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Crochet Sugarcane Top Pattern & Video Tutorial

Hi! Today's free pattern and video tutorial is on this pretty lacy top, the Sugarcane Top. With the weather warming up, we all need something breezy, loose and fun! In hindsight, I might have chosen a lighter weight yarn.

I used Lion Brand's Comfy Cotton Blend which is a category 3 but feels heavier. I might try this pattern with their coboo yarn, which I am in love with!

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This pattern has a 2 row repeat and it's extremely easy to customize. You can make it longer, add sleeves, or make it a poncho!

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GAUGE | In Pattern

2.5” = 9 stitch repeat

1.5” = 2 row repeat


Sizes - XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)

2 (2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4) Cakes


US Size J/6mm Crochet Hook



ch – Chain

st(s) – Stitch(es)

sl st – Slip Stitch

sp – Space

beg – Beginning

rep – Repeat

rem – Remaining

sk – Skip

dc – Double Crochet

Special Stitches

Picot – ch3, slip stitch into the first chain stitch.

V Stitch – [1dc, ch2, 1dc] in the indicated stitch.

Shell Stitch – [2dc, picot, 3dc, picot, 2dc] in the indicated stitch.

LEVEL - Intermediate


The beginning ch3 counts as a double crochet unless otherwise stated. For a visual assistance, watch the full video tutorial here.


Sizes XS (S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)


Foundation Row

(in multiples of 9 + 4): ch 85 (94, 103, 112, 112, 121, 139, 139, 148). 1dc in 4th ch from hook. *ch2, sk3, V st as follows [1dc, ch2, 1dc] in next st, ch2, sk3, 1dc in each of the next 2 sts. Rep from * across.

Tip: Use the Foundation Double Crochet Stitch (instead of chain sts).

Row 2: ch3, turn. 1dc in next dc st. *ch2, V st in center of shell st, ch2, 1dc in each of the next 2 sts. Rep from * across working last dc in 3rd ch of the turning ch.

Repeat rows 1 & 2 for a total of 32 (34, 36, 36, 38, 38, 38, 40, 40) rows including the foundation row. You want to end after the shell row.

For a longer top, keep repeating rows 1 & 2 until desired length. Do not fasten off. You can use the working yarn for the side seams.


With right sides facing each other. Place markers approx. 9 (9, 10, 10, 11, 11, 12, 12, 13) inches from top for armholes. Adjust armhole depth as desired.

Work sl sts (or desired method of seaming) for the side seam until you reach the marker. Fasten off. Rep for other side.


Place markers approx. 10 (10, 11, 12, 13, 13, 13, 14, 14) inches for the boat neck hole.

Make sure the sides are the same distance from the edge. Adjust neck hole width as desired.

Fasten on the edge and work sl sts (or desired method of seaming) along the shoulders until the marker. Fasten off. Rep for other side.

Tip: See video for optional shoulder seams.


Weave in all ends.

Turn top right side out and you’re done!

Left-Handed Tutorial

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