Georgia Summer Lace Top

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Georgia Crochet Lace Top

The Georgia Summer Lace Top is inspired by the desire to reconnect after spending A LOT of time inside. Summer has always meant vacations to new destinations or favorite places, barbecues, amusement parks or heading to the pool. For those that don’t have the stamina for standing in long lines anymore, and might have to spend their days heading to the office, this summer lace top is the perfect wardrobe staple!

As a top down garment, the yoke is created with simple stitches to create a square/ tank top neckline, and has a row of horizontal puff stitches. The puff stitches reminds me of the flowers that bloom in summer. The body of the top is created from two lace panels and tall stitches to create a flattering a-line. As a size-inclusive design, it’s sure to compliment every body shape. And if you need to make a few adjustments for the perfect fit, consider choosing a size up or down, or if more adjustments are needed, buy a copy of A Guide to Creating Garments that Fit.

Styling Options

For years, a beautiful lace top can be seen in summer fashion trends. With this lace crochet top, you can have a timeless piece to style for many occasions. As modeled, you can wear a tank underneath and pair with shorts and heels when heading out to lunch with friends.

Need to head to work, chose a light colored tank or a short sleeve shirt with a round neck to wear underneath your Georgia Summer Top, and grab a pair of light gray slacks, and flats or short heels. If your office is cold, then add a blazer or cardigan. You can also choose a pencil skirt with heels for the office.

For true summer vibes, pair this crochet tank top with a white or off white bohemian skirt that offers the same a-line silhouette, and you’re ready for any summer concert, festival or local farmer’s market.

Do you have a slip dress in the closet? Throw this crochet top over it for yet another style. Don’t forget to add a small handbag, a large bangle, and some stud or dangling earrings, and you’re ready for dinner with your partner (or future partner) or a girls’ night out.

Have fun with your crochet garment pieces!

Yarn

This yarn was provided to me by A Hundred Ravens as part of the Progress, Hope and Happiness 2022! *insert squeal* Nafanua is GORGEOUS! That’s it. Nothing else to say. 😆

Seriously, this yarn is AMAZING as a 50-50 merino wool and silk blend yarn. The smoothness of the fibers is one of the best I have ever worked with, and the slight sheen from the silk is just the right amount of shine. The drape created within the fabric is amazing for movement, and breathability. Seriously, you NEED some Nafanua in your life.

Each hank come in 328 yards / 299.9 meters per 100g at $38. The price may seem shocking to some, but is right in line with many of the luxury hand dyed lines that I have been sampling.

If you would like to learn more about Progress, Hop & Happiness 2022, All Things Generative, join the Ravelry Group, Happiness Make Along. There will be chances to win this crochet and knit patterns and yarn from each of the participating indie dyers and designers!

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MATERIALS

A Hundreds Raven Nafanua, sport weight #2 (50% silk, 50% merino, 328 yds/ 299.9 m, 3.5 oz/ 100 g): 3 (3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 5, 5, 5) in Walking on SunshineTotal yardage: 756 (844, 982, 1056, 1195, 1260, 1426, 1497, 1568) yds

GAUGE

11 dc x 5.5 rows = 2” x 2” [5 cm x 5 cm] 5.5 sts/in

16 tr x 8 rows = 4” x 5” [10 cm x 13.7 cm]  1.6 row/ in  21 sts = 5”

Horizontal Puff Stitch: multiple of 2 in rnds

FINISHED SIZE(S)


Finished BustFinished Hip Circumference Finished Length
X-Small30” [76.2 cm]34.4” [87.4 cm]23.7” [60.2 cm]
Small34” [86.4 cm]38.4” [97.5 cm]23.7” [60.2 cm]
Medium38” [96.5 cm]42.4” [107.7 cm]25” [63.5 cm]
Large42” [106.7 cm]46.4” [117.9 cm]25” [63.5 cm]
X-Large46” [116.8 cm]52.6” [133.6 cm]26.25” [66.7 cm]
2X-Large50” [127 cm]56.6” [143.8 cm]26.25” [66.7 cm]
3X-Large54” [137.2 cm]60.6” [153.9 cm]27.6” [70.1 cm]
4X-Large58” [147.3 cm]64.6” [164.1 cm]27.6” [70.1 cm]
5X-Large62” [157.5 cm]68.6” [174.2 cm]27.6” [70.1 cm]

