Crochet top with variegated yarn and yarn left overs – PATTERN

The beauty of variegated yarn is best revealed with quite simple crochet or knit stitches. I have knitted a couple of rows with stockinette stitch, but the result was boring : ). Endless rows of single or double crochet stitches would not be a great option either because they are known for their stiffness. My skin is rather sensitive and I cannot wear stiff clothes on my shoulders, that’s why I prefer not using more than 2 repeated rows of them in crochet tops. So, a combination of single crochet, half double crochet stitches and chains was chosen for making this contemporary looking drapey top. Besides I could include my yarn left overs of the same grey hue.

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Detailed crochet pattern is available here:

You will receive:

► detailed instructions in ENGLISH for every row; charts are included so that you can adjust this top for bigger sizes by working more motifs;

► written explanation of all rows of the diagrams is included (in case you are not used to work with the crochet charts); keep the original margins of the file.

This crochet top pattern is provided for sizes:
S with bust circumference 85-90 cm (33.5-35.5’’);
M with bust circumference 92-97 cm (36-38’’);
L with bust circumference 99-104 cm (39-41’’).
The item is worked top down and you will be able to regulate the length as you go, making a top, tunic or even a dress.

– fragment of the crochet tutorial with blurred charts (for preview).

Tunic for yarn leftovers – PATTERN

What is most essential to crochet your wearables neatly?

First of all is the yarn! The thicker is the yarn the faster and thicker will be your clothing garment, the more protruding will be all seams and imperfections, the most likely you will not want to wear it outside the house. Second, whether you crochet loose or tight? I’d be very careful with loose crochet stitches – in some boho garments they look beautiful and in more classical apparel they will imply crocheter’s negligence. Third, is the blocking of your completed garment, because this final step reveals the beauty of all stitches.

crochet sweater PATTERN for sizes XS-4XL

I love summer crochet garments made with fingering yarn weight (4 ply) and when several rows of solid double crochet stitches emphasize the contrasting lacy geometric patterns. Such garments remain lacy enough, not too thick to make you sweaty, and do not take ages to complete.

In this project I have combined 6 different colours – LEFT OVERS remaining after finishing this off shoulder tunic, diagonal jacketmy boho tunic with tassels, this tunic, three 50-gr balls of cotton/rayon (I loved the dark blue colour even if the yarn shop had 3 balls only : )) and light blue yarn that was left after completing a very old project made for my husband’s sister 8-9 years ago. She put on some weight since then and gave her present away :).

Two colours were originally of DK-weight/8ply and I divided yarn in 2 strands to have Fingering weight/4 ply.

As you might have seen, I love this combination of blue and beige colours very much:

PATTERN for creating your own colorful tunic is available here:

You will receive:

► detailed tutorial in English (for every row);

► HQ diagrams;

► written explanation of all charts (in case you are not used to work with diagrams).

This crochet sweater pattern is provided for sizes:

XS/S with bust 80-86 cm (31.5-34’’), upper arm width up to 24.5 cm (9.6‘’);
M with bust 92-98 cm (36-38.5’’), upper arm width up to 29.5 cm (11.6‘’);
L/XL with bust 104-110 cm (41-43.5’’), upper arm width up to 36 cm (14.2‘’);
2XL with bust 116-122 cm (45.5-48’’), upper arm width up to 41cm (16.2‘’);
3XL/4XL with bust 128-134 cm (51-53’’), upper arm width up to 47 cm (18.5‘’).
The length under waist can be adjusted as you go (to crochet a cropped top, a tunic or even a dress).

Suitable yarn: cotton or linen with 40-70 % addition of bamboo, silk, rayon or tencel. Some testers have made it with thin acrylic Loops & Threads Woolike. Fiber used in this tunic: cotton/rayon; linen/rayon, cotton/linen/rayon, linen/rayon/silk. Fingering / 4 ply / 350-400 m in 100 gr / 380-437 yards in 3.5 oz.

Colourful sweater Ozone