V-neck Top Free Crochet Pattern for Spring

Spring has sprung and lightweight layering is all the rage! This Cross My Heart Shell crochet pattern has a deep V-neck and adorable button embellishments. Ranging in sizes XS - L, it

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Ok, are you ready to make your V-neck spring top?

MATERIALS

  300-600 yards Aran/worsted (4) weight yarn. I used 350 yards Yarn Bee Soft and Sleek (5 oz, 232 yds, 100% acrylic) in Mauve and Purple.
  Laurel Hill Crochet Hook: US size I (5.50 mm)
  Laurel Hill Crochet Hook: US size J (6.00 mm)
  Tapestry needle
  Tape measure
  Scissors
  4 coordinating buttons: 1.25”
  A printable PDF file of this pattern 
Laurel Hill Hook
I was so grateful to have been gifted this amazing, handmade hook from Laurel Hill – I’m in love!

 ABBREVIATIONS

  • SLST – slip stitch CH – chain
  • SC – single crochet
  • SC2TOG – single crochet two stitches together (decrease)
  • SK – skip
  • DC – double crochet
  • DC2TOG – double crochet two stitches together (decrease)
  • SP – space ST(S) – stitch(es)
  • BLO – back loop only

NOTES

    • No matter your skill level, read through pattern before beginning your work.
    • Skill Level: Intermediate
    • US Terminology
    • When there is a single chain at the beginning of a row/round, it IS NOT counted as a stitch.
    • When there is a CH-2 at the beginning of a row/round, it IS counted as a stitch.
    • Size: Women’s XS – L
    • Larger sizes coming soon once adjustments have been fully tested. 
    • A note from pattern testers: Be sure to create a gauge swatch and pay attention to the repeats between the * and * to be sure you’re finishing the repeat before moving on.

GAUGE: Please create a gauge swatch with size J (6.00 mm) hook 16 SC sts X 12 rows (3 pattern repeats of *3 rows SC, 1 row DC*) = 4” square

SIZING

Sizing Chart for V-neck Top Free Crochet Pattern

If you’re in between sizes, opt for the larger size and I think you’ll be happier with the fit.

PRINTABLE PATTERN DOWNLOADS

This is a doozy of a pattern with several sizes and charts. If you prefer to download the premium, ad-free pattern, it will be available for just $1.99 through March 28. After that, it reverts to its regular, premium price. Grab your copy of the ad-free PDF from Etsy or Ravelry.

 

Spring has sprung and lightweight layering is all the rage! This Cross My Heart Shell crochet pattern has a deep V-neck and adorable button embellishments. Ranging in sizes XS - L, it

Color On The Go Series | Leisure Arts

V-NECK TOP CROCHET PATTERN

Instructions given for size XS with adjustments in parentheses for S, M, & L

STRAIGHT PANEL

RIBBING

With I (5.50) mm hook, CH10.

ROW 1: (working in back loop only) SC in 2nd CH from hook, SC in each CH across, CH1, turn. (9 STS)

ROWS 2 – 59 (65, 71, 77): (working in back loop only) SC in each SC across, CH1. (9 STS wide by approx. 16, 17.5, 19, 20.5 inches long)

STRAIGHT BODICE

Turn ribbing 90 degrees. You’ll be working your STS into the ends of each row of ribbing. We’ll consider each row end a “stitch”.

Switch to J (6.00 mm) hook.

ROW 1: SC into each of first two STS, *CH1, SK a ST, SC in next ST,* repeat from * to * until one ST remains. SC in last ST. 59 (65, 71, 77) STS

ROW 2: Ch1, turn. SC into each of first two STS, *SC into CH-1 SP, CH1, SK a ST,* repeat from * to * until 3 STS remain. SC in next CH-1 SP, SC into each of last two STS. 59 (65, 71, 77) STS

ROW 3: CH1, turn. SC into each of first two STS, *CH1, SK a ST, SC in next CH-1 SP,* repeat from * to * until three STS remain. CH1, SK a ST, SC in last two STS. 59 (65, 71, 77) STS

ROW 4: CH2, turn. (beginning CH2 counts as DC here and throughout) SK first ST, DC in next ST, *DC in next CH-1 SP, CH1, SK a ST,* repeat until three STS remain. DC in next CH-1 SP, DC in each of last two STS. 59 (65, 71, 77) STS

