Flowers and Diamonds Summer Top – A Free Crochet Pattern by Toyslab Creations
Isn’t the Flowers and Diamonds Summer Top just gorgeous? I am thrilled that Sulaimon Toyyibah, the designer behind Toyslab Creations, has honoured us with a guest designer post for this pattern!
A little bit about the designer:
I am Sulaimon Toyyibah, the designer behind Toyslab Creations, I am 29 years old, from Nigeria, and live with my husband and three kids. Other hobbies include a bit of machine knitting too.
I started crocheting at the age of eleven, I was taught by an old friend who doesn’t crochet anymore. It was the end of the school examination and while our teachers were busy marking our scripts, I seized the opportunity to learn crochet from her. I must confess, it’s one of the best decisions I have made in life.
My first makes were a baby hat for my baby sister, my mum just gave birth to her last born at the time. I also made a small bag for me that could contain a few books.
I crocheted on and off for years and learned machine knitting in between. But I have been consistently crocheting since 2019.
I started designing crochet patterns in April 2020. I had more than enough time due to the Corona Virus Lockdown. Pregnant with my third baby at the time, I was more interested in baby items. I designed my first crochet pattern: crochet baby booties worked in rows. It was, and still is, a very much loved pattern by a lot of crocheters. I have since designed about seventy patterns.
Designing baby booties, baby bonnet, baby dresses and rompers are my passion. I extended my love for baby booties worked in rows to kids and adult sizes. Designing garments for babies, kids and adults is also a favourite, but it is mostly summer wears because it is mostly hot in Nigeria.
he links to everywhere you can find me are below! I look forward to seeing you!
Thanks for reading my story. Wishing you all the very best.
Pattern specifics for this summer top:
Bust Sizes – One size fits most
– 6.0 mm crochet hook
– Dk weight yarn
– Stitch markers (Optional)
– Yarn needle
Difficulty: Advanced beginner
Abbreviations (US Version):
Ch – Chain
Sc – Single Crochet
Tr2tog – Treble crochet two together
TrTr – Triple Treble Crochet
Slst – Slip stitch
**: Repeat instruction
5 rows /2 petals = 10 cm/4 inches in pattern
– The top is worked bottom up
– Ch 4 or Ch 7 at the beginning of the row counts as a stitch.
- This pattern is one size fits most, if you want to make it bigger or smaller, the starting chain is a multiple of 8+2
- This top is 32 inches long, if you want to make yours shorter say, 28 inches, stop at row 29 instead of row 33 and then complete the two final rows.
- Work into the Ch 1 stitch and not into the Ch 1 space
- This top can also be made into a long gown.
- I used row 1 to determine the right side.
If you need any assistance with this pattern there is a video that you can find at https://youtu.be/uSfs2cj1cHE
The Pattern for this Summer Top:
Row 1: Sc into the second chain from the hook, and into each chain across. (105 stitches)
Row 2: Ch 4, turn. Tr2tog into the first stitch, *Ch 1, skip 7 stitches, into the next stitch, Tr2tog, Ch 4, slst into the same stitch, Ch 4, Tr2tog all in the same stitch* repeat across the row, finish the row with Ch 1, skip 7, into the last stitch, Tr2tog, Ch 4, slst in the same stitch.
Row 3: Ch 7, turn. Tr2tog into the Ch 1 stitch, *Ch 4, slst into the Ch 1 stitch, Ch 4, Tr2tog all in the Ch 1
stitch. Ch 1, reach over to the next Ch 1 stitch, Tr2tog, Ch 4, slst, Ch 4, Tr2tog all in the Ch 1 stitch*. Repeat across the row. Finish row with a TrTr into the first Sc of row.
Row 4: Ch 4, turn. Tr2tog into thetop of TrTr from previous row. *Ch 1, reach over to the next Ch 1 stitch, Tr2tog, Ch 4, slst, Ch 4, Tr2tog all in the Ch 1 stitch.* Repeat across the row. Finish row with Tr2tog, Ch 4, slst on top of Ch 7 of the previous row.
Row 5: Ch 7, turn. Tr2tog into the Ch 1 stitch, *Ch 4, slst into the Ch 1 stitch, Ch 4, Tr2tog all in the Ch 1
stitch. Ch 1, reach over to the next Ch 1 stitch, Tr2tog, Ch 4, slst, Ch 4, Tr2tog all in the Ch 1 stitch. *Repeat across the row. Finish row with a TrTr into the TrTr of 2 row prior
Rows 6-33: Repeat rows 4-5, ending with a repeat of row 5
Row 34: Ch 1, turn. Sc on top of TrTr, *Ch 7, Sc into Ch 1 stitch,* finish row with Ch 7, Sc on top of
Ch 7 of the previous row. (105 stitches)
Row 35: Ch 1, turn. Sc in the first stitch, Sc into each stitch across. (105 stitches)
Place both panels with the right sides facing. Sew on the wrong side.
Next, sew the last three stitches on both ends of row 35 together.
Then count 4 petals from one end, sew the Sc before, the Sc at the 4th petal and the Sc after, tie knot
and cut yarn. Repeat instructions for the other end.
I hope you enjoy making this pattern. If you have any questions you can contact me via email:
Other Places you can find Toyslab Creations:
YouTube Channel: https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCCAE7nTy_3xiSfrJ76vSj1Q
You can join my Facebook group at
Thank you Sulaimon Toyyibah for being a guest designer in our little corner of the internet! This Flowers and Diamonds Summer top is gorgeous!
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