The Mystic Crochet Top is a fusion of style and comfort curated for those seeking a touch of sophistication during sun-kissed days. I have designed this top for crocheters of higher skills levels. The complexity of the Braided Puff Stitch and the Crochet Cross Stitch requires the maker to understand certain crochet techniques.

Simple Design

Regardless of it’s higher skill level, I have tried to keep this pattern simple. I designed the Mystic Crochet Top to be made in 2 separate panels that are sewn together when complete.
The combination of the two stitches not only lends a touch of elegance but also ensures a swift and enjoyable crochet experience, making it a perfect choice for a quick and satisfying crochet summer top.

Enhance your summer wardrobe with this free pattern and impress your friends with your elegant crochet summer top!


Mystic Crochet Top: Pattern Info

Level: Intermediate
Notes:

  • This pattern is written in US terms.
  • Please read through the entire pattern before beginning. If you have any questions, please reach out to me.

Sizes Of Finished Summer Top:

  • S: Width – 32 in around
  • M: Width – 34 in around
  • L: Width – 36 in around; Height – 22. 5 in
  • XL: Width – 38 in around
  • XXL: Width – 40 in

Gauge:
1 inch (2.54 cm) = 2 rows of dc
1 inch (2.54 cm) = 1 row of Braided Puff Stitch + 1 row of sc

Materials:

Abbreviations:

  • * *: Repeat instructions defined number of times
  • Ch: chain
  • Dc: double crochet
  • Eor: end of row
  • Rep: repeat
  • Sc: single crochet
  • Sk: skip
  • Sk ch: skipped chain
  • Sl st: slip stitch
  • Sp: space
  • St: stitch
  • YO: yarn over

Special Stitches

Braided Puff Stitch: Dc back in the sk ch, *YO, insert your hook back in sk ch, YO and draw up a loop* 3 times, (7 loops on hook), YO and draw through 6 loops on hook, YO and draw through 2 remaining loops.
Cross Stitch: Sk 2 st, dc, ch 1, dc back in the first sk ch.

Pattern Notes

Written pattern is for size L
Chain 153 (multiple of 3)

Alternate sizes:

  • Size S – Ch 147
  • Size M – Ch 150
  • Size L – Ch 153
  • Size XL – Ch 156
  • Size XXL – Ch 159

Mystic Crochet Top: Video Tutorial

Elegant Crochet Summer Top

Mystic Crochet Top: The Pattern

Ch 153

Row 1: Dc in the 4th ch from hook (counts as first DC) dc in each st until eor. {151} 

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), turn, dc in each st until eor. 

  • for S size to Row 11 {9 Rows}
  • for M size to Row 13 {11 Rows}
  • for XL size to Row 17 {15 Rows}
  • for XXL size to Row 19 {17 Rows

Row 16: Ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in each st until eor.
Row 17: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in next st, *sk 1, dc in next 2 st, make braided puff stitch*, rep 48x, dc in the last 2 st. {49 clusters}
Row 18: Ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in each st until eor.
Row 19: Ch 3 (counts as a first dc) dc in next st, *make cross stitch*, rep 48x, dc in the last 2 st. {49 cross stitch clusters}
Row 20: Ch 1, turn, sc in same st, sc in each st until eor.

Sew Panels: Right sides together, sew panels, leaving 57 stitches (or multiple of 3) for sleeves.



Mystic Crochet Top: The Sleeves

Attach yarn to any stitch.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each st around until first sc, join with a sl st.
Row 2: Rep Row 1
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in next st, *sk 1, dc in next 2 st, make braided puff stitch*, rep 18x, dc in the last 2 st. {19 clusters}
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each st around until first sc, join with a sl st.
Row 5: Ch 3 (counts as first dc), dc in next st, *make cross stitch*, rep 18x, dc in the last 2 st. {19 cross stitch clusters}
Row 6: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each st around until first sc, join with a sl st.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.


Mystic Crochet Top: Bottom Edge

Attach yarn in any place and work around bottom edge.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in same st, sc in each st around until first sc, join with sl st.
Rows 2-5: Rep Row 1 {4 rows}
Fasten off. Weave in ends. Turn right side out.


Enjoy!

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