The Gift Of Knitting – California Crop WATG Top

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The Gift Of Knitting – California Crop WATG Top

Knit Crop Top. Free Knitting Pattern

Happy Sunday! This weekend I finally had a chance to take photos of my California crop top I made with ribbon cotton yarn Stone Washed by Wool and the Gang. Summer crop top was on my must-knit list for ages, but for some reason I kept postponing it, maybe because my stash yarn didn’t sparkle the imagination – nothing felt as the perfect match for this kind of project. But when you find the right yarn, you have to go for it!

Ribbon yarn creates a very interesting fabric that has some structure to it, without losing its drape. It worked perfectly for the loose cropped shape of the top – it keeps its form, without being too stiff.

Knit Crop Top. Free Knitting Pattern

I improvised the pattern, but kept my notes. I will post the instructions for it and all the FO details next week, so if you feel like it, you can repeat it for yourself or your dear ones. It is a very quick and relaxing project to work on, I’m sure you will like it! I used only three skeins of Stone Washed for it. This is a great project to take with you on your summer vacation – you don’t need to pack lots of yarn, the process is pretty simple and straightforward and as it’s short and sleeveless, you’ll be able to finish it in several afternoons.

Knit Crop Top. Free Knitting Pattern

California crop top is for hot summer days; for unplanned road trips with dear friends; for signing along Pink Floyd way too loud in the car; for messy hair and sun burned skin…

Knit Crop Top. Free Knitting Pattern

Have a wonderful Sunday with your dear ones!


By | 2017-07-23T08:35:40+00:00 July 23rd, 2017|Finished Objects, Knitting|13 Comments


  1. Melissa July 23, 2017 at 8:18 am - Reply

    What great summer fabric, Alina! Lovely!

    • Alina July 23, 2017 at 8:24 am - Reply

      Thank you, Melissa! I am so into ribbon yarn after this project – so fast to knit, but feels very light!

  2. Sierra July 23, 2017 at 1:53 pm - Reply

    Sometime you just need that one yarn to inspire you! Looks great!

    • Alina July 25, 2017 at 9:43 am - Reply

      Thank you, Sierra! Yes, I do believe the projects ideas are “waiting” for its perfect yarn!

  3. Susanne July 23, 2017 at 5:44 pm - Reply

    Looks gorgeous, Alina! I’d love to make something like this for summer!

    • Alina July 25, 2017 at 9:44 am - Reply

      Thank you, Susanne! Oh, you definitely should – it is such a quick project, but still feels like you’ve made a garment 🙂

  4. Christine July 25, 2017 at 4:01 am - Reply

    Great photos and lovely top. Well done : )

    • Alina July 25, 2017 at 9:45 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, Christine!!!

  5. karen July 26, 2017 at 6:14 am - Reply

    my crop wearing days are past, but that doesn’t mean I don’t love yours! gorgeous photos and a lovely finish!!

    • Alina July 31, 2017 at 3:19 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, dear Karen!!! I am glad you like it 🙂

  6. Julie July 31, 2017 at 2:27 pm - Reply

    Such a cute and classic summer top, and of course it looks amazing on you!! Love it!

    • Alina July 31, 2017 at 3:11 pm - Reply

      Thank you so much, dear Julie!

  7. Lza June 22, 2018 at 12:22 pm - Reply

    This is adorable and looks so simple to make. Would you provide information on the multiple count so that I may make it larger? Thank you.

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