Vernal Top

This boat-neck shell, worked as two simple rectangles, sports crocheted lace at the hem. The main body is crocheted from the top down in quick-to-crochet griddle stitch. If you like, you can lengthen by working more griddle stitch rows before beginning the border.


Designer: Jill Wright

Finished Size: 34¾ (38¾, 41¼, 45¼, 49¼)” bust circumference. Top is close fit with about ¾” of ease. Garment shown measures 34¾”, modeled with 2″ negative ease.

Yarn: Cascade Yarns Pima Silk (85% pima cotton, 15% silk; 109 yd [100 m]/1¾ oz [50 g]): #5144 fern, 6 (7, 8, 8, 9) balls.

Hook Sizes: G/6 (4.25 mm); H/8 (5 mm); I/9 (5.5 mm). Adjust hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge.

Notions: Blocking mat; blocking pins; yarn needle.

Gauge: 12 sts and 10 rows = 4″ in griddle st with medium-size hook.


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