Tunisian crochet lace summer top pattern – Mulberry top


Also available on Etsy and Ravelry.

A lacy Tunisian crochet pattern for a summer top or dress with a wide, frilly bottom, perfect for twirling.

Size-inclusive and beginner-friendly. Includes fitting guide, full instructions for 12 sizes with bust measurements between 88-180 cm or 35.25-72”.


Also available on Etsy and Ravelry.

About the pattern

This is a beginner Tunisian crochet pattern for a summer top or dress with a simple lace bottom that flares out for a playful and relaxed fit.

It is worked bottom-up for the straps, in a front and back panel, then the skirt portion is added, in a variable length.

The two pieces are seamed and the armholes and neckband are finished off after seaming. Optionally, the skirt part can be worked in the round with a double ended hook.

The pattern is written out for all 12 sizes and includes ease.

You will choose a size based on the finished garment measurements and follow only the instructions for that size.

The pattern is written to be worked with two identical gradient cakes of 4-stranded yarn.

You can get custom gradient cakes in the required size for your desired length.

The gradients for the samples shown are available from SparWolle.

What you get

There are 3 files included in your purchase.

• One file has all the instructions and other details. It includes schematics and photo tutorials. The instructions are print-friendly.
• One file is the easy read or low vision version of this. Images have captions. All the text is large and easy to read, including the tables with measurements (see below for exact specifications).
• A guide for improving the fit of your garments that you can use for other patterns as well.


The pattern comes with 12 fully written sizes, ranging in bust between 88-180 cm or 35.25-72″.

You can easily customize the length of the body by making more rows. You can make a tank top or dress.

The straps can be made wider for better support. You will find notes in the pattern about this.

The measurements in the tables attached (see images) are garment measurements and they should all be larger than your body measurements at the same points.

Skill level

Beginner – you will work mainly with the Tunisian simple stitch, decreases and yarn overs for the lace section.

The lace section is simple and can be replaced with simple stitches for a pain fabric. Instructions are included.


• Yarn: size 2 weight yarn at 400 meters per 100 grams (see below for length requirements per size);
• Hook – Tunisian crochet hook with cable or straight, 4 to 5 mm or hook size that gets you gauge; 3 or 3.5 mm regular crochet hook for seams;
• Tapestry needle, scissors, tape measure;
• Stitch markers;
• Tools for blocking (iron with steam or other steamer), blocking mats and pins.

Approximate total length of required yarn per size, top:

  • In meters – 900, 1000, 1100 (1200, 1200, 1300) [1400, 1500, 1600] {1700, 1900, 2000}.
  • In yards – 1000, 1100, 1200 (1310, 1310, 1420) [1530, 1640, 1750] {1860, 2080, 2190}.

Triple these amounts for a knee-length dress.

Sample 1 (purple to pink), top version, made in 2×600 m custom gradient yarn cakes from SparWolle – 50% cotton, 50% acrylic, 4 strands, custom colorway.

Sample 2 (pink to purple), dress version, made in 2×1200 m custom gradient yarn cakes from SparWolle – 50% cotton, 50% acrylic, 4 strands, custom colorway.

Easy read or Low Vision

The easy read or Low Vision files respect the following requirements:

24 point Arial font; 26-30 point and bold for headings.
Black text, white background.
Left justified, 1 inch margins.
No columns.
Page numbers bottom left.
No charts required to make the pattern.
All abbreviations explained in the list.


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