White Filet Lacy Top with Contrasting Bands

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.
Aunt Lydia's 100% Mercerized Cotton, Size 10, 350yd/320m blue - 1 ball.
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!


More Information

Filet pattern

Close up of the top

Close-up of the bottom band