Collage of Laces

Apr 24, 2008
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Introduction

This was one of the first designs I made. So the description probably could be better. First I made the outfit and then wrote what I remembered. Well, not the best way to design if you want to publish. My daughter is usually my inspiration. Almost everything I make I make for her. I hope that you will enjoy rocheting this top as much as i enjoyed designing it. And I hope that your little one will enjoy wearing it as much as my daughter during coming hot summer days.

Materials List

Clea Crochet Thread (100% mercerized cotton) #10 threads (1094 yds/1000 m per skein):
1 skein # 1430

Size 8/1.50 mm crochet hook

Finished Size

Size 6 girls

Gauge

Due to variety of the stitches it is almost impossible to obtain the gauge.

Notes

Back and front are identical.

The Pattern

1. Chain 149.
2. 1 TR in 5th ch from hook, 1 TR in each ch to end. Turn
3. Ch4, skip first tr, 1 TR in each tr.
4. Ch4, skip 1st TR, (1dc into next one, ch1, skip next dc) to end. Turn
5. Ch4, skip 1st and next ch, 1 dc into next dc, ch1, skip ch1, 1 dc into next dc, (ch5, skip ch5, dc3 tog into next dc, ch5, skip ch5, 1 dc into next dc, (ch1, skip ch1, 1 dc into next ch) 2 times). Repeat to end, ending with one ch1, skip ch1, 1 dc into next ch. Turn.
6. Ch4, skip 1st ch and next ch, 1 dc into next dc, (ch4, 1sc into ch5 arch, skip Cluster, 1sc into next ch5 arch, ch4, 1 dc into next dc, (ch, skip ch1, 1 dc into next dc) 2 times)). Repeat to end. Turn.
7. Ch4, skip 1st ch and next, 1 dc into next dc, ch1, skip ch1, 1 dc into next dc, (ch4, 1sc into ch4 arch, 1 sc between 2sc, 1 sc into next ch4 arch, ch4, 1 dc into next dc, (ch1, skip ch1, 1 dc into next ch) 2 times. Repeat to end. Turn.
8. Ch4, skip 1st and net ch, 1 dc into next dc, ch1, skip ch1, 1 dc into next dc, (ch5, dc3toginto 2nd of 3sc, ch5, 1dc into next dc, (ch1, skip ch1, 1 dc into next ch) 2 imes. Turn.
9. Ch4, skip 1st and next ch, 1 dc into next ch, (ch1, skip ch1, 1 dc into next ch). Repeat to end. Turn.
10. Repeat step 9 two more times.
11. Repeat steps 5,6,7,8.
12. Repeat step 9 7 times.
13. Ch2, Skip ch1, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in next ch, ch4, skip ch7, (dc, ch4, dc) into next ch, ch4, skip ch7. Repeat to end, ending with (3dc, ch2, 3dc) in next ch, dc into last ch. Turn.
14. Ch2, Skip 4dcs, (3dc, ch2, 3dc) into ch2. {Skip (3dcs, ch4 and dc), ch2. Into next ch4 ( tr3tog, ch3)3 times, tr3tog, skip (dc, ch4 and 3 dc), ch2{. Repeat from { to{, ending with 93dc, ch2, 3 dc) on top of ch 2, dc in tch. Turn.
15. Ch2. Skip 4dcs. (3dcs, ch2, 3dcs) into ch2. Skip 3 dcs and ch2, (ch3, skip tr3tog, 2scs in ch3) 3 times, skip (tr3tog, ch2 and 3 dcs, ch3. Repeat to end. Turn.
16. Ch2. Skip 4dcs. (3dc, ch2, 3dc) into ch2, skip (3dc, ch3, and 2sc), ch4, 2sc into ch3, ch3, 2sc into ch3, ch4, skip ch3 and 3 dc. Repeat to end, ending with (3dc, ch2, 3 dc) into ch2, dc into last stitch.
17. Ch2. Skip 4 dc. (3 dc, ch2, 3 dc) into ch2, skip (3dc, ch4, 2sc), ch4, (dc, ch4, dc) into ch3, skip 2sc, ch4, 3 dc), ch4. Repeat to end, ending with (3 dc, ch2, 3 dc) into ch2, dc into last stitch.
18. Repeat steps 14-17.
19. Ch4, 1dc into ch2, ch1, 1dc into last of 3dc, ch7, 1dc into2nd on ch3, ch7, 1 dc into next ch2. Repeat to end. Turn
20. Ch4, 1 dc into next dc, (ch1, skip ch1, 1 dc into next stitch) Repeat to end. Turn.
21. Repeat step 20 5 more times. Turn
22. Slip stitch into next 7 dc and ch1. Ch4, (1 dc into next dc, ch1, skip ch1, dc into next dc) to end. Turn.
23. Ch4, (1 dc into next dc, ch1, skip ch1, dc into next dc) to end. Turn.
24. 1 sc into 2nd ch from hook, (ch5, skip ch3, 1 sc into next ch) to end. Turn.
25. (ch5, 1 sc into next ch5 arch) to end, ending with ch2, 1 dc into last sc, skip tch. Turn.
26. Ch3, 1dc into 1st stitch, ch2, 1 dc into next ch5 arch, ( ch2, 4dc into next arch, ch2, 1 dc into next arch) to end. Turn.
27. (Ch5, 1sc into next ch2) to end, ending with ch2, 1 dc into tch. Turn.
28. 1ch, 1sc into 1st stitch, (ch5, 1 sc into next ch5 arch) to end. Turn.
29. Repeat steps 25-26. Turn.
30. Repeat step 27, , turning at the end of 5 blocks. Sl st into next 3 sc, ch5.
31. Continue, following the pattern 2 more times, decreasing at the neck line every row, using slip stitches.

