Simple Crochet T-shirt

This Simple Crochet T-shirt is an easy crochet top for beginners that works up very fast. All you need to know is how to make chains and double crochet stitches. It’s worked in two separate T-shaped pieces which are then seamed together on the sides and shoulders. Perfect for any season!

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Simple Crochet T-shirt

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Easy crochet summer top by Wilmade - beginners pattern with Scarfie yarn

About the design

After the big success of my Perfect Gift PonchoPoncho Dress and Sleeveless Vest I decided to continue working on different types of garments using Scarfie yarn. All patterns use the same yarn, same stitch and same simplicity for beginners. And the best thing: they all work up extremely fast!

The Simple Scarfie t-shirt is worked in two identical T-shaped pieces which are then seamed together on the sides and shoulders. All you need to know is how to make chains and double crochet stitches! It’s available in sizes S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL and 5XL. For reference, model is 1.63m/5’4″ tall with a 34” bust and wearing the t-shirt in size Small.

Easy crochet top pattern using Scarfie yarn by Wilmade

About the yarn

For this t-shirt I used Lionbrand Scarfie yarn. Scarfie is a soft wool blend yarn with unique self-striping ombré effect. It beautifully shades from one color to the next and works up fast. It’s perfect for making warm garments, accessoires and afghans.

Easy crochet top for beginners made with Lion Brand Scarfie yarn

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Materials

Lion brand Scarfie (Weight 5/bulky | 312 yds/5.3oz | 285m/150g)
1 (2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 3, 3) skeins
or 150 (170, 205, 220, 245, 260, 305, 320) grams
or 312 (354, 426, 458, 510, 541, 634, 666) yds

Crochet hook 10 mm (US N/P 15)

Tapestry needle

Measuring tape

Scissors

Sizes

S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL

Measurements

S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL 5XL
Bust 34 38 42 46 50 54 58 62
Length 17 17 18.5 18.5 20 20 21.5 21.5
Sleeve length 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7

For reference, model is 1.63m/5’4″ tall with a 34” bust and wearing the top in size Small.

Gauge

2.8 ch-sp x 4 rows equal 10 cm / 4”

Stitches & abbreviations (US terms)

– st: stitch
– ch: chain
– dc: double crochet

* *: repeat what is between the asterisks as many times as directed
( ) at end of a row: amount of stitches you should have at the end of that row

Notes

– This pattern is written in US terminology

– T-shirt is worked in two separate T-shaped pieces which are then seamed together on the sides and shoulders.

– Turn your work at the end of each row

– 3 turning chains do not count as a stitch

– Pattern contains instructions for sizes S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL. Directions for sizes are in parentheses such as “chain 13 (13, 16, 16, 16, 16, 19, 19)” whereas ch 13 stands for size S, 13 for M, 16 for L, 16 for XL, 16 for 2XL, 16 for 3XL, 19 for 4XL and 19 for 5XL. When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes. To follow the pattern more easily, circle all numbers pertaining to your size before beginning.

Video

In this video you can see how to make this Scarfie t-shirt.

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Pattern

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We will begin at the first sleeve, continue working on the body, then make the second sleeve. Use N/P 10mm hook.

Sleeve 1

Chain 13, (13, 16, 16, 16, 16, 19, 19), turn

Row 1:
(1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in 4th chain from hook, *skip 2 ch, (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in next ch* repeat across, turn (4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6 ch-spaces)

Row 2 till 6:
ch 3, (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in each ch-sp across, turn (4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6 ch-spaces)

Row 7:
ch 3, (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in each ch-sp across, ch 27 (27, 27, 27, 30, 30, 30, 30), turn (4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6 ch-spaces & 27, 27, 27, 27, 30, 30, 30, 30 chains)

Body

Row 8:
(1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in 4th chain from hook, *skip 2 ch, (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in next ch* repeat in each ch across, skip last 2 ch, (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in each ch-sp across, turn (12, 12, 13, 13, 14, 14, 15, 15 ch-spaces)

Row 9:
ch 3, (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in each ch-sp across, turn (12, 12, 13, 13, 14, 14, 15, 15 ch-spaces)

Repeat row 9 till row 24 (26, 28, 30, 32, 34, 36, 38)

Sleeve 2

Row 25 (27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39):
ch 3, (1 dc, ch 2, 1 dc) in next 4 (4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6) ch-sp, turn (4, 4, 5, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6 ch-spaces)

Repeat row 25 (27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39) six more times.

Finish off, weave ends.

Repeat all steps for a second panel.

Assembly

Lie both panels on top of one another. Sew your panels along the edge of the body. Begin at the bottom working your way up, continuing past the underarm. Repeat on the other side.

Use 2 stitch markers to mark the neckline which should be 9 (9.5, 10, 10.5, 11, 11.5, 12, 12.5)” wide. Sew from one sleeve end up to the stitch marker. Repeat on the other side.

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1 Comment

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    Carmen
    6 July 2019 at 6:33 pm

    I love it, thank you!

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