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Free Knitting and Crochet Patterns from Elaine Phillips

Black Openwork Summer Top

Difficulty level: *** Intermediate

Free Crochet Top Pattern

Size: M (L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X)

Chest: 38 [42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62] inches

Materials: Aunt Lydia's 100% Mercerized Cotton, Size 3, 150yd/138m - 14 (16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26) balls. Top crocheted using 2 strands of the thread (shop for this yarn here!)

Hook: D (3.25 mm) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Gauge:
12 dc - 2" (5 cm)

Abbreviations:

ch = chain
st(s) = stitch(es)
sl st = slip stitch
sc = single crochet
dc = double crochet
FPdc – front post double crochet
BPdc – back post double crochet

Crochet Rib

Round 1: 1 FPdc, 1 BPdc, repeat to the end of the round
Repeat round 1.

Filet crochet decrease (fc-dec)

Beginning of the row (fc-dec-f)
Chain 3, skip 1, 1 dc (triangle mesh will be formed instead of rectangular)

End of the row (fc-dec-e)
To form a triangle mesh at the end of the row instead of regular rectangle last mesh work 1 dc, skip 1, 1 tr.

Top

Size M

Back

Chain 124
Row 1: dc in the 4th ch (counts as 2 dc), 15 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1dc, ch 1, skip 1, *17 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1* repeat from * to * 5 times, 1 dc.
Row 2: ch 4 (counts as 1 dc and 1 ch), skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, *17 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1* repeat from * to * 5 times, 17 dc.
Row 3: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 16 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1dc, ch 1, skip 1, *17 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1* repeat from * to * 5 times, 1 dc.
Rows 4-6: repeat rows 2-3
Row 7: ch 4, skip 1, 13 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, *13 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1*, repeat from * to * 4 times, 13 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc.
Row 8: ch 3, 4 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1 , *9 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1* repeat from * to * 5 times, 9 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc.
Row 9: ch 3, 2 dc, *ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 9 dc*, repeat from * to * 5 times, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc, ch 1 , skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 7 dc.
Row 10: ch 3, 8 dc, *ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 13 dc*, repeat from * to * 5 times, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc.
Row 11: ch 3, 6 dc, * ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 17 dc*, repeat from * to * 5 times, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 11 dc.
Row 12: ch 3, 10 dc, * ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 17 dc*, repeat from * to * 5 times, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 7 dc.
Rows 13-52: repeat rows 11-12.
Row 53: ch 3, 4 dc, *ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 13 dc*, repeat from * to * 5 times, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 9 dc.
Row 54: ch 3, 6 dc, *(ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc) 5 times, ch 1, skip 1, 9 dc*, repeat from * to * 5 times, (ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc) 5 times, ch 1 skip 1, 3 dc.
Row 55: ch 4, skip 1, (1 dc, ch 1, skip 1) 7 times, *5 dc, (ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc) 7 times, ch 1, skip 1* repeat from * to * 5 times, 5 dc.
Row 56: ch 4, skip 1, *1 dc, ch 1, skip 1*, repeat to the end of the row, 1 dc.
Rows 57-73: repeat row 56. Tie off.

Front

Rows 1-57: work as back
Row 58: Place stitch markers at the 23rd and 38th chain spaces.
To shape a neckline now work each side of the front separately.

Left Front

Row 59: ch 4, skip 1, (1 dc, ch 1, skip 1) 21 times, fc-dec-e (filet crochet decrease at the end of the row), turn.
Row 60: fc-dec-f (filet crochet decrease at the beginning of the row), (ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc) to the end of the row.
Rows 61-65: repeat rows 59-60 decreasing 5 more filet meshes.
Rows 66-73: ch 4, skip 1, (1 dc, ch 1, skip 1) to the end of the row. Tie off.

Right Front

Start at the left market (other side of the neckline)
Row 59: fc-dec-f (filet crochet decrease at the beginning of the row), (ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc) to the end of the row.
Row 60: ch 4, skip 1, (1 dc, ch 1, skip 1) 21 times, fc-dec-e (filet crochet decrease at the end of the row), turn.
Rows 61-65: repeat rows 59-60 decreasing 5 more filet meshes.
Rows 66-73: ch 4, skip 1, (1 dc, ch 1, skip 1) to the end of the row. Tie off.

