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Ruffle Top Crochet Pattern

March 7, 2018
Ruffle Top Crochet Pattern

This Ruffle Top Crochet Pattern is a fitted, short top with cute ruffled sleeves. It’s a great top for spring! It’s not too heavy and with the 3/4 sleeve it gives a bit of warmth without being too hot. I am all about the ruffles lately! (I already have another top (or two) planned with ruffles). They’re so fun and girly and surprisingly easy to create! Once you get the hang of it, you’ll be wanting to add ruffles to all the things!

Ruffle Top Crochet Pattern - This Ruffle Top Crochet Pattern is a fitted, short top with cute ruffled sleeves. It's a great top for spring! It's not too heavy and with the 3/4 sleeve it gives a bit of warmth without being too hot.

Ruffle Top Crochet Pattern - This Ruffle Top Crochet Pattern is a fitted, short top with cute ruffled sleeves. It's a great top for spring! It's not too heavy and with the 3/4 sleeve it gives a bit of warmth without being too hot.

This top is designed to show a little bit of tummy, but rows could easily be added to make it longer. Or take them out if you want more tummy showing, too!

Ruffle Top Crochet Pattern

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Ruffle Top Crochet Pattern - This Ruffle Top Crochet Pattern is a fitted, short top with cute ruffled sleeves. It's a great top for spring! It's not too heavy and with the 3/4 sleeve it gives a bit of warmth without being too hot.

Ruffle Top Crochet Pattern

 

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Materials
Caron Simply Soft in Taupe (2 skeins for S, 3 skeins for M/L, 4 skeins for XL)
5.0 mm hook
Yarn needle
scissors 

Level
Intermediate

Pattern notes & stitches to know
Sl st – slip stich
Ch – chain
Dc – double crochet
Dc2tog – double crochet 2 together (yarn over, insert hook into stitch, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, insert hook into next stitch, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through all loops on hook)
Sc – single crochet

Approximate finished sizes:
Length: S (17”) M (19”) L (21”) XL (23”)
Width: S (16”) M (18”) L (20”) XL (22”)
Sleeves: S (10”) M (12”) L (14”) XL (16”)

Gauge:
11 dc = 4”
7 rows =4”

FRONT PANEL – pattern is written in S, M noted in ( ), L noted in [ ], XL noted in { }

Ch 52 (58) [64] {70]

Row 1: dc in 3rd ch and in each ch across (50 dc (56 dc) [62 dc] {68 dc})

Row 2 – 18 (19) [20] {21}: ch 2, turn, dc in each stitch across (50 dc (56 dc) [62 dc] {68 dc})

In the next rows you will start one side of the neckline

Row 19 (20) [21] {22}: ch 2, turn, dc2tog, dc in next 21 stitches, dc2tog (23 dc (26 dc) [29 dc] {32 dc})

Row 20 (21) [22] {23}: ch 2, turn, dc2tog, dc in each stitch to the last 2, dc2tog (21 dc (24 dc) [27 dc] {30 dc})

Row 21 (22) [23] {24}: ch 2, turn, dc2tog, dc in each stitch to the last 2, dc2tog (19 dc (22 dc) [25 dc] {28 dc})

Row 22 (23) [24] {25}: ch 2, turn, dc2tog, dc in each stitch to the last 2, dc2tog (17 dc (20 dc) [23 dc] {26 dc})

Row 23 (24) [25] {26}: ch 2, turn, dc2tog, dc in each stitch across (16 dc (19 dc) [22 dc] {25 dc})

Row 24 (25) [26] {27}: ch 2, turn, dc in each stitch across to the last 2, dc2tog (15 dc (18 dc) [21 dc] {24 dc})

Row 25 (26) [27] {28}: ch 2, turn, dc in each stitch across (15 dc (18 dc) [21 dc] {24 dc})

Repeat previous row to row 30 (33) [36] {39}

Fasten off, weave in the ends.

