If you’ve got a toddler this summer, you have got to check out this free crochet pattern for a Toddler Boho Halter Top! ♥ This is a one-size pattern that will fit toddlers from 12 months or so, up to about 2/3T. Add twisted fringe and you’ve got an adorable boho chic top!
Toddler Halter Top
I love the combination of stitches in this free crochet pattern. Because of the way this halter top is designed, I am only offering this pattern in one size – toddler. It is holey enough to keep your kiddo cool, but in order to offer the coverage needed for an older child, the entire pattern would need to be reworked. So, I’m going to do just that! If you are making for a toddler and this is a bit too holey for you, you could easily add a fabric lining to the back side. 😉
Stay tuned for the “bigger kids” version which will offer more coverage in the front. Heck, I may even decide I need an adult version too! If only for feeling boho chic while hanging out in my own back yard. Ha!
For this pattern we are using a cotton yarn. Since this will be worn in the summer, and acrylic gets warm next to the skin, I decided to use Dishie cotton in white. She’s stylin’!
Dishie Cotton yarn (worsted weight/size 4 cotton)
-approx. 80 yards with fringe
Band = 1.25” wide (6 sts) and 9 rows = 2” height
Pattern written using US terms.
BLO = back loop only
Bobble = in same stitch, place 3 dcs to last loop of each. YO, pull through all 4 loops.
Dimensions of top: Approx. 8″ across and 4″ tall.
Row 1: Ch-7, sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each to end. (6)
Rows 2 – 74: Ch-1, turn, sc in BLO of 5 sts, sc in both loops of last st. (6)
*check gauge after ~9 rows
Turn, sl st in first 3 sts, Ch-70, fasten off. Attach in center stitch on opposite side of the band, ch-70 and fasten off. Set band aside.
Row 1: Magic circle. Ch-4 (counts as dc + ch-1), dc in circle. [ch-1, dc] 3x in circle. (9)
Row 2: Ch-4 (counts as dc + ch-1), turn, * dc in ch-sp, ch-1, dc in next dc, ch-1 * repeat between * * 2 more times. Dc in ch-sp, ch-1, dc in ch-3 from beg ch. (17)
Row 3: Ch-3 (counts as dc), turn, dc in first st, ch-2. * Bobble in next dc, ch-2 * repeat between * * 6 more times. 2dc in top of ch-3. (27)
Row 4: Ch-3 (counts as dc), turn, 3dc in first ch-sp. * dc in next bobble, 3dc in ch-sp * repeat between * * 6 more times. Dc in top of ch-3. (33)
Row 5: Ch-3 (counts as dc), turn, (dc, hdc) in first st. * sk-1, sc in next, sk-1, (hdc, 3dc, hdc) in next * repeat between * * 6 more times. Sk-1, sc in next st, sk-1, (hdc, 2dc) in top of ch-3. (49)
Row 6: Ch-1 (does NOT count), turn, sc in first st. * ch-5, sk-5 sts, sc in next * repeat between * * 7 more times. (49)
Row 7: Ch-3 (counts as dc), turn, 7dc around each ch-sp across. Dc in last st. (58)
Row 8: Ch-1 (does NOT count), turn, sc in first st. * ch-6, sk-7 dcs, sc in next space * repeat between * * 6 more times. Ch-6, sc in top of ch-3. (57)
Row 9: Ch-1, turn, sc in first st. * (ch-2, dc, ch-2, dc, ch-2) around ch-sp, 2sc in next sc * repeat between * * 6 more times. (Ch-2, dc, ch-2, dc, ch-2) in next ch-sp, sc in last st. (80)
Fasten off leaving long enough tail to sew to band.
Position top so that it is centered on the band. Using the tail from above, sew the top to the band. Attach yarn for neck chains where pictured. Ch-50 for each. Fasten off and weave in all ends.
Of course fringe is always optional, but if you do want to add it, I recommend using twisted fringe. I decided that twisted fringe would be best for this toddler size, both for fidgeting and for frequent washings. Here is a super quick video tutorial for that, or see the FULL tutorial for how to make twisted fringe. ♥