A person with pale yellow hair is sitting on a bench under a tree. They're wearing bright makeup and a crop top made from white, pink, and blue yarn.

Mercury Crop Trop Crochet Tutorial

Written by Kate Curry

Are you ready for festival season? If not, we have the perfect crochet top for you~! I went to NYC pride this year and wore my handmade crop top and it was amazing!

Materials


1 skein of Pride Hand Dyed Sport Weight Silk Yarn
4.00 mm crochet hook
6.00 mm crochet hook
Stitch Markers
Buttons (optional)

Abbreviations & What You'll Need To Know


CO: Cast on
CH(s): Chain(s)
SC: Single crochet
ST(S): Stitch(es)
SLST: Slip stitch

The DGY 'Chonking' Technique

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Let's Get Started!

Torso


Row 1: CO and CH 170
Row 2: SC 2 STSin for the whole chain (168 STS), CH 1 and turn
Row 3 - 13: Repeat row 2 for 10 rows
Row 14: SLST, CH 1, pull through, and knot.
Row 15: Add a stitch market on the 47th STS from the left AND the 47th STSfrom the right. This will be the main torso covering.
Row 16: CO yarn and slide your hook into the 47th STS on the right. SC to the 47th STSon the left, CH 2, turn and skip 2 STS
Row 17-42: Repeat row 16 for 25 rows.

Straps 


Row 1: Starting from the end of the torso section of the top, SC 5 STS, turn, and repeat for 4 rows. SLST, CH 1, pull through, and knot.
Row 2: Repeat row 1 on the other side of the crop top.
A pale hand with dark nails is holding up the beginnings of the straps of the mercury crop top.

Row 3: Using the 6.00 mm hook, thicken the yarn using our ‘chonking’ method and CH 90 . SLST into the last stitch, CH 1, pull through and knot.

Repeat row 3 4-6 times, depending on how many straps you’d like on your crop top.

With one of the long tails of your strands, weave the strands into the back of the crop top and secure it tightly OR add buttons. I would highly suggest using the button option! Leave the other side of the strap unattached- you will tie those to the top of the crop top when you put it on so you can adjust the tightness.

The blue/pink/white crop top, laid on a dark table, with dark buttons sewn onto the backpiece of the crop top.

Meet the Author

Profile picture of the author, Kate Curry, wearing a dark red Nanda Poncho sitting on concrete stairs in front of brick wall.

Kate has been on the Darn Good Yarn team since 2018.

They have their degree in Creative Art Therapy & Psychology - and like crafting and animals a little too much.