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Free Crochet Pattern: Lacy Child's Top

Lion Brandฎ Lion® Organic Cotton
Pattern #: 60420a
Rating: ****3.8 (based on 12 reviews)
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SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate (Level 3)

SIZE: 24 months (2 yrs), Child 4, Child 5-6, Child 7-8

Finished Chest 24 (25, 27, 28 3/4) in. [61 (63.5, 68.5, 73) cm] tied closed
Finished Length
12ฝ (14, 14 1/2, 15พ) in. [32 (35.5, 37, 40) cm] including edging


Note: Pattern is written for smallest size with changes for larger sizes in parentheses. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

CORRECTIONS: None
 
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Lion® Organic Cotton

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Lion® Organic Cotton
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*Lion® Organic Cotton (Article #680). 100% Organic Cotton; package size: 1.75oz/50.00 gr. (82yds/75m) pull skeins

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•  680-002 Lion Organic Cotton Yarn: Almond
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Lacy Child's Top

Lion Brand Lion® Organic Cotton

GAUGE:

5 (sc, ch-3 sp) + 10 rows = 4 in. [10 cm] in Ch-3 Mesh pattern. When you match the gauge in a pattern, your project will be the size specified in the pattern and the materials specified in the pattern will be sufficient. The needle or hook size called for in the pattern is based on what the designer used, but it is not unusual for gauge to vary from person to person. If it takes you fewer stitches and rows to make your swatch, try using a smaller size hook or needles; if more stitches and rows, try a larger size hook or needles.

Making a Gauge Swatch

STITCH EXPLANATION:

Picot Ch 3, sl st in last sc worked.

PATTERN STITCH
Ch-3 Mesh
Row 1:
Ch 3 (counts as hdc and ch 1), turn, sc in first ch-3 sp, *ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * across ending with sc in last ch-3 sp, ch 1, hdc in last sc. (hdc and ch 1 count as 1/2 ch-3 sp at each end of row).
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in hdc, *ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * across ending with sc in last ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in 2nd ch of beg ch-3.


BACK
Lower Edge
Ch 47 (50, 53, 56).
Row 1 (WS): Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 3, sk next 2 ch, sc in next ch; rep from * to end – 15 (16, 17, 18) ch-3 sps.
Row 2 (RS): Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, *2 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 1; rep from * to last ch-3 sp, 2 dc in last ch-3 sp, dc in last sc – 14 (15, 16, 17) ch-1 sps.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in first dc, *ch 3, sk next 2 dc, sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * across ending with sc in last ch-1 sp, ch 3, sk next 2 dc, sc in last dc – 15 (16, 17, 18) ch-3 sps.
Rows 4 and 5: Repeat Rows 2 and 3.
Rows 6-13 (15, 15, 17): Work in Ch-3 Mesh for 8 (10, 10, 12) rows.
Row 14 (16, 16, 18): Repeat Row 2.

Shape Armholes
Row 1 (WS):
Turn, sl st across to first ch-1 sp, ch 1, sc in same ch-1 sp, *ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * across ending with sc in last ch-1 sp, leave remaining sts unworked – 13 (14, 15, 16) ch-3 sps.
Rows 2 (Dec Row)-3 (4, 4, 4): Turn, sl st in first sc and each of next 2 ch, *ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * across ending with sc in last ch-3 sp – 11 (11, 12, 13) ch-3 sps.
Work in Ch-3 Mesh until armhole measures 4 (4ฝ, 5, 5ฝ) in. [10 (11.5, 12.5, 14) cm], end with Row 1 of Ch-3 Mesh Pattern.

Shape Left Neck
Row 1 (WS):
Ch 1, turn, sc in hdc, (ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp) 3 (3, 4, 4) times, leave remaining sts unworked.
Row 2: Turn, sl st in first sc and each of next 2 ch, (ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp) 2 (2, 3, 3) times, ch 1, hdc in last sc. Fasten off.

Shape Right Neck
Row 1:
Sk center 4 (4, 4, 5) ch-3 sps, join yarn with sl st in next ch-3 sp, (ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp) 2 (2, 3, 3) times, ch 3, sc in 2nd ch of beg ch-3.
Row 2: Ch 3, turn, sc in first ch-3 sp, (ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp) 2 (2, 3, 3) times. Fasten off.

LEFT FRONT
Ch 35 (38, 41, 44).
Row 1 (WS):
Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 3, sk next 2 ch, sc in next ch; rep from * to end – 11 (12, 13, 14) ch-3 sps.
Work as for Back until same length as Back to armhole.

