Bust Circumference (Finished Circumference) - Small: 28-30’’ (32”), Medium: 32-34” (36”), Large: 36-38” (40”), XL: 40-42" (44"), 2XL: 44-46” (48”).
Top is designed to be worn with 2-4” of positive ease.
The sample shown is a size M on a 34” bust. It has 2” of positive ease and was cropped 10 rows shorter (with fewer neckline and belt repeats). This sample used 1402 yards total.
Expression Fiber Arts Alpaca Silk Lace yarn
If that color isn't available, any from this category will work.
US Steel Hook Size 2.50 mm and US Steel Hook Size 4 (2.00 mm) or size needed to obtain gauge
Note: Since crochet hooks vary so much in size and number by brand, use the millimeter size to help you determine the correct size.
Intermediate to Advanced: This pattern is for those who feel comfortable with crocheting and have made a few projects, using various skills and techniques. Skills/concepts include multi-step stitches, repeats, chart reading, seaming, and some new skills in Tunisian Crochet.
Notes from the Designer:
I imagined myself walking in a garden full of flowering almond trees. I felt myself wearing something that waves with the breeze. So free, just like the endless petals of an almond flower going back and forth with the breeze. That initiated in my mind the idea of making a blouse. Oversized, open, light, smooth, and beautiful!
I decorated the neckline and the belt with the cluster stitch, along with some of the Tunisian stitch. The cluster stitch gives the simulation of almonds, while the Tunisian stitch adds distinctively to the design. Almonds and their flowers symbolize strength together with beauty. To add calmness, I made sure the design is smooth, completing the combination of emotions.
- Click the Videos tab watch a tutorial on how to crochet the border.
- Please read through the entire pattern before beginning to ensure an understanding of the stitches and construction.
- While Tunisian Crochet is used in one motif on the trim, you do not need a special hook. You can use any crochet hook that does not expand past its labeled size within the first inch.
- The Ssc counts as a dc throughout the pattern.
- Gauge is important because the neckline should fit the body of the blouse. Check frequently that your piece will match the listed (blocked) gauge.
- This pattern consists of three parts, which are stitched together by single crochet stitches.
Designed by Wardah Mhd
Errata: On page 3 of the pattern, there was an typo in the hook size used. The sample was made with an 2.5 mm hook.
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I love this shawl pattern. I can't wait to start it.
I love this pattern, easy to understand and such an elegant design. I have not finished it yet, close to, but I see it coming together beautifully. Thank you.
Beautiful pattern that I will be working on this winter as soon as the yarn color choice is decided
This is a lovely Shawl, wrap or just a hug on a clear, chilly evening. Love mine.
Beautiful piece which is inspiring me to learn to crochet.
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Love that pattern!
Unique and beautiful pattern
I haven’t started making it yet because I’m trying to decide on what color I want to use. The pattern instructions are so easy to follow. Thank you so much for sharing another beautiful pattern with us. As soon as I make it, I’ll send a picture. I’m also waiting for the new yarn I ordered from you ❤️❤️
Beautiful , love the pattern. Thank you for sharing.
Haven’t had a chance to make it yet! But thank you!
I have not started this project yet because I am finishing up another project, but this pattern looks like it will be easy to navigate through especially with the video that shows the stitches.
Such a well written pattern. Easy to follow instructions & very well laid out. Thank you.
I can't wait to cast this on. I'm so far behind in all of my projects I want to do. Hopefully this will end up on my needles before Christmas!
Such a gorgeous and versatile pattern <3
Amaizing ! Thank you sooo much!