Size L

Back

Chain 148
Row 1: dc in the 4th ch (counts as 2 dc), 17 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1dc, ch 1, skip 1, *17 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1* repeat from * to * 6 times, 3 dc.
Row 2: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, *17 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1* repeat from * to * 6 times, 19 dc.
Row 3: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 18 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1dc, ch 1, skip 1, *17 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1* repeat from * to * 6 times, 3 dc.
Rows 4-6: repeat rows 2-3
Row 7: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 2 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 13 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, *13 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1*, repeat from * to * 5 times, 13 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 3 dc.
Row 8: ch 3, 6 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1 , *9 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1* repeat from * to * 6 times, 9 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 3 dc.
Row 9: ch 3, 4 dc, *ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 9 dc*, repeat from * to * 6 times, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc, ch 1 , skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 9 dc.
Row 10: ch 3, 10 dc, *ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 13 dc*, repeat from * to * 6 times, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 7 dc.
Row 11: ch 3, 8 dc, * ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 17 dc*, repeat from * to * 6 times, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 13 dc.
Row 12: ch 3, 12 dc, * ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 17 dc*, repeat from * to * 6 times, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 9 dc.
Rows 13-52: as row 11-12.
Row 53: ch 3, 6 dc, *ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 13 dc*, repeat from * to * 6 times, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 11 dc.
Row 54: ch 3, 8 dc, *(ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc) 5 times, ch 1, skip 1, 9 dc*, repeat from * to * 6 times, (ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc) 5 times, ch 1 skip 1, 5 dc.
Row 55: ch 4, skip 1, (1 dc, ch 1, skip 1) 7 times, *5 dc, (ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc) 7 times, ch 1, skip 1* repeat from * to * 6 times, 7 dc.
Row 56: ch 4, skip 1, *1 dc, ch 1, skip 1*, repeat to the end of the row, 1 dc.
Rows 57-73: repeat row 56. Tie off.

Front

Rows 1-57: work as back
Row 58: Place stitch markers at the 28th and 44th mesh spaces.
To shape a neckline now work each side of the front separately.

Left Front

Row 59: ch 4, skip 1, (1 dc, ch 1, skip 1) 26 times, fc-dec-e (filet crochet decrease at the end of the row), turn.
Row 60: fc-dec-f (filet crochet decrease at the beginning of the row), (ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc) to the end of the row.
Rows 61-65: repeat rows 59-60 decreasing 5 more filet meshes.
Rows 66-73: ch 4, skip 1, (1 dc, ch 1, skip 1) to the end of the row. Tie off.

Right Front

Start at the left market (other side of the neckline)
Row 59: fc-dec-f (filet crochet decrease at the beginning of the row), (ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc) to the end of the row.
Row 60: ch 4, skip 1, (1 dc, ch 1, skip 1) 26 times, fc-dec-e (filet crochet decrease at the end of the row), turn.
Rows 61-65: repeat rows 59-60 decreasing 5 more filet meshes.
Rows 66-73: ch 4, skip 1, (1 dc, ch 1, skip 1) to the end of the row. Tie off.

Size XL

Back

Chain 172
Row 1: dc in the 4th ch (counts as 2 dc), 19 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1dc, ch 1, skip 1, *17 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1* repeat from * to * 7 times, 5 dc.
Row 2: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 4 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, *17 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1* repeat from * to * 7 times, 21 dc.
Row 3: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 20 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1dc, ch 1, skip 1, *17 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1* repeat from * to * 7 times, 5 dc.
Rows 4-6: repeat rows 2-3
Row 7: ch 4, skip 1, 17 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, *13 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1*, repeat from * to * 6 times, 13 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc.
Row 8: ch 3, 8 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1 , *9 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1* repeat from * to * 7 times, 9 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc.
Row 9: ch 3, 6 dc, *ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 9 dc*, repeat from * to * 7 times, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc, ch 1 , skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 11 dc.
Row 10: ch 3, 12 dc, *ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 13 dc*, repeat from * to * 7 times, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 9 dc.
Row 11: ch 3, 10 dc, * ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 17 dc*, repeat from * to * 7 times, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 15 dc.
Row 12: ch 3, 14 dc, * ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 17 dc*, repeat from * to * 7 times, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 11 dc.
Rows 13-54: as row 11-12.
Row 55: ch 3, 8 dc, *ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 13 dc*, repeat from * to * 7 times, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 11 dc.
Row 56: ch 3, 10 dc, *(ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc) 5 times, ch 1, skip 1, 9 dc*, repeat from * to * 7 times, (ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc) 5 times, ch 1 skip 1, 7 dc.
Row 57: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 4 dc, ch 1, skip 1, (1 dc, ch 1, skip 1) 7 times, *5 dc, (ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc) 7 times, ch 1, skip 1* repeat from * to * 7 times, 5 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc.
Row 58: ch 4, skip 1, *1 dc, ch 1, skip 1*, repeat to the end of the row, 1 dc.
Rows 59-75: repeat row 56. Tie off.

