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Crochet a classic lace top

This classic lace top consists of strips of halfmoon shapes sewn or crocheted together

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By KAREN ADENDORFF

Difficulty: ***

NB: The pattern requires experienced crochet workers and beginners may struggle

Materials:

  • Moya 100% cotton yarn (50 g balls): 7 balls Purple Lot 56
  • 5 mm crochet hook
  • Wool needle

Size

Length: 60 cm; circumference: 98 cm

Abbreviations

ch st – chain stitch; c/off – cast off; dc – double crochet; d tr – double treble; lp(s) – loop(s); rep – repeat; rnd – round; sl st – slip stitch; sp(s) – space(s); st(s) – stitch(es)

Double treble (d tr) explained

  1. Wrap yarn twice over hook.
  2. Insert hook in following stitch.
  3. Wrap yarn over hook and draw hook through first loop so that there are four loops on hook.
  4. Wrap yarn over hook and draw it through two loops.
  5. Wrap yarn over hook and draw it through the following two loops.
  6. Wrap yarn over hook and draw it through the last two loops on the hook.

Diagram: Left front   Motif A  Motif B  Motif C

Diagram: Front   Back of neck   Armhole  Back

Method

The pattern is crocheted in halfmoon circles consisting of 3 different motifs: motif A with 19 d tr; motif B with 16 d tr; and motif C with 13 d tr. The pattern is crocheted in 7 strips that can be crocheted or sewn together. See diagram. Start with strips 1 and 2. The strips run from the front over the shoulder to the back. Start front with 9 ch st, sl st in 1st ch st to form ring.

1st rnd: 4 ch st, 18 d tr in ring, turn.

2nd rnd: 5 ch st, (1 d tr in next d tr, 1 ch st) 17 times, 1 d tr in 4 ch st, turn.

3rd rnd: 1 ch st, [(1 dc, 2 ch st, 1 dc) in 1 ch st-sp] 18 times, 5 ch st, sl st in 1st of 5 ch (at  bottom of st you’ve just worked), 4 ch st, turn.

4th rnd: 12 d tr in the just completed 5 ch st-sp, 5 ch st, turn.

5th rnd: (1 d tr in next d tr, 1 ch st) 11 times, 1 d tr in 4 ch st, 1 ch st through the stem of the 1st crocheted half-cricle, turn.

6th rnd: 1 ch st, [(1 dc, 2 ch st, 1 dc) in 1 ch st-sp] 11 times, 5 ch st, sl st in  bottom of st you’ve just worked on, 4 ch st, turn.

7th rnd: As 4th rnd.

8th rnd: (1 d tr in next d tr, 1 ch st) 11 times, 1 d tr in 4 ch st, skip 2 of the 2 ch st-sp of 1st half-circle, sl st through next 2 ch st-sp, turn.

9th rnd: As 6th rnd.

10th rnd: As 4th rnd.

11th rnd: (1 d tr in next d tr, 1 ch st) 11 times, 1 d tr in 4 ch st, skip 2 of the 2 ch st-sp of previous half-circle, sl st through next 2 ch st-sp, turn.

12th rnd: As 6th rnd.

Rep 10th-12th rnd 23 times, ending with 1 motif B. C\off.

Middle back strip

Start with a motif A at the bottom, crochet 12 motif Cs, end with motif B. Crochet the middle strip against the 2 completed strips, or sew them on. Crochet 2 more strips on to the first 2 strips (or sew them on) as follows: start with motif B at the front, 25 motif Cs and end with motif A. Crochet 2 underarm strips (crochet of sew on) as follows:  start at bottom with motif A, 7 motif Cs and end with motif B. (Follow diagram.)

How to crochet motifs on to strips: Crochet 2 of each 2 ch st-sp as follows: 1 dc in the 1 ch st-sp, 1 ch st, 1 ch st through the 2 ch st-sp of the next half-moon , 1 dc back in 1 ch st-sp, 1 dc in next 2 ch st-sp, 1 ch st, 1 ch st, 1 ch st through next 2 ch st-sp of next half-moon, 1 dc back in 1 ch st-sp, complete halfmoon further. Strips and halfmoons can be crocheted on according to the size you’re working on.

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