Playful Bobbles Tee – FREE Crochet Pattern

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The Playful Bobbles Tee is a super fun crochet raglan garment made from the top down with bobble details along the raglan lines. It’s available in sizes XS-5X AND in child sizes 2-12!

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The Yarn


For this pattern I used Paintbox Cotton DK in Champange White for the main colour and Slate Green for the contrasting colour. This is a 100% cotton yarn so it’s perfect for those summer days!

Chose two colors of yarn that has a great contrast for a pop of color.

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A PLAYFUL TEE WITH FUN BOBBLE DETAILS


This top may look complicated, but it is very easy once you get going, and is easily adjusted to make sure that it fits your body as well as possible. It is constructed from the top down and in the round with no join so that you have a virtually seamless project.

This is perfect for the young girl in your life to the age doesn’t matter as long as you’re a child at heart!

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PLAYFUL BOBBLES TEE – THE FREE CROCHET PATTERN


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About The Pattern


The Playful Bobbles Tee is a fun top constructed from the top down in raglan style. Available in sizes XS-5X and Child 2-12. Once you get the hang of the pattern you’ll whip it up in no time!

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Project Level 


Easy Skill Level

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Materials Needed


Crochet Hook

Size 5 mm / US: H – 8 / UK: 6
Size 8 mm / US: L – 11 / UK: 0 (For Child Sizes)

Yarn

Yarn used:

Paintbox Cotton DK

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Yarn amount used: 

For sizes XS- 5X: 680 Main Colour (MC) 110 Contrasting Colour (CC)  [725 MC 115 CC, 770 MC 120 CC, 805 MC 125 CC, 830 MC 130 CC, 845 MC 135 CC, 900 MC 140 CC, 955 MC 145 CC, 990 MC 150 CC] 

For Child Sizes 2-12: 300 Main Colour (MC) 100 Contrasting Colour (CC) [320 MC 100 CC, 360 MC 105 CC, 390 MC 110 CC, 450 MC 115 CC, 510 MC 120 CC] yds

Yarn characteristics:

Other Materials Needed

Gauge


Measured with exsc crocheted in rounds:

12 stitches & 13 rows per 10 cm / 4”.

Notes 


  • This crochet pattern is written in US terms.
  • The pattern is written as follows XS [S, M, L, XL, 2X, 3X, 4X, 5X].
  • The Child sizes will follow the Adult sizes and are written 2 [4, 6, 8, 10, 12]
  • This shirt is a raglan constructed from the top down.
  • All bobbles were done in a contrasting colour yarn so that they stood out from the main t-shirt. You can choose to do this as well; (I recommend winding 4 small balls of your contrasting yarn for the raglan bobbles. Wind this around a clothespin or bobbin so that your yarn doesn’t get tangled). For the Chevron bobble details you can float your yarn along the back of your work.
  • This shirt is constructed in a spiral, each round we do not join with a slip stitch but just place an exsc into the first stitch of the previous round. Mark this stitch with a stitch marker to keep track.
  • The bobbles will push towards the back of your work, push them forward so they are on the front.
  • Gauge is done in the round for the pattern, make a small tube with approximately 2-3x the stitches needed. Lay the tube flat and measure gauge. 
  • Read pattern instructions carefully before beginning to make sure you understand everything. It might save you hours frogging your work & crocheting it again!
  • 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. Learn more about testing gauge.
  • Check yarn info if you want to find an alternative or test your yarn against the gauge. Learn more about substituting yarn.
  • This pattern is written for 1 size, however size adjustments are suggested under the heading “Size & Measurements”.
  • At the end of each row, the stitch count is given in parenthesis.

Size & Measurements


BUST:

Width: XS – 32″ S – 36″ M – 40″ L – 44″ XL – 48″ 2x- 52″ 3X – 56″ 4X – 60″ 5X – 64″

2 – 21.3″ 4 – 21.3″ 6 – 26.6″ 8 – 29.3″ 10 – 32″ 12- 34.6″

LENGTH:

Length: XS – 18″ S – 19″ M – 20″ L – 21.5″ XL – 22.5″ 2x- 23.5″ 3X – 24.5″ 4X – 25.5″ 5X – 26″

2 – 12″ 4 – 13″ 6 – 14″ 8 – 16″ 10 – 17″ 12- 18″

Size Adjustments

  • Since this is constructed from the top down the length is easily adjustable. The pattern will tell you where to add additional length so that it fits your body correctly.

