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The “I Love Yarn” filet crochet top is a fun and unique crochet pattern that shows the world your love for yarn. This pattern uses CotLin yarn from WeCrochet.
Calling all yarn lovers! As makers, it’s always fun to wear the things we crochet for ourselves. For me, there’s very little in the world that gives me greater satisfaction than to wear something I made with my own hands.
What if…in addition to crocheting your own top, you could also exclaim your love for your yarn? Well, with this unique filet crochet top, you can!
As previously stated, this crochet top pattern uses the filet crochet technique to spell out the words, “I Love Yarn”. Filet crochet is an easy way to create an image on your crochet project without having to use multiple colors. I love tapestry crochet as much as the next person, but it can quickly get complicated when having to juggle multiple balls of yarn to keep them from getting tangled. Filet crochet eliminates all that and gives the maker an easier option to create images on their crochet pieces.
Table of contents
- Filet Crochet
- Get the PDF of the “I Love Crochet” Filet Crochet Top
- How to crochet an “I Love Yarn” Filet Crochet Top
- Free Written Pattern for the “I Love Yarn” Filet Crochet Top
Never done filet crochet before? Not to worry. Believe it or not, this is actually a beginner-friendly technique and not scary at all. I promise 🙂 You will use the color graph (provided below) to make the letters of this top.
Well, this filet crochet top pattern is not my first filet crochet pattern. I have made 42 other filet crochet patterns and 6 filet crochet tutorials
As a matter of fact, my new ebook includes all these filet crochet patterns, stitches, and tips and all organized per category and from beginner to more advanced patterns. Additionally, the ebook also comes with lots of videos.
Get the PDF of the “I Love Crochet” Filet Crochet Top
This pattern is also available as an ad-free, printer-friendly pdf pattern that can be purchased at the links below for only a small fee.
In “The Crochet Club” membership the pattern is interactive with check-off boxes so you can keep track of where you are in the pattern (and saved per user login) without any ads and is printer-friendly!
Additionally, if you like this filet crochet top pattern, here are some other filet crochet patterns for you:
To start, let me now give you the supplies you need in order to crochet this beautiful pattern.
How to crochet an “I Love Yarn” Filet Crochet Top
Materials you will need
- WeCrochet “CotLin” Yarn (1 skein/ 50g/ 123yd) in the color:
- Beach Glass, skeins:
- S/M = 8
- L/XL = 9
- 2XL/3XL = 11
- 4XL/5XL = 13
- Beach Glass, skeins:
- 3.50 mm hook -> I used Furls Crochet Hook
- use NICKI15 for 15% off
- tapestry needle
16 sts x 9 rows = 4 square inches
- S/M with 32-38 inches bust
- L/XL with 40-46 inches bust
- 2XL/3XL with 48-52 inches bust
- 4XL/5XL with 56-62 inches bust
Stitches used in the pattern
Learn all the basic crochet stitches HERE
- ch = chain
- sk = skip
- sl st = slip stitch
- dc = double crochet
- ATC = Alternative Turning Chain
- I cord
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Free Written Pattern for the “I Love Yarn” Filet Crochet Top
Firstly, you’ll first crochet the front and back panels. Secondly, you’ll add the straps between the panels. Next you’ll crochet the arm sleeves and sew them to the top connection between the front and back panel. Finally, you’ll crochet chains to all 4 edge in loops and crochet 2 icords to weave through the chain loops, like you would tie your shoes.
The pattern is written in 3 DC Filet Crochet. To explain, each black pixel is 2 stitches – 1 dc each and each white pixel is 2 stitches – 1 ch, sk 1, 1 dc. Each row starts with a ATC and counts as a stitch and starts from the 2nd ch from the hook. In addition, you can also replace the ATC with a CH 3. Moreover, if you do add 2 chains to the starting chain, and start your 2nd st in the 4th ch from the hook.
To clarify, chains count as stitches.
All stitches or chains are written as S/M (L/XL, 2XL/3XL, 4XL/5XL).
Crochet Top Panels
Ch 68 (84, 97, 113)
Follow the graph’s row and column count, but all in double crochet stitches (image it all in black pixels), so no chains and no skipped stitches.
Ch 68 (84, 97, 113)
Now follow the graph to crochet (see next pages for each size) the front panel.
Straps for the Filet Crochet Top
Using stitch markers, mark 10 (14, 18, 22) stitches from each edge from the top of each panel. That is easier for your first or last stitch of the strap, depending on which edge.
R1: 1 dc dec as 1 ATC + 1 dc, 1 dc in each st until you have 2 sts left, 1 dc dec, turn
R2: 1 ATC, 1 dc in each st, turn
R3: dc dec as 1 ATC + 1 dc, 1 dc in each st until you have 2 sts left, 1 dc dec, turn (10 sts)
R4: 1 ATC, 1 dc in each st, turn
Repeat R4 14 (16, 18, 20) times
R5: 1 dc inc as 1 ATC + 1 dc, 1 dc in each st until you have 2 sts left, 1 dc inc, turn
R6: 1 ATC, 1 dc in each st, turn
R7: 1 dc inc as 1 ATC + 1 dc, 1 dc in each st until you have 2 sts left, 1 dc inc, turn (14 sts)
Now sew the straps to the front and back panel such that the other edges of the straps touch the stitch markers.
Filet Crochet Top Arm Sleeves
You’ll be making a chain and then connecting the chain to make a circle and then crochet in rounds.
Crochet 2 Sleeves
Ch 49 (57, 75, 83)
R1: 1 ATC, 1 dc in each st, sl st to the first st
R2: 1 ATC, ch 1, sk 1, *1 dc, ch 1, sk 1, repeat from * until the end, sl st to the first st
Repeat R1 and R2 until you have 16 (18, 20, 22) rounds in total.
Lay out the front and back panel (one side at a time) such that the top corners touch, sew the first row of the arm sleeve to the touching edge about overlapping about 12 (15, 17, 20) stitches in total.
Connecting the Sides of the Panels
Do this 4 times for each top corner (2 per panel). Attach the yarn on the top corner, *chain 10, slip stitch 5 rows below, repeat until you have 8 (10, 12, 14) rows left on the bottom.
Now crochet 2 i-cords 36 (40, 44, 48) inches long.
Crochet the icord like this: crochet a slip knot with both strands, hold both strand in your hand, *wrap one strand (same one each time) from the front to the back around your hook, yarn over with the 2nd strand, and pull through the first loop on your hook, repeat from until you reach the length needed.
Fasten off and weave in your ends.
Now weave the icord on each side through the chains, like you would tie a show. Start on the top and work your way to the bottom and then tie it like shoes.
Arm Sleeves and I-Cord Attached
That’s it! Your “I Love Yarn” filet crochet top is now finished and ready to wear!
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