Done in hexagonal net stitch, this mesh camisole is meant to be layered over another solid color garment. The sides of the camisole are laced together with ribbon and the bottom hem is finished with a lacy trio of scallops. This cami make for an intermediate crochet pattern.
MATERIALS: Small (Medium, Large)
- Yarn: 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 colour, 3/4" – 1" wide
Bust 36 (40, 44)", Length 21 1/2 (21 1/2, 23)", including straps
In Hexagonal Net stitch, 9 sts and 5 rows = 4"/10 cm
Picot: Ch 3, slip st in top of dc.
Chain (ch); Double crochet (dc); Single crochet (sc)
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.
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.
With WS's together, join side seams approximately 2" from underarms down toward lower edge, leaving remaining seam open.
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).
Repeat for opposite strap.
Weave in ends.
Cut two strands of ribbon, approximately 36" long. Lace sides together from underarm seam to beginning of lower edging; tie securely.