Abbreviations

We try our best to include all crochet abbreviations in the list above for the crochet pattern, but sometimes we may forget one or two.

Learn more about crochet abbreviations & find a complete list on our Crochet Abbreviations & Terms post.

Stitches You Will Need 


BOBBLE STITCH

Techniques You Will Need 


Working in the round. Do not slip stitch at the end of every round. Keep your first st of the round marked with a stitch marker.

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Playful Bobbles Tee Pattern Instructions


Pattern: Adult Sizes

Yoke:

Round 1: Foundation hdc 52 [60, 68, 76, 84, 92, 100, 108, 116]. Taking care not to twist the stitches join with sl st to first foundation hdc.

Round 2-4: *fphdc in 3 sts, bphdc in the next st. Repeat from * around. 52 [60, 68, 76, 84, 92, 100, 108, 116]

Round 5: Exsc in 6 [7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14] sts, 3 exsc in the next st. Exsc in 11 [13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27], 3 exsc in the next st. Exsc in 13 [15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29], 3 exsc in the next st. Exsc in 11 [13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27], 3 exsc in the next st. Exsc in remaining 7 [8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15] sts. 60 [68, 76, 84, 92, 100, 108, 116, 124] sts

Round 6: Exsc in 6 [7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14] sts, 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in 11 [13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in 13 [15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in 11 [13, 15, 17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in remaining 7 [8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15] sts. 68 [76, 84, 92, 100, 108, 116, 124, 132] sts

Round 7: Exsc in 8 [9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16] sts, 3 exsc in the bobble (place 3exsc into the top of the bobble not into the Ch 1, this applies for all 3exsc for the whole pattern). Exsc in 15 [17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in 17 [19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in 15 [17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in remaining 9 [10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17] sts. 76 [84, 92, 100, 108, 116, 124, 132, 140] sts

Round 8: Exsc in 8 [9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16] sts, 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in 15 [17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in 17 [19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in 15 [17, 19, 21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in remaining 9 [10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17] sts. 84 [92, 100, 108, 116, 124, 132, 140, 148] sts

Round 9: Exsc in 10 [11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18] sts, 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in 19 [21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in 21 [23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in 19 [21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in remaining 11 [12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19] sts. 92 [100, 108, 116, 124, 132, 140, 148, 156] sts

Round 10: Exsc in 10 [11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18] sts, 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in 19 [21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in 21 [23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in 19 [21, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in remaining 11 [12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19] sts. 100 [108, 116, 124, 132, 140, 148, 156, 164] sts

Round 11: Exsc in 12 [13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20] sts, 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in 23 [25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in 25 [27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in 23 [25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in remaining 13 [14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21] sts. 108 [116, 124, 132, 140, 148, 156, 164, 172] sts

Round 12: Exsc in 12 [13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20] sts, 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in 23 [25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in 25 [27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in 23 [25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in remaining 13 [14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21] sts. 116 [124, 132, 140, 148, 156, 164, 172, 180] sts

Round 13: Exsc in 14 [15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22] sts, 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in 27 [29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41, 43], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in 29 [31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41, 43, 45], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in 27 [29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41, 43], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in remaining 15 [16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23] sts. 124 [132, 140, 148, 156, 164, 172, 180, 188] sts

Round 14: Exsc in 14 [15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22] sts, 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in 27 [29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41, 43], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in 29 [31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41, 43, 45], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in 27 [29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 39, 41, 43], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in remaining 15 [16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23] sts. 132 [140, 148, 156, 164, 172, 180, 188, 196] sts

Round 15: Exsc in 16 [17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24] sts, 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in 31 [33, 35, 37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 47], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in 33 [35, 37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 47, 49], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in 31 [33, 35, 37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 47], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in remaining 17 [18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25] sts. 140 [148, 156, 164, 172, 180, 188, 196, 204] sts

