Trinity Summer Top – Blue Star Crochet

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Veronika Cromwell has designed a pretty summer top, featuring light and lacy shell stitches. The Trinity Summer Top crochet pattern is available for free, in nine different sizes, in the post below.

Trinity Summer Crochet Top Ribbed Neckline Free Pattern

Meet Veronika from Blue Star Crochet

I’m Veronika, the crochet designer and blogger behind https://bluestarcrochet.com.

I was taught to crochet as a young girl by my mum who is a keen crocheter and knitter. I rediscovered crochet in my early twenties and began exploring different techniques. I have always enjoyed tweaking patterns or combining different elements from multiple patterns to create something I designed in my head.

When I was expecting my first son, I started making various items for him from blankets, toys and clothes. I made him a Tunisian crochet raglan cardigan which ended up being published in Inside Crochet Magazine. It was a steep learning curve which I thoroughly enjoyed and carried on working with other magazines and yarn companies.

Craving creative freedom and exploring my own style, I started my own blog in May 2020 where I share free patterns and tutorials for crocheters of all abilities. I mostly enjoy designing women’s garments and accessories with a few designs for the rest of the family.

You can find all my patterns and designs on my Ravelry page or in my Etsy shop


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The Pattern

I am so excited to share my Trinity Summer Top with you today. This is a beautiful summer top which uses lacy shell stitches to create a light garment full of drape. I designed it across nine different sizes so everyone can make one. It has a very easy construction of two rectangles with a very simple shaping across the neckline. It is a great pattern if you have never made a garment before. I have also filmed a full video tutorial you can follow and make yourself something pretty to wear through the summer.

Trinity Summer Top Crochet Pattern

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Trinity Summer Top Free Crochet Pattern Guest Design

King Cole yarn is available from your local yarn shop, or online at the links in my post below.

Supplies

  • King Cole Cottonsoft Candy (DK weight; 100% cotton; 210m/229 yards per 100 g ball) x 3 (3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6) balls in Pink Fizz (2855)
  • 4 mm (G) crochet hook
  • 5 mm (H) crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • Scissors

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Difficulty Level

Easy

Finished Sizes

The Trinity Summer Top is designed with positive ease between 3 – 7 cm, fabric produced is stretchy and full of drape. For best fit measure your chest circumference and choose a size according to your desired fit.

SIZECHEST CIRCUMFERENCEFINISHED LENGTH
XS80 cm55.5 cm
S93 cm55.5 cm
M100 cm60 cm
L113 cm60 cm
XL120 cm60 cm
2XL133 cm64.5 cm
3XL140 cm64.5 cm
4XL153 cm64.5 cm
5XL160 cm64.5 cm

Tension (Gauge)

Using a 5 mm (H) hook: 3 pattern repeats x 9 rows = 10 x 10 cm

Abbreviations

Our Crochet Translation Project offers translations in many languages.
Check out the Basic Crochet Terms in 10 languages here.

U.S. Terminology used

  • beg – beginning
  • ch – chain
  • ch-sp – chain space
  • dc – double crochet
  • g – grams
  • half shell – 3 tr at beginning or end of row
  • m – meters
  • prev – previous
  • sc –  single crochet
  • sc2tog – single crochet the following 2 sts together, decrease
  • sc blo – single crochet through back loop only
  • shell – 5 dc in same st / space
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sp(s) – space(s)
  • st(s) – stitch(es)

Helpful Tutorials

Notes

  • this top is worked as separate front and back panel
  • these are then sewn together at the shoulder seams and down the sides
  • the back panel is a simple rectangle shape with no shaping
  • the front panel is worked up to and then split for a neckline to right and left shoulder
  • with stitches left unworked in the middle
  • this creates the neckline
  • the neckline is then finished off with short rows of sc blo worked around the neck
  • opening at right angle to the main body
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Trinity Summer Top Crochet Pattern

This top is worked as separate front and back panels. Simple shaping is done on the front panel for the neckline. The panels are seamed together to create the finished top.

Using your 5 mm (H) hook (or size required for gauge):

BACK PANEL

Chain 62 (72, 77, 87, 92, 102, 107, 117, 122).

Row 1: starting in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc in each of next 2 ch sts, * 3 ch, miss 2 ch sts**, 1 sc in each of next 3 ch sts; repeat from * across until last 2 sts ending last repeat at **, 1 sc in each of last 2 ch sts, turn. [37 (43, 46, 52, 55, 61, 64, 70, 73) sc + 12 (14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 23, 24) x 3 ch-sps]

Row 2: 1 ch (doesn’t count as a st throughout), 1 sc in first sc, *miss next sc, 1 shell into next 3 ch-sp, miss next sc, 1 sc in next sc; repeat from * across working last sc into last sc, turn. [12 (14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 23, 24) shells, 13 (15, 16, 18, 19, 21, 22, 24, 25) sc]

Row 3: 3 ch (counts as 1 hdc + 1 ch-sp), miss next dc, * 1 sc in each of next 3 dc**, 3 ch, miss next (dc, sc, dc); repeat from *across ending last repeat at **, miss next dc, 1 ch, 1 hdc into last sc, turn. [2 hdc, 2 x 1 ch-sps, 36 (42, 45, 51, 54, 60, 63, 69, 72) sc, 11 (13, 14, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22, 23) x 3 ch-sps]