ROW 5: CH1, turn. SC in each of first two STS, *CH1, SK a ST, SC in next ST,* repeat from * to * until 3 STS remain. CH1, SK a ST, SC in last two STS. 59 (65, 71, 77) STS

ROW 6: CH1, turn. SC into each of first two STS, *SC into CH-1 SP, CH1, SK a ST,* repeat from * to * until 3 STS remain. SC in next CH-1 SP, SC into each of last two STS. 59 (65, 71, 77) STS

ROW 7: CH1, turn. SC into each of first two STS, *CH1, SK a ST, SC in next CH-1 SP,* repeat from * to * until three STS remain. CH1, SK a ST, SC in last two STS. 59 (65, 71, 77) STS

ROW 8: CH2, turn. SK first ST, DC in next ST, *DC in next CH-1 SP, CH1, SK a ST,* repeat until three STS remain. DC in next CH-1 SP, DC in each of last two STS. 59 (65, 71, 77) STS ROWS 9 – 59 (61, 63, 65): Repeat Row 5 – 8 ending on the appropriate row for your size. (

Depending on the size, you may not end on a row-8 repeat. That’s ok. Just end with the correct number of rows.

Finish off.

Spring has sprung and lightweight layering is all the rage! This Cross My Heart Shell crochet pattern has a deep V-neck and adorable button embellishments. Ranging in sizes XS - L, it

 

CRISS CROSS PANEL

RIBBING

With I (5.50 mm) hook, CH10.

ROW 1: CH1, turn. SC in 2nd ch from hook, SC in each CH across. (9 STS)

ROWS 2 – 59 (65, 71, 77): CH1, turn. (working in back loop only) SC in each SC across, CH1. (9 STS measuring approx. 16, 17.5, 19, 20.5 inches long.)

Turn ribbing 90 degrees. You’ll be working your STS into the ends of each row of ribbing. We’ll consider each row a “stitch”.

CRISS CROSS BODICE Side 1

Note: As you’re working diagonal panels, you’ll work decreases on SC rows only.

Switch to J (6.00 mm) hook

ROW 1: SC into each of first two STS, *CH1, SK a ST, SC in next ST,* repeat from * to * until one ST remains. SC in last ST. CH1, turn. 59 (65, 71, 77) STS

V-neck Top Chart Legend

Image A for Criss Cross Top (Crochet Stitch Chart)

See chart, above.

ROW 2: (working through BLO) SC into each of first two STS,*SC into next CH (remember to grab BLO), CH1, SK a ST,* repeat from * to * 23 (24, 26, 27) more times. SC in next CH (BLO), SC2TOG across next ST and CH (BLO). Leave remaining stitches unworked. CH1, turn. 52 (54, 58, 60) STS

V-neck top crochet pattern chart b

 

See chart, above.

ROW 3: (working through both loops now and throughout) SC2TOG, *SC into CH-1 SP, CH1, SK a ST,* repeat from * to * until two STS remain. SC in each of last two STS. 51 (53, 57, 59) STS

ROW 4: CH2, turn. SK first ST, DC in next ST, *DC in next CH-1 SP, CH1, SK a ST,* repeat from * to * 22 (23, 25, 26) more times. DC in last CH-1 SP, DC in last 2 STS. 51 (53, 57, 59) STS

ROW 5: CH1, turn. SC2TOG, SC in next ST, *SC in CH-1 SP, CH1, SK a ST,* repeat from * to * until two STS remain. SC in next ST, SC in top of beginning CH-2. 50 (52, 56, 58) STS

ROW 6: CH1, turn, SC in each of first two STS, SC in CH-1 SP, *CH1, SK a ST, SC in next CH-1 SP* repeat from * to * until three STS remain, SC in next ST, SC2TOG. 49 (51, 55, 57) STS

ROW 7: CH1, turn. SC2TOG, SC in next ST, *SC in CH-1 SP, CH1, SK a ST,* repeat from * to * until two STS remain. SC in last two STS. 48 (50, 54, 56) STS

ROW 8: CH2, turn. SK first ST, DC in next ST, *DC in CH-1 SP, CH1, SK a ST,* repeat from * to * until two STS remain, DC in each of last two STS. 48 (50, 54, 56) STS

ROW 9: CH1, turn. SC2TOG, *SC in CH-1 SP, CH1, SK a ST,* repeat from * to * until 2 STS remain. SC in next ST, SC in top of beginning CH-2. 47 (49, 53, 55) STS

