Cropped crops are the perfect addition to your summer wardrobe! Instead of shopping everywhere for a crop top that you like, make your own crop top with a classic halter ring. As you crochet a single piece that covers the front of your torso and leaves your back bare, the top will come together quickly. In addition, you only need a few basic crocheting skills, a yarn thread and about 20 minutes.
[ Edit ] Step
[ Edit ] Casting and crocheting the ribbon
- Select a skein of rams in all colors. Take out a yarn of yarn that is 4.5 grams (1
- Avoid using 100% cotton yarn as it will shrink if you throw it in the dryer. If you want a soft cotton crop, choose a cotton synthetic blend to keep its shape.
- Make a slip knot and slide it on a US size H-8 (5 mm) crochet hook. Pull around the yarn from the yarn and wrap it around 2 of your fingers. Clamp this loop so that the working yarn hangs behind it. Push your crochet hook into the loop and grasp the work yarn with the hook. Then pull so that the slip knot slides on the hook. 
- Use a slightly smaller or larger hook if you usually crochet hard or loose. Remember that solving stitches makes the crop up so you want something under the top.
- Stretch the measuring tape over your torso from one side to the other. Hold the end of a tape measure on the side of the rib cage where you want the crop top to fall and stretch it to the opposite side of the rib cage. Write down this number so you know how long you should make your basic chain to the bottom of the crop top. 
- If you do not want to continue holding the piece up to you as you crochet, you can also measure from the ruffle to the neck. Then you refer to this measurement when crocheting the body.
- Do not twist the tape measure, your base line will not be too long. If you have trouble measuring, ask a friend to help you!
- Make a basic chain that is as long as your measurement. To create a chain, pull the yarn around the hook and pull the hook through the loop. Because there is no need to count chains, but you need to stop and measure the chain as you work. Continue making chains until the basic chain is as long as the measurement you just made.
- Hold the foundation chain across the torson from one side of the rib cage to the other. This helps you to check if the bottom of the halter covers your torso as you wish.
- For example, you may need a chain for your crop top foundation. This would make a medium crop top.
[ Edit ] Making the Body
- Single crochet in every chain in your base row. To create a single crochet (SC), place your hook in the chain closest to your hook. Grab the work yarn with the hook and pull it on the hook. Then pull the yarn around the hook and pull it through both loops. Continue to create a single wood stitch in each of the chains on the row. 
- This forms the bottom of your crop top.
- Make 1 chain and turn your work around. When you get to the end of the first row, wrap the yarn around your hook and pull up the loop to create a chain. Then flip the piece with crocheted fabric so you can start crocheting the next row. 
- You work back and forth across the line to make the band before you reduce the crops for the crop upper body.
- Knit single stitches over the row until the ribbon is the size you want. Continue to make 1 sc in each stitch and crochet 1 chain when you reach the end of the row. Then stop when the band covers as much of your torso as you want. Hold the tape directly under your breasts to tell when to stop. You can make this part of the crop top as long or short as you want. 
- To make a short crop top, crochet around 3 rows. For a longer coarser top band, work up to about 10 rows.
- Make the first descending line to begin the halter portion. Do not chain a stitch when you reach the end of the line. Instead, twist the piece and skip the first stitch. Then, crochet in each stitch across the row. The decreasing seams make diagonal sides that make up the halter-style top. 
- If you want to make a V-ring crop top, you have to crochet two triangular pieces that cover your breasts. Then you can attach them to the tape you just finished.
- Rotate work and crochet declining rows until you finish the neckline. Continue to skip the first stitch in each row and make a single crochet in the rest of the stitches for the row. This creates the halter portion that covers your breasts and becomes the neckline.
- Continue doing this until the neckline is as high as you want. To help you get an idea of the size, hold the piece up against your torso often.
[ Edit ] Crochet straps
- Make a strap that is 120 to 150 chains long. Do not cut the yarn when you are done crocheting the body. When you get to the end of your last line, which is the neckline, start making a long chain that you will use to wrap and wear the crop top. 
- If you make a small crop top, crochet around 120 chains. For a larger size, work close to 150 chains.
- Push back the seam through each of the chains to create a thicker strap. To make the strap harder and more comfortable, put the hook back through the last chain you made. Wrap your yarn around the hook and pull it through the loops to get a stitch. Continue sewing through each of the chains until you reach the neckline where you started the strap. 
- Simple crochet over the neck to reach the end of the row. Instead of cutting off the yarn to start a new strap, you only do a single crochet stitch in each stitch across the neckline. 
- Now your hook and yarn are positioned to make the opposite strap.  Work an identical strap. Attach another strap that is as long as the opposite you did. Then push back the seam through as you did with the other. Remember to make the same number of chains so that the straps are even. 
- Pull each strap through the bottom in the opposite corner. Place the crop so that it is facing downwards and take 1 of the straps. Pull it diagonally across the crop. Repeat this for the other belt so that they both form an X shape. Then push your hook from the bottom of the top through the bottom corner and take a strap. Pull the strap again and repeat this for the other side. 
- Now you can put on the harvest and tie the straps behind your back.
[ Edit ] Tip
- To make a multicolored crop top, use multicolor yarn or change yarn colors when you are done with the ribbon section.
[ Edit ] Things You Need
- 1 Needle of Weight Yarn
- USA Size H-8 (5 mm) Crochet Hook
- Tapestry Needle