How to make a crochet butterfly top with ruffle

For all those girls that can never have too many tops in their closet, for all those girls who adore ruffles and also for all those girls who, flipping through a fashion magazine, linger on crochet garments, this pattern is for you! The yarn chosen for the crochet butterfly top with ruffle is our sumptuous Lincoln yarn. In pure cotton and gleaming like a mirror of water in dawns first light.

Let's get started crocheting and get ready to fly.

Tutorial: how to make a crochet butterfly top with ruffle

MATERIALS
Lincoln yarn col. Antilles 400 g / 14 oz
Crochet hook n° 3.5 EU / E-4 US

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GAUGE
10 cm x 10 cm / 4" x 4"
20 stitches x 10 rows

CROCHET STITCHES USED
Double crochet
Single crochet
Chain stitch
Checkered pattern:
Cast on the initial chain a little longer than the final desire length, the excess chain can be cut later.
Row 1: double crochet 1 in the 4th chain stating from the hook, 2 more double crochets on the same base chain, skip 3 chains, single crochet 1, *chain 3, double crochet 3 on the 3 successive chains, skip 3 base chainssingle crochet 1*, repeat from * to *
row 2: chain 3, double crochet 3 in the arc of 3 chains, *single crochet 1 in the successive arc in the same arc, double crochet 3*, always repeat from * to *.
Keep repeating row 2.

SIZE
M

SIZE OF FINISHED PIECE
Total Length 42 cm / 16.5"
Width 43 cm / 16.9"

LEVEL OF DIFFICULTY
Easy


How to make the back of the crochet butterfly top

Using crochet hook n° 3.5 EU / E-4 US cast on 131 chains.

Work the checkered pattern for 38 rows, reduce the pattern both at the beginning and at the end of row 18 (this is the beginning of the armhole) and of row 19. Reduce 4 squares total in the back.

How to make the front of the crochet butterfly top

Using crochet hook n° 3.5 EU / E-4 US cast on 138 chains.

Work the checkered pattern for 38 rowsreduce the pattern both at the beginning and at the end of row 18 (this is the beginning of the armhole) including rows 19, 20, 21. Reduce 8 squares total in the front. At row 20 begin to reduce too the neck reducing 2 squares at the centre of the project and continue to separately work the 2 parts reducing 1 square per part every row until row 27, for a total of 8 squares per part.

Sew the front and back together, start with the straps and continue with the sides.


How to make the wings of the crochet top

Work the arcs below the armhole.

Row 1: single crochet 1, chain 2, *in the successive arc double crochet 2, chain 2double crochet 2in the successive arc double crochet 1*, repeat from * to * binding off with chain 2single crochet 1. Turn over the project
row 2chain 2, *double crochet 2chain 2, 2 double crochets in the arc, double crochet 1, chain 2, double crochet 1 on the double crochet*, repeat from * to * binding off with chains and single crochet 1Turn over the project
row 3: 2 slip stitches on the 2 double crochetssingle crochet 1 in the arc, chain 2, *double crochet 2chain 22 double crochets in the arc*, repeat from * to * binding off with chains and single crochet 1Turn over the project
row 4chain 2, *double crochet 1chain 2double crochet 1 in the arcdouble crochet 2, chain 2, 2 double crochets in the successive arc *, repeat from * to * binding off with chains and single crochet 1Turn over the project
row 5: 3 slip stitchessingle crochet 1 in the arc, *double crochet 4chain 2double crochet 4 in the arcdouble crochet 1chain 2double crochet 1 in the successive arc*, repeat from * to * binding off with a single crochet
row 6: 4 slip stitchessingle crochet 1 in the arcchain 2, *double crochet 4chain 2, double crochet 4 in the arc, chain 2single crochet 1 in the successive arcchain 2*, repeat from * to * binding off with chains and single crochet 1.


Neckline finish of the crochet butterfly top with ruffles

In the arcs stitch 2 single crochets and chain 2 the whole way round.

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