It’s a party in the USA! Zoe and I are ready for all the 4th of July festivities with matching Red, White, and Blue Crochet Crop Tops! This is the same pattern as I posted a few weeks ago (FIND IT HERE) but I just switched up the colors. I also increased the the stitch count on my top so it was an adult size Small. Pattern notes below.
– Red Heart Super Saver Yarn in Cherry Red, White, and Blue. Shop these perfectly patriotic colors on Yarnspirations.com!
– Size H Crochet Hook
– Tapestry needle
Get the original Granny Stitch Top pattern HERE (kids size)
I have figured out that the way to increase your starting chain is to make sure the count is divisible by 3. So I started with a chain of 90 for my adult size small top. Add or subtract multiples of 3 to that number to get your desired size. I originally started with a chain of 102 for myself thinking that would be a good fit but it was way too big for me. So once you get your starting chain, then you add your rounds of granny stitches. I did 5 rounds of blue (you work from the bottom up), then 5 rounds of white, and then 5 rows of red. I left a 6 granny stitch space on either side for the armholes and chained 35 for each strap.
If you make this top for yourself, please let us know the stitch count in the comments! We can all join together to become testers since we are all different sizes!
Crochet Granny Stitch Top Size Small:
starting with blue
Chain 90 and join to first chain to make a circle, chain 3 + 2 DC all in first chain (this makes you first granny stitch cluster), skip two stitches, 3 DC in next, skip two stitches, 3 DC in next, repeat around and join to your first stitch (the top of the chain 3). You should have 30 granny stitch clusters
Round 2-5: slip stitch over so you are working in the first space between the granny clusters, make a chain 3 + 2 DC, make 3 DC in the next space, and repeat around making 3 DC in all the spaces, join to the first chain 3 stitch. (30 granny stitch clusters)
Round 6-10: fasten off blue yarn and join in white yarn to the first space between the granny clusters, make a chain 3 + 2 DC, make 3 DC in the next space, and repeat around making 3 DC in all the spaces, join to the first chain 3 stitch. (30 granny stitch clusters)
fasten off white yarn after round 10
Row 11: Lay your piece flat. You will want join in your red yarn and make 10 granny stitch clusters along the front (still working in those spaces between the granny clusters from previous row), chain 1 and turn.
Row 12-15: slip stitch over so you are working in the first space between the granny stitch clusters, granny stitch clusters until you reach the last space, chain 1, turn
You should have 6 granny stitches along the top at the end of row 15.
Now turn the top over and do the same on the backside (repeating rows 11-15). You should have 6 granny stitch clusters on either side of the top that will be the armpits.
Weave in ends!
Now lets make the straps:
Starting at the top corner of the front of the top, join in red yarn and SC along armpit of top, when you get around the armpit and to the top corner of the back of the top, chain 30 and join to the top corner where you started. fasten off.
Do this on the other top corners/armpit area of the tank.
Refer to the original post HERE for pictures of what this should look like
Now for the ribbing! I am using a really easy technique by Daisy Farm Crafts called the Back Loop Single Crochet Ribbed Border. I LOVE the way she does this ribbing on her blankets because it works right along the edge and you don’t need to sew any pieces together. Below is a very easy video tutorial for the DFC YouTube Page. Although she is showing you how to do it on a blanket, you apply the same technique to the edges of this tank top! For the bottom of the tank top I attached my blue yarn and did the exact same stitch count as Tiffany from Daisy Farm Crafts. So the ribbing along the bottom is a total of 7 SC long. For the top of the tank top, I joined in my pink yarn at the top and made a chain 4 which means my ribbing is 3 SC in length. You will work along the top edges of the tank top and continue along the chain straps. It will be one big circle of ribbing. Do not work ribbing along the armpit spaces.
Happy 4th of July from State 48!
Check out a little video short of Zoe and I in our tanks: https://youtube.com/shorts/RbFVOyeUicc?feature=share