This bulky-weight crochet tee is the perfect addition to your spring and summer wardrobe! Pair with cute shorts or jeans for the perfect summery handmade look.
Approximately 480 (550, 650, 720, 820) yards or 400 (460, 540, 600, 680) grams of any bulky weight #5 yarn. Sample uses WeCrochet Billow in Tumeric
10.00 mm crochet hook
Ruler to check gauge
Scissors and yarn needle for finishing
In order to ensure the tee will fit its intended recipient, I highly suggest checking your gauge.
8 stitches by 4 rows = 4 by 4 inches in double crochet, worked flat
dc: double crochet
sc: single crochet
sl st: slip stitch
FO: finish off
Find a FULL Step-by-Step video tutorial here: https://youtu.be/fwuicMHhAGg
Choosing Your Size
This oversized tee is written in five sizes, distributed as XS (S, M, L, XL). Each size is designed to fit bust sizes 28-36 (36-44, 44-52, 52-60, 60-68) inches, with 6-14 inches of positive ease per size. The finished bust measurements are 42 (50, 58, 66, 74) inches. I recommend choosing the size that best suits your negative/positive ease preferences.
When finished, this tee measures 19 inches long from the shoulder to the hem. Note that the length is easily customizable but that any changes made to the pattern will affect your required yardage.
Find the yarn featured in this pattern here.
The ch 2 at the beginning of each row/round does not count as a stitch. When working in rounds, the slst doesn’t count as a stitch either.
ch 44 (52, 60, 68, 76)
Row 1: dc in the third ch from the hook, and in ea ch across. 42 (50, 58, 66, 74) sts
Rows 2-18 : ch 2 and turn. dc in ea st across. 42 (50, 58, 66, 74) sts
To make the tee shorter/longer, simply repeat Row 2 less/more times. Note how many rows you worked on the front panel so that the back panel will match.
Do not FO, proceed to Back Instructions
Setup Row: ch 2 and turn. dc in ea of the next 13 (17, 21, 24, 28) sts. Ch and skip 16 (16, 16, 18, 18) sts, then dc in ea of the last 13 (17, 21, 24, 28) sts of the row.
Row 1: ch 2 and turn. dc in ea st and ch across. 42 (50, 58, 66, 74) sts
Rows 2-18: ch 2 and turn. dc in ea st across. 42 (50, 58, 66, 74) sts
If you decreased/increased the length of the front, be sure to do the same for the back. Always exclude the setup row in counting.
FO, and proceed to Seaming Instructions
Feel free to substitute your preferred seaming method for this technique.
Fold the tee so that the neck hole is at the top and the front/back panels are aligned.
Using the mattress stitch, seam up one side of the tee until 6 (7, 8, 9, 10) inches remain. Secure the tail, then repeat these instructions for the opposite side of the pullover.
Seaming is complete; weave in any ends.
Proceed to Collar Instructions
The collar addition is completely optional, but provides a clean finish.
Join the yarn to any st along the neck.
Round 1: place 1 sc st in ea st around the skipped and foundation ch sts of the Setup Row. Place a few sts along the shoulders if necessary.
FO, weave in any ends, and proceed to Hem Instructions
The hem addition is completely optional, but provides a clean finish.
Join the yarn to any st along the foundation chain/final row of either the front/back
Round 1: place 1 sc st in ea st around.
FO, weave in any ends, and proceed to Sleeve Instructions
Join the yarn to any dc st along either armhole.
Round 1: ch 2, and evenly dc 24 (28, 32, 36, 40) sts around the armhole. ss to the first dc st. 24 (28, 32, 36, 40) sts
Round 2: ch 2 and turn. dc in ea st around. ss to the first dc st. 24 (28, 32, 36, 40) sts
Round 3: ch 1 and turn. sc in ea st around. ss to the first st. 24 (28, 32, 36, 40) sts
Repeat these instructions for Sleeve 2, then proceed to Finishing Instructions
Weave in any ends you may have remaining. If you decide to block your tee, I recommend pinning it out on blocking mats gently, spritz with water, and either steam block or let air dry. The sample pictured is not blocked.
Finally, wear and enjoy your beautiful new handmade garment! I would love to see your new creation! Post a picture of your finished cardigan on Instagram, and tag @thegracefultangle. Be sure to use the #efficienttee and #thegracefultangle for a chance to be featured!
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