Vernal Top

Feb 28, 2012
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This boat-neck shell, worked as two simple rectangles, sports crocheted lace at the hem. The main body is crocheted from the top down in quick-to-crochet griddle stitch. If you like, you can lengthen by working more griddle stitch rows before beginning the border.


Designer: Jill Wright

Finished Size: 34¾ (38¾, 41¼, 45¼, 49¼)" bust circumference. Top is close fit with about ¾" of ease. Garment shown measures 34¾", modeled with 2" negative ease.

Yarn: Cascade Yarns Pima Silk (85% pima cotton, 15% silk; 109 yd [100 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #5144 fern, 6 (7, 8, 8, 9) balls.

Hook Sizes: G/6 (4.25 mm); H/8 (5 mm); I/9 (5.5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions: Blocking mat; blocking pins; yarn needle.

Gauge: 12 sts and 10 rows = 4" in griddle st with medium-size hook.


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on May 4, 2012 6:57 PM

HAVING A REAL HARD TIME WITH THE LACE HEM.  Row 1 -- You are basically dc chain 1 6 times, dc in next dc; sc in next 3 chain spaces and then sc in next chain 3 space.  I have the proper single crochets and double crochets for the row.  No where in this row are you addind extra chains.

ROW 2 -- as you work through the row ... (skip next dc, ch-1 space, dc, sc), shell in next chain 3 space.  AGAIN, WHERE DOES IT SAY "CHAIN 3" in row 1.  -- *sc in first ch-3 sp [dc in next cd, ch 1] 6 times, dc in next dc, sc in next ch-3 space; rep from *


kaylamew wrote
on Dec 25, 2012 1:20 PM

Me too! I deciphered the drawing and I see that there should be a chain 3 between the sc on row 1. Once that is done. You have spots for your stitches in row 2. I'm making this note in my Ravelry as well so if anyone has questions they can look it up