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Simple Filet Crochet T-shirt Pattern – Verona Tee

Effortless style shines through in the Verona Tee making it the perfect crochet t-shirt pattern to dress up, dress down and look fabulous however you decide to wear it.

With a simple filet crochet matching front and back panel, the delicate pattern section climbs its way up the top and the subtle V neck is detailed yet simple.

With no shaping to worry about and only beginner stitches, it’s the perfect garment for those just starting out and for more experienced hands too.

The pattern is size inclusive from XS-5X and includes a section on customising your top and comes with a free video tutorial too. 

You can carry on reading to find the free pattern here in this blogpost or purchase an ad-free, printable PDF version of the Verona Tee pattern in my pattern store to download and print.

woman wearing green filet crochet t-shirt with hand on hip

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About the Verona filet crochet t-shirt

I designed this simple crochet top earlier this year for the fabulous Crochet Foundry Magazine and I’m so proud that it was included in their Spring 2021 issue!

I wrote all about the Crochet Foundry Spring 2021 issue and how much fun it was if you’d like to read about it.

It was an absolute joy to work with the team at the magazine and I had so much fun coming up with a design that looks tricky but only really uses US double crochet/ UK treble stitches. If you’ve never heard of filet crochet before then this is an example of it.

Filet crochet is made up of open meshes and solid meshes. The open meshes are created by working a chain and skipping a stitch, the solid meshes are just worked as regular stitches.

I didn’t want the filet crochet section to be too overwhelming on this simple crochet top so I kept the set pattern the same and just worked repeats of the ‘vine-like’ filet climbing up the top.

Pattern Options

This is a free crochet pattern in both UK and US terms on the blog for everyone to enjoy, just scroll down to find it.

There are a few other ways you can access and enjoy this crochet pattern:

title page of Verona Tee crochet t-shirt pattern PDF

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blonde woman standing in garden wearing green filet crochet summer t-shirt and black trousers

Other Patterns You Might Enjoy

I love designing garments and especially tops!! Here are a few more of my crochet top patterns that I thought you might like to try – they even include another filet crochet one!

Yarn

To make this top I used WeCrochet Stroll Fingering Weight Yarn.

This lovely yarn is weight 1, 75% Fine Superwash Merino Wool, 25% nylon, 231yds/211m, 50g and I chose to use Bamboo Heather.

Approx balls/yards: 5/988, (5/1106, 6/1223, 6/1356, 7/1474) ( 7/1621, 8/1724, 8/1842, 9/1990)

Recommended yarn>>> find the yarn I used here.

A great alternative yarn is WeCrochet Palette Fingering Weight Yarn which is really similar but slightly lighter in feel and comes in such beautiful shades. I used it to make my Richmond boomerang crochet shawl and really enjoyed working with it.

basket of Stroll fingering yarn in green with white and nickel Furls odyssey crochet hook laid on top

Tension and Sizing

The top is in sizes XS, (S, M, L, XL), (2XL, 3XL, 4XL, 5XL) with the following measurements:

To fit bust: (inches) 28-30 (32-34, 36-38, 40-42,44-46) (48-50, 52-54, 56-58, 60-62)

Finished garment bust: (inches) 33 (37, 40, 45, 49) (54, 57, 61, 66)

Length (inches): 26.5 for all sizes but completely customisable.

The tee is really customisable – I suggest choosing the garment bust size that you’d feel most comfortable wearing and then checking ‘customisation’ section below for details of how you can adjust everything else if you’d like to.

Materials

Along with your yarn, you will need the following:

Glossary and Abbreviations

ch(s) – chain(s)

sp – space

ss – slip stitch

sk – skip

st(s) – stitch(es)

RS – right side

WS – wrong side

rep – repeat

tog – together

blo – back loop only

Crochet Stitches

This top uses the following stitches:

Standard UK Crochet TermStandard US Crochet Term
htr – half treblehdc – half double crochet
tr – trebledc – double crochet
3rd loop – extra loop created in htr of previous row3rd loop – extra loop created in hdc of previous row

Pattern Notes

Ch1 at the beginning of a row does not count as a stitch.

Customising your crochet top

How to customise your top to suit you:

Ease of fit

The tee has a positive ease of around 3 inches per size but if you’d like to go for a looser, easy fit top, then just either make the size up to add a few inches to your tops width, or add a few extra stitches at either end of your top. You just need to make sure that you have an even number of stitches either side of the pattern detail so that it sits centrally.

Length of tee

With a matching back and front it is really easy to adjust the length of the tee. All you need to do is work more or less repeats of Rows 7-12 before you split for the neckline. Each repeat will add or subtract 2 ¼” from your top. I think it would look awesome either cropped or as a longline tunic or bikini cover!

