Crochet Top with Apple

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Crochet Top with Apple


Thompson, Suzann


mid 1970s


33" around at underarms, 18.5" from hem to shoulder


The pattern for this single-crochet top, with an apple motif, came from a Woman's Day or Family Circle magazine published in the mid-1970s. I was in high school at the time, and loved the bold design. It was the first time I had crocheted two colors in one row, but I just followed the instructions, and all was well. Since the top was short-sleeved, naturally I thought of it as a summer garment. However, the yarn was worsted-weight acrylic, which isn't the best fiber to wear during a sweltering hot Texas summer. On the other hand, it would have been good inside, because many businesses and classrooms were over-airconditioned. In May 2017, my daughter Eva tried on the crocheted top with the apple. With her permission, I include the photo I took of her then. The top measures 33" around the body at the underarm; from hem to shoulder, it is 18.5". I don't know who designed this cute top.


Suzann Thompson


suzannthompson, “Crochet Top with Apple,” Center for Knit and Crochet Digital Repository, accessed June 18, 2024,