Just in time for summer I have begun crocheting crop tops and bralettes! It didn’t happen without a little coaxing from Panda who really wanted a cute top this summer that none of her friends would have. I am so excited to share my work with you!!! I created this top in one afternoon with just a few yards of cotton yarn I had in my scrap bin.
Panda asked me a few weeks back if I would try a pattern for her that she had picked out. I looked at the top and although it was lovely, I thought it might be a difficult pattern to create as a first try, so I started super simple and came up with this M/L patterned basic bralette.
What I love about this pattern is that the shape of the bra can remain the same while changing up the bordering around the top will create several unique pieces. The potential is there, but I have to be honest and say it is not my favorite creation…..yet.
Although the double crochet stitch helps work the pattern up much quicker than the single crochet stitch traditionally used, the spacing was greater than I expected. Once again the biggest problem I face are my loose stitches.
Now, I may not be in love with the way the front of this top worked up, but I do love the back and the cute little bows used to tie it together. I may make the ties a bit different when I create another one, but I do really like the way this top looks from the back.
I’m heading back to the drawing board with another bralette pattern in single crochet and if I can get my stitching correct and completed before the end of summer, the bralette and a simple crop top pattern will be some of my first items listed for sale when I am ready to set up shop.
If you want to work up a top along with me, click here for a great pattern with lots of photos provided by From a Thread. I couldn’t ask for a better tutorial! Whether you are a beginner or advanced, I am sure this top will turn out lovely. Happy Hooking!