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Back at Ya Summer Top Free Crochet Pattern

It might be almost the end of the summer holidays but it doesn't mean the summer is over! Let me introduce my Back at Ya Summer Top! It's perfect for advanced beginners as the pattern is about repeating two rows only (Floret stitch). If you'd need more help I also made an additional video tutorial for you where you can find everything you need to know for this pattern.


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A model wearing Back at Ya Summer Top

For this backless top you need:

Yarn - I used Truboo from LionBrand Yarn (100% rayon from bamboo), 1 skein = light 3, 3.5oz/100g, 241yd/220m (for size M I used skeins of this yarn)

Hook size - 4mm / G-6

Scissors, Yarn Needle, Stitch Markers


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Gauge:

Please, make your swatch before doing this pattern to make sure the top will fit you.

17sts x 12 rows = 4" x 4"


The sizing guide follows size XS(S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL). E.g. 145 (161, 177, 197, 213, 229, 245, 265, 281) means 145 for XS, 161 for Small, 177 for Medium, 197 for Large, 213 for XL, 229 for 2XL, 245 for 3XL, 265 for 4XL, 281 for 5XL


Final measurements for this top for all sizes in inches:

Bust: 34 (38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 6)

Length: 26 for all sizes

Arm depth: 6.5 (7, 7.5, 8, 8.5, 9, 9.5, 10, 10.5)



Tips:

- grab your highlighter and mark your size in the pattern so you can easily find your numbers

- if you'd like your top longer/shorter, you can add/cut rows at the beginning of this pattern for the twisted part

- if the twisted part is too low you can pin the sides together wherever you'd like to make the back less open


YouTube video tutorial




Here is the time breakthrough of the video:

0:00 - Introduction

0:30 - What you need for this pattern

1:12 - Beginning part for the twisted part

13:09 - Sides decreasing part for open back

20:41 - Back panel left side

28:43 - Back panel right side

34:24 - Middle part front panel

39:20 - Front panel left side

45:05 - Front panel right side

49:02 - Assembling the backless top

52:55 - How to make the twisted back


Abbreviations

FCH - foundation chain

FDC - foundation double crochet

DC – double crochet

Sl St - slip stitch

DC2tog - double crochet two together (decreasing)

Ch - chain

St - stitch

RS - right side

LS - left side


NOTES:

1) You crochet this backless top from bottom up.

2) You crochet the whole construction as a one piece.

3) If you start with FDC it counts as a first row.

4) Ch 1 (after every DC row/odd number row) counts as a first st for the next row.

5) Ch 2 (after every sl st and DC row/even number row) counts as a first DC for the next row.

6) When you start a new part of the summer top and make a ch2, it counts as a first DC.

6) Odd number of the rows is your right side, even number of the rows is your wrong side.



SCHEME of Back at Ya Summer Top

Scheme for Back at Ya Crochet Pattern


DIRECTIONS

BEGGINING PART FOR THE TWISTED PART (1:12 YouTube)

Ch 146 (162, 178, 198, 214, 230, 246, 266, 282)


R1 - DC into the 3rd ch, DC in every chain until the end of the row. Ch 1. Turn. (In total 145 (161, 177, 197, 213, 229, 245, 265, 281) sts). Now continue with R2.



OR


R1 - FDC 145 (161, 177, 197, 213, 229, 245, 265, 281). Ch 1. Turn.


R2 - DC into the second st (ch 1 at the end of the previous round counts as a first st, slip stitch, of the next row), Sl St, *DC, Sl St*, repeat from * to * until the end of the row. Ch 2. Turn. (In total 145 (161, 177, 197, 213, 229, 245, 265, 281))


R3 - DC in every st until the end of the row. Ch 1. Turn. (In total 145 (161, 177, 197, 213, 229, 245, 265, 281) sts)


R4 - DC into the second st (ch 1 at the end of the previous round counts as a first st, slip stitch, of the next row), Sl St, *DC, Sl St*, repeat from * to * until the end of the row. Ch 2. Turn. (In total 145 (161, 177, 197, 213, 229, 245, 265, 281))



R5 - R24 = Repeat Row 3 and Row 4. ALL SIZES.


Now at the ends of the 24th row insert the stitch markers and keep them there. This part will be twisted at the end of the project.


SIDES DECREASING PART FOR OPEN BACK (13:09 YouTube)

From R25 you'll be decreasing each DC row only about 2 sts.


R25 - Into the next two sts DC2tog (dec about one st), DC in every stitch, in your third and second last sts DC2tog (dec about one st), DC into the last st. Ch 1. Turn. (In total 143 (159, 175, 195, 211, 227, 243, 263, 279) sts).


