When We Are Knitters asked if I would like to collaborate with them, I had to pinch myself. One of my dream companies is asking ME? I was completely humbled & eternally grateful for being given this amazing opportunity. They were so sweet in gifting me their incredible cotton yarn, as well as a WAK hook. Well, it is now time to share with you our collaboration!

I created a FREE PATTERN with their amazing 100% Peruvian Pima Cotton. Let me introduce you to the ‘ALL HAIL’ Halter.

Can I say just how amazing this yarn works up?! It feels like heaven in your hands–the softest cotton I have ever felt! Now let’s get into the pattern.

Please note that the final product cannot be sold & the pattern is for personal use ONLY. Thank you!

Intermediate Pattern


  • A skein of We Are Knitters 100% Peruvian Pima Cotton (duh!) Pictured is the color khaki.
  • A 3.75mm hook (size F) & 4.25mm hook (size G)
  • Sewing Needle (to weave ends)
  • Scissors
  • Stitch Marker (or use a safety pin, like me!)


  • width: 4 single crochet stitches = 1 inch
  • height: 6 single crochet stitches = 1 inch


  • SC: Single Crochet
  • SS: Slip Stitch
  • HDC: Half Double Crochet
  • DC: Double Crochet
  • CH: Chain

Part 1: The Body

Pick up your bigger hook (Size G: 4.25mm). First we are making a long rectangle shape that will go around your ribcage.

A cup: Make a chain that is 12 inches long (and then chain one extra)
B cup: Make a chain that is 14 inches long (and then chain one extra)
C cup: Make a chain that is 16 inches long (and then chain one extra)
D cup: Make a chain that is 18 inches long (and then chain one extra)
DD cup: Make a chain that is 20 inches long (and then chain one extra)

SC across for as many rows as you want the length of your halter top to be. The one pictured has 25 rows and is pretty cropped. If you would like this to be full length, then crochet as many rows as desired!

Part 2: The Cups

Next you are going to count how many stitches wide your work is & find the middle stitch of your work. Place your stitch marker at that spot.

SC towards the stitch marker, until you are 1 stitch away from the stitch marker, creating 2 even rows of SC, remembering to chain 1 at the end of each row.

After completing the 2 rows, we will begin to decrease for each row by NOT chaining 1 at the end of the row, and putting your hook into the second stitch and continuing on with the row. You are now beginning to make a triangle shape. Stop until the last row has 11 stitches. Cut your yarn and repeat this step on the other side.

This is where we are going to change hooks. Switch to your smaller hook (size F: 3.75mm) and crochet around the whole piece (to even out all of the edges). You can start at the bottom of your work, and SC ALL the way around your work.

Notice how the edges look a lot cleaner. SC one more row ALL the way around (creating 2 rows of SC around your entire piece)

Part 3: The Neckline

Insert your smaller hook into the first stitch of the top of one of the cups and chain 1. DC into the next stitch, SC into the next, DC in the next, etc. Chain 1 at the end of the row. Ensure that you are crocheting 11 stitches (SC, DC, SC, DC, SC, DC, SC, DC, SC, DC, SC). You will start with a SC stitch and end the row with a SC stitch. Chain 1 and repeat. Repeat this same row for 13 rows and stop. Do this same process on the top of the other cup, once again ensuring you are crocheting 11 stitches to ensure everything is symmetrical.

Now we are going to SC across the top towards the center to connect (slip stitch) the top of the neckline together in the center and continue to SC across the top.

You can see how I SC across from right to left, now I will SS into the first stitch of the left side, connecting the pieces at the center. Continue to SC across the other side.

CH 1 and do one more row of SC across the top!

At this point you can create 2 chains that will be the ties that will go around your neck. On each side I chained 65 (again you can make it as long as you need!) One chain will go where my hook is shown above, the other chain will be on the opposite side.

Part 4: Bottom Edging

Flip your work upside down. We are going to work across the bottom, creating a fun but simple trim. With your smaller hook, SC in the first 3 stitches. On that third stitch, chain 2. SC around the post of that 3rd SC. SC in the next 3 stitches. On that last stitch repeat what you just did by chaining 2 and SC around the post of that stitch.

Continue all the way across. Cut and weave in all ends that have to be cleaned up.

Part 5: Corset Back

Lastly we are going to create the sides/back of the top on each side.

