Crochet Tee

Fall Leaves Tee: Free Pattern

The Fall Leaves Tee is one of my great crochet projects and fun to make. Lightweight and simple, but still gives you a comfortable feeling by wearing it. If you like you can vary up the color of yarn as you wish.

DESIGN INSPIRATION

I named this pattern as Fall Leaves Tee as to imagine an Autumn Season in some countries which started to happen in September and it means their weather is getting cooler. Somehow, this Fall Leaves Tee does not perfect to wear during autumn or cold season, of course. It meant to design and matched it with the color of the dried leaves fallen in my backyard. Every fallen leaves made me wonder the beauty of nature and their life transition on earth.

YARN

For this project I used Bamboo (BAM) in the color of khaki. BAM is a bamboo and cotton blend that I ordered from Cotton House Store in Penang, Malaysia. I can consider this yarn as one of my favourite apart from Milk Cotton. Its texture is so soft, lighter than pure cotton and breath taking. It is only suitable to wear during summer/spring or in hot weather countries. Available in variety of colors. This blend of 70% bamboo and 30% cotton also means that you can create a very light and an awesome project.

SIZING GUIDE

The sizing guide follows as:

XS(S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL).

If you prefer to match your foundation chain with your body measurements, alternatively you may chain it by a multiple of 2 plus 1 (means you chain 2 as many as you like, then at the last stitch, you add 3 more chains). These 3 chains will be counted as first double crochet on Row 1.

MATERIALS

Yarn: Bamboo (BAM), No.2, Sport, Fine. 40-50gm / about 181 – 227m. 70% Bamboo, 30% Cotton.

Color: Khaki

Hook: 3.5 mm

Darning yarn

Scissors

Stitch Maker

TOTAL OF YARN SKEIN USED:

Nearly 5 skeins (for size L) or about 275 gm.

STITCHES & ABBREVIATIONS

Ch = Chain
SC = Single Crochet
DC = Double Crochet
SK = Skip
St(s) = Stitch(es)
Rep = Repeat

US TERMINOLOGY

GAUGE (4 inches X 4 inches / 10cm X 10cm)

10 rows, 19 stitches.

LEVEL

Easy

MODEL

Wearing L Size for Asian

WRITTEN PATTERN

A. Back Panel

Foundation chain:

85(95, 105, 115, 125, 135, 145)

—->>[XS(S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL)].

[Or, to match with the size of your own body, alternatively you may start the chain by multiple of 2 plus 1 (means you chain 2 as many as you like, then at the last stitch, you add 3 more chains). These ‘3 chains’ will be counted as first DC on Row 1].

Row 1:
Insert your hook on the 4th st of your foundation ch to make the 2nd of DC (the first 3 ch is counted as first DC). DC in each st until the end of the row. The total of your DC should be as 83(93, 103, 113, 123, 133, 143). Then ch 3 and turn.

Row 2:
DC into the 2nd st of the 1st row. DC in each st until the end of the row. Ch 3, turn.

Row 3:
DC into the 2nd st of the 2nd row. DC in each st until the end of the row. Ch 4, turn.

Row 4:
SK the next st, DC on the next st. Ch 1, SK the next st. DC on the next st. Rep from until the end of the row.

For the next few rows, you will have to repeat the process of 3 rows of DC and 1 row of DC space in between as many rows you like until you reach your desired measurement/length. As for me, my back panel has 51 rows in total and ended up with 3 rows of DC (20 inches length).

Fasten off. Leave the long tail for you to weave with the front panel.

Assemble the 2 panels

B. Front Panel

Repeat the same process as the back panel, except for the cluster of DC stitch as I did on row 42.

Row 1 – Row 40:
The same as back panel step. End of row 40, ch 3 and turn. (Remember that ch 3 is counted as DC).

Row 41:
DC into the 2nd st of Row 40. DC until the end of the row. Ch 3, turn.

Row 42:
DC into the next 5 sts. To start the cluster stitch, *DC in the normal way by wrapping the yarn over, inserting the hook into DC and pull through 2 loops on the hook. But don’t complete this DC, instead start another 2 more DC in the same way. You will end up with 3 incomplete DC and 4 loops on your hook, then pull all 4 loops. *SK next st, DC into the next 5 sts. Rep and ** process until the end of the row. Ch 3 and turn.

Row 43:
DC into the 2nd st of the row. DC in each st until the end of the row. Ch 4, turn.

Row 44:
Repeat Row 4 until the end. Ch 3, turn.

Row 45:
DC into the 2nd st of the row. DC in each st until the end of the row. Ch 3, turn.

Row 46:
Repeat Row 42 (cluster stitch).

Row 47:
DC into the 2nd st of the row. DC in each st until the end of the row. Ch 3, turn.

Row 48:
Repeat Row 4 until the end. Ch 3, turn.

Row 49-51:
3 rows of DC.

Fasten off. Leave the long tail for you to weave with the back panel.

ASSEMBLY

Lay both panels flat (front and back) with the wrong side is facing you (as picture above). The front shoulder panel touching the back panel. Use a darning needle to weave them together (weave on the shoulder of two panels). Use stitch markers to pin panels. Fold the both panels to weave stitch along the side seams and underarms.

EXTRA WORKS

The Sleeves

If you want, you may add a few rows of DC around both of your sleeves like I did. Mine I added 3 rounds of DC and finished them with 1 round of SC.

Weave in all of your ends.

Here you go. The Fall Leaves Tee is ready.😉

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