Looking for a fun warm weather top? Look no further than the Tie Sleeve Tee! I wore this tee last week at the CGOA Chain Link Conference and received so many compliments on it!
We took this pic while we were up in Manchester, NH so I could share a sneak peek of the sweater on my Instagram. I love sharing sneak peeks. 😀
This entire sweater is crocheted in two pieces with a matching front and back. It is made of double crochet and chain spaces – no complicated stitching required!
I worked mine up in Malabrigo Worsted and I would really love to work up a version in a cotton yarn. This was perfect for the mild New England summer, but I wore it at home and it was a bit hot – I’m thinking of making another in Caron Cotton Cakes!
Any worsted weight yarn would work for this sweater as long as you can get gauge with it – let your imagination run wild! Color blocking, stripes, anything you can think of. I think all of these would look great.
I can’t wait to see what you make with this free crochet pattern for the Tie Sleeve Tee!
Tie Sleeve Tee
What You’ll Need
Yarn: Malabrigo Merino Worsted (100% Merino Wool; 210 yards [192 meters]/100 grams): Lettuce, 5 (5, 6, 6, 7) skeins
Hooks: US size J/10 (6.0 mm)
Notions: Tapestry needle
Skill Level: Easy
Size: Finished Bust Size 37 (41, 46, 50, 55)” to fit bust 34 (38, 43, 47, 52)”
3” positive ease recommended
Shown in size 37”
Gauge: 4 V-sts = 3”; 8 rows = 4” [10 cm] in Stitch Pattern after blocking
V-st: dc, ch 1, dc in same st or space
Ch 79 (88, 97, 106, 115).
Row 1: Dc in 5th ch from hook, (ch 1, dc) in same ch, *sk 2 ch, V-st in next ch; rep from * to last 2 ch, sk next ch, dc in last ch, turn – 25 (28, 31, 34, 37) V-sts.
Row 2: Ch 3, sk first dc, *V-st in next ch-1 sp; rep from * across row, ending with dc in top of t-ch, turn.
Rep Row 2 until piece meas 12” from beginning.
Row 1: Ch 3, V-st in first dc, V-st in ch-1 sp, V-st in last dc, turn – 27 (30, 33, 36, 39) V-sts.
Row 2: Rep Row 1 – 29 (32, 35, 38, 41) V-sts.
Row 3: Rep Row 1 – 31 (34, 37, 40, 43) V-sts.
Row 4: Rep Row 1 – 33 (36, 39, 42, 45) V-sts.
Row 5: Ch 19, dc in 5th ch from hook, (ch 1, dc) in same ch, *sk 2 ch, V-st in next ch; rep from * across to last 2 ch, sk last 2 ch, V-st in each V-st, turn – 38 (41, 44, 47, 50) V-sts.
Row 6: Rep Row 5 – 43 (46, 49, 52, 55) V-sts.
Row 7: Ch 3, sk first dc, *V-st in next ch-1 sp; rep from * across, ending with dc in top of t-ch, turn.
Rep Row 7 until piece meas 7 (7, 8, 8, 9)” from Sleeve Row 5.
Row 1: Ch 3 (counts as dc), skip first dc, dc in next 3 sts; turn – 4 dc.
Rows 2-11: Work even in dc.
Work same as Back.
Block Front and Back.
Sew Front to Back at shoulders in 1½” seams using schematic as guide.
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Sew underarm and side seams.
With RS facing, join yarn at side seam.
Rnd 1: Ch 4 (counts as dc, ch 1), dc in same st, V-st in each ch-2 sp, join to 3rd ch of t-ch with sl st.
Rnd 2: Sl st in next ch-1 sp, ch 4 (counts as dc, ch-1), dc in same ch-1 sp, V-st in each ch-1 sp, join to 3rd ch of t-ch with sl st.
Rnd 3: Rep Rnd 2.
Rnd 4: Ch 1, sc evenly around.
Weave in all ends. Tie sleeve edges together.