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Iris Irene Tee – FREE Crochet Top Pattern

Iris Irene Tee – FREE Crochet Top Pattern

Hello fellow maker. I’m so excited for my first guest design on the Joy of Motion blog. I’m here to present to you the Iris Irene Tee a lacy, textured, and feminine top.

It has sizes available from Small to 4XL. This top is so comfortable to wear and you’ll feel feminine and sexy while wearing it. My name is Sarah Lar Rieu and I am the maker behind Nohooksgiven. 

 


 

 


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THE YARN


I used Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton in color way Jade. It was my first time making a clothing with this yarn and I highly recommend it. It has amazing qualities that I look for when crocheting with a cotton yarn. It is soft, textured, has wonderful drape, and shows off the stitches really well. It is marked as a worsted weight 4 yarn but it’s definitely on the light worsted side.

On the label it says the recommended hook size is 4 mm for crochet. Since this a light worsted weight yarn I would category it in the dk weight as well. This yarn has 186 yards, 100 grams, 3.5 ounces and is 100% mercherized cotton. This yarn is machine wash and dry making it perfect for garments. 

 

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AN AIRY LACY TEE WITH SO MUCH TEXTURE


This tee looks complex with all of the stitches and textures but it is a lot easier than it looks. This tee has a textured body that has wonderful drape airy and gives you coverage. It is worked in the round so this tee has very little seaming which is a huge bonus.

You will branch off to create the top with the Iris stitch which is a lacy fan stitch. I had to use this on the sleeves and for the hem. Let’s chat about that because it is one of my favorite features. I wanted a tee that had length but wouldn’t make you feel constricted so it has a split hem giving a feminine touch, you can still use your pockets, and of course length.

This top has so much options for customization to make this tee fit perfect for your body. This tee is perfect to wear for Spring days, Summer evenings, and those Fall days. I’m excited that this top can be easily worn for most seasons that is sassy, classy, and super cute.

 

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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. 

 

IRIS IRENE TEE – THE FREE CROCHET PATTERN


PATTERN OPTIONS:


 

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ABOUT THE PATTERN:


Lacy top section, open airy sleeves, super textured body, and a split hem to fit for all curves.

For sizes Small – 4XL.

Wear your tee for Spring, Summer nights, and for Fall.

Can be easily made in a week.

 

 

SKILL LEVEL: 


Intermediate

 

Read about skill levels.

 

MATERIALS NEEDED:


CROCHET HOOK:

Size 4.5 mm / US: G

Size 5 mm  /  US: H

 

YARN:

Yarn used:

Lion Brand 24/7 Cotton – Jade.

 

Yarn amount used: 

Small: 6 skeins / 1,046 yards

Medium: 6 skeins / 1,112 yards

Large: 7 skeins / 1,192 yards

XL: 7 skeins / 1,273 yards

2XL: 8 skeins  / 1,384 yards

3XL: 8 skeins  / 1,465 yards

4XL: 9 skeins / 1,586 yards

 

Yarn characteristics:

  • 4 light worsted (you can also use a DK since this yarn is a light worsted)
  • 100 % merchandized cotton

 

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED:

 

GAUGE:


Measured with DC crocheted in rows:

15 stitches & 8 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.
  • CH 1 does not count as a stitch throughout the pattern.
  • CH 2 does count as a double crochet stitch throughout the pattern.
  • 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 top has 7 sizes and will read like S (M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL). Follow along for your size. If there is an X on your size, you will not be working that row. For example, X (X, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL) or X (X, X, X, X, 3XL, 4XL)
  • If you are in between sizes size up for a loose fitting shirt or size down for a fitted top.
  • At the end of each row, the stitch count is given in parenthesis.
  • The top is started working in the round but we will be turning after each round. This ensures the beginning of each round will stay lined up and not slant to the side. The FPTR are worked opposite of where you worked the last one on the rows previous.
  • We will then branch off for the front and back panel with neckline shaping. This is when the Iris Stitch will start. The only seaming this top will have is along the top of the front and back panel and the sleeves.
  • The back panel is two rows longer than the front panel.
  • This top is easily customizable from the length of the body, to the sleeve length, the hem length, and the front and back panels.
  • The sleeves are worked flat off the top and then seamed along the bottom.

