I shared a while ago how I got to design this Pieris Blouse. At first, I just wanted to remake one of my oldest patterns, Purple Love Lace Cardigan. Not even at the half of the back panel,  I didn’t felt like I want to work on that design anymore. 

So I took the piece that I had and pinned it on the mannequin in different ways until I found it looks nice as a sleeve. From that point, everything about this Pieris Blouse came so quickly. I am so glad I followed my mood and feelings because I love this design so much.

You can Purchase the easily printable PDF pattern, with step by step instructions, stitch and row counts from S up to 5XL sizes here:

Pieris is the white butterfly or the Garden Butterfly, and because the blouse has butterfly wings and is off-white, I found it like a proper name.

Now, to talk a bit about the pattern and the instructions. Lately, I decided not to share all my patterns here on the website, and this is just because is a lot of work behind and not only ones people were stilling my work and share them as their own. Maybe I am not avoiding this, but I am sure that that kind of people won’t pay and they prefer easy work and no costs involved. At least, this is what I noticed.

I also know that people still buy the pattern even if it’s free on the website, and I really appreciate all the support. You are the best. 😍

I don’t know why I feel like I need to apologize for not giving everything for free because I know I shouldn’t, but while I was writing this post, I just felt so, and here I am with a bunch of words that maybe won’t count.

Anyhow. Even if the full instructions are available only as a PDF Digital pattern that you can find in my shops, this post has a lot of useful information, and I am sure that you can make the Pieris Blouse with what you will find here.

You can Purchase the easily printable PDF pattern, with step by step instructions, stitch and row counts from S up to 5XL sizes here:

So, if you want to know about materials, design, how to measure to make this blouse, please keep reading.😊

MATERIALS

• Yarn: fingering weight yarn
              o Cotton or
              o Cotton mix
• Crochet Hook:
              o 4.5 mm crochet hook
              o 3.5 mm crochet hook for edging
• yarn needle for weave in ends
• Stitch markers
• Scissors

NOTES ABOUT DESIGN

This Pieris Blouse design has a modular construction. First are worked the sleeves and then the trunk. The trunk is joined as you go into the sleeve edge stitches.

The trunk is worked half front and half back on both sides, left and right, and then joined in the middle using a lace joining pattern.

This pattern requires double crochet, chain stitches, single crochet stitches, and half double crochet stitches.
All the pieces are worked flat.

MEASUREMENTS AND SIZES

Sleeve Length a: 36 cm (38, 41, 43, 45, 47, 47, 48)
Sleeve Width b: 26 cm (27, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 35)
Bust Width c: 43 cm (48, 53, 58, 63, 68, 77, 80)
Length d: 48 cm (49, 52, 54, 55, 56, 59, 60)

How much yarn do you need?

I used the Hobbii Rainbow Bamboo (60% viscose, 40% Cotton). Each skein has 50 grams and 125 meters.

For each size, you will need:

Hobbii Rainbow Bamboo S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL 5XL
50g/125m 7 8 8 9 9 9 9 10

STICH PATTERNS AND TECHNIQUES

Pieris Blouse has 2 different stitch patterns. One for the sleeves and one for the trunk.
The stitch pattern used for the sleeves is an open lace pattern using single crochet stitches, chain stitches, and double crochet stitches.

Sleeve stitch pattern
It requires a multiple of 10 + 1 stitches.
Row 1: 6ch, 1sc in the 11th stitch from the hook, 1ch, skip the next st, 1sc in next, 3ch, skip next 3sts, 1dc in next st, *3ch, skip the next 3sts, 1sc in next st, 1ch, skip next st, 1sc in next st, 3ch, skip next 3sts, 1dc. *Rep. Until the end of the round. 1ch and turn.

Row 2: 1sc in the same st, 3ch, 1dc in the next 1ch-sp, 3ch, skip 2ch, *1sc in next ch, 1ch, skip next dc, 1sc in next ch, 3ch, 1dc in next 1ch-sp, 3ch, skip 2ch. *Rep. Until the end of the row. Finish the row with 1sc in the third ch. 3ch and turn.

