Pattern for the crochet top/dress
Crochet hook: Nr.2
Pattern: see drawing
. = chain
x = single crochet
| = double crochet
all those curved lines are chains of 2, 4 and 6 chains as indicated in the drawing.
Test square: for a width of 3 pattern repeats and a height of 3 patterns => 10x10cm
Start with the shoulder. Chain 13 + 3 for the edge and you will continue downwards. Make 5 rounds of the pattern and put the work aside.
Start with the other shoulder. After the 6th round of pattern chain 48 (i chained 53 just to make it larger).
After the 48 chain, link it with the other shoulder strap. The work will have 10 pattern repeats per width.
Continue work until you have 7 pattern repeats on the vertical.
Make it wider with 7 chains + 3 chains for height, on each side, for the armhole shaping. Work will have 12 pattern repeats per width.
At 13 pattern repeats in total per vertical, first row increase to 5 chains instead of 4. Next row the height will increase from 3 to 4 chains. Next row the chain is increased from 6 chain stitches to 7 chain stitches.
At 19 pattern repeats in total per vertical, increase everything with one chain:
instead of 5 chain stitches => 6 chain stitches
instead of 4 chain stitches => 5 chain stitches on the side
instead of 7 chain stitches => 8 chain stitches
After 26 pattern repeats the back side is finished.
Just like the back. I did mine wider with two pattern repeats to fit the bust.
P.S. hope this is not breaching any copyrights…