Free Crocheted Blouse Pattern – Crochet a Lovely Ladies Top

This free crocheted blouse pattern was originally published in the 1940s in the American Thread Company’s Puritan Crochet Book.

Follow the easy step-by-step instructions of this vintage crochet pattern to make this lovely blouse for a lady. There is absolutely no charge for personal use of this easy crochet top pattern for an adult.

Free Crochet Top Pattern for an Adult:
Crochet a Woman’s Blouse

Crocheted Blouse Free Crochet Top Pattern

REQUIRED MATERIALS

AMERICAN THREAD COMPANY The Famous “PURITAN” STAR SPANGLED CROCHET COTTON, Article 40, 13 (14, 15, 16) Balls Pink Spangle or Color of Your Choice OR The Famous “PURITAN” CROCHET COTTON, Article 40, 8 (8, 9, 10) Balls Pink or Color of Your Choice
Steel Crochet Hook No. 7

NOTE(s)

This crocheted blouse can be made in size 12, 14, 16, or 18. Directions are given for size 12. Sizes 14, 16 and 18 are given in brackets.

Gauge – 1 shell and 1 d c = 1 pattern
3 patterns = 2 inches, 7 rows = 2 inches

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS

Ch 140 (152, 164, 176), d c in 8th st from hook, ch 1, d c in same space, ch 1, d c in same space, * ch 1, skip 2 sts of ch, d c in next st, ch 1, skip 2 sts of ch, 3 d c with ch 1 between each d c in next st, repeat from * across row ending with ch 1, skip 2 sts of ch, d c in next st, ch 1, skip 2 sts of ch, d c in last st, ch 4, turn.

2nd Row – 3 d c with ch 1 between each d c in next d c, * ch 1, skip 1 d c, d c in next d c, ch 1, skip 1 d c, 3 d c with ch 1 between each d c in next d c (shell), repeat from * across row ending with ch 1, skip 1 d c, d c in next d c, ch 1, skip 1 d c and 1 st of end ch, d c in next st of ch, ch 4, turn.

Repeat the last row until back measures 6 inches from beginning.

Next Row – D c in same space (an increase), ch 1, shell in next d c, ch 1, d c in center d c of next shell, * ch 1, skip 1 d c of same shell, shell in next d c, ch 1, d c in center st of next shell, repeat from * across row ending with ch 1, shell in 3rd st of end ch, ch 4, turn.

Next Row – D c in center d c of 1st shell, * ch 1, skip 1 d c of same shell, shell in next d c, ch 1, d c in center d c of next shell, repeat from * across row ending with ch 1, skip 1 d c of same shell, shell in next d c, ch 1, d c in 3rd st of end ch, ch 4, turn.

Next Row – * D c in center d c of next shell, ch 1, skip 1 d c of same shell, shell in next d c, ch 1, repeat from * across row, ending with d c in 3rd st of end ch, ch 1, d c in same space, ch 4, turn.

Next Row – Shell in next d c, * ch 1, d c in center of next shell, ch 1, skip 1 d c of same shell, shell in next d c, repeat from * across row ending with ch 1, d c in 3rd st of end ch, ch 1, d c in same space, ch 4, turn.

Next Row – Same as last row but ending with shell in 3rd st of end ch, ch 4, turn.

Next Row – D c in next d c, * ch 1, skip 1 d c of same shell, shell in next d c, ch 1, d c in center d c of next shell, repeat from * across row ending with ch 1, shell in 3rd st of end ch, ch 34 for sleeve, turn, drop thread. Attach a separate piece of thread in 3rd st of end ch at opposite end, ch 27 for other sleeve, cut thread.

Next Row – Pick up thread at opposite end and work a shell in 8th st from hook, * ch 1, skip 2 sts of ch, d c in next st, ch 1, skip 2 sts of ch, shell in next st, repeat from * across ch, work in pattern across back ending with shell in last d c, c h 1, d c in 3rd st of end ch where thread is attached for sleeve, * ch 1, skip 2 sts of ch, shell in next st, ch 1, skip 2 sts of ch, d c in next st, repeat from * 3 times, ch 1, skip 2 sts of ch, d c in last st, ch 4, turn.

Next Row – Shell in next d c, ch 1, d c in center of next shell, then work even in pattern across row ending with ch 1, d c in 3rd st of end ch, ch 4, turn. Work even in pattern until sleeve measures 7 1/2 inches at cuff edge.

Next Row – Sl st to center d c of 4th (2nd, 3rd, 3rd) shell, ch 3, work in pattern across row working last d c in center d c of 4th (2nd, 3rd, 3rd) d c from opposite end, ch 1, turn.

Next Row – Sl st to center d c of 3rd (3rd, 3rd, 3rd) shell, ch 3, work in pattern across row working last d c in center d c of 3rd (3rd, 3rd, 3rd) shell from opposite end, ch 1, turn.

Repeat the last row 3 (1, 4, 4) times, 7 (8, 8, 10) patterns left for back of neck, cut thread.

Crocheted Blouse Pattern – Band

Ch 31, s c in 2nd st from hook, 1 s c in each remaining st of ch, ch 1, turn.

2nd Row – Picking up back loop of sts only, work 1 s c in each s c, ch 1, turn.

Repeat the last row until band measures 12 1/2 (13, 13 1/2, 14) inches, cut thread. Sew to lower edge of back casing in the fullness.

Crocheted Blouse Pattern – Front

Work same as back until 6 rows of sleeves have been completed.

Next Row – Work in pattern until 17 (18, 19, 20) shells are completed, ch 1, d c in center of next shell, ch 1, skip 1 d c of same shell, d c in next d c, ch 4, turn (center of blouse).

Work even in pattern until sleeve measures 7 1/2 inches at cuff edge ending at cuff edge.

Crocheted Blouse Pattern – Shoulder

Next Row – Sl st to center d c of 4th (2nd, 3rd, 3rd) shell, ch 3, work in pattern across row, ch 4, turn.

Next Row – Work in pattern across row having last d c in center d c of 3rd (3rd, 3rd, 3rd) shell from end of row, ch 1, turn.

Next Row – Sl st to center d c of 3rd (3rd, 3rd, 3rd) shell, ch 3 and work in pattern to end of row, ch 4, turn.

Repeat the last 2 rows once, cut thread for size 12 only.

Remaining patterns are for lapel. For sizes 14, 16 and 18: work in pattern across row having last d c in center d c of 3rd shell from end of row. The remainder of patterns are left free for lapel.

Attach thread in same st at center of blouse, ch 4, d c in center d c of 1st shell, work in pattern across row. Finish other half of front to correspond, cut thread.

Sew underarm and shoulder scams to within 1 1/2 inches from cuff edge. Sew remainder of seams on right side for turning of cuff.

Crocheted Blouse Pattern – Collar

With wrong side of work toward you attach thread in 1st mesh at top of lapel, keeping pattern uniform work in pattern across lapel, around back of neck and across other lapel, ch 4, turn.

Work 5 more rows even in pattern, ch 1, turn.

Work a row of s c across back of collar, down front opening of blouse, up opposite side, join, cut thread.

With wrong side toward you work a row of s c around each sleeve.

Press with steam iron or under a damp cloth. Turn up sleeve 1 1/2 inches to form cuff and tack in position.

Congratulations! You have now finished this lovely crocheted blouse.

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