Summer Wrap Top: Free Crochet Pattern

One of my favorite summer top styles is a wrap top! Maybe because it’s like a light breezy top that gives you a hug, or how it goes with almost any summer occasion. If you’ve been looking for a fun summer crochet top pattern, then this latest free crochet pattern is just for you! Using a raglan construction, this is an easy beginner crochet top pattern that can be made by any skill level. It’s all made in one piece, so there is no seaming! It’s also super comfortable to wear.

My Inspiration

For awhile I had been wanting to create a crochet wrap top pattern that could be worn by anyone no matter what body type they have. I loved the look of wrap tops whenever I would see them in the store, but they always had too plunging of a neckline or looked too sloppy. Now that I’ve started making garments, I’ve been able to finally create the style of clothes I’ve wanted to wear so that they now can fit me! This top is super customizeable so that you can make it fit you no matter what your bust size is, or if you want the neckline to be less plunging you can start the increases on the sides sooner. It’s totally up to you!

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The Yarn

When I was given the opportunity to work with Mary Maxim’s newest yarn Simply Natural, I knew that it was the perfect yarn to create a summer wrap top with. A weight 3 cotton and bamboo blend, this new yarn of theirs is amazing. It not only is amazingly soft, but it also has the ideal drape that you want for crocheting summer garments. It’s breathability makes it ideal for this top design, and I absolutely loved using it for this design! If you don’t have access to this yarn, there are some other great cotton yarns that you can use for this. A lot of my testers for this top pattern enjoyed using Lion Brand Comfy Cotton or Lion Brand Coboo. They both are great cotton blend yarns that I love using for lightweight garments.

Easy Beginner Friendly Construction

One of my goals with this design was to create a pattern that any crochet skill level could make. Sometimes you just want an easy project to make or you need a beginner friendly crochet pattern when you are making your first crochet top. This design fits all of those criteria. It is made using a simple raglan construction where you crochet it in one piece. That means no seaming for the main piece, so you don’t have to worry about lining up seams. The only thing you have to sew on are the ties, and that can be done in just two stitches.

 

Supplies:

  • Mary Maxim Simply Natural (Yarn Weight 3, 245 yards per skein) or other Weight 3 cotton yarn such as Lion Brand Comfy Cotton:
    • Color 1 – 350 (375, 400, 450, 475, 500, 550, 575, 610) yards
    • Color 2 – 200 (250, 275, 300, 320, 360, 382, 400, 420) yards
    • Color 3 – 100 (100, 100, 100, 100, 120, 140, 175, 220) yards
  • 5.5 mm crochet hook
  • Yarn needle
  • scissors

Stitches Used:

  • St = Stitch (s)
  • R = Row
  • Ch = chain
  • dc = double crochet
  • ( ) = stitch amounts for different size
  • ** = do all that’s between two *
  • [ ] = stitch count at end of round for each size

Gauge:

4”x 4” square (using double crochets) = 14 st x 9 rows

Sizing/Measurements:

Pattern comes in sizes XS-5X. If you are between bust sizes, either go up or down to the next size.

– XS = 28″           – 2X = 48″

– S = 32″             – 3X = 52″

– M = 36″            – 4X = 56″

– L = 40″             – 5X = 60″

– XL = 44″

Pattern is made with 1-2″ of positive ease that is added to each of these measurements.

Pattern Notes:

  • I recommend reading through the entire pattern before starting to make sure that you fully understand the it.
  • Ch 2 at beginning of rows does not count as a stitch, throughout the pattern
  • Pattern uses U.S. Stitch terminology (UK terms listed in stitches used list
  • Pattern is worked in a raglan style, and is worked in one piece
  • Sizes are listed in pattern from XS-5X with reference to the stitch amounts.

                                                 xs (s,  m,  l,   xl,  2x, 3x, 4x, 5x)

    • For example “dc 10 (10, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17)” the first 10 being the XS, the the first number in parentheses being S and so forth.

Summer Wrap Top Pattern:

Neckline:

Starting out with color 1.

