LIME­HOUSE GAR­DEN TOP

Crochet! - - Luscious Lace - D E S I G N BY L AU R A G E B H A R DT

GAUGE

Work­ing in sm shell pat­tern: 10 V- sts = 4 inches; 14 rows = 4 inches Take time to check gauge.

PAT­TERN NOTES

Back is worked to un­der­arm and then fas­tened off. Front is worked same as Back, and then Shoul­ders and Sleeves are added and later at­tached to Back. Chain- 8 at be­gin­ning of row counts as first tre­ble cro­chet and chain- 4 un­less oth­er­wise stated. Chain- 7 at be­gin­ning of row counts as first tre­ble cro­chet and chain- 3 un­less oth­er­wise stated. Chain- 3 at be­gin­ning of row counts as first dou­ble cro­chet un­less oth­er­wise stated. Join with slip stitch as in­di­cated un­less oth­er­wise stated.

SPE­CIAL STITCHES

2- tre­ble clus­ter ( 2- tr cl): Hold­ing back last lp of each st on hook, 2 tr as in­di­cated in in­struc­tions, yo, pull through all lps on hook. 3- tre­ble clus­ter ( 3- tr cl): Hold­ing back last lp of each st on hook, 3 tr as in­di­cated in in­struc­tions, yo, pull through all lps on hook. Pe­tal: 3- tr cl ( see Spe­cial Stitches) as in­di­cated in in­struc­tions. Side pe­tal: Ch 4, 2- tr cl ( see Spe­cial Stitches) in 4th ch from hook. Small shell ( sm shell): 2 dc as in­di­cated in in­struc­tions. Large shell ( lg shell): 3 dc as in­di­cated in in­struc­tions.

TOP

Body

Row 1: Ch 98 [ 110, 122, 134, 146, 158], sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across, turn. ( 97 [ 109, 121, 133, 145, 157] sc) Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first st, [ch 3, sk next 3 sts, sc in next st] across, turn. ( 24 [ 27, 30, 33, 36, 39] ch- 3 sps) Row 3: Ch 8 ( see Pat­tern Notes), 2- tr cl ( see Spe­cial Stitches) in 4th ch from hook, pe­tal ( see Spe­cial Stitches) in each of next 2 sts, side pe­tal ( see Spe­cial Stitches), tr in next st, [ side pe­tal, pe­tal in each of next 2 sts, side pe­tal, tr in next sc] across, turn. Row 4: Ch 7 ( see Pat­tern Notes), *( pe­tal, ch 3) twice in next pe­tal**, tr in next tr, ch 3, rep from * across, end­ing last rep at **, tr in 4th ch of beg ch- 8, turn. Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first tr, *[ch 3, sc in next pe­tal] twice, ch 3, sc in next tr, rep from * across, end­ing with sc in 4th ch of beg ch- 7, turn. ( 8 [ 9, 10, 11, 12, 13] flower mo­tifs) Row 6: Ch 1, sc in first sc, [ 3 sc in next ch- 3 sp, sc in next sc] across, turn. Row 7: Ch 3 ( see Pat­tern Notes), [ sk next sc, sm shell ( see Spe­cial Stitches) in next sc] across to last 2 sc, sk next sc, dc in last sc, turn. ( 2 dc, 47 [ 53, 59, 65, 71, 77] sm shells) Rows 8–52: Ch 3, sm shell in sp be­tween 2 dc of each sm shell across to last st, dc in top of beg ch- 3. At end of last row, fas­ten off. Work should mea­sure about 15 inches.

Front Work as for Back; do not fas­ten off at end of last row.

Left Shoul­der & Sleeve Row 53: Ch 1, sc in each of first 37 [ 37, 49, 49, 61, 61] dc, leav­ing rem sts un­worked, turn. Row 54: Ch 1, sc in first sc, [ch 3, sk next 3 sc, sc in next sc] across. ( 9 [ 9, 12, 12, 15, 15] ch- 3 sps) Row 55: Rep row 3. Row 56: Rep row 4. Row 57: Ch 1, sc in each tr and pe­tal across, work­ing 3 sc in each ch- 3 sp. Next rows: [ Rep rows 54– 57 con­sec­u­tively for flower mo­tif] 8 [ 9, 9, 9, 10, 10] times. At

A lacy flower pat­tern in the shoul­der sec­tions and around the bot­tom adds fem­i­nine de­tail to the solid body of this sweet lit­tle top that can eas­ily go from ca­sual to dressy.

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