I'm so excited to share my first crochet pattern with you! Versatile and feminine, the Stephanie crochet sweater top has ruffled short sleeves and a round neck. This crochet pattern is also accompanied by a YouTube tutorial 🙂
The highlight of this piece is definitely the ruffle sleeves! I love how they create a different and modern silhouette. You can wear this top year-round in winter, autumn, spring or use aran cotton yarn for a breezy, fun summer ruffle top! I think it would great over a long sleeve shirt or turtleneck during colder months and it's perfect paired with a high waisted denim skirt, jeans or over a wrap dress.
This crochet top is a perfect beginner project because its almost entirely made up of double crochet. Worked as one piece from the neck down, this pattern gives you the freedom to crochet this top to the perfect fit and length for your body. I chose to make this top in a cropped length because it's the middle of summer in New Zealand and very hot!
Scroll down to watch the YouTube video or purchase a printable written PDF pattern here.
For this top, instead of ch3 at the beginning of every round I used a no turning chain stitch. I think it makes the seam a lot less noticeable yay! 🙂 Can you spot the seam?
I used Paintbox Yarns Simply Aran in the colour 'Racing Green'. The yarn is 100% acrylic and great quality for the price. I love it because it's so soft and slides easily over the crochet hook. You can use any yarn that is suitable for a 5mm (US H/8) crochet hook. I'm currently working up another top in this pattern in cotton yarn which is perfect for Spring or Summer!
Skill Level: Beginner
Sizes: XS/S (M, L, XL)
This pattern is in English and uses US crochet terms.
Slip stich = Sl st
Double crochet = DC
Double crochet 2 together = DC2tog
Single crochet = SC
This is a wonderful pattern for a crochet beginner or a quick project for an advanced crocheter.
Etsy printable PDF pattern HERE
Add it to your Ravelry queue HERE
I hope you all enjoy this pattern!
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