19 Years ago my first niece was born. In June 13th is Laura’s birthday. Since I knew my sister was going to give me such a special gift, I begun using my needles to create baby designs, she was my inspiration to get into this world of Jenkins, booties, bonnets and all kind of baby accessories for my little girl with this crochet top.
Since it looks like yesterday, she was my little one, she has grown up, but stills keeps being my inspiration, that’s why I have made this design this crochet top combined with its hand bag.
I hope you will enjoy wearing it as much as I have enjoyed the design.
Happy birthday Laura!
36/38 or S
Materials needed for the crochet top:
3 cotton balls Cotton 100% de Katia color 29
Materials needed for the crochet hand bag:
1 cotton ball Cotton 100% de Katia color 29
1 cotton ball Cotton Vintage de Katia color 57
1 yellow zipper about 25 cm
Ergonomic Crochet needle Katia de KnitPro 3 mm
Crochet stitches used :
Single crochet stitch
Double crochet stitch
Triple crochet stitch
- 1 Crochet top pattern:
- 1.1 Front part of the crochet Top:
- 1.2 Crochet Top Back part:
- 1.3 Lower crochet Top part:
- 1.4 Edge of the crochet Top cleavage:
- 1.5 Edge of the armhole of the crochet Top:
- 2 Crochet handbag:
Crochet top pattern:
We Start the Top by the chest lower part.
We do 175 chain stitches and we do a double crochet stitch in the fourth chain stitch.
*We skip one chain stitch and we do 5 double crochet stitches in the following 5 stitches*, we repeat the sequence between asterisks .
We end the round skipping one chain stitch and doing two double crochet stitches in each chain stitches in the end, then we turn.
Front part of the crochet Top:
In the front part the crocheting is way and return in the first 72 stitches, decreasing 11 times 1 stitch in both sides as it is shown in the following graphic:
When the decreases have been crocheted follow with the 10 following stitches for the top strap, decreasing the same way, but only the cleavage side until we get 4 stitches.
Follow with those 4 stitches 12 rounds more and bind off leaving a long thread to join after with the back part.
Go on with the work in the other side and do the other strap the same way as the other.
Crochet Top Back part:
To shape the back part we do two crochet flowers as it is shown on the following graphic:
These crochet flowers will be joined to the back with slip stitch, I recommend you to iron them before.
How to sew the first crochet flower joins the lower part of the crochet top?
We join them with a slip stitch doing chain stitch at the beginning and at the end so the flower doesn’t lose its shape.
Before going on with this part, that maybe be the more confusing part of the Top. Place some marker to know where the slip stitches are done in the union of the flower with de lower part of the Top.
The union must be done on the center of the crochet flower chain stitches and the stitches 23, 29, 35, 38, 44, 50.
In the 23 stitch counting from the right, join the thread and do 4 chain stitches.
Do a slip stitch in the second single crochet stitch counting from the beginning of the flower round.
Do 4 slip stitches in the 4 crochet flower chain stitches.
In the following slip stitch we do it joining the chain stitch to the 29 stitch of the lower part of the crochet top.
Do 4 slip stitches in the following double crochet stitches of the lower part of the Top, until you reach the 35 stitch, where we will do a slip stitch joining the next group of chain stitches of the flower to the lower part of the crochet top.
Go on doing 2 slip stitches in the lower part of the Top, in the 38 stitch join again with the next group of chain stitches of the crochet flower.
Then do 5 slip stitches in the lower part of the crochet Top.
Join with a slip stitched the next group of chain stitches of the crochet flower with the stitch 44 of the lower part of the crochet Top.
After doing the last union, do slip stitches all-round the chain stitches until you reach the next single crochet stitch.
Do 4 chain stitches and join them to the 50 stitch from the lower part of the crochet Top.
How to sew the two crochet flowers?
Join the two flowers with slip stich matching the ends with a slip stitch in both chain stitches groups of both crochet flowers, to go on with the following chin stitches group.
We do 5 chain stitches and we join with a slip stitch in the following chain stitches group in both crochet flowers.
How to join the straps to the crochet flowers?
With the thread we left long before on the top straps, we do 4 slip stitches in the middle of the flower chain stitches group, leaving in the middle the slip stitch of the crochet flower.
This is the more complicated step of the crochet stitches, but it is not impossible, remember you can ask any doubt you have.
Lower crochet Top part:
This lower part is crocheted roundly, to make it more comfortable you may join the Top before beginning this part, sewing the side.
First join the thread and do three chain stitches that will replace the triple crochet stitch, do 143 double crochet, in the beginning chain stitches. Below the first double crochet round.
At the end of the round, join with a slip stitch the chain stitches of the beginning of the round, we have 144 total stitches.
Do another double crochet stitches round.
Then do as the following crochet graphic:
Edge of the crochet Top cleavage:
Work the edge of the cleavage as follows:
1° round: chain stitch, 1single crochet stitch*1chain stitch, skip 1cm approximately (1cm=2 horizontal stitches).
Vertically in every double crochet stitch, *1 single crochet stitch repeat what is between asterisks until you reach the beginning chain stitch. Join with a slip stitch.
2° round: do a chain stitch, 1 single crochet in the first single stitch, 3 chsin stitches, 1 slip stitch in the same single crochet to do the first corner.
*do 1 single crochet in the chain stitch of the round before, 1 single crochet in the single crochet of the round before,1 single crochet in the chain stitch of the round before, 1single crochet with the corner into the single crochet of the round before*. Bind off the thread.
Edge of the armhole of the crochet Top:
1° round: do 1chain stitch, 1 single Crochet
*1 chin stitch, skip approximately 1 cm (1cm= 2 stitches horizontally)
Vertically in every double stitch and in the chain stitches place two single crochet stitches with theirs chain stitches.
1 single crochet * repeat from asterisk to asterisk until you reach the beginning chain stitch
Join with a slip stitch.
2°round: do 30chain stitches (=double crochet), 1 double crochet in the following single crochet from the round before,*2 chin stitches, skip 1chain stitch.
1 single crochet stitch from the round before, 1double crochet in the chain stitch of the round before, 1 double crochet in the single crochet of the round before* repeat from asterisks to asterisk.
Join with a slip stitch in the third chain stitch from the beginning.
3° round: do a chain stitch, 1 single crochet in every double crochet from the round before and two single crochet in the place of the two chain stitches from the round before.
4° round: do 1 chain stitch,* 1single crochet in the first single crochet,3 chain stitches and 1Slip stitch in the same single crochet (=piquillo)
Work 1 single crochet in the following three single crochet stitches* repeat from *to *. Bind off the thread.
We begin to crochet in the base, and with the Cotton Vintage de Katia. Do 45 chin stitches and follow graphic:
We have 114 total stitches, we do 4 rounds without increasing and then we change the stitch CONCHA as it is shown in the graphic
When we have 6 rounds in “shell “stitch, we change to cotton 100% Katia color yellow and we do 4rounds more in “shell “stitch.
Then 15 round in single crochet and bind off.
Coser la cremallera y colocar una borla hecha con el hilo Cotton Vintage y colocarla en el gancho de la cremallera.
We sew the zipper put on a bola done with vintage cotton and place into the zipper, and DONE, we have both the top and the hand bag, in a perfect combination!!