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Strappy Halter Top

I am all about comfort, so a cute bralette that pairs with a boyfriend T-shirt are right up my alley! This pattern is easier than other tops because it is not made with cups and each section is made to fit your body. Score!

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Materials    

Approximately 200 yards of your choice of worsted weight yarn – I used I Love This Cotton! Yarn in White

4 mm hook

Stitch markers

Abbreviations

Chain stitch – ch

Single crochet – sc

Slip stitch – sl st

Single crochet 2 together- sc2tog

Foundation single crochet – Fsc

Notes

– Chain stitches do not count as stitches

– This top is worked in 3 pieces from the bottom up

– In part 2 and 3 be aware that it says “sc across, sc2tog” so sc all the way down until the last 2 stitches then sc2tog

– It is helpful to have someone help you adjust the back ties to make it fit just right

Pattern

Part 1

1- Fsc and odd number from one side of your ribs to the other, as wide as you’d like the top to be

2- Ch 1 and turn, sc across

3- Repeat row 2 until you hit the middle of your breasts

– If you like your tops to be longer, make sure this portion is the length desired on your ribs plus length to the middle of your chest.

Part 2

1- Don’t ch 1 and turn, sc2tog, sc across, sc2tog

2- Repeat row 1 until it reaches the top of your breasts

Part 3

Insert a stitch marker into the middle stitch

1- Don’t ch 1 and turn, sc2tog, sc to the stitch before your marker, ch 2, skip the stitch with a marker, sc in next stitch, sc across, sc2tog

2- Place 2 stitch markers on either side of the ch 2 space

3- Don’t ch 1 and turn, sc2tog, sc to the stitch before the marker, ch 2, skip the stitch with a marker, sc into ch 2 space, ch 2, sc into stitch after the last marker, sc across, sc2tog

4- Don’t ch 1 and turn, sc2tog, sc to the first stitch marker, ch 2, skip stitch with the marker, sc into ch 2 space, ch 2 and sc into next ch 2 space, ch 2, skip stitch with marker and sc into next stitch, sc across, sc2tog

The pattern going forward will continue like this:

– Place the 2 stitch markers in the stitches before and after the ch 2 segments

– Don’t ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc across to the stitch before the marker, ch 2, sc into ch 2 section, *ch 2, sc into the next ch 2 space* for as many as there are, ch 2, sc into sc after the stitch marker, sc across, sc2tog

This will create a triangle pattern that will increase by a ch 2 space every row.

 5- Continue the pattern until the top row is as short as you’d like or until the top is as tall as you desire.

– I continued until the whole top row was ch 2 segments

Edging

1- Ch 1 and sc into the same stitch

2- *Ch 2, skip stitch, sc in next stitch* repeat around the entire edge

3- Sl st into first sc

Necktie 1

1- From the top corner, fsc until the desired length (long enough to go behind neck and tie

2- Ch 1 and turn, *sc, ch 2, skip stitch* repeat

3- Tie off and securely sew to the top

Necktie 2

1- Attach yarn on the other top corner and repeat Necktie 1

Back ties

Make 2

1- Fsc as long as desired to reach from top corner of top, cross in the back to top of section 1, cross again to the bottom of section 1 and then tie

2- Ch 1 and turn, *sc, ch 2, skip stitch* repeat

3- Tie off

Assembly

– Sew the back ties to the back top corners behind the neckties

– Take one and string it through the opposite side top of section one, cross again and string through the bottom of section one on the other side

– Repeat with other back tie and you should have a double cross in the back

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