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The Valerie Tee crochet pattern uses the same fun stitch combo as the Valerie Cowl! This easy pattern uses the filet crochet technique.
This women’s crochet top is quick, simple, and super cute! You can wear this tee with one side off the shoulder, both sides off the shoulder, or as a regular tee shirt! The Valerie Tee crochet pattern is rated Easy in pattern difficulty. If you are new to crochet clothing, I highly recommend the Ultimate Guide to Crocheting Garments email series!
You do need to know how to sew crochet pieces together for this project. This pattern comes in women’s sizes XS-3X, with the stitch multiple included so you can make it any size.
The crochet top is made using WeCrochet Comfy Sport (#2) yarn. This yarn is a 75% Pima cotton, 25% acrylic blend. It is perfect for warm weather crochet makes like tees and tops! It comes in 30 beautiful colorways and can be machine washed and dried! It is lightweight and feels great against the skin.
Valerie Tee Crochet Pattern
WeCrochet Comfy Sport (#2) yarn
75% Pima cotton, 25% acrylic
H/8 (5.0mm) crochet hook or hook to obtain gauge
16 dc x 8 rows = 4”
Stitches Needed & Abbreviations:
dc- double crochet
*- repeat from
|Size||Bust Circumference||Finished Width||Finished Length||Yardage|
Starting chain does count as first stitch.
Pattern is worked as two rectangles that are sewn together at the end.
Pattern is written in smallest size with additional sizes in parentheses. Stitch count for all sizes will be in parentheses at the end of each row.
Garment has 3-5” positive ease. For a more fitted look, go down a size or make your rectangles smaller.
Video Stitch Tutorial: https://youtu.be/wMrbBNVS-5s
Tutorial on sewing crochet pieces together: https://youtu.be/PBsuB4NHFvQ
Rectangles are worked in multiples of 12 + 3.
Rectangles (Make 2)
Rectangles (Make 2)
Ch 63 (75, 87, 99, 111, 123, 135)
Row 1: 1 dc in 4th ch from hook, (starting chains count as 1 st) and in each of the next 5 chs, (ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc in next ch) 3 times, *1 dc in each of the next 6 chs, (ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc in next ch) 3 times*, repeat from * across. (46, 55, 64, 73, 82, 91, 100 dc)
Row 2: Ch 4 (counts as 1st dc and ch 1), turn, 1 dc in next dc, (ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc in next dc) twice, 1 dc in each of the next 6 dc, *(ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc in next dc) 3 times, 1 dc in each of the next 6 dc*, repeat from * across. (46, 55, 64, 73, 82, 91, 100 dc)
Row 3: Ch 3 (counts), turn, *1 dc in each of the next 6 dc, (ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc in next dc) 3 times*, repeat from * across. (46, 55, 64, 73, 82, 91, 100 dc)
Row 4: Ch 3 (counts), turn, *(1 dc in ch-1 space, 1 dc in next dc) 3 times, (ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc in next dc) 3 times*, repeat from * across. (46, 55, 64, 73, 82, 91, 100 dc)
Rows 5-6: Repeat rows 2-3.
Row 7: Ch 3 (counts), turn, *(1 dc in ch-1 space, 1 dc in next dc) 3 times, (ch 1, skip 1, 1 dc in next dc) 3 times*, repeat from * across. (46, 55, 64, 73, 82, 91, 100 dc)
Repeat rows 2-7 until rectangle reaches 23” (23”, 23”, 24”, 24”, 25”) long, ending with a repeat of row 6. (Or desired length)
Fasten off. Weave in ends and block both rectangles.
Lay one rectangle on top of the other, lining up the edges.
With your yarn needle and a long piece of yarn, start at the bottom of one edge and begin sewing both rectangles together up one side. Stop sewing when you get to 7-10” unworked for armhole. Fasten off and weave in ends. Repeat on the other side.
Attach yarn to the top corner of your rectangles and sew together 10 stitches if you want an off the shoulder top or more stitches together for a more basic tee fit. Do the same on the other side, making sure to leave enough room for your head to go through.
Fasten off. Weave in ends.
Michelle has been crocheting since 2011 and has been designing crochet patterns since 2014! She specializes in modern garments and accessories for your handmade wardrobe. Michelle has been featured in Happily Hooked Magazine, thehooknooklife.com, wecrochet.com, ourmakerlife.com, and several other websites. She is committed to providing the highest quality crochet information and patterns that instill a true feeling of pride, enjoyment, and accomplishment when completing a project.