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Rock ‘N’ Roses Crop Top

Extract from Crochet Hacking • By Friedlander-Collins, Emma • Published by David & Charles


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Crochet Hacking
While crochet hacking is about thinking of new ways to remake existing clothes, it’s also about mending. This tee had a hair dye incident and got a big bleached patch on the bottom at the back. Having had it for a long time I was loathe to get rid of it so I chopped off the bleached bit and revamped the neckline so that it can have a whole new life.

I used a DK cotton but you can use any yarn you like. A DK weight is better for this kind of transformation as it isn’t too bulky.

dc – UK double (US single)
tr – UK treble (US double) crochet
ch – chain
ss – slip stitch st(s) – stitch(es)

Back stitch

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  • How to make a top. Rock ‘N’ Roses Crop Top - Step 1
    Step 1

    To cut the bottom, fold the t-shirt in half lengthways and cut at the desired height. It’s worth trying it on first and making a mark with a washable pen or tailors chalk so that you don’t make it too short. To cut the neck, make a snip through and cut around following the ribbed jersey of the neckline.

  • How to make a top. Rock ‘N’ Roses Crop Top - Step 2
    Step 2

    Using whichever colour yarn you choose to make the top stripe, thread the needle and work back stitches approximately 1cm (1/2in) in from the top cut edge of the neck. Join in same colour yarn with 1ch, then crochet 1 to 2dc around each stitch. You may find that you need a mixture of both depending on how wide your back stitch is.

  • How to make a top. Rock ‘N’ Roses Crop Top - Step 3
    Step 3

    To make the scallop edge work: ch1 (does not count as st), (dc, skip 1 st, [tr, ch1,
    tr, ch1, tr] in next st, skip 1 st) all around the neck, ss in first dc. Fasten off.

  • How to make a top. Rock ‘N’ Roses Crop Top - Step 4
    Step 4

    Repeat step 2 around the bottom edge of the tee and then work 4 rows of dc in colours of your choice.

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