Dancing Diamond Dolman Top

Two fun lace patterns come together in this openwork dolman top. Designed to be loose-fitting and easy to wear, you’ll love throwing this on over a tank top in the warmer months.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Small/Medium (Large/1X, 2X/3X)

Shown in Small/Medium Size

Finished Measurements

Bust: 38 (44, 50)”

Gauge: 1 rep = = 1 1/2” [3.8 cm] square in Diamonds patt after wet blocking

Materials

Yarn:

Fine Weight Yarn Fibra Natura Cotton True Sport (100% pima cotton; 197 yards [180 meters]/50 grams): 108 Island Blue (7 (8, 9) balls)

Hook: US size D/3 (3.25 mm)

Notions: Tapestry needle, removable stitch marker

Pattern Notes

This tee is worked in 2 pieces and seamed. 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.

Simple Crab Stitch finishes off the neckline and sleeve edges.

Stitch Guide

Diamonds (multiple of 9 sts + 2)

Row 1: Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), *sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next 5 sc, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 5, sk next sc; rep from * to last 5 sc group, sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next 5 sc, sc in last ch-3 sp, ch 2, dc in last sc, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in dc, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next 5 sc, *sk next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-5 sp, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next 5 sc; rep from * to beg ch-5, ch 3, sc in third ch of beg ch-5, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first sc, sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3, *sk next sc, sc in next 3 sc, sk next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-3 sp, sc in sc, sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3; rep from * to last 5-sc group, sk next sc, sc in next 3 sc, sk next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-3 sp, sc in last sc, turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sc, sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next sc, *sk next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-3 sp, sc in next 3 sc, sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * to last 3-sc group, sk next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-3 sp, sc in last 2 sc, turn.

Row 5: Ch 1, sc in first 3 sc, sc in ch-3 sp, *ch 5, sk next sc, sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next 5 sc, sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * to last 1-sc group, ch 5, sk next sc, sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in last 3 sc, turn.

Row 6: Ch 1, sc in first 3 sc, sk next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-5 sp, ch 3, *sk next sc, sc in next 5 sc, sk next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-5 sp, ch 3; rep from * to last 4 sc, sk next sc, sc in last 3 sc, turn.

Row 7: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sc, *sk next sc, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next sc, sc in next ch-3 sp, sk next sc, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * to last 1-sc group, sk next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-3 sp, sc in sc, sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in last 2 sc, turn.

Row 8: Ch 1, sc in first sc, sk next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-3 sp, sc in next 3 sc, sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3, *sk next sc, sc in next sc, sk next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-3 sp, sc in next 3 sc, sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3; rep from * to last 2 sc, sk next sc, sc in last sc, turn.

Rep Rows 1-8 for patt.

Cluster (CL): (Yo, insert hook into sp and pull up lp, yo and pull through 2 lps on hook) twice, yo and pull through 3 lps on hook.

Crab Stitch

Sc in each sc, working from left to right.

Pattern

Back

Ch 120 (138, 156).

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and each ch across, turn. (119 (137, 155) sc)

Set-up Row: Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), sk first 2 sc, *sc in next 7 sc, ch 5, sk next 2 sc; rep from * to last 9 sc, sc in next 7 sc, ch 2, sk next sc, dc in last sc, turn. (Patt will be repeated 13 (15, 17) times across each row)

Work Rows 2-8 of Diamonds patt.

Rep Rows 1-8 of Diamonds patt 6 times, then rep Rows 1-4 of patt once more.

Increase for Sleeves

Row 1: Ch 10, sc in second ch from hook and next 3 ch, ch 5, sk next 2 ch, sc in next 3 ch, sc in next 3 sc, sc in ch-3 sp, *ch 5, sk next sc, sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next 5 sc, sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * to last 1-sc group, ch 5, sk next sc, sc in ch-3 sp, sc in last 3 sc, turn.

Row 2: Ch 11, sc in second ch from hook and next 2 ch, ch 3, sk next 2 ch, sc in next ch, ch 3, sk next 2 ch, sc in last 2 ch, sc in next 3 sc, sk next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-5 sp, ch 3, *sk next sc, sc in next 5 sc, sk next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-5 sp, ch 3; rep from * to last 4 sc, sk next sc, sc in last 3 sc, turn. (1 repeat increased each side of work, 15 (17, 19) total reps)

Work Rows 7-8 of Diamonds patt.

Rep Rows 1-8, 1 (2, 3) more time(s), then rep Rows 1-4 once more.

