeat rows 3-4 until there are (8, 8, 8, 9) sts(8, 8, 8, 9)
StrapsRepeat row 3 three more times. NOTE: Hold the piece up to your body and determine if the garment is the right fit for you. You might want to add more rows if you would like a lower ‘V’ in the front and back.(8, 8, 8, 9)

Second Triangle for sizes xs (s, m, L, 1x)

RowDescriptionSt Count
1With the same right side facing you as Row 1 from the First Triangle, skip one stitch to the left of the last st worked, and attach yarn to the next. Stsc, hdc until the last 3 sts, hdc3tog, turn.26 (28, 32, 36, 39)
2Stsc3tog, hdc until the last 2 sts, hdc2tog, turn.23 (25, 29, 33, 36)
3Stsc, hdc in each sts across, turn.23 (25, 29, 33, 36)
4Stsc2tog, hdc until the last 2 sts, hdc2tog, turn.21 (23, 27, 31, 34)
RepeatsRepeat rows 3-4 until there are 7 (7, 7, 7, 8) sts. If extra rows were added on the first strap add the same amount to this strap.7 (7, 7, 7, 8)

Second Triangle for sizes (2x, 3x, 4x, 5x)

RowDescriptionSt Count
1With the same right side facing you as Row 1 from the First Triangle, skip one stitch to the left of the last st worked, and attach yarn to the next. Stsc, hdc until the last 3 sts, hdc3tog, turn.(43, 48, 52, 57)
2Stsc2tog, hdc until the last 2 sts, hdc2tog, turn.(41, 46, 50, 51)
RepeatsRepeat row 2 for (11, 12, 12, 12) more times(22, 22, 26, 27)
3Stsc, hdc in each sts across, turn.(22, 22, 26, 27)
4Stsc2tog, hdc until the last 2 sts, hdc2tog, turn.(20, 20, 24, 25)
RepeatsRepeat rows 3-4 until there are (8, 8, 8, 9) sts(8, 8, 8, 9)
StrapsRepeat row 3 three more times. NOTE: Hold the piece up to your body and determine if the garment is the right fit for you. You might want to add more rows if you would like a lower ‘V’ in the front and back.(8, 8, 8, 9)

Seaming

Place the pieces together with right sides facing out and seam the top shoulders together with white yarn.

Neckline

RoundDescription
1 (RS)Join your white yarn on the neckline at the shoulder seam. Slip stitch all the way around the neck opening, placing one stitch per row. Do no join.
2 (RS)Working in the blo of previous sl sts, slip stitch around the neckline again, join and weave in ends.

Slip Stitching The Body

With the piece lying flat and the longest sides are horizontal with the right side facing, join with white yarn to the top right corner. This will start by working from the bottom corner of a body piece and towards the underarm. Slip stitch around the perimeter of the piece, placing one stitch per row.

Next Round:

Working in the blo of the previous sl sts, [Stsc in the first, ch 1, skip 1, hdc in next ; repeat from * to * along the body rows. Sl st until next section of body sts. Stsc in the next body sts; repeat from * to * again. Ch 1 at the corner and sl st on the edge of current hdc and along the bottom sts.] Repeat from [ to ] for the rest of the piece. Do not fasten off.

Seaming Sides:

Place the sides of the body together and work up the sides of the top until the underarm. Insert your hook into the blo of the right side and the blo of the left side, yarn over and pull up a loop, pull loop through all sts on the hook. Next, insert your hook into the blo of the left side and the blo of the right side, yarn over and pull up a loop, pull loop through all sts on the hook. Repeat from * to * for all the body rows. Fasten off.
Attach yarn to the bottom of the opposite side and repeat above.

Rainbow Croche Top Finishing:

Fasten off and weave in all ends, lightly block and wear.

Thank you to WeCrochet for sponsoring this project.

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