Crochet Halter Top Tutorial (2018)


welcome to Littlejohn’s Yarns today I’m
going to teach you how to crochet this halter top ranging from cup A all the way
up into a D if that’s you make sure you click that subscribe button
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we’re using Caron Simply Soft yarn and a four millimeter crochet hook please
feel free to use cotton yarn I just used the yarn that I have in my yarn stash
alright we’ll hop into the rest of the video okay we’ll begin by making a slip
knot we are going to change 16 one two three
you can pause the video here and I’ll meet you at the end of your 16 chains
we’ve completed our 16 stitches and now we’re going to single crochet into the
second chain from the hook so one to begin your single crochet we’re going to
continue placing single crochets in each one of your chain stitches you can pause
your video here and continue placing single crochets until you make it to the
very last chain stitch I’ll meet you there
okay we both made it back to the very last chain stitch now let’s put three
single crochets into this very last chain stitch one two
and three okay and your middle single crochet we were gonna place a marker and
I just used a random piece of waste yarn this will be considered our very top
stitch so we’ll need to know this marking for the very next row now we’re
going to work down the bottom side of your chain we’re going to put single
crochets along side in the bottom it’ll be a total of 14 single crochets there’s
one two and three okay you can pause your video
here continue placing single crochets all the way down to the very end I’ll
meet you there okay we’ve made it back to the other end and now we are going to
chain one for your next row turn your work this chain one does not count as a
stitch we’re going to half double crochet in the same space and half
double crochet into the next we’re going to continue placing half double crochets
all the way up the side of your work until you make it to your stitch marker
so pause your video here and place one half double crochet in each stitch until
you make it to the stitch marker I’ll meet you there okay we’ve made it to the
stitch marker so let’s remove this and in that space we’re going to place three
half double crochets one two three half double crochets and just like
before in your second stitch half double crochet we wouldn’t place a stitch
marker and this will be the new top of your cup okay now we’re going to
continue placing half double crochets to the next stitch and we’re going to place
one half double crochet in each stitch all the way to the bottom okay you can
pause your video here continue placing one half double crochet in each stitch
until you make it to the very bottom of your own okay we’ve made it to the last
stitch and I want to show you this one because the last stitch is very easy to
forget so make sure you look very closely turn your work over so you can
see let me zoom in for you so you can see that extra V don’t forget that
stitch so we’ll put a half double crochet there and that completes your
row alright we’re going to repeat this sequence for an additional 13 rows we’ll
place I mean we’ll chain one turn and place one half double crochet in each
stitch until you make it to the top marker and we’ll place three half double
crochets in that stitch and place one half double crochet in each stitch all
the way around and I’ll meet you at the completion of your rows to find your
perfect size just place the cup against yourself this pattern is written for a
size D if you’re smaller reduce your rows if you’re larger add additional
rows until it fits okay we completed our additional twelve rows and this is what
your cup looks like so far if you’d like a bigger or smaller reduce the amount of
rows or add more rows for a bigger size next we’re going to connect our two cups
together let me zoom out two cups together like so we’re going to combine
the first nine stitches to do that insert your hook it back into your yarn
I never fastened off so this first on the hook is considered
the first stitch and go to the very first stitch of your second cup and slip
stitch that’s considered your very first stitch now go into the second one front
back slip stitch to front back slip stitch three front back slip stitch 4
front back slip stitch 5 6 7 eight and nine after that you can go
higher if you want less of your cleavage showing or if you don’t even have to put
this middle part here if you want more of your cleavage showing so just now
just fasten off to work and we’ll move on to the very next step next we’re
gonna make this little sunburst granny square I’ll be using three colors of
course we’ll start with a slipknot sorry let me move my yarn out the way and
we’re gonna chain four one two three four we’re going to slip stitch into the
very first chain to form a ring chain two one two this chain two counts as a
half double crochet we’re going to place eleven more half double crochets into
the ring one two and three continue placing your eleven half double crochets
into the ring you can pause your video here and I’ll meet you there okay we completed our 11 additional half
double crochets and if you include your chain to stitch that counts as a double
half double crochet that’ll be 12 half double crochets so we’re gonna slip
stitch to join into the very top of the chain two space so one two chain 2 slip
stitch to join and you can fasten off your work next we are going to switch colors and
we’re just going to insert our hook into any of the spaces between the UM half
double crochets attach your yarn okay I have to adjust
my camera I attached my new yarn in between the spaces of the half double
crochet and once your yarn is attached chain two one two my chain two does not
count as a stitch we’re gonna place three double crochets into the very same
space we’re gonna form a petal one two and three once you have your three put a
long loop we’re going to insert our hook into the very first double crochet so