Round 16: Exsc in 16 [17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24] sts, 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in 31 [33, 35, 37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 47], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in 33 [35, 37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 47, 49], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in 31 [33, 35, 37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 47], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in remaining 17 [18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25] sts. 148 [156, 164, 172, 180, 188, 196, 204, 212] sts

Round 17: Exsc in 18 [19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26] sts, 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in 35 [37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 47, 49, 51], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in 37 [39, 41, 43, 45, 47, 49, 51, 53], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in 35 [37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 47, 49, 51], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in remaining 19 [20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27] sts. 156 [164, 172, 180, 188, 196, 204, 212, 220] sts

Round 18: Exsc in 18 [19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26] sts, 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in 35 [37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 47, 49, 51], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in 37 [39, 41, 43, 45, 47, 49, 51, 53], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in 35 [37, 39, 41, 43, 45, 47, 49, 51], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in remaining 19 [20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27] sts. 164 [172, 180, 188, 196, 204, 212, 220, 228]

Round 19: Exsc in 20 [21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28] sts, 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in 39 [41, 43, 45, 47, 49, 51, 53, 55], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in 41 [43, 45, 47, 49, 51, 53, 55, 57], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in 39 [41, 43, 45, 47, 49, 51, 53, 55], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in remaining 21 [22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29] sts. 172 [180, 188, 196, 204, 212, 220, 228, 236] sts

Round 20: Exsc in 20 [21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28] sts, 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in 39 [41, 43, 45, 47, 49, 51, 53, 55], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in 41 [43, 45, 47, 49, 51, 53, 55, 57], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in 39 [41, 43, 45, 47, 49, 51, 53, 55], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in remaining 21 [22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29] sts. 180 [188, 196, 204, 212, 220, 228, 236, 244] sts

For Size XS Stop here and go to Body.

Round 21: Exsc in [23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30] sts, 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in [45, 47, 49, 51, 53, 55, 57, 59], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in [47, 49, 51, 53, 55, 57, 59, 61], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in [45, 47, 49, 51, 53, 55, 57, 59], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in remaining [24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31] sts. [196, 204, 212, 220, 228, 236, 244, 252] sts

Round 22: Exsc in [23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30] sts, 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in [45, 47, 49, 51, 53, 55, 57, 59], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in [47, 49, 51, 53, 55, 57, 59, 61], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in [45, 47, 49, 51, 53, 55, 57, 59], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in remaining [24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31] sts. [204, 212, 220, 228, 236, 244, 252, 260]

For Size S Stop here and go to Body.

Round 23: Exsc in [26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32] sts, 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in [51, 53, 55, 57, 59, 61, 63], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in [53, 55, 57, 59, 61, 63, 65], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in [51, 53, 55, 57, 59, 61, 63], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in remaining [27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33] sts. [220, 228, 236, 244, 252, 260, 268] sts

Round 24: Exsc in [26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32] sts, 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in [51, 53, 55, 57, 59, 61, 63], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in  [53, 55, 57, 59, 61, 63, 65], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in [51, 53, 55, 57, 59, 61, 63], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in remaining [27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33] sts. [228, 236, 244, 252, 260, 268, 276] sts

For Size M Stop here and go to Body.

Round 25: Exsc in [29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34] sts, 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in [57, 59, 61, 63, 65, 67], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in [59, 61, 63, 65, 67, 69], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in [57, 59, 61, 63, 65, 67], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in remaining [30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35] sts. [244, 252, 260, 268, 276, 284] sts

Round 26: Exsc in [29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34] sts, 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in [57, 59, 61, 63, 65, 67], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in  [59, 61, 63, 65, 67, 69], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in [57, 59, 61, 63, 65, 67], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in remaining [30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35] sts. [252, 260, 268, 276, 284, 292] sts

For Size L Stop here and go to Body.

