I was featured on the THNlife blog and I couldn’t be more excited about it! I love Jessica of The Hook Nook and getting to collab with her and her amazing team has been on my “dream collabs” list for quite some time. I got the opportunity to share my Meadow Tie Top Bralette crochet pattern as a guest post. Working with her team was a breeze and getting to introduce myself to her audience was a great experience.
If you are a designer of patterns or blog about craft things, I highly suggest keeping an eye open for her next Maker Call for a change to apply to guest post on her blog as well! Enough about THN (for now),
I have been waiting to drop this pattern for literately months and I am so happy
This is an easy to intermediate pattern. I use only basic stitches and have progress photos throughout to assist you throughout the pattern. I cannot wait to see all the places you wear your new crochet bralette to!
Hooks – 5.0mm / US H/8
Other – Stitch marker
– Yarn Needle
– 4 to 5 Buttons (1/2″ to 3/4″ in size)
Exclusive Hobby Lobby “I This Love Yarn” – Warm Blush, 250 yds (most weight 4 cottons will work as a substitute)
ST – stich
CH – chain
HDC – half double crochet
BLOHDC – back loop only hdc
FLOHDC – front loop only hdc
HDC2tog – half double crochet two together
This top is worked from the bottom up.
4” x 4” = 14 sts x 10 rows HDC BLO
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.
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 – 13: BLOHDC in each st across. CH 2 and turn.
– (L/XL) Row 5 – 17: 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
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.
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.
I used 4 buttons roughly ¾” in size. 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 2 HDC stitches.
I wouldn’t go any larger than the ¾” button size and no smaller than ½” to ensure your crochet bralette top will be securely fastened.
Using a needle and thread, attach buttons evenly spaced along one side of the front of the top. Make sure the right side is facing up when attaching the buttons.
On to the next one
That’s it, your top is compelted! Now you can start your next project. Maybe you will start on a sweater or cardigan with fall approaching, or maybe try another summer top before the season is over. Either way, I hope you enjoy your new top and I cannot wait to see it! Don’t forget to tag me on Instagram (@TaylorLynnCrochet) when you share your project pictures, XO Tay