Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Laverne Top

This one is very easy to do. I've trying to make crochet these days that are easy and quick to make. It's good for those beginners in crochet.

I am using cotton yarn just because I live in a very humid country. But you can actually use any kind of yarn for this. There are no specifications and it won't affect the sizing of your top because in making this top we are not depending on the stitch count or your gauge. We are going to take measurements on your body and begin there in making this top. So a Tape Measure is a must and also any type of yarn will do.


  • Yarn ( Any Type, Any Color)
  • Tape Measure
  • For the type of yarn I used 5.00/H Crochet hook
  • Tapestry Needle
  • Scissors
Terms Used

  • ch(s) - chain (s)
  • st(s) - stitch(es)
  • sc - single crochet
  • hdc - half double crochet
  • dc - double crochet
  • sl st - slip stitch

First of all before starting to make this top make sure you have all your materials. Then take your body measurements. Please refer to the picture below on how to take your measurements. Just measure the FULLEST PART of your upper body (which is usually your chest circumference) then take also the LENGTH of your blouse, from the top of your shoulder down to your HIP 1 only.  But if you want it longer or shorter you can do so.The red lines are the measurements you need to take.

Now that you have your measurements, let's use them in making your Laverne Top. 

  • Measurement 1 (M1) - Chest Circumference PLUS 2 inch
  • Measurement 2 (M2) - Length from top shoulder to HIP 1
R1. Make 2 squares or sometimes it will be a rectangle depending upon your measurements. Start by making a foundation chain that is as long as your M1. Add 2 CHs then, then DC in the 3rd chain from the hook. DC in all stitches till the end. CH 2 and turn.

R2 until your it measures the same as M2. DC in the first stitch and in all the stitches till the end of the row. CH 2 and turn.

Fasten off and weave all ends.

Join your two squares together on each side. In joining you can either sew them or slip stitching them both or use single crochet in joining them.  REMEMBER TO JOIN MIDWAY ONLY. DO NOT join until the end or you will not have any arm holes.

Join also your shoulders together on each side. In joining the shoulders I used Crab Stitch on this one. But you can use any stitch to join them together. Join only until about a quarter of the length of your M1 on each side.

Blouse Band in the Bottom

R1. Find the center of your Blouse at the back. Then attach your yarn, CH 1, SC in the first stitch and in all stitches around. Join with a sl st in first st.

R2- R10. CH 1, SC in the first stitch and in all stitches around. Join with a sl st in first st.

Fasten off and weave ends.

Armholes Finishing.

R1.  Attach yarn at the bottom center of your armholes. CH1, HDC in the first stitch and in all the stitches around. (make 2 HDC in each side of a DC or Beg CH2). Join with a sl st in first ST.

R2. CH 2, SC in the 3rd loop of the HDC in the previous round or do a Camel Stitch. SC in all stitches around, remember to do it all in the 3rd loop of the HDC in the previous round. Join with a sl st in first ST.

R3-R4. CH 1, SC in the first stitch and in the stitches around. Join with a slip stitch in first ST.

Fasten off and weave all ends.

And that's it! That's how simple and easy this Blouse to make. You need not worry about the number of stitches or your gauge is maybe too tight or loose. 

Hope you also enjoy making this and don't forget to Tag me on Instagram and Twitter with your finished project and also like my Page in Facebook, Si Nanay Madel. I would love to see what you've done and Pin it also on Pinterest.

So that's it. I hope you all learn something and enjoy this post. If you have any questions, comments or suggestion just leave a message in the comment box and I will gladly answer them. Thank you and God bless!


Nanay Madel

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Thought of the Day

August 14, 2017

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  1. Can't wait to try this. Thank you!

    1. You are very much welcome and thank you also for being here.

  2. When i take my bust circumfrance and add 2 inches i am at 47 inches if i make 2 pieces of 47 inches that would wrap around me twice. Did you mean one front piece to be 26 1/2 inches and the back to be the same? Otherwise i would end up with a sweater that was 94 inches in diameter. Help i do nor crochet a lot of clothes

  3. Do you half the circumfrance measure so the front would be 26 1/2 inches and the back the same for my total of 47 inches circumfrance?

  4. Thank you for sharing this. I just finished mine, i made it longer and perhaps just a smidge too big but i really like it i dont know how to pyt a pic here but i am posting a pic on my ravelry page jtdcrochet

    1. Hi Judy... I am really sorry for not responding early. I don't know what happened but I did not get to see the comments here for the past months and I just thought no one commented. Thank you very much for making this Top. I did see it on Ravelry and it is beautiful. Thank you and so sorry again.