Delicata

Skill Level: 
Intermediate
Project Type: 
Women’s Clothing

Crochet Delicata, a soft, lacy cover-up, and pull your summer sundresses out of storage a little ahead of schedule.

Shown in size Small


Sizes

Directions are for women’s size X-Small.  Changes for sizes Small, Medium, Large, 1X and 2X are in parentheses


Finished Measurements

Bust (closed) – 32(36-40-44-48-52)”

Length – 23(23-24-24-25-25½)”


Materials

4(4-5-5-6-6) Hanks Berroco Vintage DK (100 grs), #2105 Oats

Crochet hook, size 3.75 mm (F-5) OR SIZE TO OBTAIN GAUGE


Gauge

6 Double Crochet V’s = 4”; 10 rows = 4” in Pat St

TO SAVE TIME, TAKE TIME TO CHECK GAUGE


Stitch Glossary

Foundation Half Double Crochet (FHDC)

Ch 3, yo, insert hook in 3rd ch from hook, yo and pull up a loop (3 loops on hook), yo and draw through 1 loop (1 ch made), yo and draw through all loops on hook – 1 FHDC made.  * Yo, insert hook under the 2 loops of the ch st of last st and pull up a loop, yo and draw through 1 loop, yo and draw through all loops on hook; rep from * to desired length of foundation.

Double Crochet V-Stitch (dcV)

(dc, ch 1, dc) all in next st

Dc in 1st st

Sc in 1st dc worked in last row, ch 2


Back

With crochet hook, work 68(74-83-92-98-107) FHDC’s.  Turn.

Row 1 (WS):  Ch 1, sc in 1st st, ch 1, skip next st, sc in next st, * ch 3, skip next 2 sts, sc in next st, rep from * to last 2 sts, end ch 1, skip next st, sc in last st.  Turn.

Row 2:  Ch 1, dc in 1st st, skip next st, dcV, * skip next 2 sts, dcV, rep from * to last 2 sts, end skip next st, dc in last st.  Turn.  Rep Rows 1 and 2 for Pat St until piece measures approximately 15(15-15 1/2- 15 1/2- 16-16)” from beg, end on RS with Row 2 of Pat St.

Shape Armholes:  Row 1 (WS):  Ch 1, skip 1st st, sl st in next st, ch 1, sc in next st, * ch 3, skip next 2 sts, sc in next ch-1 space, rep from * to last ch-1 space, turn leaving last 2 sts unworked.

Row 2:  Ch 1, dc, * dcV in next sc, rep from * to last sc, dc in last dc, turn.  Rep the last 2 rows 3(4-4-5-5-5-6) times more.  Work even in Pat St until armholes measure 8(8-8 1/2- 8 1/2- 9-9)”.  Fasten off.

Border:  With RS facing, using crochet hook, join yarn in lower right corner of back.  Working along side edge, ch 1, hdc in 1st st, * yo, insert hook in st just worked, draw up a loop (3 loops on hook), insert hook in next st and draw up a loop (4 loops on hook), yo and draw through all loops on hook, rep from * along right edge, work 3 hdc’s in corner, working in ends of rows, rep from * along  armhole edge, then across top edge and down left side of back to lower edge, continuing to work 3 hdc’s in each corner.  Fasten off.


Right Front

With crochet hook, work 23(26-29-32-32-35) FHDC’s.  Turn.  Work in Pat St same as back until piece measures 15(15-15½-15½-16-16)” from beg, end on RS with Row 2 of Pat St. 

Shape Armhole:  Row 1 (WS):  Ch 1, skip 1st st, sl st in next st, ch 1, sc in next st, * ch 3, skip next 2 sts, sc in next ch-1 space, rep from * to last 2 sts, end ch 1, skip next st, sc in last st.  Turn.

Row 2:  Ch 1, dc in 1st st, skip next st, dcV, * skip next 2 sts, dcV, rep from * to last 3 sts, end skip next 2 sts, dc in last st.  Turn.  Rep the last 2 rows 3(4-4-5-5-5-6) times more.  Work even in Pat St until armhole measures same as back.  Fasten off.  Work border around side and top edges same as back.


Left Front

Work same as right front until piece measures 15(15-15½-15½-16-16)” from beg, end on RS with Row 2 of Pat St.