Round 27: Exsc in [32, 33, 34, 35, 36] sts, 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in [63, 65, 67, 69, 71], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in [65, 67, 69, 71, 73], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in [63, 65, 67, 69, 71], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in remaining [33, 34, 35, 36, 37] sts. [268, 276, 284, 292, 300] sts

Round 28: Exsc in [32, 33, 34, 35, 36] sts, 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in [63, 65, 67, 69, 71], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in  [65, 67, 69, 71, 73], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in [63, 65, 67, 69, 71], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in remaining [33, 34, 35, 36, 37] sts. [276, 284, 292, 300, 308] sts

For Size XL Stop here and go to Body.

Round 29: Exsc in [35, 36, 37, 38] sts, 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in [69, 71, 73, 75], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in [71, 73, 75, 77], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in [69, 71, 73, 75], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in remaining [36, 37, 38, 39] sts. [292, 300, 308, 316] sts

Round 30: Exsc in [35, 36, 37, 38] sts, 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in [69, 71, 73, 75], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in  [71, 73, 75, 77], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in [69, 71, 73, 75], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in remaining [36, 37, 38, 39] sts. [300, 308, 316, 324] sts

For Size 2X Stop here and go to Body.

Round 31: Exsc in [38, 39, 40] sts, 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in [75, 77, 79], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in [77, 79, 81], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in [75, 77, 79], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in remaining [39, 40, 41] sts. [316, 324, 332] sts

Round 32: Exsc in [38, 39, 40] sts, 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in [75, 77, 79], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in [77, 79, 81], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in [75, 77, 79], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in remaining [39, 40, 41] sts. [324, 332, 340] sts

For Size 3X Stop here and go to Body.

Round 33: Exsc in [41, 42] sts, 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in [81, 83], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in [83, 85], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in [81, 83], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in remaining [42, 43] sts. [340, 348] sts

Round 34: Exsc in [41, 42] sts, 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in [81, 83], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in [83, 85], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in [81, 83], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in remaining [42, 43] sts. [348, 356] sts

For Size 4X Stop here and go to Body.

Round 35: Exsc in [44] sts, 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in [87], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in [89], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in [87], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in remaining [45] sts. [364] sts

Round 36: Exsc in [44] sts, 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in [87], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in [89], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in [87], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in remaining [45] sts. [372] sts

For Size 5X Stop here and go to Body.

Body

We will now be creating the armholes for the body. Ensure you have cut the yarn to your bobbles before starting the body.

Round 21 [23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37]: Exsc 22 [25, 28, 31, 34, 37, 40, 43, 46], Exsc into the bobble, ch 1, skip all stitches to the next bobble. Exsc into the bobble, exsc 45 [51, 57, 63, 69, 75, 81, 87, 93], exsc into the bobble. Ch 1, skip all stitches to the next bobble. Exsc into the bobble, exsc into remaining 23 [26, 29, 32, 35, 38, 41, 44, 47] sts. 96 [108, 120, 132, 144, 156, 168, 180, 192] sts (including chs for armholes)

Round 22-27 [23-29, 26-32, 28-35, 30-38, 32-40, 34-43, 36-46, 38-49]: Exsc in each st around. 96 [108, 120, 132, 144, 156, 168, 180, 192] sts

At this point try on your top. The length should be just covering your bust. We will now be doing some optional waist shaping so that the t-shirt is not boxy on you. If your shirt is not covering your bust, continue repeating until it does. If you do not wish to add the waist shaping then continue working sts into every st. 

Optional Waist Shaping

Round 28 [30, 33, 36, 39, 41, 44, 47, 50]: *Exsc in 3 [3, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 3, 4] sts, exsc2tog. Repeat from * around until 6 [2, 0, 12, 0, 12, 0, 0, 0] sts remain. **Exsc [exsc2tog, N/A, exsc, N/A, exsc, N/A, N/A, 0] Repeat from ** around. 78 [86, 96, 108, 120, 132, 140, 144, 160] sts

Round 29-41 [31-45, 34-49, 37-52, 40-56, 42-58, 45-62, 48-65, 50-69]: Exsc in each st around. 78 [86, 96, 108, 120, 132, 140, 144, 160] sts

At this point the length of your shirt should be at your natural waist, just before your hips start to curve. We will be increasing again so the shirt fits over your hips. 