Now you will work the other side of the neckline. Join in row 19, in the stitch next to the right neckline

Ruffle Top Crochet Pattern

Row 19 (20) [21] {22}: ch 2, turn, dc2tog, dc in next 21 stitches, dc2tog (23 dc (26 dc) [29 dc] {32 dc})

Row 20 (21) [22] {23}: ch 2, turn, dc2tog, dc in each stitch to the last 2, dc2tog (21 dc (24 dc) [27 dc] {30 dc})

Row 21 (22) [23] {24}: ch 2, turn, dc2tog, dc in each stitch to the last 2, dc2tog (19 dc (22 dc) [25 dc] {28 dc})

Row 22 (23) [24] {25}: ch 2, turn, dc2tog, dc in each stitch to the last 2, dc2tog (17 dc (20 dc) [23 dc] {26 dc})

Row 23 (24) [25] {26}: ch 2, turn, dc in each stitch across to the last 2, dc2tog (16 dc (19 dc) [22 dc] {25 dc})

Row 24 (25) [26] {27}: ch 2, turn, dc2tog, dc in each stitch across (15 dc (18 dc) [21 dc] {24 dc})

Row 25 (26) [27] {28}: ch 2, turn, dc in each stitch across (15 dc (18 dc) [21 dc] {24 dc})

Repeat previous row to row 30 (33) [36] {39}

Do not fasten off

Ruffle Top Crochet Pattern

Ch 1, sc evenly on the inside of the neckline.

In the V of the center, slst2tog (insert hook, pull up a loop, insert hook into next stitch, pull loop through all loops on hook),

Ruffle Top Crochet Pattern

then sc evenly to the other side

Fasten off, weave in the ends

BACK PANEL

Ch 52 (58) [64] {70]

Row 1: dc in 3rd ch and in each ch across (50 dc (56 dc) [62 dc] {68 dc})

Row 2 – 18 (19) [20] {21}: ch 2, turn, dc in each stitch across (50 dc (56 dc) [62 dc] {68 dc})

Row 19 (20) [21] {22}: ch 2, turn, dc2tog, dc in each stitch to the last 2, dc2tog (48 dc, (54 dc), [60 dc], {66 dc})

Row 20 (21) [22] {23}: ch 2, turn, dc2tog, dc in each stitch to the last 2, dc2tog (46 dc, (52 dc), [58 dc], {64 dc})

Row 21 (22) [23] {24}: ch 2, turn, dc2tog, dc in each stitch to the last 2, dc2tog (44 dc, (50 dc), [56 dc], {62 dc})

Row 22 (23) [24] {25}: ch 2, turn, dc2tog, dc in each stitch to the last 2, dc2tog (42 dc, (48 dc), [54 dc], {60 dc})

Row 23 (24) [25] {26}: ch 2, turn, dc2tog, dc in each stitch to the last 2, dc2tog (40 dc, (46 dc), [52 dc], {58 dc})

Row 24 (25) [26] {27}: ch 2, turn, dc2tog, dc in each stitch to the last 2, dc2tog (38 dc, (44 dc), [50 dc], {56 dc})

Row 25 (26) [27] {28}: ch 2, turn, dc in each stitch across (38 dc, (44 dc), [50 dc], {56 dc})

Repeat previous row to row 30 (33) [36] {39}

Fasten off, weave in the ends.

CONSTRUCTION

Lay both panels on top of each other. Sew the shoulders closed with a whip stitch. Then sew down each side with a whip stitch. Starting where the armhole begins down to the bottom. Fasten off, weave in the ends.

Ruffle Top Crochet Pattern

Turn rightside out

Ruffle Top Crochet Pattern

SLEEVES

Join yarn at the bottom of one armhole

Round 1: Ch 2, sc evenly around the armhole, join to first sc with sl st

NOTE: In the next round the sleeve decreases, if you don’t want the decrese, just dc in each stitch around

Round 2: ch 2, dc in same stitch, *dc2tog, dc in next stitch* repeat from * to * around, join to first dc with sl st

Round 3: ch 2, dc in each stitch around, join to first dc with sl st

Repeat round 3 to row 8 (9) [10] {11}

In the next round you will crochet into the 3rd loop of the dc. Instead of inserting hook into the top loops, insert hook into the loop behind the top loops and work a dc

Row 9 (10) [11] {12}: ch 2, 2 dc in the 3rd loop in each stitch around, join to first dc with sl st

Row 10 (11) [12] {13}: ch 2, dc in each stitch around, join to first dc with sl st

Row 11 (12) [13] {14}: ch 2, 2 dc in each stitch around, join to first dc with sl st

Row 12 (13) [14] {15}: ch 2, dc in each stitch around, join to first dc with sl st

Repeat previous row to row 15 (18) [21] {24}

Fasten off, weave in the ends.

