Easy Essential Tee Crochet Pattern - The Easy Essential Tee Crochet Pattern is just that.. EASY! And a spring closet essential! This tee is no seam and no sew! And I used one of my favorite new (to me) stitches, extended single crochet.
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Easy Essential Tee Crochet Pattern

April 28, 2019

The Easy Essential Tee Crochet Pattern is just that… EASY! And a spring closet essential! This tee is no seam and no sew! And I used one of my favorite new (to me) stitches, extended single crochet.

Easy Essential Tee Crochet Pattern - The Easy Essential Tee Crochet Pattern is just that.. EASY! And a spring closet essential! This tee is no seam and no sew! And I used one of my favorite new (to me) stitches, extended single crochet.

Easy Essential Tee Crochet Pattern - The Easy Essential Tee Crochet Pattern is just that.. EASY! And a spring closet essential! This tee is no seam and no sew! And I used one of my favorite new (to me) stitches, extended single crochet.

This tee is worked in the round without joining. That means there’s no seam! There is a little bit of a jump during the color change, but it’s not really noticeable. I love the look of this top, especially without a big seam in the back.

Easy Essential Tee Crochet Pattern - The Easy Essential Tee Crochet Pattern is just that.. EASY! And a spring closet essential! This tee is no seam and no sew! And I used one of my favorite new (to me) stitches, extended single crochet.

I used Lion Brand Coboo yarn for this top. It’s a cotton/bamboo blend. I love the light feel and it looks so pretty worked up! But any DK weight yarn would work great for this tee.

Easy Essential Tee Crochet Pattern - The Easy Essential Tee Crochet Pattern is just that.. EASY! And a spring closet essential! This tee is no seam and no sew! And I used one of my favorite new (to me) stitches, extended single crochet.

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Easy Essential Tee Crochet Pattern - The Easy Essential Tee Crochet Pattern is just that.. EASY! And a spring closet essential! This tee is no seam and no sew! And I used one of my favorite new (to me) stitches, extended single crochet.

Easy Essential Tee Crochet Pattern

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Materials
Lion Brand Coboo in Pink, Silver, and Denim (2 skeins each for S/M, 3 skeins each for L/XL) – or any DK weight yarn
G/4.0 mm hook
yarn needle
scissors
stitch marker

Level
Easy -you must be very familiar with basic crochet stitches

Pattern notes & stitches to know
ch – chain
foundation sc (video below)
esc – extended single crochet (insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull up a loop, yarn over, pull through one loop, yarn over, pull through 2 loops)

Approximate Finished Size:
Bust: S (32”) M (35”) L (38”) XL (41”)
Width across the back: S (16”) M (17.5”) L (19”) XL (20.5)
Length: S (21”) M (22.75”) L (24.5”) XL (26.25”)
Armhole: S (6.5”) M (7.25”) L (8”) XL (8.75”)

Gauge: 15 esc x 15 rows = 4” x 4”

Written in US terms

Video Tutorial for the Foundation SC Stitch:

EASY ESSENTIAL TEE CROCHET PATTERN

Pattern written in S, M noted in ( ), L noted in [ ], XL noted in { }

Row 1: ch 2, starting in 2nd ch from the hook, foundation sc 74 (or you can ch 75 (83) [91] {99} and sc in 2nd ch from the hook and across) (74 (82) [90] {98} sc)

This tee is worked in the round without joining. Do not join to the first stitch, but begin round 2 by working into the first stitch. Place a stitch marker in the first stitch of round 2. Continue to move the marker to the first stitch of each round as you go.

Round 2: esc in each stitch around (74 (82) [90] {98} esc)

Round 3: esc in 10 (11) [12] {13} stitches, 2 esc in next, ch 2, 2 esc in next, esc in 13 (15) [17] {19} stitches, 2 esc in next, ch 2, 2 esc in next, esc in 20 (22) [24] {26} stitches, 2 esc in next, ch 2, 2 esc in next, esc in 13 (15) [17] {19} , 2 esc in next, ch 2, 2 esc in next, esc in remaining stitches (82 (90) [98] {106} esc)

Round 4: *esc in each stitch to the ch 2 space, (esc, ch 2, esc) in ch 2 space,* repeat from * to * around, esc in remaining stitches (90 (98) [106] {114} esc)

