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Flutter Flower Girl Crochet Top

Flutter Flower Girl Crochet TopThere's a really lucky little girl out there today, and for two reasons. First, she's going to be the flower girl at your wedding. Second, she's getting a handmade Flutter Flower Girl Crochet Top from her favorite bride. Unique wedding ceremony ideas like this will have the guests "oohing" and "ahhing" at how adorable the little one is, throwing petals down the aisle in her crocheted cardigan. Just don't be surprised if she steals some of the attention away from the bride. You may be the most beautiful at your wedding, but she's the cutest.

 

Primary Technique: Crochet

 

Time to Complete: In a weekend

 

Intermediate

 

Estimated Cost: $31+

 

Materials:

  • 920-099 Babysoft Yarn: Cream - 1 (2, 2, 2) balls
  • Lion Brand Crochet Hook - Size F-5 (3.75 mm)
  • Lion Brand Split Ring Stitch Markers
  • Lion Brand Lage-Eye Blunt Needles (Set of 6)

 

Measurements:

Size 3-9 months (12-24 months, 2-3 years, 3-4 years)

Finished Chest 23 (25, 27, 28 1/2) in. (58.5 (63.5, 68.5, 72.5) cm)

Finished Length 9 (9 3/4, 10 1/4, 10 3/4) inc. (23 (25, 26, 27.5) cm)

 

Abbreviations:

beg = begin(s)(ning)

ch(s) = chain(s)

ch-space = space previously made

dc = double crochet

Pm = place marker

rem = remain(s)(ing)

rep = repeat(s)(ing)

rnd(s) = round(s)

RS = right side

sc = single crochet

sk = skip

sl st = slip stitch

sp(s) = space(s)

st(s) = stitch(es)

WS = wrong side

 

Gauge: 24 sts + 11 1/2 rows = 4 in. (10 cm) over pattern.

 

Notes:

  1. Top is worked in one piece from lower Back edge up to shoulder. The piece is then divided and the Right Front worked. The Left Front is then worked directly onto the completed piece.
  2. Edging is worked around the entire outside edge of Top. The Edging will add width and length to the Fronts and Back.
  3. After the Edging is worked, Sleeves are worked directly onto the Top.

 

Flutter Flower Girl Crochet Top Diagram

TOP

Back

Ch 42 (46, 46, 50).

Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 3, sk 3 ch, sc in next ch; rep from * to end – 10 (11, 11, 12) ch-3 sps at end of this row.

Row 2 (RS): Ch 3 (counts as dc here and throughout), turn, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, *ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * across, dc in last sc – 41 (45, 45, 49) sts at end of this row.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in first dc, ch 3, *sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3; rep from * across, sc in top of turning ch.

Rows 4-19 (21, 21, 23): Rep last 2 rows 8 (9, 9, 10) more times. Place marker (pm) at each end of Row 19 (21, 21, 23) to indicate center of shoulder. Do not fasten off.

Flutter Flower Girl Crochet Top Back Diagram

 

Right Front

Row 20 (22, 22, 24): Ch 3, turn, *3 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1; rep from * once more, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in next sc; leave rem sts unworked for back neck and Left Front – 13 sts at end of this row.

Row 21 (23, 23, 25): Ch 1, turn, sc in first dc, ch 3, *sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3; rep from * across, sc in top of turning ch – 3 ch-3 sps at end of this row.

Rows 22 (24, 24, 26)-37 (41, 41, 45): Rep last 2 rows 8 (9, 9, 10) more times. Fasten off.

 

Left Front

From RS, sk next 4 (5, 5, 6) unworked ch-3 sps following Right Front, join yarn with sl st in next sc.

Row 20 (22, 22, 24): Ch 3, *3 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1; rep from * once more, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, dc in last sc – 13 sts at end of this row.

Row 21 (23, 23, 25): Ch 1, turn, sc in first dc, ch 3, *sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3; rep from * across, sc in top of turning ch – 3 ch-3 sps at end of this row.

Rows 22 (24, 24, 26)-37 (41, 41, 45): Rep last 2 rows 8 (9, 9, 10) more times. Do not fasten off.

 

Edging

Note: When working in Rnd 1 in ends of rows across side and front edges, sk the sc rows and work around the post of the dc at the end of dc rows.

