Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Lace summer top - free pattern

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I have a few abandoned projects, in various stages of completion. Some of these, like this top here, though completed were never published due to various reasons even unknown to me. It could be possible that I lost interest somewhere down the line or simple forgot about their existence. I think this was my first attempt at designing an adult clothing.


My last free pattern was in April which you can find by clicking here. It's been 3 months and I think you're long overdue for a free pattern. If you are a beginner crocheter and would like to step into the world of adult clothing I think this would be the right pattern for you.  

This is an easy pattern suitable for a beginner. I have used sport weight yarn and size G/4.00 mm crochet hook. You will need approximately 450 to 650 yards of yarn. The pattern includes 4 size.

Sizes

A
B
C
D
Your bust size
30” to 32”
32” to 34”
34” to 36”
36” to 38”
Width (flat across chest) of finished item
15”
16”
17”
18”

The pattern is written for size A, changes for other sizes are given within parenthesis. Size B in red, size C in blue and size D in green.

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Materials Required:

Sport weight yarns (14 wpi) approximately 450 to 650 yards
Size G/4.00 mm crochet hook
Measuring tape
Yarn needle
Decorative beads

Abbreviations Used:

ch - chain
st/sts - stitch/stitches
sl st - slip stitch
sc - single crochet
dc- double crochet
dc2tog/dc3tog - double crochet 2/3 sts worked together (decrease)
tr - treble crochet
2-tr cluster - treble 2 sts worked together in same stitch/space

Gauge:

18 dc and 9 rows = approximately 4 inches

Upper part
Note: Join at the end of each round.
Ch 168 (174, 180, 186), join with a sl st to the 1st ch being careful not to twist the chains.
Round 1: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in next ch, ch 1, skip next ch, **dc in next 2 ch, ch 1, skip next ch** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join with a sl st to 3rd ch at the beginning of round.
Round 2: Ch 3 (counts as 1st dc), dc in next dc, **ch 1, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** around, ch 1 and join with a sl st to the 3rd ch at the beginning of round.
Round 3: Repeat round 2.

Back
Note: Work in rows by turning at the end of each row.
Shaping armhole
Row 1: Sl st in next dc, sl in ch-1 space and sl st in next dc, ch 2, dc in next dc (counts as dc2tog), **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 23 (25, 25, 27) more times, ch 1, dc2tog, turn.
Row 2: Ch 2, skip next space and dc2tog (together counts as dc3tog), **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 21 (23, 23, 25) more times, ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc3tog, turn.


Row 3: Ch 2, **skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc, ch 1** Repeat from ** to ** 20 (22, 22, 24) more times, ch 1, dc in next dc, dc2tog with the ch-1 space between (refer to image on the right), turn.
Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next dc, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 20 (22, 22, 24) more times, turn.
Row 5: Repeat row 4, turn.
Strap – left
Row 6: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next dc, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 4 (5, 5, 6) more times, ch 1, dc2tog, turn.
Row 7: Ch 2, skip next ch-1 space, dc2tog, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 4 (5, 5, 6) more times, turn.
Row 8: Ch 3, dc in next dc, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 2 (3, 3, 4) more times, ch 1, dc3tog with the ch-1 space between the last st and the st before that, turn.
Row 9: Ch 2, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 2 (3, 3, 4) more times, turn.
Row 10: Ch 3, dc in next dc, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 2 (3, 3, 4) more times, turn.
Row 11 to 18 (18, 19, 20): Repeat row 10. Break off yarn.

Strap – right side
Join yarn to the first stitch in row 5 and repeat as left strap. Break off yarn.

Front
Right flap
Skip 4 dc after your last st in round 3 and join yarn in the next dc.
Row 1: Ch 2, dc in next dc (counts as dc2tog), **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 11 (11,12, 12) more times, turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, dc in next dc, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 9 (9, 10, 10) more times, ch 1, dc3tog, turn.
Row 3: Ch 2, **skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc, ch 1** Repeat from ** to ** 10 (10, 11, 11) more times, turn.
Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next dc, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 9 (9, 10, 10) more times, turn.
Row 5: Repeat row 4. Break off yarn.

