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Floral Cami

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This Floral Cami crochet pattern is here to prove that you really can wear your crochet projects in the summer. This lightweight cami can easily be worn over other tank tops or bathing suits as a cover up, no matter what the high temperature is for the day. It has a lacy pattern that allows for air flow even in the hot summer months, and looks fun and floral with the bottom edging. Work up this intermediate crochet top for a new addition to your summer wardrobe!

Floral Cami
Floral Cami
This image courtesy of caron.com

Intermediate

Crochet Hook: H/8 or 5 mm hook

Yarn Weight: (4) Medium Weight/Worsted Weight and Aran (16-20 stitches to 4 inches)

MATERIALS:

  • Caron International's Simply Soft (100% acrylic; 6 oz/170 g, 315 yds/288 m): #9701 White, 2 (2, 2) skeins
  • Crochet hook: one size US H/8 (5mm), or size to obtain gauge
  • Stitch markers
  • Yarn needle
  • 2 yards ribbon, in white or contrast color, 3/4" – 1" wide


FINISHED MEASUREMENTS:
Small (Medium, Large)
Bust 36 (40, 44)", Length 21 1/2 (21 1/2, 23)", including straps

GAUGE
In Hexagonal Net stitch, 9 sts and 5 rows = 4"/10 cm

SPECIAL TERMS
Picot: Ch 3, slip st in top of dc.

STITCHES USED
Chain (ch); Double crochet (dc); Single crochet (sc)

NOTES
1. Cami is sized for layering and has a certain amount of flexibility due to the stitch pattern.
2. Front and Back are joined at underarm; sides are laced together with ribbon.
3. Stitch pattern looks the same on both sides; indications for RS, when beginning upper edging, is for clarification of what will now be the RS of the piece.

BACK and FRONT (both alike)
Loosely chain 82 (94, 106).
Row 1: Beginning in tenth ch from hook (counts dc, ch-space), dc in tenth ch, * ch 4, skip 3 ch, dc in next ch; repeat from * across, end dc in last ch, turn—19 (22, 25) ch-4 spaces, 20 (23, 26) dc.
Row 2: Ch 8 (counts as dc, ch 4), * dc in ch-4 space, ch 4; repeat from * across, end dc in turning ch-space, turn.
Repeat Row 2 for Hexagonal Net st until piece measures 9 (9, 10)" from beginning.
Upper Edging: (RS) Ch 1, sc in first dc, work 3 sc in first ch-4 space, [sc in next dc, work 3 sc in next ch-4 space] 3 (4, 5) times; * ch 2, dc in next ch-4 space, ch 4 (strap space), dc in next ch-4 space, ch 2 *; repeat [ to ] 7 (8, 9) times; repeat * to * once for second strap space; repeat [ to ] to last ch-space, end last repeat, work 3 sc in turning ch.
Fasten off.

LOWER EDGING
With RS facing, attach yarn with a slip st to corner ch-space.
Row 1: Ch 6 (counts as ch-space), * sc in next ch-space of base ch, ch 4; repeat from * across, end sc in last corner space, turn—18 (21, 24) ch-4 spaces.
Row 2: Ch 5, * sc in ch-4 space, work 8 dc in next ch-4 space, sc in next ch-4 space, ch 4; repeat from * across, end sc in last ch-space, ch 5, sc in same ch-space, turn—6 (7, 8) 8-dc fans.
Row 3: Ch 4, sc in ch-5 space, * work [dc, picot] in next 7 dc, dc in next dc, sc in ch-4 space; repeat from * across, end sc in last ch-space, ch 4, sc in same space, turn.
Row 4: Ch 4, dc in sc, ch 4, * skip 2 picots, sc in third picot, ch 4, skip 1 picot, sc in next picot, ch 4, skip 2 picots, dc in sc, ch 4; repeat from * across, end sc in last ch-4 space, turn.
Row 5: Ch 8, skip first ch-4 space, * sc in ch-4 space, work 8 dc in next ch-4 space, sc in ch-4 space, ch 4; repeat from * across, end ch 8, sc in last ch-4 space, turn.
Row 6: Ch 4, sc in ch-8 space, * work [dc, picot] in next 7 dc, dc in next dc, sc in ch-4 space; repeat from * across, end sc in last ch-space, ch 4, sc in same space, turn.
Rows 7 – 9: Repeat Rows 4 – 6.
Fasten off.

FINISHING
With WS's together, join side seams approximately 2" from underarms down toward lower edge, leaving remaining seam open.

Straps
Row 1: Join yarn with a slip st to ch-4 strap-space on Back; ch 35 (35, 41), join to ch-4 strap-space on Front with a sc; work a second sc in ch-4 space, turn.
Row 2: Sc in first ch of strap, * skip next ch, ch 1, sc in next ch; repeat from * to end (Back).
Fasten off.
Repeat for opposite strap.
Weave in ends.

Lacing
Cut two strands of ribbon, approximately 36" long. Lace sides together from underarm seam to beginning of lower edging; tie securely.