PATTERN KEY

Beg: beginning

Ch: chain

Cnr: corner

CSDC: chainless starting double crochet

CSTR: chainless starting treble crochet

Dc: double crochet

Dc2tog: double crochet 2 together 

Dtr: double treble crochet

Dtr2tog: double treble 2 together

DTDtog: double treble crochet, treble crochet, double treble crochet together

Fdc: foundation double crochet

FO: fasten off

Hdc: half double crochet

Horizontal PS: horizontal puff stitch 

M: stitch marker between

PM: place stitch marker

Prev: previous 

Rem: remain(ing)(s)

Rep: repeat

Rnd: round

Sl st: slip stitch

Sc: single crochet

St(s): stitch(es)

Sk: skip

Tr: treble crochet

YO: yarn over

SPECIAL STITCHES & TECHNIQUES

CSDC: Pull up a loop, wrap loop around hook once (counts as YO), insert hook in first st, YO, pull up a loop, [YO, pull through 2 loops) 2 times 

CSTR: Pull up a loop, wrap around hook twice (counts as YO twice), insert hook in first st, YO, pull up a loop, [YO, pull through 2 loops] 3 times

Dtr2tog: *YO 3 times, insert hook in indicated st, YO, pull up a loop (5 loops on hook), [YO, pull through 2 loops] 3 times**, sk 7 ch, rep from * to **, YO, pull through 3 loops 

DTDtog: *YO 3 times, insert hook in indicated st, YO, pull up a loop (5 loops on hook), [YO, pull through 2 loops] 3 times**, YO 2 times, sk 3 ch, insert hook in next st, YO, pull up a loop (5 loops on hook), [YO, pull through 2 loops] 2 times (3 loops on hook), sk 3 ch; rep from * to **, YO, pull through 4 loops

First Fdc: Ch 2, YO, insert hook in 2nd ch from hook, YO and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), YO and pull through 1 loop (3 loops on hook; ch made), [YO, pull through 2 loops] 2 times 

Next Fdc: YO, insert hook under 2 loops of the ch of prev fdc, YO and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), YO and pull through 1 loop (ch made), [YO, pull through 2 loops] 2 times

Join round in Fdc: For final fdc, yarn over and insert hook through foundation chain of last st made, yarn over and pull up loop (3 loops on hook), insert hook through foundation of first st (starting ch-3), yarn over and pull through two loops (3 loops on hook), [yarn over, pull through two loops] twice, sl st to 3rd ch to join

Beg-Horizontal Puff Stitch: CSDC OR ch 2 then dc in first st (this will create a noticeable seam at the back.), PM in top of dc, ch 2, working around the post of dc just made, [YO, insert hook around dc, YO, pull up a loop] 3 times (7 loops on hook), YO, pull through all loops, ch 1

Horizontal Puff Stitch: Dc in next st, ch 2, working around the post of dc just made, [YO, insert hook around dc, YO, pull up a loop] 3 times (7 loops on hook), YO, pull through all loops, ch 1, sk next st

EXPERIENCE LEVEL

Intermediate

NOTES

  • Pattern is written in US terms. 
  • Read the entire pattern before beginning.
  • Yoke and Body are made in turned rounds.
  • The Georgia Crochet Top is made in 6 parts: Yoke, Front Panel, Back Panel, Body, Edging and Arm Opening.
  • CSDC can be replaced with ch 3.
  • CSTR can be replaced with ch 4.
  • Each size is color coded for ease of reading within the ad-free PDF.
  • The stitch of the first and last leg of each DTDtog will be used by the previous and following DTDtog, except for the first and last one.
  • 7 sts are always skipped between the legs of each Dtr2tog 
  • It helps to insert the hook under 2 sets of loops of the DTDtog of the row below to reduce the natural lean of the sts.
  • The ad-free PDF includes a schematic at the end of the pattern to assist with the overall shape and sizing of the Georgia Summer Top.