Repeat for other sleeve.

And you’re done!! I hope you love this cute top 🙂

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  1. Here’s my question: pattern states (for the small size) chain 52. Then double crochet in the 3rd chain from hook and in each chain across.then pattern shows you will have 50 stitches.
    3 from 52 is 49.? So what does that mean and how does it effect the pattern stitch instructions?
    There is no way to end up with 50 if you chain 52 and double crochet in third chain from hook and across.
    Please help. Sincerely Cathy thank you!

        1. No, don’t count the ch on the hook. Ch 52, then dc in the 3rd ch. That means there are 2 chains unworked. It’s 52 – 2 (not 3). Hope this helps!

  2. Here’s my new question: so chain two and turn. Double crochet in each stitch across.
    Don’t double crochet in the one on the hook right? The 50th one will be the chain from the first double chains right?

  3. See what’s confusing me is knowing where you’re supposed to start and end because this is my second attempt I started with 50 and I did you know the first group of rows and at the end when I counted I only had 33 so I’m not starting and ending my rows correctly. it’s hard to tell which double crochet you’re supposed to start the next row in. And if your ending. In each row is right.
    I wish you would do a sweater video from start to finish. You do not do videos do you? Thanks for helping me

  4. Update; so maybe that last one on the left after you do your very first row of double crochet all the way across maybe that is a double crochet and it just looks to me like it’s 2 Chainz but I used it and it looks like a double crochet and that was the only place I encountered that now everything looks like a double crochet except for the ones on the right and now I’ve done like 3 rows and I’m counting from left to right and I have 50 consistently unless on the right hand side of every row but it kind of looks like a little double crochet

  5. I need help see below row 20. So after you ch2, turn,dc2tog
    How many dc stitches am I supposed to do before I dc2tog at end of this row? What is the( 21dc(24dc)[27dc]{30dc} ??? I’m confused

    Row 20 (21) [22] {23}: ch 2, turn, dc2tog, dc in each stitch to the last 2, dc2tog (21 dc (24 dc) [27 dc] {30 dc})

    1. Also, after I complete row 20, how many stitches in the row should I have? Before going to next step in pattern. Which would be row 21.

      1. Also, after I complete row 20, how many stitches in the row should I have? Before going to next step in pattern. Which would be row 21.
        In row 19 you are very specific it says dc2tog then dc in next 21. Stitches then dc2tog.
        but rows 20- 25 you are not specific you just say chain2 turn, dc2tog and dc across. I’m confused. How many dc across in rows 20, 21, 22, 2e ,24? Then, How many stitches. In each row should I have at the end of each of those rows?

  6. And I understand that the parentheses and the brackets that those are size medium, size large, size extra large etc. but what I don’t understand is what do the numbers mean pertaining to all those in each row ?what do those numbers mean? that’s how many stitches you supposed to do a cross? is that how many stitches you should have at the End of the Row? is that what row you should be in for that particular size? that’s what’s confusing me I don’t understand what in the parentheses for size medium or size large or size extra large in each row what do those numbers mean ?I’m all confused

    1. The parentheses at the beginning of the row instructions pertain to the row number. At the end of the instructions it’s the number of stitches.

      You’re making the v neck now. So basically dc to the last 2 stitches of the row, then dc2tog

    1. In row 21 you should have 19.
      Row 22, 17
      Row 23, 16
      Row 24, 15

      Then 15 stitches for the remaining rows.

      At this point you’re making one side of the neckline. If you hold the piece up to yourself the bottom should reach just above the hips. The v should be just above the bust with the armholes taking shape. And the width should fit across the front.

      1. Ok I’m going to go back to row 21 now that I know what I should have. Because the other side of front will be off but I’m certain I can now figure it outThank you for your help!

