Crochet Preview: October 9, 2021 Issue

crochet top

We have an easy crochet top for you this week.

By special request, we are featuring a crochet top.

The versatile design means that as well as being perfect worn on its own, it will look just as good over a fine long-sleeved polo neck sweater or t-shirt.

We have chosen Stylecraft Naturals Bamboo & Cotton DK, a bamboo and cotton yarn which is kind to sensitive skin.

crochet top

Photograph by Ally Stuart.

We have used the shade Seafoam (7143) but there are over 40 shades to choose from if you prefer another. To view the range and to find your nearest stockist, visit

This top comes with instructions for six sizes, ranging from 76/81 cm (30/32 ins) to 127/132 cm (50/52 ins). Actual size is around 13/8 cm (5/3ins) bigger so we recommend you make your usual size.

This design has an easy grading. The pattern band is worked from a 12-row pattern and the rest of the design worked in trebles.

You work the sleeves from the top down over a simple one-row repeat with no shaping.

Your top should work up in no time!

We love this little top, and we know our crochet fans will, too.

If you want to tackle this crochet top, make sure to pick up this week’s issue of “The People’s Friend” from Wednesday.

Or you can subscribe to “The People’s Friend” here, to make sure you’ll never miss another one of our great patterns and projects!

Liz O’Rourke

Liz is part of our Features Team and her hobbies include knitting and crafts, reading and foreign travel which are also her main responsibilities on the “Friend”. If you walk into the office you will soon spot her desk, it’s the one piled high with knitwear and balls of yarn!