Simple Tee Pattern – Free Crochet Pattern

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With the weather warming up, a simple yet elegant Tee would be fun to make and wear, the simple tee is true to its name, as it is an easy pattern to follow with a bespoke final look. You can not go wrong with your two color yarn choice as this pattern works up beautifully with solid or variegated colors.

The simple Tee is a beginner friendly pattern with little joining/seaming needed, after the first few rows, you get hooked to the flow of the pattern. This pattern is easily adjustable to fit any size and shape. Some of my testers even made theirs into a tunic which looks so beautiful as well.

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The Yarn


Stylecraft special DK a #3 light weight  yarn was used fro this design but any other light weight (#3) yarns can be used. Sample made using 2 different colors but the finished Tee would look as beautiful in a single color.

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WHEN TO WEAR


The simple tee is a perfect top for summer, this top would be great for layering and can be paired with jeans or skirt with a jacket on it for cold evenings.

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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. 

SIMPLE TEE – THE FREE CROCHET PATTERN


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About The Pattern


This easy top is written for 9 different sizes to be size inclusive. The finished tee looks beautiful on all sizes and you can easily adjust this pattern to suit you.

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Project Level 


Intermediate Skill Level

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Materials Needed


Crochet Hook

Size 5 mm / US: H – 8 / UK: 6

Yarn

Yarn used:

Stylecraft special DK in Toasted Almond and White

Yarn amount used: 

3 skeins / 10.5 oz / 300 g / 732 m/ 800 yards

3 skeins / 10.5 oz / 300 g / 823 m / 900 yards

3 skeins / 10.5 oz / 300 g / 883 m / 966 yards

4 skeins / 14 oz / 400 g / 914 m / 1000 yards

4 skeins / 14 oz / 400 g / 1097 m / 1200 yards

4 skeins / 14 oz / 400 g / 1177 m / 1288 yards

6 skeins / 21 oz / 600 g / 1646 m / 1800 yards

6 skeins / 21 oz / 600 g / 1728 m / 1890 yards

6 skeins / 21 oz / 600 g / 1767 m / 1932 yards

Yarn characteristics:

Other Materials Needed

Gauge


19 sts over 11 rows = 10 cm/4” before Blocking.

Adjust hook size if necessary, to obtain gauge.

Notes 


  • This crochet pattern is written in US terms.
  • 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 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 9 sizes.
  • At the end of each row, the stitch count is given in parenthesis.

Size & Measurements


Size(s) XS (S, M, L, XL, 2 XL, 3 XL, 4 XL, 5 XL)

Bust Measurement: 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62)”

Length of Tee: 24 (24, 24, 26, 26, 26, 28, 28, 28)”

Arm hole Measurement: 7.5 (8, 8, 8.5, 8.5, 9, 9, 9.5, 10)”

Modeled garment is shown in medium bust of 38” with 2” positive ease.

Size Adjustments

  1. Length: increase or decrease the repeats for both back and front panels.
  2. Armpit: Too tight? Increase the number of inches.

Too loose: Decrease the number of inches.

Bust/fitting: each panel is half your bust measurement, after Row 5, you should check to make sure you have a desired measurement.

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 


Special stitch Shell = 5 dc in the indicated st

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Simple Tee Pattern Instructions


Front Panel

With MC, Chain 67 (83, 99, 115, 131, 147, 163, 179, 195)

Row 1: 2 dc in 3rd ch from hook, *skip next 2 chs, sc in next ch, ch 1, skip next ch, sc in next ch, skip next 2 chs, 1 shell in next ch, rep from* to last 8 chs, skip next 2 chs, sc in next ch, ch 1, skip next ch, sc in next ch, skip next 2 chs, 3 dc in last ch.

7 shells/6 dc/16 sc/8 ch sp (9 shells/6 dc/20 sc/10 ch sp, 11 shells/6 dc/24 sc/12 ch sps, 13 shells/6 dc/28 sc/14 ch sps, 15 shells/6 dc/32 sc/16 ch sps, 17 shells/6 dc/36 sc/18 ch sps, 19 shells/6 dc/40 sc/20 ch sps, 21 shells/6 dc/44 sc/22 ch sps, 23 shells/6 dc/48 sc/24 ch sps).    

