Tunisian crochet summer top pattern – Honeydew top


Also available on Etsy and Ravelry.

A beginner Tunisian crochet pattern for a summer top with thin straps.

Size-inclusive and shaping-friendly. Includes fitting guide, full instructions for 12 sizes with bust measurements between 88-180 cm or 35.25-72”.


Also available on Etsy and Ravelry.

About the pattern

This is a beginner Tunisian crochet pattern for a summer top with thin straps.

It is worked bottom-up for the body, in a front and back panel, in either a cropped or a full length. Waist shaping is optional. Instructions and an example are given for custom waist shaping.

The two pieces are seamed and the armholes and neckband are finished off after seaming. An optional ribbing or small lacy border is added on the bottom.

You can work in one color, in stripes, or even insert a graph within the front or back panel.

The pattern is written out for all 12 sizes and includes ease (10 cm or 4″ at bust and high hip). Instructions for a cropped version are also included.

You will choose a size based on the finished garment measurements and follow only the instructions for that size.

Use the attached guide or linked tutorials to customize the fit.

What you get

There are 3 files included in your purchase.

• One file has all the instructions and other details. It includes schematics and photo tutorials. The instructions are print-friendly.
• One file is the easy read or low vision version of this. Images have captions. All the text is large and easy to read, including the tables with measurements (see below for exact specifications).
• A guide for improving the fit of your garments that you can use for other patterns as well.


The pattern comes with 12 fully written sizes, ranging in bust between 88-180 cm or 35.25-72″.

You can easily customize the length of the body by adding or skipping rows.

The measurements in the tables attached (see images) are garment measurements and they should all be larger than your body measurements at the same points.

Skill level

Beginner – you will work mainly with the Tunisian modified simple stitch. Tunisian reverse purl stitches are used for the optional bottom ribbing.


• Yarn: size 2 or sport weight cotton or cotton blend yarn at 155-170 meters per 50 grams (see below for length requirements per size);
• Hook – Tunisian crochet hook with cable or straight, 5 mm or hook size that gets you gauge; 3.5 mm regular crochet hook for seams;
• Tapestry needle, scissors, tape measure;
• Stitch markers;
• Tools for blocking (iron with steam or other steamer), blocking mats and pins.

Approximate total length of required yarn per size, cropped version:

• In meters – 650, 680, 750 (820, 920, 960) [1060, 1090, 1190] {1330, 1500, 1600};
• In balls of yarn, this translates to: – 4, 4, 5 (5, 6, 6) [7, 7, 7] {8, 9, 10} 50 g balls. For a longer torso or a full bust adjustment, add at least 1 ball.

Full length version (to high hip):
• In meters – 720, 790, 890 (1020, 1160, 1190) [1360, 1500, 1600] {1740, 1940, 2110};
• In skeins/balls of yarn, this translates to: – 5, 5, 6 (6, 7, 7) [8, 9, 10] {11, 12, 13} 50 g balls.

Sample made in Cotton Kings 8/4, color 23, and Hobbii Rainbow 8/4, colors 091, 024, 001, both yarns 100% cotton, 170 m per 50 g.

Tester projects are made in the yarns recommended in this listing.

Lots of thanks to all the testers who have completed the test and have provided invaluable feedback!

Easy read or Low Vision

The easy read or Low Vision files respect the following requirements:

24 point Arial font; 26-30 point and bold for headings.
Black text, white background.
Left justified, 1 inch margins.
No columns.
Page numbers bottom left.
No charts required to make the pattern.
All abbreviations explained in the list.


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