R1: Ch 58 (58, 66, 66, 66, 74, 74, 82, 82), starting in 3rd ch from hook, dc 56 (56, 64, 64,64, 72, 72, 80, 80)

R2: ch 2 (does not count as a st in pattern), turn, dc 2 in first dc, dc 5 (5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8), dc 2 in next st, ch 2 (without skipping any) dc 2 in next st, *dc 12 (12, 14, 14, 14, 16, 16, 18, 18), dc 2 in next st, ch 2, (without skipping any) dc 2 in next st, repeat from * 2 more times, dc 5 (5, 6, 6, 6, 7, 7, 8, 8), dc 2 in last dc [66, 66, 74, 74, 74, 82, 82, 90, 90]

R3-9 (3-9, 3-10, 3-10, 3-11, 3-11, 3-11, 3-10, 3-11): ch 2, turn, starting in first dc, *dc to ch 2 space, in ch 2 space, dc 2, ch 2, dc 2, repeat from * 3 more times, dc to end of row [82-178, 82-178, 90-202, 90-202, 90-218, 98-226, 98-226, 106-218, 106-234]

R10 (10-11, 11, 11-12, 12-13, 12-13, 12-14, 11-14, 12-15): ch 2, turn, dc 2 in first dc, *dc to ch 2 space, in ch 2 space, dc 2, ch 2, dc 2, repeat from * 3 more times, dc to last dc, dc 2 in last dc of row [196, 196-214, 220, 220-238, 236-254, 244-262, 244-280, 236-290, 252-306]

Creating Armpits:

R11 (12, 12, 13, 14, 14, 15, 15, 16): dc 2 in first dc, *dc to ch 2 space, in ch 2 space dc 2, ch 3, sk 48 (52, 54, 58, 62, 64, 68, 70, 74) to next ch space, dc 2 in ch 2 space, repeat from * 1 more time, dc to last st, dc 2 in last dc [116, 126, 128, 138, 146, 150, 160, 166, 174]

Each ch in the ch 3 counts as a stitch.

Body Rows:

R12 (13, 13, 14, 15, 15, 16, 16, 17): ch 2, turn, dc 2 in first dc, dc 14 (16, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22), dc 2 in next st, *dc 15 (17, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23), dc 2 in next st, repeat from * 5 more times (on last repeat for size S, dc 14, dc 2 in next st, dc to last st), (sizes XS, M-5XL dc to last st), dc 2 in last st [125, 135, 137, 147, 155, 159, 169, 175, 183]

R13 (14, 14, 15, 16, 16, 17, 17, 18): ch 2, turn, dc 2 in first dc, dc 15 (17, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23), dc 2 in next st, *dc 16 (18, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24), dc 2 in next st, repeat from * 5 more times (on last repeat for size S, dc 15, dc 2 in next st, dc to last st), (sizes XS, M-5XL dc to last st), dc 2 in last st [134, 144, 146, 156, 164, 168, 178, 184, 192]

R14 (15, 15, 16, 17, 17, 18, 18, 19): ch 2, turn, dc 2 in first dc, dc 16 (18, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24), dc 2 in next st, *dc 17 (19, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25), dc 2 in next st, repeat from * 5 more times, (on last repeat for size S, dc 16, dc 2 in next st, dc to last st), (sizes XS, M-5XL dc to last st), dc 2 in last st [143, 153, 155, 165, 173, 177, 187, 193, 210]

R15 (16, 16, 17, 18, 18, 19, 19, 20): ch 2, turn, dc 2 in first dc, dc 17 (19, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25), dc 2 in next st, *dc 18 (20, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26), dc 2 in next st, repeat from * 5 more times, (on last repeat for size S, dc 17, dc 2 in next st, dc to last st), (sizes XS, M-5XL dc to last st), dc 2 in last st [152, 162, 164, 174, 182, 186, 196, 202, 210]

R16 (17, 17, 18, 19, 19, 20, 20, 21): ch 2, turn, dc 2 in first dc, dc 18 (20, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26), dc 2 in next st, *dc 19 (21, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27), dc 2 in next st, repeat from * 5 more times, (on last repeat for size S, dc 18, dc 2 in next st, dc to last st), (sizes XS, M-5XL dc to last st), dc 2 in last st [161, 171, 173, 183, 191, 195, 205, 211, 219]