Round 42 [46, 50, 53, 57, 59, 63, 66, 70]: *Exsc in 3 [2, 3, 3, 4, 4, 4, 3, 4] sts, 2 exsc in the next st. Repeat from * around until 6 [8, 0, 2, 0, 2, 0, 16, 0] sts remain. **Exsc [exsc, N/A, 2 exsc in the next st, N/A, 2 exsc in the next st, N/A, 2 exsc, 2 exsc in the next, 0] Repeat from ** around. 96 [112, 120, 136, 144, 160, 168, 184, 192] sts

If you did not do the waist shaping then you will need to add sts for sizes [S, L, 2X, 4X] at this point in order for the chevron bobble pattern to work (multiple of 8). Work the following row for those sizes. All other sizes already are a multiple of 8. 

Round [46, 53, 59, 66]: *Exsc in [27, 33, 39, 45] sts, 2 exsc in the next st. Repeat from * around [112, 136, 160, 184] sts

Round 43-46 [47-50, 51-54, 54-57, 58-61, 60-63, 64-67, 67-70, 71-74]: Exsc in each st around. 96 [112, 120, 136, 144, 160, 168, 184, 192] sts

Round 47 [51, 55, 58, 62, 64, 68, 71, 75]: *Bobble, 7 exsc. Repeat from * around. 96 [112, 120, 136, 144, 160, 168, 184, 192] sts

Round 48 [52, 56, 59, 63, 65, 69, 72, 76]: Exsc in each st around. 96 [112, 120, 136, 144, 160, 168, 184, 192] sts

Round 49 [53, 57, 60, 64, 66, 70, 73, 77]: *2 exsc, Bobble, 3 exsc, Bobble, exsc. Repeat from * around. 96 [112, 120, 136, 144, 160, 168, 184, 192] sts

Round 50 [54, 58, 61, 65, 67, 71, 74, 78]: Exsc in each st around. 96 [112, 120, 136, 144, 160, 168, 184, 192] sts

Round 51 [55, 59, 62, 66, 68, 72, 75, 79]: 4 exsc, Bobble, *7 exsc, Bobble. Repeat from * around. Exsc in remaining sts. 96 [112, 120, 136, 144, 160, 168, 184, 192] sts

Round 52-55 [56-59, 60-63, 63-66, 67-70, 69-72, 73-76, 76-79, 80-83]: Exsc in each st around. 96 [112, 120, 136, 144, 160, 168, 184, 192] sts

Round 56-59 [60-63, 64–67, 67-70, 71-74, 73-76, 77-80, 80-83, 84-87]: *3 fphdc, bphdc. Repeat from * around. 96 [112, 120, 136, 144, 160, 168, 184, 192] sts

To even out the spiral, skip 2 sts and slip st into the next st. Fasten Off. 

Sleeves

Left Sleeve

With RS and back facing, join yarn to the exsc before the bobble. Exsc into that st, exsc into bobble, exsc2tog over next st and ch from armhole. Exsc in next st, exsc into the bobble. Exsc in each st around. 48 [53, 59, 65, 71, 77, 83, 89, 95] sts. Continue to Main Sleeve. 

Right Sleeve

With RS and back facing, join yarn to the exsc after the bobble. Exsc into that st, exsc in each st around to the next bobble. Exsc into the bobble. Exsc2tog over next st and ch from armhole. Exsc in next st, exsc into the bobble. 48 [53, 59, 65, 71, 77, 83, 89, 95] sts. Continue to Main Sleeve.

Main Sleeve

Complete the Main Sleeve section twice. Once for each sleeve. 

Round 1: *Exsc in the next 4 [2, 2, 3, 2, 3, 3, 3, 2] sts, exsc2tog. Repeat from * around. Exsc in any remaining sts. 40 [40, 45, 52, 54, 62, 67, 72, 72] sts.

