How to make a different crochet top with a V-neckline and shoulder pads following the pattern by Dona M Handmade

Hi, I’m Marta Ovelha, and I’m also Dona M Handmade. I’m a Portuguese crochet designer, I live in the most beautiful region in my country, Alentejo. My greatest passion is my daughters, Joana and Carolina or Joka&Lola. But I also have another passion in my life: crochet! Here I share with you the Paraiso Top pattern, a modern design with a crochet stitch that keeps tradition alive. I had the opportunity to try several Katia yarns, but the one I chose for my summer design was Katia Paraiso, a 100% cotton yarn with fantastic colors. I hope you enjoy learning how to make a different crochet top with a deep V-neckline and large shoulder pads. Without a doubt, the yarn, with a color gradient that smells like summer, does the rest of the job!

crochet top with V-neckline

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Four years ago, I started to play with some pieces after watching YouTube videos, and passion came to me immediately, as well as a desire to create. The diversity and simplicity of crochet enchanted me, as well as discovering all kinds of different yarns. I consider my crochet style to be modern, but in keeping with some traditions. I have never stopped since then. Furthermore, I have my own designs and I started to teach crochet, and a new passion was born! I truly love to teach beginner crochet classes. With this little adventure, I suddenly became a small designer and crochet teacher.

 
 
 
 
 
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crochet top with V-neckline

Paraiso Top pattern

by Marta Ovelha @donamhandmade

Sizes

Women a) S/M, b) L, c) XL

  • Height: a) 60cm, b) 62cm, c) 64cm
  • Width: a) 48cm, b) 50cm, c) 52cm

Materials

Gauge

Using 4mm crochet hook in dc

10cm* 10cm = 20sts / 10r

How to make a crochet top with V-neckline

The top is made in two pieces (front and back). It is worked flat from the bottom up.

Abbreviations

ch · chain

dc · double crochet

dec · decrease

sc · single crochet

sl st · slip stitch

EOR · end of row

prev · previous

R/r(s) · row(s)

Rep · Repeat

RS · right side of work

sk · skip stitch

st(s) · stitch(es)

WS · wrong side of work

Notes

  • Ch 3 at EOR counts as the 1st dc of next r.
  • On neckline decreases, consider the ch space (forming a square) as 1 st.

Front

Chain a) 90+3, b) 106+3, c) 122+3.

R1: starting on 4th ch from hook, work following Chart A: *Dc 3, ch 1, sk 1, dc 1, ch 1, sk 1, dc 1, ch 1, sk 1*, rep **, dc 3. Ch 3 and turn.

a) R2-29: Rep R1

b) R2-31: rep R1

c) R2-33: rep

gráfico de crochet

Neckline Decreases

Split the work in half; place a marker in the center leaving a) 45 sts, b) 53 sts, c) 61 sts on each side.

Right side (with RS facing)

R1: *dc 3, ch 1, sk 1, dc 1, ch 1, sk 1, dc 1, ch 1, sk 1*, rep ** to marker. Turn.

R2: sl st 1, follow the motif of the prev r until EOR. Ch 3, turn.

R3: *dc 3, ch 1, sk 1, dc 1, ch 1, sk 1, dc 1, ch 1, sk 1*, rep ** until 1st left. Turn.

R4-8: rep R2-3 2 more times, rep R2 1 more time.

R9-20: *dc 3, ch 1, sk 1, dc 1, ch 1, sk 1, dc 1, ch 1, sk 1*, rep ** until EOR. Ch 3, turn.

R21-26: dc 3, ch 1, sk 1, dc 11, ch 1, sk 1, dc 13, ch 1, sk 1, dc 3, ch3, turn.

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Left Side (with RS facing)

R1: Remove the marker, attach the yarn and ch 3+1, *sk 1, dc 1, ch 1, sk 1, dc 1, ch 1, sk 1, dc 3*, rep ** until EOR. Ch 3, turn.

R2: *dc 3, ch 1, sk 1, dc 1, ch 1, sk 1, dc 1, ch 1 sk 1*, rep ** until 1st left. Turn.

R3: sl st 1, follow the motif of the prev r until EOR. Ch 3, turn.

R4-8: rep R2-3 2 times, rep R2 1 more time.

R9-20: *dc 3, ch 1, sk 1, dc 1, ch 1, sk 1, dc 1, ch 1, sk 1*, rep ** until EOR. Ch 3, turn.

R21-26: dc 3, ch 1, sk 1, dc 11, ch 1, sk 1, dc 13, ch 1 sk 1, dc 3, ch3, turn.

Front edging

Work around the front edge as follows:

  • Bottom and shoulders: sc 1 into each st.
  • Sides: sc 1 into the dc, sc 1 into the st join.
  • Neckline: sc 1, ch 1, sc 1 into each st join.

Back

Rep all instructions for the front.

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Finishing

With WS facing, join the shoulders with sc. Join the sides, starting from the bottom up, for 40 cm.

Neckline edging: With RS facing, work 4 rounds of sl st through the back loop around the neckline.

Weave in ends.

Place the shoulder pads centered with the shoulder seam, one side aligned with the neckline. There will be a fabric excess at the shoulder side, roll it inward. Using a tapestry needle, sew the pads with a small stitch on both sides.

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Now you know how to make a crochet top with v-neckline and shoulder pads after following the pattern by Dona M Handmade!