DJC: Cat’s Cradle v.2


  • Pattern booklet offers four generous sizes from XS through 4XL, perhaps 5XL.
  • 330 (440, 510, 560) yds of medium yarn (CYC #4 weight)
  • Gauge with US size I/9 (5.5mm) crochet hook: 13 stitches = 4”
  • Newly revised for better drape and fit, round neckline, deep armholes, and a swingy lace stitch pattern.

More details below.


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Here is the lace topper you are going to want in your wardrobe NOW.  The design is newly revised for better drape and fit, with a lovely round contoured neckline, stunning lace stitch pattern, deep full fit through the arms, and a swingy trim. The booklet length pattern offers more sizing and length options than the original.  Four generous sizes brilliantly cover a range of bodies and shapes from XS through 4XL, perhaps 5XL.  It looks wonderful on every woman who has tried it on.

Crochet Skill Level



1 (2, 3, 4) to fit top sizes XS/S (M/L, XL/2X, 3XL/4XL) with plenty of forgiving stretch

Finished measurements for sample length:

  • Circumference, neck: 21 1/2 (24 1/2, 27, 27)”
  • Circumference, body at underarm: 35 (42, 49, 56)”
  • Length, total at center back, including contour yoke: 20 (20 1/2, 21, 21)”

Yarn (as shown in principal samples)

Valley Yarns Goshen (a WEBS brand, available at; 48% Peruvian Cotton, 46% Modal, 6% silk; 1 3/4 oz (50g)/92 yd (84m). For sample length as shown, 4 (5, 6, 7) skeins or approximately 330 (440, 510, 560) yds medium worsted yarn (CYCA category #4)

Additional information


PDF Download, Has Plus Sizes, Stitch Diagram


Crocheted in Rounds from the Top


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