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Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Lace Up Top v. 2



This top is a variation from the Lace-Up Overdress. This is the second version. The first version uses ties to join the sides while the second version has side seams sewn together. The first version has ties for shoulder straps while this version has a higher neckline and ties at ends of shoulders for a sabrina neckline or an off-shoulder style.

YOU WILL NEED:
Yarn: Fettuccia Fine by Ice Yarns. 150M/50gr. 100% acrylic. You will need 4 balls of this yarn.
Hook: 3.5mm
Substitute yarn with Fine Weight yarn in cotton, acrylic, bamboo, or blends in solid colour.
Notions: 4 pcs wooden beads to decorate the shoulder and side ties.
You will also need yarn needle for sewing side seams together.

MEASUREMENTS:
Fits Bust 30”-36”
Length: 20”

GAUGE:
16 sc=4”/10cm

DESIGN NOTES:
Lace-Up Top v2 is crocheted in two pieces, Front and Back. Work commences at the bottom and proceeds to the top and armholes are shaped. Edging is worked all around the piece except the neckline. Side seams are sewn together leaving the bottom undone to make side slits. The neckline is made by sewing Front and Back points at the neck/shoulder and the ends of shoulder seams joined together with ties. Ties are decorated with wooden beads.

To make a larger top, start with a foundation ch in multiples of 12 +4 and add pattern repetitions after Row 39 to make a longer piece. Sew side seams accordingly to accommodate larger armholes.



INSTRUCTIONS:

FRONT

Ch 72 +4 (count as 1 dc)

Row 1: Dc in 5th ch fr hk, dc in each ch across, ch 1, turn. (73 dc made)

Row 2: Sc in first dc, *ch 5, sk 3 dc, sc in next dc, rep fr * across; ch 5, turn.

Row 3: *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 4: 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 5: 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 6: 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 7: 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 8: 5 dc in 2-ch sp, sc in next 5-ch lp, *ch 5, sc in next 5-ch lp, in next 5-ch lp make 11 dc, sc in next 5-ch lp, rep fr * across, ending with ch 5, sc in last 5-ch lp, 5 dc in 5-ch turning ch, dc in third ch of same 5-ch turning ch, ch 3, turn.

Row 9: 3 dc in first dc, sk 2 dc, sc in next dc, ch 5, sc in 5-ch lp, *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 with ch 5, sk 2 dc, sc in next dc, 4 dc in top of last 3-ch turning ch, ch 1, turn.

Row 10: 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 11: 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 12: 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 13-32: Rep Rows 3-12. End Row 32 with sc in third ch of 5-ch turning ch, ch 1, turn.

SHAPE THE ARMHOLES/NECKLINE:

Row 33: Sl st in first 2 ch, sc in next ch, *in next 5-ch lp make 11 dc, sc in next 5-ch lp, ch 5, sc in next 5-ch lp, rep fr * across, end with 11 dc in second to the last 5-ch lp, sc in last 5-ch lp, turn.

Row 34: Sl st in first 2 dc, *sc in next dc, sk 2 dc, 7 dc in next dc, sk 2 dc, sc in next dc, ch 5, sc in next 5-ch lp, ch 5, sk 2 dc, rep fr * across, end with sc in next dc, sk 2 dc, 7 dc in next dc, sk 2 dc, sc in next dc, turn.

Row 35: Sl St in first 3 dc, sc in next 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 ch 5, sk 3 dc, sc in next dc, ch 5, turn.

Rows 36 – 37: Rep Rows 11-12.

Rows 38 – 39: Rep Row 3-4. At the end of Row 39, ch 1, turn.

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. Fasten off.

BACK

Same as in Front.

Block Front and Back pieces before joining with ties.

SHOULDER TIES

Ch 100 to make tie for shoulder of overdress. Make 2 ties.

ASSEMBLY AND FINISHING

Sew together shoulder seams at 3 dc sts in middle of first and last 7-dc group at each side of the top. Use ties to tie together Front and Back through 5-ch turning ch/ch2-dc at Row 38.

Sew side seams together along Row 25 through Row 9.

Weave in all ends. Decorate ends of ties with wooden beads and/or tassels.