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Black Openwork Top
Black Openwork Summer Top
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For a professionally-made appeal, try out this Black Openwork Summer Top. The intricate crochet stitching is worth the effort when you see this beautiful sweater. Pair it with a collared shirt for work or a short-sleeve t-shirt in the summer. This intricate pattern is well worth the effort. By creating this gorgeous top with despite the difficulty that might come with an intermediate pattern, you give yourself the opportunity to improve your crochet skills with the end reward of a designer looking top. This shirt will be envied by all of your friends and family; however, you can always make them one as a present as well since this shirt makes a wonderful gift! If you endeavor on the road to this beautiful shirt, be prepared to receive more compliments than you can handle.

Learn how to create your own filet pattern by watching this super awesome video tutorial below! 

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Crochet HookC/2 or 2.75 mm hook

Yarn Weight(3) Light/DK (21-24 stitches to 4 inches)

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This free pattern is available in a wide variety of sizes from medium up to five extra-large. Wonder why no small? It is worked by combining two strands of size three 100% Mercerized Cotton. This pattern is rated for an intermediately skilled crocheter and would not be good for a beginner.

No matter what color you elect to make this openwork summer top the effort placed into making it will be well worth it. This item material directions call for thread to be use and working with thread takes a little bit longer than yarn. Once the item is complete, I promise you, it will become a timeless piece that will soon be one of your go to tops. Beautiful design.

I find this top very attractive! I can see it being dressed up for an evening on the town or down for going to the movies with your best friend! You can do it up in whatever color suits your fancy. I like that it's done in cotton yarn because it'll make it perfect for our hot summers here where I live. It was also very nice of the designer to include us larger women in the sizing. Oh I just realized that it's an intermediate level project. Well, that's okay, I do need encouragement to keep practicing!

I have admired this top for a long time, but I didn't really know much about filet crochet until recently. I think now I am ready to tackle this project and I am glad since I have liked this top for a long time. For some reason, it reminds me of something Sarah Michelle Gellar would wear on Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and she always wore the cutest outfits. I really love how the sleeves puff out a bit and the filet design keeps plenty of coverage.

If I started this top now I just may have it ready to wear next spring or summer. Working with thread takes more time to complete the project for the sheer fact you are working with thread instead of yarn. However, I love this design and I hope it will be well worth it.

This is a very pretty top. It would be flattering to add this item into my wardrobe to be worn with a nice pair of jeans or a cute skirt. Love the open work look of the patterning. It looks very intricate and feminine. The video tutorial on how to create your own filet pattern is very helpful also.

This Black Openwork Summer Top is elegant and chic. It can be worn from a day activity on the evening dinner or movies. The stitches used are also easy to do. This is perfect gift for mom or sister.

Cheryl Y, This pattern is the updated version. The comments mentioning the problems are from 2012 and older. Go ahead and make one. I'll be making it in a lighter colour.

I think it's great that the author wanted to break the rules and go with a different colour, but I want to remind eveyone that if you intend to make this to wear in the summer, you still can't fight the basic rules of physics which states that black materials ABSORB light/thermal energy. With this tight weave, it's going to be incredibly hot, unless you alter the pattern with a bigger hook size and smaller/lighter weight yarn. Just something I wanted to mention. )

We're all encouraged to wear white in summer, since white clothing is supposed to keep us cool but it doesn't. In fact, black clothing is the best way to keep cool in the heat. It's basic physics. And biology. Find out why cool people will wear black this summer. Generally in summer, we're treated to lines of loose summery white clothing. Not only is the white supposed to look nice floating around the edges of a picnic until a few seconds into the event, when it has its first grass stain people claim that white is the ideal way to keep cool in the summer. When we see white, we're seeing the combination of all possible visible light. This means that white clothing reflects a great deal of wavelengths of energy coming in. This means it should reflect the sun's rays back, instead of letting them cook us. And that's perfectly correct. Except that this explanation is also incomplete. Heat is not just coming in off of the sun. It's also coming off a person's own, sweating, warm-blooded, mammalian body, which is a lot closer than the sun is. When all that body heat hits the white clothing covering it, it gets reflected right back towards the body. When we wear white, we cook ourselves. The best color to keep cool in the heat, it turns out, is to wear black. Black absorbs everything coming in from the sun, sure. But black also absorbs energy from the body instead of reflecting it back. Now, the helpfulness of black clothes depends on finding black clothes that are the same thickness and looseness as those summery white clothes. Black clothing also needs a little help from atmospheric conditions. Once it has absorbed heat, it has to have some way to radiate it away. If there's even a little wind, black clothing is the better choice for those who want to keep cool, like goths who understandably don't like sweating through their make-up. So find something black to wear this summer. And if people ask you what you're in mourning for, tell them you mourn their limited grasp of physics. ADVERTISEMENT Via Straight Dope. Recent Video from GizmodoVIEW MORE The Best Way to Apply Sunscreen to Your Face, Revealed by a UV Camera 8/31/18 1020am

This is a really cute top, but unfortunately, there are no directions in a size small for this top. Sizes start at medium and go up as big as 5X. The fillet design gives this summer top a very classy / classic look. Is the perfect top for wearing at the office and would make a lovely birthday gift for my friends.

I do like the look of this Black Openwork Summer Top. But I'm not to sure I want to try it, because after reading the written pattern and all the comments, it looks like there are a few problems in the written pattern and the writer has not answered anyone's questions. So, I have saved this and hope that it will be updated soon. Has anyone made this top and if yes how did you fix the pattern? Any tips would be great! Thank you for sharing this free crochet pattern.

This crocheted top is so beautiful. I like the use of the lightweight thread "yarn"- you will need upwards of 20 or more if you are a plus sized woman. Plus sized top patterns are hard to come by! I can see wearing this out to lunch with my girls, or poolside with my kid while he has his lessons. I'd make it in white!

Not too sure at what size you are, but this pattern goes all the way up to a 5x. Now that is a large size, and for all purposes the yarn does give, it stretches a lot. I am sure you BBW out there can make this and it fit just nicely on you all. My daughter is a BBW and she is a 4x, this fits perfect on her and it gives her room to move in as well, she wears an undershirt with it

not so sure what size you are, but this pattern goes all the way upto a 5x. now come one that is one huge size. and plus you forgetting that yarn stretches a lot, which I mean it gives a lot, so 5x should do just fine for all the BBW.

the instructions are wrong .row 11 should start the vertical lines of eyelets but if you follow the pattern the lines do not correspond to the points of the arrowheads at the bottom. i will continue but make the lines meet the points.

I actually made this one a couple of years ago for my daughter and it turned out beautiful.

I would like to make this but it goes from doing a single crochet rib to chaining 124 how do get from one to the other.

I'd like to make this top, but I don't know what "dc/rf and dc/rb" means (double crochet around front and double crochet around back). Do they mean front loop and back loop or something else. I've never seen it said like that before.

I sure wished it offered the pattern in a larger size options. We aren't all petite and like me I am a BBW.

I'm sorry to say but this pattern is not made for petite women either. The author was very narrow minded when writing it. The smallest size is a few sizes too big for me.

How large do you need to go? It begins at a size 38 bust up to 62.

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