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Crochet Lace Top for Summer

I’m giving this new The Yarn Veda yarn a try, and I wanted to see how a crochet lace top would turn out. Then I wanted to see how many of these lacey summer tops I could make out of one cake….I’m just finishing up my third with just a tiny bit of yarn left to spare.

I have to say, this yarn has made a spectacular crochet lace top. It’s light as a feather and soft to the touch. The color change has been the most fun to watch as I made three separate tops from one cake and they’ve all turned out to be totally different color schemes.

The quality seems very good so far, and the colors are so vibrant, I can’t wait to show you the tops I made with it!

This crochet lace top is for the confident beginner or intermediate crocheter, which if you’ve followed me for a while, that probably means you by now.

This lacy crochet top is made in one piece in the round from the top down. That means no sewing!

The real beauty about this top down pattern is that you can just continue working to your desired length. So if you decide you want a dress, keep going. A cropped top? Stop sooner. Easy.

If you’re still feeling a little too new to crochet, just take your time. I’m pretty confident you can still make this top, just a little more slowly. Watch the video below and come back to the pattern when you need to. You got this!

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If you’re looking for more crochet summer top patterns, you might like these.

1 Everyday Crochet Pullover / 2 Crochet Cropped Top / 3 Boho Style Crochet Crop Top

If you’d like a video tutorial to follow along, be sure to scroll down to the bottom.

Materials

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Stitches Used & Code (US Term)

  • ch = chain
  • st = stitch(es)
  • sl st = slip stitch
  • sc = single crochet
  • dc = double crochet
  • Lace shell = 3 dc, ch 2, 3 dc All into the same stitch
  • bpf = big puff stitch: *YO insert hook into the st, pull up a loop* REP from *TO* 5 more times (13 loops on hook), YO pull through all the loops on hook and ch 1
  • YO = yarn over hook
  • sp = space
  • sk = skip
  • REP = repeat
  • ” = inches

Skill: Confident beginner/intermediate

Notes:

  • The pattern is written in English US terminology
  • This pattern made as US women’s Sizes XS( S, M, L, XL, XXL )
  • In this picture I have demonstrated with size Small
  • This top is worked in one piece from the top down. We’ll start with the yoke and then separate the sleeves and continue crocheting with the body.

Yarn needed: 430( 470, 520, 570, 620, 660 ) Yards

Gauge blocked: 2.75 lace shell st X 6 rows of lace shell st = 4″

*If you’d like to make a lace shell stitch and check your gauge, check out this lace shell stitch pattern.

Measurements (After blocked)

  • XS = 37.81″ Body Circumference X 17.33″ Long
  • S = 40.72″ Body Circumference X 17.33″ Long
  • M = 43.63″ Body Circumference X 18″ Long
  • L = 49.45″ Body Circumference X 18.66″ Long
  • XL = 52.36″ Body Circumference X 19.33″ Long
  • XXL = 55.27″ Body Circumference X 19.33″ Long
crochet lace top body circumference measurements

Crochet Lace Top Pattern

YOKE

Round 1: ch 120( 126, 132, 138, 144, 150 ), sl st into the first ch that we did to form a circle (Make sure your ch isn’t twisted), ch 1, 1 sc into the same ch, *ch 3, sk 2 ch, 1 sc into next ch* REP from *TO* until you have 2 ch left, ch 3, sk the last 2 ch, sl st into the first sc that we did at the beginning. Total of 40( 42, 44, 46, 48, 50 ) ch sp

Round 2: sl st into first ch sp, (ch 3, 2 dc into the same ch sp), ch 1, *3 dc into next ch sp, ch 1* REP from *TO* around, end with sl st into the third ch that we did at the beginning.

Round 3: *ch 4, 1 sc into next ch sp* REP from *TO* around.

Round 4: 2 sc into first ch sp, *ch 5, 1 sc into next ch sp* REP from *TO* around to the last ch sp, end with ch 5, sl st into the second sc that we did at the beginning.

Round 5: sl st into first ch sp, (ch 3, 3 dc into the same ch sp), ch 1, *4 dc into next ch sp, ch 1* REP from *TO* around, end with sl st into the third ch that we did at the beginning.

Round 6: *ch 6, 1 sc into next ch sp* REP from *TO* around.

Round 7: 3 sc into first ch sp, *ch 7, 1 sc into next ch sp* REP from *TO* around to the last ch sp, end with ch 7, sl st into the third sc that we did at the beginning.

Round 8: sl st into first ch sp, (ch 3, 4 dc into the same ch sp), ch 1, *5 dc into next ch sp, ch 1* REP from *TO* around, end with sl st into the third ch that we did at the beginning.

Round 9: *ch 8, 1 sc into next ch sp* REP from *TO* around.

Round 10: 4 sc into first ch sp, (ch 2, 1 bpf into the same ch sp), *ch 7, 1 bpf into next ch sp* REP from *TO* around to the last ch sp, end with ch 7, sl st into the top of the first bpf that we did at the beginning.

Round 11: 4 sc into first ch sp, (ch 2, 1 bpf into the same ch sp), *ch 8, 1 bpf into next ch sp* REP from *TO* around to the last ch sp, end with ch 8, sl st into the top of the first bpf that we did at the beginning.

Round 12: 3 sc into first ch sp, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc All into the same/first ch sp), 1 Lace shell into next ch sp and each ch sp around, end with sl st into the third ch that we did at the beginning.

