Floral Cami Tops
This Floral Cami Top comes in 3 sizes such as Small, Medium and Large. BUT WAIT, I have put my calculator in hand to figure out what you need to do to customize your own Floral Cami Top if you don’t fit into these sizes.
I have figured out the sizes based on mathematical calculations. We are each shaped differently. The information below is being provided to you to customize.
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You can follow the same directions and substitute with the information I am providing to you below. Get the free written instructions, the pattern is called Floral Cami.
For the small sizes seen in the photograph. The one on the left is 2 balls of Patons Metallic. I used only 1.5 balls for that top. The one on the right is the Caron Simply Soft Ombres. We used less than 2 balls for that one too. If substituting your sizes, you will need to figure out your own yarn amounts you will need.
Staring Mesh Chain Counts
- 82 Chains = Small 36″ Bust
- 94 Chains = Medium 40″ Bust
- 106 Chains = Large 44″ Bust
To make this in larger sizes, the multiple chain counts are 12. The 12 must be honoured as the fans and feathers detail must match in the bottom part of the camisole.
Next sizes in chains would be:
- 118 Chains = XL 48″ Bust
- 130 Chains = XXL 52″ Bust
- 142 Chains = 3XL 54″ Bust
- 154 Chains = 4XL 58″ Bust
- 166 Chains = 5XL 62″ Bust
You will do the mesh as stated in the pattern. You just have more chains to do across.
Length of Mesh Laying Down on Table
- 9″ – Small – When Wearing = 14″ Drop
- 9″ – Medium – When Wearing = 14″ Drop
- 10″ – Large – When Wearing = 16″ Drop
- For larger sizes, you will need to hold it up over your bust and see how far it drapes down. Once the bottom is added, it will pull down on it’s own.
- Be sure the mesh it’s too long.
- Once you do one mesh, when doing the second, ensure you count the number of rows in mesh in the first one to ensure you match it for the second one.
- If you want to make a dress, you can increase your mesh or even increase the number of fans and feathers rows.
Strap Spaces in the Upper Edging Instructions
For the small – large size, the location of the strap space changes. Below is from the instructions.
Upper Edging: (RS) Ch 1, sc in first dc, work 3 sc in first ch-4 space, [sc in next dc, work 3 sc in next ch-4 space] 3 (4, 5) times; * ch 2, dc in next ch-4 space, ch 4 (strap space), dc in next ch-4 space, ch 2 *; repeat [ to ] 7 (8, 9) times; repeat * to * once for second strap space; repeat [ to ] to last ch-space, end last repeat, work 3 sc in turning ch.
See the 3 (4, 5) times. Each of those numbers represent Small, Medium and large. Same things the 7 (8, 9).
I will add the number required for the XL – 5 XL to this. So you are looking at S – 5 XL. Substitute with the information below.
- 3 (4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10) times
- 7 (8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14) Times
Fans and Feathers Bottom
There are 3 layers of Fans and Feathers regardless of the small, medium or large sizes. The length of 3 layers of Fans and Feathers = 4″. This doesn’t change in the sizes. You can easily add more rows if you want to. You can make it into a dress length if you wish.
The fans and feathers heavily rely on the starting mesh to be in the chain counts stated above. Each fans and feather consists of 12 stitches in the starting chain. Each of the meshes are crocheted separately as the back and front are not joined together.
By following allow with the mesh, for whatever size you decided. This is the number of fans and feathers you will have per mesh.
- Small – 6 Fans and Feathers
- Medium – 7 Fans and Feathers
- Large – 8 Fans and Feathers
- XL – 9 Fans and Feathers
- 2XL – 10 Fans and Feathers
- 3 XL – 11 Fans and Feathers
- 4 XL – 12 Fans and Feathers
- 5 XL – 13 Fans and Feathers
You can customize your strap length if any of the dimensions don’t work for you. Just ensure you do both straps exactly the same if you are customizing.
- Small – Ch 35
- Medium – Ch 35
- Large – Ch 41
- XL – Ch 47
- 2XL – Ch 53
- 3 XL – Ch 59
- 4 XL – Ch 65
- 5 XL – Ch 71
Comments on “Floral Cami Top Pattern + Tutorial”
Don’t know where to put this but I would love to see a tutorial on the Yarnspiration pattern Irish Lace Afghan. It is a beautiful pattern but the instructions are a bit wonky. You are great at deciphering the poorly written patterns. Thanks so much
https://www.yarnspirations.com/patons-irish-lace/PAC0502-004964M.html Is this it? It alarms me that you feel the instructions are poorly written as you sound like you are probably a pattern reader. It alarms me because if you feel that way, I’m unsure if I will be about to break it down in a tutorial format as written. Have you contacted Yarnspirations to tell them it’s poorly written with suggested changes?
I took on the challenge to diagram out this pattern. I will create an article and put in my diagram for your ease. I may film this. It’s not as complicated as I thought it would be.