NECKLINE

The neckline is the same for all sizes but if you would like a more modest look then just sew up more of the stitches of each side of the neckline to make it as high as you like. You can do this at both the front and the back to change the look of the top as you’d like it.

Armhole Depth

If you prefer to have more room under the arms then simply seam up the sides to wherever feels comfortable for you instead.

Tie

The top looks equally lovely with or without the tie but you can adapt the length of the tie to suit you by working as many or as few foundation hdc as you like. It also looks cute with the tie to the back of the top too, it’s completely up to you!

progress image of crochet t-shirt in green with hand holding the crochet and white crochet hook in place and ball of yarn

Construction

Make a matching front and back panel.

The panels are made from the bottom up, splitting for the neckline as instructed.

Once your panels are complete, block them lightly and seam at the shoulders and side as detailed.

Make an optional tie and thread through top, just under the bust and secure.

A ch 1 or ch 2 at the beginning of a row does not count as a stitch.

Turn your work after each row.

Video Tutorial

Watch a full pattern video tutorial >>> watch the video here

Crochet Garments

If you are new to making crochet garments (or even if you’re not!) then I have a few articles that might help you to get going with them and get the confidence to try.

You can read about how to start your perfect crochet wardrobe and I put together my top tips for getting started with crochet garments too which might help.

If you’d prefer to print out and keep the pattern with it’s extra chart and schematics then you can get it here by following the image below: (or you can continue to read and find the free pattern)

Verona Tee Crochet Top Pattern

Standard UK and US Terms

Standard UK Crochet Terms

Front Panel

Row 1 (rs): Foundation htr 70 (78, 86, 96, 104) (114, 122, 130, 140)

Row 2 (ws): Ch 1, htr in 3rd loop of each st across.

Row 3: Ch 2, tr in blo of each across.

Row 4: Ch 2, tr in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25) *tr in next 5, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next 9, rep from * 3 (3, 3, 3, 3) (5, 5, 5, 5) more times, tr in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25).

Row 5: Ch2, tr in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25) *tr in next 8, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next 6, rep from *3 (3, 3, 3, 3) (5, 5, 5, 5) more times, tr in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25).

Row 6: Ch 2, tr in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25) *tr in next 7, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next 7, rep from * 3 (3, 3, 3, 3) (5, 5, 5, 5) more times, tr in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25).

Established stitch pattern: Rows 7-12

Row 7: Ch 2, tr in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25) *tr in next 6, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next st, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next 6, rep from * 3 (3, 3, 3, 3) (5, 5, 5, 5) more times, tr in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25).

Row 8: Ch 2, tr in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25) *tr in next 5, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next 3, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next 5, rep from * 3 (3, 3, 3, 3) (5, 5, 5, 5) more times, tr in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25).

Row 9: Ch 2, tr in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25) *tr in next 4, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next 5, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next 4, rep from *3 (3, 3, 3, 3) (5, 5, 5, 5) more times, tr in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25).

Row 10: Ch 2, tr in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25) *tr in next 3, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next st, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next 9, rep from * 3 (3, 3, 3, 3) (5, 5, 5, 5) more times, tr in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25).

Row 11: Ch 2, tr in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25) *tr in next 8, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next 3, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next 2, rep from * 3 (3, 3, 3, 3) (5, 5, 5, 5) more times, tr in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25).

Row 12: Ch 2, tr in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25) *tr in next 7, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next 7, rep from * 3 (3, 3, 3, 3) (5, 5, 5, 5) more times, tr in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25).

Rows 13-42: Repeat the established stitch pattern a further 5 times.

Continue to work in rows for the first side of the top now.

Row 1 (rs): Ch 2, tr in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25) *tr in next 6, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next st, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next 6, rep from * 0 (0, 0, 0, 0) (1, 1, 1, 1) times, tr in next 6, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next st, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next 5.

Row 2: Ch 2, tr in next 4, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next 3, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next 5, *tr in next 5, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next 3, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next 5, rep from * 0 (0, 0, 0, 0) (1, 1, 1, 1) times, tr in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25).

Row 3: Ch 2, tr in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25) *tr in next 4, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next 5, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next 4, rep from * 0 (0, 0, 0, 0) (1, 1, 1, 1) times, tr in next 4, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next 5, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next 3.

Row 4: Ch 2, tr in next 2, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next st, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next 9, *tr in next 3, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next st, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next 9, rep from * 0 (0, 0, 0, 0) (1, 1, 1, 1) times, tr in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25).

Row 5: Ch 2, tr in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25) *tr in next 8, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next 3, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next 2, rep from * 0 (0, 0, 0, 0) (1, 1, 1, 1) times, tr in next 8, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next 3, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next st.

Row 6: Ch 2, tr in next 6, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next 7, *tr in next 7, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next 7, rep from * 0 (0, 0, 0, 0) (1, 1, 1, 1) times, tr in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25).

