Enjoy this summer crochet lace top in any size that you want. The pattern is given in four adult sizes from XS to XL, but you can easily modify this to any larger size as well as to children sizes in the multiple provided. The length is also easy to adjust, and you can choose to end with the lace as shown, or with the v-stitches.
In addition to sizing the length and width, you can also modify the shoulder and side seams for a custom-sized neck and armhole openings.
For this pattern I used the mattress stitch seam to create an invisible seam, and I love how it turned out. It’s nice and flat, and you don’t even have to block it after you seam. Just make sure you block before you seam. :)
The crocheted top features a lovely open stitch pattern which makes it great for a beach cover or for wearing over a spaghetti strap top. And it’s a great match for this crochet lace wrap and crochet lace scarf. Alternatively, you might also enjoy this butterfly tank top crochet pattern.
Summer Crochet Lace Top Pattern
Skill Level: Intermediate
Yarn: Cotton Fair by Premier Yarns (Fine (#2) – 52% Cotton, 48% Acrylic, 317yds/290m – 3.5oz./100g) ~ 2, (2, 3, 3, 3) balls
Crochet Hook: G 4.00mm
Finished Sizes: XS, (S, M, L, XL). To fit bust sizes: 28, (32, 36, 40, 44)”
Gauge (before blocking): 23 dc sts in pattern = 5″.
RS = Right Side
WS = Wrong Side
Ch/Chs = Chain/Chains
Dc = Double Crochet
Rep = Repeat
Sc = Single Crochet
Sk = Skip
Sp/Sps = Space/Spaces
St/Sts = Stitch/Stitches
V-St = V Stitch
- Instructions are given in XS. Sizes S, M, L and XL are given in parenthesis.
- You may start the pattern using a Double Crochet Foundation stitch if you prefer.
- Use tail ends to sew your seams.
- Use the mattress stitch for making an invisible seam. Here is a tutorial by Moogly.
- Pattern is shown in small size on a small mannequin.
Special Stitch Instructions:
V-St: (dc, ch 1, dc) into designated st.
Leaving an approximate 15-20″ tail, ch 80, (88, 96, 104, 116), or any multiple of 4 to obtain the width that you desire.
Row 1 (RS): Working into back bumps, dc in 5th ch from hook an into each ch across. (Skipped chs count as first dc.) [77, (85, 93, 101, 113) sts] Turn.
Row 2 (WS): Ch 3 (counts as first dc, now and throughout), sk next st, (v-st, ch 1) in next st, *sk next 3 sts, (v-st, ch 1) in next st; rep from * across to last 2 sts omitting last ch-1, sk next st, dc in last st (top ch). [19, (21, 23, 25, 28) v-sts] Turn.
Rows 3-6: Ch 3, (v-st, ch 1) into each v-st across omitting the last ch 1. Dc in last st (3rd ch). [19, (21, 23, 25, 28) v-sts] Turn.
Row 7: Ch 3, (3 dc, ch 1) in first v-st and into each v-st across omitting the last ch-1; dc in last st (3rd ch). [59, (65, 71, 77, 86) dc] Turn.
Row 8: Ch 1, (sc, ch 5) in first st, (sc, ch-5) into next ch-1 sp and into each ch-1 sp across; sc in last st (3rd ch). [19, (21, 23, 25, 28) ch-5 sps] Turn.
Row 9: Ch 5 (counts as first dc and ch-2 sp, now and throughout), (sc, ch 5) into first ch-5 sp and into each ch-5 sp across omitting the ch-5 in last ch-5 sp, ch 2, dc in last st. [18, (20, 22, 24, 27) ch-5 sps and 2 ch-2 sps] Turn.
Row 10: Ch 1, (sc, ch 5) in first st, (sc, ch-5) into next ch-5 sp and into each ch-5 sp across; sc in last st (3rd ch). [19, (21, 23, 25, 28) ch-5 sps] Turn.
Row 11: Rep Row 9.
Row 12: Ch 1, (sc, ch 3) in first st, (sc, ch 3) into next ch-5 sp and into each ch-5 sp across; sc in last st (3rd ch). [19, (21, 23, 25, 28) ch-3 sps] Turn.
Row 13: Ch 3, dc into first ch and into each ch and st across. [77, (85, 93, 101, 113) sts] Turn.
Rows 14-37: Rep rows 2-13 three times. Fasten Off at last row leaving a 10″ tail for sewing the seams.
Note – For Increasing/Decreasing in Length:
If you need to adjust your length, you can add or subtract an entire repeat of Rows 2-13. Or, you can end it after the v-sts at Row- 6. Then for the last row: Ch 3, dc in next st and into each st and ch across. Fasten Off.
Block both pieces to measurements in schematic and sew the seams as follows:
Seams (Adjust as needed):
Sew shoulder seams on each side at 3.5, (4, 4.5, 5, 5.5)” leaving an approximate 9.7, (10.5, 11.2, 12, 13.5)” opening for the neck.
Sew the side seams from bottom up leaving an 8, (8, 9, 9, 9)” opening for the arms.
Optional: Work a single crochet edging around the armhole opening.