Luxe Lace Holiday Top

Bring a little sparkle to your next holiday party with this festive piece. This elegant, long-sleeved top buttons in the back for extra interest, while a doubled cuff adds dramatic flair.

Skill Level: Intermediate

Size: Finished Bust Size to fit bust 32 (36, 40, 44, 48)”, intended to fit with no ease; Shown in size 36”

Gauge: 28 sts and 14 rows = 4” [10 cm] in double crochet after wet blocking; 3 repeats of Picot Mesh = 1” [2.5] cm after wet blocking 

Materials

Yarn:

Lace Weight Yarn Nazli Gelin Garden Metallic (99% Egyptian giza mercerized cotton, 1% metallic; 306 yards [280 meters]/50 grams): #702-30 Navy with Silver Metallic (6 (7, 8, 9, 10) balls)
Hook: US size 8 (1.5 mm) steel hook, US size 10 (1.3 mm) steel hook
Notions: Tapestry needle, 10 (10, 10, 10, 11) 5/8” buttons

Special Stitches

Picot: Ch 4, sl st in last sc made.

Mesh

Set-up row (WS): Sc in second ch from hook, * ch 2, sk next 2 ch, sc in next ch, picot; rep from * to last 3 chs, ch 2, sk next 2 ch, sc in last ch, turn.
Row 1: Ch 4 (counts as tr), * tr in next ch-2 sp, ch 2; rep from * across, end tr in last sc, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sc in first tr, * ch 2, sc in next ch-2 spm, picot; rep from * across, end sc in last tr, turn.
Rep Rows 1 & 2 for patt.
Mesh Pattern Inc row (RS): Ch 4, [tr, ch 2, tr] in next ch-2 sp, ch 2, * tr in next ch-2 sp, ch 2; rep from * to last ch-2 sp, [tr, ch 2, tr] in last ch 2 sp, tr in last sc, turn. (1 patt rep inc’d each side)
Mesh Pattern Dec row (RS): Ch 4 (counts as tr), tr2tog (next ch-2 sp tog with following ch-2 sp), ch 2, * tr in next ch-2 sp, ch 2; rep from * to last 2 ch-2 sps, tr2tog (last ch-2 sps), tr in last sc, turn. (1 patt rep dec’d each side) 

Cuff Shells

Row 1 (WS): Ch 3 (counts as dc), dc in same sc, * ch 2, sk next 4 dc, sc in next dc, sk next 4 dc, ch 2, [dc, ch 2, dc] in next sc; rep from * across, end 2 dc in last sc, turn.
Row 2 (RS): Ch 3 (counts as dc), 4 dc in same dc, * sc in next sc, 9 dc in next ch-2 sp; rep from * across, end 5 dc in last dc, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, sc in first dc, ch 2, * [dc, ch 2, dc] in next sc, ch 2, sk next 4 dc, sc in next dc, sk next 4 dc, ch 2; rep from * across, end sc in last dc, turn.
Row 4: Ch 1, sc in same sc, * 9 dc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next sc; rep from * across, end sc in last sc, turn.
Rep Rows 1-4 for patt.

Pattern Notes

This pattern is worked in pieces and seamed.

Pattern

Front

With larger hook, ch 113 (127, 141, 155, 169). Sc in second ch from hook and each ch across, turn. (112 (126, 140, 154, 168) sc)
Rows 1-9: Ch 2, dc in each st across, turn.
Row 10: Ch 2, dc in first dc, dc2tog, dc in each dc to last 3 dc, dc2tog, dc in last dc, turn. (2 dc dec’d)
Row 11: Ch 2, dc in each st across, turn.
Rows 12-23: Rep Rows 10 & 11, 6 more times. (98 (112, 126, 140, 154) sts rem)
Rows 24-27: Ch 2, dc in each st across, turn.
Row 28: Ch 2, dc in first dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in each dc to last 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in last dc, turn. (2 dc inc’d)
Row 29: Ch 2, dc in each st across, turn.
Rows 30-41: Rep Rows 28 & 29, 6 more times. (112 (126, 140, 154, 168) dc)
Rows 42-53: Work even in dc for 12 more rows. 

Raglan Shaping

Row 1: Ch 1, sl st in first 3 (3, 6, 6, 9) dc, ch 2, dc in each dc to last 3 (3, 6, 6, 9) dc, turn. (106 (120, 128, 142, 150) dc rem)
Row 2: Ch 2, dc in first dc, dc2tog, dc in each dc to last 3 dc, dc2tog, dc in last dc, turn. (2 dc dec’d)
Rows 3-21 (20, 21, 18, 19): Rep Row 2. (62 (82, 88, 108, 114) dc rem)
Row 22 (21, 22, 19, 20): Ch 2, dc in first dc, dc3tog, dc in each dc to last 4 dc, dc3tog, dc in last dc, turn. (4 dc dec’d)
Rep last row, – (3, 4, 9, 10) more times. (62 (66, 68, 68, 70) dc rem)

Shape Right Neck, Continue to Shape Raglan

Row 1: Ch 2, dc in first dc, dc3tog, dc in next 5 dc, hdc in next dc, sc in next dc, sl st in next dc, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sl st in sc, sl st in hdc, ch 1, sc in next dc, hdc in next dc, dc in next dc, dc3tog, dc in last dc. Fasten off. 

Shape Left Neck, Continue to Shape Raglan

Sk 38 (42, 44, 44, 46) Neck sts from sl st made on Row 1 of Right Neck shaping, attach yarn to next dc.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in next dc, hdc in next dc, dc in next 5 dc, dc3tog, dc in last dc, turn.
Row 2: Ch 2, dc in first dc, dc3tog, dc in next dc, hdc in next dc, sc in next dc, sl st in next st. Fasten off.

Right Back

With larger hook, ch 54 (61, 68, 75, 82). Sc in second ch from hook and each ch across, turn. (53 (60, 67, 74, 81) sc)
Rows 1-9: Ch 2, dc in each st across, turn.
Row 10: Ch 2, dc in first dc, dc2tog, dc in each dc across, turn. (1 dc dec’d)
Row 11: Ch 2, dc in each st across, turn.
Rows 12-23: Rep Rows 10 & 11, 6 more times. (46 (53, 60, 67, 74) sts rem)
Rows 24-27: Ch 2, dc in each st across, turn.
Row 28: Ch 2, dc in first dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in each dc across, turn. (1 dc inc’d)
Row 29: Ch 2, dc in each st across, turn.
Rows 30-41: Rep Rows 28 & 29, 6 more times. (53 (60, 67, 74, 81) dc)
Rows 42-53: Work even in dc for 12 more rows.

Raglan Shaping

Row 1: Ch 1, sl st in first 3 (3, 6, 6, 9) dc, ch 2, dc in each dc across. (50 (57, 61, 68, 72) dc rem)
Row 2: Ch 2, dc in first dc, dc in each dc to last 3 dc, dc2tog, dc in last dc, turn. (1 dc dec’d)
Row 3: Ch 2, dc in first dc, dc2tog, dc in each dc across, turn. (1 dc dec’d)
Rows 4-21 (20, 21, 18, 19): Cont to dec 1 st at raglan edge each row. (30 (38, 41, 51, 54) dc rem)
Row 22 (21, 22, 19, 20): Work in dc, working a dc3tog at raglan edge. 2 sts dec’d.
Rep last row, – (3, 4, 9, 10) more times. (28 (30, 31, 31, 34) dc rem) 

Shape Neck, Continue to Shape Raglan

Row 1: Ch 2, dc in first dc, dc3tog, dc in next 5 dc, hdc in next dc, sc in next dc, sl st in next dc, turn.
Row 2: Ch 1, sl st in sc, sl st in hdc, ch 1, sc in next dc, hdc in next dc, dc in next dc, dc3tog, dc in last dc. Fasten off.

Buttonband

With smaller hook, join yarn with sl st to Neck edge.
Row 1: Ch 1, work 2 sc along side of each dc row and 1 sc along beg sc row, turn. ( 155 (159, 163, 167, 171) sc)
Rows 2-4: Ch 1, hdc in each st across, turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in each st across. Fasten off.

Left Back

With larger hook, ch 54 (61, 68, 75, 82). Sc in second ch from hook and each ch across, turn. (53 (60, 67, 74, 81) sc)
Rows 1-9: Ch 2, dc in each st across, turn.
Row 10: Ch 2, dc in first dc, dc in each dc to last 3 dc, dc2tog, dc in last dc, turn. (1 dc dec’d)
Row 11: Ch 2, dc in each st across, turn.
Rows 12-23: Rep Rows 10 & 11, 6 more times. (46 (53, 60, 67, 74) sts rem)
Rows 24-27: Ch 2, dc in each st across, turn.
Row 28: Ch 2, dc in first dc, dc in each dc to last 2 dc, 2 dc in next dc, dc in last dc, turn. (1 dc inc’d)
Row 29: Ch 2, dc in each st across, turn.
Rows 30-41: Rep Rows 28 & 29, 6 more times. (53 (60, 67, 74, 81) dc)
Rows 42-53: Work even in dc for 12 more rows.

Raglan Shaping

Row 1: Ch 2, dc in each dc to last 3 (3, 6, 6, 9) dc, turn. (50 (57, 61, 68, 72) dc rem)
Row 2: Ch 2, dc in first dc, dc2tog, dc in each across, turn. (1 dc dec’d)
Row 3: Ch 2, dc in each dc to last 3 dc, dc2tog, dc in last dc, turn. (1 dc dec’d)
Rows 4-21 (20, 21, 18, 19): Cont to dec 1 st at raglan edge each row. (30 (38, 41, 51, 54) dc rem)
Row 22 (21, 22, 19, 20): Work in dc, working a dc3tog at raglan edge. (2 sts dec’d)
Rep last row, – (3, 4, 9, 10) more times – 28 (30, 31, 31, 34) dc rem. Break yarn.

Shape Neck, Continue to Shape Raglan

Skip first 15 (17, 18, 18, 21) dc, attach yarn to next dc.
Row 1: Ch 1, sc in next dc, hdc in next dc, dc in next 5 dc, dc3tog, dc in last dc, turn.
Row 2: Ch 2, dc in first dc, dc3tog, dc in next dc, hdc in next dc, sc in next dc, sl st in next st. Fasten off.

Buttonhole Band

With smaller hook, join yarn with sl st to beg-ch edge.
Row 1: Ch 1, work 2 sc along side of each dc row and 1 sc along beg sc row, turn. (155 (159, 163, 167, 171) sc)
Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in each st across, turn.
Row 3: Ch 1, hdc in first 6 (10, 5, 9, 6) sts, * ch 2, sk next 2 sts, hdc in next 14 (14, 15, 15, 14) sts; rep from * 8 (8, 8, 8, 9) more times, ch 2, sk next 2 sts, hdc in last 3 sts, turn. (10 (10, 10, 10, 11) buttonholes)
Row 4: Ch 1, hdc in each st across, turn.
Row 5: Ch 1, sc in each st across. Fasten off.

Sleeves

With larger hook, ch 69 (75, 75, 81, 81) firmly. Work Set-up Row 1 of Mesh patt – 22 (24, 24, 26, 26) picots, 23 (25, 25, 27, 27) ch-2 sps. Rep Rows 1 & 2 of patt, 2 times.

Increase Section

Using chart as a guide, work an Inc row every 6 (6, 4, 4) RS rows, 2 (2, 3, 3, 9) times, then every 8 (8, 6, 6, 6) RS rows, 4 (4, 5, 5, 1) time(s) – 34 (36, 40, 42, 46) picots on last WS row worked. Work even in patt until Sleeve meas 16” from beg, ending with RS row 1.

Raglan Shaping

Row 1 (WS): Ch 1, sl st in first 3 (3, 6, 6, 9) sts, work in patt to last 3 (3, 6, 6, 9) sts, turn. (32 (34, 36, 38, 40) ch-2 sps/reps rem)
Using chart as a guide, work a Dec row every RS row, 11 (12, 13, 14, 15) times. (10 reps rem) (One rep is dec’d each side on a Dec row). End with a RS Dec row, fasten off.

Lower Cuff

With larger hook and RS facing, with beg-ch edge facing away from you, attach yarn with sl st to first skipped ch-2 sp along beg-ch edge on RH side of piece.
Set-up row: Working along beg-ch edge, sc in same sp, * 9 dc in next ch-2 sp, sc in next ch-2 sp; rep from * across – 11 (12, 12, 13, 13) 9-dc shells. Rep Rows 1-4 of Cuff Shells patt, 2 times.
Next row (WS): Ch 1, sc in same sc, * sc in next 9 dc, sc in next sc, picot; rep from *, end sc in last sc. Fasten off. 

Upper Cuff

With larger hook and RS facing, with beg-ch edge facing away from you, attach yarn with sl st to first dc on LH side on Row 1 of Sleeve.
Set-up row 1 (RS): Working from left to right, * ch 2, sc around post of next dc; rep from * across ending sc around second dc in from RH side. (23 (25, 25, 27, 27) ch-2 sps)
Set-up row 2: Ch 3 (counts as dc), 4 dc in ch-2 sp, * sc in next ch-2 sp, 9 dc in next ch-2 sp; rep from * across, ending 4 dc in last ch-2 sp, dc in last sc, turn. (10 (11, 11, 12, 12) 9-dc shells, 2 5-dc shells) Work Rows 3-4 of Cuff Shells patt, then rep Rows 1-4 of Cuff Shells patt, 1 time.
Next row (WS): Ch 1, sc in same sc, * sc in next 9 dc, sc in next sc, picot; rep from *, end sc in last sc. Fasten off.

Finishing

Block pieces to finished measurements. Sew raglan seams. Sew Sleeve and side seams. Work 1 row of hdc evenly around neck edge using smaller hook. Sew buttons to buttonband opposite buttonholes. Weave in ends. yarn ball

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