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Crochet Shirt Pattern with Bobbles

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You’re going to love this crochet shirt pattern with bobbles. 

It’s a great loose fitting t-shirt that works well with any wardrobe. Choose the colors you love & use it throughout the year, as a layering piece in the coldest months. 

 

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Crochet Shirt Pattern with Bobbles

 

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Crochet Shirt Pattern with Bobbles

 

THE YARN


To make this crochet shirt pattern, you’re going to need some medium weight cotton yarn. 

The suggested yarn is The Cotton from We Are Knitters

It comes in many beautiful colors & is a super soft yarn to work with. 

 

You can also easily substitute with other medium weight yarns that you might already have, just test the gauge before you start. 

 

Crochet Shirt Pattern with Bobbles

 

THE EASY CROCHET SHIRT PATTERN


Having a easy basic crocheted shirt is so great. You can grab it for any occasion and it’s great to layer with other crocheted garments as well. 

What makes this crochet t-shirt extra fun to make is the bobble stitch pattern on the front. 

If you want a simpler look, just skip the bobbles all together & make a super basic tee. 

 

This crochet shirt pattern comes in 9 sizes from XS to 5XL and are meant to be loose fitting. 

 

 

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Crochet Shirt Pattern with Bobbles

 

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO CROCHET THAT?


How long it takes to crochet something varies depending on your skill & how fast you crochet. But that isn’t a helpful answer is it?

Well, I’ve developed a yarn calculator to help you get the answer to this question.

It will help you calculate exactly how much time you’ll spend crocheting a project.

All you need to know is how much yarn you will use on the project in either meters, yards or skeins. Then crochet your test square & time it.

Calculate how long it takes to crochet that. 

 

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ABOUT THE PATTERN:


This crochet shirt pattern is a fun and textured crochet top. The bobble details makes it a great spring and summer crochet project. However, it will work well as a layering crocheted t-shirt throughout the whole year. 

This pattern comes in sizes XS to 5XL and is skill level easy. 

 

Crochet Shirt Pattern with Bobbles

 

SKILL LEVEL: 


EASY

 

Read about skill levels.

 

MATERIALS NEEDED:


CROCHET HOOK:

Size 5.5 mm / US: I – 9 / UK: 5

Hook I used: Symphonie Rose Crochet Hooks from Knitpro

 

YARN:

Yarn used:

We Are Knitters – The Cotton. 

 

Yarn amount used: 

  • Size XS: 3 skeins / 300 g / 635 m / 695 yards
  • Size S: 4 skeins / 350 g / 745 m / 815 yards
  • Size M: 4 skeins / 400 g / 850 m / 930 yards
  • Size L: 4 skeins / 460 g / 975 m / 1065 yards
  • Size XL: 5 skeins / 520 g / 1095 m / 1200 yards
  • Size 2XL: 5 skeins / 575 g / 1215 m / 1330 yards
  • Size 3XL: 6 skeins / 635 g / 1345 m / 1470 yards
  • Size 4XL: 7 skeins / 695 g / 1475 m / 1615 yards
  • Size 5XL: 8 skeins / 765 g / 1605 m / 1755 yards

 

Yarn characteristics:

  • 4 medium yarn, Aran yarn.
  • 100 % cotton

 

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED:

 

GAUGE:


Measured over half double crochet stitches crocheted in rows:

14 stitches & 11 rows per 10 cm / 4”.

 

NOTES: 


  • This crochet pattern is written in US terms (more details).
  • All measurements given are unblocked.
  • Note that measurements are given as exact as possible. But crochet tension & technique might give variations in the result, that changes from person to person.

 

  • Read pattern instructions carefully before beginning to make sure you understand everything. It might save you hours!
  • Make a swatch that measure at least 10 x 10 cm / 4 x 4 inches using the stitch the gauge is given for. If your swatch matches the gauge, you’re good to go. If the gauge is wrong, you might need to change your hook. Go up in crochet hook size if your stitches are smaller & go down in crochet hook size if your stitches are bigger (more details).
  • Check yarn info if you want to find an alternative or test your yarn against the gauge (more details).

 

  • This pattern is written for 9 sizes, where the different sizes is given in parenthesis like this: XS (S) M (L) XL (2XL) 3XL (4XL) 5XL. If just one number is given, it applies to all sizes. I recommend that you highlight or circle the size you’re making before you begin to make the pattern easier to follow. Size adjustments are added under “Size & Measurements”.
  • At the end of each row, the stitch count is given in parenthesis.

