When I think summer I think of my favorite summer holiday…. Independence day! I love dressing up in our nations colors and celebrating everything that makes this country so great! So since I am in the spirit and I want to give you all plenty of time to make these cute tops, I am releasing this Independence Day inspired top right now! I cant wait to see all the awesome amazing tops you guys make using this pattern. I’ll be wearing mine this fourth of July on the lake with my friends all day. What’s your favorite thing to do on fourth of July?
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Materials You Will Need
Yarn: Worsted Weight (4) 100% cotton. One full ball/skein of the brands below will suffice.
- I used this Premier Rodeo Yarn in the colors Dark Red, Dark Indigo, and Natural for the tutorial photos below.
- I used 2/47 cotton from lionbrand for the feature photos for this Independence day crochet top pattern. (Note this yarn is slightly thinner that the other yarns in this tutorial so I used a 3.75mm hook and added 2 extra chains to the beginning chain. You also may want to add an additional 2 or 3 rows on the cups)
Crochet Hook: I used a 4.5mm crochet hook. If you use a lighter weighted yarn you’ll want to use the hook size suggested for that yarn.
Tapestry Needle: This is a yarn needle to weave in your ends.
Scissors: to cut your yarn. The scissors below are the ones I use and keep in my crafting bag. They are super sharp and compact enough to carry with me and my projects!
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Stitches Used in This Pattern
I will be using abbreviations (beginners check out my printable abbreviation cheat sheet) in this written pattern so here is a list of the names/abbreviations and brief directions for each:
Stitch (ST) – Next chain or stitch you are going to work into
Yarn Over (YO) – wrapping yarn around hook
Chain (CH) – After having an slip knot on your hook, YO and pull through your slip knot. That is a chain 1. YO again and pull through loop on hook. That is your chain 2, and so forth.
Slip Stitch (SS) – Insert hook into next chain/stitch and yarn over. Pull through chain/stitch and continue to pull through the loop on your hook.
Single Crochet (SC) – Insert hook into next chain/stitch and YO then pull through the chain/stitch. YO and pull through both loops on hook.
Half Double Crochet (HDC) – YO and insert hook into next chain/stitch and pull up a loop. YO and pull through all loops on hook.
Double Crochet (DC) – YO and insert hook into next chain/stitch and YO and pull back through the Chain/Stitch. YO and pull through 2 loops, YO and pull through last two loops on hook.
If you love this America Themed Independence day crochet top you also may be interested in checking out my Merica Halter Top Pattern pictured below.
Independence Day Crochet Top Pattern
This Independence day crochet top is made in a size medium. the other sizes will be written as follow M (S,L) for example Ch 4 (2,6). For a medium it would be ch4, ch2 for a small, and ch6 for a large.
NOTE: IF USING 24/7 LIONBRAND YARN (or any weight 3 yarn) CHECK MATERIALS SECTION FOR EXTRA SIZING NOTES!
CH 15 (12,19) with your first color of yarn.
Round 1: HDC in the third CH from hook. HDC 1 in each Ch. In the last chain you will want to do two HDC in the same stitch. Ch1 and again do 2 more HDC’s in the same ST. Now on the back side of the CH you will do 1 HDC in each ST down the row. Refer to chart below for further clarity.
Start at the red dot labeled #1. Chain 12 and turn. HDC in 3rd CH from hook. HDC in every CH and HDC 2 in the 12th CH. CH 1, HDC 2 more in that same CH. Continue to HDC down the back side of the CH.
Round 2: CH 2 (does not count as first HDC) and turn. HDC in each HDC from the previous round until you get to the CH1 space in previous round. In that CH1 space, HDC, CH1, HDC and then do 1 HDC in each of the next HDC from previous row.
Round 3-7 (6,8): Continue round 2 until you reach your desired width and height for your cup keeping in mind that we will be adding a slight border around the edges. For this step just hold the cup against yourself and stop adding rows when you feel there is sufficient coverage. The number of rounds listed are just a rough suggestion for sizing.
Bottom of cup: CH1 at the end of your last round and turn so you are working across the bottom of the cup. SC as evenly as possible along the bottom of the cup. *HINT: SC one for each row of HDC’s*
Repeat: Tie off and repeat exactly for the second cup using your second yarn color making sure that you end up with the same number of SC along the bottom of both cups (I ended up with 18 SC on each cup).
Independence Day Crochet Top Straps and Trim.
1.Tie onto the bottom corner of one of your cups with your border yarn color,
2. SC in each ST along the bottom of the cup.
3. CH 2 at once you reach the end of the row. Then make a HDC in going up the side of the cup.
4. [CH 3. SK 2 STs and HDC in the Third.] Repeat until you reach the top point of the cup.
5. In the top point of the cup do a HDC, CH 2, HDC all in the top CH1SP.
6. Continue to [CH 3. SK 2 STs and HDC in the Third.] until you reach the bottom corner of the cup ending with a HDC in the first SC you started with in step 1.
7. CH 90. Then SS into the second CH from hook. SS in each CH all the way back to the first CH and tie off.
***Repeat the exact steps for the second cup***
Connecting Cups of Independence Day Crochet Top
1. Tie onto the inner corner of one of the cups (cup A) (not the corner with the strap, the other one) and CH 2. Attach with a SS to the opposite cups bottom corner (cup B).
2. SS up into the CH3SP on the same cup (cup B). (see where arrow points in graphic).
3. Now you will DC into the opposite cups CH3SP (cup A). Then SS back into the same CH3SP you had previously SS into (cup B).
4. All your DC’s will be onto the first cup you started tied onto (cup A) and you’ll keep SS’ing up the other cup (cup b) to connect the two. You will do a *DC to cup A and SS to cup B* three times in the first CH3SP and the do one DC in the HDC from the border on cup A and SS into the HDC on cup b. Then reapeat the same *DC cup A, SS cup B* X3 in the next CH3SP ending with a DC and SS in the second HDC from the border and tie off.
Now you will CH 180 with your preferred strap color. Loop CH strap through the CH2SP at the top of the cup. Tie beginning of chain to end of chain to form a loop. Tie off and repeat for other side.
Feel free to add stars with your tapestry needle if desired!
Weave in all ends.
Your Independence day crochet top is complete!
USA! USA! USA!
Who is ready to celebrate America’s Birthday this summer?! I wish you all fun and safe celebrations this year! I would wish you a stylish celebration but I know in this Independence day crochet top that your style was never in jeopardy 😉 Please show me all the awesome yarns and colors you guys make this top in. I know I chose to do red white and blue but honestly this Independence day crochet top will look great in any color! If you have ANY QUESTIONS about this crochet top pattern, or about anything at all honestly, please please leave me a comment below and I will get back to you ASAP!
Also, if you would be willing, I would love for you to share your finished projects (and you wearing them out doing fun summer things!) on my blog’s Facebook Page! Or if you post on instagram tag me (@TaylorLynnCrochet) so I can see how awesome they turned out! Thank you so much! If you have any suggestions for future projects or tutorials please comment below!