Crochet a girls top - Free Crochet Pattern

Free Crochet pattern Girls Top Coton 3

Crochet Girls Top - Temperatures are slowly rising, is it really spring? This cute crochet girl top is perfect for warm spring days and is finished with a cute and nice decorative edge. The funny thing is: we've got a free pattern! Start making this for your (grand) daughter, niece or the little girl next door. Continue reading for the free pattern.

When you're looking for a spring crochet project that is quickly made, this is the right pick! What's better than crocheted summer clothing that wears comfortably and keeps your little girl cool during warm days? This cute little girls' top is super cute and makes a great combination together with a skirt or shorts.

The top is made with Phildar Phil Coton 3, a thin and soft cotton yarn enriched with aloë vera to protect the skin. The best thing is that Phil Coton 3 is available in 53 astonishing colours! Nothing makes a little girl happier than a self made unique piece of clothing. Let her pick her favourite colours and start right away!

This free pattern is available in different sizes, for girls from 4 to 14 years.

What do you need?

Phil Coton 3 Crochet a Girls top

Materials:

Sizes and number of balls
a) 4 years - 3 balls
b) 6 years - 4 balls
c) 8/10 years - 5 balls
d) 12 years - 6 balls
e) 14/16 years - 7 balls

The composition of this model is 100% cotton.

girls top crochet pattern free pattern chart

Stitches used
Chain stitch (ch)
slip stitch (sl st)
single crochet (sc)
half double crochet (hdc)
double crochet (dc)
double crochet 2 together (dc 2tog)
double treble crochet (dtc),
double crochet 3 tog (dc 3tog)

Fantasy stitch 1: (see diagram)
Fantasy stitch 2: (see diagram)

Swatches
Important if you want to achieve the right sizing.
4.5 cm in fantasy st 1, crochet hook 3mm = 10 st (1 pattern) and 2 cm = 2 rows.
10 cm in fantasy st 2, crochet hook 2.5mm = 22 st and 11 rows.

Free Crochet Pattern Girls Top

Back
Chain a) 71 sts – b) 81 sts – c) 91 sts – d) 101 sts – e) 111 sts with crochet hook 3mm and continue in fantasy stitch 1 (see diagram).

You now have a) 7 sts – b) 8 sts – c) 9 sts – d) 10 sts – e) 11 sts.

When the work measures 7.5 cm (8 rows), work 1 row in sc and decr 1 st (1 sc less in one of the arches).

You now have a) 70 sts – b) 80 sts – c) 90 sts – d) 100 sts – e) 110 sts.

When the work measures 8cm (9 rows), continue with fantasy stitch 2 and crochet hook 2.5mm (diagram 2).

On either side, decrease sts as follows (use dc 2tog, see tips):
a) Each 4th row: 4x1 st
b) Each 4th row: 5x1 st
c) Each 4th row: 6x1 st
d) Each 6th row: 3x1 st, and each 4th row: 2x1 st
e) Each 6th row: 2x1 st, and each 4th row: 4x1 st

You now have a) 62 sts – b) 70 sts – c) 78 sts – d) 90 sts – e) 98 sts.

When the work measures a) 27cm (30 rows) – b) 29cm (32 rows) – c) 32.5cm (36 rows) – d) 36cm (40 rows) – e) 38cm (42 rows), cast off for the armholes on either side every row as followed:
a) 1x5 sts, 2x3 sts, 3x2sts, and 1x1 st
b) 1x5 sts, 1x4 sts, 2x3sts, and 5x1 st
c) 1x5 sts, 1x4 sts, 2x3sts, and 6x1 st
d) 1x6 sts, 2x3 sts, 1x2sts, and 8x1 st
e) 1x6 sts, 1x4 sts, 1x3sts, 1x2 sts, and 8x1 st

In the meantime, when the work measures a) 33cm (37 rows) – b) 37cm (41 rows) – c) 42cm (46 rows) – d) 48cm (53 rows) – e) 52cm (57 rows), for the neck skip the middle a) 18 sts – b) 20 sts – c) 26 sts – d) 34 sts – e) 38 sts, and work the shoulders separately. In the next row, on the inside, cast off (by working sl st) as follows:
a) 1x1 st
b) 1x2 sts
c) 1x2 sts
d) 1x3 sts
e) 1x4 sts

When the work measures a) 35cm (39 rows) – b) 39cm (43 rows) – c) 44cm (48 rows) – d) 50cm (55 rows) – e) 54cm (59 rows), break the yarn and pull through the last loop.

