Willow Tee – free crochet pattern

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Get yourself ready for spring with this fun and lightweight crochet tee. Follow the free crochet pattern and learn how to make the Willow Tee.

Scroll down to see the Willow Tee free crochet pattern or you may choose to purchase the ad-free, printable PDF crochet pattern with the stitch count HERE on ETSY or HERE on Ravelry.

Get yourself ready for spring with this fun and lightweight crochet tee. Follow the free crochet pattern and learn how to make the Willow Tee. Free crochet pattern on my blog www.mycrochetory.com

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Get yourself ready for spring with this fun and lightweight crochet tee. Follow the free crochet pattern and learn how to make the Willow Tee. Free crochet pattern on my blog www.mycrochetory.com

Hi!

I am so excited to share with you my latest wearable crochet pattern, the Willow Tee!

Clothing patterns are always fun, but this crochet tee pattern is an exceptionally gorgeous pattern that you will love working on and wearing long after you finish. The Willow Tee pattern uses the moss stitch you know and love, simple top-down construction and beautiful round yoke to create an unique wardrobe favourite you will want to wear every day! It look good with your casual pair of shorts or jeans but this crochet tee looks just as attractive worn with your favourite skirt.

Get yourself ready for spring with this fun and lightweight crochet tee. Follow the free crochet pattern and learn how to make the Willow Tee. Free crochet pattern on my blog www.mycrochetory.com

Willow Tee is the perfect crochet short-sleeved crop for spring and summer. Worked from top-down, completely seamlessly, this design is intended to be worn with -2″ to +2″ (-5 to +5cm) of ease, depending on your personal preference and can be worked to a cropped or standard length.

After the neckband is worked, the yoke is shaped by short rows worked back and forth to create higher back. Then the yoke is worked in unturned rounds to sleeves separation and next the lower body is worked in unturned rounds to the hem.

Get yourself ready for spring with this fun and lightweight crochet tee. Follow the free crochet pattern and learn how to make the Willow Tee. Free crochet pattern on my blog www.mycrochetory.com

The sample pictured is made in the semi-cropped length in a size 3, worn with 1″/4cm of positive ease. Pictures was taken last Fall when I was about 6 weeks pregnant so my bump hadn’t “popped out” yet.

My crochet tee is made in Scheepjes’ Woolly Whirl – a cotton wool blend that gives my design a lovely drape and this Willow Tee is comfortable to wear. I’ve loved this yarn since it came out last year (I’ve already made 3 shawls with it – Willow Shawl, Forsythia Shawl and Zarina Diagonal Scarf) so I knew a crochet garment in this yarn would be dreamy.

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WILLOW TEE FREE CROCHET PATTERN

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Get yourself ready for spring with this fun and lightweight crochet tee. Follow the free crochet pattern and learn how to make the Willow Tee. Free crochet pattern on my blog www.mycrochetory.com

Materials & Tools:

  1. Yarn Scheepjes Woolly Whirl 215g = 1000m (70% Cotton, 30% Wool).

827(922, 977, 1174, 1363)(1485, 1698, 1807)m

905(1008, 1069, 1284, 1490)(1624, 1857, 1976)yds

Note that yardage may vary depending on yarn used, gauge variations or modifications.

  • Hook  size 3.5mm for the body and 2.5mm for the ribbing (1mm smaller than for the body). Adjust  hook size if necessary to obtain correct gauge,
  • Tapestry needle (to weave and hide yarn ends),
  • Scissors,
  • Stitch markers.

Level:

Intermediate

Sizes:

1 (2, 3, 4, 5)(6, 7, 8)

Finished measurements:

Measurements given are for the finished garment.

Recommended ease is -2 to +2”/-5 to +5 cm; Sample is shown in Size 3 on a 38”/92 cm bust with 1”/4cm positive ease.

To pick your best size, measure your full bust and add your desired ease, then pick the finished bust circumference closest to that number.

