Independence Top (3-6 months) – Free Crochet Pattern

Hello everyone! I’m very excited to share my first pattern (and FREE) that I have written. The pattern was tested with one other crocheter. Please feel free to comment with any questions or suggestions. 

Any items made with this free pattern you are welcome to sell, donate, gift, etc. Pattern recognition and a link to the pattern would be appreciated.

Enjoy! -Megan

Independence Top
(3-6 months) – Free Crochet Pattern

Pattern Designed by Megan Wagner

Yarn: Caron Simply Soft in Red, White, and Royal Blue

Hook Size 5 mm (H)

Gauge: TBD

For switching colors I just carried the previous color under the first stitch of the round or row.


Body (red and white, working in rounds)

Starting with red, Ch 60, join to 1st ch, make sure not to twist the ch.

Row 1 (red)- staying with red, Ch 1, hdc in each stitch around (60 hdc)

Row 2 (red)- repeat Row 1 (60 hdc)

Row 3 (white) – switch to white, carry the red up under the first stitch, hdc in each stitch around (60 hdc)

Row 4 (white)- repeat Row 3 (60 hdc)

Row 5-6 (red) – switch to red, carry the white up under the first stitch, repeat Rows 1 and 2 (60 hdc)

Row 7-8 (white) – repeat Rows 3 and 4 (60 hdc)

Row 9- 10 (red) – repeat Rows 1 and 2 (60 hdc)

Row 11-12 (white)- repeat Rows 3 and 4 (60 hdc)


Triangle (red and white)

Note: ch 2 at beginning of each row counts as first hdc

Starting with red ch 3

Row 1 (red) – hdc in 3rd ch from hook, (2 hdc) turn

Row 2 (white) – ch 2, hdc in same stitch, 2 hdc in top of chain 2 from previous row, (4 hdc) turn

Row 3 ( white) – ch 2, hdc in same stitch, hdc in each stitch, 2 hdc in last stitch top of previous turning ch, (6 hdc)

Row 4 (red) – ch 2, hdc in same stitch, hdc in each stitch, 2 hdc in last, (8 hdc)

Row 5 (red) – ch 2, hdc in same stitch, hdc in each stitch, 2 hdc in last, (10 hdc)

Row 6 (white) – ch 2, hdc in same stitch, hdc in each stitch, 2 hdc in last, (12 hdc)

Row 7 (white) – ch 2, hdc in same stitch, hdc in each stitch, 2 hdc in last, (14 hdc)

(I stopped at row 7 for the size 3-6 month, but you can keep repeating the increase in the first and last stitch until desired width for the front two triangles together.)

Triangle Edging: sc around entire triangle and tie off.


Make another triangle in royal blue.


Slip stitch the triangles to the body. I started with the striped triangle closest to the seam of the body.


Star (white)

I used a star pattern from Whistle and Ivy. Sew the star on top of the blue triangle.

Another star pattern.


Strap Ties

Attach yarn to the top of one triangle, ch to length needed and tie off. Repeat on other triangle. (I did ch 30 for the 3-6 month size.)


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