It’s exciting to have Pamela again on the blog today with her beautiful Iris Lacy free crochet top pattern! She is the talented designer behind Pamscoycorner. If you remember, she was here a few months ago in her beautiful Summer dress. Check out the Phyllis Chic Crochet dress here.
Inspiration behind the Iris Lacy Top
This top is something I made without a real plan. Well, I had thought of what I wanted to make, but did not have any idea of exactly how I wanted to make it before life happened. We lost my mother-in-law and had to travel out of the country for three weeks. So when I came back, I contemplated postponing the release of the pattern, but then I thought since I had made a promise, I would try my best to honor it. I, therefore, decided to use this pattern that I was familiar with. After making and frogging several times, I finally came up with this top Thank God for the jetlag. Whenever I lost sleep due to time change, I would just wake up and start to work on it.
Armhole 6.5 7 7 7.5 8 8.5
18 sts (4.5 chs) x 10 rows ( ch rows) = 4” x 4”
I used Knitpicks Shine 60% Pima Cotton, 40% Modal, 110 yds (106 m), 50 g (1.8 0z) with Sky as the main color and Clarity for contrast. This was my first time using Shine yarn and I would say that I love the yarn. It is a Sport Weight, light and perfect for spring and summer. It was easy to work with and I love how the top turned out.
MC– Sky 582, (635, 680, 725, 820, 900) yds
CC– Clarity 333, (354, 375, 425, 485, 525) yds
Hook size D (3.25 mm)
Sc- single crochet
Hdc- half double crochet
Hdcblo- half double crochet back loop only
Ch-7 loop- chain 7 loop
Edc- extended double crochet
Fpedc- Front post extended double crochet
V-st – (dc, ch 2, dc) in same sp
Shell – 6 dc in same sp
- Ch 2 at the beg of the row does not count as a st.
- Ch 3 at the beg of the row counts as a st.
- The yarn color is changed on each row during the chs pattern.
- No turning when making the chs pattern. Instead, each row is made with one color of the yarn, and the next row made with the second color starting at the beg of the previous row. That is each color is carried to one side of row one at a time.
- You can make a tighter or looser version by either tightening or loosening the chs.
Front and Back Panel (Make 2)
Using MC, ch 72, (80, 92, 100, 108, 116) sts
Row 1: hdc in 2nd st and each st to end, turn 71, (79, 91, 99, 107, 115).
Rows 2-6: ch 2, hdcblo in each st to end, turn.
Row 7: ch 2, hdc in next 4 sts, *ch 7, sk next 3 sts, sc in next st, rep from * to last 3 sts, hdc in each st to end. Leave the yarn, do not fasten off, go back to beg of the previous row and attach CC 16, (18, 21, 23, 25, 27) ch-7.
Row 8: Using CC, ch 2, hdc in next 4 sts, ch 3, sk 1 st of the hdcblo of row 6 below, sc in next st of the hdcblo row 6 below, *ch 7, sk 3 sts of the hdcblo row below, sc in next st, rep from * to last 5 sts, ch 3, sk 1, hdc in last 4 sts. Pick up MC with sl st, leave CC and use MC, turn. 15, (17, 20, 22, 24, 26) ch-7 and 2 ch-3).
Row 9: Using MC, ch 2, hdc in next 4 sts, ch 3, *sc in ch-7 loop of MC row below, ch 7, rep from * to last ch-7 loop, sc in ch-7 loop, ch 3, hdc each in last 4 sts, leave yarn hanging and go back to beg of same row to use CC. 15, (17, 20, 22, 24, 26 ch-7 and 2 ch-3)
Row 10: Using CC, ch 2, hdc in next 4 sts, *ch 7, sk ch-3 loop and sc of CC, sc in ch-7 loop of CC through the front, rep from * to the last ch-7 loop, ch 7, hdc each in last 4 sts, pick up MC with sl st, leave CC and use MC, turn.
Row 11: Using MC, ch 2, hdc in next 4 sts, *ch 7, sc in ch-7 loop of MC, rep from * to last ch-7 loop, ch 7, hdc in the last 4 sts, leave the yarn hanging and go back to use CC.
Row 12: Using CC, ch 2, hdc in next 4 sts, ch 3 *sc in ch-7 loop of CC through the front loop, ch 7, rep from * to last ch-7 loop, sc in ch-7 loop, ch 3, hdc in next 4 sts, pick up MC with sl st, leave CC and use MC.
Row 13: Rep row 9
Row 14: Rep row 10
Row 15: Rep row 11
Row 16: Rep row 12
Rows 17-80, (80, 80, 84, 84, 84): Rep rows 9-12
Row 81, (81, 81, 85, 85, 85): Using CC, ch 2, hdc in next 4 sts, 1 hdc in ch 3 of MC, *2 hdc in ch 7 of CC, 2 hdc in ch 7 of MC, rep from* to last ch 3 of CC, 1 hdc in ch-3 of CC, hdc in last 4 sts, turn, 71, (79, 91, 99, 107, 115).
Row 82, (82, 82, 86, 86, 86: ch 2, in hdc in each st to end, turn.
Row 83, (83, 83, 87, 87, 87): ch 2, hdcblo in each st to end, turn.
Row 84, (84, 84, 88, 88, 88): ch 3, *edc in next st, ch 1, sk 1, rep from * to last st, dc in last st, turn
Row 85, (85, 85, 89, 89, 89): ch 3, *edc in ch-sp, fpedc in next st, rep from * to last st, dc in last st, turn.
Sizes XS, S, and M
Rows 86, (86, 86) – 89, (89, 89): rep rows 84 & 85.
Rows 90, (90, 90) – 91, (91, 91): Change to CC and rep rows 84 & 85.
Rows 92, (92, 92) – 93, (93, 93): Change to MC and Rep row 84 & 85.
Sizes L, XL, and XXL
Rows 90 (90, 90) – 93, 93, 93): rep rows 88 & 89.
Rows 94, 94, 94) – 95, 95, 95): Change to CC and rep rows and 88 and 89.
Rows 96, (96, 96) – 97, (97, 97): Change to MC and Rep rows 88 and 89.
Shoulder (On each end of front and back pieces)
Row 94, (94, 94, 98, 98, 98): Starting from each end and using MC, ch 3, edc in next 16, (20, 25, 27, 29, 32) sts. Fasten off leaving a long thread on one of the pieces.
Sleeves (Make 2) Using MC
Ch 76, (80, 80, 84, 88, 92)
Row 1: sc in 2nd ch from hook and each ch to end, turn
Row 2: ch 5 (counts as dc and ch 2), sk 1, *edc in next st, ch 1, sk 1, rep from * to last st, dc in last st
Row 3: ch 3, edc in ch-sp, *fpedc in next st, edc in ch-sp, rep from * to last st, edc in last st, turn.
Row 4: ch 2, hdc in each st to end, turn.
Row 5: ch 1, *sk 2, shell, sk 2, sc in next st, rep from * to end
Row 6: ch 1, sc in 1st st, ch 3, sk 3, V-st between st just skipped and next st, ch 3, sk 3, sc in next sc, rep from * to end.
Fasten off and weave in ends.
With WS facing, measure the armhole as per each size starting from the shoulders down towards the waist. Sew the front and back pieces starting from the end of the armhole up to the end.
Join the shoulders using the long tail.
Sew on the sleeves.
I hope you will have fun making the Iris Lacy Top. Kindly post your progress and finished projects of your makes and tag me on @pamcozycorner on Instagram. If you have any questions about the pattern, feel free to contact me via email at [email protected]