Unveiling the Crochet Top of the Season

8 Apr 2024 | Patterns | 0 comments

About the author: Karmen Režek

From Ljubljana, Slovenia, I aspire to inspire others with the same joy and fulfillment that crocheting has given me.

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Diamonds in the Breeze

Dive into the world of crochet with my newest addition, the “Diamond Breeze Cropped Top.” This season, I’ve been captivated by the charm of diamonds – from the cozy Granny Diamond Stitch Cardigan to the charming Diamond Delight Cardigan, and now, culminating in the creation of the Diamond Breeze Cropped Top. This piece combines the elegance of diamond shapes with the comfort and style of a summer essential. Crafted with care and precision, it showcases the incredible possibilities of what a simple hook and yarn can achieve, making it an indispensable part of your summer collection.


Intermediate: Projects may include involved stitch patterns, color work, and/or shaping.


Yarn: DROPS LOVES YOU 9, yarn group A (sport weight), color 113 (navy blue)

  • XS-S: 6 skeins
  • M: 7 skeins
  • L: 8 skeins
  • XL: 9 skeins


  • Hooks: 3mm and 4mm
  • Yarn Needle
  • Scissors
  • Measuring Tape
  • Stitch Markers


  • 18 dc sts x 8.5 rows = 10 x 10 cm (4″ x 4″)

Finished Sizes

XS, S, M, L, XL (see size chart for detailed measurements)

Stitch Key (US Terminology)

  • Ch – chain
  • Sc – single crochet
  • Dc – double crochet
  • St(s) – stitch(es)
  • Hdc – half double crochet
  • Slst – slip stitch
  • Inc – increase (1 dc, ch 1, 1 dc in the same space)
  • Sk – skip
  • Sp – space

Crafting the Top

The “Diamond Breeze Cropped Top” is a top-down garment constructed using the raglan technique for a flattering and comfortable fit. The yoke is intentionally designed to be oversized, giving it a modern and stylish silhouette. After completing the yoke, you’ll separate the sleeves from the body, adding a few more rounds to each to achieve the perfect length. For those who prefer a longer fit, simply continue adding rounds to the body section.


This pattern doesn’t require any special stitches or techniques, making it accessible to anyone with intermediate crochet skills. It’s an engaging project that rewards you with a stunning garment, perfect for those breezy summer days and nights.

The “Diamond Breeze Cropped Top” not only offers a chic and elegant look but also provides a comfortable fit that moves with you. Its versatility makes it suitable for various occasions, from casual outings to more formal events. Whether you choose to pair it with jeans, skirts, or shorts, this top will undoubtedly add a touch of sophistication to your ensemble.

I encourage you to dive into this crochet journey, creating a piece that will be treasured for seasons to come. Share your progress and finished tops with me; I love seeing how unique each creation turns out.

Happy crocheting!

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