MAY FLOW­ERS

This sim­ple and el­e­gant top is adorned with beau­ti­ful broom­stick lace de­tail­ing in the back.

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FIN­ISHED SIZES

In­struc­tions given fit woman’s size X- small; changes for small, medium, large, X- large, 2X- large and 3X- large are in [ ].

FIN­ISHED MEA­SURE­MENTS

Bust: 28 inches (X-small) [31 inches (small), 33 inches (medium), 361/2 inches (large), 39 inches (X-large), 43 inches (2X-large), 47 inches (3X-large)]

MA­TE­RI­ALS

• Cas­cade Yarns Ul­tra Pima light ( DK) weight cot­ton yarn ( 31/2 oz/ 220 yds/ 100g per hank):

5 [ 5, 6, 7, 7, 8, 9] # 3719 buff • Size E/ 4/ 3.5mm cro­chet hook or size needed

to ob­tain gauge • Size 50 broom­stick lace nee­dle or

50/ 25mm cro­chet hook • Ta­pes­try nee­dle

GAUGE

40 hb­hdc = 8 inches; 22 rows = 5 inches Take time to check gauge.

PAT­TERN NOTES

Piece is con­structed in sep­a­rate pieces and sewn to­gether.

Weave in loose ends as work pro­gresses. Chain-2 at be­gin­ning of row counts as her­ring­bone half dou­ble cro­chet. To main­tain straight edges, work fi­nal stitch of the row into top turn­ing chain of ev­ery row. Leav­ing the last stitch of a row un­worked in­cludes the turn­ing chain. There is no ded­i­cated right or wrong side as the stitch tex­tile is re­versible. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less oth­er­wise stated.

SPE­CIAL STITCHES

First foun­da­tion half dou­ble cro­chet (first fhdc): Ch 2, yo, insert hook into 2nd ch from hook (see il­lus­tra­tion A), yo, pull up lp, yo, pull through 1 lp on hook (see il­lus­tra­tion B— ch-1 com­pleted), yo, pull through all lps on hook (see il­lus­tra­tions C and D— hdc com­pleted). Next foun­da­tion half dou­ble cro­chet (next fhdc): * Yo, insert hook in last ch-1 made (see il­lus­tra­tion A), yo, pull up lp, yo, pull through 1 lp on hook (see il­lus­tra­tion B— ch-1 com­pleted), yo, pull through all lps on hook (see il­lus­tra­tions C and D—hdc com­pleted), rep from * as in­di­cated. Her­ring­bone half dou­ble cro­chet (hb­hdc): Yo, insert hook in st, yo, pull up lp, pull through first lp on hook, yo, pull through 2 lps on hook. Her­ring­bone half dou­ble cro­chet 2 to­gether (hb­hd­c2­tog): Yo, insert hook in st, yo, pull up lp, pull through first lp on hook, yo, insert hook in next st, yo, pull up lp, pull through first lp on hook, yo, pull through 3 lps on hook.

TOP FRONT PANEL

Row 1: With size E hook, work first fhdc (see Spe­cial Stitches), work next fhdc (see Spe­cial Stitches) 71 [80, 90, 100, 109, 119, 128] times, turn.

Rows 2–70 [2–70, 2– 69, 2– 64, 2– 66, 2– 66, 2– 64]: Ch 2 (see Pat­tern Notes), sk first st, 1 hb­hdc (see Spe­cial Stitches) in next and ev­ery st to end of row, turn. (72 [81, 91, 101, 110, 120, 129] sts)

Front Arm­hole Shap­ing Row 1: Ch 1, sk first st, sl st in next 1 [2, 4, 5, 6, 6, 6] st(s), ch 2, hb­hdc in each st across, leav­ing the last 1 [2, 4, 5, 6, 6, 6] st(s) un­worked, turn. (70 [77, 83, 91, 98, 108, 117] sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, sk first st, sl st in next 1 [1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2] st(s), ch 2, hb­hdc in each st across, leav­ing the last 1 [1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2] st(s) un­worked, turn. (68 [75, 81, 89, 96, 106, 113] sts)

