Our New Crochet Crop Top pattern is an easy crochet cardigan pattern worked in one piece. The Crop or Not Cardigan includes a step by step how-to video tutorial on YouTube and the digital pdf crochet pattern includes sizing XS-5X.
I love a crochet cardigan with buttons. For this design, I used large 35mm wooden buttons with functioning buttonholes. It’s a fun modern style that looks great with high waisted jeans.
You can easily modify the length to suit your body or make it a long crochet cardigan. If you’re going to go long, why not make it a crochet cardigan with pockets! The pockets and long length give this cardigan a completely different look and add the ultimate cozy factor to this oversized crochet sweater. When you buy the PDF pattern, you get instructions for both styles.
The Stitch Pattern
Hbdc – (Herringbone Double Crochet) Yarn over (YO), insert hook in stitch, YO draw up a loop, 3 loops on the hook, sl st through 1st loop, YO draw through next loop, YO draw through 2 loops on hook finishing the stitch.
The Crochet crop top pattern is worked in the herringbone Double Crochet Stitch. I love the angle and alternating effect this stitch creates. It’s also an easy and quick stitch to crochet. Crocheting the cardigan in one-piece allows for a seamless, beautiful cardigan. I slowly work through how to crochet this stitch in the video tutorial.
Biggo Yarn – 50% Superwash Merino Wool, 50% Nylon (110 yds/100g) $9.99
The crochet crop top pattern is crocheted in bulky weight #5 yarn. It’s a very quick pattern to work up, and the yarn is buttery soft and luxurious. Biggo from WeCrochet is a unique blend of 50% Superwash Merino Wool and 50% Nylon. I love that you can machine wash on cold and tumble dry low. I prefer to lay my garments flat to dry, but it’s nice to machine wash this cardigan.
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There are lots of good yarn alternatives for this crochet cardigan pattern! To start with, I crocheted the Long Crochet cardigan in Brava Bulky Weight yarn. It’s the most affordable alternative and has beautiful colours to choose from. Shown below in Brindle.
Brava Bulky – 100% Premium Acrylic (136 yds/100g) $2.49
Billow – 100% Pima Cotton (120yds/100g) $7.99
Lion Brand Hue + Me – 80% Acrylic, 20% Wool (137yds/125g) $6.99
Wool of the Andes Bulky Yarn – 100% Peruvian Highland Wool (137yds/100g) $5.99
Chroma Twist Bulky -70% Superwash Wool, 30% Nylon (127yds/100g) $11.99
Swish Bulky – 100% Fine Superwash Merino Wool (137 yds/100g) $10.99
Size Chart: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)
inches 28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42, 44-46, 48-50, 52-54, 56-58, 60-62)
inches 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 68)
Yards 560 620 690 750 810 875 940 1000 1060
Yards 970 1080 1180 1295 1400 1510 1620 1720 1830
Choose your desired yarn. To determine the number of balls needed, take the total number of yards needed and divide by yards on a ball. Example: Biggo yarn 110 yards per hank. Crop size small requires 620 yards. Take 620/110 = 5.63 – 6 hanks needed.
Crochet Hook Requirements:
US K/10.5 (6.5mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
US M/13 (9mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Blocking Mat and Pins (optional)
5.5 sts and 5.5 rows equal to 2″ in sc blo with 6.5mm hook
8 sts and 5.5 rows equal to 4″ in hbdc with 9mm hook
Whether you make a crochet crop cardigan or a long crochet cardigan, the construction is the same. The cardigan is worked from the bottom up, finishing with the front panels. You only need to seam the sides and sleeves. Finish with buttonhole edging for a cozy button-up crochet cardigan. Watch the video tutorial for assistance in constructing the crochet cardigan.
The pattern includes a schematic so you can easily customize dimensions for your height and build. The pattern also provides measuring instructions for arm length.
I hope you enjoy this simple crochet crop top pattern. I can’t wait to see what you decide to make! A crochet Crop or Not Cardigan. You can purchase the digital PDF crochet pattern with sizing XS-5X HERE.
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