Friday, 2 July 2021

Granny Square Crochet Top


I have finished a crochet top and I think it might be my favourite thing I have ever made. 67 granny squares (plus 15 half squares and 2 three quarter squares) joined together with a white border and all the summery colours in between. 


The colours are pretty bright, much brighter than I would usually choose, but I think they work with the balance of white overall. I feel like if I was the kind of person who liked camping and went to festivals, this it what I would wear. As it is, I wear it to Waitrose, and that's fine. 



The pattern is the Oma Goodness top by Little Golden Nook. I used Paintbox Yarns Cotton DK: 9 balls of white and 10 balls of different colours. I used a 4 mm hook throughout except for the cuffs, collar and hem, when you switch to a 3.5 mm for a slighter tighter crochet. I hesitated over which size to go for, but remembering how I crochet everything on the large side, went for medium not large and the fit is perfect. I wanted this top to be floppy and loose fitting, and it is.



While the squares were easy to make (although so many ends to darn in!), joining it took a bit more concentrating. I laid out all the squares on the floor and painstakingly attached them with safety pins so I wouldn't forget my layout. Then, the squares are all joined with a loose join-as-you-go method done in the final round of the square which gives a looser finish. The only tricky bit was making sure I sewed the arms and sides together correctly.

Once the joining is done, the neckline, cuffs and collar are all finished with a simple shell edging which I really like.


After a quick block it was ready to go. 


A summer top, made in time for midsummer. 

27 comments:

  1. This is so lovely! I love your choice of colors... beautiful!

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  2. Really nice, and a good fit. You don't need a large size, do you? I know what you mean about patterns being too big.

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  3. Gorgeous Gillian & although I've seen patterns for kid's ponchos, I've not seen larger ones for grown-ups. You've done a great job & it looks lovely on you too. Take care & hugs.

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  4. Wonderful and unusual colours, congratulations, anna

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  5. Stunning, it has such lovely colours. I don't crochet and am too old to start but sometimes I wish I did.

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  6. A beautiful top, thanks for sharing!

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  7. That is such a gorgeous top! You do the best work!

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  8. It’s very pretty and I love your color choices! Looks great on you!

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  9. Oh that is so pretty ๐Ÿ˜
    Gorgeous colours ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

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  10. Love it, indeed very "hippie-not-hippie" like. The pink dress makes it even more flowergirl like. There goes your feisty image XD

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  11. Beautiful top and the colours are pretty.

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  12. Your top is so pretty! I crochet also but not much in the way of clothes. I can never seem to get them right.

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  13. That is pretty darling! I love the combination of it with the dress you are wearing, too.

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  14. Oh my goodness - it’s gorgeous and suits you so well!! Congratulations on a fab finish x

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  15. The picture of you is stunning! What a lovely dress and sweater combination.

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  16. Oh it is just wonderful! I agree that you always make things on the large side but this is the perfect size. I always measure my underarm measurement for knits rather than bust size which always works out much better. A knitting pal with a large bust taught me that!

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  18. Beautiful! You look lovely in it. Good Job!

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