Round 2: *Exsc in the next 3 [3, 1, 2, 2, 2, 1, 2, 2] sts, exsc2tog. Repeat from * until 0 [0, 6, 4, 2, 5, 4, 8, 8] sts remain. N/A [N/A, exsc, exsc, exsc2tog, exsc, exsc, exsc, exsc] in remaining sts. 32 [32, 32, 40, 40, 48, 48, 56, 56] sts.

Round 3: Exsc in each st around. 32 [32, 32, 40, 40, 48, 48, 56, 56] sts.

Round 4: *Bobble, 7 exsc. Repeat from * around. 32 [32, 32, 40, 40, 48, 48, 56, 56] sts.

Round 5: Exsc in each st around. 32 [32, 32, 40, 40, 48, 48, 56, 56] sts. 

Round 6: *2 exsc, Bobble, 3 exsc, Bobble, exsc. Repeat from * around. 32 [32, 32, 40, 40, 48, 48, 56, 56] sts.

Round 7: Exsc in each st around. 32 [32, 32, 40, 40, 48, 48, 56, 56] sts

Round 8: 4 exsc, Bobble, *7 exsc, Bobble. Repeat from * around. Exsc in remaining sts. 32 [32, 32, 40, 40, 48, 48, 56, 56] sts

Round 9: Exsc in each st around. 32 [32, 32, 40, 40, 48, 48, 56, 56] sts

Round 10-13: *3 fphdc, bphdc. Repeat from * around. 32 [32, 32, 40, 40, 48, 48, 56, 56] sts

To even out the spiral, skip 2 sts and slip st into the next st. Fasten Off.

Child Sizes 

Yoke:

Round 1: With 8mm hook, Foundation hdc 40 [40, 44, 44, 52, 52]. Taking care not to twist the stitches join with sl st to first foundation hdc.

Round 2-4: *fphdc in 3 sts, bphdc in the next st. Repeat from * around. 40 [40, 44, 44, 52, 52] sts

Switch to 5mm hook for the rest of the pattern. 

Round 5: Exsc in 5 [5, 5, 5, 6, 6] sts, 3 exsc in the next st. Exsc in 8 [8, 9, 9, 11, 11], 3 exsc in the next st. Exsc in 10 [10, 11, 11, 13, 13], 3 exsc in the next st. Exsc in 8 [8, 9, 9, 11, 11], 3 exsc in the next st. Exsc in remaining 5 [5, 6, 6, 7, 7] sts. 48 [48, 52, 52, 60, 60] sts

Round 6: Exsc in 5 [5, 5, 5, 6, 6] sts, 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in 8 [8, 9, 9, 11, 11], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in 10 [10, 11, 11, 13, 13], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in 8 [8, 9, 9, 11, 11], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in remaining 5 [5, 5, 5, 5, 6] sts. 56 [56, 60, 60, 68, 68] sts

Round 7: Exsc in 7 [7, 7, 7, 8, 8] sts, 3 exsc in the bobble (place 3exsc into the top of the bobble not into the Ch 1, this applies for all 3exsc for the whole pattern). Exsc in 12 [12, 13, 13, 15, 15], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in 14 [14, 15, 15, 17, 17], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in 12 [12, 13, 13, 15, 15], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in remaining 7 [7, 8, 8, 9, 9] sts 64 [64, 68, 68, 76, 76] sts

Round 8: Exsc in 7 [7, 7, 7, 8, 8] sts, 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in 12 [12, 13, 13, 15, 15], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in 14 [14, 15, 15, 17, 17], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in 12 [12, 13, 13, 15, 15], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in remaining 7 [7, 8, 8, 9, 9] sts. 72 [72, 76, 76, 84, 84] sts

Round 9: Exsc in 9 [9, 9, 9, 10, 10] sts, 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in 16 [16, 17, 17, 19, 19], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in 18 [18, 19, 19, 21, 21], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in 16 [16, 17, 17, 19, 19], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in remaining 9 [9, 10, 10, 11, 11] sts. 80 [80, 84, 84, 92, 92] sts

