Introducing the Napa Valley Lacy Blouse! This is an elegant lace top that you’ll want to wear every day! The open shell design creates a fun mesh lace that pairs well with your favorite tank top. You can even increase the length and make it into a full-length pullover beach coverup!
You can use any DK weight yarn, and you’ll need 750-1300 yards, depending on size. I used Berocco Pima 100 in Sage, and it has a lovely drape and that doesn’t weigh you down.
When I was younger, I had a white blouse with a band at the waist and was just all mesh. And I loved it! That blouse is sadly long gone, but when I first got this yarn, I knew this was the perfect yarn to remake it. I needed a lacy pattern that wasn’t typical mesh – that’s been done before! But then I remembered an old farmers market bag that I designed. So why not try that pattern again? After all, a mesh bag and a mesh blouse are similar, so why not try my lacy alternative again? Well, I’m happy to say, it WORKED!
This blouse is worked bottom up. You start with the band, connect it, and then work back and forth in repeatable rounds to create the mesh lace. There’s also no seaming, as the shoulders are connected with a few well-placed sc’s to keep it in pattern.
This lovely blouse comes in sizes Small (32”) to 5XL (60”). You will need a basic understanding of the crochet stitches chain, slip stitch, single crochet, double crochet, and treble crochet.
DK cotton yarn. I used Berocco Pima 100 in Sage.
4.0 mm hook (or size needed to meet gauge)
Pattern written in US terms.
Gauge: 15 sc and 15 rows of (sc, 13 BLOsc, sc) is 3”
Finished Measurements: (Blouse fits as expected, with no ease, though it should flounce slightly at the bottom.)
S: Fits up to 32” bust (750 yards)
M: Fits up to 36” bust (800 yards)
L: Fits up to 40” bust (850 yards)
XL: Fits up to 44” bust (900 yards)
2XL: Fits up to 48” bust (1000 yards)
3XL: Fits up to 52” bust (1100 yards)
4XL: Fits up to 56” bust (1200 yards)
5XL: Fits up to 60” bust (1300 yards)
As always you are welcome to reach out if you have any questions about the pattern. Once the pattern is purchased, you may sell your finished items, as long as you give credit to me as the designer. I can be found on Instagram @springintofalldesigns, and Ravelry as SpringintoFall. Also check out my blog at SpringintoFall.design.blog. I’d love to hear from you!