Finish the other shoulder in the same way.

Fantasy Stitch pattern chart girls top crochet

decreases girls top free crochet pattern

Front
Work in the same way as the back, up to the armholes.

When the work measures a) 27cm (30 rows) – b) 29cm (32 rows) – c) 32.5cm (36 rows) – d) 36cm (40 rows) – e) 38cm (42 rows), cast off for the armholes on either side every row as follows:
a) 1x5 sts, 2x3 sts, 3x2sts, and 1x1 st
b) 1x5 sts, 1x4 sts, 2x3sts, and 5x1 st
c) 1x5 sts, 1x4 sts, 2x3sts, and 6x1 st
d) 1x6 sts, 2x3 sts, 1x2sts, and 8x1 st
e) 1x6 sts, 1x4 sts, 1x3sts, 1x2 sts, and 8x1 st

In the meantime, when the work measures a) 31cm (35 rows) – b) 35cm (39 rows) – c) 40cm (44 rows) – d) 46cm (51 rows) – e) 50cm (55 rows), for the neck skip the middle a) 18 sts – b) 20 sts – c) 26 sts – d) 34 sts – e) 38 sts, and work the shoulders separately. In the next row, on the inside, cast off (by working sl st) as follows:
a) 1x1 st
b) 1x2 sts
c) 1x2 sts
d) 1x3 sts
e) 1x4 sts

When the work measures a) 33cm (37 rows) – b) 37cm (41 rows) – c) 42cm (46 rows) – d) 48cm (53 rows) – e) 52cm (57 rows), break the yarn and pull through the last loop.

Finish the other shoulder in the same way.

Galon
Chain a) 111 sts – b) 121 sts – c) 131 sts – d) 151 sts – e) 161 sts, using crochet hook 2.5. Work 3 rows in the gallon fantasy stitch (see the diagram). Break the yarn and pull through the last loop.

pattern chart galon free crochet pattern girls top
Detailed Explanation Galon:

Work over a number of st that is a multiple of 10 + 1.
Row 1: 3 ch (for the first dc), dc to end.
Row 2: sl st in the first 5 sts, worked in the back loop of the st, *1 flower in next st as follows: 1 sc, **4 ch, 1 dtc, 4 ch, 1 sl st**, repeat from ** to ** 3x, work 1 sl st in each of the next 9 sts*, repeat from * to * and end the row with 1 flower and 1 sl st in each of the next 5 sts. Break the yarn.
Row 3: start in the first sl st of row 2, make 1 sc in the first sl st, *4 ch, then in the st at the tip of the first leaf: 1 sl st, then **4 ch, 2 dtc tog (***3 yo, insert hook in the tip of the next leaf, pull through 1 loop, yo, pull yarn through 2 loops, yo, pull yarn through 2 loops, yo, pull yarn through 2 loops***, repeat from *** to *** 2x, yo and pull yarn through last 3 loops), 1 sl st in the tip of the next leaf**. Repeat from ** to ** 2x. Then 4 ch, skip 4 sl st of the 2nd row and make 1 sc in the next st, 4 ch, 1 dtc, 4 ch and 1 sc*. Repeat from * to * on the gallon.

free crochet pattern girls top

Finishing
Close the seams and side seams.

Attach the gallon to the back and front neck opening, and leave enough of the gallon free for the shoulders.

Make a pull cord of 3 lengths of yarn held double, with a length of a) 119cm – b) 125cm – c) 132cm – d) 143cm – e) 151cm. Thread through the lace edge.

