No-YARN-Breaking Top Desire by

No-YARN-Breaking Top Desire

October 2017
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
see notes below
2.0 mm
2000 - 2100 yards (1829 - 1920 m)
S, suggestions for sizes XS, M and L are included
Flag of English English
This pattern is available from for $11.00.

What’s more perfect for summer crochet outfit than a sexy crop top, allowing your skin to breathe? This irresistible design with vintage-inspired long sleeves is a crochet dream come true. Style yours with high-waisted trousers to temper the shorter silhouette or with a maxi skirt for a glamorous, head-turning bohemian look.

Love the look of this angel sleeve top but hate breaking the yarn after completing each motif? Me too! For this top additional photo-tutorial is included explaining how to crochet such round motifs without cutting off the yarn and how you can finish the loop of square motifs in each sleeve without hiding lots of ends. After grasping my NO-YARN-BREAKING concept you will be able to crochet all motif-garments without doing any harm to yarn skeins (and saving your time :))

Photos of completed project: courtesy of Anna-Crochet in exchange for one free dress pattern with the same round and square motifs and different assembly layout.

Upon request of my customer I have included additional layout for a longer top and it was already tested: longer top with shorter sleeves.

This crochet pattern is available on Etsy and in my shop.

You will receive 5 PDF:

detailed tutorial in English with charted and written explanations for crocheting every row - browse the screen shots:

► not shown in this preview are 3 additional files revealing all connections between motifs in sleeves, front and back - these are separate scaleable layouts for magnifying all stitches in your computer or tablet

► not shown in this preview is 5th PDF - additional written and charted tutorial illustrating my NO-YARN-BREAKING concept for all round and square motifs in this garment (+ 64 photos)

Level: intermediate

This crochet pattern is given for bust circumference 91 cm/36’’. I have included suggestions on how big should be your gauge if you wish to crochet this crop top for bust circumference 84-89 cm/33’’-35’’ and 96-101 cm/38-40’’. In this case you will need to use another yarn and/or hook (for example, for bust 101 cm/40’’ the width of each round motif will be just 1 cm (0.4”) larger than in the original top shown in photos).

Please keep the original small margins of this PDF during printing out.

Yarn: Fingering / 4 ply / category by is 1 : Super Fine.

The width of one round motif is considered as gauge and depends on the chosen size.

Feel free to share photos of your completed project here to encourage other crocheters. Afterwards please send me the details of your transaction to receive one free dress pattern with the same round and square motifs and different assembly layout OR one free poncho pattern.

Some crocheters think that these free vintage charts already in the public domain belong to this top. In fact they are for different round motifs. Because some Etsy shops resell free vintage charts along with the wrong assembly layout for flared sleeves I kindly ask you not to post photos of your sleeve laid flat. Drawing colorful detailed charts, quite a peculiar sleeve assembly layout, testing all connections between motifs, describing all rows took several months and I do not wish to support any Etsy shops that promise you patterns not corresponding with cover photos.

Any reprinting, transmitting, reproducing, publishing or otherwise using for commercial purposes parts of this crochet pattern is strictly prohibited without my prior written permission. Intangible digital items cannot be returned or refunded.

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