 

SIZE & MEASUREMENTS:


MAIN PART:

Small 32 – 34 bust: 16 inches wide /  25 inches long

Small Sleeve: 7.5 inches wide and 5.5 inches long

Medium 36 -38 bust: 18 inches wide / 26 inches long

Medium Sleeve: 8 inches wide and 5.5 inches long

Large 40-42 bust: 20 inches wide / 27.5 inches long

Large Sleeve: 8.5 inches wide and 5.5 inches long

XL 44-46 bust: 22 inches wide / 27.5 inches long

XL Sleeve: 9 inches wide and 6.5 inches long

2XL 48-50 bust: 24 inches wide / 30 inches long

2XL Sleeve: 9 inches wide and 6.5 inches long

3XL 52-54 bust: 26 inches wide / 31 inches long

3XL Sleeve: 10 inches wide and 7.5 inches long

4XL 56-58 bust: 28 inches wide / 32.5 inches long

4XL Sleeve: 10.5 inches wide and 7.5 inches long

 

ABBREVIATIONS:


FDC – Foundation Double Crochet

CH = chain (s) (tutorial)

ch-2-sp = refers to chain or space previously made, with 2 ch

REP = repeat

SC = single crochet (tutorial)

SL ST = slip stitch (tutorial)

ST(S) = stitch (es)

DC – Double Crochet

SP – Space

FPTR – Front Post Treble Crochet – yarn over twice, work Treble in the post of the DC below, *Yarn over, pull through two, REP two more times

RND – Round

Iris ST – Iris Stitch – 2 DC, CH 1, 2 DC all in one stitch.

RS – Right Side

WS – Wrong Side

 

STITCHES YOU WILL NEED: 


RIPPLE STITCH: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dryBOcznxXI

IRIS STITCH:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fTRXrhbLU0&t=6s

 

TECHNIQUES YOU WILL NEED: 


TECHNIQUE:

Slip stitching to join in the round but turning after each round to let the seam stack on top of each other instead of moving to the side.

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS:


Starting the body: follow along for your sizes.

Using the 4.5 mm hook

RS RND 1: FDC 108 (124, 140, 156, 172, 188, 204), SL ST to first ST, turn.

WS RND 2: CH 1,SC in first ST and in each ST. SL ST to first ST, turn. 108 (124, 140, 156, 172, 188, 204) STS

RS RND 3: CH 2, FPTR in next ST, *DC in next ST, FPTR in next ST, REP from * until end of RND, SL ST to first ST, turn. 108 (124, 140, 156, 172, 188, 204) STS

WS RND 4: CH 1,SC in first ST and in each ST. SL ST to first ST, turn. 108 (124, 140, 156, 172, 188, 204) STS

RS RND 5: CH 1, FPTR in first ST, DC in next ST, *FPTR in next ST, DC in next ST, REP from * until end of RND, SL ST to first ST, turn. 108 (124, 140, 156, 172, 188, 204) STS

WS RND 6: CH 1,SC in first ST and in each ST. SL ST to first ST, turn. 108 (124, 140, 156, 172, 188, 204) STS

RND RS 7 – WS RND 38: REP Rnd 3 – 6. 108 (124, 140, 156, 172, 188, 204) STS

Now all sizes will branch for the reminder of the body and for the top.

RS RND 39 X (X, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4Xl): CH 2, FPTR in next ST, *DC in next ST, FPTR in next ST, REP from * until end of RND, SL ST to first ST, turn. X (X, 140, 156, 172, 188, 204) STS

WS RND 40 X (X, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL): CH 1,SC in first ST and in each ST. SL ST to first ST, turn. X (X, 140, 156, 172, 188, 204) STS

RS RND 41 X (X, X, X, 2Xl, 3XL, 4XL): CH 1, FPTR in first ST, DC in next ST, *FPTR in next ST, DC in next ST, REP from * until end of RND, SL ST to first ST, turn. X (X, X, X, 172, 188, 204) STS

WS RND 42 X (X, X, X, 2Xl, 3XL, 4XL): CH 1,SC in first ST and in each ST. SL ST to first ST, turn. X (X, X, X, 172, 188, 204) STS

RS RND 43 X (X, X, X, X, X, 4XL): CH 2, FPTR in next ST, *DC in next ST, FPTR in next ST, REP from * until end of RND, SL ST to first ST, turn. X (X, X, X, X, 188, 204) STS

WS RND 44 X (X, X, X, X, X, 4XL): CH 1,SC in first ST and in each ST. SL ST to first ST, turn. X (X, X, X, X, 188, 204) STS

This should measure 12 (12, 12.5, 12.5, 13, 13, 13.5) inches. You add length to the body here but end on an even row. This will adjust your yardage.

