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My Favorite Tee – FREE Crochet Pattern

My Favorite Tee – FREE Crochet Pattern

 

Hey all! If there’s one staple in my wardrobe I think it’d have to be that old beat up tee shirt in the bottom of the drawer that fits juust right. Inspired by my own ol’ beat up shirt, I knew that I wanted to design my own pullover sweater that fit similarly, and so I did, re-creating “My Favorite Tee.”
My Favorite Tee is an advanced beginner crocheted garment pattern, that is perfect for those looking to get into making their own clothing and for the everyday wear. This tee is constructed in one piece with minimal seaming on the sides and sleeves worked directly on. This tee is textured, oversized and feels like it’s already worn in, hence making it your Favorite.

I’m Bri the face behind Hook n Stein. I’m a mom of two and nurse to many by day, and collector of hobbies, hoarder of yarn, and designer of knitted and crocheted items in between. 

 

THE YARN


For the tee pictured I used Hobby Lobby’s I Love This Yarn, I have also made this top from We Are Knitters The Cotton and Lion Brand Heartland and have found that any similar worsted weight yarns work up nicely. Just be sure to check your gauge!

 


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THE PERFECT TEE


In my opinion, this pattern is really perfect for anytime of year and really works up fast. Designed in one piece and with minimal seaming, it really works together quickly. I can make an adult large in two afternoons! My Favorite Tee could easily be adapted to any yarn weight making it really  versatile. My Favorite tee is designed with your favorite tee shirt in mind, it is perfect for layering, or wearing just because.

 

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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. 

 

MY FAVORITE TEE – THE FREE CROCHET PATTERN


PATTERN OPTIONS:


 

GRAB THE PDF ON RAVELRY!

 

ABOUT THE PATTERN:


My Favorite Tee is written for sizes XS through 2X with instructions on how to make it longer if needed. This pattern is easily adjustable to any weight yarn and could be worn year round.

 

 

SKILL LEVEL: 


Advanced Beginner 

 

Read about skill levels.

 

MATERIALS NEEDED: ​


CROCHET HOOK:

J/6 mm or size needed to obtain gauge

 

YARN:

Worsted weight

 

Yarn used: 

Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn Stonewash Denim

 

Yarn amount used: 

 Approx. 3.5 skeins / 900 yards

 

Yarn characteristics:

  • 4 Worsted weight
  • 100% Acrylic

 

OTHER MATERIALS NEEDED:

  • Scissors, tapestry needle, measuring tape

 

GAUGE:


4” square = 8 rows x 11 sts as follows:
Row 1: ​Fhdc 11, ch 1 turn
Rows 2-7: ​Hdc in each st across, ch 1 turn. ​At the end of row 7, ch 3
Row 8: ​Tc in the 3rd loop across

 

NOTES: 


  • This crochet pattern is written in US terms (more details).
  • All measurements given are unblocked.
  • This garment is worked flat, then folded in half and crocheted together, seaming the sides.
  • When seaming the sides of the tee together the stripes on the front and back will not line up. The sleeves are worked immediately after working the side seams so it is important your shirt is facing right sides together when seaming.
  • The sleeves of the shirt are crocheted on while the shirt is inside out.
  • Overall length of tee shirt can be adjusted by +/- repeats of rows in the solid hdc sections. TC rows should always fall on an EVEN row number to ensure the texture is facing the right direction.
  • If you are +/- rows, do in rows of 2 to ensure texture of pattern is facing the same direction. If you are adding rows in the back, it may be helpful to mark down where to ensure you add to the same area in the front.
  • Turning chains ​do not count as a stitch.
  • It can be helpful to highlight the stitch count for the size you are working on.
  • Blocking garment before seaming may make seaming easier.
  • The fit of this shirt is inspired by the fit of your favorite comfy t-shirt and was designed oversized. If you enjoy a more fitted tee, it is recommended to go down a size.
  • Row count is listed as sizes XS through Large in front and sizes XL and 2X in parentheses: X-Small, Small, Medium, Large (X-Large, 2X-Large)
  • Stitch count is listed at the end of each row: X-Small (Small, Medium, Large, X-Large, 2X-Large)

 

SIZE & MEASUREMENTS:


Width: ​15” ( 17”, 22”, 22.5”, 24”, 25”)

Height: 21.5” ( 22’, 24’, 25.5’, 26.5’, 26”’)

 

ABBREVIATIONS:


Fhdc ​Foundation half-double crochet

Hdc ​Half-double crochet

Tc ​Triple crochet

Tc in 3rd loop Triple crochet into third loop

St(s) ​Stitch(es)

Ch ​Chain

Sl stSlip stitch

 

STITCHES YOU WILL NEED: 


 Tc in 3rd loop :

Similar to doing the camel stitch with hdc, you will work a tc into the 3rd loop of the hdc from the previous row:

 