Row 4: 3 ch (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc into next 1 ch-sp, * miss next sc, 1 sc into next sc, miss next sc**, 1 shell into next 3 ch-sp; repeat from * across ending last repeat at **, 2 dc into last 1 ch-sp, 1 dc into 2nd ch of beg 3 ch from prev row. [11 (13, 14, 16, 17, 19, 20, 22, 23) shells, 2 half shells, 12 (14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 23, 24) sc]

Row 5: 1 ch, 1 sc in first dc, 1 sc in next dc, * 3 ch, miss next (dc, sc, dc) **, 1 sc in each of next 3 dc; repeat from * across ending last repeat at **, 1 sc in next dc, 1 sc into top of beg 3 ch from prev row, turn. [37 (43, 46, 52, 55, 61, 64, 70, 73) sc + 12 (14, 15, 17, 18, 20, 21, 23, 24) x 3 ch-sps]

Repeat Rows 2 – 5 another 11 (11, 12, 12, 12, 13, 13, 13, 13) times or until you reach desired length.

Last row: 1 ch, 1 sc in each of next 2 sc, *2 sc into next 3 ch-sp **, 1 sc in each of next 3 sc; repeat from * across ending last repeat at **, 1 sc in each of last 2 sc. [61 (71, 76, 86, 91, 101, 106, 116, 121) sc]

Fasten off.

Continue pattern with FRONT PANEL.

FRONT PANEL

Repeat pattern as for BACK PANEL repeating Rows 2 – 5 another 8 (8, 9, 9, 9,
10, 10, 10, 10) times.

Repeat Rows 2 – 4 one more time. [40 (40, 44, 44, 44, 48, 48, 48, 48) rows]

Continue pattern with SPLITTING THE NECKLINE.

SPLITTING THE NECKLINE

RIGHT SHOULDER

Row 41 (41, 45, 45, 45, 49, 49, 49, 49): 1 ch, 1 sc in first dc, 1 sc in next dc, [3 ch, miss next (dc, sc, dc), 1 sc in each of next 3 dc] 2 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6) times, 3 ch, miss next (dc, sc, dc), 1 sc in next dc, 1 sc2tog across next 2 dc, turn leaving remaining sts unworked. [10 (13, 13, 16, 16, 19, 19, 22, 22) sc + 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7) x 3 ch-sps]

Repeat Rows 2 – 5 twice for all sizes in established pattern across the right shoulder only.

Last row: as for Back Panel. [16 (21, 21, 26, 26, 31, 31, 36, 36) sc]

Fasten off.

LEFT SHOULDER

Miss 5 (5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9) whole shells in the middle of the front panel, miss 1 dc on the following shell and join yarn in next dc.

Row 41 (41, 45, 45, 45, 49, 49, 49, 49): 1 ch, starting in same st, 1 sc2tog across next 2 dc, 1 sc in next dc, [3 ch, miss next (dc, sc, dc), 1 sc in each of next 3 dc] 2 (3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6) times, 3 ch, miss next (dc, sc, dc), 1 sc in next dc, 1 sc into top of beg 3 ch, turn. [10 (13, 13, 16, 16, 19, 19, 22, 22) sc + 3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7) x 3 ch-sps]

Repeat Rows 2 – 5 twice for all sizes in established pattern across the right shoulder only.

Last row: as for Back Panel. [16 (21, 21, 26, 26, 31, 31, 36, 36) sc]

Fasten off.

SEWING UP THE TRINITY SUMMER TOP

Line up the front and back panel at the shoulder seams with wrong sides facing out.

Using yarn needle OR crochet hook and single crochet stitch, seam the panels together at the shoulders.

Starting at the top of the shoulder measure 17.5 (18.5, 20, 21.5, 22.5, 24, 25, 26.5, 27.5) cm down and place a stitch marker or a piece of yarn to mark out the armhole opening.
Alternatively, put the top over your head and mark out the armhole depth to your liking.

Attach yarn and sew the side starting at the bottom towards to marked spot. Repeat on both sides.

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NECKLINE

Turn the crochet top right side out after sewing.

Attach yarn in first st of the back with right side facing you.

Rnd 1: 1 ch, 1 sc in each st across the neckline opening on the back panel (29 (29, 34, 34, 39, 39, 44, 44, 49 sc), working around the end row sts down the left shoulder panel, work 1 sc around each end row sc, 2 sc around each end row hdc and 3 sc around each end row dc stitch (15 sc), working across the missed shells of the front panel neckline, work 1 sc into each dc
and 1 hdc into each sc, [27 (27, 32, 32, 37, 37, 42, 42, 47) sc + 6 (6, 7, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 10) hdc], work around the end row sts up the right shoulder panel (15 sc), sl st to top of first st. [92 (92, 103, 103, 114, 114, 125, 125, 136) sts]

RIBBED NECKLINE

Using your 5 mm (H) hook (or size required for gauge):

Chain 6.

Row 1: starting in 2nd ch from hook, 1 sc across the chain just made, sl st to same st on neckline, sl st into next st on neckline, turn. [5 sc]

Row 2: 1 ch (doesn’t count as a st throughout), 1 sc blo in each st until last, 1 sc in last, turn. [5 sc]

Row 3: 1 ch, 1 sc, 4 sc blo, (sl st into next st on neckline) twice, turn. [5 sc]

Repeat Rows 2 – 3 around the neckline.

FINISHING INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE TRINITY SUMMER TOP

After completing the ribbing around the neckline, line up the last row and the underside of the foundation chain.

Sew or crochet together on the wrong side.

Sew in all ends.

Block to dimensions if necessary to open up the lace pattern.

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