Tunisian Crochet Smock Crop

tunisian crochet smock stitch crop top

It’s too hot! Too hot to make blankets or sweaters or anything thick.  I did have some super soft lightweight Knit Picks Shine Sport yarn that I’d been saving for such a day. This yarn is HEAVEN guys! Pima cotton and modal make for fantastic fabric! It is sock weight, so it’s not too thick for a top. And, at $2 a ball you can fill your cart with a multitude of colors!!!!! I used exactly two balls for this little top for my 8 year old. That’s a $4 top gals!

I didn’t use a pattern, but this is a simple triangle with a flat top. You start from the top down, and increase your triangle every other row. Your starting chain is the width of your neck, and when you know when you’re done when you like the length. Then it’s a simple single crochet around the edges and maybe a scallop.

So … how did I do the smocking?

First, I watched this video. She’s a fantastic teacher, and she really explains the parts of the stitch in such a way that when it comes to increasing the sides, you’ll find it’s a tad easier to make it up as you go along. I don’t have much experience when it comes to Tunisian Crochet (washcloths are all I’d done), so I’m confident that with a few videos, pretty much anyone can do this.

The best thing Tunisan crochet has to offer is it’s lack of holes. Crochet can be so full of holes that it makes for some very risque apparel if you don’t sew in a liner. Tunisian makes a solid piece of fabric that has no need for a liner. Love it!

Some chain straps, and your done. Quick 1-day project.

If you’d like me to make a video walking you through the steps, let me know in the comments section or like this post. If I get enough interest, I’ll whip one up for you.

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