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Such a gorgeous cami! The pattern is so beautiful that I am not even intimidated by the Intermediate crochet rating, lol. Loving the photos from those that have already made it and for the tips shown in the comments. Thank you! Carons yarns are not available here in South Africa but I have found that my local yarn store is great at finding substitutes.

This is really cute. It looks like it would be really quick to make too. I am glad I read through the comments from people who have made this already. They mention the stitches for the lace pattern are staggered, not aligned. This is good to know ahead of time to avoid frustration while working on it. It would be helpful if a note regarding this was added to the pattern itself.

Oh thats cute. This one is going straight to the printer. I would like to make this for myself so I can have it for our Mothers Day weekend trip to the keys. Its the perfect top for that. I do think however that I will use cotton yarn for mine as acrylic is a little too hot for us even this time of the year.

First of all, thank you for providing multiple sizes for this crochet project. I really like this floral cami as it looks light weight and appropriate for spring or summer days. Thank you for the link to the video tutorial. I hope my cami will be as elegant as the designers.

Video for this pattern can be found here https//www.youtube.com/watch?v=9oC8w42Myk

I loved making thus. I found the bottom edge tricky, the shells would not line up straingt so I ended up drawing the pattern to see where I was going wrong. They don't line up - they stagger!

I am having a hard time with the lower edging. The shells don't line up right. I have no idea what I am doing wrong. Is there a video to go along with this somewhere?

I have made this in both black and white and both turned out lovely! I will probably use it many times. Thank you for a lovely pattern!

is there any way to make this for a larger size? like a 2x or 3x? do I just add 12 more stiches to the pattern for each size up?

i am about to make this and have a question. I emailed the web site, but they directed me to the community. I will be using Caron Simply soft light and the girl is a size 32D. What adjustments do I need to make to the pattern?

hello! I am at the lower edging, row 3...what is a [dc,picot] (I know what a dc is, what is the picot part?) many thanks! Colleen

Oh, I see the Special Terms explains it...missed that before...

I made this and it turned out beautiful, I am new to crochet but managed to follow the pattern. I decided to join the seam all the way down instead of using ribbon. I intend to make a few more. Thank you for sharing this pattern .

I absolutely loved this cami. I did change it up a little and did it in a pink (my favorite color) and instead of using ribbon after seaming the sides together, I made a braided chain in a darker Pink and weaved it all the way down and made a bow. Going to make another in a blue of some sort.... I think... haha.

Will someone tell me what kind of yarn/thread was used for this pattern? Thanks!!

Caron simply soft, 2 balls, in white. I got the free flyer for this pattern at a craft store...

I love this pattern. I am stuck though after the first row. Please see my copy: turn19 (22, 25) ch-4 spaces, 20 (23, 26) dc. Row 2: Ch 8 (counts as dc, ch 4), * dc in ch-4 space, ch 4; repeat from * across, end dc in turning ch-space, turn. I am confused to this. Any simple clarification would help me proceed with this project. Thanks in advance.

its telling you that at the end of the row, you should have 19 chain 4 spaces and 20 double crochet stitches. then, to start the second row, you chain eight from your double crochet on the first row, turn and do a double crochet in the hole made by your chain four spaces in the previous row.

I need help..I am trying to do this Floral cami..when I read this [BACK and FRONT (both alike) Loosely chain 82 (94, 106). if I select 94 ch does it means that 47 chains for de back and 47 chains for the front?...when it says that 22 space of four ch most be when I finishe de first row, does it means that 11 are in the back and 11 are in the front?..please, can anyone help me?

You chain 94 for both sides.

you make chain of 82 for the FRONT side, and then when done with the pattern, you make another EXACTLY the same as the first, then the straps then sew both together.

I've made this, and it came out great. I didn't do the lacing, just joined the two sides together with sl and sc.

did you made it? can you help me?..I would like to know how many chains have I to do for the front and for the back?..as I read the instrutions they are separated...If I use 94 chains does it means that are 47 chains used in the front and 47 used for the back?..when they say that as soon I finished the first row, I must have 22 space of four chains, does it means that 11 are for the back and 11 are for the front?...I hope you can help me, pleae!"

If you are making the size medium, 94 stitches for each side, 94 for the front and 94 for the back, they are done exactly the same way.

I'm excited to get started on this today...the way I understand the instructions is only to join the side seams for 2 inches from the top (either with needle & yarn, or with crochet hook using sc) ..then when you lace the ribbon thru & tie at bottom that will complete your side seams..thats my take on it!

Have question for person or persons who have completed this pattern. Got front & back of the Floral Cami made..but stuck on joining sides and lacing. Do I start actually start joining, at side seam, 2 inches from top edge of cami? and what joining stitch did you use? I wish there had been a diagram for the lacing of the ribbon but guess I can figure this out.

I made the Crochet shrug and I thought it was easy. I love it.

I HAVE MADE SEVERAL OF THESE AND HAVE SOLD SOME TOO, I MADE THEM IN ALL DIFFERENT COLORS, THEY ARE SO EASY TO MAKE.

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