Back Right Shoulder

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in first 3 sc, sc in ch-3 sp, *ch 5, sk next sc, sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next 5 sc, sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * 2 (3, 4) times, ch 5, sk next sc, sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in last 3 sc, turn. (4 (5, 6) repeats rem for Right Shoulder, 11 (12, 13) reps are unworked for Neck and Left Shoulder)

Cont in patt over Right Shoulder sts for 15 more rows. (5 (6, 7) 8-row repeats completed for Sleeves/Upper Body)

Next Row: Ch 1, work 1 sc in each sc and 2 sc in each ch-3 sp across. Fasten off.

Back Left Shoulder

Skip 7 reps for Neck, attach yarn to next st with sl st.

Row 1:  Ch 1, sc in first 3 sc, sc in ch-3 sp, *ch 5, sk next sc, sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next 5 sc, sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * 2 (3, 4) times, ch 5, sk next sc, sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in last 3 sc, turn. (4 (5, 6) repeats rem for Left Shoulder)

Cont in patt over Left Shoulder sts for 15 more rows. (5 (6, 7) 8-row repeats completed for Sleeves/Upper Body)

Next Row: Ch 1, work 1 sc in each sc and 2 sc in each ch-3 sp across. Fasten off.

Hem
Attach yarn with sl st to first st along beg ch edge.

Fan Edging

Row 1: Working along beg ch edge, ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next 4 chs, *ch 1, sk next ch, dc in next 8 chs; rep from * to last 6 ch, ch 1, sk next ch, dc in last 5 ch, turn.

Row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc between first 2 dc, (dc bet next 2 dc) 3 times, *ch 3, sk ch-1 sp, (dc between next 2 dc) 7 times; rep from * to last ch-1 sp, ch 3, sk next ch-1 sp, (dc between next 2 dc) 4 times, dc in last dc, turn.

Row 3: Ch 3, dc in next 2 dc, dc2tog, *ch 5, sk ch-3 sp, dc2tog, dc in next 3 dc, dc2tog; rep from * to last ch-3 sp, ch 5, sk next ch-3 sp, dc2tog, dc in last 3 dc, turn.

Row 4: Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in next dc, dc2tog, *ch 3, sc in ch-5 sp, ch 3, dc2tog, dc in next dc, dc2tog; rep from * to last ch-5 sp, ch 3, sc in ch-5 sp, ch 3, dc2tog, dc in last 2 dc, turn.

Row 5: Ch 3, dc2tog, *ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 5, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, dc3tog; rep from * to last 2 ch-3 sp, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 5, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, dc2tog, dc in last dc, turn.

Row 6: Ch 1, sc in first 2 dc, *sc in ch-3 sp, 9 dc in ch-5 sp, sc in ch-3 sp, sc in dc; rep from * to last 2 dc, sc in last 2 dc, turn.

Row 7: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sc, *(CL between next 2 dc, ch 3) 7 times, CL between next 2 dc; rep from * to last 3 sc, sk next sc, sc in last 2 sc. Fasten off.

Front

Ch 120 (138, 156).

Row 1: Sc in second ch from hook and each ch across, turn. (119 (137, 155) sc)

Set-up row: Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), sk first 2 sc, *sc in next 7 sc, ch 5, sk next 2 sc; rep from * to last 9 sc, sc in next 7 sc, ch 2, sk next sc, dc in last sc, turn. (Patt will be repeated 13 (15, 17) times across each row)

Work Rows 2-8 of Diamonds patt.

Rep Rows 1-8 of Diamonds patt, 6 times, then rep Rows 1-4 of patt once more.

Small/Medium Size only

Increase for Right Sleeve, Shape Right Neck

Place removable marker on center-most sc of piece.

Row 1: Ch 10, sc in second ch from hook and next 3 ch, ch 5, sk next 2 ch, sc in next 3 ch, sc in next 3 sc, sc in ch-3 sp, *ch 5, sk next sc, sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next 5 sc, sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * to ch-3 sp just before m, turn. (7 1/2 repeats rem unworked for Right Front)

Row 2: Ch 1, *sk next sc, sc in next 5 sc, sk next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-5 sp, ch 3; rep from * to last 4 sc, sk next sc, sc in last 3 sc, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sc, *sk next sc, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next sc, sc in next ch-3 sp, sk next sc, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * to end, turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, *sk next sc, sc in next sc, sk next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-3 sp, sc in next 3 sc, sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3; rep from * to last 2 sc, sk next sc, sc in last sc, turn.

Row 5: Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), *sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next 5 sc, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 5, sk next sc; rep from * to last 5 sc group, sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next 5 sc, sc in last ch-3 sp, turn.

Row 6: Ch 1, sk first sc, sc in next 5 sc, sk next sc, *sk next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-5 sp, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next 5 sc; rep from * to beg ch-5, ch 3, sc in third ch of beg ch-5, turn.