 

Section off for Front Panel:

RS Row 39 (39, 41, 41, 43, 43, 45): CH 2, skip 1 ST, Iris ST in next ST, *skip 3 STS, Iris ST, REP from * until you have 13 (15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25) Iris STS, skip 1 ST, DC in next ST, turn. You will work over 53 (61, 69, 77, 85, 93, 101) STS.

We will no longer go by ST count but Iris ST count.

WS Row 40 (40, 42, 42, 44, 44, 46): CH 2, Iris ST in each CH 1 SP across 13 (15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25) Iris ST, DC into top of CH 2, turn.

RS Row 41 (41, 43, 43, 45, 45, 47) – RS Row 43 (WS 44, RS 47, WS 48, RS 51, WS 52, RS 55):REP Row 40 (40, 42, 42, 44, 44, 46), turn. 13 (15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25) Iris STS.

 

Shoulder Shaping:

WS Row 44 (RS 45, WS 48, RS 49, WS 52, RS 53, WS 56):  Ch 2, Iris St in Ch 1 SP, until you have 3 (4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,) Iris STS, DC in next CH 1 SP, turn.

RS Row 45 (WS 46, RS 49, WS 50, RS 53, WS 54, RS 57) – WS Row 50 (RS 51, WS 54, RS 55, WS 58, RS 59, WS 62): Ch 2, Iris St in each CH 1 SP across, DC in top of CH 2, turn. 3 (4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) Iris STS.

Fasten off with a 6-inch tail for weaving in.

Skip 5 Iris STS, attach new yarn in next CH 1 SP, we will now be creating the next shoulder.

WS Row 44 (RS 45, WS 48, RS 49, WS 52, RS 53, WS 56):  Ch 2, Iris St in Ch 1 SP, until you have 3 (4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) Iris STS, DC in next CH 1 SP, turn.

RS Row 45 (WS 46, RS 49, WS 50, RS 53, WS 54, RS 57) – WS Row 50 (RS 51, WS 54, RS 55, WS 58, RS 59, WS 62): Ch 2, Iris St in each CH 1 SP across, DC in top of CH 2, turn. 3 (4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) Iris STS.

Fasten off with 6-inch tail for weaving in.

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Section off for Back Panel:

Skip 1 ST from front Panel, so there will be 1 stitch unworked between the panels.

RS Row 39 (39, 41, 41, 43, 43, 45): CH 2, skip 1 ST, Iris ST, *skip 3 STS, Iris ST, REP from * until you have 13 (15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25) Iris STS, skip 1 ST, DC in next ST, turn. You will work over 53 (61, 69, 77, 85, 93, 101) STS.

See Also

We will no longer go by ST count but Iris ST count.

WS Row 40 (40, 42, 42, 44, 44, 46): CH 2, Iris ST in each CH 1 SP across 13 (15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25) Iris ST, DC into top of CH 2, turn.

RS Row 41 (41, 43, 43, 45, 45, 47) – WS Row 48 (RS 49, WS 52, RS 53, WS 56, RS 57, WS 60): CH 2, Iris ST in each CH 1 SP across 13 (15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25) Iris ST, DC into top of CH 2, turn.

 

Shoulder Shaping:

RS Row 49 (WS 50, RS 53, WS 54, RS 57, WS 58, RS 61):  Ch 2, Iris St in Ch 1 SP, until you have 3 (4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) Iris STS, DC in next CH 1 SP, turn.

WS Row 50 (RS 51, WS 54, RS 55, WS 58, RS 59, WS 62) – WS Row 52 (RS 53, WS 56, RS 57, WS 60, RS 61, WS 64): Ch 2, Iris St in each CH 1 SP across, DC in top of CH 2, turn. 3 (4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) Iris STS.

Fasten off with a 6-inch tail for weaving in.

Skip 5 Iris STS, attach new yarn in next CH 1 SP, we will now be creating the next shoulder.

RS Row 49 (WS 50, RS 53, WS 54, RS 57, WS 58, RS 61):  Ch 2, Iris St in Ch 1 SP, until you have 3 (4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) Iris STS, DC in next CH 1 SP, turn.

WS Row 50 (RS 51, WS 54, RS 55, WS 58, RS 59, WS 62) – WS Row 52 (RS 53, WS 56, RS 57, WS 60, RS 61, WS 64): Ch 2, Iris St in each CH 1 SP across, DC in top of CH 2, turn. 3 (4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9) Iris STS.

Fasten off with 6-inch tail for weaving in.

With the RS facing each other, use the Whip ST to seam the shoulders together.