 

 

INSTRUCTIONS:


GARMENT: Starting at bottom of the back

Row 1: Fhdc ​48( 54, 60, 66, 72, 78) ch 1, turn

Rows 2 – 7 (2-9): ​Hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn. ​At the end of row 7, ch 3, turn ​48( 54, 60, 66, 72, 78)

Row 8 (10): ​Tc in 3rd loop of each st across, ch 1 turn ​48( 54, 60, 66, 72, 78)

Row 9 (11): ​Hdc in each st across, ch 3 turn ​48( 54, 60, 66, 72, 78)

Row 10 (12): ​Tc in 3rd loop of each st across, ch 1 turn ​48( 54, 60, 66, 72, 78)

Row 11 (13): ​Hdc in each st across, ch 3 turn ​48( 54, 60, 66, 72, 78)

Row 12 (14): ​Tc in 3rd loop of each st across, ch 1 turn ​48( 54, 60, 66, 72, 78)

Rows 13 – 19 (15-23) : ​Hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn. ​At the end of row 19(21), ch 3, turn ​48( 54, 60, 66, 72, 78)

Row 20 (24): Tc in 3rd loop of each st across, ch 1 turn ​48( 54, 60, 66, 72, 78)

Row 21 (25):Hdc in each st across, ch 3 turn ​48( 54, 60, 66, 72, 78)

Row 22 (26):Tc in 3rd loop of each st across, ch 1 turn ​48( 54, 60, 66, 72, 78)

Row 23 (27):Hdc in each st across, ch 3 turn ​48( 54, 60, 66, 72, 78)

Row 24 (28):Tc in 3rd loop of each st across, ch 1 turn ​48( 54, 60, 66, 72, 78)

Rows 25 – 31 (29-37): Hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn. ​At the end of row 31(33), ch 3, turn ​48( 54, 60, 66, 72, 78)

Row 32 (38): Tc in 3rd loop of each st across, ch 1 turn ​48( 54, 60, 66, 72, 78)

Row 33 (39): Hdc in each st across, ch 3 turn ​48( 54, 60, 66, 72, 78)

Row 34 (40): Tc in 3rd loop of each st across, ch 1 turn ​48( 54, 60, 66, 72, 78)

Row 35 (41): Hdc in each st across, ch 3 turn ​48( 54, 60, 66, 72, 78)

Row 36 (42): Tc in 3rd loop of each st across, ch 1 turn ​48( 54, 60, 66, 72, 78)

Rows 37 – 43 (43-51) : ​​Hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn. ​48( 54, 60, 66, 72, 78)

Row 43(51) is the last row of the back of the shirt. From here you will not fasten off and will continue on to working on the first shoulder/side of your ‘V’ neck.

 

FRONT- RIGHT SHOULDER

Row 44 (52): ​Hdc 15 ( 18, 21, 24, 27, 30) ch 1, turn

Row 45(53): ​2 Hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in each remaining st across, ch 1 turn 16 ( 19, 22, 25, 28, 32) sts

Row 46(54): ​1 Hdc in each st across until the last st, 2 hdc in last st, ch 1 turn 17 ( 20, 23, 26, 29, 33) sts

Row 47(55): ​2 Hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in each remaining st across, ch 1 turn 18 ( 21, 24, 27, 30, 34) sts

Row 48(56): 1 Hdc in each st across until the last st, 2 hdc in last st, ch 1 turn 19 ( 22, 25, 28, 31, 35) sts

Row 49(57): ​2 Hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in each remaining st across, ch 1 turn 20 ( 23, 26, 29, 32, 36) sts

Row 50(58): 1 Hdc in each st across until the last st, 2 hdc in last st, ch 1 turn 21 ( 24, 27, 30, 33, 37) sts

Row 51(59): ​2 Hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in each remaining st across, ch 1 turn 22 ( 25, 28, 31, 34, 38) sts

Row 52(60): ​1 Hdc in each st across until the last st, 2 hdc in last st, ch 1 turn 23 ( 26, 29, 32, 35, 39) sts

Fasten off, weave in ends.

 

FRONT- LEFT SHOULDER

Working in the same direction as row 44(52) (toward the outer edge) join your yarn with 15 ( 18, 21, 24, 27, 30) sts remaining

 

 

Row 44(52): ​Hdc 15 ( 18, 21, 24, 27, 30) ch 1, turn

Row 45(53): ​1 Hdc in each st across until the last st, 2 hdc in last st, ch 1 turn 16 ( 19, 22, 25, 28, 31) stsRow 46(54): ​2 Hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in each remaining st across, ch 1 turn 17 ( 20, 23, 26, 29, 32) sts

Row 47(55): 1 Hdc in each st across until the last st, 2 hdc in last st, ch 1 turn 18 ( 21, 24, 27, 30, 33) sts

