Barbara Summer Top by Elisa DeSena

Barbara Summer Top

August 2020
DK (11 wpi) ?
15 stitches and 10 rows = 4 inches
in see pattern instructions
6.0 mm (J)
675 - 1250 yards (617 - 1143 m)
XS - 2XL
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The Barbara Summer Top is my baby as this is my very first crochet garment pattern. This pattern is always free on my blog.

The pattern is written in US Crochet Terminology.

SKILL LEVEL: Advanced Beginner to Intermediate

DK Weight Yarn (#3) | Knit Picks / We Crochet Cotlin DK Weight | 675 (700, 800, 1000, 1100, 1250) yards
Crochet Hook Size J | 6 mm (or size needed to obtain gauge)
Tape Measure
Tapestry Needle

GAUGE: 15 sts x 10 rows = 4 inches


  1. This pattern is worked in 2 identical panels (front and back) which are sewn together at the end.
  2. This pattern is written as follows: XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL). Stitch counts for all sizes will be in the parentheses at the end of each row. You may circle or highlight the number of stitches that correspond to the size you are making.
  3. To customize this pattern widthwise, adjust the foundation stitches in multiples of 3 + 1. To adjust lengthwise, add or subtract the number of rows to the measurement you want, crop, or full length.
  4. This pattern includes a schematic diagram/chart and photo tutorials for clarity.

I would love to see your Barbara Summer Top! Please use these hashtags to share: #stringsandcuddles, #stringsandcuddlesdesigns, #barbarasummertop, and please don’t forget to tag me stringsandcuddles so I can see and share your work!

Happy crocheting!

Please don’t hesitate to reach out for questions regarding this pattern.