Perhaps it was the day it just felt off, but I so love your diagrams. Yes, I read patterns but love diagrams all the more. Thank you for your response. I will read it again, outloud.
I am a large in everything I make but this is really big for a large. Can you do two smaller back panels that seam up the middle to tighten it up?
I am a tight crocheter and I’m having some difficulty with making a gauge swatch for this top, can anyone help me with it?
I am a tight crocheter myself, and usually, I have to go up a few hook sizes to what the pattern says in order to get the same gage, I learned after the first blanket pattern I followed, it should have fit a bed… it fit my end table. More often than not if a pattern calls for a 5 or 5.5 I have to use 6, 6.5
What size crochet hook???
I’m having trouble getting the bottom edging started. In the instructions, it says that for a size small, I should have 20 chain 4 spaces, and that when I add the first row of my lower edging, I should have 18 chain 4 spaces. I have 19 – no matter what I do. That, of course, messes up the count on the next row. I can’t figure out where I’m going wrong. I appreciate any help you can provide. Thank you.
yes please!!! having same problem!!!
HELP ME MIKEY!!! I’m stuck! I’m trying to do the little thingy that goes on top of the 8dc & I’m really having a hard time!!
Love the pattern. Thanks so much Mikey for creating these videos. I’m not very good at following patterns at times and your videos help me to understand these patterns as I’m more visual learner ???
Gracias Mikey , por tus enseñanzas tan bellas prendas de vestir, lo haré para mi, no hablo muy bien inglés pero he elaborado lo que nos explicas con éxito. Estoy muy agradecida pues explicas muy bien . !
Oh I forgot the crochet question… I followed the pattern for a large but ended up with 10 fans… also I have usually wear an xl bit had to start over using the small… I liked that
First of all thank you so much for running g your site. I learned how to crochet with you right after my accident which left me unable to get around and I don’t know 8f I would have been I spires to keep crocheting without your positivity in teaching . Before I get to my crochet question… are you a musician or da cer? Every once in a while I hear rhythm in the way you count and being an ex music teacher, I don’t think it was my imagination.
Great article. Have to buy some new yarn to make this. I just finished a cute short sleeve sweater to wear at our granddaughter’s wedding. Putting the finishing touches on a clutch that matches the sweater tonight.
I love the look and the pattern was easy to follow but i followed the exact steps for the large, but it ended up fitting me, this is a problem because i am a 3x…. what caused this?
Thanks so much for all the helpful information you give.
I want to start this but I can’t find the hook size?!?!
Size H (5 mm)
5mm crochet hook
I love this and I think I am going to do it in cotton… but I was wondering how I could make the straps on the top wider?
Love the Cami. and have crocheted 4 so far. I prefer crocheting mine in the round however; It looks the same with no seems. My favorite so far is my white cotton one. I love how the weight of the cotton drapes over the body.
I just finished this project and I love it! i was wondering if it needs to be blocked? I am not very experienced with blocking.
I can’t wait to take the time to watch the video. It isn’t always easy finding a pattern that works for us plus size ladies. Thank you Michael for doing this!
You’re so thoughtful, Mr. Michael Sellick! Due to a form of dyslexia, I have a TERRIBLE time with numbers. I’ve been frustrated more than a few times trying to figure out MY size on any given pattern. This is really very helpful and thank you for taking the time to do it.
I already planned on making the cami and I am now thrilled there is a video to watch! I love crocheting along with you and it helps me understand the pattern. Thanks!!
Absolutely Brilliant, love it, Cheers
You put so much time in your patterns and videos!! I know every hooker appreciates you and all of your hard work. Do you find time to crochet just for you??
Thank you so much for all of your crochet work.
Mickey you are such a wonderful person and so very kind and thoughtful, you and Diva Dan always put so much thought and effort into eberything you do and always for others, thank you for being you 😀
I started this pattern over the weekend and expect to finish my first clothing item! Thank you so much for sharing this free pattern 🙂
Wow Mikey, you really put a lot of thought making the instructions for this beautiful floral top. You are amazing & very thoughtful! Thank you so much, your all your hard work is appreciated !
Hi ….This is fantastic!! Can’t wait to make one!! Thankx so much…..
Thank you Mikey!! So nice you think of everyone 🙂 I for one was wondering how to make the pattern bigger due to me being on the larger size. AGAIN THANKYOU SO MUCH 🙂
mikey and diva dan you guys are the best
Any chance of getting a Print Friendly button on pages like this that have specific instructions?
Hi…any chance of this pattern in PDF format to save.
.thx Doreen in South Africa
i am 73 year old this made me very happy! as I can not a ford to buy patterns so getting this, lets me go on with my hobbies that I so love to do.. Thank you so much..
Thank you so much Mikey for adding all the info for us bigger girls who do not fit into the given sizes! Much love to my favorite crochet teacher!
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