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INSTRUCTIONS

Yoke 

Rnd 1: 12 (12, 14, 14, 16, 16, 18, 18, 18) fdc, *(fdc, ch 2, fdc), 54 (54, 56, 56, 58, 58, 60, 60, 60) fdc, (fdc, ch 2, fdc)*, 24 (24, 28, 28, 32, 32, 36, 36, 36) fdc, rep between * and *, 12 (12, 14, 14, 16, 16, 18, 18, 18) fdc, sl st join following special instructions, turn – 172 (172, 186, 186, 196, 196, 208, 208, 208) sts

Rnds 2-5: CSDC in first st, dc in each st to cnr, (dc, ch 2, dc) around ch-2, *dc in each st to next cnr, (dc, ch 2, dc) around ch-2, rep from * around, sl st to join, turn – 204 (204, 218, 218, 228, 228, 240, 240, 240) sts  

Rnd 6: Beg- Horizontal PS in first st, sk next st, starting in next st, 8 (8, 9, 9, 10, 10, 11, 11, 11) horizontal PS, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 sp, *starting in next st, 31 (31, 32, 32, 33, 33, 34, 34, 34) horizontal PS, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 sp, *starting in next st, 16 (16, 18, 18, 20, 20, 22, 22, 22) horizontal PS, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * to *, starting in next st, 9 (9, 10, 10, 11, 11, 12, 12, 12) horizontal PS, sl st to join in top of first dc and remove M, turn – 110 (110, 116, 116, 122, 122, 128, 128, 128) horizontal PS, 8 dc, 8 chs

Rnd 7: CSDC in first ch-1 sp, dc in ch-2 sp of next horizontal PS, *dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in ch-2 sp of next horizontal PS; rep from * until cnr, dc in next dc, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in next dc**, rep between * and **  3 more times, [dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in ch-2 sp of next horizontal PS] 10 times, sl st to join, turn- 118 (118, 124, 124, 130, 130, 136, 136, 136) sts

Rnds 8 (8-9, 8-10, 8-10, 8-10, 8-10, 8-10, 8-10, 8-10): CSDC in first st, *dc in each st until cnr, (dc, ch 2, dc) in ch-2 sp; rep from * 3 more times, dc in rem sts, sl st to join, turn, FO after last Rnd – 126 (134, 148, 148, 154, 154, 160, 160, 160) sts

Front Panel

Row 1: Attach yarn to cnr, (CSDC, dc) in ch-2 sp, dc in each st, 2 dc in ch-2 sp, turn – 44 (46, 52, 52, 56, 56, 60, 60, 60) sts

Rows 2-3 (2-3, 2-3, 2-3, 2-5, 2-5, 2-5, 2-5, 2-5): (CSDC, dc) in first st, dc in each st until 1 st rem, 2 dc in last st, turn. FO after last row- 48 (50, 56, 56, 64, 64, 68, 68, 68) sts

Back Panel

Follow instructions for Front Panel, but do not FO

Rnd 4 (4, 4, 4, 6, 6, 6, 6, 6): (CSDC, dc) in first st,*dc in next 46 (48, 54, 54, 62, 62, 66, 66, 66) sts, 2 dc in next st, 25 (33, 37, 47, 49, 59, 65, 75, 85) fdc*; attaching to the Front Panel, 2 dc in next st; rep between * and *, sl st to join following Special Instructions, turn – 150 (170, 190, 210, 230, 250, 270, 290, 310) sts

Body

Lay piece flat; mark center 16 (18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32) sts along each section of fdc from prev rnd with 4 M. This represents the sides of the Body and where increases will be made. There should be 59 (67, 75, 83, 91, 99, 107, 115, 123) sts along the front and back.