32. Repeat pattern one more time without decreasing. Finish off.

Sleeves (make 2):
1. Ch 94
2. 1 sc into 2nd ch from hook, (ch5, skip ch3, 1 sc into next ch) to end. Turn.
3. (ch5, 1 sc into next ch5 arch) to end, ending with ch2, 1 dc into last sc, skip tch. Turn.
4. Ch3, 1dc into 1st stitch, ch2, 1 dc into next ch5 arch, ( ch2, 4dc into next arch, ch2, 1 dc into next arch) to end. Turn.
5. (Ch5, 1sc into next ch2) to end, ending with ch2, 1 dc into tch. Turn.
6. 1ch, 1sc into 1st stitch, (ch5, 1 sc into next ch5 arch) to end. Turn.

7. Repeat steps 3-6 3 more times. Finish off.

Assembling:
1. Sew side edges and shoulders with sc together.
2. Sew sleeves’ bottoms.
3. Sew sleeves in.

Edging:

1. 1 row of sc around the neck opening. Sl st at the end. (Ch5, skip ch3, 1 sc into next stitch) repeat to end. Finish off.

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Comments

on Apr 30, 2008 4:44 PM

This is very pretty, and so is your daughter! I especially like the middle band design. I have a neice who would look very cute in a 'collage of laces'. I think I will have to make one for her!

Yana1 wrote
on Apr 30, 2008 5:52 PM

Thank you very much for your nice words. This is one of my very first desings. And this is the first time I posted my clothing designs to anywhere.I am glad that somebody finds them pretty and would like to use them for their little princesses.I am going to post couple more, once I find some time.They would be in the same size approximately. Yana

nickyfij wrote
on May 9, 2008 5:57 AM

I love this, it's so pretty. Can't wait to make it!

Yana1 wrote
on May 9, 2008 1:03 PM

I am so happy, that crocheters like my design! It really inspires me for more creations! Thank you, Yana

Maridon wrote
on May 22, 2008 12:29 PM

I want advice on easy patterns for edging around hankerchiefs? Also, easy pattern for facecloths, anything super easy.

Thanks.

Southern Illinois

Yana1 wrote
on May 22, 2008 10:03 PM
Hi,

For me - the best working edgings are filet (kind of like checker's board - one filled square and one is not)approximately 5 rows or "fan" edging. Sometimes you can even combine them together and top with "picots", depending on how much work you really want to put into your edging. Yana

RajeshwariK wrote
on Jul 5, 2009 4:23 AM

Hi :) I want to make this pretty top for my niece who is about 7yrs old.I am not familiar with US/international std. of size,so I want to know if size6 would be correct for my niece or should I increase the no. of chains?/by how many? to make it to her size? Thanx in advance

Yana1 wrote
on Jul 5, 2009 12:14 PM
Hi
My daughter right now is 7 and she still fit into this top. It is a very little tight and short but she is big child :)
I don't know if you crochet tightly or loose, but I would probably increase slightly just approximately by 10-15 chains

Thank you for your interest and good luck

on Jan 22, 2010 3:29 PM

This is a beautiful top. I only wish I knew how to alter the pattern to fit a 2 year old. I've been looking for something to make for my granddaughter's 2nd birthday. You have great talent!  Kathy