Get yourself ready for spring with this fun and lightweight crochet tee. Follow the free crochet pattern and learn how to make the Willow Tee. Free crochet pattern on my blog www.mycrochetory.com

A: Bust circumference

76(86.5, 96.5, 107, 117)(127, 137, 147.5)cm

30(34, 38, 42, 46)(50, 54, 58)”

B: Upper sleeve circumference

25.5(26.5, 30.5, 33, 35.5)(41, 44.5, 48)cm

10(10.5, 12, 13, 14)(16, 17.5, 19)”

C: Hem to underarm (adjustable)

31cm

12”

Gauge after blocking:

27 sts and 19 rows to 10 x 10cm (4 x 4”) using 3.5mm hook with pattern repeats – blocked.

Make a gauge swatch (worked flat) with pattern repeats (ch1 in the beg of the Row doesn’t count as a st):

Ch38.

Row 1: sc in 4th ch from hook, [ch1, sk next ch, sc in next ch] rep to end. Turn. The last stitch should be a sc.

Row 2: ch2, sc in 1st ch-1 sp, [ch1, sk 1st, sc in next ch-1sp] – rep to end. The last sc should be placed in the ch-3sp at the start of Row 1. Turn.

Row 3: ch2, sc in 1st ch-1sp, [ch1, sk 1st, sc in next ch-1sp] – rep to end. The last sc should be placed in the ch-2 sp at the start of Row 2. Turn.

Rows 4-5: Repeat Row 3.

Row 6: ch3 (doesn’t count as a st), 2dc in first st, [sk next 2sts, V-st in next ch-1sp, sk next 2sts, V-st in next sc] – rep 5 times in total, sk next 2sts, V-st in next ch-1sp, sk next st, dc in ch-2sp at the start of prev Row. Turn.

Row 7: ch2, [sc in next dc, ch1, sk ch-1sp, sc in next dc, ch1, sk next dc, sc in ch-1sp, ch1, sk next dc] – rep 5 times in total, sc in next dc, ch1, sk ch-1sp, sc in next dc, ch1, sk next dc, sc in last dc. Turn.

Row 8: Repeat Row 3

Next, Repeat Rows 3 – 8 and make 25 rows in total.

If necessary, adjust hook size to obtain the correct gauge.

Before you measure, please take the time to wash and block your swatch in the same manner that you will wash and block your sweater.

General Notes:

  • The pattern uses US crochet terminology.
  • You can find the photo tutorial on pages 8-18.
  • This crochet tee is worked seamlessly from the top down. First the short rows are worked back and forth to create the higher back, then the yoke is worked in unturned rounds to sleeves separation.
  • After joining the neckband together and working short rows, the remainder of your sweater is worked with the RS facing you all the times.
  • The lower body is worked in unturned rounds to hem. The length of the lower body is easily adjustable. You will then add the hem.
  • Stitch marker placement: When instructed to place your marker, place on the last st worked unless instructed. It should lie on a stitch, not between stitches.
  • Due to the tilted nature of crochet worked in unturned rounds, you may find that your BOR marker tends to skew to one side. For example laying your work flat and folding in half vertically to locate the natural centre.
  • When only one number is given, it applies to all sizes.
  • Instructions in square brackets […] are worked as many times as indicated.
  • The stitch count for each row/round is included in pattern PDF here on ETSY or here on Ravelry.

Stitches & Abbreviations (US terms):

ch(s) – chain(s) stitch

st(s) – stitch(es)

BOR – beginning of the row/round

sc(s) – single crochet

BLsc – back loop only single crochet

slst – slip stitch

yo – yarn over

V-st – (dc, ch1, dc) in one stitch.

linkedsc – insert hook in ch1-sp on the edge of prev short row, yo, draw up a loop, insert hook in same st where slst was made, yo, pull yarn through all three loops on the hook.

M – marker

PM – place marker

rep – repeat

sp – space

sk – skip

inc – increase

beg – beginning

prev – previous

RS – right ride

WS – wrong side

Get yourself ready for spring with this fun and lightweight crochet tee. Follow the free crochet pattern and learn how to make the Willow Tee. Free crochet pattern on my blog www.mycrochetory.com

PATTERN

Read Notes before you start.

Scroll down to find the step-by-step yoke photo tutorial.

The stitch count for each row/round is included in pattern PDF available to purchase HERE or HERE.

YOKE

Neckband

With 2.5mm hook, ch6.

Row 1: sc in second ch from hook, sc in each ch to end. Turn.

