I have published this little filet pattern in my store http://conceptcreative.store/shop/roses-top-crochet-pattern-crochet-tutorial-in-english/ The top is perfect for layering – pair it with tight-fitting tank tops or sweaters, jeans or skirts. It might be a good idea for some of your left overs. For top in the photo I have used just 130 gram/4.6 oz of 4 ply (UK, AU), Fingering (US), 400 m/100 gr, 440 yards/3.5 oz cotton. But it can be made with thin wool and worn in winter.
The roses are created by filling in a basic mesh pattern with double crochet stitches (in American crochet terms). Filet garments are created with only two stitches: the chain and double crochet. This pattern is easy to follow if you know the filet technique. There are no lengthy instructions like /1 dc, 2 ch, skip 2 ch/ because the filet technique is gridlike and therefore it is not about reading – it’s about crocheting. Grid is the most important thing here.
This pattern includes filet grid for size S, instructions for calculating the amount of stitches if you crochet for bigger sizes, tutorial in English of how to work filet patterns, make necessary decreases for the armholes. Row-by-row description for edge pattern is included.
The pattern is also available on Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/166001879/crochet-top-pattern-fillet
My friend received such a blue tunic with long sleeves for her birthday (I crocheted a present for her) – it is one of her favorite now :)). Plus I made a skirt with the same filet roses (with a thicker yarn) for her teenage daughter:
You can use these filet roses in other clothes and accessories or create cozy decorative things for your home (crochet pillow covers, lacy curtains etc).