Harmony crochet top

The Harmony crochet top is the perfect pattern if you want to make a crochet top that looks special but is not too difficult to crochet. If you’re looking for how to crochet crop tops for women, this simple crochet pattern it’s perfect! The Harmony crochet top it’s a versatile crop top so it will make a great garment for your wardrobe. It looks very stylish and the folded sleeves give a unique and elegant look.  It looks very beautiful with trousers, jeans, skirts, in an office or in a casual look.

For this crochet cardigan pattern, you need to know how to crochet the houndstooth stitch, the half double crochet in the back loop stitch, and the double crochet cable. The crochet houndstooth stitch combines crocheting single and double crochet stitches. Each row of alternating single crochet stitch and the double crochet stitch is balanced on the following row by working singles into the top of the doubles and doubles into the top of the singles. The half double crochet in back loop stitch it’s the easiest stitch you can use as ribbing and besides being very easy to crochet it looks beautiful and add texture to the overall patterning.

Because I wanted to add something special to my pattern I crocheted the cables and added them to the sides. And I think this made the Harmony crochet top look very stylish, unique, and elegant even if this simple crochet pattern uses basic stitches.

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For my Harmony crochet top, I’ve used 400g (8x 50g) Pure cotton fine (50g= 170m/ 1.76oz= 185 yards), a 3.5 mm hook, and a 3 mm hook for the ribbing.

cotton yarn

This is very high-quality cotton yarn.

This yarn is made from 100% combed Turkish cotton, which is soft, flexible, and exceptionally durable. Textiles in Turkish cotton stay beautiful for many years and only get softer with use. This yarn also excels when it comes to its absorbing powers, but is quick-drying at the same time.

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The Harmony crochet top has two cables on the sides that are yarn eaters, for both cables I’ve used 50g of yarn, so when you’ll order your yarn make sure to have 50 g extra.

The final dimensions of the Harmony crochet top: are 47 cm/ 18.5 inches in width (94 cm/ 37 inches circumference) and 53 cm/ 20.8  inches long.
Gauge for the houndstooth stitch: 21 stitches and 18 rows to 10 x 10 cm (4 x 4 inches).

 

Harmony crochet top

ABBREVIATIONS:   

ch= chain;

st= stitch;

sc= single crochet;

hdc= half double crochet;

dc= double crochet;

fpdc= front post double crochet;

bpdc= back post double crochet.

sl st= slip stitch;

The pattern uses US crochet terminology.

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How to crochet the double crochet cable.

You need to crochet two cables, my cables are 29 cm/ 11.4 inches long and 6 cm/ 2.3 inches wide.

So, when you calculate the dimensions of your cardigan don’t forget about the cables, these add an extra 6 cm/ 2.3 inches each in width.

Please, watch the video tutorial and if it’s the first time when you are crocheting cables you can start crocheting the cables while you are watching the tutorial:

Start with 19 chains.
1. Row 1: make a dc in the 3rd chain from the hook and continue crocheting double crochet in every chain until the end of the row.
2. Row 2: ch 2 (count as a double crochet stitch), bpdc in every stitch until the end of the row except the last stitch where you’ll crochet double crochet. You should have 18 stitches.
3. Row 3: ch 2 (count as a double crochet stitch), skip 4 stitches, and crochet fpdc in every next 4 stitches. Next crochet fpdc in every skipped stitch in the behind of the stitches you’ve just crocheted. Next skip 4 stitches and crochet fpdc in every next 4 stitches and continue to crochet fpdc in every skipped stitch in front of the stitches you just crocheted. Make a double crochet stitch in the last stitch of the row.
4. Row 4: ch 2 (count as a double crochet stitch), bpdc in every next stitch until the end of the row. You need to be careful how you crochet these stitches: crochet the first four bpdc in the last 4 fpdc you’ve crocheted in the previous row; the next 8 bpdc are crocheted in the stitches facing you and the last four bpdc are crocheted in the first fpdc you’ve crocheted in the previous row. Double crochet in the last stitch to finish the row.
5. Row 5: ch 2 (count as a double crochet stitch), fpdc in every stitch until the end of the row except the last stitch where you’ll crochet double crochet. You should have 18 stitches.
6. Row 6: ch 2 (count as a double crochet stitch), bpdc in every stitch until the end of the row except the last stitch where you’ll crochet double crochet. You should have 18 stitches.

Repeat the pattern from row 3. After you finish the last row you’ll need to crochet a round of single crochet. You can skip this step. But it’s better to do it because the edges of the cables will look better and it will be easier to sew them together with the back and front panels. Please watch the video tutorial and try to crochet the cables while you are watching. In the video tutorial, you’ll see how you need to make the single crochet edge too. If it’s the first time you are making them it might seem difficult. But practicing and being careful where every stitch goes you will see that actually is not that hard to crochet cables.

The back panel of the Harmony crochet top:

The chart for the Houndstooth stitch:

 

houndstooth stitch

The video tutorial for the Houndstooth stitch:

The written instruction for the back panel:

Start with  85 chains:
Row 1: In the 2nd chain from the hook crochet a double crochet stitch then crochet a single crochet stitch in the next chain, *double crochet stitch in the next chain, single crochet stitch in the next chain*, repeat *-* until the end of the row. You should have 84 stitches.
Row 2: Chain 1, double crochet stitch in the single crochet stitch of the previous row, single crochet stitch in the double crochet stitch of the previous row, *double crochet stitch in next single crochet stitch of the previous row, single crochet stitch in next double crochet stitch of the previous row*. Repeat *-* until the end of the row.

