How to Make a Trendy Crochet Top Without Crocheting

Mset Fashion Design
by Mset Fashion Design
7 Materials
1 Hour

Would you like to learn how to make a crochet halter top without having to actually crochet a single stitch? Then follow along with this tutorial and I’ll show you how to do just that. Start with an unwanted knitted top and refashion it into a trendy crochet top!

Tools and materials:

  • Old knitted top
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
  • Sewing pins
  • Yarn (for strap)
  • Thread
  • Sewing needle or sewing machine
Cutting through the shoulder seams of old top

1.  Deconstruct your old top

Separate the front and back of your old knitted top by cutting through the shoulder seams and sleeve seams. Also cut off the bottom of your old top to the length you would like your new halter top to be.

Marking bustline on ribbon

2.  Size your new halter top

Lay a thin ribbon against the front of your body and cut the ribbon to that length. Now mark your bustline on the ribbon.

Measuring width of bustline with a piece of ribbon

Cut another piece of ribbon to match the width of your bustline.

Pinning ribbon vertically and horizontally across old top

Now pin the first piece of ribbon vertically down the middle of the inside of the back piece of your deconstructed knitted top. Pin the second piece of ribbon horizontally across your deconstructed top.

Pins marking a diamond shape to join ends of ribbon

Use pins to mark a diamond shape on your fabric, joining the four ends of ribbon.

Diamond shape material cut out

Cut out the diamond shape adding a 2-3-centimeter (0.78-1.18-inch) seam allowance. 

Trendy crochet top pattern

3.  Hem your crochet halter top

Fold in the edges of your diamond twice and pin in place.

Cutting off excess fabric for clean corners

When you get to the corners of the diamond, cut off the excess fabric to create clean corners.

Crochet halter top

Sew all four sides of the diamond using a zigzag stitch so you don’t lose the stretch of the fabric. You can do this with a sewing machine or by hand. Watch the video from 2:56 – 3:31 to see how I sewed a zigzag stitch by hand.

Threading yarn through hem

4. Make the strap for your crochet halter top

Thread a large-eyed needle with your yarn. Start by inserting your needle from front to back at one corner of the diamond. Then insert the needle from back to front, then front to back on the next corner. Finally, pass the yarn from back to front on the third corner. Do not attach the strap to the bottom corner of your diamond. Tie knots on both ends of the strap.

Knitted crop top

Now just tie the ends of the strap together to complete your crochet halter top.

Crochet backless top

Here is how it will tie at the back when you wear it.

Backless halter neck top

Crochet halter top tutorial

Ta-da! Here’s the big reveal. This no-crochet trendy crochet top is super cute, very cool, and really comfortable. It couldn't be easier to make, so give it a try for yourself, and repurpose some old, unwanted knitted tops.

Let me know how your backless crochet halter top worked out by leaving a comment.

Suggested materials:
  • Old knitted top
  • Ruler
  • Scissors
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