Sideways Crochet Top – Hyde Park Tee

Whether you’re hitting the books, or hitting the beach, the Hyde Park Tee has you covered! Wear it on its own, or layer it with a jacket for chillier weather. This sideways crochet top is worked from sleeve to sleeve, with lacy shoulder seams for a flattering fit.

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Laid Back Layers

The only thing predictable about Chicago weather is that it’s unpredictable, particularly in the fall! A frosty morning can quickly turn into a sunny, summerlike afternoon. With the ever-changing temperatures, indoor areas often end up feeling overheated. This time of year, versatile layering pieces like this top are a must-have.

Wear it all by itself to stay comfortably cool indoors, and then toss on a jacket when the temperature drops. It also looks nice layered on top of a long sleeve shirt for extra warmth.

Hyde Park Tee - Layered over a long sleeve shirt, and under a jacket.

King Cole Drifter Dk Yarn

The folks at King Cole generously provided me with the Drifter DK yarn for this design. It’s a unique blend of cotton, acrylic, and wool. It has the warmth of wool, the breathability of cotton, and the softness of acrylic.

King Cole Drifter DK Ball (this color not available)

Each self-striping colorway is inspired by and named for a different state in the US. Of course I chose Illinois for this top! The shifting colors, paired with the sideways crochet construction, create a waterfall of vertical stripes.

I loved this yarn so much, I decided to sell it in my shop. When you purchase this yarn from the Stitches n Scraps Shop, you’ll get the printable, pdf version of this pattern for free!


Materials

  • Yarn: 1050 [1150, 1300, 1450, 1550, 1675, 1775, 1900, 2025] yds King Cole Drifter DK yarn (69% acrylic, 25% cotton, 6% wool, 328 yd / 100 g per skein). Sample shown in color 3259 – Illinois
  • Hook: Size 7 / 4.5 mm hook or size needed to match gauge
  • Notions:
    • Tapestry Needle
    • 6 locking stitch markers

Project Level

Easy: Single and double crochet in rows with minimal shaping and some seaming. Join-as-you-go style shoulder seam.

Sizes

XS [S, M, L, 1X, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X]

SizeTo fit bust (inches)Yardage needed
XS301050
S341150
M381300
L421450
1X461550
2X501675
3X541775
4X581900
5X622025
Hyde Park Sideways Crochet Top Schematic

Gauge

14 dc x 8 rows = 4 inches after blocking.

Gauge is important for a good fit. Measure gauge after blocking. Preferably, hang your swatch to dry, with a light weight (like a binder clip) on the bottom of it, to simulate the weight of the sweater pulling on itself.

Abbreviations used

ch = chain
dc = double crochet
rnd = round
RS = right side
sc = single crochet
sl st = slip stitch
st(s) = stich(es)
WS = wrong side

Instructions

Back

Back Right Sleeve

Ch 24 [25, 26, 27, 29, 33, 36, 39, 40]

Row 1 (RS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. (23 [24, 25, 26, 28, 32, 35, 38, 39] sts)

Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in next st and in each st across.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across to last 2 sts, 2 sc in next st, sc in last st. (24 [25, 26, 27, 29, 33, 36, 39, 40] dc)

Repeat last 2 rows 5 [5, 6, 6, 6, 4, 4, 2, 2] more times (29 [30, 32, 33, 35, 37, 40, 41, 42] sts)

Sizes 2x [3x, 4x, 5x] only:

Next Row: Rep row 2

Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Repeat last 2 rows 2 [2, 4, 4] more times.

You should have worked a total of 13 [13, 15, 15, 15, 17, 17, 17, 17] rows for back right sleeve.

first sleeve

Back Right Shoulder

Continuing from right sleeve:

Row 1 (WS): Ch 63 [63, 63, 64, 62, 61, 58, 58, 58], turn, dc in 4th ch from hook and in next 57 [57, 57, 58, 56, 55, 52, 52, 52] chs, sc in next 2 chs, sc in next 2 sts, dc in each remaining st across. (90 [91, 93, 95, 95, 96, 96, 97, 98] sts)

These single crochets draw the fabric in slightly at the underarm for a smoother fit.

sc stitches create a slight dip at the underarm

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Row 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in next st and in each st across.

Repeat last 2 rows 8 [9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18] more times.

You should have worked 19 [21, 23, 25, 29, 31, 33, 35, 39] rows for back right shoulder.

