Lace crop tops are trendy this year! I chose a simple lace stitch that’s pretty much 2 stitches on repeat with a purl row in-between. There’s a video tutorial to help you get started too (hello visual learners 🙌).
I’m all about simple patterns and this one is no different. Just knit 2 rectangles and seam them together along the top and bottom leaving a hole for your head & body. Scroll down to grab all the details!
- Loose Knit Mesh
- Textured Crop Top
- Long Sleeved Crop Top
About the Pattern
Available Sizes: One, Medium Frame
Pattern Format: Written Pattern, No Chart
Pattern Language: English
Skill Level: Advanced Beginner
PDF Format: Printer Friendly
Pattern Name: Midsummer
Here are some of the knitting skills you need to know before getting started:
Knit Flat (Back & Forth)
Knit & Purl Stitches
WHAT’S TO LOVE!?
- Meditative & Repetitive Stitches
- Video Tutorials
- Beautiful Texture
Yarn & Substitutions
Yarn Weight: Worsted
Yardage: 320 – 455 yards (290 – 490 meters)
Suggested Yarn: Lion Brand Re-Spun (Worsted)
Needles & Notions
Needle Size: US 8 (5mm) Circular Needles with a 24″ (60cm) Cable
12 STS & 16 rows per 4” (10cm) square, knit in the lace pattern below
60″ wide (wrist to wrist) x 6″ (152cm x 15cm)
Weight: 6.35oz (180g)
Model Height: 5’9″ (175cm)
Model Weight: 130lbs (59kg)
Model Bust: 35″ (88cm)
Model Waist: 25″ (63cm)
# of CO Stitches: 180
Medium Frame (Bust 32-38″)
Cup Size: A, B & C
|Height||# of CO STS||Approx. Yardage|
|5’ 1”||156||320-345 (290-315m)|
|5’ 2”||160||330-355 (300-325m)|
|5’ 3”||164||340-365 (310-335m)|
|5’ 4”||164||350-375 (320-345m)|
|5’ 5”||168||360-385 (330-355m)|
|5’ 6”||172||370-395 (335-360m)|
|5’ 7”||172||380-405 (345-370m)|
|5’ 8”||176||390-415 (355-380m)|
|5’ 9”||180||400-425 (365 – 385m)|
|5’ 10”||184||410-435 (375-400m)|
|5’ 11”||184||420-445 (385-410m)|
|6’ 0”||188||430-455 (395-420m)|
As a tall girl (5’9″) that wears a small or medium, sleeves are never long enough for me. It’s just something that I’m sensitive to, so I created a chart, so you can knit your crop to fit you. Be sure to check your gauge!
Here are some things to know before getting started:
- Not reversible.
- Knit top down.
- Knit using a simple lace knit stitch.
- The CO edge is the width, measured from wrist to wrist.
- Knit flat, back & forth on circular needles, which are used to accommodate the large number of CO stitches, do not join in the round.
*– * – repeat between * to end of round
BO – bind-off in pattern
CO – cast-on (long-tail cast-on method)
K – knit stitches (K1 means to knit 1 stitch)
K2TOG – knit 2 stitches together
P – purl stitches (P2 means to purl 2 stitches)
RS – right side
STS – stitches
WS – wrong side
YO – yarn over
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CO your desired number of STS, see chart above.
How many STS did you CO? __________
(The CO edge is the width, measured from wrist to wrist.)
(I’m 5’9” with a 35″ bust and I CO 180 STS)
Row 1 (WS): *P*
Row 2 (RS): K1 *K2TOG, YO* K1
Row 3 (WS): *P*
Row 4 (RS): K1 *YO, K2TOG* K1
Repeat rows 1-5, approximately 5-6″, until desired length.
Last row: *P*
BO loosely in the *K1, P1* pattern.
This is knit from top to bottom, so it’s super easy to adjust the length, just keep in mind that changing the length changes the sleeve circumference too.
Knit a 2nd side the same as the first.
Sew the Seams:
Lay both sides flat with wrong sides together.
Sew the top seams together, starting from the outside sewing towards the center leaving a 11-15″ opening for your head. (my opening is 13″).
Sew the bottom seams together, starting from the outside sewing towards the center leaving a 14-20″ opening for your body. (my opening is 16″).
Weave in the ends.
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