Row 2: ch1 (doesn’t count as a sc), BLsc across to end. Turn.

You should have 5 BLsc stitches in each row.

Repeat Row 2 103 (103, 105, 105, 111)(113, 115, 115) times for a total of 105 (105, 107, 107, 113)(115, 117, 117) rows.

Use slip stitches to join last and first row together. Don’t fasten off.

Next round:

With 3.5mm hook make ch1 (does not count as a st) and sc in first neckband’s row, place BOR marker, sc in each neckband’s row around to BOR working  16(20, 22, 18, 26)(28, 30, 30) increases (2sc in one neckband’s row) evenly. Don’t close the round. – 121(125, 129, 125, 139)(143, 147, 147)sts.

SHORT ROWS (shaping back)

Note: on this and next rounds every sc and ch-1sp count as a st unless otherwise stated.

Short row 1: sc in BOR (mark this st as a new BOR), [ch1, sk next st, sc in next st] rep 14(14, 15, 15, 18)(19, 20, 20) times, ch1, sk next st, slst in next st, TURN, ch1, (mark it), sc in ch-1sp after slst, [ch1, sk next st, sc in next ch-1sp] rep to BOR, ch1 (mark it as a new BOR), sc in next st, [ch1, sk next st, sc in next st] rep 14(14, 15, 15, 18)(19, 20, 20) times, ch1, sk next st, slst in next st, TURN, ch1 (mark it), sc in ch-1sp after slst, [ch1, sk next st, sc in next ch-1sp] rep until BOR working last sc in marked ch-1sp (new BOR).

Short row 2: [ch1, sk next st, sc in next ch-1sp] rep until one sc remain before next M, ch1, sk next st, linkedsc (over marked ch-1sp and same st as slst), remove M, [ch1, sk next st, sc in next st] rep 4(4, 5, 5, 7)(8, 9, 9)  times in total, ch1, sk next st, slst in next st, TURN, ch1, (mark it), sc in ch-1sp after slst, [ch1, sk next st, sc in next ch-1sp] rep to BOR, ch1 (mark it as a new BOR), sc in next ch-1sp, [ch1, sk next st, sc in next ch-1sp] rep until one sc remain before next M, ch1, sk next st, linkedsc (over marked ch-1sp and same st as slst), remove M, [ch1, sk next st, sc in next st] rep 4(4, 5, 5, 7)(8, 9, 9) times in total, ch1, sk next st, slst in next st, TURN, ch1, (mark it), sc in ch-1sp after slst, [ch1, sk next st, sc in next ch-1sp] rep until BOR working last sc in marked ch-1sp (new BOR).

Next round: [ch1, sk next st, sc in next ch-1sp] rep until one sc remain before next M, ch1, sk next st, linkedsc (over marked ch-1sp and same st as slst), remove M, [ch1, sk next st, sc in next st] rep until one sc remain before next M (the edge of previous short row), ch1, sk next st, linkedsc (over st where the slst was made and marked ch-1sp), remove M, [ch1, sk next st, sc in next ch-1sp] rep until BOR, ch1 (new BOR).

From now on, we are no longer working short rows.

Round 1: [sc in next ch-1sp, ch1, sk next st] rep around to BOR, sc in marked ch-1sp (new BOR).

Round 2: [ch1, sk next st, sc in next ch-1sp] rep around to BOR, ch1 (new BOR).

Round 3 (inc): sc in next ch-1sp, [ch1, sk next st, sc in next ch-1sp] rep around until last sc remain before BOR working 9(10, 11, 13, 12)(13, 14, 14) increases ((sc, ch1, sc) in one ch-1sp) evenly, ch1 (new BOR).

In the following Round 4, V-st is worked either in sc or ch-1sp. Also, when pattern calls for „sk next 2sts”, skip both sc and ch-1sp (or ch-1sp and sc accordingly).

Round 4 (V-st): V-st in next ch-1sp, [sk next 2sts, V-st in next st] rep around until 2sts remain before BOR (the last V-st should be placed in sc), sk 2 last sts before BOR, sc in marked ch-1sp (new BOR).

In the following Round 5, when pattern calls for „sk next st”, skip either sc or ch-1sp. When pattern calls for „sc in next st”, the sc is worked either in dc or ch-1sp.