Row 7: Ch 1, sc in first sc, sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3, *sk next sc, sc in next 3 sc, sk next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-3 sp, sc in sc, sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3; rep from * to last 5-sc group, sk next sc, sc in next 3 sc, turn.

Row 8: Ch 1, sk first sc, sc in next sc, *sk next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-3 sp, sc in next 3 sc, sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * to last 3-sc group, sk next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-3 sp, sc in last 2 sc, turn.

Cont to dec as est’d for 20 more rows. (4 patt repeats rem for Shoulder)

Work even in Diamonds patt for 12 more rows. (5 8-row repeats completed for Sleeves/Upper Body)

Next Row: Ch 1, work 1 sc in each sc and 2 sc in each ch-3 sp across. Fasten off.

Increase for Left Sleeve, Shape Left Neck

Join yarn to ch-3 sp just to the left of the marked center sc.

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in same ch-3 sp, sc in next 5 sc, sc in ch-3 sp, *ch 5, sk next sc, sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next 5 sc, sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * to last 1-sc group, ch 5, sk next sc, sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in last 3 sc, turn.

Row 2: Ch 11, sc in second ch from hook and next 2 ch, ch 3, sk next 2 ch, sc in next ch, ch 3, sk next 2 ch, sc in last 2 ch, sc in next 3 sc, sk next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-5 sp, ch 3, * sk next sc, sc in next 5 sc, sk next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-5 sp, ch 3; rep from * to last 7-sc group, sk next sc, sc in next 5 sc, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sk first sc, sc in next 3 sc, *sk next sc, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next sc, sc in next ch-3 sp, sk next sc, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * to last 1-sc group, sk next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-3 sp, sc in sc, sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in last 2 sc, turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first sc, sk next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-3 sp, sc in next 3 sc, sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3, *sk next sc, sc in next sc, sk next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-3 sp, sc in next 3 sc, sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3; rep from * to last 3-sc group, sk next sc, sc in next sc, turn.,

Row 5: Ch 1, *sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next 5 sc, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 5, sk next sc; rep from * to last 5 sc group, sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next 5 sc, sc in last ch-3 sp, ch 2, dc in last sc, turn.

Row 6: Ch 1, sc in dc, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next 5 sc, *sk next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-5 sp, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next 5 sc; rep from * to end, turn.

Row 7: Ch 1, *sk next sc, sc in next 3 sc, sk next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-3 sp, sc in sc, sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3; rep from * to last 5-sc group, sk next sc, sc in next 3 sc, sk next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-3 sp, sc in last sc, turn.

Row 8: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sc, sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next sc, *sk next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-3 sp, sc in next 3 sc, sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * to end, turn.

Cont to dec as est’d for 20 more rows. (4 patt repeats rem for Shoulder)

Work even in Diamonds patt for 12 more rows. (5 8-row repeats completed for Sleeves/Upper Body)

Next Row: Ch 1, work 1 sc in each sc and 2 sc in each ch-3 sp across. Fasten off.

Large/1X (2X/3X) Sizes Only

Increase for Sleeves

Row 1: Ch 10, sc in second ch from hook and next 3 ch, ch 5, sk next 2 ch, sc in next 3 ch, sc in next 3 sc, sc in ch-3 sp, *ch 5, sk next sc, sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next 5 sc, sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * to last 1-sc group, ch 5, sk next sc, sc in ch-3 sp, sc in last 3 sc, turn.

Row 2: Ch 11, sc in second ch from hook and next 2 ch, ch 3, sk next 2 ch, sc in next ch, ch 3, sk next 2 ch, sc in last 2 ch, sc in next 3 sc, sk next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-5 sp, ch 3, *sk next sc, sc in next 5 sc, sk next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-5 sp, ch 3; rep from * to last 4 sc, sk next sc, sc in last 3 sc, turn. (1 repeat increased each side of work, 17 (19) total reps)

Work Rows 7-8 of Diamonds patt.

Rep Rows 1-8, 0 (1) more times, then rep Rows 1-4 once more.

Shape Right Neck

Place removable marker on center-most sc of piece.

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in first 3 sc, sc in ch-3 sp, *ch 5, sk next sc, sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next 5 sc, sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * to ch-3 sp just before m, turn. (8 1/2 (9 1/2) repeats rem unworked for Right Front)

Row 2: Ch 1, *sk next sc, sc in next 5 sc, sk next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-5 sp, ch 3; rep from * to last 4 sc, sk next sc, sc in last 3 sc, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sc, *sk next sc, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next sc, sc in next ch-3 sp, sk next sc, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * to end, turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, *sk next sc, sc in next sc, sk next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-3 sp, sc in next 3 sc, sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3; rep from * to last 2 sc, sk next sc, sc in last sc, turn.