Make sure to crochet every single crochet stitch in the double crochet of the previous row and the double crochet stitch in the single crochet of the previous row.

Repeat row 2 until you have 81 rows and continue to crochet the neckline and the shoulders.

The neckline and the shoulders:

The chart (click on the photo for a better resolution):

Harmony crochet top

The written instructions:

82. Row 82: Chain 1, double crochet in the single crochet of the previous row, single crochet in the double crochet of the previous row, *double crochet in the next single crochet of the previous row, single crochet in the next double crochet of the previous row*. Repeat *-* until you have 28 stitches and turn.
83. Row 83: repeat row 82.
84. Row 84: Chain 1, *double crochet in the single crochet of the previous row, single crochet in the double crochet of the previous row*. Repeat *-* until you have 24 stitches and turn for the next row.
85. Row 85: repeat row 84;
86. Row 86: Chain 1, *double crochet in the single crochet of the previous row, single crochet in the double crochet of the previous row. Repeat *-* until you have 22 stitches and turn.
87. Row 87: Repeat row 86.

Crochet the second shoulder exactly like the first one. But starting the first row from the inside of the neckline (see the chart).

Crochet single crochet stitches all around the front panel and then around the back panel. Crochet the stitches on the right side (in corners crochet 2 sc in one stitch). I like to crochet this round of single crochet because the edges look better. In addition, it’s easier to join together the two panels. Plus the neckline looks better too, and it will be easier to pick up the stitches for the collar and for the sleeves too. But you can skip this step if you like.

back panel

The front panel of the Harmony crochet top:

The written instructions for the front panel:

Start with  85 chains:
Row 1: In the 2nd chain from the hook crochet a double crochet stitch then crochet a single crochet stitch in the next chain, *double crochet stitch in the next chain, single crochet stitch in the next chain*, repeat *-* until the end of the row. You should have 84 stitches.
Row 2: Chain 1, double crochet stitch in the single crochet stitch of the previous row, single crochet stitch in the double crochet stitch of the previous row, *double crochet stitch in next single crochet stitch of the previous row, single crochet stitch in next double crochet stitch of the previous row*. Repeat *-* until the end of the row.

Make sure to crochet every single crochet stitch in the double crochet of the previous row and the double crochet stitch in the single crochet of the previous row.

Repeat row 2 until you have 71 rows and continue to crochet the neckline and the shoulders.

The neckline and the shoulders:

The chart (click on the photo for a better resolution):

Harmony crochet top

The written instructions:

72. Row 72: Chain 1, double crochet in the single crochet of the previous row, single crochet in the double crochet of the previous row, *double crochet in the next single crochet of the previous row, single crochet in the next double crochet of the previous row*. Repeat *-* until you have 28 stitches and turn.
73. Row 73: repeat row 72.
74. Row 74: Chain 1, *double crochet in the single crochet of the previous row, single crochet in the double crochet of the previous row*. Repeat *-* until you have 24 stitches and turn for the next row.
75. Row 75: repeat row 74;
76. Row 76: Chain 1, *double crochet in the single crochet of the previous row, single crochet in the double crochet of the previous row. Repeat *-* until you have 22 stitches and turn.
77-87. Row 77-87: Repeat row 76.

Crochet the second shoulder exactly like the first one. But starting the first row from the inside of the neckline (see the chart).

Crochet single crochet stitches all around the front panel.

the front panel

 

Sew together the cables on the back panel sides, the cables go underarms. Then sew together the front panel on the other side of the cables. Sew together the shoulders too.

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The sleeves:

Make two sleeves repeating the same pattern.

After you’ve sewed together the panels with the double crochet cables you can start to crochet the sleeves directly on the cardigan.

I’ve started to crochet the sleeve from the middle of the cable (in the 8th stitch of the cable). For my sleeve, I have 76 stitches.

the sleeves

1. Round 1: Chain 1 (don’t count as a stitch), *double crochet in the next stitch of the previous row, single crochet in the next stitch of the previous row*. Repeat *-* until the end of the round, turn.
2. Round 2: Chain 1 (don’t count as a stitch), *dc in the sc of the previous round, sc in the dc of the previous round*. Repeat *-* until the end of the round, turn.
Repeat round 2 until you have 11 rounds.

After you finish the last round of the sleeve, don’t cut the yarn and start to crochet the sleeve cuff directly on the sleeve. Crochet 11 chains.

Row 1: hdc in 2nd chain from the hook, continue to crochet hdc in every next chain until the end of the row. You should have 10 stitches.

Row 2: ch 1 (don’t count as a stitch), hdc in the back loop of every next stitch until the end of the row. You should have 10 stitches.

Repeat row 2 around the sleeve until you get to the first row and sew together the edges.

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The ribbing for the collar (the neckband):

Use the 3 mm hook.

1. Row 1: start with 11 chains and crochet the half double crochet starting with the second chain from the hook (you should have ten half double crochet stitches);
2. Row 2: ch 1 (don’t count as a stitch), hdc in back loop in each stitch of the previous row;

Repeat row 2 around the neckline until you get to the first row and sew together the edges.

Here is the detailed video tutorial for the neckband. Please watch the tutorial to see exactly how I’m crocheting it and to see a few simple but important tips that will help you in the feature projects too. You can use the same method for the hem too.

The hem:

Use the 3mm hook.

1. Row 1: start with 16 chains and crochet the half double crochet starting with the second chain from the hook; you should have 15 half double crochet stitches);
2. Row 2: ch 1 (don’t count as a stitch), hdc in back loop in each stitch of the previous row; you should have 15 half double crochet stitches.

Repeat row 2 around the bottom of the top until you get to the first row and sew together the edges.

the hem

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