The Daisy Festival Top

A boho-chic granny square top

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Detailed PDF pattern

πŸ–€ Step-by-step instructions

πŸ–€ Tutorial photos to guide you along the way, video tutorial for the slip stitch join

Difficulty level

πŸ–€ Intermediate

Size-inclusive

πŸ–€ Pattern written for 9 sizes with instructions on customization

πŸ–€ Fits busts from 27″ to 65″

What you'll need

πŸ–€ Scheepjes Sunkissed, Scheepjes Cotton 8 or any fingering weight yarn you can meet gauge with, in the amounts shown below.

πŸ–€ Your 4 mm hook, or size needed to obtain gauge. I used my Furls hook.

πŸ–€ Tape measure, scissors, darning needle, 8 locking stitch markers.

Pattern support

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The design

The Daisy Festival Top is the ultimate boho-chic crop top for an effortlessly charming outfit. Featuring cute floral motifs, braided straps, and playful tassels, it’s a summer essential. The construction will keep your interest piqued as you watch the stacks of granny squares grow and you approach the joining phase. Wear it to a music festival, at the beach, or just on a casual day out – it’s guaranteed to turn some heads!

This pattern was published originally is in Crochet Foundry Magazine, the Spring 2024 issue. My very talented tester, Lydia @folded.moth, is featured on the cover! She used a mix of Hobbii Twister for the contrast colors, and Hobbii Twister Solid for the main color. Grab your copy of the digital magazine here.

How To Crochet The Slip Stitch Join

In-Depth Step-By-Step Tutorial

Designer sample

My sample uses Scheepjes Sunkissed in colors Oceanside (blue) and Noonday Sun (yellow), and Scheepjes Cotton 8 in color #11 (white).

This yarn is soft, durable, and has great stitch definition. The deeply saturated colors and soft tone variation give it a hand-dyed look at an affordable price. I would use this yarn again in my projects!

The WPI of this yarn is 14. Learn how to measure the WPI of your yarn.

Tester highlights

Scroll down for the complete tester lookbook, where you can find photos, yarn & yardage info from all my testers, as well as certain modifications they made to their sweaters for the perfect, customized fit.

Materials and yardage

Hooks: Your 4 mm hook, or size needed to obtain gauge.Β I’m a tight crocheter, so you may have to go down in hook sizes.

Notions: Tape measure, scissors, darning needle, 8 stitch markers.

Yarn:

Scheepjes Sunkissed, fingering weight #1 yarn (100% Cotton; 186 yds/170 m per 50g ball)
Main color: Color #006 Oceanside
4 (4, 5, 5, 6) (6, 7, 7, 8) balls (incl. tassels) or
475 (560, 635, 715, 800) (875, 955, 1035, 1115) yds (excl. tassels)
120 (140, 160, 180, 200) (220, 240, 260, 280) yds (tassels only)
Contrast color 1: Color #015 Noonday Sun
1 ball or 80 (95, 110, 120, 130) (150, 160, 175, 185) yds

Scheepjes Cotton 8, fingering weight #1 yarn (100% Cotton; 186 yds/170 m per 50g ball)
Contrast color 2: Color #11
2 (2, 2, 2, 2) (2, 3, 3, 3) balls or 200 (240, 275, 305, 340) (370, 410, 445, 475) yds

Sizing

All my garment patterns are #sizeinclusive up to at least a 60” bust circumference.

Daisy Festival Top bust sizing:

Finished bust circumference: 27 (31.5, 36, 40.5, 45) (49.5, 54, 58.5, 63)” or 69 (80, 91, 103, 114) (126, 137, 149, 160) cm
Finished upper bust circumference: 25.25 (29.5, 33.75, 38, 42.25) (46.5, 50.75, 54.75, 59)” or 64 (75, 86, 97, 107) (118, 129, 139, 150) cm

This top is designed to be worn with -2″ to +2″ (-5 to +5 cm) of ease around the bust.

TRIED & TESTED SUBSTITUTION YARNS

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Tester lookbook

My patterns would not be so smooth without the input of my team of talented testers. Swipe left & right for more photos of your favorite versions!

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Claudia @the_cotswold_crochet_lounge

Size 4
819 yds of Stylecraft Naturals Bamboo & Cotton as MC and 306 yds of Stylecraft Naturals Bamboo & Cotton as CC (sport weight)
Hook size(s) used: 3.5 mm
Mods: I added more tassels.

Lisa @lisakhoo74

Size 1
385 yds of Scheepjes Bamboo Soft as MC and 196 yds of Scheepjes Bamboo Soft as CC (fingering weight)
Hook size(s) used: 3.75 mm
Mods: None.

Mary @mjclosetforcrochet

Size 3
675 yds of Ashleys Crochet 6ply combed cotton as MC and 269 yds of Ashleys Crochet 6ply combed cotton as CC (sport weight)
Hook size(s) used: 4 mm
Mods: I made the tassels 20 inches long and added beads.

Pam @loveit_hookit

Size 2
447 yds of CBC 12 ply Cotton Elle Grey as MC and 311 yds of CBC 12 ply Cotton Minimalist as CC (sport weight)
Hook size(s) used: 4.5 mm
Mods: I made 11 puffs for the back and 15 for the cross strap.

Paulina @paulina.s.maraboli

Size 2
330 yds of YarnArt Baby Cotton as MC and 344 yds of YarnArt Baby Cotton as CC (sport weight)
Hook size(s) used: 3.25 mm
Mods: I made the straps slightly shorter and changed the placement slightly on the back. I used a different joining method and also made less tassels. I also used my C2 for the edging, straps and tassels.

Rachel @deeperinyarn

Size 3
525 yds of YarnArt Baby Cotton as MC and 260 yds of YarnArt Baby Cotton as CC (sport weight)
Hook size(s) used: 3.75 mm
Mods: None.

Swarna @threadsoflife20

Size 2
1113 yds of Yarnkart Diya Cotton as MC and 296 yds of Yarnkart Diya Cotton as CC (fingering weight)
Hook size(s) used: 3 mm; 3.5 mm
Mods: None.

Tina @onerulebejeweled

Size 4
1121 yds of Hobbii Cotton Kings as MC and 79 yds of Hobbii Cotton Kings as CC (fingering weight)
Hook size(s) used: 4 mm; 3.75 mm
Mods: I added an extra row of squares on the bottom to lengthen it a bit.

Xty @xtycraftswhatever

Size 2
359 yds of locally sourced 8-ply fine cotton yarn as MC and 202 yds of locally sourced 8-ply fine cotton yarn as CC (fingering weight)
Hook size(s) used: 3.5 mm; 4 mm
Mods: None.

Zohnette @perfectinmyhandscrochet

Size 2
764 yds of WeCrochet Comfy Sport as MC and 335 yds of various yarns from stash as CC (sport weight)
Hook size(s) used: 3.25 mm
Mods: I added more fringe to the bottom. I did not knot the ends. It made the fringe really thick at the bottom.

Lydia @folded.moth

Size 5
625 yds of Hobbii Twister Solid as MC and 210 yds of Hobbii Twister as CC (fingering weight)
Hook size(s) used: 4.5 mm
Mods: I added 2 extra puffs to the straps.

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