 

Crochet Shirt Pattern with Bobbles

 

SIZE & MEASUREMENTS:


Crochet Shirt Pattern with Bobbles

 

SIZE NOTES:

  • This pattern is written to be loose fitting.
  • Take measurements to find the size that fits the best.

 

SIZE ADJUSTMENTS:

  • Note: Any size adjustments affects yarn usage & you might need more/less yarn than suggested.

Body:

  • For all sizes: Adjust length by adding or reducing rows at the end on back piece & before row 55 (57) 60 (62) 65 (68) 70 (72) 74 on front piece.
  • Adjust fit by making a size smaller/bigger.

Arms:

  • For all sizes: Seam more/less rows on sides to adjust arm size. Follow instructions for adjusted stitch count.

 

DIAGRAM:


Crochet Shirt Pattern with Bobbles

 

ABBREVIATIONS:


ch = chain

hdc = half double crochet

prev = previous

rep = repeat

sc = single crochet

sc2tog = crochet together 2 single crochet stitches

sl st = slip stitch

st = stitches

yo = yarn over

 

STITCHES YOU WILL NEED: 


FOUNDATION SINGLE CROCHET STITCH:

Written description:

Step 1: Ch 2 st.

Step 2: Insert hook into 2nd ch from hook, pull up a loop. Yo and pull through first loop (making “chain”). Yo and pull through both loops on hook.

Step 3: Insert hook into prev “chain” you made (It should look like you go through a resemblance of a “normal” st, with 2 strands of yarn), pull up a loop, yo and pull through first loop (making “chain”). yo and pull through both loops on hook.

Repeat step 3 until you’ve made enough stitches. *2nd ch in step 1 makes 1 st, step 2 makes 1 st & every time step 3 is repeated you make 1 st.

 

See tutorial here.

 

4 DOUBLE CROCHET BOBBLE STITCH (4dc-bobble):

Written description:

Yo, draw up a loop from next st, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook, *yo, draw up a loop from same st, yo, pull through 2 loops on hook*, rep from *to* 2 more times, you have 5 loops on the hook, yo, pull through 5 loops on hook.

 

Note: You are making the bobble stitch from the wrong side & the bobble will show on the right side (the side that’s not facing you). 

 

 

Crochet Shirt Pattern with Bobbles

 

INSTRUCTIONS:


FRONT:

The front is crocheted from bottom up.

Make 57 (65) 73 (81) 89 (97) 105 (113) 121 st using the FSC technique.

Row 1: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in all st across, turn (= 57 (65) 73 (81) 89 (97) 105 (113) 121 st).

Row 2:  Rep row 1.

Row 3: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 3 st, *4dc-bobble 1 in next st, sc 1 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 6 st*, rep from *to* until you have 5 st left, 4dc-bobble 1 in next st, sc 1 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 3 st, turn (= 57 (65) 73 (81) 89 (97) 105 (113) 121 st).

Row 4-6: Rep row 1.

Row 7 for size – (S) – (L) – (2XL) – (4XL) – only: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 5 st, *4dc-bobble 1 in next st, sc 1 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 2 st, 4dc-bobble 1 in the next st, sc 1 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 10 st*, rep from *to* – (2) – (3) – (4) – (5) – more times, 4dc-bobble 1 in the next st, sc 1 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 2 st, 4dc-bobble 1 in next st, sc 1 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 5 st, turn (= – (65) – (81) – (97) – (113) – st).

Row 7 for size XS (-) M (-) XL (-) 3XL (-) 5XL only: : Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 5 st, *4dc-bobble 1 in next st, sc 1 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 2 st, 4dc-bobble 1 in the next st, sc 1 in next st, hdc 1 in the next 10 st*, rep from *to* 2 (-) 3 (-) 4 (-) 5 (-) 6 more times, 4dc-bobble 1 in next st, sc 1 in next st, hdc 1 in next st, turn (= 57 (-) 73 (-) 89 (-) 105 (-) 121 st).

Row 8-10: Rep row 1.

Row 11: Rep row 7.

Row 12-14: Rep row 1.

Repeat rows 3-14 until you have crocheted 55 (57) 60 (62) 65 (68) 70 (72) 74 rows. Note: You will not necessarily finishing repeating all 11 rows when reaching the specified row. 

Do not fasten off, continue directly on 1st front shoulder.

 

1st FRONT SHOULDER:

Make 5 rows for the 1st front shoulder.

Row 56 (58) 61 (63) 66 (69) 71 (73) 75: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in the next 17 (20) 23 (26) 29 (32) 35 (38) 41 st, turn (= 18 (21) 24 (27) 30 (33) 36 (39) 42 st).