Front

Rows 1-59: work as back
Row 60: Place stitch markers at the 33rd and 51st chain spaces.
To shape a neckline now work each side of the front separately.

Left Front

Row 61: ch 4, skip 1, (1 dc, ch 1, skip 1) 31 times, fc-dec-e (filet crochet decrease at the end of the row), turn.
Row 62: fc-dec-f (filet crochet decrease at the beginning of the row), (ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc) to the end of the row.
Rows 63-67: repeat rows 59-60 decreasing 5 more filet meshes.
Rows 68-75: ch 4, skip 1, (1 dc, ch 1, skip 1) to the end of the row. Tie off.

Right Front

Start at the left market (other side of the neckline)
Row 61: fc-dec-f (filet crochet decrease at the beginning of the row), (ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc) to the end of the row.
Row 62: ch 4, skip 1, (1 dc, ch 1, skip 1) 31 times, fc-dec-e (filet crochet decrease at the end of the row), turn.
Rows 63-67: repeat rows 59-60 decreasing 5 more filet meshes.
Rows 68-75: ch 4, skip 1, (1 dc, ch 1, skip 1) to the end of the row. Tie off.

Size 2X

Back

Chain 204
Row 1: dc in the 4th ch (counts as 2 dc), 15 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1dc, ch 1, skip 1, *17 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1* repeat from * to * 9 times, 1 dc.
Row 2: ch 4 (counts as 1 dc and 1 ch), skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, *17 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1* repeat from * to * 9 times, 17 dc.
Row 3: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 16 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1dc, ch 1, skip 1, *17 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1* repeat from * to * 9 times, 1 dc.
Rows 4-6: repeat rows 2-3
Row 7: ch 4, skip 1, 13 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, *13 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1*, repeat from * to * 8 times, 13 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc.
Row 8: ch 3, 4 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1 , *9 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1* repeat from * to * 9 times, 9 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc.
Row 9: ch 3, 2 dc, *ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 9 dc*, repeat from * to * 9 times, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc, ch 1 , skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 7 dc.
Row 10: ch 3, 8 dc, *ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 13 dc*, repeat from * to * 9 times, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc.
Row 11: ch 3, 6 dc, * ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 17 dc*, repeat from * to * 9 times, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 11 dc.
Row 12: ch 3, 10 dc, * ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 17 dc*, repeat from * to * 9 times, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 7 dc.
Rows 13-56: as rows 11-12.
Row 57: ch 3, 4 dc, *ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 13 dc*, repeat from * to * 9 times, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 9 dc.
Row 58: ch 3, 6 dc, *(ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc) 5 times, ch 1, skip 1, 9 dc*, repeat from * to * 9 times, (ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc) 5 times, ch 1 skip 1, 3 dc.
Row 59: ch 4, skip 1, (1 dc, ch 1, skip 1) 7 times, *5 dc, (ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc) 7 times, ch 1, skip 1* repeat from * to * 9 times, 5 dc.
Row 60: ch 4, skip 1, *1 dc, ch 1, skip 1*, repeat to the end of the row, 1 dc.
Row s 61-77: repeat row 56. Tie off.

Front

Rows 1-61: work as back
Row 62: Place stitch markers at the 40rd and 61st chain spaces.
To shape a neckline now work each side of the front separately.

