Luna Crochet Top – Pattern
This week’s pattern is going to be a crochet top that I created quite some time ago. I love the way this looks and the best part is it’s super easy to create which makes this a beginner pattern! Since it’s a very straight forward top I am going to spend more time discussing the construction of the top so that you can feel comfortable making it for YOU! The Luna crochet top pattern is made in two parts that are sewn together, and then you add the straps.
True story, when I made this, I had never made a top before. I wanted to make a crochet top that could work for festivals and stuff, but I didn’t want to show too much skin. When I made it, I wasn’t as body confident as I am now, but the top still makes me feel great, so yay !
The pattern is very simple, starting with the back.
First, we need to take measurements. This is the only way you will make the top perfect for YOU! (if you’re making this for someone else..I will leave the pattern below, but if you read this in full you should know how to ask for measurements and then make the perfect fit).
To me, this top is a slight crop top. If you want it like this then I would measure the width of your back starting from right above your hip bone.
If you want your top to be longer, consider measuring from the widest part of your hip, side to side.
Then chain enough stitches to achieve this width, and make sure it is an even number of stitches.
Row 1: In 3rd chain from hook, DC, ch 1, Skip a stitch, repeat from * to the end, chain 1 turn.
Row 2: HDC in each stitch across, chain 2, turn.
You will be repeating row 2 until you get the length of the top that you prefer. If you need this measurement, I measured from right above where my bra hooks, about an inch and measured down to the small of my back.
*If you look closely at my shirt it looks like I got bored of the HDC and made some rows DC…woops ! Haha
The front is done the same way, except where I measure from. I measured from right under my armpit and across the other. This helps you get the right width for your chest area, which everyone is different. you also won’t have to create a yoke or add additional stitches to make this, or count and do the math. (Perfect for beginners!).
The pattern is the same as above.
Sew the sides together…this is actually a good place to pin the two pieces together and see how they fit.
Now, join the yarn at one of the seams, chain 4, *Skip a stitch, DC in the following stitch, Chain 1, repeat from * all the way around.
To make the straps, I put the shirt on (or if you have a sewing mannequin this is a great time to use it). Chain enough stitches so that the straps aren’t too loose on you.
Row 1: DC, CH1, skip a stitch. Repeat across, bind off.
Sew onto shirt. I chose to sew them to connect to the chain 1 space of the top of the shirt that we created. Weave in all your ends and voila ! Your very own crochet Luna tank top!