Phil Coton 3
This top is made of one of the best crochet yarns Yarnplaza.com has to offer! Of course you can use Phil Coton 3 for all kinds of crochet projects. It's made of 100% cotton and enriched with aloe vera, making it soft on the skin. Phil Coton 3 is available in dozens of sparkling colours. Choose your favourite and start crocheting this cute girls top today!

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33 comments

  • […] This little girls top is so pretty. I love the texture the different stitches give it. I must say I know a certain little girl in our house who would love this as it is in her favourite color.  You can make one for your little Angel by grabbing the free pattern at Yarnplaza.com. […]

  • This pattern is wonderful! I've been looking for one like it. However...some of us don't do well with diagrams. Your diagrams of the fantasy stitches and the galon is confusing to me. I need either a tutorial or written instructions.

    • Hi Dorothy,

      Thank you! I've added some extra diagrams and a written explanation of the galon in the blog. Hopefully this will help! Kind regards, Elianne

      • tricia

        hi love this pattern but very confused with part of the pattern, please can you tell me what the terms
        b) Each 4th row: 5x1 st means

        thanks x

        • Hi Tricia,

          This means that every other fourth row you're going to decrease 1 stitch on both sides by dc. 2 tog. This is done 5 times in total, so you will decrease on both ends 5 stitches in total, worked over 4 x 5 rows = 20 rows. After these 20 rows you should have decreased 10 stitches in total for the back. Hope this makes sense :)

          • tricia

            Hi there

            Thank you , i know what you mean now

            Sorry to be a pain, now im bit stuck with this part please can you explain to me

            When the work measures a) 27cm (30 rows) – b) 29cm (32 rows) – c) 32.5cm (36 rows) – d) 36cm (40 rows) – e) 38cm (42 rows), cast off for the armholes on either side every row as follows:
            a) 1x5 sts, 2x3 sts, 3x2sts, and 1x1 st
            b) 1x5 sts, 1x4 sts, 2x3sts, and 5x1 st
            c) 1x5 sts, 1x4 sts, 2x3sts, and 6x1 st
            d) 1x6 sts, 2x3 sts, 1x2sts, and 8x1 st
            e) 1x6 sts, 1x4 sts, 1x3sts, 1x2 sts, and 8x1 st

            thank you very much x

            • Hi Tricia, its okay no worries! For this part of the decreases pick the letter corresponding to the size your making. For size b) you'll need to decrease on both sides 1 time 5 stitches, so in row 32 decrease 5 stitches on both ends by making sl.st. 5, then in row 33 sl.st. 4 on both ends; in row 34 & 35 sl.st. 3 on both ends, and in rows 36, 37, 38, 39 & 40 sl.st. 1 on both ends. Let me know if you have any further questions!

  • Sira

    Hello, I have a question to the end of row 2 which is what is done to close the row ? thank you very much! and in the row 8 what i have to do?

    • Hi Sira,
      At the end of row 2 after the cluster of 4 dc. you ch. 1 and make a triple crochet in the first ch. of the previous row. Then turn your work and continue with the next row. After row 8 you'll work work 1 row in sc and decr 1 st (1 sc less in one of the arches). This is your 9th row. Then in row 10 continue with fantasy stitch no. 2. I hope this makes sense!

  • Lyn

    Hi - gorgeous pattern! I think I'm OK with the charts, but can you just tell me what the symbols mean on the right hand edge of the Fantasy Stitch 1. I can't quite make them out.

    Many thanks.

    Lyn

  • Cynthia Rathe

    I am so confused on your decrease. I love this pattern but the decrease instructions are very unclear. Please clarify further. I have read everything on here and don't get it.

    • Hi Cynthia, which part of the pattern is unclear? All decreases are made using sl.st. The picture explains in writing how the decreases work. Maybe this helps! Kind regards

      • Cynthia Rathe

        What does on size d
        1x6 sts, 2x3 sts, 1x2 sts, and 8x1 st mean

        • It means that you have to decrease that amount of stitches each row. If it says on both sides then in de first row of decreasing, decrease 1 time 6 stitches on both sides. Then when it says 2 x 3 sts., this means that in row 2 and 3 you need to decrease 3 stitches on both sides. Then 1 time 2 stitches the next row, and the following 8 rows decrease 1 stitch on each side. Decreasing is done by making sl.st. Hope this makes sense!