Left Front

Row 63: ch 4, skip 1, (1 dc, ch 1, skip 1) 38 times, fc-dec-e (filet crochet decrease at the end of the row), turn.
Row 64: fc-dec-f (filet crochet decrease at the beginning of the row), (ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc) to the end of the row.
Rows 65-69: repeat rows 59-60 decreasing 5 more filet meshes.
Rows 70-77: ch 4, skip 1, (1 dc, ch 1, skip 1) to the end of the row. Tie off.

Right Front

Start at the left market (other side of the neckline)
Row 63: fc-dec-f (filet crochet decrease at the beginning of the row), (ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc) to the end of the row.
Row 64: ch 4, skip 1, (1 dc, ch 1, skip 1) 38 times, fc-dec-e (filet crochet decrease at the end of the row), turn.
Rows 65-69: repeat rows 59-60 decreasing 5 more filet meshes.
Rows 70-77: ch 4, skip 1, (1 dc, ch 1, skip 1) to the end of the row. Tie off.

Size 3X

Back

Chain 220
Row 1: dc in the 4th ch (counts as 2 dc), 15 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1dc, ch 1, skip 1, *17 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1* repeat from * to * 10 times, 1 dc.
Row 2: ch 4 (counts as 1 dc and 1 ch), skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, *17 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1* repeat from * to * 10 times, 17 dc.
Row 3: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 16 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1dc, ch 1, skip 1, *17 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1* repeat from * to * 10 times, 1 dc.
Rows 4-6: repeat rows 2-3
Row 7: ch 4, skip 1, 13 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, *13 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1*, repeat from * to * 9 times, 13 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc.
Row 8: ch 3, 4 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1 , *9 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1* repeat from * to * 10 times, 9 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc.
Row 9: ch 3, 2 dc, *ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 9 dc*, repeat from * to * 10 times, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc, ch 1 , skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 7 dc.
Row 10: ch 3, 8 dc, *ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 13 dc*, repeat from * to * 10 times, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc.
Row 11: ch 3, 6 dc, * ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 17 dc*, repeat from * to * 10 times, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 11 dc.
Row 12: ch 3, 10 dc, * ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 17 dc*, repeat from * to * 10 times, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 7 dc.
Rows 13-58: as rows 11-12.
Row 59: ch 3, 4 dc, *ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 13 dc*, repeat from * to * 10 times, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 9 dc.
Row 60: ch 3, 6 dc, *(ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc) 5 times, ch 1, skip 1, 9 dc*, repeat from * to * 10 times, (ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc) 5 times, ch 1 skip 1, 3 dc.
Row 61: ch 4, skip 1, (1 dc, ch 1, skip 1) 7 times, *5 dc, (ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc) 7 times, ch 1, skip 1* repeat from * to * 10 times, 5 dc.
Row 62: ch 4, skip 1, *1 dc, ch 1, skip 1*, repeat to the end of the row, 1 dc.
Rows 63-79: repeat row 56. Tie off.

Front

Rows 1-63: work as back
Row 64: Place stitch markers at the 43rd and 66th chain spaces.
To shape a neckline now work each side of the front separately.

Left Front

Row 65: ch 4, skip 1, (1 dc, ch 1, skip 1) 41 times, fc-dec-e (filet crochet decrease at the end of the row), turn.
Row 66: fc-dec-f (filet crochet decrease at the beginning of the row), (ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc) to the end of the row.
Rows 67-71: repeat rows 59-60 decreasing 5 more filet meshes.
Rows 72-79: ch 4, skip 1, (1 dc, ch 1, skip 1) to the end of the row. Tie off.

Right Front

Start at the left market (other side of the neckline)
Row 65: fc-dec-f (filet crochet decrease at the beginning of the row), (ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc) to the end of the row.
Row 66: ch 4, skip 1, (1 dc, ch 1, skip 1) 41 times, fc-dec-e (filet crochet decrease at the end of the row), turn.
Rows 67-71: repeat rows 59-60 decreasing 5 more filet meshes.
Rows 72-79: ch 4, skip 1, (1 dc, ch 1, skip 1) to the end of the row. Tie off.