Shape Armhole:  Row 1 (WS):  Work in Pat St to last 2 sts, turn, leaving last 2 sts unworked.

Row 2:  Ch 1, dc, * skip next 2 sts, dcV in next sc, rep from* to last 2 sts, end skip next st, dc in last st.  Turn.  Rep the last 2 rows 3(4-4-5-5-5-6) times more.  Work even in Pat St until armhole measures same as back.  Fasten off.  Work border around side and top edges same as back.


Sleeve

Note:  Sleeves are worked from the top down.

With crochet hook, ch 9, turn.

Row 1:  DcV in 1st st from hook, skip next 3 sts, [(2dc, ch 1) twice, 2 dc] all in next st, skip next 3 sts, dcV in last st.  Turn.

Row 2:  2 Dc in 1st st, (dc, ch 2, dc) all in next ch-1 space, skip next 3 sts, 2 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, 2 dc in next ch-1 space, skip next 3 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) all in next ch-1 space, 2 dc in last st.  Turn.

Row 3:  (2dc, ch 1, dc) all in 1st st, skip next 2 sts, [(2 dc, ch 1) twice, 2 dc] all in next ch-2 space, skip 3 sts, dcV in next ch-2 space, skip next 3 sts, [(2 dc, ch 1) twice, 2 dc] all in next ch-2 space, skip next 2 sts, (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in last st.  Turn.

Row 4:  3 Dc in 1st st, skip next st, (dc, ch 2, dc) all in next ch-1 space, * skip next 3 sts, 2 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, 2 dc in next ch-1 space, skip next 3 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) all in next ch-1 space, rep from * to last st, end 3 dc in last st.  Turn.

Row 5:  (2Dc, ch 1, dc) all in 1st st, * skip next 3 sts, [(2 dc, ch 1) twice, 2 dc] all in next ch-2 space, skip next 3 sts, dcV in next ch-2 space, rep from * to last st, end (dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in last st.  Turn.  Rep the last 2 rows 3(4-5-6-7-8) times.  Fasten off.  Work border around side and top edges same as back.


Front/Nect Panel

With crochet hook, work 217(225-233-241-249-249-257) FHDC’s.  Turn.

Row 1:  DcV in 1st st, skip next 3 sts, * [(2 dc, ch 1, ) twice, 2 dc] all in next st, skip next 3 sts, dcV, rep from * across.  Turn.

Row 2:  Ch 1, dc in 1st st, ch 2, dc in ch-1 space, * skip next 3 sts, 2 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, 2 dc in next ch-1 space, skip next 3 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) all in next ch-1 space, rep from * across.  Turn.

Row 3:  Ch 1, 2 dc in 1st st, ch 1, 2 dc in next ch-2 space, skip next 3 sts, dcV in next ch-2 space, * skip next 3 sts, (2 dc, ch 2, 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in next ch-2 space, skip next 3 sts, dcV in next ch-2 space, rep from * to last 6 sts, end skip next 3 sts, 2 dc in next ch-2 space, ch 1, 2 dc in last st.  Turn.

Row 4:  Ch 1, dc in 1st st, ch 1, skip next st, 2 dc in next ch-1 space, skip next 3 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) all in next ch-1 space, * skip net 3 sts, 2 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 2, skip next 2 sts, 2 dc in next ch-1 space, skip next 3 sts, (dc, ch 2, dc) all in next ch-1 space, rep from * to last 6 sts, end skip next 3 sts, 2 dc in next ch-1 space, skip next st, dc in last st.  Turn.

Row 5:  Ch 1, dc in 1st st, ch 1, dc in next ch-1 space, skip next 3 sts, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in next ch-2 space, * skip next 3 sts, dcV in next ch-2 space, skip 3 sts, (2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc, ch 1, 2 dc) all in next ch-2 space, rep from * to last 5 sts, end skip next 3 sts, 2 dc in next ch-1 space, ch 1, dc in last st.  Turn.  Rep Rows 2 – 5 once more.  Fasten off.  Work border along side edges same as back. DO NOT work border along long edges.


Finishing

Sew shoulder seams.  Sew in sleeves.  Sew side and sleeve seams.  Fold front/neck panel in half width-wise and mark center of FHDC edge.  Pin panel to front/neck edge with marker at center back neck and side edges even with lower edges of fronts.  Sew in place.