Iris Lacy Top Free Crochet Pattern

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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.

Free Crochet Top Pattern - Irish Lace

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.

Skill Level

Intermediate

Easy crochet Top Pattern

Finished Measurements

XSSMLXL2XL           
Bust323640444852      
Length232323252525

  Armhole       6.5          7                7             7.5           8             8.5

Gauge

18 sts (4.5 chs)  x 10 rows ( ch rows) = 4” x 4”

Materials

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)

Scissors

Tapestry needle

Tape measure

Abbreviations

Ch(s)- chain(s)

Sc- single crochet

Hdc- half double crochet

Hdcblo- half double crochet back loop only

Sk- skip

Ch-7 loop- chain 7 loop

Edc- extended double crochet

Fpedc- Front post extended double crochet

Beg- beginning

V-st – (dc, ch 2, dc) in same sp

Shell – 6 dc in same sp

Crochet Lacy Top - Free Pattern

Pattern Notes

  • 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.

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Pattern Instructions

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.

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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).

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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. 

Assembly

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.

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Meet the Designer

Hi! I am Pamela. I am a wife and mom of four grown children, one girl, and three boys. I am also a blessed grandmother of three beautiful girls. I love to design unique, modern, cozy, and comfortable things. You can tell by the name that I love all things pampered and cozy. The idea of turning yarn into modern fashion and more just melts my heart. When I am not working on a design or at my full-time job as a Nurse Practitioner, I love to travel, read, and most of all, go on mission trips. I love to help those who are in need by providing medical help and help in advancing their education. That is why I look forward to using some of the profits to advance my cause.

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]

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