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Kira K Designs is a line of original knitting and crochet patterns with a streamlined and eminently wearable aesthetic. Research on historical clothing, which Kira did during her former career as a ...

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Abalone Shell

from Kira K Designs
(4) Name: 'Crocheting : Abalone Shell
Abalone Shell
Abalone Shell
Abalone Shell

Basic Skills Necessary:

  • chain stitch
  • half-double crochet
  • double crochet
  • decreasing
  • increasing

Pattern Description:

The sleekly fitted upper bodice and gracefully draping body makes this the perfect top for warm spring and summer days. The bodice is started in the round, and then separated into front and back. The lace body is worked downward from the foundation chain. For the most flattering fit, choose your size based on the over-bust measurement, which should fit with little or no ease. This pattern was originally published in Interweave Crochet magazine.
Note: for the most flattering fit, choose a size that will be close-fitting at the over-bust and loose at the bust.


4" = 21 sts and 20 rows in Half Double Crochet with smaller hook
4" = 25.5 sts and 11 rows in Openwork Pattern with larger hook
Note: yarns shown usually knit at 20-22 sts to 4" in Stocking Stitch.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Over-bust (measured around the chest just under the arms): 30.5"(32.75", 35", 38", 41.25", 43.5", 45.75")
  • Bust: 35.25"(37.75", 41.5", 44", 47.75", 50.25", 54")
  • Length: 23"(23", 23.5", 23.5", 24", 24", 24.5")


  • 810(880, 930, 1030, 1130, 1180, 1280) yards DK weight yarn
  • size E (3.5mm) and G (4mm) crochet hooks or sizes needed to obtain gauges
  • removable stitch marker
  • yarn needle