It might not be Friday but why should that day get all the fun? Tuesday’s deserve Free Pattern Love too, right? Right.
Today, I’m excited to share with y’all my Ringer Tee! It’s the cutest little tee with simple stripes, little pops of color, and THAT POCKET?!
I mean, I don’t know what a baby needs a pocket for but I don’t care. I’m here for it. You know what I mean?
Inspirations from Giving Back…
For the last few months I’ve been a member of the Annie’s Caring Crochet Kit Club. It’s this amazing crochet kit club wherein every month you get this shipment of yarn/materials/pattern to make an item that you can then donate to a charity. It’s amazing!
I’ve always believe that crocheters have some of the biggest hearts out there and we just love to use our hooks to give back. Now, in this turbulent world, we have the ability to make real and lasting change by giving back. Annie’s Caring Crochet Kit Club let’s me do just that.
Well, a couple months back I received a shipment and filmed a youtube video HERE all about it.
I also gave some tips and tricks about sewing pockets to crochet using slip stitches. THAT my friends, inspired this little sweater! Those slip stitches were so dang easy and fun I couldn’t resist. AND THE POCKET. I just can’t it’s too darn cute!
Baby Sweaters Are AMAZING
Here’s the deal…I don’t have a baby and ain’t planning on having one for quite awhile and while I’m a designer and get to design whatever the heck I want…lately I’ve been gravitating toward baby sweaters!
They are the perfect little numbers for trying out new techniques. Small, compact, and quick to stitch means they are the perfect little projects for testing out new yarn, learning new techniques, or playing with new stitches.
The Ringer Tee’s great because you’ll learn how to work a sweater from the top down, how to work surface slip stitches, and when your finished you’ll have the perfect gift to give when one of your friends has a baby in 7-8 months.
Quarantine is just loads of fun friends.
Surface Slip Stitches AND a Pocket?
YES! These stripes are SO easy and SO fun to work. After you finish the sweater you’ll grab the contrast color of your choice (I went with a pumpkin orange cause its my fav right now) and slip stitch into each of the double crochet stitches around. It’s actually quite easy! You can find a great tutorial from my friends at The Crochet Crowd here!
The Ringer Tee also features a pocket. Why? I don’t know but I couldn’t justify not having a pocket on a little baseball inspired tee? You know? So, I just had too. That’s it friends. That’s why.
Ringer Tee Pattern
US G/6 4mm Crochet Hook
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver Yarn
1 Skein each of Royal, Carrot, and White
Chest Measurements: 19.5 (21.5) inches
Length Measurement: 11 inches
To Fit Size:
0-6 months (6-12 months)
16 dc and 8 rows = 4″ (10 cm)
Ch = Chain
Dc = Double Crochet
Sl st = Slip Stitch
Rnd(s) = Round(s)
Tee is worked from the top down beginning with a foundation chain and working into both the top and bottom. Increases are then worked every round until sleeves and body are split.
Dinger Tee Pattern
With Royal, ch 58 (62) very loosely. Note: If you are a tight chainer like me, try using a crochet hook size 2-3 sizes larger.
Rnd 1: Dc in 3rd ch from hook and in each ch across. (56, 60 dc)
Taking care not to twist stitches, join with a sl st to first dc. Fasten off Royal.
Rnd 2: Join White, Ch 3 (counts as the first dc here adn throughout), dc in each of the next 7 (8) sts, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next dc, dc in each of the next 10 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next dc, dc in each of the next 16 (18) dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next dc, dc in each of the next 10 dc, (dc, ch 1, dc) in next dc, dc in each of the 8 (9) dc. Join to beg ch-3 with a sl st.
Place stitch markers in each of the four ch-1 spaces around. Move markers up to new ch-1 space as your work progresses.
Rnds 3-10 (11): Ch 3, *dc in each dc to next stitch marker, (dc, ch 1, dc) in ch-1 sp; rep from * around to last ch-1 sp, dc in each dc to end of rnd. Join to beg ch-3 with a sl st.
Divide Sleeves and Body
Rnd 11 (12): Ch 3, dc in each of the next 16 (18) dc, dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3 for underarm, skip next 28 (32) dc, dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in each of the next 34 (38) dc, dc in next ch-1 sp, ch 3 for under arm, skip next 28 (32) dc, dc in next ch-1 sp, dc in each of the last 17 (19) dc. Join to beg ch-3 with a sl st.
Rnd 12 (13): Ch 3, dc in each dc and ch around. (78, 86 dc)
Rnd 13 (14): Ch 3, dc in each dc around.
Rep last Rnd until body of sweater measures 6 inches from underarm. Fasten off White. Join Royal. Work one further round. Fasten off.
With White and RS facing, join with a sl st in any st on sleeve.
Rnd 1: Ch 3, dc in each dc and ch around. (31, 35 dc) Fasten off white.
Rnd 2: Join Royal, ch 3, dc in each dc around. Fasten off Royal.
Repeat for second sleeve.
With Carrot, work surface slit stitches in each stitch around. I chose to work these stitches into every other row of white. But you can work more or less! Take this time to really stretch those design legs!
With Royal, Ch 11
Row 1: Sc in 2nd ch from hook and in each ch across. (10 sc)
Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.
Rep row 2 a further six times.
Row 9: Ch 1, turn, sc2tog, sc in each st across to last two sts, sc2tog.
Row 10: Ch 1, turn, sc in each sc across.
Row 11: As Row 9.
Row 12: As row 10. Fasten off.
Position pocket on right side of sweater and sew to body of sweater.
Weave in all ends. Wash and lay flat to block.
That’s it friends! I mean…how flippin cute is this Ringer Tee!? Like I said, just a few minutes and a couple colors of worsted weight yarn and you’re good! Remember to share your projects with me on Instagram HERE and to join the Rohn Strong Crochet Club HERE!