If you’re looking to add a unique layer of comfort and style to your wardrobe, look no further than this crochet t-shirt pattern! Not only is it a fun and easy project, but it’s a great way to show off your creativity too! With its loose fit and eye-catching texture, the Shorebreak Tee can be personalized with any kind of yarn for a look that’s unique to you. It’s a pattern that keeps you interested the whole time without being too hard so you can still watch TV! So if you’re ready to take your crochet skills to the next level, let’s get started!
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- If you want a PDF of this top pattern, then you can find it on Ravelry & Etsy – keep reading for more information about this fabulous crochet tee!
- Shop Sewrella Yarn here! (I’m a big fan of hand-dyed yarn, check out this article for its ancient history and why hand-dyed yarn is so cool to work with!)
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Crochet Top Pattern
Picture yourself draped in this breezy, beach-inspired crochet top that effortlessly blends style and comfort. Like the ebb and flow of waves, this pattern features a rhythmic combination of basic crochet stitches, creating a dynamic texture that mimics the beauty of a shorebreak. Whether you’re a seasoned crocheter or just dipping your toes into the craft, the Shorebreak Tee is a great pattern to channel your inner beachcomber. Grab your crochet hook, soak in the sunshine, and let the stitches carry you away on a crafting adventure that’s as delightful as a day at the shore! 🐚🌺
For this project, I used a 3.75 mm crochet hook. Specifically, I used a Furls Alpha Series, which is a wonderful wood crochet hook! It was a breeze to crochet with, but for $84, I don’t know that I’d necessarily recommend it. If you’re looking for more of a luxury crochet hook, then go with it, but any budget-friendly crochet hook that you can use to meet the gauge requirements will work!
For this crochet t-shirt pattern, I used Sewrella Stellina Sock yarn. It is a 75/20/5% Superwash Merino/Nylon/Gold Stellina blend that is sooooo dreamy to work with. The yarn base has little gold flecks running through the yarn that adds the most fabulous sparkle to any crochet project! This is definitely one of my favorite yarns, I highly recommend it for any project. However, if you are looking for something a bit more budget-friendly, then any sock weight yarn that meets the gauge requirements will work!
If you’ve been around for awhile, you know I’m a big fan of hand-dyed yarn, check out this article for its ancient history and why hand-dyed yarn is so cool to work with!
The Shorebreak Tee is a summer crochet top that was designed to have 2-4 inches of positive ease based on your bust measurements. Therefore, it has a relaxed fit! It’s made in 2 separate panels: 1 front panel and 1 back panel that are seamed together. Once seamed, the sleeves are worked in rounds from the cuff upwards and then seamed to the body. The sizes are as follows:
XS (S, M, L, XL) (2X/3X, 4X, 5X)
Finished Bust: Approximately 31 (36, 41, 46,50) (55, 60, 65)” [78.5 (91.5, 104, 117, 127) (139.5,152.5, 165) cm]
In terms of stitches, it’s constructed mostly with the shell stitch (aka one of my new favorite stitches!). I absolutely love the fabric the shell creates because it’s always super drapey and looks super elegant. If you’ve never done the shell stitch before, it’s basically just a combination of clusters of double crochet stitches and single crochet stitches. I particularly love the delicate drape the basic shell stitch creates and the fact like it’s a stitch that looks like it belongs in very complex patterns, but is actually quite simple!
If you like this crochet stitch, be sure to check out the Shorebreak Scarf which is a completely FREE crochet pattern on the blog!
Embarking on a crochet project without stitch markers is like setting sail without a compass – you might get somewhere, but the journey is bound to be a bit chaotic! So I highly recommend you utilize stitch markers for this easy crochet top! Stitch markers will help you keep track of your progress, helping you keep track of crucial points and preventing mistakes.
Do you want a sneak peak of the crochet t-shirt pattern? And maybe check whether yarn in your stash works for the project? Here’s the gauge swatch:
5 shells x 21 rows = 6″ [15 cm] in stitch pattern sequence (I used a 3.75 mm crochet hook)
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook, sk 2 ch, Shell in next ch, sk 2 ch, sc in next ch, rep fromacross.
Row 2: Ch 2 (counts as dc throughout), turn, 2dc in same sc, sk 2 dc, sc in next dc, sk 2dc*, Shell in next sc, rep from * across,ending last rep at **, 3 dc in last sc.
Row 3: Ch 1, turn, sc in first dc, *sk 2 dc, Shell in next sc, sk 2 dc, sc in next dc, rep from *across, placing last st in tch.
Rep Rows 2 and 3.
I hope you loved this cute & stylish crochet t-shirt pattern! Be sure to stay tuned for lots more of your favorite crochet patterns!
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