Row 3: *3ch, skip 2ch, 1sc in next ch, 1ch, skip next dc, 1sc in next ch, 3ch, 1dc in next 1ch-sp. *Rep. Until the end of the row. 1ch and turn.

Repeat Row 2 and Row 3 until you complete the length.

Trunk stitch pattern
For this particular design, work the rows perpendicular with the sleeves. Each row is connected with the sleeve’s stitches, using slip stitches. On the sleeve’s side of the trunk’s row, make increases.

The basic stitch pattern is:
Row 1: 1hdc in each stitch. 3ch and turn
Row 2: skip next st, 1hdc in next st, *1ch, skip next st, 1 hdc in next st. *Rep. Until the end of the row.

You can Purchase the easily printable PDF pattern, with step by step instructions, stitch and row counts from S up to 5XL sizes here:

HOW TO ADJUST THE PATTERN TO YOUR MEASUREMENTS?

The instructions in the written pattern have as reference standard measurements.

If you want to make this Pieris Blouse, according to your measurements, tension, yarn weight, and hook size, here is what you need to know:

1. Tension

Choose the yarn and hook size and make a swatch in both stitch patterns that this design requires. This step will help you to transform the measurements into stitches.

2. What will you need to measure?

For the sleeve length measure, neck to cuff length
Measure from the middle of your neck up to where you want the sleeve to end. Consider that the sleeve will fall on the shoulder to create the V neck, and it will be longer.
For example, I made the sample size Small and neck to cuff measurement was 73 cm, and the actual sleeve length is 36 cm.
You will need to transform this length into rows according to your tension.
For sleeve width
Measure the distance from your shoulder up to the middle of your bust. The endpoint has to be under the bust, as the sleeve has to cover the breast.
Multiply this length by 2, and the result will be the width of the sleeve.
You will need to transform this length into stitches according to your tension.
For the trunk
Measure the most prominent part of your body, bust, or waist. Divide the number by 2 to have the width.

Fold the sleeves and lay the sleeves flat, one next to the other. The length opening has to be down. Then, slide the top width corner of both sleeves and create the V neck. The bottom width corners have to remain joined.

Under the sleeves, you will see a triangle created, where the trunk of the blouse will be. (check the measurements diagram)
Measure where along the sleeve edge the triangle base measures your needed width. Place stitch markers to know where to start working on the trunk.

For the length

Measure the waist length from the shoulder up to where you want the blouse’s length to end.
Next, with the sleeves in the same position as they were when you measured the blouse width, measure from the top corner (shoulder) up to where you have the length measurement taking a step back. From the starting point, marked when measuring the width, see how many cm you need to complete the length.
Transform this length into stitches, according to your tension (in the stitch pattern used for the trunk).

TRUNK

The trunk is worked in 4 pieces, perpendicular with sleeves. The rows of the trunk are joined as we go with the sleeve edge stitches. Before joining the rows with the sleeve edge at the end of the row, you will need to increase. Work 3 hdc into the last 1ch-sp on the solid row, skip 1st from the sleeve edge, 1sl st into the next 3sts of the sleeve edge, 1ch, and turn. Start the mesh stitch row with a hdc into the first st. With 1ch before turning, you made the increase.

Start with any side you want. Work first the front half and then work the back half starting into the front half foundation stitches.

After finishing both sides, you will have 2 halves of the Pieris Blouse.

To join them, use a lace joining method.

Joining

Lay the pieces one next to the other.
Rejoin yarn into the first stitch at the bottom of the left side.

Ch2, 1hdc into the first st of the right side, *skip 1st from the left side, 1hdc in the next st, skip 1 st from the right side 1hdc in next st.*Rep. Until you complete all stitches.
Repeat the same for the back panel.

Joining Sleeves

At the end of the sleeves, there is a small opening that needs to be closed.
You can stitch those stitches using a tapestry needle or join them using slip stitches or single crochet stitches.

I hope you will find all this information useful, and if you need extra help. soon you will find a video tutorial on my YouTube Channel.

Until the next time, best wishes and Happy Crochet!! 😘😘😘

You can Purchase the easily printable PDF pattern, with step by step instructions, stitch and row counts from S up to 5XL sizes here:

 

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