Ringer Tee | Free Crochet Baby Tee Pattern

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!

Why?

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

Materials

US G/6 4mm Crochet Hook
Red Heart Yarns Super Saver Yarn
1 Skein each of Royal, Carrot, and White
Tapestry Needle
Scissors

Finished Measurements

Chest Measurements: 19.5 (21.5) inches
Length Measurement: 11 inches

To Fit Size:

0-6 months (6-12 months)

Gauge

16 dc and 8 rows = 4″ (10 cm)

Abbreviations:

Ch = Chain
Dc = Double Crochet
Sl st = Slip Stitch
Rnd(s) = Round(s)

Pattern Notes:

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.

Body

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.

Sleeves

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.

Stripes

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!

Pocket

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!

Lemondrop Chevron Afghan | Free Crochet Pattern

Another Free Pattern Friday, another baby blanket! I swear y’all, the big has bit me and it bit me good! Scroll down to read about my inspo, see more photos, and download your PDF of this pattern!

Grab the Kit for this Pattern HERE: http://www.lionbrand.com/crochet-kit-lemondrop-chevron-afghan.html

Today, I have a fun and super easy ripple blanket using one of my new fav acrylic yarns. It’s really quick to stitch (my fav kind of project) and it’s the perfect little blankie to work up in a weekend! The Lemondrop Chevron Afghan is just perfect!

This Afghan is SO Easy!

I’m not the biggest fan of ‘all over’ afghans. Those are the kind of crochet blankets that use just one stitch from top to bottom. You know what I mean?

Here’s the deal, I get bored. Easily. Half the time I’ll fall asleep with my crochet sittin’ right in my lap! So, motif afghans and sampler afghans (the kind where you sew squares together) are better suited BUT there was something about this stitch that I just LOVED.

It’s not a one row repeat like many chevron patterns, it’s two rows! And, I threw in some stripes to keep it at least a little bit interesting.

It’s so easy I even felt a little guilty writing up the pattern! But, only a little. Cause, y’all are going to LOVE this blanket!

That yellow yarn is GORGEOUS!

Thanks! I could totally read your mind. This pattern uses Lion Brand Yarn Basic Stitch Anti-Pilling, which is my absolute new fav yarn. It’s a 100% acrylic anti-pilling yarn. That means that the more you use it, the softer it will get and it won’t look a day older!

The yellow color is Lemonade and the White is…well…White. Ha!

These colors work so well to create a gender-neutral blankie that will be the star of literally every baby shower you go too! And it’s such an inexpensive high-quality yarn. Seriously, if you haven’t tried this yarn yet you gotta get your hands on some!

Lemondrop Chevron Afghan

Download your PDF of this pattern HERE!

Materials:

US I/9 5.5mm Crochet Hook
US H/8 5mm Crochet Hook
6 Skeins Lion Brand Basic Stitch Anti-Pilling in Lemonade
1 Skein Lion Brand Basic Stitch Anti-Pilling in White
Tapestry Needle
Tape Measure

Finished Measurements:

About 31 inches wide and 33.5 inches long

Gauge:

1 pattern rep and 11 rows = 4.5″

Abbreviations:

Ch = Chain
Dc = Double Crochet
Dc2tog = Double Crochet 2 Together
Cl = Cluster
Sc = Single Crochet

Pattern Notes:

Afghan is worked in pone piece from bottom to top.

Weave in ends as work progresses.

Special Stitches:

Cluster (Cl): Yarn over, insert hook in next stitch, yarn over, pull up loop, yarn over, insert hook in same stitch, yarn over, pull up loop (5 loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through 4 loops on hook (2 loops on hook). Yarn over and pull through remaining 2 loops.

Double Crochet 2 Together (Dc2tog): Yarn over and insert hook into the next st, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook, yarn over and insert hook into the next st, yarn over and pull up a loop, yarn over and pull through 2 loops on hook, yarn over and pull through last 3 loops on hook.

Lemondrop Chevron Afghan Pattern

With LEMONADE, ch 121

Row 1: Dc in 4th ch from hook (ch-3 counts as first dc here and throughout), dc2tog twice, *(ch 1, cl) five times, ch 1, dc2tog six times; rep from * across to last 11 sts, (ch 1, cl) five times, dc2tog three times.

Row 2: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st and ch-space across.

Row 3: Ch 3, turn, dc in next dc, dc2tog twice, *(ch 1, cl) five times, ch 1, dc2tog six times; rep from * across to last 11 sts, (ch 1, cl) five times, dc2tog three times.

Row 4: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st and ch-space across.

Row 5: Ch 3, turn, dc in next dc, dc2tog twice, *(ch 1, cl) five times, ch 1, dc2tog six times; rep from * across to last 11 sts, (ch 1, cl) five times, dc2tog three times.

Row 6: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st and ch-space across.

Row 7: Ch 3, turn, dc in next dc, dc2tog twice, *(ch 1, cl) five times, ch 1, dc2tog six times; rep from * across to last 11 sts, (ch 1, cl) five times, dc2tog three times.

Row 8: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st and ch-space across.

At end of Row 8, change color to WHITE.

Row 9: Ch 3, turn, dc in next dc, dc2tog twice, *(ch 1, cl) five times, ch 1, dc2tog six times; rep from * across to last 11 sts, (ch 1, cl) five times, dc2tog three times.

Row 10: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st and ch-space across.

At end of Row 10, change color to LEMONADE.

Rows 11, 13, 15, 17: Ch 3, turn, dc in next dc, dc2tog twice, *(ch 1, cl) five times, ch 1, dc2tog six times; rep from * across to last 11 sts, (ch 1, cl) five times, dc2tog three times.

Rows 12, 14, 16, 18: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st and ch-sp across.

At end of Row 18, change color to WHITE.

Row 19: Ch 3, turn, dc in next dc, dc2tog twice, *(ch 1, cl) five times, ch 1, dc2tog six times; rep from * across to last 11 sts, (ch 1, cl) five times, dc2tog three times.

Row 20: Ch 1, turn, sc in each st and ch-space across.

At end of Row 20, change color to LEMONADE.

Repeat rows 11-20 four times more. Then repeat Rows 11-17 once more. Fasten off.

Optional Edging

If desired, at end of last row, do not fasten off and work a row of single crochet stitches around perimeter of afghan.

Weave in all ends. Wash and lay flat to block.

And that’s it friends! You have yourself a gorgeous modern blankie! I love my Lemondrop Chevron Afghan and have mine displaying proudly in my studio! It was so fun and easy to stitch up. I can’t wait to make a couple more. If you end up stitching one of these up, make sure you tag me on Instagram @rohnstrong or head to the Rohn Strong Maker’s Community on Facebook!