Size 4X

Back

Chain 244
Row 1: dc in the 4th ch (counts as 2 dc), 15 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1dc, ch 1, skip 1, *17 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1* repeat from * to * 11 times, 1 dc.
Row 2: ch 4 (counts as 1 dc and 1 ch), skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, *17 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1* repeat from * to * 11 times, 17 dc.
Row 3: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 16 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1dc, ch 1, skip 1, *17 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1* repeat from * to * 11 times, 1 dc.
Rows 4-6: repeat rows 2-3
Row 7: ch 4, skip 1, 13 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, *13 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1*, repeat from * to * 10 times, 13 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc.
Row 8: ch 3, 4 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1 , *9 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1* repeat from * to * 11 times, 9 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc.
Row 9: ch 3, 2 dc, *ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 9 dc*, repeat from * to * 11 times, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc, ch 1 , skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 7 dc.
Row 10: ch 3, 8 dc, *ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 13 dc*, repeat from * to * 11 times, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc.
Row 11: ch 3, 6 dc, * ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 17 dc*, repeat from * to * 11 times, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 11 dc.
Row 12: ch 3, 10 dc, * ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 17 dc*, repeat from * to * 11 times, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 7 dc.
Rows 13-60: as rows 11-12.
Row 61: ch 3, 4 dc, *ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 13 dc*, repeat from * to * 11 times, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 9 dc.
Row 62: ch 3, 6 dc, *(ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc) 5 times, ch 1, skip 1, 9 dc*, repeat from * to * 11 times, (ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc) 5 times, ch 1 skip 1, 3 dc.
Row 63: ch 4, skip 1, (1 dc, ch 1, skip 1) 7 times, *5 dc, (ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc) 7 times, ch 1, skip 1* repeat from * to * 11 times, 5 dc.
Row 64: ch 4, skip 1, *1 dc, ch 1, skip 1*, repeat to the end of the row, 1 dc.
Row s 65-81: repeat row 56. Tie off.

Front

Rows 1-65: work as back
Row 66: Place stitch markers at the 48th and 73rd chain spaces.
To shape a neckline now work each side of the front separately.

Left Front

Row 67: ch 4, skip 1, (1 dc, ch 1, skip 1) 46 times, fc-dec-e (filet crochet decrease at the end of the row), turn.
Row 68: fc-dec-f (filet crochet decrease at the beginning of the row), (ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc) to the end of the row.
Rows 69-73: repeat rows 59-60 decreasing 5 more filet meshes.
Rows 74-81: ch 4, skip 1, (1 dc, ch 1, skip 1) to the end of the row. Tie off.

Right Front

Start at the left market (other side of the neckline)
Row 67: fc-dec-f (filet crochet decrease at the beginning of the row), (ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc) to the end of the row.
Row 68: ch 4, skip 1, (1 dc, ch 1, skip 1) 46 times, fc-dec-e (filet crochet decrease at the end of the row), turn.
Rows 69-73: repeat rows 59-60 decreasing 5 more filet meshes.
Rows 74-81: ch 4, skip 1, (1 dc, ch 1, skip 1) to the end of the row. Tie off.

Size 5X

Back

Chain 260
Row 1: dc in the 4th ch (counts as 2 dc), 15 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1dc, ch 1, skip 1, *17 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1* repeat from * to * 12 times, 1 dc.
Row 2: ch 4 (counts as 1 dc and 1 ch), skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, *17 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1* repeat from * to * 12 times, 17 dc.
Row 3: ch 3 (counts as 1 dc), 16 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1dc, ch 1, skip 1, *17 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1* repeat from * to * 12 times, 1 dc.
Rows 4-6: repeat rows 2-3
Row 7: ch 4, skip 1, 13 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, *13 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1*, repeat from * to * 11 times, 13 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc.
Row 8: ch 3, 4 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1 , *9 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1* repeat from * to * 12 times, 9 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc.
Row 9: ch 3, 2 dc, *ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 9 dc*, repeat from * to * 12 times, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc, ch 1 , skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 7 dc.
Row 10: ch 3, 8 dc, *ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 13 dc*, repeat from * to * 12 times, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 5 dc.
Row 11: ch 3, 6 dc, * ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 17 dc*, repeat from * to * 12 times, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 11 dc.
Row 12: ch 3, 10 dc, * ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 17 dc*, repeat from * to * 12 times, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 7 dc.
Rows 13-62: as rows 11-12.
Row 63: ch 3, 4 dc, *ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 13 dc*, repeat from * to * 12 times, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 9 dc.
Row 64: ch 3, 6 dc, *(ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc) 5 times, ch 1, skip 1, 9 dc*, repeat from * to * 12 times, (ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc) 5 times, ch 1 skip 1, 3 dc.
Row 65: ch 4, skip 1, (1 dc, ch 1, skip 1) 7 times, *5 dc, (ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc) 7 times, ch 1, skip 1* repeat from * to * 12 times, 5 dc.
Row 66: ch 4, skip 1, *1 dc, ch 1, skip 1*, repeat to the end of the row, 1 dc.
Row s 67-83: repeat row 56. Tie off.

