A beautifully textured top, the Layla Jane Crochet Top has endless color blocking opportunities. It also looks wonderful in one color. Suitable for summer but pop a long sleeve shirt under it, and it can work long into fall. This top is a must have staple in your handmade wardrobe.
Layla Jane Crochet Top Inspiration
Although I’ve been crocheting for quite a long time and have several designs, this top is my first garment design. It was on my crochet bucket list, and now I’m happy to say it has a big check mark next to it. I love the herringbone half double crochet, and the Iris stitch is also a favorite. I combined the two for a super simple yet lovely repeat. Wanting my design to have a beautiful name, I named it after my granddaughter.
The Layla Jane Top is size inclusive. Pattern instructions include adult sizes XS-5X based on the Craft Yarn Council women’s measurements. It’s super easy to color block your top. The length as written is 20″, but it is simple to modify. Make it a crop top, which is what one of my testers did or make a longer tunic, which I did with a second one. Top is made in one piece from the bottom waist up, split for neck and then worked from neck down. Sides are seamed from armpit down.
Made with a DK weight yarn to be lightweight and breathable. Using a DK cotton is also suitable. I made one with Paintbox Yarns and one with a Caron Cotton Ripple Cake.
Bust measurements in inches: 30(34,38,42,46,50,54,58,62)
Materials Needed for the Layla Jane Crochet Top
You will need a #3 DK weight yarn.
Estimated yardage: XSM 700, SM 750, MED 800, LG 850, XL 900, 2X 950, 3X 1000, 4X 1050, 5X 1100
US H hook (5mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Yarn needle for seaming sides
Tester Photo Gallery
The many different ways it can be styled are shown below by my fabulous testers. Without them, the Layla Jane Crochet Top would not be possible.
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