Rnd 1: Sl st in FL of each st to first M OR cut yarn and attach in st of first M, CSTR in st with first M, tr in next 15 (17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31) sts, [tr in next st, ch 4, DTDtog beg in next st, *ch 7, DTDtog beg in same st as the 3rd leg of the prev DTDtog; rep from * until 9 sts before the next M, ch 7, DTDtog beg in same st as 3rd leg of prev DTDtog, ch 4, tr in last st before M]; tr in next 16 (18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32) sts; rep between [ ], sl st to join, turn. Move M up – 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 68) tr, 14 (16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30) DTDtog

Rnd 2: CSTR in first st, sk 4 ch, (dtr, ch 3, tr, ch 3) in next st; *starting in last st used, Dtr2tog, (ch 3, tr, ch 3) in same st as prev Dtr2tog; rep from * until the 5 sts before M, (ch 3, tr, ch 3, dtr) in the same st as last st made, sk 4 ch, tr in next st,**tr in next 16 (18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32) sts**, tr in next st, sk 4 ch, (dtr, ch 3, tr, ch 3) in next st; ***starting in last st used, Dtr2tog, (ch 3, tr, ch 3) in same st as prev Dtr2tog; rep from *** until the 5 sts before next M, (ch 3, tr, ch 3, dtr) in the same st as last st made, sk 4 ch, tr in next st; rep between ** and **, sl st to join, turn. Move M up – 36 (40, 44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 68) tr, 14 (16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30) reps

Rnd 3: (CSTR, tr) in first st, tr in next 14 (16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30) sts, 2 tr in next st, [tr in next st, ch 4, DTDtog beg in next st, *ch 7, DTDtog beg in same st as the 3rd leg of the prev DTDtog; rep from * until 9 sts before the next M, ch 7, DTDtog beg in same st as 3rd leg of prev DTDtog, ch 4, tr in last st before M], 2 tr in next st, tr in next 14 (16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30) sts, 2 tr in next st, sl st to join, turn. Move M up – 40 (44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 68, 72) tr, 14 (16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30) DTDtog

Rnd 4: CSTR in first st, sk 4 ch, (dtr, ch 3, tr, ch 3) in next st; *starting in last st used, Dtr2tog, (ch 3, tr, ch 3) in same st as prev Dtr2tog; rep from * until the 5 sts before M, (ch 3, tr, ch 3, dtr) in the same st as last st made, sk 4 ch, tr in next st,**tr in next 18 (20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34) sts**, tr in next st, sk 4 ch, (dtr, ch 3, tr, ch 3) in next st; ***starting in last st used, Dtr2tog, (ch 3, tr, ch 3) in same st as prev Dtr2tog; rep from *** until the 5 sts before next M, (ch 3, tr, ch 3, dtr) in the same st as last st made, sk 4 ch, tr in next st; rep between ** and **, sl st to join, turn. Move M up – 40 (44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 68, 72) tr, 14 (16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30) reps
Rnd 5: CSTR in st with first M, tr in next 17 (19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33) sts, [tr in next st, ch 4, DTDtog beg in next st, *ch 7, DTDtog beg in same st as the 3rd leg of the prev DTDtog; rep from * until 9 sts before the next M, ch 7, DTDtog beg in same st as 3rd leg of prev DTDtog, ch 4, tr in last st before M]; tr in next 18 (20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34) sts; rep between [ ], sl st to join, turn. Move M up – 40 (44, 48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 68, 72) tr, 14 (16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30) DTDtog

Rnd 6: CSTR in first st, sk 4 ch, (dtr, ch 3, tr, ch 3) in next st; *starting in last st used, Dtr2tog, (ch 3, tr, ch 3) in same st as prev Dtr2tog; rep from * until the 5 sts before M, (ch 3, tr, ch 3, dtr) in the same st as last st made, sk 4 ch, tr in next st,**2 tr in next st, tr in next 16 (18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32) sts, 2 tr in next st**, tr in next st, sk 4 ch, (dtr, ch 3, tr, ch 3) in next st; ***starting in last st used, Dtr2tog, (ch 3, tr, ch 3) in same st as prev Dtr2tog; rep from *** until the 5 sts before next M, (ch 3, tr, ch 3, dtr) in the same st as last st made, sk 4 ch, tr in next st; rep between ** and **, sl st to join, turn. Move M up – 44 (48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 68, 72, 76) tr, 14 (16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30) reps