ROW 10: CH1, turn, SC in each of first two STS, SC in CH-1 SP, *CH1, SK a ST, SC in next CH-1 SP* repeat from * to * until two STS remain, SC2TOG. 46 (48, 52, 54) STS

ROW 11: CH1, turn. SC2TOG, *SC in CH-1 SP, CH1, SK a ST,* repeat from * to * until two STS remain. SC in last two STS. 45 (47, 51, 53) STS

ROW 12: CH2, turn. SK first ST, DC in next ST, *DC in CH-1 SP, CH1, SK a ST,* repeat from * to * until three STS remain. DC in next CH-1 SP, DC in each of last two STS. 45 (47, 51, 53) STS

ROW 13: CH1, turn. SC2TOG, SC in next ST, *SC in CH-1 SP, CH1, SK a ST,* repeat from * to * until two STS remain. SC in next ST, SC in top of beginning CH-2. 44 (46, 50, 52) STS

ROW 14: CH1, turn. SC in each of first two STS, SC in CH-1 SP, *CH1, SK a ST, SC in next CH-1 SP* repeat from * to * until three STS remain, SC in next ST, SC2TOG. 43 (45, 49, 51) STS

ROW 15: CH1, turn. SC2TOG, SC in next ST, *SC in CH-1 SP, CH1, SK a ST,* repeat from * to * until two STS remain. SC in last two STS. 42 (44, 48, 50) STS

ROW 16: CH2, turn. SK first ST, DC in next ST, *DC in CH-1 SP, CH1, SK a ST,* repeat from * to * until two STS remain, DC in each of last two STS. 42 (44, 48, 50) STS

ROWS 17 – 24: Repeat Rows 9 – 16. 36 (38, 42, 44) STS ROWS 25 – 32: Repeat Rows 9 – 16. 30 (32, 36, 38) STS

ROWS 33 – 40: Repeat Rows 9 – 16. 24 (26, 30, 32) STS

ROWS 41 – 48: Repeat Rows 9 – 16. 18 (20, 24, 26) STS

ROWS 49 – 56: Repeat Rows 9 – 16. 12 (14, 18, 20) STS

ROWS 57 – 59: Repeat Rows 9 – 11. 9 (11, 15, 17) STS Size Extra-Small, finish off.

ROWS 60 – 61: Repeat Rows 12 – 13. 0 (10, 14, 16) STS Size Small, finish off.

Row 62 – 63: Repeat Rows 14 – 15. 0 (0, 12, 14) STS Size Medium, finish off.

Row 64: Repeat Row 16. 0 (0, 0, 14) STS

Row 65: Repeat Row 9. 0 (0, 0, 13) STS Size Large, finish off.

 

Spring has sprung and lightweight layering is all the rage! This Cross My Heart Shell crochet pattern has a deep V-neck and adorable button embellishments. Ranging in sizes XS - L, it

CRISS CROSS BODICE Side 2

With J (6.00 mm) hook

With ribbing toward the bottom and side 1 on the left, fold side 1 toward ribbing so that unworked loops of row 1 are exposed.

V-neck Top Free Crochet Pattern for Spring Side 2 Row 2

Attach yarn to first unworked stitch of side 1, row 1. Work into both loops of unworked stitches until you reach row 2 of side 1. Then, work remaining STS into unworked loops of row 1.

Side 2 Chart 2 for Criss Cross Top

ROW 2: SC into each of first two STS, *SC into next CH (remember to grab BLO), CH1, SK a ST,* repeat from * to * 23 (24, 26, 27) more times. SC in next CH (BLO), SC2TOG across next ST and CH (BLO). Leave remaining stitches unworked. CH1, turn. 52 (54, 58, 60) STS

ROW 3: (working through both loops now and throughout) SC2TOG, *SC into CH-1 SP, CH1, SK a ST,* repeat from * to * until two STS remain. SC in each of last two STS. 51 (53, 57, 59) STS

ROW 4: CH2, turn. SK first ST, DC in next ST, *DC in next CH-1 SP, CH1, SK a ST,* repeat from * to * 22 (23, 25, 26, 28) more times. DC in last CH-1 SP, DC in last 2 STS. 51 (53, 57, 59) STS

ROW 5: CH1, turn. SC2TOG, SC in next ST, *SC in CH-1 SP, CH1, SK a ST,* repeat from * to * until two STS remain. SC in next ST, SC in top of beginning CH-2. 50 (52, 56, 58) STS

