Mobile Menu IconMenu
Free Knitting and Crochet Patterns from Elaine Phillips

White Filet Lacy Top with Contrasting Bands

Difficulty level: *** Intermediate

Free Crochet Top Pattern

Size: 12/14 (42/44)

Materials: Aunt Lydia's 100% Mercerized Cotton, Size 10, 1000 yd/914 m white - 2 balls. (shop for this yarn here!)
Aunt Lydia's 100% Mercerized Cotton, Size 10, 350yd/320m blue - 1 ball. (shop for this yarn here!)
Hook: 7 (1.65 mm) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Gauge:
7 dc - 3/4" (2 cm)

Filet Pattern see drawing

Work ch 3 at the beginning of each row, which counts as 1 dc.
Row 1: 3 dc, 1 ch, skip 1, *7 dc, 1 ch, skip 1, 7 dc, 1 ch, skip 1,* repeat from * to *, 3 dc
Row 2: 1 dc, 1 ch, skip 1, 1 dc, 1 ch, skip 1, *(1 dc, 1 ch, skip 1) repeat 8 times, * repeat from * to *, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc
Row 3: 3 dc, 1 ch, skip 1, *7 dc, 1 ch, skip 1, 7 dc, 1 ch, skip 1* repeat from * to *, 3 dc
Row 4: 3 dc, 1 ch, skip 1 *7 dc, 1 ch, skip 1, 3 dc, 1 ch, skip 1, 3 dc, 1 ch, skip 1* repeat from * to *, 3 dc
Row 5: 3 dc, 1 ch, skip 1, *7 dc, 1 ch, skip 1, 7 dc, 1 ch, skip 1* repeat from * to *, 3 dc
Row 6: 1 dc, 1 ch, skip 1, 1 dc, 1 ch, skip 1, *(1 dc, 1 ch, skip 1) repeat 8 times, * repeat from * to *, 1 dc, ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc
Row 7: 3 dc, 1 ch, skip 1, *7 dc, 1 ch, skip 1, 7 dc, 1 ch, skip 1,* repeat from * to *, 3 dc
Row 8: 3 dc, 1 ch, skip 1, *3 dc, 1 ch, skip 1, 3 dc, 1 ch, skip 1, 7 dc, 1 ch, skip 1,* repeat from * to *, 3 dc
Row 9: 3 dc, 1 ch, skip 1, *7 dc, 1 ch, skip 1, 7 dc, 1 ch, skip 1,* repeat from * to *, 3 dc
Repeat rows 2 - 9. 1 pattern repeat - 8 rows

Directions:
Top crocheted as one piece starting from the bottom of the back and finishing on the bottom of the front (see drawing).

Crochet chain 180.
Row 1:1 dc in the 4th ch, 3 dc, 1 ch, skip 1, *7 dc, 1 ch, skip 1, 7 dc, 1 ch, skip 1,*, repeat from * to * 10 times, 7 dc, 1 ch, skip 1, 4 dc.
Rows 2-105: 13 pattern repeats, 8 rows each.
Rows 106-129:To shape a neckline skip 4.5 horizontal pattern repeats (72 sts) in the middle of the back and continue to crochet both sides separately for 24 rows (3 vertical pattern repeats) . Chain 72 to connect the sides.
Rows 130-225: Continue Filet pattern for 12 more repeats.
Row 226: as row 1. Tie off.

Finishing:
Join side seams leaving 8" (20 cm) open for the armholes.
Finish neck and sleves by crocheting 1 in (2.5 cm) blue bands with sc (single crochet). To make the corners of the neck band mitered decrease for 1 sc in every row.

For the bottom band crochet 4 rows of *7 dc, 1 ch, skip 1* with blue yarn. Tie off.

Enjoy!



Comments

There are 6 total comments on this article.

Leave a comment about the article.
Poster: Aurora
May 24, 2016

If it is a rectangle how to do create the sleeves?
Poster: Elaine Phillips
April 22, 2015

The size is 12/14, this info is as the top of the pattern. The top is made as a large rectangle with the hole for the head.
Poster: Norma Tabor
April 10, 2015

I like this pattern very much, but have 2 questions.1st there does not seems to be size indications. 2nd- I do not see directions for making the sleeve caps. Pattern indicates that you just go straight up to neck. Please clarify this for me.
Poster: Rits
July 23, 2017

The sleeves are part of the body and are "self-forming".
Poster: Krynne
July 16, 2014

Would anyone know if there are skips between the ch1 in the repeated patterns? From the chart it looks like there are, but in the written instructions it doesn't say. Any help here would be appreciated! Thank you!
Poster: Suzy
May 28, 2014

So Cute! But why only size 12/14? Really would like to see 8/10.

Guest I will have to chart it to see if I can figure how much to decrease.

More Information

Filet pattern

Close up of the top

Close-up of the bottom band

If you liked this pattern, you might also like:


Black Openwork Summer Top

Lace Summer Top with Filet Inserts

Knitted Red Summer Top

Browse Similar Items by Category:

Patterns:Crochet >> Top
Difficulty Level:3-Intermediate
Size:L
Technique:Filet
Yarn Weight:Lace

Mailing List
Enter your e-mail to receive announcements of new free patterns:

Or follow us using: