Lattice is a top-down seamless garment design worked in a simple but striking lace stitch pattern. Thanks to the lustrous, perfectly spun and twisted yarn, DesigningVashti Lotus, this top gives the impression of a loose-gauge mesh; but unlike some open fabrics, this is one is sturdy, won’t pill, shred, catch or worm out of shape.
The basic Lattice is a cap shoulder top with a wide neckline, generous armholes for easy layering, and a straight body that hits at high-hip. With options for sleeves, body length, and trim, Lotus Lattice can be fine-tuned to suit your figure and taste, even after the fact.
There are 13 proportioned sizes, from Girl 28, (around Girl Size 8) through Adult 56 (3XL to 4XL), with plenty of stretch in the fabric; which size you choose to make depends on how you like your top to fit.
Girl 28 (30, 32)
- Adult 32 (34, 36, 38, 40, 42, 44, 48, 52, 56)
DesigningVashti Lotus (52% cotton, 48% rayon; sport weight, approx. 3.5 oz, 256 yds (100g, 235m): 2 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 4) skeins for Basic Lattice; some sizes may require more yarn for additional length, optional sleeves and trim
CROCHET HOOK and other supplies
- US Size G/6 (4mm) crochet hook, or size needed to obtain correct gauge
- Tapestry needle for weaving ends
Foundations: Hdcl, 4 repeats (8 rows) = 2¾” (7cm); Ehcl, 4 repeats (8 rows) = 3” (7.6cm); Dcl, 4 repeats (8 rows) = 3¼” (8.3cm)
In Lattice Stitch (main body pattern): 4 repeats = 4” (10 cm); 4 rounds = 2½” (6.4cm)