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
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

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!

  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

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