Rows 7-24: Repeat rows 1-6 three more times for the first side of the top front. Fasten off.

Second side of the Front

With RS facing of Row 42, skip 2 sts from where first side of the top front ends, join to next st on Row 42. ( You should have 2 unworked stitches in Row 42 of main body).

Row 1: Ch 2, tr in next 5, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next st, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next 6, *tr in next 6, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next st, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next 6, rep from * 0 (0, 0, 0, 0) (1, 1, 1, 1) times, tr in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25).

Row 2: Ch 2, tr in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25) *tr in next 5, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next 3, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next 5, rep from * 0 (0, 0, 0, 0) (1, 1, 1, 1) times, tr in next 5, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next 3, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next 4.

Row 3: Ch 2, tr in next 3, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next 5, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next 4, *tr in next 4, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next 5, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next 4, rep from * 0 (0, 0, 0, 0) (1, 1, 1, 1) times, tr in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25).

Row 4: Ch 2, tr in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25) *tr in next 3, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next st, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next 9, rep from * 0 (0, 0, 0, 0) (1, 1, 1, 1) times, tr in next 3, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next st, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next 8.

Row 5: Ch 2, tr in next 7, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next 3, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next 2, *tr in next 8, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next 3, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next 2, rep from * 0 (0, 0, 0, 0) (1, 1, 1, 1) times, tr in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25).

Row 6: Ch 2, tr in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25) *tr in next 7, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next 7, rep from * 0 (0, 0, 0, 0) (1, 1, 1, 1) times, tr in next 7, ch 1, skip next st, tr in next 6.

Rows 7-24: Repeat rows 1-6 three more times for the second side of the top. Fasten off and block to measurements.

BACK

Make as for front.

Weave in all ends and block to measurements.

Seaming: Join shoulder seams with a slip stitch seam with RS facing out..

With WS facing out, whip stitch from Rows 1- 46 (46, 43, 43, 41) (41, 38, 38, 36) to form side seams. The remaining un-seamed rows create the armholes.

Add neckline: The neckline is the same for all sizes, you will have 24 rows on the front and back making a total of 48 rows each side of the neckline. Choose a front of your work and with RS facing out, join yarn to the side of the first row of one side of the neckline starting at the V of the top.

Row 1: working in the sides of the 48 rows, ch1, work 2 htr in the side of each row (96 sts) slip stitch into 2nd skipped stitch of the neckline (Row 42 of main body) and turn to continue working in rows.

Row 2: Ch 1, htr in 3rd loop of each stitch across, slip stitch into 2nd skipped stitch of the neckline (Row 42 of main body)

Other side of neckline – Repeat Rows 1 and 2 above, working the slip stitches across the front of the 2 rows you have just worked.

Complete the neckline by sewing together 6 stitches of the neckline overlap together on both the front and the back.

TIE

Using the 3mm hook, foundation htr 300, (325, 350, 375, 400) (425, 450, 475, 500) sts for the tie.

Block lightly and weave in ends to complete. Thread through the top at the point just under the bust and tie to secure.

woman looking down wearing V neck crochet t-shirt with filet crochet detail

Standard US Crochet Terms

Front Panel

Row 1 (rs): Foundation hdc 70 (78, 86, 96, 104) (114, 122, 130, 140)

Row 2 (ws): Ch 1, hdc in 3rd loop of each st across.

Row 3: Ch 2, dc in blo of each across.

Row 4: Ch 2, dc in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25) *dc in next 5, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next 9, rep from * 3 (3, 3, 3, 3) (5, 5, 5, 5) more times, dc in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25).

Row 5: Ch2, dc in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25) *dc in next 8, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next 6, rep from *3 (3, 3, 3, 3) (5, 5, 5, 5) more times, dc in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25).

Row 6: Ch 2, dc in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25) *dc in next 7, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next 7, rep from * 3 (3, 3, 3, 3) (5, 5, 5, 5) more times, dc in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25).

Established stitch pattern: Rows 7-12

Row 7: Ch 2, dc in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25) *dc in next 6, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next 6, rep from * 3 (3, 3, 3, 3) (5, 5, 5, 5) more times, dc in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25).

Row 8: Ch 2, dc in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25) *dc in next 5, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next 3, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next 5, rep from * 3 (3, 3, 3, 3) (5, 5, 5, 5) more times, dc in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25).

Row 9: Ch 2, dc in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25) *dc in next 4, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next 5, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next 4, rep from *3 (3, 3, 3, 3) (5, 5, 5, 5) more times, dc in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25).

Row 10: Ch 2, dc in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25) *dc in next 3, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next 9, rep from * 3 (3, 3, 3, 3) (5, 5, 5, 5) more times, dc in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25).

Row 11: Ch 2, dc in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25) *dc in next 8, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next 3, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next 2, rep from * 3 (3, 3, 3, 3) (5, 5, 5, 5) more times, dc in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25).

