Learn to crochet this quick and easy crochet cable crop top. With summer literally just around the corner, it’s time to get all of your tops and tees at the ready! This beginner friendly top uses simple stitches – single crochet, half double crochet and treble crochet – to create this modern crochet tank top.
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Scroll down to view the free written pattern and step by step video tutorial.
This crop top features a beautiful cable stitch throughout giving it a beautiful and super trendy feel. Worked from the bottom up and in rounds, this crop top works up pretty fast. It’s perfect worn with jeans, shorts, skirts or under your favourite summer cardigan.
The top features a ribbed hem which is completely customisable. You can simply add more foundation chains for a thicker ribbed hem. The body is worked entirely in one piece, beginning with the bottom ribbing, then crocheting the body directly onto the ribbing. Lastly, the straps are both crocheted directly onto the top.
Although this pattern does not give exact stitch counts for every size it does give tips and alteration instructions in the pattern below, so the top is fully customisable along with the ribbing.
The yarn I used for this crochet cable crop top was kindly sponsored by Hobbii. Recently the contacted me and asked if I would be interested in joining their Here Comes The Sun Challenge. I immediately accepted as I’ve had a great experience with them firstly as a company and secondly I adore their yarn!
The idea behind the challenge was to create something using the color yellow and something that screams sunshine. So, with summer at our heels I wanted to create a trendy crochet cable crop top. I chose their Kind Feather yarn because it’s super soft, anti pilling and has great stretch. I wanted to use an acrylic yarn rather than a cotton because I wanted some stretch which is needed when wearing a crop top. I feel cotton yarns have no stretch whatsoever, so when making this top I highly recommended you use a stretchier yarn.
Kind feather is a weight 3 or Dk yarn that is 100% acrylic and comes in a wide variety of shades, making it an ideal choice for all of your crop top makes.
Yarn – Hobbii Kind Feather – 100% acrylic – weight 3/Dk/8 ply – 100g/235m/257 yds per ball
Approximately 1-2 balls
Size 5mm crochet hook
2 Stitch markers
Yarn needle (for weaving in ends)
You can also check out the free written pattern for the Samhradh Cardigan.
STITCHES & ABBREVIATIONS
ch = chain
sc = single crochet
hdc = half double crochet
FPTC = front post treble crochet
slst = slip stitch
BLO = back loop only
rep = repeat
st(s) = stitch(es)
SPECIAL STITCH: Front Post Treble Crochet (FPTC) – yarn over twice, insert hook around post of designated stitch, yarn over and draw up a loop, [yarn over and draw through two loops] three times.
NOTE: ch 1 at beginning of each row does not count as a stitch. Also make sure to count stitches at the end of the row because it is very easy to add or subtract stitches.
CROCHET CABLE CROP TOP PATTERN
ROW 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each ch to the end. Turn.
ROW 2: ch 1, sc in BLO in each st across. Turn
Repeat row 2 until the ribbing is long enough to go around your under bust but at the same time make sure your row count is in multiples of 6 (ie. do 84, 90, 96, etc rows)
Once the ribbing is to your correct length slst the two ends together. DO NOT FASTEN OFF
Turn the ribbing the right side out so the seam is in the inside.
ROW 1: ch 1, hdc around the top edge of ribbing. The amount of hdc you complete is determined by the amount of rows you did for the ribbing. So, if you did 84, 90, 96 etc rows for ribbing, you will do that same number of hdc around here. Slst to first hdc to close the round. TURN.
ROW 2: ch 1 hdc in each st around. Slst to first hdc to close the round. TURN.
ROW 3: ch 1, hdc in same st as ch 1, hdc in next st, FPTC in each of the next 4 sts 2 rows below, * hdc in each of next 2 sts, FPTC in next 4 sts 2 rows below, rep from * around, slst to first hdc to close the round. TURN.
ROW 4: ch 1, hdc in same st as ch 1, hdc in each st around. Slst in first hdc to close the round. TURN.
ROW 5: ch 1, hdc in same st as ch1, hdc in next st, skip 2 sts, 1FPTC in each of the next 2 sts 2 rows below, 1 FPTC in each of the 2 skipped sts 2 rows below, * 1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, skip 2 sts, 1 FPTC in each of the next 2 sts 2 rows below, 1 FPTC in each of the 2 skipped sts 2 rows below, rep from * around. Slst in first hdc to close the round. TURN.
ROW 6: Ch 1, hdc in same st as ch 1, hdc in each st around. Slst to first hdc to close the round. TURN
ROW 7: ch 1, hdc in same st as ch 1, hdc in next st, 1 FPTC in each of the next 4 sts 2 rows below, *1 hdc in each of the next 2 sts, 1 FPTC in each of the next 4 sts 2 rows below, rep from * around. Slst into first hdc to close the round. TURN.
Rep rows 4-7 until the top is to your desired length. DO NOT FASTEN OFF.
NEXT ROW: ch 6, sc in 2nd ch from hook, sc in each of the next 4 chains, slst in next 2 sc, *turn, skip 2 slst, sc BLO in next 5 sc, turn, ch 1, sc BLO in next 5 sc, slst in next 2 sc, rep from * all the way around top edge of the top. Slst ends together. Fasten off and weave in your ends.
Now is a good time to try on your top and with your stitch markers you will mark where you want your straps to be.
Attach yarn to st with a stitch marker, Ch 50 (you can add or subtract chains here if you need a longer or shorter strap) slst directly to the back side, then make one more slst directly beside that st. Now turn your work slightly and slst along each of the 50 chains, slst to top of ribbing. Fasten off and weave in ends. Rep for the second strap.
You are now finished your crochet cable crop top. Enjoy!