The Boat Neck Betty by Salena Baca

  Paired with some jeans or leggings, this top is light enough for summer and cute enough for every little girl.

The Designer: Salena Baca

Salena has been crocheting since before grade school, and it’s been her passion ever since! In addition to writing crochet patterns, she is also the founder and host at the American Crochet Association.

About The Pattern

Skill Level


The Yarn – Caron Simply Soft

Caron Simply Soft, medium weight #4 yarn (100% acrylic; 315 yds/288m per 6 oz/170g skein)
1 skein Orchid (A)
1 skein Purple (B)

Yarn Substitutions

Caron Simply Soft

Red Heart Soft

Deborah Norville Everyday Soft

Hook & Other Materials

US J/10 (6.0mm) crochet hook
½ inch button
Sewing needle
Matching sewing thread

Sizes/Finished Measurements

4-5y (6-8y, 9-12y)

Chest:  22 (24.5, 27)”

Neckline Opening: 16 (18, 20)”

Total Length: 12 (13, 14)”


13 dc and 8 rows = 4”/10 cm

Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain gauge.

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