Happy August! Brenna from BrennaAnnHandmade here, with another FREE crochet pattern made in collaboration with HobiumYarns, just for you all! 😉 This striped tee is made from HobiumYarns super soft, 100% Gazzal Organic Baby Cotton – perfect for warm weather garments & other summer projects! 🙂
Are you ready to get started? 😉 Great! Here’s what you’ll need:
*Finished Tee measures 20″ x 18″ laying flat*
*Pattern as written fits a women’s size small/medium*
*To adjust the size:
-Add or decrease base pattern width as follows: 10 st = 3″
-Add or decrease base pattern length as follows: 3 rows = 2″
4 balls of Gazzal Organic Baby Cotton yarn in the color “WHITE – 415” from HobiumYarns found HERE
1 ball of Gazzal Organic Baby Cotton yarn in the color “BLUE – 437” from HobiumYarns found HERE
A 6mm crochet hook (Pictured is the LA MIA WHITEWOOD 6 MM 15.5 CM WOODEN CROCHET HOOK)
A tapestry needle
ch = chain
st = stitch
sl st = slip stitch
dc = double crochet
Row 1: (With the White yarn) Make a slip knot, and ch 71. Then, put 1 dc into the 3rd ch from hook, and in each st across.
Row 2: Ch 2, turn. Skip the 1st st, and put 1 dc into the next st, and in each st across.
Row 3: Repeat row 2, EXCEPT when you reach the very last dc, DO NOT complete the last “pull through” – instead, use the next (blue yarn) color to pull through and complete that final stitch. Cut the white yarn and tie it to the tail of the white yarn you just attached as pictured.
Row 4: Ch 2, turn. Skip the 1st st, and *put 2 dc in the next st, then skip 1 st. Repeat from * across. Put 1 dc in the last st of the row, EXCEPT DO NOT complete the last “pull through” – instead, use the 1st (white yarn) color to pull through and complete that final stitch. Cut the blue yarn and tie it to the tail of the white yarn you just attached.
Repeat rows 1-4, for 31 rows total. (alternating colors when mentioned) Cut yarn, leaving a long tail for sewing.
Seaming the Tee
Step 1: Lay the 2 pieces you just crocheted (front & back) on top of each other evenly, and thread the tapestry needle with the long tail. Next, sew each side the top of the tee together 4″ (13 st) from the outside-in, leaving the neck hole open in the middle.
Then cut, weave in ends, and cut the excess yarn.
Next, using the hook to attach the yarn to the middle of the neck hole, ch 1.
Then, sl st evenly around the entire collar around. Sl st to the beginning ch 1 to connect the round. Cut yarn, and weave in ends.
Step 2: Sew up each side of the tee, 8″ up from the bottom, (17 rows) leaving the arm holes open.
Creating the Sleeves
Row 1: Using the hook to attach the yarn to the bottom inside edge of the 1st sleeve as pictured, ch 1.
Then, sc evenly around the entire sleeve. Sl st to the beginning ch 1 to connect.
Row 2: Ch 1, and sl st evenly around the entire sleeve. Sl st to the beginning ch 2 to connect. Cut yarn, and weave in ends.
Repeat rows 1-2 on the other arm hole to create a 2nd sleeve seam.
Ta da! You’re all finished! 🙂
Brenna Ann is the designer and maker behind BrennaAnnHandmade. She crochets & knits cozy pieces of knitwear and accessories at her handmade shop on Etsy. She also has a blog, YouTube channel, and shares behind-the-scenes photos on Instagram @BrennaAnnHandmade.