that’s three stitches back one two three into this stitch here insert your hook
into the very first double crochet then put the working loop back onto your hook
and we’re going to pull through and that forms our very first petal chain two one
two we’re just going to repeat in the very next step so place three double
crochets into the very next space one two and three
once again poor reloop long and search your hook into the very first double
crochet that’s three stitches back one two three right here put the working
loop back onto your hook and pull through you form the petal chain two one
two I’ll show you one more time so place
three double crochets into the very next space one two and three remove your hook
and search your hook three stitches back one two three put the working loop back onto your hook
and pull through to form your own petal chain two one two
continue this pattern all the way around you should have a total of twelve petals
you can pause the video here and I’ll meet you at the completion of your
twelve petals okay we’ve made it back around and we have a total of twelve
little petals and don’t forget your last chain two one two and we’re just going
to slip stitch to join it to the very first double crochets kind of hard to
see cuz here’s your chain and it connects to the very first double
crochet right at the very top part of your chain after chain so slip stitch to
join and you can fasten off your work okay
next we’re going to add our third color and we’re going to make our circle look
more a squirrel here granny square to do that rügen insert our hooked into any
other chain two spaces and attach or do yarn after your yarn is attached chain 2 1 2
your chain 2 will count as a half double crochet so we’re going to place two more
half double crochets into the very same space one two chain one place three more
half double crochets into the very same space this is going to create our corner
one two and three in the next space we’re just going to place three half
double crochets one two three in the next space three half double crochets
one two three and that’s the sequence we’re going to repeat Corner side side
corner so I’ll show you the corner one more time place three half double
crochets into the very next space one two three chain one this is your corner
three more half double crochets into the very same space one two and three and
that’s your corner we’re going to repeat this all the way around by doing three
half double crochets three half double crochets for the side then your corner
three half double crochets chain one three half double crochets then once
again three half double crochets three half double crochets and here’s your
corner and we’re gonna repeat that all the way to the other side I’ll meet you
there all right we made it back around we completed our granny square
and we were going to slip stitch to join into the top of your chain to stitch one
two my change is kind of tight and slip
stitch fasten off your work and I believe you’ll need a total of one two
three four five six seven or make as many according to your size so we’ll
line up against the bottom of the cup I’ll show you how exactly how to do that
next the total amount of granny squares to
equal to the length of both cups side by side next I want to show you how to
combine the two granny squares together first I want you to flip your work to
the reverse side well whatever side you consider reverse
the less and I say insert your hook into the chain once part that’ll be the
corner of your work you’re gonna be working from chain one to chain one
space so insert your hook into the chain one space and find your opposite piece
make sure you’re working on the reverse side so the reverse size will be looking
like the insides are on there sorry the correct side is this site is in between
and the wrong side is going to be on the outside
alright connect your hook into the chain one space of a second granny square and
we are going to slip stitch to join just like that and we’re going to combine
both sides of your stitches all the way until you make it to your other chain
one spot so let me see if I can zoom in there we go so go to the next stitch
front back and slip stitch front back and slip stitch continue placing slip
stitches all the way until you make it into your chain one space you can pause
your video here and I’ll meet you when you complete all your slip stitches alright we made it back to the chain one
space and we’ll do that last one together so start your hook into the
chain one space of the front and your chain one space of the back and slip
stitch and fasten off your work continue to do that with the rest of
your pieces until you have one nice long panel next we’re going to place the
evenly spaced row of single crochet across the bottom side of your cap in
order to do that insert your hook into the very end of
your work the corner of your cup chain one single crochet into the very
same space now let me see if I can turn there we go and continue placing evenly
spaced single crochets all the way across okay you can pause your video here but
continue placing evenly-spaced single crochets all the way across until you
make it to the other end I’ll meet you at the other side we finished putting
our evenly spaced single crochets alongside the bottom of our holder top
as you can see they’re nicely spaced I have about forty on this side and forty
on this side if your number’s more or less according to your size that’s okay
it won’t skew the pattern at all so from here you can fasten off your work cut
your yarn okay next we’re going to add on the last strip panel of our holder
top since our work is already on the wrong side facing up make sure your
panel is also facing the exact same direction right now you can either sew
yours together or do a row of slip stitch to join all the way across either
way you choose it’s fine but also make sure your work is centered before you
