China Doll by Doris Chan
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China Doll

Crochet
March 2008
Sport (12 wpi) ?
18 stitches = 4 inches
in single crochet (US)
4.5 mm
3.75 mm (F)
1224 - 1836 yards (1119 - 1679 m)
33 (36, 38.5, 41, 44)"
This pattern is available for free.
Errata available: crochetme.com

China Doll was designed in combination with her article on shaping. This top down crochet tunic pattern includes instructions for modifying the shaping at the bust, waist, and hip. Inspired by traditional Chinese costume, this crochet lace top was inspired by one of Doris’ mother’s engagement dresses.

Skill level: Experienced

Finished Size: 33 (36, 38.5, 41, 44)” / 84 (91.5, 98, 104, 111.5)cm bust circumference. Garment shown measures 33” / 84cm. Fit is snug with 0” ease.

Notions:

  • Removable stitch markers (m);
  • contrast yarn for m;
  • small-eyed yarn needle;
  • three 1/2” plastic bone rings for buttons or three purchased frog closures.

Gauge:

  • 2 rep in sh patt and 6 rows = 2 3/4” with larger hook; 18 sc = 4”.
  • Gauge for trim and collar is firmer than gauge for body.