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Zig Zag Crochet Top

This chic and easy crochet top pattern will get you loads of compliments!

Updated June 24, 2020
Zig Zag Crochet Top
Zig Zag Crochet Top
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This effortlessly chic crochet top is something you need in your wardrobe! With an alternating zig zag pattern, this top is timelessly beautiful. This guide features in-depth instructions for every size of this top, in a color-coded fashion that makes it easy to follow! Any Red Heart Yarns fan will adore this pattern, which is perfect to make for yourself or as a gift for a friend or family member.

This easy crochet pattern uses super fine yarn to create something breathtaking, that'll leave everyone you know impressed.

Easy

Crochet HookD/3 or 3.25 mm hook

Yarn Weight(1) Super Fine (27-32 stitches to 4 inches)

Crochet Gauge24 dc and 10 rows = 4" [10 cm].

1 pat rep (20 sts) = 3½" [9 cm].

Finished SizeSee "Sizing" Below

Materials List

  • Red Heart® Croquette™ (1.6 oz/45 g; 239 yds/219 m) in Red Hot (9930)
  • Size U.S. D/3 (3.25 mm) crochet hook

Pattern Instructions

The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes, the instructions will be written thus ( ). Numbers for each size are shown in the same color throughout the pattern. When only one number is given in black, it applies to all sizes.

Notes:

  • Top is worked in rnds from neck edge down.
  • Turn work at end of each rnd.
  • Ch 3 at beg of rnd counts as dc.
  • Join all rnds with sl st to first st.
Abbreviations:
  • Approx = Approximately
  • Beg = Beginning Beg
  • dc2tog = Ch 2 (does not count as stitch). Yoh and draw up a loop in  rst stitch. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook. Yoh and draw up a loop in next stitch. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook. Yoh and draw through all 3 loops on hook
  • Ch = Chain(s)
  • Cont = Continue(ity)
  • Dc = Double crochet
  • Dc2(3)tog = (Yoh and draw up a loop in next stitch. Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) 2(3) times. Yoh and draw through all 3 (4) loops on hook
  • Dtr = (Double treble crochet). (Yoh) 3 times and draw up a loop in indicated stitch. (Yoh and draw through 2 loops on hook) 4 times
  • Inc’d = Increase(d)
  • Pat = Pattern
  • Rep(s) = Repeat(s)
  • Rnd(s) = Round(s)
  • RS = Right side
  • Sl st = Slip stitch
  • Sp(s) = Space(s)
  • St(s) = Stitch(es)
  • WS = Wrong side
  • Yoh = Yarn over hook

Top:

  1. Ch 96 (106-106-118-138) loosely. Join with sl st to first ch, taking care not to twist ch. See diagrams 1 to 3 on page 4.

  2. 1st rnd: (RS). Ch 3. 1 dc in each ch around. Join. Turn. 96 (106-106-118-138) dc.

  3. 2nd rnd: (WS). Ch 7 (counts as dtr and ch 2). Skip first 2 dc. *1 dtr in next dc. Ch 2. Skip next dc. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to 5th ch of ch-7. Turn.

  4. 3rd rnd: Sl st to next ch-2 sp. Ch 3. 2 dc in same sp as sl st. *Skip next dtr. 3 dc in next ch-2 sp. Rep from * to last dtr and ch-2 sp. Skip next dtr. 3 (4-4-3-4) dc in last ch-2 sp. Join. Turn. 144 (160-160- 176-208) dc.

  5. 4th rnd: Beg dc2tog. *1 dc in each of next 2 dc. 3 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. Dc3tog. Rep from * to last 6 dc. 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. 3 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. Dc2tog over last st and same first st as beg dc2tog. Join. Turn. 18 (20-20-22-26) pat reps.

  6. 5th rnd: Beg dc2tog. *1 dc in each of next 2 dc. 5 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. Dc3tog. Rep from * to last 6 dc. 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. 5 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 2 dc. Dc2tog over last st and same first st as beg dc2tog. Join. Turn. 36 (40-40-44-52) sts inc’d.

  7. 6th rnd: Ch 6 (counts as dtr and ch 1). Skip first 2 sts. *1 dtr in next st. Ch 1. Skip next st. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to 5th ch of ch-6. Turn.

  8. 7th row: Sl st in next ch-1 sp. Ch 3. 1 dc in same sp as sl st. *Skip next dtr. 2 dc in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * around. Join. Turn.

