Edwardian Lace Tee

Downton Abbey heroines aren’t the only ones who can wear lace! Shades of Irish crochet appear in the motif and also in the picot pattern used at the sides and shoulders in this design. Layer it over a tee for casual wear, or over a black tank for a dressier look.

Skill Level: Advanced

Size: Bust Measurements: 37 (41, 45, 49, 53)”

Gauge: Motif measures 4 1/4″ across measured from edge of picot.

Materials

Yarn: Cascade Heritage Silk (85% merino, 15% silk; 437 yards [400 meters]/100 grams): #5682 White [2 (2, 2, 3, 3) balls]
Hook: US size D/3 (3.25 mm) hook or size needed to obtain gauge

Special Stitches

Picot: Ch 3, work sl st inserting hook in FL and one strand from side of sc at base of ch 3.

Pattern Notes

Connecting Motifs: Motifs are joined with slip stitches worked either into corners or into the center picot at the sides of motifs. Every group of 4 motifs connects at a center point, forming a sort of wheel. Always join 3 of the motifs to the same ch-5 sp at the corner of the 4th. Small and Med have 4 motifs across, Small has one row at sides, Med has 5 rows at sides.
Large and 1X have 5 motifs across, large has one row at sides, 1X has 5 rows at sides.
2X has 6 motifs across and one row at sides.

Pattern

First Motif

Make adjustable ring.
Rnd 1: Ch 8 (counts as dc and ch 5), (dc, ch-5) 3 times in ring, sl st to top of 3rd ch.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, [( sc, ch 3, 7 dc, ch 3, sc) in next ch-5 sp] 4 times, sl st to top of first sc, (sl st in next ch of starting ch 3) twice.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in top of ch 3, *ch 9, sk 7 dc, sc in top of next ch 3, ch 3, sc in top of next ch 3**, rep from * 4 times ending last rep at **, sl st to top of first sc, sl st to first ch of ch-9.
Rnd 4: (Ch 3, dc2tog) in ch-9 space (counts as dc3tog) ch 3, (dc3tog, ch 3) 5 times in same ch-9 sp, *sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3, (dc3tog, ch 3) 6 times in next ch-9 sp, rep from * 3 times, sc in ch-3 sp, ch 3, sl st to top of dc2tog, sl st to next ch-3 sp.
Rnd 5: Ch 1, *[(2 sc, picot, sc) in ch 3 sp] 5 times, ch 10, sl st to 5th ch, ch 5, sk (ch 3, sc, ch-3) rep from * 3 more times, sl st to top of first sc, end off.

Second Motif

See accompanying diagram.
Rnds 1-4: Work same as First Motif.
Rnd 5: Ch 1, *[(2 sc, picot, sc) in next ch-3 sp) 5 times**, ch 10, sl st to 6th ch from hook, ch 5, sk (ch 3, sc, ch 3) rep from * 2 times ending 2nd rep at **, ch 7, sl st in ch-5 corner of First Motif, ch 2, sl st to 5th ch of ch 7, ch 5, sk (ch 3, sc, ch 3) [(2 sc, picot, sc) in next ch-3 sp)] 2 times, (2 sc, ch 1, sl st in center picot of first motif, ch 1, sc) in next ch-3 sp, {2 sc, picot, sc) in next ch-3 sp)] 2 times, ch 7, sl st in next ch-5 corner of First Motif, ch 2, sl sto to 5th ch of ch 7, ch 5, sl st to top of first sc of round.
All Motifs in this row worked same as Second Motif.

Small, Med: Work 4 Motifs across
Large, 1X: Work 5 Motifs across
2X: Work 6 Motifs across

Second Row of Motifs

First Motif of Row
See accompanying diagram.
Rnds 1-4: As in First Motif.
Rnd 5: Work same as Second Motif but connecting to 3d and 4th corner to motif above.

Second Motif of Second Row
See accompanying diagram.
Rnds 1-4: As in First Motif.
Rnd 5: Ch 1, *[(2 sc, picot, sc) in ch-3 sp) 5 times**, ch 10, sl st to 6th ch from hook, ch 5, sk (ch 3, sc, ch 3), rep from * to **, ch 7, sl st in ch-5 sp of motif above, ch 2, sl st to 5th ch of ch 7, ch 5, [(2 sc, picot, sc) in next ch-3 sp] 2 times, (2 sc, ch 1, sl st in center picot of motif above, ch 1, sc) in next ch-3 sp, [(2 sc, picot, sc) in next ch-3 sp]2 times, ch 7 sl st in next ch-5 corner of motif above, ch 2, sl st to 5th ch of ch 7, ch 5, [(2 sc, picot, sc) in next ch-3 sp] 2 times, (2 sc, ch 1, sl st in center picot of motif at left, ch 1, sc) in next ch-3 sp, [(2 sc, picot, sc) in next ch-3 sp] 2 times, ch 7, sl st in next ch-5 corner of motif at left, ch 2, sl st to 5th ch of ch 7, ch 5, sl st to top of first sc.
Rem motifs are worked same as motif above.

Small, Med, Large: Work 4 rows of Motifs
1X, 2X: Work 5 rows of Motifs

Sides

Since each piece is a square, you can decide which will be your front, back, top and bottom.

Side One

With RS facing, join yarn at bottom right corner of Front, in ch-5 corner of motif.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in ch-5 corner,* (ch 5, sl st to 4th ch from hook, ch 5, sk next picot on motif, sc in next picot) twice, ch 5, sl st to 4th ch from hook, ch 5, sk next picot, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5, sl st to 4th ch from hook, ch 5, sc in next join between motifs**, ch 5, sl st to 4th ch from hook, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp, rep from * once (once, once, twice, twice) ending rep at **, Small, Large, 1X only, end off. Med and 2X, turn.
Rows 2-5: Ch 7 (counts as tr, ch 3), sc in ch-5 sp, *ch 5, sl st in 4th ch from hook**, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp, rep from * across ending last rep at **, ch 2, tr in first sc, turn. At end of last row, fasten off.