Shape Front and Armhole
Row 1 (WS):
Turn, sl st across to first ch-1 sp, ch 1, sc in same ch-1 sp, *ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp; rep from * across ending with sc in last ch-1 sp, leave remaining sts unworked – 9 (10, 11, 12) ch-3 sps.
Rows 2 (Dec Row)-3 (4, 4, 4): Turn, sl st in first sc and each of next 2 ch, *ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * across ending with sc in last ch-3 sp – 7 (7, 8, 9) ch-3 sps.
Decrease at front edge only on next 9 (9, 9, 11) rows – 2ฝ (2ฝ, 3ฝ, 3 1/2) ch-3 sps. Work in Ch-3 Mesh until armhole measures same length as Back. Fasten off.

RIGHT FRONT
Work as for Left Front reversing shaping.

SLEEVES
Ch 38 (41, 44, 47).
Row 1 (RS):
Sc in 2nd ch from hook, *ch 3, sk next 2 ch, sc in next ch; rep from * to end – 12 (13, 14, 15) ch-3 sps.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as hdc and ch 1), turn, sc in first ch-3 sp, *ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * across ending with sc in last ch-3 sp, ch 1, hdc in last sc.

Shape Cap
Row 1:
Turn, sl st across to center of first ch-3 sp, ch 1, sc in same ch-3 sp, *ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * across ending with sc in last ch-3 sp, leave remaining sts unworked – 10 (11, 12, 13) ch-3 sps.
Row 2 (Dec Row): Turn, sl st in first sc and each of next 2 ch, *ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * across ending with sc in last ch-3 sp – 9 (10, 11, 12) ch-3 sps.
Work 2 rows of Ch-3 Mesh.
Rep last 3 rows 0 (0, 1, 1) time more – 9 (10, 10, 11) ch-3 sps.
Rep Row 2 (Dec Row) until 3 (3, 4, 4) ch-3 sps remain. Fasten off.

Sleeve Edging
With RS facing, join yarn in opposite side of beg ch,
Row 1:
Work 36 (39, 42, 45) sc evenly across.
Row 2 (WS): Ch 1, turn, sc in first sc, *picot, sc in each of next 2 sc; rep from * to last 1 (2, 1, 2) sc, picot, sc in each of last 1 (2, 1, 2) sc – 35 (37, 41, 43) picot. Fasten off.

FINISHING
Sew shoulder, side and sleeve seams. Sew in sleeves.

Lower Edging
Row 1:
From RS, join yarn with sl st in Left Front corner on opposite side of beg ch, ch 1, sc in same sp, *ch 3, sc in ch-sp of foundation ch under next sc; rep from * across lower edge, working sc at each side seam – 37 (40, 43, 46) ch-3 sps.
Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), turn, 2 dc in first ch-3 sp, *sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, 5 dc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * to last 3 ch-3 sps, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, 2 dc in last ch-3 sp, dc in last sc.
Row 3: Ch 4 (counts as dc and ch 1), turn, sk first dc, dc in next dc, ch 1, dc in next dc, *sc in next ch-3 sp, (dc in next dc, ch 1) 4 times, dc in next dc; rep from * across to last ch-3 sp, sc in last ch-3 sp, (dc in next dc, ch 1) twice, dc in last dc,
Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in first dc, (ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp) twice, *ch 3, sc in next sc, (ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp) 4 times; rep from * across ending with ch 3, sc in last sc, (ch 3, sc in next ch-1 sp) twice, ch 3, sc in 3rd ch of beg ch-4. Fasten off.

Right Front and Neck Edging
Row 1:
From RS, join yarn with sl st in corner of Right Front lower edging and work 1 row of sc evenly up front edge, 3 sc in corner, sc evenly up neck edge, across back neck edge and down Left Front neck edge to corner.
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each of first 2 sc, *picot, sc in each of next 2 sc; rep from * to corner of right front neck edge. Do not fasten off. Work tie by making a chain 9 in. [23 cm] long. Fasten off. With RS facing, join yarn with sl st on left front for other tie. Make a chain 9 in. [23 cm] long. Fasten off. Knot tie ends. Sew snap in position on WS of Right Front and RS of Left Front where fronts overlap.


 
ABBREVIATIONS / REFERENCES
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beg = begin(s)(ning) ch(s) = chain(s)
dc = double crochet hdc = half double crochet
rep = repeat(s)(ing) RS = right side
sk = skip sl = slip
sp(s) = space(s) st(s) = stitch(es)
WS = wrong side  


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Ratings and Reviews
Pattern Average Rating: ****3.8 (based on 12 reviews)
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Lacy Child's Top Reviewed by Bronwen Walmsley on 2013-07-25 ****
I made this in aran (which I think is worsted in the US). I read some reviews saying it is not as long as the picture. Of course, it depends on the child but even on a fairly small 2 year old, I thought it should be longer and will try again adding in a few rows. I omitted the snap making a round body tie, and putting a few beads on the end, which always goes down well. Easy to follow pattern and looks lovely.


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