Any yarn would do, yes! This simple crochet top can be made using either a #2, #3, or a #4 yarn! The crochet summer tee is the summer version of the cocoon cardigan. Both patterns were designed to be made using any weight of yarn.
The unique part of this pattern is that you can use either one of the following yarn weights.
Sport weight yarn (#2)
DK (#3) yarn
Worsted weight yarn (#4)
Please note that you can only use one of the weights and not together. The pattern contains instructions using the 3 different yarn weights.
Another beautiful thing about this design is that it can be worn with the front or back panel interchanged. The photo below is showing me in my dandelion summer crochet top with the back panel worn as the front.
I love that this tee can be spiced and styled differently. Imagine wearing the same tee with 2 totally different looks each time? It’s like having just a tee for the price of 2. When you now think of a pattern that can be made also in any yarn weights, it makes this just the perfect tee for your wardrobe.
The dandelion summer tee is a paid pattern, available on both Etsy and Ravelry. Use the case – “SUMMERTEE” for 10% off, valid both on ETSY and Ravelry through the 13th of June, 20222.
Materials needed to make the crochet summer top pattern
Sport weight yarn
Yarn – Hobbii Dahlia Mixo, Fingering weight, #2 (100% Cotton, 874 yards/ 800 m per 7 oz/200g Ball)
920 (1020, 1120, 1220, 1320, 1420, 1520, 1620, 1720) Yards
Hook and other Materials
US size E (3.5 mm) Crochet Hook
Yarn for DK (#3)
Lion brand Coboo – DK, #3 lightweight (51% Cotton, 49% Rayon from Bamboo, 232 yards/212m per 3.5 oz/100g skein)
1020 (1080, 1140, 1200, 1260, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1600) Yards
Hook and other Materials
US size H (5 mm) Crochet Hook
Yarn for Worsted weight (#4)
Brava Worsted Weight, #4 (100% Acrylic, 218 yards per 3.5oz/100g).
1080 (1140, 1200, 1260, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1700) Yards
Hook – 5.5 mm Crochet Hook
Stitch markers – 2 pieces
18 sts over 10 Rows = 4” across, made using dc, before blocking.
Adjust hook size, if necessary, to obtain gauge.
- Please kindly read through the pattern before starting.
- Any other weight of #2 weight yarn can be substituted.
- Stitch count is written after each row/round with the smallest XS written first and the other in the ().
- Stitch count written in black is for all sizes but at some points, the stitch counts are color-coded for clarity, i.e. XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)
Difficulty Level – Intermediate
Terms – US Terminology
Chain/chains – ch/chs
Single Crochet – sc
Half double crochet – hdc
Double crochet – dc
Crossed double crochet – cdc
Crossed double crochet ( cdc) = skip next st, dc in next st, crocheting over the dc just made into the skipped st, yarn over, insert hook into skipped stitch and yarn over (3 loops on the hook), yarn over, pull through 2 loops, yarn over, pull through the remaining 2 loops.
V-Puff stitch – *yarn over, insert hook into indicated st and pull up a loop (3 loops on the hook), yarn over, insert hook into the same stitch, and pull up a loop (5 loops on the hook), next, yarn over, insert hook into the same stitch, and pull up a loop (7 loops on the hook), yarn over and pull through first 6 loops on the hook, yarn over, pull through the remaining 2 loops**, (first half made), chain 2, Rep from * to **
Please note that you can increase the number of double crochets for puffy puffs.
Size(s) and color codes – XS (S, M, L, XL, 2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL)
Bust Measurement: 30 (34, 38, 42, 46, 50, 54, 58, 62)”
Length of Top: 21 (21, 21, 21, 23, 23, 23, 25, 25)”
Arm hole Measurement: 15.5 (16, 16.5, 17, 17.5, 18, 18.5, 19, 19.5)”
Modeled garment is shown in XL, with 2” of Positive Ease.
- This top is made in 2 sections- Front and Back panels.
- The front panel is made in section 1 and worked from the neckline down towards the hips.
- The back panel is then made and both panels are joined together at the shoulder seam and sides.
I would love to see your makes from this crochet summer tee – the Dandelion Top. When you do make yours, do tag me with your versions.