Round 5: [ch1, sk next st, sc in next st] rep around to BOR (the last sc should be placed in last dc), ch1 (new BOR).

Round 6 (inc): [sc in next ch-1sp, ch1, sk next st] rep around to BOR working 9(10, 10, 11, 12)(13, 13, 15) increases ((sc, ch1, sc) in one ch-1sp) evenly, sc in marked ch-1sp (new BOR).

Round 7: Repeat Round 2.

Round 8: Repeat Round 1.

Round 9 (inc): [ch1, sk next st, sc in next ch-1sp] rep around to BOR working 9(11, 11, 13, 12)(14, 14, 15) increases ((sc, ch1, sc) in one ch-1sp) evenly, ch1 (new BOR).

Next, Repeat Rounds 4–9 4(4, 5, 5, 6)(6, 6, 6) more times

SIZES 1, 2, 3, 4, 6 ONLY

Repeat Rounds 4-5.

Next round (inc): [sc in next ch-1sp, ch1, sk next st] rep around to BOR working 1(2, 4, 9, -)(0, -, -) increases ((sc, ch1, sc) in one ch-1sp) evenly, sc in marked ch-1sp (new BOR)

You should have 321(359, 411, 457, -) (547, -, -)sts.

Before completing the last round, reposition your BOR marker to the natural centre back (in ch-1sp). See tutorial on page 16.

Proceed to Separate Body and Sleeves on page 6.

SIZE 5 ONLY

Repeat Rounds 4-8.

Next Round  (inc): [ch1, sk next st, sc in next ch-1sp] rep around until last sc remain before BOR working 9 increases((sc, ch1, sc) in one ch-1sp) evenly, ch1 (new BOR).

Repeat Rounds 4-5.

Repeat Round 1 – 493sts.

Before completing the last round, reposition your BOR marker to the natural centre back (in ch-1sp). See tutorial on page 16.

Proceed to Separate Body and Sleeves on page 6.

SIZE 7 ONLY

Repeat Rounds 4-8.

Next Round (inc): [ch1, sk next st, sc in next ch-1sp] rep around until last sc remain before BOR working 5 increases ((sc, ch1, sc) in one ch-1sp) evenly, ch1 (new BOR).

Repeat Rounds 4-5.

Repeat Round 1 – 589sts.

Before completing the last round, reposition your BOR marker to the natural centre back (in ch-1sp). See tutorial on page 16.

Proceed to Separate Body and Sleeves on page 6.

SIZE 8 ONLY

Repeat Rounds 4-5.

Next round 1 (inc): [sc in next ch-1sp, ch1, sk next st] rep around to BOR working 7 increases ((sc, ch1, sc) in one ch-1sp) evenly, sc in marked ch-1sp (new BOR).

Repeat Rounds 7-8.

Next Round 2 (inc): [ch1, sk next st, sc in next ch-1sp] rep around until last sc remain before BOR working 5 increases ((sc, ch1, sc) in one ch-1sp) evenly, ch1 (new BOR).

Repeat Rounds 4-5.

Repeat Round 1 – 619sts.

Before completing the last round, reposition your BOR marker to the natural centre back (in ch-1sp). See tutorial on page 16.

Proceed to Separate Body and Sleeves on page 6.

SEPARATE BODY AND SLEEVES

Next the body and sleeves are separated.

Note: every ch-1sp and sc count as a st. Mark sc before and after each underarm chain.

Next round: [ch1, sk next st, sc in next ch-1sp] rep 24(28, 31, 35, 38)(41, 45, 49) times in total, ch5(ch5, ch3, ch3, ch3)(ch5, ch5, ch5), sk next 63(67, 79, 87,  93)(107, 113, 113)sts, sc in next ch-1sp, [ch1, sk next st, sc in next ch-1sp] rep 48(56, 63, 70, 76)(83, 90, 98) times in total, ch5(ch5, ch3, ch3, ch3)(ch5, ch5, ch5), sk next 63(67, 79, 87, 93)(107, 113, 113)sts, sc in next ch-1sp, [ch1, sk next st, sc in next ch-sp] rep to BOR, ch1 (new BOR).

