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Summer Eyelet Top – Free Crochet Pattern

The Summer Eyelet top is the ideal versatile sweater for summer. The eyelets make this top breezy and it has incredible drape, making this top very flattering to wear. This sweater can easily be dressed down with shorts and sandals or dressed up with a skirt and heels.

This design might be one of my favorites for this summer. While I never publish a design that I don’t love, I have learned that some designs are just more fun to crochet than others. This is one of those that was really fun to make.

The stitch pattern is extremely easy and there is zero shaping which makes this top a great mindless project and it surprisingly works up really quickly! I was almost sad that this project was finished when I had woven in the last end (that never happens!)

This is eyelet sweater is a great summer staple. I love that on chiller days it can be worn more casual with shorts and sandals. But it can equally be dressed up with a skirt and some heels for an event. It’s a win-win!

Despite being quarter-length sleeves and crocheted, this top is still great for summer since it’s incredibly breezy and lightweight. The eyelets make the sweater very breathable, but what really makes this great for warmer weather is the yarn!

I used Lion Brand Truboo and it has become one of my favorite yarns for summer. In my short time of crochet designing I have learned that not all yarns are great for garments, some yarns just don’t have the drape that is needed for a garment. But this yarn is perfect! It has incredible drape which makes the top both flattering and comfortable.

Enjoy the free pattern below!

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Materials

  •  960 (1140, 1200, 1400) yards of DK light (3) yarn
  • US G/4.00mm and H/5.00mm crochet hooks
  • Tapestry needle

Notes

  1. The pattern is worked in US crochet terms.
  2. The front and back panels are worked in rows while the sleeves and neckband are worked in rounds

Skill Level: Easy

Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL

Measurements: Measurements are approximate.

Bust: 30[34, 38, 42, 46] inches

Length: 19[20 ½ , 20 ½ , 22, 22] inches

Stitch Abbreviations:

Sl st: Slip Stitch

Ch: Chain

Sc: single crochet

Hdc: Half double crochet

Dc: Double Crochet

Gauge: 6 rows of 8 hdcs = 2 inches 

Pattern

Front and Back Panel (Make 2)

With H hook, Ch 69[77, 85, 93, 101] 

Row 1: 1 hdc in 2nd ch from hook and in every ch across (68, 76, 84, 92, 100). Ch 1, turn.

Row 2-4: 1 hdc in every st (68, 76, 84, 92, 100). Ch 1, turn.

Row 5: Ch 2 (Including the ch 1 from the previous row, you should have a total of 3 chs). Skip 1 st, 1 dc in next st, ch 1* repeat across. (34[38, 42, 46, 50] ch spaces/68[76, 84, 92, 100] sts). Ch 1, turn.

Row 6: 2 hdc in each ch space (68, 76, 84, 92, 100). Ch 1, turn.

Row 7-9: 1 hdc in every st (68, 76, 84, 92, 100). Ch 1, turn.

Repeat rows 5-9 for total 60[65, 65, 70, 70] rows

Row 66: Ch 2 (Including the ch 1 from the previous row, you should have a total of 3 chs). Skip 1 st, 1 dc in next st, ch 1* repeat across. (34[38, 42, 46, 50] ch spaces/68[76, 84, 92, 100] sts). Ch 1, turn.

Row 67: 2 hdc in each ch space (68,76, 84, 92, 100). Ch 1, turn.

Row 67: 1 hdc in every st (68, 76, 84, 92, 100). Ch 1, turn.

Lay the front panel on the top of the back panel. Seam the two pieces together on the dotted lines. Leave 6 ½ [7, 7 ½, 8, 9] inches for the armhole. 

Sleeves (Make 2)

With H hook, attach the yarn under the arm, ch 1

Round 1: Work 52[54, 56, 58, 62] hdc evenly around the arm hole (52, 54, 56, 58, 62). Sl st into first st, ch 1.

Round 2-4: 1 hdc in every st (52, 54, 56, 58, 62). Sl st into first st, ch 1.

Round 5: Ch 2 (Including the ch 1 from the previous row, you should have a total of 3 chs). Skip 1 st, 1 dc in next st, ch 1* repeat across. 1 dc in last st (26[27, 28, 29, 31] ch spaces/52[54, 56, 58, 62]  sts). Sl st into first ch space, ch 1.

Round 6: 1 hdc in every ch space (52, 54, 56, 58, 62). Sl st into first st, ch 1.

Round 7-9: 1 hdc in every st (52, 54, 56, 58, 62). Sl st into first st, ch 1.

Repeat rounds 5-9 for a total of 34[34, 34, 39, 39] rounds.

Round 35: Ch 2 (Including the ch 1 from the previous row, you should have a total of 3 chs). Skip 1 st, 1 dc in next st, ch 1* repeat across. 1 dc in last st (26[27, 28, 29, 31] ch spaces/52[54, 56, 58, 62] sts). Sl st into first ch space, ch 1.

Round 36: 2 hdc in every ch space (52, 54, 56, 58, 62). Sl st into first st, ch 1.

Round 37: 1 hdc in every st (52, 54, 56, 58, 62). Sl st into first st, ch 1.

Switch to G hook.

Round 38-39: 1 sc in every st (52, 54, 56, 58, 62). Sl st into first st, ch 1.

Fasten off and weave in loose ends.

Neckline

With H hook, attach yarn at the neck and evenly sc around the neck.

Fasten off, weave in all the ends.

I hope you enjoy making the Summer Eyelet Top! Be sure to tag me on Instagram (@_stitchberry) with your sweater, I would love to see it!

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