R26 - Into the second st DC, Sl St, DC, Sl until the end of the row. Your last st is sl st. Ch 2. Turn. (In total 143 (159, 175, 195, 211, 227, 243, 263, 279) sts).



Repeat R25 and 26 until the row 60 (58, 56, 54, 52, 50, 48, 46, 44). In total 109 (127, 145, 167, 185, 203, 221, 245, 261) sts)


See the pictures below. Please note, you always see the right side of the backless top on

the pictures. When you fold the construction of the top as you would wear it the RS is on your left and LS on the right.


RS LS

BACK PANEL LEFT SIDE (20:41 YouTube)

Grab your stitch marker and insert it into your 18 (23, 28, 34, 39, 44, 49, 56, 60) st. From now on you'll be working on this part only.


At this part you decrease about one stitch at the end of the row in your last two sts in DC rows only.



R61 (59, 57, 55, 53, 51, 49, 47, 45) - DC in every stitch, DC2tog in the last two sts. Ch 1. Turn. In total 17 (22, 27, 33, 38, 43, 48, 55, 59) sts.


R62 (60, 58, 56, 54, 52, 50, 48, 46) - Into the second st DC, Sl St, DC, Sl St until the end of the row.

Ch 2. Turn. In total 17 (22, 27, 33, 38, 43, 48, 55, 59) sts.


SIZE XS (S, M)

Repeat R61 (59, 57) and 62 (60, 58) until you get 11 (15, 19) sts (until R73 for XS, S and M). When you reach your number of sts, repeat the pattern without any decreasing until R79 for all sizes.



SIZE L (XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)

You decrease about 2 sts at the end of the row in your last 4 sts in DC rows only.


R57 (55, 53, 51, 49, 47) - DC in every stitch DC2tog in the 4th and 3rd last st, DC2tog in the 2nd and last st. Ch 1. Turn. In total 31 (36, 41, 46, 53, 57)


R58 (56, 54, 52, 50, 48) - Into the second st DC, Sl St, DC, Sl until the end of the row. Ch 2. Turn. In total 31 (36, 41, 46, 53, 57)


Repeat R57 (55, 53, 51, 49, 47) and R58 (56, 54, 52, 50, 48) until you get 21 (22, 23, 24, 29, 33) sts. Until R67 (69, 71, 73, 73, 71). When you reach your number of sts, repeat the pattern without any decreasing until R79 for all sizes.




Back panel left side

BACK PANEL RIGHT SIDE (28:43 YouTube)

Now you go back to your R61 (59, 57, 55, 53, 51, 49, 47, 45) and continue the row from the right to the left.


Insert your hook into your 18 (23, 28, 34, 39, 44, 49, 56, 60) st from the end of the row. From now on you'll be working on this part only. At this part you decrease about one stitch at the beginning of the row in your 2nd and 3rd st in DC rows only.


R61 (59, 57, 55, 53, 51, 49, 47, 45) - DC2tog in the 2nd and 3rd st, DC in every st until the end of the row. Ch 1. Turn. In total 17 (22, 27, 33, 38, 43, 48, 55, 59) sts.


R62 (60, 58, 56, 54, 52, 50, 48, 46) - Into the second st DC, Sl St, DC, Sl until the end of the row. Ch 2. Turn. In total 17 (22, 27, 33, 38, 43, 48, 55, 59) sts.



SIZE XS (S, M)

Repeat R61 (59, 57) and 62 (60, 58) until you get 11 (15, 19) sts (until R73 for XS, S and M). When you reach your number of sts, repeat the pattern without any decreasing until R79 for all sizes.


SIZE L (XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)

You decrease about 2 sts at the beginning of the row in your 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th st in DC rows only.

R57 (55, 53, 51, 49, 47) - DC2tog in the 2nd and 3rd st, DC2tog in the 4th and 5th st, DC in every st until the end of the row. Ch 1. Turn. In total 31 (36, 41, 46, 53, 57)


R58 (56, 54, 52, 50, 48) - Into the second st DC, Sl St, DC, Sl until the end of the row. Ch 2. Turn. In total 31 (36, 41, 46, 53, 57)


Repeat R57 (55, 53, 51, 49, 47) and R58 (56, 54, 52, 50, 48) until you get 21 (22, 23, 24, 29, 33) sts. Until R67 (69, 71, 73, 73, 71). When you reach your number of sts, repeat the pattern without any decreasing until R79 for all sizes.



