The cropped/tank version of my Meadow Tie Top Bralette is finally here. So many of you have requested this pattern in a longer length and I am so glad you did. This crochet crop top turned out even better than I anticipated! Please check out the pattern and let me know if you have any questions below!

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Materials List – for Crochet Crop Top

Hooks – 5.0mm / US H/8

Other    – Stitch marker

– Yarn Needle

-5 to 10 Buttons (Here are some similar buttons to the ones I used. )

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Stitches Used

ST – stich

CH – chain

HDC – half double crochet

BLOHDC – back loop only hdc

FLOHDC – front loop only hdc

HDC2tog – half double crochet two together


Notes

This top is worked from the bottom up.

Tie Front

Gauge  

4” x 4” = 14 sts x 10 rows HDC BLO


Crochet Crop Top Pattern

Sizes

S: Ch 123| M: CH 130 | L: CH 151 | XL: CH 158

Row 1: SC in second ST. Then HDC in each ch across. End with a SC in last CH. Tie off.

Body Of Crochet Crop Top

Add a stitch marker 18 stitches in from both ends.

Row 2: Tie on at the stitch marker at one end and CH 2. Make 2 HDC in that same stitch. BLOHDC across. Stop at the second stitch marker and make 2 HDC in that stitch. CH 2 and turn.

Row 3: Make 2 HDC in the first st. BLOHDC across. End row with 2 HDC in last st. CH 2 and turn.

Row 4: repeat row 3.

(S/M) Row 5 – 24: BLOHDC in each st across. CH 2 and turn.

(L/XL) Row 5 – 28: BLOHDC in each st across. CH 2 and turn.

If you wish to make the top longer, repeat the row above as many times as you’d like

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Next Row: BLOHDC in the next  – S: 19 STs |M: 21 STs |L: 23 STs |XL: 25 STs – . CH 2 and turn.

Next Row: HDC 2tog. Then BLOHDC across. CH 2 and turn.

Next Row: BLOHDC across. At the end of the row HDC2tog the last 2 stitches. CH 2 and turn.

Remained tied on to complete strap for this side. We will come back and finish the second side after.


Straps

Strap Row 1: HDC in the next 3 STs. CH 2 and turn.

Repeat Strap Row 1 a total of – S/M: 23 times | L/XL: 25 times –

Count (S: 15 STs |M: 18 STs |L: 23 STs |XL: 25 STs) away from where you stopped and turned on – S/M: Row 13 |L/XL: Row 17.

Attach the strap using slip stitches to the back of the top in that same ST and across the next 2 STs. Refer to the picture below for clarity.

Tie off and weave in ends.

Tie onto the other side of the top to finish second strap.

Next Row: FLOHDC in the next – S: 19 STs |M: 21 STs |L: 23 STs |XL: 25 STs – CH 2 and turn.

Next Row: HDC 2tog. Then FLOHDC across. CH 2 and turn.

Next Row: FLOHDC across. At the end of the row HDC2tog the last 2 stitches. CH 2 and turn.

Repeat the same steps you did for the straps on the other side of the top.


Finishing Touches (optional)

Tie on where the arrow points on the photo below. SC evenly along the edge stopping where the dotted line does in the photo, and CH 1

SC in each ST back up towards the arrow. Tie off.

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Repeat the above steps on the other side of the top, but do not tie off.

Now you will want to create loops for your buttons. space your buttons evenly along the side now alternate between a few SC and CH spaces to create loops like the picture below.

For reference I did *3 SC, CH 3, SK 2 STs* all along my edge. If you want them more spaced out, try doing 4 or 5 SC between CH spaces. If you want them closer, only do 1 or 2 SC between CH spaces.

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Adding Buttons

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I used 8 buttons roughly 1 & 1/8″ in length. You may choose to add additional buttons depending on your spacing preference between buttons and to account for any additional length added. Almost any type of button will work in this top as long as it can slide between the spacing of chain spaces (or the HDC if you chose to skip the last optional step).

I wouldn’t go any larger than the 1 1/2” button size and no smaller than 3/4” to ensure your crochet crop top will be securely fastened (between 1/2″ and 3/4″ if you skipped the optional step)

Using a needle and thread, attach buttons evenly spaced along the side of your crochet crop top without loops. Make sure the right side is facing up when attaching the buttons. If you skipped the optional step, it doesn’t matter which side you attach the buttons on.

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