Crochet Lace Top LW1516

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Skill Level: Intermediate

Designed by Mary Jane Protus.

Directions are for Size Small; changes for Sizes Medium and Large are in parentheses.

RED HEART® "Symphony™": 2 (2, 3) Balls No. 4630 Light Green.
Crochet Hook: 8mm [US L-11].
Yarn needle.

GAUGE: 10 sts = 4"; 8 rows = 4" in pat. CHECK YOUR GAUGE. Use any size hook to obtain the gauge.
To Fit Bust: 30-32 (34-36, 38-40)".
Finished Bust Measurement: 34 (38, 42)".

BACK: Ch 53 (59, 65).

Row 1 (Wrong Side): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, ch 3, skip 2 ch, sc in next ch, * ch 5, skip 2 ch, sc in next ch, ch 3, skip 2 ch, sc in next ch; rep from * across; turn.

Row 2 (Right Side): Ch 4; holding back last lp on hook, work 4 dc in ch-3 sp, yo and draw through all 5 lps on hook - CL made; * ch 2, sc in ch-5 lp, ch 2, CL in ch-3 sp; rep from * to last sc; ch 1, dc in last sc; turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in dc, ch 5, * sc in ch-2 sp, ch 3, sc in sp, ch 5; rep from * to last sp; sc in 3rd ch of ch-4; turn.

Row 4: Ch 4, sc in ch-5 lp, * ch 2, CL in ch-3 sp, ch 2, sc in ch- 5 lp; rep from * to last sc; ch 1, dc in last sc; turn.

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in dc, ch 3, * sc in ch-2 sp, ch 5, sc in sp, ch 3; rep from * to last st; sc in 3rd ch of ch-4; turn.

Rep Rows 2-5 until 14" from beg, end by working Row 4.

Shape Armholes: Sl st to CL, sc in ch-2 sp, [ch 3, sc in sp, ch 5, sc in sp] 6 (7, 8) times, ch 3, sc in sp; turn. Rep Rows 2-5 until armholes measure 6 (7, 8)", end Row 4 (2, 4).

Shape Shoulder: Ch 1, work pat to 3rd (4th, 5th) ch-2 sp; turn - 11 (14, 17) sts. Work 1 more row in pat. Fasten off.

With wrong side facing, skip center 6 ch-2 sps; attach yarn in next sp; work pat to end. Work 1 more row in pat. Fasten off.

FRONT: Work same as Back until armholes measure 4 (5, 6)", end Row 4 (2, 4).

Divide for Neck -Row 1: Work pat to 4 (4, 6)th ch-2 sp, ch 1, dc into next ch-2 sp; turn.

Sizes S (L) Only-Row 2: Ch 3, sc in ch-5 lp, work pat across; turn.

Row 3: Work pat to last sc; sc in last sc; turn.

Row 4: Ch 3, sc in ch-5 lp, work pat to end; turn.

Row 5: Work pat to last sp; sc in ch-3 sp; turn.

Row 6: Rep pat Row 2 - 11 (17) sts. Fasten off.

Size M Only-Row 2: Ch 3, CL in ch-3 sp, work pat across; turn.

Row 3: Work pat to last sp; sc in ch-3 sp; turn.

Row 4: Ch 4, sc in ch-5 lp, work pat across; turn.

Row 5: Work pat to last sp; sc in ch-4 sp; turn.

Row 6: Ch 4, CL in ch-3 sp, work pat across - 14 sts. Fasten off.

With wrong side facing, skip center 2 (4, 2) ch-2 sps, attach yarn in next ch-2 sp; work pat to end. Complete to correspond to first side.

SLEEVES: Ch 29 (35, 41).Work same as Back until 9 rows have been completed. Shape sides as follows:

Row 10: Ch 3, dc in first sc, work pat to last sc; 2 dc in last sc; turn.

Row 11: Ch 1, sc in 2 dc, work pat to last 2 sts; sc in dc, sc in top of ch-3; turn.

Row 12: Ch 3, dc in first sc, ch 2, sc in ch-5 lp, work pat to last ch-5 lp; sc in ch-5 lp, ch 2, 2 dc in last sc, turn.

Row 13: Ch 1, sc in first dc, ch 5, work pat to last sp; sc in last sp, ch 5, skip dc, sc in top of ch-3; turn.

Row 14: Rep pat Row 4.

Row 15: Rep pat Row 5.

Rep Rows 10-15 three more times. Work even until 16 (16, 18)" from beg, end Row 4.

Shape Cap-Row 1: Ch 1, sl st to first CL, [sc in next sp, ch 3, sc in sp, ch 5] 6 (7, 8) times, sc in sp, ch 1, dc in next sp; turn.

Row 2: Ch 3, [sc in ch-5 lp, ch 2, CL in ch-3 sp, ch 2] 5 (6, 7) times, sc in ch-5 lp, dc in ch-3 sp; turn.

Row 3: Sl st in sc, skip first ch-2 sp, [ch 5, sc in sp, ch 3, sc in sp] 4 (5, 6) times, ch 2, skip last ch-2 sp, dc in last sc; turn.

Row 4: Ch 3, CL in ch-3 sp, [ch 2, sc in ch-5 lp, ch 2, CL in ch-3 sp] 3 (4, 5) times, dc in ch-5 lp; turn.

Row 5: [Ch 5, sc in sp, ch 3, sc in sp] 3 (4, 5) times, ch 2, dc in top of ch-3; turn.

Row 6: Rep Row 4 working sts in brackets 2 (3, 4) times. Fasten off for Sizes S and M.

Size L: Rep Rows 5 and 6 once more working sts in brackets 4 times on Row 5 and 3 times on Row 6. Fasten off.

FINISHING: Sew shoulder and side seams. Sew sleeve seams. Set in sleeves. Work 1 round sc around lower edge of body and each sleeve; work 1 round sc around neck. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

ABBREVIATIONS: beg = beginning; ch = chain; dc = double crochet; lp(s) = loop(s); mm = millimeters; rep = repeat; sc = single crochet; sl st = slip stitch; sp(s) = space(s); st(s) = stitch (es): yo = yarn over; * or ** = repeat whatever follows the * or ** as indicated; [ ] = work directions given in brackets the number of times specified.

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