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.
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.