Lace-Inspired Crocheted Top by Valerie Kurita

Lace-Inspired Crocheted Top

Crochet
March 2007
Sport (12 wpi) ?
22 stitches = 4 inches
in half-double crochet (US) using size E/4 (3.5mm) hook
3.5 mm (E)
1000 - 1400 yards (914 - 1280 m)
S (M, L)
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This pattern is available for free.

From the description: When it comes to lace, crochet shines! This intermediate-level design, carefully choreographed by Valerie Kurita, is worked in Cool Crochet from Bernat and boasts a bevy of pattern stitches.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Sizes: Instructions are written for the smallest size with changes for larger sizess given in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes.

Finished Measurements:

  • Bust: 32 (36.5 40)“. This is a close fitting garment at bodice that stretches to fit actual bust measurement of 34 (38 42)”.
  • Hips: 35 (40 45)“
  • Length: 19 (19.5 20)“ from top of bodice to lower edge. Length can be adjusted by positioning of straps.

Gauge:

  • 22 half-double crochet OR 11 (double crochet and ch-1) mesh to 4”
  • 16 rows to 5” in petal pattern
  • 7 scallops to 8”; 14 rows to 4” in scallop pattern