DJC: Lotus Curacao Jacket


  • Three versions (shrug, jacket, coat) that stretch to fit a range of body types from size X-Small to Plus size 4XL.
  • Customizable length.
  • Takes two to five Lotus balls or other sport wt. yarn.

More details below.


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Lotus Curacao Jacket is the newly updated and expanded edition of a pattern in Doris Chan‘s first book, Amazing Crochet Lace (Potter Craft, 2006). It was called Blue Curacao Shawl and was designed for a fuzzy light worsted wool blend yarn.

This popular design now features three style options (shrug, jacket, coat) for sport weight gauge cotton/rayon yarn, clearer written instructions, detailed photography, and fresh stitch diagrams. You can now make this Curacao as long as you desire (this wasn’t easily done with the older pattern).

 Skill Level

Experience needed. If you: have worked with lace stitch patterns before (pineapples in particular), can keep track of instructions that change every row, and can read the physical crochet in your hands to see what’s going on, then this design is not difficult.

Sizes and Yarn Amounts

Each of the three versions (shrug, jacket, coat) is one size, with plenty of fabric stretch to fit a range of bodies in different ways.

Version #1 fits XS/S/M and perhaps L as a cropped, snug shrug.

  • Lotus yarn used: two balls (6.4 oz/182 g 466 yd/426m), shown in color Carbonite.

Version #2 fits XS/S/M/L as a jacket, fits XL/2XL and perhaps 3XL as a shrug.

  • Lotus yarn used: three balls (10.5 oz/297 g 760 yd/695m), shown in color Emerald Deep.

Version #3 fits XS/S/M/L as an oversized, coat-like jacket, fits XL/2XL/3XL as a jacket.

“For its stunning drape, eye-candy colors, and season-spanning wearability and durability, I chose to use DesigningVashti Lotus for this design.”   —Doris Chan.


  • US Size 7 (4.5mm) crochet hook, or size needed to obtain gauge or desired fabric; Doris designed and crocheted these samples with Tulip Company Etimo cushion grip crochet hooks.
  • Stitch markers.
  • Tapestry needle for weaving ends.

Additional information


PDF Download, Has Plus Sizes, Stitch Diagram, Visual Aids, Pattern Schematic


Crocheted Top Down, Set of Two or More Patterns


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