Row 57 (59) 62 (64) 67 (70) 72 (74) 76 – row 60 (62) 65 (67) 70 (73) 75 (77) 79: Rep row 56 (58) 61 (63) 66 (69) 71 (73) 75.

Fasten off & cut yarn.

 

2nd FRONT SHOULDER:

Make 5 rows for the 2nd front shoulder.

Continue on row 56 (58) 61 (63) 66 (69) 71 (73) 75 & skip 21 (23) 25 (27) 29 (31) 33 (35) 37 st after last worked st. Attach yarn.

Row 56 (58) 61 (63) 66 (69) 71 (73) 75 : Hdc 1 directly in next st, hdc 1 in the next 17 (20) 23 (26) 29 (32) 35 (38) 41 st, turn (= 18 (21) 24 (27) 30 (33) 36 (39) 42 st).

Row 57 (59) 62 (64) 67 (70) 72 (74) 76 – row 60 (62) 65 (67) 70 (73) 75 (77) 79: Rep row 56 (58) 61 (63) 66 (69) 71 (73) 75.

Fasten off & cut yarn.

 

BACK:

The back is crocheted from bottom up.

Make 57 (65) 73 (81) 89 (97) 105 (113) 121 st using the FSC technique.

Row 1: Hdc 1 directly in 1st st (no ch), hdc 1 in all st across, turn (= 57 (65) 73 (81) 89 (97) 105 (113) 121 st).

Row 2 – 60 (62) 65 (67) 70 (73) 75 (77) 79: Rep row 1.

Fasten off & cut yarn.

 

ASSEMBLY:

Seam the shoulders (A in diagram) with the yarn used, with either slip stitches & hook or stitching with a needle. Across 18 (21) 24 (27) 30 (33) 36 (39) 42 st on each shoulder, leaving 21 (23) 25 (27) 29 (31) 33 (35) 37 st unworked to crochet on the neckline.

Seam the sides of the top (B in diagram), with the yarn used, with either slip stitches & hook or stitching with a needle. Across 41 (42) 43 (44) 45 (46) 47 (48) 49 rows on each side, leaving 19 (20) 22 (23) 25 (27) 28 (29) 30 rows unworked to crochet on the arms.

 

NECKLINE:

Tip: The exact stitch count isn’t necessary to achieve on the Neckline, rather focus on getting a pretty result with the stitches evenly spread out.

Attach yarn in right back corner on the back piece, in 1st unworked stitch from the last row.

Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), sc 1 in the next 20 (22) 24 (26) 28 (30) 32 (34) 36 st, sc 2 in left back corner where you just seamed, sc 1 for each row made on front shoulder – 5 st, sc 2 in left front corner where 1st row one of the shoulders where made, sc 1 in the next 21 (23) 25 (27) 29 (31) 33 (35) 37 from row 66 (66) 68 (68) 70 (70) 72 (72) 74, sc 2 in right front corner where 1st row on one of the shoulders where made, sc 1 for each row made on front shoulder – 5 st, sc 2 in right back corner where you just seamed, sl st 1 in 1st ch (= 60 (64) 68 (72) 76 (80) 84 (88) 92.

Cut yarn & fasten off.

 

SHORT SLEEVES:

Repeat this 2 times to make two sleeves.

Attach yarn in the seam under the arm.

Row 1: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), *sc 1 stitch for each row unworked when you seamed the sides – 19 (20) 22 (23) 25 (27) 28 (29) 30 st on front/back*, repeat from *to* 1 more time, sl st in 1st st (= 39 (41) 45 (47) 51 (55) 57 (59) 61 st).

Row 2: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), sc2stog, sc 1 in all st until you have 2 st left, sc2tog, sl st in 1st st (=37 (39) 43 (45) 49 (53) 55 (57) 59 st).

Row 3: Ch 1 (counts as 1st st), sc 1 in all st from prev row (=37 (39) 43 (45) 49 (53) 55 (57) 59 st).

Row 4: Rep row 2 (= 35 (37) 41 (43) 47 (51) 53 (55) 57 st).

Row 5-6: Rep row 3 (= 35 (37) 41 (43) 47 (51) 53 (55) 57 st).

 

Fasten off & cut yarn.

 

FINISHING:


Fasten threads & weave in ends.

 

Crochet Shirt Pattern with Bobbles

 

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3 thoughts on “Crochet Shirt Pattern with Bobbles”

  1. The shirt is beautiful and fits you perfectly! Love the color you choose! But most of all thank-you for such wonderful instructions!

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