The weather’s warming up so you may be looking for a crochet halter top pattern to wear outside. Today’s guest contributor, Brittany Alice Crochet, is sharing her beautiful Teardrop Halter pattern, along with tips for customizing the size for a perfect fit. She’s also included a video tutorial to guide you through making your own version of the Teardrop Halter!

This post contains affiliate links. I may receive compensation (at no added cost to you) if you make a purchase using these links. Photos in this post are © Brittany Rogers/Brittany Alice Crochet and are used with permission. Yarn for the sample was generously provided by LoveCrafts/Paintbox Yarns.

About Brittany Alice Crochet

Hi there! My name is Brittany and I love to crochet if you couldn’t tell. When I’m not crocheting, you can find me on my bike, in front of a good movie, or working behind the scenes to create the best content possible. I’m excited to bring you all some fresh, youthful designs that you can use as an inspiration and guide on your crochet journey!

Show your support by following Brittany on Website | Etsy | Facebook | Instagram | Pinterest | Ravelry | YouTube

LoveCrafts

Teardrop Halter

Crochet Halter Top Pattern by Brittany Alice Crochet

Skill Level

  • Advanced Beginner

You Will Need

  • 1-3 skeins of Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK in 2 colors (I used a little over 1 skein of 427 Slate Green and a little over 1 skein of 426 Spearmint Green)
  • 3.5mm crochet hook
  • Darning Needle
  • Tape Measure
  • Scissors

Yardage

This will differ depending on your size.

  • I used approximately 290 yds in total
    • 427 Slate Green about 150 yds
    • 426 Spearmint Green about 140 yds

Abbreviations

  • All abbreviations are in standard US terms
  • Ch(s) = Chain(s)
  • Fhdc = Foundation Half Double Crochet
  • Hdc = Half Double Crochet
  • HDC DEC = Half Double Crochet Decrease
  • Sl st = Slip Stitch
  • Sp(s) = Spaces(s)
  • St(s) = Stitches
  • Yo = Yarn over

Pattern Notes

  • The particular measurements and row numbers used in this pattern are written for a size Small 34A, but the instructions in the “Measurements Needed” section show you how to adjust the pattern for your size!
  • All stitch counts at the end of rows are for a size Small 34A. Your stitch count may vary.
  • All row numbers are for a size Small 34A. Your row numbers may vary.
  • An ad-free PDF version of this pattern is available here on Etsy.
  • A video tutorial for this pattern is available below.

Measurements Needed

  • I will be using my measurements in the examples below.
  • Measure from the middle of your collarbone all the way down to where you want your top to end.
    • Ex. 13” (measurement A)
  • Measure around your body where you want your top to end to get measurement B. For me, that is right above my belly button.
    • Ex. 26” (measurement B)
  • Subtract 5” from measurement B to get your foundation double crochet measurement.
    • Ex. 26” – 5” = 21” (foundation half double crochet measurement)
  • Measure the length between your underbust to where you want your top to end to get measurement C.
    • Ex. 5.5” (measurement C)
  • Subtract 1.5” from measurement C to get measurement D.
    • Ex. 5.5” – 1.5” = 4” (measurement D)
  • Subtract measurement D from measurement A.
    • Ex. 13” – 4” = 9” (measurement E)

Body

How to Change Color

  • Start your HDC. (YO, insert hook into ST or CH. YO pull through.) You should now have 3 loops on your hook.
  • Take your 2nd color yarn and grab it with your hook.
  • Pull 2nd color through the 3 loops on your hook to finish the st.
  • Take both the tail of the 1st color yarn and 2nd color yarn and place them over the top of the working sts to weave them in.
  • Row 1: FHDC until you reach your foundation half double crochet measurement, but do not finish the last st! Change color. (88 sts)
  • If you don’t want to FHDC, you can CH to your foundation half double crochet measurement – 1” (for example 21” – 1” = 20”) and then HDC all the way down the CH, but do not finish the last st! Change color.
  • Row 2: Ch 1. Turn. HDC in 1st st and continue to HDC all the way down, but do not finish the last st! Change color. (88 sts)
  • Row 3 – 13 (or until you reach your measurement D): Repeat row 2 until you reach measurement D. (88 sts)

Decreasing

  • Row 14 (or whatever row you’re currently on): Ch 1. Turn. HDC DEC in 1st 2 sts. HDC all the way down until the last 2 sts. HDC DEC in last 2 sts, but do not finish last st! Change color. (86 sts)
  • Row 15 – 29 (or whatever row you’re currently on): Repeat row 14 until you reach measurement E. (54 sts)
  • Measurement E is how tall your entire top should be at this point, not just the decreasing section.