Row 12: Ch 2, dc in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25) *dc in next 7, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next 7, rep from * 3 (3, 3, 3, 3) (5, 5, 5, 5) more times, dc in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25).

Rows 13-42: Repeat the established stitch pattern a further 5 times.

Continue to work in rows for the first side of the top now.

Row 1 (rs): Ch 2, dc in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25) *dc in next 6, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next 6, rep from * 0 (0, 0, 0, 0) (1, 1, 1, 1) times, dc in next 6, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next 5.

Row 2: Ch 2, dc in next 4, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next 3, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next 5, *dc in next 5, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next 3, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next 5, rep from * 0 (0, 0, 0, 0) (1, 1, 1, 1) times, dc in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25).

Row 3: Ch 2, dc in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25) *dc in next 4, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next 5, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next 4, rep from * 0 (0, 0, 0, 0) (1, 1, 1, 1) times, dc in next 4, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next 5, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next 3.

Row 4: Ch 2, dc in next 2, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next 9, *dc in next 3, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next 9, rep from * 0 (0, 0, 0, 0) (1, 1, 1, 1) times, dc in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25).

Row 5: Ch 2, dc in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25) *dc in next 8, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next 3, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next 2, rep from * 0 (0, 0, 0, 0) (1, 1, 1, 1) times, dc in next 8, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next 3, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st.

Row 6: Ch 2, dc in next 6, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next 7, *dc in next 7, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next 7, rep from * 0 (0, 0, 0, 0) (1, 1, 1, 1) times, dc in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25).

Rows 7-24: Repeat rows 1-6 three more times for the first side of the top front. Fasten off.

Second side of the Front

With RS facing of Row 42, skip 2 sts from where first side of the top front ends, join to next st on Row 42. ( You should have 2 unworked stitches in Row 42 of main body).

Row 1: Ch 2, dc in next 5, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next 6, *dc in next 6, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next 6, rep from * 0 (0, 0, 0, 0) (1, 1, 1, 1) times, dc in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25).

Row 2: Ch 2, dc in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25) *dc in next 5, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next 3, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next 5, rep from * 0 (0, 0, 0, 0) (1, 1, 1, 1) times, dc in next 5, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next 3, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next 4.

Row 3: Ch 2, dc in next 3, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next 5, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next 4, *dc in next 4, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next 5, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next 4, rep from * 0 (0, 0, 0, 0) (1, 1, 1, 1) times, dc in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25).

Row 4: Ch 2, dc in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25) *dc in next 3, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next 9, rep from * 0 (0, 0, 0, 0) (1, 1, 1, 1) times, dc in next 3, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next st, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next 8.

Row 5: Ch 2, dc in next 7, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next 3, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next 2, *dc in next 8, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next 3, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next 2, rep from * 0 (0, 0, 0, 0) (1, 1, 1, 1) times, dc in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25).

Row 6: Ch 2, dc in next 5 (9, 13, 18, 22) (12, 16, 20, 25) *dc in next 7, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next 7, rep from * 0 (0, 0, 0, 0) (1, 1, 1, 1) times, dc in next 7, ch 1, skip next st, dc in next 6.

Rows 7-24: Repeat rows 1-6 three more times for the second side of the top. Fasten off and block to measurements.

Woman wearing XL crochet t-shirt leaning on table in garden

BACK

Make as for front.

Weave in all ends and block to measurements.

Seaming: Join shoulder seams with a slip stitch seam with RS facing out..

With WS facing out, whip stitch from Rows 1- 46 (46, 43, 43, 41) (41, 38, 38, 36) to form side seams. The remaining un-seamed rows create the armholes.

Add neckline: The neckline is the same for all sizes, you will have 24 rows on the front and back making a total of 48 rows each side of the neckline. Choose a front of your work and with RS facing out, join yarn to the side of the first row of one side of the neckline starting at the V of the top.

Row 1: working in the sides of the 48 rows, ch1, work 2 hdc in the side of each row (96 sts) slip stitch into 2nd skipped stitch of the neckline (Row 42 of main body) and turn to continue working in rows.

Row 2: Ch 1, hdc in 3rd loop of each stitch across, slip stitch into 2nd skipped stitch of the neckline (Row 42 of main body)

Other side of neckline – Repeat Rows 1 and 2 above, working the slip stitches across the front of the 2 rows you have just worked.

Complete the neckline by sewing together 6 stitches of the neckline overlap together on both the front and the back.

TIE

Using the 3mm hook, foundation hdc 300, (325, 350, 375, 400) (425, 450, 475, 500) sts for the tie.

Block lightly and weave in ends to complete. Thread through the top at the point just under the bust and tie to secure.

woman with hands on hips wearing green filet crochet t-shirt with tie under bust

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