Summer Bohemian Inspired Top Crochet Pattern


Hello crochet peeps!  I am so excited to share with you all my newest creation Summer Bohemian Inspired Top.  So this pattern is written for a short length top but is easily converted to a longer length by just adding same amount of rows of the mesh pattern on both the front and back side of top.  The model is wearing M/L size top and she typically wears size M is store bought clothing. 

This pattern is a basic pattern level which is worked flat.  So after you create the body of the top you will then seam up the sides and add the fringe if you like.  How easy is that!  This pattern comes in 2 sizes M/L & XL/XXL which you achieve by using different size hooks.  In addition you might notice the trim at the waistline buckling some.  This was my first attempt at this top using same hook size throughout project which is why it buckles.  Finished pattern indicates to use one size smaller hook for the trim at the waist to prevent the buckling.  You will also need size 3-light weight yarn in 100% cotton.  In addition I used Hobby Lobby Yarn Bee Sugarwheel yarn.

So I hope you enjoy this free pattern below or if you would like to purchase a printable PDF pattern from my Etsy shop click this image

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Summer Bohemian Inspired Top

Pattern in  US terms


Size M/L finished top measures 21” w x 17” l (achieved by using F/5-3.75 mm & G/6-4.25 mm hooks)

Size XL/XXL finished top measures 26” w x 19” l  (achieved by using H/8-5.00 mm & I/9-5.50 mm hooks)  


Approximately 520 yards needed for M/L

Approximately  560 yards needed for XL/XXL

Hobby Lobby Yarn Bee Sugarwheel Cotton Solids 3-light weight yarn (100% cotton, 335 yds/306 m, 5 oz/142 g)

F/5-3.75 mm hook & G/6-4.25 mm hook for size M/L   MY FAVORITE HOOKS

H/8-5.00 mm hook & I/9-5.50 mm hook for size XL/XXL

Yarn needle

3 stitch markers


Chain 4 at beginning of rows count as 1 dc (ch 3) + 1 chain stitch (ch 1)

Chain 3 at beginning of rows count as a dc

Two different size hooks are used in pattern with smaller hook used on first 4 rows and the last 4 rows only

Side seams crocheted together after poncho body is created 


m:   marker

ch:  chain

dc:  double crochet

sc:  single crochet

rep:  repeat

sk:  skip

sp:  space

ch-:  refer to chain or space previously made


M/L 8 dc x 4 rows dc = 2”

XL/XXL 7 dc x 3 1/2 rows = 2”


With smaller hook for desired size

Row 1:  ch 101, dc in 4th ch from hook, dc in every ch across, turn (99 dc) mark as right side with m

Row 2:  ch 3, dc in every dc across, turn (99 dc)

Row 3-4:  rep row 2

With larger hook for desired size

Row 5:  ch 4, sk 1, dc in next dc, *ch 1, sk 1, dc in next dc, rep from * across, turn (50 dc, 49 ch-1 sp)

Row 6-32:  rep row 5


Row 33:  ch 3, dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, *dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next dc, rep from * across, turn  (99 dc)

Row 34:  ch 1, sc in same sp as ch 1, sc in next 24 dc, ch 49, sk 49, sc in next 25 dc, turn (50 sc, 49 ch)

Row 35:  ch 3, dc in next 24 sc, dc in next 49 ch, dc in next 25 sc, turn (99 dc)


Row 36:  ch 4, sk 1, dc in next dc, *ch 1, sk 1, dc in next dc, rep from * across, turn (50 dc, 49 ch-1 sp)

Row 37-63:  rep row 36 

With smaller hook for desired size

Row 64:  ch 3, dc in every dc across, turn (99 dc)

Row 65-67:  rep row 64 do NOT fasten off, remove hook and make loop larger so you do not lose it


Fold top in half along neckline with wrong sides facing each other making sure front & back rows of seam line up

Count 17 rows up from bottom edge and place marker on 17th row on both sides of top (see image A-1)


First seam

Starting where you left off, insert hook into working loop and tighten, working through both front & back, sl st to join front to back at corner, ch 1, sc in same sp as ch 1, *2 sc around leg of dc, rep from * in every row up side of top joining front to back to row before the marker,  (32 sc) (see image A-2) fasten off


Second seam

sl st around legs of dc of 16th row (row below marker) on opposite side seam, ch 1, *2 sc around leg of dc, rep from * in every row down side of top, sc in top of dc at  corner fasten off

Weave in all ends


cut 5 pieces 12” long fringe for each fringe section.  Starting at sc at bottom edge of side seam add fringe pieces every 3rd sc up side seam under arms


Now that you have finished your top what are your thoughts???  Feel free to leave message!  I hope you enjoyed this easy crochet pattern.

Happy Crocheting!


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