Front

Rows 1-67: work as back
Row 68: Place stitch markers at the 51st and 78th chain spaces.
To shape a neckline now work each side of the front separately.

Left Front

Row 69: ch 4, skip 1, (1 dc, ch 1, skip 1) 49 times, fc-dec-e (filet crochet decrease at the end of the row), turn.
Row 70: fc-dec-f (filet crochet decrease at the beginning of the row), (ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc) to the end of the row.
Rows 71-75: repeat rows 59-60 decreasing 5 more filet meshes.
Rows 76-83: ch 4, skip 1, (1 dc, ch 1, skip 1) to the end of the row. Tie off.

Right Front

Start at the left market (other side of the neckline)
Row 69: fc-dec-f (filet crochet decrease at the beginning of the row), (ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc) to the end of the row.
Row 70: ch 4, skip 1, (1 dc, ch 1, skip 1) 49 times, fc-dec-e (filet crochet decrease at the end of the row), turn.
Rows 71-75: repeat rows 59-60 decreasing 5 more filet meshes.
Rows 76-83: ch 4, skip 1, (1 dc, ch 1, skip 1) to the end of the row. Tie off.


Finishing:

Join shoulder seams.
Join side seams leaving 11" (11.5", 12", 12.5", 13", 13.5", 14", 14.5") [27 (29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41)] cm) open from the top (armhole).

Finish neck and sleeves by crocheting 1" (2.5 cm) wide bands with sc (single crochet).

Crochet 1 round of 190 (240, 320, 380, 410, 460, 490) dc at the bottom of the top.
Crochet Crochet Rib for 10 rounds (optional). Tie off.

Enjoy!

Pattern was updated May 16, 2016



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Poster: Joy
September 11, 2014

I'd really love it if you would respond to this question: how the hek do the left and right front join?
Poster: Shirley Esau
May 25, 2013

This is a really cute top and I can't wait to finish it, however, I am having the difficulty as Laura. I wonder if Rows 3-6 should have said repeat rows 1 and 2 instead of just row 2. Are both sides supposed to be the same? I would think so. I hope you were able to figure it out Laura, or got some help with it. It can be very frustrating when the pattern doesn't seem to be quite right.
Poster: Elaine Phillips
September 23, 2014

Instructions for left and right fronts are for neckline shaping.
Poster: Margie
July 23, 2013

I read the instructions and it does not look like it should. Worked bottom up should have 17 DC and 2 filet stitches. When I did it, wholes are scattered.Someone PLEASE help!!!
Poster: Marie Pauline
August 2, 2014

There's a starting 124 ch on the front and same on the back, that means 248 in total, how do I put 190 dc round the bottom? Should I just skip 58 ch in random? Help please.
Poster: reina
June 21, 2013

Anyway to make this in a small? Would really appreciate it.....
Poster: Carolyn L
May 24, 2013

When I first read the directions they didn't seem to match up with the picture, then I realized we were starting at the bottom and working UP. seems a logical thing afterward, but I think it should be included in directions. ( for us simple ones, lol ) The pattern is beautiful and I'd like to try it in a cotton yarn instead of 2 strands of the light weight Aunt Lydia's. Does anyone have any thoughts on this? Would also love to see a photo of a finished garment made by one of Us.
Poster: Bell
May 23, 2013

Thank you, this is lovely. If everyone will read the complete instructions carefully, they will see answers to questions posed.
Poster: Connie B
May 23, 2013

I would like to see instructions for a size small...I would like to make this for myself but the size medium is too big.
Poster: dotb in mo
February 11, 2013

Wow...thanks for the plus sizes...with size directions!!!
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Rib and lower part of the top.

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