Iris Irene Tee, crochet pattern available from Nohooksgiven on the Joy of motion Blog

 

Creating bottom split hem for the front:

Use your 5 mm hook or a hook size up from what you used for the body. You will want this to line up with the top part of this tee and the Iris STS.

WS Row 1: Creating a standing SC or join yarn, CH 1, and SC until you have 53 (61, 69, 77, 85, 93, 101) STS, turn.

RS Row 2: CH 2, skip 1 ST, Iris ST, *skip 3 STS, Iris ST, REP from * until you have 13 (15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25) Iris STS, skip 1 ST, DC in next ST, turn. You will work over 53 (61, 69, 77, 85, 93, 101) STS.

We will no longer go by ST count but Iris ST count.

WS Row 3: CH 2, Iris ST in each CH 1 SP across 13 (15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25) Iris STS, DC into top of CH 2, turn.

RS Row 4 – WS Row 9 (9, 9, 9, RS 10, 10, 10): CH 2, Iris ST in each CH 1 SP across 13 (15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25) Iris STS, DC into top of CH 2, turn.

Fasten off with a 6-inch tail for weaving in.

If you would like yours longer, try on and see how you like the length. Add or minus row to adjust the length. This will adjust your yardage.

Skip 1 ST from bottom hem panel, so there will be 1 stitch unworked between the panels.

 

Creating bottom split hem for the back:

Use your 5 mm hook or a hook size up from what you used for the body.

WS Row 1: Creating a standing SC or join yarn, CH 1, and SC until you have 53 (61, 69, 77, 85, 93, 101) STS, turn.

RS Row 2:CH 2, skip 1 ST, Iris ST, *skip 3 STS, Iris ST, REP from * until you have 13 (15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25) Iris STS, skip 1 ST, DC in next ST, turn. You will work over 53 (61, 69, 77, 85, 93, 101) STS.

We will no longer go by ST count but Iris ST count.

WS Row 3: CH 2, Iris ST in each CH 1 SP across 13 (15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25) Iris ST, DC into top of CH 2, turn.

RS Row 4 – RS Row 10 (10, 10, 10, WS 11, 11, 11): CH 2, Iris ST in each CH 1 SP across 13 (15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25) Iris ST, DC into top of CH 2, turn.

Fasten off with a 6-inch tail for weaving in.

This should be one row longer than the front hem, so adjust length if you made the front longer or shorter. This will adjust your yardage.

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Sleeves:

Use your 5 mm hook or a hook size up from what you used for the body.

WS Row 1: Creating a standing SC or join yarn, or CH 1 and SC, at the bottom of the armpit of the sleeve. This should be where the first DC for the Iris ST of the top starts.

SC in one ST of the DC and at the top, should be 2 for every DC ST.

 

Iris Irene Tee, crochet pattern available from Nohooksgiven on the Joy of motion Blog

SC around until you reach the bottom of the armpit on opposite side. Do not join. Adjust ST count so you will have 53 (57, 61, 65, 69, 73, 77) STS, turn.

RS Row 2: CH 2, skip 1 ST, Iris ST, *skip 3 STS, Iris ST, REP from * until you have 13 (15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25) Iris STS, skip 1 ST, DC in next ST, turn. You will work over 53 (61, 69, 77, 85, 93, 101) STS.

WS Row 3: CH 2, Iris ST in each CH 1 SP across 13 (14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19) Iris ST, DC into top of CH 2, turn.

RS Row 4 – WS Row 9 (9, 9, RS 10, 10, WS 11, 11):CH 2, Iris ST in each CH 1 SP across 13 (14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19) Iris ST, DC into top of CH 2, turn. 53 (57, 61, 65, 69, 73, 77) STS

Fasten off with a 12-inch tail for weaving in.

Repeat sleeve instructions on other side.

 

FINISHING:


Turn Top inside out or with the RS facing each other. Use your 12-inch tail and the Whip ST to seam the sleeves together.

Iris Irene Tee, crochet pattern available from Nohooksgiven on the Joy of motion Blog

 

You are now ready to weave in all ends to complete your tee. Pull your tee right side out and try it on.sa

 

BY GUEST DESIGNER SARA LAR RIEU OF NOHOOKSGIVEN!


I love designing patterns that people want to make. My goal when you finish one of my designs is that you will feel confident in what you made, comfortable in your finished piece, and cozy to where you will want to wear it all the time. I started my blog last year to expand ways I could help inspire and teach more people how to crochet and knit. I love connecting with people and making friendships through this craft. It has helped me learned self confidence within myself and a feeling of self worth. I truly love this craft and I hope this inspires you to try a craft today.

 

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