Round 13: sl st into each of next 2 st, sl st into ch sp, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc All into same/first ch sp), 1 Lace shell into next ch sp and each ch sp around, end with sl st into the third ch that we did at the beginning.

*Attention note: For sizes XS and S, stop the yoke at round 13

(Sizes M and L only) Round 14: REP Round 13

(Sizes XL and XXL only) Round 14 and Round 15: REP Round 13

Crochet Lace Top Body

*Pattern continue

Round 14( 14, 15, 15, 16, 16 ): sl st into each of next 2 st, sl st into ch sp, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc All into same/first ch sp), 1 Lace shell into each of next 11( 12, 13, 14, 15, 16 ) ch sp, ch 5( 5, 5, 11, 11, 11 ), sk 8( 8, 8, 8, 8, 8 ) Lace shell/ch sp, 1 Lace shell into each of next 12( 13, 14, 15, 16, 17 ) ch sp, ch 5( 5, 5, 11, 11, 11 ), sk 8( 8, 8, 8, 8, 8 ) Lace shell/ch sp, sl st into the third ch that we did at the beginning.

(Size XS only) Round 15: sl st into each of next 2 st, sl st into ch sp, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc All into same/first ch sp), 1 Lace shell into next ch sp and each ch sp until you reach the ch 5 sp, sk 2 ch st, 1 Lace shell into next ch st, sk 2 ch st, 1 Lace shell into next ch sp and each ch sp until you reach the ch 5 sp, sk 2 ch st, 1 Lace shell into next ch st, sk 2 ch st, sl st into the third ch that we did at the beginning.

(Size S only) Round 15: sl st into each of next 2 st, sl st into ch sp, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc All into same/first ch sp), 1 Lace shell into next ch sp and each ch sp until you reach the ch 5 sp, sk 2 ch st, 1 Lace shell into next ch st, sk 2 ch st, 1 Lace shell into next ch sp and each ch sp until you reach the ch 5 sp, sk 2 ch st, 1 Lace shell into next ch st, sk 2 ch st, sl st into the third ch that we did at the beginning.

(Size M only) Round 16: sl st into each of next 2 st, sl st into ch sp, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc All into same/first ch sp), 1 Lace shell into next ch sp and each ch sp until you reach the ch 5 sp, sk 2 ch st, 1 Lace shell into next ch st, sk 2 ch st, 1 Lace shell into next ch sp and each ch sp until you reach the ch 5 sp, sk 2 ch st, 1 Lace shell into next ch st, sk 2 ch st, sl st into the third ch that we did at the beginning.

(Size L only) Round 16: sl st into each of next 2 st, sl st into ch sp, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc All into same/first ch sp), 1 Lace shell into next ch sp and each ch sp until you reach the ch 11 sp, sk 2 ch st, 1 Lace shell into next ch st, sk 5 ch st, 1 Lace shell into next ch st, sk 2 ch st, 1 Lace shell into next ch sp and each ch sp until you reach the ch 11 sp, sk 2 ch st, 1 Lace shell into next ch st, sk 5 ch st, 1 Lace shell into next ch st, sk 2 ch st, sl st into the third ch that we did at the beginning.

(Size XL only) Round 17: sl st into each of next 2 st, sl st into ch sp, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc All into same/first ch sp), 1 Lace shell into next ch sp and each ch sp until you reach the ch 11 sp, sk 2 ch st, 1 Lace shell into next ch st, sk 5 ch st, 1 Lace shell into next ch st, sk 2 ch st, 1 Lace shell into next ch sp and each ch sp until you reach the ch 11 sp, sk 2 ch st, 1 Lace shell into next ch st, sk 5 ch st, 1 Lace shell into next ch st, sk 2 ch st, sl st into the third ch that we did at the beginning.

(Size XXL only) Round 17: sl st into each of next 2 st, sl st into ch sp, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc All into same/first ch sp), 1 Lace shell into next ch sp and each ch sp until you reach the ch 11 sp, sk 2 ch st, 1 Lace shell into next ch st, sk 5 ch st, 1 Lace shell into next ch st, sk 2 ch st, 1 Lace shell into next ch sp and each ch sp until you reach the ch 11 sp, sk 2 ch st, 1 Lace shell into next ch st, sk 5 ch st, 1 Lace shell into next ch st, sk 2 ch st, sl st into the third ch that we did at the beginning.

All the sizes

Round 16( 16, 17, 17, 18, 18 ): sl st into each of next 2 st, sl st into ch sp, (ch 3, 2 dc, ch 2, 3 dc All into same/first ch sp), 1 Lace shell into next ch sp and each ch sp around, end with sl st into the third ch that we did at the beginning. Total of 26( 28, 30, 34, 36, 38 ) Lace shell st

Round 17( 17, 18, 18, 19, 19 ) – Round 26( 26, 27, 28, 29, 29 ): REP Round 16( 16, 17, 17, 18, 18 ). The end of round 26( 26, 27, 28, 29, 29 ) cut the yarn and weave all the ends

*If you’d like a shorter crochet lace top, just make less rounds. If you’d like a longer top or even a dress, just keep repeating round 16( 16, 17, 17, 18, 18 ) to your desired length

HERE’S THE VIDEO TUTORIAL FOR THIS CROCHET SUMMER LACE TOP

That’s all for this crochet lace top. Hope you all had a blast making it, I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s work. I’d love to make a crochet lace top dress from this yarn but I don’t think I’ll have time for awhile. So, I hope I see some of you make a dress and share with us.

Till next time. Happy crocheting!

✌💖🧶Wan