The Easy Striped Summer Tee is a fun cropped topper that's incredibly simple to crochet. And a great addition to your warm-weather wardrobe! Get the free crochet pattern sized for XS to 5X here on Moogly!
Disclaimer: Materials provided by Yarnspirations; this post includes affiliate links.
Super Easy Construction
The Easy Striped Summer Tee is a great summer make - so easy you can crochet it at the beach or by the pool! Two rectangles, made of the most basic stitches, get seamed into a flattering v-neck top. The linked treble stitches at the waist give it a rolled look - but there's a substitute for that in the notes below if you want to keep it easy!
Featuring Patons Grace
I used Patons Grace to make the Easy Striped Summer Tee - it's just so lovely for summer garments! Made of mercerized cotton, it's breathable and soft and has a lovely sheen and drape. And it's available both online and at most big box craft stores!
From XS to 5X
The Easy Striped Summer Tee crochet pattern includes 3 sizes, that range from XS to 5X. This top features a loose, oversize fit and I've included the actual bust measurement for each size below.
I've given this pattern a cropped length, but you can easily make it longer if desired too - just see the Notes below!
Easy Striped Summer Tee
Add this pattern to your Ravelry Queue and Favorites
US - I, 5.5mm hook - Furls
625-1135 yds Patons Grace (3-Light/UK: 8 ply; 100% mercerized cotton; 50 g/1.75 oz, 125 m/136 yds)
CA: Blush - 2 (3, 4) skeins
CB: Clay - 2 (3, 4) skeins
CC: Natural - 2 (3, 4) skeins
Gauge: 13 sts x 8 rows = 4" in dc
Sizes: XS/S/M - 42" bust (L/XL - 50" bust, 2X/3X/4X/5X - 66" bust)
Size shown: XS/S/M
Helpful Links and Tutorials
Easy Striped Summer Tee Tutorial
FSC - Foundation Single Crochet
CSDC - Chainless Starting Double Crochet
How to Float Colors Along the Edge
If you would prefer not to use the FSC stitch, you can instead ch 128 (138, 148), skip the ch closest to the hook, and sc in each rem ch across.
And if you would prefer not to use the CSDC stitch, you can instead ch 3 or use your preferred dc substitute.
If you would prefer not to use the linked tr st, you can substitute 3 rnds of back loop only single crochet.
To make this top longer, add an equal number of stitches to the beginning and end of each row. There is no stitch multiple here to worry about, just be sure to move the beginning of the mesh section by the same number of stitches.
Row 1: With CA, FSC 127 (137, 147); turn. (127 (137, 147) sts)
Row 2: CSDC in first st, dc in next 39 (40, 45) sts, [ch 3, skip 3 sts, dc in next 3 sts] 9 (10, 10) times, dc in last 33 (36, 41) sts finishing last st with CB; turn. (127 (137, 147) sts including chs)
Row 3: CSDC in first st, dc in next 35 (38, 43) sts, [3 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, skip 3 sts] 9 (10, 10) times, dc in last 37 (38, 43) sts finishing last st with next color; turn.
Row 4: CSDC in first st, dc in next 36 (37, 42) sts, [3 dc in next ch-3 sp, ch 3, skip 3 sts] 9 (10, 10) times, dc in last 36 (39, 44) sts finishing last st with next color; turn.
Row 5 - 21 (25, 33): Rep Rows 3 and 4, cycling through colors. Do NOT finish last st with new color at end of last row.
Row 22 (26, 34): Ch 1, sc in each st and ch across; break yarn.
Rep as for Piece #1, but begin with next color in cycle - CC (CA, CC).
Sew Center Seams
Laying out the pieces per the schematic above, seam the front 7 (8, 9)" from the waist using the mattress stitch.
Then, seam the back 15 (16, 17) inches from the waist using the mattress stitch.
Sew Side Seams
Fold the garment in half across the mesh sections, as shown in the schematic above. Seam each side 11 (12, 13)" from the waist using the mattress stitch.
Rnd 1: Join to side seam with Color B (or desired color), ch 1, sc 130 (156, 208) evenly around waist opening; join. (130 (156, 208) sts)
Rnd 2: Ch 4, linked tr in each st around; join.
Rnd 3: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join and break yarn. Use tail to seam up gap at end of Rnd 2 if needed.
(Repeat for each arm opening, using the same color as you are working into.)
Rnd 1: Join next to side seam, ch 1, sc in each st around; join.
Rnd 2: Ch 1, sc in each st around; join and break yarn.
LOOKING FOR MORE?
Looking for more summer-weight top patterns? Some of my favorites include the Handkerchief Cocoon, Cupcake Tee, Easy Cold Shoulder V Neck Top, and Seaglass Summer Cardi!
If the Easy Striped Summer Tee pattern inspires you to make your own project, and you post a photo on social media, be sure to tag me @mooglyblog or #mooglyblog so I can check it out too!
THE FINE PRINT
Follow Moogly on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Tumblr! Thank you to Yarnspirations for providing the materials shown in this post. Written pattern copyright Tamara Kelly 2020, all rights reserved. Please do not reprint or repost this pattern, but please do link to this page to share this pattern with others.
To print or download, use the Print Friendly button below, or go to PrintFriendly.com, or right-click to copy and paste it into a word processing document if those options do not work for you (please note that Print Friendly is a free outside website that the button links to, and you can click here for a tutorial on how to use it, but I cannot provide additional technical support for this service).
If you wish to make items for sale from this pattern or translate it to another language, please visit the About page for details.
I love this top! Absolutely beautiful choice of colors. I'm a "winter" so not sure I can wear them though. I'll have to check out other Paton colors. Love the style.
Thank you so much! There are lots of colors to choose from! 🙂
Chris De Mel
Beautiful I love it. I am a beginner and am not sure I understand some of the terminology you have used and the yarn you are recommending or where to buy it. If you have a tutorial on how to crochet this beautiful top, I would really appreiate it. But I am going to try and find some one who might be willing to help me.
Hi Chris! There is a tutorial linked above, and at https://www.mooglyblog.com/easy-striped-summer-tee-tutorial/ 🙂