  9. 8th rnd: Beg dc2tog. *1 dc in each of next 3 dc. 5 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 3 dc. Dc3tog. Rep from * to last 8 dc. 1 dc in each of next 3 dc. 5 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 3 dc. Dc2tog over last st and same first st as beg dc2tog. Join. Turn. 36 (40-40-44-52) sts inc’d.

  10. 9th rnd: Beg dc2tog. *1 dc in each of next 4 dc. 5 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 4 dc. Dc3tog. Rep from * to last 10 dc. 1 dc in each of next 4 dc. 5 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 4 dc. Dc2tog over last st and same first st as beg dc2tog. Join. Turn. 36 (40-40-44-52) sts inc’d.

  11. 10th and 11th rnds: As 6th and 7th rnds.

  12. 12th rnd: Beg dc2tog. *1 dc in each of next 5 dc. 5 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 5 dc. Dc3tog. Rep from * to last 12 dc. 1 dc in each of next 5 dc. 5 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 5 dc. Dc2tog over last st and same first st as beg dc2tog. Join. Turn. 36 (40-40-44-52) sts inc’d.

  13. 13th rnd: Beg dc2tog. *1 dc in each of next 6 dc. 5 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 6 dc. Dc3tog. Rep from * to last 14 dc. 1 dc in each of next 6 dc. 5 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 6 dc. Dc2tog over last st and same first st as beg dc2tog. Join. Turn. 36 (40-40-44-52) sts inc’d.

  14. 14th and 15th rnds: As 6th and 7th rnds.

  15. 16th rnd: Beg dc2tog. *1 dc in each of next 7 dc. 5 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 7 dc. Dc3tog. Rep from * to last 16 dc. 1 dc in each of next 7 dc. 5 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 7 dc. Dc2tog over last st and same first st as beg dc2tog. Join. Turn. 36 (40-40-44-52) sts inc’d.

  16. 17th rnd: Beg dc2tog. *1 dc in each of next 8 dc. 3 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 8 dc. Dc3tog. Rep from * to last 18 dc. 1 dc in each of next 8 dc. 3 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 8 dc. Dc2tog over last st and same first st as beg dc2tog. Join. Turn.

  17. 18th and 19th rnds: As 6th and 7th rnds.

  18. 20th rnd: As 17th rnd.

  19. Rep 17th to 20th rnds 0 (0-0-1-2) time(s) more.

    Editor's Note: Click image to enlarge.

Divide for Body and Sleeves:

  1. 1st rnd: (RS). Beg dc2tog. (1 dc in each of next 8 dc. 3 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 8 dc. Dc3tog) 2 ( 3 - 3 - 4 - 4) times. Ch 0 ( 0 -20 -20 -20). Skip next 80 (80 -80 -100 -120) sts - [4 ( 4 - 4 - 5 - 6) pat reps for left sleeve]. Pat across next sts as follows: (1 dc in each of next 8 dc. 3 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 8 dc. Dc3tog) 5 ( 6 - 6 - 7 - 8) times. Ch 0 ( 0 -20 -20 -20). Skip next 80 (80 -80 -100 -120)sts - [4 ( 4 - 4 - 5 - 6) pat reps for right sleeve]. Pat across next sts as follows: (1 dc in each of next 8 dc. 3 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 8 dc. Dc3tog) 2 ( 2 - 2 - 2 - 3) times. 1 dc in each of next 8 dc. 3 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 8 dc. Dc2tog over last st and first st. Join. Turn.

  2. Body: 2nd rnd: Ch 6 (counts as dtr and ch 1). Skip first 2 sts. *1 dtr in next st. Ch 1. Skip next st. Rep from * around. Join with sl st to 5th ch of ch-6. Turn.

  3. 3rd rnd: Sl st to next ch-1 sp. Ch 3. 1 dc in same sp as sl st. *Skip next dtr. 2 dc in next ch-1 sp. Rep from * around. Join. Turn.

  4. 4th and 5th rnds: Beg dc2tog. *1 dc in each of next 8 dc. 3 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 8 dc. Dc3tog. Rep from * to last 18 dc. 1 dc in each of next 8 dc. 3 dc in next dc. 1 dc in each of next 8 dc. Dc2tog over last st and first st. Join. Turn. Rep 2nd to 5th rnds until Body from dividing rnd measures approx 12 (12 -12 -14 -14) " [30.5 (30.5 -30.5 -38 -38) cm], ending on 5th rnd. Fasten off.

Sizing:

  1. Editor's Note: Click image to enlarge.

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