Rnd 1 (RS): Ch 3, turn, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp; pivot piece to work in ends of rows across side edge, ch 1, sk first row, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in end of next row, ch 1, sk next row, (3 dc in end of next row, ch 1, sk next row) 17 (18, 18, 19) times, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in end of next row, sk next row; pivot piece to work along opposite side of foundation ch, ch 1, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1) 8 (9, 9, 10) times, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp; pivot piece to work in ends of rows across opposite side edge, ch 1, sk first row, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in end of next row, ch 1, sk next row, (3 dc in end of next row, ch 1, sk next row) 17 (18, 18, 19) times, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in end of next row; pivot piece to work in sts of last row of Right Front, ch 1, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp; pivot piece to work in ends of rows across front edge of Right Front, ch 1, sk first row, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in end of next row, ch 1, sk next row, (3 dc in end of next row, ch 1, sk next row) 7 (8, 8, 9) times, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in end of next row; pivot piece to work in unworked sts across back neck, ch 1, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp, ch 1, (3 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1) 2 (3, 3, 4) times, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp; pivot piece to work in ends of rows across front edge of Left Front, ch 1, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in end of next row, ch 1, sk next row, (3 dc in end of next row, ch 1, sk next row) 7 (8, 8, 9) times, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in end of next row, ch 1; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 92 (98, 98, 104) ch-1 sps at end of the rnd.

Rnd 2: *Ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * around; join with sl st in first ch-3 sp.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, 2 dc in first ch-3 sp, ch 1, *3 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1; rep from * around; join with sl st in top of beg ch.

Rnd 4: (Ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp) 4 times, pm in sc just made, (ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp) 21 (22, 22, 23) times, pm in sc just made, (ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp) 12 (13, 13, 14) times, pm in sc just made, (ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp) 21 (22, 22, 23) times, pm in sc just made, (ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp) 5 times, pm in sc just made, (ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp) 11 (12, 12, 13) times, pm in sc just made, (ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp) 6 (7, 7, 8) times, pm in sc just made, (ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp) 11 (12, 12, 13) times, pm in sc just made, ch 3, sc in last ch-1 sp; join with sl st in first ch-3 sp.

Rnd 5: Ch 3, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in first ch-3 sp, *(3 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1) to ch-3 sp before next marker, [(2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp, ch 1] twice; rep from * 6 more times, (3 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1) to ch-3 sp before next marker, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) in next ch-3 sp, ch 1; join with sl st in top of beg ch – 108 (114, 114, 120) ch-1 sps at end of this rnd. Remove markers (do not remove shoulder markers).

Rnds 6 and 7: Rep Rnds 2 and 3.

 

Sizes 2-3 years (3-4 years) Only

Rnd 8: (Ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp) 6 times, pm in sc just made, (ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp) 24 (25) times, pm in sc just made, (ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp) 15 (16) times, pm in sc just made, (ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp) 24 (25) times, pm in sc just made, (ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp) 7 times, pm in sc just made, (ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp) 14 (15) times, pm in sc just made, (ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp) 9 (10) times, pm in sc just made, (ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp) 14 (15) times, pm in sc just made, ch 3, sc in last ch-1 sp; join with sl st in first ch-3 sp.

Rnd 9: Rep Rnd 5. Remove markers (do not remove shoulder markers).

 

All Sizes
Fasten off.

 

SLEEVES

Row 1: From WS, join yarn with sl st in 5th (6th, 6th, 7th) ch-1 sp to right of shoulder marker, ch 1, sc in same ch-1 sp, (ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp) 10 (12, 12, 14) times. Remove shoulder marker.

Row 2: Ch 3, turn, 3 dc in first ch-3 sp, *ch 1, 3 dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * across, dc in last sc – 32 (38, 38, 44) dc and 9 (11, 11, 13) ch-1 sps at end of this row.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in first dc, ch 3, *sc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3; rep from * across, sc in top of turning ch – 10 (12, 12, 14) ch-3 sps at end of this row.

Row 4: Rep Row 2.

Rows 5-14 (16, 18, 18): Rep last 2 rows 5 (6, 7, 7) more times. Fasten off.

Work second Sleeve in same way.

 

FINISHING

Fold Fronts over Back along shoulder line. Beg at lower edge of sleeve, sew Sleeve and side seams. Leave 1 1/2 (1 1/2, 2, 2 1/2) in. (4 (4, 5, 6.5) cm) open at lower edge of side seam. Weave in ends.

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