I’ve just finished this lovely crochet Summertime Tee for myself!
It’s a quick project to crochet, and a really approachable pattern by Toni of TL Yarn Crafts.
Now that I’ve finally finished the epic Granny Stipe Blanket, I can get on with a bunch of crochet clothing projects for my family that I’ve been wanting to make for so long – it’s liberating! And even *shock horror* be as indulgent as to make something for myself!
This relaxed Summertime Tee top is just what I wanted – to wear over a vest in the summer and over a turtle-neck in the autumn. I chose a colour to coordinate with lots of other things in what we will laughingly call “my wardrobe” and I know I’m going to get heaps of wear out of it.
The pattern itself is free on the TL Yarn Crafts website, and there is even a video tutorial where Toni talks you through every last detail in her friendly and relaxed style that make you feel like you can achieve anything!
It’s a simple project with an interesting but easy-to-work extended-double-crochet (US: extended-single-crochet) stitch. I would say that although it’s quick to crochet, the sewing up and weaving in of yarn ends takes a bit of concentration, because it’s an open mesh texture and you don’t want to spoil it with clumsy seams and visible yarn tails.
The Berroco Weekend Aran weight yarn I chose is perfect for the project – a really easy-to-work, uncomplicated yarn that should stand up well to wear. There is only one supplier in the UK at the moment, however. The colourway I used is ‘Redwood’.
Find all my project details and links to the pattern on my Ravelry Summertime Tee Project.