Want to make one? Here’s how – but a note first, this isnt a very detailed tutorial, so Im assuming you have good crochet and sewing skills to begin with and will just use this idea to invent your own creation!
Make an appropriate number of granny squares of your choice, which when sewn together fit around your chest (above your boobs not right over them!). If you find the squares are not quite big enough you can add a row or two of single crochet either under the arms (to widen between two of the squares) or at the centre back. To give you an idea, this top is 8 squares around- the squares are approximately 11cm wide (I crocheted these in 8 ply cotton with a 4mm hook).
Crochet shoulder straps. These ones are 10 single crochet wide. When you are happy with the length, attach to the squares. I then did a row of single crochet around the entire neck and straps (inside and out) and two rows of single crochet along the entire bottom of the yoke. This shot shows you the yoke complete before crocheting the single crochet around all the edges.
Cut the fabric for the body of your top to desired length and finish any raw edges (especially important if its cotton). Join together up the centre back and lightly gather the top (pull through a running stitch to do this).
I decided to finish the bottom of the top with a picot edge. To do this I did a blanket stitch (kind of) evenly around the bottom of the fabric and then crocheted a picot edge (1sc,2dc,1sc) into each blanket stitch around.
I wonder what the neighbours think when they see me wandering around the garden taking photos of clothes hanging from trees, pots and the fence 🙂