Starting from the bottom, grab your smaller hook. SC up the side. I went up to the height of how tall the very first rectangle we made was. (You can go as high up as you need, knowing this will wrap around the side of you, to the back.) SC for another 3 rows. On the 5th & 6th row, CH 2 and HDC across. For row 7, CH 2, and DC on the first stitch. CH 1 and skip 2 stitches, make 2 DC in the next same stitch, CH 1 and skip 2 stitches, make 2 DC in the same stitch, repeat across for row 7. We are making gaps for the ties to weave through, creating a corset backing. Finally for row 8, SC across. Repeat on the same side. At the top of the the corset piece, crochet a chain of about 190. This will weave, criss crossing towards the bottom.

Part 6: Tassels

Cut 5 pieces of yarn about 8 inches long. Fold them in half. Stick your needle through the end of the chain and loop the 5 pieces around your hook, and pull the 5 pieces halfway through the loop of the chain. Release your hook. Feed your fingers through the loop. With your fingers that are through the loop, pull the ends of the tassel through that loop. Pull tight on the ends of the pieces, til the knot on the tassel is secure. Cut the ends to your liking.

Your top is now complete! Hooray!

If there is any confusion at all, feel free to email me: and I would absolutely love to help or clarify!

Again, a HUGE thank you to We Are Knitters for this incredible collaboration. Nothing makes my heart happier than creating 🙂

If you do create the ALL HAIL Halter, PLEASE use the hashtag #WAKxREY418  and tag @weareknitters & @rey_418 on Instagram // We want to see your work!

Happy crocheting!

Amber, REY418

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Fearless: bold, brave, courageous. The way my short 26 years on this Earth have gone, I assumed I had no other choice but to be fearless. I never doubted, I never second guessed. I always trusted my mom when she would say to me, “everything will be ok”.

I was born with Goldenhar Syndrome. As google sums it up, “it is a rare congenital defect characterized by incomplete development of the ear, nose, soft palate, and lip”. In other words, my face was not symmetrical. I was born with half of a left eyelid causing a severe eye infection which would leave me completely blind in one eye, my eyes were very far apart, I had skin tags by my nose and ears, my nose was underdeveloped, and I had half of a vertebra (which would later lead to scoliosis). Being a rare syndrome, finding a doctor that could help, and whom my parents trusted, was rough. My first surgery was at 2 years old. It was an 18 hour+ surgery where they would try to bring my eyes closer together. Unfortunately there were no changes after that long surgery. It wasn’t until my mom found the top craniofacial (bones/face) doctors and team at UCLA who she felt could finally help. They performed multiple surgeries on my head and face from age 2 all the way to age 12. In junior high I had 2 back surgeries to correct my scoliosis. After those surgeries, I assumed I’d be surgery free for a while and lead more of a normal life, free of bandages and hospital stays.

Fast forward to finishing my first year as an undergrad at Chapman University studying business and art. I had a cold, which was thought to be bronchitis. This bronchitis ended up being Stage 4 Hodgkin’s Lymphoma at 20 years old (July 2010). WHAT. Life was pretty surreal at this point. I had a tumor the size of a tennis ball in my lung, collapsing it. I went through 6 months of chemotherapy and went into remission on February 10th, 2011, one day before my birthday. Talk about best present ever.

Now, that was my medical past of 26 years summed up in just a few paragraphs, but I’m sure you get the gist. I was always faced with an obstacle, as we all are. However, for me I never thought I could not do it or get passed it. Honestly I just wanted to get that surgery done, go to that doctor’s appointment quickly, get through that treatment, in order to move forward. Whatever I had to do, I did it. This mentality is one that I am so thankful to have. Not to say I have this mentality 100% of the time, I am only human. But it is my optimism and strength that has got me to the place where I am in my life. I went through painful treatments with a smile because I always thought being happy was so much easier to do than to be sad or angry. I never ask, “why me?”. Anything can happen to anybody. I would never trade any of my experiences. I am stronger because of them.

The main reason I survived was because of my fearlessness. It is this mentality that I am trying to get back to 100%. I know it’s still in me, but at times it vanishes. Which is ok–we are human. I’ve been having more doubts, more anxiety, as I approach these “self-discovery” years in my mid twenties. Questions creep up about career, relationships, purpose. So here I am being fearless in expressing this insecurity. I know in my heart what I want to do, and this blog was the first.

Let’s get this party started and be fearless together.

HUG, Amber