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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Lace-Up Top Free Pattern




A variation of the Lace-Up Overdress, this top consists of two sections, Front and Back, joined together by weaving ties along the side seams. The shoulder straps are adjustable ties. Strips of lace are sewn across the Front and Back hem. Ends of ties are decorated with coloured wooden beads.

YOU WILL NEED:
Yarn: Fettuccia Fine by Ice Yarns. 150M/50gr. 100% acrylic.
Hook: 3.5mm
Substitute yarn with Fine Weight yarn in cotton, acrylic, bamboo, or blends in solid colour.
Notions: 12 pcs wooden beads to decorate the shoulder and side ties.
You will also need matching colour lace at least 2 inches wide and 34 inches long.

MEASUREMENTS:
Fits Bust 30”-34”
Length: 21”

GAUGE:
16 sc=4”/10cm

DESIGN NOTES: To make a top in your size, start with a foundation ch in multiples of 12 +4. For a top to fit Bust 42”, you may start with ch 84 +4. To make a longer top, rep Rows 3-12 twice.



INSTRUCTIONS:

FRONT

Ch 60 +4 (count as 1 dc).

Row 1: Dc in 5th ch fr hk, dc in each ch across, ch 5, turn. (61 dc made)

Row 2: Sk first 2 dc, sc in next dc, *ch 5, sk next 3 dc, sc in next dc, rep fr * across, end with ch 2, dc in last dc, ch 3, turn.

Row 3: 5 dc in 2-ch sp, sc in next 5-ch lp, *ch 5, sc in next 5-ch lp, 11 dc in next 5-ch lp, sc in next 5-ch lp, rep fr * across, end with 6 dc in last 5-ch turning ch, ch 3, turn.

Row 4: 3 dc in first dc, *sk next 2 dc, sc in next dc, ch 5, sc in next 5-ch lp, ch 5, sk next 2 dc, sc in next dc, sk next 2 dc, 7 dc in next dc, rep fr * across, end last rep with 4 dc in last 3-ch turning ch, ch 1, turn.

Row 5: Sc in first dc, *[ch 5, sc in next 5-ch lp] twice, ch 5, sk 3 dc, sc in next dc, rep fr * across, ending last rep with sc in top of last 3-ch turning ch, ch 5, turn.

Row 6: Sc in first 5-ch lp, *[ch 5, sc in next 5-ch lp] twice, ch 2, 3dc-CL in next sc, ch 2, sc in next 5-ch lp, rep fr * across, ending last rep with ch 2, dc in last sc, ch 1, turn.

Row 7: Sc in first dc, ch 5, sc in first 5-ch lp, ch 5, sc in next 5-ch lp, *ch 5, sc in top of next 3dc-CL, [ch 5, sc in next 5-ch lp] twice, rep fr * across, ending with ch 5, sc in third ch of 5-ch turning ch, ch 5, turn.

Row 8: *Sc in 5-ch lp, in next 5-ch lp make 11 dc, sc in next 5-ch lp, ch 5, rep fr * across, ending with 11 dc in second to the last 5-ch lp, sc in last 5-ch loop ch 2, dc in last sc, ch 1, turn.

Row 9: Sc in first dc, *ch 5, sk 2 dc, sc in next dc, sk next 2 dc, 7 dc in next dc, sk next 2 dc, sc in next dc, ch 5, sc in next 5-ch lp, rep fr * across, ending last rep with sc in third ch of 5-ch turning ch, ch 5, turn.

Row 10: Sc in first 5-ch lp, *ch 5, sk 3 dc, sc in next dc, [ch 5, sc in next 5-ch lp] twice, rep fr * across, ending last rep with ch 2, dc in last sc, ch 1, turn.

Row 11: Sc in first dc, *ch 5, sc in next 5-ch lp, ch 2, 3dc-CL in next sc, ch 2, sc in next 5-ch lp, ch 5, sc in next 5-ch lp, rep fr * across, ending last rep with ch 5, sc in third ch of 5-ch turning ch, ch 5, turn.

