Free granny square fringed crochet top pattern

Combine your love of granny squares and fringed fashion with this fab crochet top pattern!

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Hook up a granny square top your granny never wore! The lacy lightness and fringe trim make this crochet top pattern by Emma Leith summer-ready and festival-fab! This design is essentially two pretty granny squares, but when they come together they make a lovely crochet lace top, and as it’s worn a bit like a poncho its nice and relaxed so you don’t have to worry too much about sizing!

You will need

  • Erika Knight Studio Linen (85% viscose, 15% linen, 50g/120m) or alternative DK yarn, Milk (400)
    See table below for measurements and quantities of Milk
    For all sizes, 1 skein of each: Pyjama (409), Kanoko (408), Cirrus (412)
  • A 4mm (US G/6) hook
  • Stitch markers
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Tension

First 9 rounds to measure 18x18cm (7x7in) over pattern using a 4mm hook, or size needed to obtain correct tension
14 sts and 10 rows to measure 10x10cm (4x4in) over treble crochet using a 4mm hook, or size needed to obtain correct tension

Abbreviations

Puff *Yrh, insert hook into st specified, yrh and pull through loop, pull loop up to height of treble st; rep from * another 2 times, yrh and pull through all loops on hook

Standing join puff When joining new yarn, place slip knot on hook, work as for puff st securing the first yrh with your finger until stitch is established

FPdc Starting from the front, insert hook from front to back to front around the post of st indicated, complete as a standard dc st

If you’re not familiar with any of the other abbreviations used check out our full abbreviations and conversions guide. This pattern is written in UK terminology but you can easily convert it to US terms using this handy chart.

Simply Crochet UK-to-US conversion chart

Notes

The top is made of two Square Motifs, with rows worked either side to extend the width. Front and Back are then joined across the top leaving a space for the neckline. Ch-sps are not included in st counts unless otherwise stated.

Free granny square crochet top pattern

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Square motif (make 2)

With Milk, make a magic loop.

Round 1 (RS) Ch1 (does not count as a st throughout), 8dc into loop, ss to top of beg dc. [8 dc]

Fasten off.

Round 2 (RS) Change to Pyjama with standing join puff in first st, ch3, (puff, ch3) in each st around, ss to top of beg puff. [8 puff sts]

Fasten off.

Join Milk into any ch-3 sp.

Round 3 Ch1, (3dc in ch-3 sp, FPdc around next puff st) 8 times, ss to top of beg dc. [32 dc]

Fasten off.

Round 4 Change to Kanoko with standing join puff in first st, ch2, skip next st, (puff, ch2, skip next st) 15 times, ss to top of beg puff. [16 puff sts]

Fasten off.

Join Milk into any ch-2 sp.

Round 5 Ch1, (2dc in ch-2 sp, FPdc around next puff st) 16 times, ss to top of beg ch1. [48 dc]

Round 6 Ch3 (counts as tr), ch2, skip next st, (tr, ch2, skip next st) 15 times, ss to top of beg ch-3. [24 sts, 24 ch-2 sps]

Fasten off.

Join Pyjama into any ch-2 sp.

Round 7 Ch2 (counts as htr throughout), htr in same sp, htr in next st, (2htr in ch-sp, htr in next st) around, ss to top of beg ch-2. [72 htr]

Round 8 *Ch10, skip next 2 sts, ss in next st (corner space), (ch3, skip 2 sts, ss in next st, ch5, skip 2 sts, ss in next st) twice, ch3 skip 2 sts, ss in next st; rep from * another 3 times, ss to st at base of beg ch-10. [4 ch-10 sps, 8 ch-5 sps, 12 ch-3 sps]

Round 9 Ss into ch-10 sp, ch3 (counts as tr), *4tr in same sp, ch3, 5tr in same ch-10 sp, dc in next ch-3 sp, (7tr in next ch-5 sp, dc in next ch-3 sp) twice, tr in next ch-10 sp; rep from * another 3 times omitting last tr on final repeat, ss to top of beg ch-3. [96 tr, 12 dc]

Fasten off.

Join Kanoko into any ch-3 corner sp.

Round 10 Ch1, *(dc, ch3, dc) in ch-3 sp, ch5, skip 5 sts, (tr in next dc, ch3, skip 3 sts, dc in next tr, ch3, skip 3 sts) twice, tr in next dc, ch5, skip 5 sts; rep from * another 3 times, ss to top of beg dc. [28 sts]

Round 11 Ss into ch-3 corner sp, *ch2, (2htr, ch3, 3htr) in same space, 6htr in next ch-5 sp, (3htr in next ch-3 sp) 4 times, 6htr in next ch-5 sp; rep from * another 3 times, ss to top of beg ch-2. [120 tr]

Fasten off.

Join Milk into any ch-3 sp.