  • Saroj

    Love this patter. Where can I order the yarn for size 8/10 years

  • Claudia Cervantes

    I am a little lost in the pattern, starting on row 30, do you have a video tutorial?

    • Hi Claudia, unfortunately we do not have a video. The image of the pattern shows what to do after row 30. You simply decrease sts. by making sl.st. Good luck!

  • nan bagg

    Can't wait to try the girls top. Great patterns.

  • sara zingre

    i love your pattern
    can i go around in this pattern ?
    instead of doing a back and front and then joining them together

    • Hi Sara, you can try to go in rounds but I think the pattern needs a lot of altering when doing so because of the decreases, so it might not be easier! Kind regards, Elianne

      • Sara zingre

        Thankyou, I think I will try to go around, at least for the thrill of it ?

        For a 4year old the measurement 71 chains is too long for the back or the pattern calls for it ?

  • Dusta Davis

    I'be never used a pattern with a diagram before - I just want to make sure I get started right. I chain 101, then skip 9 stitches and dc4tog in the 10th stitch - correct? And when I end the first row, how should I be ending? The diagram looks like I dc4tog, then ch3, dc in the last chain, then ch4 to start the next row - is this correct? Is there someplace where this pattern is written out with detailed directions instead of the diagrams??
    Thank you for your help!!!

    • Hi Dusta, You start the following way: After ch. 101, ch. 4, dc. 4 tog. in the 10th ch. from your hook. At the end of the row dc4tog. ch. 2 and sc. 1 in the last ch. Then ch. 4 to, turn ch. 3 and then follow the chart again. There is no detailed written explanation of the chart unfortunately. Good luck, kind regards Elianne

  • Marcia Peatross

    This is so cute. I would like to make this for my grand daughter and my great grand daughter. Was wondering how it would turn out using size 10 crochet thread.

    • Hi Marcia, for sure it's possible but the original is for size 3 so it's going to be probably more than 2 times bigger in size! Kind regards, Elianne

  • Yvonne L

    Hi! I absolutely love this pattern. But I'm now stuck in this part:

    When the work measures a) 27cm (30 rows) – b) 29cm (32 rows) – c) 32.5cm (36 rows) – d) 36cm (40 rows) – e) 38cm (42 rows), cast off for the armholes on either side every row as follows:
    a) 1x5 sts, 2x3 sts, 3x2sts, and 1x1 st

    I cast off the 5sts in the beginning of the row by sl st. I also sl st the last 5 stitches at the end of the row. If I sl st the first 3 stitches (which are the sl st of the previous row) in the next row, I'm not really decreasing.

    I'm confused... Please help!!

    Much thanks!

    • Hi Yvonne, for decreasing on both sides of your work you could work sl.st. at the beginning of each row to decrease on one side, and at the end of the row just do not work the last 5 sts. Turn your work and then sl.st. 3 for the next decrease. At the end of the row do not work the last 3 sts. Turn your work and again sl.st. 3 (because it's 2 x 3 sts.) work until the last 3 sts. and skip those. Turn your work and sl.st. 2, work until the last 2 sts. and skip them. Repeat this another 2 times (because it's 3 x 2 sts.). Then for the last decrease sl.st. 1 at the beginning of the row and do not work the last st. of the row. Hope this helps but please let me know if I can explain things further!

  • Serendipity

    Hi
    I'm french and beginner so it's a little bit more difficult ! ;p
    I would like first to thank you for this great pattern !
    Howzver I have a little question about the swatches.
    In fact, I've got a yarn for a 5 mm hook ans I don't understand the right size dor the fantasy st 2.
    Are the 10cm for the length or the width ?
    Thank you very much.

    • Hi, the swatch has a measurement of 10 cm x 10 cm. The original yarn for this pattern was suitable for needles size 3mm so it might be that your swatch does not match ours. Your pattern will become larger this way. I don't know what size you want to make but you can choose to make a size smaller for the same measurements. Kind regards Elianne

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