Repeat round 4 to Round 19 (21) [23] {25} (210 (234) [258] {282} esc)

The sleeves are created in the next round

Round 20 (22) [24] {26}: esc in each stitch to the ch 2 space, esc in ch 2 space, ch 3, esc in next ch 2 space (skipping an entire side, this will be the first sleeve), esc in each stitch to next ch 2 space, ch 3, esc in next ch 2 space (this is the second sleeve), esc in remaining stitches (112 (124) [136] {148} esc)

Round 21 (23) [25] {27}: esc in each stitch and ch around (118 (130) [142]  {154} esc)

Round 22 (24) [26] {28}: esc in each stitch around (118 (130) [142]  {154} esc)

(look below for color block pattern)

Repeat previous round to Round 84 (90) [96] {102} (118 (130) [142]  {154} esc)

sc in 2 stitches, sl st in 2 stitches. Fasten off, weave in the ends. When weaving in the first end, sew the little gap closed to even out the neckline.

Color Block Pattern
S = 28 rounds each color
M = 30 rounds each color
L = 32 rounds each color
XL = 34 rounds each color

And you’re done with the Easy Essential Tee! I hope you love it!

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Easy Essential Tee Crochet Pattern - The Easy Essential Tee Crochet Pattern is just that.. EASY! And a spring closet essential! This tee is no seam and no sew! And I used one of my favorite new (to me) stitches, extended single crochet.

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  1. Hi Breanne

    I just wanted to tell you how much I love ALL your crochet patterns. The patterns are accurate and such a pleasure to use. So thank you from South Africa!!

    Regards
    Martha Bruton

    1. Hi! No, I used about 2 skeins for the first color and about a skein and a third for the second 2 colors. So maybe about 1,100 yds?

      1. Thank you! One more little question: would an acrylic yarn work well with this pattern? I’m wondering about summer comfort and drape? Thanks so much!

    1. Thanks! Yes, you can join the yarn to the bottom of an armhole and work around it to create a sleeve 🙂

  2. Normally I can follow your patterns but Round 3 for medium was very difficult – especially when you mentioned “ do 90 in the remaining stitches”. Help. This was for me he easy essential tee.

    1. Hi! The pattern says to esc in remaining stitches – the numbers following is the end count for the round. Hope this helps!! 🙂

  3. I’m trying to get started on this but the beginning foundation chain seems so small. It doesn’t even go halfway around my waist. Am I missing something in the pattern?

  4. I figured that out about 2 minutes after I sent the question, but it wouldn’t let me cancel the request. Thank you for answering! I love this top.

  5. Hi Breann. My bust is larger than the medium size but otherwise I am a medium. I did the gauge sample and with the g hook I get a larger than 4′ sample. Wondering if I should still use the g hook to make it a little bigger than a medium (but using the medium pattern). Or should I use the e hook and make it a large pattern. This is the first time I have made a wearable so am a novice.

  6. Hi Breann: I worked out my gauge for a g hook and it is too big. But if I want to make the medium tee shirt a little bigger than than measurements should I use the g hook or downsize to the e hook and make a size large?

  7. Hi Breann,

    Thank you for sharing this free pattern, I loved it. I have a question on the last paragraph after row 90 for medium size, “sc in 2 stitches, so st in 2 stitches….” where do I do this step? I thought after row 90, fasten off, then done. Or that step is applying to close the gap at row #1?

    Thank you,
    Tuyet

  8. Hi…if I use fine weight yarn, would it be okay to follow the pattern? How much chains do I have to start with? Is there any multiple of chains that I need to pay attention to?
    Thanks

    1. Hi! If you use a fine weight yarn you’ll want to go up at least 2 sizes. After you make your first round I would check to see how it fits round your neck. Hope that helps!

  9. Hi Breanne,
    Thank for sharing this pattern! I have a question re this part:

    “This tee is worked in the round without joining. Do not join to the first stitch, but begin round 2 by working into the first stitch. Place a stitch marker in the first stitch of round 2. Continue to move the marker to the first stitch of each round as you go.”

    Do you begin round 2 by working a slip stitch into the first stitch?

    Thank you!
    Wendy

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