Round 12 Ch1, *(dc, ch3, dc) in same sp, skip next st, dc in each st to next ch-2 sp; rep from * another 3 times. ss to top of beg dc. [124 dc]

Fasten off.

Join Cirrus into any ch-3 sp.

Round 13 Ch6 (counts as tr, ch3), tr in same sp, *(ch1, skip next st, tr in next st) 15 times, ch1, skip next st, (tr, ch3, tr) in ch-3 corner sp; rep from * around, ss to third ch of beg ch-6. [68 tr]

Fasten off.

Join Milk into any ch-3 sp.

Round 14 Ch1, *(dc, ch3, dc) in same sp, dc in each st and ch-sp across to next corner; rep from * around, ss to top of beg dc. [140 dc]

Fasten off.

Join Cirrus into any ch-3 sp.

Round 15 Ch1, *(dc, ch3, dc) in same sp (mark corner sp), (ch3, skip next st, dc in next st) 17 times, ch3, skip next st; rep from * around, ss to beg dc. [76 dc]

Rounds 16-19 Ss into ch-3 corner sp, ch1, *(dc, ch3, dc) in same sp (mark corner), (ch3, skip next st, dc in next ch-sp) across to next corner; rep from * around, ss to top of beg dc. [94 dc]

Fasten off.

Join Pyjama into any ch-3 sp corner sp.

Round 20 Ch1, *(dc, ch3, dc) in same sp, dc in each st and ch-sp across to next corner; rep from * around, ss to top of beg dc. [188 dc]

Fasten off.

Join Cirrus into any ch-3 sp.

Rounds 21-22 Ch6 (counts as tr, ch3), tr in same sp, *(ch1, skip next st, tr in next st) across to next corner**, (tr, ch3, tr) in ch-3 sp; rep from * around, ending last repeat at **, ss to third ch of beg ch-6, ss into ch-3 sp. [104 tr]

Fasten off.

Join Pyjama into any ch-3 sp corner sp.

Round 23 As Round 20. [212 dc]

Fasten off.

Join Kanoko into any ch-3 sp corner sp.

Round 24 As Round 21. [112 tr]

Fasten off.

Join Milk into any st.

Round 25 Ch3, *tr in each st and ch-1 sp across to corner, (2tr, ch3, 2tr) in ch-3 corner sp; rep from * around ss to top of beg ch-3. [236 tr]

Round 26 Ch3, *tr in each st to ch-3 corner sp, (2tr, ch3, 2tr) in ch-3 sp; rep from * around, ss to top of beg ch-3. [252 tr]

Repeat Round 26 another 0 (1: 2: 3) times.

Fasten off.

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Side extensions

With RS facing, join Milk into top left corner sp.

Row 1 (RS) Ch3, tr in each st to next corner, tr in ch-3 sp, turn. [63 (67: 71: 75) tr]

Row 2 (WS) Ch3, tr in each st across, turn. Repeat Row 2 another 2 (5: 9: 13) times.

Fasten off.

Repeat on opposite side of Square Motif.

Shoulder join

With RS facing, join Milk into st on top right-hand corner of Square Motif, ch3, working in row ends; tr around post of same st, 2tr around post of next 3 (6: 10: 12) sts, tr in ch-3 corner sp from final round of Square Motif, now working in Motif sts; tr in next 15 sts.

Fasten off.

With WS facing, join Milk into st on top RH corner of Square Motif, repeat Shoulder Join. Repeat Shoulder Join on second Square Motif. Hold both Motifs together with WS facing out, align shoulder panels and whipstitch together leaving the sides and neckline unjoined.

Neckline edging

With RS facing, join Kanoko into any st on neckline.

Round 1 (RS) Ch1, dc in each st around, working 2dc around post of each tr st of Shoulder Join, ss to top of beg dc.

Fasten off.

Border edging

Work Border around each outside edge of Top. With RS facing, join Milk into any corner.

Round 1 (RS) Ch1, *(dc, ch1, dc) into corner, dc in each st and 2dc in each row end to next corner; rep from * around, ss to top of beg dc.

Fasten off.

Hemline edging

With RS facing, join Kanoko into ch-1 corner sp.

Row 1 (RS) Ch2, htr in each st across to next ch-1 sp, htr in ch-1 sp.

Fasten off.

Join Pyjama into top of beg ch-2 from Row 1.

Row 2 (RS) Ch1, dc in each st across.

Fasten off.

Repeat on other hemline edge.

To finish

Cut a 30cm length of each colour, hold the strands as one and fold in half. Using your hook, pull folded end through bottom corner on one side of Top, thread tails of yarn through the folded end and pull tight to secure.
Attach Fringe evenly around sides of Front and Back panel, leaving a sp of approx 2 sts between each section of fringe.

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