Row 2: Ch 3(counts as a dc), turn, dc in next 4 sts, *ch 3, skip next 3 sts, dc in next, ch 3, skip 3 sts, dc in next 9 sts, rep from * to last shell, ch 3, skip next 3 sts, dc in next, ch 3, skip 3 sts, dc in last 5 sts. 41 dc/8 ch 3 sp (51 dc/10 ch 3 sp, (61 dc/12 ch 3 sp, 71 dc/14 ch 3 sp, 81 dc/16 ch 3 sp, 91 dc/18 ch 3 sp, 101 dc/20 ch 3 sp, 111 dc/22 ch 3 sp, 121 dc/24 ch 3 sp).

Row 3: Ch 1 (counts as sc), turn, sc in next st, *ch 5, skip next 3 sts and 2 chs, sc in next ch, ch 1, skip next st, sc in next ch, ch 5, skip next 2 chs and next 3 sts, sc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, sc in next st, rep from * to last 2 sts, ch 5,  sc in last 2 sts. 18 sc/7 ch 1 sp/8 ch 5 sp (22 sc/9 ch 1 sp/10 ch 5 sp, 26 sc/11 ch 1 sp/12 ch 5 sp, 30 sc/13 ch 1 sp/ 14 ch 5 sps, 34 sc/15 ch 1 sp/1 ch 5 sp, 38 sc/17 ch 1 sp/18 ch 5 sp, 42 sc/19 ch 1 sp/20 ch 5 sp, 46 sc/21 ch 1 sp/22 ch 5 sp, 50 sc/23 ch 1 sp/24 h 5 sp).

Row 4: Ch 3, turn, dc in next st and next 3 chs, *ch 3, skip next 2 chs and next st, dc in ch 1 sp, ch 3, skip next st and 2 chs, dc in next 9 sts, rep from * to last 12 sts, ch 3, skip next 2 chs and next st, dc in ch 1 sp, ch 3, skip next st and 2 chs, dc in last 5 sts. 41 dc/8 ch 3 sp (51 dc/10 ch 3 sp, 61 dc/12 ch 3 sp, 71 dc/14 ch 3 sp, 81 dc/16 ch 3 sp, 91 dc/18 ch 3 sp, 101 dc/20 ch 3 sp, 111 dc/22 ch 3 sp, 121 dc/24 ch 3 sp).

Row 5: Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in same st, * skip next 2 sts, sc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, sc in ch sp, skip next 2 chs, 1 shell in next st, skip next 2 chs, sc in next ch, ch 1, skip next st, sc in next st, skip next 2 sts, 1 shell in next st, repeat from * to last 8 sts, skip next 2 chs, sc in next ch, ch 1, skip next st, sc in next st, skip next 2 sts, 3 dc in last st. 7 shells/6 dc/16 sc/8 ch sp (9 shells/6 dc/20 sc/10 ch sp, 11 shells/6 dc/24 sc/12 ch sps, 13 shells/6 dc/28 sc/14 ch sps, 15 shells/6 dc/32 sc/16 ch sps, 17 shells/6 dc/36 sc/18 ch sps, 19 shells/6 dc/40 sc/20 ch sps, 21 shells/6 dc/44 sc/22 ch sps, 23 shells/6 dc/48 sc/24 ch sps)

This completes first set of stars

You should measure your width to make sure you have half your bust measurement.

Rep Row 2 – 5, 9 (11, 11, 11, 13, 13, 15, 15, 15) more times

Fasten off MC, join CC

Rep Row 2 – 5, 3(3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 5, 5, 5) times

Neckline / Back Panel

Row 1: Ch 3, turn, dc in next 4 sts, *ch 3, skip next 3 sts, dc in next st, ch 3, skip 3 sts, dc in next 9 sts, chain 22 (38, 54, 70, 86, 102, 118, 134, 150) skip 23 (39, 55, 71, 87, 103, 119, 135, 151) sts, dc in next 9 sts, ch 3, skip 3, dc in next st, ch 3, skip 3 sts, dc in last 5 sts. 30 dc/4 ch 3 sp/22 ch  (30 dc/4 ch 3 sp/ 38 ch, 30 dc/4 ch 3sp/54 ch, 30 dc/4 ch 3 sp/70 ch, 30 dc/4 ch 3 sp/86 ch,  30 dc/4 ch 3 sp/102 ch, 30 dc/4 ch 3 sp/118 ch, 30 dc/4 ch 3 sp/134 ch, 30 dc/4 cjh 3 sp/150 ch) 67 (83, 99, 115, 131, 147, 163, 179, 195)