Back Neckline

Decreasing

Row 1 (RS): Turn, sl st in each of first 2 sts, sc in each remaining st across. (88 [89, 91, 93, 93, 94, 94, 95, 96] sts)

Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in next st and in each st across to last 3 sts, dc2tog, dc in last st. (87 [88, 90, 92, 92, 93, 93, 94, 95] sts)

Even

Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in next st and in each st across.

Repeat last 2 rows 5 [6, 7, 8, 8, 9, 9, 10, 10] more times.

Increasing

Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, sc in each remaining st across. (88 [89, 91, 93, 93, 94, 94, 95, 96] sts)

You should have worked 15 [17, 19, 21, 21, 23, 23, 25, 25] rows total in the back neckline section.

Back Neckline

Back Left Shoulder

Row 1 (WS): Ch 3, turn, dc in next st and in each st across to last st, (2 dc, tr) in last st. (90 [91, 93, 95, 95, 96, 96, 97, 98] sts)

The bottom portion of this last treble forms the top corner of the neckline, as shown below. When working the neckline edging later, stop at that point.

corner of neckline

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Row 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in next st and in each st across.

Repeat last 2 rows 7 [8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 14, 15, 17] more times.

Repeat row 2 once more.

Next row: Ch 3, turn, dc in each of next 58 [58, 58, 59, 57, 56, 53, 53, 53] sts, sc in each of next 4 sts, dc in each remaining st across.

You should have worked 19 [21, 23, 25, 29, 31, 33, 35, 39] rows for back left shoulder.

Back Left Sleeve

Row 1 (RS): Ch 1, turn, sc in each of first 29 [30, 32, 33, 35, 37, 40, 41, 42] sts, leaving remaining sts unworked. (29 [30, 32, 33, 35, 37, 40, 41, 42] sts)

Sizes 2x [3x, 4x, 5x] only:

Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in next st and in each st across.

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, Sc in each st across

Repeat last 2 rows 2 [2, 4, 4] more times

All Sizes:

Next Row: Ch 2 (does not count as a st), turn, sk first st, dc in next st and in each st across. (28 [29, 31, 32, 34, 36, 39, 40, 41] sts)

Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Repeat last 2 rows 5 [5, 6, 6, 6, 4, 4, 2, 2] more times. (23 [24, 25, 26, 28, 32, 35, 38, 39] sts)

You should have worked 13 [13, 15, 15, 15, 17, 17, 17, 17] rows for back left sleeve.

Fasten off.

Back Edging

Wind a separate ball of about 25 yds of yarn to use for this section.

With RS facing, join yarn with sl st in top corner of right sleeve. This should be the first stitch of row 1 of the sleeve.

join for edging

Row 1 (RS):

  • Ch 1, working into sides of rows, work 36 [39, 42, 45, 51, 54, 57, 60, 66] sc evenly spaced across right sleeve and shoulder, to the edge of the neckline.
Marker on edging
  • Ch 1, place marker on the chain you just made, work 21 [23, 25, 28, 28, 30, 30, 32, 32] sc evenly spaced around neckline, ending in the bottom of the tr at the start of the left shoulder.
Last stitch of neckline
  • Ch 1, work 36 [39, 42, 45, 51, 54, 57, 60, 66] sc evenly spaced across left shoulder and sleeve.

(93 [101, 109, 118, 130, 138, 144, 152, 164] total sts, 2 ch-1 sps)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, (ch 5, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st) 11 [12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21] times, ch 5, sk next 2 sts, sc in next ch-1 sp. Leave remaining stitches unworked. (12 [13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22] ch-5 loops)

Back edging loops

Secure working yarn with a stitch marker, do not fasten off.

Front

Front Left Sleeve

Work as for back right sleeve.

Front Left Shoulder

Work as for back right shoulder.

Front Neckline

Decreasing

Row 1 (RS): Turn, sl st in each of first 2 sts, sc in each remaining st across. (88 [89, 91, 93, 93, 94, 94, 95, 96] sts)

Row 2: Ch 3, turn, dc in next st and in each st across to last 3 sts, dc2tog, dc in last st. (87 [88, 90, 92, 92, 93, 93, 94, 95] sts)

Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sk first st, sc in each remaining st across. (86 [87, 89, 91, 91, 92, 92, 93, 94] sts)

Repeat last 2 rows 1 [1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2] more times. (84 [85, 87, 87, 87, 88, 88, 89, 90] sts)

Sizes 2X [3X, 4X, 5X] only

Next Row: Ch 3, turn, dc in next st and in each st across.

Next Row: Repeat row 3. (87 [87, 88, 89] sts)

You should have worked 5 [5, 5, 7, 7, 9, 9, 9, 9] so far in the front neckline section.