Round 10: Exsc in 9 [9, 9, 9, 10, 10] sts, 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in 16 [16, 17, 17, 19, 19], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in 18 [18, 19, 19, 21, 21], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in 16 [16, 17, 17, 19, 19], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in remaining 9 [9, 10, 10, 11, 11] sts. 88 [88, 92, 92, 100, 100] sts

Round 11: Exsc in 11 [11, 11, 11, 12, 12] sts, 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in 20 [20, 21, 21, 23, 23], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in 22 [22, 23, 23, 25, 25], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in 20 [20, 21, 21, 23, 23], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in remaining 11 [11, 12, 12, 13, 13] sts. 96 [96, 100, 100, 108, 108] sts

Round 12: Exsc in 11 [11, 11, 11, 12, 12] sts, 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in 20 [20, 21, 21, 23, 23], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in 22 [22, 23, 23, 25, 25], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in 20 [20, 21, 21, 23, 23], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in remaining 11 [11, 12, 12, 13, 13] sts. 104 [104, 108, 108, 116, 116] sts

Round 13: Exsc in 13 [13, 13, 13, 14, 14] sts, 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in 24 [24, 25, 25, 27, 27], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in 26 [26, 27, 27, 29, 29], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in 24 [24, 25, 25, 27, 27], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in remaining 13 [13, 14, 14, 15, 15] sts. 112 [112, 116, 116, 124, 124] sts

Round 14: Exsc in 13 [13, 13, 13, 14, 14] sts, 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in 24 [24, 25, 25, 27, 27], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in 26 [26, 27, 27, 29, 29], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in 24 [24, 25, 25, 27, 27], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in remaining 13 [13, 14, 14, 15, 15] sts. 120 [120, 124, 124, 132, 132] sts

For Size 2 and 4 Stop here and go to Body.

Round 15: Exsc in [15, 15, 16, 16] sts, 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in [29, 29, 31, 31], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in [31, 31, 33, 33], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in [29, 29, 31, 31], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in remaining [16, 16, 17, 17] sts. [132, 132, 140, 140] sts

Round 16: Exsc in [15, 15, 16, 16] sts, 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in [29, 29, 31, 31], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in [31, 31, 33, 33], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in [29, 29, 31, 31], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in remaining [16, 16, 17, 17] sts. [140, 140, 148, 148] sts

For Size 6 Stop here and go to Body.

Round 17: Exsc in [17, 18, 18] sts, 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in [33, 35, 35], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in [35, 37, 37], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in [33, 35, 35], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in remaining [18, 19, 19] sts. [148, 156, 156] sts

Round 18: Exsc in [17, 18, 18] sts, 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in [33, 35, 35], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in [35, 37, 37], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in [33, 35, 35], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in remaining [18, 19, 19] sts. [156, 164, 164]

For Size 8 Stop here and go to Body.

Round 19: Exsc in [20, 20] sts, 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in [39, 39], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in [41, 41], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in [39, 39], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in remaining [21, 21] sts. [172, 172] sts

Round 20: Exsc in [20, 20] sts, 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in [39, 39], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in [41, 41], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in [39, 39], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in remaining [21, 21] sts. [180, 180]

For Size 10 Stop here and go to Body.

Round 21: Exsc in [22] sts, 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in [43], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in [45], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in [43], 3 exsc in the bobble. Exsc in remaining [23] sts. [188] sts

Round 22: Exsc in [22] sts, 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in [43], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in [45], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in [43], 2 exsc in the next st, bobble in the next st, 2 exsc in the next st. Exsc in remaining [23] sts. [196]

For Size 12 Stop here and go to Body.

Body

We will now be creating the armholes for the body. 

Round 15 [15, 17, 19, 21, 23]: Exsc 15 [14, 17, 19, 22, 24], Exsc into the bobble, ch 0 [0, 3, 3, 1, 1], skip all stitches to the next bobble. Exsc into the bobble, exsc 30 [29, 35, 39, 45, 49], exsc into the bobble. Ch 0 [1, 3, 3, 1, 1], skip all stitches to the next bobble. Exsc into the bobble, exsc into remaining 15 [15, 18, 20, 23, 25] sts. 64 [64, 80, 88, 96, 104] sts (including chs for armholes)

Round 16-28 [16-31, 18-35, 20-41, 22-46, 22-49]: Exsc in each st around. 64 [64, 80, 88, 96, 104] sts

At this point try on your top. The length should be at your desired length minus 4 inches. If you’d like your top to be longer continue repeating above round. 

