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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Emily is a WAHM of 4 children. She is the Editor of Happily Hooked Magazine and Pattern Pack Pro and the owner of Em’s Corner. She spent her years before children as a middle school math teacher, but now enjoys crocheting at her kids’ sporting events and spoiling her nieces and nephews. She loves to teach her children and her nieces and nephews to crochet. When she’s not crocheting, she’s outside with her camera. She was raised in San Diego but now finds herself in the very hot Southern California desert.

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