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc, in next st, * ch 5, skip next 5 sts, sc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, sc in next, rep from * to last 2 sts, ch 5, skip nect 5 sts, sc in last 2 sts.  18 sc/7 ch 1 sp/8 ch 5 sp (22 sc/9 ch 1 sp/10 ch 5 sp, 26 sc/11 ch 1 sp/12 ch 5 sp, 30 sc/13 ch 1 sp/ 14 ch 5 sps, 34 sc/15 ch 1 sp/1 ch 5 sp, 38 sc/17 ch 1 sp/18 ch 5 sp, 42 sc/19 ch 1 sp/20 ch 5 sp, 46 sc/21 ch 1 sp/22 ch 5 sp, 50 sc/23 ch 1 sp/24 h 5 sp)

Row 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in next st and next 3 chs, *ch 3, skip next 2 chs and next st, dc in ch 1 sp, ch 3, skip next st and 2 chs, dc in next 9 sts, rep from * to last 12 sts, ch 3, skip next 2 chs and next st, dc in ch 1 sp, ch 3, skip next st and 2 chs, dc in last 5 sts. 41 dc/8 ch 3 sp (51 dc/10 ch 3 sp, 61 dc/12 ch 3 sp, 71 dc/14 ch 3 sp, 81 dc/16 ch 3 sp, 91 dc/18 ch 3 sp, 101 dc/20 ch 3 sp, 111 dc/22 ch 3 sp, 121 dc/24 ch 3 sp).

Row 4: Ch 3, turn, 2 dc in same st, * skip next 2 sts, sc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, sc in ch sp, skip next 2 chs, 1 shell in next st, skip next 2 chs, sc in next ch, ch 1, skip next st, sc in next st, skip next 2 sts, 1 shell in next st, repeat from * to last 8 sts, skip next 2 chs, sc in next ch, ch 1, skip next st, sc in next st, skip next 2 sts, 3 dc in last st. 7 shells/6 dc/16 sc/8 ch sp (9 shells/6 dc/20 sc/10 ch sp, 11 shells/6 dc/24 sc/12 ch sps, 13 shells/6 dc/28 sc/14 ch sps, 15 shells/6 dc/32 sc/16 ch sps, 17 shells/6 dc/36 sc/18 ch sps, 19 shells/6 dc/40 sc/20 ch sps, 21 shells/6 dc/44 sc/22 ch sps, 23 shells/6 dc/48 sc/24 ch sps)

Rep Row 2 – 5 of front panel, 3 (3, 3, 3, 3, 4, 5, 5, 5) times

Fasten off CC, Join MC

With MC, Rep Row 2 – 5, 10 (10, 12, 12, 12, 14, 14, 16, 16) more times.

End with Row 5

Fasten off.

Side seam(s)

  • Turn work to the wrong side.
  • Fold the front panel over the back panel.
  • Measure 5 (8, 8, 8.5, 8.5, 9, 9, 9.5, 10)” from the shoulder tip downwards.
  • Place stitch markers on the point (1st on front panel, the 2nd on the back panel), over both panels.
  • Join yarn with a slip stitch at the stitch with the marker.
  • Using Darning needle, sew both sides downwards.

Fasten off, repeat on the other side.

Edging (armpit)

With right side facing, join MC with a sl st to end of MC, working towards the armpit, ch 1, sc evenly in each st and up to wards the back panel to CC section. Continue with CC to end, join with a sl st to ch 1.

Fasten off, Sew in ends.

Finishing

Block to measurements, IT DOES WONDER

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Susanna Biaye

Susanna Biaye

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Susanna, the talent behind Foabasdesigns, resides in the UK with her family and has been crocheting for two decades. Although she learned the craft from her mother at age 8, it was during her pregnancy that her passion was reignited, leading her to design patterns over the past years. With several designs featured in crochet magazines, she aims to craft unique patterns tailored for stylish women and their children.


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