R17-22 (18-24, 18-24, 19-25, 20-26, 20-27, 21-28, 21-28, 22-29): ch 2, turn, dc 2 in first dc, dc to last stitch, dc 2 in last st [163-175, 173-185, 175-187, 185-197, 193-203, 197-211, 207-221, 213-227, 221-235]

Switch to Secondary Color

R23-26 (25-29, 25-29, 26-30, 27-31, 28-32, 29-33, 29-33, 30-34): ch 2, turn, dc 2 in first dc, dc to last stitch, dc 2 in last st [177-185, 187-195, 189-197, 199-207, 205-213, 213-221, 223-231, 229-237, 237-245]

Switch to Third Color

R27-36 (30-40, 30-40, 31-41, 32-42, 33-43, 34-44, 34-44, 35-45) : ch 2, turn, dc 2 in first dc, dc to last stitch, dc 2 in last st [187-201, 197-217, 199-219, 209-229, 215-235, 223-243, 233-353, 239-259, 247-367]

If you’d like your top to wrap around you more or be longer, keep repeating the last row till you reach your desired width and length.

Fasten off and weave in ends.

Ties: Make 2

Using Third Color

R1: ch 92 (98, 104, 110, 116, 122, 128, 134, 140), starting in 3rd ch from hook, dc 90 (96, 102, 108, 114, 120, 126, 132, 136) [90, 96, 102, 108, 114, 120, 126, 132, 136]

R2-3: ch 2, turn, dc 90 (96, 102, 108, 114, 120, 126, 132, 136) [90, 96, 102, 108, 114, 120, 126, 132, 136]

Fasten off and weave in ends. Sew each one of ties to bottom corners of body (one on each bottom corner, as pictured below.

Now you’re all done with your top! Isn’t that amazing?! I hope you enjoy your brand new fabulous crochet wrap top! If you make this top and share it on social media, be sure to take me @eclairemakery on Instagram and Facebook. I’d love to share it!

Happy stitching,

~Claire

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8 COMMENTS

  1. Pamela | 10th Jul 19

    This is a really cute pattern. Do you color-code all of your premium pdf patterns?

    • Claire Goodale | 10th Jul 19

      Thank you! Yes, all of my premium patterns that have sizes I color code. There might be one or two that don’t, but I am working on transitioning them all to be color coded.

  2. Brenda | 11th Jul 19

    Hi Claire, I found your blog because of the Splah into Summer thing. I like this top! I wish I could start it now, but I have enough on my hooks right now that it will have to wait.
    Those plushie, giant ice cream cones are SO cute! I hope I can get started on one as soon as the pattern is available! My crochet group has a booth at our state fair where we exhibit a variety of crocheted items to get new people interested in crochet and our group. This is how I found out about this group. I would love to make one these to have on display!
    God bless you !

  3. Brenda Stevens | 11th Jul 19

    Oops! thats supposed to be Splash into Summer!

  4. Angela | 11th Jul 19

    I think this could be a great nursing top too, which is handy as I had another little on in May 😊.

    Thank you!

  5. Amanda | 11th Jul 19

    Thank you for a wonderful top and being part of Nicki’s SPLASH into Summer. I was looking through all of your wonderful patterns. I love amigurumi’s and have been wanting to crochet me a top. I have been crocheting for 30 years taught by my grandmother the basics before that. Bought a learn to crochet book when I was 18. My favorite is amigurumi’s, I have crocheted many different afghans my favorite is the 5 point star afghan for my grandsons DALLAS COWBOYS star out of a 5 pointed pot holder pattern from Maggies crochet. I subscribed to your blog. Thank you Amanda

  6. Sarah | 23rd Jul 19

    I just finished mine, but I can’t figure out how to tie it in a way that doesn’t look weird. Any tips?

    • Claire Goodale | 31st Jul 19

      Depending on what size is made, there will sometimes be extra fabric in the back as you wrap it. What I do is tuck the fabric under the ties in the back. That seemed to help it look better for my testers and I! Also, make sure that as you wrap it, the bottoms are lined up. Whenever I don’t do that it gets all wonky. Let me know if it still looks weird!

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