Lace Summer Top with Filet Inserts
Difficulty level: Experienced
Free Crochet Top Pattern
Size: 10/12 (40/42)
Materials: Aunt Lidya''s crochet thread Size #10 - 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)
Multiple of 16 sts + 5
See diagram below.
Square Lace Insert
Rows 1-19: *1 dc, 1 ch, skip next loop* repeat along the row. Tie off.
Second Lace Insert
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 crocheted as one piece starting from the bottom of the back and finishing on the bottom of the front
Rows 1-72: Crochet 8 pattern repeats horizontally and 15 repeats vertically.
Rows 91-96: Make decreases at both sides for the triangle lace inserts.
Rows 97-102: Make increases at both sides for the triangle lace inserts.
To shape the neckline in the row 91 close 2 pattern repeats in the middle. Continue side parts separately
decreasing 1 pattern repeat in 6 rows (rows 91-96).
To shape the front neck line increase on both sides adding 1 pattern repeat on both sides in 9 rows (rows
97 - 105).
Continue to crochet front making space for connected lace inseets (see drawing). Crochet to make the
same length as the back.
Attach front and triangle lace inserts by sc. To make a flange around the inserts croche 2 additional rows of
Crochet 3 rows of sc along the bottom of the top, along the neckline and armholes.