Rnd 7: CSTR in st with first M, tr in next 19 (21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35) sts, [tr in next st, ch 4, DTDtog beg in next st, *ch 7, DTDtog beg in same st as the 3rd leg of the prev DTDtog; rep from * until 9 sts before the next M, ch 7, DTDtog beg in same st as 3rd leg of prev DTDtog, ch 4, tr in last st before M]; tr in next 20 (22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36) sts; rep between [ ], sl st to join, turn. Move M up – 44 (48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 68, 72, 76) tr, 14 (16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30) DTDtog

Rnd 8: CSTR in first st, sk 4 ch, (dtr, ch 3, tr, ch 3) in next st; *starting in last st used, Dtr2tog, (ch 3, tr, ch 3) in same st as prev Dtr2tog; rep from * until the 5 sts before M, (ch 3, tr, ch 3, dtr) in the same st as last st made, sk 4 ch, tr in next st,**tr in next 20 (22, 24, 26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36) sts**, tr in next st, sk 4 ch, (dtr, ch 3, tr, ch 3) in next st; ***starting in last st used, Dtr2tog, (ch 3, tr, ch 3) in same st as prev Dtr2tog; rep from *** until the 5 sts before next M, (ch 3, tr, ch 3, dtr) in the same st as last st made, sk 4 ch, tr in next st; rep between ** and **, sl st to join, turn. Move M up – 44 (48, 52, 56, 60, 64, 68, 72, 76) tr, 14 (16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30) reps

Rnds 9-14 (9-14, 9-20, 9-20, 9-20, 9-20, 9-20, 9-20, 9-20): Rep Rows 3-8 1 (1, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2) more times, turn – 52 (56, 68, 74, 76, 80, 84, 88, 92) tr, 14 (16, 18, 20, 22, 24, 26, 28, 30) reps

Stop here for Sizes Medium and Large

Sizes XS and S ONLY

Rnds 15-19 (15-19): Rep Rows 3-7, turn – 60 (64) tr, 14 (16) reps

Sizes 1XL, 2XL ONLY

Rnds 21 ( 21): Rep Rnd 3, turn – 80 (84) tr, 22 (24) reps

Sizes 3XL, 4XL, 5XL ONLY

Rnds 21-23 (21-23, 21-23): Rep Rnds 3-5, turn – 88 (92, 96) tr, 26 (28, 30) reps

All Sizes

Rnds 20-21 (20-21, 21-22, 21-22, 22-23, 22-23, 24-25, 24-25, 24-25): CSDC in first st, dc in each st around, sl st to join, turn – 174 (194, 214, 234, 258, 278, 298, 318, 338) dc

Rnd 22 (22, 23, 23, 24, 24, 26, 26, 26): Beg Horizontal PS in first st, sk next st, horizontal PS around, sl st to join, turn – 87 (97, 107, 117, 129, 139, 149, 159, 169) horizontal PS

Rnd 23 (23, 24, 24, 25, 25, 27, 27, 27): CSDC in first ch-1 sp, dc in ch-2 sp, *dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in next ch-2 sp; rep from * around sl st to join

Rnd 24 (24, 25, 24, 26, 26, 28, 28, 28): CSDC in first st, dc in each st around, sl st to join, FO – 174 (194, 214, 234, 258, 278, 298, 318, 338) dc

Arm Edging

Rnd 1: Attach yarn in any st along the underarm, CSDC in the same st, dc in each st until 1 st before cnr, dc2tog across cnr, evenly dc along Front Panel to next cnr, dc2tog across next cnr, dc in each st to next cnr, dc2tog across next cnr, evenly dc down Back Panel to next cnr, dc in each st, sl st to join, turn

Rnd 2: CSDC in first st, *dc in each st to cnr, dc3tog across cnr; rep from * 3 more times, dc in each st, sl st to join, turn

Rnd 3: CSDC in first st, *dc in each st to cnr, dc2tog across cnr; rep from * 3 more times, dc in each st, sl st to join, turn

Rnd 4: CSDC in first st, *dc in each st to cnr, dc3tog across cnr; rep from *, dc in each st, sl st to join, FO

Finishing

  1. Weave in all ends 
  2. Optional: lightly block by spraying with water until damp, and pin to final measurements.

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