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Summer crochet and knit top beginner

While it is summer, my house isn’t being as adventurous outside of the home this season, and you might relate to that. I’ve also taken this challenge to use what is in my stash and I just so happened to have some amazing Whims Merino Yarn just calling to me. As expected, it was perfect for this project. I highly recommend you jump on over to the website and put in an order, no need to leave the house.

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The weather is starting to warm up so now is the time to start those fun summer garments. And this one is a relaxing easy crochet piece, perfect for practicing those lazy summer vibes while soaking up some sun. Plus, a little extra crochet time is just what we all need right now. 

This top is made in two pieces. If you would like you can work the pieces together or wait until the first piece is done and then start on the other.

Are you a knitter? I have created a mimic of this pattern in knit, check it out HERE.


Crochet Hook:

5.0mm (H hook), or hook to obtain gauge


Removable stitch markers if needed
Yarn needle to weave in ends


Furls Whims Merino DK
in colorway Blue


XS: 455 yards, 3 skeins
S: 502 yards, 3 skeins
M: 625 yards, 3 skeins
L: 724 yards, 4 skeins
1X: 827 yards, 4 skeins
2X: 959 yards, 5 skeins
3X: 1,100 yards 5 skeins


ch – chain
sc – single crochet
sl st – slip stitch
st(s) – stitch(es)
RS – Right Side
WS – Wrong Side


21 sts and 24 rows = 4×4” (10 cm)
in Moss Stitch

Skill Level:



Finished Bust Sizes (includes ease)
XS: 32.5” (83 cm)
S: 35” (88 cm)
M: 40” (102 cm)
L: 44” (112 cm)
1X: 49” (125 cm)
2X: 51.5 “ (131 cm)
3X: 56.5 (144 cm)


The Summer Crochet Top is a simplistic design that creates two rectangle pieces, front and back.
This pattern is worked from the main body bottom to top lace in two rectangle pieces. Then a slip stitch ribbing is added along each bottom piece. Last it’s seamed together at the sides and top shoulders.

Sizes are written as:
XS (S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3x)

Graph measurements are in inches.

Summer Crochet Top Measurement Shematic


1 (RS)Chain 85 (93, 105, 117, 129, 136, 149) Sc in the second chain from hook and across, turn. Stitch count for every row in this pattern is 84 (92, 104, 116, 128, 136, 148)
2 (WS)Ch 1 (does not count as st), sc in first 2 sts, *ch 1, skip 1, sc in next*; repeat from * to * across, turn.
RepeatsThis repeat section will create the body section before the top lace work. Repeat row 2 until total body row count is 60 (66, 72, 76, 78, 84, 90) rows. For a longer or shorter top, add/omit rows. If adjusting the length of the Summer Knit Top, keep track of rows so front and back have the same row counts. The body portion will measure approx. 10 (11, 12, 12.5, 13, 14, 15) inches.

Lace Top:

1If desired, change yarn colors for a pop of color on the top of the summer shirt. All chains are counted in stitch count for the lace portion. *Ch 3 , skip 3 sts, slip st in next*; repeat from * to * across, turn. 
2Ch 2, sl st in the ch 3 space, *ch 3, sl st in the ch 3 space*; repeat from * to * across, sl st in last ch, turn.
3*Ch 3, sl st in the ch 3 space*; repeat from * to * until ch 2 space, sl st into ch 2 space, turn.
RepeatsRepeat rows 2-3 eight more times creating a 5 inch panel of lace. Fasten off and continue to ribbed bottom.

Ribbed Bottom:

1Chain 6, sl st in 2nd chain from hook and across. (5 sts) St st in 2 sts on brim (these count as a turning chain), turn.
2Skip the two st sts on brim, in blo, sl st 5, turn.
3Ch 1, in blo, sl st 5, sl st in next 2 sts on the bottom edge, turn.
RepeatsRepeat rows 2-3 along the bottom edge of shirt.


Block both front and back pieces to make seaming easier. Using the schematic measurements from the notes and the mattress seam, line up each side and seam, leaving the opening for the arms.

And then line up the shoulders of Front and Back, seam the shoulders on each side, leaving an opening for the neck.

The chain stitches may shrink back down a little after blocking, so most important measure the opening for the head and seam the remainder of shoulder stitches. Wear and Enjoy!


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