Motif Halter Top – Crochet Pattern

Crochet Motif Halter Top

While searching, I came across a beautiful, intricate crocheted halter top, but it had no pattern. So picking apart the picture, I created a pattern and thought I would share it with other crocheters.

Materials:
– 4 balls of worsted weight cotton yarn. I used I Love This Cotton! yarn (3.5 oz, 180 yds).
– Size 7 (4.5mm) Crochet Hook
– Stitch Markers
– Tapestry Needle

Abbreviations:Crochet Motif Halter Top
ch = Chain
sp(s) = space(s)
st(s) = stitch(es)
Sl st = Slip Stitch
sk = Skip
sc = Single Crochet
hdc = Half Double Crochet
dc = Double Crochet
dc dec = Double Crochet Decrease
tr = Treble Crochet
CL = Cluster
RS = Right Side
WS = Wrong Side

Special Stitches:
Brick Stitch – (sc in ch sp, ch 3, 3dc in same ch sp)
Shell Stitch Edge – (sc in st, *sk 2, 5dc into next st, sk 2 sc into next st * repeat for each shell)

Halter Crochet Pattern (currently this design is only for a size S/M):

Small Circle Motifs (make 6):0317.StDiagrams.gif-550x0
ch 4, join to form circle
Row 1: ch 3 (counts as dc), dc 15 in circle (16)
Row 2: ch 3, ch 1, [dc, ch 1] around, join (16 dc, 16 ch-1 sps)
Row 3: ch 3, 2dc in ch-1 sp, [dc, 2dc in ch-1 sp] around, join (48)
Row 4: ch 3, ch 3, sk 1, [dc, ch 3, sk 1] around, join (24 dc, 24 ch-3 sps)
Row 5: ch 1, *[sc, ch 5, sk ch-3 sp] twice, sc, ch 5, sk 2 ch-3 sps* repeat around, join (18 sc, 18 ch-5 sps)
Row 6: ch1, [7 sc in ch-5 sp, sl st in sc] around. Finish off. (126)

Join Motifs together in final row of motif. See diagram.
Join by [3 sc in ch-5 sp, join to middle sc in cluster of adjoining motif, 4 sc in same ch-5 sp, sl st in sc] repeat three times.
Each Motif have 4 non-joining clusters at the top, and 8 non-joining clusters at the bottom.

small-circle-motif-join-sm

Main Circle Motif:
ch 4, join to form circle
Row 1: ch 3 (counts as dc), dc 15 in circle, join (16)
Row 2: ch 3, dc in same st, [2 dc in each dc] around, join (32)
Row 3: ch 3, 2dc in next st, [dc, 2dc in next st] around, join (48)
Row 4: ch 3, dc 2, 2 dc in next st, [dc 3, 2dc in next st] repeat 10 times, ch 3, sk, sc, ch 3, sc, ch 3, sk join (55 dc, 3 ch-3 sps, 2 sc)
Row 5: ch 3, [dc 2, 2dc in next st] around (72)
Row 6: ch 3, turn, [ch 2, sk, dc] around (37)
Row 7: ch 3, 2dc in ch sp, [dc in dc, 2dc in ch sp] repeat 5 times, *dc in dc, dc in ch sp, [dc in dc, 2dc in ch sp] x 2, dc in dc, dc in ch sp, [dc in dc, 2dc in ch sp] repeat 6 times* repeat 3 times, dc (99)
Row 8: ch 5 (counts as tr), sk, [tr 2, ch 2, sk] around, tr (66 tr, 33 ch-2 sps)
Row 9: ch 3, [2dc in ch 2, dc in tr, sk] around (100)
Row 10: ch 1, sc in same st, [ch 5, sk 2, sc] around (34 sc, 33 ch-5 sps)
Row 11: ch1, [5 sc in ch-5 sp, sl st in sc] around (165)
Row 12: ch1 sc, ch 6, sk 2 sc, sc, [ch 6, sk remaining 2 sc from cluster, sk 2 from next cluster, sc] around, ch 3, dc in last st (33 sps)
Row 13: ch 1, *Brick st (sc in st, ch 3, 3dc in same st) in st, [Brick st] twice in next st* repeat around, Brick st (49 Brick st)
Row 14: ch 3, [ch 5, dc in ch-3 of brick st from prev round] around (50 dc, 49 sps)
Row 15: ch 3, [5 dc in ch-5 sp] around, dc in last st, finish off. (247)
Row 16: sk 6 5dc clusters, join with a sl st in previous cluster last dc, sc, hdc, [dc] around to last 2 sts of the 7th cluster from the end, hdc, sc, finsh with a  sl st in the next cluster
Row 17: ch 1, sl st in next st, sc, hdc, [dc] around to last 3 sts, hdc, sc, sl st
Row 18-19: Repeat Row 17 twice (175)

Back(repeat for each side):
Continuing from Circle Motif
Row 1: ch 3, [dc] across to last 3 sts, hdc, sc, sl st
Row 2: ch 1, sc in sc, hdc, [dc] across to last 3 sts, dc dec, sk ch 3
Row 3-6: Repeat Row 1 & 2 twice
Row 7: ch 3, [dc] across (51)
Row 8-12: repeat Row 7, 5 times
Row 13: ch 3, dc 37, hdc, sc, sl st. Leave remaining sts unworked. (40)
Row 14: ch 1, sl st in sc, sc in hdc, hdc in dc, dc in dc across.
Row 15: ch 3, dc 33, hdc, sc, sl st. Leave remaining sts unworked. (35)
Row 16: Repeat Row 14
Row 17: ch 3, dc 28, hdc, sc, sl st. Leave remaining sts unworked. (30)
Row 18: Repeat Row 14
Finish Off.
Seam two sides together.

Bottom:
Row 1: join at middle bottom back of top, [ch 5, sk 3, sc] around, join to base of first ch-5 sp (36 ch-5 sps)
Row 2: sl st in first 2 chs of ch-5, [sc in ch-5 sp, ch 5] around, join in first sc
Row 3: [sc in ch-5 sp, ch 5] around, join
Row 4-5: Repeat Row 3 twice
Row 6 (joining row): join row of joined motifs by following the [sc in ch-5 sp, ch 5] around pattern
I used stitch markers to help place where motifs would attach. Keep three in front and three in the back, with the middle of the three lining up with the middle of the back and the middle of the front.
For joining ch-7 clusters on motif: sc in ch-5 space on prev round, ch 2, join to middle sc of ch-7 cluster of motif, ch 2, sc in next ch-5 sp of prev round
For joining partial clusters on motif: sc in ch-5 sp on prev round, ch 2, dc to middle sc of partial ch-7 cluster (3 sc), ch 2, sc in next ch-5 sp of prev round. See Diagram.

Ch_DC_join_motif

Neckline: 
Start at top left point, join, ch 80, sc in each ch across, sc in same st as join, [dc] across to join of Row 16 on Main Motif Circle, hdc, [sc] across to last st of back before end of Row 16 on Main Motif Circle, hdc, [dc] across to next point, sc at point st, ch 80, sc in each ch across, work 6 shell stitches down edge, work shell in middle ch-5 sp from Row 4 of Main Motif Circle, work 6 shells up the other edge, join to start. Finish off.



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2 comments

  1. Susanna Hartland says:

    Hi, have you got any photos or anything to help with row 7 of the main circle? it’s a bit confusing! Thanks for doing this pattern though, it’s great!

    • Heather Boyer says:

      No, unfortunately, I didn’t take any pictures as I worked this pattern up. I should have. I would like to do up the chart for the main circle, though. Perhaps, that would help you.

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