Row 5: Ch 5 (counts as dc, ch 2), *sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next 5 sc, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 5, sk next sc; rep from * to last 5 sc group, sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next 5 sc, sc in last ch-3 sp, turn.

Row 6: Ch 1, sk first sc, sc in next 5 sc, sk next sc, *sk next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-5 sp, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next 5 sc; rep from * to beg ch-5, ch 3, sc in third ch of beg ch-5, turn.

Row 7: Ch 1, sc in first sc, sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3, *sk next sc, sc in next 3 sc, sk next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-3 sp, sc in sc, sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3; rep from * to last 5-sc group, sk next sc, sc in next 3 sc, turn.

Row 8: Ch 1, sk first sc, sc in next sc, *sk next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-3 sp, sc in next 3 sc, sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * to last 3-sc group, sk next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-3 sp, sc in last 2 sc, turn.

Cont to dec as est’d for 20 more rows. (4 patt repeats rem for Shoulder)

Work even in Diamonds patt for 12 more rows. (5 8-row repeats completed for Sleeves/Upper Body)

Next Row: Ch 1, work 1 sc in each sc and 2 sc in each ch-3 sp across. Fasten off.

Shape Left Neck

Join yarn to ch-3 sp just to the left of the marked center sc.

Row 1: Ch 1, sc in same ch-3 sp, sc in next 5 sc, sc in ch-3 sp, *ch 5, sk next sc, sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next 5 sc, sc in next ch-3 sp; rep from * to last 1-sc group, ch 5, sk next sc, sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in last 3 sc, turn.

Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first 3 sc, sk next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-5 sp, ch 3, *sk next sc, sc in next 5 sc, sk next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-5 sp, ch 3; rep from * to last 7-sc group, sk next sc, sc in next 5 sc, turn.

Row 3: Ch 1, sk first sc, sc in next 3 sc, *sk next sc, ch 3, sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next sc, sc in next ch-3 sp, sk next sc, sc in next 3 sc; rep from * to last 1-sc group, sk next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-3 sp, sc in sc, sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in last 2 sc, turn.

Row 4: Ch 1, sc in first sc, sk next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-3 sp, sc in next 3 sc, sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3, *sk next sc, sc in next sc, sk next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-3 sp, sc in next 3 sc, sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3; rep from * to last 3-sc group, sk next sc, sc in next sc, turn.,

Row 5: Ch 1, *sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next 5 sc, sc in next ch-3 sp, ch 5, sk next sc; rep from * to last 5 sc group, sc in next ch-3 sp, sc in next 5 sc, sc in last ch-3 sp, ch 2, dc in last sc, turn.

Row 6: Ch 1, sc in dc, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next 5 sc, *sk next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-5 sp, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next 5 sc; rep from * to end, turn.

Row 7: Ch 1, *sk next sc, sc in next 3 sc, sk next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-3 sp, sc in sc, sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3; rep from * to last 5-sc group, sk next sc, sc in next 3 sc, sk next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-3 sp, sc in last sc, turn.

Row 8: Ch 1, sc in first 2 sc, sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next sc, *sk next sc, ch 3, sc in ch-3 sp, sc in next 3 sc, sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3, sk next sc, sc in next sc; rep from * to end, turn.

Cont to dec as est’d for 20 more rows. (4 patt repeats rem for Shoulder)

Work even in Diamonds patt for 12 more rows. (5 8-row repeats completed for Sleeves/Upper Body)

Next Row: Ch 1, work 1 sc in each sc and 2 sc in each ch-3 sp across. Fasten off.

Hem
Attach yarn with sl st to first st along beg ch edge.

Fan Edging
Work as for Back.

Finishing

Block pieces to finished measurements. Sew Shoulder seams. Sew Sleeve and side seams.

Neck Edging

Attach yarn with sl st to top of Right Shoulder.

Rnd 1 (RS): Work 1 sc in the side of each row and sc around entire neck edge, join with sl st to beg sc.

Rnd 2 (WS): Ch 1, work Crab Stitch patt around, join with sl st to beg sc. Fasten off.

Sleeve Edging

Attach yarn with sl st to underarm.

Rnd 1 (RS): Work 1 sc in the side of each row and sc around entire neck edge, join with sl st to beg sc.

Rnd 2 (WS): Ch 1, work Crab Stitch patt around, join with sl st to beg sc. Fasten off.yarn ball

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