She Sells Seashells Toddler Top- a pattern for a cause

#SeashellsToddlerTop |@5chubbyfingers

The She Sells Seashells Toddler Top consumes 450 meters of sport weight cotton yarn. I used a little less than 1 cake of 6 ply cotton yarn from Hirayah Crafts called “Puto Bumbong”.

The She Sells Seashells Toddler Top is a ribbed semi-halter top with scalloped edging detail. This piece requires zero to minimal sewing, and is crocheted continuously from start to finish. With its simple (albeit unconventional) construction paired with a few uncommon stitches, I’d like to say this pattern is ideal for confident beginners who are keen on learning new stitches.

An Unlikely Inspiration
I was struck with inspiration while making crochet face masks amidst the current COVID-19 crisis. I followed a Japanese pattern and began to appreciate its simple yet genius design. As I was making them, I was instantly motivated to translate it into a blouse for my 3 year old. Just because we are stuck inside the home, doesn’t mean we shouldn’t make any effort getting dressed right?

Pattern for a Cause

The She Sells Seashells Toddler Top is my first crochet pattern that is not available for free. But for $6 USD you may instantly download the 8 page pdf printable pattern on ravelry. Complete with construction pictures and troubleshooting consultations via email.

All proceeds made from purchasing this pattern will be donated to Bayanihan Cebu as they set up designated health centers in Cebu City to house patients who may be exhibiting symptoms or may have been exposed to the coronavirus. The Field Centers will also house a quarantine set up for those patients who may not have the resources or facilities to self-isolate.

Thank you.

Big thanks to all the pattern testers who not only took the time to create this piece, but also edited the document to the last apostrophes and gave their feedback and suggestions for this pattern. I am truly touched by your response and support. Take a look at the beautiful work they produced with this pattern, and find out which substitute yarn they used for this project to make their very own unique pieces.

@misschiffmaker‘s adorable almost 2 year old in her finished work. The garment is worked up in schachenmayr organic cotton. Love the revised scallop detail on the neckline too!
Purchased on a trip to Singapore, @giselleannompoy makes use of cottonsoft yarn by King Cole to make the top for her little cutie.
From Northern California, @laughing_frog_crochet tests the She Sells Seashells Top for her niece. Can’t wait to see her in it!
@yghrosecrochet ends up using 2 pulls of mercerized cotton yarn and 3 mm hook for her little lady who is turning two very soon.
My ever so trusty tester- @lgselda uses two strands of raylon cotton to finish the top.
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A redheaded cutie modeling her mom’s work. @barsimonney consumes 2 skeins of Caron Simply Soft for this project.
There’s always room to grow. @craftyiscory makes use to fingering yarn (double pull) from Ashley’s Crochet for her tiny tot who just turned one. Happy Birthday Sam!
@redtroika creates this vibrant green piece for her favorite little person- her niece!
This little lady from Peru wears @miagurumiis’ first crocheted garment ever made. Whoever said third time’s the charm has obviously never met her.

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