Keyhole

Before starting Keyhole Portion

  • Count your sts in row 29 (or whatever row you’ve ended your decreases on) and divide by 2.
    • Ex. 54/2 = 27
  • Then subtract 2 from that previous st count.
    • Ex. 27 – 2 = 25 (final st count)
  • The final st count will be how many sts you’ll count over for Row 30.
  • Row 30 (or whatever row you’re currently on): Ch 1. Turn. HDC DEC in 1st 2 sts. HDC all the way down until the last 2 sts of your final st count. HDC DEC in last 2 sts, but do not finish the last st! Change color. (23 sts)
  • Row 31: Ch 1. Turn. HDC DEC in 1st 2 sts. HDC all the way down until last 2 sts. HDC DEC in last 2 sts, but do not finish the last st! Change color. (21 sts)
  • Row 32 – 33: Repeat row 31.
  • Row 34: Ch 1. Turn. HDC DEC in 1st 2 sts. HDC all the way down, but do not finish last st! Change color. (16 sts)
  • Row 35: Ch 1. Turn. HDC in 1st st. HDC all the way down until the last 2 sts. HDC DEC in last 2 sts, but do not finish the last st! Change color. (15 sts)
  • Row 36: Repeat row 34. ( 14 sts)
  • Row 37: Ch 1. Turn. 2 HDC in 1st st. HDC all the way down until last 2 sts. HDC DEC in last 2 sts, but do not finish the last st! Change color. (14 sts)
  • Row 38: Ch 1. Turn. HDC DEC in 1st 2 sts. HDC all the way down until last st. 2 HDC in last st, but do not finish the last st! Change color (14 sts)
  • Row 39: Repeat row 37. (14 sts)
  • Row 40: Repeat row 38. (14 sts)
  • Row 41: Repeat row 37. Ch 1. Cut tail, and pull tight to fasten off. (14 sts)
  • Repeat on other side of top by attaching yarn to the opposite corner with a knot and repeating rows 30-41 on other side.

Border

  • Attach yarn to bottom right hand corner of top. Insert hook. YO, pull through a loop. CH 1.
  • 3 HDC in same st. HDC in each ST along bottom border.
  • 3 HDC in opposite corner. 2 HDC in each HDC SP along side.
  • 3 HDC in corner. HDC in each st along top.
  • 3 HDC in corner. 2 HDC in each HDC SP along right hand side of keyhole until last HDC SP. 1 HDC in last HDC SP before bottom of keyhole. HDC in each ST along bottom of keyhole. 1 HDC in first HDC SP along opposite side of keyhole. 2 HDC in each HDC SP.
  • 3 HDC in corner. HDC in each st along top.
  • 3 HDC in corner. 2 HDC in each HDC SP along side until you reach the beginning. SL ST in first HDC. Ch 1. Cut. Pull through and tighten.

Straps

Neck Strap

  • Ch enough to make a strap long enough to weave through the top of the keyhole sections and tie around your neck. (90-120 ch)

Back Strap

  • Ch enough to make a strap long enough to weave through the back of your top and tie. (300 ch)
  • Weave in all loose ends. Weave neck and back straps through top.
  • And you’re all done!
© 2020 by Brittany Rogers/Brittany Alice Crochet and published with permission by Underground Crafter. This pattern is for personal use only. You may use the pattern to make unlimited items for yourself, for charity, or to give as gifts. You may sell items you personally make by hand from this pattern. Do not violate Brittany’s copyright by distributing this pattern or the photos in any form, including but not limited to scanning, photocopying, emailing, or posting on a website or internet discussion group. if you want to share the pattern, point your friends to this link: https://undergroundcrafter.com/2020/05/04/teardrop-crochet-halter-top-pattern/. Thanks for supporting indie designers!
Teardrop Crochet Halter Top Pattern

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *