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Crochet Las Nubes Top

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It is here! The moment many of you were waiting for and I was dreading, the release of the Las Nubes Top. This crochet blouse has been haunting my mind since I received the Shalimar Yarn Aire base in the Artisan Crate from Knitcrate. I can’t even begin to describe how in love I was and am with this single-ply base. It is a luxurious blend of mohair, wool, and silk and it is probably just as soft as you are imagining, maybe even more so! I knew that I had to create a garment that was just as evocative as the yarn blend. Something that helped showcase the yarns cloud-like feel.

The main inspiration for this blouse was the idea that I wanted the finished fabric to feel as soft as a cloud but also be able to cover all the important torso bits. I also knew that I wanted a kind of lace border. This started my google search for lacey stitches and this video popped up. I just knew that I had to include this gorgeous stitch pattern in the border of the blouse, adapted to work in the round, of course, I really didn’t want to seam a garment. Another element that was a must in this pattern was the extended single crochet stitch because it is stretchy and comfortable stitch and I am currently obsessed with it. Seriously, try this stitch, it is life changing. Fair warning though, it is addictive and only works nicely in the round.

The garment is worked bottom up, in the round. Yes, in the round, almost no seams on this garment! Sleeves are crocheted separately and then worked into the body with the reverse raglan shaping. Once the blouse is blocked it measures 22.5″ in length. The length of the blouse can be adjusted simply by adding more rows, keep in mind this will affect the amount of yarn that is used. I’m SO EXCITED to share this pattern with you guys, SO EXCITED that I’m including a portion of the Las Nubes Blouse on this blog post for FREE!.

NOTES:

The blouse will stretch significantly with blocking, do not panic. If you would like a more closed yoke, simply keep decreasing.

PATTERN in sizes S – XL / US Terms

Materials:

Shalimar Yarns Aire base – Single ply 70 SW Merino/20 Kid Mohair/10 Silk
420 yds or similar yarn base. (SWOON) Highly recommended.

200 grams of Yarn for Both Small and Medium.

300 grams for the Large

400 grams for the XL

Hooks:

4.5mm

3.75mm

3.5mm

 

Let us start!

Using a 4.5 mm crochet hook

Round 1 – Foundation sc 150 (165, 180, 195) join in the round with a slip stitch. Alternatively ch 151 (166, 181, 196) and starting at the second ch from the hook work 1 sc in each chain space.

Round 2 – Ch 3 Make 1 dc in the next 2 sc *Ch 2, skip 4 sc and make 7 tr into the next sc, Ch 2 skip 4 sc, 1 dc into the next 6 sc* Repeat from * to * ending with 1 dc into the last 3 stitches of the round. Join with a slip stitch to the top of ch 3.

Round 3 – Ch 3, 1 dc into the next dc, *Ch 2, dc and 2 ch in the next 6dc’s, ( 7 dc and 6 ch 1 spaces), Ch 2 skip 1 dc and ch 2 space, dc into the next 4 dc ( we have skipped a total of 2 dc on this repeat)* Repeat from * to * ending with ch2, skip 1 dc and 1 dc in the last 2 dc. slip stitch to the top of the Ch3 to join.

Round 4 – Ch3 , *Ch 2 ( total of 5 ch) Work [sc,ch3] into the next 5 ch 1 spaces from the row below, 1 sc ( total of 6 sc and 5 ch 3 spaces). Ch2, Skip ch space and next dc. Work 1 dc into the next 2 dc, (skip the next dc) * Repeat from * to *. Ending by skipping 1 dc and making 1 dc into the next one, slip stitch to the top of the ch 3 to join.

Round 5. Ch 3, *Ch2 (total of 5 chains) Skip ch 2 space and 1 sc. Working into each ch 3 space from the row below work a sc and a ch 3 (total of 5 sc and 4 ch3 spaces) ch 2, skip ch 2 space, work 1 dc into the next 2 dc* Repeat from * to * ending the round with 1 dc in the last dc, slip stitch to the top of the ch3 to join.

Round 6 – Ch 3, 1 dc into the same stitch as the ch 3. *Ch2 (skip ch space and sc), Working into each ch 3 space from the row below work a sc and a ch 3 (total of 4 sc and 3 ch3 spaces) Ch 2, 2 dc into each of the next 2 dc (we have increased)* Repeat from * to * ending the round with 2 dc in the last dc. Slip stitch to the top of Ch 3 to join.

Round 7 – Ch 3, 2 dc in the next dc. *Ch 2 Working into each ch 3 space from the row below work a sc and a ch 3 (total of 3 sc and 2 ch3 spaces) Ch2, 2 dc in the next dc, 1 dc in the next 2, 2 dc in the next dc (6 dc total)* Repeat from * to * ending the round with 2 dc in the next dc and 1 dc in the last dc. Slip stitch to the top of the ch 3 to join.

Round 8 – Ch 3, 1 dc in the next dc and 2 dc in the last dc. *Ch2, Working into each ch 3 space from the row below work a sc and a ch 3 (total of 2 sc and 1 ch 3 space) Ch 2, 2 dc in the next dc, 1 dc into the next 4, 2 dc in the last dc (8 dc total)* Repeat from * to * ending the round with 2 dc in the next dc and 1 dc in the last 2 dc. Slip stitch to the top of the ch 3 to join.

Round 9 – Ch 3, 1 dc into the next 2 dc, 2 dc in the last dc. *Ch2, sc into the ch 3 space, Ch 2, 2 dc into the next dc, 1 dc into the next 6 dc, 2 dc into the last dc (10 dc total)* Repeat from * to * ending the round with 2 dc in the next dc, 1 dc in the last 3 dc. Slip stitch to the top of the ch 3 to join.
Round 10 – Ch 3, 1 dc in the next 3 dc, 2 dc in the last dc. *Ch 2, skip sc and next ch2 space from previous row, 2 dc in the next dc, 1 dc in each of the next 8 dc, 2 dc in the last dc.* Repeat from * to * ending with 2 dc in the next dc, 1 dc in each of the next 4 dc. Slip stitch to the top of the ch 3 to join.

Round 11 – Ch 3, 1 dc in the next 2 dc. *Ch 2, 7 tr into the ch 2 space, Ch2. skip 4 dc, 2 dc into the next dc, 1 dc into the next 2 dc, 2 dc in the last dc skip 4 dc (6 dc total) * Repeat from * to * ending round with 1 dc in each of the last 3 dc. Slip stitch to the top of the Ch 3 to join.

Hope you enjoyed this pattern sneak peek! I really hope you enjoyed it! If you would like the full blouse pattern then please head on over to Ravelry to purchase the blouse.

You may purchase the complete pattern here.

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