  7. I successfully finished both sides of the front panel! I have not yet single crochet down one side and attempt to do whatever at the v? To then single crochet up the other side. The v part im confused about that part,

  8. Well I feel my skill level is fine but it is skill in reading patterns that is the tricky part. Every crochet pattern creator is different in their methodology of transmitting how to do their pattern

    . I love your patterns. I have never made an item of clothing via crochet.
    I have made blankets, amigurumis, dolls, bears,, teeny tiny bug critters ,doll outfits,,intricate emb roidery crochet,.
    I am excited .so far so good in my attempt at creating your sweater
    I almost have the back finished.
    .sorry I’ve annoyed you asking questions.

    1. Hi! That previous comment wasn’t from me but someone else 😁 I’ve deleted it and I’m sorry I didn’t see it earlier!

  9. That’s okay there is nothing anyone can say that is going to deter me! I am so excited because this pattern, I’ve been able to relatively understand and with all the help you gave me no problem !I’ve almost got the back done and it’ll be my very first sweater that I’ve ever made! and it looks so nice and I love the pattern! & I appreciate all the help you have given me and I’m still so excited.

  10. Whoo whoo! I finished the front piece and the back piece! It looks really nice! If I do say so myself! Now tomorrow sew together then sleeves!

  11. Her as my new question: I single crochet around the arm hole. Now it says this:

    join to first dc with sl st
    Then round two says:
    Round 2: ch 2, dc in same stitch, *dc2tog, dc in next stitch* repeat from * to * around, join to first dc with sl st
    Where are these double crochets located? That I am supposed to utilize in these instructions?
    Round 1: Ch 2, sc evenly around the armhole, join to first dc with sl st

    NOTE: In the next round the sleeve decreases, if you don’t want the decrese, just dc in each stitch around

    Round 2: ch 2, dc in same stitch, *dc2tog, dc in next stitch* repeat from * to * around, join to first dc with sl st

    1. That should say “join to first sc” in round 1😁 it’s a typo! Sorry!

      With the sleeves I always try the sweater on several times as I make it. That way you can make sure it’s not too tight or wide for your arm 😊

  12. okay so round 2 is also a typo join 2 Double crochets together joined single crochets together or am I supposed to crochet a bunch of double crochets around after I get the single crochets I’m real confused because it doesn’t make sense where it says double crochet 2 together when I just got done single crocheting so I don’t know what to do

  13. So was I supposed to double crochet around the arm hole and not single crochet around the arm hole or should I now double crochet around the arm hole through each single crochet and then start Row 1 and 2 of the instructions

  14. yes yes well that’s what’s confusing me Row 1 and Row 2 pertain to double crochets and I haven’t made any double crochets yet so that’s what’s confusing me how can I do Row 1 and 2 pertaining to double crochet if I haven’t made any double crochet it’s the only thing I’ve done so far is single crochet around the armhole how can I double crochet 2 together when I haven’t made any double crochet yet I’ve only made single crochet single crochet

    1. The dc2tog are made in round 2. It doesn’t matter what type of stitch was in the previous round. Your working your hook into sc from round 1, but you are making dc.

  15. Well I hope I understand but if you say the double crochet two together is in round 2 and I haven’t made any double crochets how can I double crochet two together when there’s only single crochet I can single crochet 2 together but how does one double crochet two together via single crochet I’m going to carefully reread and analyze every word and I’ll get back to you

  16. Ok I’m getting back to you
    : ch 2, dc in same stitch, *dc2tog, dc in next stitch* repeat from * to * around, join to first dc with sl st
    what does this mean chain 2 double crochet in the same Stitch in what same Stitch? if you’re chaining 2, the previous single crochet that you slipped stitched? Or one of the chain twos?

    Then it says double crochet 2 together but in order crochet 2 together you have to have the double crochets already done that’s a decrease you insert your hook into the first double crochet yarn over poster to yarn over insert your hook into the second double crochet yarn over pull through to yarn over pull through all three so how does one do that when you’ve got single crochets and not double I could crochet two single crochets together and then crochet a double crochet like the instructions say.

    Or if I did the previous steps if I didn’t wants to decrease the size decrease it says to double crochet completely around so if I did the double crochet completely around first then I could double crochet two together so that’s what’s confusing me I’m no closer to understanding the methodology I want to understand and I wish I did

  17. Oh Breanne I’m so excited!!!
    Linda one of the nurses at a place I deliver to she just happened to be making a crochet pumpkin!lol!!
    She showed me just what you mean and how to do it!!! I am sooooo happy!

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