I’ve been on a granny square kick lately. It’s one of those crochet techniques that could go anywhere – a blanket, coaster, sweater, bag – so many possibilities! Years ago I made a very simple granny square top that I love to wear in the warmer months. It was made up of two squares seamed at the shoulders and sides. For this crochet granny square long sleeve top I wanted to experiment with the sleeves and with the shoulders so that the fit wouldn’t be too boxy and bulky. I’m really happy with how the shape turned out and is it just me or does this not have 60s / 2001 A Space Odyssey vibes?
I hope you like this crochet top as much as I enjoyed making it (except weaving in the ends, no one likes that).
This post isn’t really a pattern but rather a guide on how you can take a bunch of squares and triangles to make something wearable. I will most definitely be making another top like this one with different yarn and will update this post with more details in the future.
Crochet Granny Square Long Sleeve Top
This granny square top was made with your basic worsted weight cotton yarn (yes, the kind that is commonly used to make dish cloths).
I used a size 5.5mm crochet hook for the entire thing as well as a yarn needle to sew everything together.
Here are the number and types of pieces I used:
- 2 large squares for the front and back. Each square has 13 rounds and measures approx. 16″ x 16″ inches.
- 18 squares for the sleeves (9 squares per sleeve). Each square has 4 rounds and measures approx. 5″ x 5″ inches.
- 4 triangles for the shoulders (2 triangles per shoulder). Each triangle has 6 rows and measures approx. 4.5″ from the top to the bottom center
- 4 triangles for the sleeve hems (2 triangles per sleeve). Each triangle has 5 rows and measures approx. 4″ from the top to the bottom center.
- 2 rectangles for the sides. Each rectangle has 3 rounds and measures approx. 10″ x 4″.
All the parts!
Here’s how I sewed the shoulder triangles together before attaching them to the large squares:
Here’s how I laid out the squares to make the sleeves:
And here’s the finished top!