LOWER BODY

Lower body is worked in one continuous spiral of following Rounds 1-6. Continue with 3.5mm hook.

When you come to underarm chains, work sc in chain (not around) until end of the underarm.

Round 1: [sc in next ch-1sp, ch1, sk next st] rep around to BOR, sc in marked ch-1sp (new BOR).

After Round 1 you should have 205(235, 259, 289, 313)(343, 373, 403)sts.

Round 2: [ch1, sk next st, sc in next ch-1sp] rep around to BOR, ch1 (new BOR).

Round 3: sc in next ch-1sp, [ch1, sk next st, sc in next ch-1sp] rep around until last sc remain before BOR, ch1 (new BOR).

In the following Round 4, V-st is worked either in sc or ch-1sp. Also, when pattern calls for „sk next 2sts”, skip both sc and ch-1sp (or ch-1sp and sc accordingly).

Round 4 (V-st): V-st in next ch-1sp, [sk next 2sts, V-st in next st] rep around until 2sts remain before BOR (the last V-st should be placed in sc), sk 2 last sts before BOR, sc in marked ch-1sp (new BOR).

In the following Round 5, when pattern calls for „sk next st”, skip either sc or ch-1sp. When pattern calls for „sc in next st”, the sc is worked either in dc or ch-1sp.

Round 5: [ch1, sk next st, sc in next st] rep around to BOR (the last sc should be placed in last dc), ch1 (new BOR).

Round 6: [sc in next ch-1sp, ch1, sk next st] rep around to BOR, sc in marked ch-1sp (new BOR).

Round 7: Repeat Round 2

Round 8: Repeat Round 1

Round 9: [ch1, sk next st, sc in next ch-1sp] rep around to BOR, ch1 (new BOR).

Do not fasten off.

Repeat Rounds 4-9 untill work measures 28cm/11.8” from underarm (or 3cm/1.2” short of desired length of the sweater).

HEM

The hem is worked in rows and attached to the body as you go. Change to 2.5mm hook.

With RS facing you.

Row 1: ch7, starting with 2nd ch from hook, work 1 sc in each ch back to edge of main body. Join to the next st of the edge of main body using slst and work one more slst in the next st of main body (2 slst(s) in total for joining) plus make ch1. Turn.

Row 2: Starting from 4 st from hook, work BLsc in each st across. Turn.

Row 3: ch1 (does not count as a st), BLsc in each st across [6sts]. Join to the next st of the edge of main body using slst and work one more slst in the next st of main body (2 slst(s) in total for joining) plus make ch1. Turn.

Repeat Rows 2-3 until your hem is joined to the entire lower edge. Then join your last row with the first row using the slip stitches.

SLEEVES (Both worked the same):

With RS facing you, attach Yarn with slst in a central space in the underarm to begin working around.

Round 1: ch1, sc in same ch as join, sc in each ch and st around. Slst to first st to close the round.

DON’T fasten and DON’T cut the yarn. The chain 6 that begins the cuff originates from attached yarn point.

CUFF

The cuffs are worked in rows and attached to the sleeve as you go. Change to 2.5mm hook.

With RS facing you.

Row 1: ch6, starting with 2nd ch from hook, work 1 sc in each ch back to edge of sleeve. Join to the next st of the edge of sleeve using slst and work one more slst in the next st of sleeve (2 slst(s) in total for joining) plus make ch1. Turn.

Row 2: Starting from 4 st from hook, work BLsc in each st across. Turn.

Row 3: ch1 (does not count as a st), BLsc in each st across [5sts]. Join to the next st of the edge of sleeve using slst and work one more slst in the next st of sleeve (2 slst(s) in total for joining) plus make ch1. Turn.

Repeat Rows 2-3 until your hem is joined to the entire sleeve. Then join your last row with the first row using the slip stitches.

Fasten off yarn, weave in all ends and block your sweater to measurements. Sew up underarm holes if necessary.

If you have any suggestions or have detected any mistakes, please feel free to email me at mycrochetory@gmail.com

PICTURE TUTORIAL

Next round after the Neckband:

Short Row 1:

Short Row 2:

Next Round:

Round 1:

Round 2:

Round 3:

Round 4:

Round 5:

Round 6:

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