Strap
Join yarn to the starting st of row 5.
Row 6: Ch 3, dc in next dc, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 4 (5, 5, 6) more times, ch 1, dc2tog, turn.
Row 7: Ch 2, skip next ch-1 space, dc2tog, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 4 (5, 5, 6) more times, turn.
Row 8: Ch 3, dc in next dc, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 2 (3, 3, 4) more times, ch 1, dc3tog, turn.
Row 9: Ch 2, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 2 (3, 3, 4) more times, turn.
Row 10: Ch 3, dc in next dc, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 2 (3, 3, 4) more times, turn.
Row 11 to 18 (18, 19, 20): Repeat row 10. Break off yarn. 

Left flap
Join yarn to the next dc after the flap opening.
Row 1: Ch 3, dc in next dc, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 10 (10, 11, 11) more times, ch 1, dc2tog, turn.
Row 2: Ch 2, skip next ch-1 space, dc2tog, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 10 (10, 11, 11) more times, turn.
Row 3: Ch 3, dc in next dc, **skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc, ch 1** Repeat from ** to ** 8 (8, 9, 9) more times, ch 1, dc in next dc, dc2tog, turn.
Row 4: Ch 3, dc in next dc, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 9(9, 10, 10) more times, turn.
Row 5: Repeat row 4. Continue working the strap.

Strap
Row 6: Ch 3, dc in next dc, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 4 (5, 5, 6) more times, ch 1, dc2tog, turn.
Row 7: Ch 2, skip next ch-1 space, dc2tog, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 4 (5, 5, 6) more times, turn.
Row 8: Ch 3, dc in next dc, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 2 (3, 3, 4) more times, ch 1, dc3tog, turn.
Row 9: Ch 2, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** 2 (3, 3, 4) more times, turn.
Row 10: Ch 3, dc in next dc, **ch 1, skip next ch-1 space, dc in next 2 dc** Repeat from ** to ** (3, 3, 4) more times, turn.
Row 11 to 18 (18, 19, 20): Repeat row 10. Break off yarn. 
With the wrong side out sew the free ends of the shoulder straps together.
Lower part
Join yarn in the ch-1 space next to the joint in round 1 of upper part.
Round 1: Ch 4, dc in same space, ch 1, **(dc, ch 1, dc – called V) in next ch-1 space, ch 1** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join with a sl st to the 3rd ch at the beginning of round.
Round 2: Sl st in ch-1 space, ch 5, **sc in the center of next V, ch 5** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join with a sl st to sc at the beginning of round.
Round 3: Sl st in next ch-5 space, ch 3 (counts as dc), 2 dc in same space, ch 2, sc in next ch-5 space, ch 2, **3 dc in next ch-5 space, ch 2, sc in next ch-5 space, ch 2** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join with a sl st to the 3rd ch at the beginning of round.
Round 4: Ch 4, V in next dc, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1, **dc in next dc, ch 1, V in next dc, ch 1, dc in next dc, ch 1** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join with a sl st to the 3rd ch.
Round 5: Sl st in next ch-1 space, dc and next ch-1 space to reach the center of next V, **ch 5, skip next ch-1 space and sc in next ch-1 space, ch 5, skip next ch-1 space and sc in the center of next V** Repeat from ** to ** around.
Round 6: Sl st in 3 chains to reach the center of ch-5 space, ch 1, sc in same space, ch 3, **sc in next ch-5 space, ch 3** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join with a sl st to the 1st sc at the beginning of round.
Round 7: Ch 4, dc in same st, ch 1, **V in next sc, ch 1** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join with a sl st to the 3rd ch.

Repeat rounds 2 to 7 until the total length measures about 17 (17, 18, 18) inches finishing with round 6. Add more rows if you want more length. 
Edging
Round 1: Ch 4, tr, ch 2, 2-tr cluster in same st, [2-tr cluster, ch 2, 2-tr cluster] in each sc around. Join.
Round 2: Ch 1, sc in same st, **[sc, ch 3, sc, ch 5, sc, ch 3, sc] in next ch-2 space, sc in next 2 sts** Repeat from ** to ** around. Join. 
Finishing
Join yarn to one end of the front opening and ch 35. Fasten off yarn leaving a long tail to thread in the beads. Use beads that have opening large enough to pass through the yarn. Thread the beads through the tail and make a knot at the end. Repeat for the other side. Weave in all the loose ends.





3 comments:

  1. I can't imagine that you could ever forget its existence, because this top is really wonderful, my dear! Thank you very much for sharing the pattern. This will surely go to my To Do List. Have a lovely day!

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  2. This top looks so beautiful! I would make it a little bit longer because I don't like to wear short tops, but I'd choose the same color :-)

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