Easy Crochet Plus Size top for Women

This Easy crochet plus size top is a result of many requests.  So many of you have requested patterns that are plus sizes for women.  I designed this easy crochet plus size top to be both comfortable and pretty.  This easy crochet plus size top uses rectangular shapes and some easy shaping.  There are only 3 pieces to this top.  I think you will enjoy making and wearing it.  The top should fit most 2XL – 3XL (although everyone is different).  I measured a friend who wears between a 2XL and 3Xl for the sizes.  I understand that not everyone is shaped the same but I designed the top to be pretty forgiving.   I have also included instructions for a medium size, approximately 38″ bust.   Plus, I have also included a link for a YouTUbe video tutorial.

You can purchase an Ad-Free written pattern here:   http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/plus-size-womans-pullover-top

Easy Crochet Plus Size Top

Easy Crochet Plus size top

Easy Crochet Woman’s Pullover Top (Plus sizes – Approx. 2XL – 3XL )

Pattern by: Yolanda Soto-Lopez

YouTube Video tutorial: https://youtu.be/HhAIWe3wgYA
Supplies:
scissors
4 stitch markers
J/10 (6mm) hook
G/8 (4.5mm) hook – ONLY for Medium size
measuring tape
yarn needle

Gauge: 4 treble crochet = 1 inch
1 Row = 1 inch

Medium size will be in red ink (approx. 38” bust)

Front and back Pieces (Make 2)

To begin: chain 92, 1 treble crochet in each stitch beginning in 5th stitch from hook

Row 1: ch 4 (counts as 1 treble crochet here and thru-out pattern), turn work, 1 treble crochet in each stitch, last stitch will be into the 4th chain of previous row.

Repeat Row 1 until piece measures approximately 17 inches (17 rows) fasten off

For medium size: Using G size hook Chain 68, 1 treble crochet in each stitch beginning in 5th chain from hook

Row 1: the same as Plus size.
Repeat row 1 until piece measures approximately 15 inches, fasten off

Front and back yoke, sleeves and neck opening are all worked in 1 long piece:

To begin: Chain 60,1 treble crochet in each stitch beginning in 5th stitch from hook

Row 1: ch 4 (counts as 1 treble crochet here and thru-out pattern), turn work, 1 treble crochet in each stitch, last stitch will be into the 4th chain of previous row.

Repeat until piece measures approximately 20 inches (20 rows) You should end on right side of work.

Neck shaping

First Front split section: chain 4,1 treble crochet in next 27 stitches. Leave remaining stitches unworked.

Row 2: chain 4,1 treble crochet in each stitch
Row 3: ch 4,1 treble crochet in each stitch, last stitch will be into the 4th chain of previous row.

Repeat row 3 until your piece measures 10 inches (10 rows) finish on right side of work, fasten off

Second front split section:

Yarn attach in first unworked stitch: ch 4, 1 treble crochet in each stitch

Row 2: ch 4,1 treble crochet in each stitch, last stitch will be into the 4th chain of previous row.

Repeat Row 2 until piece measures approximately 10 inches (10 rows) Fasten off

 

Medium size (sleeves, yokes, neck opening):

Chain 57,1 treble crochet in each stitch beginning in 5th chain from hook.

Rows 2 the same as Plus size.

Neck shaping:
fold piece in half to find center. Put stitch marker in center stitch.

Row 1: chain 4,1 treble crochet in each stitch until you reach stitch marker, Leave remaining stitches unworked.

Row 2 and 3: the same as Plus size. Work until you piece measures approx 10 inches (10 rows) fasten off

Second front split section: Work the same as Plus size

Closing the Neck opening:

Attach yarn to your right side of your work. Ch 4, 1 treble crochet in every stitch. When you come to the end of first section last stitch goes into the 4th chain. .. Now WITHOUT chaining, continue working your treble crochets in each stitch of the section front split section. Your pieces will now be joined together.

Row 2: Ch 4, turn work, 1 treble crochet in each stitch, last stitch will be into the 4th chain of previous row.

Repeat row 2 until your piece measures approximately 20 inches (20 rows) fasten off

Medium size: The same as plus size

 

Seaming pieces together: (mark your pieces right side of work) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Following diagram above, place your front piece along the center of yoke/sleeves piece. Now flip your front piece onto the top of the right side of front piece. (Right sides should be facing each other) And seam along the edge. Indicated by red line. Repeat for back piece.
Optional Ribbon: (Both sizes): Insert 3/8” ribbon thru lower edge of front and back Yoke pieces. Sew by hand on the ends. After inserting ribbon you are now ready to seam up the sides and seams.

Seaming sleeves: Fold your piece so that the piece resembles the diagram below. Seam along the sides. This will be seaming the sides which are the sleeves and front and back pieces .
Sew in all your tails. Turn right side out. You are now ready to enjoy your piece.   Seaming sleeves: Sew your pieces the same way you do for the plus sizes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I have included a link to a video tutorial for your convenience. It is in the first page of this pattern as well as a link for an Ad-Free PDF  pattern purchase.

Enjoy!

 

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2 Responses to Easy Crochet Plus Size top for Women

  1. Dianne April 10, 2017 at 11:55 am #

    Very cute and sounds easy. Thinking about giving this a try for my mom.

    • Yolanda April 17, 2017 at 10:26 am #

      sounds great.. it is pretty easy, not too many pieces

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