Hello again, and happy almost summer everyone! Today I’m sharing something super simple and fun…the Kiki Crop Top!
UPDATE: This was one of my first crochet “designs”, and I’m happy to share that it’s getting a total facelift and extended sizing this Summer 2022! So if you’re getting here before I’ve got the updated pattern ready…sorry for the inexperienced version you’re about to see. But come back soon for the new one!
Original Pattern Info (New one coming soon!)
I have only done this pattern to fit a size medium, but if I get some interest, I would be willing to update it with more sizes. This top has more of an open weave and is design to be worn over a cute bralette or bright bandeau bra.
I tested this top out with two different types of cotton yarn. One was Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton, and the other was Hobby Lobby I Love This Cotton. You can see the difference in textures here. While the tops ended up fitting the same, I actually prefer the feel of the Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton. The yarn has a little bit more of a cord-like quality versus the softer kind of fuzziness of the I Love This Cotton. You could pretty much use any Level 4 cotton yarn though.
The top is essentially made from four different pieces stitched together. The first is the front piece and one side of the bralette. Since a medium top measures approximately 36″-38″ and I wanted this to be a bit fitted, the front panel needed to be about 17″ unstretched.
Kiki Crop Top Pattern (Original)
- 2 Skeins of Cotton Yarn (approx 300 yds)
- Size H – 5 mm crochet hook
- Tapestry Needle
16 HDC x 10 rows = 4in square
- HDC – Half double crochet
- DC – Double Crochet
- Ch – Chain
- Slip Stitch
- Foundation HDC
- Foundation DC
- BPDC – Back Post Double Crochet
- HDC2Tog – Half double crochet two together
HDC2Tog – Yarn over, insert hook into first stitch and pull up a loop. Yarn over, insert hook in second stitch and pull up a loop. Yarn over and pull through all loops on hook.
Row 1 – Foundation HDC 65 stitches. Turn. Note: should measure approx. 17″ unstretched.
Row 2 – Chain 2. HDC in first stitch, and in each stitch across (65). Turn.
Rows 3-7 – Repeat row 2.
Row 8 – Ch 2. HDC in first stitch, and in next 30 stitches. HDC2together across next two stitches. Turn. (32)
Row 9 – Ch 2. HDC2Tog across first two stitches. HDC in next stitch, and each stitch across. Turn. (31)
Row 10 – Ch 2. HDC2Tog across first two stitches. HDC in next stitch. HDC in next 28 stitches. HDC2Tog across last two stitches. Turn. (29)
Row 11 – Ch 2. Ch 2. HDC2Tog across first two stitches. HDC in next stitch, and across. HDC2Tog across last two stitches. Turn. (27)
Row 12 – 23 – Repeat Row 11
Row 24 – Ch 2. HDC2Tog across first two stitches. HDC in next stitch.
Row 25 – Ch 2. HDC in first stitch and next stitch. Turn.
Repeat Row 25 until strap reaches approx 9″ unstretched.
Ch 2. 2 HDC in first stitch. 2 HDC in next stitch. Turn.
Ch 2. 2 HDC in first stitch. HDC in next two stitches. 2 HDC in last stitch.
Tie off, leaving long tail for attaching strap.
Attach yarn to unworked side of front panel.
Repeat from Row 8.
Row 1 – Foundation HDC 65 stitches. Turn.
Row 2 -9 – Ch 2. HDC in first stitch, and in each stitch across.
Ch 1. With Right sides facing inward, line up edges of front and back panels. Slip stitch across one side seam attaching back panel to front panel. Tie off.
Row 1 – Foundation DC 20 stitches. Turn
Row 2 – Ch 2. BPDC in first stitch, and in each stitch across.
Repeat Row 2 until ribbing reaches approx 30″ unstretched.
With right sides facing inward, line up ribbing and panels. Note: you will have to gently stretch the ribbing to match the length of the panels. Secure in place. Slip stitch across attaching ribbing to panels. Tie off.
Attach yarn to open side seam, with right sides facing inward. Slip stitch seam closed. Tie off.
To attach straps, count 10 stitches in from the side seam on the back panel. With tapestry needle, whip stitch strap in place. Repeat with other strap.
Weave in ends.