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Lace Summer Top with Filet Inserts

Difficulty level: **** Experienced

Free Crochet Top Pattern

Size: S (M, L, XL)

Materials: Aunt Lidya's crochet thread Size #10, 350 yds (300 m) - 5 balls.


Crochet hook 1 (2.75 mm) OR SIZE NEEDED TO OBTAIN GAUGE

Gauge: 1 pattern repeat - 2 1/2" (6 cm)

Filet : 35 st x 17 rows = 4" x 4" (10 x 10 cm)

Pattern: Multiple of 16 sts + 5 (plus 1 for base row)
See diagram below.

Base row: 1 sc into 2nd ch from hook, (skip 1 ch, 5 dc into next ch, skip 1 ch, 1 sc into next ch, ch 5, skip 3 ch) repeat to the end of the row.End with 1 sc, skip 1 ch, 5 dc, skip 1 ch, 1 sc into next ch, turn.

Row 1: *(5 ch, 1 sc into next 5-ch arch) twice, 5 dc into next sc, 1 sc into 3rd of next 5 dc, 5 dc into next sc, 1 sc into next arch*, repeat from * to *, ending 5 ch, 1 sc into nexy arch, 2 ch, 1 dc into last sc, skip 1 ch, turn.

Row 2: 1 ch, 1 sc into first st, skip 2 ch, *5 ch, 1 sc into next 5-ch arch, 5 dc into next sc, 1 sc into 3rd of next 5 dc, 5 ch, 1 sc into 3rd of next 5 dc, 5 dc into next sc, 1 sc into next arch*, repeat from * to *, ending 5 ch, 1 sc into 2-ch arch, turn.

Row 3: 3 ch (count as 1 dc), 2 dc into 1st st, *1 sc into next 5-ch arch, 5 dc, into next sc, 1 sc into 3rd of next 5 dc, 5 ch, 1 sc into next arch, 5 ch, 1 sc into 3rd of next 5 dc, 5 dc into next sc*, repeat from * to *, ending 1 sc into next arch, 3 dc into last sc, skip 2 ch, turn.

Row 4: 1 ch, 1 sc into 1st st, *5 dc into next sc, 1 sc into 3rd of next 5 dc, (5 ch, 1 sc into next arch) twice, 5 ch, 1 sc into 3rd of next 5 dc*, repeat from * to *, ending 5 dc into next sc, 1 sc into top of 2 ch, turn.

Row 5: 3 ch, (count as 1 dc), 2 dc into 1st st, *1 sc into 3rd of next 5 dc, 5 dc into next sc, 1 sc into next arch, (5 ch, 5 dc into next arch) twice, 5 dc into next sc*, repeat from * to *, ending 1 sc into 3rd of next 5 dc, 3 dc into last sc, skip 2 ch, turn.

Row 6: 1 ch, 1 sc into 1st st, *5 ch, 1 sc into 3rd of next 5 dc, 5 dc into next sc, 1 sc into next arch, 5 ch, 1 sc into next arch, 5 dc into next sc, 1 sc into 3rd of next 5 dc*, repeat from * to *, ending 5 ch, 1 sc into top of 2 ch, turn.

Row 7: *5 ch, 1 sc into next 5 ch arch, 5 ch, 1 sc into 3rd of next 5 dc, 5 dc into next sc, 1 sc into next arch, 5 dc into next sc, 1 sc into 3rd of next 5 dc*, repeat from * to *, ending 5 ch, 1 sc into next arch, 2 ch, 1 dc into last sc, skip 2 ch, turn.

Row 8: 1 ch, 1 sc into 1st st, skip 2 ch, 5 ch, 1 sc into next 5-ch arch, 5 ch, 1 sc into 3rd of next 5 dc, *5 dc into next sc, 1 sc into 3rd of next 5 dc, (5 ch, 1 sc into next arch)twice, 5 ch, 1 sc into 3rd of next 5 dc*, repeat from * to *.

Repeat rows 1-8

 

Lace Inserts

Square Lace Insert
Chain 45
Rows 1-19: *1 dc, 1 ch, skip next loop* repeat along the row. Tie off.

Second Lace Insert
Chain 45
Rows 1-10: *1 dc, 1 ch, skip next loop* repeat along the row.
Rows 11-19: continue filet net on the half of the row (see drawing). Tie off.
Connect these lace inserts by crocheting the sides together with sc.

Triangle Lace Insert
Chain 29 (base of the triangle).
Rows 1-8: *1 dc, 1 ch, skip next loop* repeat along the row, decreasing one cell at the begining and end of the row. Tie off. Crochet 2.

Top body
Top crocheted as one piece starting from the bottom of the back and finishing on the bottom of the front (see drawing).
Chain 118 (134, 150, 166).
Rows 1-80: Crochet 7 (8, 9, 10) pattern repeats horizontally and 10 repeats vertically.
Rows 81-88: Make decreases at both sides for the triangle lace inserts (see chart for left and right decreases).
Rows 89-96: Make increases at both sides for the triangle lace inserts (see chart for left and right increases)..
To shape the neckline in the row 81 work 3 pattern repeats, turn and continue to work the right side of the neckline back and forth decreasing for 1 pattern repeat in 8 rows (rows 81-88).
Join the yarn on the other side of the back (pattern repeats from the right edge), and work the left side of the neck mirroring the right side.
To shape the front neck line increase on both sides adding 1 pattern repeat on both sides in 9 rows (rows 89-96).
Row 97: work the right side stitches, chain 32 (for 2 pattern repeats), work left side stitches. Continue to work the front for 2 more pattern repeats (16 rows).
Continue to crochet front making space for connected lace inseets (see drawing) working from 2 balls of yarn as follows :
decrease on both sides for 16 rows
increase for 8 rows
decrease for 8 rows
increase for 16 rows.
Connect both sides. Continue to work for 16 rows.
Tie off.

 

Finishing:
Attach front and triangle lace inserts by sc. To make a fLange around the inserts croche 2 additional rows of sc.
Crochet 3 rows of sc along the bottom of the top, along the neckline and armholes.

Enjoy!



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Poster: Susan Pilar
July 11, 2014

I've made two: one black and one white. I love it. I left the insets out of the front and the sleeves/caps on the second one and I like it even better...(essentially doing the back for the front also) Always get compliments on them.
Poster: Elaine Phillips
June 25, 2013

I added charts for increases and decreases.
Poster: Hoa Moran
September 10, 2013

I need to know how many chains to start out for a small pattern
Poster: Janice
July 12, 2014

Read further past the lace inserts, "top body"
Poster: Elaine Phillips
June 25, 2013

I added instructions for size S.
Poster: rei
June 26, 2013

Thank you so very much, it is gorgeous...much obliged
Poster: Elaine Phillips
July 8, 2013

350 yds balls
Poster: Elaine Phillips
August 1, 2013

The pattern repeats every 8 rows. Then you need to work 80 rows, or 10 pattern repeats.
Poster: Nancy Meyers
May 23, 2014

I would love to make this for my daughter, but I don't know how many to chain to get started for a size large. If I missed it somewhere,I apologize
Poster: Lisa M
October 27, 2013

Love this pattern, enjoying making it. Please correct me if I am wrong but I found I had to change the first row of pattern to "5ch,1sc in 3rd DC of 5-DC, 5ch, 1 sc into next arch. Was having difficulty getting the correct amount of patterns horizontally (M-8) and figured this out from the picture of the pattern. Thanks again and keep on crocheting
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