ROW 6: CH1, turn, SC in each of first two STS, SC in CH-1 SP, *CH1, SK a ST, SC in next CH-1 SP* repeat from * to * until three STS remain, SC in next ST, SC2TOG. 49 (51, 55, 57) STS

ROW 7: CH1, turn. SC2TOG, SC in next ST, *SC in CH-1 SP, CH1, SK a ST,* repeat from * to * until two STS remain. SC in last two STS. 48 (50, 54, 56) STS

ROW 8: CH2, turn. SK first ST, DC in next ST, *DC in CH-1 SP, CH1, SK a ST,* repeat from * to * until two STS remain, DC in each of last two STS. 48 (50, 54, 56) STS

ROW 9: CH1, turn. SC2TOG, *SC in CH-1 SP, CH1, SK a ST,* repeat from * to * until 2 STS remain. SC in next ST, SC in top of beginning CH-2. 47 (49, 53, 55) STS

ROW 10: CH1, turn, SC in each of first two STS, SC in CH-1 SP, *CH1, SK a ST, SC in next CH-1 SP* repeat from * to * until two STS remain, SC2TOG. 46 (48, 52, 54) STS

ROW 11: CH1, turn. SC2TOG, *SC in CH-1 SP, CH1, SK a ST,* repeat from * to * until two STS remain. SC in last two STS. 45 (47, 51, 53) STS

ROW 12: CH2, turn. SK first ST, DC in next ST, *DC in CH-1 SP, CH1, SK a ST,* repeat from * to * until three STS remain. DC in next CH-1 SP, DC in each of last two STS. 45 (47, 51, 53) STS

ROW 13: CH1, turn. SC2TOG, SC in next ST, *SC in CH-1 SP, CH1, SK a ST,* repeat from * to * until two STS remain. SC in next ST, SC in top of beginning CH-2. 44 (46, 50, 52) STS

ROW 14: CH1, turn. SC in each of first two STS, SC in CH-1 SP, *CH1, SK a ST, SC in next CH-1 SP* repeat from * to * until three STS remain, SC in next ST, SC2TOG. 43 (45, 49, 51) STS

ROW 15: CH1, turn. SC2TOG, SC in next ST, *SC in CH-1 SP, CH1, SK a ST,* repeat from * to * until two STS remain. SC in last two STS. 42 (44, 48, 50) STS

ROW 16: CH2, turn. SK first ST, DC in next ST, *DC in CH-1 SP, CH1, SK a ST,* repeat from * to * until two STS remain, DC in each of last two STS. 42 (44, 48, 50) STS

ROWS 17 – 24: Repeat Rows 9 – 16. 36 (38, 42, 44) STS

ROWS 25 – 32: Repeat Rows 9 – 16. 30 (32, 36, 38) STS

ROWS 33 – 40: Repeat Rows 9 – 16. 24 (26, 30, 32) STS

ROWS 41 – 48: Repeat Rows 9 – 16. 18 (20, 24, 26) STS

ROWS 49 – 56: Repeat Rows 9 – 16. 12 (14, 18, 20) STS

ROWS 57 – 59: Repeat Rows 9 – 11. 9 (11, 15, 17) STS Size Extra-Small, finish off.

ROWS 60 – 61: Repeat Rows 12 – 13. 0 (10, 14, 16) STS Size Small, finish off.

Row 62 – 63: Repeat Rows 14 – 15. 0 (0, 12, 14) STS Size Medium, finish off.

Row 64: Repeat Row 16. 0 (0, 0, 14) STS

Row 65: Repeat Row 9. 0 (0, 0, 13) STS Size Large, finish off.

Tuck ends.

 

Spring has sprung and lightweight layering is all the rage! This Cross My Heart Shell crochet pattern has a deep V-neck and adorable button embellishments. Ranging in sizes XS - L, it

FINISHING

Wet block both bodice pieces.

With wrong sides facing, blind stitch shoulder seams together.

Stitch sides closed from the bottom edge of ribbing, halfway up each side.

Turn right-side-out and add button embellishments over the seam on each side of the ribbing.

finishing instructions for the v-neck crochet top

ONCE YOUR PROJECT IS FINISHED

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2 thoughts on “V-neck Top Free Crochet Pattern for Spring

  1. This is so cute! I love the shape and open front <3

    • Thank you. I love your designs, too! <3

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