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Summer Lace Tank

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Keep cool and stylish in the summer with this feminine tank-top with lace detail from Lily Sugar n' Cream. Transition this lace top crochet pattern to cooler months by wearing as a shell under a cardigan.


Crochet Summer Lace Tank

 


Materials:

  • Yarn: Lily Sugar’n Cream (Solids 2.5 oz/70.9 g/Ombres 2 oz/56.7 g) Sizes S M L XL

Solids 6 6 7 7 balls
or Ombres 7 7 9 9 balls

  • Crochet hook: Size 4.50 mm (U.S. 7) crochet hook or size needed to obtain gauge.

Finished Bust Size:
Small
34½ ins [87.5 cm]
Medium 37 ins [94 cm]
Large 40 ins [101.5 cm]
Extra-Large 42½ ins [108 cm]

Gauge:  3 shells and 9½ rows = 4 ins [10 cm] in shell pattern.

Instructions:

The instructions are written for smallest size. If changes are necessary for larger sizes, the instructions will be written thus ( ).

BACK
**Ch 80 (86-92-98).
1st row: (RS). 1 sc in 2nd ch from hook. *Miss next 2 ch. [(1 dc. Ch 1) twice. 1 dc] all in next ch-shell made. Miss next 2 ch. 1 sc in next ch. Rep from * to end of ch. 13 (14-15-16) shells. Turn.
2nd row: Ch 4 (counts as 1 dc, 1 ch). 1 dc in first sc. Miss next dc. 1 sc in next dc. *Miss next dc. Shell in next sc. Miss next dc. 1 sc in next dc. Rep from * to last sc. (1 dc. Ch 1. 1 dc) in last sc. Turn.
3rd row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first dc. *Miss next dc. Shell in next sc. Miss next dc. 1 sc in next dc. Rep from * working last sc in 3rd ch of turning ch. Turn.
Rows 2 and 3 form shell pat.

Cont in pat until work from beg measures approx 11 (12-14-16) ins [28 (30.5-35.5-40.5) cm], ending with a 3rd row.

Next row: Sl st over first 9 sts (dc and ch-1). Ch 1. 1 sc in first dc. *Miss next dc. Shell in next sc. Miss next dc. 1 sc in next dc. Rep from * to last 9 sts, working last sc in 2nd dc of shell. Turn.
Next row: As 2nd row of shell pat.**
Cont even in pat until work from beg measures approx 16 (18½-20½-23) ins [40.5 (47-52-58.5) cm], ending with a 3rd row.

***Shape neck: Next row: Ch 4. 1 dc in same st. Miss next dc. 1 sc in next dc. Miss next dc. Shell in next sc. Miss next dc. 1 sc in next dc. Miss next dc. (1 dc. Ch 1. 1 dc) in next sc. Turn.
Next row: Ch 1. 1 sc in first dc. *Miss next dc. Shell in next sc. Miss next dc. *1 sc in next dc. Rep from * to * once more. 1 sc in 3rd ch of turning ch.
Rep last 2 rows until work from beg measures 18 (20½-22½-25) ins [45.5 (52-57-63.5) cm]. Fasten off.

With RS of work facing, join yarn to 3rd sc from end of neck shaping row and rep last 2 rows until work from beg measures 18 (20½-22½-25) ins [45.5 (52- 57-63.5) cm]. Fasten off.***

FRONT
Rep from ** to ** as given for Back.
Cont even in pat until work from beg measures approx 14½ (17½-19- 21½) ins [37 (44.5-48-54.5) cm], ending with a 3rd row.
Rep from *** to *** as given for Back.

Bottom edging: Sew shoulder and side seams. With RS facing, join yarn with sl st to opposite end of foundation ch where last sc was made. Ch 1. 1 sc in same ch. *Miss next 2 ch. Shell in next ch (same ch where shell was worked in first row). Miss next 2 ch. 1 sc in next ch. Rep from * around bottom of garment, omitting last sc. Sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

Armhole edging: With RS facing, join yarn to armhole at underarm seam. Ch 1. Work 74 (80-80-84) sc evenly around armhole. Sl st in first sc.
Next rnd: Ch 1. 1 sc in same sp as last sl st. 1 sc in each sc around. Sl st in first sc. Fasten off.

 

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