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Little Miss Sunshine Azalea Top

If you’ve been following me on Instagram you may know that I’ve been a little busy crocheting items for the summer especially crop tops. My favorite creation thus far has been the Azalea Crop Top shown below. Pattern is available for sale in my Etsy Shop as well as the finished top. Azalea Crop Top Crochet Pattern

My goal since crocheting this top has been to make a matching style for my little one.

The pattern works up just as quickly as the adult size and features a back panel to help shield the back from the sun. No little girl’s summer wardrobe will be complete without this cute addition.

I will be sharing the size 0-3 month pattern below but if you would like to purchase the pattern for size 0-3 months all the way up to child, it can be purchased here along with many more step by step photos.

Little Miss Sunshine Azalea Crochet Crop Top Pattern

 

MATERIALS

1/2-2 Skeins of Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton Yarn 80-250 yards

Crochet Hook: 4.5 mm and 3 mm

Stitch Markers

Tapestry Needle

Scissors

SIZE

0-3 months

 GAUGE

4sts + 2 rows

1in/3cm in Double Crochet

ABBREVIATIONS

Chain (CH)

Skip (SK)

Single Crochet (SC)

Double Crochet (DC)

SPECIAL STITCH

Double Crochet Decrease (DC dec): work the first DC until only 2 loops are on the hook. Yarn over, place hook in next stitch, yarn over, pull through stitch, yarn over, pull through 2 loops (3 loops on hook). Yarn over, pull yarn through all 3 loops for a completed decrease.

PATTERN

Using 4.5 mm hook.

0-3 months

Row 1: CH 26+ 2

Row 2: DC in the 3rd CH from the hook. DC in all remaining CH (26 DC total)

Row 3-7: Turn. CH 2 (this does not count as your first DC). DC in the CH 2 space. Crochet 1 DC in each DC. (26 DC total)

Use stitch markers to mark the first and last stitch of the last row before moving to your rows of decrease.

Row 8-14: Turn. CH 2 (this does not count as your first DC). DC in the CH 2 space. DC dec. DC in each DC space until there are 3 DC spaces remaining. DC dec. DC in the last DC space.

Repeat the instructions twice to create two separate panels. See detail section for instructions on how to finish and join panels.

baby crochet top pattern

Change to a 3mm hook.

Ensure that the right sides are facing each other. Rejoin yarn at the bottom end of either side and SL ST the two pieces together until you reach one row above the stitch markers. Fasten off. Repeat the process for the next side but do not fasten off.

baby summer crochet top pattern

Turn work right sides out. You will be crocheting the border for the top half of the front panel. Crochet 2 SC in each DC space working from the crease of the armpits(shown with blue stitch markers), up to the top of the top(shown with green stitch markers). When you’ve reached the first top corner of the top, CH 41 for 0-12 months and 61 for toddler and child, SC in the 2nd CH from the hook then SC in all remaining CHs.

Crochet a picot border at the top by CH 2. *SL ST in the front loop of the first CH of the CH 2. SL ST in the next two SC spaces. CH 2*. Repeat between * and * to the end of the space on top.

When you’ve reached the next top corner of the top, CH 41 for 0-12 months and 61 for toddler and child, SC in the 2nd CH from the hook then SC in all remaining CHs. Crochet 2 SC in each DC space working down from the top corner of the top to the crease of the armpits.

After reaching the crease, you will now work your way back up to the top of the back panel by crocheting 2 SC in each DC space. When you reach the top, crochet 1 SC in each DC space

Work your way down to the crease by crocheting 2 SC in each DC space. Fasten off.


Bottom Detail

Rejoin the yarn.

Using 3mm hook.

It can be helpful to use stitch markers to mark the first stitch of each row since we will be working in the round.

Row 1: SC 26 along the bottom of the first panel. SL ST into the middle of where the panels are joined then SC 26 along the bottom of the second panel. It does not matter which one you identify as the first and second.
Row 2: Crochet 1 SC. CH 5. SK 4. Crochet 2 SC. CH 5. SK 4. Crochet 2 SC. CH 5 SK 4. Crochet 2 SC. CH 5. SK 4. *Crochet 2 SC. CH 5. SK 4* 1 SC. Repeat between * and * until there is 1 SC left. The row should end with 1 SC then SL ST into the middle of where the panels are joined and then repeat this for the next panel.

Row 3: Crochet 7 DC in the CH 5 space then SC in the SC spaces. *Crochet 7 DC in the next CH 5 space then SC in the next SC spaces*.  Repeat between * and * until you reach the end of the row then SL ST into the middle of where the panels are joined and then repeat this for the next panel.

Row 4: *DC in each DC space then CH 1. When you reach the SC spaces, SC in those spaces*. Repeat between * and * until you reach the end of the row then SL ST into the middle of where the panels are joined and then repeat this for the next panel.

Row 5: CH 2. *SL ST in the front loop of the first CH of the CH 2. SL ST in the next two spaces. CH 2*. Repeat between * and * until you are back at the beginning. Remember to SL ST in the SL ST places. Fasten off.
Baby azalea crop top crochet pattern

Azalea Crop Top for child

Sizes 3-6 months all the way up to child size child can be purchased here along with many more step by step photos.

As always, if you have any questions or comments don’t hesitate to reach out!

Happy crocheting!

Love,

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