Even

Row 1 (WS): Ch 3, turn, dc in next st and in each st across.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

Repeat last 2 rows 2 [3, 4, 3, 3, 2, 2, 3, 3] more times.

You should have worked 11 [13, 15, 15, 15, 15, 15, 17, 17] rows so far in the front neckline section.

Increasing

Sizes 2X [3X, 4X, 5X] only

Next Row: Ch 3, turn, dc in next st and in each st across to last 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in last st. (88 [88, 89, 90] sts)

Next Row: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st across.

All Sizes

Row 1 (WS): Ch 3, turn, dc in next st and in each st across to last 2 sts, 2 dc in next st, dc in last st. (85 [86, 88, 88, 88, 89, 89, 90, 91] sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, 2 sc in next st, sc in each remaining st across. (86 [87, 89, 89, 89, 90, 90, 91, 92] sts)

Repeat last 2 rows 1 [1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2] more times. (88 [89, 91, 93, 93, 94, 94, 95

, 96] sts)

You should have worked 15 [17, 19, 21, 21, 23, 23, 25, 25] rows total in the front neckline section.

Front Right Shoulder

Work as for back left shoulder.

Front Right Sleeve

Work as for back left sleeve.

Fasten off.

Front Edging

With RS facing, join yarn with sl st in top corner of left sleeve. This should be the first stitch of row 1 of the sleeve.

join for edging - front

Row 1 (RS):

  • Ch 1, working into sides of rows, work 36 [39, 42, 45, 51, 54, 57, 60, 66] sc evenly spaced across left sleeve and shoulder, to the edge of the neckline.
  • Ch 1, place marker on the chain you just made, work 27 [30, 33, 36, 36, 39, 39, 42, 42] sc evenly spaced around neckline, ending in the bottom of the tr at the start of the right shoulder.
  • Ch 1, work 36 [39, 42, 45, 51, 54, 57, 60, 66] sc evenly spaced across right shoulder and sleeve.

(99 [108, 117, 126, 138, 147, 153, 162, 174] total sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in first st, (ch 5, sk next 2 sts, sc in next st) 11 [12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 21] times, ch 5, sk next 2 sts, sc in next ch-1 sp. Leave remaining stitches unworked. (12 [13, 14, 15, 17, 18, 19, 20, 22] ch-5 loops)

Do not fasten off.

Back and front edgings

Assembly

Right shoulder seam

Continuing from front edging:

Row 3: Ch 5, with WS facing, sc in marked st on back right shoulder,

ch 5 and join to back

(ch 2, sl st in next ch-5 loop on front, sk next 2 sts on back, sc in next st on back) across to end of sleeve, ch 3, sl st in first st on row 2 of front edging.

First joined loop at shoulder seam

Fasten off.

Left shoulder seam

Pick up working loop from back edging. Continuing from back edging:

Row 3: Ch 3, with WS facing, sc in marked st on front right shoulder, (ch 2, sl st in next ch-5 loop on back, sk next 2 sts on front, sc in next st on front) across to end of sleeve, ch 3, sl st in first st from row 2 of back edging.

Finished shoulder seam

Side seams

Fold at shoulder seams so that right sides of front and back are together.

Fold at shoulders so right sides are together

Using stitch markers, tack corners together at edge of sleeve, underarm, and bottom hem.

Pin at corners

Sew side seam along this edge, from sleeve to hem. You can use any type of seam you prefer, I used a mattress stitch.

Repeat for the other side seam.

Finishing

Collar Edging

With RS facing, join yarn with sl st in any st on neckline.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in each st and ch around, join with sl st to first st. Fasten off. (58 [63, 68, 74, 74, 79, 79, 84, 84] sts)

Sleeve Edging

With RS facing, join yarn with sl st on sleeve edge, at the seam.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, sc in each st around, join with sl st to first st. Fasten off. (44 [46, 48, 52, 54, 64, 70, 76, 78] sts)

Repeat for the other sleeve.

Hem Edging

For the hem edging, the exact stitch count is not important, as long as your work does not either pucker or ruffle at the edge.

With RS facing, join yarn with sl st on bottom edge at either side seam.

Rnd 1: Ch 1, working into sides of rows, work 128 [142, 156, 170, 188, 202, 214, 228, 246] sc evenly spaced around bottom edge, join with sl st to first st. Fasten off. (128 [142, 156, 170, 188, 202, 214, 228, 246] sts)

Weave in all ends.

Wash and block.

Hyde Park Tee - free crochet pattern on Stitches n Scraps

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