start to sew so I’ll give you a quick tip on how to do that since I have seven
little granny squares my Center is gonna be into the center of my halter top so
let me zoom in I want to find the center of my holder top stitch doesn’t have to
be perfect insert my hook and find the center of my top of my halter top insert
the hook and I’m gonna put a stitch marker so I know this is the center of
my top and the center of the bottom of my top so I have these together alright
let me put another little marker so I’m wont get lost the end that won’t be too
hard to find the end of my holder top in the corner of a
cup as you can see what I’m doing is helping me line up my work before I even
start to sell and let’s see probably one about here insert my hook and place in
my stitch marker now you can start sewing with the same
color yarn or slip stitching to join all the way across okay I’m just gonna
quickly show you how I slip stitch to join I really so I’m such a crochet er I
never put the hell my crochet hook so I always prefer to slip stitch to join I’m
sure uh sewing might be even quicker zoom it in okay
slip stitch I just go into the front and the back
stitch and do a slip stitch going to the front of my granny square the back of my
bra part of my halter and slip stitch front back slip stitch all right
continue to connect your bottom panel to the top of your cups all the way across
and I’ll meet you at the end like I said be very careful it’s very easy to work
out of alignment because your top stitches won’t match your bottom
stitches but I already did my math to figure out how my slip stitches will
work so you’ll have to do that part for yourself all right I’ll meet you at the
completion of this room all right I finished slip stitching across and I
just fastened off my work like I said you can either sew it or slip stitch or
whatever you choose to do next we are going to put on the straps to your
holder top up top and I’m going to teach you the lazy woman’s who hold the top
strap in order to do that oh I switched over into a five millimeter crochet hook
find the center half double crochet of your three half double crochet at the
top of your cup you if you remember we did that when we’re making our cup to
our halter so the center is right about here insert your hook take your yarn
fold it over about five inches like so and pull through with your working yarn
and your tail we’re going to chain two one two and we’re going to drop the tail
end I want you to chain one more time and pull the chain extremely long I’m
not pulling my yarn just hump my chain long for demonstration purposes but make
this loop extremely long so we’re going to be working with the loop and your
working yarn to form three strands and now you instantly have chunky yarn
alright take your hook and insert it back into that last chain stitch here’s
one two three right here this will be your new working loop go ahead and chain
about 30 and once you run out of your humps sorry
once your loop gets too short like so just put your fingers through like
you’re doing a finger chain and pick up the working yarn and pull your loop long
and you’re back to working with three strands of yarn so continue doing your
total of 30 stitches and I’ll meet you at the completion of your 30 so pause
your video here okay I did my chain of 30 now I’m just gonna drop the loop that
I was working with and only chain with the Singlish strand of yarn we’re going
to keep the chain an additional 50 you’ll notice I did that because the
thick part is the part that’ll hit around your neck that needs to be
comfortable and it will start to taper off naturally this is the part they’ll
be used to tie bow with so it doesn’t really matter how thick this part is I
figure we don’t need to I’m wasting the excess yarn so continue to chain your
additional 50 I’ll meet you at the completion of your 50 and make sure you
do a second step for your other side also
we can fin we finished both chains of our straps for the top of our cup and
the last part we’re just gonna put a strap and we’re going to leave it in
between the same of our work to do that I just made a chain of 200 so you can go
ahead and pause the video and make a chain of 200 and once your 200 is done
you’ll just thread your work through a needle and here’s the super simple part
all we’re just going to do is weave it in and out of her work this will work
like a drawstring for your thumb top so just like that work the needle in and
out of your work it can be a little tedious especially a crochet a little
tight alright I won’t make you watch this all the way through but continue
I’m weaving your needle and your drawstring strap all the way through
your halter top to the other side I’ll meet you when you get there okay now
we’re just gonna place some pre fringe alongside the bottom of your halter top
to do that I cut about I would say 11 inches of yarn strips of yarn I take two
of them sorry it’s kind of hard to see on camera and fold it directly in half
I think fringe is really easy unless my work is folded in half I get the bottom
of my work I’m putting about fringe and every other crochet stitch so insert my
hook into the stitch take your yarn pull through now with your four remaining
tail ends yarn over hook all four of them and pull through and your fringe is
attached I’ll just show you one more time you take your 11 inch strands of
yarn fold it directly in half like I said I’m going every other crochet
stitch so this is my very last one insert your hook pull your loop through
and with all your four ends your tail ends yarn over and pull all the way
through continue doing that all the way across the bottom of your top and I’m
going to show you exactly what it looks like
all done great job everybody if you like this
pattern don’t forget to check out my other crochet halter tops or even a set
of barefoot sandals to match to this alright guys don’t forget to subscribe
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