Crochet This Lacy Top For Spring

You’ll sparkle spring through summer in this diamond-worked top

From: The June 2016 Issue of I Like Crochet

Skill level: Intermediate

Spring is nature’s way of saying “let’s party”—and you’ll be ready with this light and swingy Dancing Dolman Diamond Top. Pretty and flattering on just about everyone, this pattern combines two lace motifs you’ll love to crochet and wear.

You know how it is in the warmer months—you often need a light top when a cooling breeze comes along or you step indoors where there’s air conditioning. The Dancing Dolman Diamond Top looks great worn over a tank or cami, as well as by itself. Worked in pima cotton, the dolman shape that floats away from the body combines with the openwork stitch pattern to keep you cool yet covered.

You’ll love having this pattern on your hook, because the medley of stitches is so interesting. The diamond pattern is crocheted from the bottom up. The fan edging hem is worked downward from the beginning chain edge of the diamond pattern. Then a simple crab stitch finishes off the neckline and sleeve edges. The tee is worked in two pieces and seamed.

The bright blue color shown in the Dancing Dolman Diamond Top pattern evokes the seaside, adding to the chic and breezy look. But you can choose your most flattering color. This pattern would look shell-like and delicate in a soft pink and dramatic in fuchsia. The top goes everywhere and with everything, from a black skirt or slacks for work or with capris for a date or a day out shopping.

Amy Gunderson designed the Dancing Dolman Diamond Top pattern for I Like Crochet. Her patterns are favorites for their innovative designs and wearability.


The Dancing Dolman Diamond Top pattern includes:

  • Complete stitch instructions for sizes S/M to 3XL
  • List of materials, notions, and hook size
  • Special stitches and pattern notes
  • 2 downloadable Dancing Dolman Diamond Top stitch charts
  • Finishing instructions

This comfortable yet polished crochet top will be a pleasure to wear from spring to early fall. Toss it on whenever you want to feel cool and look lovely.

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