Arwen Halter Top - Free Crochet Pattern

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Recently, I decided I wanted to design more items that I would consider outside of my “comfort zone.” For me that involves more summer items that work up quickly that I know a lot of my readers would really enjoy. So, I put aside all of my insecurities and set out to create my own halter top design. I really thought that it would be a more complicated process but honestly you guys’s, I finished this project up in less than a few hours and ended up falling in love with the outcome!

So, if you are anything like me. Try and put your insecurities aside for this short project and I promise you, you won’t regret it!

Materials -

3.75mm Crochet Hook

70-140 yards sport weight yarn

Yarn Needle

Scissors

Gauge -

16sts & 12r = 4”

Abbreviations -

FDC - Foundation Double Crochet

Ch - Chain

DC - Double Crochet

DC2Tog - Double Crochet Two Stitches Together (Decrease)

SC - Single Crochet

Sl St - Slip Stitch

Notes -

Size adjustments are listed as such: XS, S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL

Top is worked from the bottom up, straps worked separately.

Chain 2 DOES NOT count as a stitch.

Video Tutorial for the Foundation Double Crochet Stitch - https://youtu.be/0hjBv3ySMXY

Pattern

Top

R1 - FDC (74, 90, 106, 120, 138, 154, 170)sts

R2 - Ch2, DC into each stitch across (74, 90, 106, 120, 138, 154, 170)

Repeat row 2 for a total of (10, 10, 12, 12, 14, 14, 14) rows.

R(11, 11, 13, 13, 15, 15, 15) - Ch2, Turn, DC2Tog, DC into each stitch until 2 sts remain, DC2Tog (72, 88, 104, 118, 136, 152, 168)

Repeat row (11, 11, 13, 13, 15, 15, 15) for total of (30 36, 42, 48, 54, 60, 66) rows.

Note - Each row should decrease by 2 stitches.

R(31, 37, 43, 49, 55, 61, 67) - Ch2, Turn, DC into each stitch across (34, 38, 46, 48, 58, 62, 66)

Do not fasten off, instead we will clean up the sides.

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Cleaning Up Sides

SC, Ch1, SC into that same stitch, SC down the sides, at next corner SC, Ch1, SC into same stitch, SC across the bottom, SC, Ch1, SC into same stitch, SC up side, SC, Ch1, SC into same stitch, SC across top. Slip stitch to first SC, fasten off.

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Neck Strap

Ch (160, 160, 200, 200, 240, 240, 260)

R2 - Turn, SC across Chain

Fasten off.

Corset Strap

Ch (200, 200, 260, 260, 300, 320, 340)

R2 - Turn, SC across Chain

Fasten off.

Attaching Straps

Top Strap - Weave this strap in and out of the last row along the stop.

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Corset Strap - Insert each of the strap at both ends of row (10, 10, 12, 12, 14, 14, 14), crossing each strap over the other onto the opposite side insert the straps through row (5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 7, 7)

Crossing each strap of the other onto the opposite side insert the straps through row 1.

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