Walking through shopping centers can be so inspiring for us who know how to crochet. It is really hard to let myself spend money on pricey machine crocheted items when I know I can make it myself.
That being said, I have spent the last year searching for the perfect pattern to open my crochet world to adult clothing. When I spotted >>THIS<< free crochet pattern by EmmHouse I knew it was “The One”!
I was so thrilled to see how easily the shirt is made. It reminds me of making two big doilies and adding straps, then piecing it together. Very simple, and even the crochet beginner could figure it out with determination.
I did have to make adjustments on the shoulder parts so my numbers added up. You do not have to trust mine, but if you find your numbers don’t add up you are more than welcome to come back to my notes when you reach that point.
-note- The round parts of the pattern worked up perfectly and needed no changes at all.
-note- I used a 3.25 hook for starting CH circle and a 4 mm hook for rest.
-note- I used Cascade DK Cherub that is always on sale at Craftsy! CLICK HERE to use my affiliate link! 🙂
-note- When you reach the crochet sleeves, I did not CH 5 after or before the shells on shoulder pieces…. besides on row 24. On row 26, CH 5 after shell. but not before the finishing shell. Follow rows 28- 30 exactly as directed. On second sleeve, on row 26 you will CH five before finishing shell but not after starting shell.
This was the perfect top! After posting a photo, I had people lining up begging for me to accept crochet orders!