Side Two

With WS facing, join yarn at bottom right c-5 corner (actually bottom left corner when garment is RS facing) on Back.

Small, Large, 1X Only
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in ch-5 corner, * (ch 3, sl st to next picot on Front, ch 1, sl st to 2nd ch of ch 3, ch 5, sk next picot on Back, sc in next picot on Back) twice, ch 3, sl st to next picot on Front, ch 1, sl st to 2nd ch of ch 3, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp on Back, ch 3, sl st to next picot on Front, ch 1, sl st to 2nd ch of ch 3, ch 5, sc in next join between 2 motifs on Back**, ch 3, sl st to next picot on Front, ch 1, sl st to 2nd ch of ch 3, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp on Back, rep from * once (once, once, twice, twice) ending rep at **, fasten off.

Medium, 2X only
Rows 1-4: Follow instructions for rows 1 – 5 on Side One.
Row 5: Ch 7, sc in first ch-5 sp, *ch 3, sl st to next picot on Side One, ch 1, sl st to 2nd ch of ch 3**, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp, rep from * across ending last rep at ** ch 3, tr in last sc, fasten off.

Shoulders – Left Shoulder

Small, Medium Only
With RS of Front facing, join yarn at ch-5 at right corner.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in ch-5 corner, (ch 5, sl st to 4th ch from hook, ch 5, sk next picot on motif, sc in next picot) twice, ch 5, sl st to 4th ch from hook, ch 5, sk next picot on motif, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5, sl st to 4th ch from hook, ch 5, sc in next join between 2 motifs on Front, fasten off. 4 picots for joining: 1 at first corner, 2 in first motif, 1 on next corner.
Hold Front and Back together with their WS facing each other. Work on WS of back, joining to picots on front as you go.

With WS of Back facing, join yarn at ch-5 at right corner.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in ch-5 corner, ch 3, sl st to first picot on shoulder Front, ch 1, sl st to 2nd ch of ch 3, (ch 5, sk next picot on motif, sc in next picot on motif, ch 3, sl st to next picot on shoulder Front, ch 1, sl st to 2nd ch of ch 3) twice, ch 5, sk next picot on motif, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, sl st to next picot on shoulder Front, ch 5, sc in next join between 2 motifs on back.

Large, 1X Only
With RS of Front facing, join yarn at ch-5 at right corner.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in ch-5 corner,* (ch 5, sl st to 4th ch from hook, ch 5, sk next picot on motif, sc in next picot) twice**, ch 5, sl st to 4th ch from hook, ch 5, sk next picot, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5, sl st to 4th ch from hook, ch 5, sc in next join between motifs, ch 5, sl st to 4th ch from hook, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp, rep from * to **, fasten off. 8 picots for joining (1 at first corner, 2 in first motif, 1 in motif 2nd corner, 1 in join, 1 in next motif corner, 2 on 2nd motif.
Hold Front and Back together with their WS facing each other. Work on WS of Back, joining to picots on front as you go.

With WS of Back facing, join yarn at ch-5 at right corner.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in ch-5 corner, * (ch 3, sl st to next picot on Front, ch 1, sl st to 2nd ch of ch 3, ch 5, sk next picot on Back, sc in next picot on Back) twice**, ch 3, sl st to next picot on Front, ch 1, sl st to 2nd ch of ch 3, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp on Back, ch 3, sl st to next picot on Front, ch 1, sl st to 2nd ch of ch 3, ch 5, sc in next join between 2 motifs on Back**, ch 3, sl st to next picot on Front, ch 1, sl st to 2nd ch of ch 3, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp on Back, rep from * to **, fasten off.

2X Only
With RS of Front facign, join yarn at ch-5 at right corner.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in ch-5 corner, *(ch 5, sl st to 4th ch from hook, ch 5, sk next picot on motif, sc in next picot) twice, ch 5, sl st to 4th ch from hook, ch 5, sk next picot on motif, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 5, sl st to 4th ch from hook, ch 5, sc in next join between 2 motifs on Front**, ch 5, sl st to 4th ch from hook, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp, rep from * to ** once, fasten off. 9 picots for joining: 1 at first corner, 2 on first motif, 1 on next ch-5 sp, 1 in join, 1 in next ch-5 sp, 2 on next motif, 1 in next ch-5 sp).
Hold Front and Back together with their WS facing each other. Work on WS of back, joining to picots on front as you go.

With WS of Back facing, join yarn at ch-5 at right corner.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in ch-5 corner, ch 3, sl st to first picot on shoulder Front, ch 1, sl st to 2nd ch of ch 3, *(ch 5, sk next picot on motif, sc in next picot on motif, ch 3, sl st to next picot on shoulder Front, ch 1, sl st to 2nd ch of ch 3) twice, ch 5, sk next picot on motif, sc in next ch-5 sp, ch 3, sl st to next picot on shoulder Front, ch 5, sc in next join between 2 motifs on back**, ch 3, sl st to next picot on shoulder Front, ch 1, sl st to 2nd ch of ch 3, ch 5, sc in next ch-5 sp, rep from * to **, fasten off.

Right Shoulder

All Sizes
With RS of Back facing, join yarn at ch-5 right corner.
Rep row 1 of RS Front.
Hold Back and Front together with their WS facing each other. Work on WS of Front, joining to picots on Back as you go.
With WS of Front facing, join yarn at ch-5 at right corner.
Rep row 1 of WS Back. yarn ball

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