Row 48(56): ​2 Hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in each remaining st across, ch 1 turn 19 ( 22, 25, 28, 31, 34) sts

Row 49(57): ​1 Hdc in each st across until the last st, 2 hdc in last st, ch 1 turn 20 ( 23, 26, 29, 32, 35) sts

Row 50(58): ​2 Hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in each remaining st across, ch 1 turn 21 ( 24, 27, 30, 33, 36) sts

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Row 51(59): ​1 Hdc in each st across until the last st, 2 hdc in last st, ch 1 turn 22 ( 25, 28, 31, 34, 37) sts

Row 52(60): ​2 Hdc in the first st, 1 hdc in each remaining st across, ch 3 turn 23 ( 26, 29, 32, 35, 38) sts

 

FRONT-BODY

Row 53(61): ​Tc in 3rd loop of the next ​22 ( 25, 28, 31, 34, 37) ​sts, there will be one st leftover 2tc in 3rd loop of the remaining st, 2 tc in 3rd loop of the next st (joining the ‘V’ neck of tee shirt-see photo below), tc in 3rd loop of remaining ​22 ( 25, 28, 31, 34, 37) sts, ch 1, turn ​48( 54, 60, 66, 72, 78)

 

 

Row 54(62): ​Hdc in each st across, ch 3 turn ​48( 54, 60, 66, 72, 78)

Row 55(63): ​Tc in 3rd loop of each st across, ch 1 turn ​48( 54, 60, 66, 72, 78)

Row 56(64): ​Hdc in each st across, ch 3 turn ​48( 54, 60, 66, 72, 78)

Row 57(65): ​Tc in 3rd loop of each st across, ch 1 turn ​48( 54, 60, 66, 72, 78)

Rows 58 – 64(66-74): ​Hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn. ​At the end of row 65(67), ch 3, turn ​48( 54, 60, 66, 72, 78)

Row 65(75): Tc in 3rd loop of each st across, ch 1 turn ​48( 54, 60, 66, 72, 78)

Row 66(76): ​Hdc in each st across, ch 3 turn ​48( 54, 60, 66, 72, 78)

Row 67(77): ​Tc in 3rd loop of each st across, ch 1 turn ​48( 54, 60, 66, 72, 78)

Row 68(78): ​Hdc in each st across, ch 3 turn ​48( 54, 60, 66, 72, 78)

Row 69(79): ​Tc in 3rd loop of each st across, ch 1 turn​ 48( 54, 60, 66, 72, 78)

Rows 70 – 76 (80-88): Hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn. ​At the end of row 77(79), ch 3, turn ​48( 54, 60, 66, 72, 78)

Row 77(89) : Tc in 3rd loop of each st across, ch 1 turn ​48( 54, 60, 66, 72, 78)

Row 78(90): ​Hdc in each st across, ch 3 turn ​48( 54, 60, 66, 72, 78)

Row 79(91): ​Tc in 3rd loop of each st across, ch 1 turn ​48( 54, 60, 66, 72, 78)

Row 80(92): ​Hdc in each st across, ch 3 turn ​48( 54, 60, 66, 72, 78)

Row 81(93): ​Tc in 3rd loop of each st across, ch 1 turn ​48( 54, 60, 66, 72, 78)

Rows 82 – 88(94-102): Hdc in each st across, ch 1, turn. ​48( 54, 60, 66, 72, 78)

At the end of row 88(102), do not cut yarn, continue on to seaming and sleeves.

Fold your garment in half right sides together and place a stitch marker approx. 6.5” ( 7”, 7.5”, 8”, 8.5“, 9”) from the top on either side before sl st sides together.

Now, working from bottom to top, sl st sides together until approx. 6.5” ( 7”, 7.5”, 8”, 8.5“, 9”) or you reach your stitch marker. DO NOT CUT YARN. From here you will make the sleeves.

 

 

REMINDER: Garment is inside out when making the sleeves.

 

SLEEVES

Row 1: ​Working an even amount of hdc sts around opening of arm hole (working 1 hdc in the side of each sc, and 3 hdc in the side of each tc). Sl st to first hdc. Ch 1

Rows 2 – 5: ​Hdc in each st around, ch 1. Cut yarn and weave in ends at the end of row 5, or add more rows for a longer sleeve length.

Repeat steps for seaming and creating sleeve on opposite side. Cut yarn, weave in ends.

 

V-NECK BORDER

( Garment remains inside out)

Join yarn on either corner of shirt collar and work one round of HDC evenly around. Cut yarn, weave in remaining ends, turn right side out and enjoy!

 

BY GUEST DESIGNER HOOK N STEIN!


Hey All! I’m Bri, the maker and designer behind Hook N Stein. I’m a mom of two and nurse to many by day and spend the in between thinking of ways to only use up one skein of yarn at a time. I aim to bring simple stitches a modern feel but still be easy enough for the crafting beginner to tackle!

 

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