Add a bit of whimsy to your wardrobe
This fun crochet tee pattern can be modified in many ways. You can add length to the overall length, make your V deeper or more shallow, change the length of your sleeves. Make it all yours. The Whimsical Tee is made in DK yarn comes in 9 sizes that have zero ease. You can make a larger size for a looser fit; The sleeves are added separately so you can make the top in any size you want for your desired fit.
Solid Section/Color A- I used Purple on one sample and Red on another
3 (4, 4, 5, 5, 6, 6, 7, 8) skeins- Whims Merino
559 (628, 704, 788, 882, 988, 1106, 1239, 1388) yards
Lace Section/Color B- I used Light Grey
2 (2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 3, 4) skeins
OR 265 (294, 330, 371, 414, 465, 520, 583, 651) yards
I/5.5mm Furls Crochet Hook– or hook needed to obtain gauge
Stitch Markers (3)
Easy + to Intermediate
FINISHED SIZE or SIZE(S)
follows CYC Standard Sizes- for more information click here
In dc beginning with fdc
16sts and 10 rows = 4″
ch(s) – chain(s), sc – single crochet, dc – double crochet, st(s) – stitch(es), RS – right side, WS – wrong side, sl st – slip stitch
FDC- Foundation Double Crochet – Tutorial
Chain 2 (does not count as a st), yarn over (YO) and insert hook in 2nd chain from hook, *YO and pull up loop (3 loops on hook), YO and pull through 1 loop creating a chain st, (this is an important step but easy to forget), YO again and pull through first two loops on hook (two loops remaining), YO again and pull through last two loops on hook. This completes the first fdc; to stitch the next fdc, yarn over and insert the hook into the chain made in the first fdc and repeat from * to desired length.
CSDC- Chainless Starting Double Crochet – Tutorial
If working in rows, turn work. If working in rounds spin hook completely around, making a twist in the loop. Pull up a loop to the height of a normal dc. YO with the loop so that the hook is behind the loop. Insert the hook into the first st of row. Complete a normal dc (YO and draw through st (3 loops on hook). YO and draw through first two loops on hook. YO and draw through last two loops on hook).
- Pattern is written in US crochet terms
- Pattern is written in size X-Small with changes for S, M, L, 1x, 2x, 3x, 4x and 5x in parenthesis
- Stitch counts are given in <> brackets on rows where the st count changes
- Ch 3 (or optional CSDC) is considered the first dc
- Ch 1 is NOT considered the first sc
- Body and sleeves are made independent of each other and sizes can be mixed and matched for customization. Pattern includes notes on other customizations such as the deepness of the V-neck and sleeve length.
Pattern is made bottom up, in two panels; front and back which are then seamed at the shoulders. The sleeves are made independently and seemed on. Then the sides and the bottom of the sleeves are seamed. I prefer the mattress seam method, but any seaming method can be used. This allows you to make the body portion in any size that you like and add the sleeves that fit your body and fit desired. Samples shown in small (purple) and medium (red) on model with a 36” bust. As written the V is 6” deep from the center of the shoulder. The sleeves on the purple sample are 7” long, the sleeves on the red sample are 5” long.
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