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Lena Fedotova is a crochet designer from Ukraine, traveling around the world in an old wooden boat. She currently stays anchored in Montenegro.

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In The Shade Top

from Bubble Birds
(4) Name: 'Crocheting : In The Shade Top
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Basic Skills Necessary:

  • basic crochet stitches

Pattern Description:

In the Shade is a lacy linen top worked in a delicate flower stitch pattern. An unusual sleeve construction reveals the shoulders while partially covering the arms.

The front and back yokes with the sleeves are made first, then joined together while crocheting the last row of the back yoke. The rest of the top is worked top down in the round with the right side always facing up.

There is no seaming involved in this design.

Sizing / Finished Measurements:

  • Finished Sizes
  • Small/Medium: to fit bust sizes 34"-38" (86.5-96.5cm)
  • Large/Extra Large: to fit bust sizes 40"-44" (101.5-112cm)
  • 1X/2X: to fit bust sizes 46"-50" (116.5-127cm)


  • Yarn: 100% linen, light fingering (3 ply), 656yd (600m) per 100g skein, 1 (S/M) or 2 (L-2X) skeins total
  • Hook: US D (3.0-3.25mm)
  • Yarn needle to sew/weave in ends

Suggested yarn:

875 yards of Fingering weight

Preferred Brand/Yarn:

LitYarn 100% Linen