the designer used chainless starting dc for every first dc of each row/round instead of ch3. There’s another good crochet technique to use is ch 2, dc into same stitch ( counted as 1st dc). In the pattern below you’ll see simply state dc into 1st stitch for every first dc of each row/round, so just choose your best technique.Link of the pattern is below!
Lacy Oversized Top
by Maz Kwok
Lacy Oversized Top [ FREE CROCHET PATTERN ] downloadable pattern is available here.