Rows 3–9: Rep row 2 end­ing with (54 [61, 67, 75, 82, 92, 85] sts)

Sizes Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, 2X-Large & 3X-Large Only Row [10]: Ch 1, sk first st, sl st in next [1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2] st(s), ch 2, hb­hdc in each st across, leav­ing the last [1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2] st(s) un­worked, turn. ([59, 65, 73, 80, 90, 81] sts)

Sizes Small, Large, X-Large, 2X-Large & 3X-Large Only Row [11]: Ch 1, sk first st, sl st in next [1, 1, 1, 1, 2] st(s), ch 2, hb­hdc in each st across, leav­ing the last [1, 1, 1, 1, 2] st(s) un­worked, turn. ([57, 71, 78, 88, 77] sts)

Sizes Large, X-Large, 2X-Large & 3X-Large Only Row [12]: Ch 1, sk first st, sl st in next [1, 1, 1, 2] st(s), ch 2, hb­hdc in each st across, leav­ing the last [1, 1, 1, 2] st(s) un­worked, turn. ([69, 76, 86, 73] sts)

Sizes X-Large, 2X-Large & 3X-Large Only Row [13]: Ch 1, sk first st, sl st in next [1, 1, 2] st(s), ch 2, hb­hdc in each st across, leav­ing the last [1, 1, 2] st(s) un­worked, turn. ([74, 84, 69] sts)

Sizes X-Large & 2X-Large Only Rows [14 & 15]: Ch 1, sk first st, sl st in next st, ch 2, hb­hdc in each st across, leav­ing the last st un­worked, turn. ([70, 80] sts)

Size 2X-Large Only Rows [16–19]: Rep row 15. ([72] sts)

FRONT NECKLINE & SHOUL­DER SHAP­ING

All Sizes Row 1: Ch 2, hb­hdc in the next 12 [12, 15, 15, 15, 17, 17] sts, sl st in next 32 [35, 37, 41, 42, 40, 39] sts, ch 2, hb­hdc in the next 12 [12, 15, 15, 15, 17, 17] sts, turn. (24 [24, 30, 30, 30, 34, 34] hb­hdc, 32 [35, 37, 41, 42, 40, 39] sl sts)

First Shoul­der Row 2: Ch 2, hb­hdc in the next 11 [11, 14, 14, 14, 16, 16] sts, leav­ing all rem sts un­worked, turn. (11 [11, 14, 14, 14, 16, 16] sts)

Row 3: (Rep row 2) 18 [18, 21, 25, 23, 20, 27] times. (11 [11, 14, 14, 14, 16, 16] sts) Fas­ten off.

2nd Shoul­der

Row 1: Join (see Pat­tern Notes) in 2nd st from cor­ner, ch 2, hb­hdc in the next 11 [11, 14, 14, 14, 16, 16] sts, leav­ing rem sts un­worked, turn. (11 [11, 14, 14, 14, 16, 16] sts)

Row 2: Ch 2, hb­hdc in the next 11 [11, 14, 14, 14, 16, 16] sts, leav­ing rem sts un­worked, turn. (11 [11, 14, 14, 14, 16, 16] sts)

Row 3: (Rep row 2) 17 [17, 20, 24, 22, 19, 26] times. (11 [11, 14, 14, 14, 16, 16] sts) Fas­ten off.

BACK PANEL

Work the same as Front Panel un­til rows 70 [ 70, 69, 64, 66, 66, 64]. (72 [81, 91, 101, 110, 120, 129] sts)

BACK NECKLINE & ARM­HOLE SHAP­ING First Shoul­der

Row 1: Ch 1, sk first st, sl st in the next 1 [2, 4, 5, 6, 6, 6] st(s), ch 2, hb­hdc in the next 35 [38, 41, 45, 49, 54, 58] sts, leave rem sts un­worked, turn. (35 [38, 41, 45, 49, 54, 58] sts)