Crochet sides of the scheme

MIDDLE PART FRONT PANEL (34:24 YouTube)

Go back to your R61 (59, 57, 55, 53, 51, 49, 47, 45) and continue the row from the right to the left. Make ch 2 into your 19 (24, 29, 35, 40, 45, 50, 51, 61) st (counts as a firdst DC), DC2tog, DC in every stitch until your last 2 sts left (you make DC2tog). You decreased the row about 2 sts. Ch 1. Turn. In total 71 (79, 87, 97, 105, 113, 121, 131, 139) sts.


R62 (60, 58, 56, 54, 52, 50, 48, 46) - Into the second st DC, Sl St, DC, Sl until the end of the row.

Ch 2. Turn. In total 71 (79, 87, 97, 105, 113, 121, 131, 139) sts.


Grab your stitch marker and insert it into the middle st 36 (40, 44, 49, 53, 57, 61, 66, 70). You don't work in this stitch. Now your FRONT PANEL is devided on 2 sections.



FRONT PANEL LEFT SIDE (39:20 YouTube)

From now on every DC row will be decreased about 3 sts. 1 DC2tog at the beginning and 2 DC2tog at the end as long as the pattern requires.


Front Panel left side

R63 (61, 59, 57, 55, 53, 51, 49, 47) - DC2tog in your 2nd and 3rd st, DC in every st until 4sts left, DC2tog, DC2tog. Ch 1. Turn. You decreased this row about 3 sts. In total 32 (36, 40, 45, 49, 53, 57, 62, 66) sts.


R64 (62, 60, 58, 56, 54, 52, 50, 48) - Into the second st DC, Sl St, DC, Sl until the end of the row.

Ch 2. Turn. In total 32 (36, 40, 45, 49, 53, 57, 62, 66) sts.


Repeat R63 (61, 59, 57, 55, 53, 51, 49, 47) and R64 (62, 60, 58, 56, 54, 52, 50, 48) until you reach 11 (15, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 29, 33) sts (until R77 (75, 73, 73, 73, 73, 71, 69)). When you reach your number of sts, repeat the pattern without any decreasing until R79 for all sizes. Once you secure your panel, leave a long tail so you can sew the panels after with it.




Crochet Top Scheme

FRONT PANEL RIGHT SIDE (45:05 YouTube)

Go back to your R63 (61, 59, 57, 55, 53, 51, 49, 47) - Insert your hook into the next st from the middle stitch marker (not in the st where the stitch marker is) and make ch 2 (counts as a first DC), DC2tog, DC2tog, DC in every st until your last 2 sts left, DC2tog. Ch 1. Turn. In total 32 (36, 40, 45, 49, 53, 57, 62, 66) sts.


R64 (62, 60, 58, 56, 54, 52, 50, 48) - Into the second st DC, Sl St, DC, Sl until the end of the row.

Ch 2. Turn. In total 32 (36, 40, 45, 49, 53, 57, 62, 66) sts.



Repeat R63 (61, 59, 57, 55, 53, 51, 49, 47) and R64 (62, 60, 58, 56, 54, 52, 50, 48) until you reach 11 (15, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 29, 33) sts (until R77 (75, 73, 73, 73, 73, 71, 69)). When you reach your number of sts, repeat the pattern without any decreasing until R79 for all sizes. Once you secure your panel, leave a long tail so you can sew the panels after with it.


Crochet Scheme of Back at Ya Summer Top

Ta-da! Your 1 piece of your backless top is now finished. Now let's put it together.



ASSEMBLING THE BACKLESS TOP (49:02 YouTube)

Fold your top with wrong side out and fold it together so your top part is align (you should have the same number of stitches). With your yarn needle and your long tail sew the parts together.


Assembling top part of Back at Ya


HOW TO MAKE THE TWISTED BACK (52:55 YouTube)

As mentioned at the beginning you should have your stitch markers at the end of the 24th row inserted.

For better explanation let's call the sides A and B.


Bottom part for the twisted part of Back at Ya

Grab your side B from the first row to the stitch marker as it's shown on the picture and put it half way on top of the side A where the stitch marker is. You can attach the half of the side B with the stitch marker of the side A.



Take your beginning of the side A and fold it over the side B to the stitch marker of the side A. (Basically you fold your side A and put the first half of side B in the folded part).


Twisted part step 3

Now you get three layers.


Twisted part step 4


Grab your side B at the stitch marker and fold it over the top side A.


Twisted part step 5


Now you have all 4 layers on top of each other. Grab your yarn needle and the yarn and sew this together through the stitches.


Twisted part step 6


Ta-da! Your twisted part is done and so does your summer top! Don't forget to weave in your tails and flip the top to the right side out.

Twisted part of Back at Ya



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