Round 29 [32, 36, 42, 47, 50]: *Bobble, 7 exsc. Repeat from * around. 64 [64, 80, 88, 96, 104] sts 

Round 30 [33, 37, 43, 48, 51]: Exsc in each st around. 64 [64, 80, 88, 96, 104] sts

Round 31 [34, 38, 44, 49, 52]: *2 exsc, Bobble, 3 exsc, Bobble, exsc. Repeat from * around. 64 [64, 80, 88, 96, 104] sts

Round 32 [35, 39, 45, 50, 53]: Exsc in each st around. 64 [64, 80, 88, 96, 104] sts 

Round 33 [36, 40, 46, 51, 54]: 4 exsc, Bobble, *7 exsc, Bobble. Repeat from * around. Exsc in remaining sts. 64 [64, 80, 88, 96, 104] sts

Round 34-35 [37-38, 41-42, 47-48, 51-52, 55-56]: Exsc in each st around. 64 [64, 80, 88, 96, 104] sts 

Round 36-39 [39-42, 43–46, 49-52, 53-56, 57-60]: *3 fphdc, bphdc. Repeat from * around. 64 [64, 80, 88, 96, 104] sts

To even out the spiral, skip 2 sts and slip st into the next st. Fasten Off. 

Sleeves

Left Sleeve

With RS and back facing, join yarn to the exsc before the bobble. Exsc into that st, exsc into bobble, exsc2tog over next st and ch from armhole (size 2 and 4 do not have the ch, instead exsc into the stitch.) Exsc in next st, exsc into the bobble. Exsc in each st around. 32 [32, 40, 44, 48, 52] sts. Continue to Main Sleeve. 

Right Sleeve

With RS and back facing, join yarn to the exsc after the bobble. Exsc into that st, exsc in each st around to the next bobble. Exsc into the bobble. Exsc2tog over next st and ch from armhole. (size 2 and 4 do not have the ch, instead exsc into the stitch.)  Exsc in next st, exsc into the bobble. 32 [32, 40, 44, 48, 52] sts. Continue to Main Sleeve.

Main Sleeve

Complete the Main Sleeve section twice. Once for each sleeve. 

Row 1: *Exsc in the next 2 [2, 3, 2, 2, 2] sts, exsc2tog. Repeat from * around until 0 [0, 0, 4, 0, 0] sts remain. N/A [N/A, N/A, exsc2tog, N/A, N/A] in remaining sts. 24 [24, 32, 32, 36, 39] sts.

For sizes 2 [4, 6, 8] skip the next row and go to Row 3. 

Row 2: *Exsc in the next [7, 3] sts, exsc2tog. Repeat from * around. Exsc in any remaining sts. [32, 32] sts.

Row 3: Exsc in each st around. 24 [24, 24, 32, 32, 32] sts.

Round 4: *Bobble, 7 exsc. Repeat from * around. 24 [24, 24, 32, 32, 32] sts.

Round 5: Exsc in each st around. 24 [24, 24, 32, 32, 32] sts. 

Round 6: *2 exsc, Bobble, 3 exsc, Bobble, exsc. Repeat from * around. 24 [24, 24, 32, 32, 32] sts.

Round 7: Exsc in each st around. 24 [24, 24, 32, 32, 32] sts

Round 8: 4 exsc, Bobble, *7 exsc, Bobble. Repeat from * around. Exsc in remaining sts. 24 [24, 24, 32, 32, 32] sts

Round 9: Exsc in each st around. 24 [24, 24, 32, 32, 32] sts

Round 10-13: *3 fphdc, bphdc. Repeat from * around. 24 [24, 24, 32, 32, 32] sts

To even out the spiral, skip 2 sts and slip st into the next st. Fasten Off.

Finishing


Fasten threads & weave in ends.

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