Cropped Raglan Top


Faux button list, soft style, shorter front hem. This cropped top is both comfy and cute, and knitting one isn’t all that challenging. The pattern features two styles to mix and match.


I wanted a raglan-sleeved top knit from the collar down with a hem that was shorter in the front. For a long time I wondered and pondered how to make it. The solution was so simple I actually woke up in the middle of the night having figured it out, and laughed.

The pattern includes two styles for a cropped raglan top, made with different yarn. The black top is made with 100% cotton yarn with yardage of 363 yards/332 meters/100 grams. Gauge for this yarn is, in this sweater, 18 stitches and 29 rows per 4×4 square. The top took approximately 200 grams of yarn in size S.
The orange top is made with a fingering weight mystery yarn I dug up from a flea market. It came with no info, so I can’t offer much on that. The gauge on the orange top is 22 stitches and 29 rows per 4×4 square. The orange top also weighs about 200 grams, so the yarn I used was very light which made the finished garment wondrously elastic and remarkably comfortable to wear.

The pattern is written in Finnish and English, all in the same .pdf-file, and includes both written instructions and a shorter photo-tutorial on how exactly to construct the top. The pattern is written for size S, but includes information on how to knit larger sizes. You’ll have to do a bit more counting for sizes M and up, though, so be prepared!


This pattern includes two styles made with different yarn. Gauge for the black, short-sleeved version is 18 stitches and 29 rows/4″x4″/ 10 cm x 10 cm. For the orange top, gauge is 22 stitches and 29 rows/4″x4″/ 10 cm x 10 cm.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • S ->


  • Yarn (both tops weigh in approx 200 grams)
  • Circular needle size 5mm (US8)
  • Crochet hook (optional) size 4mm (US6)