Row 12: Sc in first 5-ch lp, *ch 5, sc in top of next 3dc-CL, [ch 5, sc in next 5-ch lp] twice, rep fr *a cross, ending last rep with ch 2, dc in last sc, ch 3, turn.

Row 13-22: Rep Row 3-12, ending last Row with ch 1, turn.

SHAPE THE ARMHOLES

Row 23: Sl st in 2-ch sp, ch 3, 2 dc in same 2-ch sp, sc in next 5-ch lp, *ch 5, sc in next 5-ch lp, 11 dc in next 5-ch lp, sc in next 5-ch lp, rep fr * across, end with ch 5, sc in next 5-ch lp, 3 dc in 5-ch turning ch, ch 1, turn.

Row 24: Sc in first dc, *ch 5, sc in next 5-ch lp, ch 5, sk 2 dc, sc in next dc, sk 2 dc, 7 dc in next dc, sk 2 dc, sc in next dc, rep fr * across, end with ch 5, sc in next 5-ch lp, ch 2, sk 2 dc, dc in top of 3-ch turning ch, ch 1, turn.

Row 25: Sc in 2-ch sp, ch 5, sc in next 5-ch lp, *ch 5, sk 3 dc, sc in next dc, [ch 5, sc in next 5-ch lp] twice, rep fr * across, end with sc in third ch of last 5-ch lp, turn.

Row 26: Sl st in each of next 2 ch, ch 1, sc in same 5-ch lp, ch 5, sc in next 5-ch lp, *ch 2, 3dc-CL in next sc, ch 2, sc in next 5-ch lp, [ch 5, sc in next 5-ch lp] twice, rep fr * across, end with ch 5, sc in third ch of last 5-ch lp, ch 5, turn.

Row 27: *Sc in first 5-ch lp, ch 5, sc in top of next 3dc-CL, [ch 5, sc in next 5-ch lp] twice, rep fr * across, end with ch 2, dc in last sc, ch 3, turn.

Row 28 – 31: Rep Rows 3-6.

MAKE THE NECKLINE:

Row 32: Sc in first dc, *[ch 3, sc in next 5-ch lp] twice, rep fr * across, end with ch 3, sc in third ch of last 5-ch turning ch, ch 1, turn.

Row 33: Sc in first sc, *3 sc in next 3-ch sp, sc in next sc, rep fr * across, ending with sc in last sc, ch 1, sc in same sc then continue working along side of piece as follows:

Evenly crochet an edging along the side of the piece by making 3 sc in each 3-ch turning ch/dc stem, and 1 sc in each sc. When you reach the bottom of the piece, make 3 dc in dc stem (this is the first Row of the piece), then in foundation ch make (sc, ch 1, sc). Continue working along the bottom hem (foundation ch) of the piece as follows: sc in each of next 2 ch, *picot, sc in each of next 3 ch, rep from * across, ending with (sc, ch 1, sc) in last ch. Continue working sc evenly along other side of the piece in a similar way as the first side. When you reach the last Row, work (sc, ch 1, sc) in the last sc, then finally, make the neckline trim as follows: sc in each of next 2 sc, *picot, sc in each of next 3 sc, rep from * across, ending with (sc, ch 1, sc) in last sc. Fasten off.



BACK

Same as in Front.

Block Front and Back pieces before joining with ties.

SIDE TIES

Ch 250 to make tie for side seam of overdress. Weave the tie in corresponding holes along side of overdress joining Front and Back sides together. Start joining from the top (at the armpit) downwards.

Make another tie for the other side of the overdress.

SHOULDER STRAPS

Join yarn with sl st to corner of neckline at Front. Ch 50, fasten off. Tie to corresponding hole at corner at Back. Rep for the other shoulder strap.

FINISHING

Weave in all ends. Decorate ends of ties with wooden beads and/or tassels. Sew matching colour lace over the first row of Front. Do the same for the Back.