In Part II of the Flower Child Crochet Top we will crochet the back and the sleeves. Lastly we will seam it all together.

Part I of the Top

part II flower child crochet top

In part 1 of the top we completed the front panel complete with armhole and neck shaping. Now in part II of the Flower Child crochet top we will complete the back panel, the sleeves and seam the garment. We will also be completing the neckline for the top.

Review

The flower child crochet top is a short length summer top made with WeCrochet Shine Sport. A blend of Modal and Cotton. Luxuriously soft and perfect for a light summer garment.

I decided to divide the pattern in two parts to make it easier to follow along. In part 1 of the top we completed the front panel complete with armhole and neck shaping. Now in part II of the Flower Child crochet top we will complete the back panel, the sleeves and seam the garment. We will also be completing the neckline for the top.

However, if you would like the pattern all in one page, feel free to purchase a PDF copy of the pattern.

FLOWER CHILD CROCHET TOP PDF

Can I make this crochet top?

Remember, this is part II Flower Child top but there is no reason you couldn’t start with the back panel and then work the front.

If you know how to make the basic crochet stitches, you are well on your way to unlocking the crochet top level.

The Flower Child top is my third flower stitch design. Made with a cotton blend yarn and featuring a filet central panel. This top is a great addition to your summer wardrobe.

Part II Flower Child top

Materials:

  • 270(279,315,360,400,450)g / 600(660,710,880,908,990) yds of Shine Sport a 60/40 Pima Cotton Modal Blend. 110yds/50g
  • 4mm hook or size needed for gauge – Furls Crochet Hook
  • 3.75mm hook – I used a Tulip
  • yarn needle
  • scissor
  • tapestry needle
  • tape measure

Sizes:


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Bust Size28in 71cm33in 84cm36in 91.5cm40in 101.5cm44in 115.5cm47in 119cm

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Length18.75in 47.6cm19in 48.2619.5in 49.5cm
19.75 50cm20in 51cm20 51cm
Arm length6in 15cm6in 15cm6.5in 16.5cm6.5in 16.5cm7in 18cm7in 18cm
Upper Arm9.75in 25cm10in 25cm11in 28cm12in 30cm13in 33cm15in 38cm
Armhole Depth6.75in 16.5cm7.25in 18cm7.25in 18cm7.75in 20cm8in 20cm8.5in 21cm

Gauge:

4×4″ / 10×10 cm

16 stitches x 8 rows of dc with a 4mm crochet hook.

Stitches: US terms

  • ch – chain
  • sk – skip
  • sl st – slip stitch
  • sc – single crochet
  • fdc – foundation double crochet
  • dc – double crochet
  • trb – treble
  • dec – decrease.

Notes:

  • Model is wearing a size 2(s) crochet top in the color Platinum.
  • Starting ch1 does not count as a stitch.
  • In the flower pattern the ch spaces count as stitches.
  • Garment is crocheted bottom up in two pieces.
  • Sleeves are crocheted separately and then attached.
  • In order to avoid the sagging that occurs when starting with a fdc you can make this row with a smaller hook.
Back Panel

Row 1 – fdc 53(63,67,75,81,87)ch1 and turn.

Row 2 to 5 – dc in each stitch, ch1 and turn.

[If you would like to lengthen, before switching to the 3.75mm for waist shaping.]

Switch to a 3.75mm crochet hook.

Row 6 to 14 – dc in each stitch, ch1 and turn.

Switch to a 4mm crochet hook.

Continue working dc until your piece measures 11.25 in/28.6cm.

Armhole Shaping

Row 1 – sl st 2(3,3,4,4,4)ch1 work dc in next stitch, dc until you are 2(3,3,4,4,4)stitches from the end of the row. ch1 and turn.

Row 2 – dc, invisible dec, dc to 3 stitches before the end of the row. invisible dec, dc. ch1 and turn.

Rows 3 to 12(13,14,14,15,15)dc in each stitch, ch1 and turn.

Row 13(14,15,15,16,16) – 11(15,16,18,22,24) dc. Cut yarn. Attach to remaining side 11(15,16,18,22,24)stitches away from the edge. dc in these stitches. Cut yarn.

Sleeves

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Row 1 – fdc 38(40,43,47,52)sl st to the first dc to join. ch1.

Rnd 2 to 5 – dc in each stitch, sl st to the first dc to join. ch1.

Sl st to join after row 5 but do not ch1.

Row 6 – sl st 0(1,1,2,2,2)ch1, dc in next stitch. dc to 1(2,2,3,3,3) stitches from the end of the round. ch1 and turn. Leave remaining stitches unworked.

Row 7 – dc, dc2dec, dc to 3 stitches before end of row, dc2dc, dc. ch1 and turn.

Rows 8 to 13. Repeat row 7. Fasten off, cut yarn.

Seaming:

Place your back and your front right sides facing. Seam shoulder stitches using mattress stitch.

Using blanket stitch, seam sides up to the armhole.

Seam your sleeves by lining up the sl st, and stretching the sleeve where needed to fit the armhole shape. Refer to tutorial.

Neckline:

Starting in the mid back, sc evenly to end of round, sl st to first stitch, ch1.

Rnds 2 and 3: dc in each stitch, sl st to the first dc to join, ch1.
After completing 3 rnds of the neckline cut yarn and weave in all remaining ends.

Steam block to relax stitches.

part II flower Child

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