Row 2: Ch 2, hb­hd­c2­tog (see Spe­cial Stitches), work hb­hdc in each st across to last 1 [1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2] st(s), leave last 1 [1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2] st(s) un­worked, turn. (33 [36, 39, 43, 47, 52, 55] sts)

Row 3: Ch 1, sk first st, sl st in next 1 [1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2] st(s), hb­hdc in each st across, turn. (32 [35, 38, 42, 46, 51, 53] sts)

Row 4: Ch 2, ( hb­hd­c2­tog) twice, hb­hdc in each st across to last 1 [1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2] st(s), leave last 1 [1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2] st(s) un­worked, turn. (29 [32, 35, 39, 43, 48, 49] sts)

Row 5: Ch 1, sk first st, sl st in next 1 [1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2] st(s), hb­hdc in each st across, turn. (28 [31, 34, 38, 42, 47, 47] sts)

Row 6: Ch 2, ( hb­hd­c2­tog) 3 [3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5] times, hb­hdc in each st to last 1 [1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2] st(s), leave last 1 [1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2] st(s) un­worked, turn. (24 [27, 30, 33, 37, 41, 40] sts)

Row 7: Ch 1, sk first st, sl st in next 1 [1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2] st(s), hb­hdc in each st across, turn. (23 [26, 29, 32, 36, 40, 38] sts)

Row 8: Ch 2, ( hb­hd­c2­tog) 4 [4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6] times, hb­hdc across to last 1 [1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2] st(s), leave last 1 [1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2] st(s) un­worked, turn. (18 [21, 24, 26, 30, 33, 30] sts)

Size X-Small Only Row 9: Ch 2, hb­hdc in each st across row, turn. (18 sts)

Sizes Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, 2X-Large & 3X-Large Only Row [9]: Ch 1, sk first st, sl st in next [1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2] st(s), hb­hdc in each st across row, turn. ([20, 23, 25, 29, 32, 28] sts)

All Sizes Row 10: Ch 2, ( hb­hd­c2­tog) twice, hb­hdc in each st across to last 0 [1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2] st(s), leave last 0 [1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2] st(s) un­worked, turn. (16 [17, 20, 22, 26, 29, 24] sts)

Sizes X-Small, Small & Medium Only Row 11: Ch 2, hb­hdc in each st across, turn. (16 [17, 20] sts)

Sizes Large, X-Large, 2X-Large & 3X-Large Only Row [11]: Ch 1, sk first st, sl st in next [1, 1, 1, 2] st(s), hb­hdc in each st across, turn. ([21, 25, 28, 22] sts)

All Sizes Row 12: Ch 2, ( hb­hd­c2­tog) twice, work hb­hdc in each st across to last 0 [0, 0, 1, 1, 1, 2] st(s), leave last 0 [0, 0, 1, 1, 1, 2] st(s) un­worked, turn. (14 [15, 18, 18, 22, 25, 18] sts)

Sizes X-Small, Small, Medium, Large & 3X-Large Only Row 13: Ch 2, work hb­hdc in each st across, turn. (14 [15, 18, 18, 18] sts)

Sizes X-Large & 2X-Large Only Row [13]: Ch 1, sk first st, sl st in next st, hb­hdc in each st across, turn. ([21, 24] sts) All Sizes Row 14: Ch 2, ( hb­hd­c2­tog) 1 [2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 1] time(s), hb­hdc in each st across, turn. (13 [13, 16, 16, 19, 22, 17] sts)

Row 15: Ch 2, hb­hdc in each st across row, turn. (13 [13, 16, 16, 19, 22, 17] sts)

Row 16: Ch 2, ( hb­hd­c2­tog) 0 [0, 2, 2, 4, 3, 0] times, hb­hdc in each st across row, turn. (13 [13, 14, 14, 15, 19, 17] sts)

Row 17: Ch 2, hb­hdc in each st across, turn. (13 [13, 14, 14, 15, 19, 17] sts)

Row 18: Ch 2, ( hb­hd­c2­tog) 0 [0, 0, 0, 0, 3, 0] times, hb­hdc in each st across, turn. (13 [13, 14, 14, 15, 16, 17] sts)

Row 19: Ch 2, hb­hdc in each st across row, turn. (13 [13, 14, 14, 15, 16, 17] sts)

Row 20: (Rep row 19) 9 [11, 13, 19, 19, 20, 22] times. Fas­ten off.

2nd Shoul­der Row 1: Join in un­worked cen­ter st, hb­hdc in next 35 [39, 42, 46, 49, 54, 59] sts leav­ing the last 1 [2, 4, 5, 6, 6, 6] st(s) un­worked, turn. (35 [39, 42, 46, 49, 54, 59] sts)

Row 2: Ch 1, sk first st, sl st in next 1 [1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2] st(s), ch 2, hb­hdc in each st across, turn. (34 [38, 41, 45, 48, 53, 57] sts)

Row 3: Ch 2, ( hb­hd­c2­tog) twice, hb­hdc to last 1 [1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2] st(s), leave last 1 [1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2] st(s) un­worked, turn. (31 [35, 38, 42, 45, 50, 53] sts)

Row 4: Ch 1, sk first st, sl st in next 1 [1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2] st(s), hb­hdc in each st across, turn. (30 [34, 37, 41, 44, 49, 51] sts)

Row 5: Ch 2, ( hb­hd­c2­tog) 3 [3, 3, 4, 4, 5, 5] times, hb­hdc across to last 1 [1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2] st(s), leave last 1 [1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2] st(s) un­worked, turn. (26 [30, 33, 36, 39, 43, 44] sts)

Row 6: Ch 1, sk first st, sl st in next 1 [1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2] st(s), hb­hdc in each st across, turn. (25 [29, 32, 35, 38, 42, 42] sts)

Row 7: Ch 2, ( hb­hd­c2­tog) 4 [4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6] times, hb­hdc across to last 1 [1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2] st(s), leave last 1 [1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2] st(s) un­worked, turn. (20 [24, 27, 29, 32, 35, 34] sts)

Row 8: Ch 1, sk first st, sl st in next 1 [1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2] st(s), hb­hdc in each st across, turn. (19 [23, 26, 28, 31, 34, 32] sts)

Row 9: Ch 2, ( hb­hd­c2­tog) twice, hb­hdc across to last 0 [1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2] st(s), leave last 0 [1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2] st(s) un­worked, turn. (17 [20, 23, 25, 28, 31, 28] sts)

Sizes X-Small & Medium Only Row 10: Ch 2, hb­hdc in each st across, turn. (17 [23] sts)

Sizes Small, Large, X-Large, 2X-Large & 3X-Large Only Row [10]: Ch 1, sk first st, sl st in next [1, 1, 1, 1, 2] st(s), hb­hdc in each st across, turn. ([19, 24, 27, 30, 26] sts)

All Sizes

Row 11: Ch 2, ( hb­hd­c2­tog) twice, hb­hdc across to last 0 [0, 0, 1, 1, 1, 2] st(s), leave last 0 [0, 0, 1, 1, 1, 2] st(s) un­worked, turn. (15 [17, 21, 21, 24, 27, 22] sts)

Sizes X-Small, Small, Medium, Large & 3X-Large Only Row 12: Ch 2, hb­hdc in each st across, turn. (15 [17, 21, 21, 22] sts)

Sizes X-Large & 2X-Large Only

Row [12]: Ch 1, sk first st, sl st in the next [1, 1] st, hb­hdc in each st across, turn. ([23, 26] sts)

All Sizes

Row 13: Ch 2, ( hb­hd­c2­tog) twice, hb­hdc across to last 0 [0, 0, 0, 1, 1, 0] st(s), leave last 0 [0, 0, 0, 1, 1, 0] st(s) un­worked, turn. (13 [15, 19, 19, 20, 23, 24] sts)

Row 14: Ch 2, hb­hdc in each st across, turn. (13 [15, 19, 19, 20, 23, 24] sts)

Row 15: Ch 2, ( hb­hd­c2­tog) 0 [1, 3, 3, 3, 3, 2] time(s), hb­hdc in each st across, turn. (13 [14, 16, 16, 17, 20, 21] sts)

Row 16: Ch 2, hb­hdc in each st across, turn. (13 [14, 16, 16, 17, 20, 21] sts)

Row 17: Ch 2, ( hb­hd­c2­tog) 0 [1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2] time(s), hb­hdc in each st across, turn. (13 [13, 14, 14, 15, 18, 19] sts)

Row 18: Ch 2, hb­hdc in each st across, turn. (13 [13, 14, 14, 15, 18, 19] sts)

Row 19: Ch 2, ( hb­hd­c2­tog) 0 [0, 0, 0, 0, 2, 2] times, hb­hdc in each st across, turn. (13 [13, 14, 14, 15, 16, 17] sts)

Row 20: Ch 2, hb­hdc in each st across, turn. (13 [13, 14, 14, 15, 16, 17] sts)

Row 21: (Rep row 20) 8 [10, 12, 18, 18, 19, 21] times. Fas­ten off.

BROOM­STICK LACE DE­TAIL

Each size will have 3.

First Broom­stick Lace De­tail

Step 1: With size E hook, work first fhdc, work 29 [34, 34, 39, 39, 39, 39] next fhdc, turn.

Step 2: Pull end­ing lp up long enough to slip over broom­stick nee­dle (see il­lus­tra­tion A), * insert hook into next st, pull up lp and place it onto broom­stick nee­dle, rep from * across. (30 [35, 35, 40, 40, 40, 40] lps)

Step 3: Re­move broom­stick lace nee­dle from lps. With size E hook, work­ing over 5 lps at a time, *insert hook into first 5 lps (see il­lus­tra­tion B), yo, pull through all 5 lps work­ing a sc to se­cure lps, work 5 hdc (see il­lus­tra­tion C) in the cen­ter of the lps, rep from * across. Fas­ten off. (6 [7, 7, 8, 8, 8, 8] 5- lp broom­sticks)

2nd Broom­stick Lace De­tail

Step 1: With size E cro­chet hook, work first fhdc, work 24 [29, 29, 34, 34, 34, 34] next fhdc, turn.

Step 2: Pull end­ing lp up long enough to slip over broom­stick nee­dle, * insert hook into next st, pull up lp and place it onto broom­stick nee­dle, rep from * across. (25 [30, 30, 35, 35, 35, 35] lps)

Step 3: Re­move broom­stick lace nee­dle from lps. With size E and work­ing over 5 lps at a time, *insert hook into first 5 lps, yo, pull through all 5 lps work­ing a sc to se­cure lps, work 5 hdc in the cen­ter of the lps, rep from * across. Fas­ten off. (5 [6, 6, 7, 7, 7, 7] 5- lp broom­sticks)

3rd Broom­stick Lace De­tail

Step 1: With size E cro­chet hook, work first fhdc, work 19 [24, 24, 29, 29, 29, 29] next fhdc, turn.

Step 2: Pull end­ing lp up long enough to slip over broom­stick nee­dle, * insert hook into next st, pull up lp and place it onto broom­stick nee­dle, rep from * across. (20 [25, 25, 30, 30, 30, 30] lps)

Step 3: Re­move broom­stick lace nee­dle from lps. With size E cro­chet hook and work­ing over 5 lps at a time, * insert hook into first 5 lps, yo, pull through all 5 lps work­ing a sc to se­cure lps, work 5 hdc in the cen­ter of the lps, rep from * across. Fas­ten off. (4 [5, 5, 6, 6, 6, 6] 5- lp broom­sticks)

FIN­ISH­ING

Sc around arm­holes and neckline of both the back and front pan­els. Steam- block front panel, back panel and each of the broom­stick lace pieces. Seam the front and back piece tog along each side be­low the arm­holes and shoul